2020 Reviews

Top Mobile App Development Companies - 2020 Reviews

Last updated Jan 18, 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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • DOIT Software

    Mobile app, UX/UI, DS, AI, ML. Team Augmentation

    "They ensured I was happy as a customer at all times."

    • Gday Gorgeous
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Boston, MA
    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
  • Gorilla Logic

    Agile. Unstoppable.

    Verified

    "Gorilla Logic has a different level of talent."

    • Director, Human Resource Company
    $250,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    250 - 999
    Boulder, CO
    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Affle Enterprise

    We Build, Automate & Innovate Apps that Outperform

    "Affle Enterprise has a vested interest in supplying value to their clients."

    • CEO, eJobbing Inc
    $10,000+
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249
    Gurgaon, Singapore
    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
  • Latitude Technolabs Private Limited

    Enterprise Mobility and Web Development company

    "Their flexibility to handle unexpected situations and requirements was incredible."

    • CDO, Tecgroup GmbH
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Ahmedabad, India
    Service focus
  • Essential Designs

    Custom Software Development Specialists

    “Their ability to immerse themselves in and understand what we’re doing sets them apart.”

    • VP Product, Foundry Payments
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Vancouver, Canada
    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

    Mobile App development

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

    • Founder, Vouch
    $10,000+
    < $25 / hr
    10 - 49
    Yerevan, Armenia
    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
  • InnoviMobile

    12 years of happy clients, 1 hour Inquiry response

    “Our clients love the new app and are excited to roll it out to their team.”

    • VP of Operations,
    $10,000+
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49
    Millburn/Short Hills, NJ
    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
  • Attract Group

    Web & Mobile Development Services

    Verified

    "They were very easy to communicate with. They gave quick responses and had a friendly work atmosphere."

    • CEO, HadsUp LLC
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Odessa, Ukraine
    Service focus
  • WebMob Technologies

    We are committed to IT!

    "Overall, I was very impressed with the quality and engagement that the team provided."

    • Talent Development Manager, BluePrint Research Group
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    10 - 49
    Ahmedabad, India
    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Underlabs Inc.

    We Develop iPhone & Android Apps & CMSes

    "Underlabs is a true modern, Agile development company."

    • Angel Investor, Bessemer Venture Partners
    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Montreal, Canada
    Service focus
  • Mobiloitte

    BLOCKCHAIN.BOTS.APPS.DIGITAL.IoT

    "Their manager and team were very responsive whenever we had an urgent task."

    • CEO, Classified Auctioning Site
    $1,000+
    < $25 / hr
    250 - 999
    New Delhi, India
    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

    Verified

    “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
  • 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
  • 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
  • NetSet Software Solutions

    Mobile / Web App Development Services & Solutions

    "The team is organized and experienced."

    • Founder, KaCyber Technologies
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Docklands VIC, Melbourne, Australia
    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
  • TekRevol

    Global app development leaders

    "The communication and design were superb. I really have no complaints at all."

    • CEO, Oz Leasing
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Newark, CA
    Service focus
  • UPlanet Inc

    Android and iPhone apps to boost your bussines

    UPlanet Inc. is a mobile app development company. Our clients are startups and companies who needs MVP and tailor-made mobile apps for Android and iPhone.  We develop Native mobile applications...

    More
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Parker, CO
    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.