Purple Crane Blog

News and insight from Purple Crane - a custom software application development company based in London.

Purple Crane: Building New Beginnings

Purple Crane: Building New Beginnings

While 2021 hasn’t been kind to the SME, opportunities for growth exist if you get the footings right. Andy Rix, Purple Crane’s co-Director, looks at how IT supports new builds in the SME market.

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Purple People - Meet Co-Director, Andy Rix

Purple People - Meet Co-Director, Andy Rix

The latest Purple Person to be featured in our staff Q & A series is none other than co-founder / owner of Purple Crane and Crystal Palace nut, Andy Rix. You’ll see from his answers he’s not only the ‘Saviour of Software Development’ but also a willing wordsmith. Over to you, sir!

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Purple People - Say Hello to Co-owner, Chris

Purple People - Say Hello to Co-owner, Chris

Purple People is our regular ‘show and tell’ blog series where we interview Purple Crane staff members about their loves and hates, passions and pains. This week, software royalty, or is that chief cook and bottle washer? Company co-founder, Mr Chris Bond.

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Purple Partners

Purple Partners

Purple Partners is our business partnership project, where we work with and alongside like-minded companies who supply complementary skills to Purple Crane's. First up, SR Cloud Solutions

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Purple People

Purple People

Purple People is our new blog series where we talk to the (Purple) People within Purple Crane and get to know them a bit better. They are after all the beating heart of our company and we love them dearly.

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Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Software Development (But Were Afraid To Ask…) Part 2

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Software Development (But Were Afraid To Ask…) Part 2

In our previous blog we ‘created’ a human algorithm that aggregated the most relevant questions clients ask when it comes to the initial stages of a software development project with yours truly. Now, in the second episode of this compelling box set blog blockbuster, (who knows where it will end?!) that same algorithm has got a taste for the action and wants to develop their own, bespoke application from scratch. Or do they…? Read on for what happened next…

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Size is Everything in the 'New Normal'

Size is Everything in the 'New Normal'

During lockdown, when I’ve not been working for clients, homeschooling my children and working through the box set of Breaking Bad on Netflix, I’ve been speculating on what the ‘new normal’ (already worn out with that phrase!) for business will be post Covid-19 and how Purple Crane fits into this new reality.

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Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Software Development (But Were Afraid To Ask)

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Software Development (But Were Afraid To Ask)

Rather than talk about how wonderful we are all the time, in our latest blog we thought we’d try a different tack and let you know how an ‘average’ conversation goes with a potential customer. Like a frequently asked questions and answers approach with a ‘mythical’ (but also a kind of real company) as we think it’s a good way of setting out what an early stage discussion actually looks like when someone engages with Purple Crane.

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Purple Crane - an Extension of Your Team

Purple Crane - an Extension of Your Team

If you're a football fan and support anyone other than the five or six clubs who more or less stake an annual claim to the top of the Premiership, you're probably used to a 'firefighting' crew being called in to sort the problem out! In the same way that a side's fortunes can be transformed virtually overnight by a new approach to some of the most basic day-to-day routines, your business can become far more productive when you work with specialists who have specific knowledge that lies outside of your own main area.

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