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The current coronavirus pandemic is forcing many businesses to re-think their digital strategy, remote working and how and what to sell to survive or even thrive. You may think that unless you start selling rolls of toilet paper you may not be able to take your business through these difficult and challenging times but there is a way and it’s...

March 23, 2020 | 3 minutes read


Investors and innovators, the world needs you right now. With Covid-19 pandemic becoming the most significant global threat to everyone, we now need to work together to overcome challenges we have never seen before. If you ever thought about investing in a medical technology startup, now is the time. Investors are in the best position to help everyone, but it...

March 17, 2020 | 3 minutes read


You have your startup idea completed. The mobile app is out there and working nicely. Now what? Congratulations, the easy part of building your idea is over. Now the tough work of growing your startup begins. So, how do you grow your startup business? What do you do first? Grow your customer base, watch your finances, marketing, hiring? There is...

February 22, 2020 | 5 minutes read


How do I fund my startup idea is a question we come across the most. You might be surprised, but investors fund only a small number of startups. They have to become investable, and the idea needs to be attractive first. But how do you get to that stage? Will the idea succeed? Well, this is where you need to...

February 14, 2020 | 7 minutes read


Choosing the right bank account for a new startup business can seem like an overwhelming task. Fear not! We will help you make the right decision and find the correct business account for you and your startup business. Let’s make a few things clear. You will need a separate bank account for your business, even if you are a starting...

February 13, 2020 | 20 minutes read


Empire Elements’ CEOs Richard Kacerek and Vera Nesvadbova visited William Perkin Church of England High School in Greenford on 5 Feb 2020 to discuss a new app idea with a group of young Elite Scientists. The main goal of our 1-hour discovery workshop was to find out how to design an app that would appeal to a young audience and...

February 04, 2020 | 5 minutes read


Here at Empire Elements, we know it can be a huge business obstacle to manage and meet all the demands of a growing business while also creating intuitive applications to help you get ahead of your competition. That’s why we’re here to help! We specialize in turning your great ideas into awesome MVPs, so you can grow your arsenal of...

January 29, 2020 | 2 minutes read


Empire Elements could not miss the opportunity to attend the biggest startup show of the year. Organised by Enterprise Nation (Britain’s most active small business community) the event had plenty of talks for everyone. Hosted at King’s College in London it offered a vast range of talks from mental wellbeing, branding, SEO and social media strategy, how to start a...

January 22, 2020 | 10 minutes read


Empire Elements was invited by Huawei to be part of the first ever Huawei conference in the UK and witness the unveiling of their app ecosystem and future development. The Chinese tech giant is mostly known for its mobile phone range, but they offer smartwatches, laptops and even cloud computing services and AI. Huawei has 600 million active users in...

January 16, 2020 | 3 minutes read


Demand for apps is growing. Your mobile screen is a digital real estate for business. Over the next decade, we are going to see a real battle for your screen space. The global mobile app revenue will top $200 billion in 2020. Your app is facing fierce competition, as there are already 3.5 million apps in the AppStore alone and...

January 12, 2020 | 16 minutes read


Meteor News is a citizen science project and a publishing platform for authors around the world to bring meteor related content to a single place. The website enjoys a steadily increasing traffic from 144 countries, and 25 authors delivered a hefty 662 articles. In 2019 alone it has seen a readership increase of 46%, which is the largest one yet....

November 08, 2019 | 5 minutes read


DigitalOcean (D.O.) is a popular cloud computing platform provider offering transparent and affordable pricing with option scaling your business globally. D.O. has been steadily growing over the past five years, adding new features and expanding to new regions. Currently operating in 5 geographical regions, DigitalOcean is growing and attracting businesses that want to make their way to the cloud. Businesses...

October 16, 2019 | 1 minute read


Building a business is not easy. It takes hard work, some luck and a lot of dedication. Empire Elements builds websites and mobile apps for entrepreneurs and companies. Some of our clients are serial entrepreneurs, having achieved success on a global scale with our help.  From our conversations with clients, we decided to share some useful tips. We gathered these 6 tips from a...

September 26, 2019 | 7 minutes read


There are 5,225 mobile app development companies in Europe, 1,116 in the UK and 382 of those are in London, according to Clutch (at the time of writing). There are estimated 400,000 app developers in London alone, and the UK has some of the best app developers in the world. There is no doubt, London is a technology powerhouse. So...

July 10, 2019 | 14 minutes read


With more than 1 billion iOS devices currently in use around the world, it can be overwhelming to try to build an iOS app that is unique and functional. Creating an app for your business can seem like just another drop in a vast ocean, but we at Empire Elements know how to build iOS apps that deliver results and...

July 09, 2019 | 2 minutes read


So you decided to build a mobile app. You have pretty much everything ready, and your app idea is crystallising. As a part of your Minimum Viable Product (MVP), you need to decide how to make money. You are building an online business after all, so it must have a revenue stream to become successful. The App Store celebrated ten...

July 04, 2019 | 7 minutes read


In the USA and Canada iOS rules the market at 55 percent while across Europe Android takes a comfortable lead at 75 percent. So one could say that Android is the clear winner and therefore apps should be built for that platform. Well, not so fast. Let’ have a look at those mobile app development statistics in more detail. While...

June 30, 2019 | 6 minutes read


Which mobile development is better? Is it native or hybrid? Well, it depends on your idea and your overall business plan. It’s not a question of which one is better but which development approach is better for your long term. The objective is a great app used by millions of users and a good business behind it. There are two...

June 23, 2019 | 4 minutes read


Dubbed the Silicon Roundabout as the second best place in the world for technology-related startups, its popularity is still increasing despite political situation here in the UK. Tech companies in London received more investment last year than the rest of Europe combined it’s the centre of the tech revolution that has begun. Most investments happen in London, which attracts investors...

May 26, 2019 | 3 minutes read


How much does it cost to build an app? That’s probably the most common question we get asked but not an exactly easy one to answer because the costs of app development can vary wildly. Because the mobile app design and development paths and features vary, it affects the price. Just like with any service, you can choose an app...

May 11, 2019 | 4 minutes read


Cloud computing giant Amazon Web Services just wrapped up another annual celebration event in London called AWS Summit. Richard and Vera from the Empire Elements team were excited to attend this event again. “This time it was bigger, much bigger” says Richard The imperial team attended AWS Summit back in 2016 for the first time. If “mind-blowing” was the word...

May 09, 2019 | 2 minutes read


Designing user experience for mobile app platforms has one interesting tool, mobile app push notifications. Often overlooked by some apps developers and overused by others but how do you find a balance using this service? Complicated registration and annoying notifications are the top two reasons why people uninstall apps, so tread very carefully. Informing, providing useful and tailored information is...

March 23, 2019 | 2 minutes read


Finally! The mobile banking apps cropped up like crazy past two years, and now they all have raised significant investments and are changing the banking industry as we know it. When you say a bank, you probably imagine the Natwest, Barclays, HSBC and other high street banks. They have been here for a very long time, and that’s what we...

February 13, 2019 | 2 minutes read


Everything is an app now. We see new apps every year pushing boundaries further and maybe even making our life, but now they are changing industries. Apps got more complex over the years, and they offer more for the ever demanding users. Just think about it, we can now watch live TV on our mobile phone while on the move,...

January 17, 2019 | 4 minutes read


Apple’s iOS App Store is virtually the place you can get apps for your mobile phone. Over the nine years since it’s conception, millions of apps have been downloaded over a billion times. Recently redesigned the App Store is more popular than ever! That’s from the perspective of the mobile user, of course. Mobile app developers face a very different...

August 12, 2018 | 4 minutes read


Why we care about website speed? One of the top performance improvements is undoubtedly the website speed. For the past couple of years, website speed has become one of the most critical factors. So much so that even Google uses that as one of the ranking factors. There is a definite correlation between website speed and business profits. Fast user...

May 02, 2018 | 4 minutes read


Demand for SSL certificates increased drastically since 2014. Jumping to 35% adoption in 2017 and passed 50% in 2019. Let’s Encrypt issues 150 million SSL certificates in 2018 and expects to surpass 200 million certificate issues in 2019. Shortly after serious Heartbleed Bug vulnerability, Google announced that website encryption is an important ranking factor and people started to take notice....

August 07, 2017 | 2 minutes read


Nexus National Security Network is the UK’s largest outsourced key holding company that has been continuously growing. It has become apparent that Nexus has outgrown its current hosting infrastructure, and a long-term plan was desperately needed. Empire Elements researched all the available technology options. Amazon Web Services was the best possible platform to build a cloud computing platform for unlimited...

April 17, 2017 | 4 minutes read


A Perfect Job is a fully bespoke medical job web application created from scratch. Our team designed it to be a high-performance website with capacity to serve many visitors from all over the globe. Robust and scalable architecture Empire Elements used Amazon Web Services which offers the best selection of services this website needs. Fast and unlimited storage, on demand...

November 16, 2016 | 2 minutes read


We all use DropBox, Google Drive, Apple iCloud, Microsoft Office, Xero, SalesForce and many other services like it. Those are services based on a decentralised platform - a cloud. Scalability, flexibility and security are probably the essential features of any cloud service. Depends on how you look at it and what your company priorities are but cloud computing has something...

October 11, 2016 | 5 minutes read

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