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iPhone 12 Launch Event

Just a month after announcing the latest Apple Watches and iPads, Apple returned with their iPhone-centred event. Not only are four new iPhones hitting the market very soon, an added bonus is also arriving in the form of the new HomePod mini. Let’s dive in and see what all the fuss is about! HomePod mini …

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Launch Night In with Google

And so the time has arrived for Google to launch its Autumn selection of hardware and software. Along with the expected Pixel phones comes the Nest Audio, new  Chromecast and Google TV. All new releases were announced during Google’s speedy 30-minute Launch Night In event. Read on to find out how excited you should really …

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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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Your Guide to Payment Service Providers

You need a payment solution for your app – but how do you begin looking? There are a few key things to consider when you’re searching, so we’ve put together these handy tips so you know you’re covered! The first thing you need to look at is price. Typically, you’re going to be paying per …

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Are Apple’s new App Clips hiding something?

App Clips are a new concept that Apple have recently introduced us to as part of their iOS14 unveiling at WWDC this year. At surface level, it looks like a carbon copy of Android’s Instant Apps feature, but it’s actually far more than that, and it holds some interesting advantages over the Android solution. It …

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The third-party integration process (from a de ...

In the past two weeks alone, I’ve needed to work out how four entirely different third-party payment solutions integrate and end up looking in apps. The types of integrations vary between surface-level hosted web pages all the way through to using deeply-integrated APIs. As a result, each and every solution looks completely different in implementation. …

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The password-eye icon nightmare

Somewhat recently, Google made a change to the way their sign-in form works. Many likely won’t notice, but those with a sharp eye among you will have spotted that the eye icon used to show/hide your password has changed. It was once a little eye with a slash through it by default, but now it’s …

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Facebook’s Origami Studio

Origami Studio by Facebook has been around for a little while now. It’s a mechanism for prototyping apps which almost requires you to code the entire thing; but the key difference is that it’s simple enough for a designer to go ahead and use. Origami used to be a plugin for Xcode’s quartz composer, a …

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Apps to Help During Lockdown

With our daily lives transformed beyond recognition over the last couple of months, we find ourselves being plunged into lockdown. It’s easy to fall victim to the embrace of boredom if you’re not careful, so we’ve compiled a handy list of six of our clients’ apps that can help. They are certain to keep your …

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