A hand-picked selection of news and articles worth reading this month.

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What’s happening out there

Tesla’s next shiny things

The company generated a lot of buzz with the recent announcement of:

  • The 2nd generation Roadster that goes from 0 to 100kph in 1.9 secs
  • The Semi truck with enhanced Auto Pilot

tesla roadster 2

With production problems of their other car models, many have questioned Tesla’s long-term viability. Yet some praise Tesla’s vision and point to their high valuation.

From a tool to an ecosystem

Shopify grew from a tool to a platform to an ecosystem. How? Constant innovation & investment in new tech to delight users. They’ve strengthened their core offering and evolved in the e-commerce space.

This reminds us of the iCat app’s evolution that we’ve been working on with our client Clipsal.

Long read: Build an unforgettable first-time user experience

Earn the right to more of your users’ time by taking a human-centred approach. Make them feel inspired, and deliver a thoughtful, well-crafted experience. It really pays off.

The software architecture that powers Netflix

The (hugely simplified) complex stuff that happens every time you hit Play - Or the significance of Cloud and Microservices in running a platform like Netflix, even if that means using rival Amazon’s AWS cloud services.

netflix cloud microservies

Weird & wonderful

🚗 Automaker allows people to pay for brand new cars with Youtube views of videos they uploaded of test drives.

💻 Dictionary of online behaviour, including “instameet” and “pinboast.” Know anyone who’s committed these?

Inside Enabled

Enabled at eChallenge Gala Dinner

As a Gold Sponsor of the University of Adelaide’s eChallenge, Enabled attended the event to celebrate the start of budding South Australian startups.

CEO Grant Hull also presented the award to the winners of the Tech eChallenge program, which Enabled and Microsoft ran for the uni.

tech challenge sponsor Enabled CEO and COO at the eChallenge Gala Dinner. See more on our Facebook page

Team Day

The inaugural Enabled Team Day was a chance for us to hone in on our collective focus, including future direction, financial transparency, workshopping concerns. We also unveiled our culture book!

enabled team day More photos on our Facebook page