Portable is pleased to have released a mobile application for the National Health Services Directory (NHSD), revealing just a small part of a larger ongoing relationship. This application provides unequalled and up-to-date access to general practices, pharmacy and emergency departments no matter where your location across Australia. Available on iPhone, iPad and Android the information covers both the public and private health sectors and will be consistently updated.
In an effort to keep the modern day woman with drive in the know, Portable has been thrilled to collaborate with Flaunt Marketing to create a new initiative for Porsche Australia, WomanWithDrive. Take a test drive at womanwithdrive.com.au
Built in Wordpress to allow for ease of CMS accessibility and back-end use. We collaborated with Flaunt Marketing and Things Project. The result is a visually appealing and easy to navigate site.
Portable has been pleased to work with The Wilderness Society to develop a mobile system to accurately collect donations for The Kimberley Campaign.
Portable was engaged to create a mobile payment gateway to facilitate donations and capture leads from attendees at the event. The secure app was built across iPhone and Android within HTML and Portable used MySQL as the open source database tool.
Portable has been pleased to work with The Red Room Company to develop a unique mobile application that allows people to explore and experience poetry in a new medium. We worked closely with The Red Room Company to create The Disappearing. This application allows users to (literally) explore poetry and place. Having been built for use across iPhone, iPad and Android, The Disappearing utilises geolocation technology to match poetry to a geographical location.
Furthering our recent work within the financial sector, Portable has worked closely with AMP Capital to create a new microsite, 'Taming Volatility'. The result is a well designed, easy to navigate stand-alone site that is content specific. AMP Capital is the leading independant wealth management company in Australia and New Zealand.
Presenting as an e-book, this site showcases a specific suite of products that AMP Capital offer. With videos, graph analysis and empirical evidence clearly outlined, the site is aimed at financial planners and their clients. This site has been built in Java Script allowing full accessibility in Internet Explorer. Our partners in crime were the Melbourne based team SouthSouthWest who we worked closely with to best present the information and create a clean design site to sit separately from the AMP Capital consumer site.
Portable has worked with Elenberg Fraser since 2011 and have been thrilled to build and implement their visually striking new web presence. To coincide with the architecture firm spreading their wings from being a Melbourne based company, to now working across the Asia-Pacific region, a new digital presence was required.
With the aim to completely reinvent their digital presence, we were tasked with developing an aesthetic for the company. The new, clean look and feel was developed by the talented design team 3 Deep and brought to life thanks to Portable's talented in-house development team. The site was built in Wordpress with pre-content loading (using Ajax) to keep the user experience clean and intuitive. Pre-content loading was an essential feature, given the heavy load the site is carrying; high quality imagery of their stunning projects, and lots of it! It is exciting to see Elenberg Fraser progress their digital identity and inviting collaborations and open communication through their site. This includes RSS feeds of projects and news updates, social media links and in-site comments.
What happens when Portable, Marc Goldenfein and Sam Wheeler (of Aux Armes) put their heads together? Svbscription. A luxury subscription service for men that delivers a package of hand-selected items to members' doors once every three months.
Svbscription promises to offer its members exclusive items, curated in collaboration with designers and fellow industry tastemakers. Registrations are now available for the first Svbscription parcel, which arrives on doorsteps worldwide in the first week of July. Only 100 parcels are available, so secure your place now.
The Next Wave Festival assists emerging artists to realise extraordinary new work across Australia. Through various programs Next Wave is able to support young artists to take creative risks, establish critically-engaged professional practices and launch their work into a wider domain.
This site was built in Wordpress and has been optimised for both web, mobile and iPad viewing. Portable worked closely with local design firm Studio Kin to deliver this project and we are proud of the results.
In February, Portable hosted the first Portable Presents Product Design. In this salon style event we heard from two of the biggest industry leaders in the online product space, Shainiel Deo and Leni Mayo.
Shainiel Deo is CEO of Halfbrick, one of the most successful game design houses in the world, with the game Fruit Ninja having received over 130mill downloads. Leni Mayo is one of the founding investors in 99designs, the worlds biggest online marketplace for design. In 2011, 99designs raised $35mill in Silicon Valley. Shainiel and Leni shared anecdotes and lessons learnt in a two hour event that toured Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. In upcoming weeks we'll be sharing a short video that we filmed, in collaboration with Multimedia Victoria and Creative Innovation. Photo by Ian Knight.
Portable worked with Macquarie Global Investment to create an iPad application for the purposes of presentations on investing in the new economic world.
Portable worked with our friends and design house SouthSouthWest to develop a HTML5 application. The iPad web app was built in HTML5, CSS3 and JS, whilst the coding leveraged SenchaTouch technology.
Talking Difference is a part physical, part virtual project that is designed to capture the cultural experience of participants in audio, video and print and to encourage conversation.
Portable worked closely with Museum Victoria to design and develop the software user interface for people to record their stories. Portable worked with architect team Edwards Moore to oversee the development and design of the interesting and tactile space.
To build a website that captured and scrapbooked the 20 year history of the Big Day Out - the sounds, the artists, the characters - in lead up to their 2012 line up announcement.
Portable Studios has created a journey that rocks and rolls through the stories of the Big Day Out. Featuring candid interviews and live sound recordings. Built in HTML5.
To develop a website for a community of documentary film makers to edit their films collaboratively in real time online.
Portable worked closely with Jeremy Weinstein to create the website, using the online editing tool Kaltura, as well as developing the systems for community around it.
To assist in developing an online campaign to help curb public smoking in China.
Portable Studios, working with a variety of others, is developing digital strategies to harness the power of social media in order to enhance public discussion of the problem of tobacco use.
To develop a platform to provide secondary schools access to an online library of short films, in order to help spark discussions about meaningful issues.
Portable Studios have created a flexible website which facilitates a high degree of interactivity for secondary students. Students and teachers are able to contribute to ongoing conversations, through a service for user-generated blogs.
To create a website and online store which reflect the grace and natural beauty of búl's seaside influences.
An elegant, sophisticated website, powered by Portable Shops, which allows búl's creations a little breathing space in which to express their playful individuality.
To build a website which provides resources and publicises events relating to Clearwater’s Sustainable Urban Water Management project.
An efficient, streamlined website, with easy access to news and other information about the SUWM project. Portable included a search engine in the design, to make finding resources simpler for the user.
To assist The Wilderness Society in their digital strategy and campaigns by developing a tool to help make fundraising more efficient.
An iPhone application which allows the The Wilderness Society to securely collect payment information, while reducing the need for paper. This helps to reduce the costs associated with data management, as well as the environmental impact of large amounts of paperwork.
To develop an iPhone application for Australia's largest festival, attended by over 400,000 people each year.
An application which takes the information from the existing festival schedule and makes it more readily available, with a clear and simple user interface for people to access during the festival.
Cult womenswear label Arnsdorf worked with Portable to relaunch their website. It features a new shopping set up from Portable Shops as well as a clean and elegant design. www.arnsdorf.us
Full custom design as well as establishment of USA and Australian/NZ facing stores.
To create a website enabling Michi to keep her avid readers up-to-date with her latest weather forecasts, fashion, recipes and secrets from Melbourne and around the world.
A cute, quirky, and very Michi website which engages her readers on all counts. Portable Studios created the job platform, set up the online shop and integrated weather for over 200 regions, allowing Michi to expand her reach to global audiences.
To design a website for the Melbourne-based company, which organises tours of Australia and New Zealand for international bands.
A complete re-branding of the company, with a website that incorporates video, audio and images, as well as written content for upcoming tours. The website includes complete social network integration.
Portable Studios teamed up with Footscray Community Arts Centre - widely acknowledged as Australia’s leading centre for contemporary arts and community engagement - to build on and further develop their website.
Portable Studios was tasked with enhancing the site to be open to the diverse community and improving site functionality to encourage participation and exchange.
Portable is currently working with Regional Development Australia – Murray on all aspects of the development of the site, including building a custom made Content Management System to assist with the areas of community newspaper, community groups, jobs and community services. The Squawk.
To develop an online resource for young people (12-25) affected by disasters, in the wake of the 2009 Victorian bushfires.
A website which allows anyone to easily share the story of their experience with disaster in several ways - writing, images or video. This resource received the 2010 International Association of Emergency Managers award for Technology & Innovation for Oceania and has been nominated for a global award in the same category.
The American Menswear line, Loden Dager have recently launched their online store with Portable.
Using one of the existing Portable Shops templates, Loden Dager can now include an online store to their expanding stockist list.
Portable recently launched a new website for the Asia Pacific Business Coalition on AIDS.
Designed to communicate news to APBCA’s supporting partners, the Asia Pacific Coalition on AIDS (APBCA) is an Australian organisation leading the region’s private sector response to HIV and AIDS.
Portable Studios were invited to develop the website for the first ever Unlimited event.
Unlimited: Designing for the Asia Pacific is a new international initiative supported by the Queensland Government to promote the value of design thinking in shaping a positive future for the Asia Pacific region. The first Unlimited event will be held from 4–10 October 2010.
New York based womenswear label Candela recently relaunched their website - featuring an entire e-commerce experience powered by Portable Shops.
Portable Studios worked with Design Droplets - an online Industrial Design and Product Design Magazine, focused on the Asia Pacific Design community to create their new website.
Portable Studios was tasked with building a site to house a range of content including reviews, interviews, critical writing and industry news, aimed at peeling back the layers of the industry to help readers grow as designers. http://designdroplets.com/
The Portable Film Festival is Australia’s premier online film destination – an ongoing international film festival with a difference. No cinema, no queue, no tickets. The Portable Film Festival is online, downloadable and completely portable. You can view it wherever and whenever you want including online, on your iphone, ipod or mobile phone.
With the help of a dedicated programming team, Portable hunted down and curated the world’s best short and feature films, including contemporary narrative, music video, animation, online serials, cell phone capture and full feature length content. Head to http://portable.tv/film-festival
‘Make Poverty History’ – a body of more than 60 Australian aid agencies, community groups and religious organizations - worked with Portable to create ‘The Wishing Tree’.
The project encouraged people to ‘Plant a Wish & Make a Difference’ to increase awareness of the injustice of poverty, with every ‘wish’ helping the tree grow larger. To encourage participation, Portable used HTML5 to ensure the ‘tree’ could be viewed across all mobile devices. In addition, Portable provided integration across Facebook and Twitter, allowing people to easily spread the word and their ‘wishes’ to their friends and family online.
New site, new summer festival !! Portable has partnered up with Happy Mondays to get this unique festival off the ground, this is space age exotica meets some seriously mellow synth pop. The festival, housed on the Rooftop Bar at Curtin House, Melbourne will be sitting pretty surrounded by the most spectacular city views, with an extremely limited capacity, this will be a very special summer event not to miss.
Portable were tasked with creating the Happy Mondays site from the ground up. Taking inspiration from the spectacular views, breezy summer weather and rad artist lineup, the site allows punters to easily navigate around and learn everything about the festival – from whether to order the Chicken rap or shroom burger from pop-up Beatbox Kitchen to where to pick up the rare-as-hens-teeth tix. www.happymondays.com.au
Portable Shops allows fashion designers and stores to create, control and customise their presence online. The online tool is designed specifically for designers, storeowners and people working in fashion businesses, allowing them to get online quickly and affordably. Portable Shops grow with your business, so as sales start to expand, you won’t need to look for other solutions.
Portable oversaw the full development and design of Portable Shops, which sees serious money saved to your business. Rather than spend on e-commerce facilities that don’t understand fashion, Portable Shops ensures a technologically sound, aesthetically innovative and individualised store that says exactly what YOU want it to say about YOUR label. Head to www.portableshops.com/
Portable worked with CERES, an environmental organisation based in Brunswick, to develop a school platform focusing on environmental learning.
Built in Drupal, Sustainability Schools, brings together over 100 schools throughout Australia associated with this innovative environment educational provider.