We have 3 mobile devs as of now. Two of them working on Xamarin and one on Android/Java.
It is a new team and hardly couple of months old (full time). I feel that they have understood on how Safenetwork works much faster than what I had anticipated. We have a c# nuget package released, which can be used for building xamarin mobile apps for iOS and Android. The guys are now focusing on the documentation of the APIs and improving the existing mobile Authenticator. Docs are quite important for devs to start building apps. We will have to get the docs updated in the
devhub which could serve as a quick start for the devs.
At present we are also organising and structuring the process of development, because of which the speed of delivery might look to be slow. This is quite important as we streamline how we work. Bringing information under one place so that we get can more engagement from community and other devs.
On android, we have few blockers with JNI. We do mention about this on the dev updates too. However, we keep propelling other aspects of the development just to keep progressing. For example, the packaging of the JAR/AAR. Developing a sample app on desktop and figuring out the issues that we encounter. Though the APIs are same for desktop Java and Android, the JNI layer needs more refinement for Android. These blockers depend on the client libs team and they are also held up with their priorities. @nbaksalyar, is likely to look into these blockers this week. Once the blockers are resolved the libraries should be available soon. There is a lot of background work the guys keep doing and the results should be reflecting sooner.
We are also impatient as most of you are to see the mobile apps in action and also other devs using the libraries to build the mobile apps. We will have iterative releases and keep improving the libraries.
We also need a browser on mobile
While we can focus on complex problems like browser and may be few apps in parallel , we hope devs from community will be able to create apps once the documentation is published for xamarin. Java to follow soon.