- Adobe, Ebase, ATG
- Bell Canada (Adobe Flex / RIA)
- Bell Canada (Ebase)
- Chrysler LLC
- COM DEV
- Direct Energy
- Evrium – Fluid Galleries
- Internet Broadcast Corp
- Kaplan University
- Mirror Image
- Natural Resources Canada
- New England Journal of Medicine
- Ontario Ministry of Health
- PlayBook Application Development Using Flex and AIR (1 day)
- PlayBook Application Development Using WebWorks (1 day)
- PlayBook Game Development Using the Native Development Kit (2 days)
- Introduction to Developing Applications for the BlackBerry smartphone (1 day)
- Developing Java Applications for BlackBerry smartphones (2 days)
- BB10 Application Development Using the Native Development Kit (2 days, Coming Soon!)
- Ryerson University
- Spike TV
- Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
- The Weather Network
While Adobe, Ebase, and ATG are all New Toronto Group partners, they are also among our best customers.
We have performed numerous fixed-price projects and/or subcontracted our resources on a time and materials basis to each of them.
Asigra reached out to New Toronto Group to help in developing a strategy for taking their PC based back up services to the burgeoning mobile market space. The company provides secure, cloud based, back up services for PC users and recognized that mobile users will require similar functionality for their smart phones, tablets, and other mobile devices.
New Toronto Group consulted on the various application development options available to Asigra, including HTML5, native apps, and a Flex based solution for developing a mobile solution. Asigra’s data backup solution utilizes sophisticated encryption and compression algorithims and would require deep intergration with the mobile device; we explored the feasibility and pros / cons for the various platforms.
Bell Canada, a $19B telecommunications company, needed to deliver a superior customer experience to online shoppers of new mobile phones.
Bell chose Flex and New Toronto Group to help them create an online competitive advantage through the creation of a new online Solution Advisor application. We believe this to be one of the largest public-facing Flex applications today.
On July 4, 2006, the Solution Advisor application was selected as Adobe's "Site of the Day".
The e-business group at Bell Canada, a $19B telecommunications company, needed to offer their municipal government customers the means of creating and deploying electronic forms.
Bell turned to NTG to help them integrate the capabilities of Ebase’s Designer and Application Server products with Bell’s portal offering.
NTG was chosen by Chrysler to help them develop a new auto maintenance application to be used by service technicians. The Witech Diagnostic Application improves how Chrysler automotive service technicians diagnose and fix vehicle problems. The company’s previous application required technicians to page through multiple screens to execute even a simple task. Witech, developed with Flex 3 and Adobe AIR, makes it easier than ever for technicians to navigate graphical information, quickly diagnose problems, identify software updates, and then upload new software to vehicles.
NTG was also tasked by Chrysler to port Witech to the Samsung Galaxy Tablet. As part of the process, NTG initially prototyped building a native Android App but ultimately decided that it was more efficient to reuse the exiting AIR code and to repurpose it for the tablet. The application’s UI was redesigned in consideration of the smaller screen size. It was also multi-touch enabled.
COM DEV is the largest Canadian-based designer and manufacturer of space hardware subsystems. The company’s custom-engineered products are used in communications, space science, remote sensing and military satellites.
Adobe LiveCycle 8.2 was used to streamline the current COM DEV Engineering Change Notice (“ECN”) workflow process that was created in a prior version of LiveCycle. The ECN workflow is a review process for all changes that are required for COM DEV machine parts and equipment. The upgrade project developed by NTG provides significant additional functionality and easier interfacing with SAP and other enterprise software used within COM DEV.
Through its Power-to-Go electricity plan, Direct Energy is offering their customers control over their electricity usage and budget. The program has been a great success for the company, which is the largest competitive retailer of energy and related services in North America. As the Power-to-Go program continues to attract users, Direct Energy wanted to address the needs of customers, and customers to be, seeking information about the program through a mobile device.
Evrium, an online promotional software company, develops and markets the highly popular website software for displaying and managing image portfolios on-line. Fluid Galleries’ powerful customization and management tools have made it the preferred choice for photographers around the globe.
Evrium recognized that Adobe Flex presented a development platform that would allow the next version of its Fluid Galleries software to secure a leadership position by introducing a rich client experience and unparalleled customization. NTG was chosen by Evrium in 2009 to help overhaul Fluid Galleries 2 and rewrite the functionality within the Flex environment. The result is an application that offers photographers unparalleled freedom to create professional portfolio websites without needing to know Flash, HTML or any other web development languages. Simply by pointing, clicking and dragging, photographers can create, and brand, a truly unique web experience for their customers to view their work.
The Flex platform allowed NTG to extend the existing component set to introduce a truly unique user experience while minimizing the time and cost associated with creating specialized software.
Internet Broadcast Corp (IBC), is an online broadcast news network using proprietary technology to repackage timely video news aggregated from global news broadcasters and users who submit their own content. IBC provides a global platform for broadcasters and advertisers around the world, providing users with on-demand, translated and archived video news, free of charge.
To accommodate differing global client environments and to ensure maximum broadcast quality, IBC had NTG build a robust and high quality Flash video player.
“Tens of thousands of students depend on our seminar system to attend their online classes everyday. With NTG’s help we were to stress test, implement and improve the performance of our latest generation platform in a matter of weeks instead of months.
The quality of NTG’s work, as well as their professionalism, is unmatched and, as an added bonus, their recommendations helped us to dramatically increase the number of concurrent users in our system, without purchasing additional hardware, providing us with immediate payback on their services.”
- Jorge Camargo, Product Manager, Kaplan University
NTG’s expertise with Flash Media Server application and deployment architecture, were strategically used by Kaplan University to roll out Kaplan’s online seminar system.
Lyondell is a global chemical company with over $16B in assets. During the summer of 2007, Lyondell looked to NTG to help them implement a Flash Media Server-based training system. This internal system would be used to train Lyondell personnel on the proper safety procedures required by their business.
Over the course of a 3 week engagement, NTG helped Lyondell explore the applicability of FMS towards their goals and then built a fully functional FMS video player for their environment.
Mirror Image® Internet provides a global network for online content, application and transaction delivery, Content Delivery, Streaming Media, Web Computing and Reporting solutions that offer customers a smarter way to create more engaging Web experiences for users worldwide.
In order to provide a higher level of utility to their marketplace, Mirror Image® had NTG design, build and deploy a sophisticated Flash Media Server proxy server solution.
MTV is the ubiquitous cable television network based in New York City. Since 1981, the station has been broadcasting a variety of music, pop culture and reality TV shows aimed at adolescents and young adults.
In late 2006, MTV Networks commissioned NTG to build a very unique Flash Media Server application that inserted advertising cue points into a live television feed.
NTG has been working with Natural Resources Canada, a Federal government ministry, on an ambitious project to port a complex Cobol based application to the Web. This application would allow the Canadian federal government to monitor energy usage within government buildings.
Some of the new functionality includes bilingual language capabilities and the display of measurements in either imperial or metric units. Since the new application was being developed using Flex and ColdFusion, NTG was enlisted to provide training and application development services to NRCan thus ensuring quality and accelerating the delivery of this very high profile project.
“When the New England Journal of Medicine decided to create video articles on our Web site for the first time, we needed to find a team with a proven track record for developing streaming video applications. We found that expertise at the New Toronto Group. NTG recognized that it was critical for us to get this right. They helped us articulate our functional requirements and the application they helped us build has been exceptionally well received.”
- Jean Nugent, Manager, Electronic Initiatives, New England Journal of Medicine
New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) chose NTG to help them add video content to their on-line offerings for the first time. In particular, NEJM had concerns about ensuring that subscribers in 152 countries had equal access to online video content.
NTG helped NEJM define their requirements. Then NTG built sophisticated, custom Flash video players. NTG helped NEJM establish encoding and administrative practices and helped NEJM stream their video via Akamai’s Content Delivery Network.
In March of 2006, the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOH) issued a RFP requirement for a turnkey eLearning solution that included consulting and education services.
MOH had recently implemented a business application for managing and reporting communicable diseases. This application is currently deployed in all 1,300 of Ontario’s regionally dispersed Public Health Units. MOH needed to standardize on a methodology for developing and delivering courseware for this application over long distances.
NTG felt that a combination of Adobe Acrobat Connect, Adobe Captivate and NTG professional services would create a compelling value proposition for this ministry.
In addition to awarding NTG the contract, NTG was also made the “Vendor of Record” for any other purchases requiring similar technology at MOH. NTG also developed a custom eLearning application for MOH using Adobe Flex.
Ryerson University needed to provide online orientation to their first year students.
NTG was chosen to help identify the requirements and then build the Flash Media Server-based application that included video streaming and online chat.
NTG was approached by Adobe Systems and Spike TV to design and develop an application that would allow participants to log onto a virtual “green room” where they could chat via text and interact with one another.
The application was written by NTG in less than two weeks using Adobe’s Flash Media Server technology. The event was then simulcast live from the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas and via the Web on Spike TV.com.
Sunnybrook chose NTG to help them architect and build an extremely important application for use by doctors and administrators in scheduling and tracking patient care.
The E-Sheet application, built in Adobe Flex, allows Sunnybrook’s Odette Cancer Centre to coordinate, schedule and track patient care in their Oncology program, one of the largest in North America. The E-Sheet replaces a paper-based system where physicians would write their orders, and coordinators would continually process those orders, such as coordinating and scheduling chemotherapy sessions, lab tests, medical imaging exams, and follow up appointments.
Pelmorex (aka “The Weather Network”) is currently designing several new weather apps to be developed over the coming months. HTML5 is important technology for these projects because of its “develop once and deploy across multiple platforms” capabilities. New Toronto Group delivered HTML5 training to the entire Pelmorex application development staff to provide foundation HTML5 knowledge before project work was started.
“Pelmorex (The Weather Network) is pleased with the high level of service and expertise that NTG demonstrated in the delivery of HTML5 training for our development staff.
The instructor was very knowledgeable, approachable and to the point. Our developers were able to gain the foundation HTML5 knowledge required for future projects.”
Zoran Skrba, Web Developer, Pelmorex
Toyota deals with thousands of suppliers across North America. Having up-to-date information about their capabilities and offerings readily available, is a strategic goal for a company with such a strong emphasis on its supply chain.
NTG helped Toyota build an online application based on Ebase’s Electronic Forms development framework.
The system allows suppliers to enter their own information, includes workflow components to allow supplier managers to monitor changes, and supports an organizational structure that gives supplier representatives and Toyota managers access only to those sections of information relevant to their position.
Use.com, one of the fastest-growing image hosting sites on the Internet, provides users with a quick and easy way to upload, edit, share and link photos.
NTG was chosen to help Use.com build a Flex-based bulk image uploader. Previously, Use.com users were limited to uploading two images at a time. As the popularity of the site sky rocketed, there was a need to enable users to select multiple images for quick and easy uploading. By using Flex, NTG was able to seamlessly integrate the new uploader into Use.com’s image hosting site.
When Use.com had an additional requirement to enable image editing, they again turned to NTG for help in creating Flex based Image Editor that would allow users to add speech bubbles, resize, rotate and crop their photos.
NTG was hired by Adobe Systems to help one of their customers, WeightWatchers.com, develop a sophisticated Flex-based menu selection system for their customers.
Over the course of the 5 month project, NTG provided architectural assistance and training services to WeightWatchers personnel in New York City.