Tag Archives: Apps

Tech in Toronto Thursday – Events for Oct. 17 – 24, 2013

This week we have a great listing for you! From GirlGeeks Toronto, AndroidTO and to Adobe’s FREE CreateNowTO event at MaRS, you have so many great options to pick from.

Don’t forget! If you can’t make our event on the 28th, but have RSVP’d, please adjust your RSVP so someone else can get on the list – we have a huge waitlist!

We’re working on putting this event into a calendar format, so expect some big and exciting changes soon!

- Anita

October 17th, 2013

Adobe CreateNowTO
8:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. (FREE)

AndroidTO
8:00 A.M. – 4:15 P.M. (FREE)

 

October 21th, 2013

Girl Geeks Toronto – From Hype to Health: How 3D Printing is Shaping the Future
6:30 P.M. – 9:30 P.M. ($10.00)

Code Meet Print TO – #CMPTO Neighbourhood Watch 
6:00 P.M. (FREE)

Toronto OpenStreetMap Enthusiasts – How to Map Your Neighbourhood – A presentation on adding data to OpenStreetMap
6:30 P.M. – 9:30 P.M. (FREE)

Mobile development using Xamarin for iOS, Android, Windows – Building Blackberry apps in .NET and c#
7:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M. (FREE)

Toronto Drupal User Group - October Meetup: Drupal 8
7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. (FREE)

 

October 22nd, 2013

Third Tuesday Toronto – Mathew Ingram: Online Journalism: What’s different? What’s the same?
6:00 P.M. – 8:30 P.M ($15.00)

Med Apps Developers - SickKids App Showcase
6:30 P.M – 8:30 P.M. (FREE)

 

October 23rd, 2013

Toronto Cassandra Users Group - Roundtable C* Data Modeling (Part 1)
7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M (FREE)

The Energy Apps for Ontario Challenge

Right on the heels of last month’s MaRS Energy Hackathon, MaRS is back again with another challenge for developers, activists and community enthusiasts alike. You could win $50,000 in funding! For what? Read more below:

 

Developers, designers & entrepreneurs: The Energy Apps for Ontario Challenge is live! You have until 5pm on January 7, 2014, to submit a great new proof-of-concept app that will unlock the potential of Green Button-enabled electricity data.

Green Button is a standard that offers a secure way for consumers to share electricity data from smart meters. MaRS and the Ministry of Energy looking for the best apps that make use of the Green Button data standard to help Ontario households and small businesses better understand how they use electricity, and what they can do to conserve energy and save money.

In addition to the competition awards ($50,000), building applications on the Green Button standard unlocks the potential to access a growing market of consumers, in Canada and across the world, who are interested in solutions that help them manage their energy.

For details about the Green Button standard API, as well as the contest dates, times, requirements and judging criteria, please visit the contest website.

 

Check out this great little pdf. on the Green Button Initiative: GreenButton_Infographics_EN_04[6]

 

theScore is Hiring Developers!

Looking for a great job, with a great company? Check out this listing from theScore:

theScore – the maker of one of the most downloaded sports apps in North America is looking for talented Ruby and iOS developers to join their team. Read below for what they’re looking for at each position:

Ruby:

 

theScore App is the best sports app available, with over 3.5 million monthly users. Our apps on iOS, Android, and Blackberry are amongst the most popular and highest rated out there. Our rivals are big players like ESPN and Yahoo! Sports.

We’re looking for a talented and passionate Ruby on Rails developer to help build and scale the modern API that powers our apps. You will be working with smart, friendly, and dedicated Ruby/Rails developers on one of Toronto’s top Ruby teams. You’ll get to push updates to over 3.5 million users daily on our modern stack: nginx, Varnish, Rails, RSpec, Resque, Backbone, Angular, Redis, MySQL, Amazon Web Services, Chef, and Urban Airship. We use GitHub to manage all of our code and are big believers in code reviews.

The ideal candidate has experience with some of the above technologies, but wanting to work with them is the most important thing. Knowledge of sports is a plus, but not a requirement.

 

IOS:

 

theScore Inc. is seeking a talented and passionate IOS developer to help build and extend one of the best sports apps on the market. The ideal candidate will possess 2+ years experience creating IOS apps.

You will be working with a team of smart, friendly, and dedicated developers in one of Toronto’s top Ruby shops. You’ll also get to push updates to over 3.5 million users every week.  As part of the development team, you will work along side a team of expert mobile developers from other platforms to deliver a seamless sports app experience across all mobile.

Enjoy free snacks, all the coffee and Vitamin Water you can drink, get your game on in FIFA ’14 and collaborate with some of the best developers in Toronto. Check out our space conveniently located in the downtown King West area recently featured in the Globe and Mail’s “Amazing Space”.

 

If you’re interested please email your resume / CV to: jobs@thescore.com

Calling All Android Users!

We have a shout-out to all Android users. PTPT (People, Things, Places, Time) needs beta testers!

PTPT is an Android-based app that allows users to extract knowledge from all the data from other apps in their mobile device and uses it “contextually”. Super cool. As one beta tester put it: “What Google does for search on the world wide web, PTPT does that locally on your mobile device.”

Here is the deal: PTPT just released a new version and they are looking for some new beta testers; ones not only intrigued by this cool project, but also to provide meaningful feedback on their daily use of the product.

The process is simple: just sign up, activate your account and you’re good to go. If you’re interested, check out more on the PTPT page or learn more about PTPT in a nutshell here.

So, what are you waiting for?! Sign-up here today (and don’t forget to follow them on the  Twitter machine)

The DevTO Team

Turn Your WordPress into a Windows 8 App!

Do you own a WordPress blog? Are you interested in Windows 8? Say hello to “IdeaPress”!

IdeaNotion’s IdeaPress is an open source wizard that allows you to transform your WordPress blog into a Windows Store App in minutes! In 5 easy steps, you can get your new app up and running.

IdeaPress is on its second version and is primarily constructed using HTML5, WinJS, and Cascading Style Sheet (CSS).

When you sign up for IdeaPress, you not only get a new app, but you get a FREE developer account with Windows!

Interested in finding out more? Check out the app generator tool on the IdeaPress site and e-mail mwnwcan@microsoft.ca for the lowdown on how you can get $50.00! 

IdeaPress

IdeaNotion

GitHub - IdeaPress

 

The DevTO Team

The Toronto NASA International Space Apps Challenge 2013

This April, NASA is bringing together some of the world’s top designers, developers, scientists and engineers from 75 cities across the world for a weekend hackthon of intense proportions! Held at the Royal Ontario Museum, on April 19 – 21, the Toronto NASA International Space Apps Challenge will consist of a hackathon with several challenges developed to focus on “real-world design challenges, and on making our planet and universe accessible, visual and fun to explore.”

Some of the outlined challenges are as follows:

  • Space Station Benefits to Humanity
  • EPA Earth Day Challenge
  • Tour of the Moon
  • Interplanetary Atlas for CubeStats
  • Renewable Energy Explorer App
  • ESA’s 3D Printing Contest

Come out and try your hand at solving some of these challenges, pitch your idea to the judges and see if you win! You can view last year’s winners here.

For schedule, times, registration and other FAQs, check the site today!

The DevTO Team