Top App Developers Interview: MetaSys Software

Published on Apr 04, 2023 in App Development

Usha Mayya Jambagi is the CEO of MetaSys Software. Founded in 1996 in Mumbai, India, the company has 50 employees. MetaSys Software is software services firm that specializes in providing solutions based on Dot Net, FileMaker, iOS, PHP, and React. The company is backed by a proficient team with extensive experience in
developing software for global enterprises. MetaSys offers bespoke solutions to businesses aiming to accomplish their objectives through the development of web applications and or enterprise mobile applications.

Usha joined MetaSys as the CEO after 13 years at IBM in Holland, where she led multiple development teams in IBM Business Consulting, Strategic Outsourcing and Service Delivery. Earlier in her career, she worked at Reckitt and Coleman in Product Management and Sales functions. She also worked as a Project Manager in Action id, India, an NGO specializing in poverty alleviation.

Here is what Usha Mayya Jambagi has to say about the mobile development world.

What does your mobile app development company do?

MetaSys software specializes in providing customized software solutions for our clients. Our highly skilled developers can create customized B2B and B2C web portals as well as enterprise mobile apps. We have worked with clients from around the world who are active in different industry verticals. We can safely declare that we have managed to maintain the delicate balance between customer satisfaction and employee happiness because our average staff retention is more than 5 years and our customer relationships date back more than 10 years.

What clients have you worked for?

MetaSys has a diverse set of clients US, Canada, UK, Europe and Australia from different sectors like Tourism, Logistics, Wellness, Finance, Data Analytics. All our solutions are customized to the client’s needs. We have been able to forge some long-standing relationships with our clients.

If you had to choose one category, what kind of app do you think is your mobile app development company’s specialty?

Our mobile app development company specializes in custom app development using various technologies, including FileMaker, React, PHP, and Dot Net. We excel in creating web and mobile (hybrid and native) applications that cater to the specific needs of our client's; business processes. We are proficient in integrating multiple third-party APIs into our client's applications and have successfully implemented projects using low-code technologies such as FileMaker, Power BI, and Power Pages. Additionally, we are experienced in upgrading legacy applications to the latest technology. Our forte lies in developing customized solutions where standard packaged software falls short.

What is the average budget of the mobile apps you develop?

The budget depends on the requirements. We have worked on projects ranging from $10K to $500K.

Do you develop all mobile apps in-house or do you outsource some parts of the process?

We develop all mobile apps in-house. This provides us greater control over the progress as well as the quality of the deliverables. Our clients have partnered with us for years so continuity is important. In the past all employees worked from our office location. During Covid some of our staff moved to their native towns/villages and have continued to work remotely thereafter.

Which would you say are the best mobile apps that your company has developed and why?

We developed an app FM Quizilla for FileMaker developers to be able to practice for the FileMaker certification exams. It was first launched in 2009 and since then it has supported many aspiring developers in their preparation to being FileMaker certified. To simulate a test, the app is periodically updated with new questions and features. This helped us get known in the FileMaker world and compelled our staff to keep up to date on the technological updates on the FileMaker Platform.

Do you prefer to build mobile apps with native, hybrid or web languages?

We prefer to build mobile apps with hybrid such as React native because it is cross platform framework. The development and maintenance costs are reduced. The code base is common for Android and iOS with some tweaking to work on the different platforms.

Let’s focus on iOS and Android mobile app development. Which are the Pros and Cons of each platform?

Pros of iOS app development

  • Standard UI design – Apple provides a detailed guideline for UI design, which helps developers to build an application effortlessly.
  • Versatility – almost all Apple devices uses same iOS version. Developers do not have to invest time and effort in creating application for various screen sizes and resolutions.
  • High security – Apple review process is very strict, which makes sure that the application is secure.
  • Less updates – Updates are very limited for iOS. So application need not be tested frequently.

Cons of iOS app development 

  • Deployment on app store – Apple has very strict and rigid review process which is very time consuming.
  • We need a separate Android App to reach the other mobile smart phone usersPros of Android development

Pros of Android development

  • Open system – developers have freedom for customization.
  • Deployment on play store – Review process is not so stringent, so app can be deployed on play store easily as compare to app store.
  • Google provides extensive developer guidelines to design which are very helpful in building an aesthetically appealing layout and intuitive Android user interface.

Cons of Android app development

  • Less versatile – Varying screen sizes, resolutions can be a task for the developers.
  • Testing – Android has many OS versions, many devices with various sizes and screen resolutions. It increases time and cost of development and testing.

Which device is the best in the market right now?

Android is the best as OS is flexible and open as compare to iOS. Android devices are available in affordable range. On the other hand, iPhones definitely have superior performance.

And which device do you feel more comfortable developing an app for?

We feel comfortable with both devices as we use React native technology for development which is cross-platform.

Why is AppFutura useful to you?

We are trying AppFutura for the first time. We think it may provide a good marketplace to bid for projects.

MetaSys Software is a software services company with offices in Mumbai, India and Toronto, Canada. We focus on Dot Net, FileMaker, iOS, PHP, Microsoft Azure and React based solutions.

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  • 10-49 employees
  • Founded: 1996
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