I did create websites and webshops in Wordpress, and later ran a marketplace platform developed in Ruby on Rails, but I never saw myself as a developer - at least not a very good one.
It’s far more difficult than you can imagine to have a live multiplayer service running. Especially keeping it stable during peak hours, as players often use EasyPoker for hours at a time. A small connectivity drop or a user sitting on an unstable network can have a serious impact on the user experience.
We also had to change backend provider as our service shut down (thank you Amazon). This meant we had to rewrite our whole backend without having time to do maintenance on our live game. It was very stressful but we had to make peace with the process as our small team could not do both things at the same time.
The interviewee, Tobias Eberhard, is the CEO of EasyPoker. He and his two friends, the “pokerneers,” built a new type of poker app based on the social experience, allowing friends to connect through poker.
It’s a tough question. I use PocketCast, MyDietCoach and TikTok every day. I really like the simplicity yet powerfull UI of PocketCast, the easy of use and clean design of MyDietCoach and the well-developed algorithm of TikTok. I also really like how Zillow’s UI have made it much easier to look at real estate directly from a map.
We have been working on EasyPoker on and off since 2019. I’ve been full time as CEO since the beginning of Covid-19. Today we’re 5-6 people working on EasyPoker.
We want to make spontaneous poker with friends simple and accessible.
I came up with the idea for EasyPoker after some friends and I wanted to play poker on a vacation. We started out badly by not even bringing a poker set, so we had to use matches and folded up pieces of paper as chips. We also only had haft a set of playing cards, so it wasn’t really a good experience. This was the problem I wanted to solve with the EasyPoker app.
It was important for me that the app would be cleanly designed with a simple yet powerfull UI. I was inspired by how Kahoot made it easy to share and access games, as it was so simple that even my grandmother could use it. Mixing all this with a non-gambling focus set the path for how we built EasyPoker.
EasyPoker has redesigned how a poker app is essentially setup. We were the first poker app to have a horizontal interface, and still the only app that can facilitate a game of poker with friends within seconds. We offer unlimited free games, and never sell digital poker chips or put a time limit on games. Overall we want to create a great social poker experience, and everything we put out is done with this mindset.
We have big plans for EasyPoker, but most of them I can’t talk about just yet. For now we’re currently in the process of re-designing the app and will slowly release it to the public during the next few updates.
I just want you to enjoy the app and have fun with your friends. You can always feel free to reach out to us if you have ideas for features, partnerships etc. I personally get and read all emails.
Are you looking to play poker live with friends? Want a poker live online game to offer multiple poker games such as the Texas hold'em and Short Deck holdem poker?
Meet EasyPoker, the #1 app to host virtual poker home games with digital poker chips and playing cards. Live poker with friends has never been easier than with our poker free game. Put on your best poker face and host a digital poker night on a private table in a poker tournament style with just a couple of taps! (Hold'em poker, Short Deck poker, Reverse Hold'em, and more to come)
🔒 PRIVATE TABLE FOR MULTIPLAYER POKER
EasyPoker lets you create private poker tables with up to 12 players. Just share the 4 digit game code and your multiplayer game is ready. It’s truly a multiplayer poker with friends - the easy way. Other unique features of our online poker pvp are:
✓ Multiplayer poker with friends
✓ Unlimited free private tables to play poker just for fun
✓ Host a poker night against friends virtually
✓ Unlimited online poker chips
✓ Super simple interface
✓ Designed for both poker live and online poker
✓ Get unique playing cards and poker chips as you progress
✓ Provides both digital chips and playing cards (social distancing safe)
✓ Poker tournament mode and Sit & Go
✓ Tap and hold to see your cards (bad news for peekers).
🔴 LIVE POKER EXPERIENCE
The gameplay in our poker game free is focused on the social experience and is built for live poker with friends and family. EasyPoker is free to play with unlimited amounts of games and you don’t need to buy virtual chips, play money, or gold to facilitate the games. Just launch the poker card game and you’re ready to go!
🆚 ONLINE POKER WITH FRIENDS
EasyPoker works online as well, which means you can easily play remote poker online games with friends and family. We have features that make remote play as easy as pie, including one tap to share the game code, reaction time, and Voice Chat to talk with other players on the table.
♣️ TEXAS POKER AND MUCH MORE
EasyPoker comes with Texas Holdem, Short Deck Holdem, and Reverse Holdem. You also have the option to play no limit, pot limit, and half-pot limit. Meaning you are set to enjoy the popular Texas holdem poker with your poker friends online! We add new features every week and will continue to grow more classic and unique types of poker games.
🏆 TOURNAMENT AND SIT AND GO
The EasyPoker poker live online game can facilitate both regular poker tournament mode and Sit N Go gameplay. Host your poker friends games like an online poker club, just as you would do in real-life home games.
🙋♂️ BRING FRIENDS BACK TOGETHER
We want to bring friends back together though poker. Download our poker with friends free game now and experience the fun and social side of poker with all your friends! The easy poker multiplayer setup will make the poker organization smooth, no matter if you want to play poker for two players, or play poker online with friends live. And remember to practice your poker face - everyone has tells!
Date: September 5, 2022
About developer: The interviewee, Tobias Eberhard, is the CEO of EasyPoker. He and his two fr ... Read more