Sailfish OS Community

Future is open.

We believe in freedom. We want people to have the freedom of choice, be it about code, content or personal privacy. We dare to dream about a future where users, developers and companies alike can define their own mobile experiences without limitations.

Based on open source and built like a classic Linux distribution, Sailfish OS is truly a people powered platform. You can be a Sailfish OS developer, seasoned user or the new kid on the block and just getting started – everyone is invited to join the Sailfish family. DIT – doing it together is our motto.

Sailfish OS has currently tens of thousands of users around the world. Through current licensing partnerships including India’s largest smartphone vendor Intex Technologies, Turing Robotics, Open Mobile Platform, and community’s Fairphone 2 effort, as well as other upcoming partnerships, the user base is expected to grow significantly in the near future.


Join the discussion

Discuss all things Sailfish OS at the Sailfish Q&A Portal, join the Sailfish OS developer mailing list, and ask questions and share thoughts in IRC channels #sailfishos, #mer and #nemomobile on Freenode.

You can also join local and global face-to-face events, and the bi-weekly community meetings on IRC.

 

Code the core and apps

Access the software and wide range of documentation and tools for core platform development. Learn how to make great apps and publish them in the official Jolla Store to reach Sailfish OS users around the world.

You can also contribute a translation to existing Sailfish OS languages, as well as propose a new language of the world and eventually join its community-driven localisation team!

Port to Android devices

Access community-driven knowledge base on hardware adaptation and make a chosen Android™ device run Sailfish OS, a true Linux platform. Sailfish OS is famous for its amazing porting community, ease of porting, and own architecture which decouples HW adaptation from the UI and middleware, supporting new devices with minimal changes across the stack.

 

Follow us everywhere

Great community sources are the Official Jolla Blog, and our Jolla / Sailfish OS social media channels. You can also email community@jolla.com 

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Craving for more?

Join the Sailfish Community Device Program.

Join the first ever Sailfish Community Device Program and get your hands on the limited edition Jolla C device and access to exclusive support sessions. This program is open for both developers and enthusiastic community members. Number of participations is limited and participants can join on first come, first served basis.

The Sailfish Community Device Program is fully booked. Thanks for joining!

JOLLA C LIMITED EDITION

Jolla C is the first ever Sailfish OS community device, with a limited 1,000 units available for our developer and fan community. Jolla C is used by Jolla developers and community members, and its users will naturally get all the latest vanilla Sailfish OS releases. Also, keep in mind that as a community device, Jolla C device and any accompanying material are provided as is and without any warranties. Read more in the terms and conditions.

ACCESS TO SUPPORT SESSIONS AND MATERIAL

Take part in exclusive Jolla C specific developer support online sessions led by the Jolla R&D, design and product chiefs. As a program member and Jolla C user you are also eligible for device specific support materials.

INVITATIONS TO EXCLUSIVE EVENTS

Be among the first 50-100 to join the program and get an invitation to the International Sailfish Community Event on 17th of June 2016 in Helsinki. We aim to arrange also other events during the program period.

The Sailfish Community Device Program runs until the end of May 2017. The Program is open for both developers and enthusiastic community members who support Sailfish OS by developing or advocating the platform. Due to certifications and other requirements, Jolla C device can be shipped to EU countries, Norway and Switzerland only. We are working to make device shipments possible also to other key regions. No code or other contributions are required. Limited 1,000 participations available. Jolla C device is expected to ship in July 2016.

Community Events

Take a look at some of the upcoming events and past talks by our Sailors. You can also download the presentation materials from the past events.

November 29th, 2016
Online webinar

 

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Webinar topic: Platform SDK and how to contribute to packages in Sailfish OS core
Host: Marko (Sage) Saukko, Chief Engineer, Jolla
Time: TBA

Marko Saukko held this online webinar for participants in the Sailfish Community Device program.

 

 

Jolla’s Chief Engineer Marko Saukko presented a lecture at Innopolis University on November 10th 2016 about contributions to Sailfish OS.

The lecture includes a history of Sailfish OS, a number of key features of the OS, Sailfish OS architecture, Hardware adaptation, Ways to contribute to Sailfish OS and Sailfish OS Core, Platform SDK and much more.

The PDF to Marko’s presentation can be downloaded HERE.

November 10th, 2016
Jyväskylä University

 

Jolla’s community manager James Noori and Program manager Vesa-Matti (Vesku) Hartikainen’s presentation during FRUCT 2016 at Jyväslylä university.

James Noori presented an overview of company and community’s status and situation; presentation can be downloaded here.

Vesa-Metti Hartikainen presented an overview of Sailfish OS’ history and current status during his presentation which can be downloaded here.

To watch the videos published by OMP, please visit this link.

October 25th, 2016
Online webinar

 

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Webinar topic: Sailfish OS CalDAV & CardDAV Synchronisation
Host: Chris Adams, Software Engineer, Jolla
Time: Streamed live on Oct 25th, 2016, 12pm EET

Chris Adams held this online webinar for participants in the Sailfish Community Device program.

 

September 29, 2016
Online webinar

 

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Webinar topic: App SDK
Host: Raine Mäkeläinen, Software Engineer, Jolla
Time: Streamed live on Sep 29, 2016, 8pm EET

Raine Mäkeläinen held this online webinar for participants in the Sailfish Community Device program.

 

August 17, 2016
Online webinar

 

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Webinar topic: Sailfish OS tips and tricks
Host: Vesa-Matti Hartikainen, Program Manager, Jolla
Time: Streamed live on Aug 17, 2016, 8pm EET

Vesku Hartikainen held this online webinar for participants in the Sailfish Community Device program.

 

August 18, 2016
Online webinar

 

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Webinar topic: Sailfish OS Community Pootle
Host: Simonas Leleiva, HW & L10n Engineer
Time: Streamed live on Aug 18, 2016, 8pm EET

Simonas Leleiva held this online webinar for participants in the Sailfish Community Device program.

June 17 2016
Helsinki, Finland
Restaurant Teatteri

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International Sailfish Community Event 2016:

Jolla’s co-founder Sami Pienimäki gave a keynote speech for the Sailfish community at the International Sailfish Community Event about Jolla’s partnerships and where the future of Sailfish OS is headed.

June 17 2016
Helsinki, Finland
Restaurant Teatteri

Click here or on the text on top for the video.

International Sailfish Community Event 2016:

Jolla’s UI Chief Engineer Joona Petrell held a workshop for the Sailfish community.

Supporting material to Joona’s workshop:

1. Icon reference
2. Component Cheatsheet
3. Theme Cheatsheet
4. Example

June 17 2016
Helsinki, Finland
Restaurant Teatteri

Click here or on the text on top for the video.

International Sailfish Community Event 2016:

Jolla’s hardware adaptation expert Carsten Munk held a workshop for the Sailfish community demonstrating how the HADK works and how to adapt different Android hardware to run Sailfish OS using Jolla C as an example.

June 17 2016
Helsinki, Finland
Restaurant Teatteri

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Jolla’s Chief Designer Martin Schüle held a workshop for the Sailfish community talking about different design-related topics which will help the developers have their app designs based on the core philosophy of Sailfish OS.

Barcelona – Spain
February 22-25, 2016

- We revealed Intex Aqua Fish smartphone running Sailfish OS
– Press conference, announced new partners and community engagements

Brussels, Belgium
January 30-31, 2016
Brussels, Belgium
January 31 – February 1, 2015
Manchester, UK
September 26 – 28, 2014
Beijing, China
June 6, 2013
Katowice, Poland
September 12 – 14, 2013
Bilbao, Spain July 13 – 19, 2013
Qt, Open Source, and Sailfish OS by Vesa-Matti Hartikainen (video)