I have heard a lot of people say “Why Sailfish OS doesn’t have a personal assistant like Google Now and Siri?” Well, the main reason is that the company has more important features to focus on adding/improving and secondly, what service are they going to rely on? Google? Then most of the people who bought the Jolla phone for “privacy” reasons will be pissed because Google doesn’t particularly know what privacy is when it comes to day to day information and beyond.
Therefore, Jolla needs their own system and that means a hell load of money for investment on developing that system.
If you remember Taixzo from the N900 days, who developed Sarea, the Siri clone for N900, he is now back with the hope of developing his app for Sailfish OS.But he needs a Jolla phone for that matter and he has made an Indiegogo campaign for the community to help him out with his phone and development costs. So far, he has cleared $412 out of $500 goal that he originally intended to get.
I am Taixzo. I am a mobile app developer, and have been working mainly with the Nokia N900 and N9. There has been interest in a port of Saera to SailfishOS, but without a Jolla phone it is not possible to finish development.
What I Need to Complete the Project
With the result of this campaign I will be able to purchase a Jolla phone to resume development on the app.