Top New York App Developers 2015

Alberto Furlan

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December 17, 2015


One of the most bustling and tech-aware cities in the world, New York is high in the ranks of the mobile app development world, with a large numbers of developers and app companies settling their offices in the Big Apple.

From US giants Fuzz to smaller studios like Dom and Tom, the city has plenty to offer on the app development front, both for established enterprises and for budding start ups. Which is why we’ve selected the best of the best to help you choose the right partner for your business’ mobile solution.

We selected eight companies based on the range of their portfolio, their ability to deliver native apps across a variety of platforms and ensuring that all price levels and project sizes are covered. The criteria we used were:

  • 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 order of skill or competence:


Fuzz is one of the best US app developers, and it shows, having worked for some of the biggest brands out there like L’Oreal Paris and Xbox. From museum apps to eCommerce and media to a Game of Thrones companion app, they’ve covered all sectors of app development. As well as planning, coding and testing your mobile app, they also provide post-launch analysis, data and support as your application evolves with its users. Based in Brooklyn, there is little Fuzz cannot do in the mobile dev sphere.

  • Main Activity: Mobile App Development (40%), Enterprise Software development (15%)
  • Industry Focus: Consumer products and services (25%), Retail (20%)
  • Client Size: Enterprise (50%), Midmarket (40%)
  • Founded: 2001
  • Company Size: 51-200 employees
  • Key Clients: New York Post, L’Oreal Paris, Xbox, Conde Nast
  • Avg. Hourly Rate: $150 – $199

App for L’Oreal created by Fuzz



Fueled the second giant in this list, Fueled have made headlines with their work for high-flying brands like HBO and Glamour, even when 85% of their work is with SMEs. With offices in New York, Chicago and London, UK, they have an impressive portfolio and have won awards from the Webbys, Hive and W3, to name a few. Passionate about their work, their team of designers, engineers and specialists can build for any platform and at any budget, and they’ve even founded their own collective of start ups.

  • Main Activity: Mobile App development (50%), Application UX/UI (20%)
  • Industry Focus: Consumer products and services (25%), Media, Retail, Arts Entertainment & Music, Advertising and Marketing (15%)
  • Client Size: Small Business (50%), Midmarket (35%)
  • Founded: 2007
  • Company Size: 51-200 employees
  • Key Clients: Porsche, Ducati, Discovery Communications
  • Avg. Hourly Rate: $150 – $199

Video: the Fueled story


Konstant Infosolutions
Konstant Infosolutions was founded twelve years ago and in that time it has delivered over 3500 projects across the globe, spanning from social sharing app Vent to Bogglo, a products app for college students. Their team number 170+ developers, which you can select depending on the specific requirements of your mobile app after a consultation with Konstant’s team. From Android to iOS through hybrid apps using Sencha, Konstant Infosolutions have got a developer (or more!) for anything your app may need.

  • 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




Apptraction are based in Manhattan’s southern tip, and they offer a wide variety of services which include, beyond mobile app creation, tablet and mobile web/HTML5 development, mobile solutions for B2B and enteprises, back-end development as well as mobile marketing and strategy. Competent with iOS, Android, Blackberry and Windows Phone, their portfolio currently includes a video messaging app, a video streaming and TV application and a best-in-class GPS tracker which was even featured by Apple.

  • Main Activity: Enterprise Software Development (26%), Mobile App Development (21%)
  • Industry Focus: Transport
  • Founded: 2005
  • Client Size: Enterprise (50%), Midmarket (35%)
  • Company Size: 50-249
  • Key Clients: Disney, Mary Kay, Reuters
  • Avg. Hourly Rate: NA

A selection from Apptraction’s Portfolio

Worry Free Labs


Worry Free Labs is a Pointclear company, and has extensive experience making apps for the healthcare and education sectors, but they are not limited to that alone. Providing mobile strategy, UX/UI design, integration and deployment as well as development for all major platforms, they’ve delivered apps ranging from geolocation based running companions to games and digital keychains. From their central Manhattan offices, they’ve worked with some big name brands as well as a number of startups.

  • Main Activity: Mobile App Development (45%), App UX/UI (25%)
  • Industry Focus: Healthcare and Education (25% each), Media (20%)
  • Founded: 2005
  • Client Size: Enterprise (50%), Midmarket (40%)
  • Company Size: 50-249
  • Key Clients: Bank of America, RSA, FitBit
  • Avg. Hourly Rate: $100 – $149

Sticker Factory Game for iPad by Worry Free Labs


Dom and Tom


Dom and Tom is one of the smaller companies in this list, as far as number of employees go, but they punch well above their weight when it comes to app development. Their first stage in the development process is to identify the problem the app is trying to tackle, and work from there with their team of engineers and design experts. The method has seen them successfuly deliver apps for General Electric and Citibank, so clearly they know what they are doing, and can do it for all platforms available.

  • Main Activity: Mobile App Development (60%), App UX/UI(25%)
  • Industry Focus: Food, Publishing, Transport
  • Founded: 2009
  • Client Size: Midmarket (55%), Enterprise (25%)
  • Company Size: 10-49
  • Key Clients: General Electric, Ashoka, Citibank
  • Avg. Hourly Rate: $150 – $199

A Screenshot from Dom and Tom’s website of their app for Cliffnotes

Small Planet
Small Planet, big ideas. Based in Brooklyn, this small team of tech enthusiasts, devs and designers has developed some standard-setting apps for iOS and Android, both on smartphones, tablets and wearables. Disney is a repeat customer of theirs, having called on them to develop apps for their parks, for Frozen and the launch of the Princess Royal dolls. They’ve also delivered for the fitness, education and food industries, and have won awards for doing so. What’s not to like?

  • Main Activity: Mobile App Development (45%), Digital Strategy and UX/UI (both 20%)
  • Industry Focus: Business Services (20%), Retail and Healthcare (both 15%)
  • Founded: 2009
  • Client Size: Enterprise (60%), Midmarket (40%)
  • Company Size: 10-49
  • Key Clients: Time, Fujifilm, General Motors
  • Avg. Hourly Rate: $100 – $149

An example of Small Planet’s app for Halstead

Appetizer Mobile


Appetizer Mobile‘s CEO was featured in Forbes’ list of 30 Under 30 in 2015, and that is just one of many accolades this company can brag about. With their range of services covering marketing, strategy, app and game development as well as SEO optimisation, hosting and post-launch maintenance, they’ve produced apps for massively recognisable names like 50Cent, Sephora and the NBA. A small team with massive talent, their skill in creating just the right kind of app is not to be taken lightly.

  • Main Activity: Mobile App Development (50%), App UX/UI (25%)
  • Industry Focus: Arts (30%), Business Services and Gaming (both 20%)
  • Founded: 2009
  • Client Size: NA
  • Company Size: 10-49
  • Key Clients: NBA, Lady Gaga, Interscope Records
  • Avg. Hourly Rate: $50 – $99

A selection of Appetizer Mobile’s Key Clients

Final Thoughts:

Whether you’re just starting out or you have an established business, and whether this is your first diving into the mobile world or you have a strategy all set out, we believe you’ll find your mobile dev in this list – dig in!