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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CodeX Source
8801

CodeX Source

We create the future!

Using strategic thinking, we turn complex tasks into simple and understandable solutions.

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$25 - $49/hr
2 - 9
Kazakhstan
Sorcible
8802

Sorcible

Salesforce & Magento developers at great rates

Sorcible is a software company providing full range of services focused on Salesforce & Magento. We have over 12 years of experience in delivering tailored solutions for development agencies and businesses and we are specialized in providing exceptional quality at competitive rates. We help companies around the world access top-notch developers to accelerate their projects and cut costs. Our transparent and flexible business model will meet precisely your IT needs – whether you are looking for staff augmentation (on-demand develope... read more about Sorcible

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$25 - $49/hr
10 - 49
Bulgaria
AMI3GO Ltd
8803

AMI3GO Ltd

EXPERT. ETHICAL. EXCEPTIONAL.

Strategists, data fanatics and engineers focused on humans. Drawing on our years of experience principally in insurance and financial services but with knowledge of many other industries and by leveraging our expertise gained by integrating with leading technology providers we can help you navigate the complexity of digital transformation and provide proven, best fit solutions that make your desired transformation from 'what is' to 'what could be' a reality. We provide digital strategy and enterprise architecture that will... read more about AMI3GO Ltd

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$50 - $99/hr
2 - 9
United Kingdom
Vriksha Techno Solutions
8804

Vriksha Techno Solutions

Web and Mobile Application Development Company

We Vriksha Techno Solutions Endowed with 12+ years of positive change and driven by inspired teamwork, We are a full-scale integrated information technology and software services development company having presence in Southern India with a team 64 people. We would be happy to get associated with your organisation for the technology assistance. Vriksha Techno Solutions are involved in developing Bespoke Web Applications , eCommerce portals, Progressive Web Applications, Mobile applications and Websites for various clients across the glob... read more about Vriksha Techno Solutions

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$25 - $49/hr
50 - 249
India
ProCreator- UX Design Studio
8805

ProCreator- UX Design Studio

UX is the Differentiator

ProCreator is an award winning design agency, creating UI/UX design solutions for businesses across the globe. Believing firmly, in the world full of digital products, UX is the differentiator; ProCreator is a team of dedicated professionals trained in providing UI/UX solutions to businesses around the globe. It helps clients leverage the power of design for delivering compelling user experiences. The experience revolves around multiple domains such as Banking, Finance, Edtech, Martech, Social-media tech, Ecommerce, IT, and with Fortu... read more about ProCreator- UX Design Studio

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$50 - $99/hr
10 - 49
India
Nerdware
8806

Nerdware

Nerdware

We develop digital experiences that transform brands and grow businesses. We are is a leading Software Development and Digital Marketing Services company. Our mission is to provide high-value and customer-focused technology to clients, empowering them to better serve and support their customers. Nerdware not only offers its own high-powered digital marketing tool with a multitude of integrated and customisable features but also develops a custom software solution for clients around the globe. In addition to software development, we also... read more about Nerdware

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$50 - $99/hr
10 - 49
South Africa
Macreel Infosoft Pvt. Ltd.
8807

Macreel Infosoft Pvt. Ltd.

Excellence with Difference

Macreel Infosoft is an award-winning ISO: 9001: 2013 certified company of mobile App and software development. The Company has more than 10 years of experience. It is the Best Software Company in Delhi NCR with a diversified portfolio. The company provides software development, Web Development, Mobile App Development services. keeping your business goals in mind we provide a scalable solution for your business. We have a dedicated team of software developers who work with sophisticated Environment. We deal with local clients from various i... read more about Macreel Infosoft Pvt. Ltd.

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$25 - $49/hr
50 - 249
India
Logotis Pvt Ltd
8808

Logotis Pvt Ltd

Doing Different

Logotis Pvt Ltd is a full-service digital marketing agency providing SEO, PPC, social media, design, and more around the Pakistan & Other Countries

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10 - 49
Pakistan
Indian Web Services
8809

Indian Web Services

Indian Web Services

Indian Web Services is a new era IT company which focus on uneven quality, unmatched innovation and share creative thinking and ideas to provide quality web services.  

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NA
10 - 49
India
GoPro IT Consultant
8810

GoPro IT Consultant

IT Consultancy and Recruitment Services

GoPro Consultant is an IT recruitment consultancy service provider with extensive expertise in information technology Support & Consultancy, Software Development, project planning, and engineering. As a trusted service provider, we offer Pitcher Solutions in over 50 countries for IT support in the areas of workstations, applications, software & web development, security, data centers, project planning and network virtualization. We set out to provide a comprehensive experience to our principles by providing hardware software ... read more about GoPro IT Consultant

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$25 - $49/hr
10 - 49
United Kingdom
Amritaz IT Solutions Private Limited
8811

Amritaz IT Solutions Private Limited

web design and software development company

Amritaz IT Solutions Private Limited (AITS) is an Indian Software company registered by Govt.of India and ISO 9001 QMS Certified. AITS provide complete business brandind services like Company Registration, Logo Design, Trademark Registration, ISO Certification, Web Designing, Software Development, App Development, CMS Development, Wordpress Development, Ecommerce Development, Internet Marketing, Facebook and other Social Media Promotion and more.

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$25 - $49/hr
10 - 49
India
CodeMyMobile INC
8812

CodeMyMobile INC

Design, Create, Innovate

Us, CodeMyMobile, are a globally known Mobile App Development Company. Known for offering trendiest of the solution in various mobile and web categories, we come up as a great blend of experience and agility for more than 7+ years now. Not only our developers are best in the market in leveraging cutting-edge technologies and implementing it to the fullest, but our business analysts and expert consultants are also amazingly competent in understanding your point of view and giving you the best advice possible. And this all is followed by a strong... read more about CodeMyMobile INC

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$25 - $49/hr
10 - 49
India,
United States
Css Founder Pvt Ltd
8813

Css Founder Pvt Ltd

Website For Everyone

CSS Founder is the company which provides website designing in Dubai. We have polished and skilled developers in our team to give each client the best performance to maintain their brand name online. We are the Website Design Company In Dubai and handled more than hundreds of projects. We not only have worked with Indian companies but also with international companies.

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< $25/hr
10 - 49
India,
United Arab Emirates
Vulcan
8814

Vulcan

Boston's most awarded ad agency
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$300+/hr
10 - 49
United States
Campfire Studios
8815

Campfire Studios

Always the best, always the latest, made easy

Campfire Studios is a new age software development company with a twang of old time experience. We're like that gravy your grandma used to make; always changing, but with that certain gritty familiarity. We take ideas and visions and turn them into successful business applications which can be measured by businesses and individuals. We have an extroardinary team; we're very picky with who we let in on our secrets. Give us a call, and let us show you how a real development firm works! Campfire Studios focuses on driving revenue for busin... read more about Campfire Studios

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$100 - $149/hr
2 - 9
United States
Neginet
8816

Neginet

We build remote teams

We are a Staff Augmentation firm focused on helping startups grow. We help our clients grow their Development Teams with top talented engineers who speak fluent English, within US time zones, at competitive rates. Whether you are a promising new startup or a well established company with many years in the market, you need to grow your team in order to deliver more value in less time and increase development capacity. But it is almost impossible to find high quality developers in your same time zone at affordable rates. You can’t s... read more about Neginet

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$25 - $49/hr
10 - 49
Argentina,
United States
Bigben Gaming LLP
8817

Bigben Gaming LLP

Casino Game/Web Development

We are a group of enthusiastic and motivated Designers & Developers in Casino Game Development for Video Slots, Online Casino, Betting, Lottery Systems. Our Mission is to create high quality iGaming Casino products and services. With our in-depth knowledge and experience in casino industry, we can deliver benchmark Casino Products & Services.

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$25 - $49/hr
2 - 9
India
Webure
8818

Webure

Consult | Create | Collaborate

Webure Technologies has been providing complete IT Solution under one roof for over last 5+ years. We are India’s most trusted partner offering integrated solutions along with product portfolio built on the best practices from across the country. We have distinct product offering for the respective segments. Our commitment to various Sector for the last two decades has been to provide an advance system with innovative technology programs. We understand the DNA of corporate system in India, having worked through 1000+ implementations since... read more about Webure

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$50 - $99/hr
10 - 49
India,
United States
BrijSoftware Technology
8819

BrijSoftware Technology

Never-Stop Solutions

BrijSoftware Technology helps start up compny, to grow and perform & provide reliable enterprise software solution to support you in many operations. 

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< $25/hr
2 - 9
India
AXO Technologies Sdn Bhd
8820

AXO Technologies Sdn Bhd

Changing Ordinary

AXO Technologies Sdn Bhd is an innovative and thoughtful IT consulting firm based in Selangor, Malaysia. We help organizations solve their IT challenges by leveraging technology into their business process. With our certified professional team, we thrive to provide a better understanding and relationship with our customers.

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< $25/hr
10 - 49
Malaysia
Digital Ludhiana
8821

Digital Ludhiana

Website Designing and Development Company

Digital Ludhiana offers the best website designing, development and digital marketing services in Ludhiana. Established since 2005, we have processed more than 1200 web projects with 100% results. We believe in creative, quality and long term relationship with our clients. Our Services are as follow:    

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NA
2 - 9
India
NavTark Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
8822

NavTark Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

The New Logic

We are a professional Website and Mobile App development company, officially registered under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (Government of India), specializing in building websites and Apps for a wide range of business needs. At NavTark Solutions we pride ourselves on building quality websites within your specified budget and timeline. We don’t just focus on building websites or mobile apps, but, with our solution, we also try to achieve our client’s business and personal goals. Started in year 2015 wi... read more about NavTark Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

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< $25/hr
10 - 49
India
Apagen Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
8823

Apagen Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

Transforming Enterprise With No Rocket Science

“Apagen Solutions Pvt. Ltd.” provides odoo based business Applications and Consulting Services to growing businesses in a wide range of industries as leading Odoo Service provider. Being a strong advocator of open source philosophy, our odoo solutions are 100% based on open source technologies. We are a business advantage driven company. Our clients business scope of improvements motivate us and we take pride to stamp out all their obstacles which stop them to excel at the first encounter so that they could focus on what they kno... read more about Apagen Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

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< $25/hr
10 - 49
India
Nettyfy Technologies
8824

Nettyfy Technologies

Developing your success online

Nettyfy is Prime digital eCommerce service provider agency based in USA & India and provide service globally. We provide full-scale digital marketing solutions and deliver enterprise eCommerce solutions for retailers, manufacturers, and wholesalers around the world. The mastery of tools such as Magento, Shopify, WordPress as well as its expertise in web marketing make Nettyfy the ideal partner for all companies wishing to develop their e-commerce activity.

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< $25/hr
10 - 49
United States,
India
Dotworx
8825

Dotworx

Next Generation Technology Solutions

We, at BlueTeak Labs, offer a bouquet of Business Technology solutions helping clients shift to new business models using the best-suited cutting edge technologies. Our proven domain experience, technical expertise and in-depth knowledge of the latest industry trends empower us to build creative enterprise solutions. BlueTeak solves our clients' toughest challenges by providing unmatched services in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. We take an innovation-led approach to help clients "imagine and invent&quo... read more about Dotworx

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$25 - $49/hr
50 - 249
India
iDreams Technologies
8826

iDreams Technologies

Creating your business future

iDreams Technologies is an IT services agency. Armed with 20+ Geeks, We are known for running a convention business in very unconventional ways. We are 10 year-old agency creating websites, mobile apps, and marketing them to real people. We have worked with (250+ Clients ) Brands and Startups like Kusumgar Group, Center Point Hospital, Lata Mangeshkar Hospital, Designfakt International, CSystemizer, Nice Car Wash, 21 MG Pharmacy, Win Work Order, etc. Technology: Blockchain, Angular, React, Python, Native Android and iOS Developmen... read more about iDreams Technologies

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$25 - $49/hr
10 - 49
India
Clarigo Infotech Private Limited
8827

Clarigo Infotech Private Limited

Changing "IDEAS" into Reality!

Clarigo is a privately owned IT Support and IT Services business formed in 2015. Today we’re proud to boast a strong team of IT engineers who thrive on rolling up their sleeves and solving your IT problems and meeting your business needs. We are on a mission to exceed your expectations and form a long-term, mutually beneficial relationship with you.

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< $25/hr
10 - 49
India
Lise Infotech Pvt Ltd
8828

Lise Infotech Pvt Ltd

Together we can mobilise your work

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

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$25 - $49/hr
10 - 49
India
Ubikon Technologies Pvt Ltd
8829

Ubikon Technologies Pvt Ltd

Ubikon Technologies Pvt Ltd

Trusted Web Development Company to help and guide

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NA
10 - 49
India
Queryon
8830

Queryon

Keep Calm + Queryon On!

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

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NA
2 - 9
United States
Digital Exa
8831

Digital Exa

Best Web & CRM Development Company in jaipur

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

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$25 - $49/hr
2 - 9
India
Visuotech
8832

Visuotech

Beyond the expectations!

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

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$25 - $49/hr
10 - 49
India
My Programmers
8833

My Programmers

Hire a programmer in Australia

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

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< $25/hr
50 - 249
Australia
WieQuee
8834

WieQuee

Your idea in our queue

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

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$25 - $49/hr
2 - 9
Serbia
Pyther Innovations Pvt. Ltd.
8835

Pyther Innovations Pvt. Ltd.

Led by Innovations

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

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$25 - $49/hr
10 - 49
India
Rcode Technolab
8836

Rcode Technolab

We R making the Difference.

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

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$25 - $49/hr
2 - 9
India
Consulting Arm Services
8837

Consulting Arm Services

Digital Arm to your business

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

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2 - 9
India
ACVM technologies
8838

ACVM technologies

Design Development Marketing

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

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NA
2 - 9
India
Suvrin Technologies
8839

Suvrin Technologies

Your IT Partner

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

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< $25/hr
2 - 9
India
Apptware
8840

Apptware

Empowering Innovation

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

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$25 - $49/hr
50 - 249
India,
Canada
PathPartner
8841

PathPartner

Engineering product innovations of the future

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

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250 - 999
India,
United States
Neusol LLC
8842

Neusol LLC

Lets do IT!

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

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$25 - $49/hr
10 - 49
United Arab Emirates
Launchship Technology Solutions Pvt Ltd
8843

Launchship Technology Solutions Pvt Ltd

Digital Technology

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

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50 - 249
India
N-VisionIT Interactive
8844

N-VisionIT Interactive

Talented technology people who love what we do

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

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< $25/hr
10 - 49
Canada
Reach C Onmark Pvt Ltd
8845

Reach C Onmark Pvt Ltd

Best Digital Marketing Agency in Bangalore

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

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10 - 49
India
ISOLS Group Private Limited
8846

ISOLS Group Private Limited

Innovate First Rule Next

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

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$25 - $49/hr
50 - 249
India
Karma Snack
8847

Karma Snack

SEO Services

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

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NA
2 - 9
United States
Abstract
8848

Abstract

Creating Unique

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

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$100 - $149/hr
10 - 49
United States
Swivt Technologies
8849

Swivt Technologies

Create Disrupt Innovate

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

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$25 - $49/hr
10 - 49
Singapore
Gorrion Software House
8850

Gorrion Software House

Grow your business, we got your back

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

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$50 - $99/hr
50 - 249
Poland

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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