Interview with Hiral Atha – CEO, Moveo Apps
1. Please introduce your company and give a brief about your role within the company.
Moveo Apps is a Premium Mobile Apps Development Company specializing in developing native and hybrid mobile apps for iPhone, iPad, Tablets and Apple Watch. As the CEO and Founder of the company, I work closely with clients – from startups to small and medium enterprises – to understand their unique expectations and help the team execute their vision to perfection. I head the overall operations and ensure complete synchronicity between the team and the clients.
2. What was the idea behind starting this organization?
Despite the millions of apps already crowding the app stores, there is still a need for genuine, well made apps that help businesses better connect with their customers. We wanted to empower businesses by building apps that serve as a critical touchpoint between them and their customers. From creating a direct revenue model to acting as a continuous feedback loop, a trust building platform and a personalized communication channel, we wanted to build apps that strengthen businesses and make customers stick.
3. What are the services you offer to your clients?
We offer full spectrum mobile and web development services customized to each individual client. Our services include but are not limited to Native Android and iPhone App Development, Hybrid App Development using React Native & Flutter, Website Development with different technologies like Wordpress, PHP, Laravel, Angular, Node, Woo Commerce and many more.
4. What is your company’s business model – in house team or third party vendors / outsourcing?
We work for both B2B and B2C segments. The structure of our team allows us ample flexibility in adapting to different business models for each unique client per their appropriate needs. Some of the models we follow include:
Hire a Dedicated Resource
Hire a Dedicated Team
Outsourcing/Offshore Development Partner
5. After service is a necessary part of development. How do you provide customer support to your client?
Customer support and after service are indeed crucial to running a tight ship. We provide 90 days of maintenance support on our work for our clients without charging a single penny.
6. Give your opinions on how far this app revolution can make a difference in the technology world?
Mobile apps have definitively disrupted lives and businesses over the last decade, and they will continue to do so over the next. With the convergence of technologies like IoT and AI, people will increasingly use enriched apps to navigate through daily lives in more efficient ways. Apps of course will have to respond to changing preferences of the people and have to become lighter, faster and more ‘ready-on-the-go’. Interestingly, people love to use apps, as is shown by app use surveys, but hate to ‘download’ apps as seen by the steep decline in number of apps downloaded. This heralds the way for instant apps, cloud apps and other technologies that are made available on the user’s phone with minimal friction.
7. Define your future prospective and vision regarding new technologies like wearable and IoT apps?
The very number of people you see around you sporting a fitness band shows how pervasive the wearable technology is. Tech giants like Apple and IBM are already producing disruptive wearables that can monitor the heart, brain and blood activity. So future for this technology is undoubtedly potent.
IoT apps are the next big frontier in healthcare and most other industries. They’ve captured the imagination of mainstream population and while not yet very common around households, they are definitely one of the most anticipated things among customers today. Data processing, edge computing, blockchain, smart homes, these are going to be more than just buzzwords soon, they are going to be a commonplace part of people’s lives. At Moveo Apps, we are excited to already take on projects in these technologies and create stunning apps that sit at the convergence of IoT and wearables.
8. What are the key factors that you consider before deciding the cost of a mobile application?
Pricing an app is highly subjective and varies largely based on specific client requirements and product attributes. Some of the factors that matter are technology that the app is going to be built on, third party API dependency, complexity of the concept, design complexity if any, and many more.
9. What are the challenges you see in the outsourcing industry and how much you’re prepared to face those challenges?
Many. Today, Outsourcing Industry is largely driven by competition as opposed to passion. Companies are fighting to outbid each other and compromise on quality to save on costs. At Moveo Apps however, we stay far away from such gimmicks. We are competing with ourselves only and no one else. We have completed 250+ projects so far with a client satisfaction rate of 95% and aiming to take this rate to 99% in coming years. We adopt a simple approach – ensure the growth of the client’s business by providing the best services and then your growth is unstoppable. If they grow, you grow. Provide out of the box ideas, stretch your day to meet their deadlines, keep your team ready for project challenges, stay prepared for early delivery to address last minute changes, don't put your weapons down after delivery, keep holding your stand for your clients after delivery too, and provide support at each and every step. Suffice to say that no matter how unconventional a client’s requirement, we’ve got their backs.
10. What latest technologies and tools you’re planning to implement for mobile app development?
We’ve worked extensively on all the latest and greatest technologies including Java, Swift, Flutter, React Native, Angular and Node.js among others. Over the next years, we intend to focus on newer technologies like IoT with Arduino, ArKIt, CoreML, Big data, Android q, AWS serverless services and Docker.