How Building in Calgary Helps the Local Economy

The local economy can be supported by building technology in Calgary. With a projection of $7.5 billion spent on digital transformation by businesses in Calgary from 2019-2022, it is said that tech will be the next big thing in Calgary.

When considering where to hire developers, it is important to take into the added economic benefits into account. As businesses part of the Calgary community, you can contribute significantly to the growth of our economy by hiring locally within the tech sector. 

Ever wonder how hiring Calgarian developers helps the local economy? We have listed the potential economic impacts of your decision to develop locally, and its’ way beyond having a  good public image.

Create Jobs Locally

By hiring locally, you are providing job opportunities and helping lower the local unemployment rate. This is even more so when it comes to high tech industries like software development. According to research by economist, Enrico Moretti, for each high tech job created in a city, five additional jobs are ultimately created in other sectors, including both white collar and blue collar occupations, within that city. This multiplier effect further demonstrates the significance of the contribution to local economic growth from high tech industries. Hence, when hiring developers, it is a good idea to consider looking into your own community, allowing you to enjoy that added benefits to the local economy.

Contribute to Calgary’s Economic Diversification

For decades, Calgary’s economy relies heavily on its oil and gas industry, making it especially volatile to the fluctuating oil prices. The global pandemic coupled with oil price drop has led Alberta to be one of the provinces with the highest unemployment rate in Canada. It goes without saying that a more resilient economy is what all Calgarians hope for. One of the key strategies to create a resilient Calgary is economic diversification through embracing the emerging sectors, with tech being  the focus

Spark Innovation & Growth

With its rapid technological advancements, Calgary is known for its startup ecosystems with one of the highest density of small businesses in Canada. With one out of every four tech companies in Calgary being a startup, it is without a doubt that the technology sector is the key innovation driver in Calgary. Furthermore, with Calgary recently made its debut on the North American tech talent ranking placing no. 34 and enrolment for undergraduate tech programs increased by 50%, Calgary has shown that it has the talent to be competitive within the global economy in tech. By growing with the tech businesses in Calgary, innovation and growth are sparked within the city.


At Vog Developers, not only do we see the growth in our own organization allowing us to hire more local talent, but through our extensive experience working with local entrepreneurs and SMEs, we witness the numerous local job openings created due to our development projects. 

As Calgary’s top developer, we pride ourselves in caring for the community and being able to contribute to the local economy. Are you looking for a trusted developer in Calgary? Contact us today to be part of the Calgary tech community shaping the future of our city!

Digital Transformation Through Mobile Apps

Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation refers to the process of integrating digital technology into your business to change existing business processes, and sometimes creating new business processes. 


In this digital era, technology plays an important role in our day-to-day life, changing the way we receive information, communicate, and how we behave as customers. While your customers and competitors are all moving forward with the digital shift, if you are not moving forward with digital transformation, you are falling back.


Why Mobile Apps?

One of the most effective ways to digitally transform your business is by integrating a mobile app into your processes. With over 2.7 billion mobile users worldwide, you are excluding a large portion of your potential customers by not integrating mobile apps into your business.


Here are just a few of the numerous benefits of integrating a mobile app:


A mobile app allows you to provide better and more efficient services to your customers. For instance, mobile app banking is becoming more and more popular due to its convenience. Banking apps nowadays allow users to deposit their cheque simply with simple clicks on the screen, saving time and resources for both the user and the bank.


Data collected through mobile apps helps you improve your marketing strategies. For example, by collecting demographic information of your customers, you gain a deeper understanding of their preference based on demographic information, allowing you to better target this segmentation of your customers for specific products and services.


Mobile apps also facilitate communication and increase customer engagement. For instance, real-time feedback can be obtained from mobile apps. Moreover, features such as community discussions and sharing on mobile apps enhances customer loyalty.


Bottom line

We are way past the time when organic customers come to buy your products because you’re the “only bakery in the village.” Meanwhile, with digital transformation, there is really no border in the reach of your audience. Adapting mobile apps into your business opens doors to more potential customers, an improved business process and possibly new business opportunities. 

At Vog we understand the unique Canadian business landscape and pride ourselves on being one of Canada’s top app developers. Contact us to learn more about how you can transform your business with technology!

Vog App Developers Supports Small Businesses Across Alberta and Canada

As a small business ourselves, we’re proud to be Alberta’s best app developers. Our clients have long praised our work as we build robust iOS & Android mobile apps, custom software applications and enterprise software. We support clients from around the world and Canada, but we want to call out a special segment of our clients.

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How Mobility Is Helping Businesses During The Coronavirus Pandemic

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How Your Business Can Benefit From The Shift To Remote Work Due to COVID-19

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Why US Companies Should Get Software Development Services in Canada

From that application on your smartphone to major computer programs, your project has the best chance of success if you hire the right professionals to work with you. As neighbours and close friends, the USA and Canada have established the largest trading relationship in the world. If you are in the USA, here are a few reasons why you should consider hiring a software development company in Canada: Read more

App Development for Wearable Devices on iOS and Android

Are you familiar with all the latest techs used in app development for wearables? Wearables, as the name suggests, are gadgets that can be worn and usually have smart sensors and are connected to the internet for data exchange. These devices are one of the best ways to optimize and increase user engagement. The most popular wearables are smartwatches, ear-worn devices, head-mounted VR devices, smart glasses, and smart clothing. Read more

Vog App Developers Recognized as Top Mobile App Developer in Canada!

Did you know that Apple’s first iteration of the App Store in 2008 contained only 500 applications? Now, Vog Apps contributes to the creations of 20 million iOS developers. Vog App Developers is dedicated to delivering compelling, user-centric designs for the over 5 billion mobile users in the world, both iOS and Android. Not only are we building apps, but we are helping clients build their businesses by expanding consumer reach and visibility. We are honoured that our top-notch team of experienced designers, developers, project managers, and consultants has enabled us to be recognized as a Top Mobile App Developer in Canada on Clutch.  Read more

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