Top Mobile App Development Companies in 2021

Top Mobile App Development Companies

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.

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  • 10651

    Unique Creations Software India Pvt Ltd

    UCS is an integrated IT/ICT solutions Provider

    UCS focuses on software development and banks on its partners for the associated hardware subsystems required for solving the challenges and problems of its esteemed customers.Unique Creations Software (UCS) is offering smart ICT solutions to small, medium and large enterprises across the globe. Consistent investment in our products, people and culture ensures meeting the quality expectation of our esteemed customers. Innovation and customer experience are two of the cornerstones on which our business is built successfully.

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    NA
    50 - 249
    India
  • 10652

    Cyber Controller

    Let us build your online foundation!

    Creation, Exposure, and Growth are all vital for your Internet marketing success. Let us build your online foundation and Create your company’s net identity. Do you understand Internet marketing? Internet marketing strategies have evolved and your website and social media profile’s have to be more active then you can fathom, and not in the way your thinking( truly think out of the box / think backwards). Internet marketing is easy to do when you understand the order / importance in witch to do it. We are a Phoenix Internet Marke... read more about Cyber Controller

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    NA
    10 - 49
    United States
  • 10653

    ZeroBulb

    We develop awesome websites, chatbots, branding

    ZeroBulb is professional and creative website designing , development, branding, logo designing, application development, chatbot development company based in Kochi, Kerala - India.

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    $25 - $49/hr
    2 - 9
    India
  • 10654

    Web Solution Centre

    Website Designing Company In Delhi

    Web Solution Centre is a leading web design firm offering all kinds of web design, ecommerce and branding solutions to help grow your business exponentially.

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    < $25/hr
    2 - 9
    India
  • 10655

    Integrity

    WE DESIGN AND BUILD ELEGANT WEB SOFTWARE

    Integrity crafts compelling user experiences for startups and enterprise clients across iPhone, iPad, Android and the web. We are passionate about building cool stuff with cool people, for cool people.

    Excellent and Knowledgeable Service
    - Rachel Forden, Marketing Services Coordinator at Hall Technologies, Inc.
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    $100 - $149/hr
    10 - 49
    United States
  • 10656

    Artwurks Unlimited

    Company with unusually large ideas and solutions.

    In the beginning was only going to be an airbrush art gallery, with some fine art exhibitions. Since then, we have expanded our horizons into the digital world and multimedia. Our graffiti and fine art backgrounds have been valuable assets in arriving at unique and innovative solutions for our clients.

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    $50 - $99/hr
    2 - 9
    United States
  • 10657

    MOS Creative, Inc

    Unfold Opportunity

    MOS stands for "Marketing Optimized for Sales". The short of it is we help companies design, build and connect Marketing to Sales with the use of technology. MOS Creative invests time and research to learn each of our client's business, industry, and customers they serve because knowing what makes them tick helps us provide and build the right solution. We build web and mobile products, design experiences, set up online sale funnels, and fix code. We take our work personally. To us&nbs... read more about MOS Creative, Inc

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    $100 - $149/hr
    10 - 49
    United States
  • 10658

    Budventure Technologies Private Limited

    Innovation is passion

    As the Name implies, Budventure - Buddies collaborating together to start a Venture which caters all your technological needs. Budventure technologies is an Ahmedabad-Based IT Startup founded by three young ambitious friends. Hire us as your digital Partner !

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    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    India
  • 10659

    MLM Vibes

    MLM Software

    MLM Vibes is one such leading MLM software solution that is available for business companies across the world. MLM Vibes software gives you the best solutions for you to integrate the best and unique features to give your business a required boost. We are not just someone you hire to do a job but we understand the nerve of your MLM software requirement and work in sync with your needs to achieve your MLM software goals. So with our proactive approach we solve the challenges for our clients in the MLM software industry. MLM Vibes has a team t... read more about MLM Vibes

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    NA
    50 - 249
    India
  • 10660

    Coinsclone

    Your Cryptocurrency Exchange Solutions

    Coinsclone is the well-known business development company who offers bitcoin altcoin & cryptocurrencies exchange & trading platform script with next gen of blockchain framework and advanced features. Some of the Outstanding Features are Wallet Integration Liquidity KYC / AML Integration Trading Notifications White label solution New coin exchange pair integration Unlimited exchange pair integration Third Party API integration Affiliate program Trading automation bot Two factor authentication for user login a... read more about Coinsclone

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    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    India
  • 10661

    Tecla

    Augment your technical team with top talent.

    TECLA is a staff augmentation company with offices in Seattle, Washington and South America. We partner with clients who are looking to bring on remote full-time developers and designers onto their own in-house development teams.  Work will full-time devs and designers for as long as you need them. On-demand. Fully vetted. We help awesome tech startups augment their technical teams with the best, vetted, engineers and designers in South America through a network of top talent based in Peru, Chile, Argentina, Brazi... read more about Tecla

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    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    United States,
    Chile
  • 10662

    next olive technologies

    Enterprise Web & Mobile Apps Development Company

    Next Olive is an Award Winning Software & Mobile App Development Company committed to provide end-to-end IT services in Web, Mobile & Cloud. From ideation, UX/UI design, development  to Software deployment, we have successfully delivered 5000+ Web & 1000+ Mobile apps over a span of 8 years to clients across 102 countries. We are Microsoft Certified Partner and have won several accolades like ICTIS Global Industry & Academic Excellence Award 2017 f Key Services: Mobile Application Development (Andr... read more about next olive technologies

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    < $25/hr
    50 - 249
    India,
    United States
  • 10663

    Blueflamingo

    web design company in Toronto

    Blueflamingo is one of the best web design companies in Toronto where the services are customised to meet client demands. We guarantee complete client satisfaction and all this at easily affordable prices. Our team of professionals have years of experience and design websites those offer intuitive user experience which is closely related to the objectives of the websites. We guarantee complete client satisfaction and all this at easily affordable prices. 

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    NA
    2 - 9
    Canada
  • 10664

    Onit Digital

    Web Design and Tech Firm in NYC -- We're Onit!

    Onit Digital is a premiere provider of digital solutions.   As a digital agency and top website design company, our team has created digital solutions for blue chip companies like Yamaha, Nissan, Citibank, Skyy Vodka, Ralph Lauren, Mars and many others. Onit Digital transforms companies by designing best-in-class experiences, driven by strong technology, data, creative and organizational strategy required for operational excellence. We combine these capabilities into a single solution, creating unified brand experiences that change indu... read more about Onit Digital

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    $100 - $149/hr
    50 - 249
  • 10665

    AnAr Solutions Pvt Ltd

    Microsoft Partner Software Development Company

    We are Offshore Software Development company, working with Clients across the globe. We believe our technical competency and drive to improve our Client Experience sets us apart from our competitors. Communication plays a crucial role in our day to day lives. We work with our team so that they understand each aspect of communication. We make use of technology and use all available communication mediums to stay connected with our Clients. We advocate Agile development practices and encourage team to have daily calls with our Clients as per Cl... read more about AnAr Solutions Pvt Ltd

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    < $25/hr
    10 - 49
    India
  • 10666

    Catalyte

    Exceptional Engineers From Unexpected Places.

    Catalyte advances human potential for the digital economy. We use artificial intelligence to identify individuals, regardless of background, who have the innate potential and cognitive ability to be great software developers. For over 15 years, Catalyte’s predictive analytics platform has hired, upskilled and deployed high-performing teams to deliver product engineering and enterprise applications for Fortune 500 companies

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    $100 - $149/hr
    250 - 999
    United States
  • 10667

    Cubeworks Inc

    Full-service technology partner.

    At Cubeworks, you enjoy the benefits of offshoring, quick turnarounds and lower costs without stress and communication challenges. We are a project company and not a product company. So we work to fully integrate your new projects into your workflow. And we help you recognize and manage any changes needed to use the new solutions fully. Our goal is to be a trusted extension of your organization, not an outside vendor.

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    $50 - $99/hr
    250 - 999
    United States
  • 10668

    SalesPad

    See inside your business.

    With 100% visibility into every stage of your inventory’s lifecycle and meaningful customer data always at your fingertips, SalesPad helps you recognize opportunities for greater profitability. See across one or multiple locations, and fulfil every order with confidence.

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    $50 - $99/hr
    50 - 249
    United States
  • 10669

    Zivtech

    OPEN SOURCE digital INNOVATION

    Zivtech is a full service digital agency offering design, development, and content services with an emphasis on open source platforms such as Drupal and Node.js. Zivtech works with clients ranging from internet startups, to large non-profits, to Fortune 500 companies. We strive to help each of our clients leverage the many advantages that open source offers.

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    $50 - $99/hr
    10 - 49
    United States
  • 10670

    Apan Software

    We create Gorgeous solutions

    Apan Software is an innovative web development company located in St. Petersburg, FL servicing the Greater Tampa Bay, FL Area. Apan Software builds innovative and dynamic web based software, applications, websites, and mobile apps on the Microsoft/SQL stack using the Agile Development Methodology for providing on-time, on budget quality software projects. We are experts at C# and VB.NET Development.

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    $50 - $99/hr
    2 - 9
    United States
  • 10671

    Number8

    IT Consulting and Agile Software Development

    Number8 specializes in providing software development consulting to our clients that need a high level of skill and collaboration. Our consultants, located in Central and South America, work as an extension of our clients'​ scrum teams. We take our name from the guy on a rugby team that is in every scrum and drives the action.

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    $50 - $99/hr
    50 - 249
    United States
  • 10672

    Twentyseven Global

    Software. Consulting. Technology

    Twentyseven Global’s mission is to help high-growth companies create and sustain a competitive advantage through information technology. The company’s core values of Stewardship, Integrity, Ownership, Abundance Mentality, and Be the Best – Expect the Best drive our ability to successfully to achieve this mission. Our team members must share these common core values to achieve exceptional results for our clients.

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    $100 - $149/hr
    50 - 249
    United States
  • 10673

    Acmosoft Solutions

    Think Ahead

    Acmosoft is a seasoned team of dedicated web developers, software development engineers, e-commerce professionals, and marketing experts. We are a result-oriented company with a national & international client base. We listen to our clients and develop a customized software/application within the context of business objectives and strategies that enhance your overall corporate image business. When it comes to establishing your brand and growing your business, Acmosoft has all the tools to help you conquer your biggest dreams. We offer a c... read more about Acmosoft Solutions

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    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    India
  • 10674

    Tallan

    Business strategy & innovative technology.

    We listen to every client and understand their specific needs. We complete a comprehensive analysis to determine how we can provide the solution that best meets those needs. And we bring the technical expertise and effective methodologies to architect and implement those solutions from start to finish. A Tallan solution enhances performance, increases efficiency, eliminates redundancies in data and business processes, and enables better and faster communication of vital information. All with one goal in mind: to help our clients achieve their b... read more about Tallan

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    $100 - $149/hr
    250 - 999
    United States
  • 10675

    SM Technology Group, LLC

    We build great software

    SMTG is a team of software developers with many years of experience developing advanced software solutions, such as online banking, document management, mobile apps and transaction processing. We are an agile and efficient group with a proven track record, ready to make your next project a reality.

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    NA
    2 - 9
  • 10676

    Mgroup

    Web, E-commerce Development, Consulting

    MGroup is an expert in e-commerce and provides a full package of services for small and medium-sized businesses, that prefer to manage all their technological needs in one place. We know, that your success is our success, and direct strategy is important in achieving this. Our development team will bring your ideas to life seamlessly, rendering professionally on popular browsers on the web, mobile and tablet devices.  We offer full-cycle e-сommerce development via Shopify, starting from in-depth analysis to completed business system... read more about Mgroup

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    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    Ukraine
  • 10677

    MetricFox

    Digital Marketing Company in Bangalore

    Meet the award-winning digital marketing Company in Bangalore India, popularly known for its digital marketing skills, knowledge and services. We’re regarded as the best web design and development company because of our exceptional research skills and creativity, making your website look so apt for your products/ services.  

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    $50 - $99/hr
    10000+
    India,
    United States
  • 10678

    Xotiv Technologies

    Running For Innovation

    Xotiv Technology offers complete customized software development services across diverse domains and verticals. We offer the wide array of IT and IT-enabled services based on the requirement of our client. Our team is ready to take the challenging responsibilities to deliver every service based on the advanced technology. Our team harnesses the robust quality framework, multi-language support capability, structured methodologies with the global delivery model for delivering higher quality service to customers across the globe. 

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    < $25/hr
    10 - 49
    India
  • 10679

    Dev Information Technology Ltd.

    Digital Transformation and End to End IT Services

    Dev Information Technology Ltd. (DEV IT) is a company listed on National Stock Exchange (Emerge). We are an ISO 9001, ISO 27001 certified and CMMi Level 3 appraised company engaged into Information Technology services since 1997. DEV IT is also Microsoft Gold Partner and Adobe Certified partner. DEV IT delivers digital transformation by providing tightly integrated end-to-end information technology services. Right from advisory to execution backed by expert applications and infrastructure management; DEV IT optimizes client's IT int... read more about Dev Information Technology Ltd.

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    < $25/hr
    1,000 - 9,999
    India
  • 10680

    Gems Digital Media

    Gems Digital Media

    Your technical skill, industry or location least matters for us. We drive you to the right tech track for your idea. Let us evaluate your business requirement and provide it a suitable shape with the innovative latest technologies.

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    $100 - $149/hr
    10 - 49
    India
  • 10681

    RiTara Apps Software Pvt Ltd.

    Shaping ideas to reality

    RiTara Apps Software is a privately held Web design and development, Mobile app development and Digital marketing agency having its registered offices in France, India and Nepal. We are determined with the aim of serving our customers the tailor-made & the latest technology enabled web development solutions within their reach. By successfully completing more than 500 web and App development projects, we are also expanding the percentage of fully satisfied clientele across the globe for an eminent international presence.

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    < $25/hr
    50 - 249
    France,
    Nepal
  • 10682

    Creative Web Pixel

    Best Website and Mobile App Company

    Talented UI/UX designer of user-experience design with the proven know-how to combine creative and usability viewpoints resulting in world-class Web and mobile applications.  I have the enthusiasm and hunger to create things that are beautiful and functional. Things that make life easier, that is simple and effective.My major inclination has been towards making beautiful and user-friendly interfaces for websites and mobile devices. The hunger to learn more and do better has helped me stay out of the box and fresh. I love admiring bea... read more about Creative Web Pixel

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    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    India
  • 10683

    Webrecks Technologies

    Put your Ideas on Web

    Webrecks Technologies is a Global IT Services company with expertise in outsourced product development and custom software development with focusing on software development, application development, IT consulting, customized development. We are consistently delivering offshore outsourcing solutions, quality software products and solutions to every organisation. We have many happy and satisfied clients both nationally and internationally. Webrecks was incorporated in the year 2014 with a vision to "Design and Innovate". We... read more about Webrecks Technologies

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    < $25/hr
    2 - 9
    India
  • 10684

    Innvation Lab

    Engineering The Digital Innovation

    We are a specialized software development lab focused on helping businesses build the technology to drive the innovation.​

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    $50 - $99/hr
    10 - 49
    Finland
  • 10685

    EnterPi

    Marketing Technology Developers

    EnterPi is a full spectrum software development company. We believe in greatness through a no-nonsense approach. Everyone at EnterPi knows the definition of 'Done' and high quality work is entrenched in its DNA. Over the past 10 years, EnterPi has developed highly robust software systems for the worlds biggest companies. Applications built by us are used by multiple Fortune 500 companies with thousands of users, touching millions of customers! Our Retail Marketing Solutions are being used by Brands and Agencies to plan, execute and a... read more about EnterPi

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    < $25/hr
    50 - 249
    India
  • 10686

    Arfadia

    Spark Creativity and Innovative Solutions

    With years of experience, Arfadia has transformed in to a leading digital agency in Indonesia. The company’s services and reputation is unquestionable. Arfadia is Full Service Digital Marketing Agency and Creative Media Company located in Jakarta, Indonesia. We offer 360 Digital Marketing Campaign, SEO, Web Design, Video Production, Branding & Corporate Identity. Arfadia consistently delivering transformational growth to customers. Arfadia has won many awards and obtained many certifications from both National and Interna... read more about Arfadia

    Met our expectation
    - Mia Fitri, Director, Communications and Outreach at Millennium Challenge Account Indonesia
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    $50 - $99/hr
    50 - 249
    Indonesia
  • 10687

    Inventh

    Digital | Consulting | Analytics

    Inventh enables business success to enterprises with top-notch web, mobile and analytical solutions. Armed with experts in consulting, product engineering, UX design, application development, advanced analytics, and mobile technology, Inventh offers a wide range of services across different industry verticals. Inventh has always focused on providing end-to-end technology solutions globally, which is up to date with the latest practices, standards, and trends. We have an experienced team of professionals, who place a high emphasis on quality del... read more about Inventh

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    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    India
  • 10688

    Shufe Media

    Digital Marketing & Web Design Agency

    SHUFE has developed into a full-service, digital Atlanta strategy agency that helps small business, brands and social influencers expand their businesses. Our founder, Jordan Satary, manages an array of local businesses and has gained great exposure; after seeing the great potential in long term brand development, he decided to start his own company. This led to the establishment of SHUFE. Originally, our primary focus was going to be web development, graphic design and video services. After entering the ma... read more about Shufe Media

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    < $25/hr
    10 - 49
    United States
  • 10689

    Qwertybit

    Bespoke software development

    QwertyBit is a software development company founded in 2017 that focuses on building high quality bespoke software products. We are experts in developing great user experiences while combining them with powerful technologies such as React, Node and MongoDB. We use Artificial Intelligence in order to push your ideas even further, and all while delivering a secure, scalable and performant system fully tailored on your business.

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    $50 - $99/hr
    2 - 9
    United Kingdom
  • 10690

    PristineSofts Technology Pvt Ltd

    leading Product Development & Technology Services

    PristineSofts Technology Pvt Ltd is a software product development and technology service organization that brings synergies of the advanced information technology services and the industry centric products to our clients. Outset in the year 2012 at Bangalore location India by three technology athirst engineers, since its inception, Organization has gained enormous experience and expertise in ERP Software, Mobility, Web Solutions, IoT, and Digital Marketing.

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    NA
    10 - 49
    India
  • 10691

    Epilogue

    Brand Marketing and Creative Advertising Agency

    Epilogue is a new age integrated marketing & communication agency that thinks innovates and create advertising campaigns, branding, savvy events pan India, corporate shoots, Radio and Tvc's. We believe in redefining branding strategies and collaborating with clients on a creative level to develop striking brand story to break from the clutter opening new possibilities for the client.

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    < $25/hr
    10 - 49
    India
  • 10692

    WeboMind Technologies

    A Complete IT Solution

    WeboMind Technologies Headquarter Based in Jaipur, India. We work very closely with our all clients, always looking to maintain long-term relationship. The Idea Behind Webomind Technologies Invented in 2014. Earlier we worked with the name of 24 Hours Online Solutions. Now We set up a company, where clients get everything related to the digital world for business at one place.  

    A good SEO firm
    - Nary Singh, Director at WESTERN INDIA NATURE TOURS PRIVATE LIMITED
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    < $25/hr
    10 - 49
    India
  • 10693

    Saven Technologies Inc

    Web and Mobile App Development Company

    Saven Technologies is an IT service provider that specializes in the design, delivery, and implementation of technology-driven business solutions. Our expertise gives clients immediate and measurable results – advantages they can leverage into long-term successes for years to come. The combined experience and knowledge of our managers, trained technical personnel, and subject matter experts. We focus these dedicated professionals on our clients’ biggest challenges and they don’t give up until the right solution is discove... read more about Saven Technologies Inc

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    NA
    250 - 999
    United States
  • 10694

    RedTag

    We HIGHLIGHT your business

    What is the main goal of our work Accepting new challenges is what makes our work interesting. We like complicated projects that can make brains melt. It is really a great feeling to finish something like that and show what you can do.

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    $50 - $99/hr
    50 - 249
    Ukraine
  • 10695

    Instalogic Inc

    Our mission is simple: make technology a solution.

    As an Internet Marketing and passionate Web Design firm based in Calgary, Alberta we strive to integrate the latest technology seamlessly with your business so your business can thrive! Our services range from : Branding Solutions, Web Design, Web Development, E-commerce Solutions, Search Engine Optimization, Software Solutions, Printing Solutions, Business IT Solutions, Video Production, Photography and more. To Know more about us, please visit us at - http://www.instalogic.com/  

    Maple Leaf Green World
    - Raymond Lai, Chairman & CEO at Maple Leaf Reforestation Inc.
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    NA
    Freelancer
    India
  • 10696

    CS Solutions

    Web Design & Development and SEO Company Florida

    CS Solutions is a professional and renowned web design and development company in Miami, Florida. We are experts in designing a creative web world with innovation and technology. We take pride in giving our customers the finest solutions with our state-of-art technical infrastructure and technology. Contact us for responsive website design, Mobile App Development, and Digital Marketing - SEO Services in the USA.

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    < $25/hr
    10 - 49
    United States
  • 10697

    LogicRays Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

    Think Innovative! Think Logic

    Hello Folks, We are representing small development agency which belongs to software service industries base from India. We are provide IT solutions like Web designing, Logo Design, Software, ERP, Product development, Website as well as web apps development,  IOT and POS Technology solutions and Business solution for Mobile apps. We are offer one stop solution to our clients who belongs from various Industries and from around the glob. We are having huge technology stack as well as good portfolio as well. We are working in cost effect... read more about LogicRays Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

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    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    India,
    United Kingdom
  • 10698

    Weboceans

    Make Your Business popular

    weboceans is a creative and Most trusted digital Marketing agency in Victoria, Australia that provides award-winning UX design, Web design, digital marketing and website development services.

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    $200 - $300/hr
    10 - 49
    Australia
  • 10699

    WebsitePandas

    Web and Mobile App Development in USA

    Website Pandas is a premium web design agency that focuses on quality & innovation. Website Pandas have delivered projects across the online spectrum, covering affordable website design & development to online optimization across various verticals. Our Designers, Developers & Website Managers work relentlessly to make your dream project a grand success. We take pride in our open culture of feedback and coming up to the client’s expectation in no time & deliver the goods.Driven by the commitment to enhance your on... read more about WebsitePandas

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    $50 - $99/hr
    10 - 49
    India
  • 10700

    Semaphore Software

    Complete IT Solution Provider

    Semaphore Software a leading software solution provider that offers the business an edge in the competitive market. With a clientele of over 1200, we have etched the globe with our innovative solutions and expertise. Innovate, evolve, simplify and deliver are the four pillars that embark us on the journey towards offering customer satisfaction

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    $25 - $49/hr
    1,000 - 9,999

Buyer’s Guide

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.

2. Mobile Web Apps: Mobile web apps display web pages on the web browsers of the mobile. They run on web-hosted servers and are not installed in the mobile device. These apps are commonly written in CSS, HTML, Javascript, JQuery, and such web technologies. They are popular amongst businesses since mobile web apps provide easier access to the websites at a reduced cost, allowing more clients to connect with the brand. 

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:

Cost: 

  • 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. 

Time: 

  • 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.