Why deploy a mobile app for your event

Our customers deploy Purple Forge conference & event solutions to take advantage of: Real-time interaction between participants On-the-go participant access to event information Immediate dissemination of information to participants Organized presentation of event information to participants Efficient collection of information from participants Efficient collection of information by participants Improved decision making for participants Revenue streams […]

Mobile and tablet internet usage exceeds desktop for first time worldwide

Mobile and tablet internet usage exceeds desktop for first time worldwide

StatCounter Global Stats finds that mobile and tablet devices accounted for 51.3% of internet usage worldwide in October compared to 48.7% by desktop.

Case Study – Download Pattern for Annual Event Apps

Case Study – Download Pattern for Annual Event Apps

We thought it would be interesting to share what the downloads look like for our Official Purple Forge Canada Day App, since we have several years of data available.

How would Halton Region handle a fire of Fort McMurray’s scale?

How would Halton Region handle a fire of Fort McMurray’s scale?

Residents living in the area would be sent up-to-date information through a community emergency notification system, which is essentially a reverse 911 that the region has in place, according to Glynn.

“The information would be passed through phone lines and cellphones to residents with the information and actions they should take.”

For those living in the Oakville area, there is also the Oakville Mobile App which sends alerts to users about significant service disruptions and weather events.

Smart City, Smart City Apps, System of Engagement

Smart City, Smart City Apps, System of Engagement

A “Smart City” seeks to use new technology to provide better services to citizens and to make more efficient use of tax dollars.

A “Smart City App” is the key “system of engagement” for Smart Cities. Systems of engagement focus on people. These systems harness mobile, social, cloud, and big data innovation to deliver services and information directly in the context of the daily lives and real-time workflows of customers, partners, and employees.

How Surrey, B.C. uses artificial intelligence to deliver city services

How Surrey, B.C. uses artificial intelligence to deliver city services

Cities are complicated machines and they don’t come with an operator’s manual. Citizens with specific, sometimes arcane questions about city services often find themselves in a maze of 1-800 numbers or poorly organized websites.

Purple Forge is using IBM’s Watson super-computer to create AI research assistants to help residents navigate their municipal infrastructure.