Archive of posts tagged "application"

Red Cross Canada First Aid App

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The Canadian Red Cross has recently released a mobile application that serves as a First Aid guide, emergency preparedness tool, and more. As a member of the Red Cross’ Social Media Team, I downloaded the app when it was released and I talked about it on Dotto Tech’s radio show on AM650. Once a month […]

Megaphone Magazine Find Vendor App

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Vancouver’s Megaphone magazine has become the first street paper in the world to create and release a mobile phone application to make it easier to find and support a vendor. Published by the non-profit Street Corner Media Foundation, Megaphone helps homeless and low-income individuals earn their own income, allowing them to purchase and re-sell the […]

Mobile Apps for BC Ferries

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Disclosure: Unpaid, Personal Opinion — This is not a paid post nor is it sponsored by BC Ferries or any of the app creators. This is an independent review of apps that I have tried. Please review the Policy & Disclosure section for further information.

Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and the Sunshine Coast include some of my favourite getaway destinations for a day trip, weekend visit, an extended stay, or for business. Of course to reach these ports of call a ferry trip is required along with browsing schedules, booking a reservation, checking in on wait times, line-ups, and […]

Use Siri to Find Vancouver Sports Info

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The other night I was randomly barking commands at Siri on my iPhone 4S when I landed on the phrase: “Show me bears”. Instead of pulling up a search window and finding an image of a bear, Siri showed me the current roster of the Chicago Bears football team. I tried something else: “Show me […]

Local Mountain and BC Ski Resort Apps

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Back in 2009 I made a Social Media Directory for Ski Season but this year apps are the focus. Helpful Twitter and Facebook accounts aside, ski resorts and local mountains are providing maps and condition information through free mobile applications. Local Mountains Cypress Mountain Cost: Free Platform: iPhone Features: Latest news and events as well […]