Not many entrepreneurs dare to bounce back after catastrophes. But for Amit Singh, a technology enthusiast and the founder of Wow Labz – a Bangalore-based Web and Mobile development firm, his failure deemed as a glimmering opportunity. “The failure of my product ventures and the debt that followed, motivated me to get into services. I committed myself to building an exceptional product development services company, which was further enabled by two of my smartest juniors from college – Rohith Veerajappa and Roshit Omanakuttan who became my co-founders,” reminiscences Amit. Formed in 2011 Wow Labz has been a launching ground for many world-class applications for startups. Its marquee corporate clients include HDFC, Quikr, Star India and University of California San Francisco to name a few.
The Wow Factor
Rated as one of the top 12 Indian iOS development firms by ContractIQ, the company is known for its expertise in consumer Internet and mobile products that also cover micro-blogging, social networking, and m-Commerce apps. “Anybody can make an app. But it takes a lot more to build an app that works in the market. We integrate aggregate and user level analytics, transactional and marketing emails, crash reporting, in-app feedback and other tools to make a product win,” elucidates Amit. The award-winning apps Mooshak (a Twitter like local language microblog for Indians) and Riffiti(a video based social learning platform) serve as a testimony for their excellence.
With its strong design and product focus, the company has formed a reputation for building high quality products in competitive timelines. Powered
by its robust design, development, product and project management practices, Wow Labz equips organizations to effectively complete a sophisticated product – right from idea conceptualization to an app’s launch – in just 3-4 months. The QA and development teams at Wow Labz work hand in hand to ensure that the apps adhere to security guidelines like OWASP, are devoid of memory leaks and are optimized for high performance.
Giving back to the community
Marked distinctively with its low attrition rate, Wow Labz is a legion of self-motivated and passionate individuals who constantly aim for self-development. The company hires majorly through referrals. Once onboard, employees are encouraged reach the top five percentile in the world not only through acing their projects, but also by reading, writing, contributing to open source and building hobby projects in their free time. The company’s slack #random channel keeps abuzz with at least four technology innovations or breakthroughs being shared every day. Team members are also encouraged to attend and speak at events to gain exposure and develop their public speaking skills. Comprising mostly of passionate youngsters in their mid to late twenties the ‘work hard, party harder’ culture helps employees to further oomph the work life (im) balance. Aiming to be a 180 member company by 2021, Wow Labz also encourages its employees to kick-start their own ventures, incubated under its canopy.
Wow Labz is known for its expertise in consumer Internet and mobile products that also cover micro-blogging, social networking and m-Commerce apps
What distinguishes Wow Labz is that its team members contribute extensively to the startup, design and product communities in India. Members of their team have co-founded India’s largest startup community - Headstart Network, one of India’s fastest growing design communities - Design Day, House of Genius Bangalore, UX Roundtable and Lean Startup Machine India. Its senior members are currently mentoring founders of 20 startups, 6 of which are funded.