2020 Reviews

Top Mobile App Development Companies - 2020 Reviews

Last updated Aug 13, 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

  • Elegant Media

    ISO9001 Quality Certified Mobile App Development

    Verified

    “I would recommend them to anyone who’s considering an app development company but doesn't want to spend six figures.”

    • Digital Marketing Specialist, Global Manufacturing Company
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Clayton, Australia
    Service focus
  • Many Hats

    Customized Software Development 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
  • Netsells Group

    Building Something Better

    Verified

    "They are a group of people with specialties in everything that revolves around technology and software."

    • Co-Founder & Creative Director, Jigsaw
    $10,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    York, United Kingdom
    Service focus
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  • Capital Numbers

    Hire In-Demand Skills, On-Demand

    Verified

    "Great systems and people."

    • Founder, Leadership Coach
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    250 - 999
    Kolkata, India
    Service focus
  • Eight Bit Studios

    The best mobile and web apps in Chicago

    Verified

    “Eight Bit Studios is always willing to put in extra effort to make a rock-solid product.”

    • CEO & Founder, Rigfish
    $75,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    10 - 49
    Chicago, IL
    Service focus
  • Mystic Media

    A Multi-Disciplined Software Development Agency

    Verified

    “I can send in a ticket, and whether it’s a low, medium, or high priority, they get back to me quickly.”

    • Owner, Peak Photo Alta
    $10,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Murray, UT
    Service focus
  • Teravision Technologies

    AGILE. COMMUNICATION. TALENT.

    Verified

    “There’s very little worrying on our end because of how structured everything is.”

    • Executive, Travel & Nightlife Platform
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    250 - 999
    Bogotá, Colombia
    Service focus
  • App-Scoop

    ​iOS | ANDROID ​| WEB | BLOCKCHAIN APPS

    Verified

    "Their ability to respond to feedback sets them apart from other agencies."

    • Engineering Manager, Varis Mine Technology Ltd
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Vancouver, Canada
    Service focus
  • IT CRAFT

    Outsourced Web, Mobile & Software Development

    Verified

    “I felt like I was being taken care of with a level of personal attention that most companies simply don’t provide.”

    • Entrepreneur, Digital Marketing Venture
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    250 - 999
    Berlin, Germany
    Service focus
  • Gorilla Logic

    Agile. Unstoppable.

    Verified

    “I was able to completely rely on them to make sure that we were always on track toward our goals.”

    • Director of Engineering, Weedmaps
    $250,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    250 - 999
    Broomfield, CO
    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
  • KODE MAKERS

    Flutter App Development Company

    Verified

    “They’re five hours ahead of us, but once I send a message, they reply and get going with it.”

    • CEO, Meridiq
    $1,000+
    < $25 / hr
    10 - 49
    Vadodara, 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
  • Fingers

    Mobile Application Development Company

    Verified

    "Fingers is always interesting, kind, respectful, on-time, exact, and very friendly."

    • Business Consultant, Shopping Platform
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    London, United Kingdom
    Service focus
  • KISS digital

    Your digital transformation partner

    Verified

    "They know our product, so communication is really easy."

    • CTO, PayPo
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Krakow, Poland
    Service focus
  • Blink22

    Mobile and Web Development Company.

    Verified

    "They felt like part of our team."

    • Careem, Head of Product
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Alexandria, Egypt
    Service focus
  • Brainium Information Technologies

    Best Mobile App & Web App Development Company

    Verified

    "We had direct access to the whole team, and there was a sense of partnership about the project."

    • Co-Founder, BeAiware
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Kolkata, India
    Service focus
  • Saritasa

    Empowering Clients with Technology!

    Verified

    "They seem to genuinely care about our happiness with the site and over time they got to know more about our..."

    • Director of Communications, ideas42
    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    Newport Beach, CA
    Service focus
  • ClearSummit

    Delivering Innovative Solutions

    Verified

    “They perform at a high level.”

    • Founders, Peer Learning Platform
    $10,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Santa Monica, CA
    Service focus
  • Riseapps

    Risk-free mobile and web development from scratch

    Verified

    "They produce code that is of excellent quality and great value."

    • Software Engineer, Diffia AS
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Tallinn, Estonia
    Service focus
  • Net Solutions

    Award Winning Web + Mobile App Development Agency

    Verified

    "They’re very transparent and honest, which is why I gave them more work."

    • CTO, OptiSolve
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Chandigarh, India
    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
  • Omega-R

    Mobile App Design and Development Services

    Verified

    “Their management’s ability to take our ideas and bring them to life has been truly critical to our work.”

    • Co-Founder, karKango
    $50,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    New York, NY
    Service focus
  • Devscale

    We Code. Hire Us.

    Verified

    "They’ve been a pleasure to work with."

    • CEO, BAMM
    $50,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Chicago, IL
    Service focus
  • RebelDot

    End-to-End Web and Mobile Application Development

    Verified

    “They’re definitely someone you would want to work with. They’ve been the best company I’ve worked with.”

    • Co-Founder & CEO, Eventmix
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Cluj-Napoca, Romania
    Service focus
  • K7 Tech

    Mobile App Development & Web Development

    Verified

    "They had delivered against a rather fluid brief very quickly."

    • CEO, Consulting Business
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / 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
  • App Boxer

    Hello, We are App and Game Developers

    Verified

    "Their ability to take a problem and come back with solutions in a really timely manner was impressive."

    • Head of Innovation, Cellarmasters
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Sydney, Australia
    Service focus
  • Digital Awesome

    We would love to build your app for you!

    Verified

    "Digital Awesome is made up of an honest team that is easy to work with."

    • President & Owner, LogicBlue Technology
    $10,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    2 - 9
    Spokane, WA
    Service focus
  • Sidekick Interactive

    We don't just create apps. We develop solutions.

    Verified

    "The team, with Florian at its head, proved to be open-minded and willing to adapt to our realities and pace."

    • Researcher, Axel Center
    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Montreal, Canada
    Service focus
  • Espeo Software

    Digital solutions for those who dare to be better.

    Verified

    "Their ability to understand our business as a whole was very helpful."

    • CEO, Sessio Software
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Poznań, Poland
    Service focus
  • Softeq

    One-stop shop for firmware, devices, apps, cloud.

    Verified

    "They were very committed."

    • Software Development Manager, Major Electronics Corporation
    $50,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Houston, TX
    Service focus
  • Terasol Technologies

    We just don't build apps, we build businesses!

    Verified

    "They demonstrate professionalism and patience while working with clients and detailed planning and communication."

    • Founder & Creative Director, Toraan Design
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Greater Noida, India
    Service focus
  • Coherent Solutions

    Commercial-grade, custom software development

    Verified

    “Their management is also great; they really care about the success of our project.”

    • Founder, Messaging Company
    $50,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    1,000 - 9,999
    Minneapolis, MN
    Service focus
  • RV Technologies Softwares Pvt. Ltd.

    Custom Mobile App, Games, Web Apps and SEO

    Verified

    "Their outside-of-the-box thinking allowed for a great collaboration."

    • Owner & Founder, EWAGERS
    $1,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Mohali, India
    Service focus
  • Pocketworks

    A Mobile Software Studio that takes the load off

    Verified

    “Their work has improved our product and brought us into the 21st century.”

    • Research & Development Manager, Scanprobe
    $50,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Leeds, United Kingdom
    Service focus
  • Spire Digital

    Software Built Better

    Verified

    "We signed on with them for managed services, which speaks to how much we appreciate their partnership."

    • Project Manager, Financial Services Firm
    Undisclosed
    $100 - $149 / hr
    1,000 - 9,999
    Denver, CO
    Service focus
  • Fgfactory

    Game Development & Art Production

    Verified

    "If I need some more graphic design for my project again, I will order it exactly from this studio."

    • CMO, Gaming Brand
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Kharkiv, Ukraine
    Service focus
  • Guaraná Technologies

    We make apps. Great ones!

    Verified

    "They surpassed my expectations in terms of what we could build."

    • Freelancer, Web Designer
    $10,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Toronto, Canada
    Service focus
  • Beetroot AB

    Sustainable Software Development

    Verified

    “Their breadth of knowledge on different frameworks and technologies is impressive.”

    • Co-Founder & CTO, Normative
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    250 - 999
    Stockholm, Sweden
    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.