After a few months, we got back in touch with Vipin Jain, CEO at Konstant Infosolutions, to see how things are going for him and his company. On this first-ever follow up interview, we got to know Vipin and his company better and got a better idea of how he sees the mobile world.
Your last interview was published at the beginning of April 2014. What great apps have you been working on since then and what are your biggest plans for 2015?
Oh yes, it’s been a long time since then. I actually realized it just now when you mentioned it… might be because time has actually flown for us. 2014 has treated Konstant really well and our business grew tremendously. In the past year we have worked on some wonderful mobile apps and websites, most of which circle around social media. Some worth mentioning are WhataGoober, Pegg'd, the all new version of Vent App and Duelus. Shortly you will see more apps getting live from our side.
Our plans for 2015 are to expand and reach more and more clients from various parts of the world. The roadmap is ready, and you will see a lot happening pretty soon.
If you had to choose one category, what kind of app you think is Konstant's specialty? Give us some examples.
Social networking and chat app. The app mentioned before are a few to name. We specialize in all social networking features like news feeds and posting images/videos/text (we are making an app similar to Instagram but with a twist), friends listing, social sharing and all other. Also handling chats, one to one or group chats and file sharing in chat apps is one of our many expertises.
Currently we have focused our attention over service on demand sort of applications like taxi apps or apps that provide services of towing, beauticians, plumbers, mechanics and so forth as and when needed by the app user.
Which app has been the biggest challenge for Konstant? Tell us a little bit about it, what problems you had to face and how were they solved.
I would not say challenge as in toughness, but something which is different from the rest and more enjoyable to work on. One of the apps we have just completed, WhataGoober, is a social dashboard available for iPhone and Android smartphones. This application is having famous social networks like Facebook, Twitter , Linked in , Google + and Instagram along with Chat feature. WhataGoober uses your 3G or WiFi (when available) to send message with your family and friends. Users can use self-destruct feature while doing chatting with other persons to delete chat automatically after a certain time period. User can access existing social networks to receive and post feeds, message, and pictures on various networks.
The biggest challenge of this application was to merge and display all those social sites on one screen so that users can access all social sites together. We implemented all social sites APIs together in the code to get the feeds so user can see feeds from all social sites on one screen and will be able to post message on all social sites through SDKs.
Last time we spoke, you said the iPhone 5S and the Samsung Galaxy S5 were the best devices in the market. A lot has happened since then. What would you answer now?
Yes, definitely a lot has happened since then. Android and iOS both are evolving excellently and unfolding new aspects in the field of mobile technology. This year, I believe that Samsung Note 4 and iPhone 6 plus have bashed and astonished the market. Both the devices have new and smart features, and they both look great as well. However, both the smart devices were launched late in the market, but their craze and enthusiasm were clearly visible among the people. iPhone 6 plus and Samsung Note 4 got spread in the market with full swing just after the launch.
What do you think will be the biggest smartphone release in 2015 and why?
Looking at the present scenario, I feel that 2015 will wholly and solely dedicate itself to iPhone 7 and may be Samsung Note 5. These two devices are doing great coming year after year with something new and improved.
Besides smartphones, what mobile device do you think is worth having first?
I think a smartwatch and a fitness tracker like Fitbit Charge HR. Health is priority nowadays.
What do you think mobile devices will be able to do in the future that they don't do now?
I feel the smartphones in the future will be smarter. They will be smarter enough to understand their owner’s daily routine, medical conditions, preferences and other things. If the owner does something every day at a specific time, the phone will automatically start assisting the owner in the best possible manner. An example for it can be that if I suffer from low BP, then the phone will continuously monitor my BP and suggest me to eat or exercise. In the worst case when my BP drops beyond a certain number, automatically inform my family members and doctor. This is a small and simple example, but on the same path there will be more complex support from the smartphone as well.
What smartphone feature could you not live without?
I would say I love all features of my new iPhone 6 but here are the most important ones: capturing beautiful memories and moment with the help of the camera, checking emails and surfing the internet, navigating to destinations, connecting with friends and family through messengers apps and, finally, organizing my life with the help of calendar and notes.
Is Konstant adapting to the new technologies and devices coming along? Give us some details on how or comment any ongoing or finished projects.
Yes, we surely are. We are committed towards serving our client in the best possible manner and with the latest available technologies in the market. We were the first over here in Jaipur to jump on iOS 8 and Android lollipop, as soon as they were released. We are even using the new OS features like touchID and apple pay in our apps. We are also working on Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence projects, some of which use the latest 3rd party scripts and APIs developed recently.
What advice would you give to anyone with an app idea who didn't know how to get started?
Approach us, simple as that, and we will handle the rest. We have extremely talented Business Analysts over here who are very capable of picking up client’s idea and framing them into a feasible end product. Our experienced guys speak with the client, extracting more information by asking some purposefully designed questions. Once we get the core idea from the client, using our experience of 12 years into this industry, our familiarity with the various and latest technologies and our exposure to the market/business strategies we structure the entire project, scope the functionality and even determine the underlying architecture. After this initial exercise, the developers take over and they code and deliver the best quality of app to the client within fixed time duration. We emphasize a lot on timely deliveries, and we put in our best efforts to ensure that the app is successfully built and delivered to the client within the promised timeline.
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