Name: Mercy Kemunto Orangi
Affiliation: Computer Science and Mobile Telecommunication
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Github Repo: https://github.com/mercyorangi/sky-camera
This project mainly deals in improving sky cam android application in functionality(backend) and design, frontend. The project describes how some features will be improved and integrated with existing features.
The needs my project fulfills
- Eliminate the need to configure the camera settings all the time
- Create a home/landing page instead of launching the camera immediately.
How my project will meet this need
The plans I have during GSoC 2014 will help me achieve this. They are outline below; 1. Create a homepage for Sky Cam, with the main features as icons to be selected by the user 2. Add a feature for low power mode by disabling the screen during a flight 3. Improve the Sky Cam action bar, icon alignment and arrangement, and so as to follow a specific theme
Pre-coding Period (Until June 1) - Identify several functionality - Break the functionaliy into several classes - Refactor the code - Testing the code and fix bugs - Have Skype sessions with the mentor for advice and mentorship
June 2 - June 22 - Update the action bar and home page UI - Testing on different android gadgets - Testing
June 23 - July 23 - Code reviews - Refactoring the code and testing - Submitting for mid term evaluations - Implementing the low power mode functionality - Testing the functionality
July 24 - August 21 - Improve the documentation related to the features I have implemented - Code reviews - Submitting for final evaluations
Broader goal for my project:
- To contribute to open source of Sky Cam
- To gain skill and knowledge on open source contribution
Resources I will need:
- sample data
I am a vast software developer, on the Java and Android. I however have not contributed to any open source project and I hope to fully participate on this year's GSoC
I am fully commitetd to learn, contribute and enhance the Sky Cam project to the best of my ability. I will liase with my mento for direction and advice.