Story image

Kiwi app company Touchtech named fastest growing by Deloitte

01 Dec 2014

Touchtech, the Wellington mobile app company, has been named the 131st fastest growing technology company in the Asia Pacific region by the Deloitte Fast 500 index.

This year, 51 New Zealand businesses were ranked in the index. This was more than South Korea, who had 47 companies named, and Japan, with 45 companies. China had 100 rankings and Australia had 74.

Following the announcement, Adrian Falvey, Touchtech, director, says, “We’ve had a phenomenally exciting year and it’s pretty cool to be recognised on this kind of scale.”

Touchtech is based in Wellington and is comprised of a group of 13. In the past 12 months, the team has released over 20 mobile and web apps.

Among Touchtech’s projects are Checkmate, the facial recognition check-in software; Goalpost, the social way to quit smoking; and Scene Stealer, the interactive app for NZ On Screen installations.

Touchtech was started by four programmers who embraced mobile and cloud development. Falvey says the team focuses on producing sophisticated, quality driven apps for users that are functional and intuitive. “I think it’s our commitment to value that has helped us grow sustainably,” says Fulvey.

For SMEs, the app company offers a two hour workshop with two Touchtech business analysts to develop an idea and turn it into a comprehensive business plan and a commercial product. Touchtech says the workshop will give a clear idea of cost, timeline and scope of the project.

Looking to the future, Touchtech is currently planning overseas expansion and will be at recruitment drive The New Zealand Jobs Expo with Grow Wellington in Sydney next week.

Better data management: Whose job is it?
An Experian executive’s practical advice on how to structure data-management roles within a modern business environment.
Platform9 and Intersect partner to bring unified cloud to A/NZ
“For Intersect, Platform9 represents the single most strategic solution to a set of challenges we see expanding across the board."
Meet the future of women in IT
Emily Sopers has just won Kordia’s first ever Women in Technology Scholarship, which was established to address gender imbalance in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector.
Web design programmers do an about face – again!
Google is aggressively pushing speed in the mobile environment as a critical ranking factor, and many eb design teams struggling to reach 80%+ speed scores on Google speed tests with gorgeous – but heavy - WordPress templates and themes.
Digital spending to hit US$1.2 trillion by 2022
A recent study by Zinnov shows that IoT spend reached US$201 billion in 2018 while outsourcing service providers generated $40 billion in revenue.
'Iwi Algorithm' can grow Aotearoa's mana
Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei innovation officer Te Aroha Grace says AI can help to combine the values from different cultures to help grow Aotearoa’s mana and brand – and AI is not just for commercial gain.
Dropbox brings in-country document hosting to A/NZ & Japan
Dropbox Business users in New Zealand, Australia, and Japan will be able to store their Dropbox files in-country, beginning in the second half of 2019.
Why 'right to repair' legislation could be a new lease on life for broken devices
“These companies are profiting at the expense of our environment and our pocketbooks as we become a throw-away society that discards over 6 million tonnes of electronics every year.”