Battery Overlay

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Simple colored line on top of everything to display battery charge percentage.

Application compatible with Sailfish OS versions up to 2.0.5. For 2.1 use Battery Overlay 2.

To enable autostart create file /home/nemo/batteryoverlay.autostart and restart application



Donations are welcome =)



Application versions: 
File harbour-batteryoverlay-0.1.0-1.armv7hl.rpm22.08 KB10/03/2015 - 19:50
File harbour-batteryoverlay-0.2.0-1.armv7hl.rpm23.98 KB12/03/2015 - 11:32
File harbour-batteryoverlay-0.2.1-1.armv7hl.rpm24.33 KB15/04/2015 - 14:40
File harbour-batteryoverlay-0.2.3-1.armv7hl.rpm27.01 KB14/10/2015 - 21:58
File harbour-batteryoverlay-0.2.4-1.armv7hl.rpm29.93 KB19/10/2015 - 17:25
File harbour-batteryoverlay-0.2.5-1.armv7hl.rpm29.94 KB22/10/2015 - 14:55
File harbour-batteryoverlay-0.2.6-1.i486.rpm32.25 KB02/08/2016 - 22:40
File harbour-batteryoverlay-0.2.6-1.armv7hl.rpm29.96 KB02/08/2016 - 22:40
File harbour-batteryoverlay-0.2.7-1.i486.rpm32.65 KB28/09/2016 - 11:06
File harbour-batteryoverlay-0.2.7-1.armv7hl.rpm30.36 KB28/09/2016 - 11:06

Fixed hiding statusbar after reboot/homescreen restart


DrDweeb's picture

This seems to have broken my phone on

The symptom is that once it starts, the whole screen is blank. The screen is still active and appears to respond, because I managed to accidentally toggle the flashlight.

But basically, I can't do a thing.

Rebooting the phone autostarts the app using Patch Manager and the same thing happens.

This problem was exhibited after I upgraded and was apparently provoked by some other patch managed by patch manager. So I believe it is specifically related to patches.


coderus's picture

Report to and ask Jolla why they broke all overlay apps in update

DrDweeb's picture

Now I've had dinner, it's next on my list of things to do.
I don't know the specifics of what they broke, but this app is broke now and gets "auto-broke" on reboot :(
I tried hitting the "remorse" button when Patch Manager was starting the app, but it still got loaded.


DrDweeb's picture

I added my voice to this post as I believe it to be the same issue.  I initially had the issue immediately after upgading to but I had no way to determine the cause. A reflashed system allowed me to accidentally discover a reproducer.

Oh well. :(

MoritzJT's picture

Doesn't work yet on 2.1.0/Iijoki - probably needs adaptation to all the new qt groundwork.

pauligrinder's picture

The position setting has stopped working for me since the latest Store-update. I switched to this version in hope of fixing it, but it didn't. No matter what I choose, the bar is always at the top. If I choose bottom, the bar just turns around, as if my display was upside down or something.

I figured I'd try removing the settings file (or files?) to start from scratch, in case something had gone wrong there, but couldn't find it. (looked in /home/nemo and subdirectories there). It would be nice if you could tell me where it is, so I could check it out and maybe post what's gone wrong if I figure it out? :)

coderus's picture

Thanks, fixed in 0.2.5

pauligrinder's picture

That was quick :) Thanks.

MoritzJT's picture

Has it been rejected on Harbour or why the sudden change of mind on the Autostart feature? ;-)

Do you maintain two separate apps now or is it again down to Jolla for not allowing these kind of apps on their store?

coderus's picture

hacks hacks

MoritzJT's picture

Hi coderus, thanks for this app! Could you make the bar follow the system set orientation and lock states? I can currently have it fixed to one side only but not follow system set orientation parameters. It will either be fixed or rotate freely depending on the accelerometer data. If this is fixed, the app is perfect!

MoritzJT's picture

Thank you for the fix! Now it really is perfect :P

I'm using Situations to autostart this app and of course it means that it will show the app once but after closing everything is fine. Maybe autostart can be done?

coderus's picture

I'm publishing it also to harbour, so autostart is not possible. You can make own systemd service rule for autostart.

MoritzJT's picture

I will look into that and maybe post a quick overview here. Thanks for the hint!

Markkyboy's picture


Nice app coderus, thank you!,

I was about to ask about having fixed orientation of the meter, but you've done it already!, brilliant!!


R1v3r's picture

Thanks again coderus! Nice app! I like!


Is there possibility to add daemon to start automatically after reboot? :)


Best Regards,


coderus's picture

no, application is publishing in Jolla Store also, and autostart is not allowed.

oldrobel's picture

I don't need much more, very nice app

Bobsikus's picture

great idea, would be nice option to set it on either side I want to :) (f.e. I would like to have it on the left edge (0 on the bottom, 100% on the top)) :)

Bobsikus's picture

PS: over night I have dropped over 10% of battery, normaly I drop about 3-4%, not sure if it does this app, i didn't install anything else in a week though

coderus's picture

Just remove application then and test

Bobsikus's picture

Ok, this night it have dropped only 5%, so it was caused by something else I suppose :)