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Accessibility (part 2)

Accessibility (part 2)

by Nadine Popping

October 17th, 2019

Is your app / website usable by everyone? At Touchwonders, the apps that we create are never "finished" - we constantly strive to improve them. For one of our latest apps, Elevate, we were wondering if it was accessible for everyone. We tested it with the focus on 7 disabilities: Blindness, Dyslexia,...

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Accessibility (part 1)

Accessibility (part 1)

by Nadine Popping

September 24th, 2019

Is your app / website usable by everyone? At Touchwonders, the apps that we create are never “finished” — we constantly strive to improve them. For one of our latest apps, Elevate, we were wondering if it was accessible for everyone. We tested it with the focus on 7 disabilities:...

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UX design internship at Touchwonders

UX design internship at Touchwonders

by Sefania Sontoidjojo

September 6th, 2019

First meeting I applied for a position as a UX intern at Touchwonders, even though they didn’t have any vacancies open. The Dutch have a saying “Nee heb je, Ja kun je krijgen”, so I took a chance and went for it. Thankfully Touchwonders were also interested in me, so...

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A first look into SwiftUI

A first look into SwiftUI

July 24th, 2019

Here at Touchwonders one of our credos is “Be creative and try new things”, which is why we constantly look into new and emerging technologies. At the WWDC19 SwiftUI was introduced which has a lot of potential for mobile application development. In this post I would like to focus on...

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Touchwonders listed in Emerce100

Touchwonders listed in Emerce100

Back in the list of best Mobile Agencies!

May 29th, 2019

We are stoked to be listed amongst the best Mobile Agencies of 2019 again. Emerce researches the ‘image’ of the online industry annually by asking deciders in the industry to review their service providers. We were listed as the top Mobile Agency back in 2017, and it feels great to...

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A Closer Look at Xcode Themes

A Closer Look at Xcode Themes

January 16th, 2019

As native iOS app developers, Xcode is our IDE of choice. Most of us use Xcode for the larger part of the day. Therefore it is important that Xcode is something we can look at for prolonged time; its appearance should not fatigue, disgust or distract us, and it should...

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Open-sourcing Transition – a lesson learned

Open-sourcing Transition – a lesson learned

February 8th, 2018

2018, a new year that brings many new opportunities for us to create apps that make you smile ;) At the beginning of 2017 we looked at what we could do to expand our horizons, try new things and at the same time improve the brand awareness of Touchwonders. This...

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Touchwonders achieves highest score in Emerce 100

Touchwonders achieves highest score in Emerce 100

Leading the mobile agency category in The Netherlands

April 7th, 2017

At Touchwonders we want to enrich peoples lives with delightful mobile experiences. While doing so we were awarded the highest score in the mobile agency category in the yearly Emerce 100. We are very proud and happy with this achievement. Especially because the score was awarded by our clients and...

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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

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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