Sorry, if the question sounds stupid. But I am serious.
Background. I want to get a job in the Android industry and I’ve been learning Java/Android programming for some months already. At the moment I use a lot of Google services and I even have a Google Play Developer account with 2 released apps. At the same time I’ve been reading A LOT about privacy and security - and those Google’s (not to mention others) wicked practices. Also I am not happy with the latest Google I/O event and their A.I.-first focus. I don’t want to be tracked and analyzed and so on. You know what I mean. So the question arises:
I would love to be a professional Android developer, but I don’t want to have any Google accounts. With no apps published on Google Play - but published on BitBucket, here on F-Droid and on my own personal website - will the potential employer look at me “badly”? It’s not a problem for me to work with Google services in the context of professional environment, but before that I need to show my skills and this really bothers me that I don’t want to show them via Google Play.
I would love to hear your opinions, especially if your are a pro.