Photo: Greg (left), “virtual” Jason (middle) and Michael (right), press the ‘release’ button on the App Store for Roamni.
We did it. Exactly 2 years after Jason and I had the idea, we’re on the Australian App Store! From today, you’ll be able to download Roamni and experience local tours and stories from our first Tour Hosts in Melbourne, with the rest of Australia coming on-line with great content in the coming weeks.
We couldn’t have reached this milestone without the amazing talent, effort and support from all involved in the Roamni journey. Jason and I feel humbled and incredibly grateful for the generous contribution from our family and friends along the way.
In particular, we’d like to call out…
Michael MacCrae and the team at Appetiser Apps for taking our prototype and getting it to MVP, ready for our customers. Your design, development and strategic contribution is second to none!
To Michael Li and Jeremy Wang who pulled together the original prototype last year, thank you. You both enabled us to check off important innovation milestones in viability and feasibility.
Thank you also to the support from Renzo Scacco and the RMIT Activator team for their faith in providing us with the NEIF investment, and also the mentoring & coaching. The highlight, was being featured in the RMIT/Apple coding launch in November!
Thanks to Peter Clarke for his amazing work on the promotional video as part of the RMIT/Apple launch. That video on our website is his fine work.
Thanks to Dylan Reed and the team at Kreate for their marketing leadership and support in bringing the narrative to life, especially in sourcing the wonderful content we have to-date.
Thank you to all the supporters, advice givers and passionate people we’ve met along the way (you know who you are!), especially during the incredible Pitch@Palace event. That event catapulted Roamni into the vision, narrative and purpose we aim to deliver to you. Shout out to Georgia Lee, our mentor, during the semi finals, who’s help gave us a springboard into the final. To Michael Guo, who’s guidance was one of the main turning points in our little start-up. And to the commercial team at Tiger Airways for their faith & support.
And most importantly, thank you to our family, especially our wives who have been patient, giving and supportive of this amazing journey. Your belief and encouragement in us was the difference. We couldn’t have done it without you.
So, a great milestone reached, but we know there is still a long way to go. Please enjoy Roamni, and as we are always striving to improve, send us your feedback. We’d love to hear from you and we can’t wait to share the next part of our journey with you. In the meantime, we look forward to hearing your story, your way and changing the world…together.
Greg & Jason