Top Custom Software Development Companies

Are you looking for a top custom software development company? Here is the list of top software developers that deliver full-cycle software development services. Today if there is one thing that your business needs to run smoothly and efficiently, it is customized software development solutions. However, not all software development firms can deliver highly efficient software products. To deliver outstanding enterprise software solutions, a software development company needs a team of developers that keeps track of emerging technologies, languages and platforms in the software industry. Based on this and several other crucial parameters, Our research team has prepared a list of the best custom software development companies. Hire a custom software company as per your business requirements and budget from the below list:

Top Custom Software Development Companies

List of Best Custom Software Development Companies & Developers

  • XB Software

    Custom Software Development Company

    XB Software is a full-cycle development company that has many years of expertise in building custom web and mobile solutions. We have a strong and dedicated team of IT professionals engaged in IT Consulting, Web & Mobile App Development, Business Analysis, UX/UI Design, as well as QA and Software Testing. We o ... learn more about XB Software

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    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2008
    United States, Poland
  • XongoLab Technologies LLP

    Turn Your Business Ideas Into Reality

    Turn your business tdeas into reality with XongoLab Technolgies LLP which is NASSCOM certified leading web and mobile development company based in India. It is also recognized as an Indian Startup by Indian Government. With its strength in the knowledge and application of latest technology, it gradually emerged as the ... learn more about XongoLab Technologies LLP

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    < $25/hr
    10 - 49
    2011
    India
  • PixelCrayons

    Software & Mobile App Development Company

    We are an award-winning IT & Software Outsourcing Company based in India offering end-to-end solutions to Enterprises, ISVs, Digital Agencies, and Startups. Since our establishment in the year 2004, we have serviced 5400+ customers from 38+ countries. We are highly acknowledged among our clients for our agile/De ... learn more about PixelCrayons

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    < $25/hr
    250 - 999
    2004
    India
  • Unicsoft

    Top 1 Blockchain & AI/ML Development Company

    Unicsoft is a trusted technology consulting company, delivering Blockchain and AI/ML solutions to drive business outcomes for startups and enterprises. We have deep expertise in Decentralized Applications, DeFi, NFT, Blockchain/Play-to-Earn/Web3/NFT Games, KYC/AML, Smart contract  ... learn more about Unicsoft

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    $50 - $99/hr
    50 - 249
    2005
    United States, Singapore
  • Protonshub Technologies

    Leading Mobile App Development Company

    Protonshub is the largest custom web & mobile app development company in Indore and US incorporated initially with the idea to attract good resources. It all boils down to implementing our positive approach from 10 people to develop a team base of 150+ employees. We are fueled by protons and believe in being t ... learn more about Protonshub Technologies

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    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2018
    India, United States
  • Groovy Web

    Assurance of Excellence

    The term “Groovy” means excellent and that’s exactly what we are. We take pride in delivering cutting-edge digital solutions on time, within budget for more than 6 years. We are one of the leading Mobile App Development Companies and Web Development Companies in the market. We think ... learn more about Groovy Web

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    < $25/hr
    50 - 249
    2015
    United States, Australia
  • Dedicated Developers

    Top Rated Mobile App and Web Development Company

    We’ve worked with 300+ startups, small to medium-sized enterprises and top brands from 15+ different countries. We've been empowering them with our digital intelligence and expertise over the past 10 years. We have successfully delivered 1000+ Swift and Agile web and mo ... learn more about Dedicated Developers

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    $50 - $99/hr
    50 - 249
    2007
    United States
  • Glorium Technologies

    Your Idea. Our Innovation and Engineering

    Glorium technologies provides tech startups with strategic and technical expertise. Glorium is your trusted software provider that creates modern and efficient solutions in the Real Estate and Healthcare areas. Building the most talented digital product team in your niche requires time and money. Fortunately, our ... learn more about Glorium Technologies

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    $25 - $49/hr
    250 - 999
    2010
    United States, Ukraine
  • Octal IT Solution

    Technology. Outsourcing. Simplified

    Octal IT Solution is an ISO 9001:2015 Certified Company and Appraised to CMMi Level-3, having its global presence in India, UK, USA, and Singapore. We are the leading providers of Enterprise Mobility, Software Consulting, App Development, and IT Consultation Solutions. Having delivered 1100+ mobile and web applicati ... learn more about Octal IT Solution

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    < $25/hr
    50 - 249
    2007
    United States, India
  • Relevant Software

    Web&Mobile Apps Development | Dedicated Engineers

    Relevant is an international software development company that designs, builds and delivers products of world-class standard for Fortune 500 companies and promising startups. We provide software development teams made up of the best engineers from around the world, benefiting globalization and diversity.  More ... learn more about Relevant Software

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    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2013
    Poland, United Kingdom
  • Bamboo Agile

    Full-Cycle Software Development Company

    Bamboo Agile is a software development company with an office in Tallinn (Estonia). For more than a decade, we’ve been delivering quality IT solutions for clients from different business sectors all over the world. We’re experts in EdTech, Healthcare software, Telecommunications, Martech and Ad ... learn more about Bamboo Agile

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    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2002
    Estonia
  • SoluLab

    Blockchain | IoT | Mobility | AI | Big Data

    One of the top blockchain development companies with over 50M+ active users for their apps and an industry-competitve 97% customer success score. SoluLab has partnered with Fortune 500 enterprises to high-growth startups including Walt Disney, Goldman Sachs, Mercedez Benz, University of Cambridge, Georgia Tech, and mor ... learn more about SoluLab

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    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2014
    United States, India
  • Terasol Technologies

    We just don't build apps We build businesses!

    Terasol technologies offers end to end IT development services to help businesses thrive in the competitive online market. We are headquartered in India and provide digital transformation services across 10+ countries with a global customer base of 200+ brands with 215+ successful and conversion-centric tech solutions. ... learn more about Terasol Technologies

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    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2014
    India, United States
  • Consagous Technologies

    Helping brands by being their Technology Partner

    We’re passionate to code your success & embark on our resolution 'Grow IT Together'   Consagous Technologies is specialized in IT consulting & crafting top-notch custom web and mobile solutions across the globe. We have established our benchmark in the app market & have been ran ... learn more about Consagous Technologies

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    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2008
    India, United States
  • Magneto IT Solutions

    eCommerce, Mobile App , Web

    Magneto is an award-winning eCommerce agency. Our core competencies lie in developing market-leading end-to-end B2C, B2B, B2B2B, B2B2C, D2C, Marketplace eCommerce solutions. We are Exclusive Partners with leading B2B eCommerce platforms like Oro Inc. and with Fabric & Commerce Tools for Composbale (Headless) Commer ... learn more about Magneto IT Solutions

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    $50 - $99/hr
    50 - 249
    2009
    United States, Australia
  • Startbit IT Solutions Pvt. Ltd., an ISO 9001 and 27001 certified company, is a Global IT Services provider company with expertise in outsourced product development and custom software development focusing on web app development, mobile app development, tailor-made solutions, etc. We are consistently delivering offshore ... learn more about Startbit IT Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

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    < $25/hr
    50 - 249
    2008
    India
  • Webvolty IT Solution

    E-Commerce Web Development, Mobile App Development

    Webvolty is an Indian IT Company for  Website Development, Mobile App Development, Software Development, Web Hosting, Web Designing, Search Engine Optimization, Mobile Solutions and lot many IT and IT Enabled Services. Webvolty is a leading Web Development company,in 2016 Year, and includes a team of design, In ... learn more about Webvolty IT Solution

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    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    2016
    India
  • KitRUM

    We know people

    We believe it's all about the people. Right people. Since 2013, we’ve been helping CxOs of technology companies world-wide to get access to the most talented software engineers from Ukraine and Poland building software solutions for large enterprises, new ventures, and NGOs in the most risk-proof and cost- ... learn more about KitRUM

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    $50 - $99/hr
    50 - 249
    2013
    United States, Ukraine
  • Sloboda Studio

    WEB DEVELOPMENT WITH CARE

    Sloboda Studio is a Software Development Company founded in 2010. We’ve been providing high-end web development services in various industries for over 12 years, mostly focused on leading start-ups, small businesses, and middle-market companies. A large number of our customers come from the real esta ... learn more about Sloboda Studio

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    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2010
    Ukraine
  • TechGropse Pvt. Ltd.

    You Think..We Deliver..!

    TechGropse is a mobile and web development agency with a strong team of highly skilled IT experts. We have developed extended expertise in developing Native Mobile Apps for various segments. The company also develops cost-effective Hybrid Mobile Apps and cross-platform mobile apps for vari ... learn more about TechGropse Pvt. Ltd.

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    < $25/hr
    50 - 249
    2015
    India, United States
  • Computools

    Unlock Tomorrow

    Computools shapes the future with products, services and solutions that businesses need to Unlock Tomorrow. We’re a worldwide company that generates world-changing ideas. Computools' philosophy is based on three principles: CONSTRUCTIVENESS With Computools, innovation comes standard. Clients trust us ... learn more about Computools

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    $50 - $99/hr
    250 - 999
    2013
    United States, Canada
  • Tvisha Technologies Inc

    Mobile App Development Company

    The fast-gliding technology arena has spurred Tvisha Technologies creative juices to come up with immaculate products & services. Our bouquet of services encompasses a wide spectrum of needs of enterprises in the tech world. Tvisha has created a niche space for itself in mobile app development, software develo ... learn more about Tvisha Technologies Inc

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    < $25/hr
    50 - 249
    2002
    United States, India
  • Raftlabs

    Building lovable software products

    RaftLabs is a full-stack web and mobile app products and solutions company. We are driven by a mission to build products that simplify the customer experience and helps businesses. We have more than a decade of experience in building streaming video and digital commerce solutions for startups, SMBs, and enterprises. We ... learn more about Raftlabs

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    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    2017
    Ireland, India
  • 7EDGE

    Software and Product Development | Dedicated Teams

    7EDGE is a custom software development company helping Enterprises, Brands, and Startups analyze and identify areas of improvement and help develop a strategic roadmap in their digital journey.  Our core strength lies in the development of Web & Mobile applications using emerging technologies, which include Re ... learn more about 7EDGE

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    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2010
    India, United States
  • Endive Software

    A powerful vision is the inception of success

    Endive Software Passion, Expertise and Professionalism. These three together have built the timeless foundation of Endive Software. Endive Software is a potential business solution provider which provides the best in class services oriented for the increase in profit for businesses and improved value for customers. ... learn more about Endive Software

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    < $25/hr
    50 - 249
    2008
    India, United States
  • inVerita

    Extending Your Team With The Right People.

    inVerita is a custom software development company with a focus on building web(.NET/Node.js/javascript), mobile solutions(Flutter, Native, React-native), QA and providing customers with team extension services. Headquartered in Lviv, Ukraine, and being present in Chicago and New York, the company pursues unique values, ... learn more about inVerita

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    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2015
    Ukraine
  • NEX Softsys

    IT Partner for Global Clients

    NEX Softsys is a technological partner for global enterprises and startups, with the mission of empowering industries through excellence through integrated IT solutions. Since 2009, we have provided innovative software and data-based solutions to many companies, attending various countries, including the USA, Australia ... learn more about NEX Softsys

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    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2003
    United States
  • Brainium is an ISO 9001:2015 certified, award-winning software development company & a Google Partner that primarily focuses on client needs and strives to deliver result-oriented solutions. A full-service digital agency that combines interactive design with intelligent technology & ... learn more about Brainium Information Technologies

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    < $25/hr
    50 - 249
    2009
    India
  • Why we are rated on the top Technogrips is a digital solutions provider located in Kochi, Kerala and the USA. Founded in 2010, we have been helping client companies strategize their digital transformations. We have leveraged from our resource capabilities and state of the art technologies to cater to more than 100 c ... learn more about Technogrips Technologies

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    < $25/hr
    50 - 249
    2010
    India, United States
  • ValueCoders

    ON-DEMAND SOFTWARE TEAMS

    ValueCoders has been providing IT Outsourcing Services Worldwide. We combine Business Domain Knowledge, Proven Methodologies, and All the Latest Technology, With 450+ Well Trained Software Professionals to Deliver High-Quality Solutions that Add Value to Your Businesses. From Startups to Enterprises, Pro ... learn more about ValueCoders

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    < $25/hr
    250 - 999
    2004
    India
  • PowerGate Software

    Bring Innovative Ideas To Life!

    We are a Global Software Product Studio with over 10 years of experience, across different industries with offices in Australia, Canada, The United Kingdom, The United States, and VietNam, from healthcare to fintech... We are highly concerned with nurturing and bringing to life the innovative ideas of our clients and p ... learn more about PowerGate Software

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    NA
    50 - 249
    2011
    Vietnam
  • Siddhi Infosoft

    Think Big and Do Creative

    Siddhi Infosoft has been a leading Web and Mobile app development company in the USA, UK, India, and, Canada for providing digital solutions to every industry sector out there. Founded in 2011, we’ve grown with the digital ecosystem to support every stage of the product life cycle. Our web and mobi ... learn more about Siddhi Infosoft

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    < $25/hr
    10 - 49
    2011
    United States, India
  • KitelyTech

    Mobile, Web, Software & SEO Agency

    KitelyTech is a full service technology consulting, design & development firm with offices in downtown Chicago, New York City, Atlanta, Detroit, Austin, Charlotte, Phoenix, and Miami. The team at KitelyTech mixes together all of the ingredients required for a successful technology development company. We have hi ... learn more about KitelyTech

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    NA
    50 - 249
    2009
    United States
  • Newwave Solutions Jsc

    Expert Software & Blockchain Development

    Newwave Solutions is a top-notch IT outsourcing company with over 10+ years of experience and 300+ dedicated employees. 🌐 https://www.newwave.vn 𝐓𝐨𝐩 𝟏𝟎 𝐬𝐨𝐟𝐭𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐝𝐞𝐯𝐞π₯𝐨𝐩𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐚𝐧𝐒𝐞𝐬 𝐒𝐧 ... learn more about Newwave Solutions Jsc

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    < $25/hr
    250 - 999
    2011
    Vietnam, Japan
  • Softuvo Solutions is ISO 9001:2015 & ISO 27001:2013 certified Organization for the quality and information security management systems. WE ARE YOUR INTERIM CTO. We Build Apps for startups; Working with new ideas and start-ups is our passion, Not work! The Prototype now, full product later "We build an ... learn more about Softuvo Solutions Private Limited

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    < $25/hr
    10 - 49
    2016
    India
  • JetRuby Agency LTD.

    We listen to Clients and then Build Great Apps

    Building mobile & web apps is easy. We've been doing it since 2010. Creating successful apps is harder. We’ve done that successfully 250+ times in 16 industries. Get 2 key services App Idea & Code Audit for FREE today. SAVE up to $5000. App Idea Audit -  ... learn more about JetRuby Agency LTD.

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    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2010
    Ukraine, United States
  • Softude

    Attitude. Altitude. Gratitude. Repeat

    Softude, previously known as Systematix Infotech, has completed an extensive rebranding effort in response to accelerated company growth and renewal of its corporate vision. Incorporated in 2005, Softude is a global IT consulting and services company with expertise in architecting Digital transformation solutions an ... learn more about Softude

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    < $25/hr
    250 - 999
    2005
    United States
  • datarockets is a team of product development professionals with strong soft skills. We have no micromanagement which leaves no space for draining bureaucracy and allows flexibility. We are a small team that ensures personal approach, transparency, and velocity. In 8 years of work, we have carefully built our team of ... learn more about datarockets

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    $50 - $99/hr
    10 - 49
    2014
    Canada, Poland
  • Redwerk

    Software Development Agency

    Redwerk is a software development agency recognized by Microsoft Partner Network as a tech leader showing consistent capability and commitment. Our high expertise is also acknowledged by leading tech listings like Clutch, GoodFirms, DesignRush, SoftwareWorld, and ITFirms. Since 2005, we've helped over 170 busine ... learn more about Redwerk

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    $50 - $99/hr
    50 - 249
    2005
    Ukraine
  • PURRWEB

    We build UX based MVPs with React | React Native

    We’re a web&mobile development company for startups, that allows you to rapidly build a stable product or MVP using our expertise in React and React Native on the Front-end + Ruby on Rails and Node.js on the Back-end. We develop mobile applications using cross-platform technologies, namely React Native. Th ... learn more about PURRWEB

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    $50 - $99/hr
    10 - 49
    2014
    Russia
  • FATbit Technologies

    Software & Mobile App Development Company in India

    FATbit Technologies is a renowned mobile app and software development company that provides optimum solutions for businesses to gain a leading edge in the industry. Established in 2004, the company has served 5000+ clients globally with its market-leading software solutions and products.  At FATbit, we look for ... learn more about FATbit Technologies

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    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2004
    India
  • Code&Care

    πŸš€Great Software Products for Your Business Ideas

    Code & Care is a first-class development service enabling corporations and startups to build cutting-edge software by experienced and fast developers. Our team at the forefront of technological advances and innovations, working with top-notch platforms and frameworks.  πŸ”Ή We believe that quality is m ... learn more about Code&Care

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    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2015
    Ukraine, United States
  • Altar.io

    Product & Software Development Agency

    Altar.io is an Award-Winning Product & Software Development Company committed to providing end-to-end IT services in Web, Mobile & Cloud. From inception, UX/UI design, and development to Software deployment. Altar has successfully helped worldwide entrepreneurs and Business Leaders disrupt their industries.

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    $50 - $99/hr
    10 - 49
    2015
    Portugal, United Kingdom
  • Powercode

    Software Development Advice and Assistance

    Powercode is an innovative web and mobile application development company. Our goal is to stay on top of the rapidly changing tech trends and deliver up-to-date software solutions for our client's ideas. Π‘ompany team includes over 100 engineers with deep expertise in more than 25 advanced and trusted programmin ... learn more about Powercode

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    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2015
    Ukraine, United Kingdom
  • Technoloader Pvt Ltd

    Blockchain Development Company in India

    Technoloader (P) LTD. is a blockchain development company that provides a wide array of services based on blockchains such as blockchain development, supply chain development, cryptocurrency exchange development, cryptocurrency MLM development, IDO Development, Smart Contract Development, Dapp development, crypto tradi ... learn more about Technoloader Pvt Ltd

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    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    2017
    India
  • HQSoftware

    IoT, AR, VR, and custom software development

    HQSoftware is a trusted international custom software developer that brings Digital Transformation into your business. We specialize in IoT, Big Data, AI, Machine Learning, AR and VR solutions, web and mobile application development, and provide dedicated development teams to help you evolve. We deliver all-around serv ... learn more about HQSoftware

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    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2001
    United States, Georgia
  • Smart Sight Innovations

    Ecommerce Development Services

    Smart Sight Innovations is a pre-eminent and dependable cross-platform mobile app development company.  We are passionate about designing and implementing state-of-the-art technology to foster trade, establish proven business mechanisms, and implement outstanding mobile application development solutions to ... learn more about Smart Sight Innovations

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    < $25/hr
    50 - 249
    2014
    India
  • Simtech Development

    eCommerce Development and Hosting

    Simtech Development is a web development company launched in 2005. We develop complex online stores and marketplaces for midsize and enterprise eCommerce businesses resistant to high loads and integrated with any ERP or CRM to keep your business growing. Our team of web developers, UX designers, QA specialists, host ... learn more about Simtech Development

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    $50 - $99/hr
    50 - 249
    2005
    Russia, United States
  • RipenApps

    Developing Above Excellence

    RipenApps is a top-reviewed & globally renowned mobile app development company that provides consultancy, web & app development services to multi-level businesses, right from Entrepreneurs/Startups to Enterprise Businesses.  We are expert-led digital solution providers that empower startups, businesses, ... learn more about RipenApps

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    < $25/hr
    50 - 249
    2017
    India, United Arab Emirates
  • Mindfire Solutions is a 22+ years old Software development & IT services company. We specialize in offering customized technological and digital solutions to solve our client’s mission-critical issues. We cater to our client's digital needs with an integrated portfolio of services and aim to develop diffe ... learn more about Mindfire Solutions

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    $25 - $49/hr
    250 - 999
    1999
    India
  • SOLTECH

    Custom Software Development

    SOLTECH is an award-winning custom software and IT staffing firm with more than 20 years of success.  At SOLTECH, we understand the complexity behind hiring top talent and creating great software so our clients don't have to. Since 1998, our clients have trusted our Software and Talent Solutions teams to help ... learn more about SOLTECH

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    $100 - $149/hr
    50 - 249
    1998
    United States
  • Radixweb

    Your Trusted Leading Software Development Partner

    Radixweb is a 22-year-old tech firm with unparalleled capabilities in custom software development and IT consultation. A preferred outsourcing partner globally, Radixweb has powered berserk digital transformations and delivered superior tech solutions powered by legacy expertise and tech advisory. Benchmarking succe ... learn more about Radixweb

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    $25 - $49/hr
    250 - 999
    2000
    India
  • Gecko Dynamics

    Experts in web & custom software development

    Gecko Dynamics is a custom software development company with headquarters and main development department located in Kraków, Poland. The company is specialized in development of custom web applications such as: SaaS products Business Process Management systems B2C portals Project recovery from poor p ... learn more about Gecko Dynamics

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    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    2002
    Poland, Canada

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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