Mobile app development in Preston

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

About 60% of today’s phones and tablets run on Android. Android Wear brings Android functionality to smartwatches. Android devices are cost effective, making Android ideal for large deployments.

Our Android app development can help you reach this audience by creating a bespoke Android app. We can also develop an equivalent for iOS devices to reach even more users. Our mobile app development relies on Java to create native apps and offer your users a fluid and 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?

Our iOS mobile app development can help you reach mobile users on Apple devices.

We build professional, modern and engaging native apps. 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 create 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

Capture Pod

Capture Pod provide bespoke photo booths for events. They were approached by a potential customer who wanted to let visitors to their stores record a testimonial.

We developed a bespoke iPad app that Capture Pod deployed in several stores in the US and a web application to store the video testimonials in the cloud and catalogue them.

The app has enabled Capture Pod’s customer to quickly gather a wealth of footage for use in their marketing.


Who will own the IP?

You will own all of the IP – it’s what you’re paying for! You will have full control over it and can do whatever you want with it.

Is there any tie-in?

No. You’ll be free from royalties and expensive licences because you’ll own your mobile app. All of the apps we build use industry best practice and could be picked up by another company.

Can I add more functionality later?

Yes – most of our software is built in stages. We can help you plan your app’s development and organise it into stages. 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 send you our proposal to build your app. It will outline the costs for each feature and you’ll be able to choose the features to include. We’ll then keep you up to date while your app is in development. When it’s done, we can publish it on the App Store or Play Store for you. Find out more.

Do you develop native or cross platform apps?

We usually write code in Java on Android and Swift on iOS to create native apps. 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 element that stores and shares 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.