Blockchain – Terraform Turns Emerging Technologies Into Commercial Products.

Technological advancements have been a key aspect of the development of many businesses. Unrestricted to any specific space, these advancements have disrupted almost every business sector out there. Ever since the fourth industrial revolution, the world has witnessed a substantial number of businesses dwelling towards adopting revolutionary technologies opening the door for many innovations to happen. Numerous businesses are now exploring the blockchain market, as many tech-hobbyist consider it as a breakthrough in the IT field; blockchain is just one example out of numerous game-changing technologies.

Now imagine a group of people passionate about technology, gathered together to commercialize new technologies for the greater good. Terraform is all about that. The CEO of the company started coding in the innovative era of the ’90s when businesses were first introduced to —as Bill Gates calls it— the next big thing, the Internet. Over those years, he built quite an extensive knowledge and felt the need of sharing the passion to help other businesses achieve the desired goals using the new technological advancements. He believes that technology is advancing at a rapid pace, and every business must keep evolving with it.

Creating business value
Terraform started in the year 2014, with a motive to help companies find innovative ways to apply technology to their business model, that creates positive change internally and ultimately for their customers. Its main focus is building custom software for a variety of industries from start-ups to enterprise-level companies. “We have been providing consultation and education to 1-person start-ups to companies that generate U$ 500 mil revenue/year,” shares Klaus Chen, Operations Manager at Terraform. The company is best at serving the purpose to bring solutions to the market place, streamline processes to help its customers save money. Which helped it to gain many clients, including its biggest customer in the Oil & Gas industry that generates U$ 500 mil revenue/year.

“We work towards bringing solutions to our customers’ issues,” highlights Klaus.

The company works with new trends in the tech industry such as Crypto and Blockchain, Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), Fintech, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning. “We serve consumers and businesses. We have helped individuals and companies to launch their coin or to implement DLT to their mobile app,” adds Klaus.

For the last two years, one of the company’s biggest projects has been the reporting system for crimes. By quoting, “it entails gamification and cryptocurrency” Klaus implies that the more one uses the app, the more crypto rewards one receives; the user can store the tokens in a virtual wallet later redeem or use it. “We had to think outside of the box and implement the right technology to entice users to keep using the app that also has Chat Bot technology,” he adds. Moreover, its self-motivated team works towards the same goal of working with emerging technologies and trends such as Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Chat Bot, and app development.

“Blockchain has come to stay,” says Klaus. The blockchain market is witnessing the growth of new players as it shows a promise of a secure future. He states that developing apps were the trend 10 years ago and with the continuously evolving business world the new changes come within every few years. Everything that involves Blockchain has significantly impacted how one operates and can expect to have it integrated into the business more and more as all the information is in the chain. He believes that companies and customers want to have more transparency regarding their processes and blockchain is bridging that gap.

 

“Terraform has been working with Blockchain and other technologies as NFT for some time now. So, it is not our first rodeo, we are well equipped with human and knowledge assets to educate and help the market,” states Klaus.

Klaus continues to say, “the company has helped our customers with the full cycle of crypto Initial Coin Offering (ICO) from planning and building a whitepaper to providing a smart contract and minting the cryptocoin.” Moreover, the company understands the difficulties may have faced by its clients and has supported them with marketing to the right channels and with DLT.

A culture worth appreciating

Revenue generation is important, but having a good culture in a company is more. Klaus appreciates Terraform’s culture as an innovation-driven company. It has always been open to improvement and growth. He states that the company encourages suggestions from different team members, thus they grow and learn together. “Each staff is assigned tasks and leads different meetings, so we can learn from each other. We are always open to new ideas,” shares Klaus. While the company’s core values allow it to ‘Develop with Purpose’ by lighting the way for its team. “At Terraform, our core values are Discipline, Live your personal passion, Ongoing human development, Apply knowledge immediately, Be the innovation in change, See something, Say something and Bring your weird, Wear your smile,” states Klaus.

A peek into the future
COVID-19 gave many businesses a difficult time and impacted the decisions of many to start new projects. Once it started to settle down, the company has seen a new trend where businesses were wanting to implement more technology into their day-by-day operations. “Therefore, we have been busier than usual with new projects and business that want to better serve their customers and offer a better user experience, that is when we come to solve lack of technical skill and experience that sometimes is hard to find in the market place,” says Klaus. Irrespective of the challenges ahead, Klaus states that Terraform will never stop surprising the market and achieve its goal of transforming industries by commercializing emerging technologies. The company desires to stay on top of different technologies and services to serve its clients. It also aims to build a system to educate people on how to build a mobile custom app or how to benefit from using Blockchain and other emerging technologies. Looking ahead, the company plans to stretch the spectrum of current and upcoming technology for others to adapt.

Creating Your Ideas: TERRAFORM Named as Top Development & IT Services Company in Canada by Clutch

 

As a development company, our goal is to assist you in making your ideas come to life. We offer solutions that can help in solving your company’s problem and help businesses reach their maximum potential. Furthermore, we guarantee that we are going to deliver a solution and service that is custom-made to fit your needs.

Apart from development solutions, we have been also working on newer and recent technologies. Some of the notable ones that we are taking head-on are Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning. 

 

Our passion for developing and learning has helped us in achieving a lot of our goals. One of which is an award from Clutch. Just recently, their company has released its 2021 leader list of top development companies in Canada, and we are very fortunate to be included in the list.

 

Clutch, for those who haven’t heard about this company before, is a ratings and reviews platform. Apart from the verified reviews, they also provide amazing information about the B2B market. Looking back on our profile, we are proud of our 4.4 overall start rating on their platform and we vow to improve it this year.

 

We are very happy and thrilled to receive this award. Working with innovative technologies and helping customers has become our inspiration to keep doing our best. You can expect that we are going to continue this amazing run this year and more. We will continue to develop with purpose, and that purpose is to help your business.

 

Let’s create something! TERRAFORM is here to help with your development needs. Contact us today and together we can transform your business.

Progressive Web App (PWA): web based, mobile friendly

Progressive Web App for an online Pharmacy 

Technology

The Mobile app and Admin Panel were built on a PWA technology (Progressive Web App). Therefore, it means that the app was built on a web-based platform but is mobile friendly (looks like an app on a mobile phone and works on Android phones and iPhones). That solution helps senior users and technicians to have the app on a computer screen and, also helps the pharmacists and younger generation users to have the app on their phone, anytime. 

Case Study

As a pharmacist, it is becoming increasingly important to meet customers’ needs in more places than just the traditional storefront. Certain groups such as the elderly or disabled have a harder time making it into the store to pick up prescriptions, and with the busy schedules of the average person finding the time to go into a store didn’t always work. Our client realized this need and approached us to find a solution. They wanted to create a platform that would allow them to fill, refill, and ship prescriptions without ever having to have the patient step foot in-store. We took this idea and designed a website that fulfilled these needs and additionally would allow the client and his team to communicate with patients in a convenient and user friendly manner. 

Our first priority was making sure the platform was user friendly and would provide the same level of patient care and experience that customers receive in store. This meant that the client had to have a positive experience using the platform, but also that the legal requirements were being met as well. Maintaining the proper procedures and required communication levels remotely was something we had to get right! To accomplish this, we built two separate, but connected platforms to provide an optimal experience for both the pharmacists and their team, and the patients. 

The first platform was built for pharmacists and technicians where they could securely action patients ’ submitted prescriptions. It allowed for communication between pharmacists and technicians, the ability to upload media to provide additional information on orders, as well as to receive, approve, and ship prescriptions to patients. The platform provided varying levels of access depending on the account type so that technicians could still have access to patients via communication channels, and prepare prescriptions, but the pharmacist was required to approve all orders and shipments. 

The second platform was the customer-facing portal where patients could make a profile, upload, and order prescriptions. The system can also save prescriptions that had refills so patients could request a refill without re-entering the prescription information. Additionally, we built a communication channel between patients and the pharmacist where patients could request a consultation to have their questions answered in a conversation hosted on the platform. This feature allowed the client to maintain the level of patient communication that was expected in stores, in a digital manner. 

Both platforms (Mobile app and admin panel)  were built on a PWA technology (Progressive Web App). Therefore, it means that the app was built on a web-based platform but is mobile friendly (looks like an app on a mobile phone and works on Android phones and iPhones). That solution helps senior users and technicians to have the app on a computer screen and, also helps the pharmacists and younger generation users to have the app on their phone, anytime.

Contact us today and let us help you plan, design, build and launch your mobile or web app to the market.

 

https://www.terraformcorp.com/

Phone: (403) 464-4554

Email: sales@terraformcorp.com

GOAT Generation app – Project Rescue: From project failure to launch the app to the Google and Apple Stores

The founders of Goat Generation app approached TERRAFORM – app development as they were looking to complete their app idea that was originally developed with another company. Their vision is to create a platform that would reduce food waste while supporting local charities. The app would allow users to donate their leftover food to be purchased by other users, with a portion of the proceeds going to the charity of the donors choice. 

The previous development company could not deliver what was on the scope and fulfill the clients’ needs. When TERRAFORM took over the project it was nearly 60% completed. 

  • The Android version of the app was functional but not working properly and the payments’ integration (PayPal) was not completed.
  • The iOS version of the app was not working and had several bugs.
  • The CMS had very simple features and was not close to the client’s requirements.

 

However, the biggest hurdle was to work on an older language in which the app was originally developed (Appcelerator – Titanium and .NET ASP).

As the client already had spent resources to build the app, TERRAFORM had to work on a limited budget to correct and build the core features of the application using an older technology.

To ensure our team could provide the best solution to the project, TERRAFORM assessed the client’s needs for the app, the current standing of it, what was missing from the original project and options to build it and deliver to Apple and Google stores. Our team presented technical assessments, an overview of the app features and options (keep with Appcelerator Titanium, move to Appcelerator Alloy or move o Native or Reactive Native).

There have been hurdles developing on Appcelerator – Titanium as the libraries are not up to date or do not offer full support from the tech community. The project presented more issues than usual but those issues were fixed after a great effort of all the team.

The app is in the Google and Apple stores and it is gaining more traction every day. TERRAFORM – app development has worked with GOAT Generation to deliver the best outcome possible to the community and to build the founders’ dream: “reduce food waste and support local charities”. 

Consult with us today and we will help you with app idea and project:

https://www.terraformcorp.com/contact/

TERRAFORM was very proud and happy when Goat Generation App hit the news. Here is the article from CBC:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/goat-app-food-sharing-calgary-1.5278965

Launch Party – 10 Years of Calgary Startups

Yesterday marked the 10th Annual Startup Launch Party – Hosted by Startup Calgary. For the last 10 years,  Startup Calgary has been helping promote local innovators and their efforts to showcase future disruptors and give them a platform to help start their businesses and rally support from locals.

Launch Party is always a great time, but this year was something special – 10 years and they did not disappoint. Year after year, it has grown – but this year showed a staggering improvement. There were more companies, more startups, more support networks, and more attendees than any previous year I have seen. The hosts did a great job arranging the venue to promote a casual relaxed atmosphere while still focusing on what is important – networking and business promotion.

I was able to wander around, meet people both new and old and never did I feel like it was to crowded or cluttered, but more importantly I didn’t fee like it was empty either. It was bustling – much like Calgary’s entrepreneurs and startup ecosystem. I for one look forward to next year.



 

Mobile App Development Solutions by Terraform Wins GoodFirms Recognition

GoodFirms appreciated Terraform for its outstanding mobile app development & DLT services.

About Terraform

 

Terraform has been showcasing expertise in developing apps since 2009, and the founder holds experience of working in technology for over 20 years. 

 

The company prioritizes offering web app and mobile app development services to its clients in both native as well as hybrid languages.

 

Terraform provides excellent business solutions on a large scale, whether it is for a client, a team of clients, or a big creative idea to make global.

 

Being the best app development company in Calgary, Terraform helps its clients by turning their mobile app idea into an expertly developed handheld reality.

 

The panel of expert app developers and technicians assist clients in framing a strategy that will set-up their app for success, providing them with an outstanding app to upscale their businesses.

 

Terraform has experience of working with clients ranging from startups like Lease Locator Oilfield and medium businesses like Zomongo to huge enterprises like Surerus Murphy Joint Venture. The company also provides services in the oil and gas sectors among others.

 

The skilled and brilliant workforce at the company has experience of working in project transitions and recovery. The developers at the company proficiently collaborate for projects with startup developers and companies, correcting issues and releasing the app to the market.

 

Terraform holds expertise in the IT industry targeting app development services along with web & software development, app & web designing, maintenance & support, big data & BI, cloud computing, IoT development services, and excellent DLT solutions.

 

https://www.terraformcorp.com/

GoodFirms Research Methodology

 

GoodFirms is a well-known online B2B organization that connects the IT service seekers to the service provider companies. The talented and experienced analysts at the firm carry out their research process by analyzing the companies that desire to be recognized as a top service provider companies based on three vital parameters, which are Quality, Ability, and Reliability. The companies are further scrutinized by analysts based on their market penetration, client satisfaction records, and overall experience gained in their respective domain. The companies that fulfill all the criteria mentioned above are added in the list of top IT service provider companies.

 

Likewise, GoodFirms also analyzed Terraform and found the company to be delivering prominent mobile app development DLT development companies. 

Acknowledged by GoodFirms

 

GoodFirms endorsed Terraform for its exemplary mobile app development & distributed ledger technology development services.

Mobile App Development Services

 

Terraform holds pride in mentioning mobile app development as their forte.

 

The company holds experience in developing apps on both Android as well as iPhone platform.

 

The expert app developers in the company have built dozens of apps for iPhone and Android with clients across Alberta. 

 

One of the clients has shared their delightful review of mobile app development services by the company.

 

This development has evolved Terraform to be ranked among the top mobile app development companies in Calgary at GoodFirms.

 

Distributed Ledger Technology

 

Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) is one of the evolving technologies that are becoming an essential platform for businesses to provide new value and expand their operations. 

 

The panel of skilled and proficient experts at Terraform is always excited about new software technologies- DLT being one of them.

 

The experts at the firm implement various projects ranging from mining multiple cryptocurrencies to setting up an online ripple portal. They also excel at creating mobile integrations.

 

The brilliant and skilled workforce at the company vigorously implements logic to provide their clients with new sources of revenue and data. The panel also offers a backbone architecture for all sorts of distributed apps (dApps) ranging from games to data storage. The professionals at Terraform ensure AI integrations form a collective state of knowledge and experience.

 

With the agile development of IoT, DLT’s provide an appropriate source for devices to engage over the network to proffer a means of microtransactions along with distributed storage and computing power. The trained experts at the company realize that authorization and identity management can also be managed effortlessly through DLT’s. 

 

The developers at the company create DLT’s that provide a means of automation in the flow of various quantifiable commodities and their transactions.

Specific examples explain the application of DLT by Terraform more clear. 

TERRAFORM and Oilfield Lease Locator: a case of app success.

TERRAFORM has worked with Oilfield Lease Locator app to find a solution to the complicated oilfield mapping system.

Field operations in the oil and gas industry have always used a complicated and proprietary address mapping system. For modern workers used to the ease of Google maps, it became clear to the client that the current system was outdated. Lease Locator team wanted to modernize the way workers found sites in the field to allow them to be more efficient, as well as making day to day life a little easier. 

In order to create the ideal solution, TERRAFORM  – app development and consulting had to figure out what the exact pain points of the Lease Locator users were. The current mapping system was complicated and time consuming, and even after finding the location, figuring out how to get there was still sometimes a challenge. The Lease Locator app needed to make the old system work like a current mapping app. One that could instantly pinpoint a location, provide driving instructions on how to get there, and allow access even in remote areas with no internet service. From identifying these key issues, the solution of Lease Locator was born in partnership with TERRAFORM.  A database consisting of over 20 million data points was created allowing users to find every single location across British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan. Users can search for a destination with their choice of formats, and allow Google or Apple to give you directions within Google and Apple Maps. All locations are stored in a user’s history and can be recalled at any time, making it convenient to compare distances or revisit previous destinations. 

The Lease Locator app has 27,000 active users and hosts over 8,000 users daily. The app was also rated in the top 10 business apps in the Google Play store for Canada in 2018 / 2019.

Goole Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.terraform.lsdlocate&hl=en_CA

Apple Store: https://apps.apple.com/ca/app/lease-locator-for-oilfield-lsd/id979072311

Kicking off 2019 with an Exclusive Award: Terraform Tops Development Industry

As the TERRAFORM team enters another year of helping create strategies and solutions for our clients, we’re excited to share that we’ve earned some recognition for our commitment to creativity and sustained high-quality success. In rounding up the best of the best in Canada across different industries, B2B research and reviews firm Clutch gave TERRAFORM a spot on the list of premier software developers.

 

Clutch ranks companies based on individual evaluations of market presence, prior experience in the field, and client testimonials, among other aspects of internal operations, so we are very proud to have earned a place among the leading development firms in the country. 

 

“The award credited to TERRAFORM – app and software developer, means appreciation for our great effort to build our community and business and, to help our clients be successful,”.

Beyond our software skills and client service, here is some feedback directly from customers we’ve had the pleasure of working with: 

 

TERRAFORM is really responsible and solves bugs and other issues. Because of the third-party provider, we had a bit of a rough start. The project has improved a lot thanks to TERRAFORM’s efforts,” shared one client. “If I ever have a problem, I can call them and they fix it right away.”

 

Their personality stands out. They’re outgoing, easy to talk to, and easy to follow up with,” praised a second. “Overall, they’ve addressed any questions that have come up. Change orders were also done in a timely manner, which was also good.”

 

Our presence as one of many strong web development companies in Calgary was also noted by The Manifest. A business news website that shares insight and knowledge regarding different trends and industries, The Manifest stands as a sister company to Clutch with equally rigorous evaluation and scoring mechanisms, so Terraform is very excited to have our range of capabilities highlighted.

 

Terraform is confident that our legacy of sharing strong, successful software solutions with clients will only continue to increase in this upcoming year and years to come. Given past trends, it’s clear that the number of apps produced in 2019 will only grow. We’re excited to take on new challenges, and if you want a partner for your next big mobile strategy project, our team is here to help.

Tinder’s New Feature Takes A Creepy Turn

Tinder has a new feature that reveals they know a lot more about their users than they let on. The new algorithm is turned on by a toggle switch called ‘Smart Photos‘. It then begins testing photos, alternating through them, to see which one gets the best results. In testing this has ended with up to 12% more matches. But here is where it gets really interesting: If the profile picture that gets the best results is of a person wearing glasses, but a user looking through profiles usually swipes left on people in glasses, it will show them the most popular photo of that person without the glasses on.

This is a bit of a breakthrough for people wondering exactly how much data the dating app calculates on its users. Tinder has been notoriously quiet about what data it collects, and while it’s assumed they take the usual statistics into account, they have never revealed they watch and dissect what each user swipes right or left on. This new feature proves they do in fact have algorithms on every single action every one of their users makes.

So what exactly can the data Tinder is gathering be used for, beyond helping everyone find out which profile picture gets the most suitors excited? One of the easiest channels to exploit is advertising, and knowing what a target market likes and dislikes is pretty attractive to anyone wanting to spend money on the platform. Who know what other data they are collecting and what it could be used for in the future, but all signs point to it going far beyond finding the best match for your next hook-up.

Hinge Just Transferred Existing Users to Their New App

HInge

Hate your existing app but don’t want to lose your user base by developing a new one? No problem! Hinge, a Tinder-like dating app that followed the swipe left or right format has just launched Hinge 2.0 – which is completely different than the original concept. It’s now about relationships, commitment, and a paid subscription… and they are betting on users sticking around after the free trial period is up.

Hinge launched in 2013 with the then unique concept of only connecting users with common friends discovered through Facebook. It had the same swiping functions that made Tinder so popular, but narrowed the field to people that might have already crossed paths before. Soon after all the other similar dating apps followed suit, adding in the common connections feature that once made Hinge stand out. With this feature adoption Hinge just became one of many freemium dating apps in a big messy market.

Last year Vanity Fair published an article slamming the current state of dating, and while many felt the article showed a fuddy-duddy attitude towards the millennial way of hooking up, Hinge CEO Justin McLeod took note of the mentality. In December he decided something needed to change with Hinge, in a big way. McLeod rebuilt the app’s entire engineering team, and focused all the company’s efforts on the new launch, to the detriment of Hinge’s original format.

Hinge 2.0 launched today, and it plans on taking the remaining existing users along for the ride. People have been receiving notice of the change over for two weeks now, but the big test will be to see if millennials will actually pay for a dating app, something they are not used to forking out cash for. Hinge now requires a $7/month subscription for the service, a fee that the company hopes narrows the market down to people who are really serious about finding a relationship and not just having a laugh.

Hinge has also updated the complete look of the app, and the way people interact on it. They have eliminated swiping completely and instead allow for more conversation points in a persons profile, which they call a story. This new story looks similar to Instagram, where people can post photos along with generated questions and answers, and interested connections can comment on them. In beta testing Hinge says this new format has resulted in 7x more numbers being exchanged between users.

It’s an interesting model as Hinge 2.0 is really nothing like the original app users agreed to download. Of course, both are dating applications, but the similarities really stop there. It’s a gamble Hinge is willing to take, and they have the luxury of reaching thousands of people directly, so why not? It’s really a genius way to have people consume a new product without having to do the work to acquire the initial user base.

It’s yet to be seen if the users Hinge has transitioned over to this completely new format will stick around, or will be turned off by the subscription fee. The company hopes that the potential higher success rate will draw users in who are looking for a more serious relationship. One roadblock they will face in terms of growth is that apps like Tinder have a higher download rate because it’s non-committal. We will soon see if millennials are ready to spend money to find a more substantial idea of love.