Developing Apps for the iPhone 6s and iOS 9: What you need to know

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With grand slam sales, the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are deemed to be the most popular smartphones on the market today. Based on Apple’s official statement, over 13 million new iPhones were sold in its primary markets in just three days after its launch.

Apart from the new smartphone features, users were excited to use the new and improved iOS 9. Most of the companies’ handsets today are able to run the ...

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New Features: Configurable Sorting and Sort-by-Proximity

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TapWalk isn’t a cookie-cutter template that’s cloned for each event or venue.  It’s a set of configurable building blocks that can be assembled in countless ways.  We’ve recently added two related features to make it even more customizable and more configurable to meet your exact needs.

Sort-By-Proximity

We’ve always allowed users to switch between sorting points of interest alphabetically or by category.  We’ve just added a third option that sorts based on the distance from the user’s current location so users can ...

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Testing Monday

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Part of our weekly routine at TapWalk is testing by building an app from start to finish.  Aside from finding bugs, our other goal is to reduce the time required to produce an app.  A tweet posted by Scott Kirsner inspired today’s testing:

ScottKirsnerTweet

At about 1:00 we began manually scraping ToysForTots.org for data about Massachusetts locations, saving it to a spreadsheet so we could ...

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Minimum Practical Size of a QR Code

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Problem:

We have used QR Codes on multiple occasions for a variety of purposes: to ease the download of our native mobile apps, to ease access to our mobile web apps, to use as short cuts to content within our apps, for scavenger hunts, etc.  In most cases we encourage events and venues to print large QR codes on posters to attract attention and be scan to read from a distance. It was important to keep in mind that the more ...

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