Aberdeen’s Digital Boom

Aberdeen has long been known as a hub for the oil drilling industry, but a lengthy spell of deprecation in the price of oil has led to leaner times.

As a result, Aberdeen had to diversify and find new avenues for business. There is always a demand for digital technology and the cheap land around the city has led to numerous startups taking office in business parks.

One of the biggest growth areas is that of app development for smartphone technology. The two universities of Aberdeen and its Business School provide a steady stream of fresh graduates that are looking for work. Apps are the future and there is now also big business in app development through suite providers such as aquro.com which allows for development of Android and iOS systems.

Everything has an app these days, from pubs, to football clubs and of course banks. Because technology is becoming more and more integral in people’s daily lives, it is obvious that it is a sector which will see heavy investment in the near and long-term future.

With app suites, if you are fairly technology savvy, you could even try your own hand at developing your own app for your business. However, if you are looking for something more complex, then you should approach the professionals. If you have money to invest, then setting up a business to develop and maintain apps will give you a very high return.

If that is what you want to do, then you really should consider setting up in Aberdeen. The weather might not be the best in the world, but the people are cheerful and hardworking. The low rent and maintenance costs also make it very attractive to do business there. These days, you need not even have your whole team in one place, given than the internet can be used for conference calling and direct messaging.