Ever wondered which apps and devices the heads of companies and the people behind your favourite gadgets are using? That's where our weekly column Personally Tech comes into the picture, as we take you behind the scenes to see what products leaders from different walks of life love and swear by.
This week, we caught up with Bhartesh Chhibbar, the founder of HeyBiz, a mobile application that connects customers and businesses together via a chat platform, by which you can ask queries about services, request support, and more. This founder dreams of a robot filled lifestyle, where his household work gets automated - Jetsons style.
Read on to know more about the apps and gadgets that Chibbar uses every day and can't live without.
Describe your technology setup - what computer/ phone/ tablet/ camera/ gaming console/ other gadgets do you use?
Bhartesh Chibbar: Being a technology guy, I love to surround myself with latest gadgets. I am die hard fan of Apple products for their quality and elegance. I have a 15-inch retina MacBook Pro, and an iPhone 5. The bigger screen on the laptop gives me ease to see and to think big. I also use an Android phone, the Samsung Galaxy S4 but it's only to check latest apps in the Indian market and also to test the latest HeyBiz versions.
What are three apps (mobile/ tablet or PC/ Mac) you couldn't live without?
Bhartesh Chibbar: Well my phone is the one that connects me to the world. WhatsApp, Gmail, and Facebook are three apps which are part of my life now for this very reason. With these three apps, I'm always in touch with everyone I know and need to be in touch with.
What is one gadget (other than your phone) you never travel without?
Bhartesh Chibbar: My Samsung power bank is always with me when I am travelling, apart from MacBook. My phone needs that extra charge because most of my work is done on the phone.
What is your dream gadget/ technology setup?
Bhartesh Chibbar: Life is getting busier day by day, and I always think it would be great to have robots who do errands for me, and allow me to have family time. Imagine if you didn't need to worry about parking the car, or remembering to charge up your devices, or fetching the groceries, because the robot is taking care of all the details. And looking at how technology is evolving, I believe this day will eventually come - right now we're at the very start of the commercial drone age; and after that, we will enter the robot age.
How has technology changed the way in which you work?
Bhartesh Chibbar: Technology has changed so drastically in past couple of years and it has made my work life quick and efficient. It helps me to connect with team and business partners all the time, irrespective of my location.