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VicEvents Mobile AppMobile 2012 Conference @ CeBIT Australia                           24 May 2012
History• Evolved from twice-  yearly poster produced  by Department of  Premier & Cabinet• Costs, distribution  issues• Li...
History - web• Web version launched  Dec 2008 - http://  www.vic.gov.au/calendar.html
History - web• Average 31,000  pageviews per month• Increased growth in web  version• Increased growth in  mobile use=> Ne...
About VicEvents• Launched October 2011• Free app –  iPhone,iPad,iPod Touch  & Android• Over 3,000 events• Updated daily• S...
App development• Partnership with Deloitte• Design and development of application for multiple  platforms (iOS & Android)•...
Technical challenges•   iTunes account submission•   Development issues – Android (screen resolution)•   Titanium-specific...
Usability testing• Observed users interacting with application• Testers – project team and other people from  department• ...
Home page – phone and tablet
Interface - phone
Interface - tablet
Features• Find events by:   – Nearby (GPS)   – Date   – Location (region or local     council)   – Category   – Shake your...
Statistics and Ratings•   6,128 sessions (April 2012)•   2,123 new users (April 2012)•   77% iPhone / 23% Android•   10,46...
Future development – Version 2.0• Version 2.0 upgrade• New features will include ability to add multi-date  events to cale...
ContactVicEvents - http://www.vic.gov.au/VicEventsVanessa ScottContent ManagerDepartment of Business & InnovationPh: 03 99...
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  1. 1. VicEvents Mobile AppMobile 2012 Conference @ CeBIT Australia 24 May 2012
  2. 2. History• Evolved from twice- yearly poster produced by Department of Premier & Cabinet• Costs, distribution issues• Limited number of events• Out of date
  3. 3. History - web• Web version launched Dec 2008 - http:// www.vic.gov.au/calendar.html
  4. 4. History - web• Average 31,000 pageviews per month• Increased growth in web version• Increased growth in mobile use=> Next step – go mobile
  5. 5. About VicEvents• Launched October 2011• Free app – iPhone,iPad,iPod Touch & Android• Over 3,000 events• Updated daily• Simple to use
  6. 6. App development• Partnership with Deloitte• Design and development of application for multiple platforms (iOS & Android)• Decision to use Titanium Framework because cost effective for multiple platforms• Development of API - can be repurposed• Free analytics tool - Appcelerator - to capture analytics - http://www.appcelerator.com/• Rapid development
  7. 7. Technical challenges• iTunes account submission• Development issues – Android (screen resolution)• Titanium-specific issues, eg. swiping• Testing – Android devices
  8. 8. Usability testing• Observed users interacting with application• Testers – project team and other people from department• Identified issues• Range of devices tested• 3 rounds
  9. 9. Home page – phone and tablet
  10. 10. Interface - phone
  11. 11. Interface - tablet
  12. 12. Features• Find events by: – Nearby (GPS) – Date – Location (region or local council) – Category – Shake your phone for random event• Suggest an event• Share an event (via email, Twitter and Facebook)• Google Maps
  13. 13. Statistics and Ratings• 6,128 sessions (April 2012)• 2,123 new users (April 2012)• 77% iPhone / 23% Android• 10,460 downloads (6 October 2011 - 16 May 2012)• (Source: Appcelerator, May 2012)• App Store - Rated 4+• Google Play Store - Rated 3.7
  14. 14. Future development – Version 2.0• Version 2.0 upgrade• New features will include ability to add multi-date events to calendar
  15. 15. ContactVicEvents - http://www.vic.gov.au/VicEventsVanessa ScottContent ManagerDepartment of Business & InnovationPh: 03 9938 0517Email: vanessa.scott@dbi.vic.gov.au
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