Calgary’s Essential Web and Mobile App Developers

We build incredible web-based & mobile applications. From simple to complex, data-driven or consumer projects, we are highly experienced at delivering results.

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We are Calgary’s Experienced Web App and Software Developers


The functionality of a web app or software refers to its ability to perform the intended tasks and meet user requirements effectively. It involves designing and implementing features that provide value and solve problems for the users. The core functionality should be robust, reliable, and well-tested to ensure a smooth user experience.


Usability focuses on how easily users can interact with the web app or software. It involves designing intuitive interfaces, navigation systems, and interactions that are easy to use. Consider factors such as information architecture, clear labeling and accessibility to make the application user-friendly and accessible to a wide range of users.


Performance plays a crucial role in providing a satisfying user experience. A web app or software should be responsive, fast, and able to handle user interactions without significant delays or glitches. Optimize the codebase, minimize loading times, and ensure smooth transitions and interactions to deliver a seamless experience.


Security is essential in web app and software development to protect user data and ensure privacy. Implement robust security measures to safeguard sensitive information, such as encryption, secure authentication, and access control. Regularly updating vulnerabilities to prevent access and maintain the trust of users.

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Web App and Software Development

What is Essential For a Great Web App

We Build Custom Software

We are a software development company located in the heart of downtown Calgary. Our team consists of 32 experienced developers, a full-time UI/UX Designer, a technical director, project managers, and sales staff. Considering a customized business web app, or native apps for both Android and iOS? Develop an innovative marketing application that suits your business, target demographic, and the needs of potential consumers who show an interest in your brand and what you have to offer. Ultimately, building a custom business application is a way to reduce overall costs by increasing productivity, efficiency, and overall communication with all of your employees and customers simultaneously.

Experienced team of developers, full-time UI/UX Designer, technical director, project managers, and sales staff.

Business web app and native apps tailored to your needs and target demographic.

Custom business app reduces costs, boosts productivity, and enhances communication with employees and customers.

Internal Apps or Revenue Generating Apps

We build applications for many different uses, and often our clients use the applications for internal purposes only. That is to say, their staff has access to the mobile app but the app is not widely available on the public app store. This is used when the data in the application is private and not for public display, or the goal of the application is for staff communication and not to involve the public. We are happy to build the applications in either direction and can help explain which is ideal for your project.We also build applications for customers who are looking to profit directly from the application, both in the Apple App Store and Google Play. In these situations, the client needs to set up their own account with these two services in order to collect the revenue and manage taxes. We can discuss with you how to go about this process and get your app setup live on the app stores.

We specialize in building applications for clients with internal purposes, ensuring privacy and effective staff communication.

Our team can create applications tailored to your specific goals, whether it's for private data management, staff communication, or public distribution to generate revenue.

We provide guidance and support in setting up your own accounts on Apple App Store and Google Play, enabling you to manage revenue collection and successfully launch your app on the app stores.

Web App Development

Our team of Calgary web app developers is well-versed in a variety of languages, giving our clients more options when building an application from scratch with specific functions and requirements. We are not fans of traditional app developing packages, as these often lead to bugs and limit the ability to implement truly unique features into our clients’ projects. Instead, we enjoy working one on one with each of our individual clients to determine their needs while also developing a solution and project scope that works best without eliminating the overall ability of the final web app itself. At Essential Designs, we work only with the best senior programmers and developers around, allowing our clients to get the most out of any app they envision from scratch.

Our Calgary web app developers are proficient in multiple programming languages, providing clients with a wide range of options for building applications with specific functions and requirements.

We avoid traditional app development packages to ensure unique features and minimize bugs. We work closely with each client to understand their needs, develop tailored solutions, and create a project scope that maximizes the potential of the final web app.

Our team comprises the best senior programmers and developers, guaranteeing that clients can achieve their desired outcomes and get the most out of their envisioned applications built from scratch.

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Building top quality software & apps for over a decade.

The Essential Process



At the start of each project, we work with our customers to build a solid project plan. The initial Scope document can come from the client or a combined process of phone calls and in-person meetings. This meticulous planning ensures that we have a clear roadmap for success from the very beginning.



Once the project plan and scope have been finalized, our wireframing team takes over to determine the placement of all objects on each page of the application, whether it is a consumer mobile app or a backend business application. This is an important stage where we come to a final agreement on what will be placed on each page for the User to access.



After the wireframes for all pages have been finalized, our design team takes over to create the final appearance and functionality of the application. This is an exciting stage of the project where you can see the entire application come to life. We will provide you with clickable versions to fully experience everything the user goes through before we begin coding.



With the wireframes and designs finalized, we begin coding the application to make it functional. As an Agile development shop, we break down the project into baskets of features called Sprints. This approach allows our customers to regularly review the progress of their software development process and provide feedback at the end of each Sprint. We value your input and involvement throughout the entire development process.



The testing process for mobile and software applications is a crucial step in ensuring that the product is functional, reliable, and user-friendly. Typically, the process involves several stages, where various techniques and tools are employed to identify defects, bugs, and usability issues. The goal is to detect and correct any issues before the application is released to the public, ultimately improving the user experience and ensuring the success of the product.



After the application is completed, approved by our internal QA, project management and the client – we are ready to deploy the code to its final destination. Hosting options vary from client-owned servers to web or cloud hosting. We guide clients through the options and handle the final stages.


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Our Clients

Making hundreds of businesses better, big or small.


“Essential Designs was able to create a cutting edge application that will save lives, they always say "Anything can be done" and are definitely able to deliver on that promise.”

Jeff Hardy, Founder
Teck Resources

"We’ve been engaged with Essential Designs for several years now and we’ve found that the value they deliver is significantly above everyone else that we deal with."

Rick Twaddle, SBA

"I had a lot of trust in them, everyone knew their job, and they worked very efficiently. ...the trust and communication skills were what distinguished them from their competitors.’’

Cristen Phipps, Owner
Scout App

“Essential Designs’ communication skills are one of their strongest suits...accurately informing the client about time estimates and possible delays. They’re also very responsive and knowledgeable."

Justin White, Director
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