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

  • Kultprosvet

    Web & Mobile development agency with happy clients

    Verified

    “They provide an all-in-one package; I’m highly satisfied with them.”

    • CEO, Real Estate Software Company
    $1,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Dnipro, Ukraine
    Service focus
  • Geeks Ltd

    Dependable Tech Partner for Ambitious Businenesses

    Verified

    "We wouldn’t have had a business without Geeks."

    • Commercial Director, Allocate Software
    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    Sutton, United Kingdom
    Service focus
  • FarShore

    We build products so you can build companies

    Verified

    “They really believe in a collaborative project and will work with you to accomplish your vision.”

    • Co-Founder & CEO, LISSX
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Chicago, IL
    Service focus
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  • JetRuby Agency

    MVP DEVELOPMENT, iOS & ANDROID, IoT, HEALTHCARE

    Verified

    "Their team provides notes and questions our ideas to make our products better."

    • CTO, NameCoach
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Lviv, Ukraine
    Service focus
  • Orases

    Custom software to reach your vision.

    Verified

    "In the course of less than 2 hours, the fix to our problem had been tested and put into production."

    • IT Director, Commercial Landscaper
    $50,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    10 - 49
    Frederick, MD
    Service focus
  • Moon Technolabs Pvt Ltd

    Infinite Possibilities with Trending Technologies!

    Verified

    “They proactively schedule calls to clarify their work and always understand my goals.”

    • Founder, Interview Training App
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Ahmedabad, India
    Service focus
  • Ideamotive

    Software Development Company For Future Unicorns

    Verified

    “They were there for me one 100%.”

    • Managing Director, Spectocare
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Warsaw, Poland
    Service focus
  • Cleveroad

    Web and Mobile apps, Machine Learning, IoT

    Verified

    "Any questions I had were always answered very quickly."

    • Owner, Eydeer Solutions Corp.
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Dnipro, Ukraine
    Service focus
  • "They are phenomenal and easy to work with."

    • Author, Children's Books
    $25,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    10 - 49
    Ada, MI
    Service focus
  • CMS Website Services, LLC (Zrix)

    Custom & Automation Web Solution Experts

    Verified

    "Zrix is very responsive, and they’ve helped me help my clients get their work done at a much faster pace."

    • Owner, Pointer Advertising, LLC
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Raleigh, NC
    Service focus
  • Altoros

    Custom Software Solutions and Cloud Computing

    Verified

    "They think through the goal or user experience we seek and suggest ways to achieve it."

    • Managing Director, Happi Pte Ltd
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    250 - 999
    Sunnyvale, CA
    Service focus
  • Wildebeest

    We deliver products to exceed expectations

    Verified

    The ability to create a website that looks beautiful, and is interactive with the community...was impressive.

    • Deputy Director, Bread Head
    $75,000+
    $200 - $300 / hr
    2 - 9
    Marina Del Rey, CA
    Service focus
  • AllianceTek

    Leaders in .Net-Salesforce-SharePoint-Dynamics365

    Verified

    "One of their strengths is their willingness to completely customize a solution."

    • Managing Director, Communications Consulting Firm
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Malvern, PA
    Service focus
  • Codal

    UX Design and Development Agency

    Verified

    "We really enjoyed working with Codal on this project."

    • CTO, Digital Convenience Store
    $10,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    Chicago, IL
    Service focus
  • Skookum

    Bring Your Digital Vision to Life

    Verified

    "I was impressed with Skookum’s ability to adapt to a different situation and a different way of working."

    • Senior Manager Digital Product Design, Sunbelt Rentals Inc.
    $25,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    50 - 249
    Charlotte, NC
    Service focus
  • INOXOFT

    Responsible. Responsive. On Time.

    Verified

    "Their most impressive quality is the number of hours they put into a project."

    • CEO, Maxfin Partners Limited
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Lviv, Ukraine
    Service focus
  • Binariks

    Web and Mobile Development Company

    Verified

    "They’re a team of mature, professional, self-starters."

    • Software Developer, Health Care Solutions Company
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Lviv, Ukraine
    Service focus
  • Galaxy Weblinks

    Custom software development in Boston

    Verified

    "Galaxy has been very flexible, adapting to mid-stream changes and even the occasional ask outside of our scope."

    • Director of Conceptual Research & Design, Inteleos
    Undisclosed
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Boston, MA
    Service focus
  • Leobit

    Accelerate through software

    Verified

    "Their team works well with little information but will also ask questions when needed."

    • Co-Founder, Inspect Point
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Lviv, Ukraine
    Service focus
  • Highland

    Understand your customers. Build better tech.

    Verified

    "They make sure that everyone is on the same page before moving forward with the projects."

    • Managing Director, Real Estate Valuation & Consulting Firm
    $25,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    10 - 49
    Chicago, IL
    Service focus
  • Think Tree Studios

    Creating Innovative Websites & Mobile Applications

    Verified

    “Their personal service set them apart.”

    • Electrical Design Engineer, Audio Device Company
    Undisclosed
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Denver, CO
    Service focus
  • LaunchPad Lab

    Build Your Company’s Future

    Verified

    "Their ability to understand a problem and accurately measure how long they think it will take is great."

    • VP, Apex Leaders
    $50,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    10 - 49
    Chicago, IL
    Service focus
  • STX Next

    Python Powerhouse - Web & Mobile development teams

    Verified

    “I’d definitely recommend them. STX Next is available, and they have the tools to get a client rolling.”

    • Tech Team Manager, Tiqets
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    250 - 999
    Poznań, Poland
    Service focus
  • GBKSOFT

    20% sale in July only ❗❗❗

    Verified

    "They are very responsive and thorough in their approach to each project."

    • Founder, App Startup
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Service focus
  • Hashtaag™

    The Fresh Choice For Mobile App Development

    Verified

    "I really appreciate their transparency and honesty..."

    • Founder, Dubai Marketing Firm
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    bengaluru, India
    Service focus
  • Specno

    App Development Agency | World-class Angular Devs

    Verified

    "They could quickly grasp our requirements and come up with a solution that was perfect."

    • Founder & Software Architect, Galigro
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Cape Town City Centre, South Africa
    Service focus
  • Robosoft Technologies

    Simplifying lives through digital experiences

    Verified

    “They are very prompt and would immediately fix any issue that we brought to their attention.”

    • Director Global Info. Tech, United Wheels Limited
    $50,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    250 - 999
    San Francisco, CA
    Service focus
  • EC Infosolutions LLC

    Innovation is Life

    Verified

    "Their intelligence and acuity in solving the right problems—I’ve been really pleased with that."

    • CEO, HatchAg
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    10 - 49
    Lewes, DE 19958, DE
    Service focus
  • Susco Solutions

    Solve Together | Developing Intuitive Software

    Verified

    "Feedback was open and fluid, and they finished everything way ahead of schedule."

    • Org. Dev. Specialist, J Hospitality & Development
    $50,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Metairie, LA
    Service focus
  • Inflection Point

    Web, Mobile, Enterprise & Cybersecurity Solutions

    Verified

    “When we describe a product, we have complete trust in them that they understand what we’re talking about.”

    • Director of Operations, JPMA, Inc
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Columbia, MD
    Service focus
  • Monterail

    Delivering Meaningful Software for Web & Mobile

    Verified

    "They really are good at servicing you and delivering meaningful software."

    • VP Product, Headminer
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Wroclaw, Poland
    Service focus
  • Merixstudio

    Custom software development | web | mobile | UX/UI

    Verified

    "We are now able to launch new products in a matter of days."

    • CPO, Burrow
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Poznań, Poland
    Service focus
  • bromin7, Inc.

    We build data driven apps

    Verified

    "bromin7, Inc. has been able to read between the lines, figuring out what needs to be done to deliver good work."

    • Founder & CEO, Member.buzz
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    2 - 9
    New York, NY
    Service focus
  • Seraphic Infosolutions

    We Design & Develop Awesomeness

    Verified

    “They have a very good sense of design.”

    • Co-Founder, 3Brain Technologies
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Mohali, India
    Service focus
  • MentorMate

    Offshore Custom Software Made Easy

    Verified

    “They’re truly invested in our project, so we call them our partners. They believe in what we’re trying to accomplish.”

    • PR Advisor, Healthcare Company
    $50,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    250 - 999
    Minneapolis, MN
    Service focus
  • Atolye15

    Top class outsource product development

    Verified

    "Atölye15 built up a successful team that handled everything well in our project and helped us a lot along the way."

    • CEO, Veri Yazilim (KERZZ)
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Izmir, Turkey
    Service focus
  • Human

    Webby award winners for Best Website Practices

    Verified

    "We know we can always count on them and that we are in safe hands."

    • Project Coordinator, Croatian Industry Association
    $5,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Zagreb, Croatia
    Service focus
  • Imaginary Cloud

    TOP SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS & UX/UI PROFESSIONALS

    Verified

    "The agile skills and ability to adapt to a new condition or requirement were impressive."

    • Product Manager, Family Health Platform
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    London, United Kingdom
    Service focus
  • Camber Creative

    Bespoke Web & Mobile App Design/Development

    Verified

    "They seem as invested in our project as they were when we first began the project."

    • Founder, Go Vonder, LLC
    $5,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    10 - 49
    Orlando, FL
    Service focus
  • 20spokes

    Custom software to launch your idea

    Verified

    "I found the authenticity and knowledge of leadership to be very strong."

    • Founder, Blaze
    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Chicago, IL
    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.