The DF website contains lots of interesting public facing information about the Army, Naval, Air Corps, Reserves and Peace Keeping missions overseas.
The Press Office in the Defence Forces are early adopters of new technology including social media and have been cultivating Twitter and Facebook as communication channels for some time.
The new website will be audience focused and user-centric, providing great information and present a pathway to recruitment and training. New functionality we are planning on adding to the site includes:
· Google maps showing the location of overseas missions
· Integration with Social Media channels and Share functions
· iPhone App
· User polls and surveys
· Instant messaging for live support
· Integrated e-learning
· Fully bi-lingual content management system
We have started on the clarification and specification of the project and look forward to working on this exciting project over the coming months. Launch scheduled for 2011.