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Metova
Posted by Metova
August 19, 2019

FORBES: Listen To Your Customers First To Digitally Transform And Survive

Interested in learning more about the preparation that is needed in order...

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Lee Dykes
Posted by Lee Dykes
December 11, 2017

How to Improve Your App With Unit Testing

“This feature is almost ready, but I still need to write some tests.” This a regular statement from developers during client update meetings at Metova, but what does it mean? Our developers are referring to automated testing via unit tests, a systematic process used to validate a software solution such as a mobile app or website.

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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
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
March 8, 2017

5 Qualities of Successful Applications

Building an application is an endeavor not to be taken lightly. They require large amounts of time, money, and energy. The survival of startups and businesses can revolve around their success. Know what qualities effective applications have and use them as guides when designing and building yours. Here are five that we recommend paying close attention to.

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Jennifer Pike
Posted by Jennifer Pike
March 1, 2017

App Monetization Options

Why do people build applications? To add value to either themselves or their business. Many times, this is measured by the amount of money made. While it may feel superficial, it is important to consider how your application will be monetized. At the very least, you will want to make enough to cover the cost to build it. Here are some ways in which applications can bring value.

Pay to Download

The most straightforward way for an application to make money is to charge users to download it. However, with about twice as many free apps as paid, paying for an application without getting to try it first turns many users away. In-depth descriptions, stunning screenshots, and a robust application will aid in getting users to download your app. A great and valuable user experience will drive positive reviews, which in turn will give future users more confidence that their purchase is a good one.

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Jennifer Pike
Posted by Jennifer Pike
January 25, 2017

How To Get Funding

You have an amazing idea for an app. The people you’ve talked to about it agree- it could turn into a profitable business! You’ve done some research, read about the cost to develop an application and what questions to ask when hiring a developer, but are lacking the funds to bring it to reality. How do you get funding for your application?

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Jennifer Pike
Posted by Jennifer Pike
December 7, 2016

Funding Your Project With Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding


Over the past several years, crowdfunding has become a popular way to get funding for projects. Crowdfunding is a tactic where an individual or company asks for small donations from friends, family, and strangers in order to reach their monetary goal. With enough people donating, the economy of scale kicks in. Even if you are only getting a fraction of a cent from each person, you could still hit your goal with enough people.

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Jennifer Pike
Posted by Jennifer Pike
November 18, 2016

Metova's Development Services

Metova’s development team specializes in creating innovative apps that integrate security at every level.  Through a disciplined and thorough software development approach, Metova has built a broad portfolio of satisfied customers. These customers range from large brands who need complex, secure, enterprise-level solutions to small start-ups on the cutting-edge of innovation that require stable code to ensure long-term success. In either case, our development team understands that our customers’ success and profitability depends on our disciplined, yet innovative, approach to software development.  

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Ben Coulston
Posted by Ben Coulston
July 6, 2016

Should You Use A Hybrid App Framework?

Common Motivations for Using a Hybrid App Framework

Generally speaking, clients should reflect on their motivation for using Hybrid frameworks instead of native development. Below, I've outlined some typical motivations I've seen with potential clients and cleared up some common misconceptions. All of these sentiments are very valid and should be explored before making a final decision.

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Jennifer Pike
Posted by Jennifer Pike
May 5, 2016

How Much Does Development Cost?

“How much does app development cost?” is the number one question Metova...

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Christi Johnson
Posted by Christi Johnson
April 27, 2016

Principles of Mobile Design

Balance

is the distribution of the visual weight of objects, colors, textures, and space. If the design was a scale, these elements should be balanced to make a design feel stable.

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