[wp-hackers] Wordpress Android App (GSOC)

Shane A. Froebel shane at bugssite.org
Mon Feb 1 03:37:26 UTC 2010


If you do it right, I will switch over to the Android. The BB WordPress
app doesn't work to well for my BB Storm. The buttons do not sync very well.

Your Friend, Shane

On 1/29/2010 5:41 PM, Leif Andersen wrote:
> 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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