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 apps for Healthcare

I hope everyone had a great weekend. It was such an exceptional one for me that I just had to share — Hacking Health Toronto 2013. The event was packed with nearly 30 teams of clinicians, patients, designers, developers and entrepreneurs coming together to build something to improve healthcare. The concept is to connect people … Continued

The Developer Movement final challenge is there

It’s already the last challenge! So many points had been giving. So many prizes have been redeemed. It’s now time for the second edition of Developer Movement to bow out, but it will be done with class! For this last challenge, that will end on June 15th, we have many prizes. For each Windows 8 … 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

Microsoft lounge at Notman House

At Microsoft Canada, we like startups. We want to help them be successful so we targeted three startups spaces where we would be able to set a lounge, and have a Microsoft presence. We already set up a space at MaRS in Toronto, Launch Academy in Vancouver, and now, Notman House in Montreal. Talk to … Continued