Hi there and welcome to the Community forum.
As LowMemory said, it would be a good idea if you presented yourselves and your project a bit better, and also indicated the aims of the app you are intending to design. Or do you expect to orient the app from the answers to your questions?
As to the questions, you might want to reconsider them a little. For example, the first three are very closely related, if not quite the same. I have tried to reply to them constructively.
To reply to your questions:
- What motivated you to use Fairphone?
Last year, my previous phone broke and it would have cost more to repair it than to get a new one. This is unfortunately typical of the present consumer society and economy, though things are now changing a bit thanks to initiatives like Fairphone.
This brings us neatly to your next question:
- Why do you choose Fairphone over the other competition?
I had heard a little about Fairphone over recent years and had intended to find out more when the time came to replace my phone. I had a look round and I liked what I saw: modular design (a factor related to my immediate problem); everything possible oriented towards sustainability and away from waste, both with materials and with software maintenance (my old phone was running Android 4.4); finally, serious attempts to source raw materials from responsibly managed industry, making sure that everyone in the chain, and in particular at the source, gets a share of what I pay for the finished product.
I’m not aware of another manufacturer who takes as much care as FP do. Fairness in the procurement of materials and labour will naturally mean the phone will cost more than many other devices offering the same performance. But that’s another problem with our present economy: the cost of many commodities is not realistic if we aim for a sustainable and equitable economy and society.
- What motivates you to keep using Fairphone?
It’s a good phone and does everything I need it to do. FP is rare as a manufacturer of electronic devices I know of, whose goal is to enable the phone to continue to be useful for as long as possible.
This of course compensates too for the higher purchase price.
Most importantly, it’s much better for our planet to continue using a phone that’s already been made, than to have to make a new one, even if it’s possible to recycle some parts of the old device. And when it comes to the end of its life as a phone, hopefully some modules will still be of use to someone else to keep theirs going.
- Do you modify your own Fairphone?
No, except for reducing Google’s presence somewhat.
- How did you find out about Fairphone?
I came across some references on the web and followed them up.
- Do you know other people that use Fairphone?
None in my immediate entourage, though I sometimes call attention to it. Makes quite a talking point.
- For how long have you been using Fairphone and what are your experiences?
I’ve had my FP3+ for over a year. I certainly see no reason to change it for the moment. I have of course encountered the same generic problems as everyone else, such as the recent ambient light / screen brightness bug, but none so far have been a really major problem.
Finally, let’s not forget the great FP community that uses this forum.