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

Quality Software: Saving a Life

We have built apps over the years in a variety of different industries including retail, banking, medical, education, and more. We know that quality is important, but this is the first time we can talk about an app we built saving a person’s life. We are in the final stages of releasing the Ora App in

Push Interactions Named as Canadian App Developer Leader

Push Interactions is a proud leader in the Canadian app development community according to a recent update by Clutch, an app development ratings and review firm. Clutch determined us as a leader by analyzing our previous work, our clients, and our ability to deliver. The thing that really separated Clutch’s findings were the client reviews

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

Free vs Paid Apps

A question we often get is “If I want the highest number of users, should I make my app Free or Paid?” The mindset behind a Paid app being that perhaps you can recoup some costs and do more then the Free app would provide. We typically push for clients to not charge users upfront

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

Why we adopted DMARC Email Authentication

DMARC, if you haven’t heard of it, is a new standard to help fight spam across the web. It was developed in collaboration by companies including Google, Yahoo, Apple, Microsoft and others. Eventually, it may lead to the end of most forms of spam as we currently know it. The protocol used to send emails

RxFiles Plus – A New Approach to One of Our Most Successful Apps

RxFiles was one of the first apps Push Interactions built way back in 2011 and has remained one of several very successful apps in our portfolio. Since its first release, RxFiles has continuously been in the Top Grossing Medical Apps category for both iPhone and iPad apps. The app has remained a top seller 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

Trusted Canada – Curated Local Businesses

I want to highlight on of the apps we published back in 2013. We worked with Sara from Trusted Canada to present the list of Trusted Businesses in both Saskatoon and Regina. The Trusted list is a list of curated businesses who have been verified by Sara as businesses that offer value to their customers

Swift is coming, you will adopt it, or give up native iOS development

We feel, like many do, that Swift – Apple’s new programming language – isn’t quite ready for production. We aren’t currently using it for any projects beyond small internal experiments. Swift is still undergoing heavy revision by Apple and the tools provided for Swift development are in need of refinement. But make no mistake Swift is coming. For now, one

Proud to Announce the Opening of our Ontario Headquarters

We are pleased to announce the official opening of our Toronto Office located at 2425 Matheson Blvd. East, in Mississauga!  This building is situated in one of the primary hi-tech markets surrounding Toronto and is home to many large corporations such as Pepsi, Bell Mobility, TD Canada Trust, Sobey’s, FedEx, Mercedes-Benz and Credit Union Central. The

A Deeper Look at Some of Our Apps

Over the past years, we have pushed many mobile apps out into the world. Barely a month goes by where we don’t release a new or updated app for one of our many clients. In this post, I want to cover a few of our apps in greater detail, to explain what they do, why

Why We Don’t Outsource

We receive communication from time to time – mainly from spammers – hoping we will outsource our work to them.  Some of the benefits they talk about include lower costs of development and quicker time to market. However, our answer is – and will remain so – that we do not outsource our work. We do everything at

500,000 users and still growing

At Push Interactions, we recently passed what I consider an important milestone. Across all of our apps, we now have over 500,000 downloads. Half a million! Some of our apps are quite large in terms of downloads and have over 100,000 downloads on their own, while others target a smaller niche market where the number

Announcing: Partnership Between Push Interactions & TomTom

Push Interactions is pleased to announce a partnership with TomTom (business.tomtom.com, www.tomtom.com) in Canada. TomTom Telematics is a world leader in Fleet Management & Vehicle Tracking Solutions. Its unique solutions allow for fleet and driver management, up-to-date navigation, routing, and dispatch. With these solutions, you can update orders, send job details and keep track of

iPhone 5 to iPhone 6 – Is it worth the upgrade?

Should I upgrade? For those out there contemplating upgrading from an iPhone 5 to an iPhone 6, you may be in the same position I was – wondering if the larger screen size was worth the money. However the iPhone 6 is more than just a screen size upgrade on the iPhone 5. Battery Life