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…

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…

What we should expect from updates 6 and 7

From the Sailfish dev mailing list, Soumya Bijal, Jolla product manager, gave us an hint on features for the forthcoming update 6 and 7. Please notice that the update 6, early expected for this week, has been shifted to the next one. The update 6 (expected for the forthcoming week) will bring: 4G support for…

Jolla Italian meetups sum up

Recently Jolla, in the figure of the CTO Stefano Mosconi, set up a community meetup in Rome and Milan; it was a great occasion to meet him and Jolla enthusiasts from all the Boot; the idea behind these meetups is to approach the community in an informal way, chatting with and answering to the fans.…