Messapps

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

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Messapps is an NYC iOS & Android mobile app design and development company. Our thorough stages of development create strong foundations for app functionality, a design that best represents the personality of your app from a range of aesthetic themes and continually assesses the performance of the app to ensure consistency. The secret to our success is that we love what we do. No work is ever too hard if you enjoy doing it. In software, and apps, in particular, we see the door to the future. And as we always say: “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” That’s why we’re here. We’re here to build the future with you.

$100 - $149/hr
50 - 249
2013
Locations
United States
1460 Broadway, NYC, New York 10036
646.741.4814

Focus Areas

Service Focus

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  • Mobile App Development
  • Web Development
  • App Designing (UI/UX)
  • Web Designing (UI/UX)
  • AR & VR Development

Client Focus

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  • Medium Business
  • Small Business
  • Large Business

Industry Focus

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  • Enterprise
  • Education
  • Startups

Messapps Executive Interview

Vasily Malyshev
Vasily Malyshev
CEO
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Please introduce your company and your role within the company.
Messapps is an app development company ranked one of the top in NY and USA. Messapps have worked on more than 50 applications for companies that include startups, universities, and Forbes 500 companies. I am the founder and the CEO of Messapps.
Mention the objectives or the parameters critical in determining the time frame of developing a mobile application.
The most important part of coming up with a timeframe is understanding all features of the app. Here you need to be concerned not just with the number of features but with their individual complexity too. For example sharing content on Facebook can be implemented in less than an hour of coding. Send a message from one user to another, however, can take weeks.
How much effort in terms of time goes into developing the front end and back end of a mobile application?
Usually, it depends on the app. However, the backends are fairly similar for all apps as you have user databases and content databases. The UI (frontend), however, is very different from one app to another. And hence I’d say most of the time is spent on the frontend.
What is your company’s business model– in-house team or third party vendors / outsourcing?
At Messapps we prefer to always work with our own team. That being said if the client wants us to work together with their designer or developer we can do that as well.
How is your business model beneficial, from a value addition perspective, to your clients as compared to other companies' models?
Our model is made with one goal - make a successful product. Not just an app. But an app that can make its founder a wealthy famous person. Therefore, unlike most of the other companies, we also provide growth consulting and marketing services that ensure that our clients become successful.
What are the key parameters to be considered before selecting the right platform for a mobile application?
First, consider how you want to monetize. If you will use ads then you can use either platform. If you use other methods then remember that people spend twice as much money on iOS as on Android. That being said also takes into account that there are twice as many Android devices than iOS. Hence, if your goal is to spread out branding message to as many people as possible then go with Android. And if you can start with both Android and iOS then certainly do that. Other platforms are largely irrelevant.
Which platform do you suggest your clients to begin with when they approach you with an idea (Android or iOS) and why?
If our client can only start with one platform then most of the time we would suggest iOS. The reason being that most of our clients have some monetization strategy in mind that does not include ads. Hence, because people spend more on iOS apps than Android we suggest iOS.
Android or iOS, Native or Hybrid — which platform is best to use to build your app? What are your recommendations?
iOS. With iOS you can earn more money and iOS is usually associated with more prestigious / luxurious feeling which many apps strive for.
What are the key factors that you consider before deciding the cost of a mobile application?
The most important factors are how many features does an app have and how difficult are they.
What kind of payment structure do you follow to bill your clients?
We never ask our clients to pay the full amount upfront. Instead, we ask clients to pay in stages and only pay for the next stage if they are satisfied with the previous one. The last payment is always made only at the end of the project when the client approved the final app.
Do you take in projects which meet your basic budget requirement? If yes, what is the minimum requirement? If no, on what minimum budget you have worked for?
Yes, we have a minimum budget. Currently, we do not accept projects with budgets of less than $40,000.
What was the cost bracket of mobile app projects your organization did in 2015?
Our average project costs in 2015 were in between $75,000 and $150,000.
Which business model do you suggest your clients use to generate revenue from mobile applications? Why?
Freemium model has been popular for a very long time and still ranks as one of the most profitable ones. That being said, subscriptions are certainly on the raise because of their ability to provide steady continuous revenue.

Messapps Clients & Portfolios

Friends
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Friends
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$50001 to $100000
11 weeks
Startups

Dating has become an endless swipe of photos of people. The algorithms that come up with potential matches are most of the time just wrong. Let your Friends help you!

Rush
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Rush
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$50001 to $100000
10 weeks
Education

Rush is an application that creates a community and allows college and university students to connect with each other, send each other messages, create and rsvp for events.

ViLit
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ViLit
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$50001 to $100000
10 weeks
Other Industries

Vi Lit helps people to avoid lines by prepaying for entrance beforehand. The client envisioned this app to be associated with something fun, therefore we went with a bright color theme.

Halsa Life
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Halsa Life
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$100001 to $500000
12 weeks
Healthcare & Medical

Halsa.Life was brought to life to address the severe lack of quality medical record keeping apps currently on the market. It also was an opportunity to create an intuitive platform that connects app users to doctors in order to provide direct medical advice.

Cakemix
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Cakemix
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$100001 to $500000
12 weeks
Media

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

Ground Central
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Ground Central
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$100001 to $500000
11 weeks
E-commerce

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

RUNON
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RUNON
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$100001 to $500000
14 weeks
Healthcare & Medical

The goal of RunOn is to make running fun and interesting. The client wanted to engage runners by streaming stories which plot is tied to the heartbeat of the user.

AR DARTS
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AR DARTS
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$50001 to $100000
11 weeks
Gaming

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!

Flickle
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Flickle
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$10001 to $50000
10 weeks
Media

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.

Throwback
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Throwback
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$50001 to $100000
15 weeks
Other Industries

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.

Lit app
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Lit app
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$50001 to $100000
10 weeks
Other Industries

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, the cover cost, the entrance difficulty, the size of the line, the number of friends at the venue, and how lively or “LIT” the crowd is to help a user determine if that party is the next stop or a no-go. Users can add friends via their contacts and check-in at the same parties making it easy to coordinate meetups at the same venues. Profile features like party history and partygoer reward badges are incentives to revamp your party-going habits to become the best partier around. Navigation feature allows a user to find the best route to the selected party and then check-in at a party once they are within close proximity ensuring that only real party attendees are reviewing and rating the party venue.

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Mess apps were great from the first minute till the product was ready. They are very detail oriented, focused and talented. Extremely happy with the end result!

What service was provided as part of the project?

Mobile App Development

What is it about the company that you appreciate the most?

Their energy and professionalism

Mark Lit

Always available and great customer support.

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$10001 to $50000
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The client is a mobile app focused on college campuses. It shows students the highest rated venue on campus in real-time by checking on to the map. They can see where their friends checked-in and how people rated various characteristics of the venue. Messapps was involved in designing and developing this iOS app for the client with a web backend. The project was completed on the decided time and fixed budget.



The client is highly satisfied with Messapps because of their technical expertise and continuous guidance to the clients and they highly recommend them to their friends.


What was the project name that you have worked with Messapps?

iOS App Designing & Development

What service was provided as part of the project?

Mobile App Development, App Designing (UI/UX)

Describe your project in brief

<p>The client is a mobile app focused on college campuses. It shows students the highest rated venue on campus in real-time by checking on to the map. They can see where their friends checked-in and how people rated various characteristics of the venue. Messapps was involved in designing and developing this iOS app for the client with a web backend. The project was completed on the decided time and fixed budget.</p> <p>The client is highly satisfied with Messapps because of their technical expertise and continuous guidance to the clients and they highly recommend them to their friends.</p>