How to stay updated on the latest mobile news

In our line of work it is important to stay up to date on all of the hottest things in the mobile industry; hottest phones, tablets, apps, development practices etc! I thought I would share our top 3 sites that we use to keep us up to date on all of the latest mobile news:

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

New Year, New Us ~ New Sign! ~ Rebrand update

One of the most exciting parts of this rebrand is seeing the physical transformation from our “old selves” to our shiny “new selves”. Last week I talked about our online transformation on our various social media platforms. This week we had our sign on the outside of our office changed over and it is thrilling

Company rebrand ~ A quick update

Back in February we unveiled our new company name to the world! It had definitely been exciting leading up to that point, and the unveiling topped that with all of the positive comments and support coming in from clients, friends, and family. We wanted to do a “soft launch” of our new brand name so

How to market your mobile app part 2

Earlier this week I revisited a previous blog post of ours where we discussed the top 6 ways to market your mobile app. Now the original blog post was written in 2012 so I thought it was important to update our blog with some new ideas! In part 2 of this series I will discuss

How to market your mobile app Part 1

In December of 2012 we wrote a blog posted entitled “Top 6 ways to promote your mobile app“.  One of the most common questions I hear as the marketing person for our company is “How should we market our mobile app?”  I thought this was an important blog topic since it is such a popular

Should you build an app?

Push Interactions is a custom app developer: we’ve primarily only built other people’s apps. This puts us a great position, because we deal with a huge variety of domains, ideas, concepts, and business plans. In this post, I’d like to outline four main types of apps we’ve encountered and built, and what you should know

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

Push Interactions on CTV Morning Live ~ May 15th

For the month of May I have a mixed bags of apps to review! KIS-SK ~ Keep It Safe Saskatchewan Free for iPhone & Android The mixed bag starts off with the KIS-SK app that we launched with the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute a few weeks ago. Their organization’s mission is to raise awareness and educate

Mobile application marketers and industry trend

Have you personally done any marketing? To answer this question, you need to ask yourself other questions like: Did I compete for a job when there were other candidates? Did I compete for a desirable apartment where there were other applicants? Did I arrange my impression to be most favorable to another person? Yes, that’s

Part 2: Getting your users to create your app content – Getting started

Last week, I wrote about a special kind of content consumption app where developers could, in essence, trick users into creating content for others to consume, thereby reducing the creation stress on developers. This week, I want to expand on this idea by describing some strategies apps can use to get users started in the

Getting your users to create your app content

As my PhD supervisor, Carl Gutwin, says: “Ideas are cheap. Good ideas are hard”. Through my years designing mobile apps, I’ve thought hard about what it takes to make a compelling app. What, exactly, makes an app a hit? This is, of course, a loaded question. Apps that fulfill a real human need are easier

4 best practices for mobile app success

With billions of apps on the app stores it is beginning to be a rather competitive environment! By now it is clear that simply putting an app on the store isn’t enough.   Here are the top 4 things to consider when releasing an app (whether it is free or paid!): 1) Marketing The days

NSBA Business Builder Team Building Award Recipients

Our company vision is “To improve quality of life, through quality technology.”  We would not be able to achieve this vision if it wasn’t for our dedicated, professional and innovative team.  A few months ago we were nominated for a North Saskatoon Business Association Business Builder Award for Team Building.  The award goes to the

Push Interactions on CTV Morning Live ~ March 13, 2014

Today we made our official TV debut with our new company name, Push Interactions!  It felt great to be introduced as Jess Bonish from Push Interactions!   I was also excited today because we won the North Saskatoon Business Association’s Business Builder Award for Team Building last night!  We were a finalist in the category

How to Monetize Existing App Users

Most companies are jumping on the app bandwagon, including established companies releasing existing products repurposed as apps and startups releasing new products, creating entirely new app categories. Regardless of the company, there is a common problem encountered: how can we make money on the app store? It is incredibly difficult to get noticed when your

NSBA Business Builder Awards ~ Team Building Award Finalist

I am excited to announce that we are finalists for the North Saskatchewan Business Association 2014 Business Builder Awards.  We were nominated for the Team Building award and were delighted to find out we were selected as finalists in the category.  The North Saskatoon Business Association supports  Saskatoon’s Business Community and is a member-driven and focused

New Year, New Us ~ What’s in a name?

Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of unveiling our new company name and brand identity.  Since then we have received so much support for our new name and look! We also received our first company banner and got to show it off at a career fair and to the clients who have visited our

The New Us

There comes a time in every company’s life when they must say goodbye to the old and celebrate the new.  It is my pleasure to introduce you to the new us:     As you may know, we have been on a long journey to completely rebrand CollegeMobile.  Today our COO, Shane Giroux, is at a career

Article Quick Look: In-App Review Mechanics

You must be living under a rock if you haven’t heard of the sensation that is the game Flappy Bird.  Although I haven’t played it myself I am really interested in learning about it and the success it has had over a very short time period.  The app world changes so fast and it is