[wp-hackers] Wordpress Android App (GSOC)

Leif Andersen leif.a.andersen at gmail.com
Fri Jan 29 22:41:08 UTC 2010

Thank you very much for the input.  I am currently taking apart the iPhone
App now, however progress on that particular portion is a bit slow, as I
don't own a mac, and as such, need to go to my local university to work on
it.  Also, good idea on making a feature chart, I did not think of doing
that.  I guess that there isn't much more I can get from you until I do have
a report made up, at which point you could tell me where it's lacking.  I
would assume that the form would be similar to the 2009 and 2008 form.

Again, thank you very much.

~Leif Andersen

On Fri, Jan 29, 2010 at 12:19, Brian Layman <Brian at thecodecave.com> wrote:

> > Hello, my name is Leif and I am a student at the University of Utah.  I
> am
> > interested in participating in the Google Summer of Code program if they
> > have it this year.  I would like to create the Wordpress Android App.
> Agreed! This app would be fun to do. I thought maybe I'd do it as my first
> Android app myself, as I do have a Droid and am registered to have the apps
> in the store. I'd turned my eyes to other things once I saw WPToGo was out.
> I've no info on the WP app for the iPhone and would love to hear more about
> it.  I've mentored on the summer of code WP project before. That was
> definitely a learning experience. Even if this doesn't get approve as a
> summer of code app, it would be fun to work on this sort of thing.
> If you are interested in doing this, the best thing for you to do is to
> start making your proposal now.
> A major step for this is to start a feature chart that shows the features
> and/or capabilities that are in each app and mark if the competitor has
> them. Do this like you were representing each product. Simple things like
> being able to start writing when you open the application compared to
> hitting File->New->Document have turned the tide of battle in software wars
> even as big as Word vs WordPerfect.
> If you have a feature chart and plan for what you want in the Android app,
> you will already be further ahead in the process than many other GSOC
> applicants whose first phase will be "See how others did it and make a
> proposal". That advice goes out to anyone thinking of any GSOC project.
> Cheers!
> Brian Layman.
> (Resending this message as it and several others didn't make it to the
> list.
> This one isn't too delayed. The thread is comatose, but not dead.)
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