And the MWNW Icon Design contest winner goes to…

Since the re-launch in October 2013, Make Web Not War has truly grown into a diverse community of developers, designers, and technologists. All across Canada, tech enthusiasts are bringing their best ideas to the table and coming together to build awesome technology solutions. So we thought, what better way to help these passionate folks stay … Continued

Open Data: my journey from a test app to the City of Ottawa app contest

Hi! This is Andrei Marukovich from, a mobile application developer and Microsoft Most Valuable Professional. First time I came across the Open Data when looked for a kindergarten in my neighborhood. As it turned out, the City of Toronto not only has a web application for searching childcare facilities, but also provides a list … Continued

Swimming in Open Data and Montreal

At Make Web Not War, we love to spotlight great local developers and apps, particularly when it comes from the open data community. The following is an interview completed with Laurent Duveau from Montreal on his app “Swim in Montreal”. Start of Interview Rami: Hi Laurent, thank you for agreeing to chat with us, can … Continued

Building a Location-based App Using the Finder Template

The Windows 8 Finder Template is a template developed to allow developers to quickly and easily create a location based type application for the Windows 8 store. It allows a developer to easily pull existing point of interest data into the app to display on a map. If no point of interest data is available, … Continued

MobileStartupsTO features: Designing & Developing for Windows 8

    Article written by Kevin Yu, marketing intern at People & Code. On May 8, 2013, People & Code hosted their MobileStartupsTO Special Feature: Designing & Developing for Windows 8. Presenters Ashley Arbour (Interactive Designer) and Mukul Seth (Interactive Developer) from Digiflare, a full service digital agency, talked to the group about their experiences … Continued

Lost Keys HD for Windows 8, a game about demons, and magic

At Make Web Not War we like to promote applications or games the people in communities are doing around our platforms. We did an interview with Rob Targosz, who build a Windows 8 game around magic, and demons. As far as we like demons, and playing games on our devices (not during work hours… ahum… … Continued