Saskatchewan Mobile App Development

A few blog posts ago we talked about how we were nominated for the ABEX award for Exports.  Even though we do make a lot of apps outside of Saskatchewan,  I wanted to highlight some of the Saskatchewan based organizations we have worked with in the past, as we have worked with many wonderful Saskatchewan-based

Saskatoon Mobile App Development

At Push Interactions we have developed apps for companies across North America but we still have many clients right here in Saskatoon and Saskatchewan.  We wanted to feature some of the local companies that we have developed mobile apps for: Federated Cooperatives Ltd Federated Co-operatives, or Co-op as they are known to their customers, is a

The Game Has Changed

A recent post by Jean-Louis Gassée entitled “The rebirth of Windows Mobile” got me thinking about the state of technology and computers. In the mid-80s, industry giants Microsoft and Intel got into a position of strength and leveraged that strength to make it impenetrable for competitors with new technologies and new approaches. For thirty years,

Five Things that Make an App Successful

In early 2007, Apple announced the first iPhone. While some people saw it as a flash in the pan, I saw great opportunity. I believed this device would transform an industry, so I immediately began developing mobile apps to run on this revolutionary device. Half a decade later, I have seen thousands of apps come

Is Mobile Web Finally Dead?

“Is mobile web finally dead?” This question has been discussed for years. In terms of user preference, apps have won out as 85% of users prefer an app over a mobile website. But is mobile web truly dead right now? The answer depends on the demographics of your users – or more specifically, their phones

FaceMobile App Featured as a Top App

Our in-house developed iPad application FaceMobile went live worldwide on the App Store today. Since its release just a few hours ago, FaceMobile has already been featured on AppFresh Daily as one of the best apps to come out in the past 24 hours worldwide: http://appadvice.com/appnn/2011/07/appfresh-daily-48 This is very exciting news as only four Apps

The Future of Media

Today I spoke at the Association of Electronic Journalists Prairie Regional Pro conference. The audience is a grouping of TV and radio new reporters and editors from the prairie provinces. There were many reporters there who I met previously while doing interviews. The talk was in a room of about forty people and the topic

Installing a BlackBerry Mobile Application on your BlackBerry Device

Our clients often want to see their BlackBerry Mobile Application as it is being built.  This way they can see if the the application is going to suit their needs and can suggest changes along the way during development.  This may be small changes like updates to the user interface of the BlackBerry Mobile App

Adding Maps to Apps

How to create a map which works with Mobilversity   The Mobilversity platform can display both external and internal maps for a campus.  Maps are often one of the most used features on a campus especially during the start of a new term or semester.  There are two different ways of creating Maps for the

CBC’s “The National” features CollegeMobile CEO

Chad Jones, CollegeMobile CEO, was featured on CBC’s “The National” for his role in developing the first university accredited course in Canada for iPhone application programming.

Native Apps VS Browser Based Apps

There is a raging debate happening in development circles across North America right now – Which approach is best for development on a mobile device. Should we use a native application coded in Objective-C for example or should we use a browser based approach? It is a question that people on both sides of the

U of S ILO commercializes popular iUsask mobile technology

An agreement between the University of Saskatchewan Industry Liaison Office (ILO) and CollegeMobile, creator of the popular iUsask application, will allow the company to further develop and market the highly sought-after technology to national and international markets. iUsask allows students to access information such as grades, campus and class information on their iPhones or other

iPhone App Testing With Ad Hoc Distribution

Clients often want to see their mobile application as it is being built and also to see the final version of the application before it is pushed to the App Store.  This is entirely reasonable and I wouldn’t want to publish an application until I know the customer has seen the application in action and