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Metova
Posted by Metova
November 25, 2014

Tech Reviews: Android Wear Moto 360

Metova's resident gadget hound, Dane Hale, has been using the Moto 360 for about a month. Here's what he thought of it!

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Metova
Posted by Metova
November 7, 2014

Android Auto

Along with the release of Android 5.0 comes Android Auto. Google created it to allow users to safely use Android applications while driving. The newly released Auto APIs will allow developers to create or extend current Android applications to interface with their cars.

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Jennifer Pike
Posted by Jennifer Pike
November 7, 2014

Android 5.0 Lollipop

Android 5.0 Lollipop is finally here! This is Google’s biggest update to the Mobile OS since its release of Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich. Lollipop brings new functionality, options for developers, and a new look that will set the standard for what a modern OS should feel like.

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Metova
Posted by Metova
August 27, 2014

Keystore: Its Importance, Use, and Creation

Why Do I Need Keystore?

Read this info taken from the Android Developer docs about Securing Your Private Key:

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Jason Robinson
Posted by Jason Robinson
August 27, 2014

How to Import the Official Android Code Style

Importing the Official Android Code Style to Android Studio/IntelliJ

  1. Download AndroidStyle.xml from the Android platform_development repository. a. You might think you can just click the link above and Save As..., but you're wrong. Click the link, then choose the "Raw" display option.
  2. Save it to ~/Library/Preferences/AndroidStudioBeta/codestyles. Hidden files and folders will need to be visible to do this. To make hidden files and folders visible, follow the steps here: http://www.mikesel.info/show-hidden-files-mac-os-x-10-7-lion/
  3. Restart Android Studio
  4. Navigate to Android Studio > Preferences
  5. Navigate to Code Style > Java
  6. From the Scheme drop-down, select the name of the imported code style
  7. Click OK

! A note on column width:

The Android code style sets the column width to 100, which is very limiting. Change this by going to Code Style > General, and changing the "Right margin (columns)" field to 200.

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Riley Mills
Posted by Riley Mills
August 27, 2014

How to Fix GC Overhead Limit Exceeded when Dexing

java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: GC overhead limit exceeded when dexing

This is relevant if your builds are crashing due to something like:

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Metova
Posted by Metova
July 15, 2014

Material Design

Update and unify your mobile app with Android's new design.

Unity

Material's guidelines will be used across all devices, allowing your users to navigate intuitively on phones, tablets, and the web.

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Jennifer Pike
Posted by Jennifer Pike
April 8, 2014

Service Packs Will Allow Android Users to get Updates Faster

For a handful of Android devices, OTA firmware updates will be even...

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Jennifer Pike
Posted by Jennifer Pike
April 4, 2014

Looking Forward: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich" is the New Baseline"

We pride ourselves in adapting to the ever-changing mobile environment and adopting new technologies. Metova has been designing and developing Android apps since the first Android phone, the T-Mobile G1, was released. Having worked on the platform since 2008, we consider ourselves Android veterans.

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Jennifer Pike
Posted by Jennifer Pike
March 19, 2014

Google’s Bringing Watches Back with Android Wear

Get even closer to your customers with Google’s Android Wear. Yesterday Google announced the first wearable: watches. The new watches will provide users contextual information throughout the day. Weather, directions, messages, music, fitness monitoring, the Android Wear watches will have it all.

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Metova
Posted by Metova
February 13, 2014

Solving the Mobile Banking Security Crisis: CU Mobile Apps

(February 12, 2014)–Credit union members who have been troubled by recent news of their financial apps’ vulnerability to security breaches need worry no longer, according to CU Mobile Apps and its technology partner, Metova. The CU Mobile Apps-Metova partnership has announced a security solution that protects mobile transactions from hacking, theft and spyware attacks—a solution which is being provided free to all CU Mobile Apps credit union clients and their members.

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Metova
Posted by Metova
November 7, 2013

10 Tips to Create Custom Applications Without Losing the Feel of the Platform

Android, iOS, BlackBerry and Windows Phone each provide specific tips in their development forums about how to make your custom applications look and feel as though they belong on that device.

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