App helps to connect communities

Brendan Wright and Rob Beveridge.
Brendan Wright and Rob Beveridge.

They started smartphone app business Community2Go and use the co-working space at West Coast Institute for customer meetings and team collaboration.

‘The app was initially developed for the Joondalup-Kinross Jets to provide a facility for the club to push information to its members and answer commonly asked questions such as who and where do we play,’ Mr Wright said.

‘In just answering those questions, a lot of frantic weekend calls from parents were removed.

‘The business then organically grew providing Community2Go to communities as far away as the US and communities of all sizes, including NSW Health, NSW Transport, WAAFL and School Sport WA.

‘Community2Go has established strategic partnerships with domain experts Theme Solutions (education sector), WA Dance Directory and Bevo International Coaching (basketball) founded by former Perth Wildcats coach Rob Beveridge.’

Mr Wright said, with Mr Beveridge, he was providing Community2Go to eight WA basketball associations, including Joondalup Wolves.

‘One of the key elements to the basketball apps are the ability for ‘mum and dad’ coaches to use Rob’s 20-plus years of professional coaching experience by accessing his library of video examples of training drills and other educational resources for player development, coach development and mentoring,’ Mr Wright said.

‘Just under 80,000 push messages were received in July by 30,000 Community2Go users from 60 communities, with the business doubling every six months.’