2020 Reviews

Top Mobile App Development Companies - 2020 Reviews

Last updated Jan 17, 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

  • TDH Websites

    Website Creation in Goiania.

    We are a company specialized in website development and creation in Goiânia. We aim not only to create websites but to help our customers get the most results a web site can deliver by using website...

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    2 - 9
    Goiânia, Brazil
    Service focus
  • Estudio Criar

    Application Development in Brasília.

    A modern, contemporary Digital Agency designed to bring you and your business to the most satisfying results. Always up to date, plugged in and dedicated so that our clients' brand has the best and...

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    2 - 9
    Goiânia, Brazil
    Service focus
  • Santa Clarita Web & IT

    NO CONTRACTS OR HIDDEN FEES.

    With over 10 years of experience working with start ups like eFax, KANA, eBay, Paypal as well as Fortune 500s like AT&T, Honeywell, Union Bank to name a few, Santa Clarita Web & IT was...

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    2 - 9
    Valencia, CA
    Service focus
  • Vertinity

    WE DESIGN, DEVELOP & IMPLEMENT

    In VERTINITY we believe that success is directly linked to the quality of work, experience, and talent of team members. We work with various types of clients. From small size firms to large corporate...

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    2 - 9
    Plovdiv, Bulgaria
    Service focus
  • Simber Tecnologia

    Web solutions in Goiânia, Brazil

    Simber Tecnologia has been in the market since 2001 providing services in web systems development. Always developing with quality, launched its first products in 2004 focused on website content...

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    2 - 9
    Goiânia, Brazil
    Service focus
  • StartupLandia

    Where the dream of tech is still alive.

    Web + Mobile Experts... Back when AirBnb was a seedling on Rausch Street and the sub-prime bubble had just burst, we got bitten by the startup bug. A decade later, a ridiculous volume of software...

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    $5,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    2 - 9
    San Francisco, CA
    Service focus
  • Phantasy Bt.

    design and make with the necessary expertise!

    We are working on web design, branding and software. For instance, whenever I go back to the guest house during the morning to copy out the contract, these gentlemen are always still sitting there...

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    2 - 9
    Budapest, Hungary
    Service focus
  • YousufMedia

    Social Media of 2017

    Great inspiration comes from all walks of life. Here, you’ll find everything from marketing and finance executives and engineers, to improv comedians and classical musicians; all propelled by the...

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    2 - 9
    Karachi, Pakistan
    Service focus
  • Lucid Site Designs

    Miami Web Design and Marketing

    A Little Bit About Who We Are Lucid Started out as a Miami Web Design Company helping small businesses create beautiful web sites and moving their online presence to higher levels. Since then we have...

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    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Miami, FL
    Service focus
  • Developmenticon

    Drupal & Mobile Development

    We are highly experienced Drupal development company and reliable partner to help enterprises since 2010. We are developing and designing high performance Enterprise websites and Portals, with...

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    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Noida, India
    Service focus
  • Versatile Techno

    Game & Mobile Application Development Company

    Versatile Techno is an pioneer Web, Mobile app development & unity 2D/3D Game app development company. At Versatile Techno, we have a right combination of Web, Mobile & Game development...

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    < $25 / hr
    10 - 49
    Ahmedabad, India
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  • IT Enterprise

    Building Tomorrow’s Software Today

    IT Enterprise is all about getting the complications out of the way to help you build the software of your dreams – quickly and cost effectively.  No matter what your requirement is, we will...

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    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    London, United Kingdom
    Service focus
  • Solcre Technology Solutions

    WE CREATE, DEVELOP AND FOSTER NEW CONCEPTS.

    In 2007 we created Solcre, a company which originally focused on the development of websites and applications. As the web continued to expand, our clients’ demands for more comprehensive solutions...

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    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Montevideo, Uruguay
    Service focus
  • FYB Romania

    Fit your business.

    FYB Romania’s goal is to add value to our customers’ businesses using quality and cost effective web-based solutions and services. We understand their business needs and how technology can be used to...

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    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Bucharest, Romania
    Service focus
  • Pixel Fusion

    A fusion of design and development.

    We are a Digital Product Studio We fuse design and technology to create sustainable products and services for the progressive age. The result for our partners are creative and innovative tech...

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    $25,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    10 - 49
    AUCKLAND, New Zealand
    Service focus
  • Putti

    The best of Tech, built right for partners

    Putti Apps is a 100% Kiwi owned development agency with an insane record of completing complex app builds on time and on budget. We’ve worked with some of the biggest brands locally and...

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    $5,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    10 - 49
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Service focus
  • Baum Digital

    Worldclass Mobile and Web Dev based in Costa Rica

    Baum Digital is a digital software development company with over 11 years of experience, 650 projects and over 500 clients. We are conveniently based in San Jose, Costa Rica. We are a group...

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    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Santa Ana, Costa Rica
    Service focus
  • Csoft Technology

    Web, Mobile App, & Magento Development Company

    Csoft Technology is a top-notch global IT Web and Mobile App Development Company, with the experience of 10+ years, having huge client family from 10+ countries and 500+ projects had made the Csoft...

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    10 - 49
    Ahmedabad, India
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  • Atomic Soom

    The Digial Candy Store.

    At Atomic Soom, youth equals dynamism. Our team is part of the new generation who knows exactly what it wants when it comes to digital communication. We take pride in developing...

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    $5,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Paris, France
    Service focus
  • WebNet Creatives

    Creative Outlook

    WebNet Creatives is a leading Creative & Digital marketing agency helping companies focus and grow their business by finding and reaching out to new prospects online through Search engine...

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    $1,000+
    < $25 / hr
    10 - 49
    Dwarka, India
    Service focus
  • APPSfactory.de

    Hamburg-based App Development Company

    Creating tomorrows digital experiences today is the mission of APPSfactory. Our unique blend of inhouse expertise in both technology and UX/UI design allows us to achieve first mover competitive...

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    $10,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    10 - 49
    Hamburg, Germany
    Service focus
  • IMG Global Infotech Pvt. Ltd.

    Deliver Extra Ordinary Solutions With High Quality

    IMG Global Infotech is an ISO 9001:2008 certified Web Solutions Company. " If quality is important for you, you hire me, Because we only do what we can do perfectly " IMG Global InfoTech is a...

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    $1,000+
    < $25 / hr
    10 - 49
    Jaipur, India
    Service focus
  • e-multimedia

    Customized Multimedia Solutions

    We were born willing to see further and earlier than others. More than a decade ago, we became the first to make 2D and 3D animations for the commercial, industrial and government sectors in the...

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    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    León, Mexico
    Service focus
  • Publisearch

    Digital Agency

    In Publisearch, we are experts on key topics for Internet success: marketing and search engine optimization like google, web design, e-commerce, online advertising, e-mail advertising and social...

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    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Ciudad de México, Mexico
    Service focus
  • Sistemex

    Development of web and mobile apps

    We are a web development company and applications with more than 12 years of experience, our digital thinking and expertise as software developers makes us that specialist ally that all advertising...

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    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Merida, Mexico
    Service focus
  • Snappler

    Customized Technology Solutions

    We are an Argentine company of the ICT sector providing ideas and solutions to projects with different characteristics and needs. We have a strong vocation of service, specialized in the development...

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    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    La Plata, Argentina
    Service focus
  • Konverge Digital Solutions

    Toronto's Leading Custom Software Developer.

    Clients have been coming to Konverge for over 20 years for help with leveraging technology to meet their organizational objectives. Konverge’s consulting practice includes custom software...

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    $10,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Toronto, Canada
    Service focus
  • Functional Imperative

    You imagine it. We build it.

    Our interactive and mobile solutions span multiple verticals, with a specialization in the legal, education, medical and financial industries. We have a history of successful partnerships built on...

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    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Toronto, Canada
    Service focus
  • Velocity Design Ltd

    Inverness Website Design, Digital Marketing Agency

    Velocity Design Inverness is a leading Digital Marketing and Design Agency. As Specialist Web Designers, whilst based in our Inverness studio, we work throughout the UK and further afield for our...

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    $10,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    10 - 49
    Inverness, United Kingdom
    Service focus
  • ideil

    We are the web developers

    Currently we are a group of 30+ skilled professionals that specialize in different areas and complement each other to produce a high-value product. Our main specialization is custom software...

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    $5,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Lutsk, Ukraine
    Service focus
  • Apple Print & Creative

    High Quality Printing Newbury

    Apple Print and Creative is Newbury’s local independent printer. We are proud to have been providing a robust, professional service in Berkshire since 1986. Your support team – our staff – are all...

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    $10,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    10 - 49
    Newbury, United Kingdom
    Service focus
  • Media Logic

    Marketing and Advertising Agency Albany

    Proven experts at health care and financial services marketing. We are over 40 marketing experts with a variety of talents who love what we do. We are the strategic marketing partner of choice for...

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    $1,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Albany, NY
    Service focus
  • Aericon

    Turn Up the Heat on Your Digital Marketing

    Aericon is a digital marketing and communications firm. We provide comprehensive web-based strategy and execution services as well as ongoing operations, support and maintenance. It can only be a...

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    $1,000+
    < $25 / hr
    10 - 49
    Boston, MA
    Service focus
  • Z Networks Group

    Digital Marketing Solutions Miami

    We are experts in today’s new media landscape and we can help you create a conversion based website that is supplemented by an aggressive SEO game plan. We can also help you develop a conversion...

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    $5,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Miami, FL
    Service focus
  • Bitsource

    Agile Software and Website Development House.

    Bit Source is a software development company that designs, develops, and deploys websites, applications, games, tools, interactions, and software solutions. Our capable and committed team of...

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    10 - 49
    Pikeville, KY
    Service focus
  • Pexsol Interactive

    Maximizing business potential through web designs

    Based in Karachi, Pakistan, Pexsol has almost two decades of experience providing highly adaptive web design services. To do this, we pair our client's needs with high-impact design, and the bespoke...

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    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Karachi, Pakistan
    Service focus
  • Movement

    London Digital Agency

    Movement. It’s mobility. It’s people working together. It’s change. We’re an experienced, bright-eyed bunch of people with a passion for these things. And we use that passion to help you get results...

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    $10,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    10 - 49
    London, United Kingdom
    Service focus
  • Maido

    Based in London, connected globally

    We are a digital product studio for brands that want to solve a big problem.  A lean studio of senior practitioners, surrounded by a constellation of trusted experts. We’re meticulous about our...

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    $10,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    10 - 49
    London, United Kingdom
    Service focus
  • Codelitt

    People-Driven Innovation

    We are a product incubator and corporate skunkworks R&D lab, using high technology & user-centric design to solve corporate problems at startup speed. We develop scalable technology solutions...

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    10 - 49
    Miami, FL
    Service focus
  • Wemersive

    We design and build cross-immersive platforms.

    Wemersive is a production company that builds end-to-end 360° VR solutions. Their outstanding team of developers, creative directors, and business professionals possess an extensive experience in man...

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    $10,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Los Angeles, CA
    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.