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).
App Press is founded November 5, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
First version of App Press, built on PHP and MySql, is released.
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.
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.
New version of App Press, using the MEAN stack with Angular 0.9.x, is released.
App Press Beta launched.
App Press Now, the first mobile previewing app of its kind, is launched (after an 18 month delay).
Jonathan Ducrest, App Press's first power user, builds and launches 5 apps using App Press.
Kevin and Grant start working in the Speakeasy.
A new version of App Press with an updated editor running on Angular 1.0 is released.
Nordstrom’s apps powered by App Press are launched to every store in the U.S.
First Seed round of investment closes.
App Press moves to a new office space in downtown Indy.
Anup joins the company.
Joe joins the company.
Verizon app launched.
Second Seed round of $1M+ is raised, with participation from Elevate Ventures and VisionTech Partners.
5x employee growth.
App Press powered apps have 400% growth in monthly active users. App Press sees 700% revenue growth.
New Push Notification platform launched.
New version of the editor with modular components being built ;-)
Build plan launched, allowing anyone to create apps for free.
App Press appears on Apple's first TV show, Planet of the Apps.