Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Dec 2014 13:20 UTC, submitted by Marc
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

Jolla is another system that took many of the lessons of iOS and Android, and rethought how a mobile system should work. Since Jolla's tablet crowdsourcing project ends tomorrow, this seems like a good time to talk about some of the things Jolla does really well.

Sailfish-the-operating-system is pretty good. Sailfish' applications - or lack thereof - however, are not. I've bought the tablet, as did many, many others (it's a runaway hit), so let's hope this changes things for the better.

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The app situation isn't that bad
by Leszek Lesner on Tue 9th Dec 2014 14:01 UTC
Leszek Lesner
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The situation of apps on SailfishOS isn't that bad. Its a young platform so its missing the numbers and big names. But if you keep in mind that the official store is just a software repository basically, because of no paid apps and very restrictive api usage rules and the second software repository(openrepos) is basically a free-/open source software repo then the apps that are already there and the quality is all in all good.
The majority of smartphone users will almost find all the apps they need and most of them are native and not Android ones.
Its not perfect though and I really would like to see more big players of the app world bringing out apps for SailfishOS but I kind of understand that they limit their ressources on bringing out iOS and Android Apps and for the Jolla they say just use the Android app.

In my opinion Jolla needs to partner with big app manufacturers like they did already with rovio. I hope to see more native SailfishOS apps growing from this partnership. They also partnered with F-Secure and as far as I know they are working on an app aswell.
But don't forget the community aspect. It is not to underestimate. Jolla has a great developer community and they keep developing great apps and even helping on some Jolla apps like the sailfish-browser.
SailfishOS and its development aswell as the app development is very much community driven which is one of the reasons many like the Jolla approach.

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