[GSoC 2013] Questions regarding "Android proxy client"

Bhargav G bhargavg3092 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 18 16:00:23 EDT 2013


I think I have been under a different impression about the project. I am
very grateful to your feedback as it has helped me in getting a clear idea
of this project. I will go ahead and try to find answers to all questions
you have asked and in the process will try to build a proposal. If I have
further questions, I will definitely reply to the mailing list.


On Thu, Apr 18, 2013 at 1:11 AM, Jorge Villaseñor <salinasv at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 1:40 PM, Bhargav G <bhargavg3092 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello
>> I am Bhargav, a Computer Science undergraduate student from BITS-Pilani,
>> India. I am an avid mobile app developer. I worked on Phonegap apps during
>> GSoC 2012 with Apache Software Foundation and have developed many Windows
>> Phone apps. I am also well versed with native android app development. I
>> have developed an Android app[1] for Exotel Techcom Pvt. Ltd. and it is
>> being used by its clientele of over 2000 firms. My github account[2] will
>> provide much more details about my developer expertise.
>> In my search to find an organization that has challenging problem
>> statements in Mobile application areas, I found Pidgin and was very much
>> interested in the this project which requires a mobile app that acts as a
>> remote controller to desktop client. While I was trying to come up with a
>> feasible solution and plan to write a good proposal, I got a few questions.
>>    - From my experience with GCM, there has to be a database maintained
>>    with userID mapped with registrationID which is specific to Android device.
>>    This means that I need to edit the server to expose an API to save
>>    registrationID, send GCM message and then build an android application. Is
>>    my approach correct?
>>    - Should the user be able to reply to messages also?
>> I don't know GCM so i will not comment on that point.
> I think the user should be able to reply messages, also start a new IM
> with some user. Otherwise I don't think it would be useful.
> Also, I would suggest you to think the schema in which this proxy would
> work.
> Would it need a headless libpurple daemon as the server?
> Would it attach itself to a pidgin instance?
> What happens if there are more than one libpurple instances in the same
> machine (different users)?
>> I would be very much obliged if I am provided with answers to these
>> questions and whatever questions that may arise in future as they will help
>> me in writing a good proposal and in turn get chosen to Pidgin.
>> List of links:
>> [1] https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=in.exotel.mobile
>> [2] https://github.com/bhargavgolla
>> Regards
>> Bhargav G
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