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Appster Overview

San Francisco, CA (US)
201 to 500 employees
2011
Company - Private
Information Technology
$10 to $25 million (AUD) per year
Appster is a software development firm working with entrepreneurs, startups, and innovating enterprises to build 'game-changer' apps.

WHO WE ARE:
Today, we're Australia's fastest ... Read more

Mission: Build an unprecedented development hub for the greatest ideas and innovations in the world.

Company Updates

  • “You’re not going to get anywhere sitting around a table talking about the idea. If you have the ambition, get out there and get started." Josiah Humphrey (co-CEO, Appster), on what it takes to succeed in tech domain.

    The Secrets of Tech Success According to Appster - Men's Style Australia

    Josiah Humphrey, a co-founder of one of the most notable of the new breed of Australian digital companies, Appster, tells Matthew Hall about the challenges of 'making it'. "Don't over-analyze things," says Josiah Humphrey, CEO and co-founder of Appster. Counterintuitive business advice from a 25-year-old may seem a recipe for disaster to many entrepreneurs and bosses.

  • “You’re not going to get anywhere sitting around a table talking about the idea. If you have the ambition, get out there and get started." Josiah Humphrey (co-CEO, Appster), on what it takes to succeed in tech domain.

    The Secrets of Tech Success According to Appster - Men's Style Australia

    Josiah Humphrey, a co-founder of one of the most notable of the new breed of Australian digital companies, Appster, tells Matthew Hall about the challenges of 'making it'. "Don't over-analyze things," says Josiah Humphrey, CEO and co-founder of Appster. Counterintuitive business advice from a 25-year-old may seem a recipe for disaster to many entrepreneurs and bosses.

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Appster – Why Work For Us?


Appster is on a mission to build an unprecedented development hub for some of the greatest ideas and innovations in the world. From our roots in Melbourne Australia in just 4.5 short years we've grown from 2 ambitious (with 18 and 19-year-old founders) to close to 400 full-time employees globally, and we're just getting started!

Our Mission:


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We believe that the greatest ideas & innovations in the world deserve to be brought to life. However, every idea must first overcome the "idea to execution" gap which means many never see the light of day.

At Appster we help derisk this innovation through services including:

  • Product Strategy
  • Capital Raising Coaching and Strategy
  • Customer Discovery and market validation
  • User Interface and Experience Design
  • Software and Hardware product development (including Dev Ops, Full stack testing, and product management)
  • Growth Hacking and Scaling
  • Product Lifecycle support 

Our Culture:

Our award-winning culture has been recognised by Inc magazine who upon spending a day visiting our offices and interviewing dozens of employees wrote:


The basis of our culture is driven by a strong agile approach to working. Our leadership believes in the importance of self-organisation and that everyone needs to "buy in, to weigh in" encouraging everyone to provide feedback to help Appster become a better company which is done weekly through weekly "15five" reports and regular one-2-ones, town halls, and retrospectives.

Appster's 4 Promises:


Every great company is a sum of the millions of decisions that get made during its lifetime and, at Appster we have four guiding principles that allow us to effectively make decisions. We call these our 4 promises:


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Appster is a global people centric company with nearly 400 fulltime employees. We see attracting and maintaining top performing developers, product managers and other professionals as critical to our mission. When somebody is truly committed to Appster’s mission of creating an unprecedented development hub for the greatest ideas in the world, we call them an Appsterfarian.

Want to Join Us?

To find out more about working at Appster, check out Our Careers page. However we’re always looking for talented people looking to work towards our mission. If you’re a high performance person with the ambition to become the best in the world at what you do, then you’ll find a home at Appster.

So What Have We Done So Far?

We’re only 3.5 years old but since then we’ve:

  • Hired over 300 Staff with offices in San Francisco, Melbourne and India. Our developers are regularly benchmarked in the top 5% of their technology.
  •  Grown over 2000% in 3 years, with plans to scale our operations to 42 countries and become a billion dollar a year revenue company.
  • Created the prototype and initial tech for a geo-payments system known as BlueDot. We pioneered methods to reduce battery drain and got accuracy within 1m. This had a $6m valuation in 12 months and was called a potential billion dollar startup in The Australian. It received a large investment by commercialisation Australia, and the founding CFO of PayPal signed on to become a Director.
  • Helped disrupt the ticketing industry with Bus Transport, building big Data and consumer analytics to provide game changer insights into routes. This solution has been adapted on a white label basis by companies around the world.

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    Pros

    Just 3 months in and I know moving from Sydney to be a part of this company was the best choice I could have made!

    To put it simply, Appster sets the standard in the industry and while the bar may be exceptionally high, I truly believe if we are not challenged we will never grow. (challenge yourself and your status quo!)

    I have spent the better half of my career looking for a business with such a great culture, since day one the business has been very welcoming and even to this day I feel more at home with every passing day.

    MY THREE KEY ELEMENTS TO A GREAT BUSINESS.

    CULTURE - Appster fosters growth, plain and simple, we work damn hard but if the goal was always to learn more, why would anyone ever complain? coming from corporate background working at Appster has been refreshing, much less drama and more getting it done like a pro!

    MENTORS - Personally this was the primary reason I joined Appster, having met with the team and knowing each person is an industry leader, I couldn't think of any other business I would want to be a part of ( there's a saying, we who we spend our most time with) I believe if you want to get somewhere you have never been, go with people who have been!!!

    GROWTH - Possibilities are endless, with Appster continually growing internationally and executing on its goal of becoming the idea hub of the world, its not if you will get there, its when!

    Also free coffee, fresh fruit and Appster catch up Friday's all add up to keeping the team united on our vision!

    Cons

    If you're looking to be a bludger or an easy just turn up for work kinda job, think again or better still find a government job!

    Advice to Management

    Keep growing this business with full steam ahead!

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Appster Interviews

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    Senior Software Engineer (QA) Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Appster (Gurgaon, Haryana (India)) in September 2016.

    Interview

    It was smooth, interviews were on time. The panel was highly qualified and maintained a good pool of question. Thumbs for the recruitment process. Over all a good experience of the interview rounds.

    2 technical followed by a CEO Discussion and 1 HR round was carried out.

    Interview Questions

    • Scenario based Questions.
      Response Time
      Server Monitoring
      Performance Test Plan  
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Appster Awards & Accolades

  • W3 Design Award, W3 Awards, 2016
  • BRW Young Rich List, BRW, 2016
  • Dale Carnegie Leadership Award, Dale Carnegie, 2016
  • W3 Gold Award - Mobile Apps (Productivity), Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts, 2016
  • W3 Silver Award (Services), Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts, 2016
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