It is known for its picturesque river and historic university colleges, but Cambridge is also a world-class technology hub.
If you are looking for software development services in Cambridge, here is a brief example of how the city became central to the UK's technology industry, and how that benefits you.
A history of technology and software:
The Cambridge area is often referred to as the 'Silicon Fen', due to its high number of tech companies and start-ups. With a famous university that attracts the world's brightest students, perhaps it's not surprising that it would become home to innovators, inventors, and ground-breaking technology.
The first companies took root in the 1970s and Cambridge gradually grew as a hub for technology, attracting start-ups and providing a pool of collaboration and advice.
In the 90s, Cambridge software and technology companies were experiencing investment, growth and success. Despite being a relatively small town outside of London, Cambridge had become world-renowned.
Business hubs and premises that were created and expanded over the years include Cambridge Science Park, St John's Innovation Centre and recently the Hauser Forum.
Notable software businessmen and companies past and present in Cambridge include Clive Sinclair, Acorn Computers, Hermann Hauser, ARM, Microsoft, Red gate and games design company Jagex.
Community, Events and Talks:
Being a web developer in Cambridge means you stay up to date with new products, trends and ideas, making sure you can offer your clients the most beneficial route to realizing their brief.
At Eastpoint Software, we specialize in agile development. Here in Cambridge there is an annual event called Agile Cambridge, a software development conference with workshops and networking.
Eastpoint Software hosts the monthly MongoDB event, where users of the programme meet-up with a MongoDB employee to discuss ideas and uses of the platform.
The Cambridge Network promotes networking, collaboration and growth between businesses in the area.
If you're looking for an experienced, friendly, cost-effective development team to work on your website, CMS system or app, you're in the right place!
Eastpoint use proven development methods mixed with creativity and both emerging and established technologies to give your business the best possible product.
We are web, software and mobile specialists.
Web Development Services:
When we work on your project, we like to consider ourselves part of your team – meaning that you can rely on us to meet your needs. If you're looking for Web Development Services in Cambridge or East Anglia, give us a call to discuss your requirements and we can talk you through options and provide a no-obligation estimate.
It doesn't matter how much or how little you know about web development, we can guide you and provide a no-jargon solution. Our preferred method of working for larger projects is 'agile'. This means working in stages, during which clients can tweak their requirements as the project develops, rather than agreeing to a fixed solution and timeframe from the outset and not deviating. We work just as hard and just as thoroughly, but discuss progress and possible changes on a two-week basis.
This may not suit everyone – and if it's not for you, we will be more than happy to work to a traditional sign-off and completion date method. There's lots more on agile methodologies, and how they could benefit you, on our website.
Mobile Development Services:
Mobile development covers lots of stuff, including: • Native mobile apps – apps made for specific platforms, for example iOS, or Android. • Web apps – built in HTML and CSS, they work across all browsers, or are customised per platform, or wrapped to work like a native app. • Web development based on usable mobile templates – restructuring a site/app so it works better on a mobile.
So if you're looking for mobile development services in Cambridge, don't hesitate to call us.
Development Support Services:
Eastpoint provide Development Outsourcing Services for when you need a certain expertise on a freelance basis, or need senior developer experience on a particular project. Our development overflow services depend on what you need. Our complete outsourcing service means we can take on an entire project or website, whereas our development consultancy services allow you to draw on our experience to assist in the build.
To see what languages and technologies we have worked with, please take a look on our website. It's not a comprehensive list, but gives you an idea. If you need to develop in a language not listed, give us a call. Chances are we know it, and can help.
Eastpoint Web Development Services Company Cambridge East Point Software Provides a wide range of Web Development Services, Mobile Development Services and Software Development Services Combining Agile Technology Services built upon our Vast Experience and an enviable track record. Our team has a wide range of capabilities to fulfil your organisation's development needs.
We are committed to delivering high quality services and products. We consider that when we work for you, we become part of your team. You can rely on us to work to your specification and deliver cost-effective projects that meet your needs, allowing you to concentrate on your business. Our combined skills and experience, along with our company culture and implementation of agile methodologies, enables us to provide a service that delivers the software/applications that you need.
Our team has worked with on an enormous number of projects for big range of companies including Bosch, Philips, BAE systems, Disney, NBC Universal, Major League Baseball, Mr Shoes, University of Cambridge, University of East Anglia, Norfolk County Council, Norwich Theatre Royal and Norwich Cathedral, among many other large and small organisations. As well as working directly with clients, we have extensive experience in collaborating with agencies on projects and systems.
Our UK team oversees all projects from beginning to end to ensure clear and accurate communication and management of requirements. This includes all testing and QA to ensure that your requirements have been delivered. We are based in Cambridge and are available for face-to-face discussion – be that about business requirements or a technical chat.
Our services are quality-driven to help your business achieve its goals. Use the links below to find out more about our services.
Our outsourcing service is a high quality, cost effective way of having a small team of developers work on your project with the added benefit of UK based project management and QAIt is most suited to the development of an entire project. This is our preferred method of working as we feel it is the most time and cost efficient for our customers.
What are the benefits of outsourcing?
We take responsibility for achieving the results you want, and you can be confident that the project will be delivered by us without the worry of having to take on new or temporary staff for a short term project. We have established standards and documentation that we work to, or we can work to your company guidelines.
If you are running a project and need some additional support, we offer a short or long term overflow – saving you the need to take on temporary or permanent members of staff. We can integrate with your team and our developers will work to your specific tasks and requirements. The type of overflow work you need to contract out may come under consulting and support. To read more about that specific service,
We can provide expertise where you do not have it in-house and need guidance or support, or where you are working on a new technology or concept outside of your comfort zone. Our consultancy and support service enables your team to gain valuable experience implementing that technology.
How does it work?
We will effectively become your technical lead within the scope of your requirements. For example, you might have a bigger project but want MongoDB to store the data – we would oversee the implementation of that particular technology within your wider project.