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Appy Travels

The worlds best travel companions. Free, community driven, travel apps for niche and popular destinations that are more than just guides.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Travel
  • Location Melbourne, VIC, Australia
  • Currency AUD
  • Founded September 2011
  • Employees 4
  • Website

Company Summary

Appy Travels has built a CMS that quickly builds, publishes and updates travel apps. Lonely Planet simply reuse their often stale guidebooks, have limited destinations (3 in Australia - we have 37), are relatively expensive ($6.49), and get terribly reviews. We have better, cheaper, smarter and more travels apps! Development and content for Australia is done. Now speaking to potential sponsors. Looking for investors to help us take on the world!


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    Raef Akehurst

    Raef has a BBus (Honors) and a Master of Marketing degree. He has over 10 years of product management and product development experience in technology related companies both in Australia and Canada.

    Raef is a self-taught PHP programmer and specialises in front end development (HTML, CSS and JavaScript). He has a thorough understanding of all things technical and is the Technical Director and Co-CEO of ProjectProject.

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    Chris Gillard

    Chris is qualified photographer and graduate of the Australian Writers & Art Directors School.

    He has over 10 years advertising, comms and brand development experience. At The George Agency he won and worked on St George Bank, Drive, Domain and MyCareer. He then moved to Mojo Melbourne where he worked on Coke, Nike, Victorian Tourism, Hertz, and others as Senior Interactive Creative.

    Chris is now Creative Director and Co-CEO of ProjectProje


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    Marina Papas (Madgwicks)
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    Peter Jess