Anant Singh is CEO at Geeky Works. The company, founded in 2011 by himself, is located in Pune, India, and employs up to 20 people. Before creating Geeky Works, Anant graduated from Temple University, Philadelphia, and work in some successful startups there. Here is what he had to say about his company and the mobile world:
What do you do?
Geeky Works super-specializes in making mobile and web applications. We build native apps for Android and iOS platform and have over 20 apps, that we have worked on, available on the app store. We have been lucky to have worked on apps from different domains during the course of our work. Here are few of the industries that we have served so far: Healthcare, Retail, Consulting, Entertainment, Hospitality, Transportation, Manufacturing...
Which would you say are the best apps you have developed and why?
TOTO is a very elegant looking app to help the company showcase its products and their benefits. TOTO’s sales team loved the application as it gave them the freedom to display the products in an extremely innovative way.
Health Assist is one of the biggest apps that we worked on. It helps people who take prescription medication, better manage their condition. This app offers way too many features to make the user’s life easy and convenient. Some of the features being: Push notification based medication reminders, medication alerts, refill alerts, facility for custom reminder configuration, automatic adherence alert etc.
BookMyCab is an app to help people book a cab with just a click of a button. This app is very user friendly and comes with an elegant and sophisticated UI.
Toddlers Puzzle Woozzle – With over 100,000 downloads, this is one of the most popular app among kids. The best part about this app is the jigsaw puzzle design which has all been done in-house by Geeky Works.
UPME Social is an app to help people interact with their friends in a new cool way. It comes with a plethora of features like social media integration, group chat, coupon management system, QR code integration etc.
Which apps would you have loved to develop and why?
The app that I wish we could have developed is Path; a light weight social networking app. I love it for its intuitive UI design and how it manages to help me keep a track of my closest friends so elegantly. It makes me feel more involved, when compared to Facebook, since I know that I would only be sharing my posts with people who I am closest to. I think path does a great job of packaging so many features into one great app while keeping the design intuitive and easy to use.
Which are the 5 apps you use the most on a daily basis?
Watsapp, Sound Cloud, Evernote, Economic Times and Instagram.
Which mobile device is the best in the market right now?
Given a chance, I would love to buy a new iPhone 6 Plus. I have been an android user for a long time and I know pretty much what to expect from an android smartphone; there are no more surprises. iPhone 6 plus comes with a big screen, long battery life, blazing fast performance and flawless OS. I don’t deny that an Android phone can’t offer the same but then it comes with its set of glitches. So, iPhone 6 plus is the device I am looking forward to buy (I only hope that it doesn’t bend in my pocket).
What kind of device/platform will be the next big thing?
Technology is an ever evolving force and it’s always hard to predict its future. Even Steve Jobs was proved wrong when he said that no one would want to buy a phone with a big screen (Welcome iPhone 6 Plus).
As per my understanding, people want to make things simpler. They don’t want to treat a TV remote, a phone, an AC remote, switches, card swipe machine etc as different entity. They want everything to just fit into one device. So probably a phone with all these functionalities rolled into one is the next big thing.
The next set of major wave would be in the form of devices working as per our behavioral patterns. As humans we have a knack of demanding more and more from technology, upto an extent where our efforts of even using the device is reduced to minimal. For example car was a great invention but then we grew tired of the gears and automatic transmission cars were born. Now we are growing tired of even driving and the next thing we read is Google’s self-drive cars safely completing over 700,000 miles. Elon Musk recently said: “I think we’ll be able to achieve true autonomous driving, where you could literally get in the car, go to sleep and wake up at your destination”. So, my point here is that we want technology to take care of us. With the advent of Internet of things, in the next few years, I imagine to set my coffee machine to respond to my alarm clock and get the coffee ready before I am awake. My GPS automatically calculating and suggesting me the best route to take depending upon my urgency to reach office. My laptop starting by itself and presenting me the tasks that need my attention based on the priority level.
So basically, I would not like to point out one particular device as such but I believe that people would be compelled to live within a nexus of devices that would be extremely well inter-connected and would take care of pretty much everything.
Why is AppFutura useful to you?
I have extensively worked as a Business Development Manager on platforms like Elance and Guru but it seems like things have gone out of hand over there. One business query is sometimes attracting more than 80 business proposals and in situations like these, it gets really hard to differentiate your work and stand out.
AppFutura doesn’t seem to throw you into the chaos like this and this is the best part. It takes the time to separate out the best companies that it thinks would be able to do the job. I guess it’s a win-win situation for both the vendor and the employer.
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