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

  • WillowTree®

    Mobile Innovation Agency

    Verified

    "Their insightful and invaluable knowledge around growth strategy is hard to find."

    • Director of Digital Strategy, Environmental Nonprofit
    $100,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    250 - 999
    Charlottesville, VA
    Service focus
  • Hyperlink InfoSystem

    Best Android & iPhone App Development Services

    Verified

    "They went above and beyond to accommodate any changes that I requested."

    • CEO, Visbiliti
    $10,000+
    < $25 / hr
    250 - 999
    Ahmedabad, India
    Service focus
  • Appinventiv

    Over 500+ Successful Products Delivered Globally.

    Verified

    "Appinventiv is an excellent company with great customer support."

    • Founder & CEO, Fashion Technology Company
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    250 - 999
    Manhattan, NY
    Service focus
  • Blue Label Labs

    New York City's top digital product agency

    Verified

    “They’re a dynamic team that knows what they’re doing.”

    • Founder & CEO, Foodgroup
    $75,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    New York, NY
    Service focus
  • Tintash

    Web and Mobile Innovation Experts

    "Their experience in the field and the speed at which they work impressed us."

    • Co-Founder, Acciyo
    $100,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Raleigh, NC
    Service focus
  • Mercury Development

    Developing the Future

    Verified

    “Mercury Development was the right fit for us, and we were happy with the quality of the product and customer...

    • CEO, GatewayMD
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Miami, FL
    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
  • Netguru

    Building digital products for world changers

    Verified

    "Netguru has been down to earth, approaching everything humbly."

    • Directing Manager, The Origin AG
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    250 - 999
    Poznan, Poland
    Service focus
  • Cubix

    Award Winning App Development Company

    Verified

    "They were always reachable at any time and at any stage of the whole project."

    • Head of Sales & Business Development, Hard Drive World
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    West Palm Beach, FL
    Service focus
  • TechAhead

    Your Trusted Partner in Digital Transformation

    Verified

    "TechAhead has allowed us to scale with the needs of our customers."

    • Founder, B2B Startup
    $50,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Agoura Hills, CA
    Service focus
  • Algoworks

    Go Mobile. Go Cloud. Go Digital.

    Verified

    "Their willingness to listen, execute, and provide feedback was most impressive."

    • Founder, Pubit
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    250 - 999
    Sunnyvale, CA
    Service focus
  • 10Pearls

    We Build Innovative Mobile & Digital Products

    Verified

    "They can make short term sacrifices to produce results quickly and do it without causing problems down the road."

    • Director of Engineering, Jeenie
    $50,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    250 - 999
    Washington, DC
    Service focus
  • itCraft

    High-end development for mobile innovation leaders

    Verified

    “They were quick to adapt and quick to act, which was impressive.”

    • Founder & CEO, Skueeze
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Warsaw, Poland
    Service focus
  • Zco

    A Veteran Custom Software Developer

    Verified

    “Zco has an unbelievable ability to turn high-level ideas into practical designs and implementations.”

    • Project Manager, Southwestern Advantage
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    250 - 999
    Nashua, NH
    Service focus
  • CodigoDelSur

    Rockstar coders for rockstar companies

    Verified

    "The quality of the code that they produce, in the time that they produce it, is amazing."

    • CEO & Co-Founder, Lending Platform, COO & Co-Founder, Lending Platform
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Montevideo, Uruguay
    Service focus
  • Dev Technosys

    HIGHEST NUMBERS OF REVIEWS ON CLUTCH ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    Verified

    “They’re very responsive to whatever we need.”

    • Director, Vision Solicitors Ltd.
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Commerce, CA
    Service focus
  • Cheesecake Labs

    Top #1 Nearshore Design and Development Company

    Verified

    "They developed an understanding of the energy sector and applied that to the product."

    • R&D & Innovation Coordinator, AES Tiete
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    San Francisco, CA
    Service focus
  • Konstant Infosolutions

    App Development Company for Startups & Enterprises

    “It’s nice knowing that we have a trusted partner.”

    • Director of Web Development, Web Design & Marketing Firm
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Jaipur, India
    Service focus
  • Tapptitude

    mobile apps with attitude

    Verified

    “They delivered what they promised us, and if we asked for last-minute changes, they did their best to accommodate...

    • Executive, Food Delivery Company
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Cluj-Napoca, Romania
    Service focus
  • Sunflower Lab

    INTERSECTION OF BUSINESS, TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION

    Verified

    "They use all the right programming techniques and structures."

    • President, Legacy Link
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Somerset, NJ
    Service focus
  • MindSea

    MindSea makes beautiful, integrated mobile apps.

    Verified

    “MindSea was invested in our product and offered up suggestions to enhance our UX.”

    • Director of Product Development, Aycoutay Technologies
    $10,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Halifax, Canada
    Service focus
  • KitelyTech

    Mobile, Web, Software & SEO Experts

    Verified

    "Their experience stands out to us."

    • Director of Sales, Video and Sound Service, Inc.
    $10,000+
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249
    Chicago, IL
    Service focus
  • DockYard

    Custom Software, Mobile, and Web Apps

    Verified

    "It didn’t feel like their team was ever stumped, which struck me."

    • VP Software Engineering, Automotive Marketplace
    $100,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    50 - 249
    Hingham, MA
    Service focus
  • Mobomo

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

    Verified

    "Their agile development empowered us to have a working model while continuing to develop features."

    • IT Director, Brenco Solutions
    $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
  • Miquido

    Google Certified Agency | mobile | web | AI

    Verified

    "They were able to put together a very strong team on short notice."

    • Director, Content, Brainly Inc.
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Kraków, Poland
    Service focus
  • Halcyon Mobile

    Award-winning full-service mobile agency

    Verified

    “They’ve handled every issue, challenge and feature development we’ve thrown at them without a problem.”

    • CTO, Guideposts
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    New York, NY
    Service focus
  • 3Advance Apps

    The Rocketship for App Ideas 🚀 #MadeInDC 🇺🇸

    Verified

    "Their flexibility is one of their most impressive qualities."

    • Project Manager, Hindsight Systems
    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    2 - 9
    Washington, DC
    Service focus
  • Promatics Technologies

    Web & Mobile Apps Development Company

    Verified

    "I was really impressed by how quickly Promatics understood my requirements."

    • Director, EventMploy
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Gurgaon, India
    Service focus
  • GeekyAnts

    Web and Mobile App Development Experts

    Verified

    "They were quick to highlight issues which showed they were interested to help the project."

    • Chief Business Officer, I.AM+
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Bangalore, India
    Service focus
  • Blue Whale Apps

    Creating Apps Since the App Store Started

    “Their attention to detail gave me confidence in their experience.”

    • Founder & CEO, Birds of My Feather, Inc.
    $50,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Herndon, VA
    Service focus
  • Affle Enterprise

    We Build, Automate & Innovate Apps that Outperform

    "The quality of manpower that they have is just awesome."

    • Head of VAS App Development, DishTV India Ltd.
    $10,000+
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249
    Gurgaon, Singapore
    Service focus
  • Infinum

    Creating beautiful software for 15 years

    Verified

    "Infinum worked collaboratively to deliver products in a timely manner and within the deadlines."

    • Founder & CEO, Smart Music App
    $10,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    New York City, NY
    Service focus
  • Geniusee

    Web/Mobile Development & UX/UI design

    Verified

    “On top of that, they were very skilled. They were very helpful and knowledgeable, which was a great combination.”

    • Founder & CEO, Customer Insight Platform
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Service focus
  • Riseapps

    Risk-free mobile and web development from scratch

    Verified

    "They have all the knowledge and experience to execute a great project and it really helped us."

    • CEO, Ravel
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Tallinn, Estonia
    Service focus
  • Commencis

    We help leading brands grow and scale in digital.

    Verified

    "I was impressed by the knowledge that this company had about user experience and interface design."

    • CRM & Digital Projects Responsible, NAOS
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Istanbul, Turkey
    Service focus
  • Solvd Inc.

    Get things Solvd. | Software Development & QA

    Verified

    “They were intuitively always on the right track.”

    • COO, Sway Group, LLC.
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Roseville, CA
    Service focus
  • Clarika

    Agile Nearshore Software Development Services

    Verified

    "Clarika asked valuable questions about our expectations and the product."

    • COO, Calidad.ai
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Cordoba, Argentina
    Service focus
  • KindGeek

    Software Development Company

    Verified

    "No matter the project, scale, or customer, they stay on top of their game."

    • CEO, The Gradient
    $50,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Lviv, Ukraine
    Service focus
  • Impiger Technologies

    Software Development Experts for Over a Decade

    "The team at Impiger Technologies brought recommendations of newer technologies and techniques that we weren’t aware of..."

    • Director of IT, Benefits Company
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    250 - 999
    Richardson, TX
    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.