List of the Best Mobile App Developers
OpenXcell is a leading mobile app development company in USA & India, known for delivering innovative & engaging mobile app solutions. The company is regarded as one of the top app development companies in app development thanks to its talented team of mobile app developers & designers. Hire the best develo ... read more about OpenXcell"We have had a great experience working with OpenXcell. "Ansh Jain, Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at Dukaan Dost< $25/hr250 - 9992009United States, India
Utility specializes in crafting custom Android and iOS mobile application development as well as engaging web solutions. They have a robust partnership with Fortune 500 brands, and the company has a team of experienced mobile app developers, digital marketers, UX designers, and software engineers led by professional le ... read more about Utility"The best app agency in the industry, hands down"Malcolm Gillian, CMO at Fivestar Training$150 - $199/hr50 - 2492013United States, Canada
Cubix is a top software, game, and mobile app development company serving clients in the US and worldwide. Their Android and iOS app development teams have more than 12 years of experience, making them experts in developing, customizing, and integrating complex enterprise-level solutions, business intelligence analytic ... read more about Cubix"Total Colaboration and support are making a great lifetime partnership"Jean Franco Rivera, Strategic Business Partner at Domino Earning World (DEW)$25 - $49/hr50 - 2492008United States, UAE
Tech Alchemy is an award winning software design and development agency based in Shoreditch, London, United Kingdom. We are trusted by a mix of large organizations, brands, as well as the most ambitious startups. Our products have been used by millions and received widespread critical acclaim. We are ranked a ... read more about Tech Alchemy"Amazing flexible, consultative IT services. Highly recommended!"George Hintzen$50 - $99/hr10 - 492016United Kingdom, United States
Trango Tech is a 360° digital transformation company that creates tailored software solutions for multiple global sectors. Our aim is to help businesses enhance their growth and be updated to technological advancements while managing complex issues efficiently and effortlessly. We have a team of 200+ talente ... read more about Trango Tech"Great services by Trango Tech"David V. Ringer, Marketing Manager at Helpp< $25/hr250 - 9992003United States, United Kingdom
RipenApps is a top-reviewed & globally renowned mobile app development company that provides consultancy, web & app development services to multi-level businesses, right from Entrepreneurs/Startups to Enterprise Businesses. We are expert-led digital solution providers that empower startups, businesses, ... read more about RipenApps"They were able to implement and work on a really complex project requirement."Sushant Shukla, Chief Product Officer at Examarly< $25/hr50 - 2492017India, UAE
Zco Corporation has distinguished itself as one of the best software development companies in the United States. They provide their clients a full range of mobile app development solutions, including custom mobile apps, games, enterprise software, 3D animation, and augmented and virtual reality applications. From start ... read more about Zco Corporation"Great team to work with! ZCO was amazing. Randy, Praveen and the team were great to work with!"Megan Gannon$25 - $49/hr250 - 9991989United States
Idealogic is a custom application development firm focusing on app development and blockchain. They have over six years of experience developing mobile app solutions, which makes them experts in iOS and Android application development and custom blockchain-based dApps development. Their team of developers can create ro ... read more about Idealogic"Idealogic are a great team"Oliver Crofton, Director at Marclay Associates$25 - $49/hr50 - 2492016Poland, Canada
Quytech is a trusted Mobile app, AI/ML, Blockchain, and Game development company with over 10 years of experience that helps startups to take their first step in the right direction. We leverage the latest technology to shape your mobile app idea into reality. Our developed applications are appreciated f ... read more about Quytech"Quytech Transformed our legal practice."Paul Jenkins, Chief Executive Officer at Ashurst< $25/hr50 - 2492010India, United States
Discover the Unlimited possibilities of innovation and cutting-edge Mobile, Web, Game, & Embedded technologies with EzappSolution. EzappSolution takes pride to serve numerous happy customers across various industries, all over the world for over a decade with superior quality technologies and ideas. We are ... read more about EzappSolution"Good management and timely product delivery."Lalit Chauhan, CEO at Universal dental art< $25/hr50 - 2492008United States, India
LANARS is an international hardware & software development company. We create the Internet of Things, the Industrial Internet of Things, mobile applications, websites, CRM & ERP systems, and custom enterprise solutions. LANARS was established in 2016 and has headquarters in Oslo (Norway), Dnipro (Ukraine), a ... read more about LANARS"LANARS helped us with adjusting and reengineering of our hardware solutions for a consumer market."Sam Nilsen, СТO at Bring AS$50 - $99/hr50 - 2492016Poland, Georgia
Transformative By Design. Designli is a digital product studio in Greenville, South Carolina. We specialize in the rapid prototyping of new software concepts, taking our clients from vision to 'V1' as quickly and effectively as possible. Startups and entrepreneurs value our process for its key 'p ... read more about Designli$100 - $149/hr10 - 492013United States, United Kingdom
Fulcrum is a design & development agency focused on working with HealthTech startups. We build MVP & digital products for many startups from US & Europe, taking care of each product as if it’s our own. Why you will love working with us? Startup synergy (iterative, agile workflow) Healthtech ... read more about Fulcrum"Fulcrum provided us with high-quality development and great project communication."Alexey Barinov, Co-founder / Director at KIFREEZ$25 - $49/hr50 - 2492017Ukraine, United States
SteelKiwi Development was founded in 2011 as a web development company. We entered the mobile development market in 2012. Ranked as one of the top application development companies internationally, we’re pleased to serve customers from all over the world. We provide end-to-end Android app development services; ... read more about Steelkiwi by Globaldev"Extremely professional and communicative."Chris Bush, Founder at TipCow$25 - $49/hr50 - 2492011Ukraine, United States
Sunrise Integration has 20 years of experience as an Android and iOS app development company with a deep focus on eCommerce, logistics, SaaS software, and more. Besides mobile app development, they also specialize in API integrations and software product development, delivering flawless and quality services & produ ... read more about Sunrise Integration$150 - $199/hr10 - 491999United States, UAE
App Maisters Inc. is recognized as one of the Top Digital Solutions Providers in United States. Bringing Digital Transformation and Solutions to Startups, Enterprises & Government Agencies, App Maisters offers a wide array of business solutions to ensure clients achieve Sustainable Competitive Advantage using our e ... read more about App Maisters Inc"We're impressed with their professionalism, execution, and dedication, Mobile App Development for Gas Manufacturing Company"Alexander joseph$50 - $99/hr50 - 2492014United States, Malaysia
Looking for a reliable mobile app development company to bring your business ideas to life? Look no further than Concetto Labs! We are a leading industry expert located in the USA, Canada, UK, Norway, and India, and we prioritize quality work in every project we take on. Our team understands that every day counts, whic ... read more about Concetto Labs"Highly attentive and knowledgeable team to work with, they have amazing skills and experience. "Jane Foster , Manager at NDA< $25/hr50 - 2492016India, United States
Bitswits has been at the forefront of digital innovation for a decade now. Founded in 2010, this creative tech company uses their cutting-edge approach to help startups and enterprises turn ideas into reality with top notch design, development and implementation services – from apps and websites to games, ecommer ... read more about Bitswits"BitsWits is the place to build your app!"Kate Bullock, Executive Vice President Business Development at Its Makeup Shop$25 - $49/hr50 - 2492010United States, Malaysia
Hello, And welcome to Lizard Global! Please check out our newly revamped website at www.lizard.global Who is Lizard Global?: Lizard Global is your digital partner with 50+ result-driven team players; from web- and Mobile App Development to UI/UX design and beyond! A partner who challenges the status quo ... read more about Lizard Global"Working with them will seem like you've acquired a partner with a same goal: ensuring the success of your project."Tycho Luijten, Founder at Dapper - the Growth Agency$50 - $99/hr10 - 492012Netherlands, Malaysia
Promatics Technologies is a premier web and mobile apps development company. As a seasoned team of 150+ developers we have built a strong foundation of web and mobile app development processes with much matured and optimized engagement and delivery models. Whether its business analysis, UI/UX, development or QA ... read more about Promatics Technologies"Great app development partner"Sunil kumar Chouhaniya, Founder at KVS Exports and Imports< $25/hr50 - 2492008India, United States
MobileCoderz is a leading Digital Transformation Company with years of expertise in mobile app development, website development, UI/UX design, eCommerce development, etc. We have specialization in developing fully-customized IT solutions for the unique needs and preferences of businesses. Over the years, we have succes ... read more about MobileCoderz Technologies"Accurate execution of my vision. Hardworking team with top talent!"Ayush Kulshrestha, Manager at WAIST GAME TIGHT< $25/hr50 - 2492015India, United States
Anadea Inc. is a full-stack custom software development company with development centers in Ukraine, Belarus and Spain. Provides services on design and development of web and mobile solutions for real estate, healthcare, education and other industries."Everyone was able to think logically, offer great suggestions and maintain professionalism."Chunge Wang, President at NDA$25 - $49/hr50 - 2492000Spain, United States
BrancoSoft is an established Web, mobile & software development company with an enviable & proven track record engaged in providing application development services, technology consulting, and IT outsourcing solutions to clients worldwide. Started in 2011 as Thoughtwaver IT Solution is a software devel ... read more about BrancoSoft Private Limited"The company has great team of developers and doing great work."Ray Tiburzio, Customer Service Captain at Quilting Adventures< $25/hr50 - 2492015India
Trigma is a leading IT service provider and consulting company, enabling businesses to devise and execute their modernization strategy to improve their IT structure and efficiency. We are an established provider of services like Custom Software Development, Web and Mobile Application Development ... read more about Trigma"The team understood our vision, objectives, and specific requirements "Vishal Sharma, Head coach at Tug Sports Pvt Ltd< $25/hr50 - 2492008India
TechGropse has a strong mobile app developers team of skilled IT professionals who are well-versed in building native apps across all niches. They also build cost-effective hybrid and cross-platform apps optimized for running on different platforms and multiple devices. Techgropse has worked with several clients a ... read more about TechGropse Pvt. Ltd."Very Knowledgeable Team and were Easy to Grasp the Idea"Hashem Jameel, Co-Founder at Walk Challenge Entertainment Company< $25/hr50 - 2492015India
AppsChopper is USA based mobile app development company with offices in New York, Walpole, and Boston. We build high-performing, secure, scalable native and hybrid mobile app solutions (Android, iOS & Flutter) to help you maximize ROI. We build custom mobile apps for iOS and Android users. Our services include stra ... read more about AppsChopper"My experience working with AppsChopper was incredible!"Tobias Kady, Marketing Manager at Fixt Maintenance$50 - $99/hr50 - 2492011United States
Fluper LTD is a company that develops Android & iOS applications and aims to provide the most affordable mobile app development services to Individuals, Startups, SMEs, and Enterprises. They have delivered 150+ apps in 4 years and have helped dozens of companies reach their full potential by providing sound technic ... read more about Fluper Ltd."Fluper is a master of innovative app development solutions. Doing such a great work."Dorothy Jackson, Head Of Marketing at Droppath< $25/hr50 - 2492013UAE
We are an award-winning web and mobile app development company delivering the best-in-class solutions. This top mobile app development agency has been successful in garnering the attention of supreme brands like NASSCOM, Scholastic, Seconds, Citrix, Rawbank, Nestle and more. We are one of the leading Android app d ... read more about Konstant Infosolutions"A Good Experience. I Would definitely recommend them to others"sirsimon Forbes< $25/hr50 - 2492003United States
Intuz is a leading global agency providing end-to-end software and app development services on Mobile, Cloud, Web & IoT. With more than 10 years of consulting and development experience and a global clientele from 45+ countries, Intuz has empowered tech start-ups and global enterprises alike. With their unique appr ... read more about Intuz$25 - $49/hr50 - 2492008India
We think big, design smart, and develop fast. We create mobile app solutions by evaluating the business aspect of each mobile endeavor and maximizing its potential through Discovery and Digital Innovation. Our extensive forte gained in Android and iOS app development has made us a reliable partner for both enterpr ... read more about Techugo" Best IT partner - Proposes solutions adapted to the situation of the company while keeping a very good quality of deliverable"Shamseddine REDISSI, CEO at RECRUTIUM< $25/hr50 - 2492015Canada
With over 250+ apps developed and successfully deployed in app stores, we are the pioneers in mobile app development with expertise in iPhone app development and Android app development. Mobulous Technologies is a key player in the domain of mobile app development with a team of 50+ passionate mobility experts which in ... read more about Mobulous"Good Professional Team , very Impressed with the work delivered for our project"Angelina k. MBA, Customer Success Manager at AT&T Contractors< $25/hr50 - 2492013India
We are a team of top mobile app developers, designers, and strategists passionately pursuing the bleeding, hairsplitting, cutting-edge mobile app company for start-ups and enterprise clients that get featured in app stores. At Fueled, we don't just build apps. We create the kind of apps that people talk about, that ... read more about Fueled"Finally, a developer who does it all!"Pam Hendrickson, CEO at Pam Hendrickson Consulting Group$150 - $199/hr50 - 2492007United States
Appinventiv Technologies is a leading IOS certified mobile app development company with global presence in US, Europe & APAC. Appinventiv is the most sought after company in mobile space for its client-centred Android app development services. The team consists of 100+ tech nerds who work with a passion for develop ... read more about Appinventiv Technologies"They worked as a part of our team with fully engaging in the project and met our expectations 100%. "Alyssa Victoria$25 - $49/hr1,000 - 9,9992015India
Tvisha Technologies is led by a team of enthusiastic, young, and experienced passionate about app development for iPhone, Android and other mobile app development technologies. They use the latest technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI), Virtual Reality (VR), Machine Learning (ML), and IoT to create scalabl ... read more about Tvisha Technologies Inc" Tvisha Technologies is excelled in all phases of mobile app development"Ishant Singh, Digital Marketing Analyst at< $25/hr50 - 2492002United States
Clarion Technologies is a leading app development and IT Outsourcing firm with 3 state-of-the-art development centers in India. Clarion has been an innovation partner for several small and medium enterprises and pioneering start-ups across the world. With a strength of 400+ technically affluent engineers, Clarion has s ... read more about Clarion Technologies"The most bug-free code i have ever seen"Dr. Stephen Pearce, Co-founder at Xtivity Inc$25 - $49/hr250 - 9992000United States
Dedicated Developers have worked with 300+ startups, small to medium-sized enterprises, and top brands from 15+ countries. They have successfully delivered 1000+ Swift and Agile web and mobile applications across 12+ industries providing cost-effective technology solutions to their clients."Helped build iOS mobile app for Commercial Roofing Contracting Company."Jay Thornton, Business Owner at Parsons Roofing Company$50 - $99/hr50 - 2492007United States
Ajath acts as a catalyst to provide that extra edge to our clients in the competitive market. Ajath Infotech Pvt Ltd is one of the leading mobile app development firms in Gurgaon, Delhi, Delhi NCR, and Noida, India. We function as a full business partner, offering tech and digital marketing solutio ... read more about Ajath Infotech Pvt Ltd"The most trusted firm in the business for premium mobile work!"Simran Laheri, Email marketing executive at at Mify Solutions Pvt Ltd< $25/hr50 - 2492012India
Consagous is a premier app development company with expertise in iPhone, Android, React Native, and Flutter App Development. The company has over 10 years of experience in delivering robust mobile app solutions to clients all across the globe. It provides a full array of services from its offices in Chicago (USA), ... read more about Consagous Technologies"Excellent working experience with Consagous Technologies"Uche Attoh, Head Consultant at Attomatics$25 - $49/hr50 - 2492008India
Brainium is an award-winning native mobile app development company offering custom Android and iOS app development services. We develop customized mobile applications using cutting-edge technologies for various platforms, including native and cross-platform. We understand your needs and offer a comprehensive range of m ... read more about Brainium Information Technologies"Amazing Team"Nathan Birch, Senior Full-stack Engineer at Vivacity Tech< $25/hr50 - 2492009India
iCoderz Solutions PVT. LTD. is an iPhone and Android app development company that builds apps for both Android and iOS platforms. They mix art and technology to deliver a unique user experience via the apps they make. Established in 2011, iCoderz Solutions PVT. LTD. has quickly risen through the ranks, becoming a leadi ... read more about iCoderz Solutions Pvt. Ltd."These people have stellar Client relationship skills"Priyank Mody< $25/hr50 - 2492011India
Space-O is a one-stop solution for all your software & mobile development needs. From concept to development to marketing to ongoing maintenance, Space-O delivers. We are now one of the top mobile app development companies in India by following the success mantra of “Design-led-Engineering”. We ... read more about Space-O Technologies"Reasonable quotation of cost and time."Sanjeev Chandak, Co-Founder & CEO at ftcash$25 - $49/hr50 - 2492010India
Octal IT Solution is an ISO 9001:2015 certified Mobile App Development company with its presence in India, Singapore, UK, and USA; and clients across the globe. With a market presence of more than 15 years, they have developed 1300+ mobile apps, which makes Octal IT one of the top Android & iPhone app developm ... read more about Octal IT Solution"I'm blown away with their great service & deliverables"Lames Thabet, Vice President-Business Development at at Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) Authority< $25/hr50 - 2492007India
Contact XongoLab Technologies - a NASSCOM-certified leading React Native, Flutter, Hybrid, Android, and iOS Mobile App Development Solutions Company in India that provides unparalleled services for every kind of industrial vertical. Their niches include web development, Ecommerce development, framework developmen ... read more about XongoLab Technologies LLP"Quick and Fast Support"VICTOR LUCAS, Director at at Evicle technologies< $25/hr10 - 492011India
Spinx is a state-of-the-art design and development firm with a keen focus on web & app development and digital marketing. Based in Los Angeles, the firm believes in crafting immersive stories using technologies. With 18+ years of experience under their belt, Spinx has delivered more than 250+ successful projects ac ... read more about SPINX"Beautiful design and the team of the design is very professional and well trained in their niche. "Chris Matthews, Marketing Specialist at$150 - $199/hr10 - 492005United States
Brainhub brands themselves as Europe’s top web and mobile app developers with expertise in frameworks and technologies like TypeScript, Node.js, NestJS, React Native and ReactJS. With an impressive portfolio featuring top-tier clients like National Geographic, Beam, Paradox Interactive, Venture Harbour, and more, ... read more about Brainhub"Product Design and Software Development for Fitness Startup"Piotr Korpak, Brand Manager at at JACK OF DIAMONDS$50 - $99/hr50 - 2492014Poland
White Orange Software was founded in 2014, and our company has grown dramatically since then. We are a team of 20+ developers with different specialties in the development industry. We believe in our clients, and our strength lies in developing close working relationships to help them succeed. This enables us to create ... read more about White Orange Software"An amazing experience."Carly Andris, CEO at Andrisadvise< $25/hr10 - 492014India
Emizen Tech is an offshore mobile app development company having a technically outstanding team of 150+ multi-talented professionals with integrated transitional capabilities and the ability to generate a creative idea that speaks for itself. With more than 8+ years of experience, Emizen Tech has developed and deployed ... read more about Emizen Tech Pvt Ltd"Best company to work with..."Sherry Cheng, Manager at Newpire Ltd.< $25/hr50 - 2492013India
Simpalm is a leading app development service provider in the USA for developing and consulting web and mobile applications for all popular platforms. They have been designing and developing mobile applications on iPhone, iPad, Android, Flutter, and React Native for many of our clients in various dom ... read more about Simpalm"Simpalm build custom iOS and Android app for us."Phillip Max, Director of Human Resources at Roth Staffing$25 - $49/hr10 - 492009United States
Clavax is a leading software, web and mobile app development company in San Jose, California, United States. Our top-notch development services are backed by a strong team of 200+ highly skilled professionals to deliver innovative, secure and scalable IT solutions to our clients. We act as technology partners by u ... read more about Clavax Technologies LLC"Very professional team "Ralph de Haan, Co-Founder at Kemgo$25 - $49/hr50 - 2492011United States
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Frequently Asked Questions
What services do mobile application development companies offer?
Mobile application development companies offer a wide range of end-to-end app design, development, optimization, and maintenance services. The services include:
- Custom app development
- iOS app development
- Android app development
- Wearable app development
- Game app development
- Cross-platform and Hybrid app development
- Architecture Designing
- UX/UI Designing
- App Revamping
Apart from these, app development services companies are also actively involved in mobile app porting, QA and testing, app migration, consultation, prototyping, maintenance and upgradation, app deployment, etc.
What are the best mobile app development frameworks?
React Native, Flutter, Xamarin, Ionic, Swift, and PhoneGap (Apache Cordova) are some popular and best mobile app development frameworks app developers use. Depending upon the type of mobile application (native, cross-platform, or hybrid apps), these frameworks are selected to support the development of the application. Besides these, other frameworks that are extensively used by developers are NativeScript, Swiftic, JQuery mobile, Solar 2D, and Ktor.
What are the best mobile app development platforms?
Visual Studio, Xcode, Android Studio, and Outsystems are some of the most widely used mobile app development platforms. Mobile app development platforms provide developers with a single environment for developing a mobile application. Other mobile app development platforms include Zoho Creator, Firebase, Kony Quantum, Buildfire, and TrackVia. Factors that impact the choice of the right mobile app development platform include operating system compatibility, user interface design, development language, features required, integration capabilities, security features, ease of use, scalability, and flexibility.
How to choose the best mobile app development company?
When trying to choose the best mobile app development company for your project, consider factors like:
- Whether the team has a strong portfolio
- If their client reviews are genuine
- Ensure that the team is skilled enough in their craft
- Consider the mobile app development cost
- Observe if the leader understands the project requirements
When outsourcing your project to companies that offer mobile app development services, verifying their qualifications and expertise is essential. A lack of experience and skills on the developer’s end can jeopardize your app and drain your budget. App development is expensive as well as challenging, so when wondering how to find an app developer, it's crucial to pick one that is capable of meeting the demands of your project.
At GoodFirms, we are committed to helping you succeed, so we’ve already done most of the groundwork for you. Based on the criteria below, we’ve curated an extensive list of mobile app development companies adept at developing all kinds of mobile applications. Make sure to assess your selected top app development companies based on the pointers below to ensure you make the right hiring decisions.
- Portfolio: Company portfolios showcase the type of projects these mobile app development agencies have worked on. They help identify a company’s strengths and weaknesses and give us insight into their work patterns. It is advised to hire mobile app developers who have worked on similar projects as yours and have relevant experience in your niche.
- Client Reviews: Reviews and feedback have an enormous impact on businesses. They instill confidence among clients when deciding the right app development company for their project. It also acts as social proof because testimonials and online recommendations lend to the credibility of app development agencies.
- Team: It's essential to know everything about the team working on your project. An app development team has executives, project managers, tech leads, developers, etc. It will help you evaluate their talent, experience, and past work.
- Cost: Various factors affect an app’s price, like feature integration, scalability, complexity, and development time. You can get an app developed at a rapid pace by hiring an experienced app development team. But that will cost you extra. Another option is to hire an inexperienced one cheaply, which might require multiple revisions, increasing costs in return.
- Meeting with the CEO: Understanding the vision, values, and culture matters if you want to establish long-term partnerships with app development agencies. So, getting in touch with the CEO will help you understand the ins and outs of the organization.
It is natural at this point to wonder where to find such relevant information about app development partners. Most service seekers ask themselves, ‘Where can I find app developers for my project?’ Your best bet is to refer to independent research platforms like GoodFirms for extensive and unbiased data on app creation companies.
How much does it cost to build a mobile app?
According to GoodFirms research, building a mobile app can cost anywhere from $5,000 to $300,000 based on your specific requirements and preferences.
- A simple app, equipped with MVP-level features and basic UI, can cost between $5,000-$50,000.
- A medium app, built with complex UI and advanced features, can cost you between $50,000-$120,000.
- A highly complex app, custom-built for multiple platforms boasting cutting-edge features, can cost anywhere between $100,000 - $300,000.
App development cost also largely depends on the platform you are building for. Building specific native apps for platforms like Android or iOS can be considerably more expensive than building cross-platform, hybrid, or web apps compatible with multiple platforms and devices.
Below are the costs for building apps for each of these platforms:
- Native Apps (Android or iOS): $50,000 to $100,000.
- Cross-Platform Apps: $25,000 to $60,000.
- Web Apps: $15,000 to $50,000.
- Hybrid Apps: $10,000 to $150,000.
Mobile app development costs depend on many factors. These factors include the platform for which you build a mobile app, the application size, third-party integrations, and security.
- Platforms play a significant role in determining the cost of a mobile app. For example, iOS app development will be more expensive compared to Hybrid or Android app development. Typically, app developers cost and charge more for native app development as opposed to cross-platform or hybrid development.
- Apart from the app concept and platform, its size also impacts the mobile app development cost. The number of screens required in the app, including its backend functionalities like databases, user management portals, and storage, affects pricing. Companies that make apps often have better domain knowledge regarding understanding the features necessary to realize an app idea. So make sure you hire professional app developers who can guide you on this note.
- Apps would integrate third-party plugins to provide a better user experience. Social media extensions are the most common ones incorporated into the app. App developers would implement API (Advanced application programming interface) for integrations to work correctly. API consists of routines, tools, and protocols that allow an app to interact with other devices. So, implementing an API will impact the cost significantly.
- Data is the fuel of the digital age. So, security is crucial for it. Apps are diverse and require a different level of encryption based on their type and functionality. Encryption becomes more critical if your application gathers user data or facilitates payment gateways. So, whatever data security you implement in your application will influence the cost.
How long does it take to create a mobile app?
According to our latest app development research, on average, it can take 2 to 5 months to develop a mobile app. However, the exact time needed to develop an app highly depends on factors like the number of screens involved, the core functionality of your app, the technologies you need to integrate, and the project's complexity.
Mobile app development companies often categorize apps based on complexity and features. For example,
- A simple app with basic features can be built within 4 to 11 weeks.
- A medium-complexity app with popular consumer features can take 7 to 16 weeks.
- And an advanced, high-complexity app with cutting-edge features can take 11 to 26 weeks to create.
So the next time you face the question, “How much time does it take to make a mobile app?” Remember that the time needed for app development or coding the app itself doesn’t always account for other essential processes like research, design, testing, and pre-launch. Building a mobile app from the idea stage to launching it on the app stores can take 6 to 12 months.
These time frames aren’t very flexible either. Even hiring the best mobile application development companies worldwide cannot guarantee faster development because building the right frameworks and functionalities takes time. To minimize your time to market, your best bet is to rely on an MVP, but even still, the necessary development time and dollars required to build a great product eventually need to be put in.
What is the best time for your company to develop a mobile application?
Although businesses ranging from startups to large scale are all opting for a mobile application, the best time for your business to invest in developing a mobile application is when you have a clear business goal for the app and your target audience is predominantly mobile-centric. You must also be financially able to make an investment for long-term growth. It is also a good idea to consider a mobile application for your business when it needs improved sales and profits.
How do I hire a mobile app developer?
You can quickly hire a mobile app developer by following the below-mentioned simple yet effective processes:
- Draft your business goals, budget, app functionalities, time frame, etc.
- Next, search for a popular B2B review, rating and listing site like GoodFirms, and finalize a list of suitable top 10 mobile app development Companies.
- From the list, carefully go through the business websites of each and every developer and compare them based on pricing, expertise, services, performance, etc.
- While comparing, check their portfolios, reviews and ratings to determine their effectiveness.
- Based on the evaluation, select the best-fit company and connect with them with your requirements.
What are the benefits of hiring an app developer?
There are numerous benefits to hiring an app developer. Since they are professional developers, they follow a systematic approach right from ideating to delivering the end product. They are experts in handling the challenges and customizing the app according to your requirements. Moreover, since they are seasoned developers, they are well versed in the latest technologies and trends. The hired mobile app developers can work on advanced features, take care of the security and safety of the data, and deliver a minimum viable product with post-launch support and maintenance services.
6 Questions to ask before hiring a mobile app developer:
Numerous app development agencies are out there, but picking the right one that fits your needs can be challenging. While most app development companies may seem competent and well-versed in building engaging mobile apps, not everyone will be your business's perfect app development partner.
Typically, clients tend to shortlist their favorite top 10 mobile app development companies list and pick the most famous app developers from the list. While opting for the popular choice isn't always a bad idea, clients need to be able to judge if their preferred developers have the right expertise for the project.
You can ask mobile app developers these six questions to judge their app development expertise:
- Can you show us a few samples of your previous work?
A portfolio review is vital before choosing a mobile app development company for your project. You need to ensure your pick has enough industry-specific experience to build the type of app and features you require for your project. Ask for a demo of the apps they have previously built and see if the quality of products matches your standards.
- Can You Provide a Reference List of Previous Clients?
A reference list of clients will provide you with deep insight into the caliber and competencies of the app development companies you plan to collaborate with. If they’ve worked for high-end brands, chances are they have a good work ethic and high-quality standards. It is always best to complement your research process by referring to independent research and review platforms, such as GoodFirms, to understand the said development partner better.
- Are Testing Services Included in the Package?
Errors, bugs, and glitches are part and parcel of any development process. While many mobile app design and development companies consider coding the major part of the development process, testing and bug fixing are equally important, if not more. The best mobile app developers extensively test app features and fix any errors that may present themselves. Certain mobile app development firms provide app testing services at an added cost.
- What Do You Offer in Terms of App Designing Services?
The mobile app space is highly competitive, and users have come to expect high-performance apps with user-friendly UI/UX, so design has become a rising priority for some of the biggest app developers. Some affordable app developers may offer fundamental design solutions as part of their development package, while others may partner with external app design companies.
- Do You Offer Post-Launch Support?
Support and maintenance are integral for the longevity of any mobile application. Before partnering up with the app developers of your choice, ensure that they offer post-launch support. You must inquire whether they assist during the revision and addition of new features and functionalities. Furthermore, determine how they tackle potential bugs. Do not forget to ask about the costs of each new release and bug fix, as these services are charged separately. Some of the world’s best app developers offer these services in a single package.
- What suggestions do you have for the app?
Building an app with an external development partner is, at its core, a collaboration. You might have a comfortable vision for your app. Still, leading app making companies have years of experience when it comes to building apps and can offer valuable feedback and suggestions for your project. ‘What monetization model will fit the app best?’, ‘What design philosophy should we follow for the app?’, ‘What framework or platform will give us the best balance between performance and user-friendliness?’ Experienced app building companies can answer crucial questions for your project, so keep them in the loop.
Will mobile app developers work in the client's time zone?
Professional mobile app developers are flexible and trained to work in different time zones. With access to effective communication and collaboration tools, mobile app developers find it easy to work in the client's timezone. Reputed mobile app design and development companies follow best practices for their overseas clients, like giving regular updates to clients on projects, conducting cross-cultural training and awareness programs, and enhancing their project management skills.
Do app developers provide support and maintenance services after building the app?
Yes, the majority of the app developers provide support and maintenance services after delivering the app to continuously analyze, modify, and re-evaluate the apps in terms of performance, bugs, etc. The support and maintenance services are mainly provided to add/remove functionalities, schedule system maintenance, configure app analytics, renew licenses & hosting, install security patches, monitor performance, etc. However, not every company offers support and maintenance services within the cost specified in the proposal, so confirm the same with your app developer.
Can an app development company create apps for wearable devices?
Yes, app development companies have a team of developers with expertise in developing applications for wearable devices like smartwatches, smart glasses, fitness trackers, etc. Integrating various APIs and services, embedding hardware and sensors, leveraging AI and IoT, and providing robust data security are the tactics used by app developers to create apps for wearable devices. However, not all mobile app development companies have the resources and architecture to develop apps for wearable devices, and it is recommended to verify with app development companies before hiring them.
How to decide whether I should go for Native or Hybrid apps for mobile app development?
Applications built for specific platforms are called Native Apps. It can be either for Android or iOS, whereas the hybrid app is a mixture of native and web apps. It has the source code of web technologies and the shell of a native app. Mobile app development services are usually offered separately for hybrid and native development. Cross-platform apps may also be worth mentioning here. These are apps compatible with different devices but built with the same code base using tools like Flutter or react native.
Hybrid apps are cheap while less secure, and on the contrary, Native apps are expensive to build but have better security. Ultimately, which one to go for depends on your requirements.
Both have different tradeoffs. GoodFirms allows you to choose from an extensive list of both native app developers and hybrid app development companies to find the right partner for your project.
How can a professional app designer help me to create a good mobile app design?
Top mobile application development companies in the world have a team of professional developers who are experts in creating a good mobile app design which is responsive, friendly, secure, and functional. They are familiar with the latest tools, frameworks, platforms, and trends that help them to customize your application as per your business purpose. By conducting an extensive research, they outline the core features, create a prototype, plan the user experience design, code, perform multiple testing, and then handover the application. Such a professional approach helps in delivering the best mobile app design. Moreover, the companies who make apps also keep track of the user feedback to optimize the app in the future.
Should I hire mobile app development companies in the USA?
If you are a United States based business, opting for the best mobile app development companies in the USA makes sense. Offshoring your development project has pros and cons, as does working with native companies. Working with local mobile app design companies has the added benefit of better communication local insights, and the downside of missing out on global talent. At the same time, hiring an app development team offshore can be considerably cheaper, but different time zones and language barriers can be a hindrance.
Ultimately, the choice depends on your business goals and the tradeoffs you are willing to take. If you wish to work with local companies, a simple Google search reading ‘App development companies near me’ could be enough to put you in touch with great partners in your city. Exploring global IT directories like GoodFirms for offshore development can be a great place to start talent shopping.
So, when asking yourself if you should hire the best app development companies in the USA?
The answer is yes if you are United States based and want to work with local companies. However, offshoring would be a better option if you are interested in hiring global talent or looking for cheaper alternatives.
How does GoodFirms help to choose the leading app development company?
GoodFirms is a renowned B2B listing, ranking, and review platform that enumerates the leading software and service companies in diverse categories worldwide. It leverages an extensive and systematic evaluation process with its proprietary algorithm to compile the list of best mobile app development companies based on various parameters like location, services, quality, experience, pricing, and authentic reviews. Thus, The platform helps businesses decide to choose the right app development services company from the top service providers across the globe as per their needs and budget.
If you are looking to hire the best mobile app development company in the USA or any other location for your next project, you can refer to the GoodFirms top mobile app development companies list. Sort and filter the list based on industry, location, services offered, company size, pricing, and verified client reviews to shortlist the perfect mobile app development services for your business.