Halifax

Uber Finally Launches in Halifax, Nova Scotia

According to CTV News Atlantic, Uber officially launched in Halifax, Nova Scotia, as of 1 p.m. local time on Thursday, December 3. While it has certainly been a long time coming, expanding into new territories during a pandemic certainly comes with its challenges, even for a titan of industry like Uber. Ride-sharing companies were previously reluctant...

Halifax Developer of Apollo Reddit App to Donate July 20th Proceeds to SPCA

Halifax developer, Christian Selig, is the developer behind the popular iOS Reddit app, Apollo. Tomorrow is Selig’s birthday and he again plans to donate his proceeds from Apollo on July 20, 2019, towards the Nova Scotia SPCA, he informs iPhone in Canada. Last year, Selig launched a campaign on Reddit to raise money for his...

Halifax Tops Canadian Cities in Technology Talent: Study

Stacking Up: A Snapshot of Canada’s Developer Talent has revealed that Halifax heads the list of Canadian cities with concentrations of graphics programmers and web developers for iOS, while also appearing in the top five of six other categories, The Chronicle Herald reports. The study, which was released this week by the Brookfield Institute for Innovation +...

Halifax Introduces ‘HotSpot’ Parking App Payment Method

As of yesterday, Halifax residents are able to use the HotSpot app to pay for parking at municipal meters and Waterfront Development lots. A new report from CBC News explains that, according to a news release from the city, some Halifax meters will be now labeled with information about a mobile payment option. "The app allows people to...

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...

Apple Showcases Apps ‘Made in Halifax’ in the App Store

As part of Apple’s ongoing focus on Canadian developers in the App Store as part of Canada 150 celebrations, the focus has continued and now we see a dedicated section highlighting apps “Made in Halifax.” The section’s description reads: Beautiful waterfronts, incredible seafood, renowned universities—and Homer Simpson, too. Halifax and its Atlantic Canada neighbours have...

Halifax to Swap Parking Meters for Pay Stations with Apple Pay Support

You’ll soon be able to pay for your parking ticket with Apple Pay in Halifax, as the city has announced parker meters will soon be replaced by pay stations, which will support contactless payments, reports the Herald News. The estimated $4.5 million upgrade aims for completion in 2018, replacing 1,700 parking meters, with city staff...

Rock Candy Boutique in Halifax Cashes in on Pokemon Go

The Rock Candy boutique in Halifax is cashing in on the Pokemon Go craze. The boutique has had a sign outside the front door for the past week and the store manager is already seeing it pay off. In a statement, store manager Jeff Powers, said: "Downtown is alive in a way that I haven't seen in...