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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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Setting up AWS Cognito and React Native to ena ...

Part Two: The Frontend   Introduction   Previously we looked at how to set up Amazon Cognito User Pools to work with federated Single Sign On (SSO). This is important for tracking data and users consistently across applications. However, this feature is currently only available through the Hosted UI provided to us by Amazon. The …

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The Need for Manual Testing in a World of Auto ...

To understand why manual testing is needed in a world of automation, we first need to understand what manual testing and automation testing are.  What is Manual Testing? Manual testing takes place when a test analyst takes the requirements, defined by a company and agreed with a client, and creates a set of test cases. …

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Setting up AWS Cognito and React Native to ena ...

Part One: The Backend   Introduction   As part of our continued development of The Core, our in-house framework for building market leading, scalable and sustainable full-stack apps, we have utilised Serverless and Amazon Web Services (AWS). Back in January, Jessica Mowatt explained how our Serverless framework was constructed from (fairly) simple YAML files. The …

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WWDC 2019

WWDC 2019 is upon us already. Apple’s ever-popular developer conference kicked off with a number of key announcements. From a $6000 Mac to the dissolution of iTunes, there are plenty of jaw dropping moments to digest. Let’s take a wander through the juiciest morsels of news.   iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 While it may …

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Google I/O 2019

Straight from Shoreline Amphitheatre, Google I/O has presented a range of new devices and software that will bring excitement to many. From Android Q to the Pixel 3A, there is plenty to digest, so let’s take a walk by some of the major announcements.   Android Q’s Third Beta   There are plenty of new …

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It’s Show Time

Whilst there were no announcements of new hardware (a new iPad Air and iPad mini were sneakily released last week with an agreeable spec bump), Apple’s Show Time event presented several surprises alongside the expected revelations. The keynote was delivered in four phases, covering updates to Apple News, Apple Pay, the App Store and Apple …

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An opinionated guide to animations in mobile d ...

Animation offers a medium of storytelling and visual entertainment which can bring pleasure and information to people of all ages everywhere in the world. – Walt Disney The majority of mobile apps contain animations; the extent of which varies greatly from one app to the next but the premise remains – animation has become a …

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The Future is Unfolding

One Giant Leap   In a technological battle that draws parallels to the space race, (okay, perhaps that is a little over-dramatic,) Samsung has done the equivalent of placing a flag on the surface of the moon. The announcement of the Samsung Galaxy Fold confirms that folding phones are here to stay, though for how …

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