8196 Companies
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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Lise Infotech Pvt Ltd
7701

Lise Infotech Pvt Ltd

Together we can mobilise your work

Lise Info Tech Pvt Ltd is a software solution providing company for businesses, startups, entrepreneurs, and other parties who want to expand their business online. We provide excellent and efficient solutions that not only help your business grow faster but make you a step ahead in a world full of competitors. An extensive analysis of your ideas and requirements make us deliver the best of our services to you.

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$25 - $49/hr
10 - 49
India
Ubikon Technologies Pvt Ltd
7702

Ubikon Technologies Pvt Ltd

Ubikon Technologies Pvt Ltd

Trusted Web Development Company to help and guide

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NA
10 - 49
India
Infotech Wayout
7703

Infotech Wayout

The Best Web Development Company in Kolkata

Infotech Wayout is an internet marketing company that you can rely on. When you work with us, your objectives and goals are in the hands of the savvies that will assist you execute, develop and strategize. As an experienced web development company, our savvy team will offer everything you require to experience success in your online business and ensure better Return On Investment. With an emphasis on bespoke website solutions, Infotech Wayout can offer you the personalized solution that your business requires. Our offshore web developme... read more

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< $25/hr
50 - 249
India
Queryon
7704

Queryon

Keep Calm + Queryon On!

We partner with businesses, associations, and nonprofits to take the weight of software development, project management, platform integration, and advanced analytics off their shoulders. By taking a holistic approach to solving technology challenges and project management gaps, we have helped numerous organizations better understand their constituents and trends, ask on-point questions, and solve complex problems. We understand our clients’ pain points and are well positioned to help them work through these issues with custom solutions... read more

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NA
2 - 9
United States
Digital Exa
7705

Digital Exa

Best Web & CRM Development Company in jaipur

Digital EXA was founded in the year 2018, which specializes in web development company, app development company, crm development company, ecommerce development, web application, custom development, web design and seo. Client Base of 50+ proects from more then 3 Countries.

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$25 - $49/hr
2 - 9
India
Visuotech
7706

Visuotech

Beyond the expectations!

Visuotech is internationally known for comprehensive software development services, database development, and web development, as well as the creation of highly successful web and mobile systems. Hundreds of customers rely on our developers for cost-effective strategies in migrating and modernizing their application assets. Our Vision We work with leading organizations across the private, public, and social sectors. Our scale, scope, and knowledge allow us to address problems that no one else can. We have deep functional and industry... read more

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$25 - $49/hr
10 - 49
India
My Programmers
7707

My Programmers

Hire a programmer in Australia

My Programmers was founded with the intention of providing high-quality web development services at a sustainable price point. Our engineers are selected based on their credentials as well as experience in various verticals of global web and software development. Our company provides service extending from the design and drafting stage right to the hosting process. Services like SEO optimization, digital marketing, maintenance, and support are also incorporated in your package. We provide you with solutions regarding all major web technology... read more

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< $25/hr
50 - 249
Australia
Caddiesoft Development
7708

Caddiesoft Development

Outsourcing software development | Norway

For 14 years now we’ve been serving Norwegian small and midsize businesses with our custom digital solutions and remote teams from Ukraine. During this time, we managed to build long-term partnerships with many of our clients, including such prominent brands and services as Advista's 180.no, Oslo Vedsentral, Bisnode Norge and Osint Analytics.   As a Norwegian-based company, we incorporate Nordic project management and customer care into our business model. This includes: - overall in-depth understanding of the lo... read more

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$25 - $49/hr
10 - 49
Norway,
Ukraine
WieQuee
7709

WieQuee

Your idea in our queue

WieQuee is a company that provides services for software development for web, mobile, and desktop using the most modern tech stack. We built small but efficient team with deep understanding of crucial tech principles and good practices. We enjoy our work.

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$25 - $49/hr
2 - 9
Serbia
Tech2Globe Web Solutions LLP
7710

Tech2Globe Web Solutions LLP

Ecommerce, Web Development, Data Mgmt, Digital Mkt

Tech2Globe is a name that stands for reliability, efficiency and trust. A team that works hard to provide best solutions to our clients, a management that makes sure the timely execution of projects and a collective effort to form long lasting relations with our clients is what makes us Tech2Globe. Established in 2014, Tech2Globe is one of the youngest and most promising software developing companies incorporating in India. We specialize in web, windows and ERP solutions.With our passion and flare to innovate and create, we provide the best ... read more

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$25 - $49/hr
50 - 249
India,
United States
Pyther Innovations Pvt. Ltd.
7711

Pyther Innovations Pvt. Ltd.

Led by Innovations

Pyther Innovations Pvt. Ltd. established in 2008 to provide technology solutions for clients around the world. We are a software development company that creates complex business-driven solutions, with a focus on innovation and transparency of actions, guaranteed product delivery, and ongoing evolution. About Pyther :: https://youtu.be/cSc0AW45lmA?t=3 Pyther Innovations is best Web Development & Mobile App Development company that gives your business an edge over the current market trend. We have mastered the art of mob... read more

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$25 - $49/hr
10 - 49
India
Rcode Technolab
7712

Rcode Technolab

We R making the Difference.

R(Code) TechnoLab will effectively design your infrastructure using a comprehensive approach with your business objectives in mind. So that we remain at the forefront of technology and can advise our clients from a basis of up-to-date knowledge. Our goal is to give our clients the freedom to focus on their business instead of worrying about fixing, maintaining, or monitoring their IT infrastructure We provides innovative software solutions for startups and enterprises. We offer more than just software development, we focus on clients’ ... read more

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$25 - $49/hr
2 - 9
India
Consulting Arm Services
7713

Consulting Arm Services

Digital Arm to your business

We introduce ourselves as an upcoming offshore outscoucing company founded by highly experienced team of developers, engineers, financial experts etc. We have innovative concepts which help companies to outsouce the specialised talent for a single day to whole year with reasonable rates.          

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NA
2 - 9
India
ACVM technologies
7714

ACVM technologies

Design Development Marketing

  ACVM Technologies is an innovative company with experienced, talented and dynamicindividuals who share a common passion of providing the highest quality serviceto our clients. We provide you with a range of web designing,Website development,software Development,Android App Development, IOS App Developmet, Ecommerce Development, Domain Registration, Website Hosting services and our products are School management software and GST billing software. Customers are our first priority and as such we strive to provide highest qualitywork, ... read more

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NA
2 - 9
India
Suvrin Technologies
7715

Suvrin Technologies

Your IT Partner

Emerging from a team of experts with rich expertise in the field of information technology and marketing, Suvrin is a tech consulting organization that endeavors in creating diverse methods and innovative mechanisms to provide you with the best of website, mobile, ERP, and CRM solutions.

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< $25/hr
2 - 9
India
Apptware
7716

Apptware

Empowering Innovation

We are a custom web & mobile application development and design company. We dream, architect, design and develop human-first digital experiences. We build products which define the future of  technology. We deliver the right business outcomes 2x faster and help our clients monetize more prudently. Count on us if you’re looking to develop a native or a cross-platform app or need a partner for bringing digital transformation using Cloud, IoT, or AI. We are Apptware – Where disruption in Technology meets Innovation in service.... read more

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$25 - $49/hr
50 - 249
India,
Canada
PathPartner
7717

PathPartner

Engineering product innovations of the future

PathPartner is a specialist in product engineering, providing concept-to-production services to customers across automotive, consumer electronics, broadcast, medical and internet-of-things domains. Through innovative technologies built around deep learning, computer vision, multimedia, imaging, and internet of things, we solve complex business challenges for our customers. Our comprehensive portfolio of services coupled with state-of-the-art technology building blocks, provides our customers with advantages of top of the line technologies, supe... read more

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NA
250 - 999
India,
United States
Neusol LLC
7718

Neusol LLC

Lets do IT!

Neusol, a technology firm founded by the industry experts in Dubai in 2010, UAE now exists in five countries to provide customer oriented IT solutions. We not only deliver high quality enterprise solutions but also provide seamless integration with back office system and mobile interface as a single stack. Neu-Team of solution architects, developers and consultants having only one aim in mind “deliver the best, nothing else”. Our Mission is to deliver solutions not only to meet customer expectations but exceed it in terms of Cost... read more

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$25 - $49/hr
10 - 49
United Arab Emirates
Launchship Technology Solutions Pvt Ltd

Launchship, providers of tailor-made technical solutions for business needs, developers of niche software products, creators of engaging mobile games and innovators who nourish unique ideas to marketplace. At Launchship, we “empower aspirations” by designing the best possible avenues to achieve SUCCESS. From technical solutions and support for businesses to design and implementation of the most exciting applications and games, Launchship provides the much-needed boost to our clients’, users and employees’ aspirations ... read more

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NA
50 - 249
India
N-VisionIT Interactive
7720

N-VisionIT Interactive

Talented technology people who love what we do

N-VisionIT was founded in 1999 when Brent Mondoux and Reid Ivens – then co-workers at one of Canada’s largest telecommunications companies – decided to leave their jobs and start something new. Their goal was to use their technology expertise to deliver world-class results for their clients. With over 15 years of experience N-VisionIT has grown into an award-winning company with a team of specialists across many areas and a roster of loyal clients.

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< $25/hr
10 - 49
Canada
Reach C Onmark Pvt Ltd
7721

Reach C Onmark Pvt Ltd

Best Digital Marketing Agency in Bangalore

We are the Digital Marketing experts in establishing brand visibility and managing ROI focused campaigns across various Digital channels & verticals such as Manufacturing, Education, Hospitality, Healthcare, Real Estate, Fashion, E-commerce, FMCG & IT industries, many more. We are your one-stop online marketing solution from building search engine friendly web content, devising a Marketing strategy to reaching out to your customers. Our team of Digital Experts creates a brand story highlighting our client’s USPs for differen... read more

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NA
10 - 49
India
ISOLS Group Private Limited
7722

ISOLS Group Private Limited

Innovate First Rule Next

ISOLS Group is a leading technology and digital marketing corporation offering technology & digital solutions, services & products. The group has developed its specialized wings of technology solutions and digital marketing solutions & services. Innovative Solution Technologies is one of the sister concerns of ISOLS Group that deals in end-to-end technology solutions, services & products; from a simple mobile app & web application to business automation solutions like ERP and CRM solutions. Digital India Leader is anot... read more

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$25 - $49/hr
50 - 249
India
Innovative Solution Technologies
7723

Innovative Solution Technologies

Simplifying Problem Using Technologies

Innovative Solution Technologies an upshot of ISOLS Group Pvt. Ltd. is a pioneering Software Development & Technology Solution Company excavating the best use of Information & Technology practices to develop and implement industry-specific software and technology products & solutions. Having a robust track record of unparallel innovation; we are specialized in technology consulting, software development & designing solutions, web services, mobile app development, e-commerce solutions and other digital solutions to the diverse... read more

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$25 - $49/hr
50 - 249
India
Karma Snack
7724

Karma Snack

SEO Services

Karma Snack providing a wide array of services such as SEO services through SEO experts in Miami, PPC, SMO, Content Marketing, Web Development, Miami Internet Marketing Services, Miami Web Design, and more.

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NA
2 - 9
United States
Abstract
7725

Abstract

Creating Unique

We understand that emerging technology like augmented and virtual reality is, well...emerging. Every day we talk to folks across industries who may or may not be familiar with what augmented reality (AR) is or why virtual reality (VR) could actually be a better fit for their problem (and vice versa). The truth is, there’s a time and place for each technology, and that’s where we come in. First and foremost, our goal is to educate and consult. We bring you up to speed with the latest technologies available so you understand the... read more

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$100 - $149/hr
10 - 49
United States
BigoBrain Technology Private Limited
7726

BigoBrain Technology Private Limited

Architecting the Digital. Apps. Websites. Brands.

BigoBrain Technology (BBT)  is a premium Web & App Development firm established in 2015. BigoBrain Technology always uses the latest technologies for Website & Mobile App development. As an applications development company, we know how to build websites and apps that utilize proper design and programming to build products that will scale. BigoBrain Technology (BBT) is based in Salt Lake Sector V, Kolkata, West Bengal with a team of 75+ professionals with various skill sets.

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NA
50 - 249
India,
United Kingdom
Swivt Technologies
7727

Swivt Technologies

Create Disrupt Innovate

Swivt Lab's BrandDoc always practises based on research and serves with best solutions.We add the formula with combination of digital marketing strategy with multiplication of creative integers and mix in technology-focused, customised solutions as a chaser.

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$25 - $49/hr
10 - 49
Singapore
Gorrion Software House
7728

Gorrion Software House

Grow your business, we got your back

You’ve just found software specialists chosen by those who need a real ally in technology. We help entrepreneurs who want their companies to take advantage of technology. Our task is to look for solutions they actually need and let them achieve their business goals. We always try our best to get to know not only the product idea but also the client's business. Conducting interviews, workshops and completing a detailed brief is our standard. Thanks to this, the best adaptation of solutions to the client is not just a slogan but an a... read more

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$50 - $99/hr
50 - 249
Poland
Shopdev Technologies
7729

Shopdev Technologies

We Strategize, Design, and Build Digital Products.

ShopDev is a technology & design company specializing in software product development, technology innovation and venture incubation. We help our clients harness the power of data and artificial intelligence, modernize core technology, optimize and automate operations, fuel digital growth, create stunning digital experiences, and build digital talent and agile culture. We work with our clients to co-create digital solutions & platforms that accelerate their digital transformation. With over 150+ employees (software/app developers, AI/... read more

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$25 - $49/hr
50 - 249
United States,
United Arab Emirates
Webonix Technology
7730

Webonix Technology

Website | Software Development | Digital Marketing

Webonix Technology is leading best Website designing and Software Development Company in Meerut. We provide reliable and top quality services like Website designing, Website Development, E-commerce Website, Software Development, Digital Marketing, web-based School software development, Bulk SMS, Search Engine optimization (SEO) and Domain Registration. We develop beautiful and content oriented CMS website also at effective price. Aside from the superbly designed website and responsive website. Alongside, we also serve ourselves as a corpor... read more

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< $25/hr
2 - 9
India
Glawen
7731

Glawen

We help in Web and Mobile App Development

WebSite and Mobile App Development

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< $25/hr
2 - 9
India
Augmenify Inc.
7732

Augmenify Inc.

From concept to reality - We deliver

Augmenify provides full package services in the field of consulting, IT / Software development and Financial Services. 

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NA
2 - 9
Canada
Website By Ranking
7733

Website By Ranking

Mobile Friendly Website Services

We make new thoughts for our work and make new and new structures. We are here to offer the 24*7 types of assistance, we will be glad to fulfil you by our web administrations. On the off chance that you make your site from us you will get an extraordinary and wonderful looking site and will give our best to make your site interesting in a moderate cost. We think to offer best to our customers and fulfil them from our administrations. You can likewise offer your input for your plan. We will attempt our best to make site as you need for ... read more

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$100 - $149/hr
2 - 9
India
Techventers
7734

Techventers

Top SEO Company in India

Techventers is a leading digital marketing company in Delhi, India, aiming to help small and mid-sized businesses, market-sized audience, start-ups, and largest business houses, big brands, local and global customers in terms of offering the digital marketing services including website development, website designing, SEO, SMO, PPC, link building, ORM, video editing, and content management services in the most affordable rates. Our mastery and specialization lies in using the latest digital technologies and trends to represent the online busines... read more

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NA
2 - 9
India
9and9 DigiSoft Insights Private Limited

9and9 is growing as one of the leading Technology Services providers, specialized in Web designing, Digital Marketing, Mobile Application and Web development.

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NA
10 - 49
India
Staqo World Pvt. Ltd.
7736

Staqo World Pvt. Ltd.

IT Consulting Firm

A 100% subsidiary of a $360 million conglomerate, Staqo is an enterprise IT platform and services organization with two core differentiating attributes: Built for Scale; Built on Uniqueness. Our specialty is to amalgamate technology with business to transform the way enterprises operate. With Staqo’s robust portfolio of enterprise application and cloud-based data services – stacked with the suite of customer conversion-centric platform – we strive hard to drive effectiveness of business processes with a clear objective: Enabli... read more

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< $25/hr
50 - 249
India
Tonic3,
7737

Tonic3,

We humanize digital connections.

Tonic3 is the User Experience Division of W3, a multi-national digital agency providing services in over 20 countries throughout Latin America and the United States. We provide end to end delivery for companies of all sizes. Tonic3 is a Software Development and Digital Agency that helps its clients solve their biggest challenges with design and technology. For 23+ years we've honed our approach while bringing great ideas to life by partnering with clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to innovative start-ups and everything in-between. ... read more

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$25 - $49/hr
50 - 249
United States,
Argentina
TESTQ Technologies
7738

TESTQ Technologies

Making IT better!

TESTQ Technologies is a global IT and business consulting company headquartered in the UK. Our offerings spans over variety of industry sectors with strong technical, domain and process expertise helping clients grow their businesses and decrease operational costs on continuous basis in an ever-changing business environment. Our engagement offers tremendous value by optimizing your processes driving efficiency and helping clients establish agile and solid business and technical background achieving higher business growth and customer satisfa... read more

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< $25/hr
10 - 49
United Kingdom
Viral Web Tech
7739

Viral Web Tech

Result Driven Online Marketing Services

With the ever-rising need to update your website and the growing taste for unique web solutions, Viral Web Tech offers you a one-stop solution. We are a website design and online marketing company specialized in custom-designed, professionally created websites, for both personal and corporate businesses. We offer customized, cost-effective, and efficient web solutions (web design, logo design, eCommerce development, open-source development, SEO, SMM, SEM, affiliate marketing, etc.) that drive the growth of small and medium-sized businesses.

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NA
2 - 9
India
IMG Global Infotech
7740

IMG Global Infotech

Web Development Company in India

Looking for a Well-reputed Web Development Company in India, Digital Marketing Agency in India, Software Development, CMS and Mobile Application Development, Website Development, SEO/SMO Services, Internet Marketing, ECommerce Website Development, and Android App Development. Img Global Infotech always focused on high-quality service and user-friendly interface. Check Out for More Information!  

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NA
10 - 49
India
The SilverLogic
7741

The SilverLogic

thesilverlogic

The SilverLogic is a custom software engineering company and solution architect based in Boca Raton. Our team leverages cutting-edge technologies and tools, such as iOS and Android apps, AR, blockchain, and IoT, to develop custom solutions that save businesses time and money and turn costly business problems or bottlenecks, into streamlined profitable solutions. Winning multiple coding competitions and awards, our highly skilled teams design solutions that satisfy requirements and budgets while simplifying collaboration to maximize results. ... read more

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NA
10 - 49
United States
AntStack Technologies Pvt Ltd
7742

AntStack Technologies Pvt Ltd

Serverless | Limitless

Antstack is a cloud computing service and consulting company primarily focusing on Serverless Computing.  We help companies get up and running with serverless. From startups, small and medium businesses to large enterprises, we let organizations leverage the power of serverless computing across multiple cloud providers. Like ants, we believe in working together in a highly organized way, sharing a common purpose.

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< $25/hr
10 - 49
India
BITNEX
7743

BITNEX

Blockchain, Mobile, Web development

BITNEX is a full-cycle development company specializing in development for mobile devices, web technologies and blockchains. We help companies at any stage of the software product development cycle: from R&D and creating MVP from scratch to scaling, analysis and improvement of UX. The main areas of our activity are the development of Internet projects of varying complexity, the creation of business automation systems and IT consulting, the introduction of CRM services in cloud and mobile applications for industries such as finance, trade... read more

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$25 - $49/hr
10 - 49
Poland,
Ukraine
Logritha
7744

Logritha

Trend Setter of Technology

  The Logritha is a Web Development company , with a vision to become India's No.1 Software Development company in customer satisfaction by 2025. We always work towards creating a unique designing experience for our clients and society , which helps them in making their business / personal, a memorable experience, at a right cost!   We achieve this by offering well developed products which are equipped with friendly features ,driven by well trained and extremely courteous professionals , which actually differentiate us in... read more

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< $25/hr
2 - 9
India
Wharf Street Strategies Private Limited
7745

Wharf Street Strategies Private Limited

Wharf Street Strategies Private Limited

WSS is one of the top standing product development and digital marketing companies across the globe. We craft smart, innovative and cost-effective software, websites, desktop & mobile applications, that amplify your business’s digital growth and results.

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$50 - $99/hr
10 - 49
India
KICKSTART SOLUTIONS LLP
7746

KICKSTART SOLUTIONS LLP

Invoke Perfection

We had a dream of building dreams, and we are making it true at KickStart Solutions. Give your ideas and Imagination the well-deserved boost. Based out of Vadodara, India we aspire to connect with different people around the world in order to deliver the best possible services in IT Domain. Our Policy is "You Wish & We Deliver"​.

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$25 - $49/hr
2 - 9
India
InnoLogic Lab
7747

InnoLogic Lab

Innovation | Intellect | Research

We at InnoLogic Lab, are passionate about creating software solutions that create value for your business and lead to success. We specialize in Gaming Apps, mobile apps, for a range of top platforms, including Android and iOS. We also have extensive knowledge in developing complex Virtual Reality and Augmented reality Apps. We enable thriving startups & giant enterprises solve complex business challenges through our solutions. Our endeavor is to leverage right, innovative and intelligent solutions to translate our partner’s vision in ... read more

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NA
10 - 49
India
dctrl
7748

dctrl

Transforming data into value and business impact.

dctrl [di:ken'troul] is a studio for creative technology that combines strategy, design and engineering to create products for the digital transformation. We work with leading advertising agencies and progressive corporate clients to develop digital solutions and experiences for web, mobile, desktop, email, social and IoT. Established 2003 in Zurich/Switzerland, we are independently owned, creatively driven and digitally focused.

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$100 - $149/hr
2 - 9
Switzerland
MicroPedia Global Services
7749

MicroPedia Global Services

The Best Web Development & SEO Company

https://www.micropediaglobal.com/ MicroPedia Global Services is a trusted, all-in-one Web Development & reputed IT company. We provide the top IT services including E-commerce solutions, Mobile App Development, OTP & Bulk SMS, Backlinks, Social Media Marketing, Content Writing, Google Ads Campaign setup, SEO & Live Chat Solutions.

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< $25/hr
50 - 249
India
MarQuery
7750

MarQuery

lets innovate for the future

MarQuery is looking forward towards future AI-driven businesses having a mission to serve the industry with cutting edge technology and maintain client relations by providing 24x7 customer support and immediate response. MarQuery is a Pune's first conversational AI company providing fast responsive and artificial intelligence-based customer support solutions for brands to improve user experience. To solve the problems in handling customer support, MarQuery is providing virtual assistants. In simple words, we help you to make a Chatbot for y... read more

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$25 - $49/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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