Please introduce your company and give a brief about your role within the company?
Deligence Technologies is a Web and Mobile Apps development company located at New Delhi, India. We are a team of highly qualified and experienced professionals. We value our words and fulfill our commitments. We strive to deliver all the projects on time. Communication, Commitment, and Quality are our Key Values.
For Web Apps, we are using Meteor Framework, MEAN Stack, MERN Stack, RNG Stack, Strapi.io + GatsByJS with Angular, React, and Vue.js for the front end.
For Mobile apps, we are using Hybrid as well as Native Technologies. Native technologies include Java, SWIFT, and Objective-C. Hybrid technologies which we use includes Flutter.io, React Native, Ionic, Apache Cordova, Firebase.
We are Meteor Prime Partner (First and only one from India, and one of the Six worldwide). We are Official Partner of MongoDB, Reaction Commerce, ZoomChart, HikaShop, Jomres. We are also Docker Member.
I (Sanjay Kumar) have co-founded this company along with Mrs. Nidhi Aggarwal in August 2014. After that, I am playing the role of CEO. My responsibilities include business growth and building organizational capabilities.
What was the idea behind starting this organization?
The idea behind Deligence Technologies Pvt. Ltd is to provide a space for the team members/engineers where they can fulfill their aspirations and can explore their capabilities to a full extent and also to provide an organization to the clients whom they can trust and they can see the development company as their partner, not just a vendor.
What are your company’s business model– an in-house team or third party vendors/ outsourcing?
We have an in-house team of Web and Mobile App developers and we work from the same office. We also have a Web Designer/UX expert team to support our development team. We don’t outsource any of our work to external developers. We are hired by our potential and past clients for our credibility and technological edge. We are retained by our clients for our reliability, high quality, and proactive outcome enhancement. We are always upgrading our skill, knowledge, and performance for enhanced ability to deliver high-quality outcomes and deliver completely what we promise.We manage and expand our credibility and competitive edge continuously.
How is your business model beneficial from a value-added perspective to the clients compared to other companies' models?
All our developers operate from the same office which makes possible to support each other. The quality can also be monitored and improved easily. It also ensures on-time delivery.
What industries do you generally cater to? Are your customers repetitive? If yes, what ratio of clients has been repetitive to you?
We serve almost every industry. Our work is not industry specific. We have served Healthcare & Medical, E-commerce, Travel & Lifestyle, Gaming, Business Services, Education, Art, Entertainment & Music, Social and many other industries. 80+% of our clients come back to us for further work.
Mention the objectives or the parameters critical in determining the time frame of developing a mobile app.
First of all, we consider the following parameters to estimate the efforts needed to develop the app - feature list, technology preferences, design complexity, API integration with 3rd party applications.
Then we consider how many developers, designers we can allocate to the app and then based on that we determine the time frame to develop the app.
How much effort in terms of time goes into developing the front end and back end of a mobile app?
It varies from application to application. However, roughly 20 to 35% time goes into front-end and remaining in back-end development.
What are the key parameters to be considered before selecting the right platform for a mobile application?
First of all, we need to check about the audience of the app, the predictive number of users of the app over the period of time, type of internet accessibility then we need to check the complexity of the requirement, client budget, purpose of the app (It’s MVP or the final app).
Which platform do you suggest your clients, to begin with when they approach you with an idea (Android or iOS) and why?
Both Android & iOS have a lot of users, so we recommend going for both.
Android or iOS, Native or Hybrid — which platform is best to use to build your app? What are your recommendations?
We build an app for both the platforms – iOS and Android and we use both type of technologies; Native as well as Hybrid. Regarding our recommendation to the client on which technologies (Native or Hybrid) to choose, we ask the client about their audience, their budget, and timeframe. Then we check the complexity of the app and then we recommend accordingly. There is no best way; it all depends on the requirement and purpose. We recommend based on the need, we don’t recommend the same thing to every client.
What are the key factors that you consider before deciding the cost of a mobile application?
We consider the following parameters to estimate the efforts needed to develop the app -
List of features to be added, technology preferences, design complexity, API integration with 3rd party applications and then based on the efforts needed, we come up with the cost of the app.
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.)
Our first choice is Time & Material arrangement as we work in agile methodology and requirements are not usually fixed in advance. This arrangement gives us the freedom to suggest improvement and also it allows us to include all the suggestions and changes provided by the client.
The second method which we opt in case the requirements are well defined is Pay per milestone.
Do you take in projects which meet your basic budget requirement? If yes, what is the minimum requirement? If no, on what minimum budget you have worked for?
We take projects which are of $10,000 or more.
What is the price range (min and max) of the projects that you catered to in 2017?
The range in 2017 was from $10K to $80K.
Which business model do you suggest to your clients enabling them to generate revenue from mobile applications? Why?
We will recommend going with Freemium as it is a business model whereby basic services are provided free of charge while more advanced features must be paid for.
It allows the users to use the basic features, get themselves comfortable with the app and when they start liking the app, they can become paid members. The user base gets increased and the app serves free as well as paid users.
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