Top App Developers Interview: Enkode

Marc Coll
Marc Coll, Business Development at AppFutura
Published on Apr 04, 2019 in App Development
Top App Developers Interview: Enkode

Dmitriy Azarenko is the CEO and Founder of the mobile app development company Enkode. Founded back in 2018, the company currently employs 14 of the best app developers worldwide and it has its own headquarters in Chicago. Azarenko started as a Project Manager at a software development firm and worked on building web, mobile, and eCommerce application. That experience allowed him to start a new adventure on his own with Enkode.

What does your mobile app development company do?

Enkode Technologies isn’t just an IT outsourcing or servicing company. We work with entrepreneurs to help them build a successful product and business in the long term. Most agencies can build an IT product successfully, but don’t really care if the product succeeds, gets funding, or really anything from the business perspective. Our goal, from day 1 of the product beginning, is to make sure we do everything in our power, to create a successful product on the market which then creates a successful business.

We do this by focusing heavily on the business analysis and the goals of the client. We initiate the project with an in-depth business analysis that focuses on product-market-fit, competitors, how to create value, monetizing, and much more. This gives us a comprehensive guide on what should be the focus of the product and therefore we can recommend this roadmap to the client. The client can also use this business analysis as a starting point for a business plan and pitch deck.

What clients have you worked for?

Verizon, DHL, Software Revolutions (New Zealand), Huis Van Wonterghem, Pleeco, SkyCentrics, Federal Technology Company (Russia)

If you had to choose one category, what kind of app do you think is your mobile app development company’s specialty?

I believe the best mobile app development specialty for our development company is the fintech sector. However, I strongly believe that with the right learning tools, everyone can be a top-notch developer in all areas, so that is what I am teaching my employees.

What is the average budget of the mobile apps you develop?

Normally it depends on the kind of client, but mainly on the project itself. We have been working on different app development projects and our average price ranges between $75k-100k. However, as I mentioned this is an average price so it adapts to a client and its project development proposal.

Do you develop all mobile apps in-house or do you outsource some parts of the process?

We develop everything in-house. To make the entire project flow smoothly we need to have every team member participate in scrums on a daily basis and also communicate throughout the day if there are any questions. Outsourced work will get miscommunicated and there’s going to be some missing requirements.

Which would you say are the best mobile apps that your company has developed and why?

Centrics is my personal favorite as I feel it was the most interesting and one of the hardest to implement. It is essentially an analytics dashboard for smart home devices that shows all of the data such as usage, electricity, temperature, etc… This application was built for a property management company so that this data can be used to optimize home utility usage which can save a lot of money for property management companies in the long term.

Do you prefer to build mobile apps with native, hybrid or web languages?

We prefer to build with native languages. Hybrid languages such as React Native evolve very quickly and libraries are constantly getting updated. This involves a lot of involvement from the development team, post-launch. Also, there are a lot more risks involved during the development process that can be potentially unforeseen.

Let’s focus on iOS and Android mobile app development. Which are the Pros and Cons of each platform?

iOS Pros

  • Very high standards for applications being approved to the App store.
  • Easier to monetize on applications and conduct research on potential market winners

iOS Cons

  • Very high standards for applications being approved to the App Store, making the turnaround time for pushing an application to the app store a lot longer than the Android Play Store.

Android Pros

  • It’s an open source platform that makes it very easy for developers to create and release new software making it extremely accessible different types of markets and industries.

Android Cons

  • Android is extremely vulnerable to software hackers who push malicious applications that steal data and can push malware onto your device
  • Harder to monetize with the application
  • Low standards for software approval, which in turn makes a lot of application just deem worthless and be extremely buggy

Which one will evolve more within the next 5 years?

Android will definitely evolve more in the next 5 years because of its open source condition.

Which device is the best in the market right now?

There’s no “best” device. Each device has its own pros and cons. Finding your specific niche with each device is where the success lies, so it’s not a matter being the best device, but the best way to implement the application on the device.

And which device do you feel more comfortable developing an app for?

We’re extremely comfortable developing in either iOS or Android. However, due to a higher percentage of our employees using iOS on their personal devices, it gives us a better understanding of the iOS market.

Why is AppFutura useful to you?

AppFutura is useful for us because we’ve seen clients contact us from all over the world to build amazing applications. It’s not a matter of where the customer is from, but the kind of experience we can have together and the kind of business we can build by working with each other. I appreciate AppFutura for providing that opportunity.

Check Enkode’s profile on AppFutura to know more about the company and how to contact them.

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Marc CollBusiness Development at AppFutura

Marc has been involved with AppFutura since 2012. During this time, he has been in charge of different areas, from Content Management to his current position as Business Development Manager. After all these years, Marc has been in touch with the vast...

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