Web based cross platforms and mobile app development

To build a platform is to connect people, intelligently

A digital ecosystem allows you to create and capture value, removing unnecessary gatekeepers and helping consumers and producers meet each other’s needs. This creates intelligence which can unlock spare capacity and help you scale. But without a clear understanding of who the first users of your platform will be and what’s in it for them, you risk getting off to a slow start.

At Despark, we’ve built digital platforms from the ground up for entrepreneurs, nonprofits and large organisations, and we’ve seen first-hand how they’re changing the world for the better.

We’re expertly placed to be right by your side through:

  • Strategy, discovery & planning
  • Navigating governance, regulatory and ethical considerations
  • Identifying and connecting with key users, stakeholders and service providers
  • Exploring and implementing financial and marketplace models
  • Creating an ethical persuasion, gamification and user acquisition strategy
  • Safeguarding data & privacy
  • Prototyping, launching and continuously iterating as new features are rolled out
  • Delivering rock solid code, ongoing support and quality assurance and seamless project management

Building an inclusive, interactive learning platform and community for children with disabilities and special needs

Despite joint sustained efforts by Government ministries to provide inclusive education for every child, children with disabilities and special needs continue to be among the most excluded from quality early learning and support in Bulgaria. The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated this situation, with specialists seeing a drop in the number of children they were able to work with remotely. UNICEF Bulgaria, in partnership with The Ministry of Education and Science, engaged Despark to build the Help Me Thrive platform: an online hub for learning for children with disabilities and special needs, their carers and the specialists supporting them.

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Building a resilience platform from the ground up

The Insight Network is a well-established team of therapists running successful clinics in the UK. We’re helping them take their evidence-based resilience training to a much bigger audience, via a whole new digital platform which will enable them to massively leverage their expertise and change many more lives. The Helix platform will be customisable, connecting users to each other and to qualified therapists, empowering each user to take control of their own wellbeing and get the right support.

Despark were responsive to suggestions and had a “can-do” attitude with solutions to everything that we came up with. They always provide a little bit of extra value when they send over proposals or pitch something. We’ve successfully rolled out the first phase of the product to 500 people. The feedback has been strongly positive. Everyone is very enthusiastic about the project.

The Insight Network on Despark

Connecting patients and healthcare professionals across borders

Two entrepreneurs from Bulgaria with backgrounds in the digital and health industries wanted to empower patients in Eastern Europe and beyond to access foreign doctors via a custom digital platform, accessible via mobile and web. By breaking down barriers such as location, language and payment, Healthyco was designed to meet the needs of digitally literate users who wanted to be able to consult specialists for a second opinion on health problems without leaving their home.

The platform gives physicians from Western Europe the opportunity to reach a new patient base without the geographical limitations of traditional practice, via real-time video and chat communication. Healthyco is rapidly building a community prior to its launch on iOS and Android.

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Empowering health professionals

The entrepreneurs behind Altrix saw an opportunity to give hospitals a way to better reach band 5 shift nurses, circumventing the expensive agencies which cost the NHS millions each year, and putting the power to choose and respond to shifts at short notice in the hands of each temporary nurse. Their platform is an entirely new hybrid agency model which is scalable, accessible and already saving hospitals and shift nurses money. The MVP is being trialled and will be rolled out in new areas in the coming months.

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It’s impressive to find a partner that can scope out what an idea might look like, as well as designing, building, and deploying the app.

Altrix on Despark

Supporting entrepreneurs to create a new community for tourists

We helped ski-loving startup Dahu build a platform to make it easier for people to find and book services in the mountains. By identifying new ways to connect tourists, instructors and service providers in a digital ecosystem that’s intuitive, safe, fair and fast, Dahu’s mountain marketplace is on track to revolutionise the tourism industry year-round.

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Despark has been a great coach, discussing what was and wasn’t important at each stage. They provide great senior level attention and are easy to work with.

Dahu on Despark