Welcome to the DroidDevCast, a podcast brought to you by the team at Esper, bringing you the latest news, thoughtful discussion, and insights into all things Android, Android DevOps, and open source software development.
Our host, Esper Platform Evangelist Rin Oliver is joined weekly on Fridays by a variety of guests whose backgrounds span software development, product design, UI/UX, engineering, marketing, and more.
These are the stories of how today's software is built, produced, and delivered at scale, told by those who know this industry best. We welcome you to listen along with us each week as we explore the exciting, ever-changing landscape of enterprise technology, application development, and software development.
Esper's 2020 Year End Recap
On today’s episode of The DroidDevCast, Esper Platform Evangelist Rin Oliver is joined by Esper COO Shiv Sundar, Esper CEO Yadhu Gopalan, Esper VP of Customer Success Chris Stirrat, Esper Director of Cybersecurity Jasmine Henry, and Esper VP of Technical Sales Keith Szot. Together, these members of the Esper team discuss some of the trends we’ve seen this year in terms of Android devices and Android software development and the Android ecosystem, AOSP, and trends they saw in 2020.
An Introduction to Blazor: A C# Based Client-Side Web App Framework
On this episode of The DroidDevCast podcast, Esper Platform Evangelist Rin Oliver spoke with Deployed Principal Software Developer and Manning Publications author of Blazor in Action Chris Sainty to learn more about Blazor, a C# based front-end framework from Microsoft. Blazor blends HTML markup and C# components for use in front end web development, giving developers the the ability to also run C# in the browser.
Omnichannel and Contactless Payment Solutions with WorldNet Payments
On this episode of The DroidDevCast podcast, Esper Platform Evangelist Rin Oliver spoke with Conn Byrne, Senior Vice President of Sales, North America and Europe at Worldnet Payments. Throughout the conversation, they touched on WorldNet’s history in the payment industry, the evolution of contactless payment solutions, and what solutions businesses can put in place to ensure that their own kiosk and retail offerings are leveraging the full capabilities and security of contactless payment solutions.
Ordermark CEO Alex Canter: Ghost Kitchens and the Evolution of the Restaurant Industry
On this episode of The DroidDevCast podcast, Esper Platform Evangelist Rin Oliver sat down with Alex Canter, CEO at Ordermark, and Esper COO Shiv Sundar to discuss the evolution of the restaurant industry, ghost kitchens, and bringing new technology and logistics into the restaurant ordering and management experience. As a fourth-generation owner of the famous Jewish Canter's Deli in Los Angeles, Canter focused his energies on not only incorporating new technology into the restaurant, but in revolutionizing the order experience via third-party delivery options such as Uber Eats, GrubHub, and Doordash. It was through using these systems, which were designed independently, that spawned the idea for what is now known as Ordermark, a unified, single source of truth that manages all incoming orders to a restaurant kitchen, regardless of the third-party delivery system the order originated from.
Technology Startup Observations with Adam Schoenfeld
On this episode of The DroidDevCast podcast, Esper Platform Evangelist Rin Oliver sat down with Adam Schoenfeld, VP of Strategy at Drift. Adam is well known for his role as the Co-Founder & CEO of the B2B Marketing startup Siftrock, a bootstrapped email and marketing service that Schoenfeld later sold to Drift. As a three-time founder, Schoenfeld is no stranger to both success and failure. He currently leads Drift’s strategy and product development roadmaps, in addition to leading the company’s efforts to develop new product lines. In addition to his role at Drift, Adam also is the Host and creator of the, ‘Built in Seattle’ podcast, which features guest speakers from the startup community within Seattle, Washington. Throughout the episode, Schoenfeld highlights not only his expertise in the startup ecosystem, but offers advice to other entrepreneurs, starting with a need to focus on solving problems for the customer.
The Evolution of Kiosk-Based Android Solutions for Today’s Marketplace
On this episode of The DroidDevCast podcast, Esper Platform Evangelist Rin Oliver spoke with POSBANK Senior Global Project Manager Steve Kwon to discuss Android-based kiosk solutions, the evolution of contactless payment solutions and kiosks during the Covid-19 pandemic, and touched on Esper and POSBANK’s partnership which helped a US-based retail chain to bring BIGPOS kiosks into their stores.