Serhiy Tobolkin, JS Team Lead of PowerCode, who joined the company 4 years ago, followed up with us after three years from the latest Powercode' interview on our blog on July 2018 and the first interview in December 2017.
Serhiy, who previously worked as a software engineer at a company providing industrial plants automation, gave us an update on how his company is doing and how they see the mobile market going.
Your last interview was published in Jul 2018. What great apps have you been working on since then and what are your biggest plans for 2021?
Since 2018, as a development team, we’ve created several great mobile apps for eCommerce, healthcare, housing, entertainment, education, sports, enterprise, and other industries. My personal biggest plans for 2021 are participating in a project that involves the implementation of AI and data processing technologies.
If you had to choose one category, what kind of app do you think is your mobile app development company’s specialty?
Because of the expertise diversity, it is difficult for me to name only one; however, I can say that the company has already mastered the eCommerce field. The amount and extensiveness of work the team provided during the creation of Foodex24 and Pitbull platforms are not limited to mobile software development. The team went deep into the clients' business needs and processes to cover them with advanced solutions. Gained knowledge and skills allowed Powercode to start providing eCommerce consulting services and help future entrepreneurs build their eCommerce businesses from scratch.
Which app has been the biggest challenge for your app development company?
Foodex24. However, it was challenging only because of a really short deadline.
What would you say is the best device in the market right now?
If we’re talking about the iOS platform, it is definitely the latest iPhone 12 Pro, and if we’re talking about Android-based devices, I’d say the best one is Samsung Galaxy S21.
What do you think will be the biggest Smartphone release in 2021 and why?
The biggest smartphone release in 2021 is the new iPhone. Why? Because Apple smartphone products currently remain the best ones on the market.
Besides smartphones, what mobile device do you think is worth having first?
Definitely a smartwatch!
What do you think mobile devices will be able to do in the future that they don't do now?
I believe we can soon expect 3D projection functionalities in our smartphones.
What smartphone feature could you not live without?
I wouldn’t say I cannot live without them, but messengers, notifications, features for personal assistance, and social media apps have become a significant part of my professional and personal life.
Is your mobile app development team adapting to the new technologies and devices coming along?
My mobile app development team tries not just to adapt to the new technologies and devices but be among the first ones who put them into practice.
What advice would you give to anyone with an app idea who didn't know how to get started?
If you have a good idea for an app but don't know how to turn it into a good product – outsource its creation to a reliable and experienced software development agency. This way, you won't have to worry about the quality of your app so that you can focus on other aspects of your future startup like business model, promotion, etc. So, my advice would be – if you have an idea for an app, come to Powercode for its fast, high-quality, and cost-efficient development.