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Happy 150th Birthday Canada

Today is Canada Day, and this is extra special because it’s Canada’s 150th birthday (also known as Canada 150).

If it weren’t for Canada, this site wouldn’t have existed. I would have gone with some other name and that just wouldn’t seem right. There’s something about the name TheCanadianTechie that has a nice ring to it.

I’m proud to be Canadian and Canada is a great place with awesome people with coloured currency. So thanks for reading TheCanadianTechie thus far and in addition to it being Canada 150, in September, TheCanadianTechie will turn 5, so be on the lookout for a post on that.

So it seems fitting to take a look at some apps made by Canadians.

Transit

Some of you may already be familiar with Transit, it’s an app that will show where the closest public transit routes are. It will also show you when the next bus, streetcar or train will take to arrive. The app is made by a Montreal-based development team.

Transit supports over 125 cities including, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver NYC, Chicago, Washington DC, Los Angeles, San Francisco and more in Europe in North America.

Transit is available for Android, iOS with Android Wear and watchOS support.

Alto’s Adventure

Alto’s Adventure is one of the best-looking endless runners out there. The game is visually stunning with its minimalistic design and visual aesthetic.

The game is available for free on Android (with in-app purchases and ads) and $6.99 CAD on iOS.

Flipp

Most grocery stores nowadays will price match but it can get annoying to carry all those competitors flyers, that’s where Flipp comes in. Flipp allows users to search for local flyers and coupons by brand name, category or by item type.

This way, there’s no need to carry paper flyers to be able to price match and save some money on groceries. Flipp is based in Toronto and has been around since 2007.

The Flipp app is free on Android and iOS.

Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP

Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP is an action adventure game with a big emphasis on audiovisual style. The game was developed by the Toronto-based company, Capybara Games.

Players will travel through a mythic a little realm while using a sword to battle enemies and cast sworcery spells to help solve puzzles.

The game is available on Android for $5.29 CAD, on iOS for $5.49 CAD and on PC via Steam for $8.79 CAD (but as of this post it’s $1.75 CAD as part of the Steam Summer Sale until July 5th).

1Password

Nowadays, people have multiple passwords and it can be hard to remember them all, especially if they have upper and lower case letter, numbers and special characters. Thankfully, there are more and more password managers popping up and 1Password is a Canadian-made app that is made by Toronto-based AgileBits.

The 1Password will keep all your password in one place and will use tags to help you easily find the password you’re looking for. 1Password can also be used to store login info, secure note, credit cards and identities.

The actual 1Password app is free on Android and iOS but requires a subscription. For an individual, it costs $2.99 per month (billed annually) or for families of up to 5, it costs $4.99 per month (billed annually).

Anyway, to all the Canadians reading this now, go out and celebrate Canada’s 150th.




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