Boost has a track record of successfully completing projects that deliver positive impacts for public sector agencies and the people of New Zealand
Make sure you deliver positive and lasting impacts for New Zealand and New Zealanders.
Find out how we can ensure your next development project meets or exceeds the expectations of your agency, minister, stakeholders and the country as a whole.
Web application design and development
Helping all Kiwis thrive by making it simple to get support
This web application makes it easy for people to find all the MSD support they’re entitled to. Our intense focus on ease-of-use was rewarded when one user shared his wife’s experience. She was able to complete the process, even with reduced abilities following brain surgery.
Mobile app, website and API design and development
Making it super easy for seniors to stretch their money further
MSD wanted to help seniors get SuperGold deals anywhere, using any device. We had five months to deliver mobile apps for both Apple and Android phones, along with a new web application and API. Released on schedule, the apps went to No. 1 in the New Zealand app stores.
Web application and API development
Bringing Kiwi culture to life by making it easy to find, share and use our digital treasures
This one-stop search site makes it easy to find Kiwi digital content, over 30 million items from 200+ partners. DigitalNZ needed to scale legacy tools so, in our own time, we prototyped a new solution. This became the award-winning Supplejack platform and API, a world-first and now used internationally.
Website and web application design and development
Powering the nation by maximizing access to our collective knowledge
We maximise the cultural and economic value that the National Library creates by maximising access to their online services. Their website received the highest score of all government websites assessed for the Auditor-General’s Digital access to information and services report.
Website design and development
Making it easier to find the government information we need to grow as a nation
Our ground-up rebuild of the Archives website created a one-stop shop for interacting with Archives. Accessible anywhere, anytime, by anyone regardless of device or disability, the site helps Archives highlight key content, and will be the foundation for Archives’ continuing digital transformation.
Website design and development
Setting kids up for success by giving them the skills to research online
The multi-award winning AnyQuestions website lets students chat online with librarians who help them find reliable sources of information and build vital information literacy skills. By designing a site that actively appeals to school-age children, we increased usage by 74%.
Website design and development
Helping Kiwis build a strong, prosperous and creative New Zealand
An online best-practice guide, the Toolkit inspires and guides Kiwis to create successful community arts projects. Taking part helps them develop the connections, skills, cultural identity and knack for problem-solving that we need to succeed as a creative nation.
Website design, development and API integration
Bringing the country together in commemoration
The WW100 site commemorates the centenary of World War I. By designing an engaging events section, we encouraged participation. In 2019, a Colmar Brunton survey showed that 93% of New Zealanders had engaged in First World War-related activities.
Web application development
Enabling visual communication that increases Māori achievement
The Pātaka internal digital asset management platform helps staff improve outcomes for Māori by quickly finding the right visual resources for their communication and engagement work. Our Agile approach ensured phase one was a success and phase two finished ahead of schedule.
Making use of our Agile development expertise, we minimise risk and maximise the impact you have for New Zealand and New Zealanders.
We start by running co-design discovery workshops with your key stakeholders. These workshops ensure everyone is clear on the:
Clear progress and quick results
Working together in short iterations, we then develop working solutions for your highest priority features. These you check, so you can feed what you learn into the next iteration.
As a result, your progress, costs, timeframes and risks are transparent at every stage.
Security, privacy and accessibility assurance
This transparency lets you take a risk-based approach to security, privacy and accessibility. Our extensive public sector experience gives us the expertise to consistently meet the government Web Accessibility and Usability Standards, and security and privacy requirements.
Stakeholder engagement is baked into our development process, giving you simple and effective ways to get input and support from those with an influence on or interest in your project.
Co-design builds buy-in
The stakeholder engagement starts with our co-design discovery workshops. Practical, collaborative and interactive, these align your stakeholders behind an inspiring vision of the outcomes you’ll deliver and the path to get there.
User-centred development builds satisfaction
Iterative delivery of working software means you — and your key stakeholders and user groups — can regularly review and test your work in progress.
As a result, you constantly get feedback on how well you’re meeting user needs and organisational outcomes. You also build engagement by empowering stakeholders, crucial for effective change management.
Too many projects are locked into a plan, meaning new priorities bring new costs and delays. We cut the cost of change by only building what is a priority today, not what might be needed tomorrow.
Respond to changes in your operating environment
Your operating environment changes constantly as your project progresses. New risks and opportunities arise. Organisational and ministerial priorities change. Responding to these changes is key to meeting expectations.
Respond to evolving project insights
As well as responding to what you learn about user needs, working iteratively also means you can respond to new solution options. You’re free to adopt new approaches revealed by the work so far, and new technologies released since your project started.