App development

Huawei Developer Day London 2020

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 170 countries. In the UK Huawei activates 50,000 mobile phones every week. Huawei sold 240 mil phones in 2019 alone,...

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January 16, 2020 | 3 minutes read

How to make your startup idea a great success

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 over 90% of them are free. So let’s take a look at how Empire Elements helps startups and entrepreneurs and...

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January 12, 2020 | 16 minutes read

How to choose a mobile app development company

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 how do you choose the right company for you and your project? If you have never built a mobile app,...

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July 10, 2019 | 14 minutes read

Empire Elements crafts elegant iOS applications

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 make you stand out. We can promote ourselves as much as we like, but we have real quantifiable results from...

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July 09, 2019 | 2 minutes read

7 ways to make money from your mobile app

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 years as it surpassed 2 million apps. That’s where we go to get our apps. Apps that make us laugh,...

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July 04, 2019 | 7 minutes read

How to design your app for the European market

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 Android looks like a winner, is it really? In the UK, Apple iOS has solid 48, and the Android platform...

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June 30, 2019 | 6 minutes read

Hybrid vs native development

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 significantly different approaches to building an app. Native and Hybrid. A Native approach relies on the hardware and operating system...

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June 23, 2019 | 4 minutes read

Mobile App Development Cost

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 company based on experience and skill, or you can choose cheaper options done by students or budget companies. But then...

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May 11, 2019 | 4 minutes read

Useful Mobile App Notifications

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 the absolute key here and the user should have an option to customise or even switch off these notifications within...

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March 23, 2019 | 2 minutes read

Review of the review process

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 route, usually filled with obstacles. They are the creators of new ideas and publishers of apps. As such, they have...

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August 12, 2018 | 4 minutes read

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