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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  • 8301

    A.Y. Technologies

    Making Software Development Uncomplicated

    Here at A.Y. Technologies, we help entrepreneurs and startups achieve their growth goals. With our roadmap workshops, we can take ideas from conception to development-ready in just 2 weeks. Our areas of focus are: - Web app development - Mobile app development - Business software integration and automation - User Experience Design - Cloud infrastructure and Scalability Solutions

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    $100 - $149/hr
    10 - 49
    Canada
  • 8302

    CERTUS+ Labs

    WE ARE A PLATFORM FOR CHANGE

    CERTUS+Labs is a focused on disrupting markets by creating high-performance impactful web and mobile applications through app strategy, design, and development. We work with entrepreneurs and industry experts to create scalable ventures, and excel at product design, development, and testing for emerging enterprise needs. At CERTUS+Labs, we are in the business of enabling interactions.  

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    < $25/hr
    10 - 49
    India
  • 8303

    Fraction tech

    Passionate Attitude Towards Work

    FractionTech is a Mobile & Search Friendly web design & development company based in India also develop mobile apps , software, SEO, SEM,, CRM, CMS & Ecommerce, UI / UX design and hire dedicated developer services to SMBs to Multinational companies. We are privately held company founded in 2013. We are expert in latest technologies and have multiple industry expertise.

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    < $25/hr
    10 - 49
    India
  • 8304

    Patagonian Tech

    Making It Happen

    Patagonian is a software development company based out of Argentina. We pride ourselves for being a bunch of geeks south of south who create and deliver great software products to our clients in the US, EU and LATAM. We also experiment and create our own innovative products. Our offices are located in General Roca, Rio Negro; Cipolletti, Rio Negro; and Buenos Aires.

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    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    Argentina,
    United States
  • 8305

    AppsNsolutionS

    AppsNsolutionS ( ANS )

    Incorporated in 2016 at Bangalore, India, our company is driven by its deep passion for designing, building and marketing websites. With world class designers and programmers and online marketers of the finest calibre committed and united towards one passion, we believe the main strength of our organization is in the quality of our work. With long years of experience we have come to realise specific needs and standards of diverse industries and learnt how to create effective web solutions that has lasting influence on the business. Why pick ... read more about AppsNsolutionS

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    $25 - $49/hr
    2 - 9
    India
  • 8306

    Maa Infosolutions

    The Web Innovations

    Maa Infosolutions is popularly known for Design and Development of different and unique website since we have started in 2016 with pledge that gives customer satisfaction beyond their expectation.We love to take challenging projects that required full-on content strategy, thoughtful design, demanding development and ongoing marketing.

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    < $25/hr
    Freelancer
    India
  • 8307

    JD Softtech

    Web Development and Design Agency

    JD Softtech is a web design and web development firm that focuses on the user experience. Our team of 17 expert developers knows that successful experiences transform users into followers and customers into brand ambassadors, and we've demonstrated that fact for more than 100 clients worldwide. The secret to our success is splitting our work between two expertly managed offices. Your project is managed entirely within our Boston, MA head office while our development team in India delivers the goods. This lets us produce quality results w... read more about JD Softtech

    Highly Satisfied with the results derived! :)
    - Jennifer Dow, Creative Director at Publications
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    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
  • 8308

    Imprezzio Global

    The right partner makes all the difference!

    Supercharge your business with bespoke software applications. At RebelDot we enable organizations in more than 15 industries to make an asset out of custom software. From consulting to web or mobile apps, UX-UI design and QA, we help our clients achieve more through technology. Our goal is to make software development effective and hassle-free for small and medium enterprises.

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    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    Romania
  • 8309

    Crysberry

    Turnkey software solution for business

    Crysberry provides R&D and Staff Augmentation services of AR, VR, Game, native mobile.  From our experience, the first stages of product realization are as important as the idea itself. R&D empowers our client with such essential things for the early stages of the product life cycle, as a prototype and MVP followed by a full-fledged solution. Furthermore, Recruiting Services provided by our company enable us to effectively set up development teams in Staff Augmentation. Our clients get access to 160k+ seasoned IT ex... read more about Crysberry

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    $50 - $99/hr
    10 - 49
    Ukraine,
    Canada
  • 8310

    Glorywebs

    Full Service Digital Marketing Agency

    Glorywebs is a full service digital marketing agency. Our services include digital marketing, web design & web development services, wordpress website development services, mobile app development services etc. Call us at 717-207-7706 for quick quote!

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    < $25/hr
    10 - 49
    United States,
    India
  • Star Mobileoid2 Technologies Pvt Ltd is a global consulting and technology services company offering industry-specific solutions and integration services through a unique onsite, offsite, offshore delivery model that helps our clients achieve reduced “time to market” their products and world-class quality on-time in budget. Having experience in delivering solutions for clients operating on SAAS [Software as a Service].

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    < $25/hr
    50 - 249
  • 8312

    Road9 Media

    Web design Egypt | Mobile app development Egypt

    What Is Road9 Media? Road9 Media is a media company that delivers Digital Media (SEO Egypt & Multimedia materials), Branding (Logo design & corporate identities) & Print Media (Advertisements & Publications).  We work from Maadi, Cairo. Our focus is on meaningful quality and personal service against a competitive price. Our vision is 'Investing in People'. One of our priorities is providing our people with training and a mentoring program to help them grow as professionals. We want to invest in a meaningf... read more about Road9 Media

    Amazing Company
    - Osama Ibrahim, SEO & SEM Manager at CORD Digital
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    $150 - $199/hr
    10 - 49
    Egypt
  • 8313

    D5 WebSoft Pvt. Ltd.

    Hub of IT Solution

    D5 WebSoft has a team of highly qualified and creative IT Professionals. We have obtained unique experience and built a very strong team of web and software developers.Working with our company is very easy and convenient.Our corporate portal is especially developed to provide clients with unique capabilities to manage the working process on their projects.

    Best mobile app development copmpany worldwide
    - Arun Soni, DIgital Marketer at UDMIDEAS
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    < $25/hr
    10 - 49
    India
  • 8314

    Tech9logy Creators

    Website Development Company Gurgaon - India

    Tech9logy Creators is leading website development company in Faridabad. We offer complete web solutions such as ecommerce web development, salesforce development, digital marketing services in India.

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    < $25/hr
    10 - 49
    India
  • 8315

    Active Bridge

    IT Staff Augmentation Company

    Active Bridge is an IT company specializing in providing dedicated full-stack developers on-demand to clients looking to augment their in-house teams. We started out in 2013 as a small team of Ukrainian developers with a passion for Ruby on Rails and an unstoppable drive to provide effective web solutions for our clients in the United States and Europe. Since then, we’ve successfully assisted our clients in the development and maintenance of websites and web-based systems, mobile applications, and software products. Today, with over 20... read more about Active Bridge

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    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    Ukraine
  • 8316

    Webicules Technology Pvt. Ltd.

    IT Software Development

    Webicules Technology is an IT software development company. Established in 2011, the organization has been focussing on design and development of web applications, mobile apps, digital marketing, custom software. Our objective is to build systems that are simple and scalable. We strive to deliver systems in time, quality, and budget.

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    < $25/hr
    10 - 49
    India
  • 8317

    Third Rock Techkno

    "Enabled by Innovation"

    Third Rock Techkno is an emerging team of innovative and agile professionals with international exposure in webdevelopment and mobile apps development. We have been delivering innovative web and mobile solutions by circumventing the standard conventions and protocols to create a product that provides a better experience to the users. We stay updated with not only the technological trends but also invest in understanding the user demands and collecting user feedback, so as to create a product that is te... read more about Third Rock Techkno

    The project was handled well
    - Robin Chopra, Product Manager at Endurance International Group
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    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    India
  • 8318

    Geex Arts

    Creating the Most Impressive Websites & Apps

    Geex Arts is a full-service UI/UX design agency with several offices in San Francisco, Russia(Moscow). What we do: Digital products used and loved by millions Create a new creative user experience  

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    $50 - $99/hr
    10 - 49
    Russia
  • 8319

    WhaleSoft

    #web #app #software #ui #ux

    Whalesoft are an ambitious and coherent team of professional programmers which specializing in web development, mobile integration, web UI/UX, application development and email marketing.

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    < $25/hr
    10 - 49
    Ukraine,
    Bulgaria
  • 8320

    Belton Technolab

    IT services and Development

    Belton is an ISO 9001:2008 certified fastest growing Web, Mobile Development and Designing Company in India. Belton provides the most reliable and highest-quality of product services like mobile application development, web development, web design and SEO. Belton set a benchmark in making quality mobile application development, web development service in India. We follow marketing strategies to give you a complete range of services.  

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    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    India
  • 8321

    Applaunch

    We deliver groundbreaking app solutions

    We, at applaunch.io, have been working together with our clients for over 5 years to develop projects for different ideas such as dating, social media, messenger, utility, food, sharing, services, etc. Our customers are not big agencies or companies but successful entrepreneurs or start-ups with good ideas. The specificity of applaunch.io is in the personal touch to each individual project. We are self-founders and have developed their own app ideas. We therefore advise each of our customers in the area of marketing, app performance optimizatio... read more about Applaunch

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    < $25/hr
    Freelancer
    Germany
  • 8322

    EuroposIT

    Future belongs to those who prepare for IT today

    STRIVE TO LEAD WE ARE COMMITTED TO BUILDING EFFICIENT SOLUTIONS THAT CREATE’S REWARDING RESULTS. BE IT WEB, MOBILE OR ANYTHING DIGITAL Our mission statement At EuroposIT, we strive to excel in the invention and development of the industry’s most advanced technologies including mobile apps, web, eCommerce, eCommerce, IoT, Wearables, AR/VR, cloud integration, cross-platform, on-demand, enterprise mobility and alike. We translate these technologies into value for our clients’ customers giving them professional and best-... read more about EuroposIT

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    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    Belarus,
    United States
  • 8323

    Kumbh Design, Inc

    Unzip creative ideas

    We are global information technology service provider, solutions and product engineering company since 1999. We have a dedicated team of more than 50 Skilled and qualified professionals with deep IT industry experience, serving customers across the globe. We transform ideas into business and develop most effective websites and product development with latest technological solutions. Especially in IT business and creative design services we deal in global outsourcing along with our precious domestic customers. We are always ready for our clie... read more about Kumbh Design, Inc

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    < $25/hr
    10 - 49
    India
  • 8324

    Relinns Technologies

    Mobile App Development Company

    Relinns Technologies is a leading destination for Android, IOS Applications and website Development and Promotions (SEO/SMO) all over the world, We hold expert development team that is good enough to complete the project with unique quality So that it can grab the attention of users.  

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    < $25/hr
    10 - 49
    United States,
    Australia
  • 8325

    Web Solution Winner

    Read all your favorite Blogs

    Web Solution Winners - Read all your favorite Blogs. We write about Technology, Business, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Travel, USA, UK, Canada. BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY DIGITAL MARKETING ENTERTAINMENT LIFESTYLE TRAVEL MIX REVIEWS WRITE FOR US

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    < $25/hr
    10 - 49
    India
  • 8326

    ALTEN CalsoftLabs

    Innovate.Integrate.Transform

    ALTEN Calsoft Labs provides transformational enterprise IT and product engineering services, helping customers to become smarter, more productive, nimble and better at predicting the future. Leveraging our extensive, deep industry and business process expertise, passion for customer excellence, and proven global IT services delivery model and network - we offer  Healthcare IT Consulting, Education Technology Solutions, SDN Solutions, NFV Solutions, Retail IT Solutions,  DevOps Consulting Services, Cloud Computing Servic... read more about ALTEN CalsoftLabs

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    < $25/hr
    10000+
    United States
  • 8327

    PixelandPixel

    Make Your Brand Smile

    We are a young and very experienced group of multidisciplinary talents with a strong nonconformist posture. The integral strategy is our law. Making it perfect is our ambition. The complementarity of the group is our strength. And detail is our obsession. Marketing strategists, account managers, creatives, designers, developers ... All united and aligned by a common goal.  

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    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    Spain
  • 8328

    ingenioushues.com

    No show, Just good work only

    We are a Genuine Website Design & Development Firm with 7+ years' experience. And our focus in web/app design, UI/UX design. And  Professionals have worked for more than 200 clients & already developed more than 500 websites. Had a phenomenal growth during the last financial year in spite of tough economic condition. We have satisfied clients from various business verticals from small local businesses to global ones. We experienced in Photoshop, CSS, HTML, XHTML, DHTML, PHP, WordPress, JavaScript, jQuery, AJAX, etc and We are a... read more about ingenioushues.com

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    < $25/hr
    2 - 9
    India
  • 8329

    Ascendro

    We build powerful web applications

    Ascendro Technologies is a software development agency specialized in custom web solutions. Our team masters Java, PHP and Operations support (including 24/7 services). We have completed challenging projects for BMW, Samsung and other demanding customers. Ascendro was established as a German-Romanian software development agency with a primary focus on backend development. Our current offices are located in Romania (main software development center), Germany (project management), Canada (project management) and New Zealand (Development, suppo... read more about Ascendro

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    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    Romania,
    Germany
  • 8330

    Zynk Software

    Mobile. Web. Big Data

    ZYNK is an end-to-end provider of software development services and solutions, with over 10 years of experience in building software products. Founded in 2010, ZYNK delivered more than 100 projects, including mobile consumer apps, financial, messaging, e-commerce, multiplayer games, and enterprise platforms. Its mission is to help customers thrive with innovative, top-class consulting, software solutions, and services, showing honesty, integrity, and kindness to all its stakeholders and the local community. Zynk has a proven track record ... read more about Zynk Software

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    NA
    10 - 49
    Romania
  • 8331

    Sevy Incorporation

    Website & Mobile Apps Solutions Provider

    Sevy Incorporation is a leading global professional IT Software Services company, providing a wide range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 25+ Countries and 40+ business industries – bookmarked by many of indian clients improve their Business performance and create online Impression of their business. With 150+ Websites, 50+ mobile apps, 1000+ graphics design jobs done till starting of 2017.

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    $25 - $49/hr
    2 - 9
    India
  • 8332

    Technokriti Solutions LLP

    Mobile App Development Company

    Technokriti Solutions LLP help various businesses enhance their employee productivity, encourage creativity and innovation. We focus on improving the workflow process by bringing out the best in mobility solutions. Striving to engage our customers in the process we make sure that the entire cycle of development and training is taken care of. We take due care of maintaining our standards and keeping an edge over our competitors especially when it comes to technology and trends within the industry. It is exactly what helps us differentiate from o... read more about Technokriti Solutions LLP

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    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    India
  • 8333

    MING Labs

    We make businesses future-proof by design.

    HI, WE’RE MING LABS. We're a design and tech company that speaks all the jargon. But luckily, we speak human too. We design, we write code, and we love the business side of it all. We are hired to work on new problems together, instead of telling people what they want to hear. Our work revolves around three things: experience design, business design, and development. The core idea that runs throughout our years of practice is human centricity: First and foremost, we think about people who will end up using what we’re creat... read more about MING Labs

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    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    Germany,
    China
  • 8334

    Alpha OBS

    Respect the User Drive the Business

    A simple Google search can point you to a million IT Companies. Why work with us then ? If we had to answer this question in one sentence : We help our clients see what they cannot. At Alpha , we don’t just build Apps. We create the kind of Apps that people talk about, that they use over and over again. We create emotional connections between brands and users that are so natural, so evocative and invigorating that users begin to question how they ever lived without them. Working with us means your product is built from scratch. And fro... read more about Alpha OBS

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    < $25/hr
    10 - 49
    India
  • 8335

    SixReasons

    Fancy Stuff For The Future

    SixReasons is a digital innovator and has its headquarters in #Neuland. The digital innovation forge SixReasons is based in the Neuland. We live, live, play and work there. As a growing start-up and team of digital experts, we know what it means to lead a project to success. Sounds exciting? It is! You want to set up an innovative project? Are you looking for strong experts at your side who are concerned about the topic of the web? Do you see potential for your business in mobile apps? We build the fancy stuff of the future!  

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    $25 - $49/hr
    2 - 9
    Germany
  • 8336

    Actiworks

    We Develop Apps

    Actiworks designs and develops web-based software solutions and mobile applications. We rely on modern and proven frameworks. Databases and interfaces are an integral part of our projects. Actiworks advises you on the technical conception and realization of your product idea. We retain efficiency and customer benefits in focus. Medium-sized companies from different industries rely on product development achievements of Actiworks.  

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    $25 - $49/hr
    2 - 9
    Germany,
    China
  • 8337

    InstaCarma

    Outsourced web hosting technical support

    Instacarma offers seamless, Reliable and cost effective outsourced web hosting support, Datacenter services, Cloud migration services & helpdesk support to web hosting companies around the globe.

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    < $25/hr
    50 - 249
    United States
  • 8338

    Futurist Labs

    Mobile & Web - Develop the Future!

    Futurist Labs is an enterprise mobile and web IT development partner. We have a select number of clients that we build a long term relationship with. As futurists we love working on projects that push the envelope of technology and amaze people about the world they live in. We offer start-up as a service, project based relationships, digital consulting, and teams of dedicated developers. Every business has a beginning, and ours started with a love of mobile development. Mobile devices are the digital Swiss army knife of our time. The tools, ... read more about Futurist Labs

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    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    Bulgaria
  • 8339

    Webmyne Systems

    Endless Possibilities through Turnkey Solutions

    Webmyne Systems provides services in Custom Software Development, Web Design, Web Development, Mobile Application Development and Internet Marketing. We provides PHP web development services which mainly focuses on delivering complete solution of the website by our PHP web developers. Also offers comprehensive .Net Web Development Services by our experienced .Net Developer. We have a skilled team of Android app developers for custom application development which mainly focuses on developing Android based user friendly applications or game... read more about Webmyne Systems

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    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    India
  • 8340

    iD.apps

    Move forward with Innovation

    ID.apps develops applications dedicated to Smartphones, Tablets and TV connected in a cross-platform environment. The multiplication of products and related software platforms creates new needs for mobile application solutions. ID.apps responds with an innovative, comprehensive and structured offer based on proven know-how.  

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    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    France
  • 8341

    Systalsoft Corporation

    Design your dreams

    Systalsoft Company is an enthusiastic and passionate group of designers, developers, project managers, and lead writers. Every client with whom we work becomes our 'long-lasting' part! We've been creating fantastic websites, working with universal clients, as well as delivering top-notch web services by keeping everything under one roof. OUR MAJOR EXPERTISES: - Website Design - Web Application Design - UI/UX Design - CatLog,  broacher, Flyer   - Branding, Logo & Identity Systems - T-Shirt, Shoes, Hoddles De... read more about Systalsoft Corporation

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    < $25/hr
    50 - 249
    India
  • 8342

    Blue Chisel

    Carving Brands

    A company Established in 2016 in Ahmedabad, Provide a creative solutions utilizing the tools such as Graphic Design, 3D Animation, Motion Graphics, We carve the brand and make it masterpiece. We also engaged in other professional services such as Game development, SEO, SMO, Web development etc. We span the services in areas ahmedabad, Morbi, Rajkot, Bombay, Pune, Delhi and Gurgaon.

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    < $25/hr
    2 - 9
    India
  • 8343

    WebAlive

    Website Design & App Development Company

    WebAlive is a results-orientated web company offering a range of customised online services. Based in Melbourne, our ultimate aim is to help you take advantage of the online space and connect with your target market. By working with you to build and establish a website or app that is discovered and appreciated by the right kinds of people, we can help you to engage with potential clients and customers, giving you better reach and connectivity. If managed effectively, a website is a source of constant enquiry and can help your busines... read more about WebAlive

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    $150 - $199/hr
    10 - 49
    Australia
  • 8344

    TripleROI

    Unified Quality

    We’re a team of developers and designers dedicated to creating great software. Our priority is to meet our client’s needs by gathering requirements, incorporating feedback, and delivering specification compliant software. Change is something we’ve grown used to and have adapted our process to be flexible and lean to meet ever changing business objectives. Our clients range from startups anxious to get to market, to publicly traded companies, to non-profits. We play a variety of roles for our client: we serve as the entire tech... read more about TripleROI

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    $25 - $49/hr
    2 - 9
    United States
  • 8345

    Z-wolves development

    Z-wolves development

    Z-Wolves Development is a leading offshore web development studio specializing in Drupal and Magento. Having completed over 150 project for businesses all over the world our vision is to deliver affordable and functional websites that give the competitive advantage through design and functionality. Dedication to our partners is demonstrated by the number of long standing client relationships we have. We look to nurture these relationships for loyalty, reliability and better understanding of how we can add value to each business whilst provid... read more about Z-wolves development

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    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    Belarus
  • 8346

    17 Blue

    Digital Agency

    17blue is a digital agency that empowers brands to shift and gain traction in their market. Creative insight merges creativity and analytics for empowered design and decisions. If you're ready to unleash your brand, you've found the right crew. Our team of creative and analytical pros take that message to heart.  We work to help you to win by reaching your goals and vision.  It takes vision, creativity and effort, but we like winning…  for our clients, community and our team. Winning is good.  It takes grit an... read more about 17 Blue

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    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    United States
  • 8347

    BG Digital Group

    Branding

    BG Digital Group is an award winning full-service marketing and advertising agency located in North Carolina, serving clients on the East Coast and throughout the United States. BG Digital Group offers professional marketing and advertising services for businesses, including web design and development, email marketing, SEO management, digital display targeting and remarketing, social media marketing, event marketing, traditional advertising, and blogging. BG Digital Group is a Google Partner agency and understands what it takes to market online... read more about BG Digital Group

    BG Digital
    - Scott Beierwaltes, Owner at Air Cycle Corporation
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    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    United States
  • 8348

    Riithink Digital Marketing

    Digital Marketing

    Delivering bold digital strategies, the Riithink team comprises the perfect mix of analytical, creative, and off-the-wall thinking. We provide a full range of marketing services including web development, creative design, copywriting, SEO, and content marketing all customizable to your needs. We talk to business owners and understand exactly what they need to develop their business and enhance their creativity. We love how digital marketing allows people to express themselves in a whole new way.  

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    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    United States
  • 8349

    Union

    Protection you can count on

    UNION is a digital–first agency. We create experiences that help businesses thrive. We believe that in order to reach and engage with today’s highly connected consumers, all successful marketing programs should lead with digital. We partner with many of the Southeast region’s top brands to craft impactful digital marketing platforms, content and campaigns. We are confident in working with clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to local startups. The experiences we create dutifully align with our client’s objectives a... read more about Union

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    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    United States
  • 8350

    The Dibraco Agency

    Digital Brand Consultants

    The Dibraco Agency is your digital brand consultant. We are the best friend of small businesses who are trying to figure out how to navigate the digital landscape. We understand that as a small business with limited resources, you may not always know the right decisions to make around website design, adwords management, social media management, and other digital brand solutions. The Dibraco Agency opeartes differently than other digital marketing agencies in the sense that we'll guide your decisions, even if you don't utilize us for the... read more about The Dibraco Agency

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

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.