Thoughts, musings, and ideas on various topics.
April 3, 2019
The quest for developers to handle varying height elements in a responsive grid is a lot like looking for the holy grail. Everyone is looking <em>(including myself)</em> for the perfect solution that’s also fast and lightweight.
7 comments bootstrap
November 20, 2018
The TenFour team replaced their legacy Angular 1 frontend with a PWA reusing their existing Ionic Framework mobile app, providing a single code base for the web frontend, iOS app and Android app. As a result, there’s less code to maintain. The transition greatly increased the speed of development. We’ve streamlined the design process and now have a faster more responsive product.
2 comments tenfour ushahidi
July 11, 2016
Over the years I’ve worked on a number of projects where a web designer has been pulled in to help with mobile design, unfortunately it’s never works out very well. I believe it’s a common mistake ...
59 comments design mobile
March 22, 2014
This morning on a long run, I had a truly remarkable life experience. While running along the Meewasin trail in Saskatoon, I happened to run up beside a man walking with a cane. He stopped me, aski...
3 comments inspiration
December 9, 2013
On Friday the Saskatchewan FCAA announced their new equity crowdfunding initiative that will allow ‘small businesses and start-ups in Saskatchewan to sell stakes in their companies to residents of ...
3 comments business crowdfunding saskatchewan
September 1, 2013
The story of OneStory is on television! Thanks to Bamboo Shoots and SaskTel Max Local on Demand for the great television spot sharing Dale Zak and Katrina German’s vision for their video storytel...
1 comment onestory
June 7, 2013
Beautiful video and narrative by Josh Read on leaving a legacy. “Legacies transcend the boundaries of time. We create them with or without our knowledge. Our words, our deeds, all pieced together ...
May 2, 2013
This morning Katrina and I had the pleasure of talking on the CTV Morning News about the launch of OneStory. http://saskatoon.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=917812&binId=1.1165965&playlistPageNum=1 It’s ...
April 29, 2013
Article in Star Phoenix this morning on OneStory.com A pair of Saskatoon entrepreneurs is hoping a new mobile phone application will appeal to technology-savvy teens and business people – but also ...
1 comment onestory
April 27, 2013
Thanks to Ryan Smith from Ominocity for the great article on the OneStory launch! OneStory is a mobile interviewing app developed by local entrepreneurs Katrina German and Dale Zak that encourages ...
6 comments onestory
April 26, 2013
Great article in Metro News about launch of OneStory! Every person has an intriguing, funny or inspirational story to tell. And helping you tell your story is the idea behind a new Saskatoon create...
2 comments onestory
April 25, 2013
Proud to finally launch OneStory! OneStory is a video storytelling app that makes it easy to interview others to collect personal stories. Our mission is to empower individuals to collect and share...
1 comment onestory
March 19, 2013
Honored to be selected as one of CBC Saskatchewan’s Future 40, a list of 40 leaders, success stories and changemakers in the province. I’m truly grateful for all the support from friends and famil...
2 comments saskatchewan saskatoon
March 15, 2013
While at SXSW I had the opportunity to speak with Jonathan Blundell, we had a great conversation on how ‘grace’ and ‘second chances’ are two things that have always inspired him. Jonathan also did ...
February 3, 2013
Repurposed Labs was an initiative I started with my friends Flavio Ishii and Krystian Olszanski back in the spring of 2011. Our goal was to increase public internet access in lower income areas of ...
58 comments development socialchange
January 26, 2013
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be ...
325 comments inspiration
December 17, 2012
I am proud to announce a new major release of the Ushahidi iOS app, a complete rebuild with a number of significant improvements and a load of new features! The new version has been submitted to th...
4 comments mobile ushahidi
December 8, 2012
In the upcoming version of the Ushahidi iOS SDK, I ran into a snag getting translations to work inside my custom iOS framework. The trick is to ensure that you include the Localizable.strings in t...
3 comments code development