Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 2nd Dec 2016 21:43 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

Last month we did a quick exercise aiming to see how far we could get in a few weeks in porting Sailfish OS to a new kind of mobile device, an Android smartwatch. Compared to the competition, Sailfish OS’s interaction paradigm is particularly suited for small screens, it being gesture-driven and designed to maximize display estate available for the user content. We also had the watch demo with us as a teaser in Slush 2016 this week, to emphasize to journalists, partners and other people how versatile platform Sailfish OS is. And naturally an implementation like this, could fit nicely also into our licensing strategy.

This looks pretty good, actually, but as an owner of the limited edition version of the Jolla Phone and the incredibly elusive and rare Jolla Tablet - what I want is not more device categories, it's applications.

This has been the platform's number one weakness since its inception, and they seem unwilling to do anything about it.

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RE: Cool!
by Ithamar on Sat 3rd Dec 2016 10:07 UTC in reply to "Cool!"
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The great thing about Maemo and MeeGo was that they already had tons of Linux apps that could be easily installed, Jolla should be the same, right?


This is only marginally useful. Anything with a UI will need changes for proper touch support or so, so anything more complex will quickly need a whole custom UI, and for most apps that ends up being almost a total rewrite.

Besides that, only the "heavy" apps seems to be interesting to develop for desktop these days, anything else is either a mobile app, or a web app...

I'm not saying I find these developments an improvement, just pointing out what I'm seeing around me these days....

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