Thanks for this article.
It's funny, as I wanted to learn Xamarin Forms a couple of years ago, I developed pretty much the same app for Strasbourg. I never got the guts to put it out there though. I only used it for my personal benefit.
I want to get into react native. Your experience encourages me to develop a complete app and publish it. Whatever money I get out of it is a bonus but it's definitely going to be a fine experience.
Thanks for your kind words. The experience you gain from projects like this is much more significant than you might think in the beginning. You can build a mobile app company; you can do consulting work, you can change jobs into a mobile developer position, etc.
I also learned that we all try to focus on money, whereas we should focus on the customer, the user, or even the requirements of the app. If we do our job, there will be customers willing to give us money for the service we provide them. The money follows naturally if we do our job.
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