Please introduce your company and give a brief about your role within the company?
Nextsavy Technologies is an offshore mobile, web design and development agency. We have delivered enterprise web and mobile applications for industries like construction, fintech, healthcare, and e-commerce. We have contributed to building a robust ecosystem in the software industry and emphasize on every element that improves the user experience through mobile applications, web apps, and web design.
What was the idea behind starting this organization?
Being an entrepreneur was not my dream but delivering excellence to customers with my skills was always on top of my head. So I thought to build this company and provide value to our customers.
What are your company’s business model–in house team or third party vendors/outsourcing?
To deliver excellence, we have a brilliant and professional in-house team which we have crafted and nurtured over time. However, whenever we have consulted an external expert to keep up with the quality, we keep the transparency with our clients.
How is your business model beneficial from a value addition perspective to the clients compared to other companies' models?
We take up project requirements very professionally. We not only provide what is required, but we anticipate complexities and provide or make provisions for what might be needed with our experience and expertise.
What industries do you generally cater to? Are your customers repetitive? If yes, what ratio of clients has been repeated to you?
We cater to healthcare, fintech, wellness, manufacturing, IoT, automation, and various other industries. We strive to build long term engagements and good business relationship with our customers.
We have an outstanding ratio of 60-40 where 60% of our customers are repetitive customers, and 40% are referral customers.
Mention the objectives or the parameters critical in determining the time frame of developing a mobile app.
Sometimes development work might just come when a new technology is launching, or a new version is going to be launched, and this might be the cause of delay in deliverables. However, fortunately, we have BETA developer access to all tools and technology that we use to prepare ourselves beforehand.
How much effort in terms of time goes into developing the front end and back end of a mobile app?
Mobile App development itself is a stack where a lot of technologies and resources are utilized to deliver a great application. With specific MVPs developed in under ten days, there are also specific enterprise applications with the continuous development of 2 years.
What are the key parameters to be considered before selecting the right platform for a mobile application?
It is a good practice to plan for the future when choosing platforms. We continuously update ourselves with latest tools and technologies which results to bring efficient and customized solutions for our clients.
Type of application, feasibility, current market conditions, existing users for any platform, emerging technologies and inputs from clients are necessary when choosing between platforms.
Which platform do you suggest your clients, begin with when they approach you with an idea (Android or iOS) and why?
We recommend Android for MVPs and for many startups as to start without the hassle of signing and save on cost. However, there are specific inputs and requirements where iOS is on top of the mind. Also, the geographical region for application users also plays a vital role to choose technology.
Android or iOS, Native or Hybrid — which platform is best to use to build your app? What are your recommendations?
We used to recommend native up to a year back, but now the cross-platform technologies have evolved and are also high on performance. Out of iOS and Android, we recommend iOS as it had much power but from recent years Android has outperformed iOS. So both technologies are almost at the same level now.
What are the key factors that you consider before deciding the cost of a mobile application?
The initial requirement, discussions with client, design, our expert teams input, complexities, 3rd party integrations, tools and technologies which will be used are a few of the factors we consider while costing for mobile application or even web applications.
What kind of payment structure do you follow to bill your clients? Is it Pay per Feature, Fixed Cost, Pay per Milestone (could be in phases, months, versions, etc.)
We are pretty flexible with payment models. We have various methods where most of our customers happily fit:
1) Hire Dedicated Resources/Team:
In this model, we charge our clients bi-weekly or monthly depending upon how long our contract is based on several resources hired.
2) Fixed Cost:
In this model, we build a scope of work and create milestones. At the end of every module, we have deliverables as decided, and the payments for the same is released.
Do you take in projects which meet your essential budget requirement? If yes, what is the minimum requirement? If no, on what minimum budget you have worked for?
We look forward to doing projects starting at 3000 USD.
What is the price range (min and max) of the projects that you catered to in 2018?
The smallest yet the challenging project we did in 2018 was about 1200 USD, and a full stack development project was about approximately 40,000 USD.
Which business model do you suggest to your clients enabling them to generate revenue from mobile applications? Why?
There are various models for different types of applications. Analyzing and choosing a model is a good thing, but we believe it is good to offer something to customers upfront without charging, then you can offer them premium features.
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