Tapity: A Retrospective

 

Tapity is a mobile app company that was founded in 2009 by Jeremy Olson to develop mobile apps. In 2011, Todd Olson joined Tapity, and together they grew Tapity to a $1,000,000 revenue company. During its growth, Tapity continued to develop its app portfolio while also opening the doors to design apps for clients. In 2016, Tapity sold its flagship product—the Hours time tracking app—and the company closed by year’s end.

Tapity was a great little company that allowed all who worked there to grow tremendously while having a really great time. This site presents a flavor of what Tapity was about. Check out what Tapity’s folks are up to now at the bottom of this page.

 

Our apps

We designed and developed world-class, award-winning apps that were well loved by users around the world.

 

Grades: Tells students what scores they need on upcoming assignments to get their target grade in a class

Grades: Tells students what scores they need on upcoming assignments to get their target grade in a class

 
Languages: A beautiful, lightning-fast language dictionary that works off-line

Languages: A beautiful, lightning-fast language dictionary that works off-line

 
Hours: Our premier business app that helps individuals and companies keep track of how users spend time on tasks and projects

Hours: Our premier business app that helps individuals and companies keep track of how users spend time on tasks and projects

 
Cleaning Mona Lisa: A multimedia digital book that brings art to life with art historian, Lee Sandstead

Cleaning Mona Lisa: A multimedia digital book that brings art to life with art historian, Lee Sandstead

 
Buffalo Wings: Much-better-than-Flappy-Bird game

Buffalo Wings: Much-better-than-Flappy-Bird game

Drop: Mac color picker for developers

Drop: Mac color picker for developers

 

Our work for clients

Tapity began doing mobile app design work for clients in 2011. We had the opportunity to serve dozens of clients, from solo entrepreneurs to large corporations. 

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Design leadership

 

From the earliest days of Tapity, we have had a passion for learning great design and sharing what we were learning in real time. Design leadership is part of Tapity’s DNA that lives on in all of those who were part of the Tapity team.

 

 

Jeremy co-authored The App Design Handbook, one of the early successful books on app design

Todd is the principal author of “The Design Innovator” blog on Medium (click to open publication)

Todd is the principal author of “The Design Innovator” blog on Medium (click to open publication)

Jeremy authored several articles for  UX Magazine  and  Smashing Magazine  (click on each logo to see list)

Jeremy authored several articles for UX Magazine and Smashing Magazine (click on each logo to see list)

Find us now!

 

Tapity’s former principals and staff are still out there creating and influencing digital design. In case you can’t find us in the picture above, here are some clues…

 
Jeremy Olson  was Tapity’s Founder and Lead Designer  He is now Designer at Coda, a startup based in San Francisco.   Email    Twitter    LinkedIn

Jeremy Olson was Tapity’s Founder and Lead Designer

He is now Designer at Coda, a startup based in San Francisco.

Email

Twitter

LinkedIn

Todd Olson  was Tapity’s President and Strategic Design Lead  He is now the principal at Design Innovators, which consults and educates in design-based innovation, based in Charlotte.   Email    LinkedIn    Todd’s Portfolio   Todd’s Medium publication:  The Design Innovator

Todd Olson was Tapity’s President and Strategic Design Lead

He is now the principal at Design Innovators, which consults and educates in design-based innovation, based in Charlotte.

Email

LinkedIn

Todd’s Portfolio

Todd’s Medium publication: The Design Innovator


Christian Billings, senior designer at Tapity, is now Design Lead at Levvel, in Charlotte.

Ben Samelak, designer at Tapity, now owns The Barn at Cedar Hill, a wedding and event venue in Salisbury, NC.

Michael Aprile, head of marketing at Tapity, is now Marketing Manager at Levvel, in Charlotte.

Stephen Wise, SEO expert at Tapity, is now Senior Marketing Specialist at Levvel, in Charlotte.