Lakshmi Devan

Lakshmi Devan

Lakshmi Devan

Senior Manager Content at Builder.ai

Lakshmi is a communications professional with over 6 years of experience across industries- from digital media and fashion to health and technology. She specialised in Integrated Marketing and Communications cum laude, and naturally, can work her magic best when handling public relations, marketing and editorial content and communication. Most people find her moderately introverted, conspicuously sassy, significantly energetic, and massively dog-loving.

Helping small businesses rebuild & recover: a chat with our CEO, Sachin Dev Duggal

Helping small businesses rebuild & recover: a chat with our CEO, Sachin Dev Duggal

Our free ‘digital starter kit’ programme is intended to give retailers and restaurants in the UK and India the opportunity to launch their own app and/or website for free, thus enabling them to generate more sales and get back on their feet financially.

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· 9 minute read
How a DTC (direct-to-consumer) selling approach can benefit retailers during COVID-19

How a DTC (direct-to-consumer) selling approach can benefit retailers during COVID-19

In the last year alone, direct selling channels, both e-commerce and social commerce, have exploded in locked-down countries where they enable enterprises to interact directly with their final customers, rather than work with third parties.

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· 6 minute read
The 6 biggest mistakes retailers make when building an app - and how to avoid them

The 6 biggest mistakes retailers make when building an app - and how to avoid them

What's a fast way to stay relevant, foster customer trust and rack up a decent revenue?

Lakshmi Devan

· 7 minute read
The 5 most important priorities retail CIOs should focus on in 2021

The 5 most important priorities retail CIOs should focus on in 2021

While the events of 2020 threw everyone for a loop, retail businesses can expect the same level of rapid change in 2021.

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· 5 minute read
Why low-code platforms can be a COVID-19 silver lining for small businesses

Why low-code platforms can be a COVID-19 silver lining for small businesses

Can low-code help small businesses be future-ready during and after the COVID-19 crisis?

Lakshmi Devan

· 7 minute read
What's really holding small businesses back from digital success? Hint: it's not budget.

What's really holding small businesses back from digital success? Hint: it's not budget.

The future was always going to be digital and there’s no denying it. All that’s changed is the pace at which businesses saw themselves pivoting to this new frontier...needing to digitize overnight to serve customers.

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· 6 minute read
5 digital business strategies every company should implement right now

5 digital business strategies every company should implement right now

Let this year’s mantra be: Adapt, cement, evolve (ACE).

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· 6 minute read
3 strategies to generate fresh business leads during a global crisis

3 strategies to generate fresh business leads during a global crisis

You’re probably missing significant opportunities to generate leads uninterruptedly through this time.

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· 4 minute read
4 steps for increasing your app's user engagement and retention

4 steps for increasing your app's user engagement and retention

“Build something 100 people love, not something 1 million people kind of like.” - Brian Chesky

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· 4 minute read
3 critical tasks new businesses should outsource

3 critical tasks new businesses should outsource

The hard truth is that if you want to maximise your resources and achieve growth, you will have to start strategically outsourcing tasks.

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· 5 minute read
What's the Difference Among $1,000 vs $10,000 and $100,000 Apps

What's the Difference Among $1,000 vs $10,000 and $100,000 Apps

In this blog, we give you a detailed breakdown of the factors that determine the cost to develop a mobile app.

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· 7 minute read
Is your business ready for 2021? Here's all you need to get a headstart.

Is your business ready for 2021? Here's all you need to get a headstart.

To help you get a sense of global marketing trends and give you a headstart, we bring you 4 predictions on trends that will impact businesses in 2021, straight from our executive team.

Lakshmi Devan

· 5 minute read

"design"The best design tools for mobile app designers

Are you an app designer, a fan of mobile application design, or perhaps a curious mind exploring the world of mobile app UI/UX design? Well, here are the best mobile app design tools we recommend.

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· 4 minute read
Why a mobile app development strategy is critical for success

Why a mobile app development strategy is critical for success

While digital transformation is available to individuals and businesses at the click of a button, starting out without a mobile app development strategy is like driving with blindfolds.

Lakshmi Devan

· 7 minute read
How progressive web apps impact your business

How progressive web apps impact your business

The Top 30 PWA Benchmarking Study evaluated businesses that chose progressive web apps across 7 industries. It was found that most companies observed positive effects after implementing PWAs -conversion rate growth, reduction in application weight, or an increase in the number of users.

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· 7 minute read
Why now is the best time ever to start a business

Why now is the best time ever to start a business

Paradoxically, some of the biggest businesses across the world like General Motors, Burger King, CNN, Uber and Airbnb were founded during times of economic downturn in response to shifting market dynamics. Historical evidence would suggest that recessions and unstable periods present the best opportunities to start new companies.

Lakshmi Devan

· 3 minute read
Now build native apps in a day with Studio Rapid

Now build native apps in a day with Studio Rapid

We’ve been keeping a secret and it’s time for the big reveal.

Lakshmi Devan

· 3 minute read
How to create a successful customer experience strategy for your business

How to create a successful customer experience strategy for your business

Truth be told, every business in the world is a CX business. However, not all businesses succeed in hitting that sweet spot when it comes to customer experience.

Lakshmi Devan

· 5 minute read
5 reasons why your company needs a mobile application

5 reasons why your company needs a mobile application

As daily users, we all love apps. But more interestingly, do businesses love the value apps provide to them, too? What about businesses using outdated technologies who still haven’t invested in mobile application development yet? Let's find out.

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· 5 minute read
Make your own salon app with Studio Store

Make your own salon app with Studio Store

Customers of today are impatient and privileged. Beating your competition and building a successful business would, therefore, mean fulfilling their demands instantly and efficiently. How do you do that?

Lakshmi Devan

· 5 minute read
Enterprise Mobile Application Development 101

Enterprise Mobile Application Development 101

Most market leaders today generate substantial value from technology innovations like enterprise mobile applications and making efforts to build a transformative culture. While those lagging behind in revenue are often not advanced on their digital journeys and failing to build a transformative culture.

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· 5 minute read
How to build an app like Deliveroo

How to build an app like Deliveroo

Whether you own a restaurant and are looking to build your own restaurant app or are looking to invest to build an app like Deliveroo, we can tell you one thing: the timing couldn’t be better!

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· 8 minute read
Top Smartphone Usage Statistics for Mobile Marketers in 2020

Top Smartphone Usage Statistics for Mobile Marketers in 2020

Here's the mobile statistics 2020 for marketers - a detailed infographic on demographics, smartphone usage and market size. Check the infographic now!

Lakshmi Devan

· 5 minute read
Up and Personal with the Wizard, Sachin Dev Duggal

Up and Personal with the Wizard, Sachin Dev Duggal

Some solid career advice, candid anecdotes and a nostalgic trip down the memory lane await you. Read on.

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· 9 minute read
Builder Buzz: A Studio Store app for every small-to-medium business

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· 4 minute read
5 ways to determine if your product will win your customers over

5 ways to determine if your product will win your customers over

How does one measure an idea based on ROI when you haven’t yet launched? This is the art and science of business creation.

Lakshmi Devan

· 6 minute read
How to overcome the challenges of enterprise app development

How to overcome the challenges of enterprise app development

Today’s leaders understand that in order to thrive in this constantly changing world, brands must adapt quickly and invest in digital transformation.

Lakshmi Devan

· 5 minute read
Builder Live: The only virtual event your business needs to thrive

Builder Live: The only virtual event your business needs to thrive

We witnessed disruption across all industries globally by COVID-19, and the way many of us interacted with our customers overnight has stopped, changed or morphed.

Lakshmi Devan

· 4 minute read
You just launched, now what? A 25-step marketing checklist

You just launched, now what? A 25-step marketing checklist

Expert advice from everyone from Bill Gates to Oprah Winfrey

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· 16 minute read
Why your pharmacy business needs a medicine delivery app

Why your pharmacy business needs a medicine delivery app

As a part of our ongoing industry series where we examine every industry’s need for digital transformation, let’s look at why it’s time for pharmacies to build medicine delivery apps for their businesses.

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· 2 minute read
The first 3 steps for getting any idea off the ground

The first 3 steps for getting any idea off the ground

Not a tech insider? No worries. Let's get your company going.

Lakshmi Devan

· 3 minute read
Builder Buzz: We’ve partnered with Microsoft to help you Cloud better

Builder Buzz: We’ve partnered with Microsoft to help you Cloud better

Builder.ai brings you Microsoft Azure like never before.

Lakshmi Devan

· 3 minute read
Our latest feature, Intelligent Usage, brings more savings and flexibility to Builder Cloud

Our latest feature, Intelligent Usage, brings more savings and flexibility to Builder Cloud

We have truly been humbled to see the response and uptake Studio Store has seen and wanted to help our Builder Cloud customers too. We know better than anyone that at this time, every penny counts.

Lakshmi Devan

· 4 minute read
Recapping the Intelligent Usage webinar

Recapping the Intelligent Usage webinar

Our cloud customers saved over $4.5m last year, and thanks to IU, they are set to benefit from even more savings and flexibility this year. Here's how.

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· 2 minute read
The 5 biggest app development myths debunked

The 5 biggest app development myths debunked

Today, we are going to look at the most common misconceptions around software development and how we address them with our solutions.

Lakshmi Devan

· 5 minute read
3 Fundamental Best Practices for Enterprise Security

3 Fundamental Best Practices for Enterprise Security

At the beginning of March this year, hackers attempted to break into the email accounts of World Health Organisation staff members. Around the same time, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) faced a security breach.

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· 6 minute read
How to make a fitness app with Builder Studio

How to make a fitness app with Builder Studio

If you’re a business that has been delivering health and fitness services to customers in flesh and won’t mind turning the current setback into an opportunity by going digital, read this.

Lakshmi Devan

· 3 minute read
How to match your IT workloads to the right cloud

How to match your IT workloads to the right cloud

The answer to this question lies in understanding what kind of workload in the picture and what Builder Cloud can do for you.

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· 5 minute read
4 ways to adapt to buyer behaviour [and optimise your digital presence] in 2020

4 ways to adapt to buyer behaviour [and optimise your digital presence] in 2020

This is your chance to reinvent and come out winning despite where the world stands at the end of 2020.

Lakshmi Devan

· 5 minute read
3 Enterprise Business Intelligence trends that can benefit your business

3 Enterprise Business Intelligence trends that can benefit your business

Your business is set to prosper when you work smart by keeping these industry trends in mind.

Lakshmi Devan

· 5 minute read
3 of the most important cloud computing trends of 2020

3 of the most important cloud computing trends of 2020

In the last few years, cloud computing has become a critical instrument in digital transformation and the deployment model of choice for businesses looking to revamp existing IT infrastructure.

Lakshmi Devan

· 5 minute read
Cloud wallet 101: How universities can use it to help students succeed

Cloud wallet 101: How universities can use it to help students succeed

Are you an administrator looking to improve your offerings? Learn how here.

Lakshmi Devan

· 3 minute read
3 reasons enterprises fail at digital adoption (and how you can succeed)

3 reasons enterprises fail at digital adoption (and how you can succeed)

Make the most of 2020 with a new digital project? Don't fall into these most common mistakes. Read how here.

Lakshmi Devan

· 5 minute read
5 powerful reasons why mobile apps convert higher than websites

5 powerful reasons why mobile apps convert higher than websites

Considering your next mobile project? See why we recommend an app.

Lakshmi Devan

· 5 minute read
Everything you ever wanted to know about how to create a retail app

Everything you ever wanted to know about how to create a retail app

Thinking of kicking off your e-commerce retail app? Here's how.

Lakshmi Devan

· 3 minute read
How the education industry can win 2020 with online learning

How the education industry can win 2020 with online learning

Education platform wanting to go digital? Here's how.

Lakshmi Devan

· 5 minute read
What 5G means for mobile development

What 5G means for mobile development

According to the technology market research professionals at Informa Tech, it’s estimated that the revenue-generating power of 5G will be $13.2 trillion worldwide by 2035.

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· 5 minute read
How fast we can build your app

How fast we can build your app

Fifth generation wireless cellular technology, or 5G, promises 100

Lakshmi Devan

· 3 minute read
Tackling technical debt with Engineering Lead, Tooraj Helmi

Tackling technical debt with Engineering Lead, Tooraj Helmi

We spoke to Tooraj about the idea itself, his approach, and everything else audiences need to know.

Lakshmi Devan

· 3 minute read
Cloud migration made simple & cost-efficient with AWS

Cloud migration made simple & cost-efficient with AWS

Are you ready to accelerate your business? Read how here.

Lakshmi Devan

· 3 minute read
Everything your digital business needs to know about GDPR

Everything your digital business needs to know about GDPR

Curious how GDPR affects your online business or upcoming software project? Read on, Builders!

Lakshmi Devan

· 4 minute read
Here's how to build a successful MVP

Here's how to build a successful MVP

When done correctly, an MVP can give users a clear understanding what and how your product benefits their needs. Read on and avoid making common blunders.

Lakshmi Devan

· 4 minute read
How DevOps and AWS Cloud helps solve 3 major business problems

How DevOps and AWS Cloud helps solve 3 major business problems

Could transitioning to the cloud help solve problems? See how here

Lakshmi Devan

· 3 minute read
Sylvester Stallone joins Builder.ai at Cannes 2019

Sylvester Stallone joins Builder.ai at Cannes 2019

We didn't just attend Cannes 2019, we attended in signature Builder style.

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· 2 minute read
Say Hi to Builder.ai

Say Hi to Builder.ai

Did you know we recently re-branded? Learn more here.

Lakshmi Devan

· 6 minute read
How to make your project,

How to make your project, "Wow!" with business model canvas

Whether you’re starting a new business or giving your existing business model a second look, it’s imperative to have a clear vision of where you are and where you’re headed.

Lakshmi Devan

· 5 minute read
5 ways we guarantee security with AWS Cloud

5 ways we guarantee security with AWS Cloud

Cloud security is always our #1 priority. Read how here.

Lakshmi Devan

· 3 minute read
4 secrets to a successful product launch

4 secrets to a successful product launch

Every Builder has their day...it's time to go live. Let's launch!

Lakshmi Devan

· 4 minute read
Understanding the differences in Managed Services providers

Understanding the differences in Managed Services providers

AWS vs. an on-premise environment...which is better?

Lakshmi Devan

· 3 minute read