Sailfish OS: how to display more content

Some people prefer to have a more content-packed screen to have as much informations as possible at a glance. On Android devices, this can be obtained by fiddling with DPI, i.e. the amount of dots per inch, while on Sailfish OS the device pixel ratio (DPR) is used for the same purpose - more on…

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Sailfish OS: a new Events view concept

I do love the MeeGo-ish Sailfish OS 2.x UI for a very simple reason: it brings you, straight in your face, two main aspects of modern smartphones, usually hidden in other OS’: multitasking and notifications. The main flaw is that most of the time they act like blank canvas and I have no way to…

A free cloud – how to configure Nextcloud

As some of you may know, I’m a quite open source-oriented guy. I run different flavors of GNU/Linux on my machines (currently the amazing Arch-based Antergos), I used to be an avid N9 (MeeGo) user and a current Jolla (Sailfish OS) one. I’m not that kind of man who bashes everything is closed-sourced though; I…

Why the status bar has NOT to go

The title clearly recalls this post by Jaakko Roppola, Senior Designer at Jolla. Now, I'm a huge fan of him, I love his vision. I was lucky enough to have a brief conversation with him at the Jolla office in Tampere and I actually like his point of view in that post, but I'm also…

Interview with Heikki of @SituationsApp

In a sunny and mild end-May afternoon I had the chance to meet, in Helsinki, Heikki Haveri, developer of Situations and partner, along with another former Nokia employee, Roope Tassberg, in the Pastilli Labs project. In a pretty kahvila of the city's center, along with a cup of coffee, we had a long and pleasant…

Connect Jolla to Android via SSH or SFTP

I recently switched my Manjaro-powered netbook with a Nexus 7 as a "in-mobility" device and I started to dig a bit to find alternatives to those tasks I easily did with Manjaro, like connecting my Jolla via SSH or via SFTP. I used these apps on CyanogenMod 11, but I guess they will work even…