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How to choose a mobile app development company in London

There are 4,176 mobile app development companies in Europe, 669 in the UK and 344 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

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

London tech startups

Dubbed the Silicon Roundabout as the second best place in the world for technology-related start-ups, 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 and innovators into one place. Most cities have one or two specialisations, but London tech is booming in cyber, software-as-a-service,...

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May 26, 2019 | 3 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

AWS Summit London 2019

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 to describe the event back then, this time it was “mega gigantic”. AWS has grown enormously in just those three...

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May 09, 2019 | 2 minutes read

Banking Revolution Is Here

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 think a bank should be. But have you always been happy with your bank and did you get most out...

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February 13, 2019 | 2 minutes read

5 Tips Before You Start a Start-Up

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, in the always-connected world even distances get smaller every year. No doubt you had a though and said, hmm this...

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January 17, 2019 | 4 minutes read

Migrating UK’s largest key holding company to AWS

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 future growth. The migration The case for AWS was strong. Powerful features, rock-solid reputation and relentless pace of innovation. We...

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April 17, 2017 | 4 minutes read

Cloud Architecture for A Perfect Job

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 computing, auto-scaling, global content delivery, notification services and more. Global speed was our primary focus when designing computing architecture for...

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November 16, 2016 | 2 minutes read

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