The Apps, Games and Insights podcast brings together the latest insights and discussion from industry experts to developers, business decision makers and enthusiasts in the apps and games industry.
The first series has 8 weekly episodes covering topics from responsible engagement, to advice from M and A, and VC experts, through to discussions about hot topics such as privacy and accessibility. Stay tuned every week and follow us for the latest episode.
From PC to mobile: Lessons in expanding to multi-platform gaming - Episode 14
Mobile gaming offers developers of PC and console games a significant opportunity. By going mobile, game developers can expand their player base and drive retention by providing a platform for players to stay engaged while they’re on the move. Jen Donahoe, Marketing and Growth lead for TeamFight Tactics at Riot Games joins us to discuss the challenges and opportunities they had in taking their games to mobile.
Building quality apps with Firebase - Episode 13
Have you ever wondered what goes behind the scenes to help you order your favorite foods from delivery apps? Delivering a quality app is essential to the success of your business, in both acquiring and retaining users. To explore how developers can ensure their users are getting the quality experiences they deserve, we’re joined by Maria Neumayer, Staff Software Engineer at Deliveroo, & Shobhit Chugh, Firebase Product Manager, who discuss how businesses can rectify quality problems in testing & production
Developing for equality and building inclusive apps - Episode 12
How can we encourage diversity and inclusivity through the products we build? Drew Banks and Daniel Farkas from language learning app Drops, discuss how they actively foster diversity and inclusion in their business and how they have taken this opportunity by incorporating several indigenous languages into their app portfolio to reflect humanity’s diversity.
Succeeding in 4x strategy games - Episode 11
Winning at strategy games can be challenging and not just for players, but also the businesses who are building them. David Eckleberry, General Manager of the 4x strategy game Star Trek Fleet Command at Scopely, and Howard Chen, Developer Growth Consultant at Google Play discuss the game genre, how the team at Scopely approached Star Trek Fleet Command, and how other game developers can find success in the genre – or, in Star Trek lingo: how 4x strategy games can live long and prosper.
Green games: How to green up your gaming - Episode 10
Making the world a greener place and joining us for this episode are Jennifer Estaris of SYBO games, and Deborah Mensah-Bonsu, founder of Games for Good, and formerly of mobile games studio SpaceApe. They talk about the recent Green Game Jam – bringing more environmental education to games – and the innovative ways to educate players about climate change and empower them to take action. This one’s an important one for everyone and the future so don't miss it.
The new normal: App based education and how to react in times of crisis
Season 2 of the Apps, Games, & Insights podcast kicks off with Babbel’s Elliot Rayner and John Quintana. They share their knowledge on app-based language learning, and talk about how the new normal is disrupting the delivery of all types of education. They also talk to our hosts Tamzin Taylor and Dirk Primbs about how learning a new language is about more than memorization and gamification, and how Babbel is transforming and adapting to a new future for education.