Jennifer Pike
Posted by Jennifer Pike
December 4, 2014

Are You Prepared for the App Store Freeze?

December is a busy month filled with party planning and gift buying, as well as family and friend visiting. In all the rush, have you made a plan for keeping your application on track during the App Store Freeze?

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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
September 3, 2014

Creating Applications for the Government

Developing applications for the federal government differs from working with commercial clients in a few key ways. From proposal to testing to documentation, knowing what to expect from government contracts is the first step to winning and succeeding with them.

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Jennifer Pike
Posted by Jennifer Pike
June 17, 2014

What's New in iOS 8

iOS 8 is coming! Are you ready?

Apple made several announcements during the WWDC keynote speech. Some were foreshadowed to the point they weren’t a surprise like the visual overhaul of OS X version 10 aka Yosemite. The most interesting announcements included the opening up of traditional ground that has typically been closed off by Apple, a new developer language, and testing options.

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Jennifer Pike
Posted by Jennifer Pike
May 2, 2014

Facebook's Anonymous Login: How Will It Affect You?

How does Anonymous Login affect users?

Facebook just announced Anonymous Login. At first glance, you may be thinking “Great! Now I can use applications without having to give up any information!” Slow down there a minute. Facebook's Anonymous Login will still uniquely identify you, even if your personal information isn't handed over to third-party apps. While your birthday and list of friends won't be accessible per se, it would not be impossible to determine certain demographics based on your long-term usage patterns (which Facebook could use to show you targeted ads based on what they do know).

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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 31, 2014

Apple Acquires TestFlight

Apple has acquired Burstly, the owner of TestFlight. Testflight is a popular platform used by mobile app companies to test and distribute their iOS and Android projects. Unfortunately, TestFlight on March 21st of this year. FlightPath, Burstly’s solution to mobile analytics, is also being retired.

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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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Jennifer Pike
Posted by Jennifer Pike
February 24, 2014

Make your application more robust using Ruby on Rails

Is your application missing a key component?

Comscore indicates that iOS and Android are still considered the top two mobile platforms, and Metova's 2013 numbers support the notion they are crowding out others. But wait, what is that big red slice of pie on Metova’s Technology Offerings chart? Meet Rails, an up-and-coming web platform we use to add another dimension of support and customization to our mobile applications. 24% of our projects in 2013 were developed with Ruby on Rails, making it a benchmark year for us in web development. We expect the number of web projects to steadily increase.

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