Top Wearable App Developers

Best Wearable Devs

One of the new fields mobile apps are moving into is wearables: no longer confined to smartphones, apps can be applied to watches, wristbands and more.

The challenges of developing for wearables are subtly different from standard handheld devices. While the platforms (iOS and Android) may be the same, UX and UI design are necessarily different.

That’s why we’ve rounded up the best developers for Wearables out there. Some obviously coincide with “standard” app developers while others are up-and-coming companies with a specialisation in wearable technology.

We’ve gone for a mix of experience and success, but the one thing that unites all these app developers is their ability to deliver a successful wearable app. We chose a selection covering a range of experience and budgets, and the below list is not a ranked one – each company offers its own strong points and should be judged by you to be your ideal partner.

The companies are:

hedgehog lab


hedgehog lab is one of our favourite technology companies, with a very strong focus on amazing user experiences. It has won a number of awards in recent years, including Silver in the “Best App Start Up” category at the App Design Awards 2015 and the “On Budget” category for medium sized companies. Started out as a PC-only consultancy in 2007, hedgehog lab now covers all mobile devices, including wearables.

  • Main Activity: Mobile App Development (50%), UX/UI Design (20%), Wearable App Dev (5%)
  • Industry Focus: Healthcare and Life Sciences, IT (20%), Retail, Utilities, Financial and Education (10%)
  • Client Size: Small Business (50%), Midmarket (30%), Enterprise (20%).
  • Company Size: 50-249
  • Key Clients: Channel 4, Financial Times, Booths
  • Avg. Hourly Rate: $100 – $149

hedgehog lab Introductory Video



prismetric logo

Prismetric‘s agile approach and strong QA testing process guarantee highly polished apps for both iOS and Android systems. They provide full-cycle development, taking your idea to from the earliest phase to launch. With dozens of apps in their portfolio, they’ve worked for big names including Coca-Cola and Peugeot.

  • Main Activity: Mobile App Development (70%), Wearable Apps, UX/UI Design, eCommerce (all 10%)
  • Industry Focus: Business Services (20%), Consumer products and services and IT (10%)
  • Client Size: Midmarket (50%), Enterprise (30%), Small Business (20%)
  • Company Size: 50-249
  • Key Clients: Peugeot, Chase Bank, Singapore Post
  • Avg. Hourly Rate: <$25

Prismetric- Android Application Development Client Testimonial


Shubhashish Reliantekk


Shubhashish Reliantekk has offices in the US, UK and India, where the company was founded in 2008. The company’s model allows you to hire developers specific to platforms (iOS, Android, Java and many more) giving you the chance to accurately target wearables, or create cross-platform applications. They also do CMS, back-end and eCommerce development.

  • Main Activity: Mobile App Development (35%), Web Development (25%), Wearables (10%)
  • Industry Focus: Business Services (25%), Consumer Products and Services (15%), Real Estate (15%)
  • Client Size: Small Businesses (60%), Midmarket (30%), Enterprise (10%)
  • Company Size: 50-249 
  • Key Clients: Tip-Pop, Car Trader Plus
  • Avg. Hourly Rate: <$25 

iPhone App Development Services – Mobile app development company Reliant Tekk




Creative27 is a nine-person team based in California which has been making waves in the app world lately. Having received a slew of awards, including best digital agency in California (no mean feat) according to Boardroom Elite, they’ve developed some stunning apps for mobile ranging from LifeSpeed health management application to the Beats by Dre project.

  • Main Activity: Mobile App Development
  • Industry Focus: Media, Health and Life Sciences
  • Client Size: 
  • Company Size: 1-10 
  • Key Clients: Sony, Somabar, MediaHound
  • Avg. Hourly Rate: 

Creative27 Intro



One Louder


One Louder is part of Pinsight media and the team behind Tweetcaster, one of the main mobile apps for Twitter use, their 1Weather app is considered to be one of the best wearable applications around.

  • Main Activity: Wearable App Development
  • Industry Focus: Utilities
  • Client Size: 
  • Company Size: 51-200
  • Key Clients: Tweetcaster, CBS
  • Avg. Hourly Rate: 

1Weather: Simply Beautiful Weather for Android


Zco Corporation


Zco Corporation has been in plenty of our top lists, and with their work on Apple Watch and multi-platform apps, they have to be included in this list too. With 25 years of experience and plenty of big names in their portfolio (Verizon, Motorola, BBC America to name a few), they’re a high-end developer for wearable apps, which now make up 10% of their work.

  • Main Activity: Mobile App Development (60%), UX/UI Design (30%), Wearables (10%)
  • Industry Focus: IT and Gaming (20%), Advertising and Consumer Products (15%)
  • Client Size: Small Business (50%), MidMarket (30%), Enterprise (10%)
  • Company Size: 50-249 
  • Key Clients: Verizon, Microsoft, BBC America
  • Avg. Hourly Rate: $25 – $49

Application Development Company – Zco Corporation


Leeway Hertz


Leeway Hertz specialises in mobile solutions, not just application development. This gives them a particular outlook on the design process, oriented towards enterprises, and one which naturally looks at wearables as the next logical step. They work on both native and cross-platform apps and back that up with cloud-computing. Based in California and Illinois, USA.

  • Main Activity: Mobile App Development (50%), UX/UI Design (20%), Wearables (10%)
  • Industry Focus: Media (20%), Manufacturing, Business Services and Life Sciences (all 10%)
  • Client Size: Enterprise (70%), Midmarket (27%)
  • Company Size: 250 – 999
  • Key Clients: ESPN, McKinsey, Johnson and Johnson
  • Avg. Hourly Rate: $100 – $149

Mix Tank iPhone and Android App – Developed by LeewayHertz




Mentormate provide the full range of development services for mobile apps, going from ideation to QA, launch and maintenance, as well as the more abstract strategies. Having worked with Fortune 500 companies, including Thomson Reuters, and delivered 800+ projects, you know you can trust them, and their wearable app development stream now makes up 10% of their business.

  • Main Activity: Mobile App Development (45%), UX/UI Design (15%), Wearables (10%)
  • Industry Focus: Healthcare and Life Sciences (35%), Manufacturing, IT and Financial (all 15%)
  • Client Size: Midmarket (40%), Enterprise (40%)
  • Company Size: 50 – 249 
  • Key Clients: Thomson Reuters, Star Tribune, Boston Scientific
  • Avg. Hourly Rate: $50 – $99

MentorMate Introduction Video


DCSL Software


DCSL Software is a Microsoft-accredited Gold partner, based in the UK and with a wide-range of capabilities, going from business and mobile apps to hardware integration and white label software production. Working with mostly mid-market clients, their portfolio includes various National Health Service projects, eCommerce solutions and health management and reporting systems.

  • Main Activity: Web Dev and Enterprise App Dev (40%), Wearable App Dev (10%)
  • Industry Focus: Healthcare and Life Sciences  
  • Client Size: Midmarket (60%), Enterprise (25%)
  • Company Size: 10-49
  • Key Clients: Smartspace, Intelligent Health
  • Avg. Hourly Rate: $100 – $149

A selection of DCSL’s clients



Final Thoughts: Wearables are the future, and the way the app development world is going – this list offers ten fantastic companies to start your journey at the cutting edge of this technology.