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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

  • Rightpoint

    Helping clients succeed at the speed of innovation

    "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
  • WillowTree®

    Mobile Innovation Agency

    Verified

    “They’re innovative and always looking for new industry concepts to improve our business.”

    • Mobile Channel Manager, Financial Services Company
    $100,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    250 - 999
    Charlottesville, VA
    Service focus
  • Hyperlink InfoSystem

    Best Android & iPhone App Development Services

    "The development team worked tirelessly to complete the project before the deadline..."

    • Director, Hiring Platform
    $10,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Ahmedabad, India
    Service focus
  • TechAhead

    Globally Trusted Leader in Mobile Platforms

    "Being able to bring their level of expertise with such a small team sped development and kept the project on budget."

    • Founder, E-Story Platform
    $50,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Agoura Hills, CA
    Service focus
  • Blue Label Labs

    New York City's top digital product agency

    “They are truly interested in my success as a founder and continue to do more than just help me design a product.”

    • Founder, IT Company
    $75,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    New York, NY
    Service focus
  • Cubix

    Award Winning App Development Company

    "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
  • APPLIFY

    Serious Apps. Fun people.

    "We found that they over delivered and surprised us with suggestions of other app functionalities we overlooked."

    • Founder & CEO, Brezaa
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Chandigarh, India
    Service focus
  • Sunflower Lab

    INTERSECTION OF BUSINESS, TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION

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

    • President, Legacy Link
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Somerset, NJ
    Service focus
  • Algoworks

    Go Mobile. Go Cloud. Go Digital.

    “They’re able to help you arrive at a solution that makes sense for your specific needs.”

    • CEO, Medical Devices Company
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    250 - 999
    Sunnyvale, CA
    Service focus
  • Zco

    A Veteran Custom Software Developer

    “They’re trustworthy and dependable.”

    • Director of Operations, Tech Start-Up
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    250 - 999
    Nashua, NH
    Service focus
  • Appinventiv

    Over 500+ Successful Products Delivered Globally.

    "Their responsiveness is key because of our fast-paced industry."

    • CEO, Shifa International FZ LLC
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    250 - 999
    Manhattan, NY
    Service focus
  • Brainvire Infotech Inc

    Developed App of the Year with 50m+ Downloads

    "I appreciated the personal touches they added to the project."

    • Owner, DiscountedLabs.com
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    250 - 999
    Plano, TX
    Service focus
  • Cheesecake Labs

    We turn ideas into Mobile & Web Apps that impact

    "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
  • itCraft

    High-end development for mobile innovation leaders

    "The whole team functions like a "well-oiled" machine."

    • CTO, Fertility Planning Service
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Warsaw, Poland
    Service focus
  • Konstant Infosolutions

    App Development Company for Startups & Enterprises

    "They’ve been able to handle the technical challenges we’ve thrown at them."

    • CTO, Marketing and Growth Partner
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Jaipur, India
    Service focus
  • CodigoDelSur

    Rockstar coders for rockstar companies

    "They provide good quality work at a good price."

    • COO, Computer Software Company
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Montevideo, Uruguay
    Service focus
  • Dev Technosys

    HIGHEST NUMBERS OF REVIEWS ON CLUTCH ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    "Dev Technosys was committed to the tasks and the learning process."

    • Owner, Fantasy Sports App
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Commerce, CA
    Service focus
  • Koombea

    Leading iOS, Android & Web App Development Partner

    "Their responsibility and commitment to the customer's success set them apart."

    • Head of Innovation, Paymentez
    $50,000+
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249
    Miami, FL
    Service focus
  • MindSea

    MindSea makes beautiful, integrated mobile apps.

    “They brought a ton of experience to the table, which earned our trust.”

    • Director of Customer Experience, SalesRight
    $10,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Halifax, Canada
    Service focus
  • Smartym Pro

    Mobile, Blockchain

    "They offer their vision of the development to improve the quality of the delivered solutions."

    • CEO, Caer Sidi
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    London, United Kingdom
    Service focus
  • KitelyTech

    Mobile, Web, Software & SEO Experts

    "The site response and reach are far better than we expected."

    • Owner, Photography Company
    $10,000+
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249
    Chicago, IL
    Service focus
  • Salsita Software

    We build exceptional web and mobile applications.

    "They worked diligently to deliver a great project and had great customer service."

    • Manager of Operations, Nonprofit Organization
    $50,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Prague, Czech Republic
    Service focus
  • Mobomo

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

    "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

    Custom Technology. Intuitive Design.

    “They showed great enthusiasm for development.”

    • Marketing Director, Automotive Company
    $50,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    50 - 249
    Los Angeles, CA
    Service focus
  • RichestSoft

    Web & Mobile Apps Development Company

    "I found the timeliness of their work most impressive."

    • Founder, Journal of Original Thought and Shared Knowledge
    $1,000+
    < $25 / hr
    10 - 49
    Mohali, India
    Service focus
  • Tapptitude

    mobile apps with attitude

    "The team at Tapptitude was adaptable in various aspects."

    • Founder, Tech Startup
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Cluj-Napoca, Romania
    Service focus
  • Halcyon Mobile

    Award-winning full-service mobile agency

    "They're a very energetic and passionate team."

    • Co-Founder, Monday / Tribes of Health
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    New York, NY
    Service focus
  • Nickelfox

    Creating Leading Products

    "They’ll loop into your team daily and work extra hours for your project."

    • COO, Helios Life Enterprises
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Noida, India
    Service focus
  • Promatics Technologies

    Web & Mobile Apps Development Company

    "They made a great effort to understand our needs."

    • CEO, Heavy Traffic Booster
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Gurgaon, 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
  • RIKSOF

    An award winning company for mobile and web apps

    "I'm getting impressive results for the price I'm paying."

    • Owner, Medical Diagnosis Company
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Karachi, Pakistan
    Service focus
  • Wolfpack Digital

    Powerful Web and Mobile Apps Start-to-End

    “They took on the responsibility and ownership of wanting to deliver and make things right.”

    • Founder & CEO, Ideacracy
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Cluj-Napoca, Romania
    Service focus
  • X2 Mobile

    Driving Digital Transformation in Education

    “They aren’t afraid to share their ideas on how to further improve the solution.”

    • President, Aslan Interactive, Inc.
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Cluj-Napoca, Romania
    Service focus
  • Retrocube

    Turning Mobile App Development Ideas to Reality

    "I never received pushback—they always assured me that they could fix the issues that came up."

    • Partner, SwiftChix LLC
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Dallas, TX
    Service focus
  • Infinum

    Creating beautiful software for 15 years

    "Infinum is a young team with clear vision, and they adapt to the client’s needs."

    • Head of IT, NLB
    $10,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    New York City, NY
    Service focus
  • Geniusee

    Web/Mobile Development & UX/UI design

    "It’s gotten much better since working with Geniusee."

    • VP R&D, Software Solution Company
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Service focus
  • 648 Group

    Premium Mobile and Web Applications

    "648 Group gave us the ability to be more adaptable as the year goes on."

    • DIrector of Technology, Compass Bible Church
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Aliso Viejo, CA
    Service focus
  • Mutual Mobile

    End-to-end app development, strategy, and design.

    “I really enjoy working with everyone on their team—they’re very bright, kind, and respectful.”

    • Product Manager, Civil Construction Reporting Service
    $100,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    50 - 249
    Austin, TX
    Service focus
  • KindGeek

    Software Development Company

    "Their desire to help and contribute with their vision to our product was impressive."

    • Founder CEO, Daryl Woodhouse
    $50,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Lviv, Ukraine
    Service focus
  • Clover Studio

    Developing products to skyrocket your business!

    "They’re constantly working to find ways to improve and make our product better."

    • CEO, Social Platform
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Zagreb, Croatia
    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.