[xwiki-devs] GSoC 2011 - "XWiki Android client"

Abdul Rauf raufbutt at gmail.com
Sun Mar 20 16:32:04 UTC 2011

Dear Thomas Mortagne

I am very excited to contribute in open source community through the
platform of Google Summer of Code 2011. I have visited the ideas page
of “XWiki” at http://dev.xwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/GoogleSummerOfCode/ for
GSoC 2011. I am interested in working on “Google Android client” for XWiki.
The reason being is my interest in smartphone development. I have previously
worked in Windows Phone 7 and to some extent in Blackberry. I want to
experience development in other platforms such as Android. I've worked in
Java, CSS, HTML and Javascript.

I am writing to let you know my understanding of the project and would like
your feedback on it. My understanding of the requirements is as follows:

   - To develop a smartphone application for XWiki.
   - The application should be able to navigate wiki spaces and pages.
   - The application should allow offline editing of wiki space and pages
   and synchronise results on connecting with the repository.
   - The application should also allow users an option to launch a browser

I have some knowledge of XML-RPC client/server communication. However, you
mentioned you are interested in using REST API for such communication. Does
XWiki already have REST API or this API needs to be created as part of this
project. Would you please refer me some material to study in this regard?

I look forward to your response.



University of Gloucestershire

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