Sydney is the place to watch for new Technology. As the home of upcoming Technology hub Silicon dock and the birthplace of many famous and soon-to-be-famous giants of software development, it is certainly earned its place on the tech radar.
Whether you are a developer looking for work, an investor looking for the best centers of innovation or a Sydneysider interested in what is going on in your city and what useful apps are out there for you, there is a lot happening in the Sydney technology front.
Sydney, Australia is a unique, iconic city situated in an idyllic location surrounded by sandy beaches on one side and the crisp, clear blue mountains on the other. But the climate and outstanding natural beauty is not the only thing which draws people to this place.
Sydney has a vibrant, expanding technology community and it is the birth place of many exciting new technology startups, many of these Australian businesses are developing innovative software.
Sydney is also going to be home to one of the worlds most prominent new tech hubs – Silicon Harbor. Backed by a solid group of Australian Businesses and started by PureProfile CEO Paul Chan, Silicon Harbor, is quickly drawing traction among small and large technology companies alike. It is currently in the development phase.
There are several famous Business applications which have been created by Sydney-based companies. Atlassian is probably the most famous Sydney tech company. Their software development applications include project management tool Jira and code management tool BitBucket, both used on a worldwide scale.
But it is not just established businesses which thrive in Sydney. The city is also home to some very innovate and clever start up companies. There are a few interesting new Business applications and ventures coming from Sydney.
On of the most successful of these is Coinjar, a company for trading bitcoins. Coinjar has now over 700,000 customers.
Another success story is Persolla, a software development company which has taken the world by storm and changed the face of e commerce. Persolla provides an easy way for small businesses and individuals to sell their work online without requiring any software development at all. A customer simply adds an image and description of their product and gets a link which can be used to carry out the checkout and sale.
Sydney is also a fast growing hive of apps created specifically for people living in Sydney or traveling around Australia. App development in Sydney has increased dramatically in the last few years with many useful apps being released which make life easier. One popular app in Sydney is tripView, an app which shows real time information for buses and trains. Very handy for anyone living in Sydney.
Doing a bit of traveling? A very practical app to have is wikicamps, which provides an active database of all the campsites in Australia.
Another handy app, an absolute necessity for a night out, is Clipp. This easy to use app allows you to leave your cards at home (or keep them safely in your wallet) as the app can be used to start a bar tab and pay for the drinks at the end of the night.
If you are a parent with a child in creche, Kinderloop is a must. This app allows you to communicate with the carers about your child, whether it be issues at creche, development notes or anything you need to know.
All in all, there is a lot going on in Sydney, both from a global tech perspective and also as a consumer, looking for practical, every day solutions to make life easier.