There happen to be so many things that become boring to you over time. Probably that’s a gift to humans so they can innovate and let new ideas to blossom into cultural-realities. To me, though, after three years of using Nokia N9, MeeGo Harmatan was no exception. Windows phone, by the way, approached this critical point way faster. But that’s not the point, however. The key joy of the mobile experience is the apps that expand the functionality beyond the OS boundaries.
For us, N9 users, the Ovi store was drastically anemic especially for people in Iran that had zero access to the Store due to sanctions until very recently. That doubled the pain, seriously.
While Stephan Elop was vigorously contemplating Windows phone as the main platform, on the other hand, the app count for N9 began to evaporate day-to-day. Sum the app deficiency with the steep of interest to the OS and voila, you find yourself in a deep, deep depression. When kidos around you were messing with Tango and Viber, N9 was in a dreadful app recession.
There are however, few apps which whenever I opened them, in a second, they raised the adrenaline level to the rooftop. These apps indeed made the OS suddenly feels intuitively overpowering. To me, Quasar MX is one of those apps.
Just unlike WP’s Xbox Music which is … Uh… forget it; Quasar MX on the N9 was one of my all time favorite apps that introduced another class of quality to me. It was so all-around that I found myself lost in the menus when I started using it.
Although the lists could appear to be kinda confusing, features like downloading Album arts and lyrics for the song made me crazy in this app. Not to mention the last.fm wiki that brings you a short biography of the artist as well as recent albums available from the later.
Today we were informed that this beloved app became available for Sailfish OS and you have the green light to download it right away. Who doesn’t love native apps, ha?
Sepehr was kind enough to share a video with us. Thanks dude.
Sadly though, it’s technically embarrassing that I don’t have a Jolla smartphone and for that reason I’m tempted to start a crowdfunding program for that. Haha, kidding. While that’s bad, it doesn’t stop me from demonstrating this app on my Nokia N9.
Hats off to JollaPK for the tip.