2019 Reviews

Top Mobile App Development Companies - 2019 Reviews

Last updated Mar 20, 2019

List of Mobile App Development Companies | Mobile App Developers

  • The NineHertz

    Eminent Mobile App & Web Development Company

    "They did a good job, and I’m happy with the app… they followed up thoroughly on everything."

    • CEO, Social Dating Startup
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Cincinnati, OH
  • Stfalcon

    Web, iOS and Android development for businesses

    "We received high-quality work in a comparatively short time."

    • Enterprise Developer & IT Project Manager, Financial Company
    $10,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Mutual Mobile

    We bring digital experiences to life.

    Mutual Mobile as a team of app developers has a strong focus on providing solutions for their clients around various...

    $250,000+
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249
    Austin, TX
  • Shockoe

    Mobile by Design

    "They really take the pain and a lot of the challenge out of mobile development."

    • Mobile Program Manager, 21st Century Insurance
    $50,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    Richmond, VA
  • EMERGE

    High-value digital experiences for your customers.

    "Their personalized attention to our project stood out."

    • Director of Strategic Communications, OHSU
    $25,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    10 - 49
    Portland, OR
  • Innofied Solution

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

    "When I have run out of ideas or don’t know how to get past a roadblock, they have been very good with coming up with..."

    • Co-Founder, SkateDash
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Santa Clara, CA
  • Daffodil Software

    Technology Partner for Custom Web & Mobile Apps

    “They managed the project well. The team was both proactive and reactive in their work ethic.”

    • Founder, Info Tech Company
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    250 - 999
    Gurgaon, India
  • Mobisoft Infotech

    Discover Mobility

    "They're very eager, and their offerings go far beyond other companies I've worked with before."

    • CTO, Startup Medical Company
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Houston, TX
  • AgileEngine

    High performing remote dedicated teams

    “Because of them, our clients went from unhappy to happy to even happier as the software improved.”

    • VP of Engineering, iControl Systems USA, LLC
    $50,000+
    Undisclosed
    250 - 999
    McLean, VA
  • itCraft

    High-end development for mobile innovation leaders

    "Their professionalism and high quality of work were outstanding." 

    • Managing Director, Domveo Sp z o.o
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Warsaw, Poland
  • Better Software Group

    Great Products, Better Solutions

    "They’re keen on producing a good end-result and experience for the end user."

    • Systems Development Director, NorthStar Group
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Wroclaw, Poland
  • Space-O Technologies

    An Enterprise Mobile App Development Company

    "They were flexible enough to accommodate internal preferences." ..."

    • AIF Authority, Faist
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Ahmedabad, India
  • TTT Studios

    Digital Innovation Studio

    “They’re a small team, but they function like a family...

    • Chief Product Officer, Olive Technologies
    $50,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Vancouver, Canada
  • Rave Infosys

    HELPING BUSINESSES IN THEIR BOTTOM LINE!

    "[T]hey demonstrated a willingness to engage with their client and understand the business."

    • Associate Vice President, Saint Leo University
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    250 - 999
    Coral Springs, FL
  • Xmartlabs

    Make your app smarter

    "They will execute on all specifications and do so fairly quickly—that’s what makes a developer special to me."

    • CEO, Free & Willing
    $5,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Techugo

    LET TECHNOLOGY SURPASS YOUR IMAGINATION..

    "We have a cordial relationship with almost every team member from Techugo."

    • Marketing Director, EdKOS
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Noida, India
  • Mercury Development

    Mobile App Development, Web and Custom Software

    “We always found them accommodating and discussions around changing scope were always handled with clarity and fairne...

    • COO, Neuxpower
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Miami, FL
  • Byteridge

    Crafting Top-Notch Mobile and Cloud Apps

    “They delivered the features and functionalities that we wanted.”

    • CEO, Jepeddo
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    10 - 49
    Hyderabad, Telangana, India
  • The Distance App Developers

    Leading UK-based team with 10+ years mobile exp.

    "I'm pleased with their turnaround on getting releases out and eliminating bugs."

    • Senior IT Project Manager, Destinology
    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    London, United Kingdom
  • FreshWorks Studio

    We Create Experiences, Not Just Apps

    “I’ve worked with many tech companies, and they’ve been the best partner I’ve ever had.”

    • Vice Chair, David Foster Foundation
    $50,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    Victoria, Canada
  • Stuzo

    We're Stuzo, and we're built to build.

    "When we come with our ideas, they listen."

    • VP of Digital, Award Show Franchise
    $10,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Swenson He

    Never outsourced. Unmatched execution and design.

    "Swenson He communicated well, answered all my questions, and was helpful in every respect."

    • President, MM Mobile
    $25,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    10 - 49
    Marina del Rey, CA
  • Savvy Apps

    World-class apps since 2009.

    “They have a personal engagement that makes them sensitive to our needs and goals.”

    • Managing Director, Nonprofit
    $50,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    10 - 49
    Reston, VA
  • Reinvently

    We build beautiful and smart mobile products

    "They go above and beyond to deliver high-quality products."

    • Product Manager, Clothing Retailer
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Palo Alto, CA
  • OpenXcell

    A Leading Mobile App Development Company

    "I can only speak from a partner’s perspective, but if you’re willing to put in the hard work with them, they will de..."

    • CEO, m3b labs
    $10,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Ahmedabad, India
  • Systango Technologies

    We Make the Impossible, Possible.

    “Our partnership is hugely successful, and they help us deliver services at a very competitive rate.”

    • Founder, Squirrel Business Hub
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    London, United Kingdom
  • Utility

    AWARD-WINNING MOBILE DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT AGENCY

    "Utility is dedicated to building products correctly and thoroughly the first time, which we appreciate."

    • CEO, Smart Lockbox Company
    $50,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    50 - 249
    New York, NY
  • Gorilla Logic

    Agile. Unstoppable.

    “They’ve been on the project for nearly a decade and consistently find new technologies that improve our pr...

    • Development Manager, County of Santa Clara
    $100,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    250 - 999
    Boulder, CO
  • 247 Labs Inc.

    Top Notch Developers to Deliver Excellence

    “Of the many developers I’ve used before, 247 Labs Inc...

    • Former Technology Director, Total S.A.
    $10,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Toronto, Canada
  • 3 SIDED CUBE

    Global App Developer | App Agency of the Year 2018

    "We’ve been amazed at their professionalism and efficiency."

    • Research Analyst, Environmental Nonprofit
    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Bournemouth, United Kingdom
  • Postlight

    Modern platforms for modern business

    "I expected flawless execution, and that’s what Postlight delivered."

    • Global Head of Digital Innovation, Financial Services Company
    Undisclosed
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249
    New York City, NY
  • Prismetric

    Delivering Quality Products and Premium Services

    "Prismetric is an experienced company adept at managing multiple deadlines."

    • Owner, Salon App
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Gandhinagar, India
  • 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
  • Digiryte

    Digital Products, Built Ryte!

    “They prioritize communication in a way that our previous vendors didn’t.”

    • IT Manager, Inventory Service
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Atmosphere Apps

    Creating innovative products for professionals.

    "They’re tremendous. I highly recommend Atmosphere Apps."

    • Senior Product Manager, Konica Minolta
    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Gainesville, FL
  • INLOOPX

    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
  • Touch Instinct

    Custom mobile applications development

    “It was refreshing to work with such a helpful and friendly team.”

    • Marketing Director, Partiya edi
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    St Petersburg, Russia
  • RichestSoft

    Web & Mobile Apps Development Company

    "Our experience working with RichestSoft was excellent from start to finish."

    • Owner, Seed Learning, Inc
    $1,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Mohali, India
  • FOONKIE MONKEY

    WE REALLY LOVE MAKING APPS

    “We don’t feel like we are outsourcing the project; it feels like they are part of our team.”

    • Executive Producer, Sports Marketing Company
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    BOGOTÁ, Colombia
  • Exadel

    Custom Software Solutions. Real Results.

    "[T]hey value long lasting relationships over any kind of short-term gain."

    • Former Chief Security Architect
    $100,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    250 - 999
    Walnut Creek, CA
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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.