An introduction to cloud-native application management

Physical software is so last century. Today's developers are creating apps that are enhanced by the possibilities of a cloud computing environment. That means they're highly customizable, responsive, and scalable to a degree

Published on: May 13th, 2019 Dan Fries

Canadian startup Carrot Rewards wins Edge of Government Award

Toronto-based Carrot Rewards has been announced as the global winner of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD) 2019 Edge of Government Award, for its AI-driven wellness app that uses a reward

Published on: February 11th, 2019 Derek Malcolm

Facebook partners with RentSeeker.com to connect to real estate market

Facebook is partnering with RentSeeker.ca to expand its Marketplace to include property listings. A Sept. 5 press release said the social media company is establishing the partnership to help Canadian landlords and property managers

Published on: September 5th, 2018 Shruti Shekar

More apps should follow Super Mario Run’s example

I wish I could pay for more mobile games. I imagine app developers find the above statement counterintuitive. After all, why should I want to pay for something when I can have it

Published on: July 5th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Startup Canada announces 2018 Québec regional award winners

By Startup Canada Staff Industry association Startup Canada honoured eight entrepreneurs, businesses, and support organizations from across Québec on Wednesday night, as part of its fifth annual Startup Canada awards. The winners of

Published on: June 13th, 2018 ITBusiness Staff

App users value security over convenience – and biometrics over passwords, IBM finds

A recent IBM survey indicates that when logging into mobile apps, the majority of users prefer security over convenience, though millennials especially prefer the more convenient security of biometrics over passwords. According to

Published on: April 10th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Google makes it easier to build the next Pokémon Go; iHeartMedia files for bankruptcy; Tesla producing flawed parts?

Google has opened its Maps app to developers hoping to create the next Pokémon Go. iHeartRadio owner iHeartMedia has filed for bankruptcy. And a CNBC report indicates that Tesla has been producing a

Published on: March 16th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

How to enter the VR market

Making a virtual reality app is not exactly a simple process and requires a high level of technical knowledge. When someone actually completes the app, of course, it is beyond rewarding and comes

Published on: March 5th, 2018 Ellie Martin

How Air Miles used Marvel characters and AR to bring families into stores

Last year, as Marvel fans were gearing up for the Nov. 3 release of Thor: Ragnarok, the youngest among them were presented with an even more immersive opportunity of their own. By visiting

Published on: January 29th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Google’s new tech-focused Toronto neighbourhood, voting app disrupting the government

Google is investing in a new tech-focused Toronto neighbourhood, Netflix ups its funding for original content, and a Colorado-based political candidate is disrupting the government with an app. From Twitter today, Google’s urban

Published on: October 18th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

How devs can build both an app and mobile-friendly website for your business [infographic]

Businesses that haven't yet joined the mobile revolution because they aren't sure whether a mobile app, mobile-friendly website, or combination of the two will best serve their needs without breaking their budget have

Published on: May 23rd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

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