Hour 2 - Brian Sovryn (Dark Android; host of Soveryn Tech) comes on the show to talk about 'apps', from creation and technology to legal issues to marketing and promotion
Sovryn Tech, Dark Android, Zomia Offline Games...
Dr. Brian Sovryn is the proprietor and developer of Zomia Offline Games, as well as the creator and host of the newscast Sovryn Tech that you can also find on the website. His background in technology comes from years spent with multiple tech companies, the U.S. Army, and from being involved in the cypherpunk community since the late 1990's. Brian also has a Doctorate of Divinity. Beyond that, he was a co-host of the nationally syndicated radio show Free Talk Live for two years, as well as a co-host with Dr. Stephanie Murphy on the popular Let's Talk Bitcoin Network show Sex & Science Hour, and has made numerous appearances on other podcasts and radio shows. He's also a public speaker at various liberty, anarchist, Bitcoin, and tech events throughout the world. Brian also fancies himself a historian, gamer, and tech journalist (in that order), and is a supporter of the Center for Global Nonkilling. Born in 1981 in New York, Brian is ethnically Jewish, and converted to Christianity for a time, but is now a freethinker and anarchist. He is presently a denizen in the United States in the State of New Hampshire as a participant of the Free State Project.
What is Sovryn Tech?
Sovryn Tech is the popular anarchist-themed science and technology show hosted by Dr. Brian Sovryn, and has been running weekly (with intermittent "specials" inbetween) since 2012. The show is completely uncensored–and much like Zomia Offline Games–touches on subjects in tech and science that are often considered taboo by the rest of the podcast world (and really, the world in general). Loaded with tech news, science, geekdom, and many predictions by Dr. Brian Sovryn–known by listeners as the "Golden Stallion of the Tech World", "The Man of Tomorrow", and "The Libertine-in-Chief"–that have often been accurate, as well as many insights that you are guaranteed to not get anywhere else, it covers a wide range of topics through its various segments, and is very listener interactive. In the end, Sovryn Tech is meant to entertain as much as it informs.
What is Dark Android?
Dark Android is a project to create inexpensive, secure, privacy-hardened Android devices. It is constantly updated with the latest apps, tips, and tricks to keep your Android device as safe and secure as possible, along with a lot of old school "meatspace" tricks to show you how to use your device with privacy and anonymity in the fore.
Where does the name "Zomia" come from?
SEE: Zomia (geography)
You say Brian Sovryn is an anarchist. Does that mean he wears all black and throws Molotov cocktails?
While Brian is well know for wearing all black all the time (what he calls "triple-black), all "anarchist" means is: "no rulers". Nothing more, nothing less. It has nothing to do with violence. To learn more, feel free to listen to the aforementioned weekly newscast: Sovryn Tech.
TOPIC(S) OF DISCUSSION ON THE SHOW...
App creation, legal issues, marketing, etc...
Questions for Brian:
*How do you make money on a app without charging for the app download
*How to market an app to get mass downloads
*What if there is an app semi similar to one you want to do?
*If you want to use a logo that is trademarked and charge for the app, do you have to pay that company to use the logo? Or the logo and not charge for the app do you have to pay that company?
*Should you market testing before making a full build on the app?
*Any copyright issues as far as having a similar app as an already existing app
Topics and References on the show...
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Brian's previous interview on the Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock Radio Show: