Category: Apps

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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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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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Lottie and Animations in Apps

Apps of the modern day love a good bit of animation. Whether it’s an animated logo; some subtle additions to button pushes; or implementing what we call microinteractions. They’re setting in as one of the number one ways to make an app ‘feel’ more premium and as if it comes from the likes of Airbnb, …

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Introducing Health Swap

The Distance is proud to have collaborated with the Down’s Syndrome Association to produce Health Swap, an exceptionally user-friendly app built to help people with Down’s syndrome and those closest to them live healthy lives. The app has already been successful, reaching over 1000 people and counting. With an array of recipes to choose from, …

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A total beginner’s guide to testing apps

Are you a total beginner to testing mobile apps? Same! I’m Matt, the newest member of the test team at The Distance, and I’ll be going over a few basic concepts.   What is the purpose of testing an app? Broadly speaking, the primary purpose of testing is to provide assurance in two regards. Firstly, …

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How We Test Mobile Apps

Overview If you perused our previous testing blog, you would have read about the difference between manual and automated testing, and the pros and cons of the two.  In this blog, I’m going to discuss what the test department at The Distance actually does, and how we ensure the delivery of the highest standard of …

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