Getting the UDID of your iOS Device Using iTunes 12

Getting the UDID of your device using iTunes 12 on both Mac and Windows can be done using the steps below: 1) Launch iTunes 2) Connect your iOS device 3) Click on “Serial Number” and the UDID will be revealed 4) Copy the UDID using the menu choices Edit->Copy The UDID is used by iOS

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,

Getting to the “Why” of Success

As you know, in each industry there are some companies that are very successful that other companies try to catch up with them. On the other hand, there are numerous organizations that spend lots and lots of money to survive but cannot! The main problem is not that some companies have access to more powerful

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

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

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.

iBeacons will Change Retail

One of the early uses of iBeacons was in Major League Baseball (MLB) for helping people to find their seats in stadiums. With the recent announcement by Hillshire that iBeacons showed at 20X increase in purchase intent (intent to purchase) products it really shows that iBecons will change retail. It will give the retailers the

“I read it in a book”

I have started reading a book titled Management 3.0: Leading Agile Developers, Developing Agile Leaders. I’ve been enjoying it immensely, but found myself falling for two “book learning” traps. 1) Getting excited for a book because it agrees with your worldview When I read the preface – which was by an author and leader whom

The Smartwatches are coming

Smartphones, tablets and apps have changed people’s lives. How they interact with each other and how they interact with information has fundamentally changed in the past few years. A new class of devices have come out called Smartwatches which also have big potential to make an impact on the “smart” market. With the recent leak

Mobile Trends Highlights

Kleiner Perkins is one of the most successful venture capitalist firms in the world. They have funded household names like Google, Facebook, Twitter, Intel among many others. They are a world-thought leader in predicting what is coming in the future, often because they are a part of picking the best ideas and helping to shape

How Push Goes Above and Beyond

I wanted to highlight some of the extra things we do for our clients that I think above and beyond what the standard mobile app developers do.  This may help with the decision of who to work with when selecting a mobile app development company.  As always, our main focus is developing quality mobile apps

Quality Apps Will Matter

Over the past few years app usage has continued to increase while the use of web, through a desktop or even a smartphone, has continued to decrease. I expect this trend will continue as most customers are now using smartphones or tablets. As this trend increases all of the eyeballs will be on mobile apps.

SSL HeartBleed

The SSL HeartBleed bug is a serious vulnerability in the security layer of the internet.  It has been around since December 2011 and it is estimated the “bad guys” have known about this vulnerability since about mid 2012. The vulnerability allows attackers to read secure traffic while it is in transit.  It affects approximately 20%

Lessons Learned while at Apple and Silicon Valley ~ Tips for Young Engineers

People sometimes ask me what I learned when I was working at Apple. The answers depend on the context of the question and who is asking and is certainly too grand to put into a single blog post. However, I wanted to share some top tips learned while I was at Apple that I would

Working in an open office

An open office set up is quite popular, especially in the software development world. I believe a large reason is because it’s very economical from an office space perspective. In the same way you can gain more space in a house with an open floor plan, you gain more usable space in an office if

Price Sales to Market Your App: NuuNest Hits #1

With the recent sale of NuuNest on the App Store for $0.99 and a little marketing help from PregnantChicken NuuNest has reached #1 in the Canadian App Store and #2 in the US App Store for Paid Medical Apps. Short term sales with marketing support can help you get your apps out there to reach

5 Tips to Help Your App Make More Money

Often we are asked how apps can make money on the app store. I have complied a list of 5 tips that will help your app make more money on the app stores: 1. Positioning & Marketing Marketing is a very important component to apps making money and often overlooked.  There are over a billion

Making Money on the App Store

In the early days of the App Store it was easy for developers to enter the market and make a lot of money with a paid app. There were many iPhone users and apps were hot and nearly anyone who made an app made at least a small fortune. Thus began the craze where everyone

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

Is Mobile Web Finally Dead?

“Is mobile web finally dead?” This question has been discussed for years. In terms of user preference, apps have won out as 85% of users prefer an app over a mobile website. But is mobile web truly dead right now? The answer depends on the demographics of your users – or more specifically, their phones