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Dear startup founder

... inspired by apps like uber. My partner and I would like to have a meeting with you to get an estimate on making an app. Photo by hackNY.org Dear startup founder, you can't outsource your product development. You need to build it in your team and the estimate...

Our 5 most popular blog posts from 2015

January is a crazy month for us. We get projects spilling over from the previous year and new opportunities rush through in the same time. So for our 2nd blog post in the new year we are posting the top 5 blog posts from the...

Happy New Year 2016

Happy New year! It's a new beginning. We know that last year was a challenging one for many of our Canadian clients in the resource industry as well as non profit organizations focused on science, medicine, and research. We've been hearing news of budget cuts and...

How to startup? Not by outsourcing

Business season is picking up and the mobile app market is humming at a higher pitch again. We are getting a lot of app idea inquiries that repeat the 3 following questions. A lot of them are not good candidates to be taken by our...

Why Android projects are postponed in early stage startups

Photo by Uncalno Tekno A common scenario that we get to see a lot is when a startup starts building their solution on all mobile platforms at once before figuring out what software design, user experience, or feature-set meet the needs of their customers. A startups is...

Celebrating yet another app launch

River (on the right saying hi) was visiting us in Vancouver today so we decided to do our usual tradition of celebrating with sushi. Yesterday another app that we had developed was published on the app store. It was the Lafarge ePod iOS developed by...

Keep the Technical Design Specification short to stay creative

Photo by Tobias Toft Our first time enterprise clients keep reminding us through their projects that we should read their technical design specifications (TDS). Whenever a detail comes up through the project, they become furious and tell us that this particular issue was on the page...

Enterprise is still figuring out agile app development

  Photo by Dean Meyers Software is essential to Enterprise and they are still figuring out agile app development. How so? Until now they were either obtaining turnkey solutions or subscribed to software as a service (SAAS) solutions. Turnkey solutions require upfront licensing fees, installation, configuration, certified IT...

How mobile apps are improving field service management efficiency

Photo by Department for Business, Innovation and Skills Field service management mobile apps are replacing the conventional methods that involved paper trails and manual work. These app are used by technicians, repair personnel, and inspectors in oil, mining, forestry, and transportation industries. We even met with a...