We make the world better using software and technology
Over eight years we've worked with some of Australia's biggest corporations, top institutions, and coolest indie organisations to solve a range of challenging problems.
- We worked with 7-Eleven to create a mobile-based management tool for the Operations field team.
- The University of Melbourne asked us to help them with their Events website.
- We helped build an onboarding and induction training web and iPad app for Telstra's retail trainees.
We love what we do and it shows.
Intrascope delivers workforce intelligence that drives improved productivity.
We are currently working with them to create diagnostic software and real-time dashboards that monitor the behaviours that drive performance in knowledge work.
Melbourne University Events Website
We collaborated with Melbourne University to create a web application that would collate, manage and display recordings of the numerous Melbourne University events from various sources.
We worked with Clear Ears to create a web app that would be able handle all essential administrative tasks for the business such as: online bookings, invoicing and tracking patient records.
The Unfinished Phrase
The Unfinished Phrase is a small playful iPhone app created in partnership with Sensory Empire and launched during The Melbourne Emerging Writers Festival, allowing people to create collaborative short stories.
Want to know what goes on behind Clojured doors in a post office? Our Silverponder Logan Campbell took to the stage at EuroClojure to discuss what it’s like to work with a dev team new to the Clojure language, and how to get the most out of said team and said language. Read more on our blog.
The Walkley Innovation Grants
These boots are made for Walkleys! Our Silverponders have been shortlisted for a Walkley Grant for Innovation in Journalism for "Daticle", a web tool for enhancing news articles using a fancy-pants sidebar and data-crunching magic. We're in the running for $40,000 in seed funding from Google Australia.
Health Hack 2013
Kudos so cool we can barely hack it. Our Silverponders took out the first prize and the 'Spirit of HealthHack' award during the HealthHack hackathon in October 2013. The Crunch blog over at The Age newspaper has lots of nice things to say, and even avoids making jokes about hacking coughs. (Sorry. Couldn't resist.)
Hear, hear! The custom online booking system that we developed with aural health company Clear Ears received a write-up in Desktop Mag, one of the top design publications in the country. Not too shabby at all.
Exquisite corpse gets a new lease of life
Here’s something to write home about: our collaborative writing app Unfinished Phrase, developed for Melbourne’s Emerging Writers’ Festival, made the news on the nation-wide arts website ArtsHub. In the piece Pierre Proske waxes lyrical about his excitement about the many possibilities of the app.
Things are heating up in this office! A data analysis program we developed with Melbourne University’s paleoclimatology team as part of a global research study into climate change was showcased on an SBS news segment in 2012. Pause at 0:19 to admire our brilliance.
We work closely with our clients in small iterations to make sure that your software is doing exactly what you want and need it to do every step of the way.
Pick a café, and we’ll spend some time discussing the essentials of your project, including your vision and audience, your goals, your required timeframe, and what you want to get out of your working relationship with Silverpond.
Plan of attack
Informal discussions, brainstorming and wire-frames are key to designing your system and how its various components will interact. With your help, we’ll outline every action or functionality required for a given screen. The resulting storyboard will guide each step of our development and help to estimate the costs and development time involved.
Next up we’ll use our coding prowess to transform the storyboard into a functional web application. We live by the motto “test early, and test often”, and will check in with you regularly to show you what’s been achieved, as well as to discuss any potential changes or improvements.
He’s the go-to guy when it comes to initiating a project and fleshing out those broad-brush briefs into superlative software.
Wordsmith, Linguaphile, Dealer in whimsy
Steph splits her time between being brilliant on the internet and stealth-tweeting everything that goes on in the Silverpond office.
Imagineer, FreeBSD, Ruby, C, Python
Born in the Ukraine and raised on the C programming language, Kirill is a fierce advocate of Ruby, FreeBSD and all things open source.
Technopath, Functional Programming, Data Science
Andy has been living and breathing computers since he first programmed in Scheme with his Melbourne Uni Computer Vision lecturer father at age six.
Design, Frontend Development, Prototyping
Rumour has it that Andy, a former chef turned designer, was hired based purely on his insider knowledge of the Melbourne foodie scene.
Planeswalker, Functional Programming, Clojure
When all the other kids were playing snake on their graphics calculators, Logan was busy writing programs for his.
Coder, Haskeller, Musician
Lyndon can code his way out of a wet paper bag, and has done so in the past. A polyglot from Perth, he is knee-deep in FP with a background in OO.