I-Flapp launches one off world’s first successful personal & portable solution for storage devices Innovative product developed 100% in India by a core team of programmers Solution targets a US$3billion opportunity
If you are one of those IT industry watchers concerned by the lack of innovative products developed out of India for the world market, here is news that will give you a sense of dejavu. I-Flapp Technologies Pte. Ltd, a Singapore based-startup technology company promoted by Indians today unveiled AppsD (Application on demand) one off world’s first successful personal & portable solution for storage devices. J Parthasarathy, Director, Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) Bangalore and Prof. Sadagopan, Founder-Director, IIIT-B jointly launched the product formally in the presence of media at Bangalore today. The product is expected to usher in a new revolution in the personal computing market by squeezing most of PC's desktop applications onto external storage medias like SD card, USB pen drive, HDD and is targeted at US$3 billion global end user market. The I-Flapp enabled smart drive enables user to carry popular applications like Photoshop CS2 9.0, complete suite of Microsoft office 2003/XP, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Visio, and mail clients like Microsoft Outlook (2003/xp) and Lotus notes among others.
Briefing the media on the company and the revolutionary product, Sunder Mani, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, I-Flapp Technologies Pte. Ltd, said, “I-Flapp’s Apps-D was developed out of India by a small team of highly committed professionals which points to the latent potential which we are still to unearth in India. The product idea occurred to me in 2005 when I could see the globalization of business, increased mobility of professionals and increasing dependence on technology applications, combining to create a new user market for a plug-and-play product that would make any storage device a functional PC on the move. It is my humble belief that this application will revolutionize the personal computing space where the user can replicate their PC environment and applications easily and securely anywhere anytime.
Explaining further the product’s benefits, Shourabh Shrivatsav, Chief Operating Officer, I-Flapp Technologies Pte. Ltd. said,” “I-Flapp’s Apps-D is the prefect answer to the ever demanding need of portability by the professionals, it not only allows the user to carry their application but also host of other information like mail clients, music ,and internet favorite. The scalability and simplicity the application provides ensures that AppsD will not only be preferred by main stream professional and techy but be ultimate choice of gamers and students which will herald revolution in Application portability – true computing on the move.”
Added Sunder Mani,”We are looking at this product as a retail one and we know that going after a US$3billion market opportunity requires ample reach, resources and readiness. We are going to seal a partnership with one of India’s largest technology groups to resell this product in India and would quickly be announcing our partners for various geographies in the next few months. Simultaneously we are in process of raising an initial US$10 million funding to bankroll the sales & marketing efforts required to take such a revolutionary product to as many end users as possible.
Today’s mantra in the industry is mobility and in the recent past there have not been much of innovation in the storage space, companies have realized the advantages of these medias in terms of cost, reliability and utility, hence competition is inevitable. I-flapp is not the first company to attempt this and there have been many large global players with huge R&D budgets who have tried to develop such an application. Being frontrunner in this technology i-flapp will always have edge over any future competition added Shourabh Shrivatsav.
I-Flapp targets a wide range of consumers from designers, IT professionals, business travelers, teachers, students, gamers, managers and the list is endless. I-Flapp does not require any special configuration in the system. It’s a platform that makes your personal workspace flexible and portable allowing you to seamlessly work and function anywhere in the world - which means you, can even connect to a Spanish PC and still access and operate your environment and applications in English!
With ease of operations and compatibility to a wide range of operating systems, you can launch your preferred computing environment on any Windows OS-2000 onwards, such as XP Home, Professional, Windows XP, Windows Server, and Vista. Occupying a minimal space of just 9MB, Apps D provides ample scope for usage in smaller storage devices. I-Flapp’s Apps –D harbinger for a new era in portability adds a new level of ease and flexibility to your professional and personal life.
A start-up technology company promoted by Indian technocrats, I-Flapp is headquartered in Singapore and has its R&D center at Bangalore. I-Flapp’s management team and technical advisory board has over 100 years of IT & storage industry experience with significant international expertise in all critical aspects of R&D, management, operations, sales & marketing. The company has already identified channel partners in UK, Germany, and France. The company is bootstrapped and has invested over US$1 million on R&D. The company plans to infuse fresh funds to manage its growth plans which will take the company to new heights.