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In the first interview I ever recorded for season 1 of Inside the Podcast Studio, with Travis Brown of Podcast Builder Club, Travis & I discussed download numbers — what do they mean, why they’re not especially relevant, what other metrics are more important etc.. and in that discussion he…


Simply put, when it comes to actually carrying out the work on a day to day basis, the difference between being a contractor vs a permanent employee is basically… nothing.

Let’s imagine you’re given a 6 month contract as a mid level developer to work on an app for a…


I recently had the opportunity to be a guest on Mitch Tabian’s podcast, which was live streamed on Youtube (please excuse my shabby appearance — I was not prepared!). We had a great conversation about my experiences as a freelancer however at the time, being a newbie to the world…


When it comes to Android Development I think it’s safe to say that there’s the way things are taught, and then there’s the way that things are done. …


In this entry of my Android Pro Tip’s series I’m going to fill you in on an easy, one line piece of code you can use to detect if you’re running in a Firebase Test Lab.

Why would you want to do this?

There are a number of reasons you might need to detect if you’re running…


Welcome to my Android Pro Tip’s series — where I’ll try to share the most interesting, useful & little known tips & tricks I’ve learned in my 8+ years of being a freelance Android developer.

To start with we’re going to start with one of the more boring but advantageous…


As has become the norm for me in 2018, I’m going off again to travel for a couple of months. …


Any project I’ve ever worked on that wasn’t my own, there’s always the one project owner who wants every analytics SDK they’ve ever heard of compiled into their app. …


I’ve been an Android developer for 7 years, I’ve had 20+ apps on the app store, hundreds of thousands of downloads, had apps featured on Lifehacker, Gizmodo & Yahoo.com (when Yahoo was still kinda cool), worked for more clients than I can count & I’m about to teach my the…


So I recently received a cease & desist letter from a rather large company (think Google large), I won’t say who, requesting I remove one of my apps from the Play Store, an app which allowed the user to auto-reply to incoming messages from any app, for violating their terms…

Rob J

Freelance Android Developer since 2012 🎙️Host of CoffeeAndCodingPod.com 🌍 World Tourist ☕ Coffee Addict | robj.me

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