Category: iOS

Apple’s ‘See you on the 7th’ event wrap up

Apple’s ‘See you on the 7th’ event wrap up

Taking off with a Jet Black 7th September saw Apple’s highly anticipated keynote event arrive in San Francisco. Tim Cook brought a variety of projects to the fore, from reminding us that iOS 10 is just around to corner, to revealing the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2. And there was even an introduction […]

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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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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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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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Apple Pay, Android Pay, and the future of mobile commerce

Apple Pay, Android Pay, and the future of mobile commerce

You may have heard Android Pay was released in the U.S. last week, following the Apple Pay announcement in October 2014. Android is simplifying the overly complicated Google Wallet app payment into a faster system built into the OS, as it looks to compete with Apple Pay. Google have announced they will roll out Android […]

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Apple Event 2015: iPhone 6s, iPad Pro and Apple TV

Apple Event 2015: iPhone 6s, iPad Pro and Apple TV

  Apple made its big reveal of the iPhone 6s yesterday with 3D Touch and a greatly improved camera as some of its new features. The iPad Pro debuted with the Apple Pencil stylus and there was much hype around the new Apple TV and tvOS. The Apple Event in San Francisco’s Bill Graham Auditorium […]

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