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26/04/2019

Post Easter update: HOSSA

Not even time to celebrate Easter and Easter Monday…

…that some news arrives: the first, is the release of a new update of Sailfish OS!

Hossa: the update in the Easter egg

Jolla is now clearly following a different timing from 2018, with more frequent development cycles. The new version 3.0.3.8 update has:

…many upgrades under the hood, fixing security vulnerabilities and improving stability and compatibility in several fundamental components such as Gecko, GCC, and the GNU C Library. This technology update mostly paves the way for new features in the next update (3.1.0) though it does also finally fix the long-standing IMAP idle problem. For XA2 devices we have solved the high WLAN-related power drain and the issue of the display turning off during phone calls, plus in Alien Dalvik there’s improved file access and notification behaviour, and mobile data now works with both SIM cards.

(Source: https://together.jolla.com/question/203845/release-notes-303-hossa/)

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We hope that the battery drain with XA2 is solved, in the meantime a small benchmark test has already started versus an Xperia X.

 

The other news are apps news.

Storyfish

Life and death of an Instagram client, in 2 weeks.
Storyfish is the name chosen for a new, unofficial Instagram app, which has started few week ago on a sketchbook and soon it became a navigable prototype that you can find it there (Adobe XD).

The idea was to quickly develop the UI and test it on the community, then move on and assembling an interface in QT and QML; final stage was setting up a github repo and make a call for the JS and C+ developers who had to connect the backend to the UI…

…but. There is a BUT.

Unfortunately, it turns out that Zuckemberg has recently closed the old Instagram API!
The new API platform is shared with Facebook and does not allow access to fundamental information such as direct messages, lists of friends, posts published in other profiles and more.

The silly thing is that APIs was closed for security reasons, but in the meantime it turns out that Instagram was storing users’s passwords without encryption: the discontent is well expressed by this tweet:

The Storyfish project is paused, perhaps it could be possible to create a Webview from the http version of instagram.com, but the application would be of little use because there is no possibility to upload photos and Stories on web version.

That’s not all: a couple of other news.

Update for Advanced camera app

In this tweet, Adam Pigg – the author of Advanced camera – highlight its new update.
The app is in Openrepos / Storeman, try it out!

 

Ghost cloud update

A good news for the GhostCloud users: multiple account.

 

Good easter, and stay tuned!

Good reading
Giovanni - Jolla-Device.com


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