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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] Extend supported output formats

Hi Kasun :

Sorry for the late. I've been busy last two days as I told you early.
Yes, I agree with you. I also think, David will agree with me. Almost I will developed the Android output format because of I familiar with Android development. Thus DocBook will get the benefit because of my experience.
I started to learn Android from scratch before 3 months ago. At that time I don't have any basic knowledge about mobile development. Now I have a great potential on developing Android applications because of my enthusiasm and quick learning ability. So I think, I can quickly adapt to iOS development.
If it is necessary to mentioned about other output format in my GSoC application, I like to come up with another output format before dead line of application submission.

I highly appreciate your advice !.

On Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 11:47 PM, Kasun Gajasinghe <kasunbg@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi Gihan,

Seems you are making a good progress. Here I'd suggest you to keep your focus only on Android development during the application. You will have the community bonding period to think about other things when the design you come up with for Android development is not big enough to fit into three months coding period. David will agree on this I believe. Do one thing at a time. Since you are already familiar with Android development, you can make a good progress there. 

In addition to asking the questions you have, update us time to time about your status if possible. Please keep in mind that I'm not an Android user either.


On Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 10:00 PM, David Cramer <david@thingbag.net> wrote:

I'd like to clarify here what I had in mind: when you buy a book from
O'Reilly or subscribe to the Linux journal, you have the option of
getting various formats. For example, you can get an .epub file or a
.apk file (or a mobi for Kindle or pdf). The .apk file in this case is
basically an ebook but instead of opening an epub reader and then
opening the desired epub file, the book appears on your device as an
application. When available, I prefer these to epub files, though it
may just be that I haven't found an epub reader I like. I find the
.apk ebooks to be faster and more convenient for reading books on my
phone in odd moments. I don't know anything about these apk files
other than that. I'm guessing that they're a lot like epub, but that's
just a guess.

I can imagine other things you might do with DocBook on Android and
those might well be worth pursuing. I'll be interested to hear what
you and Jirka come up with, but I wanted to make sure I hadn't
confused the issue :-)

Thank you !.

Gihan Chanuka Karunarathne
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
University of Moratuwa
Sri Lanka

Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/gihanchanuka
LinkedIn: http://lk.linkedin.com/pub/gihan-karunarathne/25/ba3/993

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