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Divum Corporate Services Pvt Ltd

Divum Corporate Services Pvt Ltd
About us
Divum is an innovative mobile products & services company. With a strong passion for building mobile solutions, Divum has developed a portfolio of award-winning and most spoken applications so far, that today it has become one of the India’s top destinations for iOS, Android, Symbian, BlackBerry/Playbook and Windows Phone (WP7) development. Started as self-funded company, Divum has built more than 400 unique applications for global clients and owns 40+ products. The Company has built customized modules to provide unique solutions, which allows applications to be built on multiple platforms in parallel to ensure faster time-to-market. At Divum, each app is designed keeping in mind the user-experience (UI/UX), content representation and possible monetization/ business model around the app. Divum has many satisfied repeat customers across the globe. The company is preferred development partners for Nokia, RIM, Microsoft and Samsung and is rated under "Top 25 most promising App developers in India" by SiliconIndia. Divum portfolio has a good mix of its own IPs and Partner apps. Divum believes on staying up-to-date by working upcoming cutting-edge technologies like AR, NFC, Hardware controlling apps. Top Apps by Divum are Cricket Calling, F1 Live, Scribbler for BBM, Mobile-ESPN, Yahoo!Cricket, IBN Live, Moneycontrol.com, NDTV Good- Times and India Today.
FOUNDED:
September 2008
KEY PERSON:
Vaideeswaran Sethuraman, CEO
Vaidee comes from the semiconductor background with more than 16 years of experience working in companies like Texas Instruments and AMD. He believed in Mobile application development in early 2009 and founded Divum with the goal of being pioneer in developing mobile applications. At Divum, he was responsible for developing more than 400+ apps across all major platforms. Vaidee holds Masters degree in Microelectronics from BITS, Pilani. He is a typical techie who loves mentoring, spending time with his team and would want to stay hands-on when it comes to coding!
HEAD COUNT: 11-50
INVESTORS:
Self Funded
CLIENTELE:
Nokia, RIM, Microsoft, Samsung, Mobile-ESPN, Kingfisher, ForceIndia, Yahoo!, NDTV, IndiaToday, Network-18 (CNN-IBN Live, TV18-Money control, Burrp!), MTV, Wipro, My Cityway
WEBSITE:
www.divum.in
SERVICES OFFERINGS:
Divum provides expert consultancy in mobilizing an idea or an existing digital-content in a way it drives downloads and monetization. On the client side, Divum believes on developing apps on a native platform where the user-experience is given utmost priority. Divum is a one-stop solution for developing apps and games right from java feature phones to smartphones/tablets.
It has also provide UI design consultation. We provide services on the following platforms: iOS, Android, BlackBerry, S40/Java, Symbian (WRT, J2ME & Qt), Playbook (Flash & Web-Works) and Microsoft Windows Phone (WP7 with Metro UI). On the server side, for our esteemed clients we have designed/maintained the backend database, middleware for mobile communication and hosting the entire solution on cloud including video/audio streaming support via CDN. Most of our backend solutions are provided on a cost-effective LAMP infrastructure (Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP). On an IP development side, we partner with various companies to build and monetize quality apps/games. We distribute these apps with unique monetization capabilitie (like Ads, In-App purchase or a paid-model)
that are as suitable for different appstores. We have built various modules for developing especially media apps, which are rich in image/ video/ streaming content.
DIFFERENTIATING FACTORS:
  • One-stop development house for all mobile/ tablet developments
  • Quick execution – Parallel development on multi-platforms
  • Ensuring application success with right partnership with OEMs and distribution stores
REVENUE MODEL:
Being a startup, Divum has followed different revenue models based on the nature of engagement. Divum owns several joint apps in the market like Yahoo!Cricket, iCoach- Math and Kingfisher’s ForceIndia F1 app. Predominately believes on partnering on fixed-cost engagement and loves to execute the apps in-house in record time. Currently Divum generates revenue 80% from services and 20% from its own Apps/IPs.