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Google I/O 2019

Straight from Shoreline Amphitheatre, Google I/O has presented a range of new devices and software that will bring excitement to many. From Android Q to the Pixel 3A, there is plenty to digest, so let’s take a walk by some of the major announcements.   Android Q’s Third Beta   There are plenty of new …

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It’s Show Time

Whilst there were no announcements of new hardware (a new iPad Air and iPad mini were sneakily released last week with an agreeable spec bump), Apple’s Show Time event presented several surprises alongside the expected revelations. The keynote was delivered in four phases, covering updates to Apple News, Apple Pay, the App Store and Apple …

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An opinionated guide to animations in mobile d ...

Animation offers a medium of storytelling and visual entertainment which can bring pleasure and information to people of all ages everywhere in the world. – Walt Disney The majority of mobile apps contain animations; the extent of which varies greatly from one app to the next but the premise remains – animation has become a …

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The Future is Unfolding

One Giant Leap   In a technological battle that draws parallels to the space race, (okay, perhaps that is a little over-dramatic,) Samsung has done the equivalent of placing a flag on the surface of the moon. The announcement of the Samsung Galaxy Fold confirms that folding phones are here to stay, though for how …

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Award Winning Agency: We Went The Distance in 2018

Over the last 6 months, The Distance have seen a wealth of recognition from both our customers and the wider services industry. We are now ranked in the top 10 app developers in the UK and top 15 B2B software developers. We have also received recognition from Corporate Vision in the form of an award …

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Going Serverless at The Distance

Dude, where’s my server? As the tech market ascends ever further into the Cloud, the demand for small scale, on-prem hardware decreases. In response, here at The Distance we’ve shaken up how we build, structure and deploy our products. That’s right, we’ve gone Serverless. When we say “Serverless”, what we are actually talking about is …

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Top 6 Apps to help you through Christmas

The high streets are flooding with people, the markets are springing up in town and city centers across the country and the festivities are in full swing. While it is a time of great celebration and merriment, Christmas can also be incredibly stressful; not only are there gifts to buy, there is work to complete …

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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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New features of iOS 12 and Android Pie

With updates to mobile operating systems landing yearly, businesses can be forgiven for not keeping up with the full roster of features available. For many, the announcement of a new OS is generally met with indifference, and the release is greeted by the irritation of a 15 minute download. Android Pie was initially released on …

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