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

  • Roweb Development

    Custom Software Development

    Verified

    "They were able to deliver everything we asked of them."

    • Designer, Safety & Compliance Company
    Undisclosed
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249
    Bucharest, Romania
    Service focus
  • Chetu, Inc.

    World Class Custom Software Solutions

    Verified

    "The pace at which the team works is incredible."

    • Director of Software Development, Retail Solutions Company
    $10,000+
    Undisclosed
    1,000 - 9,999
    Plantation, FL
    Service focus
  • MojoTech

    We build software that grows businesses.

    Verified

    "They were a team of talented, highly qualified technicians."

    • Program Manager, Schneider Electric
    $25,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    10 - 49
    Providence, RI
    Service focus
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  • Apptension

    Custom software development - web, mobile & beyond

    Verified

    “They have a very constructive approach to client feedback and were always willing to come up with new solutions.”

    • Strategic Producer of New Business, pro(u)d Solutions
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Poznań, Poland
    Service focus
  • AE Studio

    Let's Create Something Great

    Verified

    "Their execution speed stands out."

    • CTO, BioCentury
    $5,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    10 - 49
    Los Angeles, CA
    Service focus
  • Azul Arc

    Building Technology That Builds Businesses

    Verified

    "The team is fair with their pricing and approach to business development."

    • CEO, Whitaker-Taylor, Inc.
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Atlanta, GA
    Service focus
  • appwise software house

    Wordpress experts | Mobile App | Custom Software

    Verified

    "It was a very simple project in terms of management."

    • Strategy Planner & Digital Project Manager, 19 Południk
    $1,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Wrocław, Poland
    Service focus
  • Day One Technologies

    A Product first company in an AI first world

    Verified

    “They presented their plan very clearly from the beginning and working with them was easy.”

    • Co-Founder, Social Media App
    $50,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Bengaluru, India
    Service focus
  • Sombra

    Software engineering teams that fit your culture

    Verified

    "They deliver good work and they have your satisfaction in mind."

    • CEO, Remindee
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Lviv, Ukraine
    Service focus
  • Code & Pepper

    Home of FinTech

    Verified

    “The team saw an opportunity to make our designs even better and went for it.”

    • Head of Product, IT Company
    $5,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    London, United Kingdom
    Service focus
  • Quventix Solutions

    Our Team, Your Advantage

    Verified

    "The requirements were done perfectly."

    • CEO, publicspeaking.nyc
    $1,000+
    < $25 / hr
    2 - 9
    Mohali, India
    Service focus
  • EL Passion

    Custom Software Development

    Verified

    "Their team delivers quality work fast."

    • Executive, Video Content Platform
    $5,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Warsaw, Poland
    Service focus
  • Zealous System

    Hire Dedicated .Net Developers

    Verified

    "I was exceptionally pleased with how efficiently meetings were conducted."

    • Asst Dir of Technology for Enterprise Systems, MCNY
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Ahmedabad, India
    Service focus
  • WebbyLab

    Transparent engineering for you

    Verified

    "Their expertise and desire to deliver work done the right way was impressive."

    • Architect, iBASEt
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Service focus
  • Blank Space Digital

    FUTURE-PROOF DIGITAL SOLUTIONS

    Verified

    “They always responded immediately and provided us with creative solutions.”

    • Managing Director, Travel Services Company
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    2 - 9
    Toronto, Canada
    Service focus
  • Foxbox Digital

    Move Purposely.

    Verified

    “They got the work that we gave them done without a lot of overhead.”

    • CTO, Financial Planning & Analysis Company
    $50,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Chicago, IL
    Service focus
  • Lemberg Solutions

    IoT, Mobile & Web development

    Verified

    "We've integrated the developers directly into our own development teams with our own project managers."

    • CEO, Ny Media AS
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Lviv, Ukraine
    Service focus
  • Hattrick IT

    Digital Product Specialists.

    Verified

    “They take great pride in their work, and they treat our product and company like it’s their own.”

    • CEO, Kiosk Company
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    2 - 9
    Montevideo, Uruguay
    Service focus
  • Glorium Technologies

    Custom development for Healthcare and Real Estate

    Verified

    "Working with them has been fun."

    • Consultant & Product Lead, ITR Software
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Princeton, NJ
    Service focus
  • BusyMachines

    Innovative software development

    Verified

    "They have a good balance between formal and informal communication."

    • CEO, Château Santé
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Service focus
  • Zero Negative Software

    Quality-focused web & mobile apps on a budget.

    Verified

    "I didn’t have any issues because it all went smoothly."

    • Owner, Restaurant
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    2 - 9
    Boston, MA
    Service focus
  • Prograils

    ISO 27001 Certified Software House

    Verified

    "They have great attitudes.”"

    • CTO, Telehealth & Fitness Company
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Poznan, Poland
    Service focus
  • Xfive

    Delivering digital products since 2005

    Verified

    "The thoroughness of their understanding of what I was looking for was impressive."

    • Co-Founder, SparkIT
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Krakow, Poland
    Service focus
  • Perpetual

    Build your vision with us

    Verified

    "Perpetual has a partnership attitude and the ability to recruit highly skilled resources in a timely manner."

    • Executive, SEO Technology Firm
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    New York, NY
    Service focus
  • Goji Labs

    Build It Right The First Time

    Verified

    "Their team quickly evolved from our external development team to our partner."

    • COO, Otonomy Solutions
    $10,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Los Angeles, CA
    Service focus
  • Devetry

    Simplifying the complex world of software

    Verified

    “They’re doing a great job of leading us through the process, and they’ve been easy to work with.”

    • Product Manager, Vation Ventures
    $50,000+
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49
    Denver, CO
    Service focus
  • SITSL

    A Global CMMI Level 3 Appraised Company

    Verified

    "They took pride in making the app as consumer-centric and engaging as possible." "

    • CEO, Enterprise Service Management Consulting
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Houston, TX
    Service focus
  • Salt & Pepper

    We build digital products that matter

    Verified

    "When we are having some problems in production, they are here to help as soon as possible."

    • General Manager, Tickets Roll
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Cluj-Napoca, Romania
    Service focus
  • Dashbouquet Development

    Go live. Go fast. Go big.

    Verified

    "We were so satisfied with the work of Dashbouquet that I recommended them to a lot of people in my network."

    • CEO, SitEinander
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Minsk, Belarus
    Service focus
  • FusionHit

    Premier Nearshore Software Development

    Verified

    "FusionHit’s a high-quality agency."

    • CTO, Asurvio
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Heredia, Costa Rica
    Service focus
  • OL Software

    You will never <code> alone

    Verified

    "They always go the extra mile."

    • IT Manager, Chamber of Commerce Cali
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Cali, Colombia
    Service focus
  • Expedition Co.

    Agile Software Design and Development

    Verified

    “Some changes are done in minutes, and others are typically done within 24 hours.”

    • Marketing Director, Moffatt & Nichol
    $50,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    2 - 9
    Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
    Service focus
  • Synergo Group

    Web and Mobile App Development Company in Toronto

    Verified

    "Synergo asks questions about what we want to build in order to understand and solve for the broader problem."

    • Development Manager, Platform Software Co
    $5,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Toronto, Canada
    Service focus
  • WebSailors.pro

    Your Compass in the Ocean of Software

    Verified

    "Websailor team is friendly and diligent, always available and respond quickly to our requests."

    • CTO, Currency PI, LLC
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Taganrog, Russia
    Service focus
  • Cynoteck Technology Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

    Dynamics 365, Salesforce, PowerApps consultants

    Verified

    "They were excellent at creating custom solutions to ensure that the general ledger fit all of our company's needs..."

    • Staff Accountant, Corporate Finance, Clearview Group, LLC
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Dehradun, India
    Service focus
  • First Line Software

    Premier provider of custom software development

    Verified

    "They’ve had the necessary expertise to implement our vision."

    • Chief Strategy Officer, Triptych
    Undisclosed
    Undisclosed
    250 - 999
    Cambridge, MA
    Service focus
  • KRUTSCH

    Design to Delivery. WE SOLVE REAL PROBLEMS.

    Verified

    "KRUTSCH has been super patient."

    • CEO, Sidewalk Dog Media
    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Minneapolis, MN
    Service focus
  • Arcanys

    Outsource smarter.

    Verified

    "The Arcanys employees are some of the happiest that I've experienced."

    • Director, Register Now
    $100,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Cebu City, Philippines
    Service focus
  • AccelOne

    Seattle & Las Vegas Software Development Company

    Verified

    "Their willingness to give brutally honest recommendations also allowed them to reliably meet deadlines."

    • Consultant, Internet Company
    $75,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Kirkland, WA
    Service focus
  • Digital Mettle

    We simplify bringing your ideas to life

    Verified

    "Jason and the team were incredibly knowledgable and quick to understand our needs."

    • CEO, PackageLog, LLC
    $10,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Raleigh, NC
    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.