Strong demand for Qld Cabinet iPad app

Summary:The company behind the Queensland Cabinet iPad document reader has reported strong demand for the app from government departments across Australia, and has revealed plans to make the app available to other departments in the near future.

The company behind the Queensland Cabinet iPad document reader has reported strong demand for the app from government departments across Australia, and has revealed plans to make the app available to other departments in the near future.

Queensland Premier Anna Bligh revealed in July that the Cabinet had been using an iPad app that is similar to a document reader, but with a lot tighter security. The app had been customised for each minister, so that he or she may receive additional material specific to their portfolio if required.

Following the success of this trial, Speedwell e-Business Solutions — the company behind the app — fielded somewhere between 20 and 30 orders for an app, director Brett Wiskar told ZDNet Australia. The company was in the process of adapting the Queensland version for a wider release.

"The secure government document delivery system that we did for the Queensland Government — we're in the process of productising that and rolling that out to other government departments and other jurisdictions around the country," he told ZDNet Australia.

"We've got a release we're going to roll out for that, probably next week."

On the back of this app, and the successful Dominos app, among others, the company had been enjoying strong 40 per cent annual growth, and now employs 41 staff, Wiskar said.

Stay tuned for a full interview with Wiskar next week.

Topics: Government, Government : AU, iPad

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