Our Ethical App Development CharterDreamWalk is the only Australian app development company committed to doing business in an ethical, sustainable and transparent manner. We believe in the basic principle of treating our clients, our employees and our planet with care, compassion and respect.
At DreamWalk we aim to be everything the typical Australian app development company is not.
We pride ourselves on our ethical and transparent app development process and operate by our unique Ethical App Development Charter. Whether you need an iPhone developer, Android developer or web app developer, working with DreamWalk you can be assured of the following:
Developing an app is an expensive process. We understand that you are spending precious, hard-earned money on your app project. We will make sure you always know exactly where every dollar is going. Its understandable that you want to be kept in the loop so we will do the following to ensure maximum transparency throughout the process:
- We use plain English in our communications, not tech jargon.
- All quotes and invoices are clearly itemised.
- You will receive scheduled weekly progress updates.
- We will setup a server for your project rather than using our own.
- You will receive all source code with every payment milestone.
- If you want to drop in and see how your app is looking, just give us a call.
We donate a percentage of all profits to charitable organisations we believe in. As a DreamWalk client you’ll get to choose which charity your app project supports. You’ll receive updates whenever funds are contributed, so you can share in the joys of giving to a good cause. As part of our Ethical App Development charter we are currently offering support for these amazing organisations:
Edgar’s Mission is a not for profit sanctuary for rescued farmed animals that seeks to create a humane and just world for humans and non-humans.
SecondBite is a food rescue not for profit with a special focus on fresh produce. With 75% of the over 1 million kgs of food they redistributed in 2011 being being fresh fruit and vegetables, they play a key role in providing fresh surplus food to over 400 community food programs.
Sea Shepherd is an international, non-profit marine conservation organization that engages in direct action campaigns to defend wildlife, and conserve and protect the world’s oceans from illegal exploitation and environmental destruction.
Most Australian app development companies don’t actually do much of the development work in-house. Most will ship your project off to third-party developers in India, Ukrain or elsewhere. While this approach may have some small short-term cost benefits, the results in the long run can be disasterous. We have seen it time and time again – Code that is rushed, corners cut, budget blow-outs (even on supposedly fixed-price projects), source code held to ransom, unresponsive developers, no thought put into architecture or user experience… the list goes on.
At DreamWalk we do all app design and development work in-house, here in Melbourne. This way we can control the quality, the time-frames and the working conditions of our programmers. It also means more jobs for locals and that your money stays in your community. We believe that by definition, it is impossible to provide an ethical app development service that cares about its local community and customers while shipping work offshore.
B Corporation Certified Office
DreamWalk operates out of HUB Southern Cross, Australia’s forth B Corporation certified workplace. B Corporation certification is a rigerous third-party ethical business certification.
Individually, B Corps meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability, and aspire to use the power of markets to solve social and environmental problems.
Collectively, B Corps lead a growing global movement of people using business as a force for good. Through the power of their collective voice, one day all companies will compete to be best for the world, and society will enjoy a more shared and durable prosperity for all.
Making sure our money is invested ethically and responsibly is extremely important to us. For this reason we bank with Bendigo Bank and our employees superannuation is invested with Australian Ethical Super. Some of the benefits of banking with these organisations are as follows:
- Bendigo Community Bank branches are locally owned and operated and the company invests 80% of profits back into local communities.
- Bendigo Bank (BB) doesn’t fund fossil fuel companies.
- BB have partnered with Community Aid Abroad’s Ethical Investment Trust to provide ethical account options.
- Australian Ethical Super (AES) only invest in ethical industries such as clean energy, sustainable products, health, education and innovation.
- AES doesn’t invest in companies involved in poor treatment of asylum seekers, or companies that exploit workers.
We only take on app development projects we believe in and we never take on more work than we can handle. If your project is a good fit for us, we will give it the time and attention it deserves and treat it like our own. This is one fo the many ways our Ethical App Development Charter benefits our clients, our communities and planet we live on.