I’m a student.
Since when have you been making apps for Windows Phone ?
It’s been around 8 months . I started in October 2011.
Do you develop apps for other Mobile Platforms too ? Which ones do you work on ? Which ones do you find lucrative for a developer and why ?
How did you come up with an idea of SecureVolt! ?
I’ve always wondered why people lock things under passwords within apps when they can lock their entire phone! The reason is that a cell phone isn’t truly personal since very often your friends, relatives etc get to use your phone. In the event where you can’t refuse to give away your password SecureVolt! can save you by displaying dummy data. This is smarter than conventional encryption scope where it becomes apparent that you are withholding information.
You can use SecureVolt! to store any kind of sensitive information which you don’t want other people to see. The coolest feature of SecureVolt! is Dummy Password. Dummy password, essentially is an alternate password that you can use to login into SecureVolt!. But, when you use your Dummy Password to enter SecureVolt!, SecureVolt! replaces your real notes with some random, inbuilt notes, that are already stored in its database. You can use Dummy Password to hide your notes from anyone and they won’t even suspect that you are hiding something.
What are your other apps on the Marketplace ? or are you working on any apps for Windows Phone ?
Me and my friend Saif co-develop WP apps, we’re working on many other apps right now like MultiBench 2 which I hope will turn out to be the best benchmark for this platform.
We are also working on a project for Imagine Cup 2012 where we’re developing a great app which has potential to help a lot of people.
What is the secret ingredient for a good app ?
It is the interface which does most of the magic, ideas do matter but a badly implemented idea serves no purpose. A developer must communicate well with the users, apps should be smart enough to let the user know their full potential. I believe that the developers should focus on ways to extract the full potential of their application before adding new features.
We’ll soon allow users to store images/videos under password without any extra charges.
Can we expect Live Tiles for the app ?
How is the Indian App Market Scenario on the Windows Phone Marketplace? ( The Developer Scenario as well as the User Scenario )
Indian users don’t purchase much it’s a bitter truth but truth nonetheless. Free apps developed by Indian developers do good on Indian market but most of the paid apps don’t sell much for obvious reasons. Open APIs are not available for most of the major companies. Even apps like NGPAY are yet to debut on WP market.
The best hope for Indian market is Nokia and its popularity in India. Nokia will definitely add a healthy number of Indians to the WP family.
Any Message you would like to share with Windows Phone Sauce Readers ?
Developing for WP is a territory which every person should try to explore. It is a beautiful platform and coming up with a good looking app is surprisingly easy!
For students, free registration on App Hub is available which gives you an opportunity to start without paying anything.
As a Developer, what are the features you want in the upcoming versions of Windows Phone?
Communication abilities other than http.
Bluetooth file transfer
Ability to save Images/Videos/Music in the library