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The right way to build a tech business

Sep 20, 2018
What’s the right way to build a tech business? Having helped to build Apadmi from the ground up, and since then working with many entrepreneurs and digital start-ups, we asked our co-founder and CEO of Apadmi Ventures Howard Simms.   So far on this blog I’ve covered the wrong way to build a tech business in a lot of respects. So, what’s the right way?

What is… a progressive web app?

Aug 30, 2018
Native, hybrid and now the progressive web app – with so much confusion over app development platforms these days, our Chief Technical Officer Adam Fleming continues his “What is…” series with a look into this recent buzz-term in mobile development.   A Progressive Web App (PWA) is another great example of tech being re-born. Whilst there’s a lot of noise around PWAs right now,

Howard Simms is now an honorary Doc! And he’s got some advice

Aug 28, 2018
Wow! We couldn’t be prouder of Howard, our co-founder and CEO of Apadmi Ventures who recently received an honorary Doctorate from Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU). Howard left Leeds University with a Maths degree in 1993 – never imagining that almost 30 years later he’d be in a cap and gown once again receiving an honorary Doctorate in Technology (DTech). But it’s massively well-deserved. The

Your roadmap to post-launch app success

Jul 31, 2018
The hard work doesn’t stop after the app launch date – it’s really only the beginning. If you’re unsure of your app promotion strategy or how to maintain and support your app as it evolves, here are three key steps you should follow. 1. Start measuring success after app launch Go back to all those original reasons you built your app – what were

Are push notifications a nuisance or essential for your app?

Jun 29, 2018
It’s a term we see every time we download an app: “Would you like to allow push notifications?” This type of notification is sent by the app publisher directly to the device, and pops up regardless of whether the user is active or not. It could be a new message, in-app sale or an event in their calendar, but push notifications are practically part-and-parcel

Retail Report re-cap: How a retail mobile app adds value in 2018

Jun 21, 2018
How has the retail industry progressed over the last 18 months? Massively. Are retailer apps still providing value to customers? More than ever. Last year we released our Retail App Report 2017: Using Apps to Ensure Business Success – and it’s time for an update. Let’s start with re-cap on a few of our key findings from our retail report last year: First, customers