With the unveiling of Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) at the beginning of the year, Android also revealed its first suggested app design guidelines, departing from its long heralded stance that apps for Android don't have to abide by any rules as long as they aren't malicious. While these guidelines are by no means mandatory, they do imply that Android's flexible policies are getting a little more structure, which has us asking a series of questions: Is this good for the industry? Is it necessary for Android to continue to compete with Apple? Or should Android revert course and return to its "anything goes" cowboy roots?
Cool Springs-based app developer Metova has wrapped up the development of Wi-Fi Parent, a tool that will let mom and dad put limits on when their children can use their Android mobile devices. Wi-Fi Parent is based outside Kansas City and is the brainchild of software architect and frustrated dad Stephen Pickell.Read More
A novel way to curb youth phone usage, reestablishing values and traditional family orderRead More
Apple ads once told us that "There's an app for just about anything." It turns out this wasn't just another catchy marketing slogan. There really is an app for just about anything these days. Just pop open Apple's App Store or Android's Market, and you'll find a buffet of apps waiting to be downloaded, from apps that let you read books and magazines to time killers such as Angry Birds and Words With Friends and constantly updating news applications from CNN and NPR. Whatever you are looking to do with your mobile device, most likely, there's an app to do it.Read More
Jumpstart your New Year’s resolutions with these wellness apps developed by MetovaRead More
When you’re talking social and social networking mobile applications, you have to mention the standard, cross-platform apps that everyone must have: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Skype, Google+ and Flickr. You also have to mention the go-to location/travel focused apps such as Yelp, Foursquare and Gowalla.Read More
In my corner of the market-- the smartphone and tablet application development corner--I'm seeing a growing, more persistent fear within project managers to hold releasing an app until it's pitch-perfect, 100 percent done. In other words, the software industry seems to have forgotten the purpose of a beta release.
Nashville, Tenn., Dec. 15, 2011 – Bringing fully animated cheer to your holiday season, Nashville-based mobile application developer Metova has created Christmas and New Years themed eCard application for YourCards. Released just this week for the iOS and Android smartphone platforms, the Version 2.5 update is available for free download from the Android Market or iTunes App Store.Read More
NASHVILLE, Tenn. Nov. 11, 2011 – Kevin Ross, founder and president of mobile application developer Metova, was named today to the 2011 Tech 25, as presented by Nashville Post magazine. The inaugural awards list honors technology sector innovators within Middle Tennessee.Read More