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

  • WebMob Technologies

    We are committed to IT!

    "Overall, I was very impressed with the quality and engagement that the team provided."

    • Talent Development Manager, BluePrint Research Group
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    10 - 49
    Ahmedabad, India
    Service focus
  • MediaSoft Mobile

    mobile software development

    "We are very satisfied with MediaSoft. They delivered consistent quality and were very easy to work with."

    • Project Manager, CarPrice.ru
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Moscow, Russia
    Service focus
  • DreamWalk

    More #1 charting apps than any other developer.

    “The quality of their output was great overall.”

    • Head of Design, Planet Innovation
    $25,000+
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49
    Melbourne, Australia
    Service focus
  • Orangesoft

    Mobile App & Web Design and Development

    "Orangesoft has wide-ranging experiences and a team with significant expertise. "

    • Owner, Xperter
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Minsk, Belarus
    Service focus
  • Seasia Infotech

    Top Rated Mobile App & Web Development Company

    "Seasia Infotech is very responsive to my needs."

    • Founder, Wolfgang CG Inc.
    $10,000+
    < $25 / hr
    250 - 999
    Mohali, India
    Service focus
  • bright inventions

    Software Development Studio

    "We were pleased with their proactive approach and their genuine desire to see the success of the platform."

    • Head of Product, Finebite
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Gdańsk, Poland
    Service focus
  • Techversant Infotech

    Experience Digital Innovation

    "None of the tasks we've given Techversant over the years proved overwhelming for them."

    • Owner, BIS Training and Development
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Trivandrum, India
    Service focus
  • BrancoSoft

    BrancoSoft- Mobile App Development Agency -

    "They can think outside the box and easily coordinate with our team, which was awesome."

    • Strategy Director, Software Company
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    New Delhi, India
    Service focus
  • Net Solutions

    Award Winning Web + Mobile App Development Agency

    “Net Solutions produces the best designs at the most affordable price.”

    • Founder, Fitness and Lifestyle Retailer
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Chandigarh, India
    Service focus
  • Codewave Technologies

    Design Thinking Led Digital Transformation

    "They truly understood our vision and were transparent throughout the project."

    • Co-Founder, AapkaPainter
    $25,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Bangalore, India
    Service focus
  • July Rapid

    Handcrafted Digital Experiences

    "Their success or failure was based on them being able to implement what we asked, and they were able to do that on a..."

    • Business Developmen Director, Media Company
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    San Francisco, CA
    Service focus
  • Clearly Innovative

    Transform Your Vision Into A Mobile Solution

    "I could pick up the phone anytime and call somebody, and I knew that they were very detail-focused."

    • Former Mobile Initiatives Lead, NMFA
    $5,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Washington, DC
    Service focus
  • MEDL Mobile

    Mobile strategy, design, development, marketing

    “They've learned from their previous projects, and they know the answers to our questions before we even ask them.”

    • Co-Founder & CMO, FinTech Company
    $50,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    10 - 49
    Irvine, CA
    Service focus
  • RIKSOF

    A Mobile and Web Development Company

    "I'm getting impressive results for the price I'm paying."

    • Owner, Medical Diagnosis Company
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Karachi, Pakistan
    Service focus
  • Tmob Tech Inc.

    we design & develop valuable mobile experiences

    "[We] have chosen to partner with Tmob because of their level of expertise in mobility [and] their innovative approach."

    • Sr. Manager of Financial Services, Mobile Communications Company
    Undisclosed
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Palo Alto, CA
    Service focus
  • Messapps

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

    "They have impressive developers who are great at what they do."

    • Business Development, Vola
    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    New York, NY
    Service focus
  • inFullMobile

    Digital product design & development studio

    "It's not just an app to them; they genuinely understand and take ownership of our project goals."

    • Founder, Nonprofit Organization
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Warsaw, Poland
    Service focus
  • Pairroxz Technologies

    A Place Where Code means Creativity

    Verified

    "The team was responsive, offered good ideas, executed efficiently."

    • COO & founder, serveStronger LLC
    $1,000+
    < $25 / hr
    2 - 9
    Jaipur, India
    Service focus
  • Touch Instinct

    Custom mobile applications development

    “It was refreshing to work with such a helpful and friendly team.”

    • Marketing Director, Partiya edi
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    St Petersburg, Russia
    Service focus
  • iCoderz Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

    Mobile Apps & Website Solution Provider

    "iCoderz Solutions Pvt. Ltd. has taken on a sizable and complex project, and we’re pleased with their work so far."

    • Co-Founder, LGBT Media Inc.
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Ahmedabad, India
    Service focus
  • Redmadrobot

    Our apps are game-changers

    "We are satisfied with Redmadrobot's quality of work. ... Redmadrobot listened to our requests as clients, and..."

    • Project Manager, Video Provider
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Moscow, Russia
    Service focus
  • LoyaltyPlant

    LoyaltyPlant

    "They stuck by their word. That’s all I can ask for."

    • Co-Founder, Restaurant
    $5,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    New York, NY
    Service focus
  • Polidea

    Polidea - Unique Tech

    "...it’s easy to drop incomplete feature requests as Polidea will take them the rest of the way."

    • Head of Product, Inventorum
    Undisclosed
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Warsaw, Poland
    Service focus
  • InnoviMobile

    12 years of happy clients, 1 hour Inquiry response

    Verified

    “Our clients love the new app and are excited to roll it out to their team.”

    • VP of Operations,
    $10,000+
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49
    Millburn/Short Hills, NJ
    Service focus
  • Prompt Softech

    We Promise. We Deliver.

    "They have speedy responses."

    • CFO, ALMONTAGE
    Undisclosed
    < $25 / hr
    250 - 999
    Ahmedabad, India
    Service focus
  • Grepix Infotech Pvt.Ltd

    Top Mobile App Development Company

    "They’re very dedicated, and I can’t think of anything they should improve."

    • CEO and Founder, GameWavz
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    10 - 49
    Noida, India
    Service focus
  • Swenson He

    Never outsourced. Unmatched execution and design.

    Verified

    "Swenson He communicated well, answered all my questions, and was helpful in every respect."

    • President, MM Mobile
    $25,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    10 - 49
    Culver City, CA
    Service focus
  • Depex Technologies

    Creative, Innovative and Experienced

    “Depex Technologies has been instrumental in turning our ideas into a reality.”

    • Owner, Odapto LLC
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    New York, NY
    Service focus
  • Tapston

    Full Cycle Software Development Company

    Verified

    "Even in the very beginning, they shared materials and presented their own ideas." "

    • Owner, Homer's World GmbH
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Minsk, Belarus
    Service focus
  • Solution Analysts

    Crafted Mobile App Development and IoT Solutions

    “Solution Analysts helped us significantly improve traffic to our website.”

    • Founder, Workout Application
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Delmar, DE
    Service focus
  • Dedicated Developers

    Top Rated Mobile App and Web Development Company

    "The workflow was smooth and easy."

    • Founder/Owner, Know Longer Single
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    San Francisco, CA
    Service focus
  • Ingenuity Global Consulting, Inc.

    Agile Software Development - Engineering Awesome

    "Ingenuity has exceeded our expectations, enabling us to grow and adapt to new requirements."

    • Founder, Hemera Systems
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Davao City, Philippines
    Service focus
  • GeekyAnts

    Mobile and Web Development Experts

    "I couldn't recommend them more."

    • Co-Founder, Lamno
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Bangalore, India
    Service focus
  • "What we needed, they delivered to a satisfactory extent."

    • CEO, Gupa Network
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Austin, TX
    Service focus
  • Mobile Mentor

    mobile apps with security & support services

    Mobile Mentor builds custom apps with enterprise-grade security and world-class support. We build enterprise apps for your business that come with security baked into every layer to provide you with...

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    $10,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    Nashville, TN
    Service focus
  • AppStudio

    We Create Memorable Digital Experiences

    "AppStudio had a very smooth process and good customer service."

    • Director, Vantage Forums
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Toronto, Canada
    Service focus
  • Omega-R

    Mobile App Design and Development Services

    "They were like a hidden gem."

    • Founder, Seekmed
    $50,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    New York, NY
    Service focus
  • Ethervision

    Harmony through Coding and Connection

    "[T]he Ethervision team was very responsive, very customer-focused, and clearly knew what they're doing."

    • Former IT Director, Manufacturing Company
    $25,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    10 - 49
    Chicago, IL
    Service focus
  • 14 Oranges Software

    Mobile App & Website Development Experts

    "They went above and beyond to deliver for us."

    • Director of Communication and Special Events, Builders Association of Greater Indianapolis
    $5,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Richmond, Canada
    Service focus
  • App Partner

    Award-Winning Apps Created By a Team You'll Trust

    "I’m very happy with how the app turned out... They go the extra mile to figure out what you want."

    • Marketing Director, Conair Corporation
    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Brooklyn, NY
    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.