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The development of all my apps (except for BeRail) will be resumed after Q4 2019 due my master thesis. You can still report bugs, ask for new features, ... in the mean time! The last update until then will be V4.8-0.

Sailfinder is an unofficial Tinder client for Sailish OS.


  • Like, dislike, superlike people
  • View their profile, pictures, bio, schools, jobs, ...
  • Upload & remove pictures
  • Notifications
  • View your matches, send them messages and unmatch them
  • GIF support
  • Edit your profile: change your search criteria, discoverable, ...
  • Phone and Facebook login support, in collaboration with Daneos.
  • Modern Sailfish Silica UI and a blazing fast C++ backend


    Help! I can't login:

    1. Check your username and password.
    2. Check if your account hasn't been flagged by Facebook for unauthorized access. This can be done by logging into Facebok using your browser and answer some security questions to make sure you are the one that logged in.
    3. If you use an older Sailfish OS version then you should do an update first before using Sailfinder.


    Sailfinder and it's contributors aren't related to Tinder in any way and they can't be hold responsible for anything. You agree automatically with this disclaimer by using the application, contribute to it, ...


    See Github

    The beta version of Sailfinder is available on Openrepos, as soon as it's stable the release version will be available on Openrepos and the Jolla Store.


    See Github


    Transifex project

    In case a language is missing, you can request it. Feel free to translate Sailfinder in your language, the translations are updated with every release.

    Bugs, requests and other stuff:

    • Starting from Sailfinder V0.7 bugs can be reported on Github.
    • Source code available on Github:
    • I put in a lot of time to develop Sailfinder so please buy me coffee: 
    • If you want to report a bug you need to provide your logs from /home/nemo/.cache/harbour-sailfinder/logging and a terminal output is handy as well.
    Application versions: 
    File harbour-sailfinder-4.6-5.armv7hl.rpm315.67 KB02/07/2018 - 20:42
    File harbour-sailfinder-4.6-5.i486.rpm331.84 KB02/07/2018 - 20:42
    File harbour-sailfinder-4.7-0.armv7hl.rpm320.43 KB31/01/2019 - 14:39
    File harbour-sailfinder-4.7-0.i486.rpm336.38 KB31/01/2019 - 14:39
    File harbour-sailfinder-4.8-0.i486.rpm339.77 KB31/03/2019 - 19:01
    File harbour-sailfinder-4.8-0.armv7hl.rpm323.41 KB31/03/2019 - 19:01

    - [NEW] Phone login support, thanks to Daneos


    DarkTuring's picture

    btw while flattr donation didnt work the paypal did, enjoy a glass of wine on me :)!

    RodSeq's picture
    • Hi, have installed SailFinder v2.3 on Aurajoki OS, can't login: the facebook website tells that it has already accepted Tinder app request, then SailFinder returns "Tinder login expired". How can I solve that ?
    minitreintje's picture

    Use a filebrowser and delete the harbour-sailfinder folder in /home/nemo/.config (enable hidden files!)


    This will reset everything and try again, works OK here.

    moepnse's picture

    Your hint doesn't work. The Problem remains.

    minitreintje's picture

    It's related to your account... I can't reproduce this issue over here with both my accounts.

    ernest's picture

    I have the same issue. Removing sailfinder folders and reinstalling did not work :-/

    SKD's picture

    I just installed new version 2.0.1 from the official Jolla Store (not yet available here). Now it says I should extend my search radius, but in the new options menu theres no slider anymore for search radius nor for the person's age. Or am I missing something out?
    Keep up the goold work! ;)

    minitreintje's picture

    Please go to 'Profile' and then 'Update profile'

    mwsmith's picture

    Are there instructions? I can't get any people up. It logs in successfully with Facebook. Then it says "Loading new people  Please wait... Then it says Reconnecting in 15, 14, 13... It does that forever. If I select "Matches & Saved people," it says "Loading matches This can take some time..." but nothing ever appears. I have the location set, the age range, the radius. What else do I need to do?

    minitreintje's picture

    Try again later...
    The servers are overloaded, again... My account works but very slowly now (couple of hours ago it was bloody fast)

    mwsmith's picture

    I made the age range as wide as possible and the radius as long as possible. No matches any time of day I try it.

    minitreintje's picture

    Tinder is weird place sometimes... 

    Some days I get more then 1 match and then for weeks nothing.


    kihi's picture

    Seems to work very well, but based on what does the application decide to show which of my profile pictures to display in the corresponding pulley menu entry? I have 2 that are available in Facebook's profile picture album, but won't show up in the profile menu.

    minitreintje's picture

    Which pulley menu entry?

    Your profile picture can be set yet in Sailfinder, you need to do that with the official Tinder app.

    I can only download them from Tinder.

    kihi's picture

    Ah, ok, I figured the profile pulley menu entry where you can swipe through your pictures also offered some kind of selection mechanism, but I understand it just displays them.

    I'm still unsure based on what parameters it's decided which images are displayed (and which are not) but that might have more to do with the api than whith Sailfinder. I'll try later with the official app.

    minitreintje's picture

    Sailfinder doesn't decides anything.

    It just download the profile pictures as an array from Tinder and displays them in order (0 = 1st picture, 1= 2nd picture, ...). Pynder (the library behind Sailfinder) doesn't support at the moment the API to change & upload your profile pictures.

    kihi's picture

    ok, very clear. Thanks for the clarification!

    petros's picture

    Does not work for me, it stack on loading people and does nothing more :(

    minitreintje's picture

    Make sure that your ranges in settings are big enough and don't use a pseudo account for Facebook since it search for people on Facebook.

    If that doesn't work, post the session.log from /home/nemo/.config/harbour-sailfinder/session.log.
    The log clears itself everytime you login.

    TMavica's picture

    Everytime I need to login facebook when launch the app

    minitreintje's picture

    It doesn't remembers your login data? Then Facebook can't save cookies on your device for some reason.

    But you have to login everytime since I don't have the SECRET_APP_KEY from Tinder to request a long live token.

    dfstorm's picture

    got this error :s

    Return value of PyObject call is NULL: Traceback (most recent call last):

    File "/usr/share/harbour-sailfinder/qml/pages/", line 176, in updateLocation
    session.update_location(latitude, longitude)

    File "/usr/share/harbour-sailfinder/qml/pages/pynder/", line 29, in update_location
    return, longitude)

    File "/usr/share/harbour-sailfinder/qml/pages/pynder/", line 92, in ping
    return self._post("/user/ping", {"lat": lat, "lon": lon})

    File "/usr/share/harbour-sailfinder/qml/pages/pynder/", line 55, in _post
    return self._request("post", url, data=data)

    File "/usr/share/harbour-sailfinder/qml/pages/pynder/", line 48, in _request
    raise errors.RequestError(result.status_code)

    pynder.errors.RequestError: 500

    minitreintje's picture

    This is now fixed :)

    gembiak's picture

    How do I install the latest version 0.7-1 of the application? The last update is not removed my earlier problem.
    Thank you.

    eisen's picture

    you can download the file on and copy it to your phone, i couldn´t install 0.7-1 from the store too. how ever here is the next report but the app worx most time. sometimes there comes an error when i click on more infos about a person:

    Return value of PyObject call is NULL: Traceback (most recent call last):

      File "/usr/share/harbour-sailfinder/qml/pages/", line 423, in loadAbout
        pyotherside.send('getPersonsCommonInterests', persons[personsCounterNumberPersons].common_interests)

      File "/usr/share/harbour-sailfinder/qml/pages/pynder/models/", line 49, in common_interests
        return [p for p in self._data['common_interests']]

    KeyError: 'common_interests'


    minitreintje's picture

    This is fixed in the V0.8 see Github

    eisen's picture

    thanks for your fast support, but for the new version 0.8-1 the warehouse app noticed an error again. it couldn´t find your repository... other devs are working.

    minitreintje's picture

    I can't reproduce that issue... Can you describe the exact error?

    Try this:
    1.remove Sailfinder
    2. disable my repo
    3. reboot
    4. enable my repo
    5. install Sailfinder

    If that doesn't work I need to contact Basil...

    eisen's picture

    to update to 0.9 there is the same problem, i did a new installation of sailfinder and the warehouse-store. it only says: couldn't find the repository...

    minitreintje's picture

    I emailed Basil to fix this problem but I haven't heard from him.

    I just upload the RPM packages to from there I can't do anything anymore.