Halifax App Developers Have No Intention of Leaving the City

As part of Apple’s ongoing focus on Canadian developers in the App Store as part of Canada 150 celebrations, the company now has a dedicated section highlighting apps “Made in Halifax.”

A new report from CBC News highlights some of the app developers in Halifax, and explains why these developers are starting to find their stride. Julia Dexter, the co-founder of Squiggle Park, was surprised to see her app downloaded more than 1,000 times since it appeared on the Made in Halifax section of the App Store.

Dexter’s achievement is one of several app-development success stories coming out of Halifax. Last year, Stephen Flynn and his business partner Mike Postma created an app to make it easier for people to find places to refill their water bottles. The app, which has now been downloaded more than 2,000 times, helps reduce the use of plastic bottles.

The city of Halifax is producing a large number of university graduates that have a very creative entrepreneurial touch. In addition, it offers an affordable and easy lifestyle that lets indie developers start building their apps a lot quicker.

A lot of these developers have a client base which is mostly outside the province, however, this has not discouraged any of these young minds from leaving Nova Scotia.