Elegant Media Wins a Trio of Prestigious Awards in 2021

The Melbourne-based App Development Company, Elegant Media has been stealing the show at award ceremonies in the last couple of years. They had an incredible 2020, where they bagged some of the biggest industry awards for their work and they have continued their stunning performance in 2021.

In this article we highlight the awards won by Elegant Media across 2021:

  • 2021 Gold Stevie® Award Winner – Innovative Achievement in Customer Satisfaction
  • 2021 Gold Stevie® Award Winner – Innovation in Technology Management, Planning & Implementation
  • 2021 Highly Recommended Business – Australian Achiever Awards – Computer Systems, Software & Internet Services

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10 Inspiring Web App Ideas Guaranteed to Succeed in 2021

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The impact of Web App Ideas or Web Applications cannot be ignored as they offer users the ultimate convenience of accessing the primary functions of a Native Mobile Web Application through a website interface.

Aspiring entrepreneurs can stand to profit by executing any one of the Web App ideas listed below that could very well transform into a million-dollar company if applied correctly.

In this article, we share with you 10 Inspiring Web App Ideas Guaranteed to Succeed in 2021

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Cheap App Developers! 8 Questions to Consider BEFORE Hiring One…

When it comes to Mobile App Developement, cost is one of the key overriding factors. The cost of development can have a significant impact on the App Development Process and while working with Cheap App Developers can save you money in the short term, it can potentially cost you dearly in the long term, as opposed to an Affordable App Developer.

In this article, we tell you the 8 Questions to Consider before hiring Cheap App Developers!

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Seal that Deal with a Small Business Grant NSW

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If you are a small business or startup enterprise owner, then an Small Business Grant NSW will definitely be of interest to you. A small business grant can help small businesses overcome the negative stages of any economic cycle and push forward in realizing their goals.

In this article on Small Business Grants NSW, we break down everything you need to know about obtaining a Small Business Grant in NSW including how you can qualify, how to apply and how to successfully secure an NSW Small Business Grant.

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10 Questions that Decide App Development Cost in Australia

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In the first half of 2020, consumers spent $50.1 billion worldwide on Apps — a figure that’s up 23.4% from the first half of 2019. To create a mobile app is to create a digital business -one that can potentially make you millions. If you are an existing business then an App can transform your business processes and connect you to millions of new customers. However, to develop a successful App you need to consider the App development cost. 

The cost of developing an App can vary from $5000 to $200,000. To answer the question, how much does it cost to develop an App? You will need to first answer the following 10 questions.

  1. How much time do you have?
  2. What platform do you want to release the App on?
  3. Will you build a Hybrid App or a Native App
  4. What features do you want in your App?
  5. What technologies will be used in your App?
  6. How good do you want the UI/UX design to be?
  7. Will you need to make changes later on?
  8. Should you develop the MVP first?
  9. Do you want to outsource or get the App build in Australia?
  10. What are the ongoing improvements and maintenance your App will need? 

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How to Patent an Idea in Australia and How Much Does it Cost

How to patent an idea in Australia

If the thinker in you has ever wondered How to Patent an idea in Australia and how much Does it Cost? remember that in today’s fast-paced, innovation-driven technology arena, just as it is important to come up with and develop new and innovative ideas (i.e. a successful mobile App idea), it is also crucial to protect those developed ideas or concepts by patenting them under your name or your business name.

In this article, we break down everything you need to know about protecting your idea. Amongst other things, we explore: how to patent an idea, how to patent an idea in Australia and also how much does it cost to patent an idea for a Mobile App.

It should be noted that Mobile App Ideas can only be eligible for patents if they are demonstrably innovative, new and you will also need a working prototype to qualify. 

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9 Creative App Marketing Trailers You Must See

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Having a great new App idea or getting an excellent app developer to build that app is a great start. But to have a successful App, you need to know a lot about mobile app marketing strategies in the real world.

Regardless of whether you already have an app to your name or whether you want to create one that could become the next killer app, understanding some effective App marketing strategies is essential. 

So, here are 9 Creative App Marketing Trailers you must see to get your creative juices flowing!

1. SWEAT – Fitness App marketing trailer

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10 Richest Australian Tech Entrepreneurs: Australian Billionaires

Richest Australians

While a lot of industries have suffered during 2020, technology is one space that has flourished. This is evident from Australia’s Rich List which has been dominated by tech founders this year. We bring to you 10 of the richest Australians in 2021 who have made a name in the rich club through their tech companies. Most of them have managed to make it into the Australian Billionaires list as well.

1. Mike Cannon-Brookes (Australian Billionaire)

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Source: Traveller.com.au


$16.93 Billion

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15 Best Augmented Reality Apps Revolutionising Education

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We saw the world transform in 2020 and one of these transformations was in the field of education where virtual learning became normalised. But EdTEch, or education technology, has been evolving and revolutionizing the way we learn for many years now and Augmented Reality Apps are playing a key role in this revolution.  

Augmented Reality App first became a sensation in 2016 with the AR App game PokemonGo. Since then AR Apps have come a long way and transformed the field of education by changing the way individuals interact with information. By modifying the nature of information into a visual, interactive and fun mode AR Apps have made learning more effortless and engaging than its traditional counterparts. It has proved beneficial for and popular among learners of all age groups and even professionals. So much so that the global smart education and learning market size is expected to reach USD 680.1 billion by 2027 with an anticipated growth rate of 17.9%. 

It won’t be an exaggeration to say that Augmented Reality Apps have revolutionised education and below we curate a list of the 15 Best Augmented Reality Apps that are helping revolutionise education.

1. Starshopper App

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Top 11 Startup Accelerators and Startup Incubators in Australia [2021]

Top 12 Startup Accelerators and Startup Incubators in Australia

Australia is an incredible country brimming with start-ups and celebrating a great startup culture. It is only natural, then, for support systems around it to show up as well. A startup reaches out to a startup accelerator or a startup incubator in order to get a head start in the market. Young and innovative companies can find mentors in startup accelerators that help them gain years’ worth of knowledge with the help of their intense training programs. Before we get to our list of the top 12 startup accelerator and startup incubators, here is a quick rundown on the main benefits of such programs.

The many advantages to these short-term growth programs offered by startup accelerators and startup incubators include

  • Seed capital: Many startup accelerators offer some initial capital to help you wade through the first few years in exchange for equity. 
  • Rigorous training program: You get to learn the ‘hows’ and ‘whys’ of business from the experts themselves. Successful founders and investors impart their wisdom to help your business flourish.
  • Office/coworking space: Some startup accelerators also provide private offices or coworking spaces for you to plan your way forward.
  • Cohorts: This is a great opportunity for networking as you get to meet like-minded people and fellow innovators. You can also get connected to an alumni network. 
  • Pitch/Demo day: You get to pitch your startup idea to potential investors. 

Cities like Melbourne and Sydney are flourishing global startup hubs and draw founders and investors from all over the world. Here are the best startup accelerators and startup incubators in Australia that are dedicated to helping new startups succeed.

1. BlueChilli: Startup incubator Sydney 

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Top 12 Venture Capital Firms in Australia [2021]

Venture Capital (VC) firms are the lifeblood of start-ups in Australia. A VC firm basically raises capital and provides funding to start-ups and small businesses with long term growth potential. 

In the last decade, Australia has seen exponential growth in the number of startups being launched and quite a few of them have gone on to become world-renowned names. This new wave of Aussie startups and their success has been made possible by the millions of dollars being invested in them by venture capital firms. VC firms are different from Angel Investors or startup accelerators, you can also read our list of the top 12 Angel Investors in Australia and the top 11 Startup Accelerators in Australia.

In this article, we have a closer look at the top 12 Australian venture capital firms.

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Top 12 Angel Investors in Australia [2021]

Top 12 Angel Investors in Australia

Are you a budding entrepreneur with a great business idea? Does your startup idea need a boost of capital to get it off the ground? Angel Investors might just be the heavenly help you have been praying for.

An Angel investor (also known as a seed investor, a business angel, a private investor or an angel funder) is an individual who invests money in your startup, by providing you funding, usually in exchange for business equity. Angel Investors are different from Venture Capital firms and provide different benefits to Startup Accelerators or Startup Incubators. Not only will the right angel investors in Australia help you with funding your startup, but they can also add immense value in the form of expertise and professional network that they will bring with them.

With such backing, your startup idea – whether it’s in tech (an app idea?), or travel & hospitality, or education – or even SPACE! – is almost certain to get the wings it needs to fly.

We at Elegant Media are all about helping startups, which is why we have curated this list. For the sake of simplicity, we have divided the list into three categories:

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Progressive Web Apps (PWA) Vs Native App – Pros and cons!

Progressive Web App Vs Native Web App

It is forecasted that Australia’s eCommerce market will hit US$27.2 billion by the end of  2020. Mobile commerce heavily supplements this, one in four shoppers are now buying things on a mobile phone and 48% of people shop via mobile at least once a week. As more of us are buying products and services from our phones, it is essential to ensure a smooth user experience. This is where the difference between Progressive Web Apps (PWA) and Native Apps comes into play. 

Let’s say that Sam has an eye on a particular product that he can get from two websites. He logs in on both from his phone and notices a stark difference between the two. While one looks like a poorly adapted mobile version of the website, the other is a responsive and fresh mobile website that offers app-like interactions and allows you to work offline. There are no prizes for guessing which of the two the user prefers to make a purchase from. The latter is a well-developed progressive web app. A native App is a regular App that you have on your phone. 

In this article we cover: 

What is a PWA or Progressive Web App?

What makes a PWA so great?

Progressive Web App success stories

Cons of Progressive Web Apps

How do Native Apps Compare? (Pros and Cons)

Progressive Web App vs Native Web Apps a comparison

Advantages of using progressive web apps for your business

Advantages of using native apps for your business

The final word on the Native App vs Progressive Web App debate

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50 Untapped Mobile App Ideas for 2021 – Pick One and Execute

Even though App stores are flooded with different applications, Apps are only getting started. The correct execution of a good mobile App idea can easily make you a profitable App entrepreneur and possibly even a millionaire. 

The App markets, both Android and iOS, are blowing up; with new ideas and innovative apps making waves every day. The mobile app economy was worth $53 billion in 2012 and is tipped to be worth $6.3 trillion in 2021. There’s a lot of money to be made in investing in this market. 

All Great Apps start with that one great idea; and since we at Elegant Media live and breathe Apps, we have curated for you an exclusive list of 50 untapped mobile App ideas that are waiting to be made in 2021! 
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20 Best App Designs of the Future

20 Best app designs of the future

It was in June 2007 that the very first iPhone was released. Native apps were developed for the phone, and just over a year later, the App Store was launched. Till only 13 years ago most people on the planet did not even know what App design or even Apps are. Fast forward to 2021 and Apps have become the lifeblood of the way we humans consume information, communicate with each other and do pretty much everything else.

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10 Ways To Find Investors for Your App Idea in Australia

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A great App idea might not necessarily need funding from an investor. Depending on the idea, you might be able to fund it using your savings or pay for it using one of our Flexi payment plans. But many App ideas can end up requiring substantial amounts of investment and cash flow. If your App idea happens to be one of these, then the process of finding investors for your App idea in Australia can leave you confused and unmotivated. But don’t fret, we are here to help.

In this article, we list the most effective 10 ways in which you can find investors for your App idea in Australia.

1. Referrals might be your best bet at finding an investor

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Sell an App Development, Web Design or a Digital Agency?

If you’re thinking of selling your agency, we’re actively looking to acquire digital agencies. If you’re thinking of selling your digital agency, please get in touch with us.

We’ll have a confidential discussion, smooth, and a simple discussion on how we can make it work for both sides.

We’re looking to acquire Australian based companies in the following categories.

  • Mobile App Development Companies
  • Web Design Companies
  • SEO Agencies
  • Companies in similar categories

Whatever the reason is, maybe retirement, a career change, financial difficulties, or any other personal reasons we can discuss about having a smooth transition.

Sometimes running a digital agency might be hard, and you could be looking at available options such as downsizing, selling, liquidation or closing doors.

Every acquisition is different, so that’s why it’s best that we have a confidential discussion on the best possible outcome while retaining the maximum value of your company during the transition.

All discussions can be held off-site until a decision is reached, and we can sign NDAs for your peace of mind.

If you’re seriously considering selling your app development, web design, SEO, or digital agency, contact us to have a chat.

App Development Costs Revealed – See How Much Popular Apps Cost to Build

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The costs of app development will depend on the platforms the App is launched (iOS or Android or on both platforms), the functionality or the features that are available on the App and the maintenance cost. Developing an App is similar to investing in a business. The capital investment will be high, however, with an accurate Marketing Strategy, the end result in terms of revenue will be limitless. Your idea of an App could be developed using the basic features initially so that the App could function efficiently and more features could be added once the user base grows and revenue increases. Social Media and Gaming Apps could be very expensive to develop but interestingly most of the popular Apps are in those industries too. Let us take a look at a few popular Apps and their cost of development.

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