2020 Reviews

Top Mobile App Development Companies - 2020 Reviews

Last updated Aug 6, 2020

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

  • Hyperlink InfoSystem

    Best Android & iPhone App Development Services

    Verified

    "The most impressive thing would be their engagement and support provided to clients."

    • Director, Anar Insurance Brokers Ltd.
    $10,000+
    < $25 / hr
    250 - 999
    Ahmedabad, India
    Service focus
  • Cubix

    Award Winning Digital Product Development Company

    Verified

    "They provided an end to end solution, making some important enhancements along the way."

    • Co-CEO & Head of Research, PRC Macro
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    West Palm Beach, FL
    Service focus
  • 10Pearls

    We Build Innovative Mobile & Digital Products

    Verified

    “He did a fantastic job scheduling meetings between our team and the design team when needed.”

    • Programs Director, Critical Healthcare Support Company
    $50,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    250 - 999
    Washington, DC
    Service focus
  • Mercury Development

    Developing the Future

    Verified

    "Their ability to hit the ground running and solve many challenges without our intervention was impressive."

    • CTO, Health-Tech Startup
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Miami, FL
    Service focus
  • Algoworks

    Go Mobile. Go Cloud. Go Digital.

    Verified

    “They showed integrity, they delivered, and when things got hard, they figured out a way to make it happen.”

    • Executive, Dental & Orthodontic Solutions Firm
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    250 - 999
    Sunnyvale, CA
    Service focus
  • Netguru

    Building digital products for world changers

    Verified

    "Netguru has been down to earth, approaching everything humbly."

    • Directing Manager, The Origin AG
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    250 - 999
    Poznan, Poland
    Service focus
  • APPLIFY

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ | Top-Rated by verified clients

    Verified

    "APPLIFY's coordination and communication was quite impressive and effective."

    • Co-Founder, The Washing Co
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    London, United Kingdom
    Service focus
  • Zco

    A Veteran Custom Software Developer

    Verified

    “Zco has an unbelievable ability to turn high-level ideas into practical designs and implementations.”

    • Project Manager, Southwestern Advantage
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    250 - 999
    Nashua, NH
    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.
    $250,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    250 - 999
    Chicago, IL
    Service focus
  • TechAhead

    Your Trusted Partner in Digital Transformation

    Verified

    "The most impressive element about Techahead was their flexibility."

    • Manager, Sports Organization
    $50,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Agoura Hills, CA
    Service focus
  • itCraft

    High-end development for mobile innovation leaders

    Verified

    “Every week we had meetings where we discussed what was on the agenda for the coming week.”

    • Co-Founder, Construction Startup
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Warsaw, Poland
    Service focus
  • Stfalcon

    Mobile & Web App Development Company

    Verified

    "Their dedication and integrity are their greatest qualities."

    • Founder, Data Science Platform
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Service focus
  • Dev Technosys

    HIGHEST NUMBERS OF REVIEWS ON CLUTCH ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    Verified

    “I am pleased with their work and I would happily to go back to them at some point.”

    • Founder & Managing Director, Shopp’n’Ship
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Commerce, CA
    Service focus
  • Swenson He

    Digital experiences brought to life.

    Verified

    "The team listened well and produced high-quality work."

    • Founder & CEO, Payment Processor for Live Events
    $25,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    10 - 49
    Beverly Hills, CA
    Service focus
  • Lime Green Apps

    Top Mobile App Development Agency

    Verified

    "...their employees are motivated enough to spread positivity around them."

    • Marketing Director, Repair Services Startup
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    New York, NY
    Service focus
  • Cheesecake Labs

    We build delightful digital experiences

    Verified

    "Their clear communication is one of their standout qualities."

    • Founder, Woovit
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    San Francisco, CA
    Service focus
  • Konstant Infosolutions

    App Development Company for Startups & Enterprises

    Verified

    “I was just a simple app, but they kept prolonging the work, and I’d have 2–3 days with no communication sometimes.”

    • CEO, C2C Marketplace
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Jaipur, India
    Service focus
  • Tapptitude

    mobile apps with attitude

    Verified

    "Whether it's development or UX/UI design, the quality of their work most impresses us."

    • Director, Telecommunications SaaS Firm
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Cluj-Napoca, Romania
    Service focus
  • CodigoDelSur

    Rockstar coders for rockstar companies

    Verified

    "Their quality of the code, pride in their craft, and their communication was most impressive."

    • Director, Mobile Engineering, Personalized Product Retailer
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Montevideo, Uruguay
    Service focus
  • Sunflower Lab

    INTERSECTION OF BUSINESS, TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION

    Verified

    "They use all the right programming techniques and structures."

    • President, Legacy Link
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Somerset, NJ
    Service focus
  • MindSea

    MindSea makes beautiful, integrated mobile apps.

    Verified

    “They turned my idea, my vision, into a fully functional prototype.”

    • Founder, Myluxierge
    $10,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Halifax, Canada
    Service focus
  • KitelyTech

    Mobile, Web, Software & SEO Experts

    Verified

    "Between their availability, reputation, and track record, I couldn’t have asked for a better partner."

    • Attorney & Owner, JR Glenn Law
    $10,000+
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249
    Chicago, IL
    Service focus
  • Mobomo

    Award-winning UX, Drupal, Website, and App Agency

    Verified

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

    • IT Director, Brenco Solutions
    $50,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    Vienna, VA
    Service focus
  • Sidebench

    Top Product, Technology, & Venture Design Firm

    Verified

    “They’re able to build around our concept and work pretty independently.”

    • Founder, Argot
    $50,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    50 - 249
    Santa Monica, CA
    Service focus
  • RichestSoft

    Web & Mobile Apps Development Company

    Verified

    "RichestSoft’s communication was top-notch, and they were always available."

    • Owner, Droneop
    $1,000+
    < $25 / hr
    10 - 49
    Mohali, India
    Service focus
  • Halcyon Mobile

    Award-winning full-service mobile agency

    Verified

    “They’ve handled every issue, challenge and feature development we’ve thrown at them without a problem.”

    • CTO, Guideposts
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    New York, NY
    Service focus
  • 3Advance Apps

    The Rocketship for App Ideas 🚀 #MadeInDC 🇺🇸

    Verified

    "Their flexibility is one of their most impressive qualities."

    • Project Manager, Hindsight Systems
    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    2 - 9
    Washington, DC
    Service focus
  • December Labs

    Where human-centered UX/UI meets agile development

    Verified

    "Their commitment to their work is their most impressive quality."

    • Marketing Director, Oilfield Services App
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Houston, TX
    Service focus
  • Promatics Technologies

    Web & Mobile Apps Development Company

    Verified

    "Their responsiveness was one of the best advantages that I experienced with them."

    • CEO, ToTop
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Gurgaon, India
    Service focus
  • Wolfpack Digital

    Powerful web and mobile apps. Start-to-End

    Verified

    "Wolfpack Digital has done a great job of building a backend for what I believe is a rather complex app."

    • CEO, Gloat
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Cluj-Napoca, Romania
    Service focus
  • GeekyAnts

    Web and Mobile App Development Experts

    Verified

    "GeekyAnts has a good understanding of project goals and is very flexible."

    • Business analytic , SINAM LTD
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Bangalore, 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
  • Affle Enterprise

    We Build, Automate & Innovate Apps that Outperform

    Verified

    "The quality of manpower that they have is just awesome."

    • Head of VAS App Development, DishTV India Ltd.
    $10,000+
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249
    Gurgaon, Singapore
    Service focus
  • Infinum

    Creating beautiful software for 15 years

    Verified

    "Infinum worked collaboratively to deliver products in a timely manner and within the deadlines."

    • Founder & CEO, Smart Music App
    $10,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    New York City, NY
    Service focus
  • Geniusee

    Web/Mobile Development & UX/UI design

    Verified

    “On top of that, they were very skilled. They were very helpful and knowledgeable, which was a great combination.”

    • Founder & CEO, Customer Insight Platform
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Service focus
  • Solvd Inc.

    Get things Solvd. | Software Development & QA

    Verified

    “They were intuitively always on the right track.”

    • COO, Sway Group, LLC.
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Roseville, CA
    Service focus
  • Asahi Technologies

    Your partner in technology

    Verified

    "The best part about working with them was their responsiveness to our ever-changing requests."

    • CEO, Mobile Business Directory
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    New York, NY
    Service focus
  • Impiger Technologies

    Software Development Experts for Over a Decade

    "The team at Impiger Technologies brought recommendations of newer technologies and techniques that we weren’t aware of..."

    • Director of IT, Benefits Company
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    250 - 999
    Richardson, TX
    Service focus
  • Clover Studio

    Developing products to skyrocket your business!

    Verified

    "They’re constantly working to find ways to improve and make our product better."

    • CEO, Social Platform
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Zagreb, Croatia
    Service focus
  • Appventurez

    Leading Mobile and Web App Development Company

    Verified

    "They work harder than any other company I have known in my 20 years' experience in the IT sector."

    • Product Manager, Restaurant Discount App
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Noida, 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.