2018 Reviews

Top Mobile App Development Companies - 2018 Reviews

Last updated Apr 26, 2018

List of Mobile App Development Companies | Mobile App Developers

  • WillowTree, Inc.®

    Mobile Product Agency

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

    • Vice President, Regal Cinemas
    $50,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    250 - 999
    Charlottesville, VA
  • Dom & Tom

    Digital Product Agency

    "[They] rescued us from a bad situation and helped us deliver a viable solution."

    • Project Manager
    $50,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    50 - 249
    New York City, NY
  • ArcTouch

    Mobile Apps & Connected Experiences

    “If we ever need to develop another app, we’ll look to ArcTouch for their technical leade...

    • Senior Digital Marketing Manager, Flexjet
    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    San Francisco , CA
  • Intellectsoft

    Developing serious software solutions

    "I'm really happy with them, and I'm ready to do more work with Intellectsoft."

    • Founder, Ztadium Studios
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    250 - 999
    Palo Alto, CA
  • Appster

    The App Developer for Startups & Challenger Brands

    "Appster exceeded our expectations. At no point did I feel that we should have done something differently."

    • CEO, BAI Games
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    250 - 999
    San Francisco, CA
  • Zco

    A Tried-and-True Development Company

    "The team was communicative; they were upfront about challenges, escalations, and obtaining detailed requirement..."

    • Software Engineering Manger, IoT Company
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    250 - 999
    Nashua, NH
  • Blue Label Labs

    NYC designers, developers & marketers of apps

    "...Blue Label Labs was the most balanced in expertise, budget, and interactiveness throughout the process."

    • Founder, GamerCal
    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    New York, NY
  • INLOOPX

    Better Software

    Inloop provides the full service of mobile applications development from analysis, design, development to long term support.

    $5,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    Sunnyvale, CA
  • MOBIKASA

    Awesome Mobile Apps & Web Development

    "Mobikasa is transparent and keeps a customer constantly at ease."

    • Founder, Networking Solution Startup
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    New York, NY
  • Experion Technologies

    We build trust.Not just software.

    "We keep industry standard metrics for the code delivered by Experion and have been happy with their work..."

    • Head of Strategic Applications, Transportation Nonprofit
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    250 - 999
    Addison, TX
  • Intuz

    We Develop Enterprise Solutions & Products

    "In each instance, Intuz under-promised and over delivered."

    • CEO, WiFi Service Startup
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Sunnyvale, CA
  • Konstant Infosolutions

    App Development Company for Startups & Enterprises

    "Konstant Infosolutions has been good in conforming to our feedback."

    • Digital Director, Large Retail Bank
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Jaipur, India
  • Algoworks

    Go Mobile. Go Cloud. Go Digital.

    “We’re very satisfied with the work that was done.”

    • Partner, Digital Agency
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Sunnyvale, CA
  • Appinventiv

    Delivering Bespoke Mobile Experience

    "A team leader from Appinventiv is on top of everything."

    • Founder, Tingisha
    $10,000+
    < $25 / hr
    250 - 999
    Manhattan, NY
  • Small Planet Digital

    Mobile Strategy, 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
  • nomtek

    Probably the best app developer

    "nomtek's team delivered much more than I expected both in coding and in product development."

    • CTO at Educational Organization
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Wroclaw, Poland
  • Sunflower Lab

    INTERSECTION OF BUSINESS, TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION

    "They’re very clear in what they’re going to do and how much it’s going to cost up front."

    • Founder, MyHouseHas
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Somerset, NJ
  • Matellio

    Mobile & Web Apps Development Company

    "They always met or exceeded our expectations."

    • CIO, IT Solutions Company
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    San Jose, CA
  • NMG Technologies

    WEB & MOBILE APPS FOR THE REAL WORLD

    “The NMG team is not only very hard working but goes above and beyond to deliver the best possible outcomes.”

    • Founder & Director, Online Dating Website
    $1,000+
    < $25 / hr
    10 - 49
    Las Vegas, NV
  • Softeq

    Custom apps: Mobile, Web, Wearable, Desktop

    "They’re very committed ... [and] it certainly puts them in a premium category of vendors."

    • Founder & CEO, Christie Lites
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Houston, TX
  • App Partner

    Award-Winning Apps Created By a Team You'll Trust

    "I’m very happy with how the app turned out... They go the extra mile to figure out what you want."

    • Marketing Director, Conair Corporation
    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Brooklyn, NY
  • CodigoDelSur

    Rockstar coders for rockstar companies

    "They’re very flexible and committed to my project, making exceptions and showing a great appreciation for it."

    • CEO, Bikelite
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Montevideo, Uruguay
  • 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
  • Dogtown Media

    Creating the Mobile Future

    "Their designers gave us full creative control, constantly offering suggestions before delivering the perfect product..."

    • Co-Founder, Social Platform
    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Venice Beach, CA
  • Cheesecake Labs

    Professional for Partners. Candy Store for Devs.

    "They enjoy what they do and it shows."

    • Co-Founder, Giving Assistant
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Florianopolis, Brazil
  • Innovify

    Ideate | Incubate | Accelerate

    “One thing I really appreciate is how they understood our business first before trying to come up with the wireframin...

    • Founder, One Model Place
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    London, United Kingdom
  • Technology Rivers

    Healthcare/HIPAA Mobile/Web/Cloud Apps Development

    “They had a resource available for any kind of technology.”

    • CTO, Software Products Company
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Reston, VA
  • CemtrexLabs

    Supplying Arms for the Digital Revolution

    "Everything they’ve done has been aesthetically and functionally awesome."

    • Co-founder, Archival Management Software
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    New York, NY
  • Infinum

    Creating beautiful software for 13 years

    "The developers from Infinum whom I've worked with have been some of the best and brightest I've seen."

    • CTO, B2B Marketplace
    $10,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    New York City, NY
  • QBurst

    Technology Leveraged for Your Business

    "QBurst is the best offshore developer I’ve ever used."

    • President, Pet Connect
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    1,000 - 9,999
    Trivandrum, India
  • MindSea

    MindSea makes beautiful, integrated mobile apps.

    "This was the first app we'd ever built, so it was great to have an experienced group helping us walk through it."

    • Manager, Trans Canada Trail
    $10,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Halifax, Canada
  • Simpalm

    Mobile App and Web Development Company

    "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
  • Tapptitude

    mobile apps with attitude

    "Tapptitude is a real startup working for startups."

    • CEO, Storific
    $5,000+
    $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
  • Halcyon Mobile

    We build awesome mobile products for hot startups.

    "I can't say enough great things about that company, and the excellent work they do."

    • Founder, Online Blue Collar Network
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Cluj Napoca, Romania
  • Axon Development Group

    Software engineering company

    "[Axon Development Group] constantly met the deadlines and all of our deliverables were received."

    • Co-Owner, Brocolle
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Kiev, Ukraine
  • Quytech

    Top Mobile App Development Company

    "Companies are able to get themselves out on an app in a more affordable manner with Quytech."

    • Former Analyst, Pharmaceutical Company
    $10,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Gurgaon, India
  • Raizlabs, a Rightpoint company

    Changing the world through great software.

    "They’re not just trying to be on the cutting edge; they’re really trying to be thought leaders and pioneer value."

    • Co-Founder, Placester, Inc.
    $50,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    250 - 999
    Boston, MA
  • hedgehog lab

    Global App Developer based in UK, USA & Europe

    "They were very helpful on a strategic level."

    • Founder, Fitness Startup
    $100,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    London, United Kingdom
  • Fueled

    THERE'S AN APP- THEN, THERE'S A FUELED APP.

    "They delivered us nearly flawless code."

    • COO, Micro Donation Platform
    $75,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    50 - 249
    New York, NY

 

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.