Top App Developers Interview: OrangeMantra

Published on Feb 26, 2020 in App Development

Ayush Thapliyal has worked on Native and Hybrid Mobile Apps in various verticals, like eCommerce, Social, Travel, IoT, AR/VR, and Events Booking. OrangeMantra was founded in 2001 by Mr Vinit Choudhary and has more than 200 employees.

Here’s what Ayush Thapliyal had to say about his company and the mobile world.

What does your mobile app development company do?

We are a leading mobile app development company that specializes in developing feature-rich mobile applications for diverse platforms and with diverse technologies. Our seasoned team of app developers comprehends the unique requirements of the clients and comes up with feasible app solutions to match. We cater to exceptional iOS and Android mobile applications that are built using advanced technologies. The mindset we follow while crafting these apps is to excel in every aspect, from the user interface to user experience and performance. Over the two decades we have been in the industry, we have created a range of native and hybrid apps while leveraging advanced technologies such as Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, geolocation, wearable technology, and more. We have created both customer-facing apps and enterprise mobility solutions to empower businesses with the mobility potential.

What clients have you worked for?

Our mobile app portfolio has some impressive names, with the likes of Motorola, PVR, IKEA, Hero, Chimanga Store, Batelz, Vetsfield, My Moving List, Woytrip, Medsindia, Virch, and more. Over the years, we have created hundreds of mobility solutions for renowned brands, small businesses, and aspiring startups. Though we have some world-leading clients on our list, we focus on delivering flawless solutions to all our clients, big and small.

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

Our team has an exceptional lineup of professionals with cross-platform expertise, which makes us capable of developing all kinds of apps. When it comes to choosing one category that we specialize in, it would be native apps for Android and iOS platforms because that has been our forte over the years.

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

The budget for the apps we develop depends on the complexity and number of features that the client wants in the app. It also depends on the expected delivery timelines because our team invests extra hours to complete the project quickly. We work on both hourly and project-based pricing models, which again determines the budget. On average, a basic native app costs around $5000 to start with and the budget may go up depending on the specifications of the client.

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

We have an in-house team of expert developers with rich experience in variant platforms. Additionally, there are UX designers, testers and project managers to ensure the delivery of flawless apps to the clients. Since we handle the entire project in-house, clients get the benefit of consistency in the end-product. Further, our team is available for acting on feedback during the project and support post-deployment as well.

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

Some apps in our portfolio that we consider worth mentioning are listed as follows:

  • Mobile app for connected motorbike
  • Lead Management Application for one of Asia’s largest bank
  • Employee gamification app for a leading pharmaceutical company
  • Ticket booking app for the largest entertainment company in India
  • Mobile app for doorstep delivery of medicines

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

Although we have a versatile team that can develop native, hybrid and web apps, we prefer to build native apps. The advantage of choosing this alternative is that these apps are fast and reliable when it comes to performance and user experience. Native apps are capable of interacting with all of the device’s OS features, such as the camera, microphone, contact lists, etc. If delivering an exceptional UX to the users is your prime concern, we recommend native apps.

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

With the experience we have with both the platforms, here are some comparative pros and cons we can list for each:

  • Android has a wider reach as compared to iOS because it has a larger user base across the globe. For businesses that want to target the elite, iOS is a better choice.
  • From the development perspective, iOS apps are more complex to develop as compared to Android. On the other hand, the challenge of device fragmentation gets bigger with the Android platform because there are almost unlimited devices in the market.
  • Deployment on iOS App Store is difficult as compared to having your Android app live on Google Play Store.
  • The average development time required to build both kinds of apps is approximately the same. The difference lies in the testing stage, which is longer for Android apps as this needs to be done with multiple devices.

Which one will evolve more within the next 5 years?

Both platforms have a wide user base and are going to be important in the coming years. It would be hard to make a choice between the two and it really boils down to your target audience.

Which device is the best in the market right now? 

Apple, Samsung, OnePlus, and Google Pixel are the leaders in the mobile device market because they focus on delivering top-notch quality along with the latest features in their devices.

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

As our team has experts in both Android and iOS, we are comfortable developing apps for all devices that run on both platforms.

Why is AppFutura useful to you? 

Since AppFutura connects mobile app development companies with potential clients, collaborating with them can help us get new opportunities to grow our business. We would definitely want to use AppFutura to secure quality leads and get new projects in the future.

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