Back in 2013 we released a little internal passion project called Jam and had an amazing response. Over the last 7 years, almost a million everyday people have downloaded the app and used it to generate millions of original songs and weird and wonderful cover versions.
Our goal was to democratize the song production process and enable anyone, regardless of their musical abilities to create music quickly and at no cost. It is incredibly humbling and satisfying to know we achieved that goal for so many people around the world.
Since 2013 we have only released a handful of updates to the app. The busy agency that we are, finding time and resources for passion projects is a rarity. This week, however, we did release a minor update, making Facebook login possible again and optimizing the layout for iPhone X and 11 devices. There are still a few bugs here and there but for an app that has not really been maintained for the last 7 years it still runs pretty well and is still a lot of fun!
You can download the latest iOS version in English, Chinese (Simplified), Spanish, Japanese and Korean at the following link. Enjoy ?????
Last week Apple featured an app we developed called Easy Weddings. Congrats to the Easy Weddings team and the DreamWalk crew who designed and built it!
DreamWalk has moved, but not far! After 2 amazing years at Hub Southern Cross we are now just two blocks away at WeWork, Level 22, 120 Spencer St. The team are loving the new space and WeWork crew and the WeWork members loved the DreamWalk cupcakes! 🙂
Proud to be mentoring Uday Sharma from Healtab through ygap’s amazing First Gens program. Healtab are developing a service to help the elderly not feel quite so alone. Great cause and a great concept.
Today DreamWalk co-founder Joseph Russell and Head of strategy Karl Graf were invited to hold an AMA (Ask me anything) at Startup Bootcamp’s Fintech accelerator.
Excited to announce that the Mosaic app we developed in conjunction with Planet Innovation for the Australian Government has won a prestigious Good Design Award. Congrats to everyone involved! Read more about it here.
Last weekend DreamWalk co-founder Joseph Russell had the honor of teaching the Pitching Masterclass to this year’s ygap incubator cohort of social enterprise startups.
Excited to announce that DreamWalk was awarded a small business grant by the City of Melbourne for our Proof initiative.`Proof enables startups to get their proof-of-concept apps developed and onto the App Store extremely quickly and at low cost. This program is exclusive to DreamWalk App Development and is now supported by the City of Melbourne.
Introducing Team 7 in the Study Melbourne Live Projects program pictured here with DreamWalk co-founder Joseph Russell. We look forward to following the team’s journey over the next few weeks! ?
Well done to Hao and Lin from https://idibs.it/, pictured here with mentor Joe Russell from DreamWalk. Hao pitched last night at the @ygap first gens final for social impact startups. The wait for Friday’s verdict now begins!
Another app development project completed successfully, another excuse for champagne! Great work Josh! ??
Today we bid farewell to our contract developer David – A solid app developer and super interesting guy. David has been with us for the last two months and won’t be easily forgotten. Thanks for your dedication and amazing work, David!
Helping Internationals live and thrive here in Australia. That’s the mission of Hao and Lin from IDibsIt. DreamWalk co-founder, Joe has been mentoring these guys for the last few months as part of ygap’s First Gens program and they’ve reached the finals in not only the ygap competition but also at Startup Insiders. Best of luck to the team at iDibs for the upcoming pitches.
DreamWalk and friends celebrate another awesome Halloween Spooktacular!
Congratulations to our ‘Top Gun’ head of app development, Daniel who celebrated 10 years in Australia last week!! Pictured here in Halloween costume as his idol, Tom Cruise 🙂
This week we moved into our much-anticipated new Melbourne CBD office. What’s the significance of the X you ask? It marks our up and coming 10 year anniversary of DreamWalk and the little treasure hunt app that started it all. X marks the spot!!
Every week the DreamWalk team have a team lunch together at a different local restaurant here in Melbourne CBD and rate the service, food and techiness. Today we visited Pok Pok on Bourke St. and our combined team ratings were as follows:
Verdict: Fast service and a great atmosphere, combined with an interesting menu of tasty Thai street food. No Tech but that’s not the point at Pok Pok.
We recently designed a prototype for a client who is currently raising capital for their top secret new app startup and this is what they had to say about us 🙂
Every week the DreamWalk team have a team lunch together at a different local restaurant here in Melbourne CBD and rate the service, food and techiness. Today we visited the Royal Melbourne Hotel on Bourke St. and our combined team ratings were as follows:
Verdict: Good food served reasonably fast by courteous staff. Not much in the way of tech other than lots of big low res LED panels running sport on the walls.
You can find a lot more inspiration in a concrete wall than you’d think. When its cold outside, warm inside and the view out your window isn’t too distracting, the mind is left to its own creative devices and productivity ensues 🙂