We Design and Develop Apps, Bots and AI

We use our ten years of experience, launching 120+ apps worldwide, plus our  design creativity, development expertise, project management discipline and a passion for innovation to build award winning solutions for our clients.  

120+  Apps
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Digital Solutions to real world problems

We are selective about the project we work on because we know that if it's not going to solve a problem, it will ultimately fail. We love a challenge. But we like finding the right strategy, technology stack, design, MVP and roadmap to match our client's budget even more.


Technologies We Know and Love

We've learned the hard way to be selective about the technologies we will work with. We dodged the Crypto bubble but are fully committed to AI. We embrace low-code as long as we can also custom-code and our clients can own the IP (which is why we love FlutterFlow). The key is knowing the pros and cons of each approach and making an educated decision with our clients.

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The Minds Behind App Developer Studio

We are a team of mostly South African designers, developers, scrum masters, testers, and managers who are passionate about what we do. Our backgrounds are diverse. But we share an approach to work based on the core principles of being design-led and detail-orientated, combining the mature disciplines around Agile project management with the latest innovations around low code and AI.

Experienced Business Leadership That Delivers

Rob Maclean (CEO) graduated with a Masters from Oxford University and spent 15 years in Financial Services before setting up ADS. We have our own portfolio of successful apps, so we understand the importance of cost management, quality and meeting deadlines to our clients. We value building long term relationships based on performance and trust.

Domain Expertise Balanced with Full Stack Flexibility

Our team includes front-end and back-end developers with years of experience building high quality code from scratch.  But we also know smaller teams ship better code quicker and cheaper, so we embrace low code solutions such as FlutterFlow that allow our amazing designers to build front-end code and our developers to focus only on complex custom or backend development.


why Choose Us

120 apps, 9 years, 4 continents
Winners, MTN App of the Year 2022 & 2023
Official FlutterFlow, Shopify and AWS Experts
English speaking, convenient time zone, remote
Building long-term, successful relationships is our priority
We're Nice People
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“Their team is wonderful to work with, they bring new ideas and expertise to the table and the deliver products on time and within budget”

Silma Parker
Head of Digital, Penguin Random House South Africa
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"ADS has consistently demonstrated a deep understanding of the project requirements, innovative problem-solving, and a commitment to excellence."

Sibusiso Mbhele
Executive Director, Eyerus App (Winner MTN App of the Year Award 2022 and 2023)
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“Working with ADS was an exceptional experience. They proved to be highly collaborative and receptive to our ideas. What stood out most was their willingness to embrace new concepts and technologies with enthusiasm. Their commitment to innovation and customer satisfaction truly sets them apart, and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.”

Leonora Tima

Case Studies

Security Apps

The Eyerus app fights Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in South Africa using tech and community support. Its launch, attended by key figures and covered by national media, showcased its innovative approach.

Artificial Intelligence

i-DENT-ify and Tcheck collaborated on an AI app for car damage detection. It uses Tcheck's advanced AI model trained on 100+ cars to accurately identify and assess damage.


Kwanele NGO created Zuzi, an AI chatbot resembling a supportive African aunt, to provide simplified information on Gender-Based Violence (GBV), addressing the crucial need for accessible support in combating this issue.