From web and mobile applications to back-office tools and cloud hosting - Bad Dinosaur has got you covered.
We've worked with companies ranging in size from one person up to thousands, and created our own products too.
Just take a peek at some of our past clients and projects.
MVP of Advanced Engagement's security awareness training app.
We built the first working MVP of their security awareness training app in just three weeks. We also manage all of their ongoing infrastructure needs, including app hosting, storage and notifications - all fully scaleable, secure and in the cloud.
My ideas were quickly turned into a practical set of costed development milestones which were delivered on time. I'd recommend Bad Dinosaur to anyone who needs to build an application that can be scaled easily once the business concept is proven.
Graham Watson, Director
A platform for people in the creative industries combining art and mental health awareness.
Archiheads is a platform that supports people in creative industries. Mental Health is at the forefront of this project and integrates functions to support people’s wellbeing. People can exhibit, sell and buy artwork, a small percentage of the proceeds being donated to The Mental Health Foundation.
Bad Dinosaur were responsive to our needs. Kyle and Russ were quick to respond and come up with ideas and suggestions for finding the smoothest path through our project at the least cost and time.
Stuart Smith, Director
A family-friendly site for those looking to enjoy Edinburgh and Fife with young children.
Edinburgh For Under Fives got in touch with Bad Dinosaur to redevelop and redesign their existing website to optimise it for parents on the go searching for things to do in the Edinburgh and Fife area.
It was a great challenge to work on EFUF. Their existing website wasn't optimised for mobile and felt like a translation of the book rather than its own digital product. We make the most of the web and used location-based search to provide a mobile-first experience for parents on the move.
Lindsay McDougall, Bad Dinosaur
The Evolution Dome website suffered from typical CMS bloat - installing various Wordpress plugins to add more functionality seemed like the right idea at the time. But at some point, page sizes and loading times will suffer, and you just have to admit that you need a bespoke solution.
Russ Peterson, Bad Dinosaur
Providing new opportunities for entrepreneurs in the holiday rental industry.
The mission of Have You Got is to empower small businesses within the holiday rental industry to support each other within a community where business owners can share leads with each other when they themselves don’t have a suitable property to offer to the potential client.
What sets Bad Dinosaur apart from other companies is that they listen, ask questions, understand, stay focused and put things plain English. Bad Dinosaur have built my baby and have breathed life into my idea, so I now have something to show the world.
Deborah Labi, Founder
Group booking, CRM, administrative and invoicing software.
We changed the way Mackenzie School works by building a bespoke piece of software for running their core business - from booking management all the way through to invoicing their clients, and all the efficiencies inbetween.
With little tech knowledge, Mo needed someone who understood how to translate the ideas he had in his head into a working application that could be used to change the world
Kyle Whittington, Bad Dinosaur
Prototype mortgage application tool for brokers and underwriters - with a quick turnaround.
Phoebus approached us to do some rapid prototyping for a mortgage application tool but they needed it to be a 'mostly' working version of what the final product would achieve... and turn it around in just 5 days. We took the challenge on and the result was a hugely impressed client.
Engaging primary and secondary school students in STEM.
Primary Engineers's aim is to provide a platform within schools through which all children can reach their potential. Teacher training courses, skills, competencies, project based learning, competitions and exhibitions all help to ensure deep learning and career awareness...
The word I would use to describe my overall experience of working with Bad Dinosaur would be 'inspiring'. We thought we knew exactly what we wanted, and they helped us understand what we needed and how to achieve it.
Susan Scurlock, CEO
MVP of Skillstep's online mentoring and talent retention app.
We built the first working MVP of their online mentoring app in just three weeks. Skillstep approached us with wireframes and a great idea for an app that could change large business for ever, and we delivered the MVP that set them on that path.
Bad Dinosaur transformed my thinking from ‘Here's a brief, now let’s build it’ to another way of working which puts emphasis on key tasks, features and ignoring the fluff that does not add value to the product or business using it.
Ryan Falconer, Director
We were blown away by the process made by the first co-design meeting - the MVP approach really allows you to concentrate on the final product and not the process. The user interface session with Lindsay was the most helpful part of the co-design process, because it allowed me to imagine the journey for the typical user.
Anthony Horrigan, Director
Tutor appointment booking and management system for their Academic Development department.
We worked closely with University of St Andrews' CAPOD department to build a system that manages their internal undergraduate tuition appointments with postgraduate tutors. The application has revolutionized the way they work and provided huge administration savings.
Our overall experience of working with Bad Dinosaur has been very positive. Kyle has been flexible, fast to respond and keen to work together to develop solutions to make Tutlings meet our requirements.
Providing local businesses with anonymous feedback and an opportunity to take action.
Vocal are on a mission to help local businesses improve their customer service satisfaction and build engaged communities. Their web app helps customers to give anonymous and private feedback quickly and easily; this way, customers can be completely honest and managers have the opportunity to discuss any comments or suggestions before taking action.