2020 Reviews

Top Mobile App Development Companies - 2020 Reviews

Last updated Jul 1, 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

  • BiTE interactive

    We make mobile products that resonate and connect

    "BiTE interactive is a creative firm that knows how to fully leverage the mobile application platform."

    • VP of Engineering, Brand Affinity Technologies
    $100,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    10 - 49
    Los Angeles, CA
    Service focus
  • Techugo

    Think Innovation, Think Us!

    "I would definitely recommend Techugo."

    • Digital Marketing Manager, McGillivray Group
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Ontario, Canada
    Service focus
  • Space-O Technologies

    An Enterprise Mobile App Development Company

    "We are very glad that they are offering us non-stop support."

    • CBO, Proximity Chatting SaaS Startup
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Ahmedabad, India
    Service focus
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  • Shockoe

    Mobile by Design

    "They are a good partner to work with and we appreciate their flexibility."

    • Architect, Utilities Company
    $50,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Richmond, VA
    Service focus
  • December Labs

    Where human-centered UX/UI meets agile development

    "They have a great aesthetic and a customer list with forward-thinking products."

    • CIO, Training Solutions Platform
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Houston, TX
    Service focus
  • SimbirSoft

    Creates value today to let you be first tomorrow

    "The company has serious technical expertise, shows responsibility and initiative."

    • Head of PR, Invitro
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    250 - 999
    Lexington, MA
    Service focus
  • Excellent WebWorld

    Mobile. Web. Cloud Technology Experts

    "The communication was always ahead of time and any issues got resolved fast."

    • Co-Founder, The Framework
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Ahmedabad, India
    Service focus
  • Shakuro

    Turning Vision Into Reality

    "The results have been out of this world. Amazing!"

    • Co-Founder & CEO, Builddie
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    250 - 999
    SEATTLE, WA
    Service focus
  • Atomic Object

    The right software can change everything.

    "They were flexible and willing to adapt to changing circumstances."

    • Engineer, Commercial Vehicle Product Firm
    Undisclosed
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249
    Grand Rapids, MI
    Service focus
  • KindGeek

    Software Development Company

    "The work was always delivered in time and just how we imagined it."

    • Managing Partner, Flightmode Digital
    $50,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Lviv, Ukraine
    Service focus
  • CodigoDelSur

    Rockstar coders for rockstar companies

    "The quality of the code that they produce, in the time that they produce it, is amazing."

    • CEO & Co-Founder, Lending Platform, COO & Co-Founder, Lending Platform
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Montevideo, Uruguay
    Service focus
  • Majestyk

    Making experiences that leave lasting impressions

    "They understand that our success is their success."

    • Founder & CEO, TAGit
    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    New York, NY
    Service focus
  • Umbrella IT

    Booster for the digital evolution of business

    "Their wide range of abilities and skills set them apart from other developers."

    • Director, Branding & Design Firm
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Taganrog, Russia
    Service focus
  • AgileEngine

    High performing remote dedicated teams

    "AgileEngine encourages their developers to weave into the fabric of the companies they’re placed at."

    • Head of Engineering, Therapist Supervision Platform
    $50,000+
    Undisclosed
    250 - 999
    McLean, VA
    Service focus
  • INLOOPX by Avast

    Better Software

    "I appreciate the mindset of their members. They are great workers and a match for our own team."

    • Head of Mobile Banking & Experience, Moneta Money Bank
    $5,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    Sunnyvale, CA
    Service focus
  • NS804

    Mobile Application Development Experts

    "They learn and adapt to the business."

    • Senior IT Manager, RetailData, LLC
    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Richmond, VA
    Service focus
  • HubSpire

    Award-Winning Mobile and Web Site Developer

    "They are dependable, honest, and consistent."

    • Partner, Rosehip Partners
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    New York, NY
    Service focus
  • Innofied Solution

    Expect A 5 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Customer Experience!

    "Communication with the team has been positive and done by email or call."

    • Founder & CEO, Nawabus
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Sunnyvale, CA
    Service focus
  • Credencys Solutions Inc.

    Agile full stack software development company

    "They understand the urgency of a business’s priorities."

    • Principal Solutions Architect, Multifamily Laundry Systems Company
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    LA Palma, CA
    Service focus
  • Future Mind

    Building reliable web and mobile products

    "They have good communication skills, are open for dialog and suggestions, and take an elastic and creative approach."

    • Product Owner, Property Group RynekPierwotny.pl
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Warsaw, Poland
    Service focus
  • Clearbridge Mobile

    Building Strong Mobile Relationships

    "They have a broad suite of skills that makes our product something special and valuable for the community."

    • Manager, Healthcare Provider
    $25,000+
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249
    Toronto, Canada
    Service focus
  • e-Legion

    Leading mobile application developer

    “e-Legion isn’t just doing what they’re told, they’re going above and beyond to be proactive critical thinkers.”

    • Founder & CEO, Friendr
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    St Petersburg, Russia
    Service focus
  • RipenApps

    Ripening Ideas Into Apps

    "We were particularly impressed with the team's dedication and adaptability."

    • Product Manager, In The Rooms
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Noida, India
    Service focus
  • iD EAST

    Best practices of mobile development

    "Their openness was most impressive - we were informed on all progress and upcoming risks in advance."

    • CTO, IT Company
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Moscow, Russia
    Service focus
  • Jelvix

    Global Tech Partner for Digital Transformation

    “At every stage and level, they’ve been great and quick to deliver.”

    • CEO, Websun Solutions UG
    $50,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    250 - 999
    Kharkiv, Ukraine
    Service focus
  • Design Center, Inc.

    We Make Ideas a Reality

    "The team always tries to do what we ask, and more than once, they’ve exceeded my expectations."

    • Analyst, Building Materials Company
    $10,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    10 - 49
    Saint Paul, MN
    Service focus
  • DIGIS

    Smart Software Development

    "DIGIS has been a reliable and high-quality partner for many years for our company."

    • Director of Product Management, GoFleet
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Larnaca, Cyprus
    Service focus
  • Yellow

    Awesome web and mobile products for your business

    “Their communication has been excellent.”

    • Owner, Security & IT Solutions Firm
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Minsk, Belarus
    Service focus
  • "They’re more than able to fulfill the projects they take on."

    • Owner, BioTrendy
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Katowice, Poland
    Service focus
  • IDAP

    Smart software for smart people

    "We were most impressed by their development skills and ability to quickly solve technical issues/bugs when they arose."

    • Founder, DARE
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Service focus
  • AppsChopper

    Ideas Delivered

    "Their top-level management understands the value of each and every client they have." "

    • Co-Owner, Albinfo
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    New York, NY
    Service focus
  • IndiaNIC Infotech Limited

    Digital Product Agency with Enterprise Experience

    "We appreciated the communication with their available project manager and other senior staff."

    • Head of Product, Real Estate Franchise
    $10,000+
    < $25 / hr
    250 - 999
    Beverly Hills, CA
    Service focus
  • OpenSource Technologies Inc.

    Web | Mobile | Digital Marketing | Cloud

    "I appreciated their willingness to work with us on a complicated project where others were not."

    • CEO, Consulting Firm
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Lansdale, PA
    Service focus
  • Cortex

    Disrupt your Industry. Revolutionize your Business

    "They’ve given us a high degree of confidence that they are working hard to solve our problems and they are using their..."

    • CMO, Online Retailer
    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    Québec, Canada
    Service focus
  • mobitouch

    Mobile mindset

    "It was great to see how our ideas take shape."

    • CEO, Meetface
    Undisclosed
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Rzeszów, Poland
    Service focus
  • Nickelfox

    Creating Leading Products

    “They’re very good with UX/UI design, and they use the latest technologies.”

    • CEO, Origami Consulting
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Noida, India
    Service focus
  • Adonis Software

    Full-service global mobile app development agency

    "I saw from the beginning that they were trustworthy and they proved it through the end."

    • Digital Account Manager, Leo Burnett Romania
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Bucharest, Romania
    Service focus
  • Hidden Brains InfoTech

    Web & Mobile App Development Company

    "I think they truly want to do a good job. Their reputation matters to them."

    • Co-Founder and CEO, SimpleFund
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    250 - 999
    Ahmedabad, India
    Service focus
  • Sileria

    Creative & Innovative Mobile Apps since 2001

    “Trust them. They will do it the right way if you can give them the time and patience that they need.”

    • Director, BRINK Interactive
    $50,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Los Angeles, CA
    Service focus
  • Endive Software

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

    "They were incredibly helpful and patient throughout the process."

    • CEO, DishPal Restaurant Services
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Jaipur, 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.