It’s about combining the strengths of web + mobile together to get our clients to where they want to be. Modern day apps require deployment across multiple platforms and devices. We build the backend infrastructure and API based systems to deliver information across all kinds of devices. TWG customers receive the benefit of our experience across web + mobile based software. Let's talk mobile.
The Globe and Mail, Canada's national newspaper, needed to build a desktop and tablet application for delivering content through the newly released Windows 8 platform, on a tight timeline. We worked closely with the Globe and Mail IT team to integrate their existing API and we worked with our good friends at Jet Cooper who designed the superb interface. Together we created an amazing user experience for delivering The Globe and Mail’s latest news. Content delivered fast and intuitively, without any black ink on your fingertips.
The Toronto International Film Festival has grown to be arguably the most important festival for the release, and sale of film in the world. Working in close collaboration with our friends from Art & Science, TWG helped architect and build the Blackberry and Playbook applications for the Toronto International Film Festival, 2012. No longer just tied to the festival itself, the applications form part of a broader TIFF strategy to engage their audience year round.
TWG has sponsored TEDxToronto since it's inception a few years ago. TED has had a significant impact in the lives of everyone at TWG, inspiring us to realize the power that we have when we dedicate ourselves to a cause and then communicate it to the world. This year we teamed up with Jet Cooper to build the web site and iPhone app, providing attendees and visitors an easy way to keep track of what's going on, as well as a way to connect with each other once the day is done. You can download the TEDxToronto iPhone app through the App store today.
Quinzee empowers energy utility customers like you and me to make better energy decisions, by collecting and presenting energy usage in new and engaging ways. The core essence is that when you become informed about your patterns and behaviour, you’re better able to adapt them. Lee and Faizal approached TWG in the early summer of 2012 with a challenging timeline and full list of functionality that they needed. We collaborated with Jet Cooper to help manage the product strategy, and to build a responsive web platform that's being recognized as the next step in driving energy efficiency.
TWG joined forces with Rocketr to improve on its existing backend, create an API and to build out the mobile side of their social note taking application. Through the Winter and Spring of 2012 we worked hand in hand with their design and product team iterating the interfaces, optimizing the architecture and improving the speed of data access and presentation, and building the iOS experience that makes Rocketr the best social note-taking tool out there. We've got great hopes for Andrew Peek and the team at Rocketr, so keep an eye out for them.
Punchcard is a startup based out of Idealabls in southern California, working to disrupt the mobile loyalty space by providing an innovative way for customers to build and redeem loyalty at merchants and retailers all over North America.
TWG built an iPhone and Android experience for Punchcard, allowing users to “punch” loyalty cards at all their favourite retailers. Using geo-location and camera functions on your smartphone, Punchcard can send this valuable data back to the application and ultimately the retailer who use this information to offer better product and services to their customers at just the right time.
1Thing was the brainchild of Ayla Newhouse and her sounding board and business partner Andres Aquino. They felt that we all needed a better way to keep track of the things that we're all grateful for. By capturing these grateful thoughts, sharing them anonymously, and seeing other people's, we can lead more fulfilling and content lives. We initially built a mobile web tool, and more recently launched the IOS app. Get it today and join the wave of gratitude.
Lee Bremer Co-Founder, Quinzee,ca
Andrew Peek Founder, Rocketr.com
Richard Switzer The Globe and Mail
You know the future is mobile, but where do you start? How are apps are built, what resources should you use, and what do you look for in a great app? On Thursday night TWG Partner Chris Eben headed out to the Jumpwire Media Speaker Series: Thinking Mobile to give a short presentation to a [...]
This past summer and fall TWG engaged with RIM (now renamed to Blackberry ) to help with building the Blackberry 10 WebWorks platform. While the press was hammering Blackberry and continuing to glorify the growing market share of Apple and Android in the smartphone and tablet market, we were given the opportunity to gain a deeper insight [...]
After 9 years of building great web applications, web sites, and system integrations for clients of every stripe, The Working Group (TWG) is expanding our service offering to include mobile application development. Why are we getting into mobile? Well, the truth is we’ve been doing it for a while. We launched our first mobile app [...]
The Retina Display set of useful icons from TWG. Free under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike license.. get em while they're hot.
Update: You can get the Retina Display version here: http://blog.twg.ca/2010/11/retina-display-icon-set/ Lately we’ve been getting more involved in developing iPhone apps for our clients. iPhone apps have their own size and UI standards, so we decided to speed things up for you by sharing some clean and simple iPhone toolbar icons. Feel free to download this [...]