2019 Reviews

Top Mobile App Development Companies - 2019 Reviews

Last updated Nov 16, 2019

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

  • Onqanet Technologies

    Simplifying Technology. Before Time, Every Time!

    Onqanet Technologies offers web & mobile app solutions which prove to be effective tools of marketing and ensure...

    $1,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Kolkata, India
    Service focus
  • WebsiteBoston

    Create a Stunning Website For Your Business

    If you are looking for a business card website that is not a part of such funnel we are probably not a firm for you but...

    Undisclosed
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49
    Boston, MA
    Service focus
  • Able Engine

    Lexington Application Developer Company

    Able Engine is a leading Technology and Creative Services provider based in Lexington, Kentucky. Providing programming...

    Undisclosed
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49
    Lexington, KY
    Service focus
  • AXIOM IT Solutions, Inc.

    Software Company in Missoula, Montana

    Specializing in Software Development for businesses requiring custom software solutions & services. We increase...

    Undisclosed
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49
    Missoula, MT
    Service focus
  • Venture Media

    ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE.

    We are a privately funded, profitable, product-focused and bringing passion to life through technology. At Venture...

    Undisclosed
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    10 - 49
    Vancouver, Canada
    Service focus
  • Conquest

    creativity.marketing.technology.

    Clients have relied on Conquest for decades. Our long-standing reputation for servicing digital components and...

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    Undisclosed
    10 - 49
    Avon, CT
    Service focus
  • Quantron Systems

    Software & mobile development, web, ios, Android

    About Quantron SystemsWe at Quantron Systems have been developing software, internet solutions, and gaming applications...

    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
    Service focus
  • pingpatrol

    Delivering Excellence

    We build platforms, solutions and apps with our clients powered by our customized agile approach, good engineering...

    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    2 - 9
    Bayraklı, Turkey
    Service focus
  • Girolabs

    Technology and Communication.

    We are a young company, full of ideas. We create innovative and quality solutions, with the latest and most updated...

    Undisclosed
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49
    Asunción, Paraguay
    Service focus
  • globalHMA

    Digital Marketing Agency

    globalHMA was founded in 1979, although it was named Howard Miller Associates back then. Fast-forward to today, and we...

    Undisclosed
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49
    Lancaster, PA
    Service focus
  • close2

    WE WORK ACCORDING TO THE WWW PRINCIPLE

    We have established a broad base and over the years we have accumulated a wealth of experience, knowledge, and...

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    Undisclosed
    10 - 49
    Munich, Germany
    Service focus
  • Moxie

    Marketing that moves

    Moxie is a modern marketing solutions agency that expertly leverages the value of data, content, and technology to help our clients grow. We push the boundaries of what's possible to outperform the...

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    $5,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    250 - 999
    Los Angeles, CA
    Service focus
  • Godel Technologies

    We do software development...properly.

    Godel Technologies is a nearshore software development partner. We build high-performing teams to deliver mission critical solutions. Combining a unique, agile managed service delivery model with...

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    Undisclosed
    Undisclosed
    250 - 999
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    Service focus
  • Ignite

    Software development

    Ignite is a global offshore software development company with a mission to provide best ever custom software development services using expert methodologies which all relies on the talented pool of...

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    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    250 - 999
    Netanya, Israel
    Service focus
  • Eficode

    We Deliver Change.

    Eficode is a DevOps, software, automation, and design company with offices in Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands, and Germany. With almost 300 experts on board, at Eficode we believe...

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    $10,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    250 - 999
    Helsinki, Finland
    Service focus
  • FIRST

    GLOBAL EVENTS AGENCY

    FIRST provides world-class Strategy, Creative and Design, Venue Sourcing, Event Technology, Planning, Production, and Data and Analytics solutions to a wide range of global brands, through FIRST...

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    $5,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    250 - 999
    London, United Kingdom
    Service focus
  • Eastvantage

    Philippine Outsourcing Company

    We make offshoring and outsourcing to the Philippines easy for foreign businesses Eastvantage provides business solutions to global companies, enabling easy and flexible offshore outsourcing...

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    Undisclosed
    Undisclosed
    250 - 999
    Taguig, Philippines
    Service focus
  • Alfa Jango

    Building Startups in Ann Arbor

    We help you build your startup. Alfa Jango is a web-based software and consulting company in Ann Arbor, MI. We specialize in Ruby and JavaScript development. We are dedicated to helping your business...

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    Undisclosed
    $100 - $149 / hr
    2 - 9
    Ann Arbor, MI
    Service focus
  • 21TORR Interactive GmbH

    DRIVE. SINCE DIGITAL.

    21TORR has been driving change since the word ‘digital’ was first coined. Based in Hamburg, Stuttgart, and Reutlingen, we are a team of strategists, brand builders, designers, and developers. ...

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    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    2 - 9
    Reutlingen, Germany
    Service focus
  • VizionOnline Limited

    Our Digital Marketing Agency.

    We create eye catching websites that engage visitors and convert them to customers. We work with leading companies throughout London and the UK and have established a reputation for delivering...

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    $10,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    2 - 9
    London, United Kingdom
    Service focus
  • Once Interactive

    Marketing and Advertising Las Vegas,

    Digital is a constant, open dialogue. It’s a conversation whenever and wherever people are ready to interact. To inspire people to interact with you, you need to give people the experiences they want...

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    $5,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    2 - 9
    Las Vegas, NV
    Service focus
  • Prologue Advertising

    New Startups Everyday

    We are a web advertising agency specialized in web design, web development, eCommerce, web apps. We also offer related services like mobile web design, email marketing, newsletters, SEO, PPC, SEM,...

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    $5,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    2 - 9
    Bucharest, Romania
    Service focus
  • iPixel Creative

    Internet Agency

    iPixel Creative is a Singapore web design company with a small team of creative people who love crafting pixels into life. We specialize in web design, development and graphic design that make a big...

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    $5,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    2 - 9
    , Singapore
    Service focus
  • Majjane

    Digital Agency in Rabat, Morocco

    The concept Majjane.ma? Gather proximity and web and mobile skills at the service of major accounts and SMEs in Morocco and abroad. Located in the Moroccan capital, Majjane.ma is at the center of...

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    Undisclosed
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9
    Rabat, Morocco
    Service focus
  • El Meme

    Digital marketing & Social Media

    El Meme is the most active network of digital creative producers in the region. It has more than 10,000 editors, creatives, filmmakers and all kinds of communication and design professionals. We...

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    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    2 - 9
    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Service focus
  • RexBD.NeT

    Software Company in Dhaka, Bangladesh

    Architecting secure, efficient & user-friendly applications by writing standard, well-documented & efficient codes to turn ideas into reality.

    Undisclosed
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9
    Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Service focus
  • Weightshift

    Digital Agency in San Francisco, CA

    Weightshift is a human-centered interface and experience design studio led by Naz Hamid. We help tech-minded companies concept, design and build digital products. Our clients include About.me, Adobe...

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    Undisclosed
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9
    San Francisco,
    Service focus
  • Brandignity

    Mobile and App Marketing Agency in USA

    Brandignity is a Naples, FL based search engine marketing company offering SEO service plans and professional managem...

    Undisclosed
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9
    Naples, FL
    Service focus
  • Cantina

    Build Experiences that Matter

    Cantina is an experience strategy, design, and development agency headquartered in Boston, MA. We work customer-focused organizations to harness the power of design and technology to deliver...

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    Undisclosed
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249
    Boston, MA
    Service focus
  • Evans Hunt

    Strategy . Creative . Technology

    Evans Hunt is a marketing agency. We’re also a creative studio, a development lab, a brand warfare command centre, a clubhouse and a bunch of nice folks. To help brands and audiences connect, we work...

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    $10,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    Calgary, Canada
    Service focus
  • Ebiz Solutions LLC

    We Listen. We Analyze. We Create.

    At eBiz Solutions, we look beyond technology — beyond websites, beyond eCommerce, beyond mobile apps — beyond the specific tool, straight to the results. Our technologists have a unique combination...

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    $5,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Memphis, TN
    Service focus
  • Aerolab

    Challenging digital experiences

    THE SKY IS LIMITLESS. SO ARE OUR IDEAS. We find in personality, impact and usability the best way of conceiving and shaping tailored digital solutions. We are a Product Design Agency, that...

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    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    San Francisco, CA
    Service focus
  • CHLEBA AGÊNCIA DIGITAL

    The Data Driven Agency

    Since digital media emerged, its growth brought a remarkable speed of transformation of the world. And came the transformation of our way of living, of exchanging information and even of relating. If...

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    $5,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    São Paulo, Brazil
    Service focus
  • Zapleo Soft

    Team of Professional Developers

    Hi, we are Zapleo team from Dnepropetrvosk, Ukraine. We have guru WEB, JAVA, Android and iOS developers. We are skilled with PHP, Java, Javascript, XML, Ruby on Rails, AJAX, Joomla, iPhone,...

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    Undisclosed
    < $25 / hr
    2 - 9
    Dnipro, Ukraine
    Service focus
  • Eagle Web

    Desenvolvimento de sites e lojas virtuais

    The Eagle Web is an agency specializing in Internet solutions that span virtual stores (e-commerce), website development, corporate portals, B2B solutions, email marketing, marketing consulting...

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    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    2 - 9
    Criciúma, Brazil
    Service focus
  • Intrada Creative

    Intrada Creative a UX/UI Design Agency

    Intrada Creative - An award-winning digital design agency. We provide UX/UI design solutions for both web and mobile, Specialise in native iOS and Android design and development, Mobile marketing...

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    $10,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    2 - 9
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    Service focus
  • Griffon Webstudios

    Online Marketing Strategists, Web & Mobile App Dev

    Griffon Webstudios is a digital agency that provides the best SEO, web development, and mobile app development services. They work dedicatedly with proven search engine techniques and involving their...

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    $5,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    2 - 9
    New York, NY
    Service focus
  • Realistic Labs

    Responsive Web Design & Search Engine Optimization

    Realistic Labs is a web design company that helps businesses improve their performance using web, mobile and social media technology. Realistic Labs helps small businesses create great experiences...

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    $5,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    2 - 9
    Morrisville, NC
    Service focus
  • DMark Solutions

    We make identities with IMPACT.

    DMark Solutions caters online business solutions such as Website Development, Mobile Application Design and Development, Search Engine Marketing, Content Marketing, Online Reputation Management and...

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    $5,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    2 - 9
    Quezon, Philippines
    Service focus
  • Design4p

    Web Agency Korea.

    DESIGN4p is a web agency in Korea, a fast growing digital design and online marketing agency specialized in Asian markets China, Japan and Korea. We offer clients from around the world, a complete...

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    $5,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    2 - 9
    Republic of Korea, South Korea
    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.