Top technology trends to watch in 2022

Tired of every blog post you read starting with the phrase “technology is ever-changing”? Well, we’re afraid you’re going to have to get used to it – because it’s true. These days, new technology occurs at lightning speed, so it’s hard to keep up with the latest top technology trends. However, here at Lightflows, we …

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The 7 Steps of the Bespoke Software Development Process

One of the main reasons businesses choose ‘off-the-shelf’ over bespoke software is convenience. They take just a couple of Google searches to find and are ready to use on purchase. However, if you’re investing in new software, why wouldn’t you want a product tailored to your business? While bespoke software development might take more time …

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Statamic CMS: The flat-file WordPress alternative

Founded in 2003 initially as a blogging platform, WordPress is the world’s most popular content management system (CMS). An estimation of over 40% of the web runs on WordPress, including the online homes of industry leaders such as Sony Music and The New York Times. Although the platform is still the go-to for countless companies …

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A Few Wise Words Book Launch

Monday saw the launch of a fascinating new book featuring 22 well-known contributors including British Olympians, fashion entrepreneurs, industry greats and philanthropists. The book, compiled and edited by Peter Mukherjee, A Few Wise Words, features insights, personal stories and anecdotes from these each of the contributors of their real-life success. A practical guide for young …

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The Benefits of Automated Acceptance Testing

Quality is paramount – Quality assurance can only be delivered by thorough process and product testing.  Testing takes time and effort and adds costs to projects, but is something we absolutely recommend to clients and something we at Lightflows build into our product and software development cycle. For a complex or business-critical web application the …

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What Are Progressive Web Apps?

Progressive Web Apps, otherwise known as PWAs, are web pages or websites specifically designed to look and behave like native mobile apps. They are built to be responsive, high functioning, and to create a smooth user experience. The concept was first introduced by Google in 2015 and has become an entirely new software development paradigm. …

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How Voice Technology Is Disrupting Business

Voice activation technology | Google home

If you’ve ever answered the phone to an automated sales call, you might be forgiven for having a poor opinion of voice technology. In reality, voice recognition is an emerging technology growing in user base, supported hardware and integrations, and (most importantly) ability. We thought we’d explore what improving voice technology means for us as …

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Need For Speed: The Importance Of Loading Times

Man on Computer Looking At Google Analytics | SEO Company

You may already be aware that page load speed is extremely important for user experience, especially on mobile. However, did you know that it also affects SEO? As it is a competitive search engine, Google wants its users to have the best possible experience; for this reason, Google punishes websites with slow loading times. To …

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The Benefits of Accelerated Mobile Pages

Finding new ways to increase engagement; better business performance; and have more flexibility in getting results; are all business goals we continue to pursue on a daily basis. One way of achieving these goals is through implementing Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) for your website. What is an Accelerated Mobile Page (AMP)? AMP is an open-source initiative …

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