At Bad Dino we’re always on the lookout for ways to reduce the costs of app development when it comes to startups or existing businesses looking to...
We build cross-platform mobile apps for startups
We've helped launch over 100 tech startups over the past 10 years. We use scalable, maintainable and cutting edge Microsoft Technologies to build your Minimum Viable Product (MVP). From the idea in your head to your first paying customers and beyond... we've got you covered.Start your project
App design + development on mobile and web
Handcrafted in Edinburgh by an inhouse team.
No outsourcing or shenanigans.
10 years and counting.
We don't over-complicate things so we have just a single day rate that you pay - whether that's design, development, strategy or fractional CTO services -- it's all the same to us.
We're not into flavours of the week. We use the latest Microsoft technology to build beautiful, cross-platform and easy to maintain apps. Because it's Microsoft.
Our team is all inhouse and permanently employed at Bad Dinosaur. We don't outsource unless you need us to for expedited delivery.
We will embed ourselves in your business and are in it for the long term. We're keen on helping you scale until you don't need us anymore.
Some of our highlights
We've helped launch over 100 tech startups. Here's a few we like to really shout about but there's tons more you can check out too.
We are Microsoft evangelists.
Seriously, we nerd out about how cool .NET is.
And it really is cool. We've built and launched 100+ products on it.
Microsoft .NET 8
Our new projects start on the latest and greatest in Microsoft .NET - leveraging a few decades worth of learnings on a scalable and enterprise grade framework. Ignore the fads.
A cross-platform framework for creating native mobile and desktop apps with C# and XAML. We develop apps that can run on Android, iOS, macOS, and Windows from a single shared code-base.
Visual Studio with AI
Our develpment team uses Visual Studio powered by Github Copilot for the latest in AI assisted programming - the worlds most widely adopted AI developer tool. Saving you time and money.
Keen on integrating your app with something?
We've integrated with some of the biggest names out there and on multiple occasions. It's rare that you'll come across an API or SDK we haven't worked with but we'd like to name a few for you.
We've integrated using the .NET PayPal SDK to handle a community led marketplace selling used kids clothes and toys.
Stripe is our bread and butter integration with majority of our apps choosing this payment provider. We've done Stripe Checkout, Stripe Connect, you name it, we've done it with Stripe. We're even a Stripe partner!
From simple Shopify checkout integrations to full blown marketplaces allowing individual shops to sell their items, we've handled pretty much every use case with the Shopify SDK's.
Of course we've worked with one of the most popular CRM's in the world, Hubspot. From simple API integrations like creating new contacts to entire workflows integrated into apps, we've done it.
Pipedrive is a lesser known CRM that we use for our own sales pipeline. We've integrated with them using their .NET SDK's to handle our contact form hits on our website.
Algolia is the go-to tool for building highly scalable and lightning fast search functionality into your app. We've integrated with their REST API via their .NET SDK for a number of products.
NHS integrations are not easy, but we've worked with a number of trusts to successfully integrate their apps into a variety of their backend services, taking the necessary precautions with patient data.
Apple App Store In-App Billing to give some of the products we've built a seamless experience when it comes to purchasing in app items or subscriptions.
Atlassian Jira for handling tickets via a customer service desk. There are numerous API's that we've worked with in JIRA.
What our clients say about partnering up with usI want more testimonials please
What makes the team at Bad Dinosaur special is the flexibility to adapt to the ever-changing needs of our business, their capability to understand our challenges so that every conversation with them feels like an extension of our team and as simple as it sounds how hard working and nice they are to work with.
Iain Martin, Pour
The word I would use to describe my overall experience of working with Bad Dinosaur would be inspiring. We thought we knew what we wanted, but they helped us understand exactly what we needed and how to achieve it.
Susan Scurlock MBE, OneDotAll
Working with Bad Dinosaur is allowing us to properly penetrate the market with confidence, and we are 100% satisfied with the speed and quality of their cost-effective service. I would absolutely recommend Bad Dinosaur to others.
Anthony Horrigan, SPKTRAL
Our core services
Depending on where you're at in your journey, we can help in different ways - with the goal always being to get your product to market.
What we're talking about
It's something I've been saying at speaking events for a number of years now. But a couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to be invited by Nicola ...