What are the best mobile app development companies on the market I should get in touch? You maybe asking yourself this question whether you need to create an app for iOS, Android, Windows Mobile or build a cross-platform one. By any stretch, it’s not a trivial question and to make the right choice you need to see many options on a single list to compare and make an informative decision.
Because of the nature of the app development process, the top Android and iOS app developers can be found scattered across the globe, from California in the USA to Europe and South East Asia. In many cases, these companies split their office between multiple locations. For instance, they may open headquarters with sales and marketing, let’s say in US, and its design and development arm somewhere in India or Eastern Europe. On the other hand, there are strong agencies that are wholly located in India and Latin America too, and the UK always has a good proportion of the top app developers.
This guide rounds up the best app development companies from multiple geographies. To cut your googling that maybe painstaking, we chose for you companies with a proven track record and a diversified portfolio; most of the app development companies here can code for iOS, Android, Windows Mobile or go cross-platform and build a hybrid app. We looked at the strength of their UX/UI design and their willingness to dabble with new tech like wearables, AR, VR, Blockchain, Amazon Alexa and conversational bots. Finally, we did not discriminate by size, as small studios can compete with larger companies on all quality metrics.
This app development companies guide divides into the following macro-regions:
To introduce with the biggest pool first, we begin with the USA based companies.
The land where the apps era began, the USA has a fantastic range of mobile application developers, but not all of them are located in Silicon Valley, California. One thing to consider about US app development agencies is that they’re forced to compete in pricing with Eastern Europe and India app development shops and hence to stay competitive they’re forced to innovate in their approach even more than their counterparts in other parts of the world.
Fueled – is the team of more than 50 mobile app development professionals spread across three offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and London, UK. Since 2009 it’s managed to build iOS and Android apps that collectively generated more than $250 million in revenue. The company behind apps for such brands as AfterLight and Dayo count Verizon, HBO and American Express, Barney’s, Coca Cola, UrbanDaddy, JackThreads and MTV.
WillowTree is 300+ employee US-based Enterprise app development company. The company major areas of focus are – mobile strategy and research, native (iOS and Android) & web app development, mobile optimization and client workforce augmentation. During its 11 years on the market, WillowTree served such Fortune 500 companies as Regal Cinemas, Wyndham Hotels, BabyCenter (a Johnson & Johnson company), GE, AOL, PepsiCo and the University of Virginia.
Dom & Tom – is web and app development agency with more than 400 web projects and 120 native apps under its belt. It has a team of more than 50 employee across its offices in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. It’s been 9 years on the market and helped Fortune 500 companies, as well as startups to go mobile or establish their web presence. Among their clients are CNN, NBA, McDonalds, Priceline.com. Its specialities list includes Mobile Development, Web Development, Mobile & Web Design, iOS, Android, Frontend, Backend, Programming, Blockchain, Digital Platforms, Augmented Reality, Enterprise Mobility, Chatbots, and User Experience.
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Apptology – The “ideas to apps” slogan of this company with offices in the US, UK, India and France says all you need to know. Offers both custom and ready-made apps.
Zymr – Based in California, US with two offices in India and in Finland, Europe, Zymr Inc. specializes in cloud-based solutions for Enterprise mobility and apps. Their expertise and reputation have led them to work with communications giants Cisco and Vodafone. Zymr is more than 5 years on the market and through these year it has managed to complete more than 70 app development projects.
Reinvently is Palo Alto, US based mobile app design & strategy agency for small to medium size companies, as well as global brands. Its developers team software engineering expertise ranges from iOS & Android app development, Machine Learning, AI, Wearables to software quality assurance (including mobile user interface testing). Among the company’s key clients are Looksery (owned by Snapchat), LiveNation, Men’s Wearhouse, Qcare, MyBreath and more.
Fingent is web and mobile app development company with a headquarters in New York, US. Having 15+ years of experience on the market, allows its team to leverage the company’s web development experience to work on both web and mobile based projects, delivering high quality products for iOS, Android, Hybrid and IoT software development, as well as VR, AR and Hololens software development.
Touchtap is a DFW-based digital studio that builds mobile apps users can’t put down. It works with entrepreneurs, startups and enterprise to create powerful solutions to pressing business problems.
Dedicated Developers – a US-based ISO 9001:2008 certified web and mobile app development company with 11 years of experience on the market. The scope of the company’s developers team covers web, mobile, IoT, Wearable, Enterprise, CMS development, as well as web & graphic design.
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LeewayHertz – has been in the mobile solutions development business since 2007. Based in San Francisco, LeewayHertz designs and develops innovative mobile apps for some of the world’s most famous brands, small businesses and startups alike.
MyWPT iPhone and Android App – Developed by LeewayHertz
Raizlabs – is a 15 year old mobile app development company, with offices in Boston and San Francisco. It offers full-stack development for iOS, iPad and Android. With more than 200 employees, it’s capable to cover a brand spectrum of software development and design. Namely mobile app development (iOS and Android), design, strategy, web development, IoT, Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence, product management, usability, accessibility, and research and development.
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Arctouch is San Francisco, California based web design and development company with a team of 50+ employees, more than 10 years of experience on the market and software development expertise to build iOS, Android and Xamarin apps. The company also builds bots for conversational platforms such as Amazon Alexa and Facebook Messenger. Arctouch is focused on Enterprise software development and aim to help businesses to be better connected with their customers via mobile apps and IoT devices.
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Zco Corporation – is software development company established in 1989 in New Hampshire, US. It’s one of the biggest Enterprise software developers in the world with expertise at developing custom mobile apps for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, hybrid app development, 3D animation services, AR software development. Over the course of more than 25 years, it developed a number of best-selling apps that generated millions in revenue. Its portfolio includes work with Verizon, BBC America, Microsoft, Samsung and Motorola, among others.
Application Development Company – Zco Corporation
utility is New York, US based software development studio with a small team of dedicated app developers and impressive portfolio of clients that features big companies. Those are include Airbnb, NBA, Target, DirecTV, Mount Sinai Hospital, Samsung, P&G, Verizon, Jim Beam. It also worked with promising venture funded startups such as Kickwheel, TOOR, SirenMD, UrLife, Dearduck, Kardashian/Jenner. It specializes at mobile app development, web software development, UX/UI design, VR experiences, responsive website design, event technology solutions, graphic design, digital strategy, iOS & Android development, API development, and e-commerce development.
Eight Bit Studios – Chicago-based award winning app developer that’s worked with brands such as Groupon and Hasbro. Covers iOS and Android.
ScienceSoft – Started out as a software development company in 1989 and has since made mobile app development a major line of work. Has collaborated with eBay, the BBC and IBM among others.
Y Media Labs – Trusted by brands like Apple, Facebook and Paypal, their mission statement is to “help clients see what they can’t see themselves”. This translates to high-quality, ground-breaking apps for iOS, Android and WP.
Fuzz – One of the giants of mobile app development, Fuzz is consistently ranked in the top development agencies in the US. It has completed over 300 mobile app projects and its long list of major clients includes CBS, the New York Post, Fairmont Hotels and Condé Nast.
Apptraction – Full-cycle app development from the creators of Vsnap and Car Camera DVR. Based in New York, Apptraction develops for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry and web. Disney is among its most prominent clients its team developed an app for.
SnapMobile – Chicago-based, SnapMobile builds mobile apps within 4 weeks for a flat fee. All potential clients receive a full prototype of their app before starting a partnership.
ISBX – A Los Angels based app development studio that creates apps for brands and businesses. The small team of talented software developers, designers and testers has an impressive portfolio of companies it worked with including Apple (to augment its developers team to complete iOS & Android app for Apple Beats speaker app), L’oreal, Red Bull, Warner Brothers, Lexus, Sony and others.
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DMI – From mobile strategy to UX/UI and deployment, DMI is an end-to-end Enterprise mobility company based in Maryland, and one of the bigger app devs out there, with over 1000 employees and offices in the US, UK and Spain.
Sourcebits – San Francisco and Bangalore (India) make up the offices of this high-end app developer, which has with Intel and Hallmark (to scratch the surface) and delivers on all stages of the app development cycle.
LiveTyping – An agile team of 50 people ready to help startups, nonprofits and Enterprises to create, integrate and support modern software solutions.
Softeq – Texas-based company Softeq takes apps from the idea phase to delivery with a constant eye on cutting-edge design and technology. Covers native applications, web, HTML5 as well as testing, debugging and hardware design.
Now we move across the pond to the…
Some of the best design talent in the world can be found in London, Manchester and Scotland, with fantastic app studios ranging from niche to the major corporations. The following companies present the essence of UK app developers choice to consider.
hedgehoglab – Founded as a consultancy in 2007, and with offices in London, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Boston, Austin, Copenhagen and India, their clients include Financial Times, Santander, Mitsubishi, Thales, AkzoNobel, Channel 4, FitchLearning, EDF and Hult. They are one of the leading mobile, connected devices and X-RAY application developers in the UK, working with cutting-edge platforms like iOS, Android, HTML 5, VR, AR and MR.
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Mubaloo – With offices in Germany, the UK and the US, Mubaloo has a very wide reach, and delivers support and maintenance post-launch as well as consultation and development. Its development team covers wide range of software expertise including iOS, Android, Windows Phone, HTML5, mobile & web development. Part of the Deloitte Technology Fast 50.
Rantmedia – Having more than 15 years of experience in software development, this app development studio has a strong voice in mobile app development landscape in United Kingdom and abroad. It was awarded BAFTA several times and it’s the leading studio in Wales, UK.
Glance is London, UK based mobile app development company. Its team is laser focused on developing apps that take into account app users psychology and behavior.
Borne – Not just app development but digital products at large. Highly creative agency developing for both iOS and Android as well as web. Clients include Shell, The British Army and Xendpay.
Pocket App is UK-based independent UI & UX app development company with an expertise at helping businesses to go mobile, by taking care of the whole process from pre-design, design, development to supporting deployed solutions. For the last 7 years they’ve completed over 250 projects with companies worldwide and got recognition by the industry.
Apadmi – The studio behind the official X-Factor UK app, and that in itself says enough of the quality of their app design. They created The Guardian’s official app, and have won a slew of awards since foundation in 2009.
Chelsea Apps Factory – No prizes for guessing where this Tech Track 100 company is based. Will take your app from a mere idea to a fully functioning product, as they have done with KPMG and Ladbrokes to name a few.
“This is what we do” by Chelsea Apps Factory
Fan Studio – Games-focused studio and a certified member of the UK Association for Interactive Entertainment. Has amassed more than 26 million downloads for its games, which include Flick Rugby and Wall Race.
Red C – Award-winning agency based in Shoreditch, London. Delivers both mobile and web projects for all sorts of sectors, from charity to finance, medical and engineering.
Ready4s – Provides both engineering and mobile consultancy services, and since foundation in 2011 has delivered 55+ mobile apps to over 45 clients, covering iOS, Android and Windows Phone.
Ready4s – Mobile Apps for Business
Miquido – Has covered a number of sectors in its portfolio, ranging from finance and travel to healthcare and music streaming. Created the famous SkyScanner app.
Nodes – Based in London and Copenhagen and Aarhus, Nodes specializes in Enterprise applications and has Scotrail, Tempur and Ironman as some of its top-line clients.
Iflexion – iOS, Android, Windows Phone and Blackberry are all part of this studio’s portfolio, as well as HTML5, given their background in web development. Has worked with global clients and delivered 1500+ projects.
Brightec – The team behind the award winning “low cost holidays” app. Based in Brighton, they’ve worked for Roche, Jaguar, Morrisons and the Brighton Marathon, showcasing a wide range of skill sets.
The Sound Pipe Media – iPhone, iPad, Android and Blackberry app development are all within their capabilities, and for a wide variety of sectors too. Also does very well in producing games, video and marketing campaigns.
Waracle – Scottish Waracle is one of the most talented UK developers out there. With work for NHS Scotland and the Ryder Cup, among others, they’ve got experience in iOS, Android and Windows Phone Development,
3 Sided Cube – Trusted by Boots, Lloyds Bank and Toys R Us, 3SidedCube has a “prototype fast and often” philosophy which they’ve applied mostly to the NGO and Health sectors.
Magora – London-based mobile app developer with a very varied portfolio including IT, utilities and education-sector apps. They also develop for wearables.
Another hop across the channel brings us to Europe to introduce you some of the best app development companies in the European Union.
Eastern Europe has an enviable talent for development: a lot of these companies can be found in Ukraine, Hungary, Poland and Croatia, as well as the development labs of many companies with offices in the US or UK.
Eleks – Ukraine, Kyiv based app development studio with more than 1,000 employees and 25+ years of software development experience the company leverages to develop superb mobile apps. The company’s development offices are located in Ukraine and Poland and the sales ones are in UK, US, Estonia and Germany.
Product Design by ELEKS
GBKSOFT is Ukraine based mobile and web development company with 70+ in-house developers, more than 6 years on the market and 700+ projects developed. The spectrum of the company’s expertise covers web, mobile (both iOS and Android), as well as Wearable software development.
Your personal client expert in GBKSOFT team
Appus Studio – is Ukraine-based full-cycle app development company with the in-house team of developers. After 9 years on the market it’s managed to build a team of 40 professionals (iOS, Android, Web developers, UI/UX designers, project managers, QA testers).
Tarkin Studios is a Madrid, Spain based mobile app publisher and developer that brings great games and apps to market successfully. Its team has an expertise at developing visuals, game design, user experience. The company also provides consulting on an app soft launch geo strategies, audience, competitors and opportunities benchmarking, as well as optimization app data analysis, monetization, KPIs, funnel and A/B testing.
IntellectSoft – IntellectSoft’s portfolio speaks for itself: Harley Davidson, Nestlé, the London Stock Exchange, among others. Concentrates on providing mobile solutions for large companies with iOS, Android and hybrid apps.
Diceus is Ukrainian enterprise software development company. Diceus dedicated team has more than 100 software developers on staff with a wide spectrum of expertise in software development, the company’s services lineup includes Enterprise software development for CRM, ERP and other custom-designed software products, software QA & testing, mobile app development, training & consulting, tech support & maintenance and more.
Cleveroad is Ukraine-based mobile and web development company. Since 2014 it’s managed to expand into multiple offices in Canada, US and Poland. On top of the in-house software development, it offers Outstaff services to bring its expertise at mobile and desktop software development to companies software projects. The services Cleveroad provides include design, security & compliance, wearable tech, QA & testing, Cloud computing, iBeacon software development, ongoing tech support, Ecommerce & CMS, 3D & VR software development.
Mentormate – Full-cycle app development Bulgaria-based company with a strong emphasis on brands, they also provide a wide knowledge base and informative articles on their website. Key clients include Thomson Reuters and Braun.
Infinum – Spread across the US, Croatia and Slovenia, Infinum’s team of 108 is strong on both mobile and web development. Trusted by Bayer, Samsung and P&G.
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Five Minutes is a small app development company with offices in NY, United States and Zagreb, Croatia. Since 2007 the team has managed to build a solid expertise at mobile app product market research, app design & development, as well as app growth marketing.
Polidea – Based in Poland, they’ve worked with international brands like Phillips and Hewlett Packard to deliver top-of-the-line native iOS and Android apps.
IT Craft – A full-service IT development company focusing on first-class Mobile and Web apps. Specifically focused on startups.
Heads and Hands – A digital product development agency focusing on data-driven mobile and web-services and self-learning tools. The main idea behind the company is in its slogan saying “your ideas turned into success”.
Nomtek – Started in 2009 with offices in Poland, the UK and the US, Nomtek are the creators of the famous Yelp application, and have been featured in the Washington Post and the Discovery Channel.
e-Legion – Straight and to the point, e-Legion does mobile app development for iOS, Android and Windows Mobile. Developed the IKEA app for shopping centres in Russia and the Bank of Moscow app.
Lemberg – Web and mobile development experts founded in 2007, they create native apps for both iOS and Android as well as dabble in IoT applications.
Now we move further east, towards the subcontinent.
A talent for coding and a huge investment in the cities of Ahmedabad and Bengaluru have made India one of the beacons of global app creation, often offering a choice between in-house and outsourced development.
Konstant Infosolutions – ISO 9001:2015 certified mobile app development company with a team of 180+ professionals in software code development, project management, UI/UX design, app prototyping & design, as well as business analytics. Among the company’s clients are Volkswagen, United Nations, Thomasville, Project Action Star and more than 500 other apps.
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Octal IT Solution – web, software and mobile app development company with 12 years of developing a wide range of software for startups and all the way up to Fortune 500 companies. To this date it’s developed more than 500 apps that cover iOS, Android, .net development, as well as Enterprise software development, big data & IoT solutions. Among Octal’s key clients are Oricom, Mottiz, Wolero, Prshots, Pressarea, Fitmenow, Stormpins, Barriapps, Skype, Vodafone, Aviva, Fiat.
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Quy Technology – rated by CioReview as one of the 20 Most Promising Enterprise Mobility companies, this mobile app development company provides Android, iOS and hybrid mobile app development. Thanks to its focus on Enterprise software development, Quy Tech developers team is capable to deliver apps for Healthcare, Finance, Educational and B2B SaaS mobile apps that may include elements of VR and AR technologies.
Mind Inventory – covers both app and mobile web development, and does so with two different models: either with in-house development and design, or by allowing you to hire one of their devs to work with your team. The company clientele consists of both small and Fortune 500 companies.
Mindinventory Company Profile
Dev Technosys – An ISO 9001:2008 certified website & mobile application development company with head-office in India. The company has achieved ISO & NASSCOM certifications and employs a team of over 70+ workers. During its 8 years on the market, it managed to complete over 950 mobile and web development projects. The lineup of its clients includes The Best of Maui (Tourism), Mobile Binary Signal.com (Stocks Trading Signal Mobile App), The Dhobi Dry Cleaning (On-demand provider App) and more.
Promatics – is an ISO 9001:2008 certified Mobile App Development Company based in India. With a presence in India, USA and the United Kingdom Promatics have worked for several multinational clients across the globe including J.J. Threads and DHL. Its team of developers are capable to deliver high quality apps for iOS, Android as well as deliver HTML5 products for mobile web. Ranked among Top 10 Mobile App Development Companies by SiliconIndia, AWS Certified and member of NASSCOM.
HyperLink Infosystem – a member of GESIA, ISO 9001:2008 certified and based in Ahmedabad, HyperLink Infosystem offers a huge range of services ranging from UX/UI design to game design, native apps and more. With more than 7 years on the market under its belt, the company’s developers team has gained solid experience at developing iOS, Android mobile apps as well as mobile web development.
ChromeInfo Technologies – ISO 27001:2005 certified app development company, with more than 8 years of experience at designing HQ mobile apps. It was recognized as Silicon India’s brand of the year in 2015. They’ve worked in the automotive, fitness and education sectors (and others) to produce 500+ mobile apps.
Appinventiv – a creative ISO certified mobile app development agency with a team of 320+ professionals. It delivered 500+ projects since it started out in India in 2014, and now has offices in the US, Germany, France and the UAE. Appinventiv expertise in software development spans from mobile (both iOS and Android) app development, wearable tech, Enterprise mobility to Blockchain application development.
i-Verve – is India-based company with 10 plus years of mobile app development experience, established in New Jersey, USA. The company’s developers team are experts at developing iOS, Android, Windows Phone mobile apps, as well as HTML5 web development.
3 Edge Technologies is an app design and development agency based in Jaipur, India and specialized in building full stack mobile products, with native technologies for iOS & Android devices. It has a team that specializes at app development, UX and UI design, product management, strategists, all focused on delivering full-stack mobile app development services to funded startups and strong brands looking to grow their business and innovate on mobile.
Agicent is India-based mobile app development company that offers high quality mobile app development services to startups, entrepreneurs, and growing organizations across the world. Under its belt such famous mobile apps as HASfit, Pregmo, and Drivewey.
[x]Cube Labs – They’ve worked with big-name clients like Honeywell, Amazon and Nokia to name but a few. HQ is in Dallas with offices in Bengaluru and Hyderabad.
Code Brew Labs – A mobile focused software development company which has served startups and enterprises all across the globe since starting in 2013, employing a strong design-first philosophy.
TechAhead – Specialized in Enterprise Mobility solutions, their track record for both iOS and Android native apps stretches back to 2009. Services also include ideation and IoT development.
Hidden Brains – Have delivered a massive amount of projects in their history, currently numbering 850+ mobile apps and over 5000 web projects. They cover all major platforms natively.
Algoworks – Indian company with offices in Sunnyvale (California) and Noida, they offer full-cycle app development going from ideation to security, design, coding and analytics.
Dot Com Infoway – is an IT outsourcing company based in Chennai, India, which delivers not only mobile application development but also mobile marketing strategies and design. They can develop applications in all of the major platforms, as well as Blackberry and HTML5 for cross-platform compatibility.
Digital Brand Group – One of the larger companies in this list, DBG do UX/UI design, digital strategy and app development with expertise in iOS, Android, Windows Phone and Blackberry. Offices in Kerala and the USA.
Robosoft Technologies – A premier digital experiences & engineering company specialising in end-to-end design & development for web, mobile and wearables.
RichestSoft – Founded in 2009, as well as app development they provide various web solutions like web designing, SEO, SMO, PPC and more.
OpenXCell – App strategy to launch via development and QA testing, as well as support & maintenance and app porting – OpenXCell offers the full cycle and range of app development services.
Up next, South-East Asia
South-East Asian companies are rising stars, with a penchant for cutting edge technology and a huge market right on their doorstep.
Skylark Infotech – iPhone only, but well worth the specialization: trusted by Fortune 1000 companies, they also do a whole range brand marketing on multiple platforms.
Appster – is Australia-based mobile app development studio. It’s been recognized as the fastest growing app development company in Australia, what allows it to hire the best talent in the country and built a 300-strong team including top performing developers and product managers. Its specialities list covers App development, App design, Prototyping, iOS Development, Android Development, Mobile Apps, Product Management, Quality Assurance, I.P., and UX. Appster has an impressive iOS portfolio, also it helps startups build sustainable technology businesses.
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Affle AppStudioz – Appstudioz is based in Singapore but has offices all over the world, including India, the UK and the US. Its 200-strong staff has delivered more than 1400 apps.
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Elinext Group – More global than just South-East Asian, Elinext Group delivers high quality apps for iOS, Android, Blackberry and Windows Phone from their offices in Singapore and Vietnam.
Finally, we cover Latin America.
Uruguay is king here, with a number of very strong app development companies in Montevideo, but truth be told there is plenty of talent south of the Panama canal.
Cheesecake Labs – One of the premier app development studios in Brazil, they offer both the development and engineering side as well as mobile consultancy and strategy.
UruIT – Based in the US and Uruguay, they offer two kinds of services: either mobile app development in-house, or experienced staff to integrate with your pre-existing team.
Who we are: UruIT
Guarana Technologies – Head-quartered in Canada with offices in Brazil, they develop for mobile as well as wearables, and particularly like digging into cutting edge tech like beacons and wearables.
So this is our list of the best app development companies in the world for 2018. We hope it will help you to choose a company to work on your mobile app project, build a web presence or both. Because mobile app development field has been the fastest growing sector of the software development we put a special effort to get on this list companies that are capable to bring Virtual and Augmented Reality capabilities, as well as support of the Amazon Alexa, add Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence algorithms elements. The list will be updated next year to reflect on new app development companies rising in the field as well as to reflect on updates of the companies we already have on the list. If you’d like to discover even more companies, check out our App Development Directory and let us know if you think we missed anything crucial.