Norma Ochoa

Why DevOps for Android Edge Devices

The unprecedented events of the past year have accelerated an existing shift toward mobile-first customer behavior and a subscription-based economy. Android mobile devices are more than standalone products in the age of recurring revenue. In today’s world, Android devices are a vehicle for organizations to deliver a continuous stream of subscriber value across use cases …

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Plans to Add AOSP Devices to Your Fleet? Esper’s Got Your Back

At Esper, AOSP devices are some of our favorite devices to work with. We’ve previously talked about choosing between GMS and non-GMS devices for your dedicated Android device. When we say AOSP, we mean devices that do not come with Google Mobile Services (GMS) and run open source Android. If you have decided to choose …

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Terraform 0.14 – Quick And Easy

Terraform 0.14 – Quick and Easy! This blog posts covers HashiCorp’s Terraform, a simple and essential tool for safely and predictably creating, updating, and improving infrastructure. This is a comprehensive Terraform blog post for both operations, platform, and DevOps engineers. If you have never used Terraform, this is the place to start. This blog post does not assume you’re …

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Rugged Android Devices vs. Consumer Android: What’s the Difference?

Many people assume rugged Android devices are built for ultra-tough conditions, like energy, public safety, or manufacturing. The term “ruggedized” may even carry mental associations of ultra-rugged handheld computers with limited functionality beyond warehouse scanning or data capture. While handheld mobile scanners and ultra-tough tablets for outdoor workers are definitely examples of rugged Android, they’re …

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How to do Advanced Android Configuration for Provisioning with Esper’s JSON Settings

Authored by Dale Riechert and Nikhil Punathil TLDR: If you’re looking for even more advanced Android configurability than available in Esper’s standard Provisioning Template options, we’ve got you covered. You can with our easily customizable JSON Settings. This blog will tell you how. When using an Esper Provisioning Template in the Esper Console to define …

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Esper Release Notes – DevRel 53

DevRel 53 includes updates and improvements to Esper’s administrator experience by integrating managed configuration through the Console. The user can now push messages to devices via the Console. Here’s a quick look at what’s new: Support for managed configurations through the Console Ability to push messages to devices from the Console A robust way to …

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7 Myths About Custom Android Devices: Commercial vs. Purpose-Built Android

As you define the requirements for a commercial, single-use (COSU) Android deployment, it can be challenging to select the right hardware. There’s no shortage of options, including the choice to build or buy your devices – or, choosing between commercial vs. custom Android hardware.  Building vs. Buying Android Devices Commercial devices is a term used …

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