Preetam D'Souza is creating Maru
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Maru is software that makes it a joy to use your phone as your PC.

Maru has been downloaded over 100,000 times and is used by our community to do things that they never thought was possible on their mobile devices, including:


Although I've been supporting Maru with my own financial resources, maintaining the open-source project, and offering Maru for free since 2016, ongoing effort to maintain and actively develop the project requires your support.

I love working on Maru and I want to continue making it the best computing experience available for you. Here are some things I'd like to work on with your support:

  • Broader device support: Maru 0.6 has already made the transition to using LineageOS as it's base rather than vanilla AOSP, which broadens the range of hardware we can support beyond just Nexus / Google devices. Pledges will help me bring up Maru on new hardware by purchasing new devices and coordinating with our community porters.
  • Alternative desktop images: Our community has been asking for alternate desktop distributions in addition to the official Debian-based desktop. It would be great to support Ubuntu, Arch, etc. and make it painless to swap between images.
  • OTA updates: Upgrading Maru currently requires a manual download and install—it would make it much easier for our community if upgrades were automatic and seamless over the air just like with official device firmware.
  • Improved developer resources: Maru's success depends on the success of our community developers who test and port Maru to new devices. Your pledge will give me the opportunity to improve our developer experience and accelerate the project.

I sincerely ask you to help me make Maru the best it can be by becoming a backer.

Thank you for supporting Maru's future!

Preetam D'Souza
Creator & Lead Developer
Tiers
Supporter
$1 or more per month

Every dollar helps. Thank you for supporting Maru's future!

Bubble Tea Backer
$5 or more per month

Support Maru by buying me bubble tea! (It is a well-known fact that my productivity scales linearly with the quantity of matcha bubble tea I drink.) 


You will receive:


* Your name listed in BACKERS.md on Maru's GitHub repository.

* A personal thank-you message with my sincere gratitude.

* A picture of me drinking bubble tea while I release Maru's monthly builds.

Ramen Backer
$10 or more per month

Support Maru by buying me ramen! (It is a well-known fact that my productivity scales quadratically with the quantity of spicy ramen I eat.)


You will receive:


* Your name listed in BACKERS.md on Maru's GitHub repository.

* Your name listed on the backer page on Maru's website.

* A personal thank-you message with my sincere gratitude.

* A picture of me eating ramen while I release Maru's monthly builds.

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I will be able to purchase additional devices to improve Maru's device support.
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Maru is software that makes it a joy to use your phone as your PC.

Maru has been downloaded over 100,000 times and is used by our community to do things that they never thought was possible on their mobile devices, including:


Although I've been supporting Maru with my own financial resources, maintaining the open-source project, and offering Maru for free since 2016, ongoing effort to maintain and actively develop the project requires your support.

I love working on Maru and I want to continue making it the best computing experience available for you. Here are some things I'd like to work on with your support:

  • Broader device support: Maru 0.6 has already made the transition to using LineageOS as it's base rather than vanilla AOSP, which broadens the range of hardware we can support beyond just Nexus / Google devices. Pledges will help me bring up Maru on new hardware by purchasing new devices and coordinating with our community porters.
  • Alternative desktop images: Our community has been asking for alternate desktop distributions in addition to the official Debian-based desktop. It would be great to support Ubuntu, Arch, etc. and make it painless to swap between images.
  • OTA updates: Upgrading Maru currently requires a manual download and install—it would make it much easier for our community if upgrades were automatic and seamless over the air just like with official device firmware.
  • Improved developer resources: Maru's success depends on the success of our community developers who test and port Maru to new devices. Your pledge will give me the opportunity to improve our developer experience and accelerate the project.

I sincerely ask you to help me make Maru the best it can be by becoming a backer.

Thank you for supporting Maru's future!

Preetam D'Souza
Creator & Lead Developer

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Tiers
Supporter
$1 or more per month

Every dollar helps. Thank you for supporting Maru's future!

Bubble Tea Backer
$5 or more per month

Support Maru by buying me bubble tea! (It is a well-known fact that my productivity scales linearly with the quantity of matcha bubble tea I drink.) 


You will receive:


* Your name listed in BACKERS.md on Maru's GitHub repository.

* A personal thank-you message with my sincere gratitude.

* A picture of me drinking bubble tea while I release Maru's monthly builds.

Ramen Backer
$10 or more per month

Support Maru by buying me ramen! (It is a well-known fact that my productivity scales quadratically with the quantity of spicy ramen I eat.)


You will receive:


* Your name listed in BACKERS.md on Maru's GitHub repository.

* Your name listed on the backer page on Maru's website.

* A personal thank-you message with my sincere gratitude.

* A picture of me eating ramen while I release Maru's monthly builds.