KDE Mobile/Blackberry/Contributor Device Program

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You can find the KDE Playbook Contributor Device Program announcement here: http://lists.kde.org/?l=kde-core-devel&m=134630051915383&w=2

Name Email Location Project Project URL Plans
Laszlo Papp lpapp at kde dot org Galway county, Ireland KHangMan, KAnagram, and perhaps Gluon (including the player) http://edu.kde.org/applications/all/khangman/ http://edu.kde.org/applications/all/kanagram/ Port the applications to BB UI along with its dependencies, if needed.
Gilles Caulier caulier dot gilles at gmail dot com Aix en Provence, France digiKam, Kipi-plugins, and relevant shared libraries (libkipi, libkdcraw, libkexiv2, libkmap, libkface, etc...) http://www.digikam.org Port the photo manager, all plugins, and all dependencies from kdegraphics.
Andrea Brancaleoni null at gmx dot it Milan, Italy kbreakout & other kde-games https://github.com/thypon/xbreakout http://games.kde.org/ SHORT TERM: port kdegame project shrinking KDE dependencies (kbreakout alredy ported to android-qt) LONG TERM: port the KDE libraries needed to run the games.
Andre Heinecke aheinecke@intevation.de Osnabrück, Germany Kontact Touch (Kdepim) http://userbase.kde.org/Kontact_Touch See whats possible to get running, help working on the necessary libraries and/or working on adopting the kdepim infrastructure.
Bart Cerneels bart.cerneels@kde.org Belgium Amarok, Qt-project http://amarok.kde.org Amarok's new core should allow for easy experimentation with a full QML UI for tablets. Extending Qt platform support where required for applications. Specific interests: NFC, bluetooth A2DP and AVRCP.
Bernhard Reiter bernhard.reiter@intevation.de Osnabrück, Germany Kontact Touch and "Desktop" (KDEPIM) http://userbase.kde.org/Kontact_Touch Evaluate port of Kontact Touch and necessary components in order to facilitate them. Testing other KDE products in combination with other BB software for real life business usability.
Nuno Pinheiro nuno at oxygen-icons.org Vila Real, Portugal Oxygen, Split-it, Time to Go. http://www.oxygen-icons.org/ Port the applications to BB, Continue to develop generic UI/UX/artwork for Apps and create new ones mostly made with Touch in mind. Expanding kde's own pool of touch focussed apps.
Mario Fux fux'AT'kdeDOTorg Burgdorf, Switzerland WiktionaryParser and GUI http://blogs.fsfe.org/mario Port the wiktionaryParser to more languages (English, French, Italian, etc.) and then develop a QML GUI. It's not (yet) KDE software and I'm atm a slow developer so keep me at the bottom of the list ;-). Oh and I'd use it for promotional stuff as well (e.g. sponsor finding for Randa)
Mario Bensi mbensi at ipsquad dot net Toulouse, France KDE Framework and Zanshin http://community.kde.org/Frameworks and http://zanshin.kde.org/ Evaluate port of KDE frameworks to BB, testing other KDE products using this and also evaluate port of Zanshin (a powerful yet simple application for managing your day to day actions and notes) to BB, for that i will need to test akonadi on BB too.
Björn Balazs kde at lazs dot de Berlin, Germany Usability http://openusability.org Usability Support for the Development of different mobile KDE applications
Teo Mrnjavac teo@kde.org Trieste, Italy Amarok, Tomahawk http://amarok.kde.org, http://tomahawk-player.org Evaluate the long term possibilities of porting the next iteration of Amarok to the BB platform. Also likely Tomahawk or other stuff :)
Tomaz Canabrava tcanabrava at kde dot org Rio de janeiro, Brazil KDE-EDU liveblue.wordpress.com Port, test and develop educational applications to BB platform. Im currently in charge with an internship experiment ( 6 students ), so the device will be used by all the students.
Matt Williams milliams@kde.org Coventry, UK KDE Games and KDE Frameworks games.kde.org Assist with porting and testing KDE frameworks for the BB platform. Also for porting and testing my game, KSquares, and other KDE games on a touch device for use with Plasma Active.
Rafal Kulaga rl.kulaga at gmail dot com Krakow, Poland KDE-EDU (KStars) http://edu.kde.org/kstars/ Evaluation of possibility to port KStars to BB platform. This device will also be used by a friend of mine that's currently evaluating different user interface designs for mobile version of KStars. In a long term, we would like to make simplified version of KStars available for mobile devices.
Lukáš Tvrdý lukast.dev (at) gmail dot com Slovakia Krita http://www.krita.org Explore and test graphics effects. Try to create some small painting app for mobile.
Albert Astals Cid aacid@kde.org Barcelona, Spain Blinken, explore port of KTuberling (didn't make sense for a phone) http://www.kde.org/applications/education/blinken/ http://games.kde.org/game.php?game=ktuberling Port to BB, make sure it works fine
Stephane MANKOWSKI stephane@mankowski.fr Toulouse, France Skrooge http://skrooge.org Port Skrooge (A personal finances manager) to BB
Diego Casella polentino911@gmail.com Montebelluna, Italy Plasmate http://techbase.kde.org/Projects/Plasma/PlasMate Implement 1-click plasmoids installation from developer's laptop to BB device, in order to speed up plasmoid development/testing/deploy. This would require changes on both Plasmate and Plasma Active sides. Since I'll get my bachelor degree in late September (finally!) , I'll be free again to play with KDE code again.
Diego Iastrubni elcuco@kde.org Hod Hasharon, Israel KDE/i18n-he https://mail.kde.org/mailman/listinfo/kde-l10n-he

I will work on i18n related issues and RTL issues found anywhere in KDE, and translating the workspace to Hebrew. This means translations and code modifications where is needed.

Ivan Čukić ivan.cukic@kde.org Belgrade, Serbia Activities and Plasma Active https://quickgit.kde.org/?p=kactivities.git

Port activities system. Activities gather different content like applications, documents, web pages, contacts etc. that belong together. This way, they allow to quickly access the resources related to the task at hand. For example, when in Work activity, you'd get only a list of your work contacts, and related documents. Also, they allow to encrypt the data that belong to specific activities.

Heiko Tietze heiko.tietze@user-prompt.com Berlin, Deutschland User-Experience http://techbase.kde.org/Projects/Usability

User experience and usability for desktop and mobile applications; Support for KDE developers.

Jan Kundrát (jkt) jkt@flaska.net Prague, Czech Republic Trojitá http://trojita.flaska.net/

Developing a touch-oriented user interface for Trojitá, an IMAP e-mail client. I've already ported Trojitá to Harmattan, but it is not a KDE project.

Filipe Saraiva filipe@kde.org São Carlos, Brazil KDE-EDU http://edu.kde.org/cantor http://blog.filipesaraiva.info/?tag=planetkde-english http://blog.filipesaraiva.info/ Port and develop KDE-EDU applications to Blackberry platform. I am a KDE-EDU developer, maintainer of Cantor backends to Scilab and Python.
Michael Bohlender michael.bohlender( aT )tum.de Munich , Germany webservice integration (buddycloud) http://buddycloud.org / Integrate the decentralized social network buddycloud. Buddycloud is currently working on getting its service into native mobile apps (andriod and iOS so far). There is an ongoing effort to integreat WebAccounts within KDE. Getting a Tablet would benefit my development work greatly because i would be able to test the Touch UI parts. Please note, that aside from some patches, i am not a full KDE contributer yet.
Eli MacKenzie argonel@kde.org Ontario, Canada Konversation IRC Client http://konversation.kde.org/ Every platform where KDE developers are found should have an IRC Client :)
Emmanuel Lepage Vallee elv1313@gmail.com Quebec, Canada SFLPhone-KDE, Umbrello http://www.sflphone.org/ http://uml.sourceforge.net/ https://quickgit.kde.org/?p=sflphone-kde.git A corporate SIP phone built on top of KDE is a great fit for BB. Many OS specific code issues remain (low level network, low level audio, RPC/dbus), but it should be possible to make a port, I would love to try. I also have some work (yet to be merged) on Umbrello I would like to test on a touchscreen
Tadej Novak tadej (at) tano.si Kranj, Slovenia Tano, VLC-Qt http://projects.tano.si I'm developing IP TV player based on Qt and VLC. It's not directly a KDE application, but it works great on it. I'm currently porting it to QML and would be nice to have a reference tablet. As VLC is not yet ideal for real cross-platform development, I plan to contribute to Phonon and/or QtMultimedia with missing features.
Radek Novacek rad.n@centrum.cz Brno, Czech Republic Todo:Read http://rnovacek.github.com/todoread/ Todo:Read is non KDE application developed for Harmattan in QML/Qt/C++ with deep system integration. It's application for reading postponed articles with ability to download article for later offline reading. I believe that this kind of application is useful for most mobile device users.
Arjen Hiemstra ahiemstra@heimr.nl Utrecht, Netherlands Gluon, Calligra http://www.gamingfreedom.org http://www.calligra.org Port Gluon to PlayBook/BB10. Look at possibilities for Calligra, most likely we can port Calligra Active and potentially the new Krita Sketch to Playbook.
Inge Wallin inge@lysator.liu.se, ingwa@kde.org Ljungsbro, sweden Calligra, Book reader, kdegames http://www.calligra.org, http://games.kde.org/ Like Arjen, I will work on Calligra Active, but also either work on Okular Active to become a better book reader for education (support dynamic content like multimedia and 3D animations and reflowing) or write a new webkit based ebook reader. Finally I may work on KReversi which I'm the maintainer of.
John Layt jlayt@kde.org London, UK Qt Printing and Locale maintainer, kdelibs developer, kdepim / KHolidays maintainer http://www.layt.net/john Help port kdelibs / KF5 to the BB environment. As Qt printing maintainer implement printing support for BB and cloud printing in general. As KDE/Qt locale maintainer ensure new locale services and date/time widgets work on BB. Develop new touch-friendly date/time and calendar widgets for Plasma and kdepim.
Eugene Trounev eugene.trounev@gmail.com Toronto, CA Graphic, and UI designer Graphics and mobile UI design help and consultancy, QML scripting. Bringing my extensive experience in mobile UI design from Nokia's Symbian, and Google's Android platforms, as well as an extensive hands on experience with QML UI scripting language.
David Nolden david.nolden.kde@art-master.de Aachen, Germany KDevelop IDE (C++ language support) http://www.kdevelop.org, http://zwabel.wordpress.com Investigate development for the Blackberry platform within the KDE development environment.
Sune Vuorela sune@vuorela.dk Copenhagen, Denmark libs, packaging make sure notifications sent by Qt/KDE apps behaves nicely
Pierre Stirnweiss pstirnweiss@googlemail.com Munich, Germany Calligra Words, Author http://www.calligra.org Work on Calligra Words/Author, separating text tool logic from UI so that non desktop UIs are easier to implement for edition. Initial focus on styles management interface.
Martin Sandsmark martin.sandsmark@kde.org Trondheim, Norway Multimedia and stuff http://www.calligra.org Work on mobile interfaces for our default multimedia applications (like JuK, Dragon, etc.), as well as investigating using the lightweight avkode backend for Phonon. Possibly also look into somehow making a mobile browser (with support for both khtml and webkit!)
Jason Schmidt itutoru(at)hotmail(dot)com Surrey, Canada PennyBet http://www.pennybet.ca, http://www.pennybet.ca/development Currently developing an NFC/Bluetooth gaming app with C++ and Qt. It would be great to get this ported onto more platforms (especially Tablets). Attempting to have my code run equally on Smartphones, Internet and Tablets.
Tirtha Chatterjee tirtha.p.chatterjee@gmail.com Durgapur, India Rekonq, KDE Games http://www.rekonq.org, http://thebengaliheart.wordpress.com Work on porting the KDE browser Rekonq to the blackberry, with added functionality for easy touch-based navigation, providing a better web browsing experience. Also, I would like to port most, if not all of the KDE games to the Blackberry platform, and test it out. Focus would be on making the game UI suitable for use on touch-based phones.
Jeremy Whiting jpwhiting@kde.org Utah, USA KDEEdu http://jpwhiting.blogspot.com I'll test and help port kdeedu applications and other applications to the BlackBerry platform
Joseph Wenninger jowenn@kde.org Vienna, Austria Kate http://www.kate-editor.org Evaluation of porting current KWrite/Kate (again) to the mobile platform to allow easy editing of remote files while being on the road. Helping other ported KDE apps with testing.
Peter Grasch me@bedahr.org Graz, Austria Simon http://www.simon-listens.org http://simon-listens.blogspot.com Porting Simone, the Simon mobile client to the BlackBerry platform. Evaluating possible recognition on the device, permitting performance constraints.
Antonio Aloisio gnuton@gnuton.org Espoo, Finland KBlogger, QDe, Qt for Maemo http://kblogger.pwsp.net/, https://code.google.com/p/qde/ I've been the lead developer of KBlogger4, I worked on KDE PIM, Qt for Maemo and QDe, a lightweight desktop written in Qt4/QML. I'm currently interested in writing/porting my Qt apps for/to Blackberry devices and share my findings and code with the KDE/Qt Community.

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