2019 Reviews

Top Mobile App Development Companies - 2019 Reviews

Last updated Mar 26, 2019

List of Mobile App Development Companies | Mobile App Developers

  • WillowTree®

    Mobile Innovation Agency

    "The biggest success for us was having WillowTree take over the app."

    • Vice President, Regal Cinemas
    $100,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    250 - 999
    Charlottesville, VA
  • Hyperlink InfoSystem

    Best Android & iPhone App Development Services

    "They always followed up with me and had my back." 

    • Owner, Food Ordering App
    $10,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Ahmedabad, India
  • Wve Labs

    An Unparalleled Blend of Art and Engineering

    "My experience with Wve Labs from the beginning to the present day has been nothing short of outstanding."

    • Founder, TheNow
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Los Angeles, CA
  • 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
  • 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
  • Fuzz

    Award-winning mobile product agency

    "[Fuzz] were dynamic and accommodating of any request we made."

    • Director of Business Development, Wearable-Tech Software Startup
    $50,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    50 - 249
    Brooklyn, NY
  • ArcTouch

    Mobile Apps, Blockchain & Connected Experiences

    "The CEO was accessible to discuss anything and came out to see us in person."

    • CIO, Medical Information-Gathering Company
    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    San Francisco , 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
  • Rightpoint

    Helping clients succeed at the speed of innovation

    "Raizlabs is confident and capable, and they run their projects in a fun but professional manner. "

    • Mobile Manager, Global Retailer
    $50,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    250 - 999
    Chicago, IL
  • 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

    "I can’t envision a better experience than what I had."

    • Founder, Group Set Go
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    250 - 999
    Manhattan, NY
  • 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
  • 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
    50 - 249
    Somerset, NJ
  • Intuz

    We Develop Enterprise 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 jose, 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
  • 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+
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49
    North Bethesda, MD
  • Riseapps

    Risk-free mobile and web development from scratch

    “I have witnessed a continuous drive to improve their skills, resources, and products over the years.”

    • Owner, Travel Management App
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Tallinn, Estonia
  • Cheesecake Labs

    Nearshore Web & Mobile App Design and Development

    "They accepted and accommodated any changes we needed."

    • Solutions Architect, Cresol
    $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 development workflow was great, and Infinum did a good job of accommodating me."

    • CEO, Virtual Post Solutions, Inc
    $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
  • 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
  • QBurst

    Technology Leveraged for Your Business

     "I can’t speak highly enough of our partnership with them from its inception."

    • Head of Operations, Consumer Engagement Platform
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    1,000 - 9,999
    Trivandrum, India
  • Miquido

    2018 Android Certified Agency by Google

    “Feedback has been widely positive as the app received a lot of press coverage once it launched.”

    • Senior Digital Marketing Manager, Abbey Road Studios
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Kraków, Poland
  • 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
  • Smartym Pro

    Blockchain, Mobile, Web innovative development

    “They’re willing to take the initiative to contribute to the project in any way.”

    • Technology, Blockchain Platform
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    London , United Kingdom
  • openGeeksLab

    Mobile & Web Development Company, Blockchain Dev

    "They were genuinely interested in understanding our business, not just project specifications."

    • Founder, Medical Education Services Company
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Toronto, Canada
  • Wolfpack Digital

    POWERFUL WEB AND MOBILE PRODUCTS START-TO-END

    “We most appreciated Wolfpack Digital’s efficient pace and attention to details.”

    • Co-Founder, Freelancing Startup
    $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
  • Softermii

    Achieve timely and cost-effective results!

    "I don’t need to go anywhere else because they have everything I need."

    • CEO, Engraving Company
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Studio City, CA
  • 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
  • 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
  • Purrweb

    MVP products with React and React Native

    "Unlike other developers I’ve worked with, Purrweb genuinely cares for our project."

    • CEO, Lead Generation Company
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Omsk, Russia
  • Scopic Software

    Custom Solutions for Virtually Everything

    “I was impressed by their ability to understand my initial concept and translate it into a functional application.”

    • Owner, RecipeIQApp.com
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Rutland , MA
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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.