Engineer.ai launches app prototyping and development platform called Builder Now
At a recent Slush conference, the startup unveiled its Builder Now platform, a platform that helps individuals and companies design their own app in minutes, instead of months. According to the platform’s CEO and Co-founder, Sachin Dev Duggal, the tech firm established that 20 percent of all app features make up 80 percent of all the apps on the market. So by aggregating and compiling them into what is effectively a feature-buffet, the amount of time and effort to actually create an app prototype could be massively reduced.
Builder Now provides a developer or founder with the opportunity to experiment with ideas and see how they could work, prior to pouring in tons of resources into actual app development and production. The process is quick, cutting off countless hours of spec writing and team meetings from the zero-to-development process.
Dev Duggal, says: “We’re removing one of the biggest bottlenecks, developing a prototype, which enables people to build confidence in their idea before they invest significant time and money.”
The platform definitely cuts some corners in the app creation process, especially when compared to gathering a dev team, creating designs from scratch, creating proper user flows, and eventually going back to the drawing board if something doesn’t go right.
Engineer.ai combines artificial intelligence with crowdsourcing by utilizes existing teams of designers and developers to build the aforementioned digital products. Last year, the tech firm closed one of Europe’s biggest Series A funding rounds at $29.5 million, led by Lakestar and Jungle Ventures, with participation from SoftBank’s DeepCore.