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Whats new in Android Wear 2.0?

Whats new in Android Wear 2.0?

With the release of the Apple Watch Series 2 not long ago, and Samsung cranking up the power with the Gear S3, it comes as little surprise that Google want to muscle further in on the wearable tech market. The latest innovation to grace the company’s extensive catalogue is the Android Wear 2.0. A much-needed […]

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Top 10 tips before you develop an app

Top 10 tips before you develop an app

Over our many years of app development we’ve helped many different clients launch a plethora of different apps. We thought we’d share our knowledge to help support anyone venturing into the amazing world of app ownership. 1. Be Realistic Before you head off down the road of app development, you first need to decide whether […]

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Made by Google Event Summary

Made by Google Event Summary

Google’s latest hardware event brought with it some exciting new products; ones that will undoubtedly have a profound effect on the future of both the app and smartphone markets. The most important announcement came in the form of the new Pixel smartphones; Google’s answer to Apple’s iPhone. Alongside this came more information about Home and […]

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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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An App Store Optimisation primer by Gummicube

An App Store Optimisation primer by Gummicube

This post was written for The Distance blog by Dave Bell who is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Gummicube. In this role, Dave is responsible for overseeing the business strategy for the company, driving growth and market development. Dave is a pioneer of the mobile entertainment industry with more than 15 years of […]

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WWDC 2016

WWDC 2016

On Monday 13th June, Apple kicked off its annual developer conference by announcing new versions of each of its 4 platforms; iOS, macOS (formally OS X), watchOS and tvOS. The remainder of the week is dedicated to a series of presentations highlighting all aspects of what’s new in iOS 10 and its siblings. Keeping It […]

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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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iOS Open Source @ The Distance

iOS Open Source @ The Distance

Here at The Distance we’ve been working hard to consolidate our code bases and create core frameworks that can be reused throughout multiple projects. This helps us to develop faster and write safer code as any bugs identified or introduced with new OS versions can be fixed once and deployed to all apps. Today, we’re […]

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The Outsourcing Playbook in 1 blog post – time saver

The Outsourcing Playbook in 1 blog post – time saver

Google have just released a guide for companies which want to use an App Development Agency (like The Distance) to build them an app. The Outsourcing Playbook takes you through the steps to getting a great application developed for you by a software development agency. It is a compelling read and something we will be pointing […]

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