2020 Reviews

Top Mobile App Development Companies - 2020 Reviews

Last updated Jan 18, 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

  • OneByte

    Appifying Incredible Ideas

    "They are timely in responses and attentive to our needs."

    • Managing Partner of Client Success, Ready Hatch
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Lahore, Pakistan
    Service focus
  • Netsells Group

    Building Something Better

    Verified

    "They’ve managed all aspects of the project professionally."

    • Operations Manager, Global Entrepreneurship Monitor
    $10,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    York, United Kingdom
    Service focus
  • Metova

    Software Company in Franklin, Tennessee

    "...they were willing to work hard for our business even though we are a really small company."

    • Co-Founder, SILO Compliance System
    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    250 - 999
    Franklin, TN
    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
  • 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
  • Factorial Complexity

    Polished Mobile Development and UI/UX Design

    "... they've gone the extra mile to suggest design and UX changes and have the talent/ability to make these..."

    • CEO, Momentum Technology
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Kharkiv, Ukraine
    Service focus
  • Ajath

    #1 Mobile App Development Company

    "We often give them difficult tasks, but they’ve always come through."

    • CEO, BrandQZ
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    250 - 999
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    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
  • 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
  • CMOLDS

    Molding Creativity

    “They were dedicated to even the tiniest details, and their code was very clean.”

    • Founder & CEO, 2ULearn
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    250 - 999
    San Francisco, CA
    Service focus
  • GBKSOFT

    ★★★★★ Development & Consulting

    "Their understanding of AWS and how to leverage that resource was invaluable."

    • Director, Cloud-Based Solutions Company
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    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
  • Intelivita

    Immersive Mobile App and Web Development Solution

    Verified

    “They have a strong ability to listen to our needs and deliver in a very efficient timescale.”

    • Owner & Managing Director, Independent Education Consultants
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Leeds, United Kingdom
    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • "I was very impressed by the team's ability to see my vision and understand the overall goal of my project."

    • Founder & Owner, Music Production Company
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Austin, TX
    Service focus
  • PromptWorks

    Handcrafted software for remarkable companies

    "The project manager didn't track any time for the resources engaged in the project."

    • CEO, Biotechnology Company
    $50,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    10 - 49
    Philadelphia, PA
    Service focus
  • Red C London

    Mobile App Design and Development

    "...we have found their quality of delivery to be excellent and most impressive."

    • COO, Centtrip Limited
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    London, United Kingdom
    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
  • INMIND

    Mobile apps experts iOS, Android and Blockchain

    "That proactivity and willingness to come up with the best solution was something we really liked."

    • CEO, Blockchain Platform Company
    $5,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Montevideo, Uruguay
    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
  • 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
  • AppEmporio

    Mobile App Development Company

    "They are clearly in tune with our needs. They develop practical solutions for our users face on a daily basis."

    • Chief Development Officer, Umov-e Sàrl (Driven)
    $25,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    50 - 249
    Santa Clarita, CA
    Service focus
  • Dean Infotech

    PHP | .Net | Laravel | Android & iOS | Salesforce

    "With highly productive work, they fulfill our all requirements of the business."

    • Senior Executive, Coding Materials
    $1,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Orlando, FL
    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
  • Yugasa Software Labs

    Developing Big for Everyone

    "Their ability to understand the client's business needs is impressive."

    • Owner and Chairman, Neeraj Caterers And Decorators
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Gurgaon, India
    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
  • 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
  • InfoShell

    Mobile & Web Development

    "The coherence of their work, high-level management, and quality development were impressive."

    • CEO, Supermarket Chain
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Charlottesville,
    Service focus
  • DECODE HQ

    Mobile app partner for leading software companies

    "Their communication was highly responsive, they were proactive and had that youthful zeal."

    • CEO, Vitastiq d.o.o.
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Zagreb, Croatia
    Service focus
  • DeviceBee Technologies

    Innovative Mobile Apps and Technology solutions

    “DeviceBee Technologies provides quick response times, which are especially important in our business.”

    • CEO, Livhe
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    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
  • Appstem

    We Build Mission Critical Digital Solutions

    "Their design work is great, but the biggest thing for us is their effective communication."

    • IT Manager, JetSuite
    $50,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    10 - 49
    San Francisco, 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
  • WebGuru Infosystems Pvt. Ltd.

    Website Design, Mobile App & Digital Marketing

    "I appreciated their focused approach and their outside-of-the-box thinking."

    • Digital Marketing Head, Brainware University
    $1,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Kolkata, India
    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.