York Region tech firms do business globally but partner locally

Creative Capital is IT World Canada’s series that examines the impact digital transformation is having to change the face of communities across Canada. We’re doing deep dives looking at the major tech hubs

Published on: June 5th, 2017 Christine Wong

Canadian businesses not making enterprise apps employees want to use: study

A new study from Accenture finds that, while business leaders believe enterprise mobile apps are important and here to stay, building apps their employees will actually use remains a challenge. Accenture conducted 1,925

Published on: October 1st, 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

Android developers can pay to advertise their apps on Google Play

If you’re an Android app developer, you’d probably welcome the opportunity to pay to advertise your app within the Google Play store. If you’re a user shopping for an app, you may not

Published on: February 27th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

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