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

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Wide-eyed students

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App launched

1st

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

Director

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.

Facu

Mobile Developer

Facundo (or Facu) is our native Android development expert in React Native and Java technologies, and also experienced in Cross Platform development. Having developed multiple apps across both Android and iOS, he admits his proudest project launched would be a largely scalable social network project from scratch. When not coding, Facu is a huge movies buff and loves playing video games.

Rachel

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.

David

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.

Paul

Scrum Master

Focusing on improving ways of working and communicating, Paul is the team’s Scrum Master. With a background in Project Management, Paul ensures that our Agile practices run smoothly and allows us to do our best work for clients. When not managing teams, Paul spends his days walking his 3 schnauzers, and enjoying DIY around the house.

Josh

Director/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. Outwith the office Josh enjoys photography especially in documenting his travels.

Alex

Full Stack Developer

Our developer Alex, has a range of experience across mobile, web and backend. Specialising in React Native and React JS, with a strong background of Android native development, Alex always likes exploring different solutions, from a business and tech perspectove, he has successfully launched multiple platforms. When not coding he loves exploring in his free-time, visiting museums and finding cool new restaurants.

Amandine

Full Stack Developer

With Amandine's extensive experience in front end and back end development and a background in PHP & C#, Amandine is a versatile full stack developer with an excitement for modern technologies. Having spent time freelancing and working on larger scale projects on the side, one of her most interesting projects has been developing a 360 interactive studio tour using new technologies. When not in front of the computer, she can be found taking her camera on road trips, weightlifting, climbing or horse riding.

Aleks

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).

Andrzej

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.

Armand

Backend Developer

Armand 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.

Nico

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.

Oscar

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.

Transparent

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.

Friendly

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.

Collaborative

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.

Responsive

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.

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