Top Custom Software Development Companies

Top Custom Software Development Companies

Looking for the best custom software development company? Here is the list of world's trusted top software developers that deliver full-cycle of software development services. Today if there is one thing that your business needs to run smoothly and efficiently, it is customized software solutions. However, not all software development firms are capable of delivering highly efficient software products. To deliver outstanding software solutions, a software development company needs to have a team of software developers that keeps track of emerging technologies, languages and platforms in the software industry. Based on this and several other crucial parameters, GoodFirms research team has prepared the list of best custom software development companies. Pick a company as per your business software requirements and budget from the below list:

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List of Top Custom Software Development Companies | Best Software Developers

Velozion Technologies Pvt Ltd
The Positively Ignited

Welcome to the world of development! We at Velozion Technologies have built a versatile environment, as a stage to support businesses for their growth and development. We welcome business owners with an enthusiastic approach and help them understand and implement the latest technologies into their business operations. Velozion Technologies is not just a helping hand, we flow deep into our business development projects and showcase business owners the use of right technology for better results. Our developments involve in finding soluti... read more

$50 - $99/hr
10 - 49
India
Capazyte

7402. Capazyte

Software and Applications for startups

Capazyte is an initiative from a handful of people who are obsessed with quality and innovation. Our aim is to achieve excellence in every product we make, and we strive for perfection every time we code.

$25 - $49/hr
10 - 49
Pakistan
JD Soft

7403. JD Soft

ERP Software for Small Business

JD Soft is a global ISO 9001:2015 (QMS) & ISO: 27001:2013 (ISMS) certified organization with niche expertise in Industries and Enterprise Solutions for Process Optimization, Big Data Solution (BDS), Legacy Migration, Modernization, Advanced Data Analytics, Data Visualization, Reporting, Content and Big Data Management in verticals such as Energy & Utilities, Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, Engineering, Healthcare, Insurance as well as Retail.

< $25/hr
10 - 49
India
Sreyas IT Solutions Pvt Ltd
Web development company

Sreyas IT Solutions is a full service design, support and development company offering comprehensive Internet Solutions for various industries and businesses including small medium and large businesses. We are experts in different technologies including Drupal, WordPress, Prestashop, Magento also in Android, Iphone and Windows mobile development. At Sreyas we commit things that we can deliver. Have completed many 100s of projects here and do have nice reviews and client recommendation from our clients.  

< $25/hr
10 - 49
India
Ashara Studios
Transcending the present to create the future

Ashara Studios is a company dedicated to build ideas that change our environment in a positive way, for it, it is divided into three units: Ashara Soft, Ashara Games and Ashara Science: ASHARA SOFT This unit is dedicated to the design, development, implementation and deployment of technological platforms such as web pages, web platforms, desktop applications, mobile applications, Unity applications for 3D proyects, gamification, etc. All related to the design and brand building. ASHARA GAMES Unit dedicated to the design and developmen... read more

$50 - $99/hr
10 - 49
Colombia
Ordex Technology Solutions
Discover Tomorrow, Today

Ordex Technology Solutions is a seasoned software company with a proven track record of delivering exceptional quality in custom software development, support and consulting. Our company focuses on delivering high quality business solutions with full range of complementary services and industry-specific, tailor-made solutions to its clients through innovative technology solutions. We at OTS help clients to maximize the value of IT and help its customers to strategically re-engineer and re-invent their businesses to compete successfully in an ev... read more

NA
50 - 249
United States
CURTIS Digital, Inc.
We are approachable, smart, and fast moving

CURTIS Digital, Inc. is a custom software development agency that helps companies solve their technology needs. We provide both enterprise-level businesses and innovative startups with smart, custom tech and creative applications alongside a unique execution style that makes us feel more like part of your team and less like an external vendor. We forged our expertise over the last 19 years while working on challenging and existing projects with our customers. We are built to both solve common business problems that can arise while trying to ... read more

$50 - $99/hr
10 - 49
United States
ULTIMATE WEB DESIGNS LIMITED
We aspire to inspire

At Ultimate Web Designs Limited we aim to provide Affordable Web Design services all over New Zealand & Australia. With the combination of Responsive Website Design, cutting edge-technology and great project management. "We are proud to be in the list of Website Design Companies Auckland".

< $25/hr
2 - 9
New Zealand
ikubINFO

7409. ikubINFO

Software Engineering Company

Founded in 2007 in Tirana, ikubINFO provides services for software development by using the most modern technologies.The company operates by offering its services mainly to the public sector, but also to banking and financial, telecommunications and energy sectors. With more than 100 developers, equipped with high knowledge and experience in various fields, ikubINFO stands as the largest company in Albania in the field of software development. Based on its mission, vision and values, ikubINFO thrives to strengthen its position as a lead... read more

$25 - $49/hr
50 - 249
Albania
Rotros

7410. Rotros

Helping Brands on Their Digital Transformation

We help you grow and scale in digital worldby conventional and cloud products with proven practices. Leverage our services to build profitable, stable, scalable products that fitting your business needs.

$25 - $49/hr
2 - 9
Turkey
Bunch Consulting
dedicated teams, management, mobile, web, apps

  EU based company with an in-house development center and PMO, along with a network of 15 partners' development centers and companies. The development center network allows to connect with certain engineer and build tech teams in 2 weeks. The whole SW development cycle is under control of our tech experts. You will get a developer for your project with defined and agreed experience claimed while negotiated. Advantages are available for you: Get an estimate for your project in just 10 days Professional Project Manageme... read more

$25 - $49/hr
50 - 249
Poland,
Ukraine
wizbytes

7412. wizbytes

website design for Accountants

Wizbytes is one of the Best Web Development Company in Los Angeles, With the developing technology and malleable client appeal team Concept, WizBytes Pvt. Ltd. has also mastered its mechanism and procedure to accommodate new technology and new scripting language which allows us to gratify our seaward development partners flexible requirements. As a best web designing company in Los Angeles, we have devoted a group of expert architects and designers, making ground-breaking and connecting with sites. We utilize ultra-perfec... read more

NA
10 - 49
United States
Dayscholars

7413. Dayscholars

Software, web development, web designing

Dayscholars one of the best leading software IT Company, Kerala. Code7 is wing part of Dayscholars. Dayscholars build quality software products that define innovations and accessibility. 

NA
10 - 49
India
Eyelash Technologies
we think beyond imagination

Eyelash Technologies is one of the Most Reputed Online Branding and Digital Marketing Agency providing services like Branding and Advertising, Digital Marketing, Website Design - Web Development, SEO, Social Media Management, Graphic Design and Logo Design Services in Vadodara, India.

$50 - $99/hr
10 - 49
India
u2i

7415. u2i

u2i is a full-service digital boutique

u2i is a full-service digital boutique with an innovative approach to both its clients and its employees. We partner with you from ideation to production, leveraging innovative technologies with a relentless focus on making you successful and creating the best value for the end user. Founded in NYC in 2000, we went on a quest to find great ideas worth developing into awesome products. Ideas that not only require great code to be successful but also effective long term strategies and close, lasting relationships. In 2005, we set up our second... read more

$100 - $149/hr
50 - 249
Poland
Mechcubei Solution Pvt.Ltd
Software Development and Digital Marketing Company

Mechcubei has been part of the IT industry for more than 5 years with reliable mobile/web/digital marketing and SEO service primarily based in USA, UK, and India. The prime focus of our organization is to deliver high-quality software development services at reasonable prices to our clients. Our mission is in what we follow as the latest trend, where you don’t just meet the client’s expectation but you exceed the expectations of the client with exceptional service. Services we offer, make sure our clients accomplish their busi... read more

NA
50 - 249
United States,
India
Avalith

7417. Avalith

Software Development & Staff Augmentation Services

With 8 years in the market, AVALITH. has positioned itself as an enabler of companies in software development. Our growth has been constant and due to the conformity with our provided services, we have been able to work from startups to fortune 500 companies.

NA
10 - 49
Argentina
WebDesk Solution
WebDesign & Development Desk

We're a creative digital agency that specializes in custom web design & development, eCommerce, machine learning, AI, IoT, mobile app development and API Integration. We are certified partners with all the major e-commerce platforms like Volusion, BigCommerce, Shopify, 3dCart, Prestashop and more. Our team of professionals has the training and experience to grow your business, whether that be e-commerce, marketing strategy, SEO, web design, or mobile applications. Since 2013, we have helped our clients grow their brand and optimize t... read more

$50 - $99/hr
10 - 49
United States,
Canada
Swapna Bharathi Learning Solutions Pvt Ltd
Synchronizes Talent Technology Trade with Quality

Swapna Bharathi Learning Solutions Pvt Ltd was founded in 2014 by a group of experienced software solutions specialists. We are Swapna Bharathi Learning solutions Pvt. Ltd., a IT consulting and IT services company in Gudlavalleru, Andhra Pradesh (INDIA) for generating rural employment and empowering rural youth as well as generating employable resources to the IT industry. SBL Solutions team has been delivering innovative, cost effective and timely solutions that drive the growth of small and medium-sized businesses worldwide. And we have... read more

< $25/hr
10 - 49
India
Frugal Innovation - Web & Mobile App Development Company
We don’t just build Mobile Apps & Softwares

Frugalnova is one of the leading mobile app & web development services company based in India & California, USA. Get a highly professional team with years of expertise in providing excellent website & mobile app solutions outsourcing services.

NA
Freelancer
United States
Pratiti Technologies Pvt Ltd.
Pratiti Technologies Pvt Ltd.

Pratiti Technologies is a leading outsourced product development company  and innovative solution provider focusing on SMAC and IoT driven digital transformation.

NA
10 - 49
India
Droptica

7422. Droptica

Websites built with best Open Source solutions.

We are an Agile software development company. We create big websites with Drupal 8, Symfony and React. We excel in complex multi-tier builds with many integrations but are also great at creating fast to market apps and websites. Whether you are a startup or a large corporation, we will deliver results for you. - Drupal 8 custom modules development - Drupal 8 custom themes - Migration to Drupal (Migrate API) - Drupal performance - Drupal integrations (REST/JSON, XML-RPC, SOAP, etc) - Symfony Framework - JavaScript frameworks: Angula... read more

$25 - $49/hr
10 - 49
Poland
Me2 Infotech

7423. Me2 Infotech

You have complex ideas. We have the solution!

We are a group of professionals having the expertise to develop strategy, design, development, complex business solutions with ease of operations under the leadership of our promoter having more than 30 years of experience in IT sector.

$25 - $49/hr
10 - 49
India
IQ Infoline

7424. IQ Infoline

Website and application development company

IQ Infoline is well-recognized for providing the most reliable and affordable application and web development services. In addition, we also popularize your brand through core digital marketing services. For start-ups and SMBs as well as large enterprises, our services are capable to boost the productivity for providing long-term benefits.

< $25/hr
10 - 49
United States
Moqod

7425. Moqod

Full-stack software teams from Amsterdam and Kiev

Moqod is a full-service IT agency with a focus on Apps and Web apps. IOS. Android. Web. Back end. Big Data. AI. AR. We developed for UBER, Rijkswaterstaat, McDonalds and Roche, as well as for various startups. We specialize in setting up complete SCRUM teams for complex projects, as well as delivering MVPs for project-based startups; and everything in between. With our design and business guidance from the Netherlands, but development in Ukraine in a nearshoring approach, we can quickly scale quaility teams.  Moqod is a desig... read more

$50 - $99/hr
50 - 249
Netherlands
Riff Point LLC
Right team. Right solution. Perfect result.

Riff Point is a full-cycle software development company based in Eastern Europe, Ukraine, with 2 subdivisions for web and mobile development: WebCodin (https://webcodin.com/) and AppCodin (https://appcodin.com/). We combine the full understanding of your business idea and technical skills of our programmers to deliver high-end solutions for top level projects and startups. Let us know about your software ideas or extra development bandwidth needs and we'll respond shortly with a quote.

$25 - $49/hr
10 - 49
Ukraine
Relliks Systems
To help businesses grow & adopt technology

Relliks Systems help you achieve your business goals through right business solutions. We develop Web applications, Mobile app and Software to cover your brand and idea, converting it into reality, And help you adopt modern and open source software and databases.

$25 - $49/hr
10 - 49
Pakistan
Veracity Solutions
Software Development

Veracity Solutions helps organizations plan, build and launch successful software solutions from conception through adoption. Companies solve their stubborn and unique problems at the core by relying on our expert advice, coaching and staff.  

NA
Freelancer
United States
MazeGeek, Inc.
Leverage Our Talent for Cutting-Edge Solutions

We are problem solvers. We wanted our name to reflect that very fact. After brainstorming what the name of our company should be, we settled on MazeGeek. We help our clients to find their way out of the “Maze” or problems in which they find themselves to be lost. And we are the “Geek” or solution to their problems. That’s how we became MAZEGEEK Since our inception in 2016, we have relentlessly pursued excellence in creating the best solutions for our clients. Our motto has been set from the start to rack our col... read more

$25 - $49/hr
10 - 49
United States
Crystal IT

7430. Crystal IT

Excellence in quality

CrystalIT was established in October,2010 to the vision of Excellence in Quality.It belongs eight founder member.It has more 25 developer those are experienced in different plat forms.Our main aim to client satisfaction.

< $25/hr
10 - 49
Bangladesh
Mysoftheaven (BD) Ltd
Game Development

Mysoftheaven (BD) Ltd. offers the complete software product development, lifecycle and support services. We carry 10 years experience in design, develop and maintaining software products and services.

< $25/hr
2 - 9
Bangladesh
Brainwork Technologies-Digital Marketing Company
digital marketing company

Digital media is measurable and targetable to a great extent. Despite, the clear advantage of digital media, brands have to deal with changes in consumer behavior, competitors altering tactics and new technologies. We help you overcome these challenges and ensure overall success for your digital marketing goals. At Brainwork Technologies, we have developed an entire range of Digital Marketing Solutions and each of them has been designed keeping in mind the requirements of our clients.

NA
10 - 49
United States
Wolfmatrix Software Development Company
Empowered by Innovation, Driven by Values

Wolfmatrix is formed with the primary motive to serve businesses and startup and to make awesome tech products. Our agency focuses on creating beautiful interactive designs. We build strong collaborative relationship within our team and with our clients, that enables us to implement the solution with best practices and successful delivery. the mission to make a boutique software development company who will take a small number of businesses each year, understand their customers like the back of their hands, focus on quality and deliver proje... read more

$50 - $99/hr
10 - 49
Australia
CodeLions

7434. CodeLions

Web development

Tech team specializes in E-learning and HR industries

< $25/hr
2 - 9
Ukraine
CCR Technologies Pvt. Ltd
Automating Business Processes

CCR, LLC, based in Short Hills, NJ, USA was established in 2003 to provide the highest quality independent and timely global fixed income, equity, economic and quantitative research. CCR Technologies Pvt. Ltd. based in Pune, India, a wholly owned subsidiary of CCR, LLC is a provider of Information Technology and financial research services. Together, CCR has expanded beyond its financial sector roots into other industries that have similar business paradigms and strong consultative and partnership approach and business relationships that ... read more

< $25/hr
10 - 49
United States,
India
LEADconcept

7436. LEADconcept

Solution Leaders

Greetings, LEADconcept is located at Lahore, Pakistan [GMT +5 hours] and our front office is functional in California, US. We are an established Company with experienced team since 2003 and our clients are spread in all over the sphere such as US, UK, Canada, Europe & other countries. We can self-assuredly provide you references of our past client's for you to verify our company reputation. No beating around the bush, please go ahead and verify what our clients declare about LEADconcept from our Freelancer review/ratings. Our t... read more

$25 - $49/hr
10 - 49
Pakistan
Atomkit

7437. Atomkit

EMPOWER YOUR DIGITAL EXPERIENCE!

Atomkit was established as limited liability company in 2009 by a group of professional talents with different areas of expertise and we aim to serve both companies and individuals with high quality multimedia solutions which includes web design, web development and wide range of web services, and that is using creativity and a high set of standards we guarantee customer satisfaction by providing Grade-A technologies and we pay attention to the finest detail in every single project we take

$50 - $99/hr
10 - 49
Jordan,
Saudi Arabia
JoyFoundry LTD
EXPANDING YOUR HORIZONS WITH US!

JoyFoundry is an independent game and software development company, located in Athens, Greece. We offer to our customers a comprehensive range of services, from tailor made video games to integrated mobile software applications. We are dedicated to bring to the market innovative services, quality software and excellent support, all at a reasonable cost. We collaborate with local companies such as QnR, Globo, Geoset in various joint projects and products, sharing not only manpower and skills but also common values such as passion for innovation... read more

$25 - $49/hr
2 - 9
Greece
Gameka Sdn Bhd
WE GAMIFY LIFE

Here at Gameka, we’ve built a fun, gaming-oriented environment to nurture creativity, talent and respect amongst our peers. We also believe in creating open and transparent communication channels for everyone, regardless of background. Gameka is about investing in people and working together, towards a better future. We strive to groom future leaders who will become the pillars of the game industry.    

$50 - $99/hr
10 - 49
Malaysia
Vega IT Sourcing
Our people are our greatest value!

Vega IT is an experienced software development service provider that has been developing software solutions for 10 years for foreign markets. The company was founded in 2008 and is still led by its original founders. We are passionate about creating quality software products, and always excited, and eager to work on developing a tailor-made software product from start to finish.

$25 - $49/hr
50 - 249
Serbia
Kanerika Inc.
Transforming Businesses through Data Analytics

Kanerika Inc is a multi-faceted data-driven Business Intelligence, Data Science, Data Analytics and AI Solutions provider. Kanerika offers a full range of ‘concept to implementation’ services in the business software development domain. Our targetted industry is Logistics Spend Management, Healthcare, Education, Pharma and Manufacturing. With offices in USA, Estonia and India, we serve our clients present in USA, Europe, Australia, Singapore and India. We Offer: Expertise Having managed more than 12TB of data, Kanerika&rsquo... read more

$50 - $99/hr
50 - 249
India,
United States
Sysvine Technologies
Technology solutions you can grow with

Sysvine Technologies is a global software engineering service provider offering Software Architecture, Design, Development, Testing, DevOps and Support services in domains such as Knowledge Management, Healthcare and Financial Systems with expertise in technologies such as Cloud, Enterprise Mobility, Analytics, Big Data, Blockchain, Search engines, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.   We specialize in partnering with startup software firms, transitioning their proof of concepts (POC) into fully functional software solution an... read more

NA
50 - 249
United States
Vsourz Limited
Website Design & Digital Agency

We are a London based digital agency offering web design and internet marketing solutions. We serve clients all over UK and Worldwide. We are digital agency offering end to end service of branding, web development and marketing. This saves you from hassle of working with and managing several different entities. We build your websites, engage in internet marketing campaigns and maintain and support your websites on a regular basis.   WHY USE US OVER OTHER WEB DESIGN AND MARKETING COMPANIES? ✓ We take time to underst... read more

$100 - $149/hr
250 - 999
United Kingdom,
Canada
Infrism Technologies
Leading Web Design & Development Agency Birmingham

Working in the field for many years, we are the leading web designing & development company Birmingham, providing our experienced and professional services in the field. We provide effective, high quality and ethical technical support to our clients. We exploit our full potential to deliver the best results with our work. We design website keeping up with the latest standards and make it attractive through adding on the newer arenas of graphics. Our experienced professionals will help you in meeting all the targets and will help in revitali... read more

NA
10 - 49
United Kingdom
XenelSoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd
we build business

XenelSoft Technologies was established in 2013 as a Web Development firm. In a short span of time, the company has grown its expertise to the maximum. We now provide Digital Media solutions, develop Web based applications like CRM systems of any complexities to help our clients worldwide.We have hundreds of satisfied clients worldwide. We understand the importance of Branding and Marketing. To provide our clients one stop solution, we also offer Digital marketing Services which includes SEO, SMO and PPC services.

$100 - $149/hr
10 - 49
India
Kris Robust Information Solutions
Computer Software

Kris Incorp believes in bringing clarity and utility to the world of complexity. In delivering cutting-edge and customized technologies to support your individual and business needs, long-term growth, and responsiveness to your customers, Kris Incorp has established a web of trusted expertise across several segments including technology management, telecommunication, mobile software engineering, enhanced user functionality, and system and database architecture.

< $25/hr
10 - 49
United States
Gofriends

7447. Gofriends

Software develpment

GoFriends — is a fast growing software development company established in 2013, with development office in Kiev. We are a team of strategists, designers, architects, and engineers. We collaborate with clients to solve their biggest business challenges. Our main goal is to help businesses in Europe and the USA develop modern IT solutions in sports and health sphere. We think globally but act locally to help our customers build their brands. We believe that software is made better by a new way of thinking, building teams and capabilities th... read more

$25 - $49/hr
10 - 49
United States
Kodion Softwares Pvt. Ltd.
Softwares

We are young, enthusiastic and flexible. We do not shy away from challenges. We not only build web and mobile applications but we build relationships with our clients by providing 24/7 customer service. We help make people’s lives easy by providing them with business solutions which are easy to maintain and are accessible to everyone.

NA
10 - 49
India
Clematis Software Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Architecting the Next

Clematis is an Indian IT company which specializes in custom development projects for their clients. We have in-house strong development team that specializes on full stack development. Clematis has been delivering world standard applications to their customers who are primarily technology based startups as well as some of the large enterprises around the world. Our primary expertise lies in Web based application development, mobile apps development for the android and ios platforms and helping clients with their projects on the ServiceNow... read more

< $25/hr
10 - 49
India
NET WEB Technologies
Turn Ideas Into Reality

Netweb Technologies leading mobile app development and website development Company based in India. The Company’s portfolio spans from App Consultation, UX-based Design, and Development, to the sophisticated SaaS offerings.       The team at Netweb Technologies experts in response management and is well versed in transforming your app idea, in reality, excels in response management and is equally well-versed with transforming your app idea into reality. We are always committed to deliver high end product. Servi... read more

< $25/hr
10 - 49
India
Buyer’s Guide
Introduction

There is a variety of software that automates the day-to-day tasks within business corporations, educational institutions, as well as public sector and private organizations. Companies can either buy a pre-designed software or customized software to accommodate their requirements.

What Are the Different Types of Software Development Methodologies?

The four most prevalent software development strategies are the Waterfall development method, the Agile development method, the DevOps development method, and the Rapid application development method.

1) Waterfall: It is a traditional software development methodology. It follows a linear model following the software development life cycle in a sequential pattern. Each stage must be accomplished before starting the next phase.
Pros: It is convenient to understand and manage the project using linear software development methodology.
Cons: Investing in the waterfall model is time-consuming and costly due to the rigid structure.

2) Agile: This model follows iterations containing minute increments. This method helps minimize risks by quickly identifying bugs, overhead costing, and changing requirements.
Pros: Agile allows teams to detect defects and fix them as well as align expectations in the initial stages of development.
Cons: It heavily relies on real-time communication between the developers and the end-users.

3) DevOps: DevOps is a collaboration between various teams responsible for the software development life cycle, like development, quality assurance, and operations. All units operate together instead of working on individual tasks.
Pros: Because of the frequent code releases, the DevOps method lowers the failure rates and deployment time while maintaining the app's reliability.
Cons: Miscommunication or use of different environments between departments can result in a massive fallout.

4) RAD: To design a high-quality system at a lower investment cost, RAD implements a compressed development process. This method consists of four phases that are requirements planning, user design, construction, and cutover instead of the traditional seven stages.
Pros: It delivers speedy solutions for medium-sized projects with well-defined business objectives.
Cons: This method requires highly skilled programmers with in-depth knowledge of the application.

What Are the 7 Phases of the Software Development Life Cycle?

The software development life cycle denotes the stages of software development from ideation to its delivery to the client. There are seven stages of SDLC. The software development process takes place in a constant succession until the ideal software is created.

1) Planning: The planning phase comprises the perspectives of project and product management. The software developers map out resource allocation, procurement requirements, project scheduling, cost and time estimation, and other crucial particulars.

2) Requirements: Once a rough plan is formulated, the different IT teams assemble and weigh the functional requirements of the project. These requirements are gathered from business stakeholders and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs.)

3) Design and Prototyping: Software architects and developers commence the designing of the software in this stage. The architects define the frameworks and structures of the application, while the developers focus on the software development languages and technologies to implement. Architects and developers use numerous software development tools to eliminate algorithmic problems. This phase also includes rapid prototyping (spikes) to analyze solutions and execute the best option.

4) Development: The core development of the software springs in this phase. In this stage, the team of software developers produces a working model of the application. Moreover, a constant communication channel is established with the clients to ensure that the software meets their expectations, thereby avoiding extensive changes.

5) Testing: It is one of the most vital phases of the software development process. The developers perform a variety of testing, such as unit testing, code testing, integration testing, security testing, performance testing, etc. to ensure the quality of the product. After the completion of the testing phase, the functional software is ready for deployment.

6) Deployment: In most software development companies, the deployment phase is automated. Medium to large-size enterprises uses Application Release Automation (ARA) tools to automate the implementation of software to production environments. This phase yields the release of the working software.

7) Operation and Maintenance: It is imperative to ensure the proper functioning of the software after its release. By continually monitoring the software in the production environment, software developers can detect and eliminate any bugs or defects that may arise. This stage also caters to any additional needs of the end-user, such as fine-tuning the system, boosting performance, adding new features, etc.

Which Are the Popular Software Development Languages?

1) Python: It has advanced as one of the most prominent web programming languages in this era.  Even many academic institutes have incorporated Python as a premier software development language for creating Artificial Intelligence and machine learning-based applications.  For a large project, Python can function as an object-oriented language as well as a scripting language.

2) JavaScript: For over five years, most software developers, to some extent, have used JavaScript to code the application. JavaScript is a powerful scripting language that allows the team of software developers to decide the right feature to incorporate within the software. It helps creates interactive software applications by developing apt UI for client-side as well as server-side. The most significant advantage of using this language is that it is compatible with all browsers.

3) Java: Being the oldest, Java is an exemplary server-side application development language. It first offered the revolutionary concept of WORA, "write once run anywhere." The software developers access the numerous tools and technology provided by the Java library to build a robust, complex, and scalable server-side software. Its popularity is also due to its high cross-platform compatibility.

4) C#: C# follows the concept of C. Hence, developers with an understanding of the C Programming can effortlessly grasp the concepts of C# as well. It is easily integrable with Windows, making it a prime language for web application development as well as cross-application development. Unlike its namesake, C/C++, C# does not permit pointer types, making it safer.

5) PHP: PHP is an object-oriented programming language. There is an extensive range of open-source PHP frameworks. These frameworks enable the addition of sophisticated features and functionalities into the app without the need for writing prolonged codes. Multiple PHP development tools enhance efficiency during coding. It also speeds up customized app development while simplifying maintenance.

What Are the Factors Affecting Software Development Cost?

The aggregate cost of software development depends on numerous factors. A minute change in one of these factors can significantly change the final software development cost.

1) Platform: The cost of software development depends on the type of platform and Operating System. The software development cost differs substantially based on this criterion. Most software developed for one platform does not run on the other. This is due to the vast different programming languages, software development kits, and software development tools used. Designing a cross-platform software will cost more in comparison to dedicated software.

2) Design: The successful operation of software depends on its ability to deliver exceptional user experience (UX) as well as a smooth user interface (UI). Supplying this can take a lot of time and effort on the development end, depending on the software type and complexity. The software development cost of applications having more elaborate and sophisticated UX/UI will be higher.

3) Time: While creating exceptional software, the developers need to invest more time in ensuring that the application is functioning properly. Hence, the number of hours spent on designing and developing software can cause fluctuation in the cost of software development. Moreover, if a company requires delivery of an elaborate software before the prescribed time frame, the software development company will need to assign additional specialist developers to complete the task. Thus, causing a surge in the final billed amount. 

4) Testing: Testing is an integral part of software development. The cost of testing software can vary due to the complexity of the application, as well as the number of reboots required. Most software development companies include testing services in the package; however, it is better to opt for a combined payment option to avoid paying for unnecessary and extensive reboots.

5) Hiring Option: The cost of development also depends on the experience, type, and location of the custom software development company chosen. For instance, it is cost-effective to outsource software development solutions or opt for freelance software developers for hire instead of building an in-house team of developers. Moreover, while outsourcing, a company is based in a developed country, will charge more than a software development company located in a developing country.

How Much Does Software Development Cost?

GoodFirms’ research depicting the useful stats and trends on software development exhibited an estimated cost for software development projects based on their functionality.

  • To design a basic-functionality software, experienced software developers charge less than $20,000. 
  • Software having general utility costs somewhere between $20,000 to $40,000.
  • Software with above-average complexity features can be delivered at a price range of $40,000 - $60,000.
  • Custom software development companies working on complex and feature-rich applications can quote a price of over $60,000.
How Much Time Does It Take to Build a Software?

The time-taken to build software mainly depends on its complexity. 

  • Basic Software: They can be built in less than 2 months, but their functionality is considerably simple.

  • Medium Complexity Software: This software has more complicated features and can be deployed within 2 - 6 months.

  • High Complexity Software: Creating software of this level can take more than 6 months, due to incorporating intricate architecture, security solutions, multiple integrations, and many more.

How to Find the Right Software Developers?

It is vital to thoroughly analyze the top software development companies to find the ideal partner. However, it can be challenging to weigh their capabilities without knowing which selection criteria to analyze. While shortlisting a software development company consider the following benchmarks:

1) Expertise: Most companies have a clear idea of the type of platform and technology stack they plan on incorporating in their software before the start of the project. Therefore, they must hire software developers who possess the specific skill set and specializes in using those particular software development tools and technologies. For example, to create software in Java programming language, consider selecting software development company with expert Java developers with extensive knowledge of the top Java Frameworks such as Apache Nutch, Drools, AppFuse, etc.

2) Experience: Decision-makers must opt for the custom software development company that possesses hands-on experience in projects related to their industry. For instance, if a firm is planning to develop an eCommerce application, choose software developers with previous experience in designing such software. This way, businesses can ensure the software quality satisfies their requirements. Moreover, while outsourcing, clients must focus on service providers with previous experience of working with remote teams. This offers an insight into their ability to handling off-shore projects.

3) Reviews: Apart from their past experience, clients must examine the feedback attributed to the software development company by their past clients. This gives a thorough understanding of the software development firm’s processes and service quality. Apart from requesting references from the existing and previous clients, business owners can also explore third-party review and rating platforms, such as GoodFirms, to receive genuine customer feedback. 

4) Agility: The project requirement is bound to evolve during the development of the software. It is vital to ascertain that the software developer for hire is flexible enough to adapt to the change. This can be determined by studying their approach towards adopting new technology, as well as their ability to scale the project and offer flexible pricing models. The software developer must be ready to embrace new innovations as required to satisfy the demands and expectations of their clients.

5) Easy Exit Process: After the completion of the project, the top software development companies ensure a smooth and hassle-free transfer of the software and related information. However, it is smart to partner with a firm that offers seamless transition by timely transferring documentation and best practices to avoid miscommunication. Moreover, select a software development company that is willing to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement to safeguard confidential data.

What Questions to Ask the Software Development Company Before Signing the Contract?

Before settling on a software development company, there are several topics that you need to cover, like their pricing model, the number of developers assigned to the project, the estimated project duration, the requisite contracts, and documentation, along with the software development tools, languages, frameworks employed. However, this should not be the deciding factor for hiring a software developer. You must ask the following question to get a definite idea before finalizing the deal:


1) How Do You Ensure That You Comprehend My Project's Requirements?

This is the founding question to either select or reject a company. A gap in either explaining or understanding the project requirements can leave you with an application that varies significantly from what you envisioned. The top software developers for hire will warrant a comprehensive understanding of your business concerns, timeline, resources, budget, and market goals. 
Give bonus points to the company that intends on providing prototypes, proof of concepts, and minimum viable products (MVPs) to communicate their insight and allow you to expand and improve that perception.

 
2) What Is Your Software Development Approach?

It is always wise to inquire about the software development process adopted by the contending software development company. The best custom software development companies will employ a reliable method that offers consistency and quality control. Ask them to describe their Agile processes, UX/UI research, iterations, QA/testing, etc. 
Do not forget to inquire about the steps they have taken to dodge the "Black Swan" situation in any previous projects and how they plan on implementing those tactics in your project. It is vital to hire a software developer who can ensure that the software has no grey areas after deployment.

 
3) Is Software Maintenance and Staff Training Included in the Package?

After the deployment of the software, businesses may require the addition of newer features and functionalities as well as to fix bugs and release updates. The top software development companies offer post-deployment support. Additionally, most software developers for hire also provide software training to your in-house team.
Ask your potential software development company regarding the structure of maintenance and training administered by them. It is imperative to discuss whether these services are included in the pre-discussed budget or offered as an add-on service.

 
4) What Kind of Involvement Do You Expect from Me?

For developing software that meets your expectations, it is vital that you explicitly mention all your requirements to the software development company. Depending on the software development methodology, the team of developers may need to maintain a steady communication channel with you.
Inquiring about your expected involvement with the developers will let you offer timely suggestions regarding any changes you desire. Moreover, both parties can achieve their individual responsibilities, ensuring a harmonious software development process.


5) Why Should I Collaborate with Your Company?

This may seem like a very generic question. However, if the answer offered by the prospective software developer is common, it may be due to their lack of understanding of your project. They must be apt to describe their qualities and potential contribution that resonate with your project. 
At the same time, it is important not to fall for extravagant claims made by service providers! Demand for samples or illustrations of measurable services and solutions offered by the team. Hire a software developer with a credible and industry-specific track record that exhibits their excellence and relevance to your project.

GoodFirms Research Process

The principal aim of GoodFirms is to assist service seekers in finding the ideal software development solution by highlighting the rundown of the top custom software development agencies worldwide.

The team of researchers at GoodFirms has precisely evaluated significant software development companies based on GoodFirms proprietary research methodology. Our research approach covers critical qualitative and quantitative factors. The predominant firms that bagged a position on the list of top software development companies have been classified based on their software development and software designing caliber. Additionally, GoodFirms considers the years of experience and the market influence of the contending companies to comprehend their benefactions to the industry. The other valuable parameter acknowledged by the research team is the feedback and recommendations from previous clients, vouching for their credibility.

After thoroughly analyzing, we have curated the above list denoting the most reliable software development firms capable of delivering robust, appealing, and error-free software solutions to patrons worldwide. The featured companies maintain a team of experienced and qualified software developers that use leading-edge tools and technologies to create the ideal product.

GoodFirms urges new and established software development companies to present proof of their achievement and grab a spot in our 'Research' section.

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