Tablets for business: time to get an iPad?

You may have heard the old joke – Steve Jobs was up late one night trying to think of a new product to appease investors. He sat at a table with several iPhones and eventually arranged nine of them into a rectangle, giving birth to the iPad. Tablets in business: statistics A surprising number of […]

What it costs to develop an app

I am a hypocrite. When I speak to a designer, marketer or copywriter about a project, I can’t help but ask these three questions: What will it cost? How long will it take? What will the results look like, precisely? Their businesses, just like ours, are project based, and the answers to all three depend […]

Our software engineers take on Total Ninja

One of the most exciting developments in Manchester’s Trafford Park has to be Total Ninja. I was really excited when I heard about the launch and saw the promotional video – and what better place to take the team out of the office for a team building day? Last week, we took most of our […]

Coherent to exhibit at the North Lancs Expo

We’re pleased to announce that after exhibiting at the inaugural North Lancs Expo, organised by the excellent Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce, we’ll be exhibiting (with a much larger presence this time!) at the 2018 expo. The expo is due to be held at the Lancaster Brewery (hint!) on the 23rd and 24th of […]

Bringing Worldpay’s payment pages into the 21st century

We know that, to put it nicely, Worldpay’s hosted gateway payment pages (“pay by link”) are a little dated. We manage because: They are the UK’s largest payment processor and one of the most cost effective, There are other options, such as “direct XML”, if you really need it to match your brand. Recently, we […]

Coherent supports the Django REST Framework

Django is the gold standard for creating web applications in Python. The Django REST Framework¬†(DRF) is the gold standard for creating RESTful API-driven applications in Django. DRF has been a key building block to ensure the quality of our bespoke Django development for over two years. It has: Provided new developers in our team with […]

What the GDPR means for software

The GDPR is the successor to the Data Protection Act in the UK. There is a lot of worry and panic about the changes it brings. If you’re in the Northwest of England, I recommend attending a talk by Baines Wilson on the practicalities of the GDPR. It could be the best 2 hours and […]

We’re the Northwest’s first Xero Developer Partner

We have recently become the first and only software development company in the Northwest to be accredited by the accounting platform Xero. Our accreditation follows¬†a range of highly successful projects incorporating a Xero integration. Our Xero integration work creates bespoke functionality on top of your accounting system to tailor it to your own business needs. […]

Think before registering a “new gTLD” domain

TLD stands for Top Level Domain. It’s the last part of a domain name – for example “.com”. The “g” stands for global which just means it’s not tied to a particular country. About a year ago, there were just a few gTLDs and everyone wanted a .com for their business, their brand or their […]