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

  • ChicMic

    Outsourcing Simplified

    “Their communication skills, timeliness, and attention to detail sets them apart.”

    • President, Financial Education Company
    Undisclosed
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Mohali, India
    Service focus
  • Groove Development, LLC

    We build beautiful iOS and Android apps

    "Their (and specifically Rick’s) ability to put imagination to work in a broader context helped realize my vision."..."

    • CEO, NestEgg
    Undisclosed
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Beaverton, OR
    Service focus
  • Yugasa Software Labs

    Developing Big for Everyone

    "I appreciate their consulting mindset and willingness to hold our hand."

    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Gurgaon, India
    Service focus
  • Proexe

    Top-notch applications and quality software

    "In my past experience, similar projects took up to four months. [Proexe] finished in 5-6 weeks."

    • General Manager, Technology Company
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Warsaw, Poland
    Service focus
  • 1985

    A Boutique Development Firm

    "The team at 1985 produces excellent work, and yet they’re very humble people. That’s a breath of fresh air for me."

    • CEO, Umazed
    $25,000+
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49
    Bangalore, India
    Service focus
  • Volo

    Software Engineering Expertise

    “They have quality developers and offer a good price.

    • CTO, Procivis
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Yerevan, Armenia
    Service focus
  • "They’re willing to adopt a partner’s mindset and coach them along using their own extensive experience." "

    • Owner, Professional Training Marketplace
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Toronto, Canada
    Service focus
  • Ventuso LLC

    Trusted partner. Build with talents

    "I've liked Ventuso's proactive approach to identifying issues before they became issues."

    • Co-Founder, GEM Software
    $25,000+
    < $25 / hr
    10 - 49
    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
    Service focus
  • Reinvently

    Creating Simply Better Mobile & IoT Experiences

    Verified

    "Reinvently was very professional and easy to work with; we never had an issue come up during the project."

    • Product Manager, Mortgage Lending Firm
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Palo Alto, CA
    Service focus
  • MYZEAL I.T. Solutions LLC

    YOU DREAM! WE BUILD!

    "I was impressed by how much they cared about the project being perfect and successful."

    • CEO, Health & Wellness Products Manufacturer
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    250 - 999
    Los Angeles, CA
    Service focus
  • X2 Mobile

    Mobile Application Development

    "Before hiring X2 Mobile, we had a 40% crash rate, but we've come to have a 98% rate of successful sessions."

    • Aslan Interactive
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Cluj-Napoca, Romania
    Service focus
  • Lexington Creative

    Experienced and dedicated mobile app developers

    "They have great attention to detail and commitment to creating a quality product."

    • Physician and CEO, Kids & Teens Healthcare
    $10,000+
    $200 - $300 / hr
    2 - 9
    Burlingame, CA
    Service focus
  • XAM

    The app development team you can count on

    "Xam’s extensive resources have made the engagement convenient and efficient."

    • Founder, 60seconds
    $10,000+
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49
    Sydney, Australia
    Service focus
  • iPrism Technologies

    A Spectrum of Technologies

    "The whole team was dedicated and flexible."

    • Director, Charming Shrubs
    $1,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Hyderabad, India
    Service focus
  • AppSquadz

    650+ Apps Delivered | 100+ Pros

    "They were very flexible with the changes that we gave them."

    • Manager, Financial Services Company
    $1,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Noida, India
    Service focus
  • App-Scoop

    ​iOS | ANDROID ​| WEB | BLOCKCHAIN APPS

    Verified

    "I know my expectations will always be met."

    • Founder/CEO, TaskBee
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Vancouver, Canada
    Service focus
  • Continuum Software Solutions Inc

    Right Attitude Towards Business

    "What we found most impressive about Continuum Software Solutions was their impressive communication skills."

    • HR Consultant, International Trade NZ Limited
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    10 - 49
    Toronto, Canada
    Service focus
  • Nodes

    We take pride in awesome mobile app development

    "[They] have more resources to put in, in terms of building apps and delivering projects." "

    • Founder, Ironman Denmark
    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    London, United Kingdom
    Service focus
  • Sigma Software

    IT Consulting and Software Development Services

    "Although their native language isn’t English, they're far better than others in terms of understanding."

    • Founder & CEO, Zapp360
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    1,000 - 9,999
    Kharkiv, Ukraine
    Service focus
  • AppliKey Solutions

    Rocket-fueled app development

    “The manager I worked with was always on-time, very human, and present.”

    • Founder, Coudrees
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Kharkiv, Ukraine
    Service focus
  • EGO Creative Innovations

    Delivering digital innovation as a service

    "They excel at grasping what we need and bringing it to life in our technology." "

    • Director of Operations, UBERDOC
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Kiev, Ukraine
    Service focus
  • Theodo

    Build successful software in weeks, not months.

    “They performed above and beyond expectations.”

    • CEO, Homebrella
    $25,000+
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49
    London, United Kingdom
    Service focus
  • Apps Maven

    Top Mobile App Development Company

    "The personal touch Apps Maven provides distinguishes them from other providers."

    • CEO, PYT Technologies
    $10,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Mohali, India
    Service focus
  • KISS digital

    We help companies reach their digital goals

    Verified

    "It has been pleasant working with them."

    • Co-Founder, Social Club
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Krakow, Poland
    Service focus
  • MAAN Softwares INC.

    Best Web & Mobile App Development Company

    “They’re honest. I can really trust them to deliver on what they promise.”

    • Owner, TommyFierst.com
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Lewes, DE
    Service focus
  • Nickelfox

    Mobile Design and Development Studio

    "Nickelfox promised what they could deliver and delivered what they promised."

    • Founder, SpoonJoy
    $50,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Noida, India
    Service focus
  • "They’re more than able to fulfill the projects they take on."

    • Owner, BioTrendy
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Katowice, Poland
    Service focus
  • GBKSOFT

    ★★★★★ Development & Consulting

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

    • Director, Cloud-Based Solutions Company
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Service focus
  • YoungBrainz Infotech

    The New and Improved

    "YoungBrainz Infotech went above and beyond for this project."

    • CEO, Prominent Developer Company
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    10 - 49
    Ahmedabad, India
    Service focus
  • BLAKIT

    Web, Android, iOS, IoT - we make IT right!

    "...we launched a great Android app that received a high rating on the Play Store..." "

    • Freelance Developer
    $1,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Minsk, Belarus
    Service focus
  • Technofox Solution

    Business with trust

    "They had good skills to build a successful project..." "

    • Project Manager, Recipe and Weight Loss Service
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    philadelphia, PA
    Service focus
  • Atomic Robot

    Building better mobile experiences

    Verified

    "Atomic Robot took a lot off my shoulders."

    • Former CTO, Batterii
    $50,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Mason, OH
    Service focus
  • Code Brew Labs

    Turning Ideas into Business Ventures

    "Code Brew is remarkably professional."

    • Founder, Author Marketing Company
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Chandigarh, India
    Service focus
  • Consultica

    Full-service mobile app consultancy

    "Consultica was invested in the success of our app just as much as we were, and often came to the table with ideas."

    • Senior Product Manager, Health and Fitness Application
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Winnipeg, Canada
    Service focus
  • Arello Mobile

    Professional mobile apps developer

    "I appreciated the quality, timeliness and flexibility provided by their team."

    • Finance Program Manager, International Development Firm
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Washington, DC
    Service focus
  • ZeMind Studios

    Mobile Apps and Emerging Tech

    "They act with integrity, presenting all options and ramifications to their clients."

    • Co-Founder & CEO, Kidsprojects Inc
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Toronto, Canada
    Service focus
  • Rozdoum

    Atlassian Solution Partner and Vendor in Ukraine

    “They do a very good job. They have high standards and strong knowledge.”

    • Owner, MID AG
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    250 - 999
    Kharkiv, Ukraine
    Service focus
  • Affle Enterprise

    We Build, Automate & Innovate Apps that Outperform

    "They are dedicated to an innovative approach in almost everything they deliver."

    • Senior Operation Executive, Online Marketplace
    $10,000+
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249
    Gurgaon, Singapore
    Service focus
  • NerdzLab

    For ideas never seen before

    "They impressed us with their attention to detail."

    • Founder, Lucky Universe
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Lviv, Ukraine
    Service focus
  • Rocket Farm Studios

    From Concept to MVP at the Speed of Light.

    “They really understood our business. We didn’t have to reexplain anything, and the startup time was really fast.”

    • COO, Hydrow by CREW
    $25,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    10 - 49
    Boston, MA
    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.