Tweetian for Sailfish OS

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Tweetian for Sailfish OS is a port of popular MeeGo/Symbian application Tweetian to Sailfish OS. Tweetian is open source and licensed under GPL v3.


  • Author of original Tweetian is Dickson Leong (@DicksonBeta)
  • Sailfish-port is maintained by Vesa-Matti Hartikainen (@veskuh).
  • Contributions from Siteshwar Vashisht (@SiteshwarV), Stephan Beyerle (@Morpog), coderus, mike7b4, kimmoli, raimue, rainemak, hugovk, hsarkanen, mraleph



Tweetian for Sailfish OS is based on original Tweetian version 1.8.3. 



  • Fixes broken layout in user info page on Qt 5.6
  • Implemented Inline previews of images
  • Increased image viewer maximum size of image
  • Removed obsolete code


  • initial x86 build for Jolla Tablet
  • Harbour compatible


  • Changed to use original timestamps for retweets
  • Added support for images in Direct Messages
  • Fixed highlight of hashtag when tweet contains emoticons


  • Fixed zooming of images on update 9 and newer Sailfish
  • Fixed list timeline on update 9 and newer Sailfish
  • Partial support for Czech language


  • Fixed invisible tweet dates on Sailfish OS (update9)
  • Improved list layouts
  • Improved search layouts
  • Improved settings layout
  • Improved busy states
  • Removed unsupported settings


  • Added tweet list's pulldown menu to show busy status when retrieving tweets
  • Fixed touch handling on top part of the screen
  • Fixed show own quickscroll only on sailfish release that does not have silica quick scroll
  • Fixed support for showing flickr-images


  • Changed follow/unfollow to use remorse timer instead of dialog
  • Changed cursor position to end when replying
  • Changed items in tweet view pulley menu to match order in context menu
  • Added fast scroll to top/bottom
  • Added infobanner when opening links in browser
  • Fixed pulley menu highlighting
  • Fixed scrolling to bottom of tweet view
  • Fixed scrolling to bottom of tweet list
  • Fixed flickr URLs
  • Fixed duplicate tweets when creating new tweet while streaming is enabled


  • Changed icons, and other gfx a bit
  • Changed user page's banners to better quality
  • Changed tweet list and tweet page layouts
  • Added automatic refresh of timeline after tweeting
  • Added context menu for deleting direct messages
  • Added support for landscape when composing a tweet
  • Added link to retweeter's user page in tweet page
  • Fixed retweet not to open VKB unless needed
  • Fixed crash when tapping tweetian's system notification
  • Fixed various binding loops
  • Fixed push up menu's background


  • Changed tab bar to be heigher
  • Changed avatar placeholder image
  • Changed sending a tweet to push gesture instead of button
  • Changed delete tweet to use remorse popup instead of dialog for confirmation
  • Changed link style to use underline
  • Changed cover
  • Changed content in about page
  • Changed empty banner to match platform style better
  • Added dbus signal for new notifications
  • Added delete tweet to context menu
  • Added pushup menu to tab bar at bottom
  • Fixed clicking hashtag on tweet page
  • Fixed tweet length calculation
  • Fixed direct message related pages font sizes
  • Fixed issue in logout


  • Changed to use own version number 2.x.x for sailfish-port 
  • Changed localStorage to match the location in Jolla store version's location
  • Changed settings to single page
  • Changed User information and Trend & Search pages to main level tabs
  • Added context menu (long tap) for tweet lists
  • Added image for cover's background
  • Added refresh for search results
  • Added menu item for user profile in DM thread
  • Added user search to search results
  • Added support for changing area of trends
  • Fixed layout of sign-in page
  • Fixed various binding loops
  • Fixed busyindicator size for tab panel
  • Fixed list info page layout and subpages


  • Fixed blank page after load with Sailfish OS
  • Updated icons
  • Enabled saving searches and removing saved searches


  • Fixed issues in flicking between tabs
  • Search results as single list instead of two tabs


  • Fixed broken unread count when keep position is on
  • Improved userpage layout
  • Fixed profile banner image
  • Added option to send direct message from user page
  • Pulley menu in user page shows correctly if you can follow/unfollow user


  • Enable hash and nick completion for tweets
  • Fix userinfo page to work with Twitter's API change
  • Fix wrong height in long twitter discussions
  • Fix wrong locale used for date and time formatting



Application versions: 
File harbour-tweetian-2.0.9-1.armv7hl.rpm336.4 KB05/02/2017 - 15:39
File harbour-tweetian-2.0.9-1.i486.rpm340.21 KB13/02/2017 - 17:57
File harbour-tweetian-2.0.8-1.i486.rpm408.59 KB13/10/2015 - 21:18
File harbour-tweetian-2.0.7-2.armv7hl.rpm403.99 KB04/08/2015 - 21:19
File harbour-tweetian-2.0.6-2.armv7hl.rpm402.43 KB21/12/2014 - 19:43
File harbour-tweetian-2.0.6-1.armv7hl.rpm402.92 KB21/12/2014 - 16:27
File harbour-tweetian-2.0.5-1.armv7hl.rpm397.49 KB23/10/2014 - 16:26
File harbour-tweetian-2.0.4-1.armv7hl.rpm397 KB18/08/2014 - 20:40
File harbour-tweetian-2.0.3-1.armv7hl.rpm402.3 KB01/06/2014 - 19:34
File harbour-tweetian-2.0.2-1.armv7hl.rpm396.65 KB09/03/2014 - 20:28
File harbour-tweetian-2.0.1-1.armv7hl.rpm396.77 KB02/03/2014 - 18:44
File harbour-tweetian-2.0.0-1.armv7hl.rpm417.36 KB15/02/2014 - 17:33


deedend's picture

This app is the best Twitter client ever... And it's discontinued. What a massive pity!!

hesep's picture

Hi. Is this app maintained? Needs some work. Tweets does not open in browser anymore. Plz.

shijo's picture

Would've been nice if you could add images along with the tweets, as well as the comments too. Good Work though..

mercurio's picture

Is there a possibility that it will be implemented? Can we contribute? :-)

meneer's picture

Will there be an i486 version of 2.0.9?

2.0.8 not bad, but the last tab info is malformed.

veskuh's picture

Yes, it's now available.

Alex's picture

@veskuh: Does Tweetian recognice e.g. the character " ) " or " ' " correctly while writing a new Tweet and counting the characters?
I just tried to send a Tweet (including a picture) but got some api-error shown while uploading that my action is not allowed. I copied my Tweet-text into the browser and the Twitter website told me that there was one character to much, although Tweetian showed me 0 (charcters left).

MoritzJT's picture

This app would be so much better if it opened twitter links inside the app instead of in the browser!

veskuh's picture
Schroedinger's picture

The app wanted me to re-authorise myself, so I logged out, and now it won't let me log back in. Given that I have a valid Twitter account on the phone, why do I have to sign up again anyway?

I love the app, but am very frustrated that I cannot log back in!

grantmasterflash's picture

Tweetian did this to me too. It won't accept any code I put in to re-authorize so I'll have to find a replacement.

timearp's picture

Hi, I have tried to upgrade from 2.0.5 to 2.0.6 but the version has not changed. Can you confirm this should happen and what I can check to see why this isn't working if it should?



vision's picture


short question, short answer ;)

Are there any plans to update Tweetian in the Jolla Store as well?
I don't mind to install apps via OpenRepos... but maybe a lot of other users don't want that.


[Edit]: Seems no reaction anymore from the developer... ;-(. Would be great to read some kind of a roadmap about the future of Tweetian in the Jolla Store.

veskuh's picture

Update to Jolla store is in plans. July probably, ideally I'd make sure the tablet compatibility at the same time.

Manankanchu's picture

On all newer versions of Tweetian I can't generate new tweets, sliding down to "new Tweet" and releasing does not initate any action.

I'm still using version 2.0.2 from Jolla Store where New Tweet is working.

Any idea what might be the issue ? I'm on SailfishOS (last version had same effect)

veskuh's picture

Hmm.. One idea is that there is a missing dependency. Positioning/location is needed for tweet location. You can add to your device these with:

devel-su pkcon install qt5-qtdeclarative-import-positioning

and then

devel-su pkcon install qt5-qtdeclarative-import-location

veskuh's picture

Do you have developer mode enabled? You could help me debug by launching tweetian from command line and sending me the output when you do the "new tweet" action.

Manankanchu's picture

Happy to try, developer mode is enabled, I'm not a developer though ;)

How do I launch from command line ?

veskuh's picture

Just type:



Manankanchu's picture

Yep, seems to be related to location


[W] unknown:439 - file:///usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica/P
ageStack.js:439: Error: Error while loading page: qrc:/qml/
tweetian-harmattan/NewTweetPage.qml:21 module "QtLocation"
is not installed


veskuh's picture

This should install the needed QtLocation:

devel-su pkcon install qt5-qtdeclarative-import-location

Manankanchu's picture

Yes, that did the trick -  thanks heaps for helping !!

Maybe upgrade processes could doublecheck this dependency and install location, as users coming from Jolla Shop will probably encounter this issue when upgrading beyond 2.0.2 ...

veskuh's picture

Thanks for reporting. Yep, I fixed the dependencies in the packaging and updated the package so this is should be solved for others now.

romu70's picture


I swiched from N9 to Jolla and, of course, kept Tweetian. But on the Harmattan verson, I used the "Send to Pocket" a lot, and it is not available anymore on the Jolla version. Planned feature?



simosagi's picture

Does tweetian caches people's avatars or does it keep refreshing them all the time?

In my daily bus route there is a short patch of road where my Jolla has no GSM coverage. As soon as that happen tweetian drops/hides immediately all avatars.
Is that an intended 'feature' to show offline status ?

veskuh's picture

Yes, this is a known problem. Intention is to implement caching eventually. The issue is tracked here:

hoodlum's picture


how can I help you to translate into Russian?


veskuh's picture

Translations on Sailfish versions is something I haven't yet started work on. There is some earlier translations in place but I need to check what needs to be done to get translation work properly going. The issue is tracked here:

BonoNL's picture

Thumbs up for the update and this quality Twitter app!

What Damourti earlier said, is there any ETA when the conversation function will be implented?

Can I buy you some more beer to relax and give you the inspiration to implent this?