Everyday, we partner with people with bold missions and ambitious thinking to help them de-risk the process of bringing their great ideas to life.
We call this the Idea to Execution GapTM and we’d like to think we’re more than just an app developer to many of our clients.
We work across the entire lifecycle of an taking an idea to market to support entrepreneurs & challenger brands with ideation, validation, product strategy, engineering, ongoing maintenance and growth.
Together, we’re building a development hub for incredible ideas & innovations around the world.
Luke is an accomplished, seasoned consultant with exceptional relationship building qualities. An expert in mobile and web technology determined to help clients find solutions to achieve their desired outcome. He is passionate about delivering outright driven solutions utilizing a Minimum Viable Product approach. He has a deep interest in Finance technology and in his spare time he goes spearfishing.
Chris Maher is a half-breed. Half technical, Half business savvy. He has extensive experience in market research, decision making analytics and has been a trusted advisor to executives at some of Australia’s largest corporates. Almost paradoxically he has extensive knowledge of software quality methodology. This fusion allows him to assist clients to find best of breed solutions, design MVPs and go-to-market strategies that get results. He’s a product strategist you want on your team.
Chellie May is an experienced IT professional with nearly a decade under her belt. With a background in software engineering, quality assurance as well as product management she has been a catalyst behind hugely successful international tech startups. Today she focuses on internal projects as well as maintaining Appster’s core systems to keep our business humming as we scale globally.
She is also running Disruptive Startup Organisation, you can easily spot her in our Disruptive Startup meetups.
Tom is a Product Strategist with an awesome background in Software Engineering, who wants to be the catalyst that turns your idea into an explosive and disruptive app made to rock the mobile app world. His hobby of being the best at slaying internet dragons brings a funky perspective to the design table.
Esther has worked at Appster for nearly 3 years and built up a team of product strategists who take on all kinds of exciting projects. Having worked on over 200 different concepts herself, she is passionate about fleshing out ideas and building them into businesses that have the best chance of success. Esther is inspired by what technology is going to do for the world and wants to be involved with it in every way possible.
Chris is a well rounded consultant with over 10 years of client management experience. He is very passionate about innovative ideas & working with clients to achieve their desired outcome, utilising a Minimum Viable Product approach. Hailing from the UK, Chris has a keen interest in motorsport & also football (played with a round ball!). Further note, feel free to start a conversation about 80’s music – Chris’ guilty pleasure!!
As a Producer at Appster, Emilia eloquently coordinates a variety of UI/UX design and wireframe projects with designers. She’s very hands on with both team members and clients and is often a liaison between the two parties. When she isn’t prioritizing product features for maximum ROI, she is busy managing product updates. Because of her past experiences in business management, marketing and UX design, she’s able to grasp a client’s vision quickly and consult with them on strategies for optimum results.
Be careful, she has a Metalcore music obsession and doesn’t mind pulling others into the music vortex with her.
Emily’s background in producing digital assets is what makes her such a talented Producer here at Appster. She develops and maintains projects throughout various stages for clients and also assists them in everything from wire-framing and troubleshooting to technical support and product management. Clients can depend on her to go above and beyond to ensure they are happily meeting their goals no matter how challenging, or deadline driven they are.
Emily is known as our “Fairy” as she is always there to give a hug when you need it most.
Ashkan is a Growth Strategist who has been in sales since the young age of 16. With a keen business mind and an enthusiastic approach, he brings loads of experience to the team. He is often reading up on what’s new in the tech world and exploring various apps. “Mastering the art of communication is priceless” and “We never stop learning” are up there with some of his favorite quotes to go by. He strives to continuously grow as a professional and teach others what he knows. When not in the office, he can be found enjoying the sights, playing FIFA or just watching some sports. Oh what the heck…one more quote. “To improve is to change, to be perfect is to change often” Winston Chruchill said that one. Ashkan said the above two.
Zach is a Product Manager with a background in Security and Computer Science. Zach works closely with our Senior Project team to review builds, test functional deliverables and coordinate with client’s to keep their projects on track. He is a strong believer in Lean Methodologies and User Experience practices. Zach has been known to work at ridiculous hours of the night to coordinate with our teams and clients all over the world. The secret to his productivity is his addiction to caffeine and in his spare time he likes to spend too many hours on Udemy learning new things.
“There’s not much humility in their vision: they say openly they want to do what Henry Ford did to cars, or what Rockefeller did for oil.
They want Appster to be the ideas development hub of the world.”
Only the best engineers: “Applying for a job at app-building company Appster, seems a little like applying for a high-security-clearance government job.”
Their audacious vision is to help transform the most innovative and challenging ideas into reality, by becoming the leading technical co-founder for entrepreneurs.
Appster has [over] 110 employees, and they are adding 50 to 60 employees this quarter. With an office in San Francisco, and they have a team of executives and board members that includes the former chief financial officer of PayPal, David Jaques.
We run monthly free and inexpensive educational events for founders, developers and challenger brands that connect experienced founders to ambitious innovators.
Our Disruptive Startup events have over 15,000 members and run across Australia & the U.S.
We work with a leading a Hunger & Food charity to donate food throughout the local community. We’re also proud to support a local orphanage in Gurgaon, India
We publish weekly content on entrepreneurship, building technology products and building great software. Check out Startup Academy™ here
We’re also strong supporters of teaching kids to code, particularly in remote locations.