41 - Rewind: João Dias: Making a Living on the Play Store, Tasker, Working around OS Permissions, App Stalkers & more!
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Today's guest is João Dias - developer behind legendary Android automation app Tasker.

In this episode we discuss:


 • Why he started developing apps
 • Quitting his job to earn a living as a full time independent developer
 • App monetization models
 • Deciding which features to build
 • The mess that is the Android permissions system
 • Working around OS restrictions
 • Dealing with negative reviews
 • Advice to aspiring developers on marketing their apps
 • and much much more!

🌎 Connect with João
You can find João on Twitter @joaomgcd, on Patreon here & on his website @ joaoapps.com.

🔎 Resources discussed in the show


 • Tasker
 • Join
 • ReadItToMe (my app)


🤙🏽 Get in touch
You can find your host, Rob J, on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn & at robj.me.
You can also connect with like minded listeners on the community Slack.


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You can find the show notes for this episode here.

Music by:
Maccary Bay by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4010-maccary-bay
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

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