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Hello everyone! :) My name is Imil Ziyaztdinov, 18, and I'm currently in my 2nd year of studying Computer Science at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russia.
I've been using Processing a lot during my study to accomplish most programming-related tasks so I was really excited to see the project among selected for GSOC this year. Now I'm trying to find out what can I do, and, since Android development is my main focus for more than two years, this was the area that caught my attention.
Since I'm just starting to discover Processing on Android (haven't used it before), I would really appreciate if someone more experienced could give some comments about ideas that came into my head at this moment, maybe some of these ideas are already implemented/already being implemented/not worth implementing :) (I'm also thinking about working on some ideas already published in the wiki on the Projects-list page, especially first one about device API usage samples looks interesting).
So here are a couple ideas that I want to get your feedback on.
1) Some simple AndroidManifest editor GUI, probably on top of currently offered Permissions selector - a tool where users could give a title for the application, change app version, select launcher icon (i know, you can currently place 3 icons in the sketch folder which will replace default icon, but we could possibly provide a simple editor similar to what Android Studio has), select compatible screens, and select needed permissions.
2) As far as I understood there's currently no easy way to access Android resources like strings/drawables/xmls etc, which I think would be nice to have cause it makes possible, for example, to translate the application into different languages. So the idea is to allow to easily add such resources, and probably (do you think it's needed?) introduce something like "Resources editor" where users could add things like strings for similar languages, drawables for different screen resolutions, etc.
3) Not a huge and significant change, but I think it would be great to be able to select build target SDK (currently hardcoded to 10, right?) and minimum supported SDK.
4) I have noticed that it is not possible yet to export signed package right from PDE - is there somebody working on this? If not I think it's a good idea to implement this too.
So, I think that's all for now, I'm going to browse through the forums to see if there are possibly any user requests, but again, I would appreciate any feedback on these ideas at this moment.
Thanks in advance, Imil