Top app development companies interview: TechSuite

Published on Jan 22, 2018 in App Development
Top app development companies interview: TechSuite

Samuel Corso is the co-Founder and CEO of TechSuite. The mobile app development company was founded in 2016 by Mitchell Sapoff and himself. It is located in New York, the United States. The mobile app development company has 44 mobile app developers and other IT professionals.

Samuel Corso garnered more than 6 years of experience as a recreational hacker and freelance developer prior to starting the company. He worked mainly in web development, working across different verticals for a wide array of clients.

Let’s see what Samuel Corso has to say about TechSuite and the mobile app development world.

What does TechSuite do?

TechSuite is the product team for promising startups, innovative enterprises, and ambitious SMBs with no time to waste. We are 33% faster and 50% more cost-efficient, without ever compromising on quality aspects like scalability, reliability, or usability. We have a 97% on-time and on-budget success rate to prove it! As an outsourced services provider, we take the protection of our clients’ IP very seriously by ensuring it 110% from the get-go, and try to integrate ourselves with our clients’ businesses as much as possible by being 300% as responsive as the typical software development company. Our mission is to democratize the whole product development process so that the greatest ideas in the world can come to life.

What clients have you worked for?

We have worked with promising startups primed for success such as Spotz (Waze for parking), Petly (IoT-powered doghouse), Social Closet (peer-to-peer fashion marketplace), and HeyDog (Rover for Europe), as well as enterprises looking to add some innovation and lean startup thinking to their operations.

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

Our specialty lies in marketplaces/on-demand/sharing economy/peer-to-peer (p2p) applications. We have a lot of expertise with this type of technology, and know how to rapidly develop robust solutions for this vertical. Our experience also yields a lot of critical business knowledge on building these types of companies. Clients often come to us to build “Uber for X” or “AirBnB for Y” and these are the types of projects we are very passionate about, because we believe that we can play an integral role in helping these companies to build platforms that can replace institutions and give power to everyday people. We like to bring a high-tech twist to this popular business model through technology like the blockchain and Artificial Intelligence to equip these platforms for today’s world.

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

Our average project is in the $15-30k range.

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

Our Global Delivery Model coordinates NYC-based product strategy and project management manpower with development, testing, and deployment resources based out of our delivery center in New Delhi, India. This model enables our clients to reduce costs across the entire project lifecycle, exchange information locally, minimize communication gaps, and get maximum value out of our app development team. The perceived con is the time difference, but that actually works in our favor, because it enables us to work around the clock and have our clients get progress while they sleep.

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

The two best apps we’ve developed would probably be Eatsy and PiF Live. Eatsy is an on-demand food delivery/logistics platform similar to Seamless/Postmates/Grubhub, but it’s aimed at college students so it delivers straight to their dorm room. The strengths in Eatsy lie in its market segmentation and the beautiful User Interface that arose out of it. PiF is great because of its cause - it’s an app that encourages users to perform good deeds, so we built an addictive User Experience that fosters such behavior.

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

We definitely prefer to work with native technologies because they allows us to develop more well-designed and high performing applications. They allow us to utilize the native design components and capabilities of the devices, which is a good standard to follow and is preferred by the application marketplaces (ie: the iOS App Store). We’ve seen that this even helps apps to get featured and rank higher within these marketplaces. However, cross-platform/hybrid platforms and frameworks provide a good solution for tighter budgets, as they require less resources for implementation.

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

iOS apps are known to generate more revenue and have higher user retention rates. However, the user reach is obviously smaller, because iPhone owners are a minority. Android apps need to be designed and developed for many different screen resolutions, processor capabilities, and operating system versions due to the fragmentation of Android OS. This can be both a pro and a con because while it does allow for more design creativity, it also requires extra QA Testing to guarantee the same standard of user experience across all screen sizes and devices.

Which one will evolve more within the next 5 years?

The probability of Android evolving is higher because it lives on multiple platforms. The open source nature invites more app developers to work on it. More teams and individuals with different approaches and mindsets give Android an edge.

Which device is the best in the market right now?

I am a proud iPhone X owner, and wholeheartedly believe that it is the best mobile device on the market. The hardware is second to none, and the overall performance overshadows mostly everything else I’ve seen. Perhaps the biggest, and most significant improvement from my iPhone 7 that I’ve noticed is in the category of battery life.

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

I would say 60/40 in the favor of iOS. Every application should start with an MVP (Minimum Viable Product) and with these, it’s important to get something out on the market as fast and cost-effectively as possible in order to gather feedback and start iterating. iOS is better for MVPs because it’s not as fragmented, so it allows for less time and money to be put in while still achieving the same quality. At the end of the day, we’re in the business of bringing value to our clients and in the MVP phase, building for iOS gives them more bang for their buck.

Why is AppFutura useful to you?

We are excited to start using AppFutura because we are hopeful that it will expose us to the most powerful ideas in the world, and enable us to bring the most value to our ideal customers.

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