Jennifer Pike
Posted by Jennifer Pike
January 22, 2018

Our Top 10 Favorite iOS and Swift Resources

The technology field is in a constant state of change. In order...

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Jennifer Pike
Posted by Jennifer Pike
January 1, 2018

The Best Blog Posts From 2017

We've been busy blogging this year trying to find what resonates the most with our audience. We published over 70 articles on the Metova blog in 2017!  Here are some of the best posts from 2017.

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Jennifer Pike
Posted by Jennifer Pike
November 27, 2017

Protect Your App From the Holiday Frenzy

If you are a developer or have an app, you are not immune to the frenzy of the holidays. In fact, you should already be making your lists and checking them twice. Here are a few aspects of the holidays that you should be aware of.  

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Jennifer Pike
Posted by Jennifer Pike
November 13, 2017

How to Evaluate and Improve Your AdWords Account

Overwhelmed by Google AdWords?

The first time you log in to the Google AdWords interface, you may feel overwhelmed. There are a ton of options and customizations to select from just to get a campaign started. Once you are up and running, the charts and numbers can be an analytics overload for an AdWords beginner. Then you have to figure out what the numbers mean, what is important, and how to optimize it all. Don’t let the awesome number of analytics and stats that AdWords provides intimidate you. From a high level review to conversion optimization, here is a simple guide on how to evaluate and optimize your AdWords account.

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Jennifer Pike
Posted by Jennifer Pike
October 12, 2017

Agriculture & Technology: Not The Odd Couple You Might Imagine

Happy National Farmers Day! As an agriculture major I often get asked how on earth I ended up in the computer science industry. Can two industries be more different? We've been growing food for thousands of years and the internet has been around for less than 50. Agriculture and technology are by no means mutually exclusive. In fact, technology plays a huge role in agriculture.

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Jennifer Pike
Posted by Jennifer Pike
October 2, 2017

Pixels, Resolution, & Aspect Ratio: What Does It All Mean?

With the announcement of the new iPhone X adding another aspect ratio to the iPhone squad, I found that I didn't fully understand some of the design vocabulary that was being used. As I have done with many topics that I had trouble wrapping my mind around, such as ADA compliance and cryptography, I wrote about it. If you have found yourself struggling to comprehend some basic design concepts, these common design vocabulary explanations will help.

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Jennifer Pike
Posted by Jennifer Pike
September 25, 2017

Is Your App Ready for iPhone X?

The majority of changes announced at the Fall Apple Event won’t affect current apps. There is one change, though, that you should be aware of if you have an iOS app- a new screen resolution.

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Jennifer Pike
Posted by Jennifer Pike
September 12, 2017

Apple's Fall 2017 Event iPhones

Every year, iOS users look forward to Apple’s Fall event. It is when new products and their launch dates are announced. What new device will land on your Christmas wish list?

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Jennifer Pike
Posted by Jennifer Pike
August 28, 2017

Changes to the App Store and What They Mean for Your App

It’s not just the iOS operating system getting an update next month. After nine years, over 500 million weekly visitors, and over 180 billion downloads, Apple’s App Store is also getting a new overhaul.

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Jennifer Pike
Posted by Jennifer Pike
August 21, 2017

Understanding LoRa WAN Basics: A Non-Technical Explanation

Here at Metova, we strive to be on the cutting edge of technology. This means changing our proficiencies as new technology and tools come out. Most recently we have been concentrating on the Internet of Things (IoT), particularly embedded development and LoRa WAN. We see IoT as an enormous opportunity in multiple industries, ranging from utilities to agriculture to transportation. In July, Metova joined the LoRa Alliance to promote the use of LoRaWANTM (Low Power Wide Area Network) protocol as the leading open global standard for secure, carrier-grade IoT LPWA connectivity. That’s awesome, but what on earth does it all mean?

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Jennifer Pike
Posted by Jennifer Pike
July 31, 2017

The Importance of Mobile Accessibility

 

Have you ever broken a leg? You quickly identify how difficult it is to navigate stairs, operate your car, or maneuver in tight spaces like bathrooms and elevators. It is so easy to take what you have for granted. Some people live every day tackling aspects of life you never even think about.

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Jennifer Pike
Posted by Jennifer Pike
May 1, 2017

5 Resources for iOS and Android Design Specs

Most people tend to fall into one of two camps when it comes to their mobile preferences- iOS or Android. Most of their features are similar. However, it’s often their differences in how the user interacts with the features that draw people to one or the other.

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