Posted 3 December 2014
“There’s a great atmosphere at the Workstation, we have so
much in common with the other tenants.” –Luke, one of the co-founders of 57Digital.
57Digital are a small team of iPhone and Android app
developers. They specialise in making companion apps for the popular game
Minecraft as well as working for clients. The company was established in 2011
after its two founders Luke and Jamie had the idea to go it alone instead of
working for other people. They discovered that they were both learning about
new technology and decided that they may as well learn together. The majority
of the time there is just the two of them in the office; however they have been
joined by Joshua and Steven who assist in developing and content writing part
Choosing the Workstation
Previously based at Sheffield Technology Park, 57Digital
found that as the team grew, the space that they were based in shrank. So, they
decided to up sticks and move to the Workstation.
Co-founder Jamie said: “We loved the quirkiness of the
office space here. We also found the other tenants to be more like minded as
they were creative like us.”
In fact, so like-minded were the other tenants that 57Digital
are currently in the process of developing an app with one of them.
The team have developed three apps in association with
Mojang, the creators of Minecraft. The apps range from character customisation
to helping children create a paper model of their Minecraft character- something
which parents often tell 57Digital that they are grateful for! The partnership
came about after the team began creating Minecraft apps which proved to be
quite popular and caught the attention of the developers who then approached
the company to form a partnership.
Some of 57Digital’s apps are now three years old and so the
main aim for 2015 is to redevelop them all- giving them a facelift so that they
look better than ever on the big screens that seem to be coming through the
mobile market more than ever. The team are also taking on additional client work
to grow their business even further.
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