2019 Reviews

Top Mobile App Development Companies - 2019 Reviews

Last updated Nov 21, 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

  • Simpalm

    Creating Mobile Apps and Web Apps

    Verified

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

    • Founder, Real-Time app
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    North Bethesda, MD
    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
  • Innofied Solution

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

    Verified

    “I wish every software developer were like them. The team is open and honest, and I absolutely trust them.”

    • Business Development, BeMup
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Sunnyvale, CA
    Service focus
  • Corporation Pop

    Deeply engaging interactive experiences

    "Their flexibility and professionalism stand out, along with the high quality of the end product."

    • Chief of Staff- Group Medical Director's Team, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    Service focus
  • Intuz

    Custom Software Development Company

    Verified

    "Intuz was thorough in their work and a joy to work with overall."

    • Marketing & Communications Specialist, eBike Company
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    San jose, CA
    Service focus
  • Exyte

    We take pride in building great apps

    "We’re lucky to have Exyte."

    • CEO, 3D Sketch Application Firm
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    San Jose, CA
    Service focus
  • APPLIFY

    Reimagining Mobile App Design & Development

    "We found that they over delivered and surprised us with suggestions of other app functionalities we overlooked."

    • Founder & CEO, Brezaa
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Chandigarh, India
    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
  • Brightec

    Native Mobile App Development

    Verified

    "Communication between their team and ours was effortless."

    • Ditector, Venture Blue
    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Brighton, United Kingdom
    Service focus
  • Heady

    make it heady.

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

    • SVP - Digital Commerce, Hibbett Sports
    $75,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Brooklyn, NY
    Service focus
  • Mubaloo

    Making People's lives better through Digital

    “They all care about their work, and they treat our business like it's their business.”

    • Co-Founder and COO, AxisStars
    $100,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    50 - 249
    London, United Kingdom
    Service focus
  • Quytech

    Mobile Apps, AR/VR, AI Development Company

    Verified

    "Their optimized workflows and diligent support stood out most to us."

    • CEO, IT Services Company
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Gurgaon, India
    Service focus
  • Sparx IT Solutions

    Custom-made, Professional & Effective solutions

    "They’ve wonderfully implemented our every specification on the online portal."

    • Owner, Kotha O Kahaini Educational
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    250 - 999
    Noida, India
    Service focus
  • NS804

    Mobile Application Development Experts

    "Their ability to work on their toes and make changes without incessantly asking us questions was great."

    • Owner, Connected Solutions Group, LLC
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Richmond, VA
    Service focus
  • RipenApps

    Developing Above Excellence

    "The most impressive thing about this company is their never-say-no attitude."

    • Director, Menghis Private Limited
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Noida, India
    Service focus
  • Archbolt

    Turn your idea into a strong product + business

    “Their goal is to make sure you’re producing the best product.”

    • Founder, Cityhive
    $10,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Brooklyn, NY
    Service focus
  • Vog App Developers

    We Build More Than Apps, We Build Businesses

    Verified

    "They are hard-working, smart, and communicative."

    • CEO, Shifty Eye Games Ltd.
    $50,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Calgary, Canada
    Service focus
  • Jelvix

    Global Tech Partner for Digital Transformation

    "Their involvement added value to our project from the start."

    • CEO, Appy Ventures
    $50,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    250 - 999
    Kharkiv, Ukraine
    Service focus
  • Dom & Tom

    Digital Product Agency

    "[They've] been very supportive when it comes to ensuring the product is finished right."

    • Concierge & Site Services Manager
    $50,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    50 - 249
    New York City, NY
    Service focus
  • Bottle Rocket

    Custom Mobile Design, Strategy, Development

    "Seamless! They were adaptable, flexible, friendly and very responsive."

    • Founder & Director, Academy for Global Citizenship
    $25,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    50 - 249
    Addison, TX
    Service focus
  • MobileUp

    Mobile App Development. Spot on.

    "They advised us on mobile app development and offered solutions to complex queries." "

    • Head of Project Office, Everpoint
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Saint Petersburg, Russia
    Service focus
  • Heads and Hands

    Build a better future for businesses and people

    "We are impressed by the high level of professionalism and technical competence of the vendor..."

    • Director, Omoloko, OOO
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Saint-Petersburg, Russia
    Service focus
  • DIGIS

    Smart Software Development

    "Give them clear guidelines and instructions and they’ll get the job done." "

    • Project Manager, Virtual Assistant Company
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Larnaca, Cyprus
    Service focus
  • IndiaNIC Infotech Limited

    Digital Product Agency with Enterprise Experience

    "Their speed, skill, and competence set them apart."

    • Marketing Consultant, Airius
    $10,000+
    < $25 / hr
    250 - 999
    Beverly Hills, CA
    Service focus
  • iQlance Solutions

    Top App Developers

    "iQlance Solutions also valued my feedback."

    • Owner, Doggy Dates
    $5,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Toronto, Canada
    Service focus
  • Impekable

    Your Enterprise Design and Engineering Partner

    "Their ability to pivot and turn around new ideas quickly stood out to me."

    • Data Science Lead, Research Company
    $25,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    10 - 49
    San Francisco, CA
    Service focus
  • Endive Software

    Envision, Enhance, Empower

    "They were incredibly helpful and patient throughout the process."

    • CEO, DishPal Restaurant Services
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Jaipur, India
    Service focus
  • Hidden Brains InfoTech

    Web & Mobile App Development Company

    "I think they truly want to do a good job. Their reputation matters to them."

    • Co-Founder and CEO, SimpleFund
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    250 - 999
    Ahmedabad, India
    Service focus
  • Xicom Technologies

    Mobile App Development / Web / Software Solutions

    "They are more than willing to go the extra mile to make our partnership work."

    • CEO, AIVICON
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    San Francisco, CA
    Service focus
  • InfiCare Technologies

    Changing The World Through Technology

    "I really appreciated InfiCare’s timeliness in responding and taking the time to explain things in layman’s terms."

    • VP of Education, Putnam Museum & Science Center
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Dulles, VA
    Service focus
  • Apptunix

    Your Vision, Our Passion

    Verified

    "The end product was exactly they initially briefed me on."

    • Managing Director, Thinkbox Interactive Ltd.
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Austin, TX
    Service focus
  • Boston Technology Corporation

    Your Partner in Digital Health Innovation

    “Boston Technology Corporation was fully committed to delivering a high-functioning app and even provided additional...

    • Owner, Professional Services Company
    $50,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Marlborough, MA
    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
  • Table XI

    Custom Apps: Tech Done Right

    Verified

    "Table XI’s ability to synthesize information has been impressive."

    • Head of Design & Development Center, Biopharmaceutical Co
    $75,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    10 - 49
    Chicago, IL
    Service focus
  • Futurist Labs

    A mobile future for startups and leading brands.

    "We already have plans with Futurist Labs to continue evolving the existing product."

    • Digital Project Manager, Budeshte
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Sofia, Bulgaria
    Service focus
  • Inventive Mobile

    We design and develop beautiful mobile apps.

    “Basically, the company really cares about what they do and won’t do anything subpar.”

    • Owner, Dot
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Seattle, WA
    Service focus
  • Lean Apps

    An app agency offering mobile and web apps

    "Lean Apps produced code and documentation that met our internal coding standards without being prompted."

    • CEO, IT-Labs GmbH
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Berlin, Germany
    Service focus
  • RNF Technologies

    Architects of tomorrow

    “Whenever I need help with something, I know I can speak to someone within the same day.”

    • Business Development Manager, SilkWater
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Houston, TX
    Service focus
  • Rantmedia

    Think. Make. Innovate.

    Verified

    "They were incredible to work with from a business perspective."

    • CTO Cyber & Consulting, Thales
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Cardiff, United Kingdom
    Service focus
  • ARKA Softwares

    #CreatingNextBigThing for You

    Verified

    “ARKA Softwares works very fast and is willing to go above and beyond to please their client.”

    • CEO, Archithrones
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Dallas, TX
    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.