Metova’s newest lead mobile app developer, Beverly joined Metova as a developer in the beginning of 2012, and was promoted last month. Beverly creates mobile apps that help Metova’s clients adapt and take the lead in the mobile app marketplace. She specializes in iOS development.
We recently sat down with Beverly to ask her a few questions about her work, Metova’s “Culture of Learning” and beautiful app design. Read on to learn more.
Tell us what you do here at Metova?
I specialize in iOS development and have recently branched into Ruby, so I spend a good deal of my time working on projects for those platforms. I also train new developers and provide estimates and technical insights to our sales team.
How would you say that working with Metova is different from other development firms?
We have what we call “A Culture of Learning” here. Everyone helps everyone else, and everyone has something to teach and something to learn. The floor plan of our office is intentionally left open (no cubicles, and no closed doors) to facilitate this learning environment.
What’s one feature that you feel is essential to a great mobile app?
Quality code. An app may have beautiful design, tons of great features and a highly unique idea, but all of that is useless if the app cannot provide a pleasant user experience because of freezes, crashes, or other unexpected behaviors.
What’s one piece of advice you’d tell a young developer looking to get into the mobile app industry?
Be prepared to learn multiple platforms. Most projects involve a server, a web portal and at least one, if not several, device-side apps. The more platforms you are familiar with, the more useful you will be to your clients.
What technological advancement/shift should app developers pay attention to this year?
I expect Google Glass to be a game-changer.
I like to read classic novels. I’m currently reading Dracula.
What would you like to cross off you “bucket list” next?
I really want to learn German. I have learned a few words and phrases, but my goal is to one day speak it fluently.