Our Stuff (is still better looking than your stuff)

Alright….alright. Even though we say that we only build our own stuff, we accept that man cannot survive on web based applications alone. So here’s some stuff that we’ve been working on lately. Before you know it, we may even start a blog!

Oh golly gosh!

My Websites

These are all my websites.

It's probably not hard to guess where FF's political allegiances lie. But if the penny hasn't dropped yet, here's a clue: we've built the website for the Brisbane City Business Branch of the LNP. The BCBB is one of the few branches that LNP members can join without concern about where they actually live. Instead it's a branch designed for city professionals to come together and network, discuss policy and help fundraise for conservative causes and candidates in Brisbane and Queensland. With a growing membership base and an active executive, the branch needed a website to help communicate with people interested in getting involved. And it had to look really good. Which we think it does! Note: not all Favourite Fruit employees are rabid LNP fanatics.
As much as we love building websites, what gets us really excited is building SYSTEMS. There's just something incredible about pushing buttons and making all of this stuff happen in the background. It's when you write some code and then test it out and it does all of this stuff automatically and you just sit there and look at the screen and go "cooooolllll". That's what we love. And we love mobile apps even more. Beautifully designed, easy to use mobile applications. Doesn't matter if it's iPhone or Android. So for the past 18 months we've been thinking about and working on Cedric: the best mobile applications development platform we think you'll ever meet. With Cedric, we help you design and build your mobile app. Food ordering, shopping carts, loyalty programs, dynamic content, push notifications, GPS directions, integration with social media: whatever you want to build, we build it for you. For cheap. And then we hand over control to you so that you can update the content on your mobile app, directly within a web browser. We're very excited about Cedric, who'll be launching by the end of September 2012.
Central Parklands is a master planned community in Mt Ommaney, a south-western suburb of Brisbane. The original website was built almost 7 years ago and as such, the Manager wanted a completely fresh look and feel, highlighting the excellent complex facilities. Favourite Fruit provided detailed advice on site structure and systems as well as custom building a property management system to be able to automatically extract information from existing real estate listings. The construction of the Central Parklands website has led to further system and development work for the property manager including assisting with websites and design work for other complexes.
It hasn't launched yet, but we're helping Holden Oldies with their new website as well as a custom designed booking and payment engine. With two incredible cars almost completely restored, this Brisbane limo company will provide a unique service for weddings and corporate or special events. The website will include virtual tours of the cars, as well as the ability to see and book available dates. On the flip side, the Holden Oldies team will automatically receive notifications of payments and bookings and be able to concentrate on driving, instead of answering enquiries.
One of our major projects at Favourite Fruit over the last twelve months has been building Oscar: an automated debt recovery system designed to simplify the business collections process. Oscar will be used by Recovery One Pty Ltd in order to manage debt portfolios and collect outstanding accounts on behalf of other companies. We've removed as many of the time consuming administrative processes as possible to make debt recovery easier and more cost effective, From instant uploads of debtors and integration with popular accounting packages such as MYOB and Quicken, through to automated letters of demand, follow-up text messages and repayment agreements, we’ve spent the time to get the process right. Oscar's automated functions will be backed up by the Recovery One call centre.
Precinct Apartments is a boutique complex in Prospect Street, Fortitude Valley. The new owner of the management rights engaged Favourite Fruit to build an initial website to attract interest from prospective owner occupiers and tenants. Intially the website does nothing more than show off the design and introduce the management team, while construction continutes. As the development reaches completion, Favourite Fruit will be involved in designing new property management systems to fully connect tenants, owners and the building manager together, allowing online communication, document and property management.
Recovery One is a debt collection company, utilising the Oscar automated debt recovery system built by Favourite Fruit. The website explains the Recovery One debt collection philosophy and how Oscar helps to automate and simplify the recoveries process. The site includes integrated video presentations, pricing and blog information and detailed analytics to help track conversion from visitors landing on the home page to account sign-up. We've built the Recovery One website to seamlessly integrate with Oscar so that a client can log in from the homepage directly to the Oscar membership area. The website will launch at the same time as the launch of Oscar, scheduled for the last quarter of 2012.
Full disclosure: one of the Favourite Fruiters lived here previously and knows the building manager well. So we had no problem telling them how terrible it looked and how it was time for an upgrade. They agreed. And now Rivers has a spanking new website that looks great and properly reflects the awesome location and facilities. The website lists currently availability and details all of the facilities and building information. It also has areas for tenants and owners and means that the building manager can now simply direct potential occupiers to the website for relevant information instead of typing out numerous emails containing the same stuff.
Ever tried handling merchandise for a Club? Ever tried doing it with Excel spreadsheets, direct deposits into bank accounts and emails backwards and forwards. From what we hear, it isn't fun. As part of our involvement with SBTC, we designed and deployed a new online shop, as well as developed the management systems around the sale of custom produced merchandise (think lycra. Lots and lots of lycra). The new SBTC shop is now able to process orders and payments automatically as well as manage stock levels to ensure that orders are placed with suppliers only when critical levels are reached. It has cut the Club's merchandise management time from multiple people and multiple hours per week, to at most 2 to 3 hours per fortnight. South Bank Tri Club is a relatively new club, growing incredibly fast and they needed a new website, membership area and payment platform in order to be able to handle an influx of new members. Favourite Fruit was happy to help and over the last few months we've completely reworked the Club's IT management systems, as well as provided a new website and payment platform. The project was extended to build and deploy an online management system - a sort of "mini Facebook" - to allow club members to interact, RSVP (and pay) for events, upload photos, view each others profiles and post comments as well as sell / swap / trade equipment and organise group training sessions. We like to think we've helped this great Club worry less about IT and concentrate more on providing awesome services to a brilliant group of triathletes.
South Bank Tri Club is a relatively new club, growing incredibly fast and they needed a new website, membership area and payment platform in order to be able to handle an influx of new members. Favourite Fruit was happy to help and over the last few months we've completely reworked the Club's IT management systems, as well as provided a new website and payment platform. The project was extended to build and deploy an online management system - a sort of "mini Facebook" - to allow club members to interact, RSVP (and pay) for events, upload photos, view each others profiles and post comments as well as sell / swap / trade equipment and organise group training sessions. We like to think we've helped this great Club worry less about IT and concentrate more on providing awesome services to a brilliant group of triathletes.

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