Enterprise Distribution in iOS 9.2.x and above

In iOS 9.2 Apple updated how Enterprise distribution works. If you are running iOS 9.0 or iOS 9.1 then see this historical page instead. However, since most users would have updated to iOS 9.2.x, the new steps involved are outlined below 1) Install the Enterprise App. At this point the app cannot be run until

AlphaGo’s win over Lee Sedol is a landmark for Human Kind

AlphaGo’s win over Lee Sedol in Game 3 is a landmark for Human Kind. Artificial Intelligence has conquered the human mind. Even top researchers in Artificial Intelligence never predicted that this could happen a week ago. But it has happened. Computers have now beaten humans at the most complicated and creative game that man ever

Be Careful What Technologies You Use

When engineers choose technologies for a project, they often want to try out new tools they haven’t used before. Perhaps something they read or heard about. Or something that may prove to solve a certain problem. Whenever choosing 3rd party technologies you must keep in mind that the technology you use will be around for

Enterprise Distribution in iOS 9.0.x-9.1.x : Untrusted Enterprise Developer

Untrusted Enterprise Developer In iOS 9, Apple changed how Enterprise distribution works.  You may have seen the following dialog stating “Untrusted Enterprise Developer <developer> has not been trusted on this iPhone.  Until this developer has been trusted, their enterprise apps will not be available for use.” This was in order to better protect users.  But does

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

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

Shoppers Drug Mart App Review

I recently downloaded the Shoppers Drug Mart app, and it’s pretty great! It certainly serves as an advertising platform, but it does it in such a way that I didn’t find myself immediately uninstalling the app. So they’re off to a good start! The app always has coupons and the latest flyer, as well as

Carleton Mobile App Re-launches for 2015/2016 School Year

Today was the first day of classes at Carleton University, and students were greeted with a brand new version of the Carleton mobile app to enhance their university experience. In this new version, we have added some exciting new features to make student’s lives easier. Grade Notifications Gone are the days where you have to

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

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

Grid Layout for Scroll View Content of Ambiguous Size in iOS

When developing a heavily UI based iOS application, using auto layout can be quite the love-hate relationship, especially when dealing with the scroll view. Simple layout designs can be quite tricky to implement with one prominent example being implementing a grid-like pattern of arbitrary row and column sizes. Fret not, however, for this tutorial will

Finding Humor in the Terms Used in App Development

After over a decade in the software and web development industry, developer humor has a special place in my heart. It’s like an ongoing set of inside jokes! Of course, the software that we use to create apps is also created by developers, so I feel like the same sense of humor I’ve loved for years

What are all those Android permissions for anyway?

Most Android apps require at least one permission to run on your phone – usually Internet –  while some require a LOT of permissions. As it stands now, you must accept all the permissions of an app in order to install it on your phone. But with the announcement of Android M, future versions of Android will allow

500,000 users and still growing

At Push Interactions, we recently passed what I consider an important milestone. Across all of our apps, we now have over 500,000 downloads. Half a million! Some of our apps are quite large in terms of downloads and have over 100,000 downloads on their own, while others target a smaller niche market where the number

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

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

Interactive Children’s Books on Your Smartphone or Tablet

It’s amazing to see how quickly kids learn technology and even more amazing to see how young they start! Before the age of one, my son learned how to unlock my smartphone. Soon after that, he discovered things like swiping to navigate through screens and tapping to open something. I also witnessed our friends’ three

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,