2019 Reviews

Top Mobile App Development Companies - 2019 Reviews

Last updated Dec 6, 2019

Top Mobile App Developers 2019 Are you wondering how to create a mobile app? We've vetted over 4,000 app development companies to help you find the best app developer for your needs. Use Clutch to create a shortlist of your top app development contenders, read detailed client reviews of each company, and view examples of past mobile app projects. Our research will help you find the right app developer for your project.

List of the Top Mobile App Developers

  • WillowTree®

    Mobile Innovation Agency

    Verified

    “They’re innovative and always looking for new industry concepts to improve our business.”

    • Mobile Channel Manager, Financial Services Company
    $100,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    250 - 999
    Charlottesville, VA
    Service focus
  • Hyperlink InfoSystem

    Best Android & iPhone App Development Services

    Verified

    "Their communication was perfectly clear."

    • Group Strategy Analyst, Carnival Corp
    $10,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Ahmedabad, India
    Service focus
  • ChopDawg.com

    Celebrating 10 Years of Building the Best Apps

    Verified

    “The quality of their work has been so terrific that we want to continue working with them.”

    • Co-Founder & COO, Pet Care Marketplace
    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Philadelphia, PA
    Service focus
  • Rightpoint

    Helping clients succeed at the speed of innovation

    Verified

    "Rightpoint brought our processes into the modern age without a hitch and implemented the system perfectly."

    • David Architectural Metals, Inc.
    $50,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    250 - 999
    Chicago, IL
    Service focus
  • Blue Label Labs

    New York City's top digital product agency

    Verified

    “They are truly interested in my success as a founder and continue to do more than just help me design a product.”

    • Founder, IT Company
    $75,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    New York, NY
    Service focus
  • Five

    We help our clients create successful products

    Verified

    "The passion with which they worked on our project made it seem like it was their own." "

    • CFO, Weblom, Inc.
    $10,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    New York, NY
    Service focus
  • Zco

    A Veteran Custom Software Developer

    Verified

    “They’re trustworthy and dependable.”

    • Director of Operations, Tech Start-Up
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    250 - 999
    Nashua, NH
    Service focus
  • Appinventiv

    Over 500+ Successful Products Delivered Globally .

    Verified

    "It felt like a ton of personal attention despite my having such a small brand."

    • Founder and CEO, Windie
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    250 - 999
    Manhattan, NY
    Service focus
  • itCraft

    High-end development for mobile innovation leaders

    Verified

    "The whole team functions like a "well-oiled" machine."

    • CTO, Fertility Planning Service
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Warsaw, Poland
    Service focus
  • Cheesecake Labs

    World-Class Mobile & Web Apps Design & Development

    Verified

    "Cheesecake Labs has been essential to our project’s success."

    • Founder/CTO, Meetor
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Florianópolis, Brazil
    Service focus
  • Konstant Infosolutions

    App Development Company for Startups & Enterprises

    Verified

    “I was impressed by their quick response to any issues and the timeliness of the project.”

    • CEO, Hakuba Snow Sports Kabushiki Keisha
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Jaipur, India
    Service focus
  • CodigoDelSur

    Rockstar coders for rockstar companies

    "They provide good quality work at a good price."

    • COO, Computer Software Company
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Montevideo, Uruguay
    Service focus
  • Cubix

    Award Winning App Development Company

    “For me, the single take away of working with Cubix was that we got good value for our money.”

    • CTO, Chopt
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Service focus
  • Koombea

    Leading iOS, Android & Web App Development Partner

    Verified

    "The team is very talented and easy to work with."

    • Founder, Southern Straps
    $50,000+
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249
    Miami, FL
    Service focus
  • IDAP

    Smart software for smart people

    Verified

    "Everyone on the team was professional and very responsible."

    • Investor, Organization
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Service focus
  • MindSea

    MindSea makes beautiful, integrated mobile apps.

    Verified

    “They brought a ton of experience to the table, which earned our trust.”

    • Director of Customer Experience, SalesRight
    $10,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Halifax, Canada
    Service focus
  • Mobomo

    Website and App Design and Development

    Verified

    "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
    Service focus
  • KitelyTech

    Mobile, Web, Software & SEO Experts

    Verified

    "The site response and reach are far better than we expected."

    • Owner, Photography Company
    $10,000+
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249
    Chicago, IL
    Service focus
  • Sidebench

    Custom Technology. Intuitive Design.

    Verified

    “They showed great enthusiasm for development.”

    • Marketing Director, Automotive Company
    $50,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    50 - 249
    Los Angeles, CA
    Service focus
  • Miquido

    Google Certified Agency | mobile | web | AI

    Verified

    "They have a high degree of professionalism in their interactions and good organization."

    • CTO, Medical Software Company
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Kraków, Poland
    Service focus
  • Mutual Mobile

    End-to-end app development, strategy, and design.

    Verified

    “I really enjoy working with everyone on their team—they’re very bright, kind, and respectful.”

    • Product Manager, Civil Construction Reporting Service
    $100,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    50 - 249
    Austin, TX
    Service focus
  • RichestSoft

    Web & Mobile Apps Development Company

    "Working with RichestSoft was a good experience."

    • Director, Digital Company
    $1,000+
    < $25 / hr
    10 - 49
    Mohali, India
    Service focus
  • Tapptitude

    mobile apps with attitude

    Verified

    "The team at Tapptitude was adaptable in various aspects."

    • Founder, Tech Startup
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Cluj-Napoca, Romania
    Service focus
  • Space-O Technologies

    An Enterprise Mobile App Development Company

    Verified

    "They did everything I asked of them and provided the exact product I was looking for."

    • Water Conservation Specialist, City of Greeley
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Ahmedabad, India
    Service focus
  • Halcyon Mobile

    Award-winning full-service mobile agency

    Verified

    “Halcyon Mobile has shown themselves to be responsive and dedicated.”

    • Founder, Brightmind Meditation
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Cluj Napoca, Romania
    Service focus
  • Promatics Technologies

    Web & Mobile Apps Development Company

    Verified

    "They made a great effort to understand our needs."

    • CEO, Heavy Traffic Booster
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Gurgaon, India
    Service focus
  • Blue Whale Apps

    Creating Apps Since the App Store Started

    “Their attention to detail gave me confidence in their experience.”

    • Founder & CEO, Birds of My Feather, Inc.
    $50,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Herndon, VA
    Service focus
  • Wolfpack Digital

    Powerful Web and Mobile Apps Start-to-End

    Verified

    “We couldn’t have gotten this value for money anywhere else.”

    • Head of Software, Consumer Electronics Company
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Cluj-Napoca, Romania
    Service focus
  • Infinum

    Creating beautiful software for 15 years

    Verified

    “We know where we are with them every day.”

    • Head of Digital & Customer Support, Porsche Group Slovenija
    $10,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    New York City, NY
    Service focus
  • Retrocube

    Turning Mobile App Development Ideas to Reality

    “They’ve been very engaged with us the entire time.”

    • Founder, Trunkit
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Dallas, TX
    Service focus
  • Softeq

    One-stop shop for firmware, devices, apps, cloud.

    Verified

    "They have skilled employees that quickly understand our needs and provide an excellent solution."

    • CEO, JDisc UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Houston, TX
    Service focus
  • 648 Group

    Premium Mobile and Web Applications

    Verified

    "648 Group gave us the ability to be more adaptable as the year goes on."

    • DIrector of Technology, Compass Bible Church
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Aliso Viejo, CA
    Service focus
  • Appz4

    Mobile App and Web Development

    Verified

    “Their services were very good and quick.”

    • General Manager, DBS Dandy Barber Shop Kft
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Budapest, Hungary
    Service focus
  • KindGeek

    Software Development Company

    Verified

    "KindGeek has the ability to support startup approach and become a true extension of your local team."

    • Executive Director, Movebox
    $50,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Lviv, Ukraine
    Service focus
  • Appventurez

    Leading Mobile and Web App Development Company

    Verified

    “They’re really the best.”

    • Project Coordinator, Medical Communications
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Noida, India
    Service focus
  • Clover Studio

    Developing products to skyrocket your business!

    Verified

    "Their mindful support and teamwork really helped us in the build."

    • COO, Network Service Holdings HK Limited
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Zagreb, Croatia
    Service focus
  • Xmartlabs

    Make your app smarter

    Verified

    "The team did a great job of being more communicative, setting expectations, and helping us meet our goals."

    • CoFounder, Divein.app
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Montevideo, Uruguay
    Service focus
  • Moon Technolabs Pvt Ltd

    Top Mobile App & Web Development Company

    "I was amazed at how quickly they were able to get things done and the professionalism of their staff."

    • IT Manager, Institute for Intergovernmental Research
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Ahmedabad, India
    Service focus
  • Cruxlab, Inc.

    Building digital experiences. For Mobile and Web.

    Verified

    "They stepped up to the plate and managed everything very well."

    • Founder & CEO, SOHL
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Los Angeles, CA
    Service focus
  • Ajath

    #1 Mobile App Development Company

    Verified

    "They delivered each module on the given timeline."

    • Founder, Mr. Usta
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    250 - 999
    Gurugram, India
    Service focus
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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.