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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Sailfish X

Sailfish X introduces the first ever official Sailfish OS port from Jolla supporting Android applications and more. Installation is possible on Sony Xperia X (F5121 model) and Sailfish OS official updates will follow for a year after the sales day starts. Experience Sailfish OS on a fantastically high-quality hardware from our dear friends at Sony. Sales start on October 4th.

SONY XPERIA X

Sony Xperia X is a smartphone powered by the Snapdragon 650 and 3GB of RAM which in return brings you the smoothest and most fluid Sailfish OS experience ever offered on a smartphone officially supported by Jolla. Read more about this device at Sony Mobile’s website.  

SAILFISH X

By October 11th 2017, you will be able to install Sailfish OS on your own Sony Xperia X (F5121) using your own computer. Instructions will be available to those who purchase the downloadable software. Read more.

SONY OPEN DEVICES PROGRAM

Sony Mobile’s Open Devices program provides tools to developers in order for them to build and test custom software on a range of Sony devices. Visit Sony Mobile’s developer website to learn more.

Using Sony’s Emma tool is required to flash the Sony Xperia™ X which is only available on Windows operating system. For instructions on Emma and how to use it, please visit Sony’s Open Devices website.

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