We don't just develop apps. We build dreams.

Messapps is a full-service app development company that provides app development, design and consulting services for those who want to be successful.

Based in New York, we are a unique blend of creative designers, tech savvy developers and awesome project managers.

 

 

 

 

 
$50,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2013
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New York, NY
headquarters
  • 1460 Broadway
    New York, NY 10036
    United States
other locations
  • 811 W 7th St
    Los Angeles, CA 90017
    United States
  • 745 Atlantic Ave
    Boston, MA 02111
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 

New York University, Microsoft, Eataly, La Colombe, Empire State Building, Ground Central, Sparkbook, American Jazz Museum, VTB Insurance, Reefill, Postcard, Carpo, Cakemix

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CarPo

CarPo is a LONG DISTANCE ride-sharing app built exclusively for college students. Drivers get reimbursed for going that way anyway while passengers receive an affordable and convenient way of transportation (unlike buses and trains) to their desired destination. Set up your profile with your favorite destinations and receive push notifications when someone is traveling to one of your desired trips (hometown, friends' colleges,

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Reefill

Reefill provides a cost-effective, eco-friendly alternative to bottled water. Members have unlimited access to cold, filtered tap water from a network of refill stations located in businesses like coffee shops, bakeries, and juice bars. Using the app, members find the nearest station, unlock it, and fill their bottle in seconds. Current Reefill locations are around the Village in New York City but the network is

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Volaloans

These are some of the screens we redesigned for the Volaloan application. The app is built specifically for college students who want to stay on top of important financial topics. We designed nearly 170 screens and we’re going to continue improving the app in the nearest future.

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WOLF

WOLF is an interactive shoe marketplace platform on iOS and Android that enables users to search for and buy the latest in shoe trends. Besides the ability to buy shoes, the app also allows store owners to open up their own in-app storefront or link their current Shopify product line to showcase their inventory to buyers in the app.

The cart and wishlist features allow users to actively track shoes they are interested

in and then purchase them with ease. By implementing a host of payment options like Android Pay, Apple Pay, Stripe Direct, and Paypal, the WOLF app redefines the shoe buying experience.
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Pivt

Pivt is an app for your personal traveling collections. You can collect the places you visited, discuss them with your friends, give recommendations where to go.

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LikeUs

Dating application for people with disabilities.

PhotoCheck Concept

Photo Check app allows users to recognize the effects of photos from social media. Messapps is in charge of UI/UX for Photo Check application.

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QuoQui

QuoQui is an app that enables users to set up meetings with professional contacts, as well as friends and family, in a quick and efficient way. The app features contacts with profiles, a calendar which syncs with the phones native calendar, and a notification setting which reminds the user of upcoming meetings and when a meeting with a regular contact hasn’t been scheduled in a while.

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Kid Do

Kid Do is an iPad app that helps parents visually teach their children how to manage their time between daily tasks. The app has a simple design that reflects its target audience and maintains the theme of simply getting things done. The design is extremely visual to help children understand how to organize routines against time frameworks. The app allows the user to input tasks or routines with an estimate of how long the task

will take. These custom activities are automatically placed in the app memory and come up as one of the pre-entered options the user can select when they revisits the application. During the activity the app will display a timer and tell the user how much time remains for the given activity with small reminders of activities that are coming up in the corners of the screen.
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Porcupin

Porcupin is an app that enables users to privately review and remember notes about particular locations. This app categorizes all of the establishments nearby to help the user make the best decisions of where to go depending on their mood. The in-app map will display different establishments in different colors to indicate whether it is a restaurant, a bar, gym, cinema, cafe or other. The app calculates the distance the user is

away from the location and can list options in near to far order. Users are able to create profiles for locations through the features offered on the app. Instead of depending on a Yelp review, users can document their own experiences at these establishments and save it for their own reference. The app accomplishes this through color coding, photo uploads and saving user-generated notes.
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A La Card

A La Card is here to resurrect the sentiment of sending a handwritten card—but we make the entire process (from choosing to mailing) totally hassle-free.

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Cakemix

The idea behind Cakemix app is to improve your running & workout experience by creating music playlists with custom BPM ranges.

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Ground Central

The main goal of this application was to reduce wait time in lines for coffee and create a more loyal user base through a system of reward points.

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RUNON

RunOn is an interesting application in that most of the time when it is used our user would not actually look at the app. Our users would be running. Hence, the goal was to make an easy to use interface that would allow users to easily re-engage with the app when they stop.

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AR DARTS

We all get bored in the office from time to time, right? That's exactly why we wanted to make our office downtime more exciting. Playing darts in AR with your office buddies is the next best thing!

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HALSA LIFE

Getting medical aid or advice can be problematic in many communities due to a lack of service or problems with distance. The app solves this by enabling users to connect with the medical professionals closest to their location regardless of their location.

Allowing doctors to set their availability and provide feedback directly to users means that even users without healthcare can seek advice.

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Throwback

The Throwback app is for posting, sharing and enjoying old memories in the form of photos and videos. You can ask friends to take polls on questions about old memories and see their responses. Memories in the form of text, media and polls all appear on a user’s feed. Memories are sorted by decade (e.g. 70’s) and tagged to friends for easy reminiscing via commenting, liking and re-posting in-app or to other social media apps.

You can chat with friends one-on-one or add the post as a ‘Key Memory’ for easy recollection.
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Flickle

Tell the app which movies you've seen and Flickle finds you new ones that you'll adore. Each new swipe provides you a new movie that you'll enjoy. The more you use Flickle, the more precise the suggestions get!
Know what to watch based on the movies that you already loved. Because of its increasing community, Flickle can provide each user a series of personally recommended movies to watch.

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Lit

Maximize Your Night is a social app designed to help you and your friends locate, review, check-in, and rate the best party venues in your area. Users create a profile and can search for parties in their area using the app’s map feature and then tap the LIT symbol to view that particular party’s ratings based on “checked-in” partygoers. Each party venue features live updated party stats highlighting things like the level of

music, cover cost, entrance difficulty, size of the line, and number of friends at the venue.
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College Push

College Push is an application that helps high school students (and their parents) navigate the college application world. They support users through college planning, selection and the entire application process. Designed to be experienced like a personal college coach, the app is developed to offer daily notifications with instructional exercises, tasks, opportunities and help explore the higher educational system in the

USA.

 

The app reduces senior-year stress for high school students by providing them with instant support in the palm of their hands. The app doesn’t stop there, College Push extends the support it offers to its users with the Export feature which enables the user to share information on the app with guidance counselors, parents, teachers and more to create an all encompassing support system even beyond the perimeters of the app.

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American Jazz Museum

The American Jazz Museum app serves as the virtual portal to connect with Jazz culture and with the American Jazz Museum. The application is a platform for the American Jazz Museum to inform interested individuals about up coming events, allowing users to buy tickets in a convenient and secured method in advance and provides a line up of events for the evening. This app has the capacity to connect people and the Jazz culture

and promote the events at the American Jazz Museum.

 

The app helps enhance the users entire Jazz experience by making the process of finding and booking tickets for events more convenient and also encouraging artist exploration by making the event schedules more accessible to the public.

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Solve the Saying

Solve the Sayings is a game app where users must figure out common sayings out of Rebus puzzles. This app has been developed to challenge the user but also provide them with on going support throughout the game.

 

The user has access to full support and help tools so every user can seamlessly and easily engage with the app. Although the game is challenging the app is fully prepared with features and help options

that invite all players to the game.
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Data MESS

Data MESS helps users organize and manage important data, from credit card information to Netflix passwords or even important photos. The app offers its user convenience and confidence when it comes to saving passwords or keeping important data on hand.

 

The application, whilst being an extremely stylish method of storing information, was also developed to be able to protect the user’s information with an

AES-256 encryption (the same encryption used by Apple). The security features for this app are reliable and sophisticated. The app is protected by a login with complicated paths and passcodes. Data MESS was developed to satisfy a variety of needs including digital wallet and data vault; where users store their credit cards, bank accounts, social network and email account details and more.
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Dots Maze

Dots Maze is a game app which is highly addictive. The aim of the game is to find a way out of a maze as soon as possible. Throughout their game experience, the user is accompanied by Mr. Amazeing – a character created to embody the spirit of the app. Through animations and strategic design decisions, this app has strong brand identity and helps express to users the fun personality of the app.

 

The app has 40

levels of mazes which lead to the Superhero Mode where the fun is endless. The app has been coded to work on a score system, this game encourages users to come back for more and solve all the mazes as well as compete with friends. Other features include the ability to connect with friends on Twitter and Facebook and see other friend’s scores on the High Scores list. This game app lets the user challenge themselves in a fun way and at the same time connect with their friends and be social. 
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Wake Me Up

Wake Me Up is an alarm app that has been aesthetically designed to suit multiple age groups and technically designed to provide several features that set it aside from other alarm clock applications. The app is equipped with three skins; Pro, Child and Hip. Wake Me Up has also been developed to enhance intuitive control by the minimal need to use buttons. Besides ordinary alarm features, Wake Me Up also enables the user to

shake the phone to turn off the alarm or continue to snooze. The apps ability to respond to physical commands helps integrate the service into anyone’s morning routine.

 

This app is designed, on every level, to help the user’s morning rise easier. The in-app purchases adds to the user experience by displaying the weather, playing morning music of the user’s choice and starting off your day to a photo of your loved ones. 

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Culdesac

Culdesac is an application developed for kids to share their made-up games. It enables users to save games; the rules, equipment required, and number of people needed to play. New games are quick and easy to create on the app because it has been developed to strategically organize all of the information needed to play the game in a logical and concise manner. Users create their own profile and build on their list of games they

have created. Users can categorize their games and share them with the Culdesac community.

 

Users can choose to follow their friend’s activity on the application and see what new games they have been posting. Children can enjoy the ‘discover’ feature where they can search through game options they may want to try and read about them in detail as well as view photographs and videos posted by other users. 

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Piano Carnival

Piano Carnival is an E-book application that combines the all areas of creativity, music art and storytelling, to create a unique user experience that is fully interactive and enriching for all ages. Based on the famous musical work, “Carnival of the Animals”, the interactive storybook is narrated with original poetry by Christopher Steger. The E-book is a fully immersive experience because it includes 14 movements depicting

animals and interactive elements on every page, music videos of pianists for varied content and time-laps videos of the illustrator at work. The storybook has features which enable users to tap or drag objects and characters to see how they react. The user can also move or can drag the background for a surprising change. The illustrations are unique to this E-book; further contributing to its already unique experience it has to offer.

Reviews

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Mobile App Development for International Consultancy

"Everything was delivered perfectly."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Jun. 2019 - Jan. 2020
Project summary: 

Messapps developed a mobile application for an international bank. The app was developed for both iOS and Android.  

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Zürich, Switzerland
Senior Manager, International Consultancy
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Messapps’s work helped the bank increase their client base and improve engagement with their services. The team delivered the project on time and communicated clearly about their progress along the way. 

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m a senior manager for an international consulting firm. We cover business consulting, taxation, international planning, and expansion abroad.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Messapps?

We were offering business strategy consulting for a large bank, and one of our tasks was to build something that would bring their business to another level and make it more client-oriented. We decided to build a client banking app that would be usable from anywhere in the world, and we started looking for a company that could help do it.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The client had a general vision about it, and they communicated all their ideas through us. Messapps developed the app from scratch, and they proposed different architectures and ways of structuring it to make it easy for clients to use their accounts. The app was developed for Android and iOS.

What is the team composition?

I communicated strictly with their project manager.

How did you come to work with Messapps?

We approached around 10 companies and had them send us proposals. Based on those, we decided Messapps would be the best choice. The human factor was also key because the person we spoke to from Messapps was very professional and knew what he was talking about.

How much have you invested with them?

The project cost around $500,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started looking for companies around June 2019, and we wrapped up the project in January 2020. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

The bank expanded its client base significantly, and they’re very happy with the decision to make an app. They were a bit old-fashioned before, but they’re up to date now, and they have more services to offer.

How did Messapps perform from a project management standpoint?

Their project manager was very polite and client-oriented. He was always available, including on weekends, and he answered questions quickly. He got all the necessary information from us on the first couple of calls and started the work after that.

We used Slack and email for communication, and everything was done online. There were a couple of delays, but they warned us about it in advance. Everything was delivered perfectly in the end.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They were always on time, and they delivered what they promised. I appreciated their way of talking to the client and presenting themselves. It’s something we didn’t see with the other agencies we contacted.  

Are there any areas they could improve?

The process could’ve been faster, but I think this is just the standard process. My experience with Messapps was great, and I don’t think it’s something for them to improve.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

The client should make a summary of what they want and communicate it clearly to the agency.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They had the best offer.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Mobile App Development for Credit-Building Platform

"They have impressive developers who are great at what they do."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Jan. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Messapps developed a mobile app for a credit-building platform. The team built an iOS and Android version of the app, integrating analytics and 3rd party APIs.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
New York, New York
Tushar Bagamane
Business Development, Vola
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The apps are fully functional and scalable, meeting the requirements of the internal team. Messapps leverages communication skills and project management to ensure a seamless workflow. The team is adaptable and talented.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Vola is an online financial education and credit building platform. We help our users gain financial freedom by advancing their paychecks and preventing overdraft fees. I'm one of the co-founders at the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Messapps?

We hired Messapps from the get go, from developing our MVP to a full fledged android and iOS app now.

What were your goals for this project?

The main goals were to keep the entire platform dynamic and allow us to scale easily.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We found Messapps through NYU and had our first meeting with Vasily at their office in Midtown. Vasily was quilt able to grasp the idea and product that we wanted to develop. This and his commitment to a project irrespective of the size made it easy to select Messapps.

Describe the project in detail.

The project entailed conceptualizing the idea, building a customizable backend and a user friendly app. This included bringing in a lot of analytics, integrating with various 3rd party API's and putting fraud controls in place given the nature of our business.

What was the team composition?

We were assigned a project manager, who was our main point of contact. There were designers, developers who were assigned tasks by the project manager based on our requirements.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

Vola has come a long way since the early days. We now have a fully functioning platform, including iOS and Android apps. The platform works seamlessly and we have been able to scale up easily.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Messapps has several processes/ tools they have set in place to keep the workflow smooth. Most of the communication happens on slack and apart from that, they have project management tools that we have oversight of as well.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their ability to adapt to the needs of the customer. They have impressive developers who are great at what they do.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

App Development for Registration Solutions Company

"Their ability to work so dynamically and cover a wide range of development components."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Mar. 2018 - Sept. 2019
Project summary: 

Messapps developed a mobile app for a registry solutions company. Their team resolved bottlenecks, developed a backend, and incorporated all elements of the application.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
East Lansing, Michigan
Hasaan Hayat
CEO, Paradigmapps, LLC.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app has allowed the client to receive funding from private investors. Messapps establishes a seamless workflow through communication and effective project management. The team is dynamic and hard-working.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am CEO of paradigmapps LLC, dba Ganza (Previously EventX)

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Messapps?

We needed a mobile app developed that can cater to the vision and perplexity of algorithms we had to establish out software.

What were your goals for this project?

Main goals were to establish a simple, easy to use mobile application with a back end that incorporated all elements of our event-related application.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Messapps has proven time and time again to develop wonderful applications with efficiency and clarity. As they did for us, they involve their clients fully throughout the development process. Their dedication and ingenuity in engineering have allowed us to resolve any bottlenecks that may have arisen during our development workflow. Too, their graphic designers are amazing!

Describe the project in detail.

I prefer not to provide further detail for legal reasons, bound by an internal NDA in our company.

What was the team composition?

Initially, we were assigned a project manager, and the CEO himself worked with us directly during algorithm and software development. Then, we were able to coordinate with our graphic designers, and the PM communicated directly with the developers after breaking things down with us.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

We have recently been able to gather upwards of six-figure funding from private investors based off of previous built version by messapps, and are ready to take our application to market. We have also placed as finalists in several competitions at the U of M and MSU.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

It was extremely effective and seamless. We used slack as our development channel for communication. Any questions or issues we had were resolved in a timely manner. Everyone on the team was highly proffered but warm and welcoming at the same time.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their ability to work so dynamically and cover a wide range of development components. From front end to back end and graphic design/marketing.

Are there any areas for improvement?

They are doing a great job and deserve more high profile, dynamic clients as they are made to handle this! No, nothing to improve right now.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Wireframing & Prototyping for Space-Sharing App

"They were able to make adjustments when requested, and deliver the designs and prototypes ahead of schedule."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
June - July 2019
Project summary: 

Messapps developed the wireframes and prototypes for an iOS/Android app along with a website. They used provided branding materials to position their design and worked iteratively from there.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Washington DC Metro Area
Founder & CEO, Space-Sharing Platform
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Although the platform has yet to launch, internal stakeholders praised Messapps for their open communication style and personable approach. Their initial success sets them up well for continued engagement.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the Founder and CEO of a space-sharing marketplace that connects people with space to the people that need it.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Messapps?

We hired Messapps to do the wireframes, design, and prototype for our mobile applications (ios and android) and website.

What were your goals for this project?

Our goal for this project was to visually and conceptually understand our vision when translated to an app and website. We wanted to work with seasoned professionals in mobile/web application development, but also had experience working and communicating with a less technical audience.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We selected Messapps after three weeks of receiving several quotes, conducting in-person and phone screenings, and reviewing countless online portfolios and customer reviews. We chose Messapps due to their beautiful portfolio, diverse team, execution structure, and affordability (comparable to others in the market).

Describe the project in detail.

Initially, we provided Messapps with a number of materials (pitch deck, business summary, and vision board) to ensure they understood our business model and our desire for what the mobile app and website should be.

Immediately following we had a discovery call to answer any questions they had and for them to bring up any recommendations or considerations. Next, they completed the wireframes in order to map out the flow and function of the app.

After walking us through their wireframes and gray scaled layout, we then chose the color scheme and style we were interested in. Lastly, they presented a prototype which was followed by a few additional meetings to make minor changes.

What was the team composition?

The team composition consisted of two to three design engineers who were working around the clock. Initially, I spoke directly with the owner to understand the costs, how the team was structured, and to coordinate times for communication and follow up since we were all on different schedules.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

We have yet to launch our platform, but we are transitioning into full-on development with an expected launch of January 2020. We are excited to continue working with them and see what the final product brings.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

The workflow between Messapps and my team was exceptional. They were extremely responsive, used platforms like Slack to enhance communication and organize additional meetings, and also conducted video chats to create a more personal experience.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

What I found most impressive about this company was their speed. They were able to make adjustments when requested, and deliver the designs and prototypes ahead of schedule.

Are there any areas for improvement?

n/a

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    There quality of work was exceptional.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Mobile App Dev for Financial Services Company

"The team acted in accordance with the highest professional standards."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
June 2017 - Jan. 2018
Project summary: 

Messapps designed and built a corporate mobile app to provide a stronger digital presence through more current technology. They also shared marketing strategies to boost customer loyalty and satisfaction.

The Reviewer
 
5,001-10,000 Employees
 
Moscow, Russian Federation
Project Manager, Global Management Consulting Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Thanks to Messapps’ hands-on approach and promotional savvy, the solution met all requirements and attracted positive user feedback. The team’s rapid workflow, transparency, and willingness to incorporate feedback contributed to a productive partnership.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am an associate and a project manager for a leading insurance company. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Messapps?

Our company's mobile app was outdated and couldn't satisfy our growing digital focus. Messapps helped us by developing a state-of-art app and providing consulting on actionable ways to enhance our digital presence.

What were your goals for this project?

We needed to create a top-notch app that would positively influence our digital reputation. Additionally, we wanted to triple the app’s weekly downloads to increase popularity and establish a strong communication channel with customers to drive loyalty and satisfaction.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We chose Messapps from among seven other companies. We liked their hands-on approach, willingness to exceed our expectations, and readiness to deliver within tight deadlines. Their experience impressed us, as they have established one of the most trusted brands on the market. Their price point was also competitive.

Describe the project in detail.

After holding a joint kick-off meeting in early 2016, Messapps prepared a few mockups of the app in a matter of weeks. Once we selected specifics of the desired product, Messapps focused their efforts and continued to work in that direction. As a part of the project management process, we held biweekly steering-committee sessions in addition to many informal catch-up meetings along the way.

What was the team composition?

Messapps explained their team’s composition transparently at the start of the project. Although I only interacted with our project manager, four more people worked on the team, including several software developers and a designer. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

We were happy with the comprehensive app and appreciated our interactions with Messapps. The team acted in accordance with the highest professional standards. We especially liked their readiness to act on our feedback along the way. Their knowledge of digital branding and promotion really benefitted us as well.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

The workflow went smoothly. We appreciated the professionalism of the project manager.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

I genuinely liked their ability to grasp our industry specifics quickly and prepare a solution that fit our needs in every dimension.

Are there any areas for improvement?

As with every project, we retrospectively understand that few things could have been done better. But, overall, I have no immediate concerns. 

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Development for Music Fitness App

"They had a functional shell application up and running within weeks!"

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
July - Oct. 2017
Project summary: 

Messapps designed and developed a mobile app for music fitness. The team worked on wireframes, prototypes, design, and bug fixes. Crucially, they were the only company that didn't require an R&D phase.

The Reviewer
 
New York City Metro Area
Founder, Mobile App Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app’s design and functionality are better than expected. They facilitated an effective workflow by responding quickly and communicating regularly. The team has an amazing UX knowledge backed up by real research and expertise that helped them inform their suggestions and features.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the founder and CEO of a company whose core product is a mobile app.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what reason(s) did your company hire Messapps?

I had the idea for an app which would require several app/API integrations in order to be executed successfully and was looking for a company to help build it.

What were your goals for this project?

Our goal was to design and develop an entire mobile app in the fitness/music space.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I contacted 10 or so vendors, many of whom were unable to confirm that their developers had a working knowledge of the necessary music APIs. Messapps was one of the only firms who said they could do this without making me commit to paying for an R&D phase. They quoted me in the middle of the range I'd seen across the other development firms, which I felt seemed like a fair price for what they were being asked to do. They are NYC based, so I could meet with them in person.

Describe the project in detail.

We started with wireframing, which took about a week, then moved onto a clickable prototype. I had quite a bit of feedback on this - and the Messapps team incorporated everything I asked for within a reasonable time period. After I signed off on the prototype, I was given a few design themes, which I provided feedback on. They'd already started development by the time we were finished with the design. They had a functional shell application up and running within weeks! We are in the final stages of development now, and the team has been extremely responsive. Impressively, they've stuck to the timeline and have sent me multiple releases/builds per week incorporating bug fixes, etc.

What was the team composition?

I worked closely with my project manager who liaised with the designers and developers. The CEO was also involved throughout the project to ensure everything was going smoothly.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

Not yet! However, the app has turned out even better than expected from both a design and functionality standpoint.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

The workflow was extremely effective. We scheduled a few in-person meetings but communicated via Slack most of the time. It was rare if my project manager took more than a couple hours to answer me.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

I found their UX knowledge to be extremely impressive. Sometimes I had an idea that they didn't think would be effective from a UX standpoint. They would never just shoot down an idea of mine without providing a clear explanation backed by articles, research, etc. This gave me the confidence that I could lean on them to make certain decisions.

They weren't stingy with incorporating new features or improvements over the course of the project. I was worried that every little new thing would cost extra, but there were no surprise costs. They really just wanted to build the best version of the app possible.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Looking back on the project, I can't complain about much! I didn't think I'd find a developer at a reasonable price that could accomplish everything we'd set out to do. Messapps proved me wrong and was the perfect fit for my project!

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Social App Development For Startup

"[E]verything I asked for, I got in a timely manner."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
Project summary: 

Messapps developed a monetized social app for mobile platforms. The app allows college students across the country to connect and interact with other users. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Miami, Florida
Maor Shoshana
Co-Founder, Unimash
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

In beta tests, the app has been very well received by its target audience. Messapps impressed with their responsive operation, speedy work, and extremely affordable pricing, 

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

Unimash is a mobile app that allows college students to interact with one another using a platform, such as our app, which targets only college students. If it's a mutual "mash," then they can message each other and meet up with each other. It brings students together from different colleges nationwide and, in the update, it will be monetized and users can opt to see only people in the same state. 

What is your position?

I'm the copresident and cofounder.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Messapps?

It's only me and my partner we have limited technical knowledge. We reached out to Messapps to try to find the best quote to develop our app. 

SOLUTION

How did you come to work with Messapps?

We reached out to other agencies, but their price was ridiculous and did not meet our requirements. Messapps gave us the best quote, and the best outline of development phases.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

This project was between $20,000 and $40,000.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

Our app is launching in the next couple of weeks. We don't have any users yet, but we do have beta testers. We're feeding off their feedback, which has been good so far.

What distinguishes Messapps from other providers?

Messapps's CEO [Vasily Malyshev] is great. He answers emails within 10 minutes. His team is great. There was a little back and forth between one of the graphic designers, but we got through it, and everything was fantastic.

Is there anything Messapps could have improved or done differently?

I don't have much experience with app developers but, as my first experience, Messapps was great. There were things where I had to repeat myself but, besides that, everything I asked for I got in a timely manner. They always did it within two to three. They're a great team to work with.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Mobile Development for College Entertainment Startup

“Messapps has assisted us in maximizing our idea and bringing it to life in ways we could have never imagined.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Aug. - Dec. 2015
Project summary: 

Messapps designed and developed a mobile app that allows college students to make real-time social plans. The team was responsible for everything from conceptual ideas and design to development and testing.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
New York City Metro Area
Founder & CEO, Mobile App
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Messapps exceeded expectations and provided friendly, genuine, down-to-Earth service. The team was accessible, responsive, and available, maintaining regular communication. They are a small, young company who delivers professional, effective, appealing results that stand out in the market.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Our company, LIT, is a mobile application startup that allows college students to maximize their nights out by connecting with friends and saving time and money using user-generated real-time party stats. I am the cofounder of LIT. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

We were looking for a company that could guide us through the process of design and development while refining the specifics of the application down to the most trivial-seeming details. Messapps was able to do just that. 

We came to Messapps with an exciting idea and general outlook as to how we can make an impact on the market; however, we lacked any programming knowledge or capabilities within our team. We had a tight timeframe to design and develop the app.

SOLUTION

Messapps handled conceptual ideas, design, development, and testing, although we were greatly involved and had our input taken into account throughout. We discovered Messapps online as part of a list of many application companies we compiled in order to ensure we found a company that was a good fit for us.

We chose Messapps because they were a young, energetic, and ambitious company that was in New York City, and we were able to come into the office to meet with them before commencing the process. Messapps helped us do minimal work and have minimal worries while always staying in close contact with us and providing updates daily. The project duration was from August to December 2015, including design and complete development.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Messapps has given us all we could ask for and more. Messapps had an excellent team and were friendly, genuine, and down-to-Earth people who we got to become close with on a personal level as we've worked through the development process. They are always reachable and keep excellent communication with the customer. 

All our requests were tended to immediately, and they are always looking to improve the app throughout the process, not stopping anywhere short of perfection with regard to sleek aesthetics, quickness with lack of bugs, and effectiveness. Messapps has assisted us in maximizing our idea and bringing it to life in ways we could have never imagined. We have a beautiful app on the way that we truly feel has been put in a prime position to succeed and disturb the market, and we could not have done it without the Messapps team. 

They are unique in the sense that they are a small, young company yet are able to produce an outstanding application with regard to UI/UX [user interface/user experience] and effectiveness across the spectrum. We could not be more satisfied with Messapps and would absolutely refer to others and use again.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

App Development For Dining Social Media Application

"They gave me around-the-clock support and input."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
Project summary: 

Messapps built a mobile iOS app that allows users to connect with others and discover restaurants. The project involved strategic consulting, design, and development.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
New York City Metro Area
Daita Goswamy
Owner, Suppr
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The process went smoothly from strategy to launch. Messapps impressed with their strategic mindset, valuable design advice, and willingness to quickly address any issues. Their deep talent pool enabled them to provide excellent design, development, and project management.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

This client is the owner of Suppr, an app-based startup that promotes users to connect with each other, make friends, and explore new dining options through the app.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

This client was in need of a development partner that could help design, develop, and guide the strategy of their iOS mobile application.

SOLUTION

Messapps was a wonderful company to work with. They gave me around-the-clock support and input. They were always quick to address any issues and, overall, a pleasure to partner with. We had a few problems getting the app approved by Apple, but Messapps really put the time and work in. They performed way above and beyond the call of duty to make it happen. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Honestly, the Messapps team is a great team to work with. They have a talented graphic designer as well as a great project manager – an overall team of talented individuals. They were always on top of everything. The CEO, Vasily Malyshev, was very hands on and involved. In addition to app development, the team made great suggestions and was very helpful to my overall mobile strategy.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Mobile Application Project for Self-improvement Startup

"MESS Apps has experience, and they know how to make mobile applications function better."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
Project summary: 

MESS Apps performed design, layout, and programming from start to finish on an application concept with the end goal of improving daily health choices and habits.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
New York City Metro Area
Founder, Self Improvement Mobile Application Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The project resulted in an easy-to-use app with positive feedback in terms of functionality. MESS Apps delivered the product quickly and was able to give advice and suggestions which ultimately made the product better. 

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

My startup has created an app to aid people to see their progress and good and bad habits. Users can see how choices affect their life in general and how long they will live estimated on the concept of micro lives. Each micro life equals about 30 minutes. There is a lot of research out there that has established a connection between the foods you eat, the amount of exercise you get, and how many micro lives you lose or gain depending on chosen behaviors. 

What is your role and responsibilities?

I’m the owner.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What was your goal for working with Messapps?

I came to Messapps with an idea. I didn’t have a concept about how it would work in terms of programming or how it would look. I needed someone to help me take it from an idea to a product.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their work.

They did everything except provide the idea. They did design, layout, programming – everything.

What was your process for selecting Messapps with which to work?

I found them on the Internet. I think I used Elance. They had a couple reviews there. It seemed like a good match. In terms of the money I wanted to spend, that worked fine. I had a talk with the person who runs Mess Apps. We seemed to be on the same page and he understood what I wanted to do. He also had new ideas for the project. 

Can you give a sense of the size of the initiative in dollar terms or a personnel work-hour figure?

It was from $50,000 to $100,000.

When was the work completed?

We completed the project in March 2014.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Do you have any statistics or metrics to track improvement from the project?

It’s easy to use. I use it, and I can say that everyone else should use it also. We don’t have any raw numbers. We have had positive user feedback overall – users love the functionality. I started the project with my own ideas, which were different from the views that Messapps shared.

I decided to take their advice and users responded positively. We also have gotten strong feedback on the design. We use a minimalistic design, but it’s not extreme. Users seem to get our concept and like the execution of it. I didn’t get any real negative feedback.

Are you satisfied with their performance?

We’re happy with the project. Everything was great. I liked how fast they worked. There was no time wasted. If there were any changes I wanted, there was no time wasted. There was no waiting for an answer, no waiting for a quote, layout, design, or anything. I had access to all the work anytime I wanted. All the people from Messapps were very accessible and responsive. I liked the ideas they had and how they executed their vision. 

Is there anything unique or special about Messapps that really makes them stand out compared to other business partners?

In my experience, they work very fast with great quality. Their speed is perfect for anyone who wants to launch quickly. Clients don’t want to wait and waste a lot of time. I’m sure I wasn’t the only project they had at that time, but I sure felt like their sole customer. They were always available to discuss issues with the project. They were invested in the project. The time aspect and the human aspect made them really stand out.

What advice would you give to future clients of theirs?

If you have an idea, talk about it and listen to what Messapps has to say. In my experience, they had ideas, which make the final product better. Many entrepreneurs guard their ideas very closely and don’t want to share any details with the client but that’s not the best way to operate. Messapps has experience, and they know how to make mobile applications function better.

Looking back on the work so far, is there any area that you think they could improve upon or that you might do differently?

I’m sure there is room for improvement. I would suggest that they improve the marketing of their company, so it’s easier to find them online and learn about their skills.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer