Aimer Media was founded in 2009 by Adrian Driscoll, Andy Parle and Mark Brown. Since the beginning we’ve been “making apps work”. Not just from the users point of view, but also from a business point of view, we’re experts in taking content and forming valid, long-term products that people love to use.
In 2021 we formed a closer relationship with Class Publishing, a partner since 2015 in apps for the ambulance service and paramedics. Aimer Media is now part of the Class Professional Publishing group of companies.
“Making apps work” describes:
- Our pride in how we build our apps
- Our desire to collaborate with our partners so we create the right app to achieve their goals
- Our ambition that people find our apps useful and important enough to keep on their device
For many of our projects we work with book publishers. We have tried to be part of their response to the challenge of digital publishing. We still believe that many existing forms of publication still contain much more structure and “cleverness” than can be seen on the printed page and would make great apps. So we remain, when we get the chance, dedicated to bringing out as much of that editorial vision as can be squeezed into a download.
We now see what apps can do beyond the book and increasingly work with our clients to find the vision that gives their readers or listeners or users or customers or consumers what they want and need in any format they’d like to get it.
Our earliest expression of intent stated that we would develop new publishing models using the opportunities created by mobile app frameworks. However, the past ten years, we have developed new models and we have taken many of the opportunities that the shift to mobile has thrown up. Now much of what we do now is building on our successes both for our existing clients and for new ones.
Adrian Driscoll (Commercial and Publishing Director)
Adrian Driscoll’s background as a publisher and digital publishing strategist over the last 25 years has been invaluable in the setting up Aimer Media. As a publisher at Routledge he pioneered many digital initiatives and as the co-founder and managing director of Semantico he helped create award winning online reference services for major publishers such as Grove and Oxford University Press. During the last 8 years he has worked as a digital consultant helping many large and small publishers engage successfully with the inexorable shift towards digital in their publishing. Adrian retired from Aimer in 2021.
Andy Parle (Technical Director)
Andy Parle is responsible for the technical direction of Aimer Media. He has developed all the software for Aimer’s existing apps and amongst many other software projects created classroom-based education software shortlisted by BETT in 2008.
Mark Brown (Creative Director)
Mark has been designing iPhone and iPad apps since the App Store was opened, designing apps for The Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy, Purple Ronnie and Dennis Publishing before co-founding Aimer Media. Mark has over 25 years experience art directing and designing user experiences for a variety of digital formats. From designing early Channel4.com websites and developing a digital publishing system for WWF and RBS to user experience design for British Gas and Open University.
Ben Lawrence (Senior Developer)
Ben has been with Aimer since late 2013, having previously worked at Cogapp. He studied Computer Science at Brighton University. He likes cars that go fast.
Jack Duffy (Designer)
Jack is a design graduate from De Montfort University, he’s learning German, is a Man United fan and now has a puppy.
Tonye Spiff (Developer)
Tonye moved to Brighton to start with Aimer in 2018, having graduated from Swansea University where he studied Computer Science. Tonye is an Arsenal fan.
Fabian Tauriello (Developer)
Fabian is a from Adelaide Australia, now living in London. He once walked from London to Brighton, this was for fun, not to get to the office.
Craig Ronald (Developer)
Craig is a massive Everton fan. Fortunately for us, they avoided relegation.
We’re based in Brighton, our office is in Phoenix Art Space on the Old Steine and we have a great view of the city centre. 10–14 Waterloo Place, Brighton, BN2 9NB