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:

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  • ELEKS

    Your Technology Partner for Software Innovation

    ELEKS is a Top 100 Global Outsourcing company. We partner with enterprise clients and SMEs to elevate their value through innovative technologies. Our 2,000+ experts, located across Europe and the US, provide our clients with a full range of software services. These include custom software development, produc ... learn more about ELEKS

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    $25 - $49/hr
    1,000 - 9,999
    1991
    United Kingdom, Estonia
  • Unified Infotech

    Your Partners For Impactful Web & Mobile Solutions

    Unified Infotech is a 12+ yrs Award Winning technology company working with Fortune 500’s, MNCs, SME’s & Start-ups as their end-to-end technology partners for custom-tailored web, mobile, and custom software solutions. We position ourselves as a consulting-led "Boutique Digital ... learn more about Unified Infotech

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    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2010
    United Kingdom, United States
  • Cubix

    Award Winning Software Development Company

    Welcome to Cubix! We are excited to see you on our profile. Cubix is a leading mobile app, games and enterprise software development company! – expert in development, customization and integration of complex enterprise-level solutions, business intelligence analytics, advanced web and mobile solutions. With ... learn more about Cubix

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    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2008
    United Kingdom, United States
  • Iflexion

    Custom Software. Advanced Web & Mobility Solutions

    Since 1999, Iflexion has been helping companies across various industries optimize their business processes through custom software solutions. With a well-coordinated team of 850+ IT professionals, Iflexion serves their customers worldwide regardless of their operation domain, geographical location and organizational s ... learn more about Iflexion

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    $25 - $49/hr
    250 - 999
    1999
    United Kingdom, United States
  • Binmile Technologies

    Product Engineering & Software Development Company

    Binmile is a Product Engineering & Custom Software Development Company with offices across the globe. We are an enterprise software engineering company that helps organizations implement their digital journeys at speed. An ISO 9001:2008 & 27001:2013 certified company, strengthened by our unique Global D ... learn more about Binmile Technologies

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    $50 - $99/hr
    250 - 999
    2017
    United Kingdom, India
  • SPEC INDIA

    Enterprise Software, Mobility & BI Solutions

    SPEC INDIA is an ISO/IEC 27001:2013 company with 30+ years of established experience. We specialize in Custom Software Development, Web & Mobile App Development, BI & Analytics Solutions, Automation & Security Testing, Legacy Software Migration, Product Engineering, and IoT Solutions. SPEC INDIA has ... learn more about SPEC INDIA

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    < $25/hr
    250 - 999
    1987
    United Kingdom, India
  • AllianceTek

    Empowering IT Solutions

    With a talented team of 200+ software engineers, project managers, and designers, we excel in delivering end-to-end tailored solutions empowered with the latest tools, technology stack, and methods. At AllianceTek, we don’t just design and develop your project. Rather, we audit and engineer the entire project dev ... learn more about AllianceTek

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    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2004
    United Kingdom, United States
  • Bachoo

    We create zippy websites that shine and shout

    Báchoo was founded in 2015. Multiple awards later, our team of over 30 designers, developers, copywriters, and creatives craft and develop exceptional websites, SaaS, and mobile applications, pushing boundaries - and your business forward. Our project management ideology is transparent, flexible, and predicta ... learn more about Bachoo

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    $50 - $99/hr
    10 - 49
    2015
    United Kingdom, Belgium
  • Zealous System

    Dedicated Software Development Team

    We believe in working in synergy, and growing together. You grow, we grow! Zealous System is a full-fledged IT service provider with global clientele and end-to-end service portfolio. Set on a self-evolutionary path of innovation, we strive to create a rare talent pool whether it is cognitive technologies such as Bl ... learn more about Zealous System

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    < $25/hr
    50 - 249
    2008
    United Kingdom, India
  • Gearheart

    Web and mobile app development company

    Gearheart is a web development company specializing in building custom web and mobile applications for startups and mature companies. Focusing on complex long-term projects and functional solutions, we are fully responsible for the technical part, from planning a roadmap to deploying and maintaining applications. Our t ... learn more about Gearheart

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    $50 - $99/hr
    10 - 49
    2012
    United Kingdom, Ukraine
  • instinctools

    Delivering the future. Now.

    *instinctools is a software product development and consulting company focused on digital transformation. Headquartered in Germany with development hubs in Poland and Kazakhstan, *instinctools provides a cross-functional global delivery model which reduces development costs while increasing speed to market. Our Serv ... learn more about instinctools

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    $50 - $99/hr
    250 - 999
    2000
    United Kingdom, United States
  • CodeBright

    Software Made Simple

    We at CodeBright believe in improving the world using technology. We work with startups, small/large companies, and non-profit organizations to bring Minimal Viable Products (MVPs) to the market, improve/streamline/automate business processes, raise efficiency/productivity, reduce costs, solve business challenges, and ... learn more about CodeBright

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    NA
    50 - 249
    2015
    United Kingdom, United States
  • TRIARE

    MOBILE and WEB development for businesses.

    TRIARE (https://triare.net/)  offers many services for business clients, including a comprehensive range of software and web solutions. From simple apps to complex e-commerce apps, the company provides a flexible collaboration model for everyone interested in effective collaboration. We provide IT expertise, ... learn more about TRIARE

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    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2015
    United Kingdom, Ukraine
  • Taazaa Inc

    fresh thinking engineered

    Taazaa helps organizations stay relevant in the face of relentless technological change. You may ask, why relevance matters? 52% of fortune 500 companies in the Year 2000 no longer exist. How we do it? We recommend solutions, we design for relevance, we leverage digital transformation, for you to stay relevant. Taaz ... learn more about Taazaa Inc

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    $50 - $99/hr
    50 - 249
    2007
    United Kingdom, United States
  • Appello Software

    Hire Leading Software Developers

    Email us: [email protected] Appello is a full-service software company that offers competitive mobile & web software development for enterprise and startup clients in Australia. We create award-winning apps, web-apps, and software products.  Our full-stack engineers, frontend engineers, UX/UI des ... learn more about Appello Software

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    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2016
    United Kingdom, Australia
  • Rocketech

    Your Reliable Partner for Successful Development

    ROCKETECH is a software development company collaborating with 100+ Middle and Senior level professionals and specializing in analytics-driven web and mobile development. Our team has released 150+ products for 100+ startups and enterprises as IT executors. Our innovative solutions are highly acclaimed in their niches, ... learn more about Rocketech

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    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2015
    United Kingdom, Ukraine
  • Promatics Technologies

    Top Rated Web n Mobile App Development Company

    Promatics Technologies is a premier web and mobile apps development company. As a seasoned team of 150+ developers we have built a strong foundation of web and mobile app development processes with much matured and optimized engagement and delivery models. Whether its business analysis, UI/UX, development or QA ... learn more about Promatics Technologies

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    < $25/hr
    50 - 249
    2008
    United Kingdom, India
  • Zymr, Inc.

    Accelerate Cloud-Native Agile Development

    Zymr is a full-stack cloud software development company headquartered in Silicon Valley. This agile software development company leverages cutting-edge open source technologies to deliver fit-for-purpose software solutions that scale with customers’ business needs. Zymr has worked with some of the most demanding ... learn more about Zymr, Inc.

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    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2012
    United Kingdom, United States
  • Sigma Data Systems

    Discover the world of Big Data with us!

    Sigma understands the criticality of each piece of data in today’s world and in the next generation. Sigma was born to give its expertise in the world of Big Data! It has pre-define workshop patterns to understand the problem based on this it provides unique solutions to every customer using various tools and fra ... learn more about Sigma Data Systems

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    $25 - $49/hr
    250 - 999
    2010
    United Kingdom, United States
  • Selleo Labs

    🎯 Your Trusted Software Development Partner

    For over ten years Selleo has delivered professional services on more than 150+ software development projects for clients from Europe, the US, Canada, and Australia, designing and building a number of applications throughout a wide spectrum of business domains, industries, and technologies (Rub ... learn more about Selleo Labs

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    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2007
    United Kingdom, Poland
  • InStandart

    Custom software development - eCommerce automation

    InStandart is a company founded in 2014 in Ukraine that specializes in the development of software products. Our mission is to provide innovative solutions that help automate your business and make processes easier and more effective. Industries Our main areas of development include ecommerce processes automation ... learn more about InStandart

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    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    2014
    United Kingdom, Ukraine
  • KMS Solutions

    Embrace the Digital Enterprise

    Part of the KMS group, KMS Solutions is a technology consulting firm with a mission to empower digital enterprises and help them operate more effectively by leveraging software engineering excellence, digital capabilities, specialized accelerators, and fit-for-purpose solutions alongside strategic software partners. ... learn more about KMS Solutions

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    NA
    1,000 - 9,999
    2011
    United Kingdom, Vietnam
  • rinf.tech

    Automotive Software, Enterprise Applications, R&D

    rinf.tech is a technology solutions company that draws on the Engineering Excellence principle, knowledge-based capabilities, and robust R&D to future-proof emerging tech. We leverage technology throughout multi-disciplinary teams to provide a combination of optimal Product & Technology Strategy, Automation ... learn more about rinf.tech

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    $25 - $49/hr
    250 - 999
    2006
    United Kingdom, Romania
  • 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
    United Kingdom, India
  • i-hiddenTAlent

    angular | react | node js | vue js | html | aws

    Incorporated in 2020, headquartered in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, india. I-HiddenTAlent is a leading custom software development company for web & mobile platforms.we provide a best software in full stack technology   Below is the list of services that we offer:   Full Stack Development Fron ... learn more about i-hiddenTAlent

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    < $25/hr
    10 - 49
    2020
    United Kingdom, India
  • Uvik Software

    Python and Django Experts

    UVIK Software is a Python and Django Development Company with years of experience within the IT team augmentation scope. We’ve built a strong team of software engineers, designers, quality assurance specialists, and project managers to provide a high standard of delivery to our clients since 2015. UVIK Soft ... learn more about Uvik Software

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    $50 - $99/hr
    10 - 49
    2015
    United Kingdom, Poland
  • Sapphire Software Solutions

    Leading USA App Development Company

    Sapphire Solutions is an ISO 27001:2013 certified Web &amp; Mobile App Development Company established in 2002. We offer a wide range of IT services and domain-specific solutions to Enterprises, ISVs, Digital Agencies, and Startups. Our devoted and passionate team delivers best industry practices combined with tech ... learn more about Sapphire Software Solutions

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    NA
    50 - 249
    2002
    United Kingdom, India
  • RBSEO

    Trust Us Based On Facts

    RBSEO is a London based established SEO agency serving thousands of businesses in the UK & around the world since 2005. We offer high quality SEO, web design, content writing, blogger outreach & link building services at affordable prices to small, medium and large businesses in the UK & around the world.

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    $25 - $49/hr
    2 - 9
    2005
    United Kingdom
  • Next Big Technology(NBT)

    Best Web & Mobile App Development Company

    Next Big Technology (NBT) is a premium Web & App Development firm established in 2009. NBT always uses the latest technologies for Website & Mobile App development. As an applications development company, we know how to build websites and apps that utilize proper design and programming to build products that ... learn more about Next Big Technology(NBT)

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    < $25/hr
    50 - 249
    2009
    United Kingdom, India
  • Vrinsoft Technology

    Software & Mobile App Development Company

    Vrinsoft Technology is a software development company with expertise in .NET, PHP, Iphone App Development, SEO, Web Designing, Graphic Designing, Android Development, IPad, Applewatch, Ibeacon and Phonegap app development. Our Aim to provide best services to our clients, for that we have an expert team of dev ... learn more about Vrinsoft Technology

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    < $25/hr
    50 - 249
    2007
    United Kingdom, India
  • Konstant Infosolutions

    INNOVATIVE MOBILE & WEB SOLUTIONS

    Konstant Infosolutions is a globally recognized mobile app development company delivering the best-in-class solutions. Having served businesses, startups, enterprises across all industries, weíve developed over 600 Android, iOS and hybrid mobile apps. Our team of 180+ professionals possess the finest com ... learn more about Konstant Infosolutions

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    < $25/hr
    50 - 249
    2003
    United Kingdom, United States
  • IIH Global

    #1 Award 🏆 Winning IT Firm ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

    Intelligent IT Hub (IIH Global) Pvt. Ltd. Established in 2013 with its software development talent to make a mark in the domain of IT services. Say hello to us at [email protected] or call +1 (847) 532-0796 (USA) or +44 7540 215955 (UK) for a FREE consultation! ➊ Build scalable products that bring results C ... learn more about IIH Global

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    < $25/hr
    250 - 999
    2013
    United Kingdom
  • Merixstudio

    Top Software Development Company

    We are a full-stack team of 250+ experts who build complex digital products for clients worldwide looking to outsource software development to professionals. Merixstudio’s key expertise is the delivery of high-quality and performant web applications and cross-platform mobile apps. Based on the needs of our cli ... learn more about Merixstudio

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    $50 - $99/hr
    250 - 999
    1999
    United Kingdom, Poland
  • Codiant Software Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

    Mobile App & Web Development Company

    Codiant- A Yash Technologies Company, is a leading technology service provider that specializes in the field of Enterprise Mobility, Web Application Development, UI/UX Development, and Application Maintenance and support Services across various platforms. We’ve continually disrupted industries like Healthcare, ... learn more about Codiant Software Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

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    $25 - $49/hr
    250 - 999
    2010
    United Kingdom, United States
  • MobileCoderz Technologies

    Android | iOS | React Native | Web Apps

    MobileCoderz is a leading Digital Transformation Company with years of expertise in mobile app development, website development, UI/UX design, eCommerce development, etc. We have specialization in developing fully-customized IT solutions for the unique needs and preferences of businesses. Over the years, we have succes ... learn more about MobileCoderz Technologies

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    < $25/hr
    50 - 249
    2015
    United Kingdom, 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 Kingdom, United States
  • 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 Kingdom, United States
  • 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
    United Kingdom, Poland
  • 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 Kingdom, 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 Kingdom, United States
  • TechGropse Pvt. Ltd.

    You Think..We Deliver..!

    TechGropse is a Mobile App Development Company with a strong team of highly skilled IT experts. Being a leading Mobile App Development Company, We have developed extended expertise in developing Native Mobile Apps for various segments. The company also develops cost-effective Hybrid Mobile Apps ... learn more about TechGropse Pvt. Ltd.

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    < $25/hr
    50 - 249
    2015
    United Kingdom, India
  • 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 Kingdom, United States
  • 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
    United Kingdom, Ireland
  • 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
    United Kingdom, India
  • 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
    United Kingdom, Portugal
  • 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. Сompany 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
    United Kingdom, Ukraine
  • 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
    United Kingdom, Poland
  • Classic Informatics

    The Digital Innovation Company

    Classic Informatics is a global web development company delivering digital, web and mobile solutions at scale. We team up with Start-ups, SMEs & Enterprises to build and deliver user-centric products and solutions. We do it by infusing our technical expertise with design-thinking, enabling businesses to transform t ... learn more about Classic Informatics

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    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2002
    United Kingdom, India
  • Atta Systems

    Build impactful software products with us

    We are a software product development boutique agency that delivers innovation through product design and cutting edge technology. We focus on the impact our software products have for the final user and deliver beautiful, easy to use software experiences. Our customers consider us their trusted product and technology ... learn more about Atta Systems

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    $50 - $99/hr
    10 - 49
    2015
    United Kingdom, Singapore
  • Quytech

    Mobile App/AI/Game/Blockchain Development Company

    Quytech is a trusted Mobile app, AI/ML, Blockchain and Game development company with over 10 years of experience that help startups to take their first step in the right direction. We leverage the latest technology to shape your mobile app idea into reality. Our developed applications are appreciated for ... learn more about Quytech

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    < $25/hr
    50 - 249
    2010
    United Kingdom, India
  • Parangat Technologies

    Mobile App Development Partner

    Headquartered in Noida - India, Parangat Technologies is a leading custom software design & development company that keenly focuses on business needs of clients. Parangat’s best-in class software developers are known in software industry for delivering incredible software products that increases business effi ... learn more about Parangat Technologies

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    < $25/hr
    50 - 249
    2010
    United Kingdom, India

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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