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WWDC 2021 Unpacked

WWDC 2021 began yesterday, and surprisingly (and perhaps disappointingly) focused only on software. A number of hardware announcements had been expected, but Apple has remained very quiet about them. We’ll dive right into the biggest change that will be coming to the Apple ecosystem: iOS 15. iOS 15 The annual release of a new mobile …

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How about VAT?

While the quest to bring an app from an idea to a reality is often filled with excitement and anticipation, it can also present certain challenges. One of which is listing the app on each of the App Stores. To reach the intended audience in the best possible way, a great deal of research must …

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Apple’s Spring Loaded Event

Apple has returned with yet another event, featuring all kinds of new and enhanced products and features. While some changes are rather subtle, others are quite substantial. A good amount was packed into the one-hour ‘Spring Loaded’ event, the first that Apple has presented in 2021. So, without further ado, let’s dive into the new …

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iPhone 12 Launch Event

Just a month after announcing the latest Apple Watches and iPads, Apple returned with their iPhone-centred event. Not only are four new iPhones hitting the market very soon, an added bonus is also arriving in the form of the new HomePod mini. Let’s dive in and see what all the fuss is about! HomePod mini …

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Launch Night In with Google

And so the time has arrived for Google to launch its Autumn selection of hardware and software. Along with the expected Pixel phones comes the Nest Audio, new  Chromecast and Google TV. All new releases were announced during Google’s speedy 30-minute Launch Night In event. Read on to find out how excited you should really …

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New Starters

It is with great pleasure that I introduce the latest members of The Distance team, who will be supporting all our apptrepreneurial clients in their mobile adventures. Ellie – Junior Test Analyst Ellie has been working with us part-time whilst she completed her degree at York St. John in Computer Science. Now that’s she’s a …

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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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