Who are the Top App Developers India 2015?

Alberto Furlan

In App Development. November 4, 2015

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India’s mobile app market is booming, with more than 26.5 million smartphones shipped to the subcontinent in the second quarter of 2015, an increase of 44% from 18.4 million during the same period in 2014.

With that kind of boom in the market, the field is ripe for companies to launch their business into the mobile sphere, whether they be local or international. As with all markets however, especially one as varied as India, good local knowledge is required, and that is why we’ve researched the best app development agencies across the country.

We’ve gone for a mix of competencies, expertise and budget-levels here, with companies who have worked both for large enterprises and others who concentrate more on SMEs. All of them were chosen for being extremely competent in a variety of platforms and applying the best cutting edge technology, as well as having an office on Indian soil.

The list below is not a ranking, it is simply our favourite app development agencies in India. We’ve collated the following data on them:

  • Main Activity: The main avenues of activity of the company, such as straight-up coding, UX/UI design, branding and others.
  • Industry Focus: Previous experience with companies and the sectors in which they operate.
  • Client Size: The size of the companies they usually deal with
  • Company Size: So you know how many people you’ll be dealing with
  • Key Clients: The biggest and best-known clients of the developer, generally large enterprises.
  • Avg. Hourly Rate: A range of rates you might expect to pay for development of your app and other services

Here is the list, in no particular order.

Sourcebits

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Sourcebits is an all rounder, offering services that go from mobile strategy to app development, marketing and analytics as well as lifecycle management. Their India office is in Bangalore, and in 2013 they were nominated in the World Start Up report as “Gaming Industry Leaders” in India. They have offices in San Francisco, London and Greece, and despite having some important clients like Disney and Intel, the majority of their business is SMEs, and have recently launched App Fuel – $10k worth of free app design and development for projects over $50k.

  • Main Activity: Mobile App (33%), App UI/UX (33%)
  • Industry Focus: Retail, IT, Government, Consumer Products, Business Services (10%)
  • Client Size: Small Business and mid-market (40%)
  • Founded: 2006
  • Company Size: 150+
  • Key Clients: Bank of America, Disney, GE, Intel, MIT, IBM, P&G, Hershey’s, Coca-Cola
  • Avg. hourly rate: $100 – $149

The Intel ChromeBook app by Sourcebits

Source: Sourcebits.com

Konstant Infosolutions

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Konstant Infosolutions has an office in Jaipur, with its headquarters in the US east coast, and is eclectic in the services it offers, from native app development for iOS, Android, iPad, Windowsphone and cross-platform using PhoneGap, to UX/UI design, mCommerce and eCommerce development, backend integration and more. Their portfolio is equally varied: since foundation in 2003 they’ve delivered 300+ mobile apps and 3500 projects, covering a huge variety of sectors from Gaming to health care, from arts to real estate.

  • Main Activity: Mobile Development (45%), Web Development (30%)
  • Industry Focus: Health care, transportation, arts, consumer products (all 10%)
  • Founded: 2003
  • Client Size: Midmarket (55%)
  • Company Size: 50-249
  • Key Clients: Holiday Inn, Citrix
  • Avg. Hourly Rate: Under $25

Custom Mobile App Development Services

Source: konstantinfo.com

Viteb

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Viteb boasts a strong experience in providing mobile solutions to businesses and enterprises, having worked with technologies for field reporting, online payment methods and cloud solutions. Their model is slightly different from the other companies here in that they outsource carefully vetted developers, chosen depending on your apps requirements. There are also multiple hiring models, starting from Full-time (160 hours a month) to an hour-to-hour basis for smaller projects, with full ownership of the code at the end of the project.

  • Main Activity: Mobile App Development (45%), App UI/UX (20%), Web Development (20%)
  • Industry Focus: IT, Business Services, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Consumer Products and Services (all 25%)
  • Founded: 2005
  • Client Size: Small Businesses and Midmarket (70%)
  • Company Size: 50 – 249
  • Key Clients: Picit, Tow Help, StrongBox, Marabous, Journal of Asian Martial Arts, JDStop
  • Avg. Hourly Rate: $25 – $49

Testimonial for Viteb

Source: viteb.com

hedgehog lab is a tech consultancy founded in 2007 which now spans the UK, the US and India, specifically in Hyderabad. They have a particular experience with media organisations, having worked with Channel 4, News International and the FT, to name a few. Their mobile development services cover everything from discovery and ideation to publishing and post-launch support, and they can do so for a wide base of platforms including iOS, Android, iOS Wear, Android Wear, Windows Phone, HTML5 and Blackberry.

  • Main Activity: Mobile App Development (60%), enteprise software development (20%)
  • Industry Focus: NA
  • Founded: 2007
  • Client Size:  Small Business (50%), Midmarket (30%)
  • Company Size: 11-50 employees
  • Key Clients: Jamie Oliver, FT, News International, Channel 4, East Coast Trains
  • Avg. Hourly Rate: $100 – $149

Hedgehog Lab introductory video

Source: Hedgehoglab.com

Appstudioz

Appstudioz, an Affle company, calls itself a design-led engineering company, combining cutting edge technology like location-based services, Open GL and security architecture with gorgeous UI design and an emphasis on good user experience. From their offices across the world, the India one in Noida, UP, they’ve delivered 1400+ mobile applications, both native and cross-platform, and the guarantee 24/7 support both during development and post-launch.

  • Main Activity: Mobile App Development (50%), Application UI/UX (35%)
  • Industry Focus: Consumer products and services (15%), Media (10%), Arts, entertainment and music (10%)
  • Founded: 2011
  • Client Size: Midmarket (40%), Enterprise (35%)
  • Company Size: 201-500 employees
  • Key Clients: Samsung, Mahindra Comviva, HCL, Adidas, Reebok
  • Avg. Hourly Rate: $25 – $49

A screenshot of Appstudioz navigation apps portfolio

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source: appstudioz.com

 

ChromeInfo Technologies

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ChromeInfo Technologies deals with companies of all sizes and has a wide mobile portfolio which includes trivia apps, geolocated social networks and a tourist guide to the city of Shanghai. Its headquarters are in Noida, with a client relationship office in San Jose, California. Over the last five years they’ve delivered 500+ mobile projects using their “3A Methodology”: the Adaptive Agile Approach is a collaborative method which allows you, the client, to see daily updates on your apps progress while developers ensure functionality and excellent design.

  • Main Activity: Mobile App Development (60%)
  • Industry Focus: Education (30%), IT and Transportation (both 20%)
  • Client Size: Midmarket (50%)
  • Founded: 2010
  • Company Size: 50-249
  • Key Clients: Yellowstone Wildlife, Bitesize LLC
  • Avg. Hourly Rate: < $25

Mobile Application Development by Chrome InfoTech

Source: Youtube.com

Qburst

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Qburst‘s focus is mid-market and small business projects, but their portfolio has all sorts of apps in it, from social networks to game-making platforms, and video streaming to fitness apps. Their key client roster includes AstraZeneca, Burberry and the National Geographic, showing they have what it takes to produce high-quality applications. With their India offices in Trivandrum, Qburst has 1000+ employees ranging from business specialists to dedicated UX/UI designers and engineers.

  • Main Activity: Mobile app development (35%), Web Development (20%), BI and Big Data Analytics and Solutions (20%)
  • Industry Focus: Health care and life sciences (15%), IT (10%)
  • Client Size: Midmarket and Small Businesses (40%)
  • Founded: 2004
  • Company Size: 1001 -9999  employees
  • Key Clients: National Geographic, Burberry, Dell, Peugeot
  • Avg. Hourly Rate: $25 – $49

Qburst’s about us video

source:Qburst.co.uk

 

[x]cube Labs

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[x]cube Labs has delivered 700+ apps for big-name clients like Honeywell, Amazon and Nokia, to name a few. It’s two offices are in Kondapur, Hyderabad and Dallas, Texas. Proud of its ability to deliver “disruptive” apps, it has created over $2 billion in extra business value for its clients since foundation in 2008. To be so successful, it deals with all sorts of technologies and solutions including wearables, gaming, cloud solutions, big data, analytics and the internet of things.

  • Main Activity: Mobile App Development (35%), Enteprise Software Development (30%)
  • Industry Focus: NA
  • Client Size: NA
  • Founded: 2008
  • Company Size: 250-999 employees
  • Key Clients: Amazon, Nokia, Dreamworks, Texas Instruments
  • Avg. hourly rate: $25 – $49

[x]cube Labs’ thoughts on what design means

Source: xcubelabs.com

Prismetric

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Prismetric, based in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, offers the full suite of mobile development services for multiple platforms, both native for iOS, Android and Windows as well as Phone-Gap for cross-platform. They also do game development, wearables (both Android and Apple), eCommerce and marketing strategy for mobile apps. Their porftolio is very varied, with their biggest focus being Business services at 20% of their work, but also having worked in the transportation, arts, real estate, media and government sectors.

  • Main Activity: Mobile App Development (70%)
  • Industry Focus: Business services (20%), Consumer products, IT (both 10%)
  • Founded: 2008
  • Client Size: Midmarket (50%), Enteprise (30%)
  • Company Size: 10-49
  • Key Clients: Peugeot, Singapore Post, Chase Bank
  • Avg. Hourly Rate: Under $25

Prismetric- Android Application Development Client Testimonial

Source: prismetric.com

Digital Brand Group

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Digital Brand Group is a team of mobile consultants, strategists and developers founded in 2006 with their Indian office in Trivandrum. As well as all the services around app development, which they both natively and cross-platform, and strategy they are also experts in brand identity creation and management. Digital Brand Group offers free different engagement models according to the level and scope of work your app requires, and are willing to give a free online quote before they begin a project.

  • Main Activity: Mobile App Development (45%), web development (25%)
  • Industry Focus: Consumer products and services (20%), Advertising and marketing (15%), Health care and life sciences (15%)
  • Founded: 2006
  • Client Size: NA
  • Company Size: 51-200 employees
  • Key Clients: Digi-Tribute, American Honey, Hoonigan, Tamyia, Cobra
  • Avg. Hourly Rate: $50 – $99

Screenshot of the Cinepop app by DBG

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Source: Digitalbrandgroup.com

Dot Com Infoway

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Dot Com Infoway is another company whose model depends on outsourcing their mobile development. Given the flexibility of the model and the pool of developers they have access to, they can deliver native and cross-platform apps for all systems including Blackberry and HTML5. With their offices in Chennai and New York, their model clearly works as they’ve created over 2000 apps in the last 15 years to 500+ clients.

  • Main Activity: Mobile App Development (50%), App UI/UX (30%)
  • Industry Focus: Advertising and Marketing (50%), Business Services (30%)
  • Founded: 2000
  • Client Size: Small Business (50%), Midmarket (30%)
  • Company Size: 50-249
  • Key Clients: bWired, Forix
  • Avg. Hourly Rate: Under $25

Dot Com Infoway-Software Development Company

Source: dotcominfoway.com

Robosoft Technologies

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Robosoft Technologies has worked for some of the biggest clients in India, having developed the mobile application for NDTV, one of the country’s biggest media corporations. Their offices are in Udupi (Karnataka), Mumbai and Bengaluru as well as the US and the UK. As well as doing app development, UX/UI design and testing, they also consult on mobile strategy and marketing, and are particularly versed in cloud technology and data analytics.

  • Main Activity: End-to-end mobility solutions, Strategy, Design & Engineering
  • Industry Focus: Consumer Mobility, Enterprise Mobility and Games & Entertainment
  • Founded: 1996
  • Client Size: NA
  • Company Size: 400-500
  • Key Clients: ESPN, Viacom18, Sony, NDTV, Times of India, Conde Nast, Disney, Logitech, PopCap, Vodafone and National Geographic
  • Avg. Hourly Rate: NA

Robosoft Technologies –  a brief overview

Source: youtube.com

OpenXCell

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OpenXCell prides itself in providing mobile app and web development at extremely low costs thanks to its outsourcing model from their pool of over 100 highly qualified developers. They’ve managed to deliver high quality products like this, having worked for large corporations like Blizzard and Unilever through the years. Their India offices are in Ahmedabad (Gujarat) and their services cover everything from eCommerce platforms to UX/UI design, branding, cloud deployment and QA testing.

  • Main Activity: Mobile App Development (70%)
  • Industry Focus: Media, IT, Utilities, Arts, Gaming (all 20%)
  • Founded: 2008
  • Client Size: Enterprise (45%), Midmarket (40%)
  • Company Size: 50-249
  • Key Clients: Unilever, Ubisoft, Google India
  • Avg. Hourly Rate: <$25

Mobile, Web and Ecommerce Development Company

Source: openxcell.com

Final Thoughts

India is the future for many businesses and companies, especially in the mobile sphere. We hope the above list will help you find a partner to deliver your app to one of the world’s fastest growing mobile markets.