App Startups

DreamWalk is the app development company trusted by app startups for over 10 years. Let us guide you through the adventure that is launching an app.

We know startups

We’ve been there before and know the tricks and pitfalls. Over the years DreamWalk has helped hundreds of app startups plan, validate, design, develop and launch innovative new apps to users around the World. Unlike other app development companies, we’ve also released a number of apps ourselves, which have gone on to reach the top of the App Store charts and have been featured by Apple. Let’s talk about how we can apply DreamWalk’s proven formula to your app project.

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 Grant 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

What we do for app startups

DreamWalk is an end-to-end app development agency, providing a full range of services to startups

App development companies who mentor startups - DreamWalk

Business Mentoring

Whether its helping you prepare your investor pitch, giving you honest feedback on your financial projections or genuine and unbiased advice around product viability, we’ve been on the startup journey many times before and love to share our wisdom.

App UX & UI Design

Great design is fundamental to the success of a new mobile app.  Our industry-leading app design team designs user experiences and interfaces to be intuitive, engaging and habit-forming. This means better conversion, user retention and a better chance of success for your startup.

App Development

Our world-renowned app development team are the best in the business. All development is done locally here in Melbourne where we can control the quality and ensure you get the best possible technical outcome. We also collaborate with startups in Proof hackathons.

App Launch Strategy

We’ve been involved in dozens of app launches and know what works and what doesn’t when it comes to app launch promotions. We’ve taken live monkeys to MacWorld, setup photo booths with Macklemore and everything in between. Let’s brainstorm launch ideas together.

What our startup clients are saying

“For me, the biggest benefits of working with DreamWalk have been the speed of development, impressive UX/UI design capability and great customer service”
Simon Bishop

Founder, The Hug App

“DreamWalk stood out as an ethical, trustworthy, and professional company. Working with them is effortless; they stick to your vision and explain technical concepts in ways that are easy to comprehend.”
Nell Purser

Co-Founder, Eenemo

“Not only did they make my dream come true, but they were also really fun to deal with. For 3 years, one of the apps [Classbreak] ranked number 1 on the App Store”
Dale Sidebottom

Founder, Energetic Education

Free Resources for App Startups

Download these essential tools and reference guides to increase your app’s chances of success.

Beginner’s Guide to Choosing an App Developer

App Development Cost Calculator

20 Tough Tips for App Startups

App Development Quote Comparison Tool

Jam for iPhone

No. 1 Music App

On the App Store in 26 countries

600,000+ Users

Over 5 million songs recorded

Appy Awards Finalist

Runner up to Shazam

How to work with DreamWalk

There are a number of ways a business or organization 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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Proof Hackathon

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, Proof is all about fast results and its fun!

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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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Startup FAQs


Q. Does DreamWalk invest in app startups?

It doesn’t happen often but on occasion the DreamWalk leadership team will offer to invest in an app startup. We will only ever invest up to 25% of the total app development cost in exchange for equity in the startup.

Q. Will DreamWalk be my CTO?

For truly outstanding apps and startup teams we will definitely consider it. Attachment to an influential app development company like DreamWalk can help when raising capital, business planning and with general app startup strategy. This placement would always be in exchange for equity in the startup.

Q. Can DreamWalk take care of my app marketing?

We will certainly share our own experiences and give you tips and advice but when it comes to detailed marketing strategy and execution we will put you in touch with an experienced tech marketer.

Got more questions? Go to our FAQs page.

App Startup Tips

DreamWalk Co-founder, Joseph Russell shares his 20 tough tips for new app entrepreneurs.



Got an app idea?

Let’s chat about how we can help bring your idea to life using our proven formula for success. We will happily sign a confidentiality agreement before discussing.
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