And that’s a wrap for 2019
20 December 2019
The team at Wave Digital are super excited with what we have achieved this year. With 2019 coming to an end, it is a great opportunity to recap some of the highlights.
We build a range of apps from those that digitise processes, integrate complex data sets, create new communication channels or make information more accessible. What connects them is our focus on people. Over 2019, a selection of our projects have included:
- Working with Mid Coast Communities in New South Wales to deliver a product strategy for their accessibility app. The app strategy covered goals, problem, audience and context of use, along with high level requirements and provides a strong foundation for future decision-making.
- Partnering with our client Healthily to design and develop a new Early Childhood Oral Health e-learning program for NSW dentists.
- Designing and developing our own iPhone and Android app – Les Verbes. The app helps intermediate French language students improve the fluidity of their conversation by using short daily quizes to test knowledge.
- Providing enhancements and critical support for our VicTraffic suite of apps. The apps get emergency traffic information to hundreds of Victorian motorists.
- Successfully integrating the GoShare Healthcare platform with Medical Director and PenCS software platforms, making information sharing easier and more interactive for GPs, health care specialists and patients.
- Releasing a significant update to the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Association’s Diary app which allows nurses to enter their next roster of shifts and receive an estimate of their pay.
- Several updates to the Educator Passport app used by 6 TAFEs in Victoria to improve Educator professional development.
- Updates to the very successful Guidelines Hosts app we developed for the Therapeutics Guidelines Foundation.
At Wave, we aim to use technology to make lives better. This includes in the field of Digital Health. In 2019, we have provided advice and insights as a participant of the Digital Health Cooperative Research Centre (DHCRC). The DHCRC is a unique, multidisciplinary taskforce of clinicians, researchers, industry, government and education with a focus to improve the quality of healthcare through evidence. We also enjoyed being involved again in the Medtech’s Got Talent Program - Australia’s largest medtech startup competition.
In 2019 we welcomed Rob Koh and Duong Tran to the Wave team. Rob heads our internal design function covering the full spectrum of activities from user research and user experience to visual design and animation. Our app developers were also thrilled to have Duong join as an experienced front end developer.
Julia Thomas also took on our marketing and PR function. This year we have focused on making more useful information available on our services, experience and the app development process, along with sharing insights on digital health, innovation and startups via our social media pages and in the media.
After rebranding back in 2018 to focus on how we aim to improve lives (you can read more about this in Guy’s article for Inside Small Business), there were still some elements yet to be rolled out across the business. In 2019, we finally launched our new website design, incorporating professional photos of our awesome team, highlighting media mentions for ourselves and our clients, and updating that door sign!
Heading into its 20th year, the Wave Digital team have a busy start to 2020 with several projects for some innovative startups in their final stages. We are looking forward to sharing more information about them once launched!