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

  • Flynaut LLC

    Your Digital Partner.

    "In addition to what has been asked of them, their team has offered recommendations to improve processes."

    • Owner, Prujekt
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Charlotte, NC
    Service focus
  • MacAppStudio

    Worlds Most Valuable Developers Awarded by Intel.

    "The project was and is managed perfectly."

    • Founder, Couponing Company
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Chennai, India
    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
  • Nimblechapps Ltd

    Mobile App & Web Development Company

    "I’m so happy with the app’s look, feel, and functionality."

    • CEO, Delight Designs
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Ahmedabad, India
    Service focus
  • Differenz System

    We make a difference

    “They break down every process and then systematically set deadlines for each step.”

    • Founder, Travel App Company
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Irvine, CA
    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
  • AppEmporio

    Mobile App Development Company

    "We appreciated their patience and willingness to try new parameters without extra costs."

    • CEO & Founder, SUTO trEATS
    $25,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    50 - 249
    Santa Clarita, CA
    Service focus
  • CMOLDS

    Molding Creativity

    "No matter what I threw at them, they eventually fixed it or brought it to life." "

    • Owner, Motorsports Events App
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    250 - 999
    San Francisco, CA
    Service focus
  • Dotsquares

    A CMMi Level 3 Company

    “Our website traffic dropped 75% while in their care after fundamental mistakes were made.

    • CEO, VIEZU
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    250 - 999
    Albourne, United Kingdom
    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
  • "They are phenomenal and easy to work with."

    • Author, Children's Books
    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Grand Rapids, MI
    Service focus
  • Apiko

    Apiko | Web & Mobile Development Company

    “A lot of credit goes to Apiko for the success of the app and the way it works.”

    • Founder, Markid
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Ternopil, Ukraine
    Service focus
  • Lotasoft

    IT-consulting, Mobile&Web application development.

    "They worked with little direction and were able to pickup the code very quickly."

    • Co-Founder, Healthcare Technology Company
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Minsk, Belarus
    Service focus
  • Fuzz

    Award-winning mobile product agency

    Verified

    “Fuzz has come up with innovative solutions to help solve many frustrations within our business.”

    • Product Manager, Gym Chain
    $50,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    50 - 249
    Brooklyn, NY
    Service focus
  • Netizens

    Your potential, our technology

    “For the price point, they deliver a fantastic, unparalleled solution.”

    • VP of Product Development, Surveillance & Loss Prevention Company
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Katowice, Poland
    Service focus
  • Surf

    Mobile Solutions & AI for Business

    "Surf is a team with great professional skills."

    • Partnership Manager, Food Distrubtion Company
    $1,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Voronezh, Russia
    Service focus
  • Dark Bears

    Client Satisfaction is Our Primary Goal!

    "Dark Bear Web Solutions was excellent. I was very happy with the work they did."

    • President, Bridged LLC
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Jaipur, India
    Service focus
  • iApp Technologies LLP

    Imagination Beyond Innovation

    "We have a great level of trust in them—they’ve proven themselves technically many times."

    • Co-Founder, Conexie Pty Ltd
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Mohali, India
    Service focus
  • Tanzanite Infotech

    Mobile & Web Application Development Company

    "Their workflow was consistently stellar."

    • Director, Midnight Illusions Ltd.
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Noida, India
    Service focus
  • WeDigTech

    Rapid Design Led Product Development Team

    “...they always delivered when promised.”

    • Employee, Event Management Company
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Jaipur, India
    Service focus
  • Tapadoo

    Ireland's leading team of mobile app developers

    “Tapadoo is one of our best partnership engagements for software programming.”    

    • PrePayPower
    $10,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Dublin, Ireland
    Service focus
  • MST Digital Agency

    We are full digital services agency

    "We've received more than 10,000 monthly visits."

    • Marketing Manager Products, Digirate
    $10,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    Springfield, MA
    Service focus
  • Mobisoft Infotech

    Discover Mobility

    "They're very eager, and their offerings go far beyond other companies I've worked with before."

    • CTO, Startup Medical Company
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Houston, TX
    Service focus
  • Square Bits

    Award Winning Enterprise Web & Mobile App Company

    "They are agile and can respond to issues quickly and effectively."

    • Sole Proprietor, Troon Technology
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    10 - 49
    Jodhpur, India
    Service focus
  • Syberry

    Quality Software. Perfect Service. Every Time.

    Verified

    "I've been impressed by their willingness to do right by us and our customers."

    • VP of Product, THG Energy Solutions
    $50,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Austin, TX
    Service focus
  • Factorial Complexity

    Polished Mobile Development and UI/UX Design

    "They were great to talk with, and I felt like we had a real partner in creating this app."

    • Product Manager, iAwake Tech
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Kharkiv, Ukraine
    Service focus
  • Cypress

    Mobile App development

    "They were consistent and asked the right questions at the right time." "

    • Founder, Vouch
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    10 - 49
    Yerevan, Armenia
    Service focus
  • InApps Technology

    Realize Your Ideas

    "Their workflow was outstanding and superb."

    • Founder, Adam Alexander Publishing
    $10,000+
    < $25 / hr
    10 - 49
    Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
    Service focus
  • ADAMAPP LTD

    From ideation to creation.

    “They met our deadlines and were very personable.”

    • Analyst, Embassy of the Czech Republic in London
    $1,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    London, United Kingdom
    Service focus
  • WorksDelight

    Your Dream Our Work

    "I was most impressed with WorksDelight’s ability to adapt to new information." "

    • Owner, Web & Mobile Studio
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Mohali, India
    Service focus
  • asap developers

    Software engineers you can trust

    "The whole team is very talented in what they do."

    • Owner, The Yoga Collective
    $5,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Los Angeles, CA
    Service focus
  • Enozom Software

    Web & Mobile App Software Development

    "Their dedication to working 24/7 and responding quickly to complaints stood out to us." "

    • VP, The Ragab Group
    $10,000+
    < $25 / hr
    10 - 49
    Alexandria, Egypt
    Service focus
  • Design Center, Inc.

    We Make Ideas a Reality

    "Anybody can build an app, but they focus on the transformation of how you communicate in the digital age."

    • SVP, Marketing & Advertising Company
    $10,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    10 - 49
    Saint Paul, MN
    Service focus
  • INMIND

    Mobile apps experts iOS, Android and Blockchain

    "We knew at each stage what was expected of us and when we could expect completion."

    • Chief Operating Officer, Veracity Asset Management Solutions
    $5,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Montevideo, Uruguay
    Service focus
  • Technology Rivers

    Mobile & Web Apps Development - Healthcare/HIPAA

    “The whole project went really smoothly, and I have nothing but positive things to say about our experience.”

    • Project Manager, Foster Friends
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Reston, VA
    Service focus
  • Topflight Apps

    Best-in-Class Healthcare & Fintech Mobile Apps

    Verified

    "We were delighted with every aspect of our interaction with this company."

    • Co-Founder, Wizard Match
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Irvine, CA
    Service focus
  • RootQuotient

    Your Partner In Digital Innovation

    "We like that they’re available 24/7 and are always within reach."

    • Co-Founder, Bridge Classrooms
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Toronto, Canada
    Service focus
  • ElateSoftware

    Let's make IT together!

    "They are a friendly team that acts responsibly."

    • Head of Development Department, UpTaxi
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Minsk, Belarus
    Service focus
  • Kustard

    Where business meets design, tech & innovation

    Verified

    "We’ve had to make lots of important and critical decisions, and they keep providing suggestions and advice." "

    • Founder, Babysitting/Housekeeping Platform
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Mumbai, India
    Service focus
  • zGames

    External Game Development Services

    "They were real professionals with high-quality output."

    • Founder, Gaming App Development Company
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Houston, 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.