Author: Anthony Main

Apple’s ‘See you on the 7th’ event wrap up

Apple’s ‘See you on the 7th’ event wrap up

Taking off with a Jet Black 7th September saw Apple’s highly anticipated keynote event arrive in San Francisco. Tim Cook brought a variety of projects to the fore, from reminding us that iOS 10 is just around to corner, to revealing the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2. And there was even an introduction […]

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Google I/O 2016

Google I/O 2016

Several key announcements generated a great deal of excitement at I/O. The introduction of Google’s conversational AI, along with how it will be integrated with other, brand new features was the first of many announcements. Perhaps the biggest change to come is the introduction of Android Instant Apps, which allows for swift and simple access […]

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We help Uni students get chocolatey

We help Uni students get chocolatey

York is a great place to be based, we have a vibrant tech community, a great student population with many international students and a variety of inspirational businesses. This year we have been very fortunate to work with six Chinese students, helping them with their degrees at York St John and enhancing their experience of […]

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Our clients say we go The Distance

Our clients say we go The Distance

When we say we go the distance for our clients, we mean it! The Distance is Yorkshire’s leading digital agency specialising in app development for both iOS and Android platforms. Founded in 2009, we’ve worked with a wide range of clients including Astra Zeneca, Bentley Motors and PGA Golf. It’s our clients that keep us […]

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Introducing PocketSEO – The Latest Digital Marketing App

Introducing PocketSEO – The Latest Digital Marketing App

Have you ever wanted an app that shows you all the SEO metrics and data you need about a website quickly and easily, whilst you’re on the move? We’ve put that power in your pocket Introducing PocketSEO, our new app built around the Moz(scape) API that quickly pulls through a whole bunch of useful information […]

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Feature comparison Parse.com vs Parse Server

Feature comparison Parse.com vs Parse Server

N.B. Our new ParseHosting website is live, visit http://parsehosting.net for more information on our Parse Server service   Now that the dust has settled on the #parseshutdown we have been evaluating the newly release Parse Server code to see exactly what state of affairs Facebook as left us iOS and Android developers. First a little background……Parse was […]

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Parse.com shutting down – Introducing ParseHosting by The Distance

Parse.com shutting down – Introducing ParseHosting by The Distance

N.B. Our new ParseHosting website is live, visit http://parsehosting.net for more information on our Parse Server service   Today Facebook sadly announced that it is shutting down Parse(.com), a mobile optimised CMS and Analytics tool – similar to our The Core product. Like us, many thousands of mobile developers and iOS and Android apps rely on the Parse […]

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How to Define Core Values

How to Define Core Values

With recent changes in our focus at The Distance, we felt our corporate personality and identity needed redefining. We were looking to create a brand that represented our growing team’s values, ideology and motivations; but where to begin? A company’s identity and strategy have unquestionable impact on the success of a business. We carried out […]

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Apple Pay, Android Pay, and the future of mobile commerce

Apple Pay, Android Pay, and the future of mobile commerce

You may have heard Android Pay was released in the U.S. last week, following the Apple Pay announcement in October 2014. Android is simplifying the overly complicated Google Wallet app payment into a faster system built into the OS, as it looks to compete with Apple Pay. Google have announced they will roll out Android […]

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Google update to stop intrusive ‘interstitial’ app adverts

Google update to stop intrusive ‘interstitial’ app adverts

  Google has come to the defence of mobile users with a new algorithm update coming into play on November 1st that will penalise intrusive app interstitials. The Mountain View company stated on their Webmaster tools blog:   “After November 1, mobile web pages that show an app install interstitial that hides a significant amount […]

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