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    Upcoming Changes to App Store Reviews

    Tuesday February 07, 2017

    iOS 10.3 is shaping up to be a significant update and we here at Vokal want to specifically address the updates to the iOS App Store review platform. We want to help you understand what the changes entail, what the impacts are and how to best leverage the change to positively impact your product.

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    Life in the Fastlane

    Friday January 27, 2017

    The engineering teams here at Vokal are constantly tweaking and refining our process and tools to ensure that we’re reliably and efficiently producing our best possible work. On the iOS team, this includes ongoing improvement to our continuous build server implementation on Travis.

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    Challenges in Digital Product Development

    Sunday November 13, 2016

    Digital product development is new to many organizations and requires a dynamic approach to be successful. Digital products must to be viewed as organic entities that should constantly evolve and adapt to user needs.

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    Open Sourcing Our Xcode Project Templates

    Sunday October 30, 2016

    Every app we build is unique, but best practices should be consistent between projects. Here on Vokal’s iOS team, we’ve been baking more and more of those best practices into a template we use for starting any new project.

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  • A Culture of Experience

    Tuesday October 11, 2016

    At Vokal, we encourage and support time away from the office knowing the positive impact that vacations - whether a day at home or time abroad - can have on your wellbeing.

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    Apple September Event Takeaways

    Friday September 09, 2016

    It’s like Christmas in September for the many fans of Apple products. There was a wealth of topics covered at the event this Wednesday - from new iterations of the iPhone and Apple Watch, to App Store releases and enhanced developer APIs. Here is our round-up of some key takeaways from Apple's September 7th media event:

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    Swift: Open to Everyone

    Monday August 15, 2016

    I’m a junior iOS Engineer at Vokal with only one year of software engineering under my belt, but even without a lot of experience, I was able to contribute to Swift 3 because of the incredibly helpful iOS community. If you are having trouble getting started on contributing, all you have to do is ask for help. The hardest part about contributing to Swift was not actually implementing the task, it was getting started.

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    Vokal Plays Games For Kids

    Wednesday August 03, 2016

    On Saturday, November 5th, 2016, Vokal will be hosting Extra Life, a 24 hour gaming charity marathon. All funds raised by the Vokal team leading up to the event, as well as any funds raised during the event go directly to the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

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    Finding Our New Home

    Sunday July 10, 2016

    We are delighted to report that we have fully moved into our new home at 350 N Orleans (or as Chicagoans call it "The Sun-Times Building")! With great views from the 13th floor to the west and north combining with brand new adjustable height furniture, we're feeling right at home in our new space.

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    WWDC Keynote Recap

    Sunday June 19, 2016

    Last week was the annual Apple WWDC keynote address, and it was a big week for us all! We learned about upcoming releases for all four major platforms: watchOS, tvOS, macOS, and iOS. As with every WWDC keynote, there are a number of important announcements - check out our recap and opinions on the top points for each platform.

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