“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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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?Read More
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.Read More
Pay to DownloadThe 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. Read More
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?Read More
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.
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.
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.Read More