MyBambu

Launched in 2020, MyBambu promotes financial inclusion to the unbanked by providing an array of financial solutions delivered via mobile devices, giving an overlooked audience a convenient, safe, and cost-effective way of managing their finances. MyBambu provides a series of strong financial tools to serve individuals through debit cards, international money transfer, cross border payments, check deposits, and more, including immediate service available to those who need digital support. MyBambu is helping pave the way for a new world of digital commerce, by being a complete online bank, with the backing and partnership of FISGlobal, who have completed over 75 billion transactions globally.

In early 2019 MyBambu engaged with Metova to do an assessment on their existing codebase as they were rapidly approaching a hard deadline. There were concerns about whether or not they could meet their delivery dates with the quality applications they required, along with the ability to handle the scale needed for launch in 2020. After an initial assessment and a detailed deliverable providing in-depth information on the quality of the codebase, Metova was brought on to build the remainder of the development work on Android & iOS and prepare the banking application for a large consumer launch.

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Research, Strategy & Tech Assessment

We’ve been working to solve a very real consumer problem leveraging technology in the finance world and selected Metova to help us develop this innovation after they provided a very thorough review of our existing technology. We’re excited to see what 2020 brings as we deliver these solutions to market with Metova serving as our strategic technology partner.

Val Infante, Chief Marketing Officer

Metova started reviewing the source code in the MyBambu mobile and web applications in May of 2019, and we found that the state of the source code did not align with the launch date that MyBambu was targeting. Although the web portion of the code looked to be well-written and had tests in place appropriate for a quality product, the mobile codebases were in poor condition. Metova produced a plan for remediation, identifying which issues were a priority to fix immediately, which issues could be fixed in the next few weeks, and which issues could be put off until after launch.

Metova has successfully been able to build out the features that MyBambu requested be in the application for launch and assisted through the development, design, distribution, and ultimate launch of the native MyBambu mobile application for iPhone and Android.

Design

There were many unique challenges to solve when it came to design. Presenting a digital card through a mobile banking application required deep research on industry standards and competition in order to deliver an exceptional experience for users interacting with a digital bank.

To accomplish this, Metova mapped out user action flows, primary and secondary UX flows, and content architecture diagrams as well as documents that drove the website and mobile application wireframes. Working closely with the MyBambu team, Metova was able to present multiple designs and styles which ultimately led to the decisions that shaped the core design of the MyBambu mobile application as it stands today.

Development

We had worked with multiple vendors in the past and needed a true technology expert to help us prepare for our initial launch. We partnered with Metova, and they were able to save us at least 6 months of development time in our go-to-market strategy, while providing the quality we needed to release a strong mobile banking application, supporting all our vendors

Val Infante, Chief Marketing Officer

Metova and MyBambu worked closely together, to define business requirement documents which led to the creation of thoroughly written user stories. Those stories translated into features that appeared on the mobile application and Metova’s quality assurance team stayed in sync with development to ensure that the quality of each feature was on par with the expected release and that no new regressions were introduced along the way.

Coordinating with multiple stakeholders was important as well to ensure that the designs, features, user experience and user interaction were all supporting the vision of a top tier banking application. Localization also played a dynamic factor in development as the mobile applications and website needed to be created for both Spanish and English speaking users.

Metova ultimately was able to successfully tie in the requirements, features, and functionality that the MyBambu stakeholders requested, and additionally delivered fully tested and audited release builds, which Metova then used to help publish to the Apple and Google Play stores, along with a pre-registration feature to grow the user base before launch.

3rd Parties & SDKs

In order to bring a transnational banking application to market, multiple vendors and Software Development Kits (SDKs) were needed to implement the multitude of features required from a security and functionality level for the mobile application.

Metova took the reigns in ensuring the technical team was familiar with each SDKs documentation, and furthermore directly collaborated with the leads of each SDK or 3rd-party representatives, to reduce friction and optimize the work-flow in a manner that would allow for each of the vendors and SDKs to be implemented in a timely manner.

On certain SDK’s that proved more challenging, Metova was brought in to help build out the added functionality on certain SDK’s which not only allowed the SDK to work within the MyBambu application, but also allowed the SDK to improve its compatibility and capabilities with future applications that would leverage their solution.

A Complete Solution

Metova’s approach to helping our partners follows our core phases of engagement:

With MyBambu, Metova provided turnkey solutions to help identify a need and opportunity in the business, define and design solutions to meet those needs, and then develop and launch these solutions to meet their customer needs and continue to help grow their business.

Metova can help you build the future, too.

MyBambu

Launched in 2020, MyBambu promotes financial inclusion to the unbanked by providing an array of financial solutions delivered via mobile devices, giving an overlooked audience a convenient, safe, and cost-effective way of managing their finances. MyBambu provides a series of strong financial tools to serve individuals through debit cards, international money transfer, cross border payments, check deposits, and more, including immediate service available to those who need digital support. MyBambu is helping pave the way for a new world of digital commerce, by being a complete online bank, with the backing and partnership of FISGlobal, who have completed over 75 billion transactions globally.

In early 2019 MyBambu engaged with Metova to do an assessment on their existing codebase as they were rapidly approaching a hard deadline. There were concerns about whether or not they could meet their delivery dates with the quality applications they required, along with the ability to handle the scale needed for launch in 2020. After an initial assessment and a detailed deliverable providing in-depth information on the quality of the codebase, Metova was brought on to build the remainder of the development work on Android & iOS and prepare the banking application for a large consumer launch.

Download Case Study (PDF)

Research, Strategy & Tech Assessment

We’ve been working to solve a very real consumer problem leveraging technology in the finance world and selected Metova to help us develop this innovation after they provided a very thorough review of our existing technology. We’re excited to see what 2020 brings as we deliver these solutions to market with Metova serving as our strategic technology partner.

Val Infante, Chief Marketing Officer

Metova started reviewing the source code in the MyBambu mobile and web applications in May of 2019, and we found that the state of the source code did not align with the launch date that MyBambu was targeting. Although the web portion of the code looked to be well-written and had tests in place appropriate for a quality product, the mobile codebases were in poor condition. Metova produced a plan for remediation, identifying which issues were a priority to fix immediately, which issues could be fixed in the next few weeks, and which issues could be put off until after launch.

Metova has successfully been able to build out the features that MyBambu requested be in the application for launch and assisted through the development, design, distribution, and ultimate launch of the native MyBambu mobile application for iPhone and Android.

Design

There were many unique challenges to solve when it came to design. Presenting a digital card through a mobile banking application required deep research on industry standards and competition in order to deliver an exceptional experience for users interacting with a digital bank.

To accomplish this, Metova mapped out user action flows, primary and secondary UX flows, and content architecture diagrams as well as documents that drove the website and mobile application wireframes. Working closely with the MyBambu team, Metova was able to present multiple designs and styles which ultimately led to the decisions that shaped the core design of the MyBambu mobile application as it stands today.

Development

We had worked with multiple vendors in the past and needed a true technology expert to help us prepare for our initial launch. We partnered with Metova, and they were able to save us at least 6 months of development time in our go-to-market strategy, while providing the quality we needed to release a strong mobile banking application, supporting all our vendors

Val Infante, Chief Marketing Officer

Metova and MyBambu worked closely together, to define business requirement documents which led to the creation of thoroughly written user stories. Those stories translated into features that appeared on the mobile application and Metova’s quality assurance team stayed in sync with development to ensure that the quality of each feature was on par with the expected release and that no new regressions were introduced along the way.

Coordinating with multiple stakeholders was important as well to ensure that the designs, features, user experience and user interaction were all supporting the vision of a top tier banking application. Localization also played a dynamic factor in development as the mobile applications and website needed to be created for both Spanish and English speaking users.

Metova ultimately was able to successfully tie in the requirements, features, and functionality that the MyBambu stakeholders requested, and additionally delivered fully tested and audited release builds, which Metova then used to help publish to the Apple and Google Play stores, along with a pre-registration feature to grow the user base before launch.

3rd Parties & SDKs

In order to bring a transnational banking application to market, multiple vendors and Software Development Kits (SDKs) were needed to implement the multitude of features required from a security and functionality level for the mobile application.

Metova took the reigns in ensuring the technical team was familiar with each SDKs documentation, and furthermore directly collaborated with the leads of each SDK or 3rd-party representatives, to reduce friction and optimize the work-flow in a manner that would allow for each of the vendors and SDKs to be implemented in a timely manner.

On certain SDK’s that proved more challenging, Metova was brought in to help build out the added functionality on certain SDK’s which not only allowed the SDK to work within the MyBambu application, but also allowed the SDK to improve its compatibility and capabilities with future applications that would leverage their solution.

A Complete Solution

Metova’s approach to helping our partners follows our core phases of engagement:

With MyBambu, Metova provided turnkey solutions to help identify a need and opportunity in the business, define and design solutions to meet those needs, and then develop and launch these solutions to meet their customer needs and continue to help grow their business.

Metova can help you build the future, too.