Give us a quick overview on Crocoapps. When and how did you begin this journey and what were your motives to be successful?
I did the first two orders with friends with whom we were developing our project. Then I created a website. My advertising background allowed me to quickly optimize the site and get clients. When the income at the studio became higher than at my main job, I finally made the decision to quit hiring and invest in my studio.
What is your role in the management and development of Crocoapps?
I am mainly engaged in negotiations, meetings with clients, preparing commercial proposals, leading clients, solving organizational and personnel issues.
Tell us about your biggest achievement in the industry.
In 2020, a mobile game of our development won the "Golden App" competition. We were faced with the task of developing a multiplayer game for Android and iOS, combining the mechanics of such bestsellers as: Pac-Man, Agario Snales Io, Crossy Roads. The main goal in Voxel Poxel is to defeat the enemy with the help of successful strategic and tactical decisions. Available modes 1x1, 5x5, FFA. The player can take part in online or single games.
How do you schedule the development phases of the app design and development projects to promise the timeline to your clients?
We use an in-house developed time tracking program and provide clients with screenshots of processes. If a programmer spent 8 hours, an artist 2 hours on a project, we have proof that they were engaged in our client's project and what they managed to do in that time. The client sees what he is paying for and how his edits and wishes are incorporated into the project.
Which framework, programming or scripting languages do you prefer for web development? How do you convince your clients for the same?
A client can come to us with a ready-made terms of reference. If we see that the project according to this specification will not work well or will be very expensive to develop, we help to change the specification. Our specialists have a lot of experience and can select technologies that will help to create a viable project at an adequate cost.
We carry out an initial assessment of the feasibility of certain functions at the briefing stage. If in the course of implementation specialists have ideas for optimizing the product, we bring them up for discussion, first within the team, then with the involvement of the customer. We support any proposal with arguments in its favor, as well as risk assessment.
How do you scheme your pricing model? How do you fix your budget?
Our rate is $10 an hour. It all depends on the project. Simple mobile applications cost from $8,300. For example, a card game, or a business card application. If you add a client-server architecture, then the amount can grow to $16,500. Large and large projects, such as browser-based strategies or MMOs, or mobile network strategies can pull up to $165,600.
For example, you can negotiate a discount in exchange for placing the studio's splash screen when you download your application. Thus, the studio will receive additional advertising, and you will receive a discount on the project. Also, the customer can take over such processes as testing and management, in total this will give up to 20% savings in the cost of the project.
How helpful are the web design and development made by Crocoapps for your clients in enhancing their business?
Depends on the project and the client's goal. Obviously, a promo game and a training simulator for employees have different goals. Either way, a quality product helps the business. We receive positive feedback from our customers, which means that our product helps them achieve their goals.
What according to you are the best practices to attain client satisfaction?
It's simple. We need to create high quality products at a fair price. Our cooperation with clients is based on honesty and transparency of all processes.
What are your thoughts about AR, VR and Internet of Things (IoT)?
For those who want to be the first among competitors, we offer AR development of augmented reality applications at a reasonable price The technology is successfully applied in trade, medicine, construction, education, design and computer games. The main advantages are in creating a WOW-effect for customers and increasing brand recognition.
AR technologies are successfully used in many business areas. Companies order the creation of applications that the user can download to a mobile device. This increases user engagement. Therefore, augmented reality on Android and IOS is now becoming more popular than development on desktop computers.
In the future, almost every organization will implement an AR system, as it is a convenient tool for interacting with the target audience. By ordering the development of applications with augmented reality, you can save money from the budget and express yourself in the market in an extraordinary way.
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