St. Louis, MO – The tech scene is buzzing! One startup in particular is causing quite a “buzz”!
AppNotch allows users to convert their website to a native mobile app with the click of a button. Not only does it create an app for you with one-click, it also can be pushed to Google Play and iTunes! For most small businesses, they do not have the resources or capital to design, build, and launch a mobile app. The do not even know where to begin.
One of the largest headaches when creating an app is the app stores require a developers license for submission to the store. If you don’t want to hassle with writing your description, designing all the various icons in multiple sizes, or buying a developers license, AppNotch can handle it for you.
We recently had the opportunity to pick the brain of AppNotch founder and CEO Laxman Sankaren.
What was the deciding factor for you to launch AppNotch?
“Three factors – Find an innovative and affordable for anyone to create a mobile app without incurring ten of thousands of dollars. Reuse the time and effort put on building a website. Boost brand and improve SEO ranking without writing additional code.”
Have you always been an entrepreneur? What was your first entrepreneurial venture?
“Yes… selling hair oil when I was in high school.”
What is the office setting like at AppNotch headquarters? Relaxed, strict, fun?
“Agile – we are nimble technical team focused on building the next big startup of St. Louis.”
As an entrepreneur, where do you get inspiration? Where do your great ideas come from?
“Books, Magazines, Articles and the day-to-day challenges we face”
What do you consider your weakness as an entrepreneur? Your strength?
“Switching to the next new and big thing without finishing what was started….
I learned a lot from my previous setbacks and have become better at being organized, be adaptable to changing needs of technology and what customers want, be Co-operative and be Conscientious.”
What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten throughout your time in this business?
“Be innovative and adapt to changing environment.”
What is most important to you – mission, vision, or core values? Why?
“All three. Each one compliments the other and one cannot survive by itself.”
Ok so, lets get personal, what is your favorite movie, sports team, food?
“Fugitive, Cardinals and Chinese.”
What is a piece of advice you could offer to budding entrepreneurs?
“Do enough research, talk to others and experiment before starting something. Once you start, focus on a MVP. Finish what you take before moving on to next thing.”