We talked to Marat Basyrov of EDWAYAPPS STUDIO about custom software and App development, and he had the following to say:-
First of all, how are you and your family doing in these COVID-19 times?
Marat Basyrov: We have been well advanced with online work. Our procedures are clear that any of our employees can stay and work from home. This hasn’t changed during the COVID, except that it has become mandatory. We have been working from the office for particular brainstorm discussions as it was more effective. Since then, we have learned how to conduct such brainstorm meetings within our group as it wasn’t very clear in the beginning. (Try and error – always work).
Family is great as we know all have coped better here than in any other part of the world. We had a lockdown of the 4th stage in Melbourne, but finally, everyone is free from the mask.
Clear daily and weekly procedures are very common among software development groups – we have our own, and they have been established for years.
Tell us about you, your career, how you founded EDWAYAPPS STUDIO.
Marat Basyrov: Well, I came from a financial and investment background.
How does EDWAYAPPS STUDIO innovate?
Marat Basyrov: Helping SMB to grow business through advanced IT solutions – from websites, mobile apps, and business system design to implementation and support. ★ Local team and own Development Center for all your needs – from User-Centric Design to advanced Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning solutions. ★ Best IT practices tailored to your business.
We have a few own projects:-
Another project almost completed and launched! We are making final adjustments and are going live to test it with the business Partners-Forwarders to make sure the User Experience with the valid functionality is there. APIs for automatic quotes are being finalized, and more will come shortly. We wish great success to the project! The project will have Android and iOS mobile apps. Read more information on this project here.
We also innovate on operational and business levels.
Team management and process automation – We can work remotely or from home or office without loоsing of efficiency.
Starting a development center in Russia in early 2019 that grew today to more than 70 people was a tremendous achievement. We had to find the right management, create a way to reduce staff rotation and their motivation to grow and improve skills as a group and personal level.
Did you have to make difficult choices, and what are the lessons learned?
Marat Basyrov: Lots of mistakes and challenges have been on the way. The last 2 years have been amazing in terms of when everything I have been doing and all my learnings came to fruition.
How do you deal with stress and anxiety?
Marat Basyrov: Sports, taking a rest, walking and swimming – daily routines and rests.
Who are your competitors? And how do you plan to stay in the game?
Marat Basyrov: We innovate and aim to be the best every time. Developing our own projects that leverage our operations, fix problems that we have experienced ourselves, and automate the processes that we are experts in.