2020 Reviews

Top Mobile App Development Companies - 2020 Reviews

Last updated May 25, 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

  • Waracle

    Mobile Apps | IoT | AR/VR

    Verified

    “We’ve been impressed by how easy it is to work with Waracle, from start to finish.”

    • Project Manager, Medical Research Charity
    $100,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    50 - 249
    London, United Kingdom
    Service focus
  • Quytech

    Mobile Apps, AR/VR, AI, Game Development Company

    Verified

    “They know everything from VR to app development, and they have a global perspective.”

    • Founder, Changecology
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Gurgaon, India
    Service focus
  • GBKSOFT

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    Verified

    "We’re definitely going to work with them again because of the quality of their work."

    • CTO, SOLJETS
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Service focus
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  • STRV

    Design and engineering team that delivers

    Verified

    "I can say STRV totally stands apart from any other vendors I have worked with before."

    • COO, Community Media Platform
    $50,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    Venice, CA
    Service focus
  • Dot Com Infoway

    Making the Web & Mobile work for businesses

    Verified

    "They hold themselves to tight deadlines even when we don’t provide them."

    • COO, HIPSTO
    $1,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Madurai, India
    Service focus
  • Prismetric

    Delivering Quality Products and Premium Services

    Verified

    "They always ensure to understand any miscommunications almost imminently."

    • Founder, Driving Instruction App Service
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Gandhinagar, India
    Service focus
  • Emizen Tech

    Your Ideas, Our Innovations!

    Verified

    "They worked after hours and were always very accommodating to changes and new ideas."

    • Technical Manager, Car Audio Systems Importer
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Jaipur, India
    Service focus
  • Designli

    Transformative By Design.

    Verified

    “Designli has given our idea a voice.”

    • Co-Founder, Online Professional Connections Startup
    $5,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Greenville, SC
    Service focus
  • Rave Digital

    HELPING BUSINESSES IN THEIR BOTTOM LINE!

    Verified

    "I found their communication skills and response times to be impressive."

    • CEO, REEGÜR, LLC
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    250 - 999
    Coral Springs, FL
    Service focus
  • Launchpad App Development

    We transform innovative ideas into successful apps

    Verified

    "Launchpad doesn't just accept the concept, they question and challenge it."

    • Founder, Vanguard Risk
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Melbourne, Australia
    Service focus
  • Cortex

    Disrupt your Industry. Revolutionize your Business

    Verified

    "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
  • Ready4S

    Custom web & mobile development

    Verified

    "It was a smooth and easy process. I look forward to working with them again."

    • Associate Executive Director, Communications & Marketing
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Kraków, Poland
    Service focus
  • Vog App Developers

    We Build More Than Apps, We Build Businesses

    Verified

    "They make us feel appreciated and that we’re not just a number."

    • Managing Partner, Data Provider
    $50,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Calgary, Canada
    Service focus
  • Rantmedia

    Think. Make. Innovate.

    Verified

    "They’re just nice, genuine people, who are extremely intelligent and competent at the same time."

    • Director, Wedding Booker
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Cardiff, United Kingdom
    Service focus
  • Chelsea Apps

    We challenge your ideas so users don’t have to!

    Verified

    "Chelsea apps were highly knowledgeable, nimble and collaborative."

    • Senior Group Digital Manager, Itsu
    $50,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    London, United Kingdom
    Service focus
  • Syberry

    Quality Software. Perfect Service. Every Time.

    Verified

    "The website they developed is fully-functional, powerful, and easy-to-use."

    • Founder, Covid Resource Network by Seton Hall Prep
    $50,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    250 - 999
    Austin, TX
    Service focus
  • Simpalm

    Custom Mobile App and Web Development Company

    Verified

    "Simpalm provided tremendous clarity, explaining the process in steps."

    • Founder, Real-Time app
    $10,000+
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49
    North Bethesda, MD
    Service focus
  • Brightec

    Multi-award-winning mobile and web app developer

    Verified

    "They demonstrated empathy as well as affiliation with our values and purpose."

    • Chief Executive, Goscombe Homes Limited
    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Brighton, United Kingdom
    Service focus
  • Sonin App Development

    We Design and Build Outstanding Apps

    Verified

    "The designers, developers and managers who I dealt with, all understood our business goals"

    • Business Director, Academy Group
    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Reigate, United Kingdom
    Service focus
  • iQlance Solutions

    Top App Developers

    Verified

    "They were more willing to take on the challenges, and their price was great."

    • Project Manager, Financial Group
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Toronto, Canada
    Service focus
  • AndPlus

    AI, Web, Mobile, IoT, App Design & Development

    Verified

    "They are really friendly, in addition to the technical expertise they have brought to the project."

    • Aquatrace Ltd, Director of Software Development
    $50,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    50 - 249
    Southborough, MA
    Service focus
  • ARKA Softwares

    #CreatingNextBigThing for You

    Verified

    "They are always willing to help, listen, and communicate."

    • Founder, Sisu
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Dallas, TX
    Service focus
  • Appetiser

    Get a Working Version of Your App Every 6 Weeks

    Verified

    "We experienced a high level of commitment in our working relationship."

    • Student Movement Team Leader, Mustard Leadership Australia
    $10,000+
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249
    Melbourne, Australia
    Service focus
  • GoodCore Software

    For Startups & Established Businesses. Since 2005.

    Verified

    "Their ability to understand complex requirements and apply them into a software system was impressive."

    • CEO, Waste Management Software Startup
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Croydon, United Kingdom
    Service focus
  • Chili Labs

    We make extraordinary mobile apps

    Verified

    “They’re in it to make sure that we fully cross the finish line, and they get us there as one big team.”

    • Product Operations Manager, Software Contracting Company
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Riga, Latvia
    Service focus
  • Postlight

    Modern platforms for modern business

    Verified

    "Postlight was extremely attentive, giving us their time and energy."

    • Publisher, Stripe
    Undisclosed
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249
    New York City, NY
    Service focus
  • Netsells Group

    Building Something Better

    Verified

    "Their ability to adapt to whatever challenge we presented was impressive."

    • Director of Digital Services, Swimming Teachers' Association
    $10,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    York, United Kingdom
    Service focus
  • Yudiz Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

    Top Mobile Apps and Games Development company

    Verified

    "They are friendly, highly knowledgable, and go above and beyond."

    • Director, Easy Internet
    $10,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Ahmedabad, India
    Service focus
  • Wolfpack Digital

    Powerful web and mobile apps. Start-to-End

    Verified

    “They were proactive and full of ideas.”

    • Co-Founder & CEO, Food Waste Reduction Company
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Cluj-Napoca, Romania
    Service focus
  • Heady

    Guardians of your digital future

    Verified

    "They have good customer service and take care of their clients."

    • SVP - Digital Commerce, Hibbett Sports
    $75,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    Brooklyn, NY
    Service focus
  • thoughtbot

    Let's make your product and team a success.

    Verified

    “The fact that they functioned like an extension of our team made the process as easy to manage as possible.”

    • Director of Engineering, TransLoc
    $25,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    50 - 249
    Boston, MA
    Service focus
  • Atmosphere Apps

    Creating innovative products for professionals.

    Verified

    "They exceeded our expectations and delivered what they promised."

    • Global Director, Education Zimmer Biomet Dental
    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Gainesville, FL
    Service focus
  • AB4 Systems

    Build impactful software products with us

    Verified

    "They quickly understood our needs and delivered in time."

    • Strategic Partner, United Pencils
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Bucharest, Romania
    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
  • Five Pack Creative

    Big Things for Small Screens

    Verified

    “Their collaborative, flexible spirit in helping us get things done has been most impressive.”

    • Director of Engineering, GoDaddy
    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    Frisco, TX
    Service focus
  • Pairroxz

    A Place Where Code means Creativity

    Verified

    "The Pairroxz team was committed to our success."

    • Owner, Raadi.com
    $1,000+
    < $25 / hr
    2 - 9
    Jaipur, India
    Service focus
  • Intelivita

    Immersive Mobile App and Web Development Solution

    Verified

    “We were very happy with the communication and the end product.”

    • Assistant Producer, TV Production Company
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Leeds, United Kingdom
    Service focus
  • Holdapp

    Keep it simple.

    Verified

    "They are reliable, fair and above all trustworthy partners, given that the whole project has been managed remotely."

    • Founder, TrackingDays.com
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Wrocław, Poland
    Service focus
  • ISBX

    Interactive. Strategy. Branding. Execution

    Verified

    "They manage expectations well, always under promising and over delivering."

    • CEO, OjO Electric
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Los Angeles, CA
    Service focus
  • AppIt Ventures

    Custom Mobile App and Custom Software Development

    Verified

    "They always deliver quality."

    • Executive, Personal Finance Company
    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Denver, CO
    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.