ownCloud News Firefox OS application

In continuing to contribute to ownCloud project new version of ownCloud News application for Firefox OS is out. Current version is 0.2.0.

Considering that main ownCloud News application has operations like adding RSS feeds and folders, Firefox OS version is still very immature. Since Firefox OS is not very mature and not in spread use, this application has been ported to Android OS using PhoneGap. After getting over some installing catches, Android version was build and installed on devices. I had two devices to test Android version on:

  • Huawei Ascend Y300 (Android 4.1, 4 inch) and
  • Prestigio Multipad 10.1 Ultimate (Android 4.1, 10.1 inch).

First is gallery of screenshots made on Huawei:

Second gallery are screenshots made on Prestigio tablet:

Things to notice are changes when screen is wider on Huawei. This was easily accomplished by using Twitter Bootstrap framework.

As neat as it is, this application needs a lot of improvements. That is why it needs contribution. That is why I’m inviting every frontend developer and coder who are willing to learn to contribute. It is a great way to learn something new and participate in great project as ownCloud. There are other participants who are willing to give feedback on work.

Anyway, if you are using ownCloud stay tuned for more improvements. If you are not using it, this is a right time to start 🙂

Cheerz!

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ownCloud New mobile applicaiton

Regarding my last post on my contribution to ownCloud project, I’d like to proudly say

that version for public revision is successfully pushed at https://github.com/owncloud/news-mobile.

From now on, there are adaptations, changes and approval of community (also some participation would be nice),

and we could have FireFox OS application ready for FF simulator, and Geeksphone users to try it, test it.

 

Eventually, I tried to compile it with Cordova, and manage to make it work on Android 2.3 (since I got that version),

but with regret, it seems that there are certain mechanisms which need to be satisfied regarding Android/Cordova

javascript events on application startup.

Now, I have searched and found couple of AngularJs/Cordova boilerplate project which give good start up to AngularJS

users to port application on Android through Cordova, so I will try and make some effort in that direction to, since

Geeksphone’s Peak and Keon, are not still available in my country.

 

If there are any, I’d like to hear about comments on this, maybe some opinions. Bye!

ownCloud and News application for FirefoxOS

Its really been a while. I huge while! 🙂 Almost a year man.

The news are I got full time job working as a Linux sys admin and in RND. Also, my master thesis is still waiting to be finished. I can’t stress out how much full time job takes up your energy and will to do anything similar off job. Almost none. That is why I took some time saving it for time that has come and now I’m hopefully going to finish it until next year 😀 lol.

Anyway, I just wanted to say that I have been involved in open source project (YEY), which was my goal in early geek days 😛 Main project is called ownCloud and is a cloud platform for commercial and private use. One part of it is News application, which is like a RSS aggregator. This year Google Summer Of Code accepted some ownCloud ideas, which included making News application for mobile platforms, specifically for Firefox OS. Technologies involved are JavaScript framework AngularJS for developing frontend (which will basically be a application in FF OS), JSON as a form of communication stream between FF application and ownCloud News API, which is RESTful btw. Technologies involved below the frontend, are node.js for testing frameworks, test runners, task runners and package maintainers (Jasmine, Karma, Grunt, Bowl).

This is my github profile, so you can check the development phase and get involved… maybe? 🙂

https://github.com/ikacikac/news-mobile.git

Have a nice day, and take care! Bye!