Push Interactions is an award-winning developer of highly customized smartphone and tablet applications for organizations, specializing in apps for Apple iOS, Android™, BlackBerry®, and Windows® Phone. Each mobile app is tailor-made to the organization to help enhance customer interaction or improve workplace efficiency
Since the company's beginnings in 2009, Push Interactions has collaborated with over 40 companies in a wide range of industries and has developed over 50 transaction-intensive and feature-filled mobile applications. Push Interactions' clients include: Federated Co-operatives Limited, Credit Union Central of Canada, Affinity Credit Union, Carleton University, and itracks.
Push Interactions' development teams consist of some of the top mobile app developers in Canada, having worked for and being sought after by companies such as Apple, Google, BlackBerry, and Pixar.
The company has received national press coverage from CBC, CTV, and Maclean’s Magazine, was nominated for a 2011 NextMedia Digi Award as Canada's "Top Development Team", won the 2012 Saskatoon Awards for Business Excellence (SABEX) "Award of Innovation", and was nominated for the 2012 Achievement in Business Excellence (ABEX) "Award of Innovation".
Chad is a former Apple Engineer who worked at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, California. During his time in California, Chad was involved in integral development of Apple's Mac OS X operating system. Upon his return to Saskatchewan, Chad taught Canada's first university accredited course on iPhone programming at the University of Saskatchewan. The course received national attention and was featured on The National, Globe & Mail, Maclean's, CTV News, Global News and CBC Radio.
Chad received both a B.Sc in Computer Science and B.Eng in Electrical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan. He was a fundamental driver of the team responsible for developing iUsask, Canada's first iPhone application for university students. Following the success of iUsask, Chad received requests from educational institutions across Canada, the United States, Europe, and Australia. He then founded Push Interactions (formerly CollegeMobile) in 2009 to meet this growing demand in mobile application development.
Shane is a well-traveled programmer, project manager and business executive with over 10 years of experience in the technology field. After an extended stint in the website industry, he acquired an array of skills ranging from programming to operations management.
After falling in love with his many smartphones, tablets and e-readers, Shane decided to join a company focused on mobile applications so he could better understand this rapidly expanding industry.
Originally joining Push Interactions as an Executive Consultant in 2011, he provided guidance on taking the company to a new level and helped implement a new workflow system. As COO, Shane now oversees Push Interactions from an operational standpoint and works closely with the Sales and Development teams to guide projects from start to finish.
He holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Saskatchewan and had the honor of giving the valedictorian speech to his 2002 graduating class.
Jess received a B.Comm in Marketing from the Edwards School of Business at the University of Saskatchewan. While finishing her degree she began working in the marketing field to gain experience and found a passion for branding, event planning and most of all people.
Prior to working at Push Interactions, she worked at Midtown Plaza as their Marketing Coordinator, helping to rebrand Saskatchewan’s leading shopping centre. Jess was also the Marketing Coordinator at The W. Brett Wilson Centre and gained a passion for all things entrepreneurial. Jess has a passion for educating the youth of Saskatchewan and is the Director of the children’s project Lemonade Day, which teaches children the basics of running their own business.
Jess is excited to be a part of the increasingly popular and exciting world of mobile.
Andre believes products can make people's lives better through thoughtful design. His goal is to ensure our products fulfill the business needs of our clients, while simultaneously focusing on the people who use the product. He strives to lower frustration by simplifying problems, understanding the core requirements of the products, and always thinking of people first.
His background is in Human Computer Interaction. He co-taught and helped develop the iPhone programming course at the University of Saskatchewan with Chad, where he became very interested in touch-based interaction. He joined Push Interactions as a consultant in January 2012, and has been the Interaction Designer since August 2012.
Andre has a PhD in Human Computer Interaction from the University of Saskatchewan. He received a M.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Saskatchewan and a B.Sc. in Computer Science from Saint Mary's University.
Doug is an experienced leader of technology start-ups. Prior to Push Interactions, Doug held senior positions at several technology companies including nine years with PMC-Sierra. While with PMC-Sierra Doug managed the Saskatoon design center and was responsible for North American software teams developing advanced consumer networking products.
Prior to PMC-Sierra he was VP Technology for start-up HyperCore Technology, where he provided the technical and project management necessary to achieve the company's objective of bringing cell-switching technology to market. Doug has also built and managed software development teams working on real-time auction and online brokerage systems, and SCADA systems for telecom and oil pipeline surveillance and monitoring.
Doug received a M.Sc. degree in Computer Science from the University of Saskatchewan, and a B.Sc. degree in Engineering Physics from the Royal Military College in Ontario, Canada. Between receiving his degrees he served as a signal officer in the Canadian Army.
Push Interactions has a team of over a dozen talented developers, with specialists working on each of the top operating systems and web developers that integrate our applications with backend systems and servers. Many of our developers have been sought after by renowned technology companies, including Apple, Research In Motion, Google, and Pixar Studios.
A number of our developers are top graduates from Chad Jones' influential smartphone programming class at the University of Saskatchewan, where they were recognized for their exceptional skill, speed, and efficiency. Many of their projects received national and international media attention for their creative ideas and interesting applications.
Our developers work hard to provide educational institutions and businesses with functional and feature-rich mobile solutions that meet or exceed industry standards. They collaborate with one another to provide consistent quality across all platforms. As a result, Push Interactions apps are powerful, functional, and require very little maintenance.