Please introduce your company and give a brief about your role within the company?
Softuvo was founded in 2016 and within a time span of 1.5 years we have delivered over 20+ projects to our clients. Our mission is to provide IT Consultation to our clients. Softuvo is obsessed with creativity and it reflects in whatever we do - be it web design or app development. Softuvo has got technology solutions powerful enough to transform any business to an established brand. We are fully loaded with the experience that can help any brand surpass any hurdle in reaching their target market online. Softuvo invest heavily in our employees to support our core competencies. We have expert team of highly talented and energetic developers, architects and project managers, all recruited through an exceptionally rigorous process. Softuvo want to grow with their referral model by getting referrals from their clients which is only possible
by providing best services to our clients. Along with the IT consultancy, Softuvo also provides IT services to their clients like web development, mobile app development, IoT, blockchain technology, Compliance with HIPPA or GDPR etc.
My primary role in the business is to provide IT Consultation to my clients. I understand their business first and look into every business as an owner so that i can provide them a best solution. I help start-ups to participate and get the Angel investment with an MVP product and presentation. I take part with my clients as a capitalist where i found good opportunity.
What was the idea behind starting this organization?
With an experience of 8 years running an IT Service company, I get to know that there is still lacking in awareness of power of IT to people. So, I started the company with an aim to provide IT consultancy to every client that can accelerate the business process on touch and clicks. My aim was to help them to know what is the best solution for them, to help the young and major start-ups to turn their idea into reality. I have been accompanied by my team which is a tech-geek with the latest innovative ideas and concepts.
What are your company’s business model–in house team or third party vendors/ outsourcing?
Softuvo having a team of in-house crackerjack professionals who are expert in strategy development and execute the objectives. Softuvo not just fills up the numbers in our staff, but with the right talent, exclusively filtered to help you succeed in the online world. Our team of skilled developers, designers and social media specialists have a strong passion for what they do. We love them seeing putting sweat to accomplish your business goals and so would you after seeing the amazing results on your table. Wait no more in hiring our army of professionals who can win the online battle with clean codes!
How is your business model beneficial from a value addition perspective to the clients compared to other companies' models?
Softuvo not only believes to sell the services but focus more in earning the relationship. Our clocks function to deliver the very best at the right time and at the right cost. Our IT consultancy to clients is the major value addition for us. We help client to choose the right thing.
What industries do you generally cater to? Are your customers repetitive? If yes, what ratio of clients has been repetitive to you?
Softuvo has catered to many industries like HealthCare, Sports, Modelling, Ecommerce, Real Estate, Financial Services, Education, Travel, Salons, Export Houses, Restaurants & Hotels, Clubs, Grocery Stores, Social Networking, MLM, Lottery, Transport etc. Yes, we are proud that our 99% customers are still with us and we are still helping them with our services.
Mention the objectives or the parameters critical in determining the time frame of developing a mobile app.
As an IT consultant, I help my clients to achieve the results in their time requirements. Scope of work is everything which can be defined as per the time and cost limit. The major objective to determine the time frame of a mobile app is to calculate the cost of the product, So there are many parameters involved into this -
a) How much secure the product needs to be? Maximum time consuming part is
Security implementation. If its just an MVP, then we can save the time from this
b) How the user experience client needs? I will consider it as a second factor to
calculate the time.
c) Usage of Third Party - Third party APIs always save time to develop the app in
place of development of every thing from scratch but analyse the best third party api
with the detailed documentation is required to calculate the time.
d) Rest parameters are Features, Logics etc.
How much effort in terms of time goes into developing the front end and back end of a mobile app?
These days both front end and back end are equally important and time taking. Front end is too important to make the app user friendly which is most important factor to make an idea success. Back end is important to make the app secure. If we compare the time required for front end development vs back end development, i will say its 40%-50%.
What are the key parameters to be considered before selecting the right platform for a mobile application?
There are many key factors to consider right platform for a mobile app. Some of them are area where to market the app. Some places are popular for iOS and others for Android, Number of users expected. Native will be recommended for more number of users, Budget of client (Low budget Prefer Hybrid), Time limitation (Prefer Hybrid), Features - (Few features are still only feasible in Native) and Market Study (if this is an MVP, prefer hybrid)
Which platform do you suggest your clients to begin with when they approach you with an idea (Android or iOS) and why?
I recommend Android to start with as Android development is quick and cheaper. Rest it depends on the above factors to decide this.
Android or iOS, Native or Hybrid — which platform is best to use to build your app? What are your recommendations?
Android platform is good for Asia market, for a demo to fix the requirements as its more flexible, for system applications as Android is open source. iOS don’t provide complete access of phone hardware. It keeps the budget low and help client to study market.
iOS platform is good for North America market as more iOS users are found there and also its good for User Experience
Hybrid is good for MVP to study the market, for limit in time and cost, for Multiple platforms and another benefit is it does not have any limitation on customization of User Experience
What are the key factors that you consider before deciding the cost of a mobile application?
Factors for deciding cost of mobile app are Time require to develop the app based on above mentioned factors, type of resources required, technology usage - Native or Hybrid, complexity of App - Complex logics and features of App will increase the cost, security implementation - This will increase if we need to covert all apis in encrypted form while communicate. Ethical hacking to make the secure product consume good cost. Cloud Database usage - This will decrease the cost as same database can be used for all web, android or ios. Time save in web APIs.
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.)
Softuvo follow pay per milestone to bill the client for the complete project. We study and analyze the requirement along with efforts hours for the total number of features and then prepare deliverable and approach accordingly for the accomplishment of product. We convert the project in phases/sprints.
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?
Softuvo highly focus on earning client relationship at priority; we work with those who has idea but no budget. We help them to find investors and be their IT Partner to get the fruit after they grow. We have worked for GBP 10 also where we helped the client for few minutes in some fixes and now the same client has given us a business of GBP 10000 till now and still ongoing.
What is the price range (min and max) of the projects that you catered to in 2017?
In the 2017, we have worked on Minimum GBP 10 & Maximum GBP 96,000.
Which business model do you suggest to your clients enabling them to generate revenue from mobile applications? Why?
It purely depends on the business need & type of operation the application performs. Although we outline the monetization strategy for clients in order to generate maximum revenue. However, the Subscription model(SaaS) is best fit to enable to the revenue from product but along with Free Trial only.