All posts by Mayank Pratap

About Mayank Pratap

Co-founder of EngineerBabu | Writer at Entrepreneur, YS, HuffingtonPost | Growth Advisor: Socket, IntelliTicks, MSG91

How to Manage Project Without Project Manager

Since the inception of my start up EngineerBabu, quality and accountability have been our prime focus. To chase big dreams without being accountable and responsible for them is a rather vague idea. Cooperation and team building have been the keys to smooth project management for us. But this wasn’t the case since the beginning; it was a rather bumpy ride full of frustrating setbacks and huge hurdles.

1. Zero on accountability!
Some years back when things were taking a time to roll. I faced a certain challenge among my employees, all were a gem among people but just after 9-7, these gems of mine lost their brilliant shine. I had hired the best of minds in the town with honed skills yet they failed to be accountable for their work after 7? This was nagging me at a new level, the hot head that I was back then; I used to yell at them. I scolded them. I tried every possible way out. Then a brilliant idea struck me out of nowhere. Before we move on to that big idea. Let me just sail you through the unique challenges that a project manager faces.

EngineerBabu is a place where you find the perfect match for all your IT needs, Of course, we had a huge bulk of clients to manage- their changing requirements, new additions to features and payments to make.
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2. Requirement Gathering:
This is where it all starts. Client requirements can be abstract challenging and fresh for you. To note all minor aspects of what the client needs, to understand his very basic requirements and convey its core meaning without getting shaken to the team was the task. But just like a Chinese whisperer, these requirements lost their essence till they reached the development team. The result was eerie, unsynchronised and clumsy software. A clear explanation was what we required. Well nobody was ready to be answerable to the client!

3. Division of tasks: Finding the correct fit for every task
You just cannot ask a pauper to rule a kingdom and vice versa. Assigning the correct role to the deserving is essential. To explore the real talent of an individual he/she needs to have a keen calling towards the work assigned. Making a developer do a sales job is not the wisest decision.

4. Milestone delivery
A client needs results. Just not overall final results, but updates about how you are moving ahead every day to accomplish the task. With every passing milestone achieved you build trust between you and the client.

5. 24/7 availability
Employees tend to run away after their 7 o’clock deadline. The client gets worried because there is no response from this end. It can make you lose valuable investors and clients.
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6. Rewarding the good work

I realised after all these years that incentives always work. It is human to get lured to an incentive, from early ages an extra candy/lollipop has always motivated us to work on that irksome homework. So why not at work?

We came out with an easy solution- every employee was assigned, one client. He was overall answerable for that client. For each five star rating, a five per cent bonus was offered. For a four star rating a 4%. For three star 3%.It worked reverse for 1 or 2-star rating a certain percentage was deducted from their bonus.

Suddenly there was 100% accountability. It worked miraculously. This policy did wonders. The sales hiked up. The number of happy clients increased significantly. Employees were enthusiastic to work and saw each day as a new challenge.
Since then work has been a bed of roses. A skilled team, enthusiastic and understanding co-founders and smiling clients! Every entrepreneur’s dream come true!

9 Vital Characteristics of Successful Freelancers

Get to be your own boss. What else do you need? There are many perks of being a successful freelancer! Yet there is something that might bother your client.  These tips can work miraculously. They might give you refreshing vibes and change your entire work schedule. I have worked with freelancers for a long time now.  What puts them on most blacklists is unprofessionalism. I hope you pick up some value in these tips to steer your career straight. Let me help add value to your profile!

1. Let’s make a Deal!
Do you need contracts even for the small jobs? It can be a huge task to figure out the details behind every deal so do you have to run away? Many freelancers get caught up in heavy paperwork and drain their time in it. All you need to do is cover the basics on which you and the client have to agree upon. Your contract should have these basic things:
• The work produced isn’t plagiarised.
• The client’s proprietary information should stay confidential.
• The Payment terms. The payment mode the time and conditions of payments.
Having few basic terms in place for every project will always protect you, importantly, will help inform about your work. Once you have your contract, your client then can print, sign, and return.

2. Don’t be afraid to say “no”
Don’t add too much to your plate.
Saying no is hard, but you can avoid all the strenuous work. When in a dilemma, stick to your limits and abilities.
No matter what you do, you are eventually going to disappoint someone. It can be the client because you were not able to deliver your 100%.So turn down features opinions and add on when you aren’t available or ready for them.
The worst thing about taking on everything that comes your way is that your plate may end up full. You make wrong commitments. You’re stressed, anxious, and the worst part, now you’re left with no time to make use of that golden opportunity.
Next time you get a project; don’t just reply with an instant yes. Just consider the opportunity, ask yourself.

3. Focus your freelance business
By focusing your brand identity and the type of projects you take on, it’ll make everything much easier for you—from marketing to doing the actual design work.
Pick one or two services to specialise in, and only take on work that falls into those categories. Then turn down the rest.
Once you’ve decided on the services you now specialise in, be sure to translate that in your brand. Only allow that feather on your hat to show and creep in your profile. Some keywords and content can help you big time. All of this is a by-product of marketing, which in turn will steer traffic and new projects on your way.

4. Showcase not show off
This is a repetitive but much relatable topic. Many freelancers make the error of filling their resume with work just to show that they have some sort of skill in design. Keep it simple showcase your previous works.
There’s a difference between a freelance business CV and a school profile. A freelance portfolio should only contain the work you expertise in via client work.

5. Transparency the clearer picture
As a freelancer, truthfulness is an upmost necessity. That’s something you must be proud of, so don’t hide behind a veil. Be the face of your business be proud of your work.
From a client’s point of view, if I were to hire you to provide a service, I would want to know a reliable guy. So be sure to inject who yourself are into your brand. Personalise your product.
Also, when a client is interested in working with you brief him up regularly, If he wants to give opinions suggestions take them.

6. Make a schedule
Freelancers often have a flexible schedule. It is a huge mistake many people would take advantage of that flexibility. The best way to avoid getting used is to make a schedule for you.
The dirty little secret here is that much of the time where you do not do actual work can be turned into precious minutes to enhance your abilities and learn more.
But, even if you’re working on a project basis, and can make your own hours, it’s in your best interests to make them regular. Plan your work at specific, slotted times makes it convenient to get in the zone when you need to be – relaxed and enjoy your life.

7. All work and no play make Jack a dull boy!
Speaking of enjoying life, many people overlook this point and end up overburdening themselves.
Taking time for you isn’t just fun and games; it’s a primal part of work-life balance. In order to be really productive, you need time to rest and recharge your batteries.
Take holidays breaks and off days.
When deadlines haunt, you’ll have to burn the midnight oil and get things done. Just make sure you touch your deadlines by burning that midnight oil.

8. Know your numbers
Your freelancing is a serious business, and as a business, you need to know your numbers. Such as:
• Business revenue (How much do you need to make per month to live?)
• Site traffic (Where are the clients coming from? What’s your most popular thing?)

Knowing these stats will shed light on the regions that are working for you and what areas need improvement. To see where the most traffic is coming for is the most archival technique.

9. Make every rupee count
If you are serious then you need to save up on taxes. That is how you can make every rupee count. Read all the government policies regarding tax TDS and rebates. Now the GST. Try to maximise your income bar. Manage your expenses and income judiciously.

Firing will not solve Indian IT companies’ problem, Shoot them

Every founder has a dream, the dream that can’t be completed without a rock-star team. My Facebook wall is flooded with MNCs firing news, and this has afraid the Employees and the Government. Most of the companies increase earnings of their employees and fucked their earning potential.

Problems:

1. Hiring for Dating not for marriage

When you go to the pub, you look for the hot girl or boy, not the right one. Most of the MNCs are making this mistake, they are spending huge money in hiring bulk from top colleges.

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Can you judge a right person in 20 minutes of the interview? Absolutely Not. It totally depends on your mood, his mood, the question that you asked, and was this guy able to explain it well. Recruitment team picks up hot people instead of the right ones.

2. You hired Sachin Tendulkar and asked to do Wicketkeeping: the Wrong Role Assigned

Like Girish Sir, founder of Freshdesk said beautifully, you hired Sachin Tendulkar and asked him to do wicket keeping, then it’s whose mistake? It’s not just about hiring right people, it’s also about giving them the right role.Role-Assignment3.Daddy, I’m a fighter- I don’t want to play Table Tennis:

There is interesting concept called Bench, MNCs hire the best talent from the best colleges, They spend money in hiring them, providing best onboarding training, teaching them dining antiquates etc., But there is no enough work for them, these guys come in, punch the card, have breakfast, play TT, watch girls, again play TT, then they have lunch,  go to GYM, do gossips, punch card again and leave. There is no enough work to utilise and enhance their potential.

4. Wow! New credit card with XXXXX limit, and My New iPhone:

Who would love to work when he gets paid for playing TT. Very first day of joining all the banks start hunting for new hires, as Gabbar was waiting for holi. Employees follow same, they pick the credit card wit a maximum limit. Now thanks to Flipkart and Amazon. The day the firstt salary hits the bank most of them order iPhone with 6 months EMI. Jeff Bezos knows well you got your salary on 1st.

5. I am doing POC on fucking Big Data:

When Employees ask for work they got Lollipop, let’s work on POCs. Working on proof of concept is state of a software engineer
that gives him excitement. Employees got unused MacBook or unbreakable IBM ThinkPad. Now they can say to their friends that I am working on big data, I am data science engineers or I got work in R&D. I don’t know who is a fucking customer and why we are building it, but I know how to open Facebook through a proxy.

6. I am thirsty, May I drink water. No! write an email and take approval

Process sucks, I still remember when I was working with an MNC company, someone asked me to send requirement document in MS-Word. I did not have the required software installed, I tried to download but firewall blocked me, I asked my team member on how to get it done. He said to go to support desk portal, select specific category, place request by filling a form your desk number, your project name and why you need that software. This will go to team leader if he will approve, it goes to Manager, then ODC head, then IT head and then to the Networking Department, then come back to who handle software installation at your wing, that guy will take your system in remote and finally software will be installed. This fucking process took 8 days of my time because either people were on leave or they have another important email to reply then to my software installation request. Next time when there was need of Photoshop, I went home at lunch time, did my work and saved my 8 days.

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7. Mom, I can’t call you, I have meetings and then I need to send MOM:

Meeting, meeting, meeting! Then minutes of the meeting. I saw many companies wasting so much time in the meeting, it’s not just an hour call or meeting daily. If there are 15 people in that call or meetings it’s 15 hours call/meeting daily. If the lowest salary is 25,000 bucks, you would be losing minimum 2000 per meeting.

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In the meeting, most of the people are not even aware of the agenda of the meeting or the outcome, there are discussions and not conclusions.

There are more reasons for how the earnings are increasing but not the earning potential, and then there comes a time when these people are laid off.

And that is why I think there is a need for us to improve and innovate our process, so as to help the employees to utilise and enhance their full potential, I say let’s be lazy and smart again and do things quickly and precisely. Instead of wasting hours on unproductive meetings let’s sit together and make innovative processes and products.

To employees, I say don’t just sit inside your cubical and wait for 7 pm, instead walk up and take initiatives, see what is everyone up to, think about the real problems around and come up with a solution. Stop working in your cubical and start working for your company and grow along with it.

Employees are not diapers, please don’t use and throw.

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Why iOS App Development Is the Future?

Why Is iOS App Development the Future?

Android users haven’t forgiven Google yet for that very late release of Clash of Clans. They got a taste of it only after the iPhoners had got tired of it. And remember how Instagram launched on android store more than a year after its iOS release. Just look at a large number of apps coming out on iOS first or on it exclusively.

While for users, this is just a general wondering, for mobile app developers it poses a big professional call to make! Should you follow the flock and join the iOS app development race? If reasons are what you need to inspire yourself, this post can give you plenty.

CODING — JAVA v SWIFT

Coding is the king, queen and the entire royal family. If they go down, the entire mobile app development goes down with it. While android developers use Java, iOS developers have warmly welcomed the newly launched Swift.

Java is said to be a very verbose programming language and requires almost 40% more codes than Swift. And with bigger lines of codes comes a bigger possibility of bugs.

Swift, on the other hand, comes with the promise of better results with fewer codes. It acts as an excellent translator between the coder and the computer and helps convey to the computer exactly what you want it to do.

EMULATORS

Android emulators are no match for iOS simulators in terms of both speed and support. It slows down the overall mobile app development and makes it a tougher life for android developers. iOS app development is unquestionably the clear winner here.

TIME CONSUMPTION

It is only basic math that android app development with its longer codes and slow emulators would be more time consuming for developers. While it can be advocated that some of the codes are auto-generated, it still has to be read and debugged.

DEVELOPER TOOLS AND SUPPORT

Apple shows some great commitment to its developers. XCode being better than Android Development Studio is a classic example for this.

FRAGMENTATION

Not convinced with all the above reasons? Well, this one should do the trick then.

Android app development poses the challenge of developing for tons of brands, screen sizes and platforms. You could do a perfect job but still be showered with emails about undetected bugs spotted on some phone with that unpronounceable Chinese brand name.

Also, you have to develop apps that suit three year old Lollypop versions too as 15% of the android users still use that.

iOS app development pretty much uniforms this out with limited devices and versions.

REVENUE

iOS users being more conducive to spending on apps might be a stereotypical myth but is still well supported by some good stats. Apple has paid out billions to its developers and android isn’t that close a second.

The Bottom Line:

iOS apps earn more revenue and are easier and less time-consuming to build. iOS users spend more on apps and also readily upgrade to higher versions of OS. You can stop working on older versions soon.

Switching to iOS app development is thus definitely worth considering. Do it early enough and beat the rush hour traffic.

Source https://medium.com/@AppInventiv/why-ios-app-development-is-the-future-ce5a4398548a#.ivle545yc

MDoctor: The Ultimate Doctor for your Cell Phones

1) Overview:

Every day, the technology trends change and thereby changes the way to optimize the technological advancements. The mobile phone markets are booming and so are the apps that are built in thousands of quantities for multiple purpose and agendas, may it be for your business or for your personal use. So, it’s like where there are apps, there are slow-mobile-speed. Sounds familiar, right? Of course, it’s an everyday story, to be precise, a “complaint” from our cell-phones who run out of space and memory. Whenever you try downloading an app from Apple store or Playstore, that annoying message pops out saying “You are running out of memory!”. Or say, whenever you try clicking candid moments with your friends, your phone buzzes you up with this message which says “Sorry, you are running out of space”. It drives you nuts, I’m sure.

So, to help your cell-phone out of this mess and getting it out of the “I.C.U.” mode, mDoctor app is on a rescue mission. I am sure you might have tried and tested many junk cleaning apps for these problems and it’s all in vain. But, let me tell you how is our doctor gonna help your cell-phone breathe some fresh air and function properly.

MDoctor is an app which is built dedicated to the core issues a user faces with his mobile phone i.e. cache problems, functioning of your APK files, your cell phones running slower than a snail, optimization issues, RAM issues and many more. This app will help you scan and remove all these problems in a single go. Let me introduce you to this app along with its functionalities in detail.

2) Challenge:

The main challenege that we faced while building this application was writing the code of “Listing all the applications i.e. both system apps and user apps”. Also, once the listing was done for all the applications residing in one’s mobile phone, accessing these apps and stopping them was equally challenging. This was because, there are system apps for which permissions are required to be taken from OS or the app itself in order to access them and perform any functions related to the same.

3) Designs:

M-Doctor

Features:

1. Junk Cleaning:
mDoctor has this feature of Junk Cleaning which is basically working in two steps. The junk cleaner will help you detect all those cache data, the APK files which are obsolete, the apps which are running and also the background running processes and services. It also detects the empty files and folders created by your OS. After detection, this moves to the next step which is cleaning of all these detected junks and frees your mobile to an extent. It will also take care that no files are deleted wrongly.

2. Phone Boost:

It detects all the apps which are taking unused space in RAM and kill them to clean your RAM and boost the speed of your phone. It will significantly increase the speed and response time because these junk uses your memory space, OS and even RAM which slows down your phone and even sometimes lag in responding to the user-requests. Just a single click and you’ll improvise your phone to a greater extent. It will free the RAM’s un-necessary usage by any apps. Just a single tap and voila!

3. App Manager:

This is one of the main features as this app manages to create a list of all the installed apps and APK files too. With this feature a user can create a backup of an app, delete the APK file for the same and even can uninstall the application if not required.  Basically, it will help you remove all the unwanted and useless apps that have been feeding-off your phone memory and RAM till now, thereby freeing phone’s storage space.

4. Battery Optimization:

Battery as we all know is always on our nerves. No matter how hard we try to make an optimized usage of the battery, it always runs out of charge. The Battery optimization feature detects all those apps which are creating an excess load on RAM usage and consumes a high amount of charging and stops them right away. This helps a cell-phone to extend the battery life. It even helps your battery from being over-charged or over-heating. It will display the charging status and app’s message on the lock-screen while it is in charging mode.

5. Mobile Statistics:

It shows current battery percentage, stand-by time, temperature, RAM usage, storage status, download and upload bytes. Cools down your phone temperature and reduces CPU usage by stopping apps that cause device overheat. As well as extending your battery life!

This app also takes care of all the junk notifications you get and sweeps out of your phone. It prevents all those trash notifications from eating up your cell-phone’s efficiency and slowing down. Your phone will be free from any such annoying notifications.
So, this is all about an app which will really help your cell-phone to overcome the major issues.
This app is supported in every Android devices. It’s been published and deployed on Google Playstore.  Download

Client’s testimonial:

Client-Testimonial

JOKAAMO : Services at Your Doorstep

1) Overview:

Are you one of those who wants to keep an arm’s length from the unnecessary hassle of running from one place to another to choose the best tutor? Does it seem inconvenient having to buzz end number of electricians when some appliance breaks down? Well here is a solution to all such big and small household problems. In a tech-savvy world, why travel an extra mile when you have an all time companion at home? Jokaamo is like a personal assistant who can run your errands. Not literally, but it can bring problem solvers right at your doorstep.

2) Challenge:

When the clients came to us, they wanted a source to reach out to the common man. There are hundreds of applications where a tap on the screen can solve your problem within minutes. However, the clients felt availability was limited to metro cities. Makers invested more in metro cities as compared to others.

3) User story:

Here lies the origin of Jokaamo. The client wanted to make things readily available to everyone irrespective of their location. The concept seemed intriguing to us. The idea of connecting vendors directly with the customer as per the need sounded novel. The meeting involved noting down all the requirements and prioritising accordingly.

4) The Process:

We planned to deliver an Android and iOS application to fulfil the client’s aim. The app enables people to avail day-to-day services in a few clicks.
We decided the flow of project:-

Concept:

The story behind the name of this application is interesting in itself. The client wanted to connect to the Indian audience at large through the services yet stay alienated from using Indianised vocabulary. Hence, the term Jokaamo is derived from the Indian terms ‘Jo Kaam Ho’. So when reading together, it is called Jokaamo.

Designs:

  • Mock Up: mockup-app
  • Web:website-design
  • App:jokaamo

Features of Jokaamo:-

  • The home screen of the application takes you through services at large provided by the application.
  • This includes business, events & weddings, personal services, health, home services, lessons, hobbies, beauty and repair & management.
  • The facilities of arranging for a dance/ yoga instructor or hiring a wedding planner can be availed at home through online booking.

For Provider:

  • Providers can register themselves and add the following description to give an overview of their product: About Me, My Services, Offers, My Gallery. Price and more.
  • Provider can post multiple services in various categories setting a relevant price.
  • The specification along with relevant pictures and discount if any lets customer book services on the go.

For Customer:

  • The customer needs to pay a minimum booking amount to avail any service.
  • Customers have the liberty to cancel the booking before the offer gets accepted by the provider. Such a cancellation stands invalid once the provider accepts the booking.
  • Appointments with people can be rescheduled.
  • In case, the customer is not satisfied by services, he can send a request for the same and USE the service again.

Posting a job:

  • Customers have the option to post a job in the portal as well. As soon as such a post is made, providers registered in the application will receive notifications.
  • The notification system widens the reach of such job posting, thus getting you prospective bidders.
  • Customer/provider can then hire one of the bidders.

Chatbox:

-Once a person is through with booking, he is entitled to the chat option where he can exchange messages with the provider.

-The chatbox is built according to user convenience.

-Pictures, contact and other files can be sent via attachments.

Payment:

-Jokaamo accepts only online payments to support cashless transactions.

-There is no cash on delivery system.

-Customers can add money to their wallets through credit/debit card, e-wallets and net banking.

You can download the app on play store.

Client’s testimonial:

Client-testimonial

 

Get Purohit : App to Connect Pundit Online

1) Overview:

GetPurohit is an online application to book a purohit/pandit for any needs related to religious and spiritual domains. GetPurohit is a service which was put into execution considering the current demands of getting anything and everything online may it be services related to hospitality or any religious needs of people. GetPurohit caters services where one can book pundits or purohits for any religious activities one wants to carry out for any occasion, in any part of the country.

GetPurohit is a platform where they have a crew of the best of pundits/purohits who are well versed and well trained in terms of understanding the roots of our Indian Vedas, scriptures and ethics of our dharmas. Not only is this app capable of getting you the “perfect purohit” but also it will work as a mini encyclopaedia where the information varying from Hindu scriptures, the Vedas, Upanishads, the immortal tales of Mahabharata and Ramayana, the legendary stories and morals lying beneath every spiritual and religious story of our Gods and Goddesses’, finding the best mahurat for the most important occasions of life and many more will be just a few clicks away.

2) EB Process of tackling (The Process)

a) Documentation:
documentation

b)Challenge: The challenge here while designing the UI/UX was, it was an app which needed both ethnic or say Indian touch and simultaneously needed to look like a professional online portal. The most challenging part was designing the vector of the main character i.e. A pundit/purohit who needs to look both modern and authentic. This app’s must thing was about maintaining the Indian touch while modernizing the concept of online pundits. The saffron needed to play the key role in giving the rich feels of our Indian cultures and traditions.

c)Wireframe

  1. Web:Wireframe
  • User:
  1. Signup: Any user can sign up via many options i.e. with Google+, Facebook, Mobile number or email Id.
  2. OTP verification: Once the user signs up, there will be a One-Time-Password verification for authenticity.
  3. Edit profile: Once a user’s profile is created, he/she can edit his/her profile accordingly.
  4. Search pundit: The user can start searching for any pandits/purohits based on location, type of pooja and also by any other option.
  5. Share Pundit’s profile: The user can share pundit’s profile with others.
  6. Bookings: The user can book a pundit via calendar availability.
  7. Payment: The user can make payments via payment gateway with 2 available options i.e. option to pay 100% amount or 30% of the total amount.
  8. Confirmation Process: Once the booking is done by the user, the confirmation and any other notifications will be sent to both user and Pundit via SMS and email.
  9. Booking Cancelation: The user can cancel the booking before the dead line and refund shall be awarded.
  10. Tracking: Once a user books a pundit, live tracking is enabled.
  11. History: Ever user’s profile has order history detail maintained.
  12. Ratings: The user can rate/review a pundit.
    1. Purohit:
      1. Profile Creation: Purohits will be creating their both online and offline profiles.
      2. Edit Profile: The purohit can edit only the services which they offer and nothing else.
      3. Schedule management: The purohit can update their schedule through calendar.
      4. Notifications: The purohits will be notified regularly about their past bookings and upcoming bookings along with stats like to total amount earned till current date.
      5. Bookings: Notification for new bookings will also be sent to purohits.
    2. Admin:
      1. Panel for Purohits: This panel is built in a hierarchical manner i.e. based on the reference code. Say, remove/add/hide from search results i.e. active/inactive options.
      2. User panel: It has 2 options i.e. add/remove.
      3. Payment Reports: The reports are generated in this section where one can know about the orders with information as how much amount for a particular purohit is paid and how much is remaining. Say, a purohit is paid 30% advance and rest of the 70% needs to be collected by offline mode, this report is maintained in this section and updated.
      4. Promocodes: This option is available where a user can redeem various offers.
      5. Services panel: This panel is where the pre-defined services for purohits are managed.
      6. Order management: This is for cancelation or reassignments to a different pundit
      7. Notifications: The notifications when a purohit raises a token are managed here.
      8. Email templates: This is for managing the emailers sent to the users and purohits.
  1. App:Wireframe-App
  • In the Release II there were few improvements which took place as follows:
    1. User:
      1. The way in which any user would rate or give reviews for the pundits were changed.
    2. Pundit:
      1. Even pundits get the benefits for the references he has made to any other pundit for any other predefined services.
    3. Admin:
      1. Manage cities: The cities in which there is the availability of the pundits are managed.
      2. Area Management: The area allotment is also managed in the admin section.
  • New services: In case of any new services that needs to be added is done here.

i) Master group:

ii) Category Management: There are different categories of the services that are provided and are managed here.

iii )Banners: Any graphics or updates related to the application for both users and pundits are being managed here.

  • CMS pages and menu integration process is done here.
  • Site meta tags: The tags which will help this app rank on particular keywords and searches are done here.

i)Roles: The different roles i.e. user, admin, editor and many other are a part of this section.

ii)Service Management: The services which needs to be added/removed are under this module.

iii)User credits:

  • Newsletters: The regular newsletters are sent to both Pundits and users via this section.
  • Promotional Messages: Any promotional messages for any new offers or codes are executed and managed via this module.
  • Contact Us: The queries which come via contact us are managed in this module where they are replied to on regular basis.
  • Panchang Integration: The mahurat and panchang which needs to be referred by both user and pundit are managed here.
  • Social media: The users sharing any kind of stories/reviews/promotions for this application over any social media channels like Facebook/Twitter/LinkedIn/Google+ any many more are integrated here and even managed from this end.
  • Web services management: The services carrying out the request – response from server to client and vice versa are managed here.

c) User story: The user story for this application revolved around a singular but significant motive which was; what if there are users who live outside India and are in search of authentic Indian pundits/purohits who can come to their place to perform the rituals for their most important occasions of life? This was the key problem

3) The Result: The end result of this whole process was more than wonderful. In the end, we successfully executed designing the Android application within a time duration of 50 days. Also, we successfully designed the website along with admin panel and web-services within the time duration of 90 days. Trust me, it was a wonderful experience because we never had built such application focusing on Indian traditions and customs.

4) Reviews:
getpurohit-reviews

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How we developed Healthcare app to Automate 120 Hospitals

Currently, at EngineerBabu we use Intercom for communicating with our visitors. One of such client’s visited our site and asked about having worked with any app in the Medical domain and can we build one such app for them. I am going to share step by step guide from discussion to project completion.

Note: Client name is confidential.

A) Skype Discussion:-
Client: Mayank, We have a chain of 120 hospitals which we want to automate through the mobile app.

Me: How current management works, hope you must be having an existing management ERP.
Client: Yes! We have a hospital management software that has all the functions we required. Also we are using Salesforce and few more complex integration like Inventory, Sales, etc. Let me send you the demo of our existing web app. We are looking for same kind of mobile app.

Questions :
Me: Why you want a mobile app?
Client: Client can book services through our App?
Me: What else?
Client: Our Department nurses can see where she needs to visit. We want that our collector (an agent in our hospital who manages all the collections made) can keep track of the requirements. We want to build 4-5 applications for our internal business management and One User application to get more booking.
Me: I am sure you need a client application to publish in their stores (Apple or Google) and Internal Management App download for selected candidates only.
Customer: Yes

Conclusion: He was looking for 4 Applications (Sales Management, Doctor and Patient Communication, Nursing Management, User App). He did not had any developer account i.e. neither of Android nor of Apple. Also, he wanted to integrate these apps with his existing ERP management system.
Step 1: – Requirement Gathering 

About:

ABC home-care is an unparalleled medical service at patients own home. It brings quality home-care services at patient doorstep without the patient visiting the hospital or clinic. ABC home-care provides well-trained staff for providing personalized services. The services we provide are:

  • Attendant
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy
  • Pathology
  • Doctor
  • Medical Equipment
  • Physiotherapy

Purpose:

The primary purpose of this website & application is aimed to ease access to health care services for the patients and streamlining the operations for ABC home-care. The secondary purpose is to make this business highly autonomous.

A few guidelines to be maintained while developing ABC home-care Website & Mobile App are as follows:

Color Theme Selection:

The colour theme to be followed for the app has to be according to the ABC Hospitals brand guidelines. The following colour guidelines have to be followed for the Homecare Mobile App:
Palette-Preview

Fonts Selection: Our Fonts should represent the feeling of Care and Healing. Hence, we would like to use Aller fonts for all our brand communication. You can use the following fonts in the app:

For Headline:
Aller(Bold)
Aller (Bold-Italic)

For Sub Headline/Body Copy/Content
Aller (Regular, Normal)
Aller (Light)
Aller light (Normal)
Aller light (Italic)

After The discussion document prepared building-experience-map

Building Experience Map:
Experience Map

Wireframe Design for Doctor App
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Flow of Patient AppPatient-App-FlowTesting Sheet:Testing-sheet

Project Management Tool:-
Basecamp is a perfect tool for project management, It helps you to do following things.

  1. Manage your project remotely
  2. If your co-founders or partners are located in different city or country they will also know the progress of development.
  3. You can group chat with Designer, Developer or anyone who is a part of the project.
  4. It helps to keep project communication on one page. This makes it easy for everyone to keep track of the ongoing project.
  5. You will be notified when you get new features.
  6. You can also comment, add reference files if you have any suggestions for development or design.

Basecamp

 How it Works:

Client’s testimonial:Testimonial-Review

Mentrio: community to Find the right Mentor

Students after finishing their schooling often gets ambiguous about which course to study, which university to pursue higher education from , what to expect in the coming years, etc. These are very relevant questions to rise in the mind of a young man who is moved out of his comfort zone to face the world. Any wrong decision can throw him several steps back with a total loss of progress and motivation. Hence, these questions and doubts need to be addressed and evaluated effectively. The choices you make now are mainly going to shape the rest of your career and consequently life. Thus, it is of extreme importance to get right information and counseling before heading anywhere. A well informed student with the organized purpose and expectations ultimately makes big.

Times like these bring into picture the worth of a mentor. A mentor is a protective guide who listens to you patiently and counsels you with his enormous experience what he thinks suits best to you. He makes sure you get what you deserve and minimizes the gap between you and your goals.

Who could be the best people to mentor young minds other than people who have already been in the shoes few years back? The alumni who have already walked the path and know the hurdles; their vast knowledge and perspectives are surely going to help heaps to this generation and more.

The big question is to connect the alumni around the world; to fall them within the reach of students and bring their valuable experiences and skills to the table. This gives birth to the idea of mentrio.com.

Mentrio is a platform created by the team Engineerbabu with the aim to bridge gap between a mentor and mentee. It opens a great opportunity for all the mentees seeking wise words and direction to be guided by noted alumni who are few clicks away. Mentors have the opportunity to share their learning and experiences and earn some money in the process.

mentrio

How to get started?

-> The experts can sign up through linkedin furnishing basic details like educational qualifications, work experience etc.
-> They mark their future availability on the calendar.
-> Students who wish to seek expert’s guidance can sign up through Google+, facebook, linkedin or mentrio homepage.
-> You can reach to your expert with the aid of various filters provided.
-> Book your date and time well in advance as per the availability of expert. You can book up to two weeks.
-> You are required to make payment in dollars.
And you are done. It’s that easy! 🙂
Mentrio
-> Booking can be rescheduled or cancelled, if required. The amount will be refunded if you intimate 24 hours prior to the scheduled time.
-> After the completion of call, you can rate the consultant as per your experience. Your feedback is important to us. It gives us a chance to polish up.
-> If either of the party does not show up, meeting gets forfeited.

Are you that mentor?

“Show me a successful individual and I’ll show you someone who had real positive influences in his or her life. I don’t care what you do for a living—if you do it well I’m sure there was someone cheering you on or showing the way – a mentor”Denzel Washington
You can become a mentor if you possess natural aptitude and expertise in your discipline and have willingness to share it with others. You ought to be honest and concerned with your mentee and dedicated to deliver. It is an absolute treasure to be capable of giving someone a gift of knowledge.
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Being a mentor is an opportunity!

As Winston Churchill said once “We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give”

-> It allows you to bring change in young people’s life.
-> It benefits you with brushing up your knowledge and learning new things from people while mentoring them.
-> It is always good to be updated and refreshed in the company of young people.
-> It is an adventurous journey on its own where you meet many people and may end up having some of them your family for life.
->It is also an opportunity to earn some money 😉
Being-a-mentor-is-an-opportunity

Mentrio Fund:-

Mentrio fund is formed to support the underprivileged children receive at least the basic level of education. We truly believe in education as the premise of every society, every family. We consider ourselves extremely fortunate to be able to pursuit this mission.

We have partnered with make a difference (MAD) foundation and karam foundation in this endeavor. Any money contributed towards mentrio fund will be completely donated to these foundations. We are determined that no child remains out of school.mentor-fund

Keep the fire burning and spirit high!