Samsung Developers Podcast

Samsung Developers Podcast

The Samsung Developers Podcast, where we engage, educate, and inspire designers and developers to succeed with Samsung. Hear from Samsung developers talking about the latest tech and new trends. Get insight into all of the opportunities available for Android developers looking to develop for Samsung. Learn about all of the fascinating things our developer community is building for its users.

Episodes

May 18, 2022 20 min

5/18/22
 Miklós Váradi, The Tiny Digital Factory
 Season 3, Episode 6

Miklós Váradi, Product Manager at The Tiny Digital Factory, the gaming studio behind the motorsport racing game GT Manager.

Not only do we chat about the challenges of releasing GT Manager worldwide during the pandemic, but also the different promotions related to the version of GT Manager available on Galaxy Store.

Topics Covered:
The Tiny Digital Factory
GT Manag...

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5/4/22
Maria Ly, Skimble
Season 3, Episode 5

Maria Ly, founder of Skimble, the company behind the mobile fitness app Workout Trainer.

Not only do we chat about how Skimble began as a small startup but also their collaboration with Samsung Health and the Made for Samsung team.

Topics Covered:
Skimble
Rock Health
Workout Trainer
Publishing on Galaxy Store
Marketing
• Discoverability
• Monetization
• Generating Revenue
In-App P...

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April 20, 2022 40 min

4/6/22
Chris Benjaminsen, FRVR
Season 3, Episode 4

Chris Benjaminsen, founder of FRVR, the super successful game publisher with over 70 titles on Samsung services.

Not only do we chat about monetization and game revenue strategies, but how the FRVR platform has allowed them to scale their global reach. 

All music from today's show is from FRVR games, composed by Rasmus Hartvig.

Topics Covered:
• FRVR
• Publishing on Galaxy Store
• Mar...

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April 6, 2022 48 min

4/6/22
 Tobias Thorsen & Peter Holm, Biodome Games
 Season 3, Episode 3

Tobias Thorsen & Peter Holm founders of Biodome Games, winners of the 2021 Best of Galaxy Store Award, for Best Instant Play Game.

Not only do we chat about their award-winning mobile game Gold Digger FRVR, but how being acquired by a larger game publisher has allowed them to focus more on game development, while the publisher handles the marketing aspect o...

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March 16, 2022 27 min

4/16/22
 Derrick Lee, Polycube
 Season 3, Episode 2

Derrick Lee, Content Manager at Polycube, winners of the 2021 Best of Galaxy Store Award, for Best Theme Collection.

Not only do we chat about their approach to designing and marketing compelling themes, but also how Polycube is looking to expand their use of contract designers from their home country of Korea to include designers from all around the world so that they can create for ...

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March 2, 2022 58 min

3/2/22
 Eric Krause, Riot Games
 Season 3, Episode 1

Eric Krause, Global Head of Marketing for the League of Legends Group at Riot Games 

Not only do we talk about the beginnings of Riot Games and their award-winning mobile game, League of Legends, Wild Rift, but how Riot Games has grown to become more than just a gaming company.

Topics Covered:
• Riot Games Beginning
• League of Legends Franchise
• Best of Galaxy Store Awards
• Wild Rif...

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November 2, 2021 64 min

11/2/21
SDC21 – Samsung Developer Conference 
Season 2, Episode 8

After taking a year off due to the pandemic, we recently held our annual developer conference, SDC21. This year’s conference was a virtual conference, with insightful highlight sessions and in-depth tech talks. 

In this episode, I sit down with several Samsung insiders, to recap the many highlights from this year’s show. We'll chat about One UI 4, the Samsung Incubat...

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10/6/21
Samsung Developer Conference Preview
Season 2, Episode 7

Today’s show is a special episode of the podcast. Last year we were not able to have our annual Samsung Developer Conference because of the pandemic, but this year we are back with SDC21, a virtual conference this coming October.

I sat down with Eric Cloninger, who leads developer relations at Samsung. Not only do we talk about some of the highlights from our past develop...

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June 7, 2021 56 min

6/7/21

Samsung Internet Advocates

Season 2, Episode 6

In this episode, I am joined again by Dan Appelquist from Samsung Internet, but along with Dan this time will be several of the developer advocates that work with Dan that help developers build for the Samsung Internet browser.

During our chat we’ll talk with experts on building responsive web experiences for foldable devices, privacy and security on the web and exciting new technol...

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April 26, 2021 20 min

4/26/21
Bala Thinagarajan, Samsung Knox
Season 2, Episode 5

Bala Thinagarajan is the Director of Product Management with Samsung Mobile and part of the Knox team.

Knox is the security platform developed by Samsung that makes Android devices the most secure devices on the market.

Not only do we talk about security for consumers of Samsung devices but also the many resources available for developers building with Knox and the benefits off...

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April 12, 2021 26 min

4/12/21
Olga Gabay, Zeru Studio
Season 2, Episode 4

Olga Gabay is a 2020 Best of Galaxy Store award winner for her phone UI theme design, Dark Warrior. Not only do we talk about her approach to design, the impact of COVID, but also the challenges related to using licensed imagery.

Topics Covered:
Themes Studio
Galaxy Store
Galaxy Store Badges
Social Media
• Licensing IP
• Marketing
Best of Galaxy Store Awards

Samsung Developers
Vi...

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March 29, 2021 31 min

3/22/21
Amy Lee, The Art Institutes
Season 2, Episode 3

Amy Lee is the vice president of mentorships and career readiness at The Art Institutes, a collection of private schools located throughout the US. For several years now, Samsung and The Art Institutes have worked together to help students learn how to design, code and create for Samsung. Amy talks about classes, curriculum and what it takes to be a student at The Art Institutes,...

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March 8, 2021 33 min

3/8/21
Tan Nguyen, butterfly-effected GmbH
 Season 2, Episode 2

Tan Nguyen is the Director of Business Development at butterfly-effected GmbH, the company that has licensed such big brands as SpongeBob, Minions, Star Trek, South Park, Hello Kitty, and many more. Every month Galaxy Store users download over 1 million apps created by butterfly-effected, and Tan gives us a little insight into their success and their challenges. 

Topics Co...

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February 22, 2021 51 min

2/22/21
Drazen Stojcic, Urarity
Season 2, Episode 1

Drazen is the 2020 Galaxy Store award winner for best watch face collection. Not only do we talk about his rise to becoming one of the top watch face sellers on Galaxy Store, but also his fascinating career path. And it all started when he became an award-wining author after writing his first novel at the age of 16. 

Topics Covered:
Galaxy Watch Studio for Tizen
Galaxy Store
Galax...

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10/5/20
Charlotte Allen, Senior Developer Marketing Manager, Samsung
Hyunah Kwon, Director of Product, Galaxy Store & Games, Samsung
Season 1, Episode 14

In the season one finale, I interview Charlotte Allen and Hyunah Kwon. Charlotte is the driving force behind Samsung's annual Best of Galaxy Store Awards, and Hyunah is the Director of Product for Galaxy Store. Not only do we talk about the history of the awards, past highligh...

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September 21, 2020 28 min

9/21/20
Swalé Nunez, Head of B2B Developer Relations for Samsung
Season 1, Episode 13

In this episode, I interview Swalé Nunez, Head of B2B Developer Relations for Samsung. Swalé is part of the team that just launched AppStack, the cloud software marketplace for businesses. Not only do we talk about the benefits for small and medium business being able to manage their workplace apps, but the advantages for partners that are bringing t...

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September 8, 2020 30 min

9/8/20
Prasad Rayala, Product Manager for Samsung DeX
Season 1, Episode 12

In this episode, I interview Prasad Rayala, Product Manager for DeX, the Samsung technology that allows users to extend their Galaxy mobile device into a desktop computing experience. Not only do we talk about the advantages for developers optimizing their apps for DeX, but how easy it is to get started.

Topics Covered
• What is DeX
• Devices that run DeX
• Compati...

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8/24/20
Diego Lizarazo, Samsung Developer Evangelist 
Season 1, Episode 11

In this episode, I interview Diego Lizarazo, Senior Developer Evangelist at Samsung. Diego is a self-proclaimed tech geek and he is all about coding apps. Both Diego and I work together as part of the Samsung Developer Program and I have invited Diego to be a future guest host on the podcast. Where my specialty is design, Diego’s specialty is coding, and his te...

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August 10, 2020 55 min

6/29/20
Chris Shomo, Infinity Watchfaces
Season 1, Episode 10

In this episode, I interview Chris Shomo from Infinity Watchfaces, one of the first designers to start selling watch faces on Galaxy Store and has become a very successful app designer. Along the way he has inspired many other designers to start creating for Samsung with his willingness to share his knowledge and expertise. 

Topics Covered:
Galaxy Watch Studio for Tizen
Ga...

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July 27, 2020 25 min

7/27/20
Morgan Parker, Program Manager for the Samsung Knox Partner Program
Season 1, Episode 9

In this episode, I interview Morgan Parker, Program Manager for the Knox Partner Program, the team at Samsung that provides resources and support for strategic partners building on the Knox platform. Not only do we talk about the benefits of joining the Knox Partner Program, but also just how easy it is to get started.

Topics Covered
• Samsun...

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