[Owncloud] GSoC idea: syncing client for Android

Ester Sanchez de Vera esanchez at misato.es
Wed Apr 7 12:09:09 UTC 2010

Let me see if I can be your mentor first xD
I've done some apps for Android, but I don't know if I can be a  
"mentor". Anyway, If I'm not your mentor, I can help you too ;)

El 07/04/2010, a las 14:04, Silvère Lestang escribió:

> Hi Ester,
> thank you to propose your help for the Android dev, help is always  
> welcome.
> Do you think you can be my mentor for the GSoC? I don't know what is  
> necessary to be a mentor and how much time its take.
> Most of the information to be a mentor are here:
> http://socghop.appspot.com/document/show/gsoc_program/google/gsoc2010/userguide#depth_mentapply
> Cheers,
> Silvère
> 2010/4/6 Ester Sanchez de Vera <esanchez at misato.es>
> 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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