Top Mobile App Development Companies

We have created a list of leading mobile app development companies to help you hire proficient developers for your project. With GoodFirms, you can shortlist top mobile app developers and get their hourly rates, portfolio, client reviews, and company website. Our extensive research and listings will help you make an informed decision in finding the right team for your project.

Top Mobile App Development Companies

List of the Top Mobile App Developers

  • OpenXcell

    Leading Mobile App Development Company.

    OpenXcell is a leading mobile app development company in the USA & India, known for delivering innovative and engaging mobile app solutions. Renowned as one of the top app development companies in the app space with its outstanding capabilities and the best team of mobile app designers & developers. The co ... learn more about OpenXcell

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    < $25/hr
    250 - 999
    2009
    United States, India
  • Utility

    Award Winning Mobile Design & Development Agency

    Utility specializes in crafting custom mobile app development 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 t ... learn more about Utility

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    $150 - $199/hr
    50 - 249
    2013
    United States, Canada
  • Cubix

    Award Winning Software Development Company

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

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    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2008
    United States, United Arab Emirates
  • SPEC INDIA

    Enterprise Software, Mobility & BI Solutions

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

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    < $25/hr
    250 - 999
    1987
    India, United States
  • Ailoitte

    Leading App Development & Digital Transformation

    Ailoitte helps its clients digitally transform their offerings. The leading Mobile App Development & Digital Transformation company has partnered with over 70+ enterprises and startups to help bring their innovative ideas to life. Across every service we offer, we strive to build products that simplify the customer ... learn more about Ailoitte

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    < $25/hr
    10 - 49
    2017
    India
  • Zco Corporation

    A Versatile Custom Software Developer

    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 s ... learn more about Zco Corporation

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    $25 - $49/hr
    250 - 999
    1989
    United States
  • Raftlabs

    Building lovable software products

    RaftLabs is a full-stack web and mobile app products and solutions company. We are driven by a mission to build products that simplify the customer experience and helps businesses. We have more than a decade of experience in building streaming video and digital commerce solutions for startups, SMBs, and enterprises. We ... learn more about Raftlabs

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    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    2017
    Ireland, India
  • TechGropse Pvt. Ltd.

    You Think..We Deliver..!

    TechGropse has a strong 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 across the US, UK, and UAE, ... learn more about TechGropse Pvt. Ltd.

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    < $25/hr
    50 - 249
    2015
    India, United States
  • 5StarDesigners Ltd

    Cutting-Edge Solutions for App Development

    5StarDesigners has been in the industry of designing and developing mobile apps for a decade, our portfolio spans a wide range of industries including Fintech, healthcare, social networking, real estate, entertainment, etc. We follow practical and seamless processes to deliver on-demand solutions that fulfill your need ... learn more about 5StarDesigners Ltd

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    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2013
    United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates
  • Idealogic

    End-to-end custom software development

    Any startup has one chance to shine. When it is a lose or win situation, your custom software development provider will be a game changer.  Idealogic has more than 5 years of experience working with startups. We focus on businesses working in crypto, health, blockchain and NTF niches. Our development teams crea ... learn more about Idealogic

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    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2016
    Poland, Canada
  • Quytech

    Mobile App/AI/Game/Blockchain Development Company

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

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    < $25/hr
    50 - 249
    2010
    India, United States
  • Trigma

    Triggering Imagination

    Trigma is a leading digital technology service provider and consulting company enabling clients to create and execute strategies for digital transformation. We craft innovative, research-based digital experiences that balance form and function and bring ideas to life. Our clientele includes: Startups Small B ... learn more about Trigma

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    < $25/hr
    50 - 249
    2009
    United States, India
  • App Makers LA

    Los Angeles Mobile Application Developers

    Our award-winning firm of 30+ experts specializes in delivering beautiful apps on time and on budget. Our work ranges from wild startup ideas dreamt up by the likes of NFL’s Austin Ekeler, to complex, powerful enterprise systems built for rockstar companies like Los Angeles Apparel. Our main focus is cross-pla ... learn more about App Makers LA

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    $100 - $149/hr
    2 - 9
    2014
    United States, United Arab Emirates
  • App Maisters Inc

    Web & Mobile App Development Services

    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 ... learn more about App Maisters Inc

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    $50 - $99/hr
    10 - 49
    2014
    United States, United Kingdom
  • Sidebench

    LA's Top Mobile App & Software Development Company

    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 & sy ... learn more about Sidebench

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    $100 - $149/hr
    50 - 249
    2012
    United States, Canada
  • Steelkiwi by Globaldev

    Crafting web & mobile solutions for your business

    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; ... learn more about Steelkiwi by Globaldev

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    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2011
    Ukraine, United States
  • SovTech

    Business Software. Sorted.

    SovTech is a bespoke software development company that provides world-class software products to growth-driven technology businesses. SovTech offers flexible subscriptions at competitive rates that are geared towards building scalable and sustainable products. With a decade of success in the bespoke software space ... learn more about SovTech

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    $25 - $49/hr
    250 - 999
    2012
    South Africa, United Kingdom
  • Mutual Mobile

    End-to-end app development, strategy, and design.

    For over 11 years, we've worked with brands to develop digital business solutions, apps, and products that change how people live and work. Today, as an emerging tech consultancy and design studio, we are the go-to strategic design partner for firms across industries. We are experts in building cloud-native solu ... learn more about Mutual Mobile

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    $150 - $199/hr
    50 - 249
    2009
    United States, India
  • Neebal Technologies

    Making Possibilities Real

    Neebal, a technology solutions provider, has delivered top of the line solutions across Agro, Pharma, and BFSI verticals. Neebal aims to provide top tier services for API Integration, RPA, and advanced mobility with prime focus on Hyperautomation. Founded in 2010, Neebal is proud recipient of the Deloitte Technology Fa ... learn more about Neebal Technologies

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    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2010
    United States, India
  • CodesOrbit PVT LTD

    We Develop your Visions

    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 you ... learn more about CodesOrbit PVT LTD

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    < $25/hr
    50 - 249
    2019
    South Africa, Pakistan
  • Next Big Technology(NBT)

    Best Web & Mobile App Development Company

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

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    < $25/hr
    50 - 249
    2009
    India, Australia
  • SolveIt

    Full-Service Software Development and Beyond 🌟

    SolveIt is a trusted full-service software development company oriented towards Europe and North America, offering the one-stop-shop for all your business solutions and requirements. We build a long-term relationship with our clients and offer a full range of services: from software development, design and support to t ... learn more about SolveIt

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    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2016
    United Kingdom, Poland
  • FlyNaut LLC

    Your Digital Partner

    Flynaut is an award-winning digital agency specializing in helping companies across the globe through web & mobile app development. With over 200+ successful projects so far and 17+ years of experience in the industry, we take immense pride in being the only app development and consulting firm designed explici ... learn more about FlyNaut LLC

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    $50 - $99/hr
    50 - 249
    2004
    United States, Canada
  • Anadea

    Smart Software Solutions for Business and Life.

    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.

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    $50 - $99/hr
    50 - 249
    2000
    Spain, United States
  • MobileCoderz Technologies

    Android | iOS | React Native | Web Apps

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

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    < $25/hr
    50 - 249
    2015
    India, United States
  • KPIS pvt ltd

    One-Stop Solution To Your Dream Project

    KPIS Pvt Ltd. is a web development, Mobile App and and has been established since 2015. We at KPIS are on a mission to help small and medium size business to have an online presence by which they end up visible to their intended audience group and execute your business thought to the real world, by making your site, w ... learn more about KPIS pvt ltd

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    NA
    10 - 49
    2015
    India, United States
  • Sunrise Integration

    Helping You Compete in Today's App-connected World

    For over 20 years, Sunrise Integration’s team of data integration experts has been developing fully customized enterprise software solutions, with a deep focus on e-commerce, logistics, SaaS software, mobile apps and more. From API integration and software product development to shipping logistics, we deliver hig ... learn more about Sunrise Integration

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    $150 - $199/hr
    10 - 49
    1999
    United States, United Arab Emirates
  • Rocketech

    Your Reliable Partner for Successful Development

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

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    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2015
    Ukraine, Singapore
  • Aimdek Technologies

    Your Technology Partner for Growth

    AIMDek, incorporated in the year 2014, aims at empowering businesses across the globe with high-class infrastructure for information technology solutions. As an organization, we excel in delivering quality, innovative business strategies and resolve complex business challenges in digitalization. We are one of the le ... learn more about Aimdek Technologies

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    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2014
    India, Canada
  • Sapphire Software Solutions

    Leading USA App Development Company

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

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    NA
    50 - 249
    2002
    India, United States
  • BrancoSoft Private Limited

    Mobile App development Agency

    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 w ... learn more about BrancoSoft Private Limited

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    < $25/hr
    50 - 249
    2015
    India, United Arab Emirates
  • AppsChopper

    Ideas Delivered

    Who we are? AppsChopper, a Webby Central LLC enterprise, is a leading mobile app design and app development company in New York, Walpole, and Boston. Established in 2011, we specialize in creating scalable native and hybrid apps that run across platforms, like iOS & Android platforms to fulfill unique client req ... learn more about AppsChopper

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    $50 - $99/hr
    50 - 249
    2011
    United States
  • Fluper Ltd.

    Top Mobile App Design and Development Company USA

    Fluper Ltd. is among the "Leading, Authentic & Committed" Web & Mobile App Design & Development Agency having a successful, authentic track record of delivering 150+ Apps in the span of 4 Years. We provide authentic client testimonials with contact specific to every client's ver ... learn more about Fluper Ltd.

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    < $25/hr
    50 - 249
    2013
    United Arab Emirates, United States
  • Konstant Infosolutions

    INNOVATIVE MOBILE & WEB SOLUTIONS

    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 devel ... learn more about Konstant Infosolutions

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    < $25/hr
    50 - 249
    2003
    United States, India
  • Uplogic Technologies Pvt Ltd

    Inspiring Startups & Reliable Enterprises

    Uplogic Technologies, is a global Web, IT & Mobile App outsourcing company. We are well organized with a team of Professional Experts who has strong skills and expertise in Digital Products. Whether you are Enterprise looking to enhance or a startup looking to take flight off, We enrich you with cutting-edge techno ... learn more about Uplogic Technologies Pvt Ltd

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    < $25/hr
    10 - 49
    2017
    India
  • Mobulous

    Advanced | Robust | Secured Mobile and Web Apps

    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 ... learn more about Mobulous

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    < $25/hr
    50 - 249
    2013
    India, United States
  • Tvisha Technologies Inc

    Mobile App Development Company

    The fast-gliding technology arena has spurred Tvisha Technologies creative juices to come up with immaculate products & services. Our bouquet of services encompasses a wide spectrum of needs of enterprises in the tech world. Tvisha has created a niche space for itself in mobile app development, software develo ... learn more about Tvisha Technologies Inc

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    < $25/hr
    50 - 249
    2002
    United States, India
  • RipenApps

    Developing Above Excellence

    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, ... learn more about RipenApps

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    < $25/hr
    50 - 249
    2017
    India, United Arab Emirates
  • Techugo

    Think Innovation, Think Us!

    We think big, design smart, and develop fast. We create bespoke 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 ente ... learn more about Techugo

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    < $25/hr
    50 - 249
    2015
    Canada, United States
  • Dedicated Developers

    Top Rated Mobile App and Web Development Company

    We’ve worked with 300+ startups, small to medium-sized enterprises and top brands from 15+ different countries. We've been empowering them with our digital intelligence and expertise over the past 10 years. We have successfully delivered 1000+ Swift and Agile web and mo ... learn more about Dedicated Developers

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    $50 - $99/hr
    50 - 249
    2007
    United States
  • ToXSL Technologies Pvt Ltd

    Leading Towards Excellence

    ToXSL Technologies is the leading Web and Mobile App Development Company that offer customers the full spectrum of software services for Web Development, Web Design, Mobile App Development, and Software Testing. Established to deliver leading and intelligent technology solutions to businesses, we offer the most creativ ... learn more about ToXSL Technologies Pvt Ltd

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    < $25/hr
    250 - 999
    2012
    India
  • Ajath Infotech Pvt Ltd

    Always Join Advance Technology Hub

    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 Company in Gurgaon, Delhi, Delhi NCR, Noida, India.  We function as a full business partner, offering tech and digital marketing solutions that ... learn more about Ajath Infotech Pvt Ltd

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    < $25/hr
    50 - 249
    2012
    India, United Arab Emirates
  • AppSquadz Technologies Private Limited

    Where Expectations meet Excellence!

    A fast-growing I.T. firm, proficient in android app development, Designing, iOS app development,  digital marketing, AI, VR, and IOT, committed to delivering user-centric solutions for your enterprise! Also, we are one of the Top 10 Mobile Application Development Company in India. Who we are and what do we d ... learn more about AppSquadz Technologies Private Limited

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    < $25/hr
    50 - 249
    2014
    India, United Arab Emirates
  • Consagous Technologies

    Helping brands by being their Technology Partner

    Consagous is a premier mobile app development company with expertise in iPhone, Android, Hybrid and Windows App Development. The company has over 10 years of experience of delivering powerful mobile app solutions to clients all across the globe. It provides full array of mobile services from its offices in Chicago (USA ... learn more about Consagous Technologies

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    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2008
    India, United States
  • IOTTIVE PVT LTD

    LET'S CONNECT THE THINGS TOGETHER

    Iottive mainly provides mobile application development services & embedded services. Our expertise lies in building iOS and Android applications, Bluetooth Applications, IoT Applications, iBeacon Applications, Hardware and firmware development. Our mobile apps and solutions for iPhone, Android, We ... learn more about IOTTIVE PVT LTD

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    < $25/hr
    10 - 49
    2016
    India
  • iCoderz Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

    Best Website & Mobile App Development Company

    iCoderz specializes in building custom native apps for clients across India and USA. They are a young and dynamic team of techno-entrepreneurs with more than twelve years of experience. iCoderz aims to offer high-quality, custom app and web development solutions to clients in India and worldwide.

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    < $25/hr
    50 - 249
    2011
    India, United States
  • Capermint Technologies Pvt Ltd

    Canada's Top Award-Winning Game Development Agency

    Capermint Technologies is #1 leading mobile game development and mobile app development company. We consider our valued clientele’s requirement as the top-most priority. Our head office is located in the rapidly expanding Canadian Quebec province's city Montreal. We have one more associate office based in Ind ... learn more about Capermint Technologies Pvt Ltd

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    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2014
    India, Canada
  • The NineHertz

    Mobile App and Web development company

    NineHertz is a leading and fast growing mobile app development company with a core focus on working with prospects having out-of-the-box app ideas. Headquartered in India, the company has satellite offices in Ohio (USA), Dubai and Australia. With its dedicated & technology driven team of 50+ app developers, UI spec ... learn more about The NineHertz

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    $25 - $49/hr
    250 - 999
    2008
    India, United States
  • Vrinsoft Technology

    Software & Mobile App Development Company

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

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    < $25/hr
    50 - 249
    2007
    India, United States
  • Siddhi Infosoft

    Think Big and Do Creative

    Siddhi Infosoft has been a leading Web and Mobile app development company in the USA, UK, India, and, Canada for providing digital solutions to every industry sector out there. Founded in 2011, we’ve grown with the digital ecosystem to support every stage of the product life cycle. Our web and mobi ... learn more about Siddhi Infosoft

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    < $25/hr
    10 - 49
    2011
    United States, India
  • XongoLab Technologies LLP

    Turn Your Business Ideas Into Reality

    Turn your business tdeas into reality with XongoLab Technolgies LLP which is NASSCOM certified leading web and mobile development company based in India. It is also recognized as an Indian Startup by Indian Government. With its strength in the knowledge and application of latest technology, it gradually emerged as the ... learn more about XongoLab Technologies LLP

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    < $25/hr
    10 - 49
    2011
    India
  • Octal IT Solution

    Technology. Outsourcing. Simplified

    Octal IT Solution is an ISO 9001:2015 Certified Company and Appraised to CMMi Level-3, having its global presence in India, UK, USA, and Singapore. We are the leading providers of Enterprise Mobility, Software Consulting, App Development, and IT Consultation Solutions. Having delivered 1100+ mobile and web applicati ... learn more about Octal IT Solution

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    < $25/hr
    50 - 249
    2007
    United States, India
  • CodeBright

    Software Made Simple

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

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

    Blockchain | IoT | Mobility | AI | Big Data

    One of the top blockchain development companies with over 50M+ active users for their apps and an industry-competitve 97% customer success score. SoluLab has partnered with Fortune 500 enterprises to high-growth startups including Walt Disney, Goldman Sachs, Mercedez Benz, University of Cambridge, Georgia Tech, and mor ... learn more about SoluLab

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    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2014
    United States, India

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 $300,00, 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 are building 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 when it comes down to understanding the type of features necessary to realize an app idea. So make sure you hire professional app developers that 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. For integrations to work correctly, app developers would implement API (Advanced application programming interface). 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, It can take between 2 to 5 months to develop a mobile app on average. 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 complexity of your project. 

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 anywhere between 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. All things considered, Building an app from the idea stage to launching it on the app stores can take anywhere from 6 to 12 months. 

These time frames aren’t very flexible either, even hiring the top mobile application development companies in the world 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.

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 given below, we’ve curated an extensive list of mobile app development companies that are adept at developing all kinds of mobile applications. Make sure to assess your selected 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 companies have worked on. They help in identifying a company’s strengths and weaknesses and give us insight into their work patterns. It is advised to hire mobile app developers that 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 are often stuck at asking themselves ‘Where can I find app developers for my project?’ Your best bet at a point like this is to refer to independent research platforms like GoodFirms for extensive and unbiased data on app creation companies.

6 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Mobile App Developer:

There are numerous app development agencies out there but picking the right one that fits your needs can be a challenge. While most app development companies may seem competent and well-versed in building engaging mobile apps, not everyone will be the perfect app development partner for your business. 

Typically, clients tend to shortlist their favorite top 10 mobile app development companies 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:

  1. 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.
     
  2. 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 are planning 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 gain a better understanding of the said development partner. 
     
  3. 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 as 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 app development agencies provide app testing services at an added cost.
     
  4. 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, which is why design has become a rising priority for some of the biggest app developers out there. Some app developers may offer fundamental design solutions as part of their development package, while others may partner with external app design firms. 
     
  5. 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 included within a single package. 
     
  6. 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, but 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.

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 a 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.

Should I Hire Mobile App Development Companies in the USA?

If you are a US-based business, it makes sense to opt for mobile app development companies in the USA. Offshoring your development project has its pros and cons, and so does working with native companies. Working with local mobile app design companies comes with the added benefit of better communication and local insights but also with 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 specific 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. For offshore development, exploring global IT directories like GoodFirms can be a great place to start talent shopping. 

So, when asking yourself if you should hire app development companies in the USA?
The answer is yes if you are based in the US and would like to work with local companies. However, if you are interested in hiring global talent or looking for cheaper alternatives, offshoring would a better option for you.

GoodFirms Research Process:

GoodFirms provides company listings based on a proprietary company performance algorithm that helps rank deserving and leading app development agencies. We evaluate companies based on a number of relevant ranking factors, including development expertise, market presence, client reviews, and portfolios. 

We strive to offer a complete overview of how these companies fare against each other based on their core competencies and overall market performance within our leadership matrix. Clients can choose the best fit for their project from the extensive list of top app developers above or dive deeper into our company research to find a more tailored fit for their project. 

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