We Build Mobile Apps

Plus Web Applications, Responsive Sites, Branding and lots of other fun stuff...

Contact us today - (949) 751-6136
derek@ninthcoast.com

Writing Quality Code – Is Our Top Priority

We are driven by what we do and especially how we do it.

Some Things We Do

iOS + Android Apps

Our fascination with the mobile market has its origins when the first iPhone came out. Even then, we knew we would create our own applications. A moment later, the first customers appeared. Since then, this fascination continues and enriches our portfolio by new and interesting mobile applications.

Web Applications

While creating mobile application backends, we're using highly efficient languages and frameworks. On a daily basis we also successfully design and create plenty of websites and web apps.

Responsive Designs

We build em'.

Our Process

Take a look at how we do what we do.

  • GOALS & REQUIREMENTS      |       PROJECT PLAN     |     STRATEGY & ROADMAP

    Our clients break the mould, so why shouldn't we? Our full-service approach to design allows us to be flexible but also very personal with each of our clients. We carefully match each client project with the right team at Ninth Coast.

    We love getting to know our clients – their products, their businesses, and their goals. By properly understanding each other from the beginning, we can create an effective strategy to ensure everyone's happy at the end of the day. Once we understand the client's priorities we develop an extensive roadmap to meet budgets and timelines.

  • WIREFRAMES & INTERACTIONS     |     VISUAL DESIGN & IDENTITY     |     UI SPECIFICATION

    Without a proper blueprint it's hard to build something beautiful. Before we start designing we define the information architecture and overall navigation for the client's project – we call this the "app flow". We plan where information needs to be, and how users will access it. Having a big picture understanding before designing a single pixel let's us work more efficiently, but it also provides for a better end result. Next, we create detailed wireframes for the higher level architecture, making it easier to approve key layouts and user interactions. When things are tricky to explain, we create interactive, tappable prototypes and videos. Then, we translate the wireframes and requirements into compelling visuals and identities, supported by competitive analysis and the brand guidelines we set out in the beginning. This creative concept is then presented to the client for review and approval.

    Once we have the client’s approval on our wireframes and creative concept, we produce all screens necessary for the UI, as dictated by the project's flow. This requires a lot of elbow grease and an eye for detail, as we work tirelessly to create the final screens, graphics, and UI elements for the project. We give everything a final look over, and a lovingly applied coat of polish before we combine the designed screens with the app's flow, and top it off with the interaction layer.

  • APP DEVELOPMENT     |     BACK-END DEVELOPMENT     |     INTEGRATION

    They say beauty is only skin deep – the same is true for an app or website. Our developers understand that every successful mobile product needs a well thought-out flow, so they thoroughly analyze everything that may affect stability and productivity. They then choose the right technologies for the job, and plan resources accordingly, ensuring we can deliver everything to the client on time and up to our exacting standards. We figure out which components and libraries we'll use, and if we can't find anything to our satisfaction we develop our own. We gather all required assets and documents. We bring these together to build, screen by screen, the user interface as laid out in the app flow. At this stage, the client can already see the interface working, as it would be in the final product. At the same time, our design team examines every aspect of the developed interface to see if any improvements or tweaks are necessary.

    While our UI guys are busy moving pixels around, our server-side experts are busy working in the background. This back-end technology needs to be easily scalable to support multiple platforms and apps. We challenge ourselves to seamlessly integrate every element of the project into a single, reliable product.

  • QA & TESTING     |     BUG FIXING     |     APP SUBMISSION

    With all the work we put into everything we do, we’d be kidding ourselves if we didn’t take quality assurance seriously. We scrutinize every pixel that our designers create. We actively seek out and fix bugs as we release work-in-progress versions. We continue testing as the two halves become one, pairing the app and back-end together. We document every issue we find – then we fix them and provide the necessary reports. We use a continuous integration approach to build, test, and gather crash and usage reports automatically. Our clients are instantly notified when a new version of their app is available for download, and they can provide feedback on it right away.

    It’s common knowledge that launching an app can be just as challenging as developing it, if not more so. That’s why we assist our clients throughout the process of submitting their app to the various app stores. Whilst our experts work hard to make the process run smoothly, the creative team can add value and excitement by creating a memorable video, marketing website, or a cute cat picture — whatever the client wants.

  • ANALYTICS     |     UX & CODE IMPROVEMENTS

    Every successful mobile app is a result of constant iteration and refinement. We don’t just disappear after launch – we stay around to offer assistance with strategy, design and continued development.

    We integrate advanced analytics systems in our apps, making it easy to understand how people use them and to measure how business goals are being achieved. We take user feedback on board, enabling us to suggest needed UX improvements and to introduce new functionality in future versions. We’re here for the long haul.

  • Derek and Ashley make an amazing team. Their attention to detail is impeccable, plus it doesn't hurt that their jokes rival Comedy Central!

  • Ninth Coast takes First Place with the Mobile App they designed for us. Smooth process, quality code, and they even finished ahead of schedule.

MEET OUR TEAM

Ninth Coast Technologies consists of two talented people who love to experiment in the field of web design and web programming.

Derek Stock

Code & Development

Derek started in the world of Computer Science on the off chance his dad needed a website built for his medical practice. Fast forward 15 years, 18 programming languages, and a little over 200 projects, and he's not only become his family's go to computer guy, but an entire network of international corporations and small businesses alike. We hate to use startup phrases like super genius or guru, but Derek is a Super Genius Guru Jedi Master Pro.

Ashley McMillion

Design & Planning

Ashley made her way into the computer world in preschool, so it's no wonder programming comes to her like a second language. With a more creative approach to code, Ashley is the yin to the Ninth Coast's tech yang, and the powerhouse behind most of our UI/UX designs and concepts. 6 years of web design and subsequent project management experience also means that Ashley gets to be the sharp stick in the ass that keeps our trio pixel perfect on every product we deliver.

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What We Do?

Just a few of the many projects we've completed. Click here to see more!

  • All
  • Web
  • Branding
  • Logo
  • Mobile
  • Voyager

    Mobile
  • PerformPad

    Mobile
  • PerformPro

    Web
  • Map My Fitness

    Web & Mobile
  • Ditch Witch

    Web
  • University Tickets

    Mobile
  • Call a Key

    Branding
  • MediCoupe

    Web and iOS Mobile Application
  • Fast Track Mobile

    Tablet App
  • SipSnapp

    Mobile iOS Application

Some Well Known Companies We've Worked With

Contact Us

We are looking forward to hearing from you


(949) 751-6136

derek@ninthcoast.com