Our geniuses are an exclusive lot. For every genius we hire we reject hundreds of applicants. In fact, we had to build our own software to manage the application pool. Our talent pool consists of engineers who are from some best colleges in the country, designers who are featured in popular design communities, some won hackathons in college. Whatever their resumes may reflect they are pretty darned good at their job.
When you have a hammer, everything looks like a nail which is why our engineers are polyglots - can work with different languages and frameworks and choose the best tool for the job.
Our designers know more than just graphic software. They're conversant with the best user experience practises, some even program (they are encouraged to!) and are familiar with the latest buzzwords on the web that you could think of.
Having such a diverse set of skills enables us to understand problems better. We're aware of, and guide, different avenues of monetization, user acquisition strategies, product plans. Apart from designing, programming, building products we also provide tech-consulting for our clients.
We know the difference between dogma and accepted best practises. To help you get the most out of technology we advise our clients on how to get the most return on their investment. Let's use (the free) Google Analytics engine in place of building it ourselves. Let's try hosting on the cloud and dedicated servers when we reach scale.
We do have a penchant for idealism but we know that "Real artists ship"
We work closely with our clients. We have strong, agile processes with regular deliverables and heavy client interaction. Most importantly we try hard to understand the problems so that we can engineer the right solutions.
Bridging the gap between technology and business is something our geniuses are adept at and our clients love us for it.
Planning and researching are as important as the implementation details. We evaluate what your competition is up to, what technology stack is best suited for a project, what percentage of your target demographic uses a specific version of a browser.
Decisions must be backed by researched data. Otherwise we're just shooting in the dark - with your money.
The Genii team brings to the table a good combination of customer-centric product thinking, deep technology expertise and an infectious enthusiasm that makes the engagement mutually enriching. Their engagement model and strong accountability created value and institutionalised learning for us
Working with Genii allows you to work with a team that has a great understanding of technology but what makes them unique is their ability to couple that with great business insight.
The Genii team has been a refreshing change from our earlier experience. They have truly defined what it is to earn a position as a partner, contributing in the design thought process as much as in the actual development with a remarkable focus on deadlines and process.
Genii's understanding of what tech can do to enhance business efficiency in a practical prioritised manner is a cut above any others in the space. Their nimbleness is far greater than vendors like Geodesic (that I have worked with earlier) and their competence is significantly higher than smaller vendors. Most importantly, they are fun and constructive to work with.