Metrics Your Investors Actually Care About

With an app, there is a lot of information you need to take into account. The metrics you look over can help determine your daily tasks and decisions, as well as data that informs you of how your app is received over time. The right information can help guide all of your business decisions and […]

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I Built an App… Now What?

It all begins as a brilliant idea, then before you know it you have your own application in the app store. It’s a great feeling that comes after months (sometimes even years) of stress, hard work, more stress, and slowly coming to the realization that your idea is now a reality. It’s easy to get […]

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WWDC 2016 – The Recap

To the dismay of everyone hoping to get a glimpse of a brand new iPhone, the big focus at Apple’s 2016 WWDC was software, not hardware. To the developers in attendance, however, this was the kind of conference they’ve been waiting for. Each year at WWDC, developers get excited to see the newest updates, bug […]

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lifecycle of an app

Lifecycle of an App

Every few months, everyone with a smartphone becomes obsessed with the latest “cool” app. From launching disgruntled birds at boxes, to playing anonymous games of Scrabble with strangers, each app has a unique experience but each go through the same general phases during the course of its “life.” Here we describe a few steps in the lifecycle […]

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WWDC 2016 – The Whispers

WWDC It’s that time again when Apple-loyalists begin drooling over prospects of the next big thing from Apple Inc. Happening in San Francisco June 13-17, the Worldwide Developers Conference, WWDC, is an annual event hosted by Apple that gives developers from around the world a chance to get up close with Apple engineers and get […]

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Meet the Team:
Caleb McGuire

Touchtap would like to welcome our newest team member: Caleb McGuire, iOS Mobile Developer Caleb has joined the team as a budding mobile development whiz. A graduate of Oklahoma University and the University of North Texas, Caleb has experience in several different areas of software development – from corporate web development to mobile apps. When he’s not cranking out code, […]

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iOS 9.3 – A Developer’s Preview

True to form, Apple announced the iOS 9.3 release in early January. Although there were less bells and whistles for developers to cheer for, the OS version will include some thing to make using iOS feel better. After doing some digging, the following features are the ones we feel deserve mentioning (check out one of our sources here and here). […]

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Google Android Studio 2.0 Beta – Now Launched

At Touchtap, we take our tools pretty seriously and are always looking for new ways to improve on how we build our apps. On the Android side of things, there are pretty much two options to building an app: use Eclipse or use Android Studio. We chose the later, and for good reason – its built for […]

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Touchtap Hackathon #1: Otter

We held our first ever Touchtap Hackathon 2016 on January 14th. The team split up roles – one designer and two developers, and geared up to build our first idea. Meet Otter. What is Otter? Let me explain a bit. Have you ever wondered what your location would be on the opposite side of the world? Would you be in some […]

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Parse is… going away. Now what?

Just last week, Facebook announced that it was shutting down its mobile backend as a service (mBaaS), Parse. As of January 2017, the backend service will be retired and no longer be available. This comes as a shock for those that have apps or websites built using the quick architecture. Additionally, this causes major re-evaluation to those who […]

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