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SovTech specialises in mobile app development, iOS, Android, hybrid technologies and progressive web apps.


Why choose SovTech for your bespoke app development?

SovTech is an award-winning software and mobile app development company. With over a decade of engineering experience, along with over 200 tech professionals, we are experts in building custom mobile applications for any business, in any industry.

Our multidisciplinary teams, comprising tech-enthusiasts with elite and varied development expertise, are geared towards building scalable products that service growth-focused businesses. We strive to deliver bespoke solutions that innovate using cutting edge technologies and cloud software at competitive and flexible rates.

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What is Slack?

Slack is a messaging app created primarily for businesses. Slack, created by Slack Technologies in the United States and currently owned by Salesforce, has numerous IRC-style features, such as permanent chat rooms grouped by subject, private groups, and direct messaging.

The History of Slack

During the development of Glitch, an online game, Stewart Butterfield’s business Tiny Speck used Slack as an internal tool. Slack was first made available to the general public in August of 2013.

“Slack” stands for “Searchable Log of All Conversation and Knowledge,” according to Butterfield, and was chosen in 2012 to replace the previous codename, “linefeed.”

Slack used to be compatible with non-proprietary Internet Relay Chat (IRC) and XMPP messaging protocols, however in May 2018, the business shut down the corresponding gateways.

Atlassian said on July 26, 2018, that its competing HipChat and Stride services would be shut down on February 11, 2019, and that their intellectual property would be sold to Slack, with Slack taking over the services’ user bases. The corporations also stated that they will collaborate on a project.



Organize your work

You may build channels for any project, issue, or team to bring structure and clarity to your work. When everything has its own channel, you can concentrate on the discussions and tasks that are most important to you.


Connect remote members

A virtual office can bring your company together by allowing everyone to communicate. Group team chat keeps employees in sync and involved in team or project conversations from all over the world.


Accessibility in Slack

It's a "must have," not a "good to have," to have a positive Slack experience. That's why we're working hard to ensure that everyone can use Slack in the way that works best for them.



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Tech Stack

Slack is built using this tech stack


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Cost of building an app like Slack

£65 000


Benefits of custom over off-the-shelf software​

While off-the-shelf software might be cheaper to set up, custom app development can be uniquely tailored to meet your specific business needs. Bespoke software is high-quality, built by a team of expert professionals, offering you better and more features than the limited features that are available with generic software.

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