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The Contus company develops mobile applications, extensions and plugins on open-source platforms. The company was founded in 2008 by Sriram Manoharan [1][2]


Contus is headquartered in Chennai, India with regional headquarters in California, United States. As of February 2014, they have 150 employees in their Chennai division.[3] They have customers in about 40 countries.[4] Their primary service of mobile application development and web products is being used by around 20,000+ users worldwide.


Mobile application development

Contus started as a technology company doing mobile application development.[5] as the primary service. The company's customers include Mahindra & Mahindra Limited, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Cbazaar, Nato Otan,, and Exemplarr, although these are some of their older clients and have dropped out of contract due to certain legal allegations against the company. Contus has developed mobile applications such as Spurfy, MobeCommerce, StuffDot, FilmKings, Life Saver, Group Clone, Win Maps.[3][6]

Web application development

Contus has been developing web applications under categories such as eCommerce, content management systems, social networking, open source servicing, enterprise solutions.[7]



Contus' product store ‘Apptha’ has been developed by them for extensions and plugins on open-source platforms such as Magento, Joomla, WordPress, Prestashop.[8] Apptha has launched 150 products on these platforms and is still working on to develop more products.


Mobecommerce is a mobile based platform for e-commerce for mobile users. In 2011, Contus was awarded by Esparks for its product Mobecommerce.[9][10]


After the first product HD FLV Player launch in 2009,[11] Contus moved to a 100 desk office in 2010. In 2011, Contus’ MobeCommerce was given an award for eCommerce startups in India by ESparks.[9] following which a full version of MobeCommerce was released. In August 2013 the company was named one of the top 10 small and medium enterprises in India by Google and FICCI.[12] Contus achieved a turnover of 70 million rupees in 2013–14.[2]


  1. Web page "Interview with Sriram Manoharan", Retrieved 6 December 2013
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Turn of fate makes an athlete setup an IT firm", Deccan Chronicle Retrieved 9 June 2014
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Economic Times. India Times","How Sriram Manoharan’s Contus became Rs 5 crore web venture" Retrieved 2 December 2013
  4. "Contus Gunning For The Top Spot" CIO Review, Retrieved 21 February 2014
  5. "JontusMedia","Srimano Talks On Mobile App Development "
  6. "Whatech","Contus - As Per best web development Company " Retrieved 25 February 2014
  7. "Business World" ,"The Apps Business "
  8. "Contus' New Marketplace-Apptha","Contus to launch new marketplace-Apptha" Retrieved 12 April 2014
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Killer Startups","A Model to Work through Challenges" Retrieved 14 August 2012
  10. "Killer Startups"," - Have a mobile Store"
  11. "Contus Support launched HD FLV Player","Contus Support launched HD FLV Player""Retrieved 21 July 2009"
  12. "Google, FICCI Felicitates Contus","One of the top 10 SME's - Contus, by Google,FICCI. "Retrieved 22 August 2013"

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