Over the course of the last few months, I've steadily documented my work in attempting to produce portable 'cloud-safe' code that runs anywhere, both in the browser, and in native environments, and now I'd like to take it a step further.
My vision is to produce a high level Java Gadget API, that allows the authoring of both OpenSocial and Gears enabled gadgets, that can run in a variety of containers and platforms, the biggest difference being the ability to deploy to Java based phones like Android. The presentation below goes into a little more detail of what I'm proposing and why.
I Need the A-Team (cue music)
Project Syndroid is my submission to the Android Developer Challenge. I can't do it alone, I don't have that much time to dedicate to doing all the platforms. However, I do have a handle on doing the GWT version. What I would like to do is find 2 other expert developers, one in Android, and one in doing Gadgets/Widgets for Sidebar/Dashboard/Google Desktop/Konfabulator, and together, as the syndroid-team, we will split any prize money if we win anything in the developer challenge. I'll take on the task of hashing out the GWT plumbing, while the other two developers work on Android and Widget container code, plus packaging/build/deploy tools to build all versions.
I have set up a group, email@example.com, for those that would like to discuss the project/idea further, or become one of the core syndroid-team members responsible for major development work.