Sign in with Apple – Apple Login

Apple Login is a new login system that Apple added to iOS in 2019. It allows users to login to Apple Apps using “Sign-in with Apple”. It uses the same authentication methods that the App Store uses and provides developers such as ourselves ways to implement this without as much work as usual. Sign in

How Artificial Intelligence has changed over two decades: Taking Chess as an Example

Artificial Intelligence has changed over the past two decades. What has changed is the fundamental approach to it. We will use Chess as an example. “Look ahead” is the concept where if I move this piece here then that is the new state of the board. It is thinking one move ahead in human terms.

Common Question : How long does the App Review Last?

App Review times have varied a great deal over time. From the first days of the App Store until now. The longest App Review we ever saw was nine months and it was only approved after meeting with a reviewer in person. The shortest app review time was approximately 2 hours. Android App Review Times:

A good Terms and Conditions is a critical element in the success of an App – Part 2

Continuing our series talking about Terms & Conditions. In most cases you will want to have the document created by a lawyer. That is because the terms and conditions should be tailored for your specific app. Taking into account the unique features and needs of your app. There also may be some parts of your

A good Terms and Conditions is a critical element in the success of an App

That initial Terms and Conditions screen that users see at the start of using an app. Most users see as a minor annoyance to tap through and not read. That screen and the legal agreement attached to it are a critical element in the success of an app. The Terms and Conditions agreement protects the

Stock Image sites are great sources of images and videos for your app

In today’s world of designing and building apps. Your app needs to look great to stand out. A great background image, icons and videos can take an app to the next level for users. For this we use really two sites consistently to source our photos and videos for when we need something great. The

Make sure your app has a stable backend server

When building apps there is in many cases a backend server that does things like hold user account information. The server also often coordinates with other systems to for example show a user’s account balance. The backend server you use can be very important. Since if the server ever goes down or fails it also

Most Revenue will come from a small number of your App Users

When meeting with clients and talking about how to build their app. One discussion point that often comes up is charging for the app and the business model involved. In building apps it is important to remember that in many cases only a minority of users will ever pay for your app or do any

Controlling Distribution of your app

Our customers sometimes ask about controlling the distribution of their apps. If they can restrict an App’s visibility on the app store to be a certain country, to a certain State or province or even to a certain city. The good news is Apple and Google do give control over this though not at the

Installing WordPress on Google App Engine (Google Cloud Platform)

In the below tutorial, we will outline how to install WordPress on Google App Engine and get an instance up and running. There are a lot of steps in the process, which is why it is a lengthy tutorial, but at the end you will have WordPress running on Google App Engine. We recommend you

Screen Recording in iOS 11

Apple added a cool new feature to iOS 11, but they’ve hidden it by default. The feature is built-in screen recording, so you can record yourself using any app. This is very handy for bug reports and even generating video tutorials. To turn it on is you need to: 1) Go into Settings->Control Center 2)

Use of undeclared type in Swift from Objective-C

If you are running into the error of “Use of undeclared type” trying to use an Objective-C object in Swift, then the problem might be due to the bridging header between Swift and Objective-C not actually working properly. When you use the bridging header between Swift and Objective-C to import Objective-C objects into Swift the

Investor Tax Credit set to Change Tech in Saskatchewan

The Saskatchewan Technology Start-Up Incentive is winding its way to final approval and should be implemented later this year. The tax credit will allow small technology startups who are almost always short on capital to raise more by giving a tax incentive back to their investors. This new tax credit, developed in collaboration with SaskTech,

How to install an Android application from an online website

In our work over the years there has been times when we send users Android builds via a binary file hosted on a website.  Installing apps in this way is fairly straightforward and is outlined below.  Note it is recommended to delete any previous version of the app before installing the new app.  The steps are

The Switch to Swift is Coming

We have used Swift on a few of our projects but we haven’t fully adopted it yet. Until very recently the language and tools appeared to be changing rapidly, and that gave us pause. We put a quality experience for our clients and their end users at the forefront of our values, so we won’t adopt a new technology unless

Enterprise Distribution in iOS 9.2.x and above

In iOS 9.2 Apple updated how Enterprise distribution works. If you are running iOS 9.0 or iOS 9.1 then see this historical page instead. However, since most users would have updated to iOS 9.2.x, the new steps involved are outlined below 1) Install the Enterprise App. At this point the app cannot be run until

AlphaGo’s win over Lee Sedol is a landmark for Human Kind

AlphaGo’s win over Lee Sedol in Game 3 is a landmark for Human Kind. Artificial Intelligence has conquered the human mind. Even top researchers in Artificial Intelligence never predicted that this could happen a week ago. But it has happened. Computers have now beaten humans at the most complicated and creative game that man ever

Be Careful What Technologies You Use

When engineers choose technologies for a project, they often want to try out new tools they haven’t used before. Perhaps something they read or heard about. Or something that may prove to solve a certain problem. Whenever choosing 3rd party technologies you must keep in mind that the technology you use will be around for

Enterprise Distribution in iOS 9.0.x-9.1.x : Untrusted Enterprise Developer

Untrusted Enterprise Developer In iOS 9, Apple changed how Enterprise distribution works.  You may have seen the following dialog stating “Untrusted Enterprise Developer <developer> has not been trusted on this iPhone.  Until this developer has been trusted, their enterprise apps will not be available for use.” This was in order to better protect users.  But does

Mobile Takes over From Desktop

Something we have long predicted has finally happened. In terms of Google searches, mobile now has more searches than desktop. This point is especially striking given the fact that the “Desktop” category included tablets like the iPad, which are not what you would traditionally think of as a desktop computer. This means that for the