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About Lifeguard – A Lifesaving App

The founder and CEO of Lifeguard’s goal was to build social enterprises and businesses that have social impact.  Building software to tackle social issues has been their key focus, inspired by the untimely death of one of his friends from fentanyl poisoning, the concurrent opioid addiction crisis across North America, and the critical need for solutions.

The goal for Lifeguard the mobile app was to build a digital safe-consumption product designed to save lives. Developed in partnership with British Columbia Emergency Health Services (BCHES), the apps goal was to  allow people who use drugs to protect themselves from overdose by enabling direct access to emergency service. It needed to be accessible to all potential users devices, and be extremely simple to operate.

At Essential Designs we have over 10 years of software development projects under our belt. Our team of experienced developers and supporting players (user experience designers, project managers, QA testers, sales support, technical leads and advisers and more) work together to bring a high level of customer service and quality delivered for each project in our app development portfolio. Click through to see some of our key projects:


Our team specializes in Agile software development, and we use these methodologies for every project in our app development portfolio, from rebuilding old software to creating new mobile apps

A Message from our Founder

Over the last 10 years at Essential Designs, we have focused on customer service as our top priority.

Responding to our customers as quickly as possible, and developing quality software have been our core values for success.

We have launched hundreds of software platforms for our customers, and we would be grateful to discuss your upcoming project.


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