2020 Reviews

Top Mobile App Development Companies - 2020 Reviews

Last updated Jan 21, 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

  • Space-O Technologies

    An Enterprise Mobile App Development Company

    "The app looks great, and they're fast to resolve any issues that pop up."

    • Founder, Reposit
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Ahmedabad, India
    Service focus
  • Byteridge

    Crafting Top-Notch Mobile and Cloud Apps

    “I can’t speak enough about how hard they work.”

    • Founder & CEO, Savings Solutions Provider
    $10,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Hyderabad, Telangana, India
    Service focus
  • Innofied Solution

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

    Verified

    "The team is quite knowledgeable and ready to accept complex challenges."

    • Director, Technology Consulting Company
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Sunnyvale, CA
    Service focus
  • Stfalcon

    Mobile & Web App Development Company

    Verified

    "The team is talented and continually upgrades their expertise by bringing on knowledgeable resources."

    • COO, Food Teck, LLC/Balabing
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Service focus
  • Apadmi

    Restlessly Mobile

    "The main thing I like about them is how easy they are to work with; we can always bounce ideas off them."

    • Digital Project Consultant, Charles Stanley
    $10,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    Service focus
  • Novoda

    Digital Product Agency based in UK, Europe, & USA

    “They truly positioned themselves as an invaluable strategic partner who’s genuinely driven by their values.”

    • Former Product Owner, E-Cig Company
    $50,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    London, United Kingdom
    Service focus
  • Excellent WebWorld

    Mobile. Web. Cloud Technology Experts

    Verified

    "They are also always ready to listen and attend to our requirements..."

    • Product & Innovation Director
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Ahmedabad, India
    Service focus
  • SimbirSoft

    Creates value today to let you be first tomorrow

    "They were always in touch, took initiative, tried to make the best product, and made suggestions for development."

    • Product Manager, Rosbank
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    250 - 999
    Lexington,
    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
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Kraków, Poland
    Service focus
  • FOONKIE MONKEY

    WE REALLY LOVE MAKING APPS

    “We’re hoping to work with them for a long time.”

    • Assistant to CEO, Corporate Stays
    $50,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Miami, FL
    Service focus
  • Octal IT Solution

    Mobile & Web Development -Startups & Enterprises

    Verified

    "Octal IT Solution is an adaptable and efficient company."

    • Owner, Delivery Service
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Sarasota, FL
    Service focus
  • Master of Code Global

    AI-Powered Conversational Solutions

    “We have a great level of trust in their abilities because of the team’s consistency.”

    • CEO, Software Development Company
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Redwood City, CA
    Service focus
  • nomtek

    Innovation-driven software house (MOBILE, AR & XR)

    Verified

    "It's been a dream to work with such a talented team of people at nomtek."

    • Music Artist & Creative Director, Portrait XO
    $50,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Wroclaw, Poland
    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
  • Clearbridge Mobile

    Building Strong Mobile Relationships

    "They weren’t thinking about how to add to the project’s scope, but rather how they could best meet our needs."

    • Product Manager, Sports Network
    $25,000+
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249
    Toronto, Canada
    Service focus
  • Utility

    AWARD-WINNING MOBILE DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT AGENCY

    Verified

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

    • CEO, Smart Lockbox Company
    $50,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    New York, NY
    Service focus
  • Umbrella IT

    Booster for the digital evolution of business

    "Their level of technical and support qualifications are outstanding."

    • IT Director, The Medici Archive Project
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Taganrog, Russia
    Service focus
  • Shockoe

    Mobile by Design

    Verified

    "Shockoe’s user research efforts saved the company a significant amount of time, money, and effort. "

    • Analyst, Construction Company
    $50,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Richmond, VA
    Service focus
  • STRV

    Design and engineering team that delivers

    Verified

    "Our iOS developer cares deeply about our app, as much as any of our full-time employees."

    • CEO, The Athletic
    $50,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    Venice, CA
    Service focus
  • Atomic Object

    The right software can change everything.

    "They groom the developers into certain practices and procedures that make the experience very seamless."

    • Chief Product Officer, Energy Technology Company
    Undisclosed
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249
    Grand Rapids, MI
    Service focus
  • Saffron Tech

    Web and Mobile Application Development Company

    "They’re very patient and attentive to our needs."

    • President, 24/7 Nursing Care
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Newark, NJ
    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
  • e-Legion

    Leading mobile application developer

    Verified

    "The project management was very good."

    • Product Director, EVOTOR LLC
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    St Petersburg, Russia
    Service focus
  • The Distance App Developers

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

    Verified

    "The project manager was excellent and always dealt with any issues that I had."

    • Professor of Psychology, University of Hull
    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    London, United Kingdom
    Service focus
  • AgileEngine

    High performing remote dedicated teams

    Verified

    "They provided high-quality resources fairly quickly."

    • Director – Software Development, SherWeb
    $50,000+
    Undisclosed
    250 - 999
    McLean, VA
    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
  • 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
  • Waracle

    Mobile Apps | IoT | AR/VR

    Verified

    “Waracle was very responsive to our vision.”

    • Development Manager, Government Agency
    $100,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    50 - 249
    London, United Kingdom
    Service focus
  • Sparx IT Solutions

    Custom-made, Professional & Effective solutions

    "They have included me in every phase of the development and asked for the feedback timely."

    • Founder, earth2earth
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    250 - 999
    New York, NY
    Service focus
  • Majestyk

    Making experiences that leave lasting impressions

    “They’ve been exceptional partners.”

    • Director of Brand Services, Branding Agency
    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    New York, NY
    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
  • RipenApps

    Developing Above Excellence

    "They have always been overcommitted to deliver to the best of their abilities."

    • Partner, Medical Pre-Examination Platform
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Noida, India
    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
  • Prismetric

    Delivering Quality Products and Premium Services

    Verified

    “Prismetric accomplished our main project, and our stakeholders and internal team are happy with the results.”

    • Founder, Business Marketing Platform
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Gandhinagar, India
    Service focus
  • 3Advance

    Real-Time Apps: Powered by AI, Driven by UX

    "We had a vision that was put into reality fairly quickly by the 3Advance team."

    • Co-Founder & CEO, HotBox
    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Washington, DC
    Service focus
  • Indus Net Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

    Technology served with Passion, Commitment & Care

    Verified

    “They put the customer’s success above their own.”

    • CTO, ePayRails
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    250 - 999
    Kolkata, India
    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
  • Uptech

    Apps for bold ideas ✌️ Mobile & Web

    "The Uptech team is filled with young, passionate, and well-educated engineers."

    • Founder & CEO, TRiiiBE Inc
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Service focus
  • DIGIS

    Smart Software Development

    “We haven’t had any problems working with them. They’re an outstanding company.”

    • Co-Founder, Tech Startup
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Larnaca, Cyprus
    Service focus
  • 10Pearls

    Creating intelligent experiences

    “10Pearls successfully built efficiencies into our prototype and delivered a high-quality platform...”

    • Founder, VMD Corp
    Undisclosed
    Undisclosed
    250 - 999
    Vienna, VA
    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.