Postcards from Apple WWDC

CollegeMobile Software Developer, Alan Yeung, attended the 2012 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC).  WWDC gives developers an in-depth look at the latest in iOS and OS X. Developers learn and are inspired by more than 100 sessions led by Apple engineers.  Developers also have access to help directly from Apple experts through an extensive set

What is Open Data?

CollegeMobile is proud to host a forum in Saskatoon entitled: An Open Discussion About Open Data on May 23. We’ve got a number of Saskatoon city managers coming, and are hoping that the development community will respond with insightful and constructive ideas. I’m writing this from the perspective of a developer, and I’m operating from the standpoint of

Understanding Native Apps

Mobile apps can either be developed for specific mobile platforms or web-enabled devices. These are commonly referred to as “native apps” and “web apps,” respectively. As mentioned in Part 1 (Understanding Mobile Platforms), the different kinds of apps determine the reach, quality, and price of development. This blog will discuss the most noticeable pros and

Understanding Mobile Platforms

There’s no question that mobile apps have become a necessity, especially as smartphone and tablet sales rapidly increase. They are not just a mobile extension of your website or another form of advertisement; apps are actually a new medium that revolutionizes customer service. Businesses are now using mobile apps to enhance brand image, engage and

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 Mobilversity

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

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