Element Wave’s CEO in Top 100 Women in STEM

Dorothy Creaven, CEO of Element Wave features in Top 100 Women in STEM list. Irish technology news website, Silicon Republic, has put together part two of their top 100 women in science, technology, engineering and maths, and we are delighted to announce that Element Wave’s Chief Executive, Dorothy Creaven, is among their chosen 100. "It’s a privilege to be named amongst a field of such talented women. As a business leader specialising in mobile technology, I look forward to seeing what the the next year brings" says Dorothy Creaven   From world-beating academics, to inspiring science communicators, from tech business leaders to…read more >

Element Wave CEO On Stage at mGaming Summit

Element Wave recently featured at the annual mGaming Summit which took place alongside the mPayments Summit at Dexter House in London. Dorothy Creaven, CEO of Element Wave, took to the stage to speak about the importance of player retention for mobile gaming. The event was a joint venture between Telemedia and iGaming Business to facilitate networking, industry presentations and discussion on topics from mobile payments, push notifications, innovation and social media. Innovations in Mobile Gaming ‘The timing of the sessions and breaks felt right and the day flew by without a hitch, with a number of delegates sharing their thoughts…read more >

Element Wave Announces Deal With Colossus Bets

Element Wave partners with Colossus Bets Experts in mobile user engagement and customer retention software, Element Wave has today announced that it has signed a deal with sport pools provider Colossus Bets, home of the £10,000,000 Colossus. Element Wave will provide real time mobile analytics and push notifications to its mobile app users, whilst future plans are also to use push notification for Colossus Bets revolutionary – cash in offers. Speaking on behalf of Element Wave, Chief Executive, Dorothy Creaven said, “Element Wave has already made a major difference to player engagement and customer loyalty for many of our customers. We…read more >
Element Wave Collaborates With RTÉ News Now App

Element Wave Collaborates With RTÉ News Now App

RTE partners with Element Wave for push notifications and real-time analytics The Irish National Media Broadcaster RTÉ today announced the next generation of their most popular app, the RTE News Now app. It offers full audio and video content for increased user experience and mobile engagement. Element Wave delivers customer retention and conversion tracking for mobile apps, real-time analytics, push notifications, audience targeting and geo-location. The RTE News Now app passed one million downloads globally, as mobile consumption of news continues to grow as part of the digital revolution. It is the most used and recognised news app in Ireland and…read more >
Element Software Winner of Seedcorn Award: Best New Start

Element Software Winner of Seedcorn Award: Best New Start

Element Software announced as overall winner of Seedcorn Award: Best New Start Element Software was recently announced as the winner of the all-island Best New Start prize at the InterTradeIreland Seedcorn Award Competition 2013. Element Software competed against Q1 Scientific, FenestraPro and Blow Moulding Technologies in the new start category on the 27th of November in Dublin City. Judges on the day included Thomas Hunter McGowan of InterTradeIreland, John Flynn of ACT Venture Capital, Jim Curran of Clarendon Fund Managers, Charlie Shivers of Copper Industries, Pat Garvey of Bloom Equity, Colm Piercy of Digiweb Group and George Lee of RTE. Element Software was…read more >

Element Software Regional Winner at Seedcorn Competition

Element Software was recently announced as the winner in Connacht & Leinster New Start regional category in the InterTradeIreland Seedcorn Competition. There were six cash prizes of €20,000 up for grabs for entrepreneurs competing against each other regionally. Element Software will now go on to compete for the all-island Best New Start prize in the Seedcorn Competition Finals on the 27th  of November 2013. The InterTradeIreland Seedcorn Investor Readiness Competition is aimed at early and new start companies that have a new equity-funding requirement. Every business plan is submitted and reviewed by investment experts. Shortlisted companies also get the unique opportunity…read more >

Global Launch of Element Wave at Apps World

Element Wave's global launch at Apps World London We are excited to have our global launch of Element Wave at Apps World London this week. With low user retention being the greatest challenge faced by the mobile app market, Irish start-up Element Wave has developed new in-app technology to specifically tackle this issue for app publishers. The company which has attracted major players in the European app market is now launching its innovative and award-winning Software-as-a-Service for mobile customer engagement, to a global audience at Apps World London. Element Wave wins EiG Launchpad Also this month, Element Wave won the International…read more >

Element Wave Wins 2013 EiG Launchpad

Element Wave is winner of EiG Launchpad in Barcelona Last week at the EiG conference in Barcelona, Element Wave was the victor at the start-up launchpad. 2013’s EiG Launchpad was a huge success, with organizer Melissa Blau securing an impressive panel of investors to evaluate the five start-up companies that were making a pitch. Panelits included Brock Pierce, Raj Ramanandi, Evan Hoff and Mark Blandford. The EiG 2013 Launchpad finalists included Element Wave, Btwiice, Steamsharp Technology, Six Faces and LottoRace. Each panelist grilled the start-ups after their presentations and then came to an almost unanimous conclusion that Element Wave should win…read more >
The Evolution of iOS (Updated With iOS 10)

The Evolution of iOS (Updated With iOS 10)

The history of iOS updates, how the iPhone has evolved since 2007. (Updated in October 2016, to incorporate iOS 10.) Steve Jobs introduced the first iPhone on January 9, 2007 by saying: “today, Apple is going to reinvent the phone.” It’s fair to say they’ve proven this. When the first iPhone was released, it was a time before apps and the multi-tasking environment we know today. In the early days of iPhones, they were to make actual calls, watch YouTube or play web-based games. iOS has evolved from a simple touch operating system, to the essential device used by over…read more >

How To Increase App User Engagement

Looking to increase app user engagement? We've got some tips to help you hit the right note. Smartphone penetration is on the increase – we all know this. But what is surprising is that a recent report on mobile usage claimed that over 80% of time on smartphones is now spent inside apps.  With the average consumer now spending over 150 minutes each day on smartphones and tablets, marketers are being offered vast opportunities to actively engage with their app users and turn them into loyal customers. But how do you do this? We’ve all been told that mobile apps are…read more >

Element Software CEO Dorothy Creaven on AIB Business Blog

Element Wave CEO talks to AIB Business Blog This week our CEO, Dorothy Creaven, is interviewed for the AIB Business Blog, for a feature piece on Element Software’s move from a service-based to a product-based company, specialising in real-time mobile analytics with our product Element Wave. Name: Dorothy Creaven, CEO, Element Software Employees: Seven Since: 2011 Lifestage: Start-up Company Background: While mobile app development is a service that a lot of companies are still getting to grips with, one mobile app development company in Galway is already a step ahead of the curve and has moved into the product side…read more >
Why Should You Use Push Notifications In Your App?

Why Should You Use Push Notifications In Your App?

Why use push notifications in your app?  What is a push notification? Push notifications have been available since June 2009, when Apple launched its Apple push notification Service (APNs), closely followed by Android’s notification service. A push notification is a message delivered to a device after an app is installed. Push notifications have had a bad rap. As push notifications came on stream, brand owners were keen to utilise this new channel. Without guidelines in place, however, notifications were sent without any consideration, effectively spamming users. It resulted in end users feeling disillusioned; people were receiving notifications that were completely irrelevant…read more >
Why You Need App Analytics

Why You Need App Analytics

App analytics: You've got an app, what's next? Now that you’ve invested in an app for your business, wouldn’t it be great to understand how (or even if!) your customers are interacting with it? Your app analytics are a crucial marketing tool. Learn how to use them now. 6715read more >

Galway Startup Element Software Finalist in National Startup Awards

Element Software (yes, that’s us!!) has just been shortlisted in two categories for their new product, Element Wave, in the 2013 Startup Awards, to be held in Dublin on June 13th. The shortlisted categories in which Element Software have been nominated are the “Export Startup of the Year” and the “Women in Business” award.  The national startup awards, now in their second year, recognise those who have been in business for three years or less. Founded in 2010 by two NUI Galway graduates, Element Software is a cutting-edge, mobile software development company. “We started out by focusing on developing high-quality native mobile…read more >

The SFA National Small Business New Emerging Business Award 2013

We are delighted to announce that Element Software Ltd. were the recipients of the The SFA National Small Business New Emerging Business Award 2013. The Small Firms Association is the national organisation exclusively representing the needs of small enterprises in Ireland. The SFA is funded directly through subscription fees from its 8,000 member companies. As a full social partner, it directly meets government at the table and interacts with key decision-makers at all levels to ensure that the economic environment is conducive to small business establishment and development. “It’s great to see that entries are up again on last year which shows that even…read more >
Silicon Republic Tech Startup of The Week: Element Software

Silicon Republic Tech Startup of The Week: Element Software

Tech start-up of the week: Element Software Article originally appeared on SiliconRepublic.com. This week’s featured start-up is Element Software, a Galway-based software development and consulting company specialising in mobile apps for businesses in media, sports, travel and technology industries. Founded by CEO Dorothy Creaven and CTO James Harkin in late 2010, Element  Software began developing high-quality apps dedicated to the ever-evolving world of mobile technology. Creaven’s background is mainly in IT business analysis, software development and project management and she feels at home within the realm of entrepreneurship. She comments: “I have a degree in electronic engineering from NUI Galway and have…read more >

2013 National Digital Media & Marketing Summit

At the 2013 National Digital Media & Marketing Summit, Element Software will be showcasing our awesome new product and CEO and co-founder Dorothy Creaven will also be speaking. The digital world has moved on enormously since the inaugural Digital Summit in 2010. Its aim is to keep one step ahead of this ever-changing, dynamic and cutting-edge industry. The National Digital Media & Marketing Summit is the must attend event within the Digital Industry in Ireland. The continued success of this event is down to the guaranteed high quality of our national and international speakers, discussing the most important topics of the day. The Digital Summit…read more >
SCCUL Entrepreneurship Awards 2012

SCCUL Entrepreneurship Awards 2012

We are delighted to announce that Element Software Ltd. were the recipients of the 'One To Watch' SCCUL Entrepreneurship Award 2012. An initiative in association with the board of St. Colummba's Credit Union, the SCCUL Awards are in their third year and are a fitting recognition of entrepreneurs who have taken the big step of investing in a business venture with a view to it becoming a commercial success. The event was also given added credibility by the high calibre panel of judges. This panel was made up of Gavin Duffy entrepreneur and businessman from Dragons Den, Jim Murren former Area Manager of IDA Western Region,…read more >