2018 Reviews

Top Mobile App Development Companies - 2018 Reviews

Last updated Sep 19, 2018

List of Mobile App Development Companies | Mobile App Developers

  • AppsGarden

    AppsGarden - We’ll make your idea work!

    “I’m truly happy about the collaboration and the final product.”

    • Director, Fitness Club
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Kraków, Poland
  • Droids On Roids

    Even Facebook Fell in Love with Our Code

    "They were very professional, goals-focused, and timing-oriented."

    • CEO, Złote Wyprzedaże S.A.
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Wroclaw, Poland
  • Atmosphere Apps

    Creating innovative products for professionals.

    "They’re tremendous. I highly recommend Atmosphere Apps."

    • Senior Product Manager, Konica Minolta
    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Rzeszow, Poland
  • Ready4S

    From Your App Idea To Reality In 90 Days

    "We enjoyed a great exchange of ideas throughout the process."

    • Founder, Appening Technology
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Kraków, Poland
  • App'n'roll

    Having fun building scalable businesses.

    "The quality of their [App’n’roll's] code, speed, and ability to work independently were all great..."

    • Technology Consultant for Healthcare Platform
    Undisclosed
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Warsaw, Poland
  • Smartum Pro

    Mobile & Web enterprise application development

    "Smartum's team provided us with fresh and modern design updated according to newest platforms’ guidelines."

    • President, Trucking Platform
    $5,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Warsaw, Poland
  • VISLA

    Apps & Web - Intelligently Simple

    “I’ve been in this field for over 20 years, and Visla’s developers are some of the best I’ve ever worked with.”

    • Founder, App Startup
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Warsaw, Poland
  • Macoscope

    Award-winning apps for enterprise and start-up

    "Whoever works with Macoscope is getting a great deal."

    • Former CTO, De-De
    Undisclosed
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Warsaw, Poland
  • ITgenerator

    We help startups & B2B companies go mobile

    "We treat ITgenerator as a part of our team and always rely on their high-quality work and technical advice..."

    • Operations Director, Medical Logistics
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Poznań, Poland
  • VORM

    Design and Technology Consultancy

    "They make beautiful things and have a great design team."

    • CEO, Lovely Inc.
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Cracow, Poland
  • 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
    Cracow, Poland
  • Softnauts

    Mobile and Web Software House

    "Softnauts were great..."

    • Mobile Platforms Manager, Gift Card Granny
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Kraków, Poland
  • SwingDev

    Mobile and Web App Experts

    "SwingDev provided alternatives for our needs and was great in determining a long-term vision."

    • Founder, Edupath
    $5,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Warsaw, Poland
  • AppUnite

    Cutting edge mobile and web solutions

    "They really tried to understand what we were doing and what we were looking for."

    • VP Business Operations, Mobile Messaging Software Company
    Undisclosed
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Poznan, Poland
  • Mobter

    Secure Mobile Applications for Banks and FinTechs

    "Our clients are all happy, so we are happy with Mobter."

    • CEO & Cofounder, Network Security Company
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Warsaw, Poland
  • Holdapp

    Keep it simple.

    "[This] app could be one of the best examples of how to use mobile devices in your professional life."

    • IT Consultant, Lighting Company
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Wrocław, Poland
  • Mood Up team

    We always deliver

    "Mood Up works as hard as they can to reach our goals because they view it as their project as well."

    • CEO, VYDA
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Poznan, Poland
  • United Ideas

    Partnership instead of outsourcing

    " We liked staying up-to-date with our project and feeling like members of their team."

    • CEO, FreeYourMusic LTD
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Warsaw, Poland
  • Brights

    We are digital production agency

    "We were completely satisfied with their work."

    • Marketing Manager, Startup
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Warszawa, Poland
  • mobitouch

    Mobile mindset

    "mobitouch was professional and responsive."

    • Founder, Slow Perzak Wardejn
    Undisclosed
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Rzeszów, Poland
  • UIG Studio

    AWARD-WINNING DESIGN AND WEB DEVELOPMENT STUDIO.

    "[T]he work quality was top-notch and the whole project launched on time."

    • CTO, IT Firm
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Krakow, Poland
  • Visuality

    Business Driven Development Full Stack Team.

    "Visuality listens to the customer and has been a transparent partner."

    • Co-Founder, Computer Software Startup
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Warsaw, Poland
  • RST IT

    Usable web&mobile apps for startups

    "RST IT had very good team dynamics with strong quality assurance practices."

    • COO, Online Marketplace Startup
    $5,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Wroclaw, Poland
  • Applandeo

    Custom & Agile-Driven Software Solutions

    "Throughout the process, Applandeo was capable and flexible."

    • Founder, Artistic Education Platform
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Krakow, Poland
  • In'saneLab

    Let us make your website & mobile app work better

    "[T]hey’re always helpful, open, and ready to discuss anything."

    • Founder, CEO, UI/UX Sr. Designer, VKNGS
    $5,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Krakow, Poland
  • Bright Inventions

    Software Development Studio

    "There have been some interesting things we've asked them to do, and they always delivered."

    • CTO, Survey Firm
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Gdańsk, Poland
  • Whalla Labs

    Mobile development at its finest!

    "Their focus on UX is good because it’s very user-centric, and it’s very important to design things for users and not..."

    • Project Manager, Agora
    $1,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Poznań, Poland
  • Untitled Kingdom

    Software Development Studio

    "Untitled Kingdom really feels like a partner."

    • CTO, Chiaro Technology
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Krakow, Poland
  • rndity;

    rndity; GoLang, Mobile & Embedded by Design

    rndity; is a Polish app development firm with a specialization in Internet of Things development.

    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Łódź, Poland
  • Fireart Studio

    Creative Studio: UI/UX design, development, videos

    FireArt Studio is a Poland-based web design agency, specializing in UX/UI design and illustrations and animations. Their key clients include PracticeLink, Google Play, MyTaxi, and Codio.

    $5,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Warsaw, Poland
  • Digers!

    Agile Web&Mobile Apps Development - The Right Way

    "The overall experience, from concept to development, and also getting advice on how to improve the project, couldn't..."

    • Founder, Elysium Apps
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Szczecin, Poland
  • Bitnoise

    We deliver custom software that makes noise around

    "Their founders are very approachable."

    • Head of Engineering, Digital Marketing Training
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Poznań, Poland
  • Briisk

    Custom web and mobile applications

    "...from the very beginning what I can say is that they were very committed..."

    • CEO, Online Printing Company
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Poznan, Poland
  • 7ninjas

    Javascript agency for SaaS, B2C, B2B, marketplaces

    "The quality of their work and their communication makes them stand out."

    • Founder, SportyHQ
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Rzeszów, Poland
  • codequest

    We turn ideas into awesome software products

    "The team was very pleasant and wonderful to work with and cared a lot about the project."

    • Founder, heartwofour, LLC
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Warsaw, Poland
  • Jazzy.pro

    Symbiosis between technology and design

    “They helped us learn the business properly in order to avoid mistakes.”

    • CFO, DrOmnibus
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Gliwice, Poland
  • Move Closer

    Software Development, Mobile, UX/UI

    Digital concierge at your service. We're a team of dedicated proffesionals who work with di...

    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Warsaw, Poland
  • B-MIND

    Creative & Interactive

    B-MIND is an interactive production house supporting activities and interactive marketing agencies in the area of ​​the internet.

    Undisclosed
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Poznań, Poland
  • Ideamotive

    Your Agile Development Agency in Europe

    "Compared to the company we worked with before, it’s a day and night difference; they’re brilliant." 

    • Senior Product Manager, JRPass.com
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Warszawa, Poland
  • Applover Software House

    We develop high quality products, from scratch.

    Founded in 2014, Applover specializes in Web, App, and Software Development.

    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Wrocław, Poland

 

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.