Staying Agile

Staying agile in software development practices transforms the conventional, linear development timeline into a circular loop to constantly evaluate, design, construct and monitor. Many large tech companies are beginning to implement agile methodologies to save time and money in their software development. By taking small pieces of a project, and developing each one in a feedback loop cycle, developers are able to catch bugs and other issues earlier, which means that less time is spent identifying bugs and deployment with errors is avoided. 

Developers that are graduating from any computer science program or coding bootcamp should be aware of Agile methodologies and how they are implemented into software development, however many programs miss this critical piece of knowledge. Launchpad by Vog fixes that. 

Launchpad by Vog takes developers from a junior developer level to an intermediate level, getting any student ready to work at any company. We guide students to build upon their coding knowledge with business and project management acumen that is missed in most bootcamps and post secondary programs, which allow them to grow as developers. Our program is designed to place students with real world projects, to allow them implement the agile concepts we have taught them in the classroom. This combination of theory and practice allows for students to fully embrace the concepts, and learn faster in Launchpad.

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CI/CD: The New Pipeline

Although oil pipelines are still extremely important within Alberta’s economy, there is a new type of pipeline that is of utmost significance in rebuilding the economy–the CI/CD pipeline. CI/CD is short for continuous integration and continuous delivery which provides all developers, across industries, with a set of principles and guidelines for development. While the minute details of a company’s development processes vary, having a set of standardized philosophies and processes allow for developers to move from company to company much more easily than others. 

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Securing Funding for Your Digital Expansion

Like any business, your digital expansion requires capital. Mobile applications range in costs. When looking at simple applications, the average is approximately $100,000. However, when we look at complex applications with multiple features, the applications can cost over $230,000. While some of you may have the capital to fund your project right away, many of you may be required to look at alternative forms of funding. 

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Vog Supporting Students

At Vog, mentorship and learning are a key part of our company culture. Offering internships to local post secondary students is an important part of facilitating mentorship in the broader community and provides university students with a variety of backgrounds to gain real life experience. One of the students that Vog onboarded this semester was Jeffrey Liu, a 4th year student at the University of Calgary studying Business and Technology Management. When Vog offered Jeffrey a chance to join the team for an internship, he knew immediately that Vog was the place for him.

We spoke with Jeffrey about his experience with Vog to share with all of you.

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Mobile Wallets: The Future

Canadians are steadily increasing their mobile purchases these days. With mobile wallets becoming more popular, we thought it important to explore the topic. Our app development team has come up with a few key points about this mobile payment revolution to keep in mind through your app development process. 

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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.

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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. 

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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 To Create The Terms & Conditions Of Your App

Also known as Terms of Service or Terms of Use, the Terms & Conditions of your app act as a contract between you and your users so you can control liability, manage use, protect your intellectual property, and enforce rules. Read more

How Mobility Is Helping Businesses During The Coronavirus Pandemic

When it comes to turning business challenges into opportunities, business owners have to be quick, agile, and creative. Workers are learning new skills and looking into different areas to find out solutions on how to continue serving its customers during the coronavirus pandemic. Here are some of the actions businesses are taking to keep up with the current situation and establishing new habits in favour of innovative solutions: Read more