Category: Android

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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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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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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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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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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App Launch Screens, an Android taboo

App Launch Screens, an Android taboo

It’s no secret that Google have been focusing their efforts on user experience on mobile for some time now. Mobile search optimisation, penalties for sites not optimised for mobile, and a topic we covered recently on app interstitials are just a few examples. Recently, Google have been tackling the issue of splash screens.   For a […]

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How to allow Google to index your app

How to allow Google to index your app

Mobile searches outnumbered desktop searches for the first time in 2015. This is great news for app developers and people in the mobile world, however, we must ensure that mobile content is accessible whether on a mobile site or within mobile apps.   Google lets us use app indexing, a deep linking method allowing Google […]

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App Recommendations mean much more when coming from a friend

App Recommendations mean much more when coming from a friend

A study suggests that 52% of people trust recommendations from their friends and family. This makes such recommendations very valuable for app developers as a way of spreading the word about their app. Google’s new feature “App Invites” provides an easy way for developers to let users share the apps they like, or share specific […]

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Recommended audits for iOS 9 and Android 6.0 Marshmallow apps

Recommended audits for iOS 9 and Android 6.0 Marshmallow apps

  As you may be aware, both Apple and Google’s Android have recently released new versions of their mobile operating systems. Apple’s iOS 9 was introduced to users in conjunction with the new iPhone 6s in mid-September; Android’s 6.0, known as Marshmallow, was released last week.   The platforms have been available to our app […]

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Google Nexus 6P and 5x revealed at 2015 event

Google Nexus 6P and 5x revealed at 2015 event

  Google recently held their annual event, following Apple’s recent iPhone 6s event, with little surprises for Android and Nexus lovers as leaks of major announcements have happened in recent weeks   The Google event was primarily centred on two new smartphones; the Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P that will run on an Android […]

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