CXO Leaders Summit

Posted by Phil Whitehouse on 14 August

Mobile, UX, CX, Customer Experience Design


We attended CXO Leaders Summit in Sydney last week, here are some top line takeaways for those who couldn’t be there.

The event kicked off with Steven Marks, founder of Guzman Y Gomez, talking about how he spun up 80 restaurants in Australia and 94 worldwide. He’s a charming and ambitious Brooklynite, a really scrappy hustler, who arrived in Sydney via Wharton Business School and Wall Street. Got fed up betting on other people’s companies and decided to launch his own. Big focus on brand to start with - notice that their type font is made with black tape, like the cheap and cheerful taquerias in Mexico.

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An API First Strategy

Posted by Cameron Barrie on 17 October

Mobile, Web, Strategy, API

People say a lot of things about taking a mobile first approach to building their digital experiences, “We absolutely need to be mobile first”, “Consider the customer”, “Build for the devices customers are using day in and day out”.

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Issues Faced With Kotlin During Android Development

Posted by Elisha Lye on 10 August

Development, Mobile, Experimental, tech

Kotlin seems like the future of Android development. It is a new statically-typed programming language that runs on JVM, with a very refined syntax and enhanced features. There is a lot to love about it. Kotlin is interoperable with Java, which should reduce the risk of future incompatibility. The additional language features such as Function Extensions and High Order Function make it much more extensible and scalable. The code is concise with data classes, single expression function, infix and many more… enough said. Kotlin is just great!

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Accurate Apple Device Reporting in Google Analytics

Posted by Craig Edwards on 4 February

Development, Mobile

For some reason Google Analytics doesn't expose a dimension that represents which specific model of iPhone/iPad that the user is using (iPhone 4, iPhone 5, iPad Mini 2, et al). This makes it very difficult to track your mobile users' usage by specific device type.

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Yow! 2015 Conference

Posted by Phill Farrugia on 11 December

Development, Mobile, Company

On Thursday 10 December, once nothing more than a $10,000 credit card debt and now a Sydney-based technology startup, Atlassian raised $US462 million in a much anticipated Initial Public Offering (IPO). It goes to show that now is as good a time as ever to push forward, break down barriers and achieve something bold.

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The State of iOS Dependency Management

Posted by Rhys Powell on 8 December

Development, Mobile, Swift, Apple

Dependency management is a tricky problem to solve, even more so on iOS projects where we have to concern ourselves with things like code signing, embedded binaries, and so on. In recent years, a couple of solutions to this problem have presented themselves, each with different approaches and guiding philosophies, and each with their own tradeoffs to consider.

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NSCamp 2015

Posted by Phill Farrugia on 9 November

Mobile, Experimental, Company, Culture, Inspirational

You can only move fast and break things for so long. At some point you need to slow down, step away and gather a little bit of perspective. Last weekend the Bilue team helped organise and attended NSCamp up in Brooklyn, New South Wales. For the entire weekend we accompanied a group of talented developers, designers and creatives from as far as Perth and Melbourne to spend some time away from the regular routine of life and instead challenge ourselves with focus, growth and passion for the work we truly care about.

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A little somethin' on the side

Posted by Phill Farrugia on 6 August

Mobile, Experimental, Inspirational

If you’re anything like me your closet is littered with the slow painful decay of an endless pile of corpses that once resembled your latest and greatest venture into the unknown. Wielding your idea like a sword you marched into battle with a sense of fervour, nothing could stop you on your road to success. An innocent enlightened grin painted itself across your face as you made your first move `git init`.

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Optimise the Web for everyone

Posted by Jake on 20 June


A few months ago Google made a major step in the right direction in the way it handles search rankings. They made public that their super secret search algorithm would now take into account the “mobile friendliness” of your site and give it a lower search ranking if it didn't tick all the boxes. This could potentially cost you or your clients large amounts of revenue.

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Helping Woolworths innovate on the Apple Watch

Posted by Cameron Barrie on 9 April

Apple Watch, Mobile, Apple, Wearables

We've been helping Woolworths innovate for a little while now. They've been on a journey to take mobile more seriously for sometime, it's awesome to see, and we're helping them on that journey.

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