Protecting the Rainforests With Smartphones

It is estimated that illegal logging is responsible for up to 90 percent of destructive deforestation in the rainforests. These activities have many negative and long reaching impacts on the environment. Trees play a critical role in regulating greenhouse gasses, which are linked to climate change. Deforestation disrupts the water cycle, as trees are no

Microsoft 2.0

When the word “Apple” is tossed around, the first thing people think of is a vault full of money. Year after year, Apple releases new iterations of their product and people flock to the stores like a pilgrimage to Mecca, adding to the billions Apple has in reserve.  I enjoy the many offerings that Apple

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

The Smartphone Wars – Galaxy S6 vs iPhone 6 (Part 2)

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Apple’s iPhone 6 and compared them in detail. I talked about the general specifications of these devices, the quality of the build, and the camera. This week, I am going to compare these smartphones in terms of battery life, payment features, and other

Smartphones and Virtual Reality

When the Kickstarter for the Oculus Rift went up, it started a renewed interest in the idea of virtual reality; an idea that had seemingly died in the 90s. Now that Oculus has shown their consumer version this week, and Valve has announced its Vive headset, it looks like 2016 will finally be the year

Starbucks iOS App Review

Overflowing with new features The Starbucks app for iOS contain a wealth of features. It serves as a Starbucks shop locator, a Starbucks card holder, a gift card dispensary, royalty program tracker, and Apple Pay support.. The latest update included Apple Watch support, and brought some of these features right to your wrist, if you’re

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

What is The Cloud, and what can it do for your mobile app?

The term “The Cloud” has been floating around for a few years now, and it’s a nebulous term that can be confusing. When we’re told to store our data “in the cloud” for easier access, it sounds like that data is floating around just above our heads, waiting for us to reach up and grab

What’s in a Basket? Shopping Carts in Mobile Apps

Enhancing the shopping cart Every digital shopping experience uses the concept of a shopping cart, bag, or basket. As you browse the products for sale, you add items to this temporary holding place while you continue shopping. Optimizing this checkout process is a hot topic; this blog post isn’t about that. I am convinced that

The Hidden Complexity of Simple Apps

Hiding Simplicity, Enabling Complexity Developing apps for smartphones requires careful consideration of many factors. We are constrained by issues such as limited memory, slow processors, and small screens on some devices. We also have to account for the expectations of users, which generally amount to “it needs to be fast” and “it needs to be

The Return of Blackberry?

The mobile market question One of the biggest questions in the mobile industry right now is with Blackberry. It’s no secret they are in troubled times. They lost significant market share to the likes of Apple and Google with their respective iOS and Android platforms. So what happened to them? Can they make a comeback

Apple is Changing the Game Again with ResearchKit

Bringing Health Research to your Smartphone The iPhone is no longer just for checking your mail and keeping tabs on all the drama that unfolds on Facebook.  Apple has recently released an exciting and much under hyped framework – ResearchKit. ResearchKit is an open source framework that has been published on github  [ https://github.com/researchkit/researchkit ]

The State of Augmented Reality on Smartphones

From the moment we wake up to the point where we fall asleep, we are continuously subjected to information from around the world. Whether it’s reading the news, watching sport highlights, or scrolling down the Facebook wall – yesterday always feels like a distant past. The Information Age has blessed us with the convenience of

What State is Your Mobile App in?

One question, multiple answers What State is your app in? As our client, that question might mean something different to you than it does to us. For you, it may mean how close to release you are, or what your app looks like compared to your competition. When we think of State, we think of the

Imagining the future of mobile

I was talking to a colleague recently and couldn’t believe that Apple sold 34,000 phones an hour in this last quarter. “What would the future hold if this trend continues for five or ten years?” was a question posed to me. It seems clear the trend will continue so the implications of that future are

Why We Think SmartWatches (and the iWatch) Will be Popular

Quicker and more discreet access to information SmartWatches allow you to simply look down and gather the same information you would have had to take your phone out for. To many people, this doesn’t seem like an important enough reason to buy a new device. However, once someone uses a Smartwatch as part of their day-to-day life, they grow

App Review – 7 Minute Workout “Seven”

Seven available for iOS, Windows Phone and Android  Seven Features It’s  about that time that the first wave of New Years resolutioners fall off the train when it comes to a new beginning of health and fitness.  7 Minute Workout “Seven” is an excellent app to keep you on track. Based on a scientific studies to maximize your workout

Push takes home the 2014 ABEX Export Award Continued..

On November 1st we attended the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce ABEX awards in Regina, Saskatchewan. We were thrilled to be nominated for the Award of Innovation and to have been announced already as the Export Award winners. We wanted to share a few photos from the night. The below photo was taken by Grant Romancia

Push Interactions Wins the 2014 ABEX Export Award

We are thrilled to announce that we are the 2014 ABEX winners of the Export Award! We attended the awards ceremony last night and couldn’t be happier that we were selected for this award. We were also finalists for the ABEX Award of Innovation. We would like to thank the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce for their hard

Toronto iPhone and Android App Development

At Push we have developed apps for companies across North America. But we wanted to highlight some of the mobile app development we have done for clients in Ontario. Specifically apps for clients in Toronto. Below is a list featuring some of this recent work: Credit Union Central of Canada Known informally as Canadian Central,