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At Tapadoo we like to share what we’re learning. On our blog you can find updates about our projects and our thoughts on where the mobile app industry is headed.

Is Contact Tracing for Covid-19 viable?

Is Contact Tracing for Covid-19 viable?

In the last number of weeks, we've been approached a number of times about development of a contact tracing app to help curb the spread of COVID-19. As we now know, one of the biggest things we can do to fight the spread of the disease is to "flatten the curve". This...

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How To Decide If Your Business Needs A Mobile App

How To Decide If Your Business Needs A Mobile App

Once the concept of an app is floated, the idea can sometimes take on a life of its own. If you’re not careful, you wake up one day and realise that you’ve created a monster and it’s out of control – crashing around the office like Appzilla munching up time and money...

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Calibrating Samsung’s U28E590D for Mac OS

Calibrating Samsung’s U28E590D for Mac OS

As 4K monitors go, Samsung's U28E590D is pretty good value. Due to a recent change in my laptop (I've moved from a MacBook Pro to the new MacBook Air), I had to swap out my trusty (and old!) Apple Cinema Display, so I chose the Samsung 4K device. Out of the box, I...

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Simple Rules for managing Push Tokens

Simple Rules for managing Push Tokens

Sometimes, we develop an app for customers where they are implementing their own back-end services. The issue of handling push tokens regularly comes up. Often, the business logic may seem difficult to manage all the scenarios, but it really isn't that difficult....

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Was announcing a $999 stand a mis-step? I think so

Was announcing a $999 stand a mis-step? I think so

WWDC is a special place for me. I first visited in 2009, and went to every one between 2011 and 2017. It starts with the keynote, which is where Apple tells us what's coming in iOS, MacOS and usually some new capabilities or tools is it making available for...

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EC2 instances and how to prevent unexpected bills

EC2 instances and how to prevent unexpected bills

The benefits of Cloud Computing and on-demand computing environments are pretty well known. One such service is EC2 from Amazon, which allows business subscribers to run application programs in the computing environment. The EC2 serves as an almost unlimited set of...

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Welcome back Caoife

Welcome back Caoife

At Tapadoo we love when new people join our team. Although Caoife is not entirely new! She did an internship in Tapadoo for six months in 2017 as part of her college course. Here's a little info on Caoife:   I studied Computer Science in UCC and had to do six...

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Learning a New Skill

Learning a New Skill

What do you get from learning a new skill? New found appreciation Having gone through the design process, I’ve a greater appreciation for almost everything I see today. It’s fascinating to think the amount of thought and effort that goes into products. I can imagine...

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