2020 Reviews

Top Mobile App Development Companies - 2020 Reviews

Last updated Nov 28, 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

  • AndPlus

    AI, Web, Mobile, IoT, App Design & Development

    Verified

    "The quality of AndPlus’ work was top-notch."

    • Owner, Medical Communications Platform
    $50,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    50 - 249
    Southborough, MA
    Service focus
  • Zartek Technologies

    Build great products with Zartek

    Verified

    "We don't have much technical knowledge, and they offered information that informed our process."

    • Business Development Manager, Iloun
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    10 - 49
    Kochi, India
    Service focus
  • 111 Minutes

    Strategy, Design, Development. Web and Mobile.

    Verified

    "They have the expertise to do the job we need, and their ability to repeatedly deliver quality work builds trust."

    • SVP Product Technology Management, Spry Marketing Technologies
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Glasgow, United Kingdom
    Service focus
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  • Vincit

    Software Development Expert and Design Services

    Verified

    “They’re professional and develop the best products for their clients based on project needs.”

    • Sr. Research Scientist, Amway
    $25,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    250 - 999
    Irvine, CA
    Service focus
  • asap developers

    Software engineers you can trust

    Verified

    "I was happy overall and believe it was effective."

    • Head of Software Development, Trafilea
    $5,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    San Francisco, CA
    Service focus
  • Simpalm

    Custom Mobile App and Web Development Company

    Verified

    "They were able to effectively walk a person without experience through the development process."

    • Executive, Mobile Ordering Platform
    $10,000+
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49
    North Bethesda, MD
    Service focus
  • DOIT Software

    Top-notch technical engineers and creative minds

    Verified

    "We’re very satisfied with their products, and they work quite independently."

    • Managing Director, CodeLab Bergen
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Boston, MA
    Service focus
  • Essential Designs

    Custom Software Development Specialists

    Verified

    “If you haven’t designed a website before, they’re so helpful. I feel like they went above and beyond.”

    • Founder & CEO, Sponge
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Vancouver, Canada
    Service focus
  • Rave Digital

    HELPING BUSINESSES IN THEIR BOTTOM LINE!

    Verified

    "They are quick to respond during emergencies. If the site goes down, they are on top of it within a matter of..."

    • SEO Manager, Textile Company
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    250 - 999
    Coral Springs, FL
    Service focus
  • Net Solutions

    Award Winning Web + Mobile App Development Agency

    Verified

    "Working with Net Solutions has been a really pleasant experience."

    • CEO & Owner, Nonna Eats
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Chandigarh, India
    Service focus
  • Brainium Information Technologies

    Best Mobile App & Web App Development Company

    Verified

    "They provided easy and fast communication, regardless of the hour."

    • Managing Director, Thermal Process Systems BVBA
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Kolkata, India
    Service focus
  • Evenset Inc.

    Web and Mobile Application, Custom Software

    Verified

    “They’re willing to do whatever it takes to get the task done right and to a high standard.”

    • Co-Founder & CEO, Caribou
    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Toronto, Canada
    Service focus
  • Indiespring

    Leading mobile app developer for technology firms

    Verified

    "Their attention to detail stands out. And they work well with our development team."

    • Chief Marketing Officer, Action Gaming
    $50,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    Service focus
  • Dev Technosys

    HIGHEST NUMBERS OF REVIEWS ON CLUTCH ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    Verified

    "The most impressive aspect of Dev Technosys is their ability to develop any request that we had."

    • Founder, Foodsetgo
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Commerce, CA
    Service focus
  • Chili Labs

    We make extraordinary mobile apps

    Verified

    “They’re very professional and have provided a good solution for us.”

    • Head, Fintech Solutions Company
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Riga, Latvia
    Service focus
  • INMEDIATUM

    Enterprise-grade mobile app development

    Verified

    "Their ability to grasp rough concepts and materialize it into a product that was beyond our own expectations."

    • Managing Director, Spot On
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Guadalajara, Mexico
    Service focus
  • Saritasa

    Empowering Clients with Technology!

    Verified

    “Saritasa knows how to translate my ideas into tangible products.”

    • Principal Architect, Architecture Firm
    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    Newport Beach, CA
    Service focus
  • Eight Bit Studios

    The best mobile and web apps in Chicago

    Verified

    “I’d never worked with a company that was so good at building rapport with their clients.”

    • Program Manager, UL
    $75,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    10 - 49
    Chicago, IL
    Service focus
  • Tech Exactly

    Helping Founders Get Their Dream App

    Verified

    “Tech Exactly has done a professional job. They’ve met or exceeded my expectations.”

    • Chief Administration Officer, SSA Group
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    10 - 49
    kolkata, India
    Service focus
  • appssemble

    We design and develop native mobile apps, fast.

    Verified

    "appssemble’s communication was really good."

    • CEO, Construction Company
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Cluj Napoca, Romania
    Service focus
  • Biz4Solutions

    Leading Mobile and Web App Development Company

    Verified

    "The project management has been extremely impressive, and the amount of collaboration is also equally impressive!"

    • Part-Owner & COO, Motivate MD LLC.
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Frisco, TX
    Service focus
  • Apptitude

    The future is mobile.

    Verified

    "They’re [Apptitude] always on top of the latest technology and really forward-looking."

    • Senior Director, Houston Zoo
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    2 - 9
    Houston, TX
    Service focus
  • IT CRAFT

    Outsourced Web, Mobile & Software Development

    Verified

    "They’re great at communicating about technical concepts."

    • Owner, Spidel Tech Solutions
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    250 - 999
    Berlin, Germany
    Service focus
  • Technology Rivers

    Mobile & Web App Development - Healthcare/HIPAA

    Verified

    “Technology Rivers can see a vision of what you’re trying to build and offers quality solutions to improve your idea.”

    • CTO, JPAR BOSSS
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Reston, VA
    Service focus
  • Riseapps

    Risk-free mobile and web development from scratch

    Verified

    "Their willingness to push back and make suggestions to improve the product is really impressive."

    • CEO, Melanence
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Tallinn, Estonia
    Service focus
  • Many Hats

    Software Development Solutions For All Your Needs

    Verified

    "The developers were also very easy to engage with, iterating, and providing technical feedback and solutions."

    • Dir. of Productions, Pinnguaq Association
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Vancouver, Canada
    Service focus
  • Gorilla Logic

    Agile. Unstoppable.

    Verified

    “We got a team of qualified engineers relatively rapidly, without a lot of work on our part.”

    • VP of Software Engineering, Energy Company
    $250,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    250 - 999
    Broomfield, CO
    Service focus
  • Softermii

    Achieve timely and cost-effective results!

    Verified

    “I would hire them again and again because they’re the best and most responsible workers I’ve ever hired.”

    • Founder, Prayer Organization Platform
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Studio City, CA
    Service focus
  • Table XI

    Custom Apps: Tech Done Right

    Verified

    "The communication and structure of the development process are valuable and well-though-out."

    • CTO, Culture & Arts Nonprofit
    $75,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    10 - 49
    Chicago, IL
    Service focus
  • Pocketworks

    A Mobile Software Studio that takes the load off

    Verified

    "They are an excellent company to work with."

    • CEO & CSO, Asuuta Ltd
    $50,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Leeds, United Kingdom
    Service focus
  • Salsita Software

    We build exceptional web and mobile applications.

    Verified

    "Their overall expertise in B2B website development is impressive."

    • President, ADCO Circuits
    $50,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Prague, Czech Republic
    Service focus
  • RV Technologies Softwares Pvt. Ltd.

    Custom Mobile App, Mobile Games, Website and SEO

    Verified

    "They were extremely efficient as long as you communicated what you want." "

    • Director, Full Range Camping
    $1,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Mohali, India
    Service focus
  • Attract Group

    Web & Mobile Development Services

    Verified

    “Their communication, how they react to notes, and their attention to detail sets them apart.”

    • Founder, Social Media
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Odessa, Ukraine
    Service focus
  • UIG Studio

    Award-winning design and development studio

    Verified

    "They have the immense ability to craft the front-end side in a way that approaches our target group perfectly."

    • VP, Operations, Pigeon Group
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Krakow, Poland
    Service focus
  • K7 Tech

    Mobile App Development & Web Development

    Verified

    "They are very easy and fast to communicate with. K7 Tech don't waste time on side issues."

    • Financial Crime Lawyer, Law Firm
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    2 - 9
    Belgrade, Serbia
    Service focus
  • Appchance

    We build apps. Great ones. Fast.

    Verified

    "As they grow and take on new commitments, our relationship has stayed the same...we don't want to lose them."

    • Founder, Launchcloud
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Poznan, Poland
    Service focus
  • Beetroot AB

    Sustainable Software Development

    Verified

    "We’ve been pleased with their performance."

    • Executive Director, The MVAT Foundation
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    250 - 999
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Service focus
  • KISS digital

    Mobile and web design and developers for startups.

    Verified

    "The overall experience was very good."

    • Digital & Analytics IT Manager, Eurocash Group
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Krakow, Poland
    Service focus
  • KODE MAKERS

    Flutter App Development Company

    Verified

    "They help with our requirements and complete the work on time with perfection."

    • Owner, The Hyperbola Home Tutorials
    $1,000+
    < $25 / hr
    10 - 49
    Vadodara, India
    Service focus
  • idea box

    10+ Years in Business & 100+ Projects Delivered

    Verified

    "I was impressed by the enthusiasm idea box put into the project."

    • Project Manager, Curated Home Services Co
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    2 - 9
    Melbourne, Australia
    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.