2020 Reviews

Top Mobile App Development Companies - 2020 Reviews

Last updated Oct 24, 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

  • Infinum

    Creating beautiful software for 15 years

    Verified

    "Infinum has a good balance of different expertise within the company."

    • Head of Software, Biotechnology Company
    $10,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    New York City, NY
    Service focus
  • Webspace

    More than just software development company

    Verified

    "They have great ideas and are very experienced."

    • Principal, GrabTheBox
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Minsk, Belarus
    Service focus
  • Impiger Technologies

    Trusted Technology Innovation Partner Since 2004

    Verified

    "I’m most impressed by their flexibility."

    • Founder, CellGate Access Control Systems
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    250 - 999
    Richardson, TX
    Service focus
  • Appventurez

    Leading Web and Mobile 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
  • Mutual Mobile

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

    Verified

    “They delivered on their promises.

    • Director of Pricing, Builders FirstSource
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Austin, 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
  • 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
  • Steelkiwi

    Software development services with a high standard

    Verified

    "The thing that impressed us the most is the level of their involvement in the project."

    • Project Manager, Uhsome
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Odessa, Ukraine
    Service focus
  • Redbee Software

    Mobile App Development Agency

    Verified

    “They are totally focused on making their solution as comprehensive and successful as possible.”

    • CEO, Floating Dots
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Cluj-Napoca, Romania
    Service focus
  • Applaudo Studios

    Bringing to life your digital vision

    Verified

    "Their UI capabilities and frontend development are strong."

    • VP of Software Development, Risk Management Company
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Austin, TX
    Service focus
  • Uptech

    Apps for bold ideas ✌️ Mobile & Web

    Verified

    “I was definitely impressed by the intellectual rigor that goes behind how they structure projects and their thinking.”

    • Co-Founder & CPO, Real Estate Tech Startup
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Service focus
  • Orangesoft

    We build mobile & web apps that people love

    Verified

    "They had a precise execution of tasks and a creative approach to design development."

    • Head of Commercial Development, Retail Chain
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    San Francisco, CA
    Service focus
  • Xmartlabs

    Technical expertise for great products

    Verified

    "Their team was knowledgeable."

    • CEO, CellarEye
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Montevideo, Uruguay
    Service focus
  • RootQuotient

    Your Partner In Digital Innovation

    Verified

    “You can tell that they really put in the work, and they ultimately did produce quality results.”

    • Executive, Startup
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Toronto, Canada
    Service focus
  • Tapston

    Full Cycle Software Development Company

    Verified

    "They helped me a lot by leading me through the development process."

    • Owner, Billo
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Minsk, Belarus
    Service focus
  • Big Nerd Ranch

    Designing and Building Brilliant Digital Products

    Verified

    "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..."

    • CFO, Care+ Ventures, LLC
    $10,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    50 - 249
    Atlanta, GA
    Service focus
  • 923 Digital

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Top B2B United States Mobile & Web Developer

    Verified

    "923 Digital takes changes and pivots very quickly."

    • CEO, NUU Group
    $100,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Boston, MA
    Service focus
  • Factorial Complexity

    Polished Mobile Development and UI/UX Design

    Verified

    "The quality and structure of their code are impressive."

    • CEO, Healthcare App Developer
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Kharkiv, Ukraine
    Service focus
  • Nimble AppGenie

    DEVELOPING APPS THAT ATTRACT MILLIONS OF USERS

    Verified

    "Every step of the project, I was comfortable that they had everything under control."

    • CEO, Wade Property
    $50,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    London, United Kingdom
    Service focus
  • X2 Mobile

    2M+ students and teachers using apps built by us

    Verified

    “They aren’t afraid to share their ideas on how to further improve the solution.”

    • President, Aslan Interactive, Inc.
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    2 - 9
    Cluj-Napoca, Romania
    Service focus
  • Copper Mobile

    Apps That Make Business Sense

    "Copper provided us with access to bright talent that we wouldn’t have otherwise had on the project."

    • UX Designer, Mobile Banking Company
    $50,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    Dallas, TX
    Service focus
  • Zipper Studios

    Software development agency with a Product mindset

    Verified

    "The hands-on mentality they display is amazing."

    • CEO, Digital Agency
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Cluj-Napoca, Romania
    Service focus
  • Webs Optimization Software Solution

    Custom Web & Mobile App Development

    Verified

    “I’ve hired them for two big projects, which shows that I have really enjoyed working with them.”

    • Founder, My Service Menu
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    10 - 49
    Ahmedabad, India
    Service focus
  • Factory

    Design and development of mobile/web applications

    Verified

    “It was a perfect fit for us.”

    • Account Manager, Kala Presence
    $5,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Osijek, Croatia
    Service focus
  • Devlight

    Mobile App Development

    Verified

    "Their flexibility and technical knowledge impressed us."

    • Business Unit & Research Director, Advent Group
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine
    Service focus
  • DockYard

    Custom Software, Mobile, and Web Apps

    Verified

    "It didn’t feel like their team was ever stumped, which struck me."

    • VP Software Engineering, Automotive Marketplace
    $100,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    50 - 249
    Hingham, MA
    Service focus
  • ThinkUp

    We build apps that transform businesses

    Verified

    "They were always available and willing to discuss with us to find ways to improve the solution."

    • CTO, Astroselling LLC
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Montevideo, Uruguay
    Service focus
  • Buuuk

    Designing and developing digital experiences

    Verified

    “They have a flexible approach to the work and their style complements ours very well.”

    • Manager, Daimler
    $50,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Singapore, Singapore
    Service focus
  • Softnauts

    Building world class digital products

    Verified

    "The Softnauts have so many employees that the necessary expertise can be found everywhere."

    • Co-Founder, Qlinker
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    2 - 9
    Kraków, Poland
    Service focus
  • Lithios

    Mobile and Web Apps Developed Right the First Time

    Verified

    "They’re on top of everything."

    • Founder & CEO, TraKid
    $10,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    10 - 49
    Raleigh, NC
    Service focus
  • Ars Futura

    Design-driven agency building mobile and web apps.

    Verified

    "They’ve delivered every time."

    • Product Manager of Digital Tech, Blizzard Entertainment
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Zagreb, Croatia
    Service focus
  • Quantum Mob

    We build successful digital products

    Verified

    "They were a great partner in terms of bringing our visions to life while working with an aggressive timeline."

    • Senior Product Manager, LoyaltyOne
    $50,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Toronto, Canada
    Service focus
  • Infinite Red, Inc.

    Designing, Building & Shipping Apps for 10+ Years

    Verified

    "They’re great developers but also the way that they work with their clients sets them apart."

    • Senior Project Manager, Advertising Agency
    $50,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    10 - 49
    Vancouver, WA
    Service focus
  • moblers

    Professional, award-winning, digital development.

    Verified

    "They cooperated well with other workers, and it was a good relationship."

    • Former IOT Business Unit Manager, IT Service Company
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Kibbutz Haogen, Israel
    Service focus
  • hedgehog lab

    Helping global brands harness the power of mobile

    Verified

    “They worked with us and helped us think through how to make such a technical product user friendly.”

    • Executive, Financial Technology Firm
    $100,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    London, United Kingdom
    Service focus
  • 10Pearls

    We Build Innovative Mobile & Digital Products

    Verified

    "They offer a lot of value based on their skills, talent, and rate."

    • Head of Product Engineering, Technisys
    $50,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    250 - 999
    Washington, DC
    Service focus
  • Red Foundry

    Mobilize Your Business

    Verified

    "They asked the right questions and capitalized on our answers to provide high-quality deliverables."

    • CTO, Staffing & Recruiting Firm
    $25,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    10 - 49
    Chicago, IL
    Service focus
  • Droids On Roids

    Long-term partner for your business

    Verified

    "Their commitment to delivering was the most impressive thing about the company."

    • Managing Director, Social Voting Platform
    $50,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Wroclaw, Poland
    Service focus
  • CitrusBits

    Mobile app strategy, design, and development

    Verified

    "I was blown away by pretty much everything."

    • Marketing & Sales Manager, Wide Merchant Group
    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Los Angeles, CA
    Service focus
  • Indus Net Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

    We Deliver Digital Success

    Verified

    "The team was technically very astute and understood our requirements very well."

    • Co-Founder & CEO, Tea People Ltd.
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    250 - 999
    Kolkata, 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.