Mobile app development in the northwest

Coherent is an expert app development agency in the northwest of England. We develop apps for iOS and Android. Accredited Xero Developer and certified to ISO9001 and ISO27001.


Certified Xero Developer and certified to ISO9001 and ISO27001


Can we work together?

We develop apps for Android, an operating system based on the Linux kernel for touchscreen mobile devices.

Android Apps

Two thirds of modern smartphones and tablets run Android. Android Wear brings Android functionality to smartwatches. The low cost of Android devices makes the platform ideal for large deployments.

Our Android app development can help you reach this massive audience by creating your own native Android app and putting it on the Play Store. We can also develop an equivalent for iOS devices to reach over 90% of the modern smartphone market. Our software development process relies on Java to create native apps and offer your users a fluid and highly professional experience.

We design and develop all sorts of Android apps, from business apps, to social apps to games, and can submit your app to the Play Store or distribute it privately.

We can develop custom iOS apps for submission to the App Store or for private distribution.

iOS Apps

Want to reach iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and Apple Watch users?

iOS is Apple’s operating system for mobile. Our software development for iOS can help you reach the third of mobile users on Apple devices.

We create modern, fluid, engaging native apps.  We can also develop an equivalent for Android devices to reach over 90% of the modern smartphone market. Our iOS app development relies on Swift and Objective-C on iOS to offer your Apple device users the fluid and highly professional experience they expect.

We design and develop all sorts of iOS apps, including apps for business, social and in-house use, and can submit your app to the App Store or distribute it privately.

Case Study

Auto Car SOR provide finance to car dealerships. Before engaging us, they relied on several spreadsheets which had to be manually updated, and data that had to be manually copied in and out of their accounting software, Sage.

Auto Car SOR engaged us to develop software for iPad and for the cloud. We designed and built an iPad app for Auto Car SOR’s dealers to access important documents and updates, and to request finance.

The app connects to a cloud-based backend, which is built and managed on Amazon Web Services. The backend enables Auto Car SOR’s staff to keep track of their dealers, finance and vehicles in one coherent location. The cloud backend also automatically synchronises with Sage.


Who will own the app?

One of the key advantages of our mobile app development is that when we have been paid in full, you will own all of the IP. You will have full control over it and can do whatever you want with it.

Is there any tie-in?

You’ll be free from expensive software licences because you’ll own your bespoke mobile app. All of the apps we build use industry best practice and could be picked up by another company.

Can I add more features later?

Yes – many of our mobile apps were built in stages. We’ll give you an itinerary for your utopia and you’ll be able to choose what to prioritise and what to save for later. As your mobile app sees more downloads and use, you’ll discover new features that will be useful and we can add them on.

What can I expect?

After discussing your requirements, we’ll assemble a proposal to build your app. Our proposal will outline the costs and timeframe for each feature as well as the technology we’ll use. You’ll be able to choose the features to include and we’ll be in touch throughout the process to get your input of your in-development app. When it’s done, we can publish it on the App Store or Play Store for you. Find out more about our process.

Do you develop native or cross platform apps?

Both. We generally use Java on Android and Swift on iOS to create native apps that offer the most engaging user experience. Some apps might be suitable for cross platform development – and for those, we can use React Native (the cross platform toolkit used by Facebook). Find out more about the technology we use.

Can my app connect to the cloud?

Most mobile apps have a cloud aspect to store and share data across users. Depending on your requirements, we can connect your app to your existing systems, to third party systems, to a backend-as-a-service (such as Parse) or create a new cloud application for you alongside your mobile app.