Dave Lane
Posted by Dave Lane
March 27, 2013

The Great Debate: Native vs. HTML5

When developing a mobile application, where should your organization invest?

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Metova
Posted by Metova
October 15, 2012

100 Founders Share Their Top Aha" Moments -- Guess How Many Jobs They've Created So Far?"

Prepare to be stunned. Recently, I took issue with news reports questioning the role of small business as a source of new jobs. I summed it up with a remark from Jim Clifton, the Chairman of Gallup, from his new book The Coming Job Wars:

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Metova
Posted by Metova
September 5, 2012
Metova
Posted by Metova
September 4, 2012
Metova
Posted by Metova
August 28, 2012

Coming soon: iOS 6, Jelly Bean and Windows 8

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.

Metova
Posted by Metova
August 22, 2012

Once Again Metova, Inc. Lands Itself on Inc.’s 500|5000

The mobile app developer ranks 1614 overall on the 2012 Inc.'s 500|5000 list

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Metova
Posted by Metova
June 13, 2012

Designing Mobile Tablet Apps: First Step Outside The Mobile Box

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.

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Metova
Posted by Metova
June 13, 2012

The New Model For a Mobile App Development Company

Mobile app development company Metova starts on shoestring, stays focused and flexible

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Metova
Posted by Metova
May 11, 2012

Metova rolls out phone-restricting app, Wi-Fi Parent

Nashville PostCool 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.

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Metova
Posted by Metova
April 2, 2012

The Best Apps in Publishing

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.

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Metova
Posted by Metova
December 23, 2011

There's a local app for that

From a quick blood-alcohol test to business and games, Nashvillians get creative

 

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Metova
Posted by Metova
December 19, 2011

Beta anyone? Don't be afraid to beta release your app

In my corner of the market-- the smartphone and tablet application development corner--I'm seeing a growing, more persistent fear within project managers to hold releasing an app until it's pitch-perfect, 100 percent done. In other words, the software industry seems to have forgotten the purpose of a beta release.

Does your app meet 80 percent of your organization's targeted functionality? If so, you have a beta release.You may be trigger shy about releasing your app, but let me assure you that further delaying the release can substantially harm your business. For example, if your organization operates in a highly competitive space, then holding back your app could mean a competitor getting to market first. Delaying your marketing team's timeline, and consequently your sales team's expected sales, could also greatly diminish the lifetime revenue potential of the app.But, how do you know when to say when and get your app into the market? This will certainly depend on your industry. If you're developing a banking app, you'll want to be very thorough before a beta release, more thorough than, for example, if you're developing a gaming app.

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