Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Inland Revenue Announces Winner For APP4IR Competition

Inland Revenue Announces Winner For APP4IR Competition

Inland Revenue would like to congratulate Matt Innes and Josh Lee on winning the APP4IR Challenge.

Commissioner Naomi Ferguson said that the calibre of entries were outstanding, however Matt and Josh were chosen as the winner because they showed a real insight into what our customers want, and had a fantastic simple design based on the existing myIR service.

“This design would allow people to use the app on different devices and to manage their business and personal IR accounts at the same time. It was a great idea overall.”

Ms Ferguson said that the Challenge has also been a great success for Inland Revenue and was delighted to see such a positive response.

“This is the first time that we have used crowdsourcing. Through this we have been able to reach out to such a large number of people and tap into the rich vein of creativity and innovation that is here in New Zealand.

“We received over 50 submissions for the Challenge and they demonstrated a wide variety of different approaches as to how Inland Revenue can develop an app to help our small businesses. Many of these ideas made clever use of the features built into the mobile devices that make business easier and that will also make working with Inland Revenue easier as well.

Ms Ferguson said that Inland Revenue’s current mobile web app has proved very successful, but technology and customer expectations are constantly changing, and the department is showing that it is responding to that change.

“The current app is a great first step but is only available to individual customers and we want to provide more services and greater usability to small businesses.

“People want to do business with us the same way as they would with any other business and using their tablets and smart-phones. Therefore not only are we making it easier, but our services need to be more cost-effective as well, and this Challenge is one innovative way of making that happen.

“I would like to thank everyone who entered the Challenge for their hard work and effort and congratulate Matt and Josh once again.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Fossils: Ancient Penguins Lived Alongside Dinosaurs?

Penguins are much older than previously thought and their evolution probably dates back to the days of the dinosaurs, according to research on the fossilised leg bone and toes of a giant ancient penguin found in rocks near Waipara, North Canterbury. More>>

No Voda/Sky: Commission Declines Clearance For Merger

The Commerce Commission has declined to grant clearance for the proposed merger of Sky Network Television and Vodafone New Zealand. More>>

ALSO:

EARLIER:

Power: IEA Report On New Zealand's Energy System

Outside of its largely low-carbon power sector, managing the economy’s energy intensity and greenhouse gas emissions while still remaining competitive and growing remains a challenge. More>>

ALSO:

NASA: Seven Earth-Size Planets Around A Single Star

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. Three of these planets are firmly located in the habitable zone, the area around the parent star where a rocky planet is most likely to have liquid water. More>>

ALSO:

Auckland Transport Case: Men Guilty Of Corruption And Bribery Will Spend Time In Jail

Two men who were found guilty of corruption and bribery in a Serious Fraud Office (SFO) trial have been sentenced in the Auckland High Court today... The pair are guilty of corruption and bribery offences relating to more than $1 million of bribes which took place between 2005 and 2013 at Rodney District Council and Auckland Transport. More>>

ALSO:

Hager Raid: Westpac Wrong To Release Bank Records To Police

The Privacy Commissioner has censured Westpac Banking Corp for releasing without a court order more than 10 months of bank records belonging to the political activist and journalist Nicky Hager during a police investigation into leaked information published in Hager's 2014 pre-election book, 'Dirty Politics'. More>>

ALSO:

EARLIER:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news