Visual search engine connects retailers with eager shopaholics

Toronto-based Craves is allowing retailers to uniquely harness the power of online shopping with its new visual search engine. The fashion discovery app is hoping to entice retailers and shoppers alike to get

Published on: August 5th, 2015 Jackie Atkins

Salesforce making sure there’s an enterprise app for that

On-demand business software vendor Inc. has launched its Salesforce1 Lighting Components and App Builder to help enterprises ensure they’ll have an app for that. The Salesforce1 Lightning Components and App Builder lets

Published on: July 30th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Salesforce Shield helps regulated industries build secure apps

While the app economy has companies keenly aware of the need to bring their apps to market quickly to keep up with their competition, but for companies with serious governance concerns or in

Published on: July 16th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Why retention is going to be more important for app marketers than new users

In the future, flashy ad campaigns to attract new app users may no longer be enough. Research from Gartner says users are looking to integrate apps more deeply into their daily lives, and

Published on: April 1st, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Apple and IBM launch 10 apps for the enterprise

Apple Inc. and IBM Corp. have launched the first 10 apps born from a partnership announced this summer, unveiling enterprise-grade apps for businesses in finance, retail, air travel, telecommunications, and so on. Dubbed

Published on: December 10th, 2014 Candice So

In two decades, not one database crash

When Gary McMullen first began hunting for a development platform for his company, he had a slew of criteria in mind – the technology needed to be scalable, it needed to be easy

Published on: September 17th, 2014 Candice So

Android Auto: New dimensions in mobile technology

Mobile technology is all around us. Once only part of phones and PDAs, it has expanded into a dizzying array of tablets, ultrabooks and hybrids, blurring the lines between devices we know and

Published on: August 26th, 2014 Robert Cordray

Push notifications grab 88% more app launches, study finds

It seems as though apps everywhere want a piece of your smartphone’s lock screen, blitzing users with requests to send push notifications. There’s a very valid reason for this – marketers have noticed

Published on: August 19th, 2014 Candice So

Users uncovering 44 per cent of mobile app issues, survey finds

Developing mobile apps is a hard business. With fierce competition in app stores, a race to push out an app quickly, and the need to revisit the app and update it often, QA

Published on: July 23rd, 2014 Candice So

Mobile apps adding 64,000 jobs to Canadian economy, ICTC finds

Canada’s mobile app economy is growing – and new jobs are growing along with it, to the tune of about 64,100 new positions created across the country since smartphones began to surface on

Published on: March 4th, 2014 Candice So

3 things about mobile revenue that app makers should know

Developers working on mobile apps have probably all felt this before – the excitement of building their app, the giddiness when it starts getting some uptake in the app stores, and then –

Published on: October 17th, 2013 Candice So

Media-focused app development platform goes live

You could soon have better mobile apps on your phone for reading the Toronto Star or British Vogue, thanks to a new development platform from Polar Mobile.The Toronto-based mobile technology provider for media

Published on: December 6th, 2012 Jeff Jedras

Mobile apps for your event

Touting the idea that the era of the printed conference agenda and the backpack full of hand-outs is over, Vancouver's QuickMobile has found success in the market with its offerings that allow conference

Published on: November 14th, 2012 Jeff Jedras

From Eqentia to Engagio: why entrepreneurs should have ‘blurry vision’

Social media entrepreneur William Mougayar loves to comment – on almost anything and almost anywhere. So it’s probably no surprise that his latest venture, Engagio, is all about enabling people to gather all

Published on: March 29th, 2012 Nestor Arellano