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AmiWorks turns 14, and 1.1 is still in the RC stage

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Today, we are celebrating our 14th anniversary!

We’re proud of the progress we’ve made over the past year, and we’re excited to continue to grow and innovate in the years to come.

This year, we focused on increasing sales. We experimented with multiple approaches, and while we found some success, we’re still working on finding a predictable approach.

We also made significant progress on our Awesome Tech Stack. We released 10 updates of the Awesome Enterprise framework, including support for connecting with multiple databases. We’re also working on a new SaaS version of our Plot app, which we expect to release in a month.

We’ve also been experimenting with LLMs and OpenAI to teach them the Awesome Enterprise framework.

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of our well-wishers, especially Amit Mishra, who helped and made us feel very welcome in Naama Bengaluru.

In terms of AOE-ROR, since we reached the Iron Age two years ago, we’ve been accumulating resources for conquest. This has proven to be a very difficult and slow process, but now we’re ready to start our conquest. It’s time to stretch the limits again.

While we continue to experiment, Happy Navratri, Durga Puja, and Dussehra to all of you.

Written by Amit Singh

October 22nd, 2023 at 6:49 am

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AmiWorks turns 13, and 1.1 is in the RC stage

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Today we turn 13.

The effect of Turbulences that started last year, can still be felt. This year we focused on trying to consolidate the type of work we were doing, and our experiments resulted in the insight that the “website is a pain for marketing teams” armed with this, we have changed all our sales and marketing pitch.

We have added to our team size, and we are now focused only on “Awesome Websites” as the business unit. Our internal discussions are now happening in terms of OKRs. Delivery teams are now structured in optimal independent units to give a better experience to our customers.

This year we released the following improvements to our Awesome Tech Stack

  1. 800+ ready-to-use UI blocks and all of them are available in XD format as well.
  2. 12+5 releases of Awesome Enterprise including support for the code repository
  3. A whole new way of debugging in Awesome, along with a debugger app
  4. The alpha version of the new form architecture is ready, this will enable us to build form-based workflows at least 50% faster than what we are able to do right now.

I would also like to take this opportunity to remember and thank all our well-wishers. This year I would like to add “Biju Nair” to this list of well-wishers, he went out of his way to help us with the Bengaluru startup ecosystem.

In terms of AOE-ROR, since last year we are in the Iron Age, most of our research is done, and the various unit combinations needed for the conquest are now ready. This also means we are very low on resources to wage a full-fledged growth war, still we are now in exploration mode to figure out the best market to capture while trying to increase our resources for sustained war.

I believe we are now in that make-or-break stage of the game where timing is very critical as the conquest campaign is about start.

As always we are going to continue to experiment with ideas, but this year, it will be focused on increasing our sales.

Happy Deepawali.

Written by Amit Singh

October 22nd, 2022 at 6:19 pm

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AmiWorks Turns 12, 1.1 in the pipeline

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Today we turn 12.

If last year was a smooth sail, this year was filled with turbulences. We started this year with aggressive growth plans, and we got hit in the face with attrition. This situation put us on the back foot for a major part of this year, actually, we are still on the back foot and recovering from this loss.

We did a lot of work around documentation of Awesome Enterprise and even started a youtube channel to share the tutorials. We also fully restructured our Github page to highlight our focus.

This year we improved on our process further and did multiple releases across our Awesome Tech stack, including

  1. 12 releases for Awesome Enterprise,
  2. A ReactNative based App shell,
  3. 2 new Apps and multiple services for Awesome Enterprise
  4. 100+ UI Blocks to use on awesome websites.
  5. A script to quickly set up new servers with all the prerequisites for the new WordPress site.

I would also like to take this opportunity to remember and thank all our well-wishers who continue to support us. I would especially like to thank our teammates who pitched in when we needed them while going through difficult times on the personal front.

In terms of AOE-ROR, our age is Iron, but while we were focused on researches, we had a few skirmishes that forced us to be defensive. Our focus is still on gathering resources and continuing to invest in upgrades & researches that will help us in our conquest plan. This is that phase in the game where you wait for things to fall in place and hope for a breather so that you can gather your full strength. Conquest will start real soon.

As always we continue to focus on making our tools and process better so that we can serve our customers with higher quality and efficiency.

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October 22nd, 2021 at 2:35 am

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AmiWorks Turns 11, but still at 1.0

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11 years of AmiWorks

Today we turn 11.

Since last year we were focusing a lot on tools and process to improve ourselves, we have made progress and we are still focused on that. One thing that came out good from this whole covid situation for us is that now we have moved towards remote setup.

Moving to Work from home forced us to fast-track a few process that was in our todo list but we never got to work on it.

On the tech side, we have managed to stabilize our awesome enterprise and have started the work on v3 of Awesome Enterprise Platform. It will be even faster than the current version and more powerful and feature-rich.

That being said, I would also like to take this opportunity to remember and thank all our well-wishers who continue to support us.

In terms of AOE-ROR, we reached the Iron age last year, but we still have few more kinds of research to complete before we can push for the conquest, we are on our most vulnerable condition as most of our resources are tied up with the researches. Soon, very soon we will be pushing for full conquest 😉

We will continue to invest in tools and experiment with processes that will work for us.

Written by Amit Singh

October 22nd, 2020 at 11:56 pm

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AmiWorks Turns 10, 1.0 release

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10 years of AmiWorks

Today we completed 10 years of operations.
Since, last year, we have improved ourselves on all parameters. We improved on our processes, documentation, and even outbound sales. Whatever we had planned, we executed.
On tech side we focused on experimenting and stablizing our awesome enterprise platform. Migrating our old apps to this newer framework.
After lots of ups and downs, and various delays, we are ready to declare that we are out of RC stage. Infact I can say that, today we have our first release. I would also like to take this opportunity to remember and thank all our well-wishers who continue to support us.
In terms of AOE-ROR, some of our iron age researches are done and only few remain. Still, we are ready to step out and start the business conquest.
We will continue to experiment with tools & approaches… 


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October 22nd, 2019 at 4:35 pm

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AmiWorks Turns 9, Still in RC3

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Today we completed 9 years of our operations.

This was the year of consolidations, where we also shed extra weight that we had gained. We continued with our focus on ‘Awesome Websites‘ program and finally brought it to the centre of WPoets website. In terms of processes, we have improved a lot, but the more we do, the more we realise that there are so many more things to be done.

Documentation, the one task from last year is still pending, though we are now in much better shape than we were, still, a lot is desired. Another thing that is not moving for us is our outbound sales process, this is something we need to now actively work on.

Our work on Awesome Studio platform has paid us rich dividends and we have doubled down on it. In the actual plugin, we did a few minor releases, but we build and released a series of awesome apps, that are being used by most of our customers actively, even though we had built them with WPoets team in mind.  We are in process of improving Awesome Studio platform, and we released the much-improved ‘Awesome Enterprise’ version for our studio platform. It is optimized for use within our projects. In between, we had multiple mini-experiments that did not result in anything.

We had hoped that this year we will have our first release, but we are still in RC 3, simply because we have still not managed to solve some of the teething troubles that keep getting exposed whenever we try to stretch things for our selves.  Some of the major areas where we keep hitting the bottlenecks are sales and technology, they need to be solved before we can confidently say we have arrived.

I would like to take this opportunity to remember and thank all our well-wishers and team members who have continued to support us.

Finally, the best way to describe our current status is in terms of AOE-ROR, we are in Iron Age, but as you may know every research in Iron Age is a costly affair and they take time. We are waiting for our iron age researches to finish and get a few people who can wield those powers before we start our conquest. We will get there soon.

Meanwhile, we continue with our experiments and prepare for our conquest…

Written by Amit Singh

October 22nd, 2018 at 4:27 pm

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AmiWorks Turns 8, Now in RC3

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AmiWorks Turns 8

Today we turned 8.

This was a very interesting year, in almost every aspect of the operations. Our efforts around ‘Awesome Websites’ has paid dividends. Not only have we solved the revenue predictability issue, we also have managed to show the value of continuous improvement to our customers.

Awesome Studio has reached the version 2.3.9 with 30+ active installs and our efforts to launch the Awesome catalogue failed once again. We now have 3 mobile apps, built with Awesome Studio, in Google Play Store.

We are still in RC stage because our systems and processes are not as strong as we would like them to be. Nevertheless, we have managed to improve upon everything we have been doing over the last year. Our focus this year will be to improve on documentation (it is pending from last year) and build more internal tools to improve the experience of everyone interacting with us.

I would like to take this opportunity to remember and thank all our well-wishers and team members who have continued to support us.

Finally, the good news, in terms of AOE-ROR we are now in Iron Age. We have now started doing preparations to start the conquest.

While we continue to experiment, Happy Deepawali to all of you.

Written by Amit Singh

October 22nd, 2017 at 5:59 pm

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AmiWorks Turns 7, Now in RC2


7 years of AmiWorks

We turned 7 today, and entered in the 8th year of our exciting and awesome journey.

This year was all about consolidations. Towards end of 2015, we decided to focus all our services business towards awesome websites, and it had already beared some fruits, along with solving one of our worst problem of business predictability. Now we will only work with customers who have long term visibility within their business and understand the importance of continuous improvement of web presence.

It also resulted in Awesome Studio being released to wider public on plugins repo. We did about 29 releases of the plugin. Currently this plugin powers an online market place, fintech backend , upcoming edutech mobile & web app along with many corporate websites and portals. This gives us lot of confidence to continue to pursue the development of awesome studio platform. Only nagging thing this year is lack of proper documentation, and we have to focus on it.

We will be sticking with our strategy to keep team size small, but highly optimized. That being said, I want to take this opportunity to thank our well wishers, customers and team members who have continued to support and believe in us.

Finally, in terms of AOE-ROR, we have initiated the research for Iron age, once the research is completed we expect to start the conquest.

While we continue to experiment, Happy Dipawali to all of you.

Written by Amit Singh

October 22nd, 2016 at 4:01 pm

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AmiWorks Turns 6, Now in RC1


number-437924_640Today we turn 6, and what a year it has been.

We have cut our team sizes further and now we are only 15 people doing much better work than last year.

We have improved our operations in every aspect, processes are now more refined, we have now consolidated our operations in two focus areas at WPoets, first is awesome websites our continuous improvement subscription plan for website development and second is awesome studio our framework that allows developers to easily assemble websites and applications. We now have a product which feeds directly to success of our services.

Our tough times that started last year are not over yet, but we are now nearing the end, just one final push is needed. That being said, I want to take this opportunity to thank our well wishers, customers and team members who have continued to support and believe in us. I also want to specifically thank Ankesh Kothari, who is actively providing us with valuable guidance.

Finally, in terms of AOE-ROR, while we are still in bronze age, all our technology researches are done. We are ready for the Iron age research, we are now just waiting for accumulating enough gold resources to initiate the process.

Our paths are crystal clear, targets are set, now we just need to execute.

While we continue to experiment, Happy Dussehra to all of you.

Written by Amit Singh

October 22nd, 2015 at 10:03 am

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AmiWorks Turns 5, Still in Beta


We are now 5 years old and you can see the stretching marks of our last years effort all over us 🙂

This year we moved our office location twice, first to Cerebrum IT Park, and then last month to Marisoft 3.  We had pushed our team size to 45, and now we are back to 20, but this is more experienced team then what we had earlier.

We are now in much better shape then what we were this time last year. We had few more revisions on all our process, now our development process is optimized for our projects, our ability to handle complex projects has increased, our hiring process has improved and many more. In short I can say this year was about giving finishing touches to all our process.

We registered WPoets as partnership firm with SMEJoinup and moved all our WordPress work to it. We also created an Awesome UI platform and framework for WordPress, you will get to hear more about it soon. In coming month we are going to focus more on making WPoets a leading brand for WordPress development in this country

As I twitted in July, we had been facing a tough time, and now things are settling down. Overall this was a stressful year and as usual it was filled with many learning and insights.


I also want to take this opportunity to thank all our well wishers, customers and team members who stood by us during our turbulent times.

In terms of AOE-ROR, we are in bronze age and while doing various researches we keep running out of resources, which is preventing us to move faster. Now it’s time for us to dig in and keep doing all necessary researches and then accumulate enough resources to research Iron age.

Happy Diwali to all of you, and our experiments continue…

Written by Amit Singh

October 22nd, 2014 at 4:49 pm

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