Please introduce your company and give a brief about your role within the company
A NASSCOM accredited & ISO 9001: 2013 certified mobile app developers, Fluper is one of the top web and mobile app development companies which provides end-to-end web and mobile app development solutions across all verticals. We dedicate mobile apps by rendering amazing and seamless designs, instant response and faster access in order to drive the clients’ business through mobile apps.
With the ultimate motive of improvising efficiency, functionality, quality and interface, we practice optimum innovation and agile app development to deliver solid product.
What was the idea behind starting this organization?
The story began in the year 2013, when we started as an Online Technical Forum named Fluper Tech Forum where we were catering to connect the innovative minds together and making everyone aware about the various technological launches taking place internationally but we were still away from India. All the technical weaknesses of Indian IT industries were put into foreground in order to make it more prominent.
With the immense success from Fluper Tech Forum, we established Fluper Technologies as a business venture in the year 2014 as a Technically Fledged Creative Company.
In 2015, with consistent advancement, we directed towards the implementation of creative ideas to transform an unvarying procedure. Gradually we underwent web design and development while resisting number of challenges.
By setting a milestone in IT arena, Fluper technologies as a web design and development company transformed into Fluper Limited with further expansion of our services. After entering into the domain of mobile app designs and development, we have changed with the pace of time as well as innovation.
What is your company’s business model–in house team or third party vendors/ outsourcing?
We have an in-house team. We have a team of skilled and experienced mobile app developers, technology enthusiasts, business analysts, quality analysts and creative designers who are focused on delivering awesome and realistic products to our potential clients. We have allocated project coordinators to monitor each phase of the project in order to streamline the entire mobile app journey.
How is your business model beneficial from a value addition perspective to the clients compared to other companies' models?
Our performance keeps on spinning around client-centric development where we tailor our mobile solutions according to the client’s requirements. We believe in delivering solutions of utmost quality through agile development with the help of dedicated development team with excellent support to ensure the final product does not get diverted from the clients’ expectation. We are always prepared for extreme conditions by safeguarding & maintaining the confidentiality in a best possible manner with the help of data backups. From taking care of data protection to quality deliverance with the best industry competitive price, we believe in establishing long term relationship by providing 1.5 years of free technical support and maintenance, 6 months of app marketing and promotion and many more. We outline our team allocation project-wise & deliver daily updates to our clients. We have stringent working architecture to provide maximum satisfaction to our valuable clients.
What industries do you generally cater to? Are your customers repetitive? If yes, what ratio of clients has been repetitive to you?
Industry is no bar for us. We are open to new ventures by taking projects from different verticals. We conduct comprehensive research to make our venture a reality and cater our clients in a best possible way. Yes, our client repeat rate is up to 40%.
Mention the objectives or the parameters critical in determining the time frame of developing a mobile app.
We do not believe in giving any time-frame abruptly. There are various components which are necessary to be taken into consideration while setting a particular time frame. We evaluate all the components from platform, features and functionalities, third-party integration and scope of the project. Keeping in mind the scalability, all the associated risk factors are identified. We conduct interaction of our experienced team with our clients so that a time-frame can be determined.
How much effort in terms of time goes into developing the front end and back end of a mobile app?
Although back-end and front-end run simultaneously, effort in terms of time is considered which further depends upon the complexities, features and functionalities.
What are the key parameters to be considered before selecting the right platform for a mobile application?
As far as right platform for a mobile application is concerned, it keeps on spinning around the features, functionalities and complexities involved in the mobile app development. On entirety, it depends on the country targeted, target audience and budget allocation by the company. The most important factor is that we cannot afford to overlook the outlook by our clients.
Which platform do you suggest your clients to begin with when they approach you with an idea (Android or iOS) and why?
Android and iOS have both advantages and disadvantages. We do not put any abrupt opinion. It all depends on the business idea of our clients. We conduct a research in order to elucidate between the platforms and come to an intersection of client’s opinion and our research.
Android or iOS, Native or Hybrid — which platform is best to use to build your app? What are your recommendations?
Although we cater to native app development as well as hybrid app development, native app development derives utmost satisfaction not only to our mobile app developers but our clients as well.
What are the key factors that you consider before deciding the cost of a mobile application?
Cost of a mobile app development relies on scope, features and functionalities of a mobile app. Apart from that, it rotates around complexities, efforts, selection between native versus hybrid, architecture, APIs, screen orientation, app security, regular updates, post maintenance etc. Another factor is the app idea of the client and their criteria to get the mobile app developed. This attitude and the aforesaid components with the help of comprehensive research help us to determine the cost to mobile app development.
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 adhere to our effort estimation as per the features. Followed by detailed discussion with our clients, we try to land up at fixed cost. Although the payment is accepted as per the milestone, it is a factor which is entirely dependent upon the client. So, our preference lies on fixed cost.
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 are more likely to accept projects above $2500. But we also cater to start-ups with MVP and low budget services. We believe in remarkable occurrences, so we have not yet marked strict lower and upper limit to meet our basic budget requirement. We do not mind in taking up projects from different verticals in order to grab the opportunity to work on the latest technologies in a distinguishable manner.
What is the price range (min and max) of the projects that you catered to in 2016?
Our price range varies from $4000 to $25000
Which business model do you suggest to your clients enabling them to generate revenue from mobile applications? Why?
It is entirely dependent on the client’s business idea. Although we even outline monetisation strategy for our clients in order to generate maximum revenue, we suggest in-app purchase that has been reckoned with the help of comprehensive market research.