Baby Monitor

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This is my first attempt at creating a native baby monitor app for Sailfish. Its interface is similar to an Android app of the same name. Please use this version for testing only. It will most likely not work if the device is not plugged in because of the power saving mode.

The source code can be found here:

Currently, the UI is very technical. I would appreciate any suggestions on improving usability.

Application versions: 
File harbour-babymonitor-0.1-1.armv7hl.rpm15.92 KB29/09/2015 - 00:25
File harbour-babymonitor-0.2-1.armv7hl.rpm20.3 KB07/09/2019 - 23:09
File harbour-babymonitor-0.2-2.armv7hl.rpm22.06 KB09/09/2019 - 23:39

* Mo Sep 09 2019 Thomas Zell <> 0.2-2
- Translations for Chinese, French, and German

* Sa Sep 07 2019 Thomas Zell <> 0.2-1
- DBus command fixed for dialing

* Mo Sep 28 2015 Thomas Zell <> 0.1-1
- First release


felixw's picture

Recently the app seems to have stopped working when phone is in sleep mode.

felixw's picture

Dear birefringence, thanks a lot. It works likr a charme now. This was my only serious gap regarding apps in sailfish.

felixw's picture

Oh that would be great. I didn't expect an answer, to be honest.

birefringence's picture

Ok, I got the new format. I will now update the app.

birefringence's picture

Should work now. Note that on Xperia devices you will probably need to run something like

pacmd set-source-volume source.primary 163840

Otherwise the microphone volume will be too low.

glanternier's picture

That's a command to run in Terminal ?

felixw's picture

Installation works fine. However instead of triggering the call, it says network error

birefringence's picture

Indeed ... probably the used dbus interface changed with some of OS updates. I will need to check that.

HoSnoopy's picture

You know that there is a also a Babymonitor existing for Nokia N9?
It works very similar.

birefringence's picture

No, I did not know this. Thanks for the pointer :-)

HoSnoopy's picture

It runs with Sailfish 2.0

birefringence's picture

Ok, I'm still investigating, why it does not work automatically.

In any case, you could try to run the following command in the terminal:

pkcon install qt5-qtmultimedia-plugin-audio-pulseaudio

(edit: apparently you do not need devel-su as I have written previously)

HoSnoopy's picture

It says:

Schwerwiegender Fehler: qt5-qtmultimedia-plugin-audio-pulseaudio-5.2.1+git5-1.16.9.armv7hl benötigt qt5-qtmultimedia = 5.2.1+git5-1.16.9, was aber nicht angeboten werden kann

Means, that the package qt5-qtmultimedia-plugin-audio-pulseaudio-5.2.1+git5-1.16.9.armv7h needs also qt5-qtmultimedia = 5.2.1+git5-1.16.9, which is not available.

HoSnoopy's picture

Got it! There was a process or a PID-File which stopped the actualization of all packages. I found it out by using zypper. With zypper I could remove the PID-File (or process) and after an refresh I could install qt5-qtmultimedia-plugin-audio-pulseaudio and your app.
Thanks for your answers! :)


birefringence's picture

Ok, great :-) Thanks for your feedback!

birefringence's picture

Ok, and what happens if you try to install qt5-qtmultimedia first?

pkcon install qt5-qtmultimedia
pkcon install qt5-qtmultimedia-plugin-audio-pulseaudio
HoSnoopy's picture

Schwerwiegender Fehler: qt5-qtdeclarative-import-multimedia-5.5.0+git6-1.20.3.armv7hl benötigt qt5-qtmultimedia = 5.5.0+git6-1.20.3, was aber nicht angeboten werden kann

I tried pkcon install qt5-qtdeclarative-import-multimedia, result:

Schwerwiegender Fehler: qt5-qtdeclarative-import-multimedia-5.2.1+git5-1.16.9.armv7hl benötigt qt5-qtmultimedia = 5.2.1+git5-1.16.9, was aber nicht angeboten werden kann


HoSnoopy's picture

Great! I am waiting for this app! :)
I tried to install it but it says that it needs the qt5-qtmultimedia-pulseaudio package which I cant find... ? Do you know how to solve this problem? Thanks!

birefringence's picture

There is indeed a requirement for qt5-qtmultimedia-plugin-audio-pulseaudio but that is in the list of allowed requires since February 2015 and should be available by default. Can you tell me which version of SailfishOS you are running?