Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Jolla Sailfish OS update name - Contest round 3

Guess and Win! Sailfish OS update name contest, round 3

This time we're sharing one of these SolarTOH's by FunkyOtherHalf as the prize. Good luck for your guess!

UPDATE: Nice surprise for all who participate
UPDATE 2: Time is up, get your surprise
UPDATE 3: Name revealed: "Yliaavanlampi"
UPDATE 4: and the winner is...

Jolla Sailfish OS update name - Contest, Round 3

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Update 4, March 14, 2015: WINNER

WINNER with 89 points: Manoj Seelan, guessed in Google+ comment:
"Sailfish OS  Yliaavanlampi, release date March 10, 2015"

I'm happy that this Solar TOH finds its place under the sun in India! Pretty close, also having the correct name of the update, were two guesses in the anonymous form with 85 points and 76 points. The correct, 100 point answer would have been:
"Sailfish OS Yliaavanlampi, release date March 3, 2015"

Manoj Seelan: Congratulations for winning the round 3 and for reaching the best score of all rounds so far! Please send your address using a personal message in Google+ to receive your prize: Solar TOH by FunkyOtherHalf. Prize inculdes the product and the postage.

Everybody else: Thanks for participating, and the best of luck for the upcoming rounds! Also don't forget the special discount code for FunkyOtherHalf shop provided to us by Dirk van Leersum - please request this code via email to reviewjolla@gmail.com

Thanks, and stay tuned for the next round!

Update 3, February 13, 2015:

Name "Yliaavanlampi" was correct in three guesses, so we'll have to wait for the numbers and dates before we can announce the winner. Those who didn't guess the name, please contact us for the special surprise shared to us all by Dirk

Update 2, February 2, 2015:

Competition time is up, and the scores will be calculated and the winner will be announced after the next Sailfish OS update is released.

While waiting, please fill up this short feedback form, including your email address (optional) where you'd like us to post Dirk's surprise: a nice discount code to be used at FunkyOtherHalf

Update 1, January 28, 2015:

3 days left for your guess, and now we are getting a nice surprise from Dirk, the guy behind the prize of this round. He has promised something special for everyone who participate to this round. This surprise will be shared only to the people who have participated, at the same time when the winner is announced. Thanks in advance Dirk!

To benefit from this surprise, just enter your guess to any of the contest forums, or via the form in the bottom of this post, and wait for the announcement post.

Contest in short:

  • Try to guess the release numbers, name and release date of the next Sailfish OS update, for example: "Sailfish OS Alabama, release date 15.2.2015"
  • Using your real name account, send your guess
The best of luck! Person with the best guess will receive this giveaway:

The prize

SolarTOH is a smart cover for Jolla phone. It has a solar panel, enabling you to charge Jolla phone battery using natural light. I tested it in Finland in October, and it was not too sunny there - see here how it actually works. One of the best Other Half builds so far, available at:

FunkyOtherHalf webstore
held by Dirk van Leersum. Thanks for this prize Dirk! (edit: And thanks once more for your surprise, sharing something for everybody who participate)

Difficult to guess? A few tips:

  • Latest released update is Sailfish OS Vaarainjärvi, released December 22th, 2014
  • Sailfish OS naming, so far, has followed a pattern of alphabetic, and all of them have been names of lakes in Finland. If you trust that also the next update will follow the same pattern, here's a list of the lakes 
  • Try to find if Jolla has revealed any more information in advance - you might find tips revealing the name (whole or part of it) or more about the release date (accurate or approximate). Keep in mind that this information used must be published to everybody - if you have access to closed forums where the information is shared by Jolla, you can't participate this contest at all. 
  • It might seem like a good idea using the averages in your version number and date guesses, but note that others might think the same way. You might have better chance with a more personal guess
  • Do not contact Jolla or their workers in a meaning of phishing the information helping in this contest. People found out having access to this information are disqualified. Also, Jolla has enough work already providing us these great updates in a nice schedule


  • These rules are due to change without further notice
1. Who may participate?
  • Round 3 is worldwide and the prize is delivered worldwide too
  • You may not be working for Jolla Ltd or in any other way have access to the internal/restricted forums providing the answers needed in this contest
  • Google, Facebook, Twitter or Reddit account with your real name is used to participate this contest, but also an optional form to participate is provided for people not using their real name in any of these forums. Real names are used in purpose to prevent the same person to participate the contest from several accounts. 
  • Review Jolla is not looking for artificial likes or follows with this contest. If some of the forums in use requires a like/follow for posting your answer, please feel free to unlike/unfollow right after your answer. Of course if you like the forum for what's it providing otherwise, we're happy for each new follower!
2. Contest time and limits
  • CONTEST TIME: Answers must be posted between now and the last day of this month (23:59 UTC). Answers posted later are seen as "too close to the actual release date" and they do not count even that they would be totally correct
  • ACCOUNT LIMIT: Only account(s) with your real name may be used. Guesses posted from nick accounts, or accounts with a false name, are disqualified. For people not using their real name in any of the contest forums, optional form can be found in the bottom of this post.
  • AMOUNT OF GUESSES: You can post only one guess per account. 2nd and later guesses from the same account are disqualified. However, if you are using the other forum(s) with your real name too, you can give one different guess in each forum to multiply your winning chances. NOTE: The form for people not using their real name accounts is optional - If you use the form to participate, you may not use any of the other forums.
3. How to participate?
  • To win, you need to provide your best guess for these three questions in a single comment. All questions are related to the next, yet unpublished Sailfish OS system update released by Jolla:
    • Version number?
    • The name?
    • Date when it's released to customers?
  • Send you guess, for example: "Sailfish OS Alabama, release date 15.1.2015"
4. Announcing the winner and claiming the prize
  • The winner is the persons gaining the most score for his/her guess (see 6. scoring). If several guesses end up to the same top score, the winner is randomly selected between these.
  • The winner's real name is published in the blog, and linked in the forum where the winning guess has been posted. Announcing takes place within one week of the system update release date
  • After announcing the names of the winner, he/she have two weeks time to claim the prize contacting Review Jolla via the same account they used for posting the winning guess
  • If the winner hasn't claimed the prize within this two week time, the prize is removed from the contest and will be shared in the next round. Next best guess does not count for claiming the prize
5. Receiving the prize
  • The prize is mailed to the address of the winner. The address is posted in a personal message to us when claiming the prize
6. Scoring
  • Unlike 50 points for participating the contest by the rules
  • Another 50 points for the correct name of the update
  • -1 point for each number difference calculated from the system update release numbers
    • For example: Guess, actual release = -29 points
  • -1 point for each date between the guess and the actual release date
  • Max possible score: 100 (all three parts guessed)
7. Scoring example
  • Guess: Sailfish OS, Alabama, release date 15.11.2014
  • Actual: Sailfish OS, Alajärvi, release date 10.11.2014
  • Scoring: 50 (unlike) + 0 (name) - 13 (numbers) - 5 (days) = 32 points
8. Privacy
  • Your name will be published only if you win in this contest. Any other personal information, like the address you provide if you win, are not saved.

Unlike luck for your guesses!

Not using your real name in any of the forums (Facebook, Google, Twitter, Reddit) and still want to participate? Please use this form:

Published: January 27, 2015 04:45 UTC
Rules updated: January 28, 2015 06:13 UTC (Reddit added)
Post updated: March 14, 2015 16:56 UTC

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  1. hi, when will the results? :-)

  2. Any update on winners?

    1. Sorry for late announcement for both of you. Busy at (and after) MWC15