Andreas Wenger

Senior Engineering Manager @Klarna

Talk Title

Look, Mum, No Internet – Creating great experiences with offline-first apps

Room

Liskov

Date

28.10.2022

Time

11:30 > 40 min

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Many of today’s successful apps provide their functionality independent from any network connection. You are able to read and compose messages with Whatsapp, check or update your Calendar and browse content on Instagram even while offline. Supporting this capability also improves the UX of apps even with perfect internet connectivity - Have you ever seen a loading spinner in Whatsapp?

This talk will explore how we build the Stocard Wallet app offline first, so that our users can scan their loyalty cards or pay without any network connection. We iteratively improved our approach and I will give you insights into how we do “offline first” nowadays, how this affects the way we we build features, and how we ended up here.

Speaker Bio

Andreas is one of the engineers who laid the foundation for the Stocard App. Joined as an Android engineer while the app had only a few users, he is now an engineer manager and leading the whole Android team behind the app that is serving millions of users everyday. Being a member who witnessed the product from incubation to growth to scale, he is familiar with a multitude of challenges developers face during different stages, and can offer perspectives both as an engineer and a manager.

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