Top Mobile App Development Companies in 2021
If you are searching for competent top app development companies to create mobile apps for your upcoming project, GoodFirms has a list for you. Potential app clients take the help of search engines to look for top mobile app developers. However, such engines will present to you a long array of companies comprising the best mobile app development companies. The best way for aspiring app entrepreneurs to search for suitable app developing firms for their projects is to find a list of app development companies that helps them to learn about the listed firms’ capabilities, portfolio, and focus areas. Businesses can identify the best app developers in the industry if they have well-researched information on various app development firms.
To help prospects hire app developers, the below chart of companies prepared by GoodFirms lists industry experts that can provide dynamic mobile application development solutions based on your needs. You can go through the list and use the analytical data to choose the most reliable mobile app development company in the world for your growing business.
Enhance Brand While Increasing Your ROI
Numerous businesses from different sectors such as eCommerce, Startups, healthcare, education, and financial have benefited from incorporating mobile apps in their solutions. Hence, you must choose app developers that innovate to generate revenue while elevating your brand’s identity.
The below list will help you find the best mobile app developers that focus on enhancing your brand’s image and create a space where consumers can interact with your business in a better way.
List of Top Mobile App Development Companies | Top Mobile App Developers (Android, iPhone & iPad)Filter
OpenXcell is an industry-leading web, software and mobile app development company in the USA and India, known for delivering innovative solutions and engaging mobile apps. OpenXcell is renowned as one of the best app development companies in the app space with its outstanding capabilities and a world-class team of mobile app designers and mobile app developers. The company offers winning app strategies, stunning app designs, powerful agile app development and stand-out launch marketing. One of the pioneers in mobile app development services, Op... read more about OpenXcell
Utility specializes in crafting custom mobile applications and web software with innovative partners, from startup ventures to Fortune 500 brands. Founded by digital leaders from companies like Major League Baseball and McCann Erickson, Utility is built by folks that have been on the other side of the table. We're made up of digital product strategists, user experience designers, and top-tier software engineers.
Welcome to Cubix! We are excited to see you on our profile. Cubix is a leading mobile app, games and enterprise software development company! – expert in development, customization, and integration of complex enterprise-level solutions, business intelligence analytics, advanced web and mobile solutions. With over 8 years of experience, we have worked for clients that include individuals, startups, and organizations Our team is constantly improving and mastering industry progression. E-Learning, IoT, Artificial Intelligence, Machin... read more about Cubix
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Ads N Url is a recognised industry leader in the mobile app development sector with clients all over India, UK, USA, & UAE. Till date, the company has worked over 500+ projects in partnership with SMEs, Fortune 500 Enterprises, and progressive Start-Ups of varied verticals. Established in 2015, the award-winning mobile app development agency strives to provide workable, exciting, and holistic IT solutions through a combination of cutting-edge technologies, divergent thinking and client-first approach. With a team of over 20... read more about Ads N Url
Swenson He is a passionate team of skilled professionals that designs and engineers custom mobile and web software solutions. As a full-service firm, we provide product guidance, technical strategy implementation and ongoing support for enterprise and funded start-ups. We consistently deliver superior results by focusing on our client’s success, keeping the user experience at the center of all we do. We are driven by the philosophy that strong mobile technology enhances lives in meaningful ways. It is our goal that each one of ou... read more about Swenson He
The era of classic apps is over. The world is dynamic, so those who adapt technologies to their business win. This is why TOP companies incorporate AI in their new and existing products. MobiDev combines what mobile and web apps have to offer with modern AI solutions to achieve your business goals.
RipenApps is Innovative Mobile App Development Agency.Established by industry experts with a vision of helping Startups, Entrepreneurs & Visionaries building great Products on Mobile Platforms. In a short span RipenApps has fueled success of 150+ startups worldwide to launch their ideas and 130+ business who administer their operations, processes and revenues with robust Mobile Products.Believing and nurturing, Innovation, Advancement and Growth introducing Technology and much more that we do in our routine to bring awesomeness to ever... read more about RipenApps
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One of the top blockchain development companies with over 50M+ active users for their apps and an industry-competitve 97% customer success score. SoluLab has partnered with Fortune 500 enterprises to high-growth startups including Walt Disney, Goldman Sachs, Mercedez Benz, University of Cambridge, Georgia Tech, and more. Led by management leaders from Goldman Sachs and Citrix, SoluLab targets cost savings of over 50% for the client with an enhanced hiring model that improves hiring speed by 400% compared to other industry players. S... read more about SoluLab
SPEC INDIA is an ISO/IEC 27001:2013 company with 30+ years of established experience. We specialize in Custom Software Development, Web & Mobile App Development, BI & Analytics Solutions, Automation & Security Testing, Legacy Software Migration, Product Engineering, and IoT Solutions. SPEC INDIA has a team of 300+ Consultants, who are committed to delivering Quality Solutions to Global Customers. Our Extended Development Centers and Innovative Onshore/Offshore Models help us service Fortune 500 companies, SME’s and Sta... read more about SPEC INDIA
At Protonshub Technologies, we always try to bring something new and innovative for the people and society as well. We deliver something beyond of expectations always! For Protonshub Technologies, profit is not everything. we believe in long business relationship with our clients.
Zco Corporation has distinguished itself as one of the best software development companies in the United States. They provide a full range of mobile app development solutions for their clients, including custom mobile apps, games, enterprise software, 3D animation, and augmented and virtual reality applications. From startups to enterprise organizations, Zco offers top-notch software solutions that meet the needs of their clients. Zco Corporation is headquartered in Nashua, New Hampshire with offices in Boston, Massachusetts and New York, NY. T... read more about Zco Corporation
INT is an award-winning digital-first enterprise bringing innovative ideas to life since 1997. Offering simple and sustainable digital solutions with the confluence of technology, analytics and marketing, INT is the trusted partner of fastest-growing Agencies, SMEs and Startups across 20+ countries. Our consultative & collaborative approach is analytics-driven. It helps enterprises to navigate every facet of the digital landscape, to identify growth opportunities, reveal competitive advantages, and define engaging experiences... read more about Indus Net Technologies
Zealous System is a trusted technology leader in software and web development services, having expertise in mobile app development for various platforms – iOS, Android – as well as in latest technologies – Swift, Kotlin, Java, Flutter, Xamarin, Ionic, and React Native. We believe in working in synergy, and growing together. You grow, we grow! We’re passionate to code your success, which is why we embrace agile methodologies in all our clients’ projects to turn great ideas into great mobile apps. Award... read more about Zealous System
Founded in 2016, we are a Product-first company in an AI-first world. A differentiated tech-company, we specialize in building intelligent products backed by high-end technology, that clients love and users enjoy. We understand what makes a product “great” - the laws of visual hierarchy is good designing, simplified coding, engaging UX, we know how to make brands make an impression. By adopting the latest technology stack in AI, machine learning, blockchain, RPA, etc. and complementing it with human-centric UI/UX design, da... read more about Day One Technologies
3 Sided Cube is a mobile app and digital development company with a passion for Tech For Good, championing the genius over the generic to build life-saving, life-changing digital solutions. Collaborating with exciting startups and international organisations including the American Red Cross, LUSH, Global Forest Watch, ASPCA, Nordstrom and Accenture. Fighting against the impact of natural disasters, reducing plastic pollution that ends up in our oceans and combating global deforestation. We’re proud to be ‘Agency of the Year... read more about 3 SIDED CUBE
Alphonic Network Solutions is a full-stack Mobile Apps and Web development agency established in 2013. We are in business for the past six years. Operating from Jaipur, India, with a team of 40+ smart and enthusiastic masterminds working together, we have successfully delivered 200+ projects globally. Our products and services offerings include native iOS app development, Android app development, website development etc. We work to deliver profitability in your business – with effective communication, consulting and interactive solutio... read more about Alphonic Network Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
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We are Idealogic Idealogic is a full-cycle software development firm based in Kyiv, Ukraine with strong expertise in product design, custom software development, QA assurance, and post-release support in Fintech, Logistics, Retail, and Business Intelligence areas. We are focused on the partnership with startup founders and entrepreneurs that are keen on the development of their ideas in a flexible and transparent way with an affordable budget. Why Idealogic? We do care about each project as our own. Firstly, you will think it'... read more about Idealogic
ROCKETECH is a software development company that specializes in analytics-driven web and mobile development. Our team has released 100+ products for 70+ startups and enterprises as IT consults. Our solutions are recognized The Apps Of The Day on App Store, receive recognition from Grammy awards and are highly acclaimed in their niches. We work with complex industries and narrow niches, delving into deep details.
Quytech is a trusted Mobile app, AI/ML and Game development company with 10 years of experience that help startups to take their first step in the right direction. We leverage the latest technology to shape your mobile app idea into reality. Our developed applications are appreciated for highly interactive UI/UX, impeccable design, and flawless functionalities that help startups to deliver an unmatched experience to your targeted audience. With services like Android/iOS app development, AR/VR app development, Unity/Unreal game de... read more about Quytech
Our Product App 'OneAD' ranked #1 amongst 1500 startups, and was awarded by LetsVenture. Steady Rabbit is a leading - Product Engineering and DevOps service organisation, based out of Greater Delhi area, India. Some of our success stories. OneAD, a gaming platform, loved by 30 Mn subscribers and monetized by a custom ad platform OneMALL, a social commerce platform, targetting the Next Billion users in India Innovative, Experienced, Passionate are some of the words we use to describe Business anal... read more about Steady Rabbit Technology Pvt Ltd
Blue Label Labs is a mobile, tablet, watch, TV and AR/VR app design, development and marketing firm. Being one of the premium mobile app development companies of USA, the company has partnered with entrepreneurs, enterprises and digital agencies to build over 100+ excellent apps. The firm for its exceptional iPad app development services is in good books of clients like American Express, Bloomberg, Team London and many others. The company was set up in 2011 and has offices in New York and Seattle. Our team of 36 mobile experts can help wi... read more about Blue Label Labs
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HQSoftware is a custom software development company with focus on .Net, PHP, Node.js and Java. It provides all-around solutions from consulting and prototyping to software maintenance.
We are an app and web development agency based in Berlin, Pune and Noida focussed on creating an exceptional user experience (DESIGN FIRST). We have designed, developed and delivered 100+ apps for startups and enterprise. We have found the hack to deliver digital products at 5X speed using DESIGN SPRINTS AGILE OUR REUSABLE FRONT-END AND BACK-END COMPONENTS (LEGO) All this has been achieved in the last 2 years with a team size of 40+ great minds working together in collaboration towards a common goal. Our core expertise is in the followi... read more about Lean Apps GMBH
Promatics since its inception has been committed to deliver services that surpass excellence and tailored to cater the needs of an ever-evolving digital landscape. Promatics designs, develops and delivers web and mobile applications that drive today’s businesses, ameliorate and enhance business capability, reduce customer acquisition lead times, accelerate top line growth, create better brand and ultimately beat competition.
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 includes 15+ experienced iPhone developers, 10 Android experts, and 5 UI designers.
Email us: [email protected] Appello is a full-service software company that offers competitive mobile & web software development for enterprise and startup clients in Australia. We create award-winning apps, web-apps, and software products. Our full-stack engineers, frontend engineers, UX/UI designers and industry-leading project managers are ready to take your project to the next level. Appello team has flexible non-contractual agreements and is your best solution for software development in Australia. We look forwar... read more about Appello Software
Fortunesoft is a highend software product engineering and consulting company providing full cycle software development services for enterprises and startups. We build, improve and scale software products across platforms leveraging disruptive technologies in mobile, web, cloud, analytics, AI and blockchain. We have 10+ years of experience in software product engineering, serviced over 150+ happy customers worldwide and successfully completed 500+ projects so far. We have operations and physical presence in ... read more about Fortunesoft IT Innovations
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 expertise in Mobile Applications, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, IOT, Business Intelligence, Big Data and other Enterprise Applications and Integration. Leveraging a deep technical acumen & highly refined development proc... read more about App Maisters Inc
Magneto is an award-winning eCommerce platform development company. Our core competencies lie in developing market-leading end-to-end eCommerce solutions. From creating strikingly beautiful web stores to innovative mobile applications, our team uses the agile methodology to develop industry-leading User Interfaces to deliver the perfect experience to the end-user. Using our resource strength of 100+, we help our clients scale their eCommerce businesses by implementing groundbreaking Digital Marketing solutions. We help our clients increase t... read more about Magneto IT Solutions
datarockets is a product development company consisting of 20 in-house developers working remotely from Canada and Eastern Europe. Founded in 2014, datarockets have developed 30+ high-quality and scalable custom applications and software for startups and medium-sized businesses. datarockets builds long term relationships with clients based on trust and honesty, which transitions product development into a fast, easy, and fun process. The primary tech stack includes Ruby on Rails, React, Node.js, React Native, Java, Kotlin, Swift. Re... read more about datarockets
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; starting with strategy, perfecting design, and implementing it all during development, SteelKiwi provides the complete package to bring any Android app project to market. SteelKiwi Inc. provides full-cycle of web developm... read more about Steelkiwi
MobileCoderz has established itself as a first choice of small and medium size Business in the mobility space within a short span of time. We have a young & talented team of mobile strategists, UX/UI designers and App Developers. We have client base that spreads across emerging startups to small & medium size Business across the globe. MobileCoderz has helped in the development of World Class mobile apps for 50+ clients, collaborating with its team of 30+ nerds.
BrancoSoft is an established 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 the year 2011 as Thoughtwaver IT solution is a software development company with 50+ highly skilled IT experts catering result-oriented and cost-competitive solutions to SMEs across the world now rebranded to BrancoSoft. Being a premium partner for our clients, BrancoSoft holds the trust of over 370+ cl... read more about BrancoSoft Private Limited
Codes Orbit is the organic collaboration between budding Entrepreneurs/business owners and the most highly respected programming team in the world. All aspects are covered, from start to finish mobile / web apps to complex AI development. Codes Orbit Australia has you covered. Talk to Australian owners and lets see your dreams take shape.
We are a team of developers, designers and strategists passionately pursuing the bleeding, hairsplitting, cutting edge of mobile applications 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 they use over and over again. We come to work in the morning to build the best app.
Fuzz is a mobile app design and development company based in Brooklyn. We have successfully launched over 300 amazingly crafted apps in app store by working in agile development; leveraging our multidisciplinary teams that work together in agile sprints. In 2016, Fuzz was selected by Forrester Research as among the “most signifiant vendors” designing and development B2C mobile applications.
Algoworks is an awarded mobile app design and development company based out of Sunnyvale, CA & Noida, India Since 2006 our team has won various awards and has developed 500+ apps for startups & Fortune 500 companies. We have a team of passionate techies, designers & Business Analyst who take pride in delivering quality products. We follow agile methodology with regular app demos, we can ship your product quickly taking care of everything - design, development,deployment and marketing. Feel free to have a quick disc... read more about Algoworks
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 developing high-performance apps for various platforms. The company has built and successfully launched more than 200+ world-class apps for clients all across the world.
Dom & Tom is a full service digital and mobile application development agency focused on emerging technologies. With industry experience and proven research methodologies, we provide our clients with the insights needed to develop a clear strategy for mobile application. Our development philosophy is holistic, meaning we create app solutions for any language, technical stack, and platform including wearables, and frankly, anything else with a screen. We architect solutions based on your individual needs, best interests, infrastructure, and ... read more about Dom & Tom
Droids On Roids is a mobile & web development company from Poland, est. in 2011. ABOUT US ✔ 100% office-based team of 55+ talented professionals ✔ We’re helping our clients to achieve their challenging business goals ✔ Among our partners are great start-ups (GIPHY, Electric Objects) and global brands, while our Open Source library is used by Facebook, WhatsApp, and Bitrise ✔ Strong background in creating Internet of Things and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) apps ✔ Member of Google Developers Agency Progra... read more about Droids On Roids
We are a web & mobile app development company specializing in projects for the new generation stores, digital and delivery services, personal accounts, loyalty programs, booking systems, electronic exchanges and marketplaces. We launched products for Kaspersky, Land Rover, Lamoda, Leroy Merlin, ZakaZaka, Petrovich. Also took part in production of projects for Yandex, ABBYY, Mail.Ru and Tinkoff Bank.
TouchInstinct is known for creating definitive mobile experiences for Android, iOS and Windows. The company has built a stellar reputation among all development companies for delivering amazing apps on-time. As a feather in our cap, we are recognized as top iOS app development company by our clients as we employ result driven methodology to build competent iPhone apps that deliver high ROI.
Techahead is regarded as one of the most famous app development companies in India for creating dynamic, interactive, and user-friendly mobile applications on iOS and Android platforms. The Techahead team comprises of a uniquely experienced group of talented individuals who are well-versed in the technical workings of various mainstream platforms. The team heavily lay focus on app designing to create an overall active and enjoyable experience for app users.
We are an award-winning web and mobile app development company delivering the best-in-class solutions. This top mobile app development company 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 development companies in the mobile app market that is known for building scalable, b ...
Sidebench is an award-winning strategy, design, and development consultancy based in Los Angeles. We cater to innovative enterprise companies and top new ventures seeking product strategy, bringing them the strategic value of management consultants & experienced founders, the technical chops of expert data & systems architects, combined with the UX-first approach of one of the best product design teams in the world. -- Awards & Recognition (below) --- Recent Awards & Recognition: Clutch #1 LA Custom Software Developers ... read more about Sidebench
ArcTouch helps brands connect more deeply with customers through custom experiences for mobile phones, tablets and smart things. We transform app ideas into experiences for a wide range of connected devices you hold in your hand, wear on your wrist, and use in your home and car. We like to exchange ideas with our community of customers and partners. Check out our original content and let us know what you think: EBOOKS From Great Idea to Successful Mobile App Making Good on the Promise of Enterprise Mobile Apps BYLINES ... read more about ArcTouch
Fluper Ltd. is among the "Leading, Authentic & Committed" Web & Mobile Application Design & Development Agency having a successful, authentic track record of delivering 150+ Apps in span of 4 Years. We provide authentic client testimonials with contact specific to every client's vertical or project in order to certify our experience and work. Surrounded by exceptional talent of 50+ Strategist, Marketers, Designers, Developers named Fluid Performers have led our presence in web & mobile across Globe especi... read more about Fluper Ltd.
Dot Com Infoway is a globally recognized mobile app development and marketing company offering a bouquet of cutting-edge services. With over 18+ years of industry experience in the IT, we know exactly what it takes to create an engaging mobile application that connects with the hearts and mind of your audience.
Cleveroad is an ambitious Mobile and Web development company providing services for business segments, audacious startups, and private clients. We’ve built a world-class team consisting of broad-experienced Senior IT profs and Interns with a fresh insight of app world. Our team of top iPad app developers have cutting edge knowledge of Mac technologies.
- What Are the Different Types of Mobile Apps?
- What Are the Most Popular Mobile App Development Platforms?
- Why Do Businesses Require Mobile App?
- What Are the Top Benefits of Outsourcing Mobile App Development?
- What Are the Factors Affecting the Mobile App Development Cost?
- How Much Time and Money Does It Take to Build a Mobile Application?
- How to Shortlist Mobile App Development Companies?
- Questions to Ask Before Hiring Mobile App Developers
- GoodFirms Research Process:
What Are the Different Types of Mobile Apps?
1. Native Apps: Native apps are designed for a particular mobile app development platform. These apps cannot run on different Operating Systems. They are developed using specific mobile app development tools and languages supported by the respective app development platform. For instance, an app developed using Xcode and Objective-C can only run on iOS. Native mobile apps are very fast and offer high performance and exceptional user experience. However, dedicated apps can be expensive to develop.
3. Hybrid Apps: As the name suggests, hybrid apps are a combination of native and mobile web apps. Hybrid apps employ multi-platform mobile app development frameworks and tools such as HTML5, CSS, Adobe PhoneGap, Corona SDK, JQuery Mobile, etc. These apps can be downloaded from app stores as well as run on mobile browsers. They are easy to build and offer a single app for all platforms, however, are slower than native apps.
What Are the Most Popular Mobile App Development Platforms?
1. iOS: iOS is Apple's unique operating system that runs on Apple devices, in particular, iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. An iOS app developer can either design a native app using app development languages like Swift and Objective-C or use React Native or Xamarin (C# & F#) languages for cross-platform mobile app development.
Apple also offers an iOS software development kit (SDK), which consists of numerous tools, frameworks, languages, etc. to simplify the iOS app development. One such framework is the Cocoa Touch, which includes UIKit, PushKit, GameKit, MapKit, Foundation Kit, and MusicKit.
2. Android: Android is an open-source platform that empowers android app developers to freely create and distribute apps while eliminating any intricate review processes. For Android app development, developers can incorporate their own functionalities and still enables users to avail new features that are launched by Google routinely. The latest update of Android is Android 10.0.
Android Software Developer Kit offers libraries of Java code to the android app developers, which when included in the project simplifies the access to the device functionality. The Android SDK also includes Debugger, sample source codes, tutorials for the Android OS, as well as relevant documentation for the Android APIs.
3. Hybrid: Hybrid mobile app development is gaining popularity as apps developed on this platform can easily run on multiple operating systems, thus saving the client substantial time and money on the app development front. Cross-platform mobile app development compiles various versions of the same application for separate operating systems.
Mobile app development tools such as PhoneGap, Xamarin, Flutter, React Native, etc. allows cross-platform mobile app developers to create a hybrid mobile app. While developing hybrid apps, it is advisable to opt for a robust analytics tool to identify and fix any bugs or glitches in real-time.
Apart from the above-mentioned platforms, mobile applications can be developed across several other app development platforms such as Windows, Blackberry, wearable programs.
Why Do Businesses Require Mobile App?
1. Expand Customer Base: In the era of the smartphone, companies that do not offer responsive design or mobile apps can suffer a great loss as it misses out on a vast number of users. In addition, mobile applications allow clientele from different geographical locations access to the product or brand.
2. Enhanced Customer Engagement: Mobile applications allow users to obtain any type of information in a fraction of time, thereby boosting customer engagement and retaining clients. Furthermore, it is easier for brands to introduce innovative, advanced, and user-friendly features into the mobile app to attract more consumers towards the product.
3. Understand User Behaviour: Mobile apps can be extremely useful in analyzing the preferences and activities of users. Companies can monitor the most-visited section of the app and offer customized promotional offers to further enhance the business goal. Brands can send push notifications via the app to easily reach the target audience.
4. Maximize Revenue: Mobile applications serve as a huge opportunity for businesses to boost their ROI. Components such as in-app purchases and advertising allow companies to gain additional income on top of the direct revenue generated through the sales of the product via the app.
What Are the Top Benefits of Outsourcing Mobile App Development?
The following are the top reasons why businesses must outsource mobile app development:
1. Cost-Effective: The first and foremost advantage of outsourcing mobile app developers is that it is cost-efficient. Companies save crucial monetary resources by eliminating excessive charges spend on hiring an in-house team as well as setting up relevant infrastructure.
2. Faster Turnaround: The best mobile app development companies understand the essence of time and offer timely delivery of the mobile app. Moreover, expert app developers can quickly act on any requirement changes demanded by the customers and provide faster updates.
3. End to End Support: Professional app developers are apt to handle every app development phase. Whether a company requires assistance in the conceptualization of the application or its deployment in the marketplace and app stores, the best mobile app developers expertly manage these tasks while eliminating various risk factors.
4. Latest Technologies: The leading companies dedicatedly focus on app development and, thus, are up-to-date with the new, cutting-edge technologies. The app developers can effectively integrate these technologies to ensure the creation of the state of the art mobile application.
5. Quality Developers: Outsourcing mobile app development services also give businesses access to a vast pool of talent. The project can be assigned to either local or international app developers depending on the need of the project and the expertise of the service provider.
6. Support and Training: The best mobile app development companies offer post-launch support and training services to their client companies. They provide training to the in-house staff regarding the detailed working of the application. Moreover, if the app experiences any glitches, the app developers can swiftly resolve the issue.
Mobile app development companies aid in creating a robust, reliable, and error-free app. According to the mobile app download and usage report by GoodFirms,18.55% of customers have uninstalled mobile apps because of technical errors or crashes in the app. Hence, it is imperative that companies planning to launch their own app hire professional mobile app developers.
What Are the Factors Affecting the Mobile App Development Cost?
The cumulative cost of developing a mobile application depends on numerous factors.
1. Platform: The primary emphasis of any app development falls on the concept and idea of the app. However, the type of platform selected to develop the app is equivalently essential. Businesses must opt for a mobile app development platform that resonates with their previous apps as well as future proposals.
The mobile app development platform can determine the base cost of the app. For instance, the app development cost for the iOS platform is relatively costlier than the Android or Hybrid platform.
2. App Size: The size of the app plays a significant role in finalizing the mobile app development cost. The number of screens required in the app along with its backend functionalities such as databases, user management portals, storage, etc. is reviewed to assess the app development cost.
Extensive storage, multiple screens, and complex backend features can raise the overall price of the app. However, if data storage is required in the future, it is advisable to build data compression during the development phase to avoid unnecessary upgrades and charges in the long term.
3. Plugins and Integrations: In this era, most apps offer third-party data integrations and plugins to enhance the user experience. The most common plugins incorporated in the apps are social media extensions. For these integrations to work flawlessly, app developers need to formulate an advanced Application Programming Interface (API).
API consists of a set of routines, tools, and protocols that allows the interaction of the application with other devices. Installing APIs will supplement the app development cost.
4. Security: Data security is crucial in the digital age. Nevertheless, the level of encryption required by each app varies based on its type and functionality. If an app gathers personal data of the user or facilitates payment gateways, a very high level of app encryption is essential.
It is advisable to discuss the type of data security required for the app in the initial stages as the later addition of data encryption could cost significantly more.
How Much Time and Money Does It Take to Build a Mobile Application?
The time and money invested in developing a mobile app chiefly depend on its complexity. A recent survey by GoodFirms on the mobile app development cost and time survey highlights the following findings:
- Simple App: An app having basic features such as social media login, email subscription, etc. cost from $24800 to $59200.
- Moderate App: An app with customized UI features, payment gateway, API integration, can roughly cost between $36100 to $85200.
- Complex App: An app with cutting-edge functionalities such as third-party integration support, complex back-end, customized animations, etc. can be developed by paying approximately $59500 to $137200.
- Simple App: Developing an app consisting of basic features can take about 4 to 11 weeks.
- Medium Complexity App: The app developers can deliver these applications that include more complicated features within 7 to 16 weeks.
- High Complexity App: Creating a customized app with the most advanced features can take around 11 to 26 weeks.
How to Shortlist Mobile App Development Companies?
It is critical to thoroughly research each and every company to find the best one out. Below are a few points you must consider when hiring mobile app developers for your dream app development project whether it is for iOS, Android or any other platform:
1. Portfolio: A companies portfolio provides you insight within the working pattern and the type of projects the top app developers have curated. It also highlights their strengths and weaknesses allowing you to consider their candidature. A portfolio also emphasizes on their proven records in various industries, allowing you to assess and hire mobile app developers having experience relevant to your project.
2. Client Reviews: Nowadays it is indispensable for all businesses to gather client feedback and publish reviews. Reading testimonials and online recommendations about the app developers’ work as social proof. Authentic positive reviews will provide you with great confidence in making the decision of selecting the right mobile app development company for your android app development or ios app development project.
3. Team: Researching the mobile development team working for the mobile app design & development company is beneficial as they are going to work on your smartphone app project. Check the Linkedin profile of executives, project managers, tech leads, etc. and hire mobile app developers after evaluating their talent, experience, and past mobile application development projects.
4. Cost: Customarily, the cost of an entire mobile app development project is based on the features integrated into the app, its scope for scalability, and its complexity. Another determining factor is the time taken to develop the application. Experienced app developers may offer rapid deployment of an app at a higher cost whereas, inexperienced app development agencies may require multiple revisions thereby costing you nearly the same while taking longer time-span.
5. Meeting with CEO: It is important to understand the vision and values of an organization and the best person you must contact for this is the CEO of the mobile app design & development company. Visions, values, and culture of the company matter a lot, especially if you are going to partner with them for long term mobile application development projects.
Questions to Ask Before Hiring Mobile App Developers
Out of the numerous mobile app agencies, several seem eligible contenders to work on your dream project. However, only a handful may fit suit to a fraction! The question is how to identify whether a company is getting its money’s worth? So before you take the plunge into mobile app development services, present certain inquiries to the shortlisted app development agencies to ensure you receive the desired results.
1. Can You Exhibit Few Samples of Your Previous Work?
It is vital to check out apps previously developed by the shortlisted mobile app development companies to analyze their performance. To check the authenticity of the company, you may ask them to provide you the link of their apps on popular app stores. You can further inquire about having a demo of such apps to assess whether the quality delivered by the app developers aligns with your demands. Finally, opt for an app development company having industry-specific experience, so that they promptly understand the niche of your business and the requirements of your target audience.
2. Can You Provide a Reference List of Previous Clients?
This reference list will offer you an impartial and independent insight into the workings and caliber of the company. You must also check out independent research and review platforms, such as GoodFirms, to further determine the quality of the mobile app development services. These autonomous platforms rank companies after examining genuine feedback and client recommendations.
3. Are Testing Services Included in the Package?
Coding is a major part of app development. Whereas, another crucial component is testing itself. Mobile app testing verifies the behavior of the app across various devices. The best mobile app developers track the features of the app to ensure its functionality and fix any errors that may present itself. Certain app development agencies provide app testing services at an added cost.
4. Do You Offer App Designing Services?
Although the functionalities and features of the app are the driving factors of the app's operation, cut-throat competition requires apps to be aesthetically pleasing and user-friendly. The users tend to abandon apps having complicated navigational attributes and bland designs. Some app developers can offer fundamental designing solutions, while others may have a partnership with external app designing firms. However, companies can opt for top mobile app design companies to design a responsive mobile app and deliver an unmatched user experience.
5. Do You Offer Post-Launch Support?
No matter how accurately an app is curated, a glitch can occasionally render the app futile. It is imperative that the best mobile app developers offer app support and maintenance post-deployment. You must inquire whether they assist during revision and addition of new features and functionalities. Furthermore, determine how they tackle potential bugs. Also, do not forget to ask about the costs of each new release and bug fixes, as these services are charged separately.
GoodFirms Research Process:
To devise the perfect mobile application, company proprietors must find the best mobile app development company. GoodFirms aims to assists the service seekers in this quest by presenting the above list of the top mobile app development companies worldwide.
The quintessential agencies that grabbed a spot on the list of top mobile app developers in GoodFirms research are evaluated based on GoodFirms proprietary research procedure, which considers several qualitative and quantitative factors. These featured app development firms have been identified based on their app development and app designing skills and expertise. Furthermore, GoodFirms considers the market reach and the years of experience of the participating companies to understand their contributions in the industry. The other valuable parameter acknowledged by the research team is the inclination of the company to deliver app development solutions to customers, which are proven by client reviews and recommendations.
After a thorough analysis, our analyst observed that the above-listed top app development companies yield robust, engaging, and reliable mobile app development solutions to patrons across the globe. The featured companies possess a squad of technically sound and qualified app developers that use cutting-edge technologies and best practices to create the dream application.
GoodFirms also encourages new and upcoming app development companies to participate in future research processes by providing testimonies of their work and get ranked in our 'Research' section.