Social apps allow users to interact and communicate with each other in a variety of different forms. These apps are popular, and usage is only increasing—nurtured further by Covid-19—making these necessary communication tools to stay in contact. Mobile users now spend at least 50% of their total time using these apps, and 91% of social media users access social channels using their mobiles devices.
Like any industry, building and developing social apps requires several must-have features. They need to allow users to post updates, comment and like posts, share their profiles, and other social media integration is key. Notifications, news feeds, and customizable profiles are popular, as is the ability to chat with others in the network. It’s really about allowing users to create content so they can interact with each other.
Social app developer example
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Why have a social app?
The most critical reasons for having a social app are the following:
- Stay in touch with your customers 24/7 and provide them with updates on new services and products
- You can extend your business reach by bringing in new customers from across the globe
- You can stay connected with users through the use of push notifications
- It allows you to build long-term relationships with customers
- You’ll be able to impress potential customers and receive user feedback
There are a number of app development companies who take on social app development projects and have app developers with experience specifically catered to these apps. Here we’ve put together for you a list of the best.
App Developer Platforms
Intellectsoft is a digital transformation consultancy that provides cutting-edge engineering solutions for global organizations. Each day companies ranging from startups to the world’s most recognizable brands, including Universal Pictures, Jaguar Motors, Qualcomm, Ernst & Young, Clinique, Bombardier, London Stock Exchange, Harley-Davidson leverage Intellectsoft’s creative solutions and mobile development services to enhance their products and maximize KPIs.
- Platforms: Android, iOS, HTML5
- Sector Focus: Construction, Healthcare, Insurance, Fintech, Logistics & Automotive, Travel & Hospitality, Retail & Ecommerce, Sports & Teams, Musicians & Bands.
- US Office: 721 Colorado Avenue, Suite 101 Palo Alto, CA USA 94303
INTUZ is a Global IT Consulting Company. We have been the preferred choice as a technology consulting partner for software application development for SMBs and Startups. Being an AWS Certified, Microsoft Partner, ISO Certified, INTUZ works long term with clients looking for Web, Mobile, IoT, Blockchain and Cloud application development experts. With over 10+ years in the industry, we have provided custom solutions solving real work business challenges.
- Platforms: iOS, Android, IoT, BlockChain
- Sector Focus: Healthcare, Fintech, Retail, Ecommerce, Manufacturing, E-learning, On-demand Solutions, Marketplace
- Key Clients: Bosch, Mercedes AMG, JLL, HolidayInn, Cambridge Publications and more.
- US Office: 18 Bartol Street Suite #130, San Francisco CA 9413
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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. The spectrum of Eleks specialities is broad, it covers data science, mobility, quality assurance and testing, R&D, blockchain, AI, Cloud, IoT, ML, logistics and more.
- Platforms: iOS, Android, HTML5, Mobile Web, Web Development
- Sector Focus: Retail, Fintech, Logistics, Media & Entertainment, Heatlthtech, Government, Agriculture
- UK Office: South Quay, London, E14 9GE, E149JL, GB
Founded in 2013, Emizentech has emerged with a plethora of insights and result-driven aspects by delivering cutting-edge mobile app development solutions to clients from all over the globe. Being globally acknowledged as a leading mobile app developer, Emizentech develops futuristic mobile software solutions for all sized businesses, and too with satisfaction.Learn more about Emizen Tech
Netsells is one of the leading UK based digital agencies that will turn 10 this year. It has an expertise in native (iOS and Android) and cross-platform mobile app development. The agency has been serving clients of all sizes from more than 40 countries. Some of its top clients are Hiscox, Uber, Trainline and Capita. Netsells developers team specialities ranges from web design, web development, logo design to mobile app development.
- Platforms: Android, iOS, HTML5
- Sector Focus: Broadcasting, Jobs, Finances, Fitness.
- UK Office: Suite 3, Mill House, North Street, York, YO1 6JD
The Distance team has a long history of being on the app development market. They have been developing apps since the first iPhone launched and its extensive portfolio of apps, they’ve built for brands ranging from household names to world famous companies, speaks for itself.
- Platforms: iOS, Android
- Sector Focus: Advertising, Business Services, Healthcare
- UK Office: Cromwell House 31 Micklegate, York YO1 6JH, UK; 90 York Way, London N1 9AG, UK
Konstant Infosolutions is a globally recognized mobile app development company delivering the best-in-class solutions. Having served businesses, startups, enterprises across all industries, weíve developed over 600 Android, iOS and hybrid mobile apps.
Its team of 180+ professionals possess the finest combination of skills in business analytics, project management, code development, UI/UX design, app prototyping and strategy, web design, quality assurance and various other verticals. With a vision to becoming the top choice of businesses worldwide as a trusted offshore development partner, Konstantinfo continues to follow on-time, in-budget principles and offer cost-effectiveness in each of the projects delivered.
- Platforms: Android, iOS, Flutter, Ionic, React Native, PWA, Internet of Things, Web Development, Mobile Web
- Sector Focus: Real Estate & Property, On-Demand Solutions, Social Networking, Food & Restaurant, Banking, Finance & Insurance, Education & eLearning, Ecommerce, Retail & B2B, Travel & Hospitality, Media & Entertainment, Healthcare & Fitness, Transport & Automotive, Gaming & Leisure, Directory & Organization, Event & Tickets
- Offices: California (USA), Florida (USA), Jaipur (India), UAE
- Key Clients: United Nations, Volkswagen, Stanley Connect, Delmonte, Citrix Systems, Thomasville, Tailored Brands, Reliance Infrastructure, Wonder Cement, Rawbank, Scholastic
- Employees: 180+
- Serving in Industry: 17+ Years
NMG Technologies is a global full-cycle software development company building advance websites, software and mobile apps using latest technologies since 2008. NMG Technologies is trusted by enterprises & Fortune 500 companies across 30 countries.
It offers Enterprise Software Development, Dedicated Development Team, IT Consulting, Mobile App Development. As well as the following solutions – Corporate/Business Websites, Enterprise Ecommerce, Blockchain Development, FinTech, Augmented Reality, Cloud Apps , Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things
- Platforms: Android, HTML5, iOS, Mobile Web
- Sector Focus: IoT, FinTech, Chatbot, AR/VR, Blockchain, AI.
- Offices: Delhi, India, London, UK, Las Vegas, US.
Light IT provides innovative mobile/web apps and software development solutions for your business. We offer more than just software development, we focus on clients’ needs, go deep into requirements to suggest improvements, plan our workflow to reduce the budget, and never miss the deadlines.
For over 14 years, we have delivered 500+ custom solutions for companies from Australia, Europe, United States, Canada, Japan, China, and many others.
Learn more about Light IT
3 Sided Cube is mobile and web development agency with range of expertise that covers Mobile Applications (iOS and Android), Web Applications, Digital Strategy, Rapid Prototyping, Web Development and WordPress. It worked with global brands such as American Red Cross, Boots, RNLI, LUSH, RSPB, Lloyds Banking Group and Nordstrom.
- Platforms: iOS, Android, Desktop
- Sector Focus: Healthcare, Ecology, Sports
- UK Office: Telephone House, 18 Christchurch road, Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 3NE, GB
Alphonic Network Solutions is a full-stack Mobile Apps and Web development agency established in 2013. Alphonic is a team of IIT and IIM venture. We are in business for the past six years. Operating from Jaipur, India, with a team of 40+ smart and enthusiastic masterminds working together, we have successfully delivered 200+ projects globally.Learn more about Alphonic Network Solutions
GeekyAnts is a product studio specializing in web and mobile development using React, React Native, Flutter, Vue, Angular, NodeJS, Laravel, Python etc.
On the services side, they have worked with around 500+ clients all across the globe. The services provided ranges from business analysis, web and mobile development, UI/UX design, product management, delivery & support.
- Platforms: Android, iOS
- Sector Focus: Healthcare, Communication, Financial.
- UK Office: 7 Bickleigh House, Frogwell Close,
London N15 6ED, England, UK
Rantmedia is a small UK-based app development studio with 15+ experience of delivering superb software for desktop and mobile. Rantmedia team is ready to work with companies of all sizes, from small startups to global well established brands. It was awarded with BAFTA for Technical Achievement by The British Academy of Film and Television Arts in Wales.
- Platforms: Android, iOS
- Sector Focus: Sports, Games, Broadcasting
- UK Office: 22 Cathedral Rd, Cardiff CF11 9LJ, London, UK
- Key clients: BBC, TV/S Soccer, NHS, Project AWARE
360 Degree Technosoft is a recognized mobile application development company in USA, Dubai, Australia and India/ We are amongst top app development companies, developing creative and customer centric apps to give your users and customers a ceaseless & friendly experience.Learn more about 360 Degree Technosoft
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Tech Exactly is award winning Indian Mobile App Development Company with a diverse global clientele. We provide dedicated mobile app and web developers to help startups and enterprises create bespoke solutions.Learn more about Tech Exactly
Promatics Technologies is an ISO 9001:2008 certified Mobile App Development Company based in India. With over 5 offices across the globe, Promatics has been delivering native as well as hybrid apps for its clients since several years.Learn more about Promatics
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- Platforms: iOS, Android, Web
- Sector Focus: Finance, Supply Chain and Logistics and Healthcare
- Offices: Newcastle upon Tyne, London & Boston
- Employees: 51+
Moon Technolabs is one of the esteemed top mobile app development company based in the United States and India established in the year 2009. We deal to provide robust & cost-efficient mobile app development solutions to their clients in all the respective platforms.Learn more about Moon Technolabs
Skylark is a pioneer software development company having deep industry and functional expertise. Although based in Singapore, our services are not restricted to geographical boundaries. We are a team of experienced, highly motivated and dynamic web designers and programmers, who deliver cutting edge, cost-effective and result-oriented solutions to meet your expectations.Learn more about Skylark Infotech
Heads and Hands is 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”.Learn more about Heads and Hands
Borne – Not just app development but digital products at large. Established in 2013, highly creative agency, with a team of 20 professionals that develop for both iOS and Android, web, as well as UX/ UI design, branding, market research user strategy and product mapping. Clients include Shell, The British Army, Xendpay. gowithYamo, Bendi, Shell, Joseph Homes, Holiday Swap, BuzzHire, Unifi, Zeus, Sidekicks.
- Platforms: iOS, Android
- Sector Focus: Social, Health
- UK Office: Workhouse One, 3rd Floor 6-8 Bonhill Street London EC2A 4BX, UK
- Employees: 10+
WASKO is one of the leading software development companies in Poland, based in the heart of Gliwice. We have been on the market for more than 30 years with the team of +1000 developers on board. Thanks to the clients all over the world we have the strong experience to develop any kind of software when it comes to Web and Mobile App Development.Learn more about WASKO
Hidden Brains Infotech is an Award Winning Web & Mobile App Development Company committed to provide end-to-end IT services in Web, Mobile, Cloud, CMS and Ecommerce. Right from ideation, UX/UI design, development through final deployment, we have successfully delivered 5000+ Web & 850+ Mobile applications in a span of 12+ years to clients across 97 countries.Learn more about Hidden Brains
Arateg is a leading custom mobile & web app development company delivering hi-tech software solutions to clients in E-commerce, E-learning, Healthcare, Financial sectors, etc. We help startups & SMEs grow innovative beautiful products increasing your productivity and revenue.Learn more about Arateg
Tarkin Studios is a mobile app publisher and developer that brings great games and apps to market successfully. Your app/game is your property. Our mission is to help you get to market and maintain your intellectual property.Learn more about Tarkin Studios
Founded in 2008, [x]cube LABS is a leader in mobile app development and consulting. With deep expertise across Mobile, IoT & Wearables, Big Data and Cloud technologies, [x]cube is the partner of choice for several disruptive startups and Fortune 1000 brands like GE, Honeywell, Sharp, UHG, Amazon, Nokia, Dreamworks, Texas Instruments etc.Learn more about [x]cube LABS
Agicent offers high quality mobile app development services to startups, entrepreneurs, and growing organizations across the world. We created some famous apps like HASfit, Pregmo, and Drivewey. We assign you a dedicated developer (or team) for your project, no matter how small or big work it is so that you have full control and never have communication gap.Learn more about Agicent App Company
Apadmi is a mobile technology company that works with clients of all sizes to understand how and where to use mobile in their organization to make life better for customers and internal staff alike – delivering the complete solutions needed to make it happen. Their clients include Argos, the NHS, BBC, Co-op, United Utilities, AstraZeneca, Lexus, and Range Rover. Named Top UK App Developer 2018 by Clutch, Large UK App Agency of the Year 2018 (UK App Awards), Large Digital Agency of the Year 2018 (UK Agency Awards). The company works across all mobile platforms, from voice technology to Java and ASP.NET
- Platforms: iOS, Android, Amazon Alexa, Windows, HTML5, Blackberry
- Sector Focus: Healthcare, Utilities, Retail Finance
- UK Office: Manchester (Trafford Park and city centre), London
- Employees: 75+
Code Brew Labs is a mobile focused software development company which has served startups and enterprises all across the globe. We are a team of around 100 people, using the best practices and having the best minds and creativity.Learn more about Code Brew Labs
TechBlocks, Inc. is a software consulting and product engineering company headquartered in Toronto, that specializes in development of enterprise applications, products and platforms on web, mobile and cloud.Learn more about TechBlocks
Appus Studio is a full-cycle app development company with the in-house team. The company was found in 2009 in Ukraine. Now it is a middle-sized IT company with 40 professionals (iOS, Android, Web developers, UI/UX designers, project managers, QA testers) on a board and one of the TOP app development companies, based in Ukraine that serves clients from all over the world.Learn more about Appus Studio
Chelsea Apps – is a mobile and web app development agency with 70+ million mobile app downloads and generating in excess of £250m for its clients. The team is dedicated to crafting apps that make a real impact. People that work in Chelsea Apps bring to bear a blend of youth and experience with strengths in areas such as creativity, development, enterprise-level security and big data innovation. Chelsea Apps worked for companies likes of TFL, Ladbrokes, Waitrose, KPMG, Peace One Day and Telefonica among others
- Platforms: iOS, Android, Windows
- Sector Focus: Retail
- UK Office: 30 Stamford Street, London SE1 9LQ, & Telephone House, 18 Christchurch Rd, Bournemouth BH1 3NE United Kingdom
- Employees: 10+