Tag: Android

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The Outsourcing Playbook in 1 blog post – ...

Google have just released a guide for companies which want to use an App Development Agency (like The Distance) to build them an app. The Outsourcing Playbook takes you through the steps to getting a great application developed for you by a software development agency. It is a compelling read and something we will be pointing …

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App Launch Screens, an Android taboo

It’s no secret that Google have been focusing their efforts on user experience on mobile for some time now. Mobile search optimisation, penalties for sites not optimised for mobile, and a topic we covered recently on app interstitials are just a few examples. Recently, Google have been tackling the issue of splash screens. For a long …

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App Recommendations mean much more when coming ...

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 M ...

  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 update to stop intrusive ‘interst ...

  Google has come to the defence of mobile users with a new algorithm update coming into play on November 1st that will penalise intrusive app interstitials. The Mountain View company stated on their Webmaster tools blog:   “After November 1, mobile web pages that show an app install interstitial that hides a significant amount …

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Google IO 2015: All about the little things

It’s been a relatively quiet Google I/O this time around, with a lot of under-the-hood improvements to Android, and a few new features, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some exciting things for us to look forward to. Here’s our takeaway from this year’s event. Android M Last year Google made sizeable waves when they …

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Google announce their plans for Android at I/O ...

June 25th marked Google’s turn to showcase everything new in Android and announce exciting new form factors and products.

Android Wear: Google gets serious about wearables

This year is shaping up to be the year of wearable devices, and more specifically, the year of the smartwatch, with every major smartphone maker constantly rumoured to be making their own device, and some already well entrenched in the space. Although there are many smartwatches already on the market, there are two major players …

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Does size matter? The 7 inch sweet spot…

What exactly has led to the plethora of 7 inch tablets now flooding the market? First it was just the Nexus 7, but we’re now seeing a strong lean towards these smaller tablets as a target for clients. Is it the price? Is it the spec? What, in short, do they have over their larger …

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