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A Sydney success story

Perfect Circles™ was the brainchild of Sydneysiders Tristram and Stephen, business partners with an idea turned startup founders. Spurred on by their need to make an environmental impact in their industry, the app is a project management platform for large corporates to create jobs for contractors and their global, industry-leading clients without the levels of waste usually involved.

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Connecting fans and their idols across Australia

Aussie football legend Ben Dixon came to us with a promising idea. He dreamt of paving the way for fans to interact with their favourite celebrities. Through our interactive designs and with the help of famous investors such as Ricky Pointing and Matt Tripp, Ben was able to raise over $1 million in capital.

  • Raised over AUS $1 million
  • App idea to an IPO in 12 Months
  • Database of 1,000++ celebrities
  • Fan base of 150 million++
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Travellers to tech entrepreneurs and a $5 million app valuation Roamni

Like many successful ideas, Roamni was born from the need to solve a genuine problem - how to share, create and experience local stories. Yet with no prior technical knowledge, friends Jason Fabbri and Greg Curcio needed a partner. Appetiser was the perfect fit, adding industry expertise to their passion.

From this collaboration, Roamni became the official partner of Formula 1 in less than three years. Now, they have a startup valued at over $5,000,000.

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From fresh idea to fresh food giant

Youfoodz needed an app to consolidate its success in Sydney and the country and to open itself up to a new mobile audience. We built a dynamic app with an smooth ordering process that took seconds complete a purchase. Since then, Youfoodz was voted Australia’s #1 Healthy Food Delivery Service for three years in a row.

  • 100 million++ mobile orders
  • $100,000++ daily sales through the app
  • 4.8-star rating on the App Store
  • 50% increase in repeat orders
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Global Presence, Local Excellence

A Sydney success story

Perfect Circles™ was the brainchild of Sydneysiders Tristram and Stephen, business partners with an idea turned startup founders. Spurred on by their need to make an environmental impact in their industry, the app is a project management platform for large corporates to create jobs for contractors and their global, industry-leading clients without the levels of waste usually involved.

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Connecting fans and their idols across Australia

Aussie football legend Ben Dixon came to us with a promising idea. He dreamt of paving the way for fans to interact with their favourite celebrities. Through our interactive designs and with the help of famous investors such as Ricky Pointing and Matt Tripp, Ben was able to raise over $1 million in capital.

  • Raised over AUS $1 million
  • App idea to an IPO in 12 Months
  • Database of 1,000++ celebrities
  • Fan base of 150 million++
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Travellers to tech entrepreneurs and a $5 million app valuation Roamni

Like many successful ideas, Roamni was born from the need to solve a genuine problem - how to share, create and experience local stories. Yet with no prior technical knowledge, friends Jason Fabbri and Greg Curcio needed a partner. Appetiser was the perfect fit, adding industry expertise to their passion.

From this collaboration, Roamni became the official partner of Formula 1 in less than three years. Now, they have a startup valued at over $5,000,000.

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From fresh idea to fresh food giant

Youfoodz needed an app to consolidate its success in Sydney and the country and to open itself up to a new mobile audience. We built a dynamic app with an smooth ordering process that took seconds complete a purchase. Since then, Youfoodz was voted Australia’s #1 Healthy Food Delivery Service for three years in a row.

  • 100 million++ mobile orders
  • $100,000++ daily sales through the app
  • 4.8-star rating on the App Store
  • 50% increase in repeat orders
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Appetiser Partnered with 3 Australian Startups To a Combined Valuation of $3.6B+

Here's How We Get Much More From Your Sydney App Development

Impact Through Technology

Technology has the power to make a real difference. This drives us to be exceptional as specialists in design, development, and growth. We’ll empower you to achieve the biggest impact with your idea, no matter your goals or industry. Think big with us and realise your true Sydney app development potential.

Here’s How We Get Much More From Your Sydney App Development

Impact Through Technology

Technology has the power to make a real difference. This drives us to be exceptional as specialists in design, development, and growth. We’ll empower you to achieve the biggest impact with your idea, no matter your goals or industry. Think big with us and realise your true Sydney app development potential.

Designed for Your Users

Your app’s design is a user’s first impression of you, and there’s no second chance. We’ll partner you with one of our global standard designers to create an app that gets you results. They’re ranked #7 in the world on Uplabs, where no other Australian company is even in the top 100.

Designed for Your Users

Your app’s design is a user’s first impression of you, and there’s no second chance. We’ll partner you with one of our global standard designers to create an app that gets you results. They’re ranked #7 in the world on Uplabs, where no other Australian company is even in the top 100.

200000
Active Users
200000
Active Users

Proven Development Standards

Poor quality development will cripple your app and cause problems in the future. To protect against this, we live by our in-house coding gold standards that demand a high standard of work. Our agile process lets us quickly adapt to challenges and make rapid progress. Together, we’ve built apps that generated more than $100 million in revenue for our clients.

Specialists in Your Growth

Your startup journey doesn’t end on launch day, so neither does our partnership. We stay with you to supercharge your growth engine and guide you to success. Work with a team of specialists, not generalists, that have helped 100’s of apps grow to dominate the app stores.

Proven Development Standards

Poor quality development will cripple your app and cause problems in the future. To protect against this, we live by our in-house coding gold standards that demand a high standard of work. Our agile process lets us quickly adapt to challenges and make rapid progress. Together, we’ve built apps that generated more than $100 million in revenue for our clients.

Specialists in Your Growth

Your startup journey doesn’t end on launch day, so neither does our partnership. We stay with you to supercharge your growth engine and guide you to success. Work with a team of specialists, not generalists, that have helped 100’s of apps grow to dominate the app stores.

See how Jason and Gregg went from idea to a $5million valuation on their startup journey with us

See how Jason and Gregg went from idea to a $5million valuation on their startup journey with us

Our Clients Say It Best

“I’ve worked with several other app development companies on various projects, and Appetiser stands head and shoulders above them all. We’re looking forward to continuing our app journey with Appetiser.”
 
Ben Dixon
Vello
“The team at Appetiser developed iOS and Android applications for an international medical council. Throughout the partnership, Appetiser has consistently delivered high-quality work that has received positive feedback internally and externally. Their transparent communication style complemented their professional management style. Expect a team that provides helpful input and work on time.”
 
Australian Medical Council
AMC
“From my concept to their delivery dreamy a delight to deal with and a very talented Team! I highly recommend making these guys your go to!”
 
Scott Barnett
A Talking Family Tree

“Appetiser Apps built a native iOS and Android app as a two-sided recruitment platform. Using existing wireframes, they worked in sprints and helped improve the design along the way. The app is ready to go into beta testing and has met all quality standards. Appetiser Apps delivers professional development work and offers valuable insights to guide product design. Flexible, communicative, and skilled, they’ve managed a smooth collaboration.”

 

James Clendining

Firefly

“The team at Appetiser have been a joy to work with. In addition to being excellent developers they have also provided suggestions and advice that has been invaluable to guiding our project. The team is always quick to respond and is highly professional. I couldn’t recommend them more highly.

 

Tim McNicoll

Australian Medical Council Ltd.

FAQs

What is the cost involved throughout the stages of app development?

At this early stage, it’s not possible to provide an estimate of the total cost, just a guideline. The cost of the design and discovery stage is decided closer to the start of our collaboration. It’s best to start there and move forward using a payment milestones plan to keep track of the cost better as the idea evolves. 
 
Keep in mind that expertly developed apps come at a premium. It’s easy to forget that teams of designers, strategists, and managers are involved in making your app a success. It’s possible to get a product built for a price that’s ‘too good to be true, only to have costs spiral through bug fixes and constant improvements because the quality wasn’t there from the start. 
 
Some pricing factors include:
  • App intricacy – Do you want users to log in and create profiles? Buy and sell through the app? The more complex the different elements, the higher the cost will be
  • Android vs IOS vs Web – web and mobile together cost more, with each platform for the app requiring Sydney app developers with different skills and code language expertise. 
  • Future costs and updates – Bugs may need fixing or technical updates implementing as operating systems evolve. 
  • Project and payment milestones – It is best to request fees be paid in milestones, breaking down the cost into more manageable chunks. 

Have you helped any startups grow? Can you prove it?

Appetiser takes on a much bigger coaching and leading role to help guide a startup client through the development process and beyond. When you work with Appetiser, your team includes startup coaches and mentors that have the insight and hard-earned understanding of what it takes to be a startup success. We have seen many achievements here, with clients gaining $10,000,00 valuations with our prototype alone while many more have raised $100,000s. Others have acquired millions of active users and even gone on to IPO, and launch on the stock market. A startup dream!
 
Take Roamni as an example.  From our work together, the team went on to achieve and $5 million valuation and work with some of the most famous companies brands in the world like the Formula 1. Our commitment to our client success is one of our defining values. 

Do you have any more Sydney mobile app development clients?

Locally managed and owned Sydney trade company Amber Tiles looked to the future and commissioned an app to help with everyday tasks for the building industry.
 
The Amber Tradie app is a must-have app for the Australian Building, Tiling and Landscaping industry. The app also gives you immediate access to trade specific news, specials and events, how-to’s and other helpful articles relating to your business.
 
A sector that is perceived as traditional by many saw an opportunity to leverage an app development to complement its more conventional channels. A move that more and more trade companies are exploring.

Can you prove your innovation in app development?

A desire to innovate and improve in a fast-moving space is a core motivation here at Appetiser. We pursue innovation and impact three components of our company – our people, our processes and our products.
 
Our team came from the research and development departments at Samsung and Kyocera, and we have seven patents across the team – this includes one that is now valued at $17m by the telecoms giant Telstra. 
 
Geavi, a GPS encryption app with audio-visual integration, is a pioneer for social change and personal safety that creates recorded evidence of incidents automatically from your pocket. The aim is to increase people’s safety by empowering them with new technology that makes those around them accountable for their actions by creating video evidence that can easily be stored and shared with their family and friends.

Can I get feedback from previous app development clients in Sydney?

We are proud of the feedback we have received from our work. The response has been nothing short of emphatic. Take a look for yourself. 
  •  Regular gold verified all 5-star reviews on Clutch
  • 21 4.9/5 star reviews on Google 
 
We also go the extra step and are happy to offer direct contact with our satisfied clients (decided on a case by case basis), so you won’t have to make an essential decision off the back of second-hand information. 

How do you differentiate from the other Sydney app developers in the market?

We possess the whole stack of tools to create a fantastic product and facilitate its growth and optimise it for success. For us, developing apps alone is not enough. We’re committed to continuously supporting our clients and pushing for innovation through launch and beyond.
 
Here are a small snippet of our highlights:
  • 100% project delivery success rate 
  • 100+ apps developed
  • 5 million+ app downloads
  • $100 million+ app revenue generated
  • On course to raise A$10million for charity through our web app platforms 
  • Clutch named Appetiser Top Mobile App Developer in both 2019 and 2020
  • Recognised amongst the 10 Rising Stars in Deloitte’s 2019 Tech Fast 50 Award
  • Technology winners in the Melbourne Young Entrepreneur Awards in 2019
  • Appetiser places 64th in the prestigious AFR Fast Starter list

Can you explain your process of development and communication?

With Appetiser, communication is key to the successful resolution of any project. That’s why we insist on providing open channels and facilitate regular feedback and discovery sessions. Communication channels can vary from face to face workshops, shared project management software and good old emails. With our design/development processes, we follow an agile methodology that can be split into two main parts:
  • Design phase – This is where the collaboration begins, and the sharing and workshopping of your ideas occur. Involved in this process will be a designer and a product strategist who can help guide the plan with these ideas and knowledge.  Once the roadmap is set we get started on designs. This will include both low fidelity and high fidelity wireframes as well as user interface design and logos resulting in an interactive prototype that you can use to understand your product’s viability fully. 
  • Development phase – Once we complete the groundwork, the development will begin until the app is complete. 
 
We recommend an initial minimum viable product (MVP) discovery and design stage to get things off the ground. As well as getting an interactive prototype in your hands, It also allows you to not fully commit financially to an app idea that may not be viable. 

Will our contract include submitting to app stores and post-launch maintenance?

You are not locked into any maintenance agreements! Since we build native mobile apps, there’s less of a requirement for maintenance as other hybrid technologies. Many of our clients choose to jump onto a continuous improvement retainer, where we are always optimising and enhancing the apps. But it’s optional!

Who will own the mobile app?

As the customer and financier of a project, you’ll have rights to the product, and you’ll own all of the intellectual property behind what we develop for you. The IP stays yours to apply to any future projects if you see fit.

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