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

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.

Co-op Adds Coupgon Coupons to Mobile App

Co-op released an update to their mobile app which gives users the ability to browse, clip, and redeem Coupgon coupons in their mobile app. It’s been a long-requested user feature, so we were very happy to add it to the app. We worked in partnership with the development team at Coupgon to integrate this feature

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

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

The Software Development Triangle

I have always been a fan of this triangle describing software development: There are three overarching choices when developing a software project. Fast A fixed release date may be important. Some projects need to be released at the same time as a big marketing push, or to coincide with the release of a certain product, or with real

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

Mobile App Developers, Have You Heard of Rubber Duck Debugging?

To my fellow mobile app developers, have you ever found yourself spending way too much time tracking down a bug in your code?  After exhausting all possibilities and running around in circles, you finally admit defeat and call in a co worker to aid in your quest. But then something strange happens, as you start walking your

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

iPad Multitasking in iOS 9

One of the biggest complaints about the iPad, and iOS in general, has been it’s limited support for multitasking. When iOS first launched, each app had to close completely when the user returned to the home screen. It wasn’t until iOS 4 launched in 2010that Apple allowed some specific tasks, including music and location services,

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