[Qgis-developer] [GSoC 2013] QGIS for Mobile Phone Devices

Marco Bernasocchi marco at bernawebdesign.ch
Mon Apr 29 05:14:00 PDT 2013

Hi Aakash,
great to hear this!

As a first thin I would suggest you to build the android QGIS so you get 
all dependencies working and so on.

Some bugs I'd suggest you to look into, are:
- http://hub.qgis.org/issues/5170
- http://hub.qgis.org/issues/7732
- http://hub.qgis.org/issues/6037

For your application, it is fairly straight forward, you need to write a 
proposal similar to [1] where you explain what you would like to 
achieve, subscribe and introduce yourself to the qgis-developer (added 
to CC) [2] and see what people think. I'd like to mentor you, just 
please remember that this is a serious commitment.

Regarding your skills, it looks good, and yes qml is not that hard to learn.

Looking forward to read and comment on your proposal


[2] http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/qgis-developer

On 04/27/2013 02:54 PM, Aakash Goenka wrote:
> Hi Marco,
> I am really eager to participate in this year's GSoC, continuing on the
> QGIS for Mobile Phone Devices project. I understand that it is a bit too
> late to express my interest. However, my final exams were on, and so, I
> was busy in that. Now, I am free and can give all the time for working
> on the proposal, understanding the code and going through the documentation.
> To demonstrate my understanding of the code, I can work on fixing a few
> bugs fromhttp://hub.qgis.org/projects/quantum-gis/issues. Also, if you
> have any task in mind which you would like me to do, which might help
> you judge my skills, I would be really happy to do it.
> Regarding my past experience, I would like to say that I have experience
> in C, C#, Java and Python. I gained some development experience in C++
> when I used it for developing a Clutter + GTK based UI for 'Flashback'.
> It is a rudimentary versioning file system which my team built for a
> college competition. I have not used Qt before, and hence I am not
> familiar with QML. However, I am sure it will not be difficult to learn.
> I have used XAML for working on WPF GUIs and also Glade while working
> with GTK.
> I have some previous experience in working on Open Source projects. I
> have previously participated in GSoC 2011, under ASCEND
> <http://www.ascend4.org/>. Here is a link to my work log -
> http://ascend4.org/User:Aakash .
> I have some experience in coding for mobile devices. I used the Windows
> Phone SDK to develop a wifi based remote control for Lego Mindstorm
> robots. A ‘server’ would listen for commands over a socket and forward
> those to the Lego robot via bluetooth. So, the robot could effectively
> be controlled by any device which could send commands to this server.
> A client application was developed for Windows Phones. This application
> presented a Joystick UI to the user, for controlling the robot’s
> acceleration. I also implemented a feature with which the user could
> record a joystick action and replay it later. The feature also allowed
> users to compose new movements using combinations of previously recorded
> actions. All this was done as part of a research project at Microsoft
> Research, Bangalore during December 2012. I had also interned at
> Microsoft Research in Summer 2012, but that was on a different project
> I have completed courses (both - Theory and Labs) in Algorithms,
> Software Engineering, Compiler Design and Operating Systems and done
> well in all of them.
> I have also attached my latest resume for your reference.
> It would be really great if you could guide me as to how I should go
> about with my application, given that very little time is left, and so I
> should make the best possible use of it. I am really looking forward to
> working on this project.
> Thank you.
> --
> Aakash Goenka

Marco Bernasocchi

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