Powering Collaboration & Crossing the Divide

I Have an Identity Crisis Really, I do. I’ve struggled with my job title since my love of design has merged into my exploration of markup and coding languages. Most days I split my time between sitting with the designers and sitting with the developers. And I could not be happier.

3 Keys to User Onboarding [Video]

Properly onboarding users to your digital experience is essential to converting lifetime users. Every day, our User Experience (UX) experts on our Digital team work with clients to ensure that they are implementing the best practices and core features of onboarding. Proper onboarding will help ensure that the investment you have made to your website,

By | 2017-06-02T02:29:40+00:00 August 16th, 2016|Categories: Digital, UX/UI|Tags: , , |

Siri vs. Alexa | Which One Has the Superior User Experience?

Apple’s Siri has dominated the virtual personal assistant market since it was introduced as a feature of the iPhone 4s in 2011. However, Amazon has made massive strides to compete with Siri with the release of Amazon Echo and its voice-enabled feature, Alexa, earlier this year. While Siri and Alexa have some key differences,

By | 2017-01-23T16:54:12+00:00 June 30th, 2016|Categories: Digital, UX/UI|Tags: , , |

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

By | 2017-01-23T16:29:00+00:00 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

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 | 2016-12-28T20:26:24+00:00 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,