This summer, Apple, Google and Microsoft announced updates to their mobile operating systems: iOS 6, Jelly Bean (Android 4.1), Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. All of the operating systems are at different stages of maturity, which is reflected in their unique mixes of competitive and innovative features.
The mobile app developer ranks 1614 overall on the 2012 Inc.'s 500|5000 listRead More
FRANKLIN, Tenn. July 9, 2012 – Mobile app developer Metova, Inc. announced today the addition of three new software developers to the company’s ever-growing pool of tech talent: Matthew Blumenschein, Isaiah Nelson and Kevin Nguyen.Read More
FRANKLIN, Tenn., July 9, 2012 – Custom mobile application developer, Metova, Inc., announced today the promotion of Dave Lane to director of development. In his new role, Lane will lead Metova’s smartphone and tablet development projects, ensuring quality control and eliminating roadblocks.Read More
The mobile tablet app market exploded in 2011, and tablet sales are only expected to grow in the foreseeable future. IHS data predicts that overall tablets sales will reach 126 million this year, an 85 percent increase over the 68.4 million units sold in 2011. By 2016, IHS expects sales to hit 360 million units.Read More
Mobile app development company Metova starts on shoestring, stays focused and flexibleRead More
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