Jolla, the mobile company from Finland, today announced that India’s largest online marketplace Snapdeal.com joins the ‘Sailfish OS Alliance’. Together, Jolla and Snapdeal.com aim to promote the Sailfish OS based mobile ecosystem for the Indian market.
Both companies will jointly promote Sailfish OS for Indian mobile device vendors and internet companies. The Jolla smartphone was launched exclusively on Snapdeal in October 2014.
‘Sailfish OS Alliance’ is a partner network designed to create opportunities for regional device vendors and premium internet service providers. The ‘Sailfish OS alliance’ also secures higher and more sustainable average revenue per user (ARPU) throughout the whole lifetime of the product or service. The independent Sailfish OS offers a user experience, which is highly customisable for e.g. deep integration of regional internet services, m-commerce and digital content.
With ‘Sailfish OS Alliance’ in India, Jolla and Snapdeal.com are answering to the increasing demand for creating differentiated mobile user experiences in the market. Jolla’s Sailfish OS is the only commercially available mobile OS that offers the unique opportunity for local businesses to integrate their services on a prominent location in the user interface, while offering a ready access to a wide range of applications thanks to its Android app compatibility. Integrating local payment solutions, and the Snapdeal.com service, the offering is perfect for successful mobile business.
Sami Pienimaki, co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Jolla said, “This is a great opportunity for strong Indian brands to start offering unique differentiated products to the great and fast growing Indian mobile market. With Sailfish OS, we can offer a whole new level of software user experience differentiation, currently unseen in the mobile industry. Together, Jolla and Snapdeal.com will be able to provide a very strong offering for regional brands to introduce new products fast to the market.”
Tony Navin, Senior Vice President of Snapdeal, commented, “We see a strongly growing demand for a differentiated and versatile mobile offering in India, and for this Jolla and Sailfish OS offer a solution that will be appreciated by all. We are very excited about this new level of partnership with Jolla.”
Open industry invitation to the Sailfish OS alliance
Earlier this week, Jolla announced that it is inviting OEMs, ODMs, and leading internet, eCommerce, and content players to join the ‘Sailfish OS alliance’. By joining the alliance, partners will get a privileged license to Sailfish OS to build an own unique mobile offering, and to take full advantage of the flexibility and versatile features of Sailfish OS.
The Finnish company is currently working in close cooperation with leading software companies Tieto Corporation and The Qt Company to provide full-scale system integration and solution capabilities for partners in the development of Sailfish OS based mobile products.