Episode 7 - The Evolution of Mobile App Design· Starling Developer Podcast
In this episode we discuss how the design of our current account app has developed since its inception.Where do we draw our inspiration from? What sort of design decisions have we made? How have those decisions been affected by customers using our app?We look at the ins and outs of the mobile app design process with Starling Designer Steven Blyth, Product Director Sarah Guha, App Developer Zulfi Khan, and your regular host Jason Maude.
Ep 6 - Agile development in a banking environment· Starling Developer Podcast
What happens when a development environment that wants to implement agile and lean practices meets a traditional and conservative sector such as banking?Can you really be agile, or does that just become a buzzword? How does agile development look to the banking regulators?This episode we’re joined by Starling Product Director Sarah Guha (neé Gilbert), Director of Technology Steve Newson, and your regular host Jason Maude.
Ep 5 - Connecting to the global banking software framework· Starling Developer Podcast
In episode 5, we chat about the existing UK and global banking framework and how we connect the back-end code to it.Services such as direct debits, the Current Account Switching Service, and Faster Payments will be familiar to UK banking customers, but how do you approach integrating to their APIs? And what are their APIs like anyway (if they even have them)?We also look at connecting to some of the newer consumer financial services, such as Apple Pay with Starling CIO John Mountain and Program Manager Mariam Ogunbambi, hosted by Jason Maude.
Ep 4 - Scaling our software architecture and infrastructure for volume· Starling Developer Podcast
How will Starling plan to scale the bank from 1,000 users to 1,000,000 and beyond?We look into the future and ask: what sort of challenges will we face as the bank grows? How are we planning to grow while making sure we continue to offer a good service to existing customers?These questions answered by Starling CTO Greg Hawkins, and developer Nelson Djalo, with your regular host, Jason Maude.
Ep 3 - Security of cloud-based banking· Starling Developer Podcast
In this episode we discuss the security threats that a cloud-based bank can face.Are they different to the security threats faced by traditional banks, or are the old threats still present? How do we go about tackling these problems in order to make sure that customers’ money is safe?Host Jason Maude is joined by Starling CIO John Mountain and Head of Information Security Simon Waring.
Ep 2 - Connecting to our open APIs· Starling Developer Podcast
This week’s episode is around the APIs that Starling Bank has made available to the wider world.Why did we decide to open up our banking platform to allow other apps to connect to it? We get into our goals and hopes for our Marketplace for both our customers and partners.Also: what can app developers do via the APIs? And how can they get involved and connect to them?Joined by Starling Chief Platform Officer Megan Caywood and Head of APIs Sam Everington, with your regular host Jason Maude.
Ep 1 - Reliability of banking services· Starling Developer Podcast
To kick off the first Starling Developer Podcast, we talk about how we ensure technical reliability and availability of service to our banking customers.When your bank is based in the cloud how do you make sure that it is always available? How do you reduce down-time? And how do you respond to lack of availability and fail gracefully when there is a problem?All this is covered with Starling CTO Greg Hawkins, Director of Technology Steve Newson, and your regular host Jason Maude.