A couple of months ago, we announced that the BeeWare project had received a grant from the PSF to improve our support for Android. At that time, we issued a call for contractors to help us complete this work.
We're very happy to announce that we've now selected a contractor: Asheesh Laroia.
Asheesh is a regular speaker at Python events, where he has delved into a range of detailed and complex topics. He also impressed us with the list of unconventional engineering integration projects he's been involved with in a professional and casual capacity.
When asked why he applied to work with BeeWare on this contract, Asheesh said: "I use an Android phone every day, and I'm honored to be able to help implement the BeeWare vision of using Python to build first-class, native applications."
Asheesh will be starting work in mid December, and if all goes well, we should start seeing significant results by mid to late February. If you'd like to keep track of progress, you can follow BeeWare on Twitter; we'll also post larger updates on this blog.