Could you please tell us a bit about yourself and your background?
My name is Imtiaz Durrani, CEO Intuitive Appstudio. I am an IT graduate from COMSATS Institute of IT Abbottabad. I have been working on Microsoft .NET technologies since past 8 years. Core area of my expertise included development of enterprise web applications using Microsoft technologies.
I have recently launched my own company Intuitive Apps Studio in Lahore. We have been working for clients all around the world developing smart phone applications.
How the idea of Olympics 2014 came to you?
It was the part of my organizational strategy. Besides developing application for our clients, it is good to have own products.
A brainstorming session was held in our company and all of my staff came up with the potential product ideas. Olympics 2014 was picked up by mutual decision of my staff and management. Olympics 2014 event is near to occur so it was the perfect timing to launch the product. At the time we decided, we still had 2 months to event. So all features included in the app were planned accordingly.
Why you decided to implement this idea specifically on Windows8/Windows Phone/Azure?
I have been working with Microsoft Technologies since years. I still believe Microsoft has potential to cover most of the market around the globe. IPhone and Android app store looks over populated as a result quality is being
dropped. I wished our product Olympics 2014 to be developed for Windows phone as well but there were of couple of reasons we didn’t opt for it. One, Sochi already has official application for Windows phone. And secondly time was
short and my technical team advised to drop the idea.
What resources on Microsoft or community side you found most helpful while working on the app? Could you please take us on a quick tour to understand your application better?
I would like to mention Microsoft Innovation Center – Lahore being very helpful in skill building. My team has been regularly attending workshops being held by MIC on Windows 8 development.
Besides this MSDN was the second source of knowledge and support.
Olympics 2014 for Windows 8 is all about having this mega event complete information on a single platform. Main features of the app cover following
- Sochi 2014 Live Results
- Schedule of the games
- Profiles of athletes
- Information about venues/ stadiums
- Highlights, Videos and Photos
- Sports Information
- Current Statistics of Olympics 2014
In coming version of the app we are aiming to include push notifications.
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What are your interests behind technology?
We have a plan to launch multiple products on Windows 8 store in near future. We believe windows store have much potential then IPhone and android markets.
Any plans for news apps or projects in general?
Yes we are planning for a social networking application for windows 8 and windows phone. Besides this we are already working on a CRM Enterprise application to support windows 8 and windows phone.
What would you advise to Developers in the region who also would like to become Pakistan Hero?
Pakistan has got best brains and talent. We have proven ourselves all over the world in the field of IT. Lots of international clients prefer to outsource work to Pakistan. My advice for all the developers is to take initiative and be an IT
entrepreneur. This will improve Pakistan image all over the world as an educated nation and will create employment opportunities for others.
Where the community can catch up with you online or offline?
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