About Yapp

We want to make mobile app
creation more accessible.

Yapp at a Glance

Our team is passionate about empowering mobile app creation. We help professionals at organizations from small nonprofit associations to large enterprises reach their goals without going through the pain, time, and cost of having to build an app from scratch.

That’s why we created Yapp – a do-it-yourself platform that allows you to easily create, edit, and instantly publish engaging mobile apps that are compatible with both iOS and Android devices.

Check out our features page to learn more ➔

Our Story

Yapp was founded by Maria Seidman and Luke Melia in 2011, and launched in 2012.

We are a small scrappy, successfully bootstrapped startup. Our team is constantly on the move, but always connected and working hard to make our product better. We don't have daily free lunches, we don't have masseuses or a concierge and we don't throw lavish parties. Yet without these "perks," we are having more fun and working harder than we've ever had and loving it.

Watch the Yapp story to see how it all started.


Meet the Team

Maria Seidman

CEO & Co-Founder

New York, New York

Maria is Yapp's fearless leader. Formerly the Vice President of Digital at Warner Brothers, Maria founded Yapp in 2011 upon realizing how difficult it was to create a simple mobile app. In 2014, she won Entrepreneur Magazine's Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year and is passionate about women in tech, mobile trends, and spending time with her family.

Luke Melia

CTO & Co-Founder

New York, New York

Luke leads all things tech on the team as the CTO and co-founder of Yapp. Previously he was the VP, Engineering at Weplay and Director of Software Development at Oxygen Media. In his free time he enjoys parkour, beach volleyball and teaching his two young daughters how to program.

Matt McManus

Product Designer & Senior Software Engineer

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Matt joined the Yapp crew in 2016. He's a Full Stack Developer and Product Designer. In the past he's worked with large corporations, international non-profits and national universities and co-founded his own company Owners-Up before joining the team. When not staring at a screen, you’ll find him playing in the dirt with his kids, reading science fiction and theology, raising chickens and making hot sauce

Jason Bekilay


Winnipeg, Manitoba

Jason has been writing software for more than a decade, previously working with startups and government institutions in Manitoba. He is thrilled that he gets to work with people who are passionate about delivering a quality product and exceptional customer service. He enjoy cycling, hockey, and spending time with the most important people (and dogs) in his life.

Esther Lopez

Customer Success Manager

Dallas, TX

Esther is an operations-minded Customer Success and Growth professional who enjoys puzzles, workarounds, and finding creative ways to support her team and customers. From automation to copywriting, webinars, and web design, she helps empower customers to build their apps the way they envision. When she’s not obsessing about ‘how to do more with less time’, she is working on her Personal Training & Nutrition certification, spinning up a coaching website, cooking or savoring fine food, and exploring ways to continually grow.

Aly Martin

Customer Success Manager

Baltimore, MD

Aly is a highly empathetic Customer Success professional who enjoys working in an environment where she can brainstorm with engineers, project managers, and designers but doesn’t have to be one. She makes a difference by taking care of customers on the front line. When she’s not chatting with Yapp customers she is writing for her website, traveling with her partner and 3 dogs, or doing one of the many other things she enjoys in this life.

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Featured in

Forbes Hollie Slade spoke to 
CEO, Maria Seidman, about 
running a startup.

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Maria Seidman was named 2014’s 
Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year 
by Entrepreneur magazine

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CEO Maria Seidman on Your Business 
discussing the hunt for qualified employees 
and strengthening brands.

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