Startup brings juicy gossip to Facebook

If you live with a teenager, probably the last thing you think they need is another way to gossip about their friends. But that’s what the developers of Gosspiz! plan to offer them

Published on: December 20th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Windows 8 winning early developer enthusiasm

In the years since CEO Steve Ballmer's infamous "developers, developers, developers" battle cry, Microsoft's relationship with developers has been a vital component of the company's strategy. If early developer enthusiasm is any indication,

Published on: September 19th, 2011 Paul Krill

Canada plucks game developer talent from Britain

Money talks, as they say, and if you work in a field with high demand, you'll go wherever the money and benefits are the best. According to UK trade association TIGA, this very

Published on: July 12th, 2011 Pete Davison

App Store’s success means big changes ahead for developers

Apple's App Store for its iPhone and other iOS devices is an unqualified success, blowing through the 10 billion downloads mark in January. Seeing the store grow from 500 apps to more than

Published on: May 17th, 2011 Mel Beckman

Great Canadian Appathon challenges developers to 48 hour contest

Keep it simple and fun. That’s the key advice of mobile game experts to up and coming coders who are taking part in a 48-hour scramble to develop the next great mobile game

Published on: March 11th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Ryerson launching digital media program with business focus

With growing competition in the gaming industry, Interactive Ontario (IO) and Ryerson University have partnered to give start-up developers an edge. The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education at Ryerson, along with

Published on: January 28th, 2011 Harmeet Singh

Tablet Wars: Where developers are placing their bets

Chances are if you're looking for the hottest third-party applications for tablet devices you'll find them on the iPad or an Android-powered device, according to a recent survey.Appcelerator, makers of cross-platform app development

Published on: January 27th, 2011 Ian Paul

Facebook falls short of privacy obligations to Canada, says law group

Facebook has failed to meet the Privacy Commissioner of Canada's requirements to improve user privacy controls before the Sept. 1 deadline, according to a University of Ottawa-based law group.The Canadian Internet Policy and

Published on: August 26th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Why HTML still isn’t the perfect Web language

Last week I applauded the decline of Flash and other proprietary RIA (rich Internet application) platforms, particularly with HTML5 promising improved support for interactivity and multimedia. Not everyone agreed with me. And like

Published on: May 18th, 2010 Neil McAllister

Apple’s hardball stance on Flash receives lots of support

Forget about peace in our time. Readers who responded to InfoWorld's online poll have made it clear that they back Apple in the dispute over allowing Flash on the iPhone and iPad. As

Published on: May 12th, 2010 Galen Gruman

Small firms look to Adobe CS5 for greater cost savings, collaboration

Cost savings, better designer-developer collaboration, and multi-platform compatibility are key benefits small and mid-sized creative outfits expect in the latest iteration of Adobe's design suite -- Creative Suite (CS) 5.At least one Toronto-based

Published on: April 28th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Adobe CS5 chock-full of new features

The latest iteration of Adobe's Creative Suite (CS) 5, launched today, comes packed with 250 new features, including online marketing and analytics tools, and Bridge -- a tool that allows Flash developers to

Published on: April 12th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

How to create amazing surreal images in Photoshop

Cut-&-paste montages in Photoshop are probably the first creative exercise new pixel jockeys do, after cut-outs and colour conversion. And while it can be a quick process to seamlessly blend a multitude of

Published on: March 4th, 2010 Mike Harrison

Why Grill Masters can have an iPhone app and perhaps you shouldn’t

Clothing retailer Gap launched a contest asking developers to create an iPhone app that promotes its brand, which I'm writing about this week. Yet all of this has got me thinking: What kinds

Published on: November 20th, 2009 Tom Kaneshige