Elsner Technologies’ MyAppGurus.com offers unparalleled, technology-driven, customized Mobile App Development services to clients across the globe. They have carved a niche for themselves by offering high-quality, superior and highly-functional Mobile App solutions that help businesses to achieve their core purposes in terms of client reach, revenues, brand visibility and brand recognition. MyAppGurus.com’s team of expert designers, developers, quality analysts and digital marketers leave no stones unturned to ensure that organizational objectives are achieved. They leverage their expertise to offer invaluable services to clients.
In a talk with Mr. Harshal shah / Founder & CEO at Elsner Technologies, he shared his views on the current industry scenario and what elsener technologies offer to its customers and make them future ready.
- What were the initial challenges you faced?
The main challenge that every entrepreneur faces in his/her initial days is to offer a token of trust to potential customers. Most of the time, potential customers don’t put their trust in a rookie company. To get the breakthrough is the main challenge. Any entrepreneur in the world must have faced this issue. We have tried social media and other marketing channels to face this issue and focused on brand awareness. Once you have quality services and products in your hand, customers will come to you naturally. It might take time, but they will come undoubtedly.
Also, good candidates often hesitate to join a new company due to many possible reasons. What if the company shuts down in a couple of years? What if their skills are not utilized properly? What if joining this company affects my resume negatively? These are questions that haunt good candidates.
- Which was that point that triggered the growth of the company?
At the initial stage, the main point of discussion was can we get enough customers, and provide services well enough to become a viable business? But then we got an eCommerce app development project that has a good impact on the eCommerce industry. So with well-detailed research and hard work, we launch their application and that successful launch changes the future of MyAppGurus.
- What is the reason behind your company’s long-standing success?
If I have to mention two things here that are the major contributors to the success of MyAppGurus, I would like to mention: Dedication and our commitment to offering the best quality solutions to our clients. Our respective teams spend a huge amount of time in research and brainstorming before the actual app development process to identify the key aspects that need to be worked upon. Also, we have the best brains in the market who tirelessly work to achieve goals. They are the creatives who love to face new challenges and deliver high-quality, feature-rich Application development and solutions to clients.
- What are the products/services the company focuses on? How are your services different from those in the market?
We mainly offer Mobile App Design, Maintenance and Marketing (Android and iPhone App development), App design and development solutions (with programming languages such as Beacon, React Native, AngularJS, Swift App, Flutter App, Ionic App, Web Application, and Cross-Platform), and mobile app UI services.
The main thing that differs MyAppGurus from others is our commitment to deliver the best quality solutions that are feature-rich, highly-functional, unmatched, thoroughly tested for performance and functionalities and after-sales and maintenance services. Our no-compromise attitude for quality puts us ahead in the cut-throat competition.
- How do you decide to take the company a step further in terms of your products/services?
We are planning to add more technologies and services to our portfolio to ensure that our customers won’t have to go and find other Mobile app development service providers for any types of application services. Our main aim is to become a 360-degree App Development and marketing service destination where we deliver the best quality App solutions in any business domain.
- Is there any new addition to the list of products/services? Anything exciting you would like to share?
We have just added a bunch of quality engineering services in our portfolio. It includes automation testing, performance testing, mobile testing and security assessment testing services. If you want to check the quality of your application, you can reach out to us and we will employ all testing approaches to test your product thoroughly.
- What do you think are the responsibilities of an entrepreneur?
The main responsibility of any entrepreneur is to turn challenges into opportunities. According to me, it is also the best quality of any entrepreneurial mind. Another responsibility is to establish a company culture that is inclusive, growth-oriented and cohesive. Also, an entrepreneur must identify opportunities that come into his way. Having great work and life balance is another thing that an entrepreneur must learn. Furthermore, he must know the maximum utilization of resource.
- Can you please brief us about your professional experience?
Before founding MyAppGurus, I worked closely as an app developer in multiple IT companies in Ahmedabad. During that time, I have always believed in thinking out-of-the-box to come up with the finest solutions that can bring the desired change. I have worked for almost 6-7 years as an app developer before founding my baby- MyAppGurus.
- What are the key achievements of your entrepreneurial journey?
Initially, we were mostly in app development services. Over time, we have identified opportunities in app designing, UI design and maintenance services, especially in the eCommerce industry. The eCommerce industry is growing rapidly all over the world and we took the lead to come up with unique, unmatched and result-driven eCommerce app solutions for our clients. We have a team of almost 200 employees from different expertise work and help us to offer superior services to our clients.
In addition to that, we have more than 1000 clients in our book to whom we have served with high-quality products and services. We have helped clients to write their business growth stories. It is an achievement that we take pride in.
- What does your work culture look like? How do you keep your employees motivated and driven?
Now, this is the most challenging aspect of any organization. At MyAppGurus, we have adopted the work culture of WORK HARD, PARTY HARDER. We don’t miss any opportunity to celebrate. I believe that office celebrations improve cohesiveness among employees which reflects in their productivity and efficiency. Moreover, we also organize sports tournaments, cultural events, tours and charity events. We reward employees with incentives for their utmost dedication and hard work. Also, we organize seminars, webinars and other events for employees so that they can stay updated with the latest market trends and technologies to put them in real-life practice.
- Can you tell us what your favourite book is? And your favourite part of the book (if any)?
I love to read inspirational books that mostly deal with leadership skills. As of now, I am reading “Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life” by Albert Liebermann and Hector Garcia. This is a fantastic book and has the potential to change the way you look at life. It mainly emphasizes on some of the life tips that can help you to stay stress-free and motivated. I urge everyone to read this book as it might change your perception about life, work and humanity.
- Whose business story do you find the most inspiring?
I have always stated in many of my lectures that Steve Jobs is the man who has changed my life and the way I look at entrepreneurship. Some of the life lessons I learned from Steve Jobs is to accept failures as you celebrate success, learn from others even if he is your driver or a local vendor, and take the calculated risk rather than blind ones, and many others to follow. He was the man with the right entrepreneurship skills at his sleeves and has changed the lives of millions.
- Which is the most inspiring quote you have read?
Again Steve Jobs. My favourite quote is: “Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
- What is your take on the competition in the market? How do you cope with it?
Competition is the fuel that drives me every day. I can’t imagine a day where there are no competitors as it will make me mediocre. Competition helps me to motivate myself to think creatively and innovatively to come up with the best solutions. Creativity also does not allow you to compromise with the quality of the services you offer. Yes, competition is the actual driving force that has helped me to reach where I am today.
- Is competition a motivating factor? Does it help to bring out the best?
Yes, as I have discussed in the last question, without competition, you will not be able to think about exclusivity. If you don’t have any competitors in the market, you will just come up with ordinary solutions with no value to offer. Competition boosts your efficiency, productivity, and creativity that can bring the best out of you.