I’d like to write my own photo manager for my Lytro camera. My basic problem is Linux support.
I’m not sure what platform to use. HTML5 (in the way of CouchDB + Chrome Extension) is appealing. Easy-to-build interfaces, computer independence, etc.
On the other hand, all the binary files & processing means that a native app might be easier to write. In particular, dealing with dynamic display of “living photos” (stuff with refocusing and other light-field effects).
In any case, having to research and implement the algorithms involved sound like the opposite of fun.
Just watch the Lytro tag for updates on this.