2019 Reviews

Top Mobile App Development Companies - 2019 Reviews

Last updated Jan 16, 2019

List of Mobile App Development Companies | Mobile App Developers

  • 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
  • Stfalcon

    Web, iOS and Android development for businesses

    "[T]hey demonstrated a mix of both creativity and a pragmatic approach … It helped us find good solutions."

    • SEO Strategist, Kyivstar
    $10,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Netguru

    Full-stack software experts. Fast and Experienced

    "My project manager was absolutely fantastic from day one."

    • Founder, Mumslink
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    250 - 999
    Poznan, Poland
  • 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
  • ISBX

    Interactive. Strategy. Branding. Execution

    "When discussing technologies, many concepts can be obtuse and difficult, but ISBX has made this a painless process."

    • Director of Marketing, Ripple
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Los Angeles, CA
  • itCraft

    High-end development for mobile innovation leaders

    "They’re highly professional in all their interactions and work hard to find the best possible solution." 

    • Board Chairman, LUX Med Tabita
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Warsaw, Poland
  • 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
  • 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
  • Byteridge

    Crafting Top-Notch Mobile and Cloud Apps

    "It was my first experience with app development, and Byteridge made sure everything went smoothly."

    • Head of Marketing & Strategy, Hindware
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    10 - 49
    Hyderabad, Telangana, India
  • 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
  • e-Legion

    Mobile application development.

    "They perform incredibly fast and deliver everything we communicate to them. They’re great developers."

    • Marketing Manager, Burger King Russia
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    St Petersburg, Russia
  • Space-O Technologies

    An Enterprise Mobile App Development Company

    “The app came out exactly the way I pictured in terms of functionality...

    • Leading UI/UX Designer, IMGRADO
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Ahmedabad, India
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • FreshWorks Studio

    We Create Experiences, Not Just Apps

    “They not only wanted to deliver something that worked but something that they’d be proud to share.”

    • Director of Marketing & Communications, Grouse Mountain
    $50,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    Victoria, Canada
  • Shakuro

    Design and development agency

    "Shakuro engages with their customers to be sure they have a superior experience."

    • CEO, Lore Media
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Newark, DE
  • Rocket Insights

    Mobile, Voice & Web Apps. Boston & NYC.

    "They delivered everything on time and to the specs we were asking for."

    • Marketing Manager, Lifestyles Company
    $50,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    10 - 49
    Boston, MA
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 247 Labs Inc.

    Top Notch Developers to Deliver Excellence

    “The quality of their designs was amazing; I hadn’t seen such talent before.”

    • Principal, The Venue Global
    $10,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Toronto, Canada
  • 14 Oranges Software

    Mobile App & Website Development Experts

    “Their team really did a fantastic job of making sure we got the information we needed.”

    • Analyst, Governmental Office
    $10,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Richmond, Canada
  • 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 the..."

    • CMO, Online Retailer
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Québec, Canada
  • Prismetric

    Delivering Quality Products and Premium Services

    "They delivered the product within the timeline, and the interface is excellent."

    • Founder, Mobile Car Wash 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
  • 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
  • The Distance App Developers

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

    "In terms of project management, The Distance was always there for us, willing to communicate and keeping us updated..."

    • Former Head of Development, Cirrus
    $50,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    London, United Kingdom
  • Better Software Group

    Great Products, Better Solutions

    “BSG has shown a lot of drive, willingness, and dedication. They’re fully invested in our project.”

    • CMO, Northstar Battery
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Wroclaw, Poland
  • APPLIFY

    Reimagining Mobile App Design & Development

    "APPLIFY has set a new standard for development companies."

    • Co-Founder, Jump Electronics & Telecom Innovation Pvt. Ltd
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Chandigarh, India
  • 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
  • "The website they built for us is better than I ever thought it could be."

    • CEO, Property Management Solution
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Katowice, Poland
  • MLSDev

    World-class mobile and web development agency

    “They were personally invested in the project, so we had a very good working relationship.”

    • Founder, Dating App
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Digital Brand Group

    Forward Thinking Applied

    "DBG is a great team to work with because they're very responsive to the needs that we have."

    • President, SEC Connect
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Irvine, CA
  • 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
  • SimbirSoft

    Creates value today to let you be first tomorrow

    "The most important fact is that SimbirSoft’s specialists are accurate and punctual." 

    • Project Manager, BSC Msc
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    250 - 999
    Lexington,
  • Xtreem Solution

    Top Mobile & Web Application Development Company

    "They served as a very professional and helpful partner."

    • CEO, Risk Assessment Firm
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Jaipur, India
  • Polidea

    Polidea - Engineering meets design

    “I appreciated that they had a design focus before the engineering began."​​...

    • Director of Online Programs, Nonprofit
    Undisclosed
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Warsaw, Poland
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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.