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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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Our clients say we go The Distance

Our clients say we go The Distance

When we say we go the distance for our clients, we mean it! The Distance is Yorkshire’s leading digital agency specialising in app development for both iOS and Android platforms. Founded in 2009, we’ve worked with a wide range of clients including Astra Zeneca, Bentley Motors and PGA Golf. It’s our clients that keep us […]

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Introducing PocketSEO – The Latest Digital Marketing App

Introducing PocketSEO – The Latest Digital Marketing App

Have you ever wanted an app that shows you all the SEO metrics and data you need about a website quickly and easily, whilst you’re on the move? We’ve put that power in your pocket Introducing PocketSEO, our new app built around the Moz(scape) API that quickly pulls through a whole bunch of useful information […]

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How Google Smart Lock can improve user sign-up

How Google Smart Lock can improve user sign-up

The best app login experience is one that isn’t an “experience” at all. One that requires as little effort as possible from the user in order to get them to where they really want to go as quickly as possible. Ideally, users should be able to access the bulk of your app’s content without the […]

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Feature comparison Parse.com vs Parse Server

Feature comparison Parse.com vs Parse Server

N.B. Our new ParseHosting website is live, visit http://parsehosting.net for more information on our Parse Server service   Now that the dust has settled on the #parseshutdown we have been evaluating the newly release Parse Server code to see exactly what state of affairs Facebook as left us iOS and Android developers. First a little background……Parse was […]

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