Top Custom Software Development Companies

Top Custom Software Development Companies

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

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List of Top Custom Software Development Companies | Best Software Developers

  • Innowise Group

    IT Outsourcing & Staff Augmentation since 2007

    is an international full-cycle software development company with key delivery centres in Eastern Europe and offices worldwide. Our team has over 600 top-notch IT professionals, leveraging their software engineering expertise to make the businesses of our customers more innovative and successful. By combining solid technical skills with business expertise gained over the years and across various industries, we tackle challenges of any complexity and scale, always following the highest quality coding standards and our philosophy of sharing wi ... learn more about Innowise Group

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    $25 - $49/hr
    250 - 999
    Philippines,
    Ukraine
  • instinctools

    Delivering the future. Now.

    *instinctools has been a reliable technology partner in various industries for over 20 years. We advise our customers on the path of digital transformation and turn their visions into reality. As an international team with headquarters in Germany fueled by more than 350 experts and ambitious growth plans we focus on Software Development, Cloud Computing, and Business Intelligence. We rely on our strong partnerships with the likes of Google, Microsoft, and Bechtle to be able to design state-of-the-art solutions and solve ... learn more about instinctools

    "Very professional to work with!"
    Luka Marić, Project Manager at INFINUM
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    $25 - $49/hr
    250 - 999
    Philippines,
    United States
  • Tsukiden Global Solutions Inc.

    Your Reliable IT Partner

    Your Reliable IT Partner. That's who WE are. For more than 30 years now, Team Tsukiden has always been the trusted reliable IT partner of its clients for various projects in Japan, Philippines, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, United Kingdom and United States of America. We are one of the pioneers in IT Outsourcing for the Japanese market here in the Philippines. Since 1989, even before the word "outsourcing" was coined, we have been sending engineers to Japan for software development. With our years of experienc ... learn more about Tsukiden Global Solutions Inc.

    "Good Engineers / Consultants"
    Jasper roy rebong
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    < $25/hr
    250 - 999
    Philippines,
    Japan
  • Performance Lab

    Software Testing Company & QA Testing Services

    Performance Lab is a provider of premier load and performance testing services for enterprises in all industries. We deliver expected value to our clients by focusing on robust methodology, tools, and experienced engineers. We excel in bottleneck localization and craft performance optimization guidelines.  With over 13 years of experience in providing performance testing solutions worldwide, Performance Lab has built up a reputation for reliability. Our technology stack includes: Boomq.io - our innovative ... learn more about Performance Lab

    "Skillful and professional team"
    Luc Richner
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    $25 - $49/hr
    250 - 999
    Philippines,
    United States
  • Global BrainForce

    Powered by technology. Driven by values.

    We're a Dutch-managed software development company specializing in customized and scalable outsourced solutions for fast-growing tech companies worldwide. Using our decade of experience and expertise, we help our partners by providing them with a holistic range of software and technology solutions such as Dedicated Developers and Custom Development Services. ... learn more about Global BrainForce

    "Remote solutions"
    Hendrik Impens
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    NA
    10 - 49
    Philippines,
    Netherlands
  • Attract Group

    Software development & IT consultancy group

    Attract Group is a great team of driven IT Professionals. We provide excellent web, mobile & custom solutions for your business along with IT Consulting. You get superb service and user experience since our team cares about Attract Group’s reputation and brand.  Our office is located in Ukraine with the headquarters in the Netherlands (Amsterdam) and the USA (Las Vegas). Attract Group has been successfully present on the market since 2011. ... learn more about Attract Group

    "Best web development firm for a web application."
    Sebastiaan Scholten, Co-Founder at at Workwize
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    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    Philippines,
    Ukraine
  • Optimind Technology Solution

    Digital Marketing Agency Philippines

    We are a full-service digital marketing agency in the Philippines Welcome to Optimind Technology Solutions, a full service digital marketing agency in the Philippines that takes pride in producing quality and exceptional performance. We deliver digital marketing solutions that work in order to meet your marketing goals and create exemplary results that will help increase your online growth.   Our business case: Today’s consumers are tech savvy. If your business is not on the right digital channels, you risk not being found. ... learn more about Optimind Technology Solution

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    < $25/hr
    10 - 49
    Philippines
  • KODA Kollectiv

    Building Digital Ideas and Solutions

    KODA Kollectiv is a software development company composed of highly-skilled developers, talented designers, strong project managers and meticulous QA analysts and testers. For 8 years, the team at KODA Kollectiv worked with diverse clients from USA, Canada, Australia and Asia. KODA delivers and closes the gap by delivering (websites, mobile apps and enterprise systems) for the clients' business. KODA aims to contribute to business growth through empathy and, effective guidance that is customized for every client. ... learn more about KODA Kollectiv

    "Impeccable Work"
    Orlando Goodman
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    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    Philippines
  • KMS Solutions

    Embrace the Digital Enterprise

    KMS Solutions works closely with leading software companies across the globe to bring the most advanced and innovative technologies to Asia Pacific. The focus is to help organizations achieve their business goals through world-class fit-for-purpose solutions and proven industry best practices. KMS Solutions’ success is ultimately measured by the positive impact that it makes to the client’s business. Contact us: [email protected] Learn more about KMS Solutions: kms-solutions.asia ... learn more about KMS Solutions

    "Reliable Digital Team Service provider with good culture"
    Trung Trinh
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    NA
    1,000 - 9,999
    Philippines,
    Vietnam
  • Ingenuity Global Consulting, Inc.

    Engineering Awesome

    Ingenuity is a leading full-service software company engaged in providing software outsourcing services, technology consulting, and enterprise solutions to clients worldwide. ... learn more about Ingenuity Global Consulting, Inc.

    "Great developers!"
    Rene Cajoles
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    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    Philippines
  • Dottystyle Creative

    Let's Create Something Amazing!

    Dotty is an independent Digital Production Agency established in 2009, with offices in Sydney (Australia), Manila (Philippines) and Auckland (New Zealand). Our team takes pride in translating great ideas into digital success, for both the brand and the intended audience. We focus on delivering quality projects at the most competitive cost. ... learn more about Dottystyle Creative

    "Outstanding partner, highly professional, great culture"
    Ryville Ochoa, Senior Product Manager at Vector 5 Pty Ltd
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    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    Philippines
  • 1902 Software Development Corporation

    End-to-end IT solutions provider

    1902 Software Development Corporation is a Danish-managed company based in Manila, Philippines. For 22+ years, 1902 has been a technology partner for businesses and individuals across a wide range of industries all over the world. 1902 has extensive experience in working with digital managers and webmasters for design, development, testing, deployment, and support of various digital platforms. 1902 does not require any minimum purchase or monthly commitment; there are no fixed costs so customers can come and go as they please. 1902 can al ... learn more about 1902 Software Development Corporation

    "Great experience"
    Nilesh Toke, Asst Manager at Blue Star Ltd
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    NA
    50 - 249
    Philippines
  • BPO Technology

    Your custom software development company

    BPO technology is a custom software development company specialised in providing quality web, custom software and mobile app development services at an affordable price using the best talents. Our goal is to deliver excellent web, custom software, and mobile applications that add value to your business. We will take the worry out of managing the design and development processes for you, but as the product owner, you or your delegate will be actively involved. All projects are run using Agile development principles and utilising the Scr ... learn more about BPO Technology

    "BPO "
    Pieter van Hartingsveldt
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    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    Philippines,
    Netherlands
  • NeenOpal Inc.

    The Hub Of Data Science Innovation

    NeenOpal is a global consulting firm with a unique and specialized focus on Data Science, Business Intelligence and Customer Relationship Management solutions.  Our aim is to drive Digital Transformation for our customers, ranging from budding startups to large corporations, leveraging their data for disruptive and exponential growth. Our highly competent and industry-experienced workforce ensures we deliver state-of-the-art solutions at a competitive price while accelerating the time to market of our customers' strategi ... learn more about NeenOpal Inc.

    "The team were patient with us throughout and were great to communicate with"
    James Brooks, Marketing Manager at @ West Cork Distillers
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    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    Philippines,
    United States
  • Circa Logica Group

    Fast Forwards Businesses »

    Circa Logica Group is a multi-awarded training, advisory, and human resources organization in the Philippines known for providing top-notch, strategic, and passion-driven solutions and consultancy services helping organizations of any size succeed. Founded after more than sixty years of combined extensive expertise in the full spectrum of human resources, administration, and training with robust understanding and application in operations management, lean principle, performance management, employee development, and full-cycle human resources ... learn more about Circa Logica Group

    "The team is very punctual and diligent"
    Rie Chang, PhD, Chief Compliance Officer at at Oxford Asia Search
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    < $25/hr
    50 - 249
    Philippines
  • Datacom

    Connecting people and technology

    With over 6,200 people, and annual revenues of over $1.2 billion, Datacom is one of Australasia’s largest professional IT services companies. Datacom has extensive expertise in the operation of contact centres, data centres, the provision of IT services, software engineering and application management, as well as payroll and customer service design and operations. Founded in 1965 and operating across Australia and New Zealand, Asia, Europe and the Americas, Datacom has a successful trading history of consistent growth and profitability fr ... learn more about Datacom

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    $200 - $300/hr
    1,000 - 9,999
    Philippines,
    Australia
  • Hireplicity, Inc.

    Software Development Company in the Philippines

    Hireplicity is a custom software development company with a base in the Philippines and leadership in the United States. The company has been building software for an enterprise-sized educational technology company in the United States since 2008. Everything we do is about building software that drives revenue to businesses. In developing software, we care about creating quality code that is scalable and maintainable. This means that our clients can count on us for prompt delivery if they need to increase their reach, the number of users, ... learn more about Hireplicity, Inc.

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    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    Philippines
  • Sagesoft: IT Solutions Company

    Sagesoft: IT Solutions Company

    Sagesoft Solutions, Inc. is an Information Technology Company delivering consultancy, application, technology and support, for small to medium enterprises all the way to large enterprises. We are committed to reach our customer’s success through the use of cloud computing and to provide them the right strategic information system that will give them their competitive edge, making them better. To become the Top IT Provider of cloud and open systems solution through quality IT services, good channels development and innovative produ ... learn more about Sagesoft: IT Solutions Company

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    NA
    10 - 49
    Philippines
  • Mashup Garage

    Agile Teams for Startups and Enterprises

    Mashup Garage is an Elixir/Phoenix and Ruby on Rails development company based in Manila, Philippines. We make our own products, we build teams for startups & enterprises, and we do consultations for businesses of different sizes. We have offices in Manila and Melbourne. We have worked with partners and clients from across the globe, and are actively seeking new companies to work with. If you're looking for a company that fosters a good learning culture, cares about their people and the people they work with, values quality and ... learn more about Mashup Garage

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    $50 - $99/hr
    50 - 249
    Philippines
  • Flatworld Solutions

    Diversified outsourcing services company.

    Flatworld Solutions (FWS) is a global corporation offering solutions in IT, Business Consulting and Outsourcing Services. Flatworld is committed to providing ongoing value to our customers. We leverage technology and implement best practices, to provide a range of high quality and cost-efficient Information Technology Solutions, from global locations enabling customers to achieve their business goals. ... learn more about Flatworld Solutions

    "They take your money and don't produce anything in return."
    Jennai Patterson
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    $50 - $99/hr
    1,000 - 9,999
    Philippines,
    India
  • Crayon

    Preferred partner for your digitalization journey

    Crayon is a global leader in technology and digital transformation services, and has the largest independent 'cloud economics'​ and TCO practice. We are also a trusted advisor to many of the world's leading organisations. Through our unique people, tools and systems, we help optimise our clients'​ ROI from complex technology investments. Crayon has got comprehensive relationships with all the major global software publishers, as well as deep experience within volume software licensing optimisation, cloud adoption, digital en ... learn more about Crayon

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    $200 - $300/hr
    1,000 - 9,999
    Philippines
  • Awesome OS

    Simplified Outsourcing

    After 12 amazing years, we’ve built a company with some of the most awesome team members, brand partners, and offices (with ocean views)! These are just some of the reasons that inspired us to rebrand to AWESOME OS. At our core, we believe that happy employees lead to fantastic service and therefore we’re committed to employee happiness. With our award-winning labor standards and an unprecedented focus on company culture, we want nothing but the best for our teams and brand partners. In short, this new name reflects our identity bec ... learn more about Awesome OS

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    $150 - $199/hr
    1,000 - 9,999
    Philippines,
    United States
  • Proudcloud

    Full Stack + Deep Tech

    Proudcloud is a full stack software engineering firm based in Manila. We've been building web and mobile technologies for global startups and enterprises since 2009 using Ruby on Rails, Javascript, and both SQL and NoSQL databases. Today, we're playing our part in the birth of the machine economy by expanding our work to the internet of things, machine learning, and data driven platforms. ... learn more about Proudcloud

    "Experienced and professional job through and through. "
    Warangkana Gear LimsakulFajardo, CEO & Founder at Good Meal Hunting
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    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    Philippines
  • EACOMM Corporation

    Mobile & Web Solutions

    EACOMM Corporation is a knowledge and technology services company that has been providing innovative and customized solutions for unique business process problems since 2001. Our vision is to be a leading organization in the cultivation of ideas, knowledge, innovation and creativity. EACOMM has been privileged to count as clients Fortune 500 corporations, government agencies from various countries, top educational institutions, international non-profit organizations, and dozens of small and medium scale businesses worldwide. ... learn more about EACOMM Corporation

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    $50 - $99/hr
    10 - 49
    Philippines
  • EastWest BPO

    Grow your Business with us.

    There’s no such thing as accidents; everything is part of a grand master plan of things. That’s how our journey began. We started as a VOIP telco company, playing with the idea of expanding to BPO Services. We didn’t move on this idea until one single client wanted a site visit. We were forced to have an office space to show. What started out as a pain, turned out to be the start of something grand. From 10 people back in 2009, we have grown to over 300 people today. From one location, we have grown to 4 – 2 local and ... learn more about EastWest BPO

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    $25 - $49/hr
    250 - 999
    Philippines,
    United States
  • Intechsive Software Development

    We make your ideas come true.

    Founded on March 2015, Intechsive Software Development is comprised of hard working, skilled, experienced, dedicated, and passionate individuals. We value customer satisfaction and quality of output over everything else. So you're sure that your friends at Intechsive Software Development are seasoned, experienced, and compassionate in taking good care of you and your business! Our forte is designing and developing high-end multilayer web and mobile applications. From providing virtual assistance and customer support, to website needs, we wi ... learn more about Intechsive Software Development

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    < $25/hr
    10 - 49
    Philippines
  • ClinkIT Solutions

    We Got This!

    ClinkIT Solutions is a Microsoft Partner and Software Services company that provides world-class solutions delivered flawlessly and on time that help businesses across the globe transform, thrive and excel from initial planning to execution and ongoing operations. We strive to be the top-of-mind technology partner, backed by our globally certified software engineers and technical specialists that utilize Microsoft’s full stack of technologies among other groundbreaking innovations. Let's talk. ... learn more about ClinkIT Solutions

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    NA
    50 - 249
    Philippines
  • Arcanys

    Get a dedicated team for your software projects.

    Arcanys is specialized in developing high quality software with a strong focus on innovation.Run by a team of successful entrepreneurs, Arcanys works with established companies as well as startups who want to get their new products or want to launch new ventures on the market as soon as possible. We build teams around startup ideas and dedicate resources to technical teams to help our clients find their way faster than anyone.    ... learn more about Arcanys

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    NA
    50 - 249
    Philippines
  • Proper Manila

    one of the country's first creative agencies,

    As one of the country's first independent digital creative agencies, Propel Manila is not just sitting courtside as digital innovation plays out - the ball is in our court.We start with a sound and insightful strategy, then leap into relevant and innovative digital ideas that are creatively executed and placed in the most relevant and exciting consumer touchpoints.We believe in Steering Tomorrow, Today. This means knowing where our clients' consumers are going to be tomorrow, and meeting them there to offer products and content about th ... learn more about Proper Manila

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    NA
    10 - 49
    Philippines
  • 7th Media Digital

    DESIGN + TECHNOLOGY + STRATEGY

    7th Media Digital Studios is a leading full-service digital development & production company located in the heart of Makati Central Business District in Manila. As a digital studio with outstanding expertise in multimedia arts, web development, mobile applications, systems development and e-learning, 7th Media has carved a reputation as a premier digital development & production company in the region. ... learn more about 7th Media Digital

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    NA
    10 - 49
    Philippines
  • Pixel8 Web Solutions & Consultancy Inc

    Web Development, Security & Information System

    Pixel8 Web Solutions & Consultancy Inc. envisions to provide Websites Solutions, Web/Mobile applications, Security Solutions & Information Systems for business, firms and government offices here and abroad. We aim to provide our clients a good return of investment by improving their business process thru efficient, fast and effective software solutions at par with the international standard and reduce their costs by offering fair and reasonable rates. We’re more than just pretty interfaces, we believe it’s about creating ... learn more about Pixel8 Web Solutions & Consultancy Inc

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    NA
    10 - 49
    Philippines
  • TechGenies

    YOUR WISHES: EXCEEDED

    TechGenies is a global software development company with wide knowledge and experience in delivering cutting edge, custom software solutions to a wide range of verticals and industries. We are headquartered in Texas with software factory operations in Mexico, Middle East and Philippines. Our Genies jointly have over 400 man-years of experience in Enterprise Software Development and have been developing world-class software solutions for more than 10 years. Our model of operation is simple. We provide you, our clients, with an “off-site ... learn more about TechGenies

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    $50 - $99/hr
    50 - 249
    Philippines,
    United States
  • ObjectFrontier Software (OFS)

    We Build Software. And Trust.

    Whether you use software to help drive business, or software IS your business, OFS can help you create innovative software that will delight your customers and empower your employees in new ways.  ... learn more about ObjectFrontier Software (OFS)

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    < $25/hr
    250 - 999
    Philippines,
    Norway
  • Computaris

    EMPOWERING GROWTH AND INNOVATION

    We provide custom software development, system integration and technical consultancy services. Our elite software competence center comprises highly skilled teams located at our technical hubs in Eastern Europe (Romania – Bucharest, Galati; Poland - Warsaw, Bialystok; Moldova - Chisinau), the US, Asia (Malaysia, Philippines) and India. Computaris was established in 1992 in the UK and since 2011 it is part of the R Systems group, leading provider of outsourced product development and customer support services across the globe.   ... learn more about Computaris

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    $100 - $149/hr
    250 - 999
    Philippines,
    Romania
  • White Cloak Technologies, Inc.

    Custom Software Development

    White Cloak is a software development company that creates custom digital solutions to empower your business. Established in 2014, White Cloak has been helping businesses grow and improve their performance through software tailor-fit to their goals.   ... learn more about White Cloak Technologies, Inc.

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    NA
    50 - 249
    Philippines
  • ThinkBIT Solutions

    We Make Ideas Happen.

    We are an Information Technology company that provides both business and personal solutions in a Global Market. Housing a team of inhouse developers, designers and marketers we can work on various technologies suitable to your needs. We offer a wide range of services ranging from as simple as logo designs to building enterprise systems to help your business grow. Every service we provide is focused on giving value to our customers - we believe in helping the client get not just what they want but also what they need. ... learn more about ThinkBIT Solutions

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    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    Philippines
  • House of IT

    MAKE I,T EASY!

    We offer a full range of IT services, IT development, implementation and maintenance services; including secure and proficient network design, successful systems integration, effective project management and installation of technologies, right through to pro-active and reactive desktop support. We also provide an excellent support for SEO, website designing, architecture, website hosting, and data entry, as well as internal projects to support our own growing business ... learn more about House of IT

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    NA
    50 - 249
  • Exist Software Labs, Inc.

    Enabling Business Success with Innovation

    Exist is a global technology innovator providing enterprise solutions through consulting and innovative products and services. With a comprehensive portfolio of integrated Information Technology solutions and services, we empower enterprises to transform and build sustainable advantage. Backed by more than a decade of innovation, Exist leverages on its team’s expertise in Open Source technologies, domain expertise, knowledge in business processes and agile methodology to build better technology software for both technology companies ... learn more about Exist Software Labs, Inc.

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    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    Philippines
  • Scriptsmart technologies inc.

    Smart Solutions for your Business needs

    ScriptSmart Technologies, Inc. (ScriptSmart) is a technology Company that offers end-to-end software and IT solutions, from conceptualization and design, to development, implementation and support. ... learn more about Scriptsmart technologies inc.

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    < $25/hr
    10 - 49
    Philippines
  • CloudNinja Software Solutions

    Software Solutions - AI - Robotics

    CloundNinjaPH is a software development, AI, and robotics company offering reliable and cost-effective solutions for businesses and people’s everyday lives. We are passionate in finding innovative, sound, and practical strategies to maximize our stakeholder’s growth and potential. We are registered as CloundNinja Software Solutions and Electronic Services in the Department of Trade and Industry. ... learn more about CloudNinja Software Solutions

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    NA
    2 - 9
    Philippines
  • Beleb LTD

    10 Years of smart things empowering people

    We started over 10 years ago as globally one of the first fully web-based GPS tracking solutions and have over time evolved to become a fully modular, scalable IoT platform for rapid development of track&trace, mobility and IoT solutions. ... learn more about Beleb LTD

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    < $25/hr
    10 - 49
    Philippines,
    Germany
  • Outsourced

    Exceptional offshore staffing in the Philippines

    Outsourced is the creation of Australian CEO & Director Mike Larcher who has over 20 years business experience and success. Mike has over 20 years experience running a Multi-Award Winning Digital Agency in Australia and has delivered projects for some of the world’s leading organisations and brands, including D-Link, Yamaha, HP, Rio Tinto and ANZ Bank (just to name a few). Mike says: “Outsourced was originally created to support my digital agency in Australia. Our clients and I demanded the highest quality, and through the succe ... learn more about Outsourced

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    < $25/hr
    250 - 999
    Philippines
  • Symph

    Love. Change. Hack.

    We build web apps, mobile apps, and custom software to give you and your customers a better digital experience with your business.   Great Product = Right Team + Right Process + Right Technology   Right Team Our team works with client to design systems and software with users in mind.   Right Process We develop software in an agile approach, this enables us to quickly iterate on the application, with user testing and validation to analyze the usage and functionality.   Right Technology We are ... learn more about Symph

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    $50 - $99/hr
    10 - 49
    Philippines

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.