I mentioned this back on the old Google Group last year sometime, but since there has been no movement, I figured I’d press the issue a bit more…
With official Eclipse support from Google ending at the end of 2015, most developers will (hopefully) be moving over to Android Studio. There are better ways of packaging something like SQLCipher for Android for Android Studio, in the form of an AAR artifact in an artifact repository. Then, it just takes a couple of lines in a Gradle build script to integrate SQLCipher for Android, rather than having to unpack the ZIP archive into all the right spots, worry about getting the asset right, and so on.
Setting up such an artifact is not especially difficult. I have a (presently private) GitHub repo that implements such a repackaging of the SQLCipher for Android binaries into an AAR. I would love to work with Zetitec to help you do this same sort of packaging and distribution. It’d take maybe an hour or two of initial setup, plus 5-10 minutes per official SQLCipher for Android release in the future for updates. Or, if you don’t want to be bothered with this, with your permission, I can offer to publish the AAR based on the official SQLCipher for Android binaries.
Please let me know if there is anyone that I can work with on Zetetic’s side related to this, whether via this list, private discussions, or whatever.