Top Custom Software Development Companies

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

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List of Top Custom Software Development Companies | Best Software Developers

  • 1. Aspired

    Elite. Remote Team. On-Demand.
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    Aspired helps its clients hire and build a remote autonomous dedicated team by carefully selecting the elite from the global pool of talent.  Our team of experts identifies new & emerging tech hubs and pair our top engineers with teams engaged in solving thought-provoking problems. We provide complete opera ... learn more about Aspired

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    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2020
    Belarus, United States
  • 2. Iflexion

    Custom Software. Advanced Web & Mobility Solutions
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    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
    Belarus, United States
  • 3. Omertex

    We develop legendary ideas into reality
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    We make web and mobile applications for FinTech domain companies and startups and help our clients growing up their IT infrastructure in further When the best opportunities in the industry meet great people in the business, they form a powerful workforce and magical synergy that can be described as OMERTEX.

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    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    2008
    Belarus
  • 4. Celadon

    Fast & Confident Development | Web | Mobile | SaaS
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    Our job is more than just software design and development, our job is taking care of your success. If you’re looking for a reliable Web and Mobile development partner, you’re about to knock the right door. Why us? We focus on a selected set of technologies and industries to always keep track of new ... learn more about Celadon

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    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    2015
    Belarus, United Arab Emirates
  • 5. Smart IT

    Don't settle for average. Work with the best!
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    We are your go-to technology partner with a core expertise in HealthTech, InsurTech, and FinTech industries. Our mission is to help transform your ideas into market-ready software solutions from the ground up, taking usability, scalability, and customizability into account. We remove the headache from the process of fi ... learn more about Smart IT

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    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2011
    Belarus, United States
  • 6. ElateSoftware

    Full-service mobile app development company
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    ElateSoftware is a full-service mobile app development company based in Eastern Europe, Belarus.We are professional team that relates to projects as their own. We have a clear idea of ​​what needs to be done at each stage of the work, so the projects are carried out accurately and on time.

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    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    2011
    Belarus
  • 7. SKY INCOM

    Web & Mobile Development
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    Leader in web & mobile apps development industry For 15 years we have been providing full range of services for the development, implementation and support of IT solutions. An extensive experience of successful work with world-class companies, independent ratings, recommendations and reviews of reputable compani ... learn more about SKY INCOM

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    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    2002
    Belarus
  • 8. Adexin

    Agile software development and consulting services
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    Founded in 2011 Adexin provides full-cycle software development with a focus on web development utilizing Typescript and Javascript frameworks (Node, React, Angular, Vue). In addition to web we are also well versed in mobile development for iOS and Android using native technologi ... learn more about Adexin

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    $50 - $99/hr
    10 - 49
    2011
    Belarus, United States
  • 9. SaM Solutions

    Value of Talent. Delivered.
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    SaM Solutions is a multinational custom software development and IT consulting company headquartered out of Germany. Since our founding in 1993, our sole focus has been delivering innovative solutions that drive business growth. SaM Solutions Facts 800+ employees providing industry-leading custom software deve ... learn more about SaM Solutions

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    $50 - $99/hr
    250 - 999
    1993
    Belarus, United States
  • 10. UNL Solutions

    Dedicated Team, Dedicated Developer
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    UNL Solutions is a Dedicated Software Development Center with management office in Loughborough, UK. Having access to 100+ high-caliber IT professionals we serve organizations of all size across all domains offering dedicated teams that align with your internal processes to create software and mobile solutions tailored ... learn more about UNL Solutions

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    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2006
    Belarus, United Kingdom
  • 11. Axora

    Mobile & Web Solutions
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    Axora specializes in mobile app & web development.  Our core features: 1. Axora is ready to both develop a project from scratch and enter an existing project for its refinement and final delivery. Our team quickly enter into existing projects, understand them and successfully complete them. 2. High le ... learn more about Axora

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    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    2013
    Belarus
  • 12. Arateg

    Connect users online in your web & mobile platform
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    Arateg is an award-winning custom software development company that helps you grow feature-rich online marketplaces such as Amazon, Uber Eats, Airbnb, Booking.com, etc. Having considerable 7+ years of experience we deliver UX/UI design, IT consulting, testing, support, and maintenance services. Since 2014, our company ... learn more about Arateg

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    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    2014
    Belarus
  • 13. Exposit

    Building a bridge between technology and business.
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    A team of solution-oriented IT enthusiasts delivering deep technology expertise in Computer Vision, AR/VR, and Automation to your business. We combine deep tech expertise and a business-centered thinking to deliver valuable software solutions addressing to your needs.

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    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2012
    Belarus, Poland
  • 14. Fresh Lemon Soft

    Custom software development
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         Professional software development is an important step in the upgrowth of your business. Reliable design and implementation of business ideas based on the latest and modern IT solutions. The support and consultation of our partners at all stages of relationships. The expert FLS team knows how to ... learn more about Fresh Lemon Soft

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    < $25/hr
    10 - 49
    2015
    Belarus
  • 15. CleverLabs

    Software Engineering Company
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    CleverLabs is international full-cycle Boutique Software Engineering company building high-quality software bringing technologies and innovations into your business to make it more more profitable and sustainable. We deliver globally high-end full-stack software development and engineering, con ... learn more about CleverLabs

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    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    2015
    Belarus, United States
  • 16. Scand

    Custom Software Development
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    SCAND is a custom software development company located in Minsk, Belarus - in the center of Eastern Europe. 20+ years in IT, more than 700 successful projects for hundreds of customers globally and over 250 highly experienced engineers are our main assets. The company is providing outsourcing services and primarily ... learn more about Scand

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    $25 - $49/hr
    250 - 999
    2000
    Belarus
  • 17. Magedia

    Ecommerce App Design & Development Company
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    Magedia is an IT outsourcing company with the focus on providing advanced eCommerce development services and consulting. We are headquartered in Vilnius, Lithuania and have our software development center in Belarus. We develop projects for online stores in the field of e-commerce, focusing on the European and Ameri ... learn more about Magedia

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    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    2016
    Belarus
  • 18. Forte Group

    Your full-spectrum software delivery partner
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    Forte Group is a full-spectrum software solutions and managed services resource for businesses seeking exceptional engineering talent and extraordinary software. We work with IT enterprises, business leaders, and technology companies to accelerate and evolve applications that consistently achieve valuable business outc ... learn more about Forte Group

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    $50 - $99/hr
    250 - 999
    2000
    Belarus, United States
  • 19. Syberry Corporation

    Software Engineering Company
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    Syberry Corporation is a custom software development and quality assurance vendor based in the United States, with headquarters in Austin, Texas. We offer a wealth of technical and business expertise, with experience creating software solutions for US companies in almost every industry. We create diverse, complex web a ... learn more about Syberry Corporation

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    $25 - $49/hr
    250 - 999
    2011
    Belarus, United States
  • 20. SmartexLab

    Full-service results-driven software development
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    SmartexLab is a custom software development company specializing in web and mobile development and end-to-end software development for small and mid-size businesses. Since 2014, we have been applying cutting-edge technology and our expert knowledge across multiple domains, with our core focus centered on fintech and ... learn more about SmartexLab

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    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2014
    Belarus
  • Lansoft is an IT company of full cycle software development and testing from design to support. Since 2011, a team of more than 30 qualified experts has completed 40+ projects. In all of them we have been guided by the best practices in organizing full cycle development based on CI/CD approaches and DevOps activities. ... learn more about Lansoft

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    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    2011
    Belarus
  • 22. XPGraph

    Your trusted technology partner
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    Since 2008, our company has established a strong culture and process to deliver effective solutions for clients that range from global brands to startups. We develop custom applications which function on the highest aesthetic and technical level.   Key Competencies: - UX/UI design - Web development ... learn more about XPGraph

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    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    2008
    Belarus
  • 23. Itransition

    Enterprise Software. Advanced Web. Mobile Apps
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    Since 1998, Itransition has been delivering full cycle software development services to customers in over 30 countries worldwide. Itransition is an expert in development, customization, and integration of complex enterprise-level solutions, advanced web and mobile applications offering a well-balanced blend of technolo ... learn more about Itransition

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    $25 - $49/hr
    250 - 999
    1998
    Belarus, United States
  • 24. OZiTAG

    Web Development Aimed For Your Business Triumph!
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    From single page websites to complex eCommerce systems, we have expertise for a project of any size and complexity, targeting any industry sector and pursuing the most ambitious business objectives. There are some facts about us: 150+ completed projects, received a Clutch Leader Award for 2020, 93% clients’ reten ... learn more about OZiTAG

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    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    2015
    Belarus
  • 25. Start Matter

    A satisfied customer is the best business strategy
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    Founded in 2014, Start Matter is a successful custom software development company. Our specialization is web and mobile development for early stage startup companies. Our customers range from startup to commercial from all over the world. Over the years, we have worked in such domains as: legaltech, fintech, martech an ... learn more about Start Matter

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    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    2014
    Belarus
  • 26. LOVATA

    Come to LOVATA with an idea, turn it into reality!
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    LOVATA is a leading web & software development company with an emphasis on custom web development using cutting-edge technologies, such as Angular, Vue, React for front-end and PHP, Laravel, OctoberCMS on for back-end. We also provide ADA / WCAG - compliant development, SPA, PWA development. We also deliver respons ... learn more about LOVATA

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    $50 - $99/hr
    50 - 249
    2008
    Belarus
  • 27. Finwin Technologies

    We develop custom software
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    Finwin Technologies is a global provider of digital platform engineering and software development solutions. We are a new-age innovative IT engineering company that provides world-class IT services. The company focused on Fintech and AI solutions to grow your business quickly and cost-effectively.   Our comp ... learn more about Finwin Technologies

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    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2018
    Belarus, Singapore
  • 28. ONTID

    Experts in web&mobile development, API
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    We’re a Software Development Company focused on B2B Web&Mobile solutions for small and medium businesses. Offering full-cycle development from idea to implementation and maintenance, we take a proactive, results-oriented approach and ensure transparency in every project. OnTID started as a team of high- ... learn more about ONTID

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    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    2014
    Belarus
  • 29. 54origins

    Python, ReactJS, DevOps, iOS, reliable IT partner
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    Custom software development company 54origins offers quality software and software services since 2009. The company provides a full cycle of software development services from project idea to the product deployment, QA, integration, support and maintenance. Our stack is based on three whales - Python, ReactJS and ... learn more about 54origins

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    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    2009
    Belarus
  • 30. STACKLEVEL

    Custom Web Development Company
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    STACKLEVEL provides custom web development services adjusted exactly to your unique business needs. Our office is staffed by some of the most talented and innovative professionals, who specialize in web and mobile development, as well as a variety of other technological and software related fields. Our services are foc ... learn more about STACKLEVEL

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    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    2015
    Belarus
  • 31. ChainArtSoft

    Blockchain & Software Development Company
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    ChainArtSoft is a team of expert blockchain developers from Minsk, Belarus. We have a track record in development of dApps on top of EOS, Tron, Ethereum, Steem and other popular blockchains. We have also delivered a variety of smart contracts using Solidity and C++. Our team has both worked on its own dApps, ... learn more about ChainArtSoft

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    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    2014
    Belarus
  • 32. GermanStandard

    German Standard is a software development company
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    German Standard is a bespoke software development company that focuses on delivering high quality services and creating the best environment for its employees. We work for IT markets all over the globe. Our goal is to build teams based on German working principles: being self-organized, open-minded, proud, punctua ... learn more about GermanStandard

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    $50 - $99/hr
    10 - 49
    2019
    Belarus
  • 33. Aligned Code

    Custom software product development company
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    Aligned Code was founded back in 2013 as a high-tech custom software product development company. Today AC’s engineers help different clients open up solid user acquisition channels while positively impact retention by delivering. If the customer’s device has a screen Aligned Code will design & devel ... learn more about Aligned Code

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    $50 - $99/hr
    50 - 249
    2011
    Belarus, United States
  • 34. Mainsoft LLC

    We create custom web and mobile solutions
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    Mainsoft is a professional software development service provider offering a variety of IT services and working with customers globally.  Up to date, we have developed more than 100 web projects and tons of mobile apps. We help clients to establish and operate dedicated development teams as well.

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    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2010
    Belarus
  • 35. bc.team

    Development Blockchain Solutions
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    bc.team focuses on making blockchain-related products, which help to work more simply and productively by solving bureaucratic issues with up-to-date technologies. Building the most advanced products yet, we continue to make our products accessible to more and more people, ultimately accelerating the cryptographic ado ... learn more about bc.team

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    $25 - $49/hr
    2 - 9
    2019
    Belarus
  • 36. Resliv

    software development company
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    Resliv has been engaged in full-cycle website and application development since 2009. We have 100+ employees on-staff experienced at CSS3, HTML, JavaScript (ES6), React.js, Redux.js technologies.  Driven by innovations and constant development, our engineers enhance the latest technologies and deliver IoT, AR, ... learn more about Resliv

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    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2009
    Belarus
  • 37. CleverDev Software

    Reliable partnership with pleasure
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    CleverDev Software is a software development provider focused on developing innovative custom software solutions for modern business. Having deep expertise in IT consulting & Custom Software development, we guarantee high-quality software implementation with our unique private room approach.   Cleve ... learn more about CleverDev Software

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    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    2020
    Belarus
  • 38. ITprofit

    Website & Mobile Applications Development
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    Since 2010, we have passed a difficult and interesting path from small studio that was engaged in website development to full-fledged IT Company. The geography of our customers extends to the US, UK, Europe and CIS. We developed more than 100 projects worldwide. Our development center is located in Belarus.  To ... learn more about ITprofit

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    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    2010
    Belarus, Poland
  • 39. R-Style Lab

    Full-cycle software dev: IoT, web, mobile, VR
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    R-Style Lab is an established team of custom software development, mobile app, web, AR & VR development and embedded system professionals with domain-specific expertise in IoT development. It was founded in 2006 as a part of the NY-based software house. We began with a sales office in San Francisco, CA and a little ... learn more about R-Style Lab

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    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2006
    Belarus, United States
  • 40. Alvera

    SAP consulting, development and integrations
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    Over 15 years our engineers have been delivering SAP solutions across number of industries including manufacturing, finance, banking and logistics sectors. We decided to unite highly professional consultants in one team that is always able to go an extra-mile and formed a company in 2017. We focus on helping ou ... learn more about Alvera

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    $50 - $99/hr
    10 - 49
    2017
    Belarus, Estonia
  • 41. Fingers

    Web and Mobile App Development Company
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    Fingers Media is a professional web and mobile app design and development company.. We are committed to helping businesses to build their brand and cultivate customer loyalty, provide better customer value and improve engagement, transform their processes and stand out from the competition. We do it by offer ... learn more about Fingers

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    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    2012
    Belarus, Poland
  • 42. SoftVoya

    We make going digital easy
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    We bring together cutting edge tech and an individual approach to maximize your business results, ensure faster time to value and focus on your business solutions. We'll help you to launch and sustain your digital transformation long-term. Company Overview Our solution focus is: - Sharing economy - Deve ... learn more about SoftVoya

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    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    2018
    Belarus
  • 43. Epicmax

    Vue.js Development Company
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    Epicmax is a team of talented Vue.js experts ready to take care of your product. We work closely with both startups and enterprises to deliver the best UI solutions on the market. Apart from providing web development services, our team contributes to it's own open source Vue.js products which a ... learn more about Epicmax

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    $50 - $99/hr
    10 - 49
    2017
    Belarus
  • 44. Turbomates Soft

    Leading Software Development Company
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    Turbomates Soft is a software development company with more than 12 years of technical experience and over 120 completed projects. We offer a cost-effective and secure gambling platform BetForge which allows our clients to launch their Turnkey Casino, Online Sportsbook, or Betting Exchange in a month. Our deep exper ... learn more about Turbomates Soft

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    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    2009
    Belarus
  • 45. Logictaps

    Full-cycle product designers & developers
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    We are a small team of product-focused developers and designers specializing in full-cycle application development for companies and funded startups. Our people have diverse experience working outside of tech and this helps us understand clients much better. We are interested in projects that seek to help companies ... learn more about Logictaps

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    $50 - $99/hr
    2 - 9
    Belarus

Buyer’s Guide

Introduction

There is a variety of software that automates the day-to-day tasks within business corporations, educational institutions, as well as public sector and private organizations. Companies can either buy a pre-designed software or customized software to accommodate their requirements.

What Are the Different Types of Software Development Methodologies?

The four most prevalent software development strategies are the Waterfall development method, the Agile development method, the DevOps development method, and the Rapid application development method.

1) Waterfall: It is a traditional software development methodology. It follows a linear model following the software development life cycle in a sequential pattern. Each stage must be accomplished before starting the next phase.
Pros: It is convenient to understand and manage the project using linear software development methodology.
Cons: Investing in the waterfall model is time-consuming and costly due to the rigid structure.
2) Agile: This model follows iterations containing minute increments. This method helps minimize risks by quickly identifying bugs, overhead costing, and changing requirements.
Pros: Agile allows teams to detect defects and fix them as well as align expectations in the initial stages of development.
Cons: It heavily relies on real-time communication between the developers and the end-users.
3) DevOps: DevOps is a collaboration between various teams responsible for the software development life cycle, like development, quality assurance, and operations. All units operate together instead of working on individual tasks.
Pros: Because of the frequent code releases, the DevOps method lowers the failure rates and deployment time while maintaining the app's reliability.
Cons: Miscommunication or use of different environments between departments can result in a massive fallout.
4) RAD: To design a high-quality system at a lower investment cost, RAD implements a compressed development process. This method consists of four phases that are requirements planning, user design, construction, and cutover instead of the traditional seven stages.
Pros: It delivers speedy solutions for medium-sized projects with well-defined business objectives.
Cons: This method requires highly skilled programmers with in-depth knowledge of the application.

What Are the 7 Phases of the Software Development Life Cycle?

The software development life cycle denotes the stages of software development from ideation to its delivery to the client. There are seven stages of SDLC. The software development process takes place in a constant succession until the ideal software is created.

1) Planning: The planning phase comprises the perspectives of project and product management. The software developers map out resource allocation, procurement requirements, project scheduling, cost and time estimation, and other crucial particulars.
2) Requirements: Once a rough plan is formulated, the different IT teams assemble and weigh the functional requirements of the project. These requirements are gathered from business stakeholders and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs.)
3) Design and Prototyping: Software architects and developers commence the designing of the software in this stage. The architects define the frameworks and structures of the application, while the developers focus on the software development languages and technologies to implement. Architects and developers use numerous software development tools to eliminate algorithmic problems. This phase also includes rapid prototyping (spikes) to analyze solutions and execute the best option.
4) Development: The core development of the software springs in this phase. In this stage, the team of software developers produces a working model of the application. Moreover, a constant communication channel is established with the clients to ensure that the software meets their expectations, thereby avoiding extensive changes.
5) Testing: It is one of the most vital phases of the software development process. The developers perform a variety of testing, such as unit testing, code testing, integration testing, security testing, performance testing, etc. to ensure the quality of the product. After the completion of the testing phase, the functional software is ready for deployment.
6) Deployment: In most software development companies, the deployment phase is automated. Medium to large-size enterprises uses Application Release Automation (ARA) tools to automate the implementation of software to production environments. This phase yields the release of the working software.
7) Operation and Maintenance: It is imperative to ensure the proper functioning of the software after its release. By continually monitoring the software in the production environment, software developers can detect and eliminate any bugs or defects that may arise. This stage also caters to any additional needs of the end-user, such as fine-tuning the system, boosting performance, adding new features, etc.

Which Are the Popular Software Development Languages?

1) Python: It has advanced as one of the most prominent web programming languages in this era.  Even many academic institutes have incorporated Python as a premier software development language for creating Artificial Intelligence and machine learning-based applications.  For a large project, Python can function as an object-oriented language as well as a scripting language.
2) JavaScript: For over five years, most software developers, to some extent, have used JavaScript to code the application. JavaScript is a powerful scripting language that allows the team of software developers to decide the right feature to incorporate within the software. It helps creates interactive software applications by developing apt UI for client-side as well as server-side. The most significant advantage of using this language is that it is compatible with all browsers.
3) Java: Being the oldest, Java is an exemplary server-side application development language. It first offered the revolutionary concept of WORA, "write once run anywhere." The software developers access the numerous tools and technology provided by the Java library to build a robust, complex, and scalable server-side software. Its popularity is also due to its high cross-platform compatibility.
4) C#: C# follows the concept of C. Hence, developers with an understanding of the C Programming can effortlessly grasp the concepts of C# as well. It is easily integrable with Windows, making it a prime language for web application development as well as cross-application development. Unlike its namesake, C/C++, C# does not permit pointer types, making it safer.
5) PHP: PHP is an object-oriented programming language. There is an extensive range of open-source PHP frameworks. These frameworks enable the addition of sophisticated features and functionalities into the app without the need for writing prolonged codes. Multiple PHP development tools enhance efficiency during coding. It also speeds up customized app development while simplifying maintenance.

What Are the Factors Affecting Software Development Cost?

The aggregate cost of software development depends on numerous factors. A minute change in one of these factors can significantly change the final software development cost.

1) Platform: The cost of software development depends on the type of platform and Operating System. The software development cost differs substantially based on this criterion. Most software developed for one platform does not run on the other. This is due to the vast different programming languages, software development kits, and software development tools used. Designing a cross-platform software will cost more in comparison to dedicated software.
2) Design: The successful operation of software depends on its ability to deliver exceptional user experience (UX) as well as a smooth user interface (UI). Supplying this can take a lot of time and effort on the development end, depending on the software type and complexity. The software development cost of applications having more elaborate and sophisticated UX/UI will be higher.
3) Time: While creating exceptional software, the developers need to invest more time in ensuring that the application is functioning properly. Hence, the number of hours spent on designing and developing software can cause fluctuation in the cost of software development. Moreover, if a company requires delivery of an elaborate software before the prescribed time frame, the software development company will need to assign additional specialist developers to complete the task. Thus, causing a surge in the final billed amount. 
4) Testing: Testing is an integral part of software development. The cost of testing software can vary due to the complexity of the application, as well as the number of reboots required. Most software development companies include testing services in the package; however, it is better to opt for a combined payment option to avoid paying for unnecessary and extensive reboots.
5) Hiring Option: The cost of development also depends on the experience, type, and location of the custom software development company chosen. For instance, it is cost-effective to outsource software development solutions or opt for freelance software developers for hire instead of building an in-house team of developers. Moreover, while outsourcing, a company is based in a developed country, will charge more than a software development company located in a developing country.

How Much Does Software Development Cost?

GoodFirms’ research depicting the useful stats and trends on software development exhibited an estimated cost for software development projects based on their functionality.

  • To design a basic-functionality software, experienced software developers charge less than $20,000.
  • Software having general utility costs somewhere between $20,000 to $40,000.
  • Software with above-average complexity features can be delivered at a price range of $40,000 - $60,000.
  • Custom software development companies working on complex and feature-rich applications can quote a price of over $60,000.

How Much Time Does It Take to Build a Software?

The time-taken to build software mainly depends on its complexity. 

  • Basic Software: They can be built in less than 2 months, but their functionality is considerably simple.
  • Medium Complexity Software: This software has more complicated features and can be deployed within 2 - 6 months.
  • High Complexity Software: Creating software of this level can take more than 6 months, due to incorporating intricate architecture, security solutions, multiple integrations, and many more.

How to Find the Right Software Developers?

It is vital to thoroughly analyze the top software development companies to find the ideal partner. However, it can be challenging to weigh their capabilities without knowing which selection criteria to analyze. While shortlisting a software development company consider the following benchmarks:

1) Expertise: Most companies have a clear idea of the type of platform and technology stack they plan on incorporating in their software before the start of the project. Therefore, they must hire software developers who possess the specific skill set and specializes in using those particular software development tools and technologies. For example, to create software in Java programming language, consider selecting software development company with expert Java developers with extensive knowledge of the top Java Frameworks such as Apache Nutch, Drools, AppFuse, etc.
2) Experience: Decision-makers must opt for the custom software development company that possesses hands-on experience in projects related to their industry. For instance, if a firm is planning to develop an eCommerce application, choose software developers with previous experience in designing such software. This way, businesses can ensure the software quality satisfies their requirements. Moreover, while outsourcing, clients must focus on service providers with previous experience of working with remote teams. This offers an insight into their ability to handling off-shore projects.
3) Reviews: Apart from their past experience, clients must examine the feedback attributed to the software development company by their past clients. This gives a thorough understanding of the software development firm’s processes and service quality. Apart from requesting references from the existing and previous clients, business owners can also explore third-party review and rating platforms, such as GoodFirms, to receive genuine customer feedback. 
4) Agility: The project requirement is bound to evolve during the development of the software. It is vital to ascertain that the software developer for hire is flexible enough to adapt to the change. This can be determined by studying their approach towards adopting new technology, as well as their ability to scale the project and offer flexible pricing models. The software developer must be ready to embrace new innovations as required to satisfy the demands and expectations of their clients.
5) Easy Exit Process: After the completion of the project, the top software development companies ensure a smooth and hassle-free transfer of the software and related information. However, it is smart to partner with a firm that offers seamless transition by timely transferring documentation and best practices to avoid miscommunication. Moreover, select a software development company that is willing to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement to safeguard confidential data.

What Questions to Ask the Software Development Company Before Signing the Contract?

Before settling on a software development company, there are several topics that you need to cover, like their pricing model, the number of developers assigned to the project, the estimated project duration, the requisite contracts, and documentation, along with the software development tools, languages, frameworks employed. However, this should not be the deciding factor for hiring a software developer. You must ask the following question to get a definite idea before finalizing the deal:

1) How Do You Ensure That You Comprehend My Project's Requirements?

This is the founding question to either select or reject a company. A gap in either explaining or understanding the project requirements can leave you with an application that varies significantly from what you envisioned. The top software developers for hire will warrant a comprehensive understanding of your business concerns, timeline, resources, budget, and market goals.

Give bonus points to the company that intends on providing prototypes, proof of concepts, and minimum viable products (MVPs) to communicate their insight and allow you to expand and improve that perception.

2) What Is Your Software Development Approach?

It is always wise to inquire about the software development process adopted by the contending software development company. The best custom software development companies will employ a reliable method that offers consistency and quality control. Ask them to describe their Agile processes, UX/UI research, iterations, QA/testing, etc. 

Do not forget to inquire about the steps they have taken to dodge the "Black Swan" situation in any previous projects and how they plan on implementing those tactics in your project. It is vital to hire a software developer who can ensure that the software has no grey areas after deployment. 

3) Is Software Maintenance and Staff Training Included in the Package?

After the deployment of the software, businesses may require the addition of newer features and functionalities as well as to fix bugs and release updates. The top software development companies offer post-deployment support. Additionally, most software developers for hire also provide software training to your in-house team.

Ask your potential software development company regarding the structure of maintenance and training administered by them. It is imperative to discuss whether these services are included in the pre-discussed budget or offered as an add-on service.

4) What Kind of Involvement Do You Expect from Me?

For developing software that meets your expectations, it is vital that you explicitly mention all your requirements to the software development company. Depending on the software development methodology, the team of developers may need to maintain a steady communication channel with you.

Inquiring about your expected involvement with the developers will let you offer timely suggestions regarding any changes you desire. Moreover, both parties can achieve their individual responsibilities, ensuring a harmonious software development process.

5) Why Should I Collaborate with Your Company?

This may seem like a very generic question. However, if the answer offered by the prospective software developer is common, it may be due to their lack of understanding of your project. They must be apt to describe their qualities and potential contribution that resonate with your project. 

At the same time, it is important not to fall for extravagant claims made by service providers! Demand for samples or illustrations of measurable services and solutions offered by the team. Hire a software developer with a credible and industry-specific track record that exhibits their excellence and relevance to your project.

GoodFirms Research Process

The principal aim of GoodFirms is to assist service seekers in finding the ideal software development solution by highlighting the rundown of the top custom software development agencies worldwide.

The team of researchers at GoodFirms has precisely evaluated significant software development companies based on GoodFirms proprietary research methodology. Our research approach covers critical qualitative and quantitative factors. The predominant firms that bagged a position on the list of top software development companies have been classified based on their software development and software designing caliber. Additionally, GoodFirms considers the years of experience and the market influence of the contending companies to comprehend their benefactions to the industry. The other valuable parameter acknowledged by the research team is the feedback and recommendations from previous clients, vouching for their credibility.

After thoroughly analyzing, we have curated the above list denoting the most reliable software development firms capable of delivering robust, appealing, and error-free software solutions to patrons worldwide. The featured companies maintain a team of experienced and qualified software developers that use leading-edge tools and technologies to create the ideal product.

GoodFirms urges new and established software development companies to present proof of their achievement and grab a spot in our 'Research' section.

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