2020 Reviews

Top Mobile App Development Companies - 2020 Reviews

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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

  • Hyperlink InfoSystem

    Best Android & iPhone App Development Services

    Verified

    “Even after hours, they still made sure that I was satisfied and that they were meeting my requirements.”

    • CEO & Founder, KidCare
    $10,000+
    < $25 / hr
    250 - 999
    Ahmedabad, India
    Service focus
  • Algoworks

    Go Mobile. Go Cloud. Go Digital.

    Verified

    "Their coding is high-quality and so are their team members."

    • Founder & CEO, Quantum CRM Solutions, LLC
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    250 - 999
    Sunnyvale, CA
    Service focus
  • Cubix

    Award Winning Digital Product Development Company

    Verified

    "They provided an end to end solution, making some important enhancements along the way."

    • Co-CEO & Head of Research, PRC Macro
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    West Palm Beach, FL
    Service focus
  • Blue Label Labs

    Strategy, design & development of digital products

    Verified

    "I’ve been so happy with them that I plan to take advantage of their other services in the future."

    • Founder, Health Care Companion Application
    $75,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    New York, NY
    Service focus
  • Mercury Development

    Developing the Future

    Verified

    "Mercury's skill and attention to detail are exceptional and second to none."

    • Founder & Director, Software Company
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Miami, FL
    Service focus
  • techahead

    Trusted Leader in App Development

    Verified

    "The team went the extra mile to meet our needs."

    • CEO, Order Now, Corp.
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Agoura Hills, CA
    Service focus
  • Netguru

    Building digital products for world changers

    Verified

    “I recommend working with them.”

    • CEO, elScript SA
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    250 - 999
    Poznan, Poland
    Service focus
  • STRV

    Design and engineering team that delivers

    Verified

    "STRV is flexible on their engagement models and does not adhere to a rigid playbook."

    • Chief Product Officer, Wellth
    $50,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    Venice, CA
    Service focus
  • Rightpoint

    Helping clients succeed at the speed of innovation

    Verified

    "Rightpoint brought our processes into the modern age without a hitch and implemented the system perfectly."

    • David Architectural Metals, Inc.
    $250,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    250 - 999
    Chicago, IL
    Service focus
  • Apptunix

    Your Vision, Our Passion

    Verified

    "The end product was exactly they initially briefed me on."

    • Managing Director, Thinkbox Interactive Ltd.
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Austin, TX
    Service focus
  • SemiDot Infotech

    We deliver what you Imagine!!

    Verified

    "Engineering know-how, project management and follow-up, quality orientation—all of it makes them fun to work with!"

    • Founder, 500 BC Foundry
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Boulder, CO
    Service focus
  • itCraft

    High-end app development for innovation leaders

    Verified

    “They bring the quality they promise.”

    • Founder, Economic Activities App
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Warsaw, Poland
    Service focus
  • The NineHertz

    Eminent Mobile App & Web Development Company

    Verified

    “They delivered a quality product; it’s the best we’ve received.”

    • Managing Director, Rattu Tota India Private Limited
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Cincinnati, OH
    Service focus
  • December Labs

    Where human-centered UX/UI meets agile development

    Verified

    "Their commitment to their work is their most impressive quality."

    • Marketing Director, Oilfield Services App
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Houston, TX
    Service focus
  • Swenson He

    Digital experiences brought to life.

    Verified

    "Their team’s committed to our project; They’re in it to win it with us."

    • Co-Founder & President, Software Development Company
    $25,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    10 - 49
    Beverly Hills, CA
    Service focus
  • Riseapps

    Risk-free mobile and web development from scratch

    Verified

    "They produce code that is of excellent quality and great value."

    • Software Engineer, Diffia AS
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Tallinn, Estonia
    Service focus
  • Cheesecake Labs

    We build delightful digital experiences

    Verified

    “The major impact was the speed at which they helped deliver what our client wanted.”

    • Co-Founder, Eu Quero Investir!
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    San Francisco, CA
    Service focus
  • Konstant Infosolutions

    App Development Company for Startups & Enterprises

    Verified

    "Konstant’s detail-oriented and always followed up with us."

    • Resource Manager, Christian Production Co
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Jaipur, India
    Service focus
  • Tapptitude

    mobile apps with attitude

    Verified

    "Tapptitude is a very good development agency."

    • CEO, OnTapp
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Cluj-Napoca, Romania
    Service focus
  • CodigoDelSur

    Rockstar coders for rockstar companies

    Verified

    "Their quality of the code, pride in their craft, and their communication was most impressive."

    • Director, Mobile Engineering, Personalized Product Retailer
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Montevideo, Uruguay
    Service focus
  • Quytech

    Mobile Apps, AR/VR, AI, Game Development Company

    Verified

    “Guytech has a good setup with Basecamp and Google Hangouts, which makes for a more effective process.”

    • CEO, Evolve Basketball
    $25,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Gurgaon, India
    Service focus
  • Sunflower Lab

    INTERSECTION OF BUSINESS, TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION

    Verified

    "The most impressive aspect was their design process."

    • CEO, Nonprofit Organization
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Somerset, NJ
    Service focus
  • Nickelfox

    Creating Leading Products

    Verified

    "Nickelfox is very easy to work with."

    • Co-Founder & Product Design Manager, Ubirider
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Noida, India
    Service focus
  • MindSea

    MindSea makes beautiful, integrated mobile apps.

    Verified

    “They turned my idea, my vision, into a fully functional prototype.”

    • Founder, Myluxierge
    $10,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Halifax, Canada
    Service focus
  • KitelyTech

    Mobile, Web, Software & SEO Experts

    Verified

    "Their expertise, availability, and professionalism were most impressive."

    • Marketing Partner, International Dymension
    $10,000+
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249
    Chicago, IL
    Service focus
  • appssemble

    We design and develop native mobile apps, fast.

    Verified

    “If you have an idea, appssemble will definitely execute what you want to achieve.”

    • CEO, Nutrition Platform
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Cluj Napoca, Romania
    Service focus
  • Mobomo

    Award-winning UX, Drupal, Website, and App Agency

    Verified

    “Whenever there was a problem, they were able to resolve it within 24 hours.”

    • Former Digital Comms Director, Delegate of EU to US
    $50,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    Vienna, VA
    Service focus
  • Sidebench

    Top Product, Technology, & Venture Design Firm

    Verified

    “They’re able to build around our concept and work pretty independently.”

    • Founder, Argot
    $50,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    50 - 249
    Santa Monica, CA
    Service focus
  • RichestSoft

    Web & Mobile Apps Development Company

    Verified

    “I’d recommend RichestSoft to anyone looking for mobile development.”

    • Owner, IT Startup
    $1,000+
    < $25 / hr
    10 - 49
    Mohali, India
    Service focus
  • Halcyon Mobile

    Award-winning full-service mobile agency

    Verified

    “The development was smooth, and design was done well.”

    • Head of Finance & Digital Products, MobileSchool
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    New York, NY
    Service focus
  • 3Advance Apps

    The Rocketship for App Ideas 🚀 #MadeInDC 🇺🇸

    Verified

    “They are incredibly responsive, and more than anything, very attentive.”

    • Co-Founder, Teletour.tv
    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Washington, DC
    Service focus
  • Promatics Technologies

    Web & Mobile Apps Development Company

    Verified

    "Their responsiveness was one of the best advantages that I experienced with them."

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

    Web/Mobile Development & UX/UI design

    Verified

    “Their number one priority is delivering a good product.”

    • Co-Founder, E-commerce Platform
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Service focus
  • Wolfpack Digital

    Powerful web and mobile apps. Start-to-End

    Verified

    “They’ve also been good in terms of change control and delivery quality.”

    • Head of Technology, Logistics Delivery Carrier
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Cluj-Napoca, Romania
    Service focus
  • AB4 Systems

    Build impactful software products with us

    Verified

    "I really appreciate the fact that they respond in a very timely manner."

    • Founder & CEO, Bankata
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Bucharest, Romania
    Service focus
  • GeekyAnts

    Web and Mobile App Development Experts

    Verified

    "Excellent developers with great work ethic."

    • CTO, Pencil Technologies Pte Ltd
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Bangalore, India
    Service focus
  • Blue Whale Apps

    Creating Apps Since the App Store Started

    "They take care of us 100%, so their customer service is excellent."

    • CEO, Personalized Video App Co.
    $50,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Herndon, VA
    Service focus
  • Affle Enterprise

    We Build, Automate & Innovate Apps that Outperform

    Verified

    "The communication with the Affle Enterprise team was flawless."

    • Sr. Manager, Information Technology, Spectra
    $10,000+
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249
    Gurgaon, Singapore
    Service focus
  • Infinum

    Creating beautiful software for 15 years

    Verified

    "Infinum has a good balance of different expertise within the company."

    • Head of Software, Biotechnology Company
    $10,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    New York City, NY
    Service focus
  • Webspace

    More than just software development company

    Verified

    "They have great ideas and are very experienced."

    • Principal, GrabTheBox
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Minsk, Belarus
    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.