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

Quality Apps Will Matter

Over the past few years app usage has continued to increase while the use of web, through a desktop or even a smartphone, has continued to decrease. I expect this trend will continue as most customers are now using smartphones or tablets. As this trend increases all of the eyeballs will be on mobile apps.

Things to look for when choosing a mobile app developer

With the increase of mobile app popularity of course comes an increase in mobile app developers to choose from.  We wanted to give some tips for selecting the right developer so you will have the best possible app for your users! When selecting a development company is important to look at a number of factors.

SSL HeartBleed

The SSL HeartBleed bug is a serious vulnerability in the security layer of the internet.  It has been around since December 2011 and it is estimated the “bad guys” have known about this vulnerability since about mid 2012. The vulnerability allows attackers to read secure traffic while it is in transit.  It affects approximately 20%

4 best practices for mobile app success

With billions of apps on the app stores it is beginning to be a rather competitive environment! By now it is clear that simply putting an app on the store isn’t enough.   Here are the top 4 things to consider when releasing an app (whether it is free or paid!): 1) Marketing The days

How much does an app cost?

One of the most common questions in our line of work is: How much does an App Cost? This is similar to asking a car dealer how much a car costs? The answer to the question is very dependent on what kind of car and features you are interested in. Are you going to buy

Lessons Learned while at Apple and Silicon Valley ~ Tips for Young Engineers

People sometimes ask me what I learned when I was working at Apple. The answers depend on the context of the question and who is asking and is certainly too grand to put into a single blog post. However, I wanted to share some top tips learned while I was at Apple that I would

What Makes CollegeMobile Different – A CEO’s Perspective

When making a purchasing decision many people weigh the cost/benefit to confirm that its a straightforward decision. For example when you are buying tires one type of tire is $100 per tire and the other is $110. Certainly, you may notice a difference between the different sets of tires if you bought them and used

Price Sales to Market Your App: NuuNest Hits #1

With the recent sale of NuuNest on the App Store for $0.99 and a little marketing help from PregnantChicken NuuNest has reached #1 in the Canadian App Store and #2 in the US App Store for Paid Medical Apps. Short term sales with marketing support can help you get your apps out there to reach

5 Tips to Help Your App Make More Money

Often we are asked how apps can make money on the app store. I have complied a list of 5 tips that will help your app make more money on the app stores: 1. Positioning & Marketing Marketing is a very important component to apps making money and often overlooked.  There are over a billion

Making Money on the App Store

In the early days of the App Store it was easy for developers to enter the market and make a lot of money with a paid app. There were many iPhone users and apps were hot and nearly anyone who made an app made at least a small fortune. Thus began the craze where everyone