What are the costs of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) Blockchain for Business Apps?

We are now at a technology tipping point where the application of blockchain technology is feasible for businesses and startups. The cost of implementing Blockchain applications has reduced through vendor support in the form of Blockchain as a Service (Baas) and open source libraries.  However, care should be taken before diving into implementing a project using Blockchain, as a number of hidden costs and variables must be carefully examined. What is Blockchain? You can read the comprehensive definition of Blockchain on Wikipedia; however, Dr Mark Staples (Data61) eloquently distills the essence of a Blockchain to simply, "A distributed database and…

goStandby app receives local recognition

This month the team at Envisage Apps was interviewed by Sarah Blinco from Get it magazine, after one of their own mobile apps goStandby, received an impressive top 7 in the Anthill Smart 100 innovative companies awards. Their travel app became popular within the media circles after winning Startup Weekend Gold Coast last July. Read the full article below by clicking to jump to page 30 in Get it Magazine. Extract: What’s your view of the future when it comes to app technology – will apps become more and more ingrained in society, do you think? "The beauty of Apps…

goStandby voted #7 in Anthill Magazine Smart 100 for innovation in 2014

goStandby, the app specifically designed for tour and activities operators has been voted #7 in Anthill Magazine Smart 100 for innovation in 2014. Nathan Challen lead the goStandby team on the Gold Coast and explained the idea came about after a personal experience with a whale tour company in Brisbane. He shared the moment when the awards were announced: "Initially, we were delighted to be listed as a candidate in the SMART 100 for 2014.  Then we were ecstatic to hear our final placing today!   We were placed #7 in the final judging." Anthill Magazine describes it's judging process: At…