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Expanding Horizons – an iOS 8 Review

If you have even a passing interest in mobile technology, you will certainly have read one of the innumerable iOS 8 reviews that have sprung up since that operating system’s release on September 17th. This year, Apple released what – at first glance – looks like an incremental upgrade. I won’t try and run through

Meet Our Team – Robert

How long have you worked at Push? I’ve been working at the company for close to 4 years now and counting.   Why did you become a developer? I chose to be a software developer because I have a small love-affair in challenging myself with logical problems (given x and y, solve for z-kind of

How to justify the text in Android CheckBox

Hi everyone This is the first post in a new “How To” series in our blog. In this post I am going to show you how to justify the text of a CheckBox (or TextView) in Android. As you might know, an Android’s CheckBox is a view that includes a TextView and a box-shaped Button,

How to stay updated on the latest mobile news

In our line of work it is important to stay up to date on all of the hottest things in the mobile industry; hottest phones, tablets, apps, development practices etc! I thought I would share our top 3 sites that we use to keep us up to date on all of the latest mobile news:

Meet Our Team – Teresa

How long have you worked at Push? I’ve worked at Push Interactions for about 1½ years. Why did you become a developer? Well… one of my classes was cancelled… I was originally pretty gung-ho about going all-out as a psychology student; hopefully ending up doing interesting research or some such. Anywho, one of my profs

Push Interactions on CTV – Sports Apps – An App Review

Since many sports seasons are getting underway we thought it would be good timing to review some of the best sports-related apps out there.  After taking a poll in the office it was concluded that these were some of the favourite sports apps: 1. Formula 1 Base app FREE for iOS and Android. $10.99 for

iPhone 6 Plus vs. Galaxy Note 4

Apple recently announced two new smartphones, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Both are larger than any of Apple’s previous smartphones. Also last week, Samsung introduced its latest Galaxy Note phone, the Note 4. During the last 4 or 5 years, Samsung has popularized the large screen smartphones devices and Apple has seemingly always

Meet Our Team – Francis

How long have you worked at Push? I started at Push in August of 2011. Before that however, I was a Chad Jones’(our CEO) student in one of the early offerings of the Smartphone Programming Class at the University of Saskatchewan. Why did you become a developer? I almost didn’t! After high school I studied

Intellectual Property: Protecting Your Software Idea

Building an application for smartphones is a lot like constructing a house. It requires meticulous research & planning, time, energy, and resources. But what if someone else builds a near-identical version of the perfect house you envisioned, undercuts the price, and puts it up for sale right next to your lot? Sadly, unless you are

Use These Smart Apps to Make Your House Smarter

Technology for home automation such as climate control and lighting is considerably popular. Over the last few years, this technology has made homes smarter and improved functionality. The use of smartphones, tablets, and innovative apps can help homes function more efficiently. It is important to add that the use of an app or a smartphone

Meet Our Team – Karson

  How long have you worked at Push? I’ve been working at Push for about two years now. I started as an intern in the Spring of 2012. I became a full-time developer in November after backpacking through Southeast Asia. Why did you become a developer? Software development encomposses many of my passions. I strive

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has a new sibling

Finally the promised Samsung Galaxy Note 4 was announced on September 3rd, 2014. Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is a popular phone with many phablet (phone-tablet) users. Since Galaxy Note 3 was introduced in 2012, many smartphone users found it a dream handheld device with the ability to satisfy both smartphone and tablet users. In 2013 Samsung introduced

Most Expected Features in Apple’s iPhone 6

Apple’s next big event is coming up in a week on September 9th, and the biggest rumor is that the bigger iPhone is expected to be unveiled. In this post I will update you on the most expected specifications of Apple’s iPhone 6. There are a lot of rumours about what iPhone 6 is going to carry

Uber: Everyone’s Private Driver – An App Review

From being protested in London to banned in Berlin, Uber, the mobile app that connects passengers with drivers for hire, is no stranger to news headlines. In my recent trip to New York I decided to give Uber to try. After downloading the app I was instructed to register. The registration process was simple and

Stay Curious – An App Review

I was looking for some new cool apps to download the other day so I headed over to the App Store and checked out the “best new apps” tab. I find that searching for apps is like searching for a good book. I first check out the app icons (Yes, yes I know! I shouldn’t

How to choose a new smartphone

Hi everyone. My name is Amin. I am a Android smartphone developer at Push Interactions. We recently decided to start a new series our blog where we  will introduce new smartphones, compare different devices and give you tons of useful hints about the world of smartphones. We have a lot of experience with many different phones, as

Meet the Push Interactions Team

When we rebranded our company name from CollegeMobile to Push Interactions we knew that one thing for sure would remain unchanged, our dedicated and talented employees.  I wanted to make sure our Push Interactions brand reflected our dedication to people: both our clients AND our employees.  I wanted to make sure that we told our

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

Managing your vaccination records has never been easier

If you’re like me, you have trouble remembering when your next vaccination is due or what it will be for. Keeping track of our paper vaccination records can be cumbersome. Did I file it in the right place? Is it still in the glove box?? Did I already book the next appointment? There is now a

Developing apps for users around the world

Push creates apps for a huge variety of users, including different languages and from different countries around the world. These kinds of varied apps require special attention, because cultural backgrounds have a strong effect on how people interpret apps and the content within them. For example, the colour red means warning and errors in North

Sugar Rush – a mobile game

We had a great opportunity this year to partner with a University of Saskatchewan associate professor, Dr. Regan Mandryk to develop a mobile game that would gather data in a naturalistic environment.  Sugar Rush is  a research project aimed at understanding whether crowd-sourced experiments embedded within a game experience would allow researchers to gather data in