Hackathon Dobara – 2018

A coding challenge hosted by the Team “iView Crafters

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With such a successful event of Hackathon 2018, the idea of Hackathon Dobara was an exciting event for us and this time iView Avengers decided to go one on one. As soon as the date was announced, the eagerness to compete and bring out life to our burning ideas increased. The goal was not just being a refreshment, but also learning vanguard technologies and pushing past limits. The problem statement of the event was decided as “To create Developer on Demand system”.

 

“If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.” —Benjamin Franklin

 

I, amongst some of the other developers, was new to the environment of Hackathon. An expression of curiosity and excitement could be seen on our faces. The enthusiasm spread amongst everyone. Finally, the day came, and the combat began at 11:00 am. With high spirits and confidence, the minds of our developers started churning.

After a little bit of coding and lots of thinking, came the discussion part. One by one, everyone projected their doings and conveyed their thought process. Every developer had a different perspective and approach towards the job. Our senior android developer mentioned that developers are already present in the market, but to find one which matches the requirement is the real issue here. To solve this issue, he suggested that a business model should be created which has bidding dialectics. Further explaining, he said that a company can post their projects and developer with the highest bidding would get hired. Next came our full stack developer, according to him there are many developers but it would be confusing to choose the right candidate for the job. He created a single interface like a chatbot where you just need to type in your requirements and let the chatbot take care of the rest. His basic notion here was a simple UI and powerful backend. “If the backend is powerful, we will get astonishing results”, he said.

 Finally, I presented my thoughts. I recommended that by assigning ranks to developers, the quality of their work could be judged.“Initially, everyone will have 0 rankings, how is one supposed to choose then?”, a counter question was thrown at me. An excellent question to which I answered that we can create a testing portal where one can appear for a test suitable to his/her experience level and get ranked accordingly. Once they get ranked through our website, those rankings would also be visible. The discussion was concluded and it was time to declare results.

It was mind-blowing to see how everyone has something new in their projects. It was like a recipe made with a special ingredient. “Developer on Demand” was an interesting and elegant topic where we, “the developers”, could judge on what basis a company would hire a developer for a required period of time. With the mindset of a developer, the idea was to get as much work as possible. Trying to get in the shoes of companies head, the purpose solely was to get the best developer suited for their project.

 

“If you are not willing to risk the usual you will have to settle for the ordinary.”  –-Jim Rohn

 

A developer can think of every scenario possible in a project and will definitely provide a solution for the same. The ideas were so different and magnificent in their whole that the result of the Hackathon was declared and everyone won. Cheerful roars were heard and everyone applauded for themselves. The whispers of friendly spats made everyone giggle.

How amazingly everyone participated and crafted eye-catching and mind-blowing ideas in just a few hours.

Team iView again proved its potential and that given any problem, we Avengers will suit up and fire our best tincture.

Cheers to the Hackathon and with a strong vision to take it to the next level!

By Shweta and Team

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How much does it cost to build an Uber like App?

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#UberlikeApps are the new trend for the #ondemand economy. Everybody wants to either build #Uberfortaxis, #Uberforfood, #Uberforlaundry etc.  But why there is sudden demand for these ON demand apps. Every business today wants to build location based services to deliver convenience to their customers. As per the Mckinsey report, “20 to 25 percent of consumers would pay significant premiums (up to EUR 3, RMB 20, and USD 3 in the respective region) to receive their items on the same day.

For building any #Uberlikeapp, we will need 2 different apps and a backend system; both these apps should be available on both the mobile platforms. One app will be for a service provider app and another would be the consumer app.

For e.g. If you are building a taxi booking app like UBER, there will be a driver, a rider app linked with backend system for managing trips, bookings, fares drivers etc.

Significant Features for Uber like Apps

  • Location Mapping and Real time tracking

    It’s a must have feature for geo mapping the providers by which the consumers are able to track the providers real time.

  • Intelligent Matching Algorithm

    Intelligent Matching Algorithm allows you to match the consumer requests to the Right service provider.

  • Secured Payments

    All the payments need to be secured by integrating different payment modes for accepting payments via credit cards, PayPal or use payment gateway adaptors such as Stripe, Braintree, Paytm etc.

  • Route Optimization

    Route optimization will help to find the shortest path for the service provider to deliver his service as per the consumer request.

  • Service Management & configuration

    Service Management & configuration will be a backend tool to add/update/delete services which will be linked to the app. These will be the business services.

  • Fare Calculator

    Fare calculator will enable you to configure the fare rules and the system will automatically calculate the fare for each service rendered.

  • Reporting & Analytics

    Reporting and Analytics will help you derive meaningful insights from the day to day transactions which will help you to understand your business performance.

  • Accounting System

    Without this your business will be incapable to run. You need to have an accounting system to manage the incomes, provider earnings, pay-outs etc.

  • Service Provider Revenue System

    Service Provider Revenue System will help the service provider to understand his earnings, pay-outs from the platform and get deeper understanding into his transaction history.

  • Security & Encryption

    As per the new data protection compliances for different regions, your app needs to adhere into all these compliance.

  • Back Office System

    Back Office System is the core if you want to build an Uber like App. It is an information gathering tool about your customers, service providers which help you to know & manage the daily activities of this business.

  • Communication & Notification

    This is a must module which helps you to communicate with all the stakeholders of the business and create a system level engagement which helps your uber like app to grow.

  • Support

    A support system to address customers query.

How much an Uber like App cost finally?

MVP Uber like App cost

If you are looking to build a MVP for taxi booking app or for an Uber like apps for you to test the market, then taxi booking app starter package will cost your around  ~ 3,500 USD. With this cost, you are able to start and launch your business with 2 apps and understand the market and your business service model.

Enterprise Uber like App Price

If you are looking for a solution which makes your taxi business, laundry business or food delivery business to have an ON demand solution with all the above mentioned modules then the app cost would range from $20,000 – $40,000USD.

What should you expect with enterprise price?
          • 2 Native Mobile Apps for android and iOS
          • Backend System
          • Third Party Integrations for Maps, SMS, Payment Gateway
          • Push Notifications
          • Security & Encryption
          • Data protection compliances
          • Customized UI & UX to match up your brand needs
          • QA & Maintenance

Well, this pricing will give you a fair idea about the cost to develop any Uber like apps for any business. Having said this, it is very important to understand each business needs and customization they want to build for their On Demand apps like Uber to derive at a cost of entire solution. Any tech company or solution you choose should be able to scale as per the scale of the business. Lastly, you should choose an app development company who is able to drive your business growth of ON Demand based on their tech solution.

We have built Uber for taxis, Uber for laundry, Uber for deliveries etc.

If you are looking to build an Uber like app or a taxi booking mobile app for your start-up or enterprise, contact us or call us now at +91 98250 84654

We will be happy to hear and serve you!!

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Build a stronger Customer Experience in Real Estate

Real estate demand has seen an ever increasing rise in India, which is driven by the urbanization and high spendable income. With this increase in demand and awareness, small to medium real estate players are finding it difficult to survive in this extensive competitive market. Today customer is far more aware and educated for making his decision. It cannot be a price war anymore which used to happen decades ago, where supply was less than demand. Today, supply is more than demand. So how do you get maximum sales with high customer satisfaction in this volatile market?

Tips

    • Understand customer buying behavior

      • Firstly we need to understand the demographics from where our consumers are coming from. There are various factors which influences
        Customer buying decision such as social, cultural, personal and psychological.
      • To understand these factors, capture every details of your customers from your first interaction, to truly understand your customer in person. Pull out some customer analytics on your existing customer base to strategize your marketing efforts.
    • Enhancing first experiences (Primacy)

      • It is rightly said that our brains most powerfully remember elements and events that come first. That’s why your first touch points of your customer has to be positive ones. List down all your customer first touch points like
        • Website
        • App
        • Call Center
        • Social Media Page
        • Site Offices
        • Print Materials
      • All of these first touch points leave a positive or negative impression on your customer about your brand.
      • Innovate and differentiate on all the above touch points to create a positive impression on customer’s mind.
    • Repetition

      • People remember things that are repeated and that’s how customer tend to buy things. Constantly communicate with your customer and keep them well informed about your products and offers. Have an effective real estate CRM tool which will help you to communicate effectively with your customers.
    • Wow your customer

      • Novel experiences make enduring positive memories. Create new experiences for your customers and surprise them at every touch point. Knowing your customer and customer needs before they say is one way you can surprise your customer. Surprise your customer by creating an immersive experiences by creating digital site offices, virtual walkthrough where they are able to make their purchase decision. Increase interest of your consumer in their product purchasing journey by enhancing their shopping experience
    • Listen to your customers

      • Have a personal association with your customers by listening to their feedback and reviews at every stages. Share your customer stories which will make them feel accepted and they would be completely elevated by their experience.

The iView Edge

We believe in crafting innovative ideas and concepts in technology which can help businesses to solve their problems. One of our customers who is a new entrant in real estate market had to create a strong base where customers trust his brand and his products. With adoption of iView’s real estate solution, they saw a compelling increase in their sales by 500% and had higher customer satisfaction.

 

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Time saving for Patient & Doctors to Search for Electronic Health Record

We are fast moving into a “Predict and Fix” model in the medical sector, and patient data plays a key role.

The biggest dilemma that the healthcare sector in India and the world is the digitization of patient records. With millions of megabytes of data being generated every day, this number is only going to grow in the next few years and we at iView want to make your Healthcare business ready for this boom.

Reducing human intervention and the subsequent error beckons the urgent need of digitalization. That’s where our innovation, the Prapp comes in.

The Prapp is a connected health system for small clinics as well as big networked hospitals.

The idea of the product stemmed from our market research in which the number one grouse the doctors had- was that a significant portion of the medical personnel’s time to dedicated to entering data concerning vital and patient history information. Automation of the data is the Prapp’s biggest USP. An interoperable hospital system which collects all vital patient data as soon as they walk in. How? Our engineering team along with data scientists focused on sensor technology to develop an IoT based platform for information on a patient’s weight, blood pressure, glucose levels etc. This data is automatically fed into a central system which is connected to the cloud for access anywhere, 24/7. Furthermore, the multi-platform supported doctor panel also allows for maintenance of appointments, medical records and it’s monitoring- even from a remote location.

Pattern recognition into a patient’s wellness will aid the doctor in giving prompt and correct diagnosis while also factoring in physiological changes and lifestyle. Prapp is an interoperable health information network aimed at reducing the gap in the doctor- patient relationship. It is highly customizable and can be broken down into individual solutions depending on varied needs.

We strongly believe in the potential and the revolution that IoT will bring to the world. We aim to connect businesses, patients, personnel and doctors into one framework and usher in the new age in healthcare.

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Predicting the next growth story in Retail

Reinventing the Indian Retail Growth Story

With the Indian Retail industry growing at a rapid pace and contributing to almost 22% of the nation’s GDP, a disruption in this enterprise is imminent. Our applications are in line with the amplifying e-commerce market. The inventive solutions we propose have only a singular mission: to differentiate your business and strategy from the white noise.

The Jewelry closet is a revolutionary way of purchasing in brick and mortar retail stores. This augmented reality setting not only showcases the designs of the retailer but also lets the customer “try” them on real time using facial recognition and photo capture. Our client saw reduced costs with respect to in-store inventory, increase in sales and creation of a unique brand relationship with every customer.

Each retailer tries to differentiate itself from the competition, but the strategy that the company uses to sell its products is the most important factor. Over the past couple decades, there have been sweeping changes in the general retailing business. The commonplace blueprint is to combine the characteristics of more than one type of retailer to differentiate themselves from the competition.

Our revolutionary application in the retail space is the Jewelry Closet. Our client KP Sanghvi Jewellers Pvt Ltd specifically wanted to innovate their showroom experience for their customers to increase footfall and purchasing decisions. The brand wanted to reduce inventory costs to avoid any increase in physical security costs. The Jewelry Closet is an augmented reality Mobile or Kiosk based application where customers can virtually try on new designs and pieces. All the mirrors were replaced in the facility- through face detection and photo capture, the women could just drag and drop the necklaces and soak in a 3D view.

We at iView can design and customize the product at every stage. Our team of engineers and software experts have the capability to build this entire solution as a package as well as individual components. Our process of conceptualization, prototyping, design, development and deployment ensures a quality check at every stage and client engagement at every step.

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Critical Analysis Tool

M-CAT Application for the masters and the global leaders in the Customized Blown Film Technology Mobile support on smartphones and tablets Effective retention of information

iView Labs have developed a Software for M-CAT (Mamta Critical Analysis Tool) for the  Masters and Global Leaders in the Customized Blown Film technology: it was always a challengable task for Mamta team to carry the Machines for Showcase and Sales and therefore in order to have the virtual look and configuration of Machines – iView Labs developed the M-CAT App which helps their sales and technical team to create the Dashboard of Client’s requirements based on their custom requirements of the Blown Film Machine. The whole concept has eliminated their Configuration Challenge and therefore they can now configure the plant in just few minutes. The entire stakeholders and boards have now found a source to increase the productivity and close the sales faster by configuring the Machine Plant in just few Touches.

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iView empowers INDINOX 2015

100% automization on sales, eCommerce for stall booking & conference registration

About Indinox

One of the largest stainless steel expos in the world, was held in the grand city of Ahmedabad in early 2015. Organized and held together by the core, the Indian Stainless Steel Development Organization (ISDO), Indinox serves as a common platform for a discussion on the overall progress and the future of the stainless steel industry. With over thousands of exhibitors, Indinox 2015 had a vision to open innumerable opportunities for global stainless steel manufacturers, businessmen and consumers to grow and expand through B2B global investment opportunities and innovatory business development.

The Challenge

Considering the enormity of the four day event itself, it was important for Indinox to realize its vision and make it a success. Although, the number of participants was large, unfortunately it lacked a central database system for tracking and record keeping, and all of their communications were scattered/unorganized. All the transactions were being carried out using traditional manual methods, with no IT backbone at all. This led to ineffective methods of information management; increased the scope of human error and overall presented a very ineffective system of conducting a large scale event.

The iView Automation

ISDO saw a technical ally in iView Labs. Considering the time, budget constraints and the development of a completely new way of functioning, our solution was simple and cost effective. Automation of the entire system right from the user end to enable better communication between vendors and clients- all using an online platform. Our in-depth analysis with the key members of the organization, increased surveys and a technical solution check from our internal IT team led us to creating a lean system and a reduced infrastructure costs.

The Solution

Our end product was a smooth website which was intelligent, interactive, dynamic and highly responsive. Its mass appeal and intuitive interface let exhibitors register online, book their stalls immediately, check status of their profiles and even get accommodation details in the city of Ahmedabad via effective integration of Google Maps. All of this was achieved by the creation of a central database which operated on the laws of cloud computing.

Its significant features:

  • Registration and application for sponsorship.
  • Registration of visitors.
  • A statistical interface which showcased graphs & analytics indicating real time capacity, vacancy and number of visitors.
  • Engaging and interactive information via creative info graphics about the event and its mission/objectives.
  • Extended media coverage through publish of news, articles, speeches and even event videos that showcased the daily proceedings.

The INDINOX transformation

With our sophisticated solution, the footfall of INDINOX 2015 increased dramatically. It gave a significant boost to the visibility of the event amongst its peers and helped in maintaining its globalized perspective. Increased awareness led to increased accessibility between vendors and their prospective clients. It transformed the event in a well-oiled machine and quickly became the go-to solution for all its future proceedings. And most importantly, the website helped in generating a potential source of business online.

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The digital future of dining

What is the future of digital innovation?

Automating every single aspect of our everyday lives. From the minute mundane task of running a washing machine to the finer facets such as your regular restaurant visit! From the minute the diner walks in, the demand for an interactive immersive experience is very real and imminent. Restaurants are targeting the constant connection to the online social world of individuals and families via dining experiences that fulfil this condition.

As for the restaurant, increasing workforce costs, the balance of spend, profits and revenue, maintaining a digital relationship with their clients and diners is paramount. They are on the constant lookout for solutions that conquer the best of both worlds of cost efficiency and increased productivity.

Our interactive Dining application gives the control of the dining experience squarely in the diner’s hands and automates the ordering/management process. This product was created for the Flavors restaurant in Dubai with expert objective of decreasing waiting time, have fun activities for the children and always be connected to the social world via a simple multi touch table interface. Our eco system ensures a unique food and technology experience.

Why we good?

  • Maximum digital relationship with clients and diners
  • Lower staff costs
  • Higher number of diners in the restaurant
  • Higher customer spend
  • Increased profits and revenue
  • Wow-factor with the immersive experience

We at iView can design and customize the product at every stage. Our team of engineers and software experts have the capability to build the entire solution as a package as well as individual components. Our process of conceptualization, prototyping, design, development and deployment ensures a quality check at every stage and client engagement at every step.

Modules of our eco-system

  • The Features: The physical table

    • Multi Touch Table with flawless performance and support for individual or full families
    • Composed and built of strong rugged aluminum & glass of top quality. Waterproof to ensure no damage courtesy food and beverage spillage
  • The Features: For the Diner

    • Diner engagement via fun games and social updating of networks right from the table
    • The diner can see the menu, its dishes and ingredients and order from the touch table itself
    • Waiter engagement and human error is limited as order accuracy is maintained
    • Food and staff reviews can be posted immediately
    • Clean, easy and interactive user interface
  • The Features: For the Restaurant Backend

    • Can be seamlessly integrated with point of sales system
    • Order accuracy is maintained with the connection and integration of the application at the kitchen end.
    • Inventory/waiter shift management complete with tracking
    • Seating management to ensure higher number of customers at every food service
    • Categorization management for coffee, bar, food and dining

The MUMOS can be used in different sectors of the hospitality industry such as tourism, event planning and even transportation.

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