Come February, a new mobile app optimised for iPad will change the way commercial
pilots working for domestic and global airlines fly their aircraft. Developed by
Hyderabad-based mobile application strategy and development company WinIT Software,
the app fully automates pilot record-keeping with accessibility in or out of the
“Typically, pilots get feedback reports after they do a particular flight -- including
the trajectory, take-offs and landing -- in the form of a portal. We are now moving
all these to iPad with the new app, which has been developed for a Paris-based company
that provides such services to airlines. The product, which will help pilots keep
track and analyse their daily flight performance and improve efficiency, will go
live in the next one month,” says WinIT chief executive officer, Prakash Sreewastav.
Apart from the pilot logbook app, WinIT is also in the process of developing an
app for an Abu Dhabi-based advertising company. The app pushes ads onto the mobile
on your preference and then creates a gamification layer on top of the promotion.
Besides, an app for event management company BlueFrog is on the cards which gives
the ability to scan a barcode and avail discounts
In the last four years, WinIT has developed over 300 custom-made mobile apps for
various domestic and global corporations across verticals, on software development
kits of iPhone, Android, Blackberry and Windows platforms. At present, about 30
per cent of the closely-held company’s clients are Indian firms.
In India, it has already delivered a mobile app for Star News that offers news across
categories besides pushing breaking news as an alert to the mobile phone, and the
Magic Bricks app for Times real estate portal that helps search homes leveraging
the user’s current location.
A Forrester Research report estimates that enterprise business opportunities for
apps will grow vastly over the next four years, with corporations spending up to
$17 billion in creating apps for their products by working with third-party services
and companies that manage these apps.
Sreewastav says MoSoLo (instant access to data via mobile, social networking and
location) is the buzz word now and anything that is a combination of these three
should be a great app.
“Mobile app adoption is happening very quickly in India and the deal sizes are only
getting larger. Currently, on average, we book around 15 new project a month. Going
by the demand, we expect to grow by 150 per cent in terms of the number of deals
by this March,” he adds.