Let us help you to design build launch your app

We are a team of Johannesburg/ Pretoria-based designers, developers, marketeers and project managers. We work very closely with our large team of highly experienced developers based in India. This means you get the best of both worlds: one dedicated and accountable local project manager on your timezone as well as the cost savings, scalability and expertise of a large off-shore team.


Who We Are

The App Developer Studio was set up in 2013 by Robert Maclean after lots of people had asked him to help them build apps like our highly successful Africa: Live app which was awarded the Best Travel App 2013/14 (South African Tourism, Visa International).

The South African Team

Rob, the owner and managing director, is a Masters Graduate from Oxford University with 10 years experience in Financial Services and four years experience as an entrepreneur in website and app development.

James Thomas joined in 2013 and is our Director of Projects. James has a Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurship at the University of Pretoria. James is passionate about business and entrepreneurship and enjoys making the world a smaller and more accessible place through the use of technology.

Marc Landman joined in 2016 and as a Senior Project Manager, specialising in eCommerce Integration.

Valentina Watkins came on board in May 2017, specialising in client and project management.

We additionally use a team of freelancers as and when required. For example graphic designers, testers, marketing and social media experts.

The Indian Team

Our team of developers in India is growing rapidly under the management of Pravin Prasad a highly experienced and passionate lead developer. We have specialists in each of the various platforms we support.

App Developer Studio is a subsidiary of Satpack Travel, a South African registered company established in 2008 (CIPRO number: 2008/260088/23), based in Johannesburg. We are VAT registered and have level 4 BEE status.


Our History