Author: Anthony Main

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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Is 2013 the year of mcommerce?

Is 2013 the year of mcommerce?

When you hear the phrase ‘mcommerce’ or ‘mobile commerce’, what does it conjure up for you? A simple app that gives a customer access to a retail outlet at their fingertips? Or something more? At The Distance, we see something much more – the potential for mcommerce is huge. And it’s much more than creating […]

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The Distance wins ‘New Business of the Year’

The Distance wins ‘New Business of the Year’

I just wanted to say a huge thanks to The Press (York), and all the judges that voted The Distance their ‘New Business of the Year’. It’s a great honour and we are hugely humbled by the recognition from the York business community. We set our expectations for the business, our staff and ourselves very […]

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We are now Magento Silver Solution Partners

We are now Magento Silver Solution Partners

Our commitment to Magento (our ecommerce platform of choice) has been further cemented with our new status as official solution partners. Magento now holds the largest marketshare of any ecommerce platform in the world. To be a part of a select few official solution partners means a lot to us, it not only further improves […]

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The Big Deal

The Big Deal

Yesterday was the launch event for The Big Deal 2012, and we are pleased to announce that (I) Anthony Main, our Mobile Director will be one of the student mentors. The event encourages enterprise in students that have been identified as being high achieving by their school/college and is being run by The University of […]

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The latest from Cupertino – Apple TV and the new iPad (3) Launch

The latest from Cupertino – Apple TV and the new iPad (3) Launch

Its been no big surprise that Apple”s event was a biggy….in short the 3 top stories were: The new iPad (retina display, and spec. bump all round) New Apple TV (now supporting 1080p and Apps (maybe?) iPhoto for iPad (seriously cool and advanced photo editing)

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How to get more 5 star app reviews

How to get more 5 star app reviews

The importance of user reviews in the success or failure of your iOS application cannot be overstated. Alongside your application name and icon, it’s one of the most prominent pieces of information visible on the App Store. Having a poor average rating can lead to your app being ignored by prospective users and reduces the […]

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The growth of Android

The growth of Android

Last week Google announced that their platforms app store – Android Market has reached over 10 billion app downloads. An increase in 1 billion in only a month, whereas it took it 22 months to reach the first 1 billion downloads. To celebrate Google are severely discounting a large number of its apps each day […]

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Introducing…The App Challenge 2011

Introducing…The App Challenge 2011

Having our office on the University of York campus has been beneficial from the outset. It has provided us with the opportunity to interact with a wealth of other small businesses and projects. In order to encourage growth into the emerging mobile industry we are coordinating with the University careers department to run The App […]

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A brief introduction to libdispatch, and why you should be using it

A brief introduction to libdispatch, and why you should be using it

GCD (libdispatch) is a technology that Apple introduced with OS X Snow Leopard and iOS 4.0; we’ve had access to it on iOS for over a year now (and Mac OS X for 2 years!). Most of the marketing we all heard about was better thread efficiency, better use of multiple cores and blah blah […]

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