|Industry App development|
Type of business Private
|Area served Worldwide|
|Key people Mark McDonaldJosiah Humphrey|
CEO Mark McDonald (Aug 2011–), Josiah Humphrey (Aug 2011–)
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Appster is an Australian app development agency, founded in 2011. It develops mobile, web and wearable apps for startups, public figures and enterprises. The company states it's ambition is to be the world's first ideas company.
Appster was launched in June 2011 by Mark McDonald and Josiah Humphrey originally as a digital agency consulting to online e-commerce companies on conversion rate optimisation. It soon pivoted when they realised they were 'better at making things' and become a full stack software-development and digital product strategy firm.
During 2011 and beyond the firm has experienced exceptional growth hiring over 15 staff in Melbourne, Australia and completing over 20 apps
In 2013, Appster hired CTO Martin Halford to expand internationally forming a company in Gurgaon, India. This was the first international office and according to Mark McDonald gave the company scope to source talent they couldn't easily acquire within Australia.
In 2014, Appster had over 100 staff globally opening up an office in San Francisco with 5 full-time staff and estimated revenues in the Australian market of $10 million. Additions were made to the senior executive team as well as advisory board including notable executives Liz Savage (Former CCO of Virgin Australia) and David Jaques (Founding CFO of Paypal.com).
In 2015, Appster was named as one of the "5 Successful Tech Companies That Were Started For Under $10,000" by Forbes. and News.com.au hailed Appster as the next Apple.
In November 2015, The Victorian government announced Appster plans on creating more than 100 new jobs over the next 3 years.
Appster now has over 400 employees.