This week, Website Planet‘s Marko Velimirovic had the opportunity to speak with Vrushank Brahmkshatriya, the Co-Founder and CTO of ThemeSelection. We discussed how the company evolved, what services it offers, and how Vrushank envisions the future of the industry.
What is ThemeSelection?
ThemeSelection is an online store that offers fully coded admin dashboard templates & UI kits for designers, developers, and agencies to kick start their projects easily.
There are many tools available when it comes to Front End website building or ready templates but there is not much available for back-end/admin dashboards. As a large experience team, we mainly focus to address this issue and fill this space with our well-designed, ready-to-use, highly customizable, and scalable templates in HTML and all the modern JS frameworks like React, Vue, and Angular. We also provide back-end integrations like HTML + Laravel, Vue + Laravel etc.
Please describe the story behind the company: What sparked the idea, and how has it evolved so far?
Founded in 2011, we were just a team of 2 members. Ajay and Vrushank (our Founders) were working in a software company and realized that most apps/platforms require an Admin Panel(Back End), and there are not many options available that can help. It was a really time-consuming and repetitive task for us to create UI for each project, so we got an idea: What if we create an Admin Panel ourselves?
We both worked in multiple companies but never felt satisfied with the quality of work given to us. We were also firm that we do not want to develop projects based on client requirements, which may limit our creativity. Finally, we decided to start our own brand, and ThemeSelection was born, we got the freedom to create what we love. We create quality products that are easy to work with and practical to use in real life.
We now have a team of a total of 12 members (enough for a Cricket team!), 10 of them are working from the same location at our office in Ahmedabad, and 2 work from a remote location. We are a passionate and enthusiastic team with people working on research, brainstorming, graphic design, web development, integrations, testing, support, and more.
What services do you offer?
Our main goal is to offer fully coded admin dashboard templates & UI kits for designers, developers, and agencies to kick start their projects easily and at the same time save their money, time, effort, and resources.
Our primary focus is to build robust and scalable products, We offer 12 months of premium support and updates for free along with any product bought from ThemeSelection. We offer unmatched documentation quality which helps developers to understand and customize our templates easily & quickly. We also offer unlimited customization possibilities. For any customization work, we have a partner company that can help customers with customization based on our template.
Who are your typical customers, and what do you think is the main challenge that your product solves for them?
Our main customers are designers, developers, and agencies who want to get started quickly and deliver quality products in a short time. In today’s world, we can not spend too much time just coming up with MVP(Minimum Viable Product) products. Using our template our customers can easily get up and running within a day or two.
Our products would save at least 6 months of time spent on Brainstorming, designing, and developing an Admin Dashboard to get started with, It will dramatically cut down their project cost and resources required for the development.
What separates you from other similar websites/companies?
We never compromise on the quality of our design, development, documentation, and support, our main four pillars behind any product. This helps us achieve customer satisfaction which is our end goal. We have gone one step ahead of the competition and provide backend technology integrations with front-end frameworks. E.g. HTML + Laravel/Django/Flask/.NET, Vue + Laravel. Most developers face difficulty integrating templates with the back-end framework and we already have solutions to offer.
We provide a starter kit which is a minimal template from which one can start his project quickly instead of removing stuff that isn’t needed. We also track the trend and adopt the most required and requested features by developers like TypeScript. We design and develop atomic components which are unmatched in this industry. Our templates are really flexible and scalable due to this very reason.
How do you envision the future of your industry?
Ans: It is an ever-growing industry with a number of new businesses/ideas taking off every day. Each business needs some kind of back-end to handle app data, and user data, and manage the system/functionality, resources, and earnings.
Sometimes it is easy to get overwhelmed by new technologies, frameworks, programming languages, design tools, coding editors introduced every day. It is an ever-growing field where change is only constant. One needs to keep learning to keep up the pace and accept the change to stay in the game.