If you need to develop apps on a budget then one option is to look eastward and work with a development agency in India. It’s no secret that India’s app developer industry is booming. Local app marketing platform Vserv recently found that India was one of the biggest app publishers in the world and was home to the second biggest Android User Group on the internet. According to the Internet and Mobile Association of India there’s whopping 9,000 app development companies in the country.
One of the reasons India’s app development community has exploded so quickly is the huge influx in foreign money, with western SMEs looking to take advantage of India’s ability to offer app development at a fraction of the prices charged in Silicon Valley or London. But development for the local market is also a major driver, afterall India is one of the fastest growing smartphone markets worldwide.
Hourly rates can be as little as $20 in India, compared to the $50 to $100 charged by US developers. While there may still be problems related to offshore development, Indian developers have a great deal of experience working with western companies and these issues are beginning to be addressed, with big companies like Yahoo and Facebook tapping into the country’s pool of talent.
So if you’re looking to get your app developed in India who should you call? Below you’ll find a round-up of some of the best development agencies the country has to offer. If you think we’ve missed someone out get in touch and let us know.
The Top Indian App Developer Agencies 2014
Robosoft – Award-winning multiplatform app developer based in Udupi, India. Robosoft mainly focuses on casual game development and developed titles Ranch Rush and Pipe Mania.
Dot Com Infoway – Multinational mobile app developer that works across all major platforms, including Android, iOS, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, Bada and Symbian. Headquartered in Chennai, India, with offices in the USA and Netherlands.
Appface – iPhone and iPad-only developers based in Bangalore. Appface says it specialises in developing apps in finance, business, news, lifestyle travel and education.
Prismetric – 60-strong development team that tackles CRM, mobile apps and more. Based in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
Vxtindia – Mobile Development company based on out of Pune, India, with a track record of producing high quality apps and games.
OpenxCell – Award-winning and mobile-focused development house with over five years experience creating apps. Based in Ahmedabad, with offices in California.
Rootwork’s multiplatform VOD app for DittoTV
Krish Apps – App developer based in Faridabad, India. Develops across iPhone/iPad, Android, Blackberry, HTML5 and Windows Phone.
Sourcebits – Bangalore-based app developer, with offices in New York and San Francisco. Offers app development across all mobile platforms, as well as Facebook and web apps. Clients include Coca Cola and blog Boy Genius Report.
IndianAppDevelopers – As the name suggests, India-based app developer that works across all mobile platforms.
Zibrasoft – Offshore mobile app and web app developer, based in Dehli, India. Covers iOS, Windows, Android and BlackBerry. Also offers software testing.
Genxm – The mobile app development wing of HyTechPro. Supports iOS, Android and Windows Phone app development. Based in Noida, India, with offices in UK, US and Sweden.
Riktam – Mobile and web development covering iOS, Windows Phone, Android and BlackBerry. Based in India, but bulk of clients are in the west.
Shephertz – Software company that offers a platform called AppClay to help non-developers easily create Android apps. Based in Dehli.
NectarBits – iPhone, iPad and Android developer based in Gujarat, India. Says it offers low and flexible pricing and post-delivery 45 day support.
MindInventory – Ahmedabad-based app developer that works with clients across a number of verticals, including fitness and retail.
Divum’s Cricket Free Hit game for iOS
Viteb – App developer offering custom development and an app development platform. Works with clients across retail, social networking and more.
Appacitive Software – Cloud based application development platform, allowing developers to focus on apps without having to worry about servers, hosting and scale. Based in Maharashtra.
Veepal – Offshore specialists working with mobile and web app development. Worked with clients such as Cigna, City Post and Puca.
Mobi App Solutions – App developers based in Uttar Pradesh, India. Covers iOS, BlackBerry, Windows and HTML5. Also does app UI design.
Konstant Infosolutions – IT solutions company offering mobile app development and web development. Based in India, but with a client focus in US, UK and Canada.
Rootwork – Provides enterprise and consumer apps for mobile platforms. Not yet launched at time of writing. Based in Gujarat India.
Synqua – Mumbai-based app developer that focuses on producing mobile games for clients and the Synqua brand. Apps include Lugage Mania and Gravity Surf.
MADS – Developer based in Gujarat, India. Works with all mobile platforms, from iOS to MeeGo. Also develops themes, skins and app concepts.
WINIT – Cross-platform app developer headquartered in Hyderabad, India, with offices in New York and the Netherlands. Clients include Jet Airways and Cisco.
Smacon Technologies – Team of creatives and developers working with mobile and web applications. Based in Kochi, India.
Divum – Multiplatform app developer based in Bangalore, India. Has created apps for a number of global clients including ESPN, Yahoo and MTV.
Ansel and Claire iOS game developed by OpenxCell
E-Zest – Offers software services across a range of areas including mobile iOS and Android development. Based in Maharashtra.
Netsolutions – Android, iOS and Windows app developer that uses an offshore outsourcing model for quick development. Based in Chandigarh.
Mobisoft – Developer based in Noida India. Specialises in mobile games and mCommerce apps across iOS, Android, Windows and BlackBerry.
Hibiscus – iPhone, iPad and Android developer based in Bangalore. Specialises in educational, travel and sports. Also offers Symbian and J2ME development.
Agicent Technologies – Noida-based developer focusing on Android and iOS apps. Also offers other consulting and R&D services to developers.
BVBI Infotech – Offers enterprise mobile solutions, Android, iOS, BlackBerry and Windows app development. Based in Bangalore.
Camino – Global mobile app developer that’s based in Chennai. Offers Android, iOS, J2ME and Symbian development.
DataGold Softwares – New Dehli-based mobile app developer with cross platform expertise. Clients include Channel Capital and IMFG.
Two55am Studio – Haryana-based company specialising in app and ecommerce development, with iOS, Android and BalckBerry expertise. Clients include Nokia.
Bellurbis – Mobile applications and solutions company working with iOS and Android platforms. Based in Haryana.
Sciflare Technologies – Offers a range of IT services including Android and iOS development. Based in Chennai.
ARK Web Solutions – Develops mobile and web applications, supporting iOS, Android, BlackBerry and Windows development. Based in Dehli.
Robosoft’s iPad and iPhone game Dhoom: Jet Speed
MobiSolve – Bangalore-based developer focusing on iOS, Android, Windows, HTML5 and BlackBerry development.
Switch Technologies – Cross platform developer based in Hyderabad. Developed apps such as Safe Sex Guide and Soma.
One Associates – Focuses on Android, iOS and J2ME app development. Based in Maharastra.
Intelliapp Solutions – Kolkata-based developer working across all mobile platforms, including Bada and Symbian. Also offers consulting services.
Bit Order – Software consulting company with iPhone and Android app development services. Based in Bangalore.
Kinsh Technologies – Web design company that also developers iOS, Android and Windows Phone apps. Claims to have over 50 apps on the market. Based in Gujarat.
AppStudioz – iOS, Android and BlackBerry developer based in Noida, powered by affle. Claims to have over 600 apps on the market. Clients include ESPN and mChek.
TechMobia – Offers a range of mobile services, including iOS, Android and BlackBerry development. Based in Uttar Pradesh.
Vinfotech – Web design and mobile app development company working with iOS and Android. Based in Madhya Pradesh.
Segemai Technologies – Global technology services company offering mobile app development. Based in Bangalore.
Digitantra – Mumbai-based company offering mobile app development and mobile marketing solutions.
Emobi Technologies – Cross platform mobile app developer with offices in Hyderabad and Bangalore. Apps include Cake Maker and Love Guru.
TwitPic’s iPhone app developed by SourceBits
AppAspect – App developer based in Gujurat and specialising in enterprise mobile applications. Covers Android, iOS and BlackBerry platforms.
CellApp – Develops apps for a range of OEMs, media companies and big brands, inlcuding Nokia. Covers all platforms including iOS, Android, Bada and BlackBerry.
Brand Catalyst – Mumbai-based developer with expertise in Android and iOS development. Clients include Petnopolis and Hungama.
Mobile Application Testers – As the name suggests, not a developer but a mobile application testing team. Based in Gujarat.
Mobiotics – Offers mobile app development for iOS and Android and mobile SAAS. Based in Bangalore.
TechAhead – Noida-based mobile app developer that’s been going since 2009. Covers iOS and Android. Clients include Pepsico and Audi.
OpCord Solutions – Based in Bangalore. Offers Android and J2ME mobile app development. Has clients such as Sharp and Fordge.
i-Soft – Focuses mainly on iPhone and iPad development, but also offers Android and BalckBerry development. Based in New Dehli.
PurpleChai – Cross platform developer, but has more experience with iOs apps. Developed apps such as The Way of the Cros, and Southern Spice. Based in Maharashtra.
Royal China’s restaurant app developed by Brand Catalyst Media
AppMeIn – Developer that focuses on customising its own pre-made enterprise iOS apps for businesses. Based in Bangalore.
Briosys – iOS and Android app developer based in Chennai. Also offers web development solutions.
PetalApps – Android and iOS developer behind apps such as Speed Launcher and Interrupt. Based in Mumbai.
EsecForte – iOS and Android developer based in Dehli. Created apps such as Eddy and Hand of the Architect for iOS.
FizzySoftware – Web and app developer that works across iOS and Android. Also runs the FizzyApps app store. Based in Haryana.
AskMobi – Cross-platform app developer that focuses mainly on enterprise application development. Based in Hyderabad.