Originally Posted by Charley
I'm not a coder and have not ever been. My university course was so long ago that it was in Fortran. I got my first computer in 1986 and have now been amazed for 25 years at the speed of the progression. Recently I've moved up to a smart phone and have been slogging through a learning curve there. One of the "communities" devoted to the Android system is Droid-Life.
There is an interview posted there in the last few days
which covers how one developer became interested. She has evidently some good work but is possibly more noteable as she a female app developer. It might give you some ideas for getting involved.
If you want to get a feel for how the Android coding commuity works, you can find several articles about the developers of the Android app Iris. It is a smart speech app that is an attempt to duplicate the Apple app Siri. This should get you started on investigating Iris.
Good Luck in figuring things out. If you are lucky you will get to have a restart about every ten years.
Yeah my friend had Iris on hid Android seemed to do everything my Siri did.
In any case, I think I will check that out. I am somewhat interested in learning coding. I am pretty well versed when it comes to software/technology and computers in general so I know I have the aptitude to do it.. just currently I think i' lacking the motivation. Some sort of barrier has been blocking me from learning code, a lot of it being ignorance of what it actually entails.
Anyway to the OP, if you can surpass the barrier of not learning it - I have a few friends/acquaintances who have studied coding formally and another who did it on his own, they have started businesses and make apps and are doing pretty well for themselves.