2019 Reviews

Top Mobile App Development Companies - 2019 Reviews

Last updated Apr 18, 2019

List of Mobile App Development Companies | Mobile App Developers

  • WillowTree®

    Mobile Innovation Agency

    "The app is one of the most impressive pieces of iOS software I’ve seen."

    • CTO, Locus Health
    $100,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    250 - 999
    Charlottesville, VA
  • hedgehog lab

    Global App Developer based in UK, USA & Europe

    "The work that they demonstrated showed a real awareness of current and future technologies that could be utilized."

    • Product Design Engineer, Systems Integration Company
    $50,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    50 - 249
    London, United Kingdom
  • Hyperlink InfoSystem

    Best Android & iPhone App Development Services

    "Hyperlink InfoSystem adapts to our business."

    • Co-Founder, Motor Video Company
    $10,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Ahmedabad, India
  • Blue Label Labs

    NYC designers, developers & marketers of apps

    “They helped create a culture around our app, and they truly wanted it to be successful.”

    • Co-Founders, Flock
    $50,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    New York, NY
  • Fuzz

    Award-winning mobile product agency

    “Fuzz has come up with innovative solutions to help solve many frustrations within our business.”

    • Product Manager, Gym Chain
    $50,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    50 - 249
    Brooklyn, NY
  • TechAhead

    Full Service App Development Firm

    “They put vast amounts of work into our project to make sure they’re meeting goals.”

    • Director - Digital Products, Health & Fitness Subscription App
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Agoura Hills, Los Angeles, CA
  • Zco

    A Veteran Custom Software Developer

    “Zco Corporation has been instrumental in the growth of our company.”

    • Founding Partner, Challenge Me App
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    250 - 999
    Nashua, NH
  • Technology Rivers

    Mobile & Web Apps Development - Healthcare/HIPAA

    “They quickly figured out what was going on and proposed a good solution.”

    • Co-founder, Software Company
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Reston, VA
  • Matellio

    Mobile & Web Apps Development Company

    "They always met or exceeded our expectations."

    • CIO, IT Solutions Company
    $10,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    San Jose, CA
  • Appinventiv

    Delivering Bespoke Mobile Experience

    “We required a lot from them, and they tried their best to include everything we wanted.”

    • CEO, Ensionix INC
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    250 - 999
    Manhattan, NY
  • itCraft

    High-end development for mobile innovation leaders

    "Their professionalism and high quality of work were outstanding." 

    • Managing Director, Domveo Sp z o.o
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Warsaw, Poland
  • Konstant Infosolutions

    App Development Company for Startups & Enterprises

    “They take the time to discuss the points before coming up with solutions.”

    • Founder, Social Media App
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Jaipur, India
  • Stfalcon

    Web, iOS and Android development for businesses

    "We received high-quality work in a comparatively short time."

    • Enterprise Developer & IT Project Manager, Financial Company
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Intuz

    We Develop Enterprise Web & Mobile Solutions

    “They've outperformed significantly more expensive development agencies we've worked with in the past.”

    • Co-Founder & CEO, Healthcare-Tech Platform/Marketplace
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    San Francisco, CA
  • Small Planet

    Mobile UX, Design, and Development

    "Small Planet was a great choice for the development of a first product..."

    • Director of Product Innovation, Nonprofit Alumni
    $100,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    New York, NY
  • Cubix

    Software Development Company

    "Cubix was always very attentive to requests"

    • Co-Founder, Glimmer
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Washington, DC
  • Sunflower Lab

    INTERSECTION OF BUSINESS, TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION

    "They’re always inquisitive and asking smart questions to better understand the ‘why’ of the app."

    • Founder, Positive Outcomes LLC
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Somerset, NJ
  • Simpalm

    Creating Mobile Apps and Web Apps

    "It was not a problem to them that I wasn’t experienced in app building, and they were willing to walk me through the..."

    • Founder, Medical Software Innovation
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    North Bethesda, MD
  • Riseapps

    Risk-free mobile and web development from scratch

    “Riseapps’ support has given us more room to breathe on the project.”

    • Co-Founder & Head of Mobile, StructionSite
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Tallinn, Estonia
  • Cheesecake Labs

    Nearshore Web & Mobile App Design and Development

    "They never fail to find quality talent when we need to add a developer or adjust our development needs."

    • Product Manager, Higher Education Organization
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Florianopolis, Brazil
  • Mobomo

    Website and App Design and Development

    "Their agile development empowered us to have a working model while continuing to develop features."

    • IT Director, Brenco Solutions
    $50,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    50 - 249
    Vienna, VA
  • MindSea

    MindSea makes beautiful, integrated mobile apps.

    "Everyone who saw the app has been impressed with both the concept and the product."

    • Software Developer, Vapium
    $10,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Halifax, Canada
  • Infinum

    Creating beautiful software for 13 years

    “...the attention and thought they put into their work were noticeably better than any other firm we considered.”

    • Executive Director, Village Alliance
    $10,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    New York City, NY
  • Tapptitude

    mobile apps with attitude

    "Their patience showed that they value cultivating a long-term partnership more than just making money."

    • Director of Product, PeopleFinders
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • QBurst

    Technology Leveraged for Your Business

    “They’re an outstanding professional group that offers many services.”

    • Owner, Startup
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    1,000 - 9,999
    Trivandrum, India
  • Blue Whale Apps

    Creating Apps Since the App Store Started

    "I think the best thing is just that Blue Whale Apps is very responsive with any question or need that I have."

    • Owner, App Startup
    $10,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Boca Raton, FL
  • Quytech

    Custom Mobile Apps, AR and VR Development Company

    “They were agile in development and had great customer service.”

    • IT Project Manager, ExxonMobil
    $10,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Gurgaon, India
  • Halcyon Mobile

    Award-winning full-service mobile agency

    "We were satisfied with their communication, scheduling, and delivery."

    • Product Manager, memoQ
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Cluj Napoca, Romania
  • Wolfpack Digital

    POWERFUL WEB AND MOBILE PRODUCTS START-TO-END

    “The price-to-quality ratio was brilliant.”

    • CEO, SafeDriveIE
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • NMG Technologies

    US BASED AWARD WINNING WEB, ECOM & MOBILE APP CO

    "Hiring them has been probably one of the best business decisions we've made as a company."

    • VP, Market Research Firm
    $1,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Las Vegas, NV
  • Impiger Technologies

    Software Development Experts for Over a Decade

    “They successfully eliminated 6–7 steps of our order fulfillment process.”

    • CEO, Acero Crowns
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    250 - 999
    Richardson, TX
  • Saffron Tech

    Web and Mobile Application Development Company

    "We used several other companies before and nobody has been able to do what Saffron Tech has done."

    • Partner, DOT Compliance Services
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Newark, NJ
  • Mentalstack

    Web and Mobile Apps, Design and Development

    "One of the things we've enjoyed most was workin..."

    • CTO, Virtual Customization Retailer
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Taganrog, Russia
  • RIKSOF

    A Mobile and Web Development Company

    “They really cared about the project and were invested in our success.”

    • Founder, Mobile App Company
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Karachi, Pakistan
  • Appventurez

    Mobile app and Web development company

    “Appventurez developed an app that's had a tremendously positive impact on our company.”

    • Founder, Tattoo Planet
    $1,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Noida, India
  • Cruxlab, Inc.

    Building digital experiences. For Mobile and Web.

    "They've [Cruxlab] been resourceful and found solutions to every problem."

    • Founder, Hooke Audio
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Pixelmate

    Building Digital Products & Innovations

    "They provide expertise in modern solutions."

    • GM, Bures&partneri s.r.o.
    $5,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Prague, Czech Republic
  • SteelKiwi

    Software development services with a high standard

    “I always felt like my project was in good hands.”

    • Founder, Matoph Labs
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Odessa, Ukraine
  • Copper Mobile

    Apps That Make Business Sense

    "Their UI designs were noteworthy, but their user journey work was outstandi..."

    • Head of Design, Apparel Firm
    $50,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    Dallas, TX
  • Big Nerd Ranch

    Designing and Building Brilliant Digital Products

    "As I've mentioned to Big Nerd Ranch, they stand out as the best company I've worked with in my 30 years in the indus..."

    • CFO, Care+ Ventures, LLC
    $10,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    50 - 249
    Atlanta, GA
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How to Select a Mobile App Development Company

 

You’ve decided to build an app with a professional app development company. The process of selecting an app development company may seem overwhelming for businesses or entrepreneurs, especially for those selecting a company for the first time. Research exists to help you pick the best company for your needs, but where do you start? Clutch recommends considering the following factors when shopping for an app development company:

  • Type of company
  • Location of company
  • Personal relationship with company

You may be tempted to base your decision primarily on the cost of the company. However, placing emphasis primarily on cost risks the quality of the final product. Read Clutch’s guide on app development cost to understand how to pick a mobile app development company that suits your needs and maximizes your budget. Before cost, you should consider the type of company you need, where you prefer the company be located, and how well you will work with the company.

 

Understand the Types of Mobile App Development Companies

There are different types of mobile app development companies, including:

  • Boutique app developers
  • Enterprise app developers

As the names suggest, boutique app developers are often small teams that can offer a close and personalized relationship with a client.

Meanwhile, enterprise app developers have the skills and knowledge to create complex apps for a large volume of users. Skilled enterprise app developers also offer a personalized touch, despite their scale.

Furthermore, you must decide what type of app you want to build. Mobile apps typically fall into two major categories:

  • Hybrid apps
  • Native apps

A hybrid app can target multiple operating systems, such as both iOS and Android, though it offers less functionality and design. A native app can only operate on the operating system it is specifically designed for, but it can be speedier and more complex. Certain app development companies will specialize in either Android or iOS apps, and understanding what talent you’ll need is critical to finding the right team for your project.

 

Understand the Location Options for Mobile App Development Companies

You have three options when it comes to the location of your app development team:

  • Onshore
  • Nearshore
  • Offshore

As the name implies, onshore app development companies are located in the same country as you. If you are located in the United States, an onshore team will cost the most of the three options. However, onshore teams have the advantage of similar time zones, culture, language, and more. For those feeling very confused or overwhelmed by the app development process, an onshore partner may be the best option. Though they cost more, communication is often easier, helping relieve your stress and confusion.

However, a well-chosen nearshore or offshore app development company can also offer streamlined communication and high talent, as long as you conduct your research carefully.

Nearshore refers to countries close to your home country, often sharing a similar time zone, but offering cheaper costs. In the United States, nearshore app development is typically found in Latin America, especially in hotspots such as Uruguay and Brazil.

Offshore refers to countries further away from your home country. The most well-known offshore app development locations for the United States include India and Eastern European countries, such as Bulgaria and Ukraine.

You may be scared to partner with a nearshore or offshore app development company. However, the best offshore or nearshore companies will have the software and processes in place to ensure smooth communication and collaboration, no matter how many miles away they are located. Just be sure you properly research the company to make sure this is true.

 

Engage in Discussion and Discovery

No matter how good the company looks on paper, you won’t know for certain if they are right for your project until you thoroughly engage in discussion with the team.

If you are interested in a particular app development company, ask them for examples of prior projects similar to yours, and how they handled the projects. You can also conduct client research yourself by reading the in-depth client reviews on the company’s Clutch profile, this is a good source of past project successes and potential project obstacles.

Once you’ve identified a company you’re interested in, you’ll likely move on to a pre-research or “discovery” stage, as opposed to jumping straight into development. Clutch’s recent survey on app development cost found that nearly 70% of app development companies require this stage. A discovery stage is typically conducted before an app development company commits to building the full app with you. During the discovery stage, you and the app development company might:

  • Conduct market research
  • Determine if an app is the best medium for you to meet your business goals
  • Create prototypes of the app
  • Schedule out the project’s work

At the end of the discovery stage, an app development company will typically offer you a more accurate price estimate for the project. You likely will have the choice to take the research and prototypes and shop around for another app development company, if you so desire.

Companies that do not require nor offer a pre-research or “discovery” stage should not be used for all but the smallest of projects.

The discovery stage is the final hurdle. If you are still satisfied with the app development company’s work, price, and communication after this stage, it’s much safer to commit to fully developing the app with them.

App development is a complex process, with many moving parts. It’s best to spend an extended amount of time shopping for the right app development company, as opposed to picking one quickly and ending up with a poor working relationship or unsatisfactory product.