Building Mobile Apps that Pair with Other Devices

The huge majority of mobile apps live in their own bubble; they don’t interact with any other devices. Sure, some apps connect to other phones, but these mostly go through cloud-based systems, not directly connecting to other phones nearby (with notable exceptions, like FireChat There is a new class of apps becoming mainstream. These

Weaving the Strands of the App Development Business

I’m a bit of a sci-fi fan, and am quite intrigued in stories involving parallel timelines. In one timeline, I could be a completely different person. Perhaps the exact opposite of who I am in this timeline. Or perhaps some of my decisions in this timeline affect my other counterparts, possibly very directly or somewhat

RxFiles Plus – A New Approach to One of Our Most Successful Apps

RxFiles was one of the first apps Push Interactions built way back in 2011 and has remained one of several very successful apps in our portfolio. Since its first release, RxFiles has continuously been in the Top Grossing Medical Apps category for both iPhone and iPad apps. The app has remained a top seller for

Product Vision and Leadership Key to New Product Development

As developers at Push Interactions, we are often called on to assist our clients with the product development process. And as an app development company, we also work to develop our own products. On a daily basis, we are refining our product development process to identify market opportunities and design and develop new products that

Increased Granularity in Android Runtime Permissions

Google recently unveiled their new Nexus phones and have begun the launch of Android Marshmallow. In this blog I’m going to talk about what I think is the most important added feature in Android Marshmallow: Runtime Permissions. You may recall the scenario where you want to install an Android app and the Play Store asks

Mobile Takes over From Desktop

Something we have long predicted has finally happened. In terms of Google searches, mobile now has more searches than desktop. This point is especially striking given the fact that the “Desktop” category included tablets like the iPad, which are not what you would traditionally think of as a desktop computer. This means that for the

Trusted Canada – Curated Local Businesses

I want to highlight on of the apps we published back in 2013. We worked with Sara from Trusted Canada to present the list of Trusted Businesses in both Saskatoon and Regina. The Trusted list is a list of curated businesses who have been verified by Sara as businesses that offer value to their customers

Swift is coming, you will adopt it, or give up native iOS development

We feel, like many do, that Swift – Apple’s new programming language – isn’t quite ready for production. We aren’t currently using it for any projects beyond small internal experiments. Swift is still undergoing heavy revision by Apple and the tools provided for Swift development are in need of refinement. But make no mistake Swift is coming. For now, one

Stress or Pressure?

I read a great post by Steven Sinofsky yesterday, titled “Stress or Pressure?” It’s a repost from a while back, but is timeless wisdom from a very smart man. For those who don’t know him, Steven Sinofsky worked at Microsoft for over 20 years, his last stint was as the President of the Windows division.

Meet Our Team – Ron

Name & Position Name:  Ron Rambarran Title: Regional Sales Manager How long have you worked at Push? I’ve been with Push since July 2015. Why did you join the field of Sales? I love being able to control my own income, meeting and cultivating relationships with people, and always having something different to do every

Apps for Creating Living Photos

If you’ve ever been on a vacation to a beautiful place, you’ve likely tried to capture the moment with a photo. If you look back on your vacation pictures, however, you will often find that the photo doesn’t truly capture how it felt to be there. A picture provides only a tiny, static window into

Meet Our Team – Mason

How long have you worked at Push? It has been one month that I have been working as a software developer at Push. I joined the Android development team July 2015. What did you do before joining Push? I am a recent Master’s of Science graduate in the field Computer Science. I have been a

Meet Our Team – Gurinder

How long have you worked at Push? I started working at Push in April 2015 as VP of Sales & Business Development.  My role at Push is to grow the business by aligning with the right partners and bringing on new customers. After many years of working in telecommunications, and most recently with a software

Why Your Business will Benefit from a Mobile App

If you’re unsure about how having a mobile app will benefit your business, you’re not alone. Many business owners wonder if investing in a mobile app for their company is the right move for them. But the truth is nowadays, it’s one of the most essential tools for any business owner in keeping up with

Building Hyper-Local Social Networks for Mobile – Click App

Last year, we moved into a new neighbourhood, and had the typical North American experience of trying to find our place in the neighbourhood, struggling to make up excuses to introduce ourselves. I think there is general agreement that the sense of community has been degrading over the past few decades, maybe as we move

Proud to Announce the Opening of our Ontario Headquarters

We are pleased to announce the official opening of our Toronto Office located at 2425 Matheson Blvd. East, in Mississauga!  This building is situated in one of the primary hi-tech markets surrounding Toronto and is home to many large corporations such as Pepsi, Bell Mobility, TD Canada Trust, Sobey’s, FedEx, Mercedes-Benz and Credit Union Central. The

Stocard Mobile App Review

An app called Stocard has made my wallet a lot lighter! If you’re like me, your wallet is full of rewards cards to various places and you’ve also got a second wallet full of the less frequently used cards sitting in a drawer somewhere at home. I’m so excited there’s a  mobile app that can

Improve Your Mobile Application’s Interface By Using the Right Iconography

In this blog post I want to briefly talk about the principles of designing icons for a mobile application. Before delving into the topic, we need focus more on the definition of an “icon”. Icons are things that let users interact with a user interface. An icon is a visual representation of something, which is easily recognizable and

App rejections and their effect on the development process

Earlier this week, one of our iOS apps was rejected from the app store. The reason it was rejected by Apple was because there was no moderation of user-generated content. This means we need to add a feature that allows users to flag content as offensive or objectionable, and within 24-hours a moderation entity needs

Cloud Computing, Mobile and You

You may have heard of “Cloud Computing” throughout the recent years, but what exactly is it? What does it have to do with Mobile and how can it impact app development? There are many different forms of Cloud Computing, 3 of which I will go over with examples of how they can help (or be