Hamilton-based, award-winning mobile app maker Weever Apps says that it has doubled the size of its business in just three months. To compensate, Weever also doubled its workforce.
Weever, which helps marketers and corporations go mobile through HTML5 web apps, says business is booming because its service is "instant and affordable." The startup creates apps "at a fraction of the time and cost charged by most web developers."
"Growth has been exceptional for us since our launch last July,” says Steve McBride, VP Business Development. “Our customer base has doubled since the beginning of January. We now have thousands of customers in more than 45 countries. Interest from the web/marketing developers have really taken off for us globally. Customers like the ease-of-use, low cost and quick turnaround time to create a mobile app.”
Weever Apps was first conceived in October 2010 but did not launch officially until July 2011. It now has 15 employees.
The Canadian startup says that it now has "thousands of customers" and users in more than 40 countries. It promises that its products are easy to use and offers basic apps for free to get users started.
“The local community has been really supportive”, says McBride. “We recently won the Lion’s Lair, a local start-up contest managed by the Hamilton Innovation Factory and Hamilton Chamber of Commerce. We were able to leverage this success by securing some of the largest companies in the world in their respective markets, who recognize that our technology can instantly and affordably solve their mobile strategy needs.”
Weever apps can include branded QR codes, YouTube and Vimeo videos, photos, GPS-powered maps, location-based services, SMS push notifications, click-to-call or email, social media integration, and sign-up forms.
The Hamilton web developer was founded by computer programmers and web designers Andrew Holden and Rob Porter, who recognized in 2010 that "the small business community and not-for-profit organizations had no way to affordably participate on the mobile web."