Top App Developers Interview: Riksof

Published on Jun 08, 2020 in App Development

Muhammad Khurram Ali is the CEO at RIKSOF Private limited. Muhammad Khurram Ali has more than 18 years of experience in diverse software product management and development. He also has demonstrated experience and repeated success in bringing innovative ideas to life and expertise in a large spectrum of technologies including the Internet of Things, Mobile, Web, ERP Implementation, and Embedded software.

Founded in 2009 in Pakistan, RIKSOF has more than 45 employees. Here’s what Muhammad Khurram Ali had to say about his company and the mobile world.

What does your mobile app development company, RISKOF, do?

We are an award-winning company with core expertise in building customized applications for mobile and web platforms. Leveraging from our 11+ years of experience, we offer value to our customers by building products and solutions that actually benefit the end-user. Our success and client satisfaction rate can be gauged from the longevity of our relationship with clients. We have several running deployments in place that we continue to maintain and update as needed. I strongly feel having successful running deployments to show is a good indication of the value the app development company can bring to the client.

What clients have you worked for?

Over the 11 years of our existence, we have had the opportunity to work with various types of companies including multinationals, SMEs and startups as well.

Some of the well known names we have worked with are USAID, Louis Berger, Government of Pakistan, Total Parco, Panasonic, Mobily, SBM and TCS among several others.

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

Customized Application development. We have had more exposure to the healthcare, education, retail, and e-commerce industry. When it comes to startups, the team has very good experience with on-demand and location-based apps.

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


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

We develop complete in-house apps. None of our work is outsourced. This allows us to take complete ownership and maintain the quality and service level we aim to offer in our deliveries.

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

A recent project that I would like to highlight here is the “Hunarmand Pakistan” app. It is significant because of the following reasons:

  • Stakeholders involved: Government of Pakistan, USAID, Louis Berger as consultants.
  • For public use so a highly visible application.
  • It helps the economy in general as it connects skilled workers with household employers.
  • It is a location-based app built on the Uber model. 

Location-based on-demand apps are in high demand in our industry in general so it certainly feels good to have this in our portfolio of apps.

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

We work with all the different technologies. We feel in addition to the technologies used, the processes in place, and how you structure and build the application is critical in the performance of the application. Technology in itself will not help if the right environment and processes are not implemented. We do have a highly refined development process, which has a very positive impact on the quality standards of our applications.

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

I think both are highly used platforms. Depending on your target market, location, etc, one platform may have more users than the other. However, what we have noticed for all the recent projects that all startups would want to build and support both platforms to begin with. This makes sense as it allows us to cater to a larger user base. With improvements and optimizations in the capabilities of hybrid technologies, it is certainly possible to build high performing apps with cross-platform technologies. We have successfully done it and have the right infrastructure in place for it.

Which one will evolve more within the next 5 years?

I think both are evolving and improving with time. Though personally, I am an iPhone user and have more inclination towards it :)

Which device is the best in the market right now? 

As I am an iPhone fan, I would recommend iPhone 11 Pro. The experience of using an iPhone is unmatched.

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

We are comfortable building it for all devices on iOS and Android platforms.

Why is AppFutura useful to you? 

AppFutura provides us with a very good platform to showcase our profile and expertise. The traffic on the website is very relevant and we are able to connect with a good pool of potential clients.

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