Toronto: mobile app centre of the universe
Toronto is on its way to becoming the continent’s mecca of mobile phone apps, the Wall Street Journal reports. There are around 200 up-and-coming app companies in the GTA—a number that keeps increasing. Toronto’s app stature can be credited to many things, according to the article, but primary among them are generous government grant schemes, world-class computer science and design programs, and a proliferation of RIM jobs employment positions at Research in Motion.
Young techies who broke into the industry by working for the BlackBerry maker are finding Toronto to be fertile ground for their ambitions. Some notable Toronto examples include Endloop Studios (creator of the iMockups iPad) and Simply Good Technologies, whose image-recognition software made our list of 25 ideas that are changing the world.
It’s good to know that Toronto is getting recognized for something other than being what the Journal describes as “conservative, cold, [and] conventional.” Excuse us, Rupert Murdoch, but Toronto is awesome. Just ask these losers.
• Toronto becoming hub for mobile apps companies [Wall Street Journal]