• Respondent: Irsa Faruqui
• Company: Retrocube – Software and Mobile App Development Company
• Designation: President
• Website: https://www.retrocube.com/
• Email Id: [email protected]
• LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/irsa-faruqui-0b0bb074
About RetroCube CEO:
President of RetroCube, Irsa Faruqui, is a leading name in the industry with 10+ years’ experience in digital marketing & is currently involved in mobile application development at Retrocube.
1. How is your experience of running a successful business so far?
Running a business is easier said than done, and without our exceptionally talented team, it would not have been possible to achieve the status that we have now. Having started off as a small business and entrepreneurs’ apps, we have also been working to create quality gaming applications.
The entire experience has helped us grow, learn, and evolve, while also keeping us on our toes. We always make sure that we meet our client’s expectations and overcome any setbacks that may arise. After all, our clients are our number one priority and we would never do anything to compromise that.
2. Tell us something about the team composition at your organization.
With over 500+ employees in various departments, we’re proud that we have different teams, trained to manage and operate different technologies, such as Native, Flutter, Game Development, etc. Most of our employees comprise within the development team, where they work on various client’s projects and in house products as well.
Other than that, we have two departments working parallel to each other, which are Design & Quality Assurance (QA). Our Project Management Office (PMO) is in charge of the entire management, taking place under project managers and the selected heads of the department. Then we have Client Servicing, which works parallel to Business Development (BD), to bring in the revenues.
3. Is IoT playing any role while developing your mobile apps?
Yes. We do make use of IoT and have worked with several IoT projects, including Raspberry PI, tracking devices and solar panel batteries as well. Our services pertain to clients’ specifications and we make use of IoT following that.
4. Where do you see your organization after two years?
Our mission is to develop exceptional quality mobile applications that not only enhance the services that our customers receive, but also provide a modernized solution at each step of life. The main focus of RetroCube is to provide our clientele with the latest and most advanced mobile application solutions for unmatched user-experience.
Our goal for the next couple of years is to expand Retrocube and the services offered to international markets, with much more enhanced technologies. We also hope to have our own platform which is currently in the making.
5. Tell us about your revenue expectations and the steps you are taking towards it?
We are growing at a fast pace consistently, and we also make it a point to partake in different marketing activities as well as to participate in various conferences & events. These events and meetings are both international and domestic, to optimize revenues.
6. What is your biggest challenge as of now that is restricting you from going ahead?
The market that we are operating in is a highly competitive one, and it’s safe to say that rivalry exists within all industries. Although no challenge is restricting us from moving ahead, the level of competitiveness is undoubtedly intimidating. Our primary focus is to deliver exceptional quality with a pricing scale that matches, and to ensure that our customers get what they need.
Our goals and our mantra are to build long lasting relationships with our clients by offering them nothing but the best in any service that they require from us. The challenges within the industry might slow us down, but our mantra is long-term and we are sure that we will get there in due time.
7. Tell us about your view on the impact of future technologies in app development companies?
So far, the progression of technology has improved the way that app development companies function, and as far as the future is concerned, we genuinely believe that the impact of it on mobile application development agencies will be remarkable and constructive as well as useful. Future technologies, such as augmented and virtual reality, AI and machine learning, definitely have a massive impact on app development companies, granted that these companies make use of these technologies.
8. Can you put some light on your upcoming plans?
We offer a plethora of services, which include mobile app development, blockchain development, machine learning, and AI, as well as augmented and virtual reality, to name a few. Currently, we are focusing on augmented reality (AR) and are focusing on expanding it as well.
9. What can your organization do to revolutionize the current scenario of mobile technology?
Mobile technology plays a massive part in our lives today, regardless of whether the area is rural or urban. Not only has mobile technology become a part of our day-to-day routine, but it is also heavily relied on for numerous purposes, be it entertainment or necessity. We hope that in the future, we can revolutionize the current scenario of mobile technology by enhancing the current technology and the services related to it. Hopefully, the change will be one that is positive and helpful to all.
10. How are apps transforming the way businesses work or grow?
With the introduction of applications, businesses certainly have the upper hand in that they can rely on a multitude of sources to get the work done in less amount of time. Application development has also created new avenues for businesses, increasing the business opportunities that are available.
So, it’s definitely evident that apps have transformed the way that business functions or expands positively.