Push Contributes Two Entrants to Pitch Party – SkillShark, Ora

Pitch Party is an event held annually by the Wilson Center to celebrate the successes of local entrepreneurs. The main event is the “pitches” portion of the night where carefully selected entrepreneurs pitch their ideas in an attempt to attract outside investment. This year we happy to say that two of the entrepreneurs Push works with have been

Push’ Favourite Apps Blog Series Introduction

We’re excited to announce that we are going to begin a new blog series where we feature our favourite apps!  As app developers we value and appreciate all kinds of apps and thought it would be fun to share with you some of favourites! Stay tuned for our first post tomorrow (Friday).  Stay tuned because

Meet Our Team – Karson

  How long have you worked at Push? I’ve been working at Push for about two years now. I started as an intern in the Spring of 2012. I became a full-time developer in November after backpacking through Southeast Asia. Why did you become a developer? Software development encomposses many of my passions. I strive

Uber: Everyone’s Private Driver – An App Review

From being protested in London to banned in Berlin, Uber, the mobile app that connects passengers with drivers for hire, is no stranger to news headlines. In my recent trip to New York I decided to give Uber to try. After downloading the app I was instructed to register. The registration process was simple and

iOS 8: HomeKit

“Huge for developers. Massive for everyone else.” reads the tagline on Apple’s iOS 8 Preview webpage. With all the focus on how much iOS 8 will benefit the developer, it is easy to lose sight of the benefits for the end-user. It is important to remember that a better environment for developers will lead to

A “Swift” justification

At Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), a new programming language was announced. A programming language is a language that allows a developer to construct an application. With a language developers can communicate with the device hardware to get it to perform tasks for us, like getting the user’s location using GPS, or display things to

WWDC 2014

Every year, about 5000 people descend on San Francisco to attend Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). Attendees get direct access to Apple’s software engineers, who are directly responsible most of the software that ships on Apple devices. They get to attend sessions covering various topics on how to build the best apps for iPhones,

PyCon 2014

Keeping up with technological advances can be hard which is why we try go to the best and more notable technological conferences to learn and teach the best technologies available. In April 9th-17th I had the pleasure to attend PyCon 2014 in Montréal. PyCon is a conference related to the usage of the programming language

Mobile Monday – Space Stretch

What better way to celebrate the start of the week than by featuring one of our CollegeMobile-made apps (soon to be Push Interactions-made apps!).  It occurred to me the other day that I never really talked about this awesome app when we launched it last year. The Space Stretch iPad App made for little ones

The Modern User Experience

A smartphone in every pocket, a tablet in every hand and a PC on every desk. That’s the dream espoused by the technologically elite: Computing that is pervasive and all-encompassing. We are well on our way down that path. Smartphone sales surpassed 1 billion units in 2013*  and tablet sales reached 76 million** . The

Passbook and Apple’s Future for Mobile Payments

After years of slowly gaining momentum, mobile payments are becoming one of the juggernaut markets of the technology industry.  Last year Forrester estimated it would become a $90 billion market by 2017.  Apple is gradually beginning to unroll and reveal their plans for this space. Their Passbook application is starting to gain traction, thanks in

Putting App Content Forward

You may have heard the term “content is king” before. What exactly does it mean, and does it have any relevance when it comes to mobile applications? The concept has a simple application to mobile design. Users want to see the application content, they care about little else. I’ve gathered some screenshots of Apple designed

Techniques on Increasing User Engagement

If you’re getting ready to have an app built for your company (or perhaps you already have one and are deciding on your next move), you’re probably asking yourself how you can convince consumers to use your app, in order to make it a worthwhile investment? The answer is to make use of habit forming

BBM Channels for Businesses

BlackBerry has, in an explosive fashion, finally released BBM on Android and iOS. The popular chat application is now available for the two most popular smartphone platforms in the world. The Android application has exceeded 10 million downloads in just over 1 week (SOURCE). Between Android and iOS, BlackBerry claims to have added over 20

Understanding Banking App Permissions

As an application developer, there is one type of app review that I am always pained to see. Here are some real world examples of that type of review, taken from a mobile banking app for Android: This app wants access to everything on your phone. Access to storage, access to make calls, access to

How to Build a Standing Desk

Developing software involves spending a large amount of hours using a computer. The extended use of a computer has been correlated with many problem such as repetitive strain injuries and cardiovascular problems. Instead of being at the mercy of the computer, to take advantage of the extended computer use, many software developers have switched to

How to Install a Beta BlackBerry 10 App on Your BlackBerry 10 Phone

Our clients often want to see their BlackBerry 10 App as it is being built. This would be called a Beta build of the application. This way the client can see if the the application is going to suit their needs and can suggest changes along the way during development. Below is a list of

Designing it Right – Cross Platform Pitfalls

There are many things to consider when you’re planning to release an application for multiple platforms. Many brands get some these things wrong; they miss out on building the best experience for each platform. I’d like to outline some of the major pitfalls made by some brands. Applications Icons You may wish to use the

Seeking Inspiration for Design

One of the most exciting things about our business, (aside from the cool apps we build!), is when we get to meet new clients and learn about their business.  From this first discussion we hear develop mobile app ideas that can enhance their business and give some sort of value-add to their clients.  Once we