Top app development companies interview: Sudeep Bhatnagar – Agicent Technologies

Published on Mar 23, 2016 in App Development

Sudeep Bhatnagar is the co-Founder and Director of Business of Agicent Technologies. The company, founded in 2010 by himself and Surendra Patle has offices in Noida, India and New Jersey, USA and employs 30 people. Here’s what Sudeep had to say about his company and the mobile world:

What does Agicent Technologies do?

Agicent primarily works on native App development for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone, tablets, wearables and also on websites. We offer development, design, consulting services across mobile and web platforms, and we are industry agnostic (meaning we develop any kind of mobile app, from educational mobile apps to social networks to ecommerce).

At Agicent, we emphasize design led engineering for mobile apps and give a lot of value to performance and usability of the apps for the end user.

Which would you say are the best apps you have developed and why?

You can see our full portfolio, some of the best mobile app from the past year are:

  • WrapUp news: it's class apart UI, providing intelligent user experience, ability to raise up/bring down the image qualities and other aspects based on internet connection (Edge, 3G, 4G, Broadband etc) for a smooth user experience, and a powerful publishing tool (in the backend), analytics, and user engaging push and in app notifications. The more simple it works for the user, the more complex code we’ve written behind. :)
  • Aiko&Egor Video based educational app for Lovely Autistic Children: it's clean and user friendly UI, especially designed for special children and their mentors, handling of high quality video, programmatically placed surveys pop ups during the video across devices, and an intelligent admin dashboard. All made with great precision and the mobile app is getting accolades from all quarters. Apart from the quality of the app, we are also proud of the fact that we did our bit for Autistic Children as part of our regular job.
  • Save a life today / Accident reporting : its mission is to report an accident at the hour of need, the whole complex registration process has been made simple and SMS based for the users, so the app shall work in any connectivity and if there is no internet then even SMS would work to report the accident and also receive the accident alert. The backend is robust and fault tolerant, and works like a command center for this high quality app.

Which apps would you have loved to develop and why?

We’d have loved working on Facebook app and we could’ve rectified the slow loading of the external web pages (which is annoying) as a challenge defeated.

We’d have loved to work on Quora (I love Quora) and made it with a different card screen based UI with vertical swipes to read questions, and then user-actions like upvote, comment or answer questions were given on the tab bar and rest of the functionality left and right shutter side bars. The current app is flooded with redundant buttons all over and is more like a replication of the website, while the real advantage of the mobile app development hasn’t been utilized. Wish we get a chance.

I’d have loved to work on LinkedIn-Connect app (different than regular LinkedIn app), as this app is awesome.

Which are the 5 apps you use the most on a daily basis?

Facebook, Outlook email (not the stock email client), Google Maps (weekly, when we roam outside), Wrap-up (for crisp news, and we developed it) and Hasfit fitness apps for daily workouts.

Which mobile device is the best in the market right now?

I think it is iPhone 6s only, I have it and I’m liking it very much because of its robust performance, touch smoothness, front and back camera and of course for the high quality of iOS apps (despite my grudges with Apple for not opening it more like Android devices: auto-input of OTPs on apps, auto-input of redundant info).

What kind of device/platform will be the next big thing?

It is hard to predict the future, but it seems like Android shall rule the roost because of the large number of devices for a wide budget range (covering most of the population) and its base of Java, and hardware agnosticism.

This is coming from an Apple fan boy, so you may consider it more credible. I believe Apple would remain more like a class symbol in under-developed economies and a competitive phone in the USA but worldwide it is Android which seems to be winning.

Why is AppFutura useful to you?

Its prime focus is mobile apps and therefore all site and tools are designed pretty customized for mobile app development companies only (and no other stuff), and we love this fact.

Less junk projects: I think most pro-only projects and above are well assisted and scrutinized.

Less non-serious bidders and therefore less ultra low price war (When I say less, I compare it with other big marketplaces like Upwork or Guru).

Verification process of vendors: which ensures that my potential customer shall be assured of receiving bids only beyond a good bench-mark.

Unlike many emerging marketplaces, Appfutura’s content on its blog and other sites looks more genuine so far which must bring quality visitors to their site (and therefore to listed mobile app developers like us).

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