215: From Side Project to Full Time via Watch Faces with David Whittaker and Ross Manges


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In this episode, Donn talks to David and Ross from Squeaky Dog Studios about building a business out of a side project.

David and Ross are long-time serial side project developers with experience that dates back to the Palm era. They’ve built games, apps, and now Watch Faces.

We dive deep into how they went from building their watch faces for Android as a side project and how they turned it into a full-time business in which one of the co-founders works full-time. We talk about building the app, pricing, support, which features to build, paid vs free, trial conversions, supporting your app and much much more.

If you’ve ever wanted to build a side project into a business, and it’s app-based… this one is for you.

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David and Ross’s Links

Android Apps by Squeaky Dog Studios on Google Play

Other links by Squeaky Dog Studios

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214: 3 Things Every Developer Needs To Know How To Do

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In this episode, Donn talks about the three things that every developer needs to know how to do.

These three things include:

  1. How to identify and stop premature optimization

  2. How to write tests and know the difference between unit, integration and end-to-end tests.

  3. How to set up a continuous integration server

    While there are vast arrays of other things all developers need to know how to do, and we will cover them in future episodes, this small list will help you vastly in your career. It has helped mine (Donn) a ton.

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Continuous Integration Server Platforms

  1. Managed Services
    1. Github
    2. GitLab
    3. Bitbucket
    4. Azure Devops
    5. CircleCI
    6. Bitrise
    7. Codemagic
  2. Self hosted
    1. Jenkins
    2. TeamCity

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AndroidJobs.IO

  • Job postigns are FREE on AndroidJobs.IO during the early release phase (at the time of this recording).
  • Sign up to get notififed of new jobs on a weekly basis as well.
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Donn’s Free E-Book on Freelancing Rates

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