Our Story

Ballast Lane Applications LogoBallast Lane Applications, LLC designs, develops, and markets mobile applications for the consumer and enterprise markets.

We provide services across the entire project spectrum from fleshing out mobile app ideas to coding to post-launch support. Our clients include small and large players in the media, financial services, energy, and education verticals.

We love projects that bring a rich base of content (a book, a theory, an idea) to life on the mobile platform while leveraging the device’s proximity to the user, its multimedia capabilities, and interactivity.

Additionally, we have published a few of our own apps including Master Pieces: The Curator’s Game and MyHomeEnergyTips and are always open to licensing deals and partner opportunities to make great apps.

Founded by Larry Ehrhardt in 2010, Ballast Lane Applications has a network of high-quality designers, developers and marketers located in the Boston-area.

Larry Ehrhardt, Founder

Larry Ehrhardt, CEOLarry is responsible for Ballast Lane’s industry expertise, business development and project delivery.  He also codes (when necessary) and loves to track down software bugs.

He has a BA from Yale University, an MBA from the Darden School of Business and has completed computer science course work at the Harvard Extension School where he is also a Teaching Fellow for Intro to Computer Science and Mobile Applications.

Prior to founding the company, he led teams and initiatives in enterprise software, management consulting, and IT professional services.

Ballast Lane Team

We are always looking for talented project managers and developers to join the team.  If you are one of these, click here to start the conversation.

What Others Say About Us

We started out with a whiteboard concept and Ballast Lane was able to bring our ideas to life.  What they designed and developed was beyond what we imagined.  They came in on time and most importantly, on budget.  The quality of the work and the customer service we received was exceptional.

Andy ValerianiSr. Director, Online Marketing CCA Global Partners

“Ballast Lane gave us the creativity, know-how, and sheer determination necessary to realize this ambitious project. They devised a delightfully simple but powerful platform for our book–and we are confident that it will change the way students approach reading and learning from their textbook.”

Emi PaulCreative Director, Roberts & Co. Publishers

“Larry and the Ballast Lane team are great partners both in terms of their creativity and understanding of process.  In Our team working sessions, the ideas flew freely, building on each other and ultimately resulting in a user experience that was infinitely richer and better structured than we had initially envisioned.”

Laura VarasPrincipal, Hearts & Wallets

“Ballast Lane has been a great partner for our projects, always great work and very responsive.”

Hunt AllcottAssistant Professor of Economics, New York University