The Institute of development Internet (IRI) proposed to change the requirements for programs included in the national registry. Mobile apps will have to support not only foreign Android and iOS, but the Russian Sailfish.
In March, the government approved the requirements for the programs included in the national registry. In particular, the office software (mail, instant messenger, text editor, file Manager, etc.) must operate on two popular platforms — Android and iOS. In Iran, I consider it necessary to extend the list of domestic system Sailfish. The proposed amendments will soon be sent to the Ministry of communications.
The document IRI indicates that data transmission using the communication applications (e.g., instant messengers) may be carried out only over secure channels using encryption. The current version of the requirements are allowed to do this and open channels of communication.
Director for project activities of Iran Arseny Delzin told the newspaper “Izvestia” that the need for the Russian version of OS is obvious. The public sector needs to protect data should not go abroad. According to him, a reasonable alternative Sailfish on the Russian market is not, so the choice fell on her.
“You need to close the “hole” — the use of personal mobile devices for the exchange of service gotinformation, — said Arseny Weltzin. — Sailfish is the only mobile operating system in the registry of the Russian programs, certified FSB. Just for this certification requires a minimum of a year.”
The expert stated that Sailfish started to develop an “ecosystem”, including office applications. So, three developers “gomessenger” (“Sibrus”, “Dialogue” and “Cube”) confirmed their readiness to develop a version for this OS in 2017.
Sailfish was created by Finnish company Jolla. In 2016, “Open mobile platform” released the Russian version of the system — Sailfish Mobile OS RUS. This is the first mobile platform ranked in the national registry.