About App Design Aberdeen

We are the app production division of SBLMNL Scotland Ltd providing design and development for mobile applications. We work for companies big and small, in the UK and abroad, producing apps of the highest quality for both of the big Operating Systems - Apple iOS and Android. We can develop for other Operating Systems if required.

Unlike most other development companies, we also have extensive experience of designing, developing and launching our own range of in-house app projects. This gives us invaluable experience of the pleasures and pitfalls of commercial app development and promotion. It's not easy but the rewards can be substantial. Contact us to find out more.

Your smartphone is 7 million times more powerful than the computers that took man to the moon.  It was made to do more than play cat videos.

App design and development - SBLMNL

Our Work

Summary details of our most recent projects are featured below. For our full portfolio, please visit SBLMNL Scotland Ltd

iRide Ski & Snowboard App

iRide Ski & Snowboard App

in-house apps, iOS / Android apps
iQuit / iQuit-Smoking Apps

iQuit / iQuit-Smoking Apps

in-house apps, iOS / Android apps
Marine Safety Forum

Marine Safety Forum

iOS / Android apps


in-house apps, iOS / Android apps
Agrovista app

Agrovista app

iOS / Android apps
CSL Recruitment App

CSL Recruitment App

iOS / Android apps

We’re social creatures

Join SBLMNL on our social channels. We offer app, web, print, 3D, SEO and multimedia solutions to companies big and small across the globe.


APP DESIGN ABERDEEN – iOS and Android mobile app designers / app developers based in Aberdeen, Scotland

Mobile usage stats

Firmly on the Apple iOS bandwagon? Think everyone uses Apple? Think again. Global mobile usage stats make for interesting reading. If you want real market penetration, Android and iOS really are the main contenders.


Android percentage users


 Apple iOS percentage users


 Windows percentage users


 Other percentage users

Easy as 1, 2, 3

Working previously as Deepblue and now as SBLMNL, we have been designing and deploying web and mobile apps for over fifteen years. This unrivalled wealth of experience allows us to streamline the production process, simplifying and demystifying even the most complex projects.


We take time to learn about your company, your market and your eventual goals from the development.


Where the magic happens. A dedicated team of developers holes up in the lab for a few weeks producing your project.


After rigorous testing, we put your app live on the store/stores. Time to sit back and accept the plaudits.

App Development Key Facts

Confused by all this mobile jibber-jabber? Allow us to shed some light . . .

The mere mobile phone has come a very long way in a very short time.  Long gone are the days when mobile phones were just devices to make phone calls and send the occasional text. Now they are handheld computers with the processing power to send emails, play games, watch streaming video and live broadcasts and even make video calls. More commonly these modern-day powerhouses are known as ‘smartphones’.

Just like computers, modern smartphones rely on Operating Systems – Operating Systems that have introduced advanced functions to mobile phones that were previously only available on much larger, desk-based computers.

Functionality is one of the key selling points of smartphones. Most users already have their own preference from the major Operating Systems – based normally on usability, key functions and of course the availability of apps. With more than 400 million smartphones sold worldwide, it’s commonly the Operating Systems that dictates the choice of phone for most users. The OS defines what functions a phone can carry out and also how it manages its memory.

Apps differ from mobile-optimised websites because they are platform-specific software applications which run natively on the phone and rely on its processing power. Apps run using native code and can operate offline whereas mobile sites need a web connection. Apps rely on the phone’s Operating System to give higher performance and can be launched in a single step. Apps typically offer far greater functionality and complexity than can be offered by simple mobile-optimised websites. Furthermore, apps put your brand directly in front of your clients – typically right on their home screen, accessible just by clicking an icon.

So the key question is – do you really need an app or just a mobile-optimised website? That’s where we come in. As part of SBLMNL, we offer both and can advise you which is right for you. We have never mis-sold our products and will give you a free and accurate appraisal of your needs.


Android OS is owned and produced by Google, powered by the Linux kernel. It is currently the world’s most popular phone OS vastly outselling all its rivals. Android’s exponential growth is primarily due to Google making it an open-source Operating System, meaning there are no restrictions over its use. This has resulted in a huge take-up by phone manufacturers (Samsung being the greatest proponent). It is a highly versatile, extremely powerful Operating System which offers superior multi-tasking and efficient use of processing power.


Apple iOS is a multi-touch, multi-tasking Operating System which runs Apple’s iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. iOS is owned entirely by Apple and only runs on Apple products – which, some would say, has severely limited its market penetration. However, speak to an iPhone user and its unlikely you will ever hear any complaints. Once Apple, you tend to stay Apple. And it would be hard to imagine the release of upgrades to any other Operating System causing so much hype.



You've likely got questions - we've definitely got answers. Feel free to drop us a line using the contact form below.