How to Ensure Mobile App Security

Mobile phones have become our primary computer and are not exempt from cyber attacks. For this reason, when looking for an experienced team to build your app, it is essential to discuss and be aware of the importance of cybersecurity.

Given the prevalence, if not inevitability, of cyberattacks, companies need to create a strategy to address prevention as much as response. Adopting new technologies also comes with accountability as building a safe system requires the protection of the users’ and company’s information privacy. There are different ways an attacker might try to cause harm. This blog post is focused on discussing how to prevent cyber attacks from happening with simple practices that, even though are well-known, there are still accountability gaps that must be addressed when getting a mobile app developed. Read more

Educating Clients On Emerging Technologies

Every client comes to the table with different challenges. As a software development company, it’s our job to keep up with the latest changes in the tech sector and help educate them. Read more

Interviewing Shaunie Morrison: Canadian Track & Field Athlete

Shaunie Morisson is a Canadian Track and Field star who is working hard to reach out for her dreams. This beautiful and strong woman has been competing in major track and fields events around the world and holds several records. Now, as a senior, she can be a world-class hurdler as she has impressive power and tremendous speed. Be inspired by her story and support her on this huge and promising venture by reading and sharing this interview.

When did you start liking and practicing track and field?

I first started track and field when I was fourteen turning fifteen. I was in Grade 9 and wanted to try something new. I told my parents I wanted to try track and next thing I knew, I was joining the Calgary Warriors track club. As for the liking part, I just started enjoying and loving track about a month ago. Funny right? Eight years later, and I finally love what I’m doing. Before I was just very highly competitive, so I never liked the idea of losing. Now that I’ve switched to long jump, the thought of losing doesn’t even cross my mind. I love waking up and going to practice now. Something I could never have said before.

What is it about track and field that interests you?

What first caught my eye in track and field was the travelling side of it. No other sport in the world can allow you to travel the world as track does. One weekend you could be in Asia, and the next weekend you’re in a track meet in Australia. There’s always so much going on, and I love the idea that track is a sport that is done all over the world, not necessarily just popular in one country like soccer or football.

How did you become an athlete?

I first became an athlete when I was four years old. My parents put me into soccer, and I carried on with that for ten years, but of course, I played a bunch of other sports at the same time. I played volleyball, basketball, soccer, flag football, gymnastics, dance and track and field all before the age of 15. I love being an athlete, and I’m so blessed for the opportunity my parents gave me when I was four years old. My life would be very different if I weren’t into sports.

What have you accomplished as an athlete?

My most significant accomplishment till this day is when I got Bronze at the Youth Common Wealth Games in 2011. It’s so important to me because I remember having my first ever boyfriend and he broke up with me the day before my race. I was devastated and thought it was all over. My mom came with me and gave me the best motivation talk I’ve ever had just minutes before my race. Something sparked inside me, and I went and gave it my all. I got bronze by the Grace of God, and I’m so happy my mom was with me to soak in that achievement.

What are your short term and long term mail goals?

My main goal at the moment is to make the 2020 Olympics, and maybe 2024. At some point, I want to start building my life. I’ve been an athlete my whole life, and that’s all I’ve ever known. I want to have a family with three kids and a couple of rescue dogs. I love the idea of having a family, but that’s more long term goals.

What does going to the 2020 Olympics mean to you?

It would be imperative to me. I’ve always dreamed of going to the Olympics, ever since I was a little girl. I always thought it would be for soccer, but now that I’m doing long jump I wouldn’t have it any other way. I want to go to the Olympics very badly so I can use my platform to spread awareness about the stray dogs in our world. I want to use my platform to spread awareness of what I think is very important and needs change.

When you have some free time, how do you like to spend it?

My free time is only Saturdays and Sundays, but when I do have free time you can catch me binge-watching on Netflix. I love movies, and I occasionally go to the movies by myself. It’s sad because I use to make fun of my dad for going to the movies alone, but now I love going alone and would prefer it that way. Just last week I went to see John Wick 3 by myself, and I loved it!

Who’s your inspiration/ role model? Why?

Well, in track and field, my inspiration would be my Uncle Brian Morrison. He’s been my inspiration since I started running. I always applauded his dedication to the sport. And till this day he always comes over, and I can still see the passion in his eyes when he talks about the sport. My role model would be my Mom, Belinda Morrison. I’ve never met someone who has the drive and motivation to get things done. My mom had so many jobs growing up to make sure I was able to do the sports I wanted to do. Without my parents, I wouldn’t be where I am today. My mom has raised money for me to go to National Team’s all over the world. Her and my dad have never given up on me.

What are the biggest challenges you have been facing today as an athlete?

The biggest challenge I’m facing today would be financials. Not being a carded athlete in Canada is very very difficult. I was carded last year in the NCAA but didn’t use any of the things that were given to me by Athletics Canada because I had everything I already needed to be provided to me by my school. Now that I’m not a carded athlete in Canada I’m struggling to balance work and training. I train Monday through Friday from 9-2pm and have work from 3-7 pm every day. I do so much driving in a day that I’m physically exhausted by the time I come home. If I were carded right now, my only focus would be on training and what I can do to be a better athlete.

If you could give a message to new athletes, what would you say to them?

I would say to love what you’re doing. If you don’t have the passion or motivation to become better every day, than it is not for you. It works when you’re younger but getting older I realized I wasn’t happy with hurdles and knew I needed a change or I had to stop running in general. I made the switch, and I’ve never been so determined or motivated to become better every single day.

After learning a bit more about Shaunie Morrison, how about helping her by sharing her story on her way into the 2020 Olympics? Vog App Developers has had the pleasure to meet Shaunie and support her. We really want to spread the world so she can get all the resources she needs and deserves from our generous and kind Canadians.

If you also want to help, don’t hesitate and contact us here. We will make sure your message is delivered to Shaunie Morrison.

Vince O’Gorman, Vog’s CEO, speaks at the Global Petroleum Show

On June 12th, at 3 PM, Vince O’Gorman, Vog’s CEO and a visionary leader who has provided enormous opportunities for developers and companies in Canada, will be speaking at the Global Petroleum Show (Digital Transformation Zone – Wine Bar) about Simplification through Mobile Innovation: So many technologies, so little time.

With numerous software solutions in the market, businesses are feeling overwhelmed and lost. That’s why it has come to light that the software industry is moving towards the seemingly inevitable consolidation of its products in order to meet the latest businesses’ requirements.

Businesses are drowning in the costs of the huge integration projects needed to link together all the limited applications they need and integration costs are five to ten times the cost of the software itself. Today, the prevailing winds have changed thanks to the solidification of the software industry, the evolution of the internet of things, the improvements of the artificial intelligence technologies, and the power of the cloud. Finally, companies have access to highly affordable, on-demand, always-updated and fully customizable mobile software.

If we want to take advantage of the remarkable technologies that have been presented to us, we need a better strategy to streamline processes, increase efficiency and predict future outcomes. In this presentation, Vince will discuss how we have reached this delicate stage in the relationship between companies and the software industry, what is and how to avoid app burnout, how to use technology to simplify (not complicate) procedures, and how to identify what really matters when adopting a software solution that will truly improve the way you do business.

The faster an organization can launch and improve its software, the more it can drive loyalty for itself and build switching costs for the competition. The pace of technology continues to accelerate, and consumers have come to expect the best and latest experiences a business can provide. If software is taking over the world, you want to know all about it in order to take a seat at the table.

How to Improve Safety Programs with Custom Software Applications

Incident reporting, safety processes and alerting environmental issues don’t need to be confined to spreadsheets and lengthy forms anymore. A customized app will allow you to do it all in a much more effective way, as well as attend other needs that your company may have in order to improve your existing safety program. With the use of a custom mobile application, HSE managers can remotely monitor the status of safety activities, take action and use reporting tools to examine trends. Read more

How Mobile Apps Are Using The Internet of Things (IoT)

The Internet of Things (IoT) is expanding quickly and it’s becoming increasingly essential for businesses to understand what it is, how it works, and how to make use of its power to improve processes.

Because of it’s such a large concept, IoT can be hard to understand, but once you learn the concept you can think of numerous ways to use it in your favour as it’s a powerful, long-term approach that every business will need to leverage to succeed in the future. Read more

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6 Essential Steps to Create & Improve Your Online Presence

A strong online presence will result in far better engagement for your investment. Here are six things you can do to build and manage your online reputation in order to get visibility and grow your business: Read more

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6 Reasons Why You Need a Mobile Responsive Website in 2019

Your company’s shift to mobile is an inevitability. It’s no longer a question of if you go mobile, but when. In 2019, a business without a responsive website is like a business without a sign. Here are five reasons why you should not wait to get a mobile responsive website:

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Thanks to mobile devices, contractors can capture and manage data more easily, and, with the help of a construction management app, use this data in order to increase productivity. Mobile apps can be a wealth of knowledge right in people’s back pocket, so here are 5 reasons why mobile apps are transforming the construction industry:

5 Reasons Why Mobile Apps Are Revolutionizing The Construction Industry

Thanks to mobile devices, contractors can capture and manage data more easily, and, with the help of a construction management app, use this data in order to increase productivity. Mobile apps can be a wealth of knowledge right in people’s back pocket, so here are 5 reasons why mobile apps are transforming the construction industry:

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Driving innovation is no easy task and involves both insiders and outsiders. Here are 10 things you can do in order to become more innovative and enjoy all the benefits that innovation can offer to you and to your stakeholders. Read more