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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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Blockchain Simplified
8101

Blockchain Simplified

We simplify your Blockchain Development

Blockchain Simplified is a top Blockchain development Company in Pune, India. We specialize in Blockchain, Web & Mobile development. Expertise: Blockchain Development : Bitcoin, Ethereum, Hyperledger, Corda, and more. Mobile App Development : Android Native, iOS Native, React Native, Flutter, Xamarin. UI/UX Design : Strategy, Planning, UI/UX Design, Wireframing, Visual Designs. Web App Development : Node.JS, Angular, React.JS, PHP. Backend Development : MongoDB, MySQL, AWS, Firebase.

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$25 - $49/hr
50 - 249
India
Zamra Solutions Pvt Ltd
8102

Zamra Solutions Pvt Ltd

You Think We Deliver

A world-class company birthed in the United States, Zamra Solutions have risen, over the years, to become one of the top application developers across the globe. Churning out amazing zamra apps using premium zamra technologies, we have distinguished ourselves among our peers in the industry. We are a US based company with a roster of industry experienced developers bent on delivering unrivaled services to our clients. Within our ranks are some of the best application developers in the industry. As... read more

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$25 - $49/hr
50 - 249
United States,
United Arab Emirates
Ascent24 Technologies
8103

Ascent24 Technologies

Futuristic Software Developer & Service Provider

One-Stop Destination for Software Modernization! Creativity is our Reality! Ascent24 Technologies is a dedicated team of creative technology experts with expertise across various industries and new-age technologies and always ready to embrace challenges and changes. We are an aspiring, passionate, and the finest team of developers, analysts, designers, and testing professionals who develop, design, and deploy software products, according to business requirements from clients, by meeting the expectations of clients.

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< $25/hr
10 - 49
India
Orbit Infotech
8104

Orbit Infotech

Crafted For Excellence

ORBIT INFOTECH is an all-inclusive service provider for your online presence. Right from Web designing to digital marketing, we provide powerful digital products to boost your online presence. And when we sat digital products it comprises almost everything: right from website design to entrepreneur softwares.  

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$25 - $49/hr
10 - 49
India
IT WAVES
8105

IT WAVES

Solutions Providers

Software development company based on the latest technologies with the end to end roll out process. We aim at bringing reliable digital solutions powered by global-standard expertise to you.

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< $25/hr
10 - 49
India
BrandGeko Digital Agency
8106

BrandGeko Digital Agency

Providing Digital Services For Business Growth.

BrandGeko is a digital agency that provides the essential digital services required for businesses to become well-structured for exponential growth. At BrandGeko, we understand the dependence that our clients place on us, and we do our best to make them proud of their choice. We have what it takes to make businesses do better. And we love to collaborate with clients that do not settle for less.

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$25 - $49/hr
10 - 49
Nigeria
CBA Tech Solution
8107

CBA Tech Solution

We fulfill your technology needs

CBA Tech Solution is here to fulfill your every digital need from Developing Websites, Softwares & Apps to Digital Marketing and boosting your sales. Curently we are based in India, but are continuously into increasing our tem as well as our global scope. We did many projects in the past and have many happy clients from abroad. We are a startup but not a newbie. We have a team having super talented people with several years of experience in the industry. We are primarily focussed on providing th... read more

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< $25/hr
2 - 9
India
XR Labs
8108

XR Labs

AR & VR

Enabling your Industry 4.0 Transformation XR labs is a unique Industry 4.0 consultation and solution development firm based out of India, serving several Fortune 500s across the globe. With over 100 deployed and live solutions ranging across technology domains such as Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Internet of Things,  XR Labs is your go-to solution integrator for solving the biggest challenges your enterprise is facing in the domains of Process Improvement, Maintenance, Training, Sales and Marketing,... read more

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NA
10 - 49
India
SEO Design Chicago
8109

SEO Design Chicago

SEO, Website Design & Custom Software Development

Strengthen your brand or service online with the power of an SEO agency specializing in Search Engine Optimization, Web Development, Analytics, and Digital Advertising best practices.  SEO Design Chicago solves problems and provide solutions for all business types from National to Local with our Marketing Services.

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$100 - $149/hr
10 - 49
United States
Cerebrum Technology
8110

Cerebrum Technology

Best Place for your IT Solutions

Easily Compare The Best Web Hosting Services, Get the Top Hosting Deals & Offers Today. Free Domain, SSL, cPanel, Backup, Unmetered Bandwidth, Unlimited Disk Space, 24/7 Support. Unmetered Bandwidth. Unlimited Disk Space. Free Daily Backup. Free cPanel.

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$100 - $149/hr
250 - 999
India
SKDesign Agency Web Design
8111

SKDesign Agency Web Design

Conversion-focused websites, software & marketing

SKDesign Agency Web Design is a full-service, digital creative agency specializing in custom web design, organic and local SEO services, application & software development. "Conversion-focused websites, applications & software, coupled with effective lead generation — to ensure your online success." Building first-class applications and websites is a journey that starts with the very first phone call. We truly believe our client’s success is our success. Every step of the way we are there beside you, making s... read more

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$50 - $99/hr
2 - 9
United States
LiMiT
8112

LiMiT

Web Design & Mobile App Development

Web Design Oradea Bihor, Servicii web design si realizare site-uri web Oradea: Creare pagini web Oradea, Realizare magazin online Oradea si Servicii SEO in Oradea.

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$50 - $99/hr
2 - 9
Romania
Glowlogix (Pvt) Ltd
8113

Glowlogix (Pvt) Ltd

A reliable web development company

GlowLogix, a web house with a reliable status in the web production industry; based in Gujrat with a sub-branch in Islamabad, Pakistan. We provide our customers with high-end solutions for their problems; providing coverage for the creation of websites, mobile applications, logos, illustration, and Branding. We are recognized worldwide for inexpensive, quality work. We offer round the clock communication to our customers to assess their specifications because our customers’ satisfaction is our top-most priority. We are highly known for, &... read more

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NA
10 - 49
Pakistan
Eplanet Soft
8114

Eplanet Soft

Inspired Performance With Desired Results

Eplanet Soft is a web/mobile app solutions provider and specializes in web design and development, mobile app development and outstanding SEO services. We help our clients create world-class solutions and a strong online presence. We have over 600+ delighted clients with projects in PHP, Laravel, Cake PHP, Wordpress, Opencart, Magento, Joomla, Android, E-Commerce, HTML, HTML5, CSS, CSS3, Bootstrap Designs and many more.

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< $25/hr
10 - 49
India
Apptale Technologies
8115

Apptale Technologies

Top Website and Mobile App Development Company

Apptale, is and certified Website and Mobile App development company based in Ahmedabad, India. Established in 2015, Apptale is a prominent website and mobile app development company that strongly believes in turning your ideas into reality with the help of the best technologies. Our experts work hard to paint a bright future for the businesses and startup enablers. For us, the thing that matters at the top is the satisfaction of clients towards our services. Our highly skilled and certified resources always keep themselves upda... read more

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< $25/hr
10 - 49
India,
United States
Surya Tech
8116

Surya Tech

Your True End-to-End Partner

Surya Tech is your true end-to-end parter. We help businesses and organizations solve big problems using machine learning, software and more. Contact us today to learn more about our solutions and services.

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NA
2 - 9
United States
Oxcytech System
8117

Oxcytech System

Website Development Company

Oxcytech System, an IT consulting and software outsourcing company known for our deep industry experience and high customer satisfaction. We collaborate with clients globally to solve their most pressing challenges from strategy through execution.

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NA
10 - 49
India
Breadth-First Technologies
8118

Breadth-First Technologies

We develop smart apps

Breadth-First was established in the year 2014, we are in the stream of custom web and mobile apps development. Our mission is to direct our efforts under resources towards a time-bound execution of each and every one of our ventures and ensuring customer satisfaction on a constant basis. We believe in pooling together the collective ideas of our employed contributors in order to come up with cutting edge products and visible results. After establishing our prominence at the grassroots level via relatively significant projects, we look to ... read more

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< $25/hr
10 - 49
India
Toor Technologies
8119

Toor Technologies

Empowering Tomorrow

Toor Technologies is an IT Consulting company in Dubai that provides services and solutions for Network, Security, Web Development, Structured Cabling, CCTV Surveillance, and IT infrastructure.

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$25 - $49/hr
10 - 49
United Arab Emirates
Theorem
8120

Theorem

We're an engineering and innovation firm.

Theorem is an innovation and engineering company that advises clients on product strategy, engineering, design, and culture, then partners with them to build and launch technology-driven solutions to their most complex problems. Theorem is chosen by clients when results matter most — becoming the agent of change, and driving a transformation that involves not only technology, but also people, process and leadership. We believe that the best solutions to complex problems are created through a combination of technology, people, passion, ... read more

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$200 - $300/hr
50 - 249
United States
SBS Consulting Pte. Ltd
8121

SBS Consulting Pte. Ltd

One Stop Professional Service

SBS Consulting is one of the leading corporate service providers in Singapore. It specializes in Company Incorporation, Accounting, Preparation of the director's report, Taxation, GST, Payroll, XBRL, IT software development and maintenance, and other value-added business services for residents and non-residents of Singapore.

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NA
10 - 49
Singapore
DMCS INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED
8122

DMCS INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED

Digital Marketing & Consultancy Services

We are working with the idea to boost your hard work and vision with the smartness of Digitalization and IT. The experienced Business & Marketing Analyst and Developers & Designers of our team are pushing the boundaries of technology and innovation with every coming project. We take pride in our flexible and agile methods of Mobile App development, Website development, Software development and Digital Marketing to built many brands into a global success. We put constant efforts of preserving Quality and Trust of our clients. Our Qual... read more

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< $25/hr
10 - 49
India
Social Peanuts Technologies
8123

Social Peanuts Technologies

Expect nothing less than perfect

To Define Social Peanuts in short a creative agency, providing key digital services. Focused on helping our clients to build a successful business on web, mobile, game design and online digital marketing.

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< $25/hr
2 - 9
India
Inclusion The Cloud Company
8124

Inclusion The Cloud Company

Software Development, SAP, Salesforce and AWS

We are Inclusion - The Cloud Company, a world-class IT outsourcing service provider. We have Delivery Centers in Argentina, Chile, and Washington D.C (USA). We provide high-quality and cost-effective solutions for top-tier corporations in the US and Europe through onsite and offshore service delivery models, enabling companies to transform their operations and improve performance.

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$25 - $49/hr
50 - 249
United States,
Argentina
Sunera Technologies
8125

Sunera Technologies

Enabling innovation

SuneraTech is now at the frontline of Digital Transformation and enables innovation to promote futuristic organizations.  Our successful customer-centric initiatives around Cloud Transformation, Digital Transformation and Innovation, Data monetization, Digital Assurance, Enterprise, and App Modernization positioned it as a preferred IT partner for 250+ global companies over the last 15 years. Headquartered in the US, SuneraTech is located in India and Canada.  SuneraTech, a native Cloud ... read more

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NA
1,000 - 9,999
United States
Connect Infosoft Technologies Pvt.Ltd
8126

Connect Infosoft Technologies Pvt.Ltd

Ultimate Solution For Technologies Ahead.

We have more than 21 year of experience and We provide off-Shore web design and development service to our clients. Our expertise are in Laravel Development, React Js development, java script, code Igniter, PHP7, Magneto 2, Data Engineering, Data Science, Python R, Machine Learning, Data Analyst, Artificial Intelligence, iOS App development, Android App development, Flutter, Native OS, Native Android, Iconic, Cordova and lot more. We are committed to follow the highest standards of ethical conduct and to provide honest and affordable servi... read more

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$100 - $149/hr
10 - 49
India
Wesoftworld
8127

Wesoftworld

Innovative Solutions At Cost Saving Price

Wesoftworld is complete IT solution providers. We Are Based in India.

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NA
2 - 9
India
VentureDive
8128

VentureDive

Innovating to improve lives

VentureDive is a technology solutions company that creates and invests in high-end technology products and solutions to improve lives worldwide. We innovate in engineering, design, and strategy to solve real-world challenges for businesses. We are a technology services leader with the heart of a products company. This grants us a unique advantage when solving B2B as well as B2C challenges, making our solutions outshine the competition. Ranging from early-stage startups to the world’s largest companies, we work hand in hand with you ... read more

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NA
250 - 999
Pakistan,
United States
Clear vision Co.
8129

Clear vision Co.

Your vision is our mission

Since its establishment in 2003, Clear Vision has been providing exceptional affordable customized IT solutions throughout the Middle East for businesses, organizations, and government agencies. Clear Vision provides professional IT services such as : Enterprise Search & Collaborative Tools ,Data Management Solutions for the Education Sector , Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Mobile Phone Applications, including SMS , Comprehensive Web Development and Maintenance , Custom-Designed Software Applications and Multi-Media Productions ... read more

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< $25/hr
10 - 49
Saudi Arabia
RE2QA Private Limited
8130

RE2QA Private Limited

SalesForce, ZOHO, Mobile APP

RE2QA is a full-service team of developers who are specialized in providing custom internet development services. Planning, managing and developing web-based applications across for companies in the Lahore and abroad has allowed us to gain experience in multiple industries and countries. As a boutique development company, we have the ability to work with clients on a personal level and provide them the exact product they have in mind. But, what really sets us apart from other development companies, we can provide completely custom services t... read more

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< $25/hr
10 - 49
United States
Sigosoft UAE
8131

Sigosoft UAE

Way to Innovation

We, at Sigosoft, offer the best mobile app development Company in Dubai, UAE, making you want to associate with us more. Efficiency and productivity are what we are well known for, we at Sigosoft, are a dedicated team of experts who are into providing top quality mobile app development services. We are proud to inform you that we are the providers of top-notch solutions and hence lifesavers for many of our clients.  

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$25 - $49/hr
10 - 49
United Arab Emirates
Soft Prodigy
8132

Soft Prodigy

TRUST.INTEGRITY.CUSTOMER DELIGHT

Soft Prodigy is an ISO 9001:2008 certified, 100% Export Oriented Software Development Unit (EOU) registered with NASSCOM and Software Technology Parks of India (STPI, Mohali). SoftProdigy is Nasscom certified software design and development company established in the year 2006. The cutting edge IT solutions provider offer E-commerce, Custom Designed & Developed Websites, Mobile & Tablet Optimized Design solutions to its clients at affordable price.  

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NA
50 - 249
India
Heads Company
8133

Heads Company

We create and implement marketing strategy

We are Heads. We are an independent strategy, design and development company, who believes in brave ideas We combine creativity and technology into ideas that improve people’s lives.

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$25 - $49/hr
2 - 9
Ukraine
ThinkStart Pvt Ltd.
8134

ThinkStart Pvt Ltd.

Web and Mobile App Development Company

ThinkStart Pvt Ltd. is a well-known company in the field of mobile applications, eCommerce, and custom web development all over the world including India, USA, and UK. We've developed over 200+ Android, iOS, and hybrid mobile applications.  Having served 10 years of Web and mobile technology, ThinkStart has expanded globally with its offices in California, and India, and providing its service in New York, UK, Europe, and India  

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$25 - $49/hr
10 - 49
India,
United States
KPK Technology
8135

KPK Technology

Build something amazing

KPK Technology was established in 2018. Our first line of business and core expertise is developing mobile & web-based software (web applications) although you may use a different term: database application, SaaS, web solution, web site, web portal, intranet, CMS, CRM, back-office software, etc. We typically serve 10 to 20 clients a year, running one or several projects for each. Most of our business comes from repeat orders from existing clients, and most of our clients work with us for five years or more. We are best suited to ... read more

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< $25/hr
10 - 49
India
Idealogical Systems Inc.
8136

Idealogical Systems Inc.

Security-focused Managed IT Service Provider

Idealogical is a security-focused Managed IT service provider who has been a trusted technology partner to businesses in Toronto, Markham and surrounding areas for over 25 years. We are the only IT service provider in the GTA who offers a 100% uptime guarantee where we pay you for the downtime.  Here are top 5 reasons for why you should choose Idealogical as your next IT Service Provider  We have 25-years of unmatched IT experience For the last 25-YEARS, we have been providing IT support to some of the most rapidl... read more

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NA
10 - 49
Canada
Augurs Technologies Private Limited

500+ awesome projects delivered in 25+ nations earned us the respect we proudly cherish today. We build Websites, Customized Software and Mobile Applications. We design brand identities and connect businesses with their customers. We love what we do and that makes our work as diverse as you possibly expect from the best. Experts in Supply Chain Management, Developed and Implemented for China's Largest Construction Company Experts in Point of Sale, Developed for Salequick Inc. Experts in... read more

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< $25/hr
50 - 249
India,
Ecuador
Triumph Flow Technologies
8138

Triumph Flow Technologies

We build web solutions using advanced technologies

Triumph Flow Technologies is an innovative technology-driven firm that provides cutting edge solutions and services that always keep our clients a step ahead. It is one of the leading IT Company for Website Development, Software Development, WooCommerce Development, Web Designing, Search Engine Optimization, Mobile Solutions, and lot many IT Enabled Services.

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$25 - $49/hr
10 - 49
United States,
India
Exult Cyber Solution (P) Ltd.
8139

Exult Cyber Solution (P) Ltd.

Custom Software Development Company

Exult Cyber Solution Software Agency (Web Development & App Development Company) Provides the Top Level Custom Web and App Development Solutions. With the Ever-evolving Mobile and Smartphone technologies, it has become imperative for companies to keep up and stay a step ahead in the Mobile landscape. We offer bespoke solutions to ensure your apps have the best interface and user experience and you stay ahead in the game. Exult Cyber Solution partners with you right from the concept stage to execution and analytics. We offer services in Web ... read more

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$25 - $49/hr
10 - 49
India
Ennoble Technologies
8140

Ennoble Technologies

web development services in hyderabad

Ennoble Technologies is a pioneer in Digital Marketing services in Hyderabad and Web Development Also. We provide Digital Marketing & Web Development services with unique marketing strategies. Call Now!    http://www.ennobletechnologies.com/

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NA
10 - 49
India
Pearl Data Firm
8141

Pearl Data Firm

We are a data consulting firm based in Uganda.

We are a data-driven solutions agency and consulting firm based in Uganda. We have a range of products and services to elevate your business perspective

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< $25/hr
10 - 49
Uganda
Whitelion Infosystems
8142

Whitelion Infosystems

India's Leading IT Company

Whitelion Infosystems are a strategic website, apps and interaction design team, We’re turning Ideas into tomorrow, soon into now. We’re wonderful at making things. Whitelion is a very strategic team of specialists who are prepared to handle the most complex riddles regarding the website and mobile application development. We brag what we do and we wager on the achievement of every single job we do. Since it’s not just a work, it’s our passion. Everything we do is essential to us, and every client is a big deal. ... read more

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< $25/hr
10 - 49
India
Azioes Technologies
8143

Azioes Technologies

Digital Marketing Company

  Azioes Technologies is one among the highest digital marketing companies in Hyderabad that vouches for growth and success to any business regardless of size and form with its tried and tested digital marketing strategies. This digital marketing agency features a crew of digital marketers who are adept at providing all the digital marketing services. Being a number one digital marketing services company, it provides PPC services, lead generation, program marketing and Google ads services, etc.

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< $25/hr
2 - 9
India
Chaster IT Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
8144

Chaster IT Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

We Will Show You The Way To Success!

Our mission is to enhancing the business growth of our customers with creative Design, Development, Branding and Digital Marketing to deliver market-defining high-quality solutions that create value and reliable competitive advantage for our clients around the world.Our mission is to deliver optimal solutions with quality and services at reasonable prices.

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< $25/hr
10 - 49
India
ESDS Software Solution Pvt Ltd
8145

ESDS Software Solution Pvt Ltd

enabling futurability

Founded in 2005 by first-generation entrepreneur Piyush Somani, ESDS is one of India’s leading Managed Data Center Service and Auto-Scalable Cloud Solution provider. ESDS has already moved aggressively in the direction of becoming India’s No.1 Cloud Hosting Company, establishing a huge clientele. ESDS has expertise in Managed Data Center Services, Managed Cloud Solutions, Virtualization and Disaster Recovery Hosting, which is backed with exuberant Technical Support that has helped ESDS build lifetime relationships with ... read more

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$25 - $49/hr
250 - 999
India
Thinksprout Infotech
8146

Thinksprout Infotech

Concept Beyond Success

Thinksprout Infotech is leading IT Solutions company providing excellent services with great efforts. Thinksprout Infotech also deals in Online Application and Custom Software Development. We have an extensively experienced team in programming databases and back-end solutions. We develop user-friendly applications for our clients for better operations and outputs.

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NA
2 - 9
India
HexaTech Global
8147

HexaTech Global

HexaTech Global

A Best SAP Consulting & software development company in India: HexaTech Global having a deep insight into various industry domains, allowing our SAP consultants to understand the actual client needs timely, efficiently and in a cost-efficient manner. Our main purpose is to avail a hassle-free SAP solution to our client’s across the globe. Hexatech Global presently has its presence in SAP S/4HANA Implementations, Support, Conversion & Cloud-based Services and Upgrade & Migration.

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$25 - $49/hr
10 - 49
India
Outsource Services India
8148

Outsource Services India

Engineering Services from Outsource Services India

Outsource Services India is a most reliable and a rapidly growing outsourcing company by establishing global presence quickly and highest level of customer satisfaction. Outsource Services India works on its unique philosophy, mission and methodology to deliver accurate and quality IT Services, Financial Services, BPO Services, Engineering Services and KPO services.

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< $25/hr
50 - 249
India
Estivasoftech
8149

Estivasoftech

exploring the idea of creation

We are a team of creative people who got together to provide a one-stop solution for Digital Marketing, Development, Video Presentation, and personalized design solutions that include UI/UX Development, Web Redesigning, Web Development, Graphic Designs, APP Development, and even Corporate Branding solutions. We keep our minds free from any boundaries so that they can imagine and conceive great ideas that can be loved by your clients. Our customer-oriented approach has been a staple of the company over the years, and we’ll continue to meas... read more

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$25 - $49/hr
10 - 49
India
6B Digital
8150

6B Digital

App & software design and development

6B are a passionate and customer focused web design Leeds digital agency dealing in all aspects of design and technology, from creative branding and marketing to web and app design and development, bespoke business systems and AI. We aim to be a different organisation from a conventional agency. We operate through research, collaboration, experimentation and execution. We work internationally and very locally, in a variety of sectors and at a variety of scales. We are not interested in trends and we do... read more

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$50 - $99/hr
10 - 49
United Kingdom
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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