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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.

Running an App Development Agency

Running an App Development Agency

I'm running Tapadoo 7 years now. As a retrospective, I'm writing a few articles about this. I hope you like them. This is the first one: a general set of ideas rolling around my head. The app store is very difficult to make money in. The chances of getting rich...

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A look at WWDC 2016

A look at WWDC 2016

World Wide Developer Conference 2016 The Apple World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) has finally arrived. The annual event is used by Apple to announce and showcase their latest products and technologies. It's the biggest Apple event of the year, watched by millions...

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My Thoughts on I/O No. 9

My Thoughts on I/O No. 9

Last week, Google held their ninth ‘Google I/O’ event. For those unfamiliar with this occasion, it’s a gathering for developers and enthusiasts alike to come and listen as Google announces their latest advancements in the world of technology. At Tapadoo HQ, the...

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Android Unit Testing 101

Android Unit Testing 101

On a recent project for Kitman Labs we were asked to add automated testing to the application we were developing. It is rare that a client would ask for this - mostly because of the additional cost of including automated testing to a project. However, the increase in...

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How to Make Your Users Happy

How to Make Your Users Happy

This is a short post based on my presentation at Swipe Summit 2016 "Tips for designing outstanding mobile customer experiences", or as I would say "How to make your users happy". You can also read a more detailed version here.   One - Grab a pencil. Whatever...

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Thanks, Zuckerberg.

Thanks, Zuckerberg.

3 Years back, Facebook purchased every app developer's favourite backend-as-a-service, parse.com. Reports suggest that there were over 600,000 apps using the service. Essentially, 600,000 apps that had come to rely on it. Today, they've announced they are closing it...

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Sanitise Your App Idea

Sanitise Your App Idea

We've been writing apps for many clients for the last 6 years. We like to think that we know a thing or two about apps and app development. Each week, we have a number of approaches from people who have ideas for an app. The ideas vary a lot, but there are a number of...

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Replacing Myself (Temporarily)

Replacing Myself (Temporarily)

I'm taking a little break from my post at Tapadoo. I'm going on maternity leave. But I need someone to hold the fort, and take the creative lead while I'm gone. If you're the type of person (or you know someone who is) who loves mobile, knows how to lead, and always...

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