This week, Website Planet had the opportunity to interview Babak Basseri, CEO of DivNotes, a software development agency based in Toronto with decades of experience. We discussed the company’s early days, their evolution, and what is in the pipeline for the near future, after which we looked at the impact Artificial Intelligence
and Machine Learning are having on the industry.
Please Present Divnotes To Our Audience. What Services Do You Offer?
DivNotes is a custom web, native and mobile application software engineering agency. We create digital solutions for nearly any funded project, from startup to government or large organization. We specialize in bespoke software solutions that are catered to each problem they solve.
- Custom Web Development
- Custom Mobile Application Development
- Custom Native Application Development
- Development Operations (DevOps) and System Maintenance
- UI/UX Design
- Product Development
- Software Strategy & Solution Consulting
- Team Augmentation/Co-Development
What’s Your Story? What Sparked The Idea, And How Has It Evolved So Far?
The DivNotes company journey began from the minds of a few University of Toronto students that planted the software startup seed to establish DivNotes as a collaborative note-taking software that was sold and targeted to colleges & universities. Ultimately, we learned that good ideas worth pursuing are rare and that unbeknownst to the founders, the first software project that the DivNotes’ team completed was their own but not their last. From there, with those skillsets established, DivNotes began to branch out into consulting to develop and deliver other custom software solutions to fellow entrepreneurs throughout Ontario and eventually across North America.
Who Are Your Customers’ Pain Points That You Help Solve?
Non-exclusively, the particular pain points that we solve, revolve around the software technology struggles that plague most software projects. We are often injected into slow-moving engineering teams to move existing projects to completion. We also establish brand new software for those entrepreneur visionaries that don’t know how to take their idea to market. Software development can be a costly investment endeavour to participate in, we pride ourselves in being a value-based firm that looks at the problem from the position of maximizing the venture capitalists’ investment and stretching the dollar while minimizing long-term technical debt.
What Is The Mission Of Divnotes?
To build strong software solutions that are innovative and sustainable.
What Makes You Stand Out From The Competition?
We, as your trusted partner in software innovation, extend our operations as an integral part of your organization. We actively engage with our clients to identify and offer strategic consultation on solutions we can implement, aiming to exceed your business’s needs and goals.
What Trends Are Going To Shape The Future Of Your Industry?
There are almost too many changing trends to count. However, at the time of this article there has been a steady growth in demand for Artificial Intelligence (AI)/Machine Learning and the Web3 sector. This is something we are working towards to incorporate within the projects we are working on.
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning have over the years become more easily accessible to Developers thanks to services provided by Cloud Providers. As a result of these we are seeing an increasing trend in regular web applications utilizing AI/ML in their database processes. For example, your keyboard application analyzes your messages in order to provide better word choice predictions to the User.
With regards to Web3 Technology, it’s not only used for Cryptocurrency but can be leveraged in cybersecurity as well.
Lastly, Any Exciting News Or Developments That You Would Like To Share About Divnotes?
Of course! We’re hiring, again! If you’re interested, please take a look at careers page for any openings.
Additionally, we are also building numerous internal products that we are hoping to introduce to the market via our website in early to mid 2023.