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Giving Back to the Community: 2015’s successful applicants for pro bono work
Lateral | 1/09/2015
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Every year, Lateral selects two organisations to receive pro bono work in the form of development time and project capital. The successful applicants are those that we feel add value to the community, are in desperate need of funding, and will benefit from the technology Lateral embraces.
This year we are proud to announce The Special Olympics and Safety House WA as our 2015 pro bono recipients.

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How Much Does it Cost to Build an App? 8 Things to Consider
Lateral | 25/08/2015
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As an app development specialist, one of the most common questions that we get is, ‘how much does an app cost to build?’ This is a difficult question to answer, because no two apps are the same. With so many elements to consider, an exact figure can’t be defined until we have more information about the scope of the app.

We have put together a list of some of the important things to consider and questions to ask yourself when identifying what you require from your app in order to give you a better estimate of price.

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Taking on a Design Thinking Approach
Lateral | 4/08/2015
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Here at Lateral our specialised team places us in a unique position to fully understand all the implications of the Software Development Lifecycle. At Lateral we believe there is no such thing as a one fits all when it comes to our clients. We understand every business hits its own roadblocks that halt the growth or productivity of their business.
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Lateral | 27/05/2015
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Lateral have just completed another of our fantastic business app workshops! 
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Lateral Rewarded for FINE work!
Lateral | 27/05/2015
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CPP.jpgOnce again, Lateral’s hard work is in the spotlight! Our new City of Perth Activity Management System (CPAMS) parking app has reached the finals of the WAITTA awards. 
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Lateral | 1/12/2014
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We get asked this question a lot and with something like custom software development, it can be difficult to explain because there is a fairly intangible component to what we do. No project is the same as we work with our clients to deliver individual solutions for them.
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Lateral | 5/11/2014
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In May, we had a look at the performance of PLD’s first ever iPad App in the Australian App Store. We were delighted to see that after four weeks of its release, it ranked number 6 in the category Word
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Congratulations to our mobile developer Tim who won the Australian Web Awards 2014!
Lateral | 9/10/2014
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We are stoked about Tim being the State Winner for Western Australia of the Australian Web Awards! In the category “Personal”, his blog won. Last night, the awards ceremony was held at BankWest.
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Lateral | 3/10/2014
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“/dev/world” is an annual national conference where software developers come together to explore the latest trends in Apple’s software development. It attracts people who have an interest in developing for Apple computers as well as mobile devices running iOS.
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Lateral is WA’s first qualified organisation for Mobility Solutions and Mobility Deployment in the Apple Consultants Network (ACN)
Breakfast Event “Integrating Mobile Health and Wearable Technology” August 14th 2014
Lateral | 15/08/2014
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More than 50 people in the health industry accepted our public invitation for breakfast in our “Lateral Learn About” series. This time we were at the beautiful Matilda Bay Restaurant and the topic was wearable technology and mobile health, also referred to mHealth or Digital Health.
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Lateral | 23/07/2014
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We are hosting another breakfast event in Perth.
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Lateral | 18/07/2014
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The interview was initiated by  HISA after Thushara gained his CHIA qualification. If you are wondering what Thushara meant by “Industrial Strength Software”, read this blogpost.
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Lateral | 1/07/2014
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We have moved offices within Subiaco: The new address is 292 Rokeby Road, Subiaco WA 6008.
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Lateral | 5/06/2014
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In the scope of Apple’s annual WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference), held June 2-6th 2014 in San Francisco, we found very interesting what Apple has announced in the health space: An app simply called “Health”, plus a new tool for developers called “HealthKit”, allowing integration of third party applications.
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Perth’s iOS Developers Watched WWDC14 at Lateral Solutions
Lateral | 4/06/2014
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Apple’s annual WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference) in San Francisco is a much anticipated event every June amongst developers using the Apple platforms. This year, over 1,000 Apple engineers and 5,000 developers came together to see what the tech giant has incubated.
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Lateral | 13/05/2014
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We are happy to see that the iPad app we have developed for renowned Australian Speech Pathologist and Educator Diana Rigg is doing well after being released in the App Store four weeks ago.
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Lateral | 12/05/2014
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We are thrilled that our Developer Team Lead Sam, who is also a founding member of the Perth iOS Developers Meetup, will be one of the high calibre speakers at the sold-out YOW!West conference this week. The conference takes place on May 13th and May 14th, followed by workshops on May 15th and May 16th.
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Lateral | 9/05/2014
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By CHIA, we don’t mean the healthy seeds, but it refers to Certified Health Informatician Australasia.
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Lateral | 30/04/2014
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When I talk to potential customers I always tell them we focus on building “Industrial Strength Software”. This is important to us because we believe it’s one of the things that defines who we are as a company.  Of course some of the customers then naturally ask what that is or why is it important.
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Lateral | 13/03/2014
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We hope you enjoyed the breakfast on us at our event “Practical Examples of Mobile Technology in Health” today and found the presentations interesting. Photos of the event can be found here.
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Lateral | 13/03/2014
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Experts working in public as well as private health followed our public invitation via Eventbrite. The idea was to learn about real life examples of mobile technology in the health industry while having a breakfast on us at etro Café, located in Perth’s CBD.
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Lateral | 31/01/2014
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​Why modernise?
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Lateral | 23/12/2013
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There are various spellings used such as AS400, AS 400 or AS/400 but they all mean the same. As the younger generation might have come across AS400 in corporate organisations but haven’t covered it during their education, we thought we’d give an explanation.
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Lateral | 29/11/2013
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When you consider offering your website visitors a better experience on mobile devices, the question is if you create a mobile version of your website (m.website.com.au) or if you redesign your website in responsive design.
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Lateral | 9/10/2013
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Today Regional Development Australia (RDA) Perth, the Digital Economy Branch of the Department of Commerce and Lateral Solutions joined together to hold Module Three of the Digital Knowledge Series for Local Governments in Maylands at RDA’s premises.
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Lateral | 2/08/2013
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The speakers’ topic of this month’s meeting at the Inventors Association WA was Cloud Computing. Yesterday evening approximately 30 people in the audience listened to our Managing Director Thushara Weerakody who elaborated a definition, using an analogy of power from the grid; he presented benefits such as scalability, an improved cash-flow and location-independent accessibility on the one hand and addressed concerns such as security issues on the other hand. These can be combated by various types of encryption, “so that even the NSA cannot access the information – yet”. The traditional belief that stationary servers are more secure than the cloud is not valid if you think of natural disasters such as bushfires or floods.
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Lateral | 12/06/2013
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15 pairs of eyes watched at Lateral Solutions as Tim Cook entered the stage to reveal Apple’s new developments.  Apple’s CEO and his executive team presented new products & features in the keynote opening the Apple Worldwide Developer Conference for 2013 – in summary, there was nothing too ground-breaking, but it was good to see what the Californian giant has been working on.
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Lateral Solutions hosts Perth iOS Developers Meetup to watch Apple’s WWDC 2013 keynote video
Lateral | 7/06/2013
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Apple holds the annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco this year from 10-14th of June 2013. Being one of the major tech events for software developers, tickets were sold out within minutes.
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How do I get my site to show up in Google?
Lateral | 13/02/2013
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This is another question we get asked quite frequently by startups or small businesses adopting technology. Whether you’re selling goods online, advertising your services, or promoting a mobile app, revenue can be quite substantially impacted by your (in)visibility in Google search results, and how far down the list you appear.
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Lateral | 4/02/2013
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Standing desks have gained a lot of mindshare in recent years, with advocates citing posture, energy and health benefits, however they can be difficult to find for a reasonable price.
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Lateral is now an Apple Reseller!
Lateral | 11/12/2012
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Lateral Solutions is now an Apple Authorised Reseller! This means we’re now able to order hardware directly from Apple’s Australian distributors on behalf of our clients, and gives us access to business-level expertise within Apple (above & beyond the technical assistance we’re currently entitled to through the Developer Program).
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Lateral | 15/10/2012
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Today our .NET/Mobile Team Leader, Sam Ritchie, presented a session in Spacecubed’s Lunchtime Learning series, entitled ‘Introduction to iPhone App Development’. About 15 people attended and heard Sam impart some of his iPhone development experience, focusing on areas of the platform most likely to trip up or confuse newcomers.
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How much does it cost to build an iPhone/iPad app?
Lateral | 18/07/2012
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As an iOS development specialist, one of the most common questions we get is “How much does an app cost?” Unfortunately this is a classic “How long is a piece of string?” question, but giving people that answer generally doesn’t result in any sales, so we’ve spelled out some of the cost considerations in this post.
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Lateral | 3/07/2012
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Last week our .NET Team Leader, Sam Ritchie, presented an overview of the new preview features in Windows Azure to the Perth MS Cloud Computing meetup group. Most of the presentation was focused on the new Azure Web Site hosting & deployment; we’ve reproduced a couple of the key points here.
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eMed for WA Health Biomedical Engineering
Lateral | 11/06/2012
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A few years ago, we assisted Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital’s department of Medical Technology and Physics (MTP) to implement a LANSA-based system to manage maintenance & QA on the fleet of medical equipment used by a number of hospitals in Perth (see the LANSA case study for more details). Lateral’s main role in that project was to provide training & setup, and the MTP engineers did the bulk of the development on the system (known as eMed).
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