New Delhi-based website performance testing startup, Wingify, has announced the launch of notCRUD, a first ever community platform to showcase the best of Indian product, technology and design thinking.
notCRUD is a discussion platform for people who’re interested in building great software products in India. Its an online forum where enthusiasts can discuss, discover and evangelise software products, especially those built on the open source platform. In a manner, notCRUD aims to be ProductHunt for India.
notCRUD accumulates exciting tech products, design initiatives as well as interesting discussions/ write-ups on product management, growth, hiring, scaling technology and building stellar user experiences – all created by people in India. It will also start series of offline event and organize talks and hackathons to work on interesting product problems.
CRUD in software lingo is an acronym used to create, read, update and delete. It is the basic function of a computer database, which facilitates viewing, searching and changing information. However, notCRUD aims to be the opposite. It stresses that software products made in India are not basic.
The initiative aims to showcase the best of Indian product talent to build amazing products out of India.
Paras Chopra, founder and CEO of Wingify believes that being a talent pool of billion people, there’s no reason why global products cannot emerge from India. While there are enough communities and platforms that talk about startups, valuations and fundraising, there is very little discussion happening on nuts-and-bolts of building amazing products out of India.
Building great products is hard work, it requires achieving multiple things at one go, like innovative engineering, acute market knowledge, intuitive design and above all, gumption to challenge the established.