For the Mobile Technologies Group (MTG)
In 4 years, CU*Answers has built a mobile app program that now supports over 400 credit union mobile banking applications that are live in the iOS and Android stores today. Right out of the gate, teams took on challenging projects such as RDC, biometric authentication, credit card controls and push notifications. The foundation of this success gives CU*Answers the confidence to take our mobile products and services to the next level by forming Mobile Technologies Group. Ken Vaughn (Product Design & Development) & Kristian Daniel (Sales & Service) will be aggressively pushing to increase MTG brand awareness and custom development initiatives.
Mobile 4.0 (Annual Update)
Later this year, MTG will release its first annual flagship app update to Mobile 3.0. Each year, credits unions will get early access to the update before their members do providing them with an opportunity to get familiar and market to their members improvements & new and exciting features coming to the app. Some highlights of this year’s app are Native Message Center with improved multi-message functions for marking as read or deleting. Another big improvement is tablet and iPad support. To see all the features, take a look at the Mobile 4.0 PDF below.
Micro Apps: Pay Anyone 1.0 & Payments 1.0
Current MTG developers are working on brandable and configurable mobile apps for 2 micro-functions:
Pay Anyone 1.0: Riding on the PayVeris P2P rails, this native Venmo-like micro-app allows member to easily make P2P payments to any recipient who has text or email.
Payments 1.0: Using the new OLB Transfer API, this native micro app is targeted towards your disengaged (indirect lending) members who want an easy way to make payments. Planned future phases of this app are RDC payments and Credit Card payments through MagicWrighter Loan Pay Express.
Biz Mobile 1.0
While Web Technologies (OLB Team) finishes up the new mobile web for It’s My Biz, MTG is deploying iOS & Android Biz Mobile 1.0 CU staff betas that wrap this new & innovative mobile web solution. This is our first mobile solution for Biz and future phases will come with Authentication APIs that will allow MTG to integrate MACO and RDC.
It’s Me 247 Mobile Web Update (Mobile 5.0)
Much like Biz Mobile 1.0, MTG is working with Web Technologies (OLB Team) to plan for one of our biggest annual flagship mobile updates (Mobile 5.0 coming in 2020). This vastly improved mobile web redesign will be the first solution strategically designed and developed for MTG’s mobile app solutions creating a seamless user experience between native and mobile web features.
In 2020, MTG will take over future development of our PIB security web application and, in turn, create a brandable mobile app. Currently Web Technologies (OLB Team) focuses on PIB APIs while MTG works on the prototype and user testing. This new web application and mobile app will look to significantly improve the member experience by modernizing the UI, better onboarding along with convenience options like mobile access and MACO.
CU Publisher Self Service Mobile App Controls
For the past 5 years, MTG has developed a powerful suite of configuration tools under the trademark of CU Publisher. Currently these tools are being used by the IRSC to configure custom forms, credit union information, features, branding, marketing and member communications across all of your mobile apps and membership opening products. Starting in late 2019, MTG will begin offering these as self-service products. Stay tuned for announcements and more information.
Until then, don’t forget our mobile app solutions were built with a host of configurable options, baked into the design. So if you feel the need to change something up to keep it fresh contact the IRSC and ask about options for tweaking your settings.