More #1 charting apps than any other developer.

DreamWalk is a leading app development company based in Melbourne, Australia. We develop chart-topping apps for iPhone, iPad and Android that engage and entertain users around the world.

We have more No. 1 App Store rankings than any other Australian app developer, with apps like 'Jam for iPhone', 'The Secret', 'Surfy' and 'Camping Around Australia' hitting the top spot in 89 countries.

 

Got an app idea? We can bring our extensive knowledge and expertise to your next app project.

We don’t just develop apps for a living, we also do it for fun and love a good challenge. Our apps have been featured by just about every news outlet in Australia.

 

 
$25,000+
 
Undisclosed
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2009
DreamWalk
696 Bourke St
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Australia

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Coca-Cola, M&C Saatchi, New Mexico Tourism, Melbourne University, The Secret, Arts Victoria, VAPAC, Hardie Grant Publishing, Holmesglen Institute, Foodworks, Toyota, 2 Degrees Mobile, State Library of Victoria and many more.

 

Jam for iPhone

Anyone can be a rockstar with Jam! 

Create completely original songs in just seconds by simply singing into your iPhone, share with friends and earn virtual badges and royalties to unlock exclusive bonus features.

Jam for iPhone was released on Jan 14, 2013. Since it’s recent release, Jam has been the the number one music app in 26 countries on iTunes, including Australia, New Zealand, USA and Canada.

Perfect for anyone who dreams of becoming a star but might not have the vocal ability, Jam allows users to create original songs in just seconds, that can then be shared with friends and fans.

Featuring unlockable musical style packs, award badges and streamlined social sharing tools, Jam can now be downloaded for free at the iTunes App Store.

Jam enables absolutely anyone to create original music, regardless of their musical abilities or experience,...

Camping Around Australia - App development by DreamWalk Melbourne

Finding a campsite has never been so easy. Open the Camping Around Australia app and choose from over 3000 rigorously researched camping areas. Browse campsites near you – perfect for when you’re on the road looking for your next stop. Or browse using a map view – ideal when you already know what area you’re travelling to, but not the site you want to pitch your tent or park your caravan at. Plus search by location, facilities or keywords. Whether you want to find dog-friendly campsites in your favourite national park, or the perfect beach camp with fishing opportunities nearby, Camping Around Australia will deliver.

Surfy

No. 1 Sports Game in Australia and New Zealand!

Surfs up! Land amazing tricks, collect power-ups and avoid a wipe out in this addictive, turbo charged surfing side-scroller for iPhone.

Drop in from your helicopter and surf the greatest wave in the universe. Look out for rocks and whales, navigate tropical thunderstorms and launch into space to earn points and unlock wicked new boards. Challenge friends to a surf-off and watch the leaderboards to see who’s boss.

Surfy App

Holmesglen Institute - Short Courses App

Enrol on the go with the Holmesglen Short Courses app, developed by DreamWalk.

Word Invaders

Word Invaders is what you get when you cross Words with Friends and Space Invaders. It’s a frantic retro mash-up for those who find traditional word games a little slow-paced.

Word Invaders was featured by Apple in the App Store 'New Games We Love'.

Developed by Australian app development company - DreamWalk.

The Secret

DreamWalk developed the highly successful 'Secret to Money' app and re-developed the iconic 'The Secret - Daily Teachings' app with almost 500,000 paid installs and 60,000 active users.

State Library of Victoria

Hoddle’s Grid gives you a unique perspective of Melbourne’s central business district through the history of the buildings and streets in photographs and pictures. App Development by DreamWalk Melbourne.

Barrel Buster - App development by DreamWalk Melbourne

Arcade smash-em-up - Barrel Buster

TAPPD - App development by DreamWalk Melbourne

Get TAPPD in to “the apps worth talking about”

TAPPD is your place to discover what’s hot, what’s trending, and the apps your friends are talking about right now! Get the inside word on any app with instant opinions from real people. Find your next favorite app with the help of your friends, experts, and TAPPD users around the world. Know an app worth talking about? Share it on TAPPD, where what you say counts. TAPP & TELL! It’s a simple way to share what you think about apps.

Asialink

Asialink iPad app for the University of Melbourne.

Foton Trucks Mobile Website

DreamWalk Developed the website and mobile website for Foton trucks Australia.

Pump Urban Treaure Hunt

As part of it’s biggest marketing campaign since launch, Coca Cola’s PUMP water brand, along with digital agency New Republique, engaged DreamWalk to develop, execute and manage an elaborate mobile treasure hunt promotion, spanning three Australian capital cities over three months. The resulting PUMP Urban Treasure Hunt was built by DreamWalk for iPhone and Android and utilises a number of innovative features including Facebook registration, leaderboards and a custom time-based points system. The hunt sees competitors racing around Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, solving clues to win a share in over $30,000 in cash and prizes.

Great Australian Pubs

Looking for a great Aussie pub? The Great Australian Pubs app features some of the top pubs in Australia, from historic pubs like the Australia Hotel in Sydney to pubs that are the heart of their outback towns, like the Birdsville Hotel. You can search for pubs via pub name, location or keywords like accommodation or gastropub, and each entry covers the pub’s history, food, beer, wine, location and accommodation options. This is the perfect app for your great Aussie pub crawl.

When Explore Australia Publishing wanted to turn their Great Australian Pubs guide book into an interactive app, they turned to DreamWalk Interactive. The result is a beautifully designed and highly informative app for iPhone and iPad that lives up to the great book by Lee Mylne.

Explore Australia Publishing is a division of Hardie Grant Publishing, a diverse and rapidly growing publishing business producing...

FoodWorks

FoodWorks prides itself on its fresh, contemporary approach to retail whilst still retaining a friendly, community-focused relationship with its customers.

Unlike any other supermarket brand in Australia, every store in FoodWorks is different and each have a strong sense of independence, which gives them full flexibility to tailor their store to their local community’s needs.

When looking to update the FoodWorks website, Wellcom Group Limited turned to DreamWalk for development.

The new site was built using a CMS to not only enable the client to change graphic elements on the main site but also to allow store managers at over 400 FoodWorks stores to manage their own micro-sites.

A catalogue ingestion system was designed to feed and display new catalogues each week via an open source page flip browser.

The site also includes a store finder, recipe centre, newsletter...

Catch the Kid

Catch the Kid was a GPS scavenger hunt / treasure hunt app developed by DreamWalk for New Mexico Tourism in conjunction with M&C Saatchi.

Showdates

Want to know what stage shows are on at your nearest theatre in Victoria? Search, find out more, book and buy easily with Showdates, the only app that allows you to search shows quickly and book directly with the venue. Download this FREE app today and discover a whole new world of entertainment on your doorstep.

Explore the shows on offer at your neighbourhood performing arts spaces and discover the wonderful world of live theatre in Victoria.

KEY FEATURES

• Search for a theatre near you
• Browse through the shows on offer
• Easily scroll alternative dates and venues
• See YouTube video clips and show reviews
• Share with your friends via Facebook and Twitter
• Book easily with the Theatre Box Office

Reviews

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UI and UX Design for Advertising Firm

"The DreamWalk team was easy to work with and completely transparent with their processes." 

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Mar. - June 2017
Project summary: 

DreamWalk created an app’s UI and UX based on wireframes they developed after initial discussions. 

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Melbourne, Australia
Former Senior Campaign Manager, Advertising Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The site greets customers with an intuitive, attractive design that DreamWalk manufactured according to existing style standards. DreamWalk integrated feedback into their designs rapidly and helped hone the project’s purpose, ensuring conservation of critical resources.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I was the senior campaign manager of a company who provided print and out of home and print media across Australia for, predominately, government, arts, and entertainment organizations. We also provided media solutions to the consumer goods, housing, and automotive industries.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire DreamWalk?

We needed someone to design the UI and UX for an internally developed app—a way for clients to order marketing campaigns and set the printing and distribution preferences.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to have an easier way for our clients to book campaigns and track their reach and availability across venues.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We liked that DreamWalk had extensive experience despite being a relatively small team, which convinced us that they would give our project the care it required.

Describe the project in detail.

We laid out our project plan at the initial meeting, and they recommended new features that would streamline our processes streamlined. Three weeks later—a timeline we loved—they delivered wireframes.

What was the team composition?

We worked predominantly with DreamWalk’s two founders, one acting as a project manager and the other as a lead designer.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

We received a beautiful, seamless design that adheres to our style guides and is easy for customers to navigate.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

The DreamWalk team was easy to work with and completely transparent with their processes. They sent many progress videos and our project manager was available at any time to chat via the instant messaging service they set up for the project. They were accommodating with our tight schedule and allowed us to tweak the design as often as we requested, even daily.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

DreamWalk distilled the core ideas we needed in our app, advising us to forge excess features we didn’t need, and thus, saving us money. Their strategic knowhow not only created a user-friendly app but also streamlined many of our internal processes for our clients. Their design was clear and beautiful, and we felt like we were in great hands.

Are there any areas for improvement?

We’re extremely satisfied and would love to work with DreamWalk again.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Frontend Redesign for Childcare App

"I was impressed with their transparency, speed of work, and their ability to troubleshoot, adapt, and innovate."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Aug. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Correcting errors and improving the UX, DreamWalk redesigned the frontend of an existing app in preparation for market launch.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Melbourne, Australia
Simon Bishop
CEO, The Hug App Pty Ltd
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The high quality, stable app has generated positive feedback. Trustworthy and transparent, DreamWalk worked quickly to implement the necessary changes and repair errors made by previous developers. The team was adaptable and innovative and worked quickly with an efficient workflow.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the founder and CEO of The Hug App, a transaction-based social platform that allows parents to connect with their trusted network of family and friends to coordinate the transportation and care needs of their dependents. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire DreamWalk?

I engaged DreamWalk to redesign the app's entire frontend.

What were your goals for this project?

My goals were to improve the UX/UI and build a stable, market-ready product.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Not only does their track record speak for itself, but I also had a previous relationship with DreamWalk’s co-founder.

Describe the project in detail.

The overall intent of the redesign was to correct existing bugs and improve the UX. Because we were improving an existing app, the project was well past a need for wireframes.  DreamWalk was responsible for correcting mistakes made by previous developers and delivering a state-of-the-art solution that addressed both user needs and my requirements, such as GPS tracking of dependents while in the care of others. The app is available on iTunes and Google Play for mobile and iPad platforms.

What was the team composition?

I’m not sure of the exact composition, but three of the company’s founders were very active in this project.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

The app is stable. Although it is too early to publish any metrics, the quality has received positive feedback. 

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

The workflow was excellent.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They foster a high level of trust. I was also impressed with their transparency, speed of work, and their ability to troubleshoot, adapt, and innovate.  

Are there any areas for improvement?

Everything was good from my perspective.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Intensive Proof-of-Concept Dev for iOS App

"DreamWalk stood out as an ethical, trustworthy, and professional company."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Dec. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

DreamWalk created a proof-of-concept app within a 36-hour period including its submission into the App Store. The collaboration is ongoing for further improvements, marketing, and support.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Queensland, Australia
Nell Purser
Co-Founder, eenemo
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app has five-star ratings and gets more downloads every day thanks to DreamWalk’s expertise and genuine interest in the project’s success. Working with them is effortless; they stick to your vision and explain technical concepts in ways that are easy to comprehend.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m one of the founders of eenemo, a mobile app that allows users to post two photos so that other users can vote and help with choice making.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire DreamWalk?

We engaged their team to turn an idea for an app into a reality by creating and uploading eenemo to the App Store.

What were your goals for this project?

Our initial goal was to have a workable app on the App Store at the end of a 36-hour, non-stop proof program. DreamWalk continues to act as our advisors and developers for further improvements and additions to eenemo.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We searched online for app developers and DreamWalk stood out as an ethical, trustworthy, and professional company. We also really liked the look of their past projects. After speaking on the phone with their directors—who were positive, knowledgeable, and excited about our idea—we made the decision to engage their services.

Describe the project in detail.

They made things very easy in terms of communication from the very start. We had a number of telephone meetings and email exchanges before flying interstate to the DreamWalk offices for a 36-hour intensive workshop, where we acted closely with them to produce eenemo. We have since kept in regular contact for improving the app, marketing, and future plans.

What was the team composition?

We dealt with their mobile app strategist to begin with, who fine-tuned our idea and pitched it to the rest of the team. We worked on the product with DreamWalk's creative director, CTO, and lead developer.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

The app has received five-star ratings and is being downloaded more and more. We haven’t had any negative feedback and hope to see momentum build towards it being the next big thing!

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

All members of the DreamWalk team were easy to work with. The project has stayed on track and has remained true to our original idea.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Before developing eenemo, we had no real experience in mobile app technology. The team at DreamWalk explained everything that we needed to know in terms that we understood; not once did they make us feel inferior due to our lack of knowledge. Their advice has only added value to our app and they took on the creation of it like it was truly important to them.

Are there any areas for improvement?

We’re satisfied with service provided to us. Things can always be done faster but the team stuck to doing things properly rather than quickly, and we appreciate that attitude.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Mobile App Dev for Educational Apps

“Not only did they make my dream come true, but they were also really fun to deal with.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
2012
Project summary: 

DreamWalk built iOS and Android apps that provide supplementary teacher resources and improve classroom management. The team took the lead in designing and developing the apps.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Melbourne, Australia
Dale Sidebottom
Founder, Energetic Education
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

For 3 years, one of the apps ranked number 1 on the App Store in the education category, and it continues to receive 5-star ratings. DreamWalk surpassed expectations in terms of quality and project management, and collaborating with them was pleasant.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am owner and founder of 2 companies: Energetic Education and Bottoms Up Fitness. I run professional development for teachers and personal trainers.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with DreamWalk?

I needed help creating my first educational app for primary and high school teachers.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

DreamWalk took my ideas and turned them into 2 amazing apps. They did everything, from concept and design to development.

One of the apps, ClassBreak, is a one-stop shop for resources, ideas, and games in the classroom. It is available for iOS and Android devices. I did the marketing myself.

How did you come to work with DreamWalk?

I found them through a Google search. I chose them because I found them helpful, friendly, and easy to deal with.

How much have you invested with them?

I spent less than $50,000 on their services.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together 5 years ago. The project took about 4 months from start to finish.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

They made my ideas come to life. ClassBreak has been ranked number 1 on the Australian education App Store 3 times. It has also received a number of 5-star reviews.

How did they perform from a project management standpoint?

They were fantastic. They did everything they said they would do.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I was happy with the service, the price, and the end result. They were amazing. I’ve dealt with overseas developers before, and this was the best experience I’ve had creating mobile applications or websites. I am extremely grateful for the professional help that they provided me. Not only did they make my dream come true, but they were also really fun to deal with. I did a lot of research, and DreamWalk didn’t let me down.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I was extremely happy with them and what they were able to provide.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Mobile App Development for Beauty Services Platform

"It was easy to communicate with them and they were responsive."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
July 2016 - Apr. 2017
Project summary: 

The project began with mobile app development for iOS and Android including some SMM consultation as well. DreamWalk now works on a new version of the app which is to be released in 2–3 weeks.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Melbourne, Australia
Antoine Dang
Co-Founder
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

DreamWalk built a great app using the latest technologies while being responsive and easy to communicate with. Despite delivering some things a bit late, quality hasn’t been compromised. Their CEO’s knowledge of the tech industry and expertise in developing apps is their greatest asset.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the co-founder of a mobile app called Bridget, which provides beauty-on-demand services. It connects professionals from the beauty and health industry with customers in an Uber-like fashion.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with DreamWalk?

A business opportunity was clearly identified in the beauty and health industry, so my business partner and I decided to fill the gap. We needed to find the right developer for the app.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

DreamWalk built my app for iOS and Android. There is a web backend through which we can access and modify all app data, including how much we are earning. We can add or block providers, check customers, and so on.

My business partner is a designer, so he handled that part. DreamWalk corrected it for the implementation.

There are 2 types of users on the app: providers or professionals (hairdressers, masseurs, or stylists) and customers. As a customer, I can find a provider within my location, select the type of service required, and see a list of options with distances. Clicking on a name will access a provider’s portfolio, history, availability, price, and reviews. Bookings and payments are done through the app; we are using Stripe for payments, and take a percentage of each transaction.

DreamWalk also provided consultation on how to advertise the app through social media. We were aware of this area, but they helped as well.

How did you come to work with DreamWalk?

A friend recommended them to me. I asked for a screen design sample and received an answer straight away.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project took 8 months to be completed. We’re still working with DreamWalk on a new version of the app which will be released in 2–3 weeks.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

We have around 200 users and 20 providers on the platform. At the moment, we are still recruiting professionals, and customers are aware that there isn’t a big enough pool at the moment. We want to reach between 35–50 providers in order to properly launch the app.

How did DreamWalk perform from a project management standpoint?

It was easy to communicate with them and they were responsive. There was nothing particular about the project management. The delivery was a bit late, but the quality was there.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Sam Russell, their CEO, is really impressive. He's knowledgeable of new technologies and of how to develop apps. We’re using a new technology called the Phoenix Framework, which can speed up the app and allow us to have more users.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No; they performed well. We’re adding more features, and, like any app, there will be some bugs, but we had relatively few.

4.5
Overall Score Our team is currently working with DreamWalk and everything is going great.
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They were a little delay but the results were there.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    DreamWalk is cheaper compared to the other competitors that we planned to potentially work with.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They delivered great quality, but some bugs could’ve been avoided.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would definitely recommend DreamWalk to others.

iOS App Development for Publishing House

"They were very accessible, and they didn't try to hide anything from us."

Quality: 
3.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
3.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
Project summary: 

DreamWalk developed an iOS app where users could access one of the most successful travel guides, at a cheaper cost than its print edition. They also did the hosting and maintenance for the app.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Melbourne, Australia
Editor, Publishing House
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The successful development of the iOS app resulted into more than 8,000 times of downloads within a couple of weeks of its launch and listed as a top 10 app in the Australian iTunes App Store. DreamWalk displayed transparency and the ability to deliver a successful product ahead of schedule.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

I work in the travel division of a publishing house. My division publishes travel guides and travel memoirs. We also run a travel website and publish travel apps.

What is your position and responsibilities?

I am an editor in this division. I manage projects for books, apps, and website productions.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with DreamWalk?

We were trying to turn one of our most successful print products into an app. We were trying to convert what is a highly successful and expensive guide into a simplified app that would do well in a marketplace, where you can't charge people as much. It was quite an interesting challenge.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in detail.

We approached DreamWalk with a comprehensive brief, so we had the concept for the iOS app that we wanted to develop. They took those concepts to design the app. They created all the wireframes necessary and build the app from end-to-end. They managed the construction of the app itself, and then we took over once it launched.

How did you come to work with DreamWalk?

They were recommended to us. We approached them with our concept, and DreamWalk seemed to be a good fit.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

The cost of the project was $50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The app was launched in September 2013. Our collaboration with DreamWalk is ongoing. They host our app on their servers. They also do some maintenance work on the app as necessary.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

We ran a quite successful marketing campaign in the first month of launch. Within the first couple of weeks of the app being on the market, it was downloaded 8,000 times, which we were very happy with, and it was in the top 10 on the Australian iTunes App Store. We had a few initial problems with the app but, in terms of downloads, it has been very successful.

How did DreamWalk perform from a project management standpoint?

DreamWalk did a very good job of hitting deadlines. That was excellent. As a whole, we were very satisfied with the product that they came back with, and the fact that it came actually ahead of schedule. It was also done pretty much to our budget, so that was all a success.

What distinguishes DreamWalk from other providers?

The best part of working with DreamWalk is that they are quite a small team. They were very accessible, and they didn't try to hide anything from us. If we wanted to talk with a developer or sit with the team and actually know what they were working on, they were open about allowing us access to that process. That was great to see. They were an incredibly friendly team to work with. We are very happy with them.

In hindsight, are there areas in which they could improve, or things you might do differently?

I think there could have been a better communication in terms of the process of the app going forward. Because this was our first big app as a publishing company, we didn't really anticipate that it would be a continual upgrading process. We didn't really understand that there would always be iOS upgrades that we would continually have to work on with the app. We didn't really anticipate that it would be such a continual maintenance issue. I think it would have been better if that had been conveyed more openly in the process. However, in terms of the actual project itself, everything ran super smoothly. It's more the future proofing of the app that I think we both could have done better.

3.5
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 3.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 3.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

App Development for State Library Victoria

"We're very happy with what they've done."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
Project summary: 

The team is developing 2 mobile apps which allow users to view information and history about Melbourne’s landmarks as they travel through the city. The project is ongoing and will involve future development.

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
Melbourne
Digital Initiatives Manager, State Library Victoria
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The first app was released, receiving around 6,000 downloads to date. The second one, however, is still in development. Regardless, the team has received positive remarks for their innovation, pragmatism, and ability to produce excellent results in each step of the process.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

Our organization is the State Library Victoria in Melbourne, Australia. We keep a documentary heritage collection of Victoria.

What is your position?

I am the digital initiative manager. I am the technology lead of the library.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with DreamWalk?

We wanted to create a platform that would catalog and map our content and pictures onto the street grid of Melbourne so that people could actually walk around Melbourne and view the historical content on their phones. We contracted DreamWalk to develop a mobile application for us. We've just done a second app, which is a copy of the first one with different content.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in detail.

DreamWalk developed two app for us. We came to them with the initial concept of the first app, and we asked the DreamWalk team to think it over and let us know their ideas. They came up with the full design of the app and developed it from there. We worked with them just in review and maintaining our style guidelines. The content was all developed at the state library, but they helped us transfer it to the software. They also helped train our administrative on how to use the app. The DreamWalk team did some testing on their end, and we did intensive testing on our end. There was a good feedback mechanism and review processes to make sure that it was meeting our requirements. They later built a second app for us, using the same concept, but different content.

How did you come to work with DreamWalk?

The decision was based on the success that DreamWalk had in terms of app development. An app that they had developed had been trending at the time we were looking for a developer. They were very qualified for the project. That's why we partnered with DreamWalk.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

The cost of first app was $50,000. The cost of the second one was $10,000. 

What is the status of this engagement?

It's ongoing. We will plan to do more as our funding increases. We're very happy with what they've done.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

The first app had slightly less than 6,000 downloads. That's very high for a cultural institution. It's very successful. The second one isn't live yet.

What distinguishes DreamWalk from other providers?

We were satisfied, and we'll work with DreamWalk again. DreamWalk is very innovative, creative, and pragmatic in terms of making sure our requirements are met.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

It's best to have a face-to-face meeting with them. They're lovely guys. It's worth the face-to-face to make sure you've got the same things in mind. You don't need to do that all the time – just as a kickoff.

Are there areas in which they could improve?

I really can't think of anything. They run things informally. I'm used to formal structures, but it didn't present any problems. When we signed up with them, we had an extensive agreement. They were good at following up with it. It is a great partnership.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

iOS App Development for Education Provider

“People were happy using the app.”

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
3.0
Cost: 
1.0
Willing to refer: 
3.0
The Project
 
Confidential
Project summary: 

DreamWalk develops a range of iOS apps for a higher education provider. The applications allow students to browse, enroll, and pay for courses, diplomas, and certificates.

The Reviewer
 
501-1000 Employees
 
Victoria, Australia
Business Development Coordinator, Holmesglen Institute
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Due to issues with the first database, DreamWalk had to develop 2 apps. The first saw a successful release, surpassed the expected number of downloads, and soon began to generate profits. While it was too early to gauge the results of the second app, it received positive remarks from the users.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

Our organization is Holmesglen. We are a vocational and higher education provider in Australia. We deliver short courses, certificates, and diplomas across Australia.

What is your role and responsibilities?

I look after the marketing and business development of the short courses department.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What was your goal for working with DreamWalk?

We noticed that a lot of our website traffic was coming from mobile devices, and our website was not designed for mobile devices at the time. We wanted to explore the option of developing a native application that allows students to enroll to our courses. There weren't any apps that I was aware of at the time that would allow students to search for courses through mobile. There seemed to be a big difference between us and other providers, and we wanted to service those customers through mobile.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their work.

DreamWalk was in charge of developing an iOS app for us. We gave them a very rough architecture of what we wanted the app to achieve from the welcome screen to the last point of payment. They tried to improve on the process. They gave us concept boards on how the app would look. They took care of the development, hosting, testing, preflight releases, and the submission and approval in the app store. They were very good at trying to customize what we wanted.

What was your process for selecting DreamWalk?

We went out to see different providers. DreamWalk came in to discuss the idea with us in our offices. They presented a general concept on how it would work. They sold the idea to other senior managers. The education space is tricky to work in. It's not as open to change. DreamWalk was able to work with our constraints. Nobody else came out and did the things that DreamWalk did, so we decided to partner with DreamWalk.

Can you give a sense of the size of the initiative?

The cost of the project is confidential.

When was the work completed?

We had one app to set up to pull information from a database that we had that was then replaced. We had to get the app reconfigured to pull information from another database. We had to develop two apps. The second app launched in January 2015.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Do you have any statistics or metrics on the project?

The results from the first app DreamWalk developed were very good. We had higher-than-expected downloads. We were making money on the revenue generated from the app. People were happy using the app. We had good feedback, and we could see the app generating business.

What differentiates DreamWalk from other partners?

They were quite small in the beginning. It was two brothers that started it, and they had a small design team. It felt like their attention to detail was a little better then. Now, they blend in with other developers. Everybody does the same thing, so it's hard to find someone who can do really exceptional work. If I were going to engage now I probably wouldn't engage with DreamWalk. I probably would go with somebody that was more responsive.

Is there any area upon which you think they could improve?

I suppose the designs they put forward—as good as they were—didn't have many variations. They submitted one design and stuck to it. They what we asked and didn't suggest anything. It would have been nice to have the UI [user interface] guys suggest improvements. 

3.0
Overall Score
  • 3.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Based on the second project. The work was good, but certain deadlines were missed.
  • 1.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 3.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

App Dev for In-Home Service Provider App

"They were fully engaged and invested in the work at all times."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
June - July 2018
Project summary: 

Dreamwalk designed and developed an app prototype to display to potential investors and customers.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Melbourne, Australia
Director, Business Services Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The prototype Dreamwalk created is able to be used for demonstrations. They consistently kept their attention on the project throughout. Their team had an impressive approach to the design and presented many ideas for review.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the director of an in-home service provider app.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire DreamWalk?

We needed an app prototype developed.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to further develop the list of functionality for the minimal viable product (MVP). We wanted the develop the concept and design for the prototype.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We interviewed the top app developers in Melbourne based on our selection criteria. We felt that Dreamwalk did the best; they were the most honest about the project.

Describe the project in detail.

Dreamwalk designed and built the app for the MVP.

What was the team composition?

The team consisted of two teammates who led us through the design and selection process.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

We have a nonfunctional prototype that now allows us to demonstrate the app to investors and potential users.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

The engagement was very good and effective. There were many ideas presented and we thought them through collectively.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their approach to the design was impressive. They were fully engaged and invested in the work at all times; they didn’t treat the project like just another number.

Are there any areas for improvement?

We would have liked to see more screens in the prototype, but we understand there were a lot of screens in the app and it’s a balance.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer