Building, Marketing, Monetizing: Toronto App Strategy Workshop Recap

It was the Apps Alliance’s first workshop in Canada and we couldn’t have been happier with the evening. Toronto is the third largest tech city in North America, and our attendees certainly showed us how they earned that title through their insightful questions, tweets, and conversations. With more than 150 attendees, it was standing room only to hear the lineup of expert panelists talk through the ins and outs of app development.

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The Encryption Battle: Data Privacy vs. Public Safety

On July 8th, FBI Director James Comey and U.S. Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding the government’s growing difficulty in obtaining electronic data.  Both Comey and Yates told the Committee that even with a court order or warrant, law enforcement is unable to unlock encrypted data, effectively leaving them “in the dark” when pursuing criminals.  Neither west so far as to offer a solution to this problem, but as part of their testimony both suggested that requiring developers to build “backdoors” into their software, thereby giving law enforcement agencies access, would make their jobs easier. 

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Exclusive Videos from Wearable World Congress 2015

The proliferation of wearable technology has begun, and things are about to get interesting. This was definitely the vibe Apps Alliance felt at Wearable World Congress 2015 this year in San Francisco. Running the gamut from eHealth and med-tech, to drums you can play with your pants, there was a wide variety of wearable devices on display. The sense of possibility and creativity in the room was palpable.

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