Programming involves many monotonous tasks. Located in Gujarat, India, DhiWise wants to make it less of a burden for developers with its programming automation platform. The company that won Product Hunt’s Golden Kitty award for Developer Tool of the Year last year, announced today that it has raised $7 million in Series A funding led by Accel and Together Fund, with the participation of India Quotient. The round also included founders of companies such as WebEngage, Fleetx and Rocketlane. This brings the total amount raised from DhiWise to approximately $9.5 million.
Founded in April 2021 by former IT consultants CEO Vishal Virani and CTO Rahul Shingala, DhiWise has been in beta for the past eight months and claims to have saved more than a million hours of programming to date for its 30,000 users.
DhiWise’s platform converts designs into code, along with data binding, authentication, runtime permissions, authorizations and more, allowing developers to focus on business logic and core algorithms. It generates structured, readable and modular code in MVC and clean code that can be built on later for scalability.
As Virani explained, “With any new app design, developers have to write code for the user interface and frontend developers have to work on data binding to make applications dynamic. In general, with any app development, 60% of the time is just consumed by this one.” mundane programming. DhiWise automates all this mundane programming through its platform where developers can input input within minutes to generate hours of source code. DhiWise’s smart algorithms convert all of the users’ metadata on the platform into clean, readable and customizable code.”
Virani and Shingala spent eight years working together at an IT consultancy they founded with a team of 150 developers who built 200 projects for clients in 24 countries. During that time, they implemented low-code and no-code tools, including Figma-to-code conversion platforms. But their results did not have the required code quality and architecture, or several depending on the tool it was built with.
“We had previously established an IT consulting firm, built software products for North American companies, and had increased sales to over $1 million,” Virani says. “There was a repeated pain point we experienced that prompted us to start DhiWise. Developers are unable to realize their maximum work potential because they spend too much time on mundane tasks.”
He added that “usually people just hire more developers to share this workload. But developers, like oil, are a finite resource. You can’t keep putting valuable resources into things that technology can solve.”
The launch of DhiWise involved six months of research and development and a team of more than 50 developers who devised algorithms to automate the programming lifecycle, while paying attention to the source code standards that allow developers to build on the code later.
Virani said DhiWise’s main competitor is Anima Apps, but it differentiates itself by focusing on developer experience. “All other tools available today are limited to automating design to code, while DhiWise is laser focused on automating all parts of the programming lifecycle.”
The new investment will allow DhiWise to add features such as importing design systems, automatic identification of reusable components from Figma designs, and declarative user interface in their upcoming releases. It will keep the React and Flutter apps as the core of its value proposition.
In a pre-prepared statement, Manav Garg, founder of the Together Fund, said: “DhiWise’s vision to empower today’s ~30 million professional developers by embedding themselves directly into their workflows and not forcing them to change their behavior , is convincing.”