Canadians’ mobile app use grew by 74% in 2016, Yahoo subsidiary reveals

TORONTO - Canadians are spending more time on mobile apps than ever, even as global growth in mobile app use slows down. According to the latest numbers from Yahoo Inc. subsidiary Flurry, the

Published on: February 3rd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Apple’s App Store more popular – but potentially less secure – than ever

Apple Inc. announced on Thursday that it saw record-setting numbers for the App Store at the end of 2016 - right after it indefinitely extended the deadline for developers to meet tougher requirements

Published on: January 5th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Facebook, Google dominated American app market last year: Nielsen

If you're wondering where Americans are spending time on their smartphones, media research firm Nielsen Holdings PLC has an answer for you. Unfortunately, it would appear that Canadian marketers trying to reach American

Published on: January 3rd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

How Businesses Can Take Advantage of the Mobile App Boom

The rise of mobile technology has allowed for an app explosion over the past few years. According to The Statistics Portal, The Apple Store has 2,000,000 apps (as of June 2016) and Google

Published on: December 21st, 2016 ITBusiness Staff

Shopify acquires Toronto app development studio Tiny Hearts

Ottawa-based e-commerce darling Shopify Inc. announced today that it would be acquiring Toronto-based mobile product development studio Tiny Hearts Ltd., known for apps such as Wake Alarm, Quick Fit, and Next Keyboard; motivational

Published on: December 5th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Want to help your employees avoid the flu? There’s an app for that

Ah, mid-November, when falling leaves, pumpkin spice, gingerbread, and influenza are in peak season. To help Canadians avoid that last element, Toronto-based digital health startup iamsick.ca has launched #bookaflushot, a campaign that invites

Published on: November 18th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Google makes scanning old documents easy with new app

If your office still requires you to submit receipts with your expense forms; has files of outdated documents stored, but not scanned, away; or, God forbid, still actually uses paper somehow, Google has

Published on: November 15th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Hootsuite streamlines social media image sharing with new iOS app

Much as we'd like to believe otherwise, a book's cover - or ad's imagery - counts for a lot. To cite one source, marketing software firm Kissmetrics has found that information with imagery

Published on: November 10th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Rogers partners with Google, Microsoft to launch app store for small businesses

Rogers Communications Inc. knows that many of today's small businesses rely on cloud-based apps such as Microsoft Office 365 and Google Apps for Work to run their operations - and that they have

Published on: September 7th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Exploit consumer bias, steal from the competition to create engaging mobile experiences: Gartner

Toronto, ON. - People have a weakness to make snap judgements and mobile developers should depend on that to better engage audiences via mobile apps, a Gartner analyst says. Michael Maoz, a research

Published on: June 17th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Will these 5 CES gadgets still exist in a year?

I'd like to highlight some of the startups I saw at CES 2016 and the products they had on display. As there were hundreds of startup gadgets present, the items I chose were the

Published on: January 27th, 2016 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Canadian global app wins big at CES

At the Consumer Electronics Show Mobile App Showdown event, iHeartLocal, an app that's about building relationships with the places that we frequent and refer to our friends and family, won big! It won

Published on: January 22nd, 2016 Catherine Aczel Boivie

CES 2016: the good, the nice, the useful and the odd

Greetings from Las Vegas! CES is in full swing, with many press conferences and attendees. The Samsung press conference attendees lined up two hours in advance of the event with thousands of media representatives covering

Published on: January 8th, 2016 Catherine Aczel Boivie

How Google is rewarding businesses who switch to Google Apps

Google has always taken a proactive approach to competition. But with Google's latest announcement, it is clear the company will even do the nearly unthinkable to keep its competitive advantage - pay customers

Published on: December 11th, 2015 Robert Cordray