Case Study: Atlassian

Atlassian’s Jira has become the gold standard for issue tracking and project management software, used by small startups and established giants like Citigroup, Twitter, NASA and Coca-Cola. Its co-founders, Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar are among Australia’s richest people, each at the ripe age of 35. The company has grown from a small startup funded on Read more

Elon Musk

Elon Musk is the brains behind Paypal, SpaceX, Tesla, Solar City and Hyperloop. With his technical genius and yearning to save the world, he is perhaps the closest humanity has to a real-life Iron Man, a view that many internet memes share! The New York Times believes Musk has becomes one of a new breed of Read more


In 2017, at the ripe old age of 4, Slack had grown to 1.5m paid subscribers, 60,000 active teams, and 5.8m active weekly users. And all that happened without so much as a marketing campaign, popup ad or bulk email solicitation.  So how did founder Stewart Butterfield create such a behemoth success? By focusing on what Read more

Melbourne app development startup Buzinga in liquidation

Buzinga, the Melbourne-based mobile software development startup has gone into liquidation. The company had big aspirations to become Australia’s best workplace by 2017, expanding it’s office to include new collaboration spaces and the popular ‘we’re a startup’ piece of furniture, a ping pong table. With an admirable mission, a solid portfolio and a team of talented Aussies on the Read more

Enterprise mobility and application development

Dapper Apps can design and build custom web or mobile applications for your individual business needs. With today’s workforce increasingly relying on mobile devices for communication and to perform everyday work tasks, it is the ideal time to focus on this shift in working methods and processes, subsequently benefiting from the many advantages the mobile workforce Read more

Does my app idea already exist?

A common concern with people creating an app for the first time, is whether or not their idea already exists. And if it isn’t a concern, it should be. Knowing the competitive landscape in any business venture is extremely important. It is imperative that you understand the market you’re playing in, who your customers are and who Read more

How to fund an app

Few of us can imagine life without apps these days. We all know they’re big business. So how can you get started if you have an idea for an app and don’t have the means to fund it in order to get it onto the market? Here we take a look at six ways to get Read more

How to make money from an app

Monetisation strategies for your mobile app If you have come up with a great idea for a mobile app, you are likely hoping to make some money from it. This process requires expert strategy in order to be successful. It is crucial to establish this strategy and to back yourself with the right people supporting you Read more

How to market your app

3 Mobile App Promotion Strategies That Actually Work. You have just created the best app the world has ever seen. Congrats – but there’s more work to be done. Launching an app successfully and driving the downloads your app deserves will require a bit of marketing know-how. The good news is, we know how to create Read more

Messaging apps 101

The days of paying per text have gone the way of the dodo, and if you’re still dishing out moolah by the character, then it just might be time to find a new phone plan. Nowadays, most major carriers include unlimited texting, including no contract, pay-as-you-go phones. So there’s really no excuse for not expressing yourself in Read more