I’m wholly dependent on F-Droid for all my mobile app needs. I also have the not-so-secret desire to push F-Droid as a more viable alternative to Google/Apple “app stores”. This is the gateway “drug”, so to speak, to get the wider population into using free mobile software.
In order to scope out viability of this thought, I need to gather some requirements.
Assume one contract, full-time developer. My thought is to point a dev at a few gitlab repos and have them write code, resolve issues, review merge requests, and generally further the project along. For example, crank away on fdroidclient, fdroidserver, or “packaging requests”.
Assume all remote work, they could live anywhere in the world, and a fair market rate for the skill set. Also assume payment in local currency and I carry the currency risk, unless you want to be paid in USD.
- what would they work on?
- is there full-time (40h/wk) dev work?
- is this what F-Droid needs?
- How much would such a person cost weekly or monthly?
Open to thoughts and suggestions for making something like this work over the next 3-12 months. Thanks for reading and responding.