Just as we’ve seen during the bushfires in 2014 and other years, and when incidents occur affecting the Melbourne road network like when a truck nearly fell off the Bolte Bridge in 2013, VicTraffic is experiencing extremely high spikes in visitor traffic volumes due to widespread flooding across much of Victoria.
But also at this time, due to the flooding having such a far-reaching impact across almost the whole state of Victoria, VicTraffic is currently displaying more incidents (road closures, traffic alerts, detours, roads re-opened, road works, tow allocations) than ever before, to the best of our collective knowledge.
Thankfully, the clever AWS infrastructure behind VicTraffic is scaling as it is intended to, allowing the site to stay up and available to all users in times of very heavy load such as this.
The ANMF are working through a solid launch strategy and have shared introductory literature with members as well as a step-by-step video to prepare users for an easy on-boarding process. This has all resulted in good user acquisition metrics so far.
Wave Digital’s very own tax receipt management app, ATO Expenses, has seen a substantial jump in it’s user base, with a 63% increase in downloads over the past 12 month period, when compared to the previous 12 months.
The app was developed by the Wave team during one of our Wave Labs innovation events, and subsequently iterated upon to enhance the functionality of the app. With these enhancements, but little marketing and publicity, the app’s usage has organically increased by quite a large percentage year-on-year.
…not quite yet. With only a few days to go for this year, we’re right in the middle of post-launch mode with a number of projects in their final sprints.
As 2015 wraps up, the team at Wave Digital would like to share with you some of our recent work and wish you all a Merry Christmas. Stay tuned throughout 2016 as we share tech and industry insights with you.
Wave’s offices will be closed from midday Wednesday December 23rd, and reopen on Monday January 4th.
All the best for a successful 2016 from the team at Wave Digital.
December has been a busy month for the Wave team with multiple projects reaching a crescendo.
Hot off the press. Check out the app store for the Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation’s new Diary App just released today! It’s the best shift-planner out there, and also a great tool for the nurses & midwives on the wards.
Map Coffee are a long-standing Wave client and we have been working closely in-tandem with them throughout the last half of the year to deliver their innovative Map Coffee Club and most recently a complete redesign of their website.
This site went live earlier this week.
DealMax‘s new site was launched late this year also, and features some innovative UX and cutting edge JS for a very streamlined form submission process.
Head over and check out their offering and get yourself some personalised quotes directly from lenders.
2015 saw Wave Digital bringing in new staff to all areas of the business.
Back in January, our Digital Project Manager, Nick Craig, joined us and has since then set about improving project delivery and internal systems. Nick’s strong project management experience and delivery methodologies such as Agile and TOGAF have been a boon to the business.
May saw Wave recruit an Account Director, David Scott, to ensure Wave’s exceptional client service and the Wave Way of listening and educating is delivered to clients. Wave Digital and Sitepoint Group stalwart, Ciaran Ryan relocated his young family back to Ireland during June also.
Wave are expanding again, recruiting a Digital Designer to add to our stable. Head on over to Seek, and share it with anyone you may know, or send them our way.
Wave Digital worked with RACT to develop an app that would take the pain out of completing the Learner Driver logbook. Targeting all learner drivers in Tasmania, the app allows users to use their iPhones to log their hours, answer practice questions, and record supervisor signatures for each drive.
Just in time for tax time, Wave Digital has launched the new and improved ATO Expenses app.
Since it was launched last year, the app has received some great feedback, and featured in the ‘Hot’ category in iTunes for over 3 months.
We’re not sure if Apple’s algorithm needs some tweaking – ‘Hot’ and ‘Tax’ are usually mutually exclusive words.
Features that were requested by users throughout the year include
Ability to export image files. This has been complete and each user will be able to view their previous claims emailed through a zip file.
Issues exporting summaries – this has been addressed and fixed.
Ability to categorize expenses using your own category names and descriptions. The app has been created to comply with the ATO’s expense categories to simplify processes for eTax users. However, V2 of the app also allows users to name their own categories, and even allocate codes to them if necessary
Next financial year. And the one after. Done – the app has been updated until June 2016.
As always, we’re keen to hear your feedback, suggestions, and feature requests.
Please continue to use our contact form to share your thoughts on the app.