User interface squabbles the biggest slowdown for app development, report finds

“Mobilizing the enterprise” – that’s a refrain that large organizations have been hammering home for some time now. For enterprises focusing on getting their apps up and running smoothly on mobile devices, that’s

Published on: December 11th, 2014 Candice So

In building apps, ‘you have to care,’ Tumblr developer says

For Kevin Grant, app design is a balancing act between following the rules at times – and at others, breaking them in the name of experimentation. Grant, who works in Tumblr in New

Published on: October 31st, 2014 Candice So

Privacy Commissioner unearths apps demanding too many permissions

After doing a mobile apps "sweep," the office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada has found a lot of consumer apps are asking for unnecessary permissions without explaining why – and that’s a

Published on: September 11th, 2014 Candice So

Hangout with Expedia’s chief product officer John Kim

Whether you’ve used it to actually book a vacation or just daydream about a trip that you never actually took, you’ve probably played with Expedia’s travel search tool at some point. Well after

Published on: September 4th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Gata Labs supplying ‘ammunition’ for taxi fleets battling Uber

A Toronto-based startup is aiming to create the anti-Uber app for taxi fleets across Canada – and it’s looking to topple other big names on behalf of local businesses in other industries, too.

Published on: September 2nd, 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

Mobile apps now account for over half of time with digital media

We’ve heard it before, and we’ll probably hear it again – for businesses looking to reach current customers and to gain new ones, mobile is one of the most important channels they can

Published on: August 25th, 2014 Candice So

Facebook patching vulnerability that could force iPhones to make calls

For iPhone users, there's definitely some convenience in being able to just tap a phone number, kickstarting a prompt that will ask whether they'd like to call it. However, there's some danger in

Published on: August 25th, 2014 Candice So

Responsive sites score more sales than mobile apps, report finds

Here’s a question for you – does it make more sense to build a mobile app for your business, or should you create a responsive website instead? There are arguments going both ways,

Published on: August 20th, 2014 Candice So

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

TechBlocks to build a free mobile app for one lucky business

If your business is looking to score some free mobile app services, TechBlocks Inc. has something that may help. The Vaughan, Ont.-based consulting and development agency has set up a contest that will

Published on: August 8th, 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

Ensighten launches SDK-less tool for marketers tweaking mobile apps

Ensighten, a U.S. startup allowing businesses to manage their own tags and track their data online, has released a new version of its Ensighten Mobile tool. What’s handy about the newest iteration of

Published on: July 8th, 2014 Candice So

How Tangerine used IBM’s tools to build its mobile banking app

For Charaka Kithulegoda, just having a business with a mobile strategy isn’t enough. He’s found in his role at Canadian bank Tangerine, an agile plan for mobile is everything. As CIO of Tangerine

Published on: May 5th, 2014 Candice So