Creating a custom native Select Button [GSoC '16]

Creating a custom native Select Button [GSoC '16]


I'm Srimukh, a senior undergrad from BITS Pilani Goa Campus, Goa,  India.

I would like to work on the following project listed under GSoC '16 page: 

From my understanding of the description of the idea, the task is to create a custom native Select Menu Button. It is similar to what is already implemented in jquery-mobile( 
The Select Menu widget that jquery-ui currently has is a replacement for the native select button AND menu. Since it is not possible to alter the native select menu, it has been recreated using a series of list tags, and then styled - if I'm not wrong.
So the task at hand is to also include an option to preserve the native select menu, but with a custom select button, am I right?

I would like to go ahead with this idea, and also show you some quick Js mockups upon your approval.

Would love to hear from you people.