North Studio has joined forces with Hipwood Digital, an award-winning app development team in Victoria, BC. This partnership will increase our app development capacity and allow us to reach out to a growing network of mobile-focused clients.

Hipwood is led by Chris Noel, a senior technical leader who has developed complex web and mobile solutions for some of the largest companies in Canada, and Sean Toohey, a mobile technical director who has helped create over 6,000 iPhone and Android applications. Their client base includes everyone from education and government to startups and social sharing, with a focus on building native apps to create a better user experience

Since its inception, Hipwood has had the pleasure of working on apps such as Word Wit (a 2011 Apple Rewind Top 5 for iPhone Lifestyle apps), as well as apps for major clients such as Warner Music, the Cleveland Cavaliers, Appy Couple, Royal BC Museum, Black Press and many more.

App development is not only a natural transition from the web, but also a natural extension of our Digital Business Intelligence Cycle. With our three integrated companies, Stikky Media, North Studio, and Q College, we create a digital strategy that meets not only your needs, but also the needs of your customers and website visitors. And now, with the addition of Hipwood Digital, we can bring that full-service experience to millions of mobile users.

There’s also the possibility that Hipwood will lead app training courses at Q College—stay tuned!