A Deeper Look at Some of Our Apps

Over the past years, we have pushed many mobile apps out into the world. Barely a month goes by where we don’t release a new or updated app for one of our many clients. In this post, I want to cover a few of our apps in greater detail, to explain what they do, why

Why We Don’t Outsource

We receive communication from time to time – mainly from spammers – hoping we will outsource our work to them.  Some of the benefits they talk about include lower costs of development and quicker time to market. However, our answer is – and will remain so – that we do not outsource our work. We do everything at

500,000 users and still growing

At Push Interactions, we recently passed what I consider an important milestone. Across all of our apps, we now have over 500,000 downloads. Half a million! Some of our apps are quite large in terms of downloads and have over 100,000 downloads on their own, while others target a smaller niche market where the number

Announcing: Partnership Between Push Interactions & TomTom

Push Interactions is pleased to announce a partnership with TomTom (business.tomtom.com, www.tomtom.com) in Canada. TomTom Telematics is a world leader in Fleet Management & Vehicle Tracking Solutions. Its unique solutions allow for fleet and driver management, up-to-date navigation, routing, and dispatch. With these solutions, you can update orders, send job details and keep track of

iPhone 5 to iPhone 6 – Is it worth the upgrade?

Should I upgrade? For those out there contemplating upgrading from an iPhone 5 to an iPhone 6, you may be in the same position I was – wondering if the larger screen size was worth the money. However the iPhone 6 is more than just a screen size upgrade on the iPhone 5. Battery Life

Imagining the future of mobile

I was talking to a colleague recently and couldn’t believe that Apple sold 34,000 phones an hour in this last quarter. “What would the future hold if this trend continues for five or ten years?” was a question posed to me. It seems clear the trend will continue so the implications of that future are

Why We Think SmartWatches (and the iWatch) Will be Popular

Quicker and more discreet access to information SmartWatches allow you to simply look down and gather the same information you would have had to take your phone out for. To many people, this doesn’t seem like an important enough reason to buy a new device. However, once someone uses a Smartwatch as part of their day-to-day life, they grow

Exciting Mobile Trends in 2015

As it is early in 2015 I wanted to list some of the exciting trends we see coming in 2015. Wearables Wearables are something that aren’t really “new” with Android Wear being around for awhile. But with the actual release of Apple Watch to the masses I think this will be the start of a

Meet Our Team – Chad Jones

How long have you worked at Push? I started the company out of the university in 2008 and officially launched CollegeMobile (now Push Interactions) in December of 2009. This month our business is turning “5 years old” and I couldn’t be prouder. We have come a long way and have worked on so many amazing

Our Favourite Apps – An App Review – WhatsApp

Favourite Mobile App My favourite mobile app is WhatsApp. Platforms available WhatsApp is available for all of the major smartphone platforms: iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone What type of user do you think would enjoy this app? I think this app can be used by anyone who wants to communicate with others. It is easy and convenient

Getting the UDID of your iOS Device Using iTunes 12

Getting the UDID of your device using iTunes 12 on both Mac and Windows can be done using the steps below: 1) Launch iTunes 2) Connect your iOS device 3) Click on “Serial Number” and the UDID will be revealed 4) Copy the UDID using the menu choices Edit->Copy The UDID is used by iOS

Push Interactions Wins the 2014 ABEX Export Award

We are thrilled to announce that we are the 2014 ABEX winners of the Export Award! We attended the awards ceremony last night and couldn’t be happier that we were selected for this award. We were also finalists for the ABEX Award of Innovation. We would like to thank the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce for their hard

Toronto iPhone and Android App Development

At Push we have developed apps for companies across North America. But we wanted to highlight some of the mobile app development we have done for clients in Ontario. Specifically apps for clients in Toronto. Below is a list featuring some of this recent work: Credit Union Central of Canada Known informally as Canadian Central,

Anatomy of an iPhone – Where Does Your Money Go?

In Jan-March of 2014 Apple sold 51 million iPhones leading to a 13.1 billion dollar profit.  With the upcoming release of the iPhone 6 a new round of heavy buying is expected.  The question may arise is which countries will benefit the most? When it comes to building the hardware of an iPhone and the question

iBeacons will Change Retail

One of the early uses of iBeacons was in Major League Baseball (MLB) for helping people to find their seats in stadiums. With the recent announcement by Hillshire that iBeacons showed at 20X increase in purchase intent (intent to purchase) products it really shows that iBecons will change retail. It will give the retailers the

The Smartwatches are coming

Smartphones, tablets and apps have changed people’s lives. How they interact with each other and how they interact with information has fundamentally changed in the past few years. A new class of devices have come out called Smartwatches which also have big potential to make an impact on the “smart” market. With the recent leak

Quality software comes from within

One of my mentors at Apple used to say “With infinite time and infinite resources, an engineer will produce nothing”. I believe this to be true. This is because given infinite time and infinite resources an engineer will build and rebuild the same project over and over again. Each time better using new lessons they

Mobile Trends Highlights

Kleiner Perkins is one of the most successful venture capitalist firms in the world. They have funded household names like Google, Facebook, Twitter, Intel among many others. They are a world-thought leader in predicting what is coming in the future, often because they are a part of picking the best ideas and helping to shape

Can you build that (app)?

We often get questions of what we can build as an app? What are the limitations? The answer is basically anything you can put your imagination to in an app. Think of any App, yes we can build that. We are only limited by Apple’s guidelines and the limitations of the device itself in terms

How Push Goes Above and Beyond

I wanted to highlight some of the extra things we do for our clients that I think above and beyond what the standard mobile app developers do.  This may help with the decision of who to work with when selecting a mobile app development company.  As always, our main focus is developing quality mobile apps