An informally professional team dedicated to building exciting new apps and websites. GearedApp is essentially awesome.

Who are GearedApp?

GearedApp first started life in 2013.  Our team came together while working on innovative commercial projects with Edinburgh Napier University. After taking on initial clients such as the Edinburgh Capitals Ice Hockey team, we vowed to design, develop and deliver mobile-focussed digital solutions that solve real business problems. And so GearedApp was born.

Based in Edinburgh, Scotland, we develop cross-platform apps, websites and other bespoke solutions. As a small, fresh and well-formed team, we like to inject energy into our projects. It’s important to us to find the right solution to every problem and that we do the best job. We aren’t another agency. We are a team that will work with you to get the results you want.

Plant sprouting from a phone, with gear cogs as a sunset
Josh, Lara and Andrzej as a cartoon

The Team

When it comes to delivering digital solutions, the team is all that really matters. Our team have expertise across a  spectrum of necessary areas. This includes graphic design, web design, user experience, app development and project management.

We also work with carefully selected external contacts to compliment our skill set where required. We have photographers, illustrators, animators, copywriters and marketers to hand incase we need them. Working together, we all focus on what we do best and deliver solutions of the highest quality.

People Who Make it Awesome.


Lara Findlay


As operations manager, Lara heads up the frontline of communication at GearedApp. Lara uses her innate ability to process problems into solutions to ensure there is a shared understanding of project requirements between us and our customers. Beyond her role as project manager and HR guru, Lara often functions as GearedApp Agony Aunt, and enjoys supporting the Scottish music scene with her trusty fiddle in her free time.


Josh Carson

Director/Interface Design

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. He’s also the first to fill you in on the best local eateries or latest Ice Hockey news.


Andrzej Schmidt

Director/Lead Developer

Andrzej has extensive experience in developing and leading digital projects, both consumer facing and B2B. Much of his work has involved listening to user feedback throughout iterative development approaches. In addition to his development role, Andrzej is chief tea-maker at GearedApp, loves his mountain bike, dogs and eating anything sugary.


Germán Hernández

Full Stack Developer

Germán is a full-stack, web app wizard. His favourite development framework is React, but he is always testing out the latest tech trend or technologies. Germán is a self-confessed history geek, and spends most of his free time either exploring Edinburgh and the surroundings or pushing himself to learn more about programming.


Alex Di Guida

Full Stack Developer

Not one to fit into boxes, Alex has range of experience across web and mobile development. Alex likes to push himself to learn new technologies, improve himself and to share his knowledge. Having moved to Scotland recently, Alex loves exploring in his free-time, visiting museums and finding cool new restaurants (and loves eating!).


Andrew Walker

Mobile Developer

Andrew likes developing both Android and iOS apps with C++, Java or JavaScript. With a background in games development, he is well versed in all things maths, physics and real-time graphics. In his free time Andrew confesses to watching a lot of films playing a lot of games (no surprise there!).


Armand Bour

Junior Web Developer

Armand, our junior web developer, loves building web applications using JavaScript technologies. He also has experience with functional programming and Ruby.  When not coding, Armand can be found drinking tea and playing indie games. He also loves music and listens to anything from baroque to Norwegian black metal.


Facundo Acosta

Junior Mobile Developer

Facundo, our junior mobile developer, has experience in native Android development and likes to learn as much as he possibly can about current technological trends. Born in Argentina before moving to Spain at 8, and now Escocia, Facu is a huge movies/series buff and confesses that he has been playing videogames since was just 4 years old!


Roger Ashworth

Non-Executive Director

Roger brings the experience (evidenced by the grey hair), contacts, a liking for processes and exposure Edinburgh SME scene. With over 20 years’ experience in working in the commercial scene, Roger advises on marketing strategy, client targeting & retention, product development and risk management.


Brian Davison

Non-Executive Director

Brian has over 25 years’ experience working with software systems in roles including management and teaching as well as development. He enjoys innovation, the value of a systematic approach and strong client communication. He advises on technical strategy and project management.

What Our Clients Have To Say

  • The team at GearedApp have been great to work with and have been enthusiastic and full of ideas from the start of our project.  They have been very helpful, creative and patient in the development of the Capitals App and have provided the structure and advice required throughout.  I can highly recommend the GearedApp team to produce a great product and to work with the client to get the best results.  They have been professional, friendly and have delivered a fantastic App for the Edinburgh Capitals which we will be looking to further develop with GearedApp in the future.

    Scott Neil Edinburgh Capitals
  • GearedApp were there for us when we needed something done in a hurry. They responded to our unreasonable request with a smile and got us what we needed – a shiny and well-designed web badge for our clients – within our deadline and at a very reasonable price. We’ll be using them again.

    Colin Smith e-Placement Scotland
  • We approached GearedApp with our Power a Life web development job towards the end of 2015 and couldn't have hoped for a better digital design agency to work with. They understood our requirements very quickly and were able to begin work immediately once the project was scoped out. We had a tight turnaround in order to have the site up in time for Christmas, which thankfully wasn't an issue for GearedApp as they are so efficient. The end result has far exceeded our expectations and the feedback we have received on the website has been excellent. The support they provided us throughout the process was superb and we felt like we were taken care of from start to finish. The team are very approachable with no question feeling like a stupid question. We strongly recommend GearedApp as a digital design agency and feel the service they offer is excellent value for money. If you are in the market for any web and digital design and development, get these guys hired!

    Jeremie Warner Power a Life
  • We commissioned a website for our business with the guys at Gearedapp. From the moment we approached them with our request, to the moment the website went live, their service and communication was spot on. We had many questions regarding the project and the operational side of the website. The guys at Gearedapp answered ALL of our questions on time. They are a great team willing to go the extra mile. In a couple of occasions they even answered our phone calls outside office hours and got to work on the urgent issues that we contacted them about. When things got a bit technical, they even provided step-by-step video tutorials showing us how to deal with things. The greatest thing is that, even though they are a business, they are willing to direct their clients to find a free of charge solution to their queries when possible. We are very pleased with the service provided and will recommended Gearedapp to anyone looking for a reliable, effective and friendly company to develop a website or app.

    Daniel Santiago Jeffrey St
  • We were very happy with the final product which was delivered on time and to specification in what was a potentially tricky App to create. The App is sleek and simple and adds to our brand as a whole. In sum, we are very happy with GearedApp and would recommend them in the future without hesitation.

    JJ AWDis
  • GearedApp are an absolute pleasure to work with. They have delivered the project exactly as we had hoped and with minimum fuss. They work hard, deliver great work and brighten your day whenever you deal with them. Angels, all of them.

    Neil Mclnnes Director, Umega Lettings
  • Lara and GearedApp provided a bespoke IT solution for a complex clinical problem, the assessment of clinical response in metastatic prostate cancer. She and her team have shown the utmost enthusiasm, professionalism and patience in all our interactions and the results show in the product design thus far produced.

    I am happy to endorse her and her company and would recommend them to anyone looking for a mobile app to address a complex problem.

    Dr Ian Sayers MBBS MRCP FRCR, Consultant Clinical Oncologist The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
  • I've built a number of websites over the last few years and working with Gearedapp has been the most enjoyable experience thus far.

    James McIlroy EuroBiotix
  • Enjoyed the process from start to finish. The patience and professionalism you guys showed at all stages of the process particularly in the beginning made this whole project possible. Highly recommend anyone looking to build something that is thinking outside the box to give you guys the chance to help guide and build the correct solution.

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