GSoC planning during 2016-01-28 developer forum

@darius Don’t you think that working on an OpenMRS IDE sort of diverges from directly contributing to OpenMRS as a whole? I mean people would work on an IDE that we developers would use to fix issues, but I feel like the ‘Contributing to OpenMRS’ point is being missed. Just my point of view.

In retrospection, I don’t think we need a custom IDE at all. The flexibility that OpenMRS currently provides is pretty awesome. It’s platform and tool agnostic to a large extent and is well ahead of most Open-Source project in general in this aspect.

A bit late to the party here I suppose. Hello! I have successfully migrated to AStudio without much hiccups along the way and set up the local server etc. (Pull request #103) I second @bholagabbar. [quote=“bholagabbar, post:22, topic:4476”] Don’t you think that working on an OpenMRS IDE sort of diverges from directly contributing to OpenMRS as a whole? [/quote]

In any case, studio is being quite actively developed. What I propose instead is to move on from legacy libraries to faster and better ones ( example, change apache http functions to use volley for better thread management) and achieve feature parity with the desktop version as soon as possible.

Following which, we could use the added mobility of Android devices for adding realtime chat features and working on the UX to make it more…professional and slick? (Yes, yes, it is opensource, doesn’t mean it cannot be beautiful! ). There is also scope for using mobile hardware for voice recognition or NLP for diagnosis, the latter of which will require some backend scripting to match natural language patient queries for preliminary diagnosis. Just some ideas!

I was wondering if the above things would/may lead to a GSoC project. Of course, I am looking for more ideas from the mentors and getting familiar with OpenMRS as we speak.

Hello all, I am Vishwajeet an Android Developer from India and GSOC 2016 aspirant, currently studying in my third year of undergrad in computer science. I want to contribute to the community of openMRS specifically in some android oriented project.Also I have previous experience of working in the Health IT sector (I worked for one project for Indian startup working in the same sector.), so I wanted to use my that knowledge here by contributing to openMRS projects. I am new to the openMRS community. As here discussion of upcoming GSOC ideas are taking place I want to know if there is android related project opportunity going to be there for GSOC 2016? PS-I found there is some description of telecomunnication in android app in todo list but I am not clear if it will be part of this year’s project ideas.


It’d be much more appropriate for our vision and values, to attempt to use open standards for chat/video/voice like WebRTC/XMPP, rather than to create dependencies on proprietary 3rd-party services like Facebook. :slightly_smiling:

We have not yet applied for GSoC 2016, and once we do, we will still have to be accepted by Google to participate, in order for there to be accepted project ideas. So keep watching things over the next weeks! :slightly_smiling:

Yes that I know, I just wanted to ask that if openMRS is interested in working on android based project or not for GSOC?

Hello Developers!! I am Parth Karkhanis from Spit,Mumbai,India.I have good working experience in android development and want to contribute to OpenMRS’ projects.Is there any good android project available for me to start solving bugs for?

@parthkarkhanis479, @avijitghosh82 Please refrain from asking such questions here, especially on this thread. I can’t stress enough on how important it is to read basic documentation first. There is a complete OpenMRS documentation guide which is available for you and all your questions.

Also, feel free to join openmrs on freenode IRC and I along with others would be happy to answer your questions. :slight_smile:


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I snooped around a little. It seems that WebRTC has libraries for making such stuff in java. So what I was thinking is that we can make a module on the server side, which simply needs to be added just like other module. The client side can be made as an android interface (probably embed the feature in the OpenMRS app). Does this sound feasible at all?

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Hi robby,

I went through the OpenMRS docs these days to have more insight for the community. Also got into the project of OpenMRS ID Dashboard User Management Dashboard. What will be the scope of this project? What are the resources that you’d prefer to get more insight about the scenario. I am capable of handling MongoDB and OpenLDAP. Have you worked on a wire-frame? Like to know more about current situation.

Thanks @ttcphilips

@ttcphilips, I replied off of this thread, it’s getting a bit hard to follow and should probably be split up based on project being discussed.

going to leave this post – even with the flagged post, it’s got useful information.

Please use the #community:gsoc category for all additional discussions about specific GSoC 2016 projects. Thank you!