Jon Atherton

Jon Atherton is the inventor of JaJa pressure sensitive stylus, AppTag Laser Blaster, Wobble App: #1 paid iOS in 2009.

Jon Atherton in Brisbane with an AppTag LaserBlaster

Above is a recent photo of Jon Atherton that appeared in the Australian Newspaper


Jon Atherton was born in Brisbane , brought up mainly in Melbourne schooled at Wesley College and RMIT (briefly) in BioTech. Jon Atherton joined the Army reserve and then moved into the commando signals unit 126 Signal Squadron Special Forces.

After the Commando unit and some full time duty Jon Atherton decided to join the Regular Army and went to Royal Military College Duntroon in 1986, to be trained as an Officer, graduating as a lieutenant in 1987, he worked in Toowoomba (7Sig) and Brisbane (1 Sig + 4 Sig). Jon met his wife Janine in Brisbane and decided to leave the army and stay in Brisbane.

Jon Atherton Left the Army in 1991 and started his own business importing and distributing triathlon gear such as carbon wheels, bike frames and heart rate monitors. In 1995 he did some work for Microsoft via the MSN portal program and then moved into web software development. He sold what had become the bike business and concentrated on software development full-time.

In the late ’90′s he partnered with an old Army friend who managed the business development and management, whilst Jon focussed on the software engineering side of the business.  The new partnership grew into what would become a very large advertising and banking network working for businesses worldwide in the late ’90′s and early 2000′s. The pair dissolved their partnership in about 2004.

Jon Atherton then focussed on building a large property rental portfolio which he had started investing in in 1996. He was also involved in car racing – competing in Targa Tasmania, Rally Tasmania and Classic Adelaide – racing cars included Nissan GTR V-Spec N1, and Ferrari Challenge Stradale.

Jon’s has coached all 3 of his kids in sport including Soccer, AFL, Cricket and is currently an AFL coach at Wests Juniors. He has dabbled in software design and marketing of the Wobble iPhone Application, the marketing blog for Wobble and all the other Apps can be found here.

Jon Atherton’s interests include organic gardening, including vegetables and citrus trees plus of course the backyard chicken raising. Jon Atherton is also a very keen skier and plans to retire to a mountain, just as long as there are Barramundi present.

Jon Atherton now seems to spend most of his life inside an iOS device.