Plobal Apps is a mobile app development platform that helps small and midsize businesses (SMBs) create powerful iOS and Android apps. Any person’s milieu today is the digital world. Mobile has become the remote control of life. All the ordinary and extra-ordinary routines of every individual function around this small device which they always carry around in the hand. In extant scenario, this startup has devised the pivotal solution for developing apps that run on your vital gizmo.
Founded in 2013 by Atul Poharkar, Aliasger Motiwalla and Abhishek Jain, Plobal Apps is a Pune (Maharashtra) based startup. It helps you to build a mobile app for your Shopify Store in 10 minutes, thereby adding Mobile as an integral sales channel to your growth strategy.
Plobal Apps create a mobile app at 1/10th the cost and in under 10 minutes without writing a single line of code. Their aim is to help entrepreneurs, of both big and small businesses, to focus on just that- being entrepreneurs, and manage their core business while they take care of their mobile technology. Plobal Apps are dedicated to help businesses leverage the power of mobile instantly and cost-effectively.
According to their website, Shopify is the leading e-commerce platform that provides an affordable solution for e-commerce startups to build a powerful web-store with an appealing interface and the best features. It brings the best marketing technology within the reach of startups to spread the word about their e-commerce ventures. Shopify is easy to use and helps small and emerging firms across the world to grow into highly successful e-commerce enterprises. It is a hosted platform that takes care of everything from the modes of payment used to the security of the web-stores built on its world-class platform.
Plobal Apps Founders :
Atul Poharkar : He is the Co-founder and CEO at Plobal Apps. He takes care of Product Development and Marketing at Plobal Apps. He was earlier the Founder and CEO of Icrave.in.
Abhishek Jain : His expertise lies in cross-platform development and integration, is the CTO at Plobal Apps. He was earlier the CEO for NoahArc and President of products for Webricks.
Aliasger Motiwalla : He is the head of strategic partnerships and sales at Plobal Apps and has prior experience in sectors like digital publishing, advertising, SaaS products, and IT sales. He was also the former head of sales – India and Middle East for WDM Group.
Earlier app development mainly involved hiring a team of developers or outsourcing the job to an app development agency. However, with DIY app development platforms on the rise, businesses now have the opportunity to build a mobile app on their own without the need of any technical or coding skills.
More so, you can also reduce your app development time-frame using DIY platforms. For instance, eCommerce mobile app development with an agency can take up anywhere between 2 to 5 months, but with Mobile App development platforms you can have your app ready within minutes. Predominantly, for SMBs cost is a crucial aspect and getting an app developed by an agency can range anywhere between $2,000 to $10,000 considering they charge based on the man-hours put in. However, most DIY platforms offer monthly pricing plans starting as low as $79 including free versions of your preview / test apps, which helps SMBs significantly cut app development cost.
Plobal Apps Vision and Achievement:
The global mobile app market is pegged to be a $77 billion dollar industry by 2017. The sector has been growing at an exponential rate. Plobal Apps have built more than 1000+ paid apps till date across segments such as Retail, Hospitality, Fashion, Accessories, Electronics, and so on.
In 2016, they partnered with an Indian eCommerce platform called Zepo. Zepo is an Indian e-commerce startup headquartered in Mumbai, India, that offers DIY e-commerce platform, which help SMBs create and run their own online store. After their initial success with Zepo, they decided to focus on expanding their platform outside India and partnered with Shopify, one of the biggest eCommerce platforms in the world. Over the months, they have scaled to become one of the fastest growing mobile app development products and second highly reviewed product on Shopify.
For 2017, their goal is to expand to various platforms such as Woo Commerce, Magento, BigCommerce, PrestaShop, etc and help maximum SMBs to add mobile as an integral sales channel to their existing growth strategy. Additionally, they will also focus on providing an end-to-end product life-cycle solution inclusive of app development and app marketing to help SMBs build and grow their app rapidly.
Plobal Apps are working on Smart Notifications based on Data Analysis, Business Intelligence and Automation. Gartner predicts that by 2018, 40% of B2B digital commerce sites will use price optimization algorithms and configure, price, quote (CPQ) tools to calculate and deliver product pricing dynamically. Therefore the idea is to make lives easier for entrepreneurs by helping them understand their customers’ behaviour on their app and suggest actionable insights along with custom made and ready to use templates that can be sent as push notifications by business owners to drive customer engagement and loyalty.
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