[SailfishDevel] Introducing the Jolla Tablet Developer Device loan program (Pilot)

Oleksii Serdiuk contacts at oleksii.name
Fri May 29 08:47:45 UTC 2015

And "The First One"s, who supported Jolla from their first days?

My Jolla was stolen recently and having a dev device would be nice to be 
able to continue supporting my app on Sailfish OS. Simulator is quite 
limited and I'm out of budget to buy new Jolla currently :-(

On 29/05/15 09:56, Andrey Kozhevnikov wrote:
> Thank you, cool news. What about developers, who backed tablet on indiegogo?
> 29.05.2015 12:52, Iekku Pylkka пишет:
>> Ahoy,
>> Here’s text version from today’s blog post about Tablet Develor Device
>> Loan Program Pilot, you can check full version from:
>> https://blog.jolla.com/jolla-tablet-developer-device-loan-program-starting-soon/
>> Jolla Tablet Developer Device loan program starting soon
>> From the launch of Jolla smartphpone, to the opening of Jolla Harbour
>> [0] (accepting apps to Jolla Store), to the recent introduction of the
>> Jolla tablet [1], our community members have asked for a Developer
>> Program they can participate in. This demand for a Developer Program
>> certainly did not go unnoticed!
>> Already about a year ago, we introduced the community beta (cbeta)
>> group as an endeavor to collect feedback from our community. We take
>> this opportunity to thank our cbeta members for making this a success
>> by giving us honest feedback on how each release candidate is perceived!
>> In addition we’ve been paving the road for a smoother developer
>> experience every step of the way. Some of our efforts have included:
>> accepting more APIs for Harbour, regular Sailfish OS and open source
>> collaboration meetings, renewing Sailfish OS portal at sailfishos.org
>> [2], and also bringing the missing Silica documentation [3] back.
>> Introducing the Jolla Tablet Developer Device loan program
>> We are now ready to take the next step in our Developer Program, and
>> pilot a developer program for the Jolla Tablet! We have decided to
>> make the pilot phase invite-only, to keep the program focused and
>> manageable as we start it off.
>> We aim for an Unlike Developer Program, fitting the unique needs of
>> our community. The developers who will be getting their personal
>> invitations within the next few weeks are hand-picked based on their
>> technical contributions to Sailfish OS. These are active community
>> members (including current cbeta members), and we trust that they will
>> provide appropriate feedback during the pilot to serve the program
>> expansion in the future.
>> What we are piloting now is the Jolla Tablet Developer Device loan
>> program. Within the program we will ship a number of loan devices to
>> selected developers by the end of June, along with early access SDK
>> and tablet Software Release(s). As the SDK and tablet software
>> releases aren’t public yet, the devices and software will be given out
>> for selected developers under a common Product Loan Agreement (PLA).
>> In return, we expect feedback in the form of failure reports and
>> suggestions for better process. We are taking this step by step, so
>> please be patient. We will see how it goes and evaluate what else we
>> can provide or what is needed from the developer community.
>> If you do not receive an invitation for the program pilot, please do
>> not worry and bear with us for a little longer. We will share info
>> about future opportunities to join the Developer Program as it grows.
>> [0] <https://harbour.jolla.com/>https://harbour.jolla.com/
>> [1] <https://jolla.com/tablet>https://jolla.com/tablet
>> [2] <http://sailfishos.org/>http://sailfishos.org/
>> [3]
>> <https://sailfishos.org/develop/docs/silica/>https://sailfishos.org/develop/docs/silica/

With best regards,
Oleksii Serdiuk

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