Controlling Distribution of your app

Our customers sometimes ask about controlling the distribution of their apps. If they can restrict an App’s visibility on the app store to be a certain country, to a certain State or province or even to a certain city. The good news is Apple and Google do give control over this though not at the

Installing WordPress on Google App Engine (Google Cloud Platform)

In the below tutorial, we will outline how to install WordPress on Google App Engine and get an instance up and running. There are a lot of steps in the process, which is why it is a lengthy tutorial, but at the end you will have WordPress running on Google App Engine. We recommend you

Screen Recording in iOS 11

Apple added a cool new feature to iOS 11, but they’ve hidden it by default. The feature is built-in screen recording, so you can record yourself using any app. This is very handy for bug reports and even generating video tutorials. To turn it on is you need to: 1) Go into Settings->Control Center 2)

Use of undeclared type in Swift from Objective-C

If you are running into the error of “Use of undeclared type” trying to use an Objective-C object in Swift, then the problem might be due to the bridging header between Swift and Objective-C not actually working properly. When you use the bridging header between Swift and Objective-C to import Objective-C objects into Swift the

Investor Tax Credit set to Change Tech in Saskatchewan

The Saskatchewan Technology Start-Up Incentive is winding its way to final approval and should be implemented later this year. The tax credit will allow small technology startups who are almost always short on capital to raise more by giving a tax incentive back to their investors. This new tax credit, developed in collaboration with SaskTech,

How to install an Android application from an online website

In our work over the years there has been times when we send users Android builds via a binary file hosted on a website.  Installing apps in this way is fairly straightforward and is outlined below.  Note it is recommended to delete any previous version of the app before installing the new app.  The steps are

The Switch to Swift is Coming

We have used Swift on a few of our projects but we haven’t fully adopted it yet. Until very recently the language and tools appeared to be changing rapidly, and that gave us pause. We put a quality experience for our clients and their end users at the forefront of our values, so we won’t adopt a new technology unless

Quality Software: Saving a Life

We have built apps over the years in a variety of different industries including retail, banking, medical, education, and more. We know that quality is important, but this is the first time we can talk about an app we built saving a person’s life. We are in the final stages of releasing the Ora App in

Push Interactions Named as Canadian App Developer Leader

Push Interactions is a proud leader in the Canadian app development community according to a recent update by Clutch, an app development ratings and review firm. Clutch determined us as a leader by analyzing our previous work, our clients, and our ability to deliver. The thing that really separated Clutch’s findings were the client reviews

Enterprise Distribution in iOS 9.2.x and above

In iOS 9.2 Apple updated how Enterprise distribution works. If you are running iOS 9.0 or iOS 9.1 then see this historical page instead. However, since most users would have updated to iOS 9.2.x, the new steps involved are outlined below 1) Install the Enterprise App. At this point the app cannot be run until

AlphaGo’s win over Lee Sedol is a landmark for Human Kind

AlphaGo’s win over Lee Sedol in Game 3 is a landmark for Human Kind. Artificial Intelligence has conquered the human mind. Even top researchers in Artificial Intelligence never predicted that this could happen a week ago. But it has happened. Computers have now beaten humans at the most complicated and creative game that man ever

Free vs Paid Apps

A question we often get is “If I want the highest number of users, should I make my app Free or Paid?” The mindset behind a Paid app being that perhaps you can recoup some costs and do more then the Free app would provide. We typically push for clients to not charge users upfront

Be Careful What Technologies You Use

When engineers choose technologies for a project, they often want to try out new tools they haven’t used before. Perhaps something they read or heard about. Or something that may prove to solve a certain problem. Whenever choosing 3rd party technologies you must keep in mind that the technology you use will be around for

Why we adopted DMARC Email Authentication

DMARC, if you haven’t heard of it, is a new standard to help fight spam across the web. It was developed in collaboration by companies including Google, Yahoo, Apple, Microsoft and others. Eventually, it may lead to the end of most forms of spam as we currently know it. The protocol used to send emails

RxFiles Plus – A New Approach to One of Our Most Successful Apps

RxFiles was one of the first apps Push Interactions built way back in 2011 and has remained one of several very successful apps in our portfolio. Since its first release, RxFiles has continuously been in the Top Grossing Medical Apps category for both iPhone and iPad apps. The app has remained a top seller for

Enterprise Distribution in iOS 9.0.x-9.1.x : Untrusted Enterprise Developer

Untrusted Enterprise Developer In iOS 9, Apple changed how Enterprise distribution works.  You may have seen the following dialog stating “Untrusted Enterprise Developer <developer> has not been trusted on this iPhone.  Until this developer has been trusted, their enterprise apps will not be available for use.” This was in order to better protect users.  But does

Mobile Takes over From Desktop

Something we have long predicted has finally happened. In terms of Google searches, mobile now has more searches than desktop. This point is especially striking given the fact that the “Desktop” category included tablets like the iPad, which are not what you would traditionally think of as a desktop computer. This means that for the

Trusted Canada – Curated Local Businesses

I want to highlight on of the apps we published back in 2013. We worked with Sara from Trusted Canada to present the list of Trusted Businesses in both Saskatoon and Regina. The Trusted list is a list of curated businesses who have been verified by Sara as businesses that offer value to their customers

Swift is coming, you will adopt it, or give up native iOS development

We feel, like many do, that Swift – Apple’s new programming language – isn’t quite ready for production. We aren’t currently using it for any projects beyond small internal experiments. Swift is still undergoing heavy revision by Apple and the tools provided for Swift development are in need of refinement. But make no mistake Swift is coming. For now, one

Proud to Announce the Opening of our Ontario Headquarters

We are pleased to announce the official opening of our Toronto Office located at 2425 Matheson Blvd. East, in Mississauga!  This building is situated in one of the primary hi-tech markets surrounding Toronto and is home to many large corporations such as Pepsi, Bell Mobility, TD Canada Trust, Sobey’s, FedEx, Mercedes-Benz and Credit Union Central. The