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Sailfinder is an unofficial Tinder client for Sailish OS.


  • Like, dislike, superlike people
  • View their profile, pictures, bio, ...
  • Notifications
  • View your matches, send them messages and unmatch them
  • Edit your profile: change your search criteria, discoverable, ...
  • 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: 
    harbour-sailfinder-4.0-3.armv7hl.rpm310.43 KB09/02/2018 - 14:06
    harbour-sailfinder-4.0-3.i486.rpm323.63 KB09/02/2018 - 14:06
    harbour-sailfinder-4.1-2.armv7hl.rpm313.04 KB14/02/2018 - 19:52
    harbour-sailfinder-4.1-2.i486.rpm326.63 KB14/02/2018 - 19:52

    - [MINOR BUGFIX] Message preview text is now stripped
    - [MINOR BUGFIX] No Messages placeholder isn't visible anymore when sending the first message
    - [MINOR BUGFIX] Timeout timer prevents deadlocks when network connection is poor (beta)
    - [MINOR BUGFIX] PhotoGridLayout needs double pressing before activation for the first time
    - [MINOR BUGFIX] Location update is now correct
    - [NEW] Show distance for recommendations
    - [NEW] View matches their basic profile
    - [STORE] Harbour compatible again
    - [STORE] Fixed Release build


    SKD's picture

    It doesn't update my position anymore since v4 and sailfish x anymore. i already activated gps and the other positioning service. any solution?

    minitreintje's picture

    It does update your position at launch, it's up to Tinder to accept this though...

    @ launch Sailfinder will try to acquire a position fix (accuracy < 1000m), after 10 updates from the GPS, it will use the best available option when no fix was acquired.

    If you activate GPS and launch Sailfinder then normally you should see that your device is searching for GPS.

    SKD's picture

    It does show the gps icon at the startup but it doesn't update in sailfinder while a map app show the right position. with my old jolla 1 und sailfinder v 3.x this was working. I also found another Bug. My Profile at Sailfinder says I'm 30 while real Tinder says 29 (which is right), I wonder if it shows everyone a year older?

    minitreintje's picture

    Indeed, my age is also off by one, I fixed this in V4.1 (the issue is the birthdate privacy fuzzing which causes the difference).

    I don't understand what you exactly mean with the correct position? Tinder uses now close by points and not the exact location, for example: your real location is somewhere outside of London, Tinder will set your location to the centre of London.

    SKD's picture

    Okay, I didn't know that Tinder isn't working with exact locations, but thats not really the problem. A week ago I went to France (80 km from my hometown in Germany) and although I can't see what position Tinder is currently using I can tell by the fact that every person that is shown has a french profile that I'm somehow "stuck in France" :D

    minitreintje's picture

    Oh I understand what you mean however, I couldn't test this completely but I just follow how Tinder the location update does :p

    I suggest you try the webclient of Tinder and see if the location then updates... If it does, let me know :)

    SKD's picture

    Ah thanks for the advice. This has worked! At least the position is now updated to my hometown again :)

    minitreintje's picture

    Hmmmm then I need to investigate this... Maybe I'm sending the wrong request or something...

    EDIT: Should be fixed in V4.1-2

    SKD's picture

    Is there a possibility in 4.0-1 to open someone's profile page again after a match?

    minitreintje's picture

    Not yet but it's on the roadmap for V4.1 which will be Harbour compatible. I'm waiting on the Sailfish Community meeting for the QtFeedback module in Harbour.

    If that module won't be allowed, I need to make a workaround for Harbour and then I will include the profile for matches too :)

    SKD's picture

    Hi, I installed Sailfinder a few days ago again after not using it for about a year. I did a lot of swiping in the last days but I didn't get a single match. Is there any way to find out if everything is working as it should or if my profile gets shown to other people?

    minitreintje's picture

    It's working fine over here.

    AA1AA's picture

    Matches loading is stuck on 7% and there's nothing I can do to solve the problem. Any tip would be very appreciated :)

    minitreintje's picture

    Have you send GIFs? When sending a lot of GIFs to a match it takes time to download them all to thr local cache

    Anyway, in order to help you better please provide the log files to: dylan(write a point here)van(write a point here)assche(at @ here)protonmail(write a point here)com



    You can find the log files here: /home/nemo/.cache/harbour-sailfinder/logging


    Also clearing the local cache may also help: delete using a filebrowser the following directory: /home/nemo/.cache/harbour-sailfinder


    and also: /home/nemo/.config/harbour-sailfinder

    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.