Creating Exceptional Mobile and Web Platforms.

GearedApp are one of Scotlands leading mobile and web development firms. When it comes to delivering digital solutions, the team is all that really matters. Our in-house team of curious self-developers are all based in Edinburgh, Scotland.

We specialise in developing bespoke apps and web platforms. Brainstorms, chats, meetings, updates and copious cups of tea are all part of the journey. We inject energy into our work and are excited about finding the right solution to every problem.

We have expertise in a number of sectors including: Digital Health, Social, Tourism and Sport. Our team are capable of delivering projects of various sizes and scales, working with you to deliver exceptional digital solutions.

 
$10,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
headquarters
  • 23/1 Mitchell Street
    Edinburgh EH6 7BD
    United Kingdom

Portfolio

Key clients: 
NHS, Edinburgh University, AWDis, HR Solver, Maersk Oil, Aviagen, Lindemann Healthcare, Ajenta, Alba Ultrasound, EnteroBiotix, Qik Serve
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Ajenta

Ajenta provides real-time video communication platforms to Educational and Healthcare sector organisations. Their services were available through a web-based platform. We partnered with Ajenta to deliver a series of mobile apps for their customers so that they could provide real-time video conferencing via mobile.


One of Ajenta’s main offerings is Vscene. Vscene is an educational platform that supports

collaboration and is tailored towards research and universities. We built bespoke, native mobile apps for iOS and Android that provided the ability to use video chat on the go, and connect as a guest user. This was particularly important in university settings, where users and students were likely to be on mobile.


The Vscene mobile app and community has allowed Ajenta to provide a new service offering to their customers. With the majority of users on mobile, it was essential that Ajenta were able to provide access to their platform via a user-friendly mobile app.


Vscene is now used by university and research institutions around the UK to provide collaborative environments to staff and students.


We continue to work with Ajenta to provide mobile apps to their other clients, and to continue to support the platform as it grows.

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Lindemann Healthcare

Lindemann Healthcare was looking to streamline their internal processes and take the current paper-based system online by developing a digital platform to manage their growing care home group.


With a large number of staff across their group of 4 care homes, there were growing concerns about quality assurance, connectivity and future-proofing of the existing system. All of the organisation’s care processes

were conducted meticulously in paper format, and occasionally manually inputted into Excel documents. This left room for human error, and lots of duplication in information collected across the different homes.


With security and scalability paramount, we partnered with Lindemann Healthcare to develop a user-friendly care management platform for the group.

This project involved ideation, a full design process, development of the apps across various platforms and Beta testing before launch.


For Lindemann Healthcare, this new platform means a huge improvement in day to day efficiency. Staff are able to quickly access and manage resident information.


The beauty of this platform is that we built it exactly to Lindemann Healthcare specifications, and are able to replicate their unique processes. This means minimal staff training, as all wording and forms are familiar to them.


The platform has been trialled across the care home group successfully, with positive feedback from managers, care assistants and nurses alike. Going forward Lindemann Healthcare plan to add to this platform to build management tools for various aspects of their administrative processes.

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HR Solver

We worked with HR Solver to build an app platform that provides an HR advisor in your pocket. With recent changes in how people access employment law support, HR Solver recognised the need for flexible and adaptable employment law support. This mobile app means that users can access information on their rights, and even start chatting to an advisor using instant messaging, from quick questions through to complex enquiries. We

built apps for iOS and Android devices, a website to inform users of the app features, and an admin dashboard that can be used by advisors and HR Solver staff to update the app content. After extensive beta testing, acting on early users feedback, the new app product has been launched and is now bridging the gap in employment law support for its users. This project has allowed HR Solver to scale up, and to provide support to people they would not have been able to reach otherwise. They are now able to provide aid to people looking for help with issues relating to their employment simply through their mobile devices. HR Solver has plans to further develop and expand the platform to increase efficiency and add more value and support to users over time.
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AWDis

AWDis, the number one provider of quality garments to the printwear and promotion market, have many brands under the AWDis (All We Do is) umbrella. We have worked with the AWDis brands since 2015 to grow their digital platform. What started out as 2 brands have now grown to 10 brands globally, with hundreds of products and separate websites for each.


Over time, updating the WordPress sites became time

consuming, with AWDis staff spending weeks every December manually updating products for their catalogue update in the New Year. Our aim was to build a platform that would allow AWDis staff to update 8 websites from one management dashboard. We took this as an opportunity to conduct a full refresh of the websites. Our aims were to help users to quickly find products, encourage sign-ups to the newsletter, refresh their overall look and feel to compete with others in the industry and last but not least, to save AWDis marketing staff weeks of work.


By choosing the bespoke route, AWDis were able to specified their exact requirements so that we could build a platform that is completely built for the purpose.


This platform has meant a huge leap forward for AWDis in terms of efficiency and their brand perception.


By building a bespoke platform, AWDis have improved the user experience of their sites, conducted a full overhaul of the look and feel of the sites, and saved their staff weeks of work every year in adding and managing product data.


For AWDis, this allows them to move forward into more markets and territories with a web platform that can scale up effectively as they grow.

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Tour Tag

Tour Tag is a Scotland-based startup who saw a real opportunity to encourage people to get out and play more golf. Golf is a historic sport in Scotland and attracts visitors from around the world during golf opens and the summer season. However, in recent years, golf has been on the decline in Scotland, and is predominantly played by older golfers. For this reason, golf courses struggle with gaining memberships, particularly

among younger players, and often find they have empty tee times. Tour Tag’s aim is to encourage and incentivise golfers to play more and to make golf more attractive to potential golfers, by bringing a technological aspect to the game. In order to solve this problem, we worked with Tour Tag to develop a first of its kind, location-based loyalty app for golf players.


We developed a functioning and effective MVP for Tour Tag, which has allowed them to fully launch their product, begin onboarding users and attract investment. The app itself is unique and innovative. Developed in a way that will help change the face of golfing in Scotland, and hopefully encourage golfers to get out and play more.


The next steps for the app are to continue to build a user base, onboard new reward partners, and further develop the app to provide even more rewards and incentivisation so that we can push the concept out across the UK and even globally in time.

Reviews

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App Development for Golf Platform

"They went above and beyond to ensure the project was a success."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Oct. 2018 - June 2019
Project summary: 

GearedApp created a mobile app for a golf loyalty program. Their team was responsible for both the design and development phase of the project. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Stirling, Scotland
Chris Low
Co-Founder and Managing Director, Tour Tag Ltd
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

In six weeks, the app has been downloaded 800 times and has a 4.9 rating in the app store. The GearedApp team was communicative and enthusiastic from start to finish, going above and beyond to deliver a quality product. Their team is knowledgable and well-rounded.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the managing director of Tour Tag Ltd. We offer a loyalty and rewards platform designed to encourage golfers to play more and help clubs and businesses increase revenues.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire GearedApp?

We do not have any in house developers therefore we needed an outside source for full design and build.

What were your goals for this project?

We hired GearedApp to build a mobile app for us that would allow us to easily and efficiently reach our end users as well as create an admin dashboard that would allow us to easily adapt rewards on the app and grow our company

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We met with various app development teams across Scotland. However, GearedApp by far stood out from the rest and showed great enthusiasm for our initial idea as well as providing thoughts about what would be best for our company.

Describe the project in detail.

We had an initial scoping meeting to realise our needs and what the project would entail. After commencing the project we started with the design phase and received mocks of our IOS and Android App. We then moved into the development phase and this was completed by the hand over of our 2 mobile platforms and admin dashboard.

What was the team composition?

Prior to work commencing we had communication with Lara, the ops manager, who was our first port of contact and provided initial communications. To complete the Design phase, our project was managed by Josh who provided UX consultation and interface design for our platform and provided visual mocks of what the platform would look like. The development phase was managed by Andrzej and we were provided with daily updates on progress.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

Within 6 weeks we have 800 downloads across IOS and Android. We have had fantastic reviews from our clients and end users with a 5.0 rating on google play and 4.9 on the app store. Our initial goal during our scoping session was 1000 downloads for the first year, so we are going to smash that expectation.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Communication was second to none. We got weekly updates and were very quick and informative with emails sent between our team and theirs.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They went above and beyond to ensure the project was a success. GearedApp have well rounded team with specialists in each area required for our project. We think that GearedApps work and their enthusiasm for our project sets them above the rest.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Nope, we were very happy with all aspects of the project.

5.0
Overall Score Fantastic from start to finish!
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    The whole process was outlined prior to work commencing
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Very reasonable for the work we received
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Very happy with the final work we have received
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Would highly recommend and already told others to get in touch

Website Management Dashboard for Eight WordPress Sites

“…their communication was great—they were able to adapt to our ideas very quickly and made swift changes.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
July 2018 - Apr. 2019
Project summary: 

GearedApp designed and developed an admin platform that centralized eight separate WordPress sites. The dashboard allows internal staff to easily update all sites at once and make individual customizations.

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
United Kingdom
Lisa Kenny
Marketing Executive, AWDis
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The solution drastically reduced administrative time spent managing each site. GearedApp clearly grasped the project and business goals. While their documentation could be more concise for non-technical clients, the team excelled at project management and stayed aligned on expectations.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the marketing executive at AWDis, the number one provider of quality garments to the printwear and promotion market worldwide. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire GearedApp?

We have eight different brands under the AWDis umbrella, which meant eight different WordPress sites. These were time consuming to update and difficult to manage, so we asked GearedApp to create a platform that encompassed all of our sites. 

What were your goals for this project?

We needed to bring all of our websites together on one platform. This would make it easier for us to update each site on a daily basis while still ensuring that we could work with them individually, too. A cleaner, more user-friendly look was also a high priority.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We've been working with GearedApp for a number of years, so it was an easy decision for us. They understand our needs and wants and shared our vision for the end goal.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

GearedApp designed, developed, and configured a completely customized platform for us, one that brought all of our websites together but allowed us to still update each site manually. They then built a completely new admin dashboard tailored to our specific product needs. 

On top of that, they keyed in some technical information for us, and took the time to go through all of our questions, providing us with updates each week.

What was the team composition?

Initially, we met with the full team, which included both of their founders and their head of development. As the project became more specific, we worked closely with the developer, with the founders checking in each month or so.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

They developed and launched our solution on time. This means that we now spend much less time updating the websites and also have the ability to add customized banners, giving the websites a more modern, fresh feel.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

The project management was great. We understood what they were trying to achieve, and we also understood what was expected of us to make it happen.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

First, I was impressed that they shared our vision and really got behind the project. Second, their communication was great—they were able to adapt to our ideas very quickly and made swift changes.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No, there is very little that they could improve, but they could provide a clearer document of fixes and bugs for people who are less experienced with technical terms.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Website Design for Biotechnology Company

"I was impressed with GearedApp’s attentiveness and responsiveness."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Dec. 2018 - Mar. 2019
Project summary: 

GearedApp built a website that details the objectives and activities of a biotechnology company. The team worked with a branding and design agency on the site. They used provided wireframes for the project.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Edinburgh, Scotland
James McIlroy
Founder & President, EnteroBiotix
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The new website has driven substantial traffic and inquiries. Stakeholder feedback has also been positive. GearedApp is a responsive development team. Their patient approach supplemented their professional and communicative management style. Customers can expect a passionate and dedicated team.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the founder and president of EnteroBiotix, a biotechnology company that focuses on developing medicinal products to treat infections caused by drug-resistant organisms.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire GearedApp?

We hired GearedApp to build a website that supports our commercial and strategic objectives.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted a clean and professional website that captured all of our key business activities and strategy.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

During an exploration process, we reviewed the services of several potential companies. GearedApp stood out because of their attention to detail and understanding of our needs. They are highly approachable and a great culture fit. We also read positive reviews about them.

Describe the project in detail.

Before we began the project, we discussed the timeline and budget. We developed the initial wireframes and content, which was reviewed by their team and amended. GearedApp built the entire site without further input from our side.

What was the team composition?

Josh (Director & Interface Designer, GearedApp) was our project manager throughout the entire process. A graphic design and branding agency also supported us. Their teams worked closely together to integrate their designs and tools into the website.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

Feedback from key stakeholders was positive. The website has helped drive more traffic and inquiries. GearedApp was highly responsive throughout the process. It was a pleasure working with them.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Josh responded promptly and answered any questions, even discussing on weekends and outside of regular working hours. We spoke almost daily during the building and testing period. We talked through email and phone. During the beginning, we would have meetings through Skype. Our meetings with the branding agency were also through Skype.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

I was impressed with GearedApp’s attentiveness and responsiveness. Their passion for web design and patience were also noteworthy.

Are there any areas for improvement?

I couldn’t fault them on anything.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Could not fault them.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    First class service and extremely high quality final product, go have a look for yourself!
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Without hesitation.

Application Development for Multiple Global Brands

"Professional people like our developer and project manager give me confidence in the whole company." 

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Apr. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

GearedApp is developing three apps that correspond to three global brands. Taking over from a previous vendor, they’re focusing on the apps’ design and functionality, much of which is location-dependent.

The Reviewer
 
1,001-5,000 Employees
 
Edinburgh, Scotland
Courtney Houldsworth
Assistant Marketing Manager, Aviagen
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The apps have already improved drastically and are much faster to download thanks to GearedApp’s rapid start. They provide regular updates and communicate all potential delays, displaying an inspiring professionalism. Their entire team possesses top-level industry knowledge and passion.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m an assistant marketing manager for Aviagen, a poultry breeding company. We supply day old grandparent parent stock chicks to customers in over 100 countries under the Arbor Acres, Indian River, and Ross brands.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire GearedApp?

We wanted to develop apps for our three global brands.

What were your goals for this project?

These apps would allow customers to access data quickly while they’re out in the field so they don’t have to carry printed documents with them at all times.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Our previous app developer wasn't working out and they found GearedApp for us. We had an initial meeting with them were impressed by how professional they were. They even gave us realistic timelines for the development.

Describe the project in detail.

GearedApp took over for another developer that had been working on our apps for two years, improving its design and functionality. The apps provide location-specific product data and availability, both metric and imperial measurement systems, and offer users multiple choices of languages. The app remembers a user’s region, measurement system, and language after the select these options the first time.

What was the team composition?

We work with a project manager, Lara, and a lead developer, Andzrej. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

In just five months, GearedApp made several changes that we would’ve been waiting on for a year with our previous developer. They’ve improved both the apps’ design and functionality and dramatically reduced their download time.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

The full team has been great and helpful. They communicate well and keep us up to date on everything, even the delays they’re experiencing. We get weekly development emails from them and chat a few times a week about their progress to date.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They all have amazing knowledge about app development, especially our lead developer who’s always clued-in and ready to go. Professional people like our developer and our project manager give me confidence in the whole company.

Are there any areas for improvement?

They’ve been great to work with, so I have no complaints.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer