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An Introduction to GraphQL and Apollo

For many years, REST has been the standard pattern for designing APIs. Whilst it has many benefits, REST has been proven to be relatively inflexible and doesn’t stand up well when client requirements change. GraphQL is an alternative approach which addresses these flexibility issues. GraphQL is a relatively new API design pattern that can be …

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9th Birthday and New Website

Its been a long whilst since, I’ve written a personal post on here, but I thought I’d just share the recent news (if you hadn’t already seen it plastered all over our social media) that we just past our 9th Birthday. We celebrated in style with an afternoon drinks reception in a village pub then …

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GDPR and Mobile Apps

Mere weeks remain before the full implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). While it was officially created on the 27th April 2016, companies have been given a two year grace period before it becomes enforceable on the 25th May 2018. The regulation will apply to all 28 member states of the EU, in …

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SlashData’s Technology Lead goes The Distance

Today we’re excited to announce the appointment of Mark Wilcox as our new Technical Director. From working as a smartphone software architect at Nokia in the days before the iPhone, to acting as a consultant at Samsung, Mark has a storied career that spans many facets of the technology industry. Mark has led successful app …

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The Best Mobile Devices of CES 2018

Google Assistant and Alexa stole the show in many regards, given the plethora of new devices revealed that take advantage of the power of voice. It’d be next to impossible to examine all aspects of the gargantuan convention in detail, so you can find a breakdown our mobile and smartwatch highlights below. Mobiles It would …

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Apple presents Search Ads Basic

Visibility on the app store is vital – if no one can find your app, then it’s not going to get installed. Last year, Apple launched ‘Search Ads’, a product that allows developers to define both keywords and important information about their target audience in order to improve visibility. Once created, an ad is generated that appears to …

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Introducing: Google Play Install Referrer API

While getting your app onto Google Play is an important and exciting step, it is just the beginning. Attracting people to your app and learning more about how they find it is a vital part of ensuring that it is successful – you need to be reactive and adaptive. Being able to analyse referral data …

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DotYork 2017 ticket giveaway!

This year DotYork, Yorkshire’s Digital Conference, is being held at the Central Methodist Church, St. Saviourgate on Thursday 9th November. For those not in the know, this is an established event enjoying it’s 4th year; a one-day conference focused on tech, creativity and business. Sponsored by big names such as BYTEMARK, piksel and shopify, this year, …

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Made by Google Announcement

Made by Google Announcement Google has recently launched a plethora of new products, and there is a lot to be excited about. From the new Pixel to wireless earphones that can translate foreign languages in real time, Google are quickly rising to face the likes of Apple and Samsung with innovative and impressive technology. Google …

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