Web and mobile application development

Robust application development

We develop applications for multiple platforms with requirements ranging from Business Intelligence to eLearning.

CDS has one of the largest and most skilful web application programming teams in the UK, delivering enterprise-grade solutions to government and industry that are:

  • mission critical
  • in daily use by thousands or tens of thousands of staff, not casual web surfers
  • highly secure
  • compatible with every network environment the UK government operate

Our customers trust us to deliver challenging and complex services in easy to use and efficient ways.

CDS delivered a digital workplace and intranet for the Met Police

Case Study: Delivering a collaborative Digital Workplace for the Metropolitan Police Force

Digital transformation is essential to the Metropolitan Police Service, to enable a modern and efficient policing service. Their Intranet is the ‘homepage’ platform that connects a mobile and disparate workforce.

In October 2017, the Metropolitan Police Intranet project won 'Highly Commended' in the Best use of digital to an internal audience category at the Digital Impact Awards.

Read the case study

Web applications

CDS has one of the largest and most skillful web-app programming teams in the UK, delivering enterprise-grade solutions to government and industry.

There are many good reasons for deploying web applications. For example:

- they are easily accessible by staff on a PC and laptop
- they are cheaper to deploy and maintain than installed software services
- they are quicker to develop and enhance
- users can usually learn to use them more easily


What distinguishes us from system integrators and traditional software developers is our combination of in-house web application and web designer teams to provide a true end-to-end service. This allows us to offer a unique hybrid service that:

- is easy to use as well as functional
- end-users can adapt to quickly – often they can self-teach
- is compliant to accessibility (W3C) and web development standards as well as software development principles
- is based on open web standards using frameworks including .Net and SQL
- works within a web browser in the way a regular web user would expect and enjoy rather than having to ‘learn’


In short, we are a nimble and agile team from a web-development background who are the ideal partner for today’s focus on tactical web apps.

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Chloe Smith, Minister for Political and Constitutional Reform

Cabinet Office Government Property Unit

Digital Services

If you are looking for a specific service within your existing digital roadmap, please find and select the relevant link below:

Our intranet is at the hub of our internal communications, so when we launched our refreshed brand to customers, the intranet also needed to reflect our new look and feel, to ensure staff were fully aware of the changes and messages we wanted to project.

Alan Whiting, Head of Group Marketing


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