Oracast Proud to be Named a Top Canadian Software Development Platform by Clutch

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Here at Oracast, we know it can seem next to impossible to streamline your company’s processes while also creating high quality solutions for your convenience. That’s why we’re here to help. We’re a made-to-measure digital partner that features over seventeen years of high-quality web and mobile app development, professional web development, branding, and targeted digital marketing. We’ve helped countless clients thrive, and find their unique path to digital success.

In light of our contributions and efforts, we’ve earned a spot Clutch’s list of 2020 leaders!

Top App Developers by Clutch

We’d like to take this time to thank our stellar clients for helping us get this far! They took part in client interviews with Clutch analysts to assess our impact and value to their business projects. We were graded along the lines of quality of services and deliverables, adherence to project timelines, and overall project management skill, just to name a few. In reflection of that data, we’re happy to announce we’ve received a wonderful five out of five stars! Take a look at a recent review below:

“We are absolutely thrilled to have been chosen as one of the leading app developers in Canada by Clutch! We couldn’t have done it without our amazing team and valued clients.”                                                                                                                 – Jes Herman, President of Oracast

For those unaware, Clutch is a B2B market research firm that leverages a unique ratings methodology to evaluate and identify leaders among various service sectors. We’ve also been recognized by The Manifest, Clutch’s sister site that’s a business blog platform. They name us a top Canadian Software development firm on their comprehensive leaders’ matrix.

We’re proud to receive this award and vow to keep our clients happy with groundbreaking technologies. Please drop us a line if you’d like to collaborate on a project with Oracast today.

Software App To Help People With Brain Injuries

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Oracast’s team of app developers are in the process of building MoonCEP; a web-based software application that Dr. Christina Limmer will use in her Brain Coaching school to help people of all walks of life re-learn how to use their brain to its full capacity.

What happens when a person’s brain has suffered an injury? Or when a person is faced with Dyslexia? Well, typically that person has a wide variety of societal barriers to face and overcome. A brain injured person may not have the recall or thought process of a healthy brain and will face challenges in getting and maintaining employment, creating healthy relationships, or even may not be able to live on their own.

Unfortunately, people with brain injuries are grossly over-represented in prison populations and homelessness, and often turn to self-medication to ease their suffering. Is there a better way to approach an injured brain? Christina has dedicated over a decade to re-learn how to use her brain, which was severely damaged in an accident, and now spends her time teaching others who suffer from brain injuries or Dyslexia a wide variety of skills that can help them learn how to navigate the world with a brain injury.

Want to learn more about Dr. Limmer and MoonCEP? Visit her website here: https://re-engineeredbrain.ca/

We are hiring – Web and Mobile App Developers

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Yep! You read it right. Oracast is hiring a couple full time developers for our Kelowna office. In a perfect world we could find someone with experience in both however one of each mobile app developer and web app developer will work. If you are someone that may fit the bill or know someone else that may fit the bill please send them our way. You can have a look at both complete adds on our website careers section here: https://www.oracast.com/company/careers.php

If the post is still up in the careers section then we are still looking.

Mobile App Design Trends

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Thinking of developing an app? Here’s a few great design tips that will give your app the latest edge of 2015 and beyond.

Call To Action (CTA)

As trends shift to mobile, an increasing amount of thought is going into utilizing small screen size for maximum visual appeal and conversions. As with websites, the call to action buttons have an impact on generating leads and converting visitors into buyers or customers. The 2015 trend for mobile is blurry background images and contrasting CTA’s so they stand out as much as possible. As you will see in the Vimeo app example below, the design is clean and simple, and the call to action buttons contrast against the dark background.

Screen shot of vimeo app
CTA’s standout against the dark background in the Vimeo app.

Hidden Menus

You may have noticed that hidden menus are a hugely popular design feature. Menu’s and responsive drawers that become visible when swiped and retract when not needed are featured on most new apps. As users become accustomed to smartphone functionality and comfortable with swiping and what to expect, apps are becoming more sophisticated. The purpose is to de-clutter the screen so your smartphone can turn into one of the thousands of handy devices such as a GPS, keyboard or the video camera that you‘d like it to be with clean and clear functionality.

responsive drawer image from the whole foods app.
Example of a responsive drawer from an app

Animated Elements

Interactive and attention grabbing, animation is a cool visual component. It can be used to save screen space, to motivate the user, to create an awesome interactive experience, to entertain and to enhance functionality. Animation is gaining popularity as app developers compete for customer attention… and user experience is at the top of the list.

Screen shot of the KFC app, in which animation is used.
KFC uses animation in app – a popular trend

Story Telling

Facts tell, stories sell, and there is no exception when it comes to mobile app design. As mobile apps become more interactive, story telling is taking on new and engaging forms. Captivating video, bold imagery and personalized experiences are all elements you can expect in the latest app development.

Story telling is age old, and there's no exeption when it comes to app design. This is a screen shot of the redbull story from their app.
Facts tell, stories sell.

There is no question mobile design will become increasingly interactive as the user experience tops the agenda of developers. Need an app? Our professional app developers are at your service!

Full or Part-Time Contract Intermediate PHP/xHTML Developer (North America)

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We have a contract opening for an Intermediate PHP developer with a strong xHTML foundation. You should be a well rounded developer with the confidence to take on new challenges in PHP, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. You will be able to modify a websites CSS to resolve issues with cross-browser compliance while at the same time use PHP to bring DB content to the visitor. We require the following:

  • You have a passion for customer service
  • You are a team player but also work well with little supervision
  • You have a strong command of the English language
  • You can take loose requirements and provide vision on projects
  • You are motivated and a self starter
  • 4+ years development experience with hand-coding advanced HTML, XHTML, CSS, DHTML and JavaScript (specifically jQuery)
  • 4+ years experience coding PHP Applications
  • 2+ years experience with MySQL and phpMyAdmin
  • 1+ years experience with WordPress
  • Proficiency with cross-browser issues, DOM and W3C web standards
  • An excellent ability to deal with people at all levels and build trust and confidence with management and employees
  • Strong problem-solving ability
  • Strong ability to create simple and effective navigation systems
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to multi-task, establish priorities and meet tight deadlines
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

If you are interested in this position, please forward your resume and expected renumeration in confidence to [email protected].


Why Work At Oracast

  • Oracast is a young company so there is room to grow
  • Competitive compensation
  • Independence and the ability to have your say
  • Flexible work times
  • Great people to work with!