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Apex Code: On-Demand Programming with Permissions

Salesforces Apex code is a strongly typed object-oriented programming language that empowers developers to execute flow and transaction statements on the famous Force.com platform server while simultaneously running calls to the Force.com API. The syntax looks a lot like Java and acts a lot like database stored procedures. This technology enables devel ...

Eight Factors to Consider When Choosing a Mobile App Development Toolkit

In the mobile application development space, user experience (UX) has grown to become the key focus of how apps are conceptualized and built. In fact, it’s now the primary component of every stage in the development lifecycle. This makes sense as businesses have grown to become more customer-centric. As a result, technology has become the key enabler t ...

How to Choose the Right Mobile App Development Platform?

Choosing a mobile application development platform is a critical part of the whole development process. When you start planning, you will also have to figure out if you should focus on a native application or cross-platform solutions. It’s an important decision that you will need to make because it will be closely tied to your strategy and business goa ...

How To Protect Your Software Product Idea

There are millions of ideas out there, but the moment you start doing something with it, it becomes a concept well known as intellectual property (IP). What you can do to legally protect yourself depends on your project idea.  Yet it might be difficult when you’re starting out as legal options like copyrighting your concept can be expensive and time-co ...

How To Avoid Expensive Recruiting Fees When Hiring Talent

Thinking of hiring a third party recruiter for an upcoming software development project or hard to fill position, but don’t want to incur outrageous lump sum fees? Consider a “service” provider that charges on an hourly basis to protect yourself and maximize return on investment. Standard recruiting firms operate on an old and outdated business model ...

How Much Does It Cost to Build a Mobile Application in 2017?

The booming app economy is being driven by entrepreneurship and players both big and small are trying to get a piece of the action. According to comScore, mobile now takes up 65% of digital media time while desktop has fallen behind to become a secondary touch point. This translates into seven out of every ten minutes spent on a mobile device. In the U ...

Signs That Your Legacy System Badly Needs A Complete Overhaul

We are now adopting new technologies at lightening speed to become more efficient and more agile. But this creates a situation where there is increasing discrepancy between the IT infrastructure required by emerging business needs and what’s already been there for generations. Legacy software code rewriting is usually not the best solution as it comes w ...

5 Ways IoT Impacts App Developers In 2017

The Internet of Things (IoT) and mobile apps work extremely well together. As a result, you have to start thinking about how it’s going to impact your app development (if you haven’t started to think about it already). IoT is being adopted rapidly and this technology is starting to change every aspect of our lives (one by one). As a result, it also pr ...

Digi117 Joins Greater Vancouver Board of Trade

We're excited to announce that we've just become a member of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade (GVBOT), Western Canada's most active and influential business association. (more…)

What to Consider When Building Apps for iOS 11

In mid-September, Apple is expected to roll out iOS 11. This event is predicted to set a new standard for mobile operating systems. But realistically, a lot of what we have been hearing are rumors, so we have to wait and see if this release lives up to all the hype. However, if history is anything to go by, iOS 11 is probably going to be huge. Not eve ...