Android Mobile Futon1 ♥
It is an awesome technology and I’m really enjoying it. Working with CouchDB is really simple and straightforward because it is based on HTTP as a communication medium and the data layer is implemented in JSON. Both are amazing technologies. To make it even easier for developers to work with CouchDB there is an awesome built-in CouchApp called Futon which is an administration interface to the database system.
What makes CouchDB so powerful is that it supports mobile devices too. It runs perfectly smooth on Android for example. There is a native Futon implementation for Android called Mobile Futon which was developed by Dale Harvey. There was an issue with Mobile Futon not running running on the latest Android version - Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0) and because I’m an open source believer and also wanted to have Mobile Futon on Android I decided to take a look at the issue and fix it. Admittedly the fix was quite easy as I only had to update Couchbase to the latest version and voilá issue resolved.
Since Dale is working on a new project called PouchDB and has less time for Mobile Futon he asked me if I’d like to maintain the project and I agreed.
The fixed version is already available on Google Play. Check it out and report any issues or submit pull requests!