Engineering data driven experiences

We are a product engineering services company specializing in big data engineering and visualization. We have a strong technical expertise in building highly scalable analytics on multiple cloud service providers. We have developed analytics based products in the telecom, logistics, agriculture, ad-tech, tourism, education, healthcare, IoT, and digital signages/kiosks industries.

We also specialize in user experience/design. Our team of visual designers have experience developing user-friendly interfaces by following methodical processes of information architecture, user journeys, wireframes and high-fidelity mockups. We have designed user interfaces for the transportation, agriculture, and retail industries as well as various enterprise apps and websites.

 
$5,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2014
47Billion
1502 OAK A-Wing Godrej Woodsman Estates, Bellary Road, Hebbal
Bangalore, KA 560024
India
47Billion
409-B, Corporate House, 4th Floor, 169 RNT Marg
Indore, MP 452001
India
47Billion
1600 DUANE AVENUE
SANTA CLARA, CA 95054
United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Cisco

Nazara Games

Personagraph

Appsalar

Reliance Jio

Visp.net

Chatbot SpeedOps

SpeedOps provides natural language chatbot interface for devops. We designed and developed user interface for chatbot that provides intuitive, natural language interface over various tools to efficiently manage project lifecycle from conception to deployment.

TukTuk - An Uber for AutoRickshaw

TukTuk is an on-demand transport reservation platform to connect the passenger to the driver for a quick ride. We have designed and developed iOS and Android mobile applications for passenger and driver and backend to manage the complete system with features like points & rewards, 3rd party payment integration, gamification using ads. We have also monitored the system and provide visualizations and analytics.

VISP

VISP provides wireless billing and automation software for ISPs. We redesigned and developed the entire platform to provide a streamline back-office solution.

Mobile Game Platform Gateway, analytics and Campaign Manager

Nazara Games is a leading mobile game publisher in India. They wanted to provide game services to their developers through multiple gaming platforms to reduce costs. Also they wanted to increase acquisition, engagement, retention and monetization from gamers by running targeted campaigns.

We worked closely with Nazara to understand game services and developed gateway and customized campaign manager. 

Platform

  • Game gateway to wrap various game services from third-party providers into a common API
  • Campaign manager
    • To run push A/B campaigns with animated banners and buttons on target segments of users
    • To run In-App A/B test campaigns
    • To run resource A/B tests

Results

  • Faster game development using a common API
  • High AERM and significant increase in ad revenue based on targeted campaigns

A Farmer Analytics, Engagement and E-commerce Platform

Agrilife Tehnologies (Agribolo) wanted to create a technology platform for Indian farmers that provides real-time weather and Mandi information, new technology adaptation, expert advice, new farming and cropping techniques and inputs buy/sell, rentals, market linkages.

We worked closely with Agrilife team and all stakeholders including Input and machinery suppliers, farmers, government agencies, scientific community, distributors, wholesalers and commodity indices to create a technology platform supporting all areas of business. 

Platform

  • Mobile Apps for farmers and field officers, web portal, CRM for call center
  • Farmer app supports real-time updates on weather, Mandi prices, community features for group messaging and Q&A, e-commerce and services platform
  • Analytics with internal and external...

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Native App Dev for Note Taking Service

"Everything works exactly as they said it would."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
May 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

47Billion is developing native Android and iOS apps. Key features include email collection, online payment capability, and note collaboration.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Lakeland, Florida
Geoffrey Thomas
Co-Founder, Study with Seth
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Still in final development, the app has received positive feedback from key stakeholders. 47Billion's expert team inspires confidence throughout the project by communicating clearly. Their understanding of digital technologies helps them provide useful tactical advice.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm one of the founders of Study With Seth. We help college students take better notes.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with 47Billion?

We needed help developing a software application.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

47Billion worked with us to design and develop native mobile apps for Android and iOS. They helped guide us on what we should build, and then did all of the development work.  

We gave them rough wireframes and technical descriptions of what we wanted done. They converted those into higher quality wireframes, which we revised back and forth into something that they could build. The app features include user registration, email collection, and subscription services so users can pay through a variety of devices. It also has the core functionality of our software so students can upload their notes and collaborate with others.

What is the team composition?

We work directly with two members of their team. Several others work on our project, but we don't communicate with them.

How did you come to work with 47Billion?

We found them on Upwork.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent about $15,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started talking to them in December 2017 and began our project in May 2018. They're putting the final touches on the app this week. It's an ongoing project so they'll continue to make improvements going forward.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

The app is on schedule to launch next week, and will be available in both app stores. Everything works exactly as they said it would.

How did 47Billion perform from a project management standpoint?

They're straightforward and clear throughout the process about what to expect and what we would get. The project went smoothly, and they delivered exactly what we wanted. They communicated very clearly and regularly. They send us emails several times a week to make sure we’re happy and comfortable with their progress. We also communicate through Skype phone calls a couple of times per month.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their great prices definitely stand out. Even though they're based in India, they communicate very well in English. They’re super friendly and helpful as well.

Any advice for potential customers?

Go into the project knowing what you want, and stick to it.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve already recommended them.

Augmented Development Work for Signage Company

"The quality of work is paramount and the integrity of the team and the owner is phenomenal."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$1,000,000 - $9,999,999
 
2011 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

47Billion augments an internal development team to complete multiple cloud-based software projects for web, Android, and iOS platforms. They mainly utilize PHP, HTML, Flash, and JavaScript. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Toronto, Canada
Gajendra Ratnavel
CEO, L Squared Digital Signage
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Many of the products developed by 47Billion have been sold at a profit and earned rave customer reviews. The agency delivers quality on par with the internal team. Their technical skill makes them an affordable choice, and their transparent dependability makes them a trusted long-term partner. 

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CEO of L Squared Digital Signage, a digital signage software vendor. We build cloud-based software that manages rich media content. It also distributes and schedules multiple end node types, such as television screens, mobile devices, and RFID tags.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with 47Billion?

Offshore development has been a bit of a hit or miss, but we wanted to augment our internal development team with additional resources.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The first project we did with them was an end-to-end interactive tradeshow map. We gave them software specifications and they delivered the product successfully. We also built a mobile app for high schoolers. We provided specifications and they completed the entire project, including testing, proof of concept, launch, and server management.

We completed development from the ground up using PHP, Flash, HTML5, and JavaScript. They do a lot of work with different content management systems. Their web and mobile expertise is pretty robust. They had resources for Android, Apple, and Blackberry, and they’ve never said they don’t have the resources to handle our projects. In the worst case scenario, they just hire somebody.

We have done about 10 projects together and will do more. It is always the same pattern: we provide specifications and they deliver the project.

How did you come to work with 47Billion?

We found them on a freelancer site and built a friendship with Amol [Co-founder & CEO, 47Billion]. I met him in person and the relationship grew. They dedicated a team to our project, and gave us much better quality of work for the same price we were paying elsewhere for offshore development.

We dealt with a few different development firms, and the biggest problem was that the staff always changed. Someone new was always coming in and failing to understand our code base or the ideas that we were trying to pursue. That caused a lot of problems because it required more revisions, fixes, and bugs. With 47Billion, it is always the same team. It is much easier for us to convey our ideas and evolve the product over time.

How much have you invested with them?

We have spent about $1.5 million so far.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in 2011 and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

Their work is good quality and we’ve never been disappointed. In some cases, we’ve resold their product and made significant margins. We delivered the product to our customers and they’ve been happy. We sold it at a significant discount from our competitors because of 47Billion.

The feedback isn’t directed towards 47Billion, because our customers think it’s us, but it has been very positive. When there were issues, they were very responsive in fixing them.

It isn't an a la carte pricing model where they charge more for every issue. We feel safe in bidding on projects in partnership with 47Billion because we know we’ll get a fixed cost and the project will be completed to a good level of satisfaction.

How did 47Billion perform from a project management standpoint?

We have a project manager on our side. When we hand over specifications on smaller projects, they complete them on time. If need be, they’ll add extra resources to complete it without adding additional costs, which is great. I have no doubt they would perform as well with project management as they do in development.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The quality of work is paramount and the integrity of the team and the owner is phenomenal. They are eager to please, and their commitment to their promises has been exemplary. Now that we have a close relationship and I see them every year, it’s easier to trust them. They’ve always come through.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They could be a little bit more involved in suggesting different technologies. They have broad knowledge of new software on the market, so they could suggest things rather than just going with what we suggest. 

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Everyone should go to their office if they’re completing a project over $25,000. You’ll meet them face-to-face and understand how they work. They have a really nice office and an amazing bunch of people that all speak English very well. If you visit them, you will tremendously increase your trust level and the success of your project. The project will go much more smoothly.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

UX Design & Frontend Dev for Billing Software

"They’ve brought not just resources but intelligence and management."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Apr. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

47Billion augments an in-house development team to optimize an automated billing platform. The team works on frontend design, backend development, and provides a project manager.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Hong Kong, China
Owner, Billing Platform
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

47Billion has many diverse and talented resources available to devote to the project. The assigned project manager helped improve internal processes and the development resources continue to impress. Speed, quality, and dedication are stand out qualities.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

Our company writes billing and automation software for wireless ISPs and I am the owner. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with 47Billion?

We were not getting results fast enough and were not building the code fast enough. We also were having a hard time finding good programmers. I was looking specifically for a user experience, user design engineer. 

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in greater detail.

It started out with one user experience designer who was also the CEO of the company who consulted with me directly. He brought on a couple of designers and they were able to produce a lot of designs rapidly. 

We added a program manager because we saw a need for that, as well as a few developers that were available. We expanded the scope far beyond the original scope because they had resources that were very useful to us at the time. We started off with two and now we’re up to 10+ of their employees working full time.

Their team augments our internal development team. This project requires a big push and it’s a lot of work to get it done in a short period of time. They also interface with other agencies we work with and act as a liaison to other Indian firms. They have a lot more experience with that than our own team does and they’re handling it very responsibly and with a high degree of ethics.

We have a product that’s in its 7th version+ and they’re helping us convert that from a Java to a newer technology; a much more modern architecture. We’re not that familiar with the new architecture, but they have an architect on their team who is brilliant and has done an extraordinary job. He's helped us solve deep technical challenges and has optimized our platform in extraordinary ways.

The platform is a billing and operational support system. When an ISP and their staff log into the system, they have access to their subscriber's details, including invoices, payments, history logs, authentication, tickets, equipment, and inventory. This allows them to manage most aspects of their company using our software. These pieces have been designed and completed, and right now they’re as far as 60-70% along. Pieces of it are very near a push out to beta.

How did you come to work with 47Billion?

I had been hiring from the local pool of talent, but the work that we’re doing doesn’t require local people. When I discovered Upwork, I made the post for a UX engineer. One of the owners from 47Billion contacted us based on that post to Upwork. We met and gave them a shot at doing some of the work, and his work was excellent. 

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

We've spent around $50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them April 2017 and have been working together since. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

The designs are significantly better than I expected and are better than what we could have produced on our own. We have an accelerated development cycle, which is just what we were looking for.

It’s been a significant investment for a small company like ours, but it’s also been a huge saving if we add up the cost of the mistakes that we would have made without their help. 

How did 47Billion perform from a project management standpoint?

In a way, they’ve been a project and program manager because they’ve taken ownership to ensure that it’s coming together.

We’re using Glip as a communication and task tracking tool. We also use Jira and RingCentral meetings a lot. We’re also doing Daily Scrums. The communication has been excellent and the workflow has been good. It continues to improve each week because we actively discuss ways to improve and accelerate development and quality.

We’re working directly with the owners of 47Billion; they don’t take on many projects. They really try to wrap their heads around a project to understand not just what we’re doing or what we’re delivering, but why we’re delivering it, and how we’re delivering it. The designs, the execution, the engagement, and the extraordinary architect on their team, Animesh [Owner, 47Billion] are all positively brilliant.

What distinguishes 47Billion from other providers?

We had bids from 43 companies and 10 of them stood out to us. Of those, we hired the four strongest, and of those, 47Billion was by far the strongest and delivered very engaged results. 

They’ve done an excellent job staying focused on the result and they’ve helped us improve our processes internally. They’ve not only brought on resources, but also intelligence and management skills. I’m very pleased with the results and I expect that we’ll be working with them indefinitely.

Is there anything 47Billion could have improved or done differently?

I think they’re pretty stellar. Communication is not flawless, but I don’t know how they would improve specifically. They took on some new technologies when they started this project and embraced them, but it would have been nice if they had deeper experience and training in our specific stack. That’s not something they could proactively plan, though.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    It was difficult to get a schedule knocked down at first, but partly because I think we didn’t know we didn’t have enough information at the time.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Considering the quality of the work and the range of services that they provided, the value has been excellent.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    It’s exceeded my expectations across the board.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I don’t want them distracted from our project. If that wasn’t a factor, it’s a five.

Web App Design & Development for Simulation Software

" Communication was very smooth and all the work was done in a timely manner."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
May - July 2018
Project summary: 

47Billion handled UI/UX design for an MVP web app and later moved on to develop the whole platform.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Toronto, Canada
Farhad Keramati
COO, NuPhysics
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Thanks to their involvement, the product succeeded in its MVP phase. 47Billion’s seamless project management and impeccable quality are highlights of their work.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the COO of a simulation software company that develops online simulations for educational purposes.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire 47Billion?

We needed to design and develop a complex web app.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We found them through freelancing websites.

Can you go into detail about the services they provided and the scope of the project?

They fully designed the UI/UX of the platform and later developed the working minimum viable product.

What was the team composition?

The team consisted of UI and graphic designers, a number of developers, and a team manager, who I mostly communicated with.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

This product helped us with our first MVP.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

They were absolutely amazing in this regard. Communication was very smooth and all the work was done in a timely manner.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The quality of their work and communication skills were noteworthy.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer