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Staff Augmentation …. at its Peak !!!

Nanostuffs network has grown wide since 2015 with becoming Authorized vendors to several renowned companies to share our skilled resources on contract basis. Both Salesforce.com Developers/Consultants & adept iOS/Android mobile apps developers. We have been augmenting niche knowledgeable resources with companies in India & out of India, primarily for USA, Australia & UAE. Here are some of such several companies trusting Nanostuffs for on-demand Resource Outsourcing.

 

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Nanostuffs Launches World’s 1st Online Staff Augmentation Platform

Worlds 1st Staff Augmentation Platform. Rent Employees & Mutually Benefit.

ResourceSharing.in is currently worlds only unique B2B & C2B portal helping companies do Staff Augmentation. Currently 1000s of companies are requiring resources with niche skills but very difficult to find appropriate experience & knowledge, and that too immediately. Additionally many times permanent hire is also not required. ResourceSharing.in would help such needy companies find resources easily.  Companies or Individuals who have such adept people/skills with them can augment & earn more funds using our website & apps. Not only IT but this platform is applicable to any & every industry.

ResourceSharing.in helps needy companies find resources easily.  Companies or Individuals who have adept people/skills with them can augment & earn more revenue using our FREE website & apps.

Vist http://www.resourcesharing.in

 

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Meet with the Father of the Internet

Nanostuffs with Vinton Cerf

What an honor to meet the Father Of The Internet, Vinton Cerf, at the Google’s office in Reston, VA. This had been the most memorable meet of my life.

This wasnt a business deal or any kind of business meeting but just a worthy one to gain guidance & motivation from such a legendary person. We had about 45 minutes of talk, Mr. Vint heard the story of Nanostuffs & were interested to learn case studies some of our most challenging projects. Being playing a vital role in “Digital India” initiative of the Indian Government, he was specially interested to know more about how startups operate in India.

Once again, I would like to thank you Mr. Vint for giving us this opportunity to meet him, the person because of whom I can infact write this blog post so that entire world can read it.

…. Nishant Bamb, Director, Nanostuffs.

East to West to North … USA Again.

The new year beginning of 2015 seemed going quite well for Nanostuffs fortunately with two consecutives trips to USA in Jan & Mar 2015.  Having started an interesting venture with Deckhelmet.com to develop an enterprise platform for their entire business & call center operations based on Salesforce.com, it was inevitable to require few visits discussing & consulting in front of customer on critical aspects of the project. Additionally, a few of our resources support the customer from both onsite (Bethesda) & offshore till date (June 2015) & hopefully the relationship never stops.

Almost 50% of Nanostuffs customers are from USA. Taking advantage of the visit, we didnt miss a chance to meet many of our other existing customers & create new connections.

This was yet another hectic but a very intriguing trip to Washington DC, San Francisco, Chicago, Cleveland & New York. Every trip to USA makes us feel its not enough & there is indeed nothing like States anywhere.

 

A Business Tryst With Australia

Since the advent of Nanostuffs in October 2010, we had been already working with many SME & Enterprise customers from Australia. We have realised it definitely helps when a face is put to a name & thats why we finally planned out a much awaiting & looking forward trip to a promising land of opportunities, Australia.

After a planning of 2 months, we spent entire April 2014 at Sydney & Melbourne meeting almost 50+ companies & individuals sharing our experiences so far & discussing any new opportunities we can work on together. Some of the most notable meetings included:

  • Buzz Products, an existing customer of Nanostuffs for whom we have already created 10+ mobile apps & provided other services in web & cloud space.
  • McCorkell.com.au, one of the best Event Management company in Australia for whom again we have worked on several apps, Salesforce & Eloqua related projects. This was a new customer & we are really grateful for their trust & believe on our capabilities based on a meetings of just few hours.
  • OurDeal.com.au, they call it the GroupOn of Australia. We assist them on Salesforce.com developments & support.
  • AMEX, Having already worked with AMEX USA it was great to start a relationship with their Australian base as well.
  • Universal Music Australia, one of the best benefits of the trip had been to become a Salesforce solution vendor for this amazing worldwide known organization.

Salesforce.com Solution Vendor for PRA Inc, Raleigh NC.

In September 2013, Nanostuffs started one of the best partnerships of all time with PRA Incorporation based out of Raleigh, North Carolina (USA). Thereafter, Nanostuffs provided expert Salesforce.com resources for PRA both at onsite & offshore in India for almost 1.5 years.

Nanostuffs assisted PRA on several projects, notably playing a pivotal role in implementing a large internal portal being used by 11000+ employees of PRA from 45+ countries everyday, completed developed on top of Force.com

We gained a lot of good experience & knowledge at PRA working with a multi-national firm, one who is fully process oriented. Entire project tenure went through a Agile Implementation model.

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Nanostuffs Extends Partnerships to Scandinavian

Nanostuffs visited Norway, Sweden & nearby areas in the month of June 2013, to strenghten our parnerships with one of our oldest & prominent client Clue Norge ASA & introduce ourselves to several other companies & business individuals related to mobile apps development & Salesforce.com services.

Scandinavian, is definitely among the most beautiful places in the world with very nice people, culture & equally technologically advanced as well.

 

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100 Apps & Counting ….

I remember a line by my one of my favourite professor “Inch by Inch Life becomes Cinch, Yard by Yard Life becomes Hard ….”. But today, after Nanostuffs crossing development milestone of 100 Apps in a span of 16 months, I doubt does this really apply to Startups in todays competitive tech world? Atleast did not for me & Ankita (co-founder, Nanostuffs), we tried to take steps by yards instead of inches making our lives harder but enjoyed the experiences overcoming all pitfalls & achieving this target 🙂

The journey started in mid 2011 when we received one inquiry for iPhone app development. Through good marketing skills, we did bring this project to table but for almost 1 month after that we were still stuck deciding which development environment to choose – Mac VM on Windows machine to save cost on Macbook or buying a Macbook itself? It was pretty difficult & slow development through VM, so Macbook was definitely an investment to be made. Frankly, we neither had enough funds nor had any experience of using Mac OS. Initially literally hated Mac for not having Refresh menu option as Windows but then slowly realised its actually not required in Mac 😉 Today our entire team of 20+ iOS developers are using Macbooks or Mac Minis and are always updated with latest releases of iOS, xCode, etc. So, this being our 1st pitfall, we would suggest all fascinated iOS developers to go for this investment if you need to do mainstream iOS development.

The backbone behind Nanostuffs success in achieving this milestone goes primarily to Ankita, if it would not have been for her conviction & diligent efforts we would have never reached so far. Programming for iphone is like going back to ages of Dennis Ritchie or lets say early college days & writing the native C language code. Before we hired more people for these jobs, Ankita learned the language meticulously on her own & this really helped us solving many technical issues that our employees used to come across. Understanding this new, old fashioned, revised way of programming can become cumbersome sometimes & finding help on internet was also difficult. Now everything is available on forums but a direct guidance is always better which we learned from our experience.

Soon after completing few iOS apps, we started taking efforts on learning Android & Blackberry apps. We initially created some of our own inhouse simple apps to add them to our portfolio. One advantage that mobile apps development business has is if you develop one good app on one platform, you can convince client to create similar ones for others, so probability of repeat business usually gets privileged.  But then there were possibilities of creating cross-platform apps, using technologies like Titanium or Phonegap. At the 1st sight, this sounded really lucrative idea for us, put effort only once & get paid for twice. But unfortunately, it didn’t work out so perfectly for kind of apps we were developing, especially complex Gaming applications. We haven’t tried them since last one year almost, but before that there were some limitations to create dynamic apps & compatibility issues with upgrading Android & iOS versions.

Fortunately things went well & we got opportunities to work on several kinds of applications in the area of Gaming & Business apps. Both iPhone/iPad & Android have splendid controls to ease operations on handhelds. Programming issues, although sometime tough, we could always find a solution or alternative without spending a lot of time on it. But a majority pitfall in mobile apps development is Designing Issues. I guess every mobile company would agree to this, wish this could have been like HTML where we set width=100% and our <table> will automatically fit to any size. We initially used to follow resizing programmatically based on ratios but if you want highest quality for your app, the best practice is to apply different images sized for each screen resolution. We have generally seen that the time it takes to do programming, almost similar effort & time it takes for creating these images in PSD or other formats for perfection. But stunning design is an essence for your app success.

Choosing the best way to develop a gaming application can be another major difficulty. Instead of programming everything from scratch, its advisable to use third party libraries. We made extensive use of Cocos2D in developing our games. They provided almost all functions we needed, especially the algebraic & geometric algorithm implementations.

Not every risk is worth taking & we faced such penalty once undertaking a complex low-level operations based iOS & Android app which we failed implementing. Some part because of limitations of iOS & other because we were bit naive in accessing & processing the underlying hardware on the mobile devices. This still remains a challenge for us & are working towards it. Have also recently started developing some apps based on Apple MFi program interfacing iPhone with external hardware.

Finally, a hurdle was making your app live on iStore. Understanding robust requirements related to certifications, provisioning profiles, icon & image sizes, keywords, descriptions, design guidelines, game center integrations, apple standard maintenance, & so many other things is something where no theoretical knowledge is adequate, rejections of apps is a must to get acquainted with the process 🙂

To conclude, the road of life is full of twists and turns and no two directions are ever the same. Yet our lessons come from the journey, not the destination. We are proud of below achievement & at the same time the entire voyage was indeed memorable. 100 Apps & Still Counting ….

46     Games (http://nanostuffs.com/mobile-application-development.html)
27     Business Apps (http://nanostuffs.com/mobile-applications.html)
3     3D Games (http://nanostuffs.com/3d-games-development.html)
23     Miscellaneous Apps (http://nanostuffs.com/custom-application-development.html)
5     HTML5 Apps (http://nanostuffs.com/mobile-sites-development.html)

…. Nishant Bamb, Director/Co-founder, Nanostuffs.

Nanostuffs Helps Unisys/Hexaware Build Salesforce.com Partner Portal

In partnership with Hexaware Ltd, Nanostuffs provided an onsite based Salesforce.com Partner Portal Based Consultancy & Development to one of our Esteemed Client Unisys Inc. during the month of July 2012.The Partner Portal supported the process of Unisys working with Partners to efficiently manage sales efforts by providing integrated CRM functionality to Partners including Account and Contact Management, Deal Registration and Opportunity Management, Content/Documents Management, etc. Partners register their deals and once approved they can efficiently manage and track Opportunities including products, Partner specific pricing, activities, and documents. Unisys users at various levels have the ability to monitor and interact with Partner Opportunities including initial deal registration approval.The solution leveraged core Salesforce CRM and Force.com functionality including a style sheet driven Portal user interface. Additionally, the new Unisys Partner Portal established a flexible and scalable portal solution that can easily be enhanced and extended in future releases. This complex system was meticulously planned and executed successfully within 1 month using a rapid development model.

More details about Salesforce.com Partner Portal can be studied at http://www.salesforce.com/sales-cloud/partner-management.jsp

 

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Nanostuffs Exhibits At Ad-Tech, San Francisco.

Nanostuffs Exhibits At Ad-Tech, San Francisco – 9 to 10 April 2012
Stand Location: Mobile Marketing ZoneFor more than ten years, ad:tech has provided media, marketing and technology professionals with the tools and techniques they need to succeed in a changing digital world. With 10 shows in 7 countries, ad:tech’s globally respected roster of speakers, workshops and exhibitors continues to make it the preferred resource and destination for digital marketers everywhere.This year we participated at Ad-Tech San Francisco during April 9-10 held at Moscone Center West and were really amazed by overwhelming response and quality of visitors from various industry verticals. We got inquiries for mobile apps marketing, business and games development for iPhone/Android and several other requirements. It was really a pleasure and elite experience meeting with decision makers of various companies.

More Details about the event can be found here

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