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The 12-hour Clock

The 12-hour Clock

December 10th, 2015

At Touchwonders we strive to make apps that withstand any conceivable user scenario. What can happen with the app if the user is travelling, moving in and out of network reachability? How should the app behave if the user changes authorization for a required service such as location tracking? Is...

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3D Touch: next level mobile user experience

3D Touch: next level mobile user experience

September 18th, 2015

Last week Apple introduced the iPhone 6s series. Arguably, the most innovative feature of the new iPhones is 3D Touch. With 3D Touch Apple brings us the next generation of the touch screen that stood at the basis of the success of the original iPhone in 2007. What is exciting...

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Favorite animation

Favorite animation

May 19th, 2015

For Highstreet Apple Watch app we created a custom animation for when the user favorites a product.

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Minus to Trash!

Minus to Trash!

May 5th, 2015

Check this animated detail we created for Highstreet app. Delete a product or increase the amount with one tap.

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TestFlight Exporter released!

TestFlight Exporter released!

Use TestFlight Exporter to export your app binaries from Testflightapp.com

February 19th, 2015

TestFlight will shutdown next week. There was no way to export all our previously uploaded app binaries. We have created an export tool that is now available on Github. Update: Testflight Exporter now also features an importer for HockeyApp. So after running the export from TestFlight you can run the...

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CocoaHeadsNL @ Touchwonders

CocoaHeadsNL @ Touchwonders

Wednesday, October 22

October 10th, 2014

The Cocoa community, which brings together people working with Apple's Cocoa frameworks on iOS and Mac OS X, is a great community to be a part of. We learn from our fellow programmers, we build upon the open source libraries and we enjoy contributing to that community. That's why we...

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iBeacon app Elevate wins award

iBeacon app Elevate wins award

Diabetes foundation elects Touchwonders

September 29th, 2014

The Dutch Diabetes foundation elected us as a the most stair friendly company of The Netherlands. Thanks to our iBeacon app Elevate which engages users to take the stairs, we won the annual competition. The director of the Diabetes foundation, Hanneke Dessing, praised the innovative work of Touchwonders: The Elevate...

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Touchwonders to host 'Traploopweek' kickoff

Touchwonders to host 'Traploopweek' kickoff

iBeacon app Elevate to be demoed at event

September 23rd, 2014

The 'Traploopweek' is an annual event organized by the Diabetesfonds to encourage people to be more active and fit by using the stairs. This year the kick off of the "traploopweek" takes place at Bedrijvencentrum Hooghiemstra on Monday September 29th. At the event app agency Touchwonders will introduce Elevate: an...

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We came, we guessed and Ben conquered

We came, we guessed and Ben conquered

Guess the Keynote results are in

September 10th, 2014

For some of you yesterdays Keynote was perhaps more exciting than it has ever been before. While most of you probably liked the announcements of the iPhone 6, iOS8, Pay and Watch. The Guess the Keynote competition was of course what really caused all that excitement. I am very pleased...

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Guess the keynote

Guess the keynote

Wish we could say more

September 9th, 2014

We have been watching Apple keynotes together with the team for years now. It’s a great fun way to share our geeky passion for technology, innovation and design. As in the rest of Apple world, what will be presented at this years keynote is intensively discussed at our office in...

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Smart push notifications increase app commerce revenue

Smart push notifications increase app commerce revenue

September 3rd, 2014

One of the key features of e-commerce apps to increase engagement and conversion rates is the ability to send relevant push notifications. As a premium e-commerce app platform that allows retailers to publish their own branded shopping apps for iPhone and iPad, Highstreet also offers a smart push messaging system....

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Mobile commerce exceeds desktop visitors

Mobile commerce exceeds desktop visitors

August 27th, 2014

For some time now we have known the mobile commerce revolution was well on its way to overtake desktop customers when shopping online. New research shows that in july, 49,6 % of the visitors of 26 leading US e-commerce sites was using a mobile device to shop online. In this...

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Implementation started for Bulls&Birds and Vanguard

Implementation started for Bulls&Birds and Vanguard

August 12th, 2014

The e-commerce app platform Highstreet was built to give great brands an outstanding mobile app e-commerce experience. Today we are proud to announce that two new brands will soon join the Highstreet platform. They will soon get their own custom-designed iPad app. Mens fashion brand Vanguard and high-end fashion pure...

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Moving forward with our e-commerce app platform

Moving forward with our e-commerce app platform

August 6th, 2014

With Highstreet we envisioned to create the best shopping experience possible on mobile devices. So naturally that means we are not done after shipping version 1.0 of our e-commerce app platform. Since our introduction in April we have shipped multiple versions all containing new features and/or improvements. We think some...

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The impact of Swift

The impact of Swift

June 26th, 2014

It's a great time to be developing for the iOS platform. This year's WWDC (Apple's yearly developer conference) was more then ever packed with new features that will make our lives better. The biggest surprise was, without doubt, the introduction of a completely new programming language for iOS and Mac...

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TWPods: Our Internal CocoaPods Repository

TWPods: Our Internal CocoaPods Repository

June 12th, 2014

We're big fans of CocoaPods here at Touchwonders. Every single iOS project we started in the past year makes use of CocoaPods. Our enthusiasm, in part, stems from a lesser known feature of CocoaPods, which I will talk about in this post. When you run pod install, the master CocoaPods...

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PME Legend takes off

PME Legend takes off

May 15th, 2014

When you have worked on a product for more than a year, there is not much more exciting than launching and watching if the product delivers the results that you hoped for. On May 9 we passed the one month anniversary of the PME Legend app based on Highstreet. The...

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Up Alexandrium nominated for DIA 2014

Up Alexandrium nominated for DIA 2014

April 4th, 2014

Wow! Our iPhone app UP for Corio has been nominated for the Dutch Interactive Awards 2014 in the category Retention. These annual awards - this year is the fith edition - are presented to the best Dutch digital creations. Nominees are selected based on their concept, design, development, results, interactivity...

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1.0 shipped!

1.0 shipped!

March 26th, 2014

After more than 9 months of design and development, and even longer preparing, we are happy to announce that we shipped the first tablet e-commerce store on the Highstreet platform. PME Legend, a well known fashion brand in The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany, is the first brand that will use...

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Creative Debugging

Creative Debugging

February 11th, 2014

For someone who is always writing bug-free code, I spend a lot of my time in the debugger. For my own sanity, I'll assume that goes for you as well. Since debugging is a significant part of our work, it is something we should be getting better at all the...

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