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Some major companies are failing at a primary security measure

Some major tech companies aren't encrypting sensitive data and storing them as plain text. That is concerning! Yesterday the news came out that Freedom Mobile, the mobile telecommunication company that is currently owned by Shaw had a server that was leaking log files containing information in...

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In praise of DevOps and Release Engineering

Photo by Kaique Rocha from Pexels Ever wonder how your favorite apps and online services update their features without any downtime? It's all happening thanks to the miracle of DevOps and Release Engineering. There was a time that web designers would launch a website by opening an FTP or SSH...

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It’s 2019 Happy New Year!

Holy ships, it's 2019 already! Happy new year! Last year passed so quickly for us while we were laser-focused on building and deploying projects for our clients. For those of you who've been working and sharing ideas with us, thank you for yet another fabulous...

Chemora Healthcare App - Media Cover

Conducting user research for a healthcare app

When it gets to building a new product, software development is the easy part. Technology is available and all the parameters are within our control. We get to plan, populate the task list, and hit all the milestones one by one. Development of Chemora healthcare...

Polar Bear Swim 2018 English Bay Vancouver Downtown

10 years in business and happy 2018

Happy New Year! It's 2018 and we are back to work while still having some spiked eggnogs in the fridge. If we say that we didn't write any code during the holiday season, we aren't being honest. Holiday Season is the best time for reading...

software bugs

Wet code makes your app a breeding ground for software bugs

Whenever we add new features to an app, code redundancy is inevitable and software bugs may happen. That is why we invest time on organizing and cleaning up the code. Code redundancy happens when a developer repeats the same snip of code in multiple places....

xcode ios development

Yes, upgrading your ObjectiveC App to Swift is a good idea

We get this request quite frequently. Our customers want us to maintain and develop their existing iOS apps developed in ObjectiveC programming language. ObjectiveC was the language of choice for developing iOS app until 4 years ago when Apple introduced the Swift programming language. Swift...

iOS app for cancer patients who are going through chemo and radiation treatments

Do you know a chemo or radio oncologist?

We need your help! Do you happen to know a chemo or radio oncologist? We need their advice for a healthcare iOS app that we are developing called Chemora. This app is for patients who are going through  chemo or radiation treatments. How can you help...

Mobile App are more complex than desktop apps

Mobile apps are now more complex than desktop apps

It is fair to say that mobile apps are now more complex that desktop apps, don't you think so? You might ask: what about Photoshop, Excel, and this other office app that you use? It's true that a lot of features have been built into...

Content Delivery on Mobile Apps

Content Delivery On Mobile Apps

Until recently content delivery and publishing were only optimized for desktop users. We've now passed the mobile tipping point, because more than half of traffic on websites is from mobile users. As of April 2015 google started rewarding mobile friendly websites with higher ranking in...