Author: Anthony Main

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WWDC 2023 (Vision Pro Announcement)

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WWDC is Apple’s famous annual showcase, known for “big reveals” across the company’s hardware and software. Previous WWDCs have featured iconic presentations from CEOs including Steve Jobs and current boss Tim Cook, plus the announcements of legendary products including Safari, the App Store, and various iPhones and Mac computers. Our team creates apps for Apple’s …

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Google I/O 2023

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True to form, Google I/O 2023 featured lots of significant announcements that will have implications for apps and mobile devices. All things Google and Android are important to our work at The Distance, so our team closely followed the live stream of the developer conference on 10 May. We’ve summarised some of the key updates …

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New MD and Senior Team go The Distance

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We are incredibly excited to announce that former Head of Operations Louise Toal has taken up the MD role after five years with the business, with Project Team Lead Gemma Oliver filling the newly vacated Head of Operations role. Former MD and company founder, Anthony Main, will move into a more strategic role continuing to …

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How to choose an app development agency

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Many businesses and organisations need their own app – whether the function is to communicate with customers, provide a service, manage team members, or do something else entirely. Whatever the app, there’s a good chance you’ll need to work with an app development agency to develop the app and maintain it. App agencies differ more …

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Google I/O 2022 Highlights – Update: Mad ...

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Google’s annual developer conference, I/O, took place on the 11th and 12th of May at Google HQ in Mountain View, California. Focusing on what we can expect from the year ahead, the event highlights the updates, releases and game-changing industry developments the tech giant currently has in the pipeline. While the conference mainly focuses on …

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What’s New at Apple – WWDC Wrap Up

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Following Tim Cook’s keynote speech and a whole host of exciting announcements at Apple’s 2022 Worldwide Developers Conference – the WWDC – the internet has been painstakingly picking its way through press releases, streams and reports in search of the big news. Here at The Distance, we’ve been doing exactly the same. One of the …

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Apps must allow account deletion?

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Updates to Apple’s App Store Guidelines now dictate that apps must offer users an opportunity to initiate the deletion of their account, and failure to do so will result in submissions being rejected. But what exactly does this mean? This change may be frustrating for some app owners, but it should be generally welcomed, as …

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Introducing: Android 12

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Android 12 is here and truth be told, Google’s most ambitious visual revamp feels like a breath of fresh air. The latest OS sees enhancements on all fronts to the extent that your next software update might have you wondering if you just bought a new phone. At the time of writing this article, the …

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WWDC 2021 Unpacked

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WWDC 2021 began yesterday, and surprisingly (and perhaps disappointingly) focused only on software. A number of hardware announcements had been expected, but Apple has remained very quiet about them. We’ll dive right into the biggest change that will be coming to the Apple ecosystem: iOS 15. iOS 15 The annual release of a new mobile …

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