The App Academy
We are the first mobile app developers academy in Europe offering bootcamp trainings in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. We teach full-time iOS and Android programming which covers all aspects of developing native mobile apps. Our bootcamps are intensive and prepare you to start working as an app developer at an agency, software company or on your own project.
During the bootcamp you will build several mobile apps with fellow students plus a final graduation project to showcase on your app portfolio.
We can support the road to your first job through our extensive network. We can also provide visa and housing services through local partners.
Our campus is located on the former 17th century naval base in the heart of the city
Founder & Sheriff
20+ years of experience on the frontlines of new media. Came from a technical background, moved on to hands-on project management, product development and strategy. Strong track record in development, introduction and assurance of web and mobile related services within traditional environments.
Worked for organizations in news media, advertising, retail and IT.
Co-founder & Headmaster
Axel Roest has been a Mac OS engineer since 1991 and an OS X engineer since 1998. When the opportunity arose to develop software for the iPhone he took on iOS. Due to the long term influence of the graphic world, design has become a prominent aspect of each app. He enjoys working with low-level embedded computers and other electronic devices and making installations to combine both.
Co-founder & UX Trainer
Niels Groen is an Interaction Designer & Concept Developer and User Experience Designer currently specializing in mobile solutions. His services range from online solutions and platforms to interactive campaigns, consulting and product development (Lean and Agile).
Being a developer in a previous life, Niels has the ability to bridge the gaps between concept, design and development. His technical knowledge and design experience allows him to push the team on both the design and the development sides.
Ben has been programming software since he was 12 and finds technology interesting. He loves being able to create anything his imagination can think up and put on the screen of a computer or a device. “The iPhone and the App Store were probably one of the most important inventions for developers, as you can produce work that people can see all around the world. It makes it more exciting and fun to do this work.” Ben is a fanatic photographer and scuba diver when he’s not coding.
Daniel wrote his first lines of Objective-C in 1991 on one of the first NeXTcube's. Since then he has developed dozens of apps for iOS and Mac OS X for clients across the world. He was a research scientist and teacher specializing in software engineering and user interfaces, working at universities in France and the US and at IBM Research. His specialities include user interfaces, video and security and he's enthusiastic about Swift.
Daan is a UX designer specialised in ideation and concept development. After a study in Naval Architecture he became a graphic designer and later spent many years as story boarder, concept- and script developer.
Thanks to his broad set of skills and constructive analytic brain he can dissect processes to the fundamental building blocks and help develop those into efficient products.
Jasper's career as an app developer began in 2014 during a bootcamp at The App Academy. Afterwards he worked for 1.5 years as a professional iOS developer. At The App Academy he gained teaching experience and started as an assistant-trainer and has grown into an independent trainer. Besides his work at The App Academy, he works as a freelance iOS developer and gifted actor.