Company Timeline

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We work with people all over the world to turn their app ideas into successful businesses, or improve their existing businesses by providing the software, experience, and access to development experts necessary to create, launch, and manage engaging mobile experiences.


Founders Kevin Smith and Grant Glas make the first commit to App Press (from Starbucks).

September 1, 2010

App Press is founded November 5, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

November 5, 2010

First version of App Press, built on PHP and MySql, is released.

December 7, 2010

The first app built with the App Press prototype is launched. Built code-free in two weeks, The Italian Cookbook appears on the homepage of the App Store and has over 25,000 downloads.

January 1, 2011

Grant and Kevin build The Indy 500 app without coding in 3 weeks using App Press. The app makes it to the homepage of the App Store, and is featured on the front page of The Indianapolis Star on race day.

May 5, 2011

New version of App Press, using the MEAN stack with Angular 0.9.x, is released.

August 28, 2011

App Press Beta launched.

September 2, 2011

App Press Now, the first mobile previewing app of its kind, is launched (after an 18 month delay).

February 10, 2012

Jonathan Ducrest, App Press's first power user, builds and launches 5 apps using App Press.

May 1, 2012

Kevin and Grant start working in the Speakeasy.

January 15, 2013

A new version of App Press with an updated editor running on Angular 1.0 is released.

August 3, 2013

Nordstrom’s apps powered by App Press are launched to every store in the U.S.

January 1, 2014

First Seed round of investment closes.

June 20, 2014

App Press moves to a new office space in downtown Indy.

August 2, 2014

Anup joins the company.

OCtober 1, 2014

Joe joins the company.

December 5, 2014

Verizon app launched.

March 16, 2015

Second Seed round of $1M+ is raised, with participation from Elevate Ventures and VisionTech Partners.

September 9, 2015

5x employee growth.

October 21, 2015

App Press powered apps have 400% growth in monthly active users. App Press sees 700% revenue growth.

December 30, 2015

New Push Notification platform launched.

April 2, 2016

New version of the editor with modular components being built ;-)

Coming soon

Build plan launched, allowing anyone to create apps for free.

October 11, 2016

App Press appears on Apple's first TV show, Planet of the Apps.

June 20, 2017

App Press helps build the award winning app, Here Comes the Bus. To-date the app has received over 45,000 five-star reviews

March 1, 2018

App Press launches a new product called Playlister to churches around the country. Playlister is a SaaS product that uses TVOS to preform content playback.

January 1, 2019