First of all an introduction, I'm a student doing my masters in Computer Applications from Delhi, India. GGSIP University (if it's relevant :P). I'm a Linux user since 7 years now and would love to help out in an open source project to give something back to the community.
I'm interested in the GSOC idea for creating a desktop web client for OI applications. I have an extensive experience in developing Android applications, although I do it mainly for fun and personal use and I've not released any in the public (planning to do so with my latest application though).
The implementation in my opinion would be better in a web browser rather than a separate standalone desktop client simply for accessing and managing OI apps as users don't usually want to install a separate piece of software just to do a simple task. Although it would be easier to develop a standalone desktop client ;) (if we rule out all the cross-platform headaches that is).