The Breakdown: How the Internet of Things Impacts Your Mobile Strategy

Today's mobile technology is no longer just about portability. It's about integration. The Internet of Things (IoT) has resulted in users' expectations of interconnectivity among all their devices–their mobile phone must communicate with their home devices, their vehicles, and even the things they wear. Everything is mobile; everything is connected. But with this connectedness comes

AWS Launches Amazon Lex: Alexa’s Voice Tech Opens to Developers

One of the major announcements in the midst of the AWS Summit in San Francisco is that the voice-control technology powering Alexa is now available to all software developers. AWS unveiled "Amazon Lex," a platform that enables developers to build conversational applications. With Lex, Amazon provides developers with tools to create voice and text AI

By | April 21st, 2017|Categories: Digital, Mobile Application Development|Tags: , , |

Making Applications Accessible for Everyone

The Growing Digital Population Today the internet has an estimated 3.4 billion users, this is 46% of world’s population. Within America, usage of mobile technology is only growing – 68% have smartphones and 45% have tablets. People are constantly engaging with applications on these devices for entertainment, education, productivity, and much more. As usage of

Top Benefits of Going Mobile: Government & Tech [Video]

Mobile technology isn’t just a vital part of our everyday entertainment — it’s becoming more and more a vital part of our everyday efficiency on the job, especially in the government sector. Our clients within the government have benefited from embracing mobile. They’ve increased connectivity between their teams, enjoyed greater fluidity between work tasks, and

Why You Should Automate Your Mobile App Testing

Mobile automated testing has been a godsend to our team. It allows us to test mobile apps without coordinating live or manual tests. Automated testing specifically refers to a piece of software that will interact with an app according to some defined test cases. It’s a great way to automate repetitive, but necessary tasks, and

5 Tips for Building a Sustainable App

Over the years, MetroStar has built over 30 apps that have gleaned more than 210,000 downloads in the iOS App Store, Google Play Store, and Windows Store. Read More: Zero to Hero – How to Build an App in 2 Weeks Here are some tips we have learned about building sustainable apps, or apps that

By | June 21st, 2016|Categories: Digital, Mobile Application Development|Tags: , |

Cross-Platform Mobile Development [Video]

When it comes to mobile apps, Apple, Android, and Windows all support varying standard design elements and software development kits. Mobile developers will ordinarily choose between three basic types of apps to build: native, web, and hybrid. Though each type has its own pros and cons, native apps tend to offer the tightest connection and

The Internet of Things (IoT) and our Mobile World [Video]

Our world is becoming smarter every day with the help of mobile and wireless technology. Since the first utter of “IoT,” our teams have kept a close watch on the forecast of IoT, aiming to be the first to provide lean, integrated solutions to our clients. Already, we’ve laid the foundation for devices that traverse

By | June 2nd, 2016|Categories: Digital, Mobile Application Development|Tags: , |

Zero to Hero: How to Build an App in 2 Weeks

Building an app in a short time-frame can feel like scraping ice off your car with a toothbrush before work. You know that you can get the task done, but you don’t know if you’ll have enough time. At MetroStar Systems, we’ve seen dedicated and experienced teams make the seemingly impossible possible. In fact, last

Part 3: How to Write Mobile Content

Engage Mobile Readers So you have a solid mobile-optimized website that passes Google’s Mobile-Friendly Test. You also incorporated some mobile optimization best practices, and you’re feeling pretty confident. Before you get too comfortable, a solid structure and design for your web page is only half the battle. Start With a Best Practice Remember our mobile

By | May 19th, 2015|Categories: Digital, Mobile Application Development|