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

  • SpaceBus

    Your next remote development team.

    Extend your team with top-notch tech talents from Ukraine. Extending your software development team shouldn’t be challenging. It should instantly help you with closing the talent gaps you need for seamless project creation instead. We are here to strengthen your in-house specialists with the tech expertise you ... learn more about SpaceBus

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    $50 - $99/hr
    10 - 49
    2019
    Ukraine, United States
  • Attract Group

    Software development & IT consultancy group

    Attract Group is a great team of driven IT Professionals. We provide excellent web, mobile & custom solutions for your business along with IT Consulting. You get superb service and user experience since our team cares about Attract Group’s reputation and brand.  Our office is located in Ukra ... learn more about Attract Group

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    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2011
    Ukraine, United States
  • Broscorp

    Delivering software that helps businesses to grow

    Our agile team of skilled professionals can build custom software that increases productivity and help businesses to grow. We gathered professionals with a diverse skill set who deliver great results that outperform the expectations of our customers. Our main value is to deliver the product with great exte ... learn more about Broscorp

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    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    2016
    Ukraine
  • CactusSoft

    Software Solutions & Services for your Business

    CactusSoft is a software development company that provides professional services and tailored solutions to international clients. Headquartered in Belgium, CactusSoft operates out of two international hubs, in Eastern Europe and Spain, serving clients primarily in Western Europe. CactusSoft is a company in full ... learn more about CactusSoft

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    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2007
    Belgium, Georgia
  • Ardas

    SaaS development for all sectors.

    Ardas provides high-quality services in the field of information technologies. We develop software, create websites, carry out independent software quality assurance, deal with system integration, deploy and support projects. We believe offshore software development can solve both the need for programming resource ... learn more about Ardas

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    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2005
    United States
  • Improveit Solutions Ukraine

    Fantastic SaaS, web and mobile solutions

    ImproveIT Solutions creates fantastic web, mobile and SaaS solutions - from simple apps to enterprise systems. We also provide talented dedicated teams of engineers, who work directly for product companies from around the globe. Since 2016 we have been creating products used in 75 countries, and we've successfully ... learn more about Improveit Solutions Ukraine

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    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2016
    Ukraine
  • Upplabs LLC

    For tech business eager to be #1 in their niche

    Developing secure and compliant software for Fintech, Healthcare, and Real Estate. For tech businesses eager to be #1 in their niche UppLabs is a FinTech solution provider and software development company with a particular focus on Lending Tech. We are the first software company that has created its own reusabl ... learn more about Upplabs LLC

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    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2014
    Ukraine
  • Orion InfoSolutions

    Mobile & Web App Development Company

    Orion Infosolutions is certified web & mobile applications development company, it has Work in USA, Canada, Australia and headquarter situated in India. We have a team of more than 50 highly skilled & experienced. Orion Infosolutions is an IT consulting and solution providing organization for next generation bu ... learn more about Orion InfoSolutions

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    < $25/hr
    50 - 249
    India
  • Erudite Works Private Limited

    Helping companies to design the new.

    We are here to design the new. An IT Consulting and Services company, providing a wide range of services such as end-to-end implementation, integration, migration, and training in Salesforce, Web, and Mobile Development. Since inception, we have helped leading global firms transform their customer experience thro ... learn more about Erudite Works Private Limited

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    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    2017
    India
  • CITYTECH SOFTWARE

    TECHNOLOGY MEETS TOMORROW

    Citytech Software Private Limited is a Kolkata, India, based Software development and IT Consulting company offering customized solutions to help businesses across industries and geographies to streamline their business process, and improve efficiency and bottom line. Our solution-centric approach helps our customers g ... learn more about CITYTECH SOFTWARE

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    < $25/hr
    50 - 249
    1993
    India
  • Mantthan Web Solutions LLP

    Churning Ideas into Reality

    Mantthan Web Solutions LLP  is a renowned IT solution provider in India and specialised in offering dynamic solutions to your different web/mobile requirements. Contact us: [email protected] skype: mantthan.websolutions

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    < $25/hr
    2 - 9
    2016
    India
  • Avivi

    Bitrix24 Integration Company

    We are a team of Bitrix 24 developers: More than 12-year experience Signing NDA Convenient connection by GIThub and Skype Creating and customizing Bitrix modules and components Gold Bitrix partner Capable leading several projects simultaneously 20+ developers Assigning a sufficient number of hi ... learn more about Avivi

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    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    2011
    Ukraine
  • Visartech Inc.

    IT Infrastructure First

    Visartech Inc. is a software solution provider that helps businesses solve challenges and reach specific goals using technology. We focus on delivering intelligent cloud IT infrastructure, digital ecosystems, and interactive solutions. Key Visartech facts: 13+ years of proven experience 193+ software project ... learn more about Visartech Inc.

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    $50 - $99/hr
    50 - 249
    2010
    United States
  • Azul Arc

    Digital product design and development company

    Azul Arc has been at the forefront of creating technical solutions to solve business challenges for over 10 years. Our award-winning design and development team is based out of Atlanta, GA & Mumbai, India.  We are focused on providing creative solutions to help our clients with their front-end customer ... learn more about Azul Arc

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    $50 - $99/hr
    10 - 49
    2006
    United States
  • impltech

    Your Reliable Software Development Partner

    Impltech is a software development company recognized for reliability, unique industry expertise, speed of delivery, and a “can do” attitude in project management. Since 2017 we’ve been helping companies worldwide implement their ideas by creating exceptional software. We care about the products we ... learn more about impltech

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    $50 - $99/hr
    50 - 249
    2017
    Germany
  • BR Softech Pvt Ltd

    Website & Mobile Apps Development Company

    BR Softech is a credible and reliable partner for the development of customizable iGaming solutions for Android, iOS, and Windows Mobile platforms. We aim to focus on customer-centricity and satisfaction to deliver cutting-edge and tech-advanced software solutions, complimenting your business reach and profit margins i ... learn more about BR Softech Pvt Ltd

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    $25 - $49/hr
    1,000 - 9,999
    2012
    India, United States
  • Bitbean

    Business + Technology

    As a rising leader in software engineering, Bitbean (formerly 1on1 Development) leverages its wide range of analytic talents to build powerful, custom enterprise software solutions to automate business processes directly resulting in optimized workflows and higher profits. Bitbean has successfully completed projects wi ... learn more about Bitbean

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    $150 - $199/hr
    50 - 249
    2011
    United States
  • BrainMobi

    Creating Next-Gen Mobile Apps

    ★ 250+ Apps Developed | ★ 100+ Happy Clients | ★ 80+ BrainMobians | ★ Rated as the Top Mobile Application Development Company by Silicon India & AppFutura. BrainMobi is an end-to-end mobile consulting design and development firm specializing in developing high-quality iOS, Android, Web and Gaming applica ... learn more about BrainMobi

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    < $25/hr
    50 - 249
    2016
    India, United States
  • Swift ProSys Pvt Ltd

    Customer Satisfaction in our Completion

    Swift ProSys is a leading digital content solutions provider to over 60+ clients, in more than 24 countries. We provide solutions and support to our prestigious clients keeping in mind their unique and customized requirements. Our clients include Government Institutions, Libraries, Universities, Publishers and Service ... learn more about Swift ProSys Pvt Ltd

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    < $25/hr
    10 - 49
    2009
    India
  • Deventure

    Infinitely better

    Deventure is a full-stack software development company that builds innovative products. We integrated under one roof, both web and mobile development, UI/UX and Quality Assurance services, to provide a smooth process and increase the time to market. Our team is structured in departments such that the journey ... learn more about Deventure

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    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    2015
    Romania, Ireland
  • Dean Infotech Pvt Ltd

    PHP | .Net | Android & iOS | Salesforce | Laravel

    Dean Infotech is ISO 9001:2015 certified and government registered company providing end-to-end Software Development, Website Designing & Development, Mobile Apps Development, Salesforce.com Development and Digital Marketing Solution to its global clients since 1996. A dedicated team of resources is working ... learn more about Dean Infotech Pvt Ltd

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    < $25/hr
    50 - 249
    1996
    United States, India
  • Variance InfoTech Pvt Ltd

    Grow Through Innovation

    Variance InfoTech Pvt Ltd is one of the leading and creative IT company which stands for progress, help in their client’s business to achieve their objectives using the powerful and latest technologies and resources. We leverage the expertise and past experience in technology consulting, product development, solu ... learn more about Variance InfoTech Pvt Ltd

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    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2009
    India
  • Fayrix

    Remote software teams & services for startups.

    Fayrix is a specialist software development company that has successfully set the seal on over 250 projects, within the course of the last 12 years. Having onboard a skilled team of engineers numbering over 1,500, the company is headquartered in Israel with 8 R&D centers located in Russia and Eastern Europe. Wha ... learn more about Fayrix

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    < $25/hr
    1,000 - 9,999
    2005
    Israel
  • Dashbouquet Development

    Your ideas. Our engineers.

    dashBOUQUET is one of the top 10 custom software development companies in Belarus that creates custom software products and mobile apps for worldwide innovators. The dashBOUQUET team has solid skills and excellent expertise in building enterprise software of high-complexity level. They research about new tools and emer ... learn more about Dashbouquet Development

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    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    2014
    Estonia
  • Finoit Technologies, Inc

    Delivering Growth Using Technology

    Finoit is a product engineering Company providing strategic and technology consulting in the field of Mobile, Software and IoT domain. We are focused on designing and developing customer-centric products and applications for startups to elite business groups across the globe. With our technology consulting and imple ... learn more about Finoit Technologies, Inc

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

    Blockchain Development Company

    Peiko is a company that develops the most demanding and technically complex web projects, improving the quality of products for all major IT markets in the world.  We have been helping companies and startups develop and scale with high-tech solutions for 6+ years. During our work we have closed more than 189 su ... learn more about Peiko

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    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2016
    Ukraine
  • Inoxoft

    IEC/ISO 27001, Google, Microsoft Certified Company

    Inoxoft is a custom software development company that gets to realize clients’ business ideas and deliver cutting-edge solutions for several industries including Healthcare, Fintech, Education, Logistics, and Real Estate. Engineers at Inoxoft ensure, develop and share expertise in: Flutter (Cross-platfor ... learn more about Inoxoft

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    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2014
    Ukraine
  • Simpalm

    Mobile App and Web Development Company

    Simpalm is a leading service provider in USA for development and consulting of mobile and web applications for all popular platforms. We have been designing and developing mobile applications on iPhone, iPad, Android OS and Windows for many of our clients in various domains. Our web development expertise include respon ... learn more about Simpalm

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    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    2009
    United States
  • LinxHQ Pte Ltd

    Your trusted partner in outsourcing

    Founded in 2008 in Singapore and Vietnam, LinxHQ provides our customers with software outsourcing services. We support our customers from requirement to design, development, deployment and on-going maintenance of their web-based and native mobile app products.

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    < $25/hr
    10 - 49
    2008
    Vietnam
  • InnoApps Technologies Pvt. Ltd

    Mobility, Web & Software Solutions/Services!

    InnoApps is a global IT corporation that develops and supports enterprise solutions by implementing the latest trends and technologies in the software engineering. Having 100+ clients in 15+ countries, our primary goal is to provide state-of-the-art IT solutions and services, and to deliver products that are beyond ... learn more about InnoApps Technologies Pvt. Ltd

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    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2016
    India, Australia
  • OpenGeeksLab

    Crafting software that works for you.

    We’re an experienced team of around 100 software developers, business analysts, managers, designers, and QA engineers with hands-on experience in blockchain, fintech, supply chain, healthcare, and entertainment software development. Our main area of expertise is businesses-oriented, outstanding mobile, web, and c ... learn more about OpenGeeksLab

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    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2015
    Ukraine
  • InvoZone

    Technology Partners for Innovators

    We help tech companies who want to build innovative products or scale up their development teams with reliable, friendly, and proactive experts. With a team of 500+ professionals, we have completed more than 300 projects for our clients. Clutch and multiple other platforms ranked us as the Top Softwar ... learn more about InvoZone

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    $50 - $99/hr
    250 - 999
    2014
    United States, Canada
  • Phaedra Solutions

    We are the Technical Experts of all the Businesses

    Phaedra solutions is a software development company. Company has a vision to deliver the highest level of competence and expertise in the field of software development. Company believes in implementing intuitive, reliable and high standard software development, web development and mobile application solutions. Our inno ... learn more about Phaedra Solutions

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    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    2013
    Pakistan, United States
  • Matellio Inc

    Navigating Ideas

    Hailing from San Jose and set up in 2014, Matellio is a software company that provides expertise and excellence in every phase and function of software development and deployment. This one-stop shop focuses on robust programming and flexibility to develop paramount software products. The Matellio team work on wide rang ... learn more about Matellio Inc

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    < $25/hr
    10 - 49
    2014
    United States
  • CitrusLeaf Software

    Award Winning Mobile App Development Company

    CitrusLeaf Software, founded in 2014, is a leading software innovation lab. At CitrusLeaf, we believe that the biggest measure of our success as a software development company isn’t actually about our success, but yours. That’s why every part of CitrusLeaf is designed to help make your business wildly succe ... learn more about CitrusLeaf Software

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    < $25/hr
    10 - 49
    2014
    India, United States
  • RocketBuild

    Code you can trust.

    RocketBuild partners with innovators, entrepreneurs, and creatives to develop stellar web apps, mobile apps, websites, and system integrations of all types. Our team specializes in programming the cleanest code, providing timely technological insights, and developing amazing applications. Frankly, we just love the oppo ... learn more about RocketBuild

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    $150 - $199/hr
    10 - 49
    2014
    United States
  • NetSet Software Solutions

    Accelerating digital transformation

    NetSet is an ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 27001 certified company and professional services company focused on transforming Business into meaningful experiences for our clients. We specialize in the end-to-end delivery of custom applications built on providing quality, creative and strategic mobile Apps. By providing a turnke ... learn more about NetSet Software Solutions

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    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2011
    Singapore, United States
  • Ronas IT

    Web and mobile development

    We design, build and maintain apps since 2007.

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    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2007
    Estonia
  • 2muchcoffee

    Cross-platform & Hybrid, Web & Mobile, NFT Devs

    We fit both outsource and outstaff models of project development. We provide custom solutions using flexible software development and deep tech expertise. Domain experience: Adtech (integration of TUNE, AFFISE APIs, etc.) Edtech (e-learning platforms, curriculum maps, online live sources, classrooms integrat ... learn more about 2muchcoffee

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    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    2015
    United States
  • Zealsoft Systems Private Limited

    Turning business ideas into reality

    Zealsoft Systems Private Limited is a leading technology, website design & development agency with services rendered worldwide since 2011. We have successfully partnered with and assisted startups, small & large businesses with the digital transformation of their businesses with disruptive web and mobile a ... learn more about Zealsoft Systems Private Limited

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    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    2011
    India
  • V2STech Solutions Private Limited

    Software consulting and development services

    V2STech Solutions offers a spectrum of software implementation services. Our core offering includes services like software integration and product design and development. We specialize in providing solutions for Microservice implementation, Middleware ESB implementation, Event driven application integrat ... learn more about V2STech Solutions Private Limited

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    < $25/hr
    50 - 249
    2013
    India
  • Slingshot

    Big Kids & Daredevils

    Slingshot is a software and app development company specializing in taking your vision from idea to launch. Our unique 4-step process puts an empathetic focus on the user, allowing our strategists, designers, and developers to personalize the app specifically for your business. Whether you're a fortune 50 compan ... learn more about Slingshot

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    $100 - $149/hr
    10 - 49
    2005
    United States
  • TPIsoftware

    Leading software solution provider

    Founded in 2005, TPIsoftware is a software provider based in Taiwan delivering enterprise software and one-stop solutions to businesses in various industries. TPIsoftware has two main products –the digital service platform DigiFusion and the AI-powered product SysTalk.ai– as well as eight major technologica ... learn more about TPIsoftware

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    $25 - $49/hr
    250 - 999
    2005
    Taiwan, Singapore
  • Warlock Technologies house skilled and experienced dedicated Odoo developers that are engaged to deliver innovative, robust and scalable solutions to innumerable clients across the globe. We have a proven track-record of having Odoo ERP implementation for a number of delighted clients over the past few years, which dem ... learn more about Warlock Technologies Pvt Ltd

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    $25 - $49/hr
    2 - 9
    2019
    India
  • We are a CMMi Level 3 organization with proven experience of delivering web and mobility solutions to businesses ranging from fortune 500, SME, and Start-ups across the globe. We have delivered more than 100 plus IT solutions across the globe. We offer complete solutions under one roof with flexible delivery model ... learn more about Triazine Software Pvt. Ltd.

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    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2015
    India, Netherlands
  • Softblues

    JavaScript Software Development Company

    SoftBlues is a web and mobile development company, with 15 years’ experience focused on JavaScript (React.js, Vue.js, Node.js, and React Native), working with both startups and large businesses. We have completed over 700 projects in various fields and are proud to have worked with both industry leaders and B2B s ... learn more about Softblues

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    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2012
    Ukraine
  • Digital Skynet

    We know how to help your business grow up!

    Digital Skynet is an enterprise custom software development company. We design and develop complex IT products for the B2B and B2C markets. We adhere to full-cycle development process. This means we will not only develop the software you need but also provide support for years to come. We don’t just develop so ... learn more about Digital Skynet

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    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    2015
    Russia
  • Ulam Labs

    Fintech & Crypto Software Studio

    Ulam Labs specializes in end-to-end product development within the crypto and FinTech space.   Let’s move your idea forward! We can help you shape it through discovery workshops; design the complete product experience and take care of the development to make it ready to launch. Our offering: &nda ... learn more about Ulam Labs

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    NA
    50 - 249
    2012
    Poland
  • Techies App Technologies Sdn Bhd

    Transforming Business with Technology

    Techies is a team of tech nerds based in Malaysia, passionate towards the latest technologies available in the market, regardless of mobile apps or web applications, we do it all. And trust us, we are the experts. Since 2017, our team had been involved in building successful tech businesses from Dubai, Singapore, an ... learn more about Techies App Technologies Sdn Bhd

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    $50 - $99/hr
    10 - 49
    2017
    Malaysia
  • Steady Rabbit Technology Pvt Ltd

    Developer of App loved by 30 M subscribers.

    Our Product App 'OneAD' ranked #1 amongst 1500 startups, and was awarded by LetsVenture. Steady Rabbit is a leading - Product Engineering and DevOps service organisation, based out of Greater Delhi area, India. Some of our success stories. OneAD, a gaming platform, loved by 30 Mn&nb ... learn more about Steady Rabbit Technology Pvt Ltd

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    < $25/hr
    10 - 49
    2016
    India
  • IPHS Technologies LLP

    A Software, Web & Mobile App Development Company

    We provide cutting edge app development services. We're expert in iOS, Android, PWA, mobile web apps, websites, web Apps and Mac apps development and completed 500+ apps in past years. Having coding skills in Objective C, Swift, Java, C#, HTML, CSS, Node js, Angular js and scripting languages.  Havi ... learn more about IPHS Technologies LLP

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    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2013
    India, United States
  • DevCom

    Technology | Consulting | Outsourcing | Outstaff

    Established in 2000, DevCom is a full-service custom software development company handling the entire lifecycle of the product development: Planning and Strategy, UX/UI Design, Web/App Development, QA/User Acceptance Testing, and Technical Delivery.  The company specializes in Cloud Computing (AWS, MS Azure), M ... learn more about DevCom

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    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2000
    Ukraine, United States
  • Coshx Labs

    We can make it better, technically speaking

    Coshx Labs is a team of collaborators, problem solvers, and perfectionists who love to build innovative products with award-winning design. We love working with other self-starters who are passionate about launching a great idea! If you're ready to research, design, build or scale your product or company, we want t ... learn more about Coshx Labs

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    $150 - $199/hr
    10 - 49
    2011
    United States
  • Seven Dynamic

    Crafting Digital Experiences

    We help you get your company online and out for the world to see and experience firsthand. With the latest in Web Application Technology, Mobile Application Development (iOS and Android), CRM, ERP and FPI Development. Striving to deliver convenience to businesses. In the wake of rapidly evolving technologies comm ... learn more about Seven Dynamic

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    $50 - $99/hr
    50 - 249
    2007
    Egypt

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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