About GearedApp

Ethical, friendly, trustworthy developers, based in Scotland

A Tech For Good Team

We put people and ethics at the heart of our work.

When it comes to delivering digital solutions, people are all that really matters. We believe that with the power of tech we can do great things for humankind, and this is at the core of how we operate.

Our in-house team of curious self-developers are all based in Edinburgh, Scotland, and we work with organisations big and small to build digital solutions that will make their difference to the world.

We specialise in developing bespoke apps and web platforms. Brainstorms, laughs, meetings, frequent 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.

Early days, fresh out of university


Wide-eyed students


App launched


Award won

GearedApp started life in 2013, when founders Lara, Josh and Andrzej began working together during their Masters at Edinburgh Napier University. Having successfully built their first app for the Edinburgh Capitals Ice Hockey team, we recognised a need for Scotland-based mobile app developers and decided to found GearedApp.

Meet the Team​



Lara heads up the frontline of client relations and community management at GearedApp. Lara loves exploring different solutions and building long standing relationships with our customers. Beyond her role in client relations, Lara is also HR guru and team Agony Aunt. In her previous life she trained in translating and interpreting, and still loves traveling and practicing her languages in her free time.


Digital Project Manager

As our Digital Project Manager, Kirsty is all about enabling creativity and helping our clients bring their digital solutions to life. Not only does Kirsty have extensive experience working in digital and traditional creative studios, she has also worked with Europe’s best makers and hardware hackers, and loves nothing more than chatting about product design. When not managing projects, Kirsty is an adventure seeker spending her free time trying new extreme sports such as bouldering, snowboarding, skateboarding and anything else she can get her hands on.


Marketing Manager

Rachel is our Marketing Manager at GearedApp, leading everything Marketing and Comms related. With a background in Digital Marketing, Rachel has an eye for social content and loves immersing herself in everything digital. When not on social media or blogging, Rachel is a folk musician and spends her time playing the fiddle at sessions across Scotland.


Junior Developer & QA Tester

David’s role is split between developing web platforms as part of the team, and playing a fundamental role in our QA process. He takes pleasure in trying to “break” products throughout development to catch any bugs and to make sure they meet specific requirements. Aside from this, he enjoys playing games and exploring Edinburgh. David also owns a whopping 6 guitars, and not surprisingly, also enjoys playing them.



One of the first stages of every project is the design phase, so Josh is likely to be one of the first (and more memorable) faces you’ll see at GearedApp. Josh provides UX consultation and interface design across our digital projects, and helps us make the leap from concept to creation. Outwith the office Josh enjoys photography especially in documenting his travels.


Full Stack Developer

With a background in freelance and backend architecture, Dávid has over 6 years’ experience in development. As a Full-Stack Developer at GearedApp, Dávid loves to learn and is continuously challenging himself to know more about his industry. When not building apps and websites, you can find Dávid hiking, swimming and cycling around Lake Balaton, one of the largest lakes in Central Europe.


Full Stack Developer

With extensive experience in front and back end development, Richárd is a Full-Stack Developer at GearedApp. Richárd has been interested in computers from the age of 6, even building his own computer games in high school. He enjoys putting together a website, as well as server side technology and networking. When not building apps and websites, Richárd spends his time doing calisthenics and street workouts.


Mobile Developer

Alex is a Mobile Developer who recently completed a software engineering course at Napier University. As a Front-end developer here, he is a whizz at Java and JavaScript. Alex has previously launched many university related software projects such as a project management platform for a third sector organisation. Now at GearedApp, he enjoys challenging himself being able to work on larger scale projects. In his spare time, Alex loves a good game of footy (if the weather permits).


Director/Project Manager

With extensive experience with various mobile development technologies, Andrzej, is our Lead Developer and Project Manager at GearedApp. Leading and supporting the development team, he manages each project from requirements gathering to handover, tailoring each one to it's individual requirements. Andrzej is also chief tea-maker at GearedApp and has quite the sweet tooth.


Backend Developer

Céleste is our Backend Developer and our go-to for everything related to the behind the scenes of website architecture and development. Their varied background in all aspects of Full-Stack web development means that they love to get stuck in. When not coding, you can find them expressing their creativity through makeup artistry and exploring Edinburgh’s many eateries.


Web & Mobile Developer

Nico, who is fascinated about new technologies, is a front end web and app developer self-taught in React, React Native and CSS. Nico has run his own projects in the past as a freelance developer but now loves being able to work in a team at GearedApp. When not coding you might find him hanging off a wall due to his newfound infatuation for rock climbing and will always be the first to find the best Gif for any conversation.


Backend Developer

Backend developer Oscar loves all things PHP, Java and Linux, and is enjoying immersing himself in the JavaScript world. Oscar joined GearedApp as an intern while completing his Software Engineering Masters, and has since worked his way up to his backend specialism. When not coding, he has a love for fell running, the outdoors and travelling, and is on a mission to create the perfect pizza dough!

Our Values

The GearedApp DNA

Our values are a key part of our DNA, and lie at the heart of all of our work and interactions.


We strive to provide reliable and transparent communication so that, as trusted development partners, we can help our clients make the right decisions and do great things.


We think working together should be enjoyable. Questions are always welcome and encouraged – this means the communication process runs smoothly and enables us to create good working relationships.

Curious Self Developers

In a fast-changing world, we seek to constantly learn and adapt so that our skills and services are always relevant and ahead of the curve.


We seek to build innovative solutions through GearedApp’s unique exploratory process and work with our clients to develop solutions to even the most complex problems.


Being on the ball is so important in tech. We pride ourselves in being responsive, from adopting technologies fast to responding quickly to emails and communication.

Building a culture around people. Setting the scene for great things to happen.

More on our Culture

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