Building Mobile & Web Apps That Make Lives Better

Wave Digital is a Melbourne-based iPhone app, Android app, and web app development company founded in 2000.

Our local designers and app developers create quality custom apps, delivered efficiently with reliable technology and flawless design.

 
$10,000+
 
Undisclosed
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2000
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Melbourne, Australia
headquarters
  • 2/46-48 Howard St, North Melbourne
    Melbourne, VIC 3051
    Australia

Portfolio

Key clients: 
VicRoads, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Chisholm Institute, South East Water, Specsavers, eHealth NSW, Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation, Therapeutic Guidelines Limited, Healthily

VicRoads - VicTraffic iPhone, Android & Web App

Wave Digital created a suite of traffic apps for VicRoads (the VicTraffic App) that intelligently integrates real-time information to a large number of concurrent users. The multi-award winning apps present travel and emergency information to help motorists plan, save, and predict their routes. VicTraffic is used by hundreds of thousands of Victorians each year, allowing motorists to plan their journeys, make wise decisions and

keep Victoria’s roads moving.


For more information, visit https://wavedigital.com.au/folio/vicroads-victraffic-app/

Healthily - GoShare Healthcare Web App

Wave Digital was commissioned to build a responsive web content health education and content distribution platform – GoShare Healthcare. The platform securely and seamlessly distributes thousands of pieces of health content to thousands of end users, helping patients better manage chronic illness. It is used by over 40 peak health organisations across Australia, including Medibank, MLC, NSW Health Central Coast & Western

Sydney, and PHN Western Sydney.


For more information, visit https://wavedigital.com.au/folio/healthily-goshare-healthcare-web-app/

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre - Second Ears iPhone App

We worked with the Cancer Experiences Research (CER) group at Peter Mac to co-design and develop the Second Ears app to enable patients to better understand and recall information provided during their cancer treatment journey.

 

For more information, visit

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ANMF (Vic Branch) - Diary iPhone & Android App

Wave worked with the ANMF (Vic Branch) to develop an iPhone and Android app that updated existing paper-driven systems and processes to help their 76,000+ members streamline their daily duties. The ANMF is Australia’s peak professional and industrial organisation for Nurses and Midwives. Working alongside members, we built an ANMF Diary app – a handy mobile toolkit for nurses and midwives. The app is packed with useful features

including a digital diary, dosage calculator, customisable shift planner, public holiday information, and access to news and ANMF event information and registration.


For more information, visit https://wavedigital.com.au/folio/anmf-diary-app/

Clemenger BBDO - Myer Naughty or Nice Bauble iPhone & Android App Image

Clemenger BBDO - Myer Naughty or Nice Bauble iPhone & Android App

Wave Digital worked with Clemenger BBDO Melbourne to develop the Naughty or Nice Bauble - the centrepiece of Myer’s Christmas campaign. Selling out in only 11 days, each Bauble was bluetooth enabled. When paired with the mobile app, parents could change the colour of the Bauble to green if you’ve been good and red if you’ve been… well… not so good.

Tradex - Tradex Web App Image

Tradex - Tradex Web App

Tradex is a FinTech startup that acts as an intermediary between small businesses in the construction industry and their customers. Tradex initially approached Wave Digital seeking a product strategy and roadmap, branding and visual identity, and some core visual designs. After this initial engagement, Wave worked with Tradex to produce a detailed design specification for the web app, encompassing ideation and UX, technical and
visual designs. Wave also created a system logic specification and test cases to build the transaction engine.For more information, visit https://wavedigital.com.au/folio/tradex/
Chisholm Institute - Educator Passport iPhone, Android & Web App Image

Chisholm Institute - Educator Passport iPhone, Android & Web App

Wave worked with Chisholm Institute, a government-owned TAFE, to develop the Educator Passport App to support Chisholm’s commitment to building educational excellence within its workforce. The app enables Educators to plan, view and track their professional development. For more information, visit 

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Therapeutic Guidelines Limited - Guidelines Host iPhone & Android App Image

Therapeutic Guidelines Limited - Guidelines Host iPhone & Android App

Wave designed and built a future-proof global health app for iPhone and Android – the Guidelines Host App. Our client, Therapeutic Guidelines Limited, is a not-for-profit organisation that supports the creation and dissemination of independent therapeutic information. The app is targeted at medical prescribers in developing countries and provides them with easy access to a digital version of their own local guidelines (and

other similar publications), from anywhere in the world. For more information, visit https://wavedigital.com.au/folio/therapeutic-guidelines-limited-guidelin...

Aeon Timeline - iPad App

Wave Digital worked alongside the product owners of Aeon Timeline to design the Aeon Timeline iPad app. Aeon Timeline takes visual timeline software but greatly extends and improves it. Featuring extreme customisability and easy navigation, the app also includes a suite of tools to help users plan, map, visualise and project manage. For more information, visit https://wavedigital.com.au/folio/aeon-timeline-ipad-app/

eHealth NSW - SafeSnap iPhone App

We worked with clinicians and e-Health technologists to design the SafeSnap app that improves patient outcomes and enhances clinical information security. The SafeSnap iPhone app is like SnapChat for doctors. A top-end mobile experience gives clinicians the choice to collaborate without resorting to less secure channels like SMS, WhatsApp or email.

 

For more information, visit 

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South East Water - OneAsset Web App Image

South East Water - OneAsset Web App

South East Water provides water and sewerage services to over 1.3 million Melbournians. They required a new web-based framework to host and display various asset management and operational systems and other related data to provide real-time visibility and business analysis. OneAsset is a web app that provides a powerful and flexible framework that can be extended to incorporate future applications. It is a systems integration and
data visualisation framework, used as a tool for South East Water operators to quickly and easily view information about its network of assets such as pipes, pumps and gates. For more information, visit https://wavedigital.com.au/folio/south-east-water-oneasset-app/
Wave Digital - Les Verbes iPhone App Image

Wave Digital - Les Verbes iPhone App

Wave Digital created, designed and developed the Les Verbes iPhone app. The app is designed for intermediate French language learners (which includes Managing Director, Guy Cooper) who know the basics but struggle to find the right conjugation quickly, especially during conversation. The app includes a short daily quiz to test your knowledge, allows users to track weekly progress and includes daily reminders.

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Desktop Application Redesign for Visual Timeline Software

"I was impressed with Wave Digital's flexibility and willingness to collaborate in a way that worked for both of us."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jan. - Apr. 2018
Project summary: 

Wave Digital redesigned a desktop app for a visual timeline company. Their team was responsible for UI/UX design and integration of user-suggested features.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Melbourne, Australia
Founder and Developer, Visual Timeline Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

While the app has not yet launched, Wave Digital has exceeded expectations. They are efficient and extremely open to feedback. Their team produces high-quality work and puts forth great suggestions for the product.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Our company develops consumer-targeted software applications for Desktop and iOS. Our application provides a visually rich, highly interactive and customisable approach to managing projects, legal cases, and creative works. I am the founder and lead developer for the project.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Wave Digital?

We engaged Wave Digital for strategy and UX/UI design for our desktop software application.

What were your goals for this project?

My goals for the project were to refresh the product and incorporate new features into the design - most of which had been suggested by our users - while ensuring customer-focused design was considered from the outset.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

After meeting with half a dozen agencies, Wave Digital stood out with their unique mix of professionalism, flexibility, and eagerness to collaborate rather than dominate the design process. We were thrilled with the quality and efficiency of their design work for an earlier project (designing an iPad app), and didn’t hesitate to return to them for this project.

Describe the project in detail.

The overall scope for the project included product strategy and a complete product redesign. Wave Digital first delivered a strategy and prioritization workshop. We came to Wave with a long list of features, and they worked with us to create a product roadmap to ensure the design effort was focused in the right areas. Wave Digital then commenced a wireframing process, where we were given multiple opportunities to provide input. Once these were finalized, Wave Digital completed the visual designs.

What was the team composition?

There were two people involved in this project. Their roles were:

  • Producer
  • UI/UX Designer
RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

Due to other scheduling priorities, we are still putting the finishing touches on development before releasing the new version, but I can't wait to finally put their designs in the hands of our users.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Having worked with them previously, I already knew that they were a great team to work with. The designer produced high-quality work and contributed excellent design ideas and suggestions, but was extremely responsive to feedback, and happy to discuss and experiment with design ideas through many iterations until we settled on things we were both happy with. The team was also very efficient to work with - they managed to get a lot done in a very short space of time.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

I was impressed with Wave Digital's flexibility and willingness to collaborate in a way that worked for both of us. After talking to a number of design companies who wanted to quote for everything, it was very refreshing to meet the Wave Digital team and find them willing to contribute their design expertise without wanting to control the entire project.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Based on my experience working with them across two projects, there is nothing that comes to mind.

5.0
Overall Score Everything in my dealings with Wave Digital were top class.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Wave Digital was always open and transparent on project timing, and highly efficient and dedicated once the project kicked off
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The designer was always highly efficient, which meant a lot was achieved for minimal time and cost
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The designs Wave Digital produced captured many diverse product ideas and weaved them together into a clean, attractive, unified whole
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have already returned to Wave Digital twice for my own company, and my recommendations led to a project with another company I work with

UX/UI Design & Technical Specs for FinTech Startup

“We enjoyed going through the design process with them, and the final results were excellent.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Jan. - Mar. 2019
Project summary: 

Wave Digital worked closely with an internal team to develop a set of technical specs for an upcoming FintTech app. They handled the technical, visual, and UX/UI design as well as the branding collateral.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Melbourne, Australia
Harry Pidd
Managing Director, Tradex Australia
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

In addition to creating an intuitive UX/UI design, Wave Digital delivered a set of technical documentation that would serve as a guide for future development. The team also offered critical insights throughout the process, which yielded invaluable business innovations. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the managing director of Tradex Australia, a FinTech startup that provides an online trade account platform for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in B2B markets. It’s a unique digital service offering that covers invoice factoring as well as asset and credit financing via website, mobile, and in-store services.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Wave Digital?

We engaged Wave Digital to produce a product strategy and roadmap for our FinTech web app, including brand and messaging assets, ideation services, UX design, technical design, and visual design.

What were your goals for this project?

The objective of the project was to develop a technical specification that will guide software development. In the process, we also needed to design the UI/UX to intuitively facilitate our services.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I searched online for web developers in Melbourne, shortlisted three providers, and had high-level discussions with each company’s manager about our concept.

When I met with Guy Cooper (Managing Director, Wave Digital), he was enthusiastic to discuss our project in detail. He had valuable previous experience as the CFO for some very successful startups, and I was convinced to go with Wave Digital due to Guy’s development roadmap.

Describe the project in detail.

After completing the ideation phase, we worked with Wave Digital to develop the specification for the UI/UX design. Our service model is quite novel, so some of the processes will be foreign to most, if not all, of our users. This meant that we had to design interfaces that would be simple and intuitive, while facilitating all necessary functions.

We had an initial meeting with Wave Digital to discuss our requirements followed by two additional meetings to review and iterate the completed work. Then, we planned the next steps to refine our UX/UI concept. Finally, they produced a comprehensive specification document, including numerous interface designs that will guide the software development phase.

What was the team composition?

There were four people involved in this project. Their roles were: client liaison, product manager, UI/UX designer, and developer.
 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

We’re very happy with the outcome. The process of developing the specification, and the document itself, was key in creating an intuitive UI/UX design that would deliver our services in an elegant way. The resulting documentation would also guide future software development.

Additionally, many of the discussions that we had with Wave Digital, and the feedback they provided, led to business model innovations that have substantially increased our value proposition.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

During the UX/UI design process, we were in frequent contact with their client liaison and product manager, providing feedback and suggesting iterations. We had to go through a lot of trial and error, but Wave Digital was aware of this and adapted well to our needs. They set a clear timeline at the beginning of the project, so there was no ambiguity about when phases were to be completed.

Communication was easy and enjoyable. We exchanged emails multiple times per week, and they were always quick to respond. Occasionally, we had phone calls in addition to our face-to-face meetings. We found their input to be extremely valuable.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Being a startup, we were unfamiliar with the processes of developing a UI/UX design. However, Wave Digital deftly guided us through the engagement. They were fantastic in keeping us focused on the task at hand, and their team did an excellent job of translating our ideas into a polished technical specification.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Our experience was excellent, and we can't think of any areas in which Wave Digital was lacking.

5.0
Overall Score Scoring 5 stars in all areas warrants an overall 5-star rating.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Wave Digital established a clear schedule at the beginning of the project, which set out both parties' obligations.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Wave Digital's quote for the project was significantly less than estimates from other providers.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    We enjoyed going through the design process with them, and the final results were excellent.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Our experience with them was fantastic, and we'll recommend them to others in the future.

Mobile App Dev for Non-Profit Medical Information Provider

"Wave Digital's knowledgeable staff worked diligently to rapidly deliver well before the scheduled deadline."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Jan. - Apr. 2018
Project summary: 

Wave Digital designed and built a future-proof global health app for iOS and Android. A scalable system with CMS capability, it houses extensive open-source resources that are available live or offline.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Melbourne, Australia
Erin Nunan
Developing Countries Program Manager, Therapeutic Guidelines Limited
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Wave Digital outpaced the target timeline to deliver a flawless end product. Since launch, the app has yet to see a download failure, despite users' inherent limited internet access working in the field. A neutral design and country-specific access options ensure white labeling and IP protection.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Therapeutic Guidelines Limited (TGL) is a not-for-profit organization that supports the creation and dissemination of independent therapeutic information. I manage the Developing Countries Program, which provides low- and middle-income countries access to the information and support they need to develop their own local guidelines.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Wave Digital?

Wave Digital designed and developed our company's new mobile app. It's tailored specifically for medical prescribers in developing countries. We requested a user-friendly product with minimal technical complexity. Notably, we needed the product to be extensible and future-proof.

What were your goals for this project?

Our app aims to empower healthcare professionals working abroad in countries with less available resources. It offers them easy access to a digital version of their own local guidelines (and other similar publications), from anywhere in the world.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We chose Wave Digital based on the quality of their prior work within the health sector. The design solution they proposed demonstrated a thorough understanding of our needs. They seemed to have the right abilities to meet all our technical requirements.

Describe the project in detail.

Wave Digital's comprehensive range of services included strategy, design, development, warranty, and support. They programmed our app for both iOS and Android. Notable functions include navigation with search and sort capacity for content that falls within one or more guidelines. Users can view the detailed contents of each guideline and access information about the app itself.

Outside the app's functional requirements, Wave Digital added offline and country-specific restricted access options to ensure the IP address is protected. They designed a neutral frontend to facilitate white labeling and legal use in a wide range of countries. The app is built for CMS capability, and to simplify adding guidelines for future participating nations in the future at minimal cost. Since the product delivery earlier in 2018, they've provided ongoing hosting and maintenance.

What was the team composition?

Wave Digital assigned five people to our project. We worked with a client liaison, a product and project manager, a UI/UX designer, and one developer each for iOS and Android.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

We're pleased with the app Wave Digital has built. There have been zero reports about any difficulties with downloading or using the app amongst our user base. Our target population is, by definition, located in countries with poor internet accessibility and functionality. Based on this record so far, the final app iteration seems to meet the outlined needs perfectly.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

We were impressed with their level of communication and commitment to creating the app to our exact requirements. Wave Digital consistently dedicated their time and effort to keep us updated on the progress.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Wave Digital's knowledgeable staff worked diligently to rapidly deliver well before the scheduled deadline.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer