About GearedApp

A development team that will work with you to get the results you need

Meet the Team

A diverse development team, based in Scotland.

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.

Lara Director/Operations

As Operations Manager, Lara heads up the frontline of communication at GearedApp. Lara loves exploring different solutions and building long standing relationships with our customers. Beyond her role in client relations and project management, 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.

Josh Director/Interface Designer

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.

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.

Kamil Back End Developer

Kamil is our Backend JavaScript guru. He helps us build modern web infrastructures and is never afraid of a challenge. Kamil has great experience in Backend technologies such as Node.js, PHP & Go. Additionally, also often helps with building Frontend UIs with React.js. He has recently deployed a social media platform that fully utilises serverless technologies and is fully scalable. When not coding, you can catch Kamil in the wild photographing beautiful landscapes.

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.

Armand Web Developer

Armand is a web app developer at GearedApp. They have a particular strength in Front End development, are our resident CSS expert and also loves trying out new development tools. Armand has lots of experience in JavaScript with React.js, having successfully launched large scale, integrated web platforms in both consumer and business sectors. When not coding, they can be found drinking tea and playing indie games.

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.

Alex Mobile Developer

Alex, as a mobile and front-end developer at GearedApp, loves all things JavaScript and Java. As a recent graduate, Alex has previously launched many university-related software projects. His proudest project being a mobile app that allows user interaction with an on-screen keyboard using only eye blinks, built using mobile phone and brain-computer interface. Alex enjoys being able to challenge himself being able to work on larger scale and solo projects. In his spare time, he loves a good game of footy (if the weather permits).

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.

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.

David Junior Developer and 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.

Sammy Marketing Associate

Our Marketing Associate, Sammy, assists with communications and marketing within GearedApp. She enjoys immersing herself into the tech scene, learning about consumer behaviour and digital marketing. When not on social media or blogging, Sammy is completing her studies at Edinburgh Napier university, loves playing video games, traveling and is an avid lover of cats.

Angus Interface Design Intern

Interface designer Angus is currently studying Digital Interaction Design at the University of Dundee. Angus has significant background in graphic design and branding, having self taught from a young age and worked with various local companies. He is now pursuing his love of UX and designing interfaces for digital platforms. In his spare time, Angus enjoys playing rugby, travelling and photography.

Roger 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 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.

2013

Early days, fresh out of university

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Wide-eyed students

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App launched

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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.

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2016

Building a team and culture

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New Office

6

Team Members

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Git Commits

Having spent a few years laying the foundations and working with our first clients, GearedApp grew from 3 to 6. This allowed us to increase our service offering, start building web apps, and build larger, more scalable platforms.

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2017

Growing and increasing our offering

2x

Office Space

4

New developers

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New tech services

2017 was a year of growth for GearedApp. Not only in terms of our team size and office space, but also in terms of technologies. We began producing bespoke web apps, started using React Native for mobile apps, and began providing Progressive Web App services. This means we were able to provide even more business benefits for our clients.

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2018

Scaling up, expanding and going global

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Team Members

5

Years Running

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Countries

GearedApp have been growing fast and have exciting plans for the future. Our team of 10 now provide services to customers across 4 countries around the world. We are continuing to develop our technology offering and aim to build the best, cutting-edge digital platforms.

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

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Credible

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

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.

More on our Culture

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