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  • iPhone 6 Plus vs. Galaxy Note 4

    Apple recently announced two new smartphones, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Both are larger than any of Apple’s previous smartphones. Also last week, Samsung introduced its latest Galaxy Note phone, the Note 4. During the last 4 or 5 years, Samsung has popularized the large screen smartphones devices and Apple has seemingly always […]

  • Meet Our Team – Francis

    How long have you worked at Push? I started at Push in August of 2011. Before that however, I was a Chad Jones’(our CEO) student in one of the early offerings of the Smartphone Programming Class at the University of Saskatchewan. Why did you become a developer? I almost didn’t! After high school I studied […]

  • Intellectual Property: Protecting Your Software Idea

    Building an application for smartphones is a lot like constructing a house. It requires meticulous research & planning, time, energy, and resources. But what if someone else builds a near-identical version of the perfect house you envisioned, undercuts the price, and puts it up for sale right next to your lot? Sadly, unless you are […]

  • Use These Smart Apps to Make Your House Smarter

    Technology for home automation such as climate control and lighting is considerably popular. Over the last few years, this technology has made homes smarter and improved functionality. The use of smartphones, tablets, and innovative apps can help homes function more efficiently. It is important to add that the use of an app or a smartphone […]

  • 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 […]

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has a new sibling

    Finally the promised Samsung Galaxy Note 4 was announced on September 3rd, 2014. Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is a popular phone with many phablet (phone-tablet) users. Since Galaxy Note 3 was introduced in 2012, many smartphone users found it a dream handheld device with the ability to satisfy both smartphone and tablet users. In 2013 Samsung introduced […]

  • Most Expected Features in Apple’s iPhone 6

    Apple’s next big event is coming up in a week on September 9th, and the biggest rumor is that the bigger iPhone is expected to be unveiled. In this post I will update you on the most expected specifications of Apple’s iPhone 6. There are a lot of rumours about what iPhone 6 is going to carry […]

  • 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 […]

  • Stay Curious – An App Review

    I was looking for some new cool apps to download the other day so I headed over to the App Store and checked out the “best new apps” tab. I find that searching for apps is like searching for a good book. I first check out the app icons (Yes, yes I know! I shouldn’t […]

  • How to choose a new smartphone

    Hi everyone. My name is Amin. I am a Android smartphone developer at Push Interactions. We recently decided to start a new series our blog where we  will introduce new smartphones, compare different devices and give you tons of useful hints about the world of smartphones. We have a lot of experience with many different phones, as […]

  • Meet the Push Interactions Team

    When we rebranded our company name from CollegeMobile to Push Interactions we knew that one thing for sure would remain unchanged, our dedicated and talented employees.  I wanted to make sure our Push Interactions brand reflected our dedication to people: both our clients AND our employees.  I wanted to make sure that we told our […]

  • Anatomy of an iPhone – Where Does Your Money Go?

    In Jan-March of 2014 Apple sold 51 million iPhones leading to a 13.1 billion dollar profit.  With the upcoming release of the iPhone 6 a new round of heavy buying is expected.  The question may arise is which countries will benefit the most? When it comes to building the hardware of an iPhone and the question […]

  • Managing your vaccination records has never been easier

    If you’re like me, you have trouble remembering when your next vaccination is due or what it will be for. Keeping track of our paper vaccination records can be cumbersome. Did I file it in the right place? Is it still in the glove box?? Did I already book the next appointment? There is now a […]

  • Developing apps for users around the world

    Push creates apps for a huge variety of users, including different languages and from different countries around the world. These kinds of varied apps require special attention, because cultural backgrounds have a strong effect on how people interpret apps and the content within them. For example, the colour red means warning and errors in North […]

  • Sugar Rush – a mobile game

    We had a great opportunity this year to partner with a University of Saskatchewan associate professor, Dr. Regan Mandryk to develop a mobile game that would gather data in a naturalistic environment.  Sugar Rush is  a research project aimed at understanding whether crowd-sourced experiments embedded within a game experience would allow researchers to gather data in […]

  • Best in Class – Back to school app recommendations

    When I was in school there was nothing more exciting  as fresh back-to-school supplies. The crisp packs of lined and hole-punched paper, the sharp pencil crayons in all of their glory,  fancy new binders, and if you were lucky a fresh pack of Mr. Sketch smelly markers (grape is still my favourite to this day!). […]

  • Why are Some Apps Released for iOS or Android First?

    Mobile app developers are often faced with a critical choice. The endgame for any successful app is availability on both major platforms, Android and iOS. However, quite often neither the development nor release of a new app takes place simultaneously across both platforms. Sometimes one platform gets an app faster, and sometimes even much faster. […]

  • Observe, think & sharpen your pencil – The user interface

    The user interface is the space where interactions between humans and machines occur. The first and most important element is the human, the person that’s using the system and the other people that they work and communicate with. Then you have the target device, that’s the machine that runs the system. Finally you have the interface […]

  • What Can iOS 8 Tell Us About Future Apple Products?

    This June, Apple announced the new version of their mobile operating system, iOS 8. This is the operating system that will power the upcoming iPhone 6, the new line iPads, and possibly be adapted to new products like a smartwatch or a new Apple TV. Although we don’t know much about these devices yet, some […]

  • 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 […]