I spend a lot of my weekend time working on improving the AntennaPod podcast app to contribute features and bug fixes in order to help make my own podcast listening experience better. Also it helps me learn Android development. That was WHY I started contributing.
In this journey, I also learned how to work in an open source community where the maintainers are not in the same country, we will never get into a synchronous live chat on zoom or Slack and we can work effectively to make a product better for the approximately 500,000 users. I learned how to gain trust by not just asking for bug fixes, but contributing by answer questions, ask questions, submit code fixes and automated tests and being a good community member.
Now I see AntennaPod as one of the few ad free, non tracking and open podcast app which speaks to people of like minds like me. I am part of this community of trying to keep Podcasting more free and open.
code contributions on Github
my subscriptions (in html)
Code contributions to the releases that are notable and called out during the release
Version – 2.1.3