2020 Reviews

Top Mobile App Development Companies - 2020 Reviews

Last updated Dec 4, 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

  • Omega

    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
  • 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
  • Five Pack Creative

    Big Things for Small Screens

    Verified

    “Their collaborative, flexible spirit in helping us get things done has been most impressive.”

    • Director of Engineering, GoDaddy
    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    Frisco, TX
    Service focus
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  • 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
  • Teravision Technologies

    NEARSHORE - AGILE. COMMUNICATION. TALENT.

    Verified

    "Teravision Technologies very quickly understood our problem, our goal, and how to get us there."

    • Managing Director, UNICEF Kid Power
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    250 - 999
    Bogotá, Colombia
    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
  • 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
  • ROCKETECH

    Agile Consulting & Complex Software Development

    Verified

    "They can take our loose ideas and form them into meaningful deliverables."

    • Creative Director, Digital Marketing Company
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Singapore, Singapore
    Service focus
  • Spire Digital

    Software Built Better

    Verified

    "The team’s flexibility is impressive."

    • Director of Engineering, Uplight
    Undisclosed
    $100 - $149 / hr
    1,000 - 9,999
    Denver, CO
    Service focus
  • Tech Alchemy

    Award winning UK dev studio, truely affordable

    Verified

    "Trust and good communication stood out for me. with their ability to understand exactly what we wanted."

    • Founder, Clean Tech Business
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    London, United Kingdom
    Service focus
  • Tack Mobile

    Software Agency for Mobile, Connected Devices, IoT

    Verified

    "I really appreciated their confidence and belief in our vision for Towwn and the app."

    • Founder & CEO, Towwn Media LLC
    $75,000+
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49
    Denver, CO
    Service focus
  • Puzzle

    We deliver high-end React & React Native apps

    Verified

    "Puzzle stands out in terms of knowledge, responsiveness, affordability, and empathy."

    • Founder, Ingagedin.com
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Rosario, Argentina
    Service focus
  • Sidekick Interactive

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

    Verified

    “They delivered what they said they would on time.”

    • President, Allevio Clinic
    $50,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Montreal, Canada
    Service focus
  • Praxent

    20 Years of Software Design and Development.

    Verified

    "The team’s commitment to being successful and in turn helping us to be successful is impressive."

    • System Analyst, Nonprofit Criminal Justice Software Agency
    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    Austin, TX
    Service focus
  • RubyGarage

    Reliable Technical Partner for Your Business

    Verified

    "The main thing that impressed me the most was how the company handles the clients’ requests and time."

    • Founder, Fintech Company
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Dnipro, Ukraine
    Service focus
  • Cleveroad

    Web and Mobile apps, Machine Learning, IoT

    Verified

    "They tried their best to understand our current solution and bring in new ideas to improve it."

    • CTO, TBS AG
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Dnipro, Ukraine
    Service focus
  • Terasol Technologies

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

    Verified

    "The team was very effective despite the time zone difference."

    • Owner, Las Vegas Lifestyle App
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    New York City, NY
    Service focus
  • Technostacks Infotech Pvt Ltd

    Digitalise your Business Ideas into Apps!!

    Verified

    "Technostacks has always managed these expectations very well."

    • Founder, XR Development Company
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Ahmedabad, India
    Service focus
  • Rocket Insights

    Mobile, Voice & Web Apps

    Verified

    "They were extraordinarily patient and flexible."

    • Director of UX, Pluto TV
    $50,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    50 - 249
    Boston, MA
    Service focus
  • Saffron Tech

    VersatileTechnology & Marketing Solutions Provider

    Verified

    "Communication is great and seamless."

    • Former CEO & Founder, Staffing Solutions Firm
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Fairfield, NJ
    Service focus
  • CodesOrbit

    Top quality and affordable services

    Verified

    "Their desire to assist on a technical and user experience level was invaluable."

    • CTO, Niche Application Startup
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Islamabad, Pakistan
    Service focus
  • AppUnite

    Cutting Edge Mobile and Web Solutions

    Verified

    "They’re a team of very intelligent engineers."

    • CEO, Bamboo
    Undisclosed
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Poznan, Poland
    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
  • Flynaut LLC

    Your Digital Partner.

    Verified

    “I plan on having them manage my app afterward because they’ve really proven themselves.”

    • Inventor & Founder, MyiBrow
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Charlotte, NC
    Service focus
  • Appello Software

    Leading Software Developers

    Verified

    "They were very human, easy to talk to, and never overcomplicate things for the client."

    • Gym Owner and PT, F45 Gym
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Sydney, Australia
    Service focus
  • TRIARE, LLC

    MOBILE and WEB for businesses and startups.

    Verified

    "They’re available when needed."

    • Founder, Alphacore
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Fairfax, VA
    Service focus
  • N7 Mobile

    Google Developers Agency & IBM Business Partner

    Verified

    "They have a great understanding of the Android mobile operating system."

    • Service Development Manager, Polkomtel
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Warsaw, Poland
    Service focus
  • Fgfactory

    Game Development & Art Production

    Verified

    “We could trust them to do anything we needed.”

    • Founder, Zulko Gaming Limited
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Kharkiv, Ukraine
    Service focus
  • Messapps

    We don't just develop apps. We build dreams.

    Verified

    "Everything was delivered perfectly."

    • Senior Manager, International Consultancy
    $50,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    New York, NY
    Service focus
  • HyperSense Software

    Mobile App and Web Development Agency | Romania

    Verified

    "Their app expertise is the most impressive."

    • Head of Technology, Tinka
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Bucharest, Romania
    Service focus
  • 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
  • Appetizer Mobile

    The premier mobile digital agency based in NYC

    Verified

    "I liked the creativity that they added to my initial project."

    • Creator, Fill Your Soul With Love
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    New York, NY
    Service focus
  • Giraffe Studio

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    Verified

    "During the platform creation process, we could count on Giraffe Studio's support and involvement."

    • CTO & Founder, Audiodelic
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Kraków, Poland
    Service focus
  • AIVIA Inc.

    Let’s Make an App for That

    Verified

    "They’re friendly and approachable."

    • Membership Lands & Estates Clerk, Driftpile Cree Nation
    $50,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    2 - 9
    Edmonton, Canada
    Service focus
  • Digiruu

    Creating Apps for Startups and Businesses 📲💨

    Verified

    "Go ahead and take the leap and work with Digiruu. It’ll probably be the best decision you make."

    • Founder, Scribeandhide.com
    $5,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    2 - 9
    London, United Kingdom
    Service focus
  • Goji Labs

    Build It Right The First Time

    Verified

    "I valued their willingness to adapt to our needs."

    • Advocacy & Communications Manager, Technology Nonprofit
    $10,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Los Angeles, CA
    Service focus
  • Geeks Ltd

    Dependable Tech Partner for Ambitious Businenesses

    Verified

    "Their team takes our concepts and then creates tangible products."

    • Owner, Real Estate Investment Fund
    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    Sutton, United Kingdom
    Service focus
  • SoluLab

    Blockchain | Mobile Apps | Web | IoT | AI & Bot

    Verified

    "The most important is their experience in delivering complex blockchain projects."

    • Founder, Bloqwork
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Los Angeles, CA
    Service focus
  • Shout Digital

    Digital Software and Experience Agency

    Verified

    “It really felt they were an integrated part of our team.”

    • CTO, Membership Organization
    $50,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
    Service focus
  • Jackrabbit Mobile

    Industry leaders in digital experiences

    Verified

    “Their obvious mutual respect translates to a very seamless experience for the client, which I really appreciated.”

    • Founder and Executive Director, Half Helen Foundation
    $10,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    10 - 49
    Austin, 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.