I have blocked connections to Google all across my firewall for privacy reasons.
Now, I would like to start coding an open source android app with no tracking etc. involved.
But I would like to do that programming as privacy friendly as possible as well - therefore I need a privacy friendly set-up but it seems like that there is no real solution around or at least no one has ever done some research on it.
I am using Linux and don’t want to get the necessary libraries from Google.com and I also don’t want that my IDE establishes a connection to it.
My tests so far:
- Getting Linux BBQ as it’s considered the developer edition and has a pre-installed Android Studio on it - connection to get the libraries is required…
- Looking for an IDE with built-in support (just came across IntellJ and Eclipse but both also need a plugin which is only available at Google)…
- Also saw that there is a command-line-tool for converting java code to .apk but again it seems like it’s only available at Google incl. giving them access to my command line…
Right now I am out of solutions.
Maybe someone here can help out? As a lot of IDEs and Projects are Open Source there must be some workaround for it.
Thanks in advance.