Congrats to Mailman on being selected as a mentor organization under PSF.
I am Bhargav Golla, a graduate student in Computer Science at Clemson University, US. I am an avid mobile and web app developer. I worked on Phonegap apps during GSoC 2012 and GSoC 2013 with Apache Software Foundation and have developed many Windows Phone apps. The native android app I developed for Exotel (a startup in cloud telephony in India) is still being actively used by Exotel's clientele of over 1000 firms. My Github account will provide much more details about my developer expertise. I am particularly interested in Cordova/Android app for Admin interface idea.
I have a few questions regarding this idea.
- I intend to develop it on Cordova since it will help in porting the app
easily to multiple platforms. Were there any ideas in this directions regarding going native or hybrid? 2. Can I assume that all mailing lists built by Mailman support the REST interface? Also, I have tried to see if I can get JSON responses and I am unable to by adding a HTTP Accept Header to take "application/json". Am I doing anything wrong or is JSON not implemented? 3. As a starter, could I ignore internationalization for GSoC, but implement interface in such a way as to be able to internationalize it easily?
I would be very much obliged if I am provided with answers to these questions and whatever questions that may arise in future as they will help me in writing a good proposal and in turn get chosen to work with Mailman.