Devashish is a very dynamic and hard working person with an expertise in several programming languages. His colleagues know him as a person who always wants perfection in his work and often goes to the root of the problem in order to come out. He has a bachelor’s of engineering in computer sciences. He started his career as a software engineer at Webyog. He gradually climbed the ladder of success working on several projects.
When the entrepreneurial bug bit him, he launched his first startup MobiTexter Technologies. However, he came to the forefront with Applozic. Applozic helps companies add chat and messaging feature within their mobile and web apps. It is a plug and play messaging library which can be added to the mobile and web apps.
Please provide a brief overview of your product/ service.
Applozic offers white label native SDK’s for real time chat/messaging on mobile and web apps. Applozic’s innovative platform enables your users with WhatsApp like in-app rich messaging with push notifications, cross application communication, message broadcast and SMS/Email fall back for offline situations. Think about any type of conversation (1 to 1, 1 to many, group chat, context based chat, application to user messaging….) and you have it all with Applozic along with rich insights and analytics through Dashboard.
What inspired you to build the above product/ service?
After working at Startups like Azuga, Webyog, Xora I started MobiTexter with my friend and Co-Founder Adarsh Mishra. With MobiTexter we simplified the SMS based communication from multiple device besides mobile but then we started to think around IP messaging. While adding location was simplified by Google and payments by Stripe/BrainTree already, we realized that it wasn’t easy to add real time messaging with simplicity to any website or mobile apps which is an integral part of any business. This is when we started Applozic.
What is your life mantra?
Do things that you are passionate about, you are bound to succeed.
What was the most challenging part of your journey till now?
“Building a team with similar conviction” – when you have a team that believes in your idea and is passionate about execution, you can move really fast.
How did you overcome those challenges?
I invested a lot of my time in building the team that is passionate about our idea.
Share some details about the investments that you have been able to fetch for the business till now.
We took an Angel investment of $100K last year to start with.
According to you, what are the three qualities an individual must have to achieve success?
Well 3 P’s actually: Passion, Perseverance & Positive
Which online tools/ services/ apps do you use the most and would like to recommend as well?
Share any one habit which you think makes you more productive.
One task at a time
Share any one habit which you wish to change in yourself.
Working late hours
Answer in less than 50 words
One tip to success:
Stick to your plan, execute it, learn and move.
One mistake you believe every individual must avoid:
Avoid following the crowd.
One most important lesson that you have learnt till now:
High salary packages don’t bring happiness and satisfaction. Satisfaction is when do you what you want to do.
What are your plans for next 3 years?
Meet the vision in entirety we have set at Applozic.
If you get a chance to start your career again what would you do differently this time?
Depends, if you are sending me into a time machine, just in jest I do not think I would do anything different. I have been lucky to have worked with people from different walks of life, in fact, I treasure them.
What are your top three getaway destinations?
My hometown Dehradun, Maui in Hawaii & Bali
Share a quote that inspires you the most.
“A ship in harbor is safe — but that is not what ships are built for.” — John A. Shedd