A Results-driven App Development Agency

With a list of chart-topping apps to our name and a long history of mobile innovation, DreamWalk is one of the most influential app developers in Australia and is trusted by some of the world’s biggest brands and most ambitious startups.

Who we are

From humble beginnings, DreamWalk has grown from two brothers working out of their bedrooms in 2008 to one of the longest standing and most trusted app developers in Australia.

DreamWalk’s commitment to an ethical and transparent app development process makes us unique among our competitors. Our approach, coupled with a strong focus on user engagement and unparalleled industry knowledge,  have lead to collaborations with some of Australia’s best known companies and most ambitious start-ups.

DreamWalk was acquired by multinational advertising company Wellcom Group (WLL) in 2012 and was subsequently re-acquired by the Russell brothers and taken over by the current leadership team in 2017.

Where we come from

Back in 2008 smart phones were gaining traction in the marketplace, the App Store was a brand new concept and DreamWalk was an innovative app, designed and developed by Joe and Sam Russell from their bedrooms. It was the world’s first commercial GPS treasure hunt app, enabling users to hunt for free stuff around their cities and it caused quite a stir when it launched in Australia and the US.

On the back of DreamWalk’s success, Joe and Sam formed an app development agency in Melbourne, Australia and began developing mobile and web apps for the likes of Coca-cola, New Mexico Tourism and the University of Melbourne. They called the app development agency DreamWalk, in honour of the little app that started it all.

Some of our Achievements

Read more on our Results page.

DreamWalk app designers melbourne - Appy Award

Appy Awards Finalist

No 1 app by Melbourne app developers, DreamWalk

No. 1 on the App Store

DreamWalk app designer melbourne - Appy Award

City of Melbourne Winner

No 1 app by Melbourne app development company, DreamWalk

No. 1 on Clutch Melbourne

DreamWalk - Melbourne app developers with most Apple features

100+ Apple Features

Our Leadership Team

Karl Graf

Karl Graf

Managing Director

Jonathan Shutt

Jonathan Shutt

General Manager

Rebecca Raines

Rebecca Raines

Senior Product Manager

James Margenberg

James Margenberg

Head of Development

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In the Media

DreamWalk and our apps have been featured by these outlets and many more. Read Articles.

DreamWalk app developers Australia in the media

Our First App

DreamWalk – The Mobile Treasure Hunt

Within two weeks of launch in the US, the DreamWalk app was featured by Apple as New and Noteworthy and was downloaded by over 60,000 treasure hunters in New York, Boston, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Over the 3 month US trial, more than 200 brands and retailers added over 4,000 treasures to the DreamWalk map for hunters to collect.

The DreamWalk app is no longer available on the App store but variations thereof have since been developed for Pump Water and New Mexico Tourism.

How to work with DreamWalk

There are a number of ways a business or startup can engage with DreamWalk.

Flat-fee Agile

For ultimate flexibility as well as predictable cost. Pay a simple monthly flat-fee for design and development. Due to an outstanding level of success and customer satisfaction using Flat-fee Agile, it is now our preferred engagement model.

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Fixed-scope Project

Due to the inflexibility of a fixed-price, fixed-scope engagement, we will only suggest it for projects with budgets large enough to accommodate potential scope changes and detailed functional specification documentation.

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No-code Project

The fastest and most cost-effective way to get your app idea onto the App Store. For startups with simple ideas they want to validate with a basic proof of concept app, no-code and low-code is the way to go.

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High-fidelity Prototyping

Pitching your concept to investors or just want to know what the app could look like before committing to development? A high-fidelity prototype isn't an app but it looks and feels just like one.

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