Creatio co-founder Mitchell Page was recently interviewed by Dropbox about starting a small business in Australia, as well as the risks (and rewards) involved. We've been using Dropbox at Creatio for the past 8 years, and it's fair to say that along with Google Apps & AWS, we could not run our business without it!
Before the interview we got to hang out with Dropbox in their brand new Sydney office, and take a sneak peak at some of the cool features they'll be introducing in the near future. So if you aren't using Dropbox Business in your own business yet, you really should be.
Checkout Dropbox's story on Creatio/Mitchell here: Drop Everything
We first tried out Slack in late 2014. It was a beautifully piece of chat software, but we were so used to Skype for chat that we didn't really give Slack a chance. Fastforward to 2016 and we're now fully onboard with Slack. The software had definitely improved in that time, but we'd also become a lot busier. With more projects and work stuff to discuss, we needed something that would allow us to chat 1-on-1, or collaboratively in the context of a project or topic.
The Australian Security Industry Association Limited (ASIAL) recently engaged Creatio to develop the "Home Security Challenge", the online component for their 2015 consumer awarness campaign.
The Home Security Challenge is a short & anonymous online survey, comprised of 10 questions relating to home security. Those who complete the survey are encouraged to share the challenge via Facebook.
Take the Home Security Challenge now: www.homesecuritychallenge.com.au
Creatio recently had the pleasure of working with Social Venture Consultants in Sydney, to develop their very first iPhone app. Today marks the launch this app: "My Major GiftGetter" for iPhone.
The app helps organisations & non-profits drive their major gift programs. Because fundraising success doesn't just happen, it requires a plan. This app helps organisations to achieve fundraising successing by offering them to plan smart and work clever towards getting more major gifts!
You can download the My Major GiftGetter app from the App Store now: My Major GiftGetter
Over the past few months we have been working with Cell Care Australia to build a new website for their growing business.
Last month the new website was laucnhed, featuring a completely new design, videos, online enrolment system, and a Gift Registry.
You can see the website here: www.cellcare.com.au
Creatio are proud to be sponsoring the 2014 Design Computing Gradshow, "Visually Defiant". The 3 day event showcases the finest works by graduates of the University of Sydney Design Lab.
As graduates of B.Design Computing ourselves, the design lab is very special to us. It equiped us with skills, knowledge, and confidence, that has helped us to develop some amazing projects and work with some amazing clients.
If you're interested in attenting the event, which we strongly recommend you do, you can find all the details at the event website: www.visuallydefiant.com
Today, the 25th November, is International White Ribbon Day. A day when men and women across Australia are called to wear a white ribbon or wristband as a visual symbol of their commitment and oath to never to commit, excuse or remain silent about violence against women.
This year we made the white ribbon symbol a lot more social. Instead of having to purchase a physical ribbon or wristband to show your support, we provided every person that made a donation with a 'virtual' white ribbon that they could 'wear' on their social media profiles.
You can show your support by visiting the White Ribbon Day campaign page and taking the oath: www.whiteribbon.org.au/day
GenerationOne had been maintaining a separate desktop & mobile website since 2012. This was making it difficult to keep their content up-to-date and was becoming confusing for their users.
To resolve these issues, GenerationOne engaged Echo Communications & Creatio to redevelop their website frontend and make it responsive. The result, which launched today, is a user-friendly interface that automatically resizes to fit the device its being viewed on, whether its a desktop computer, tablet or smartphone.
Check out the new GenerationOne website here: www.generationone.org.au
Creatio were recently engaged to develop a series of iPhone apps for Australian Geographic (owned by Bauer Media Group). The apps are all about discovering Australia, combining information from several sources to give the user access to campgrounds, holiday parks, landmarks and other points of interest.
The first app to be released is "Discover New South Wales", and over the coming months we will be releasing additional apps for Australian Geographic, covering all the states of Australia.
Download the Australian Geographic app for NSW here: Australian Geographic - Discover New South Wales
Today we are proud to announce the launch of TheRecruitmentWell, a client project we have been working on for several months with Echo Communications.
TheRecruitmentWell is an "open market B2B recruitment platform" designed by recruiters, for recruiters. It allows companies to post their available positions, then negotiate with and eventually engage a recruiter.
Currently only available in Victoria, the plan is to roll out TheRecruitmentWell Australia-wide over the next several months.
In the meantime you can visit the website at: www.therecruitmentwell.com.au
We recently developed a microsite to support White Ribbon's Father's Day campaign.
The microsite allowed customers to order custom gift packs aimed towards fathers.
Check out the microsite at the link below, and support the campaign by getting your dad a White Ribbon gift this Father's Day
We recently launched a major upgrade to the Farmz.com.au social network. Previously only farmers could join the social network (i.e. you needed to own or be working on a farm).
However with this update comes the ability for individual profiles to join the site - that is, anyone living & working within the agriculture industry.
This update tops off a series of updates to Farmz.com.au that have been launched over the past several months, including: a community photos section showcasing the most popular photos shared by Aussie farmers; a rainfall calendar to keep track of your daily/monthly/annual rainfall; and the ability to post multiple photos in the newsfeed.
So if you're a farmer, or if you live & work in the agricultural industry, or you know someone who might be interested, now is the time to join Farmz. Visit www.farmz.com.au
Today we launched an exciting new feature for the Schoolparents social network: a Marketplace.
The Schoolparents Marketplace allows members to buy, sell or giveaway items. And being a social network you are able to see and share items that your friends are selling. You can also find items related to your child's school (e.g. uniforms).
During the launch period the Schoolparents Marketplace is currently free for members to use - so you can post your items for sale without paying any fees! However if you'd like your ads to appear at the top (i.e. featured) you can pay a small upgrade fee.
You can checkout the Schoolparents Marketplace right here: www.schoolparents.com.au/marketplace (you don't need to be a member to view the marketplace, but you do need to be a member if you'd like to purchase or enquire about or purchase any items)
We recently launched the online component of White Ribbon Night, a new campaign from White Ribbon Australia to raise awareness and funds to help stop violence against women.
You can find out more about the campaign or register to take part by visiting www.whiteribbon.org.au/night
We hit a pretty massive milestone this week - mobile apps that we have built have now been downloaded over 100,000 times!
If you are interested in receiving a quote for a mobile app or mobile website project, please contact us. We specialise in iPhone, iPad, Android & Windows Phone app development, as well as mobile websites.
Gruff Design recently partnered with Creatio to develop "Health In Hand", a new iPhone app which launches today.
It's a free app which allows you to manage the health and wellbeing of you and your family members, with features such as medication reminders, a pharmacy directory, health care advice, and upcoming events.
You can download the app here: App Store - Health in Hand
Today marks the official launch of Schoolparents, a niche social network we have been quietly building for the past several months.
Schoolparents is a niche social network that makes it easy for mums and dads with children in childcare, primary and high school to meet and communicate with each other online.
If you or someone you know has school age children, we'd highly recommend checking out www.schoolparents.com.au and signing up today.
New Holland recently engaged Creatio to design & develop a campaign microsite for their Boomer range of compact tractors.
The result is MyBoomer, a website that allows potential customers to compare models, get a quote, find their nearest dealer and more. Check it out at www.myboomer.com.au
We recently developed the Lifestyle1 app for iPhone, Android and Windows Phone 8 devices (our first commercial Windows Phone 8 app). The app provides news, offers, events and more.
The app compliments the Lifestyle1 Magazine - a free weekly magazine for residents living in and around the Limestone Coast region of South Australia - which has been running for over 10 years.
If you live in the area or are interested in checking the app out, you can download it for free now - just click on the links below:
The Lifestyle 1 Magazine app for iPhone
The Lifestyle 1 Magazine app for Android
The Lifestyle 1 Magazine app for Windows Phone 8
White Ribbon recently engaged Creatio to launch a new website for their 'Uncover Secrets' campaign. Australian actress Rachael Taylor is ambassador for the campaign, which shines a light on the often hidden issue of domestic violence against women.
The website allows people to anonymously share their own stories of domestic violence by submitting a video. The site is responsive allowing videos to be submitted by desktop or mobile device.
Visit the Uncover Secrets website and uncover Australia's dark secret: www.uncoversecrets.com.au