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Sela Canada helps improve maternal outcomes for pregnant women without a fixed address

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Sela Canada took home the 2014 Microsoft Humanitarian Response Citizenship Award for their work with the My Baby and Me Passport, a tool to improve maternal and child health outcomes for young, pregnant homeless and marginally housed women. “We are deeply honored

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Posted in Miscellaneous, Stories

Dissecting Open Data app: Toronto Beaches for Windows Store


From user perspective, Open Data app is just one of the applications on his or her device. As any other app, it expected to be functional, well designed and easy to use.  In the same time, Open Data app developers

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Posted in Featured, Mobile, Open Data, Tablet

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


Hi! This is Andrei Marukovich from LunarFrog.com, 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

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Posted in Community Rock Stars, Featured, Open Data

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”.

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Posted in Community Rock Stars, Featured, Open Data

Bringing a Touch of Craftsmanship to the Touchscreen


Craftsmanship is the key to an app. It is the framework, the mindset, and the skills of designers and developers to mold a platform with all its inherent functions and flaws into an immersive experience that catches and captivates user.

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Posted in Featured, Tablet

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

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Posted in Community Rock Stars