2020 Reviews

Top Mobile App Development Companies - 2020 Reviews

Last updated Mar 31, 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

  • WebGuru Infosystems Pvt. Ltd.

    Website Design, Mobile App & Digital Marketing

    "The value which we got for our money and the very fast delivery of their work were great."

    • Owner, Linda Alfieri Hair Replacement
    $1,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Kolkata, India
    Service focus
  • 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
  • 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
  • Factorial Complexity

    Polished Mobile Development and UI/UX Design

    “Our work with them has been an evolution, and we’ve made a lot of great progress over the years.”

    • Digital Product Owner, Dating Application
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Kharkiv, Ukraine
    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
  • 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
  • X2 Mobile

    Driving Digital Transformation in Education

    “They aren’t afraid to share their ideas on how to further improve the solution.”

    • President, Aslan Interactive, Inc.
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Cluj-Napoca, Romania
    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
  • AppAspect Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

    Mobile Application and Web Development Company

    "Quality of work was excellent and always on time!"

    • Entrepreneur, Android Trading App
    $1,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Ahmedabad, India
    Service focus
  • Brainium Information Technologies

    Best Mobile App & Web App Development Company

    “Their promptness and availability are stellar.”

    • CEO, transParentSee LLC
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Kolkata, India
    Service focus
  • App-Scoop

    ​iOS | ANDROID ​| WEB | BLOCKCHAIN APPS

    "I know my expectations will always be met."

    • Founder/CEO, TaskBee
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Vancouver, Canada
    Service focus
  • Gorilla Logic

    Agile. Unstoppable.

    "Gorilla Logic has a different level of talent."

    • Director, Human Resource Company
    $250,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    250 - 999
    Broomfield, CO
    Service focus
  • Square Bits

    Award Winning Enterprise Web & Mobile App Company

    "The best part about the team is their open-to-feedback approach for all ideas."

    • Employee, Phone System Company
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    10 - 49
    Jodhpur, India
    Service focus
  • Wezom

    Web and Mobile development

    "Any task was solved as soon as possible."

    • Marketing Manager, Agrimatco-Ukraine
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    250 - 999
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Service focus
  • Kustard

    Where business meets design, tech & innovation

    "Kustard is a dynamic and creative team that goes above and beyond to ensure customer success."

    • Founder, Film & Media Consulting Company
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Mumbai, India
    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
  • 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
  • TouchZen Media

    Award wining mobile app design and development

    "Everything was top notch, incredible communication and feedback. Made the project easy to work on!"

    • Founder, Nikki Sharp LLC
    $5,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    2 - 9
    Thousand Oaks, CA
    Service focus
  • Mystic Media

    A Multi-Disciplined Software Development Agency

    "They are respectful, creative and work well under pressure."

    • Merchant Manager, MAd Reach Mobile Advertising Solution
    $10,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Murray, UT
    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
  • Cypress

    We Create Mobile Apps That Deserve Claps

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

    • Founder, Vouch
    $10,000+
    < $25 / hr
    10 - 49
    Yerevan, Armenia
    Service focus
  • Guru Technolabs

    A Custom Web & Mobile App Development Company

    "They respond to each question."

    • Web Designer, Bonsai Marketing Online
    $1,000+
    < $25 / hr
    10 - 49
    Rajkot, 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
  • "They are phenomenal and easy to work with."

    • Author, Children's Books
    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Ada, MI
    Service focus
  • Vincit California

    Software Development Expert and Design Services

    “They never overpromise or underdeliver.”

    • Director, Consumer Electronics Accessories Company
    $25,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    250 - 999
    Irvine, CA
    Service focus
  • Atomic Robot

    Building better mobile experiences

    "Atomic Robot took a lot off my shoulders."

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

    Apiko | Web & Mobile Development Company

    "Apiko is emotionally invested in the project 100% of the time."

    • Founder, Hive Technology
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Ternopil, Ukraine
    Service focus
  • Centogram

    Enterprise Mobile App Development in Cincinnati

    “They were a dream to work with. I've never worked with anyone who was so responsive, and they always gave 120%.”

    • Director of Communications, Horizon Community Church
    $10,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    2 - 9
    Cincinnati, OH
    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
  • Technology Rivers

    Mobile & Web App Development - Healthcare/HIPAA

    “The process is very smooth, and I’m always in the loop.”

    • Co-Founder, Ripcord.io
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Reston, VA
    Service focus
  • TekRevol

    Global app development leaders

    "They would fix problems before they became issues in my customers' minds."

    • CEO, Picture Pick
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Newark, CA
    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
  • 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
  • SDI - Software Developers Inc

    Silicon Valley's Top App & Web Development Company

    "They’re always responsive, they communicate well, and they always deliver."

    • Founder and CEO, Technology Management Solutions
    $1,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Saratoga, CA
    Service focus
  • Reinvently

    Creating Simply Better Mobile & IoT Experiences

    “I’ve been doing this for a long time, and this was by far one of my best experiences with an offshore company.”

    • Sr. Director, Tech Support & System Integration, Anelto, Inc.
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Palo Alto, CA
    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
  • Brossard App Design

    We Combine Innovation and Profitability.

    "They are very patient and are willing to find a solution to all the bumps." "

    • Share Holder, Marketing Firm and Parental Control App
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Montréal, Canada
    Service focus
  • NOGRAVITY

    Design, Mobile, Web, and Software Development

    “NOGRAVITY is deeply involved and genuinely dedicated to our project’s success.”

    • Project Lead, Telecom Agency
    $1,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Kracow, Poland
    Service focus
  • Syberry

    Quality Software. Perfect Service. Every Time.

    “Their ability to promise a delivery and make it happen for a seven-month project was impressive.”

    • Delivery Manager, IT Solutions Provider
    $50,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Austin, TX
    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
    $25,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    2 - 9
    Beaverton, OR
    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.