Welcome to Codevate
We're a UK-based specialist bespoke software development company

We develop large-scale, advanced bespoke software and mobile apps that are greater than the sum of their parts.

“Codevate work fast, innovate, and are good at solving problems. Plus, they’re always easy to deal with.”
— Lord Ralph Lucas, Good Schools Guide

Our close-knit team of bespoke software developers is led by experienced engineers

We're not your typical digital or ad agency. We're a 'no nonsense' bespoke software company owned and run by software engineers who thrive on complex projects.

We work on long-term and complex projects, and operate like a trusted in-house team so you can focus your energy on running your business.

Our consultancy-driven process follows both Lean and Agile. The step-by-step approach lets us tailor bespoke software to fit our clients' business processes and needs with precision.

We've been developing bespoke ecosystems of web and mobile apps for SMEs in the UK since 2013. Over the last 7+ years, we've developed almost any bespoke software feature you can think of.

Reasons to set up a meeting

100% UK-based software developers

Experts in business transformation

Bespoke, mobile-friendly web apps

Custom mobile apps for iOS & Android

Integrate with any API-driven platform

We develop large-scale bespoke software platforms for UK businesses

Specialising in digital business transformation means we've worked in almost all areas of business. Our projects typically involve both web and mobile apps, enabling us to create robust bespoke 360° business solutions.

This featured project outlines a platform where we've developed over two dozen feature areas. It's a one-stop shop for our client to manage their entire business. It covers stock and asset management, worker safeguarding, ERP planning, custom audit forms — you name it. We've worked closely with this telecoms client for over 7 years to enhance all arms of their business.

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1. Real-time dashboard with custom widgets

This bespoke dashboard lets project managers get insight at a glance. It's fully configurable, with utility and project widgets that can be set up to show key milestones.

Real-time data flows in as projects update
Utility widgets for training, assets, real-time job status, etc.
Drag and drop to easily reorganise layout
Accessible from desktop, laptops, tablets, and mobile devices

2. Worker location: easily manage remote jobs

Track worker locations in real time using GPS from their mobile devices. This system provides job insight for each team, and allows project managers to stay in the loop with field-based workers.

GPS-powered staff check-in from each site
Understand key job and team insights at a glance
Enable nearby teams to collaborate by sharing location
Mobile-friendly app that works on tablets and laptops

3. Customisable ERP system

This bespoke ERP system enables project managers to gain schedule insights instantly. It shows heads-up job info icons, has slick weekly and monthly views, and shows unallocated users all in one screen.

Browse jobs anywhere from daily, to monthly or yearly
Download Excel reports for specific job types, or in bulk
Heads-up icons allow users to understand jobs at a glance
Responsive design that works on desktop, tablet, or mobile

4. ERP system: filters and fine-grained insights

The bespoke ERP system also allows users to drill down into job details, or filter by users, projects, or specific site information.

Easily access job specifics like project, team, and access notes
Customise what you see with fine-grained filters and date ranges
Access critical information in uploaded job documents and notes
Integrates with other system areas to pull in key milestones

5. On-site equipment audits (native mobile app)

This equipment audit form comes as part of a native Android app that features a number of audit forms. It allows remote field-based engineers to capture information about installed equipment on site.

Works offline and uploads later
Robust user experience — make updates at any time
Automatically notifies project managers of uploaded audits
PDF download and web view available for client handover

Develop a custom web app, online portal, or bespoke business platform with us

Working with the latest technologies, we create bespoke web-based software that make complex tasks simple. We can digitise any business process by introducing automation and increasing productivity.

Digital transformation

Digitally transform processes with bespoke software

We solve complex problems with custom apps and bespoke software that automate and innovate processes. Digitally transforming your processes means an increase in productivity and revenue.

Business software

Transform legacy business apps and software

Want to re-develop your existing bespoke software systems? Business transformation is our specialty. Reimagine your software to add a custom mobile app or online integrations and secure your competitive edge.

We develop mobile apps for iOS and Android (both native and cross-platform)

We know it's important to get the right user experience in your mobile app. That's why we develop mobile apps both natively, as well as using cross-platform technologies like React Native. We're committed to selecting the right tool for the job.

Bespoke software

Develop a bespoke web or mobile app

Following Lean Startup? We iteratively develop bespoke software to get the right MVP ‘fit’. Capture early adopters’ feedback and close the feedback loop step-by-step.

Web and mobile apps

Bespoke software product development

Partner with us to develop your cloud-driven mobile app or bespoke SaaS platform. Power value propositions while reaching customers online.

Fast track your bespoke software project with us

“Codevate was the only company who ‘got’ our idea. We’ve worked with them to incrementally digitise most of our business processes with bespoke software."
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- Robin Conway, CEO, Telecoms Industry

Complimentary scoping call

At-a-glance feasibility analysis

No obligation high-level proposal

Work with an expert to evolve your idea

Develop my software now

Fast track your bespoke software project with us

“Codevate was the only company who ‘got’ our idea. We’ve worked with them to incrementally digitise most of our business processes with bespoke software." Star Star Star Star Star

- Robin Conway, CEO

Complimentary scoping call

At-a-glance feasibility analysis

No obligation high-level proposal

Work with an expert to evolve your idea

Develop my software now

Fast track your bespoke software project with us

Complimentary scoping call

At-a-glance feasibility analysis

No obligation high-level proposal

Work with an expert to evolve your idea

Communications
Transport
Law
Healthcare
Social platforms
Charity
Finance
Education
Health and safety
Food

What our clients say

Since 2013, we’ve been partnering with organisations to develop bespoke software that stands the test of time. From bootstrapping funded startups, to business-wide digital transformation projects, we’ve never failed to deliver.

“Contracting Codevate has been and remains one of the best experiences I have had in 25 years of business and I am so looking forward to progressing with them going forward.”

– Matthew Brereton

“Codevate was the only company who ‘got’ our idea. We’ve worked with them to incrementally digitise most of our business processes -- their iterative process was ideal for us.”

– Robin Conway, Managing Director, ARCC Communications

“The efficiency tool that Codevate has developed for us has already proved to be beneficial and has led to a reduction in time of extrapolating data down to hours rather than days.”

– Daniel Bent, PJA

“Codevate's consultative style and knowledge make the relationship feel more like a partnership than a typical transactional customer/supplier engagement.”

– Andrew Whitehurst, Director, inspiremymeal.com

“I've been really impressed with not only Codevate's professionalism but also how hard working they are, it's great to see and gives me real confidence.”

– Jack Knowles, CEO, Relevant Mix

“Codevate work fast, innovate and are good at solving problems. Plus, they’re always easy to deal with.”

– Lord Ralph Lucas, Director, GCG Aviator

“Codevate do it right (not just quickly). The team are extremely knowledgeable and understand that their clients may not be. I’d absolutely recommend them.”

– Jeremy Green, Director, Donape

“The prototype is exactly what I needed. It's just what I imagined and I can't wait to show it to investors.”

– Leigh Purnell, CEO, Petalite

Energise your business with bespoke software

We can integrate seamlessly with your organisation and its key stakeholders. Here are some ways we can add value:

  • Generate and test new ideas
  • Build a proof of concept
  • Launch a new app or tech business
  • Work smarter
  • Optimise existing processes
  • Connect disparate systems
  • Research and develop
  • Digitally transform your business

Frequently asked questions

Interested in our software development services but want to know more? Take a look at our FAQs below.

Feel free to send us a message about more project-specific questions.

Yes. Having a Birmingham HQ means that most of our software developers are in the West Midlands. Remote working means our software development team can work from anywhere in the UK.

Our UK-based software team is a cut above the rest because we only recruit experienced senior software developers.

To date, we have a 100% project completion rate (in comparison to a much lower industry standard). We maintain this by being meticulous at the specification/proposal stage.

Since 2013, we've successfully developed and maintained large-scale bespoke software for long-term clients. We have taken software projects from conception to 7+ years strong, and have contracts agreed up to the 10-year mark and beyond.

It can vary depending on the number of features, their complexity, and how many web or mobile apps you need.

For instance, you might need to develop a mobile app for both iOS and Android, and then a web app to manage your platform (think users, data, etc).

Some features are simple, like taking free-text notes. Others can involve working with multiple third parties. Like using Google and Stripe to work out the price of a taxi ride between two addresses.

You can find out more in our articles below:

- How to get your money's worth in your app development quote

- Is a fixed price quote right for your software project?

Yes we do. If you have a fixed budget, we can create a custom proposal and develop the software tailored to your funds. We do this by time-boxing your software project and its costs.

"Time-boxing" your project means developing as many of your software features as possible in the limited time available. It works best for projects with one or two core features bundled in with a few nice-to-haves.

You can learn more in our article: Is a fixed price quote right for your software project?

All you need is your software idea. We should be able to give you a rough estimate based on very limited information. Of course, the more information you have, the more accurate your estimate will be.

If you have Excel spreadsheets, or Word or paper-based forms, email those over to us — they'll come in really handy. Knowing what you need us to build in high-detail is the best way to get an accurate quote.

You don't need to have sketches of your app or software idea, but if you do, that's great! If you know of a similar app or platform, then you can show us that instead. It's useful to know what you like and don't like about existing software in the market.

Our software team is multidisciplinary, and we strive to be 'platform agnostic'. This allows us to select the right tool for the job (an important part of our core beliefs).

For bespoke web apps, we mostly use PHP (and the Symfony framework). We also use JavaScript/TypeScript (Node.js and React). Not to mention HTML and CSS.

For native mobile app development, we use Swift for iOS, and Kotlin for Android. For cross-platform app development we use React Native.

Absolutely! We've been developing native iOS and Android apps since 2013.

We have an article that discusses how we save on software project costs with dual native developers.

Yes. We use React Native to develop cross-platform mobile apps that work on both iOS and Android phones.

We have used other platforms in the past, but React Native has been our first choice for cross-platform app development for years.

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