Author: Anthony Main

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Apps must allow account deletion?

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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New Starters

It is with great pleasure that I introduce the latest members of The Distance team, who will be supporting all our apptrepreneurial clients in their mobile adventures. Ellie – Junior Test Analyst Ellie has been working with us part-time whilst she completed her degree at York St. John in Computer Science. Now that’s she’s a …

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Huawei Developer Day Online Summit

Following the cancellation of the Mobile World Conference due to the ever-growing danger of the coronavirus, Huawei hosted an event in Beijing to make a few announcements. It turns out they had quite a lot to shout about, namely in the realms of new hardware. If you’re interested in finding out more, read on! AppGallery …

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Samsung Unpacked

Samsung’s annual unpacked event took place in San Francisco on Tuesday. The latest range of flagship devices were unveiled in spectacular fashion, and range from the updated Galaxy Buds+ to the folding Galaxy Z Flip.  If you didn’t have time to catch up on the livestream, read on to uncover the most important announcements. Galaxy …

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£20k Marketing Incentive from Huawei

Get £20k of free marketing support from Huawei by publishing to their AppGallery in January 2020

Preoptimizing an App for Launch

We’ve partnered with Gummicube to bring you a series of blog posts covering various areas of app marketing, our first covers what you can prepare whilst your app is still in development. So you’ve built an app, and it is nearly time to launch it. The next step will be getting the app in front …

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How do app owners prepare for foldable phones?

Samsung’s recent announcement of their folding Galaxy X smartphone, followed the launch of the FlexPai by Royole Corp. There are rumours of similar devices from Apple, Motorola, Huawei and LG launching in 2019, many app owners are getting twitchy about how these devices will impact their apps and websites. The main goal for the manufacturers, …

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9th Birthday and New Website

Its been a long whilst since, I’ve written a personal post on here, but I thought I’d just share the recent news (if you hadn’t already seen it plastered all over our social media) that we just past our 9th Birthday. We celebrated in style with an afternoon drinks reception in a village pub then …

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SlashData’s Technology Lead goes The Distance

Today we’re excited to announce the appointment of Mark Wilcox as our new Technical Director. From working as a smartphone software architect at Nokia in the days before the iPhone, to acting as a consultant at Samsung, Mark has a storied career that spans many facets of the technology industry. Mark has led successful app …

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