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 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.

Leah Dungo

Product Designer
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Leah is Yapp’s lead product designer and joined the team in 2013. Her day-to-day responsibilities include creating assets that enhance Yapp and crafting a uniform experience for all users. She loves to stay active and inspired through traveling and meeting new people and works remotely from various cities through South America, Europe and Asia.

Andrew Havens


Portland, Oregon

Andrew is a full stack web developer for the team and proudly holds down Yapp's representation on the west coast. Before Yapp he led the planning an development at Just For, a social-networking application.

Sweta Govani

Director of Marketing

New York, New York

Sweta has 6 years of experience with multi-channel customer acquisition, retention and content marketing for over 35 diverse products. In her role at Yapp, she helps professionals discover Yapp and create mobile apps for their conferences, meetings and internal communication. She loves the wonderful chaos of NYC, volunteering, traveling, food (despite being a vegetarian) and the power of technology!

Matt McManus


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Matt is the newest member to join the Yapp crew as a Full Stack Developer and also has a background in Interface Design. In the past he's worked with mainly 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

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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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