Bespoke software development in Sheffield

Coherent is an expert software development agency in the northwest of England. We develop for mobile, cloud and desktop. Accredited Xero Developer and certified to ISO9001 and ISO27001.


Certified Xero Developer and certified to ISO9001 and ISO27001


Can we work together?

3 great reasons to contact us

  1. We’re local! We can talk through your requirements in detail, see how you work now and support you during any transition periods,
  2. We have worked with a wide range of industries, from digital agencies and marketing, to non profits and charities, to retailers and others.
  3. We’re experts in our field and we’re driven to solve problems. No matter how complex or challenging it is, we’ll help you to find a better way.

Case Study

Capture Pod

Capture Pod provides unique and engaging experiences for special events such as weddings, corporate events and football matches.

We were tasked with creating as appealing and engaging an experience as possible for their customers by creating a new iPad app that can capture slow motion, Boomerang and augmented reality (AR) images and videos, and to manage the flow of images and videos at the events (e.g. to make sure that visitors leave with their video safely in their email inbox!)

As a result of our development, they have expanded the range of experiences that they can offer their clients and helped visitors at a range of events to have fun.

Bespoke software development FAQs

Who will own the intellectual property?

One of the key advantages of bespoke software development is that, at the end of the project, you will own all of the IP. You are free to do with it as you please with no restrictions from us. Your software is your software and we won’t sell it to anyone else.

Is there vendor tie-in?

You’ll be free from expensive software licences because you’ll own your system outright. You may decide to engage us to provide maintenance and support. However, the software we build uses industry best practice and could be picked up by another company.

Do we have to develop everything at once?

No. We like to think of software development as an iterative process. We’ll start with your highest priorities and save the rest for later. When you’ve got used to using your software and have benefited from it, you can come back to us to add more to it if you want to.

I’ve always bought software off the shelf. What should I expect?

We’ll brainstorm your ideal system and use it to write a proposal. Our proposal will describe the costs and timeframe for each element of your ideal system and the technology we suggest we use to get there. You’ll have complete control over each element. We’ll then go away and create the system and ask for regular feedback. Find out more about our process.

Do you work with X/Y/Z?

Probably. We generally develop web applications using Python, Django and ReactJS, and native mobile apps for Android and iOS. However, we’ve worked with much more. Find out more about the technology we use.

Do you sell hosting?

If your software is a web application (so that it can be used from anywhere in a web browser), it will need to “live” somewhere. This is the role of web hosting. We offer managed web hosting and can also provide support and maintenance for hosting with another company.