Things we've done

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.

Advanced Engagement - Bad Dinosaur

Advanced Engagement

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.

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Graham Watson, Director
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
Archiheads - Bad Dinosaur

Archiheads

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.

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Costa Cambanos, Co-Founder
Bad Dinosaur has a team that is small and friendly, and extremely well-rehearsed in their respective fields. This made the development process easy, fast and a delight.
Costa Cambanos, Co-Founder
Cheetah Advanced Technologies - Bad Dinosaur

Cheetah Advanced Technologies

A tool to manage a world leading speed camera location database.

Cheetah had a unique, high quality collection of data, but no easy way to manage it...

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Stuart Smith, Director
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
Edinburgh For Under Fives - Bad Dinosaur

Edinburgh For Under Fives

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.

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Lindsay McDougall, Bad Dinosaur
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
Evolution Dome - Bad Dinosaur

Evolution Dome

Award-winning inflatable structures to hire or buy.

We endlessly improved Evolution Dome's web presence, providing a professional and functional global online image...

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Russ Peterson, 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
HaeloSense - Bad Dinosaur

HaeloSense

A consulting application that simplifies internal communications.

Haelo Consulting approached us to develop a tool which gives senior executives a ‘deep’ and intelligent insight into the performance health of their business.

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Mick O'Connor
The team’s willingness to adopt an emergent approach was invaluable to me, and I believe this led to the success of the project.
Mick O'Connor
Have You Got - Bad Dinosaur

Have You Got

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.

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Deborah Labi, Founder
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
Mackenzie School of English - Bad Dinosaur

Mackenzie School of English

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.

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Chris Moonie, CEO
The booking system Bad Dinosaur developed for us has reduced everyone's workload and allows us to spend more time doing what we do best - delivering programmes and courses.
Chris Moonie, CEO
Munch Together - Bad Dinosaur

Munch Together

A way for all cultures, communities and families to eat home-made food together around the world.

We built Munch Together's web and mobile applications, taking bookings and payments from people around the world. We also manage all of their ongoing infrastructure needs.

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Kyle Whittington, Bad Dinosaur
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
Phoebus Software - Bad Dinosaur

Phoebus Software

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.

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Kyle Whittington, Bad Dinosaur
We love prototyping - especially the rapid kind - and this was a great example of how we can prototype and innovate for larger companies.
Kyle Whittington, Bad Dinosaur
Primary Engineer - Bad Dinosaur

Primary Engineer

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...

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Susan Scurlock, CEO
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
Skillstep - Bad Dinosaur

Skillstep

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.

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Ryan Falconer, Director
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
Staffmetrix Genderpaygap.uk - Bad Dinosaur

Staffmetrix Genderpaygap.uk

Data visualisation of the UK Gender Pay Gap data.

The aim of Staffmetrix Gender Pay Gap is to make data around the wage gap in different industries and within different private and public sector entities more accessible and easier to analyse.

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Anthony Horrigan, 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
University of St Andrews - Bad Dinosaur

University of St Andrews

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.

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Eilidh Harris
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.
Eilidh Harris
Vocal - Bad Dinosaur

Vocal

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.

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Tom Harries, Founder
Bad Dinosaur took the time to understand our mission upfront and translated that into a technical design that could help us test our hypothesis with real customers quickly.
Tom Harries, Founder