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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ASAG Androapps Technology Pvt.Ltd
8751

ASAG Androapps Technology Pvt.Ltd

We build businesses for our customers

ASAG Androapps Technology is founded in 2014, were we deliver the mobile application development, web solution, web application, software development, digital marketing, Bulk-SMS services. We believe in latest technology and trend in the market to provides best service for our clients. We at AndroApps Technology Listen, Really Listen, to the Customer. We believe in bringing New Perspectives and Ideas as per customer requirement Value for money, cost & competitiveness 100 % Customer satisfaction is our motto. Quality & Timely Delivery... read more about ASAG Androapps Technology Pvt.Ltd

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10 - 49
India
SoftechPlanet
8752

SoftechPlanet

A Complete IT Soution

SoftechPlanet is an International Web and Mobile App Development Company has successfully established itself as a leading company in the mobility world within a short period. We have over 10+ years of industry experience, and consider ourselves leaders when it comes to innovative technology. Whilst our head office is based in India with the 50+ professionals. We have a team of accomplished web developers, UX/UI designers, and app developers who operate for clients from across the world. Through our offshore development, we can provi... read more about SoftechPlanet

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< $25/hr
10 - 49
India
Trioangle Technology
8753

Trioangle Technology

Business ideas, Business startup,Business

Trioangle is the best web and mobile development company based in India. They offer clone scripts like Uber Clone, UberEats Clone, Airbnb Clone, Car Rental Script, Boat Rental Script, Hotel Booking Script, Space Rental Script, Parking Rental Script, Letgo clone, Tinder Clone, Grocery Script, Pharmacy Script Alcohol Script for the entrepreneur who wanna start their own business entity. Their web development and mobile application development services are available for all OS like iOS and Android. To know more tap here: https://www.trioangle... read more about Trioangle Technology

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$300+/hr
50 - 249
India
Pixler IT Solution Pvt. Ltd.
8754

Pixler IT Solution Pvt. Ltd.

Pixel Perfect

We are specialist having 5+ years of experience expert in WordPress / Magneto / iOS / Iphone / Ipad / Android Apps development. I have to say that I'm a really hard-worker, very responsible, attentive to details, precise, fast learning, good in communicating and a perfect team player. My main concern to understand what my clients wants from me and deliver the work to my clients in time with full satisfaction. To me, anything less than full and complete customer satisfaction is unacceptable. I focus on high quality work by using high quality... read more about Pixler IT Solution Pvt. Ltd.

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$25 - $49/hr
10 - 49
India
MPC
8755

MPC

How it should be done!

We are an experienced in-house team of web developers,  UI & UX designers, QAs, DevOps and PMs with over a decade of experience in the field. Our team delivers bespoke projects, staff augmentation, and offshoring to our clients from all over the world. What’s more, we are the creators of the best-selling themes and plugins for WordPress. Apart from the stock experience, each day we develop many custom solutions for our clients. We work on large-scale, bespoke projects, and outsource our staff to clients. No matter what kind... read more about MPC

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$25 - $49/hr
50 - 249
Poland
Turbo 360
8756

Turbo 360

Software Development Company

Turbo 360 is a service-based software development company. We offer Software Development, Web API development, UI/UX Design, Web Application Development, Mobile App Development, Blockchain Development, Quality Assurance Services, and WordPress Development. Our cross-functional team of enthusiastic, skilled and experienced professionals helps the clients unlock the business values of their enterprises in a time-bound and cost-effective manner.

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50 - 249
Australia
Shibani Web Solutions
8757

Shibani Web Solutions

We help you grow

One stop solution for all of your Organization demands .Our expert software development team works on the cutting edge of technology and best practices. Integrated approach to all your technology needs. We offer services in Mobile App Development, Ecommerce Web Development, Restaurant POS, Cab/Bike Booking App, Food Delivery App, HR Payroll etc. Contact us if you are thinking about an app. Let us know!    

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NA
10 - 49
India
Kanousei Middle East FZ LLE
8758

Kanousei Middle East FZ LLE

Keep imagining

We are dreamers, creative thinkers and geeks Our team combines over 15 years of interdisciplinary experience with a heavy dose of having fun. We are experts in human-computer interactions, utilising technology to develop innovative and intuitive solutions. Our experiences ignite the imagination, growing brand awareness and delivering your messages through active participation and play. We are also the only Oculus for Business Independent Software Vendors (ISV) in the Middle East focused on VR training, simulations, and data visualization.... read more about Kanousei Middle East FZ LLE

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$50 - $99/hr
2 - 9
United Arab Emirates
iEngageIT
8759

iEngageIT

Innovate Infinite Possibilities

We are a fast-growing tech startup based in Belfast city centre. We were finalists in WIBNI  awards 2016 for best startup and Innovation in IT categories and have been featured as Ones to watch 2017 in Ulster business. We Listen, Understand, Propose and Deliver Innovative and thoughtful software, Website development and mobile apps which pre-empt client requirements and provide a solution. We specialise in developing software solutions which are specially designed to work SMART and add value to client's business.

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NA
10 - 49
Ireland
Orbital Technologies
8760

Orbital Technologies

Orbital

Orbital Technologies ltd, Is a software company focusing on 5 major units Web development & Designing, Mobile Applications, Game Development, ERP Applications, CRM And Outsourcing Solutions.

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$50 - $99/hr
50 - 249
United States
FullStop®
8761

FullStop®

Leading New York based web & logo design company

WE MAKE OUTSTANDING BRANDS STAND OUT! We are FullStop®. Our success in web design, brand identity, brand strategy, corporate identity, websites & web apps has launched many clients from start-up to stardom. Tell us about your business or idea, and we'll show you how we can help. We create personable, purposeful brands people love. Owning a strong brand is always desired but not often achieved. Brand Identity is more than just a swanky Logo Design, it’s the fiber and feel of your business which means people can pick yo... read more about FullStop®

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$50 - $99/hr
10 - 49
United States,
United Kingdom
Shopno Career IT
8762

Shopno Career IT

Best Digital Marketing Solution

Best Digital Marketing Company in Bangladesh-Shopno Career IT - We offer social media marketing, SEO, email marketing all kind of digital marketing services. We are known as the best digital marketing agency in Bangladesh.

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$25 - $49/hr
10 - 49
Bangladesh
Trumpets Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
8763

Trumpets Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

IT Consultancy and Development Services

We build Productivity Tools for Enterprises that drives the business of our customers with software at the core of their digital transformation.Trumpets specializes in technological and IT-related services such as product engineering, warranty management, building cloud, infrastructure, network, etc. We put a strong focus on the needs of your business to figure out solutions that best fits your demand and nail it.

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$25 - $49/hr
10 - 49
India
Netwin Infosolutions Pvt Ltd
8764

Netwin Infosolutions Pvt Ltd

Quality, Right First Time, Every Time.

With strong foundation of 23 years in Application software development in sectors like Banking, Finance, Retail and Logistics, We at Netwin are committed to deliver Quality Software Product to our clients. We are providing software product development services to clients in India, USA, UK, Italy, Germany, Belgium, South Africa and Australia. We at Netwin believe in principle of Quality comes First. Our culture starts with equality and trust, we believe in our people and offer equal opportunities to all. We take great pride in quality software d... read more about Netwin Infosolutions Pvt Ltd

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250 - 999
India
Logoin15Minutes
8765

Logoin15Minutes

Get your custom logo design in just 15mins.

Award winning and certified design company mainly focused on Logo. Logo in 15 Minutes is a huge team of professional logo, web designers, developers and typically artists and skilled management team providing best design services to enterprises, large and small scale companies around the world. Logoin15 minutes is now surely ranked at top and became the leading graphic and web design companies in the US. Their target is to provide the best services, so if you are searching for logo in 15 minutes reviews then just place your order with full c... read more about Logoin15Minutes

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NA
2 - 9
United States
Webtual Technologies Pvt Ltd
8766

Webtual Technologies Pvt Ltd

Bridge That Gap With Actual Web Technology

Webtual Technologies Pvt. Ltd is IT Sourcing and web development company who provide service and support on various technology based on Microsoft SharePoint, Office 365 and all open source platform and technology for web and mobile app development.

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< $25/hr
10 - 49
India
Web Definer
8767

Web Definer

UI UX Solutions & Award Winning Design Agency

Webdefiner is a team of Web & Graphic experts, UI/UX Designers and Developers that understand the value of your Brand or Product. As an Digital Marketing expert/Website Design and Development organization we have finished 100+ projects over the world.

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NA
2 - 9
India
TekGro
8768

TekGro

Branding Your Bussiness

​TekGro is Specialized in custom software, mobile app, web design and development. We have sound experience in online marketing and web application development services.  We are here to brand your business through the means of the internet and technologies. We help all kinds of organizations and businesses around the country to increase revenue by generating high-quality leads.​  

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NA
10 - 49
Australia
Jetheights Services Limited
8769

Jetheights Services Limited

We Are Big On Innovation

Jetheights is one of Nigeria's and Africa’s leading Web, Advertising, Brand Strategy, Content and Marketing Communications Agency proffering world-class services for forward-thinking businesses and brands using growth hacking tools and trusted technologies to increase sales, improve ROI and make brands unforgettable while advocating the acceleration of digital skills for career development and entrepreneurship (in diverse sectors) for emerging leaders as net-contributors to the national & global economy. We have worked with t... read more about Jetheights Services Limited

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NA
2 - 9
Nigeria
Trinomads Global IT Solutions
8770

Trinomads Global IT Solutions

Get your business onlines

Trinomads Global, under its banner, effectively provides a huge range of services starting with Web App Development to Mobile App Development, ERP Software, CRM Software, Development of Chatbots, SEO, App Store Optimization and Digital Marketing.    

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< $25/hr
2 - 9
United States
Netmatters
8771

Netmatters

Full Service Digitial Agency In East Anglia

Founded in 2008, we work with businesses from a variety of industries to gain new prospects, nurture existing leads and further grow their sales.

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NA
50 - 249
United Kingdom
Enpacto Technologies
8772

Enpacto Technologies

Helping businesses to adopt Conversational AI

Enpacto is a Conversational AI Service company headquartered in Ahmedabad, India.

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$25 - $49/hr
2 - 9
India
Silexys IT Solutions Private Limited
8773

Silexys IT Solutions Private Limited

We are in it, for the love of it.

We are an IT solutions company capable of delivering your organization's end to end IT service needs. Our diversified portfolio spanning across design, development and consulting services, backed by our passion to imagine and create, enables us to produce powerful and effective results.We are a team of focused and driven professionals with extensive hands on knowledge and years of experience working on projects for clients from all over the globe. Silexys is more than a conventional IT firm. Silexys is an idea. An idea that has potential... read more about Silexys IT Solutions Private Limited

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< $25/hr
10 - 49
India
Vision Technology
8774

Vision Technology

Tech For Tomorrow

Hii There.. I am Ansari Kirdar having 4 years of Experience Teachning, Graphic Designing and Web Development in Different Company , Vision Technology Have Many Happy Client in Mumbai as well as out side of the Mumbai, As For the Graphic Designing ,Web Designing and Web Development. We have a Dedicate TEam for work on each one is specialize in there core job.

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< $25/hr
10 - 49
India
EvoloTech Software
8775

EvoloTech Software

Empowering the Technology

Evolotech Softwares is one of the best Website Design, Development Company and specialized for E-commerce development in Pune, India. Offers Website Designing, SEO, SEM, Mobile App Development and Digital Marketing Services. We guarantees 100% satisfaction of the client.

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< $25/hr
10 - 49
India
Kodework
8776

Kodework

India's best in web, mobile & software developing

Kodework is a trendsetting web, mobile and software development agency. We design, execute, and deliver complex projects.   We love screens. And, that is why we elevate UX to deliver a satisfying CX.  Does you business need a new website that can deliver? Is your product mobile-friendly yet? How to reach customers that respond to augmented reality?  We are among the leading web development companies in India, with shores touched in Norway, Finland, Germany and the US.  Our team of experienced developers ca... read more about Kodework

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$25 - $49/hr
10 - 49
India
LiangTuang Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
8777

LiangTuang Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

Your Technology Solutions Customized

The expertise of LiangTuang takes pride in being a prominent IT service software development provider that empowers in helping every scale industry. We put extra effort into coming up with creative and unique solutions for your business.

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< $25/hr
10 - 49
India
Ittanta Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
8778

Ittanta Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

Web, Mobility and Enterprise Solutions Provider

Ittanta Technologies Pvt. Ltd. has been founded on the ideology of focusing on the real need or problems of clients. Considering that such focus often involves taking help of different technologies and creativity, Ittanta will keep itself extending and updating with the industry trends. We have put together team members who bring experience of in the domain of Web, App and Enterprise solutions along with the creativity. Work culture is always of friendly atmosphere and encouraging intellectual growth of individuals. Respecting confidentiality o... read more about Ittanta Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

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< $25/hr
10 - 49
India
Varahii
8779

Varahii

SEO Company in Mumbai

We provide high quality results in the shortest possible time as compared to any other SEO company in Mumbai. Today internet is the backbone for many business and that's the main reason every business needs SEO service providers for their brands. Internet is the source of tones of organic traffic and visitors to your brand website and in turn they become your buyers and customers. If you are looking for huge organic traffic on your website then we are the best search engine optimization company in Mumbai for you and we have the proper solut... read more about Varahii

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50 - 249
India
SmartzITSolutions
8780

SmartzITSolutions

Transforming business ideas to Digital Reality

SmartzITSolutions is a professionals striving to make a difference in Internet Marketing and Web and Mobile App development and   SEO, Digital Marketing Company based in Chandigarh and NCR, India. We are having an expert team of Developers and Designers and Internet marketing having technical experience of more than 5 years. Having a strong Development and Innovation and Marketing center in California, USA and with more than 500+ satisfied clients worldwide.   Website Design, Mobile App Development, S... read more about SmartzITSolutions

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NA
2 - 9
India,
United States
Ideal Web Designs
8781

Ideal Web Designs

Web Design startups, small businesses & brands.

We provide start-up to established businesses & brands with a full range of Web Services that include website design and development, custom websites plus Search Engine Optimization. We are competitive with our pricing and give our clients flexibility by offering design revision until you are completely happy with the design. We believe in only delivering the best quality of work we possibly can on each and every project. We are a young team that consists of Designers, Developers, Coders, Account Managers & Administration plus our... read more about Ideal Web Designs

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$100 - $149/hr
10 - 49
United Kingdom
Hexamer Solutions
8782

Hexamer Solutions

Want to grow your business? Your Search ends here

Hexamer solutions have a modern team of developers who are well aware of the latest technology trends which helps our clients achieve the best industry result and grow their business using the best available tools and technology in the market. Experienced | Creative | Energetic | Client-focused | Quality

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NA
10 - 49
India
Hiplabs
8783

Hiplabs

Web, mobile, design, QA, CRM

We help launch digital products on time    

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$25 - $49/hr
10 - 49
Russia
Aryston Web Solution Pvt Ltd
8784

Aryston Web Solution Pvt Ltd

Digital Marketing & Full Stack Development Company

At Aryston Web Solution, we have an on-board team of professional developers and ace digital marketers, helping us to emerge as the best digital marketing agency in Kolkata, working with clients and completing projects all over the world. Business owners form various niches and industries of business, who need to add technological advancement and online promotion to their business are the ones we can help with our dedicated services. Commitment, consistency, and confidence are the values that drive us. We work to ensure measurable growth of ... read more about Aryston Web Solution Pvt Ltd

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50 - 249
India
Design Proficient
8785

Design Proficient

Web Design Agency & Best Branding Solutions

Making best and top brands by configuration arranged arrangements, we're an innovative organization (designproficient US) that keeps idea, inventiveness, and methodology at the top of the priority list. We're a group of a master logo, web, and inventive people taking a shot at present-day thoughts to existence with creative outlines. Our work is shaking the computerized world and help marks in making uncommon organizations around the globe including the US, UK. Our profoundly prepared plan experts and computerized advertising specialist... read more about Design Proficient

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50 - 249
United States
Tech Curve Ai & Innovations Co
8786

Tech Curve Ai & Innovations Co

EMPOWERED BY INNOVATIONS!!!

Tech Curve AI & Innovation CO., fastest growing startup in Thailand, specializes in providing the robust Solution in the field of Engineering Software Simulation, XPI/XPA Integration, Software Development, IT Support, Web Application Development, Digital Marketing, Data Analytical & AI solutions to the clients across various industries from all over the world. With our smart and hard work, we have established ourselves as the most trusted, efficient and highly creative software company in Thailand & India. We are staffed with young,... read more about Tech Curve Ai & Innovations Co

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NA
2 - 9
Thailand
ConvrtX
8787

ConvrtX

Software that changes industries forever.

We help businesses generate an avalanche of traffic and users through high-converting apps & paid advertising unlike ever seen before! We work with a wide range of industries and niches. Delivering world-class, pixel-perfect apps that actually generate users.

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$50 - $99/hr
50 - 249
Canada
Ayatas Technologies
8788

Ayatas Technologies

Professional Web Design Company

Ayatas Technologies is an experienced Digital Commerce Agency based in Sacramento, specialized in Magento, Woo Commerce and Shopify eCommerce solutions for various industries to empowering brands. Specialize in Magento enterprise and community development solutions. At Ayatas Technologies we're focused on designing, developing and marketing websites that are performance tended. With more than ten years of experience, we have worked with hundreds of clients across all industries. Our talented in-house team cultivates collaboration, compel... read more about Ayatas Technologies

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NA
50 - 249
United States
ScuTech
8789

ScuTech

Global Solutions

Welcome to ScuTech! We are an IT company that develops software and provides a wide range of outsourcing services in the field of IT. We are a team of professionals with extensive knowledge and skills as well as experience in software development for various industries. Our mission is to help companies to reduce development costs and accelerate their products to market. Our office is located in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. Our services are available for you in our office as well as in any part of the Earth. Highly-professional IT-spe... read more about ScuTech

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NA
2 - 9
United States
iTechnoLabs
8790

iTechnoLabs

Idea | Innovate | Grow

iTechnoLabs is an IT company headquartered in Australia equipped with the latest technologies & dedicated professionals providing website and mobile application development services. Established in 2020 India, It focuses on various web-based services such as Web Designing, Web Development, Ecommerce Solutions, & Digital Marketing.

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< $25/hr
10 - 49
India
DEN Consult Limited
8791

DEN Consult Limited

ICT Services Company

DEN CONSULT LIMITED is a top ranking Tanzanian ICT Company delivering strategy and services to customers across an array of specialties across Tanzania and neighboring regions. Our in-house experts brainstorm, analyze, strategize, build and deploy high-performing, secure and scalable digital experiences across many industries. A strong grip of innovative ideas, seasoned skills and ability to deliver a product with utmost perfection is what drives us enthusiastically in what we do. We offer an array of services including Access Control and... read more about DEN Consult Limited

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< $25/hr
10 - 49
Tanzania
Tech ICS
8792

Tech ICS

Digital and IT Specialists - Web Developers

Tech ICS are Digital and IT Specialists working in the commercial field since 2018.  We currently have our offices based in the UK and Bangladesh. Our developers are very well versed on providing the assistance required to your business.  To confirm we have established a presence in the product development market, you can contact us for a demo link to view and see the functonality available.  Contact us if you have any questions. Speak soon. 

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< $25/hr
2 - 9
United Kingdom,
Bangladesh
BJIT Group
8793

BJIT Group

Your Trusted Software Outsourcing Partner

IEW BJIT is a trusted global software development agency formed as a joint venture between Japanese and Bangladeshis entities. We offer a full suite of software consulting and development services with world-class Japanese quality and south Asian cost efficiencies. We serve our clients from 6 locations around the world including Japan, USA, Singapore, Sweden, Finland, Bangladesh and we are CMMI 3 and ISO 9001 Certified.    

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$25 - $49/hr
250 - 999
Bangladesh
Dreamspot Limited
8794

Dreamspot Limited

Digital Product Agency | Taipei, HK, Shanghai

We build full-scale Digital Products, with a focus on Creativity, Innovation & Robustness.

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$50 - $99/hr
2 - 9
China
Codeteched Solutions
8795

Codeteched Solutions

Every Solution Hear

Codeteched Solutions is a pioneering software development outsourcing company that provides cutting-edge customized solutions for web as well as mobile. We have worked with more than 150 clients all over the globe.

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NA
2 - 9
India
KLBProduction
8796

KLBProduction

Digital Marketing agency

We are a Digital Marketing agency providing Digital Marketing Services to small and large businesses. We believe in clients satisfaction and provide them on time and top-notch Services  Here is the list if the services we provide Affordable SEO services for small Business  Wordpress Expert - Wordpress consultant  Wordpress Malware Removal Services  Wordpress Speed optimization Service Social Media Management services  Pinterest management services  Instagram management services  Website ... read more about KLBProduction

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$25 - $49/hr
2 - 9
Pakistan
Arcona Ltd.
8797

Arcona Ltd.

Enterprise Web & Mobile Apps Development Company

Arcona Ltd. is Russia's leading Mobile App development and Web development company. We provide a full suite of Product development, Marketing & Technology innovation services. Our web developers build front-end, back-end and APIs as per the solution to be created or can engage on dedicated bases to augment your current development team. 

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$50 - $99/hr
2 - 9
Russia,
United States
STIGENTECH IT SERVICES PRIVATE LIMITED
8798

STIGENTECH IT SERVICES PRIVATE LIMITED

Develop.Deploy.Deliver

Established in 2014, Stigentech is a leading Global Information Technology (IT) Services and Solutions provider offering a wide range of IT solutions and services. Stigentech is an ISO 9001:2015 Certified and CMMi Level 3 company that provides unparalleled and cutting-edge IT Solutions at competitive costs to Enterprises worldwide. We empower our customers to utilize the available resources and help them manage their operations. We enable our clients to maximize their potential and achieve a greater market with a wide array of technology servic... read more about STIGENTECH IT SERVICES PRIVATE LIMITED

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$25 - $49/hr
50 - 249
India
Synectics Development
8799

Synectics Development

Software Outsourcing Company

- Synectics is a Software Development Company based in Georgia, which has been operating on the global market since 2017. -Synectics works in collaboration with its customers to deliver next-gen software solutions that turn complex business challenges into real business outcomes. - We offer a wide range of consulting and software development services with the necessary tools and expertise to help grow your business.  

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< $25/hr
10 - 49
Georgia
Secur
8800

Secur

Real cybersecurity experts

Secur provides Cyber Security and digital forensic services and technical consulting to organisations in southern Africa. Our service offerings are designed to strengthen an organisation security and compliance posture in cyberspace . Not ony do we offer services, but also distribute and resell best of breed security solutions. our vendors include Becrypt, Check Point, Flir, Rapid7, Arcserve, Rapidscan, Palo Alto, Airwatch, Cellopoint, Gemalto, Cellebrite, FireEye, Gold ... read more about Secur

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$100 - $149/hr
50 - 249
South Africa

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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