TL; DR: Tekrevol specializes in mobile app development, site-building, and individualized startup support, among other services. The company’s philosophy emphasizes sustainable business growth and scalability — traits that separate Tekrevol from competitors that prefer to operate within narrowly constrained statements of work. The company is working to increase the breadth of its technical transformation services, as evidenced by the ongoing prioritization of the rapid-cycle lean startup framework Start, Inc.
In 2014, Abeer Raza and Asim Rais Siddiqui joined forces in Silicon Valley to start a forward-thinking web development company.
The pair understood the dark side of the technical consulting market well — and were determined to do something about it. Rather than operate in a self-serving manner, they wanted to align their objectives with those of their clients. The result was Tekrevol, a firm built to challenge the status quo.
“Average consultants are relatively detached from client problems,” Abeer told us. “Their main focus is getting builds out as fast as possible and walking away — because they don’t want to be there when things fall through the cracks. That was a sign for me that we needed a platform we could use to truly partner with our clients for the long haul.”
Today, Tekrevol is a full-service technical consulting agency offering app and web development, startup consulting, IP protection, and ongoing maintenance services. All of these engagements span the entire customer life cycle. But the company goes a step further, maintaining its relationships beyond single projects.
“From an entrepreneurial standpoint, we get into the nitty-gritty,” Abeer said. “We stick around and help customers with patenting, with their infrastructure support, with development advice — even with hosting sometimes. We essentially maintain their servers as well.”
Tekrevol’s vast portfolio of success stories showcases its deep experience building web apps for Android and iOS. These diverse case studies demonstrate how Tekrevol empowers clients to focus on their core competencies while offloading tasks like site building and detailed development work. Another perk: Pricing for such solutions is remarkably transparent, with free estimates available through an online project-cost estimator.
If the company’s growth is any indication of success, it seems that operating with an honest and hands-on approach is an effective strategy. While Tekrevol remains headquartered in Silicon Valley, the company has quickly expanded globally with additional offices in Houston, Estonia, and Pakistan.
Holistic Mobile App and Web Development Services
Tekrevol’s bread and butter is in the development of mobile apps for the Android and Apple platforms. The company supports each vendor’s entire product ecosystem. For example, its Apple-focused apps work on iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. Furthermore, Tekrevol’s app development services span the entire product life cycle, including development, UI/UX design, testing, and submissions to relevant app stores.
Tekrevol also tackles ecommerce web apps and niche-specific site-building projects focused on B2B applications. As part of the experience, the company addresses UI, digital branding, SEO optimization, and conversion optimization.
Site-building teams at Tekrevol are fluent in both HTML5 and development atop the WordPress framework. The company’s developers, on the other hand, use the Laravel framework and are experienced in a wide range of standards, including Java, Angular, Node.js, Ruby, React.js, MySQL, and Apache.
Mobile and web development isn’t limited to business purposes, either. Tekrevol makes mobile games using several different standard toolkits and a host of wearable-first apps for the Apple and Android markets. The company also supports apps with post-deployment maintenance such as upgrades, performance enhancements, bug tracking, and AWS-optimized server support.
Tekrevol is especially attractive to serial entrepreneurs who understand the complexity involved in launching a new business. To help minimize that complexity, Tekrevol partners with startups in several fundamental ways.
First, the company offers a rapid prototyping service for mobile and web. Second, Tekrevol helps startups turbocharge their business missions with apps designed to enable growth and scalability. Finally, the company works to identify various intellectual property investments that might otherwise go unprotected.
“Buying into someone’s vision is the most critical thing for us,” Abeer said. “When we’re partnering, we’ll own the project work, and we’ll help with marketing — with anything that they need, really. From there, we’ll advise them on what should be done next.”
Consulting Partnerships Promote Stable and Scalable Growth
Very large consultancies — the kinds with thousands of agents across hundreds of global offices — perform a valuable service. Still, they often function with a blind spot: They don’t meaningfully engage with clients to understand their objectives. Instead, many consultancies operate based on generalized industry rules with a short list of preferred approaches and templated solutions that they force fit to client use cases.
This problem also affects smaller app and web development firms. These companies know their own tech stacks and bring their own design principles to the table. But they often overlook the unique needs of customers with this approach. That’s because developers at these smaller firms frequently work from templates as well. Sure, the technique enables them to deploy apps rapidly. But optimizing them for scalability or any other given purpose can be a problem.
“We take the long-term approach, slowly and gradually, trying to expand by having several people share accountability in understanding the client’s vision,” Abeer said. “Value is our core principle. If we’re doing something, it has to bring value. The focus is relationships over revenue.”
Tekrevol prioritizes long-term relationships over time-limited consulting engagements. These relationships allow the company to engage more deeply with clients and understand their vision and goals. They also serve as a springboard for support.
For instance, the company generated significant goodwill during the pandemic by temporarily suspending some client payments. Abeer said it was more important to help these struggling clients weather the storm (with payables delayed until after recovery) than shut them out due to short-term cash flow challenges.
Ultimately, Tekrevol uses this innovative and dynamic approach to build a reputation for customer satisfaction. The startups and enterprises it serves benefit from the company’s bespoke development of applications, websites, games, and ecommerce platforms.
Helping Entrepreneurs Build Sustainable Operations
Born out of deep frustration with global consulting groups, Tekrevol now specializes in the development of apps for major consumer devices within the Android and Apple ecosystems. Additionally, Tekrevol supports startups with a host of services, including site building, web app coding, and guidance for IP protection.
However, the company’s main differentiator is its emphasis on long-term strategic partnerships that cover a broad spectrum of work and maintenance. Instead of fire-and-forget deliverables, Tekrevol emphasizes client relationships. These relationships boost the company’s ability to meet customer needs while ensuring that the customer has long-term support, even for updates and bug-squashing.
Tekrevol’s next major focus is to double down on Start, Inc. — a product released to good reviews at TechCrunch Disrupt in 2019.
“The philosophy behind Start, Inc. is the lean methodology of doing business,” Abeer said. “We want to put that methodology on steroids. The idea is that you can start a technology business within hours that’s inclusive of everything from marketing campaigns and landing pages to prototypes and designs. Whatever it is that you need, it’s all automated; it’s all synchronized. You can do your market research, create the assets you need, launch your business on one platform, and see the results. Once you have those results, you start working on the full product.”
Tekrevol is an obvious choice for tech-focused entrepreneurs and SMBs eager to achieve sustainable growth via a scalable web development solution. The company’s product portfolio speaks to the quality of its work. But it’s the company’s deeply rooted engagement approach that ultimately helps startups thrive.
“It takes a lot of energy to work with a small business or an entrepreneur who has no clue what they want to do initially,” Abeer said. “But if you can invest a little bit of time initially with them, that generates tenfold returns.”