[Owncloud] GSoC idea: syncing client for Android

Ester Sanchez de Vera esanchez at misato.es
Tue Apr 6 16:46:26 UTC 2010

Thanks Frank,

I'll start doing something when i get holidays xD
I'm full of work at this moment, I haven't try owncloud at home yet :(


El 06/04/2010, a las 18:44, Frank Karlitschek escribió:

> Hi,
> I think an Android and an iPhone client would be very useful.
> So full support from my side. :-)
> Cheers
> Frank
> On 06.04.2010, at 18:10, Ester Sanchez de Vera wrote:
>> Hi,
>> If you need help doing Android stuff, I can help you ^^
>> Also I think your idea is a good one, I could do also an iPhone  
>> client
>> if the rest of the people agrees.
>> Cheers!
>> El 06/04/2010, a las 17:46, Silvère Lestang escribió:
>>> Hi all,
>>> I would like to work on ownCloud for the GSoC as this project really
>>> interested me, but I have little knowledge of C++/Qt and the
>>> proposal of a syncing client for KDE is already taken.
>>> I think that a syncing client for another platform can be good idea
>>> and will make ownCloud less KDE centric. I know quite well Java for
>>> using it in many modules at the Uni and I want to make a Android
>>> application but never find a good idea of app to make. So I would
>>> like to develop an ownCloud syncing client for Android platform as a
>>> GSoC project.
>>> The number of Android devices is currently increasing rapidly and
>>> will certainly explode in the incoming months/years, making the
>>> Android platform a relevant choice to bring ownCloud to a maximum of
>>> users.
>>> Furthermore mobile device have typically a little of storage making
>>> difficult to keep in it a lot of files but as you always have it
>>> with you, it's the perfect device to access all your data wherever
>>> you are. So the Android syncing client could download files only on
>>> request (e.g. from your mobile, you browse your files which are
>>> store on your ownCloud server and when you find the one that you
>>> want, the client download it) and upload only when certain rules are
>>> follow (e.g. upload all my new files to the server only when I am
>>> connect with wifi). I need to think more about the uniqueness of the
>>> mobile platform and how we can handle them but I think I can make  
>>> it.
>>> Do you think my idea is good? Do you think it's can work as a GSoC
>>> project?
>>> I am conscious than I need to find a mentor with knowledge of the
>>> Android platform and that most people working on ownCloud are from
>>> the KDE community, where can I find a mentor? (Android dev mailing
>>> list?)
>>> I am also conscious that I start to think about this quite late as
>>> the deadline for student application is Friday of this week but it
>>> was difficult to me devote time to this because of the Uni.
>>> Cheers,
>>> Silvère
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