Author: Anthony Main

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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The Distance’s ecommerce and marketing division is now Allies.

The Distance’s ecommerce and marketing division is now Allies.

As our business has evolved and grown, so has our service offering and target audiences. In order to provide a focused and truly specialised service to each of those audiences The Distance is becoming two distinct brands. Introducing ‘Allies’, a dedicated digital commerce agency. ‘The Distance’ will continue to focus on the creation of bespoke […]

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Better iOS8 than never

Better iOS8 than never

It’s that time of year again, when Apple fans all over the world have a hell of a lot to be excited about and swoon over, as Apple yesterday announced a host of new features for their forthcoming iOS and OSX releases. Although these updates won’t be available for some time yet, it’s important for […]

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An exciting new area in app development is finally upon us

An exciting new area in app development is finally upon us

The App landscape is changing, your TV will soon have its own App store where you can engage with content in similar ways to your mobile or tablet device. Microsoft has recently announced a unified system whereby code for the Phone, Tablet and PC’s can be re-used and tweaked for individual platforms. This is welcome […]

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XSLT on iOS

XSLT on iOS

Implementing XSLT in an app seemed like a trivial concept as it is such a mature concept. But alas Apple have ensured we don”t get away that easily – they have left the XSLT libraries out of developer scope! The big tease! There is a short way or a long way – the short way […]

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Postponing changes for iOS 7 (base SDK 6.1 in Xcode 5)

Postponing changes for iOS 7 (base SDK 6.1 in Xcode 5)

N.B. This method is now deprecated as Apple have enforced a rule which requires you to build with SDK 7 now only. Apps built with previous SDKs will be rejected. If you would like us to help you upgrade your app, get in touch. With the evolution of iOS 7 many app developers have been […]

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Does size matter? The 7 inch sweet spot…

Does size matter? The 7 inch sweet spot…

What exactly has led to the plethora of 7 inch tablets now flooding the market? First it was just the Nexus 7, but we’re now seeing a strong lean towards these smaller tablets as a target for clients. Is it the price? Is it the spec? What, in short, do they have over their larger […]

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PayPal’s new development features announced for mobile apps

PayPal’s new development features announced for mobile apps

PayPal have updated their developer options and introduced an SDK that will allow developers to integrate PayPal checkout and mobile credit card payment mechanisms directly into their apps. At the moment, the current PayPal SDK allows users to make purchases within the app but only with an existing PayPal account. With the new SDK, there […]

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