POW! Samsung Developer Program

POW! Samsung Developer Program

POW! The Samsung Developer Program 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.

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April 26, 2021 20 min

4/26/21
POW! 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 benefit...

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4/12/21
POW! Olga Gabay, Zeru Studios
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 Develo...

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March 29, 2021 31 min

3/22/21
POW! 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 Instit...

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3/8/21
 POW! 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. 

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February 22, 2021 51 min

2/22/21
POW! 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
Galaxy Store
Galaxy Sto...

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10/5/20
POW! 
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 of POW, 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, p...

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September 21, 2020 28 min

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

In this episode of POW, 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 ar...

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September 8, 2020 30 min

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

In this episode of POW, 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 ...

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

In this episode of POW, 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...

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August 10, 2020 55 min

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

In this episode of POW, I interview Chris Shomo from Infinity Watchfaces. Chris was 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 Watc...

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

In this episode of POW, 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 Cov...

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7/13/20
POW! Andy Beaudoin, Microsoft, Turn 10 Studios, Forza Street
Season 1, Episode 8

In this episode of POW, I interview Andy Beaudoin, Principal Design Director at Turn 10 Studios, the Microsoft team behind the mega successful racing game, Forza. Andy and I sat down to chat about their latest addition to the Forza franchise, Forza Street, and how they specifically designed this game for play on mobile devices.

Topics Covered:
 • Tu...

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June 29, 2020 30 min

6/29/20
POW! Tomas Joscak, Vienna Studios
Season 1, Episode 7

In this episode of POW, I interview Tomas Joscak from Vienna Studios. Tomas is an amazing watch face designer, winning the 2019 Best of Galaxy Store Award for Best Indie Watch Face Designer. Some of his designs? He's priced them in the hundreds dollars... and people are buying them. And, the software he uses to create the graphics? It's typically not used for design...

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June 15, 2020 19 min

6/15/20
POW! Ashiq Nazir, IoT Gadgets
Season 1, Episode 6

In this episode of POW, I interview Ash Nazir, Editor in Chief for the website IoT Gadgets. Ash was an early advocate for Tizen OS, building a huge following, Tizen Experts. With that success, Ash and his team launched the website IoT Gadgets as a way to expand their coverage of hardware, software and all things internet.

In addition to IoT Gadgets, Ash also runs the largest Fac...

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6/1/20
POW! Aurelien Lavaud, Gameloft, Asphalt 9
Season 1, Episode 5

In this episode of POW, special guest host David Bitton, Senior Global Account Manager at Samsung, interviews Aurelien Lavaud, Global Associate Director of Business Development at Gameloft. David and Aurelien not only talk about the amazing success of the Asphalt franchise racing game, but also the partnership between Samsung, Gameloft, and the Vivendi Group, the glo...

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May 18, 2020 47 min

5/18/20
POW! Roger Kibbe, Samsung Bixby Developer Evangelist
Season 1, Episode 4

In this episode of POW, I interview Roger Kibbe, Senior Developer Evangelist for Bixby, Samsung’s intelligent assistant technology. Roger is a tech geek when it comes to voice technology, even launching his own voice startup. Join us as we discuss Roger’s journey to Samsung and the great things around Bixby. Learn how to get started building capsules for ...

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5/1/20
POW! Tony Morelan, Samsung Developer Evangelist
Season 1, Episode 3

In this episode of POW, the tables are turned, and I am the one being interviewed. Hear stories from my past life as a freelance graphic designer, like when I designed Madonna’s first website, recorded a knock-off version of “The Final Countdown” for Nokia, and had a chance encounter with a Ferrari that launched my career at Samsung.

 Topics Covered:

  • Designing Wa...
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    5/1/20
    POW! Dan Appelquist, Director of Developer Advocacy for Samsung Internet
    Season 1, Episode 2

    In this episode of POW, I interview Dan Appelquist, Director of Developer Advocacy for Samsung Internet. Dan first got involved with web browsers way back when the internet first got started, and he was heavily involved with the web standards movement that was established at that time. Soon after, Dan relocated to London, England, and r...

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    5/1/20
    POW! Jong Woo, Samsung Games Services
    Season 1, Episode 1

    In this episode of POW, I interview Jong Woo, Vice President of Games Services for Samsung Electronics in the U.S. Jong’s got a great story. Not just what he is doing here at Samsung related to the gaming industry, but his time before arriving at Samsung where he helped take a little game offered on Facebook to become one of the successful mobile games of all time, Candy...

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    April 7, 2020 45 sec

    POW! Podcasts of Wisdom from the Samsung Developer Program, 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 developers looking to create for Samsung. Learn about all of the fascinating things our developer community is building for its users.

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