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
Source: FreshWorks Studio
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.
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
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
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
Sonin is an award-winning app agency with over a decade of experience helping ambitious organisations to build the right products that make people’s lives better.
Our services include
Discovery: Product Strategy, Research, Workshops, and Road mapping.
App Design: Strategy, User Experience Design, User Interface Design, and Usability Testing.
App Development: iOS, Android, Web, and Immersive.
Product Success: Analytics, User Feedback, and Insights.
- Discovery to prove the business case of your product before beginning development.
- UX/UI Design to create a delightful experience that drives results.
- iOS, Android, Web, and Immersive Apps that take advantage of everything each platform has to offer.
- Product Success that goes beyond your short-term challenges to ensure you achieve your long-term strategic goals.
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.
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
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
We translate your ideas into futuristic apps and immersive mobile experiences.10
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
Groovy Web is a home to young and energetic people with modern skills and knowledge who stood out in a very competitive market with a fresh outlook to serve industries and organizations from every domain with great quality and cost-effective services like: React Native App Development Android App Development iOS App Development Cross Platform App Development Progressive Web Application For more than 6 years, we have been giving our best efforts right from analyzing the clients\' requirements to developing and deploying cutting-edge and complex solutions.Learn more about Groovy Web
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
- Key clients: BBC, TV/S Soccer, NHS, Project AWARE
Trusted Digital Transformation Partner for Startups, Growing and Enterprise Companies10
App Maisters Inc. is recognized as one of the Top App Development Companies in United States. We provides an ultra-rapid & cost effective delivery cycle, a key success factor in such a rapidly evolving market place.Learn more about App Maisters
BUILDING MOBILE & WEB APPS IS EASY. We do that since 2010. CREATING SUCCESSFUL APPS IS HARDER. We focus on that! There are two types of app developers on the market and one easy way to distinguish between them.Learn more about JetRuby
We build digital platforms with global organisations and movements to make change happen. 3 Sided Cube champions and advocates all things tech for good. We are an ISO accredited app development and digital product agency on a mission to use technology to change millions of lives for the better.Learn more about 3 Sided Cube
We create great mobile and web apps using the latest technologies focused on building elegant and functional products.
What sets us apart is our can-do attitude about every project we take up. We are a bright team of 80+ developers, designers, analysts, strategists, and QA engineers who don’t just provide efficient apps, but also innovate the way business people think.
We started guiding companies into mobile and web development in 2011 and have successfully completed more than 300 projects ever since. Over the years, we have become a full-cycle development company delivering cost-effective applications across various domains: Health & Fitness, eCommerce, FinTech, Entertainment, IoT, Social Media, Taxi Booking, Enterprise, and others.
Key clients: Hamleys, Sport.com, Philips, CoachNow, Adidas, IKEA, MTBank, PSN Group.
Services we provide:
- Mobile (iOS and Android) Application Development
- Web Development
- UI/UX Design
- Business Analysis
- Quality Assurance
- IoT Development
Learn more about VironIT
Quytech is a trusted mobile app development company with over 10 years of experience that helps startups to take their first step in the right direction. We leverage the latest technology to shape your mobile app idea into reality.Learn more about Quy Technology
We help global brands solve their problems with digital products on mobile, web and connected platforms.9
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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+
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
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
For over 11 years, we\'ve worked with brands to develop digital business solutions, apps, and products that change how people live and work. Today, as an emerging tech consultancy and design studio, we are the go-to strategic design partner for firms across industries.Learn more about Mutual Mobile
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
RV Technologies is a renowned name in the field of Mobile App/Games development & Website Development. We have been providing these services successfully to our clients since 2007. Our team of expert and experienced designers, developers, testers and project managers coordinate with each other and help to deliver complete software solutions starting from inception to delivery. As a technology service provider, we empower your business by providing best resources with complete support and maintenance.
We have outstanding performances in creating Mobile Apps & Unity Games that are related to Physics Theory, Car Racing, Fighting games, Endless running games, Clash of clans, American Football league, GAME of Wars etc.. As a reliable firm, we provide range of services, such as:
- Mobile app development (In all trending technologies for Android & IOS)
- Website development (All trending CMS & Frameworks)
- UI/UX & Designing
- Unity Gaming
- Animations and Graphics
- Digital Marketing & Branding
- Quality Assurance
- IT And Business Consulting We are working on several projects that are based on Frameworks, which are in high market demand, such as: Laravel | Angular.js and node.js | React.js | Vue.js | Yii and Codeigniter. Our company has grown very fast due to the “Quality Work and Service” we provide to our clients. So what are you waiting for! Let’s work together.
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+
HestaBit is an established globally managed IT service provider that purely focuses on the end user. We have successfully created technology masterpieces with our varied experience in web and mobile technologies. All these years, we have managed to drive ideas with some of the biggest brands, channels and startups.Learn more about HestaBit
We\'re a UK-based UI/UX design and development studio on a mission to help brand grow and scale with incredible digital products. Our design team combines experience and vision to deliver interfaces that are beautiful and innovative, yet intuitive and functional.Learn more about Fortnight Studio
Essential Designs has been building high quality custom mobile and web based apps since 2008. We work with a client to help them clearly envision their project or concept, choose the right coding and software solutions, and produce a finished product for our clients efficiently and reliably.Learn more about Essential Designs
Who We Are: We are the nations hottest startup mobile app development and marketing agency. We\'ve helped launch a variety of mobile apps from their inception. We can attribute a lot of our success to our affordable pricing and agile process, which has made us capable of attributing more of the clients budget to growth.Learn more about SEM Nexus
Simform is a top custom software and app development company with a mission to help successful companies extend their tech capacity. Since 2010, Our team of 280+ experts has helped businesses elevate their value through our development services.Learn more about Simform
Arka Softwares is an ISO 9001:2015 certified and industry-leading web and mobile development solution provider company with 100+ passionate developers and designers, based in Jaipur, India having offices in, USA, UK, and Australia.Learn more about Arka Softwares
Trusted Extended Team that Solves Technology-Related Challenges. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️10
We are a digital product agency that solves all technology-related challenges of the client on a turnkey basis with a team of brilliant minds. We care about what we do and who we collaborate with. Our product-oriented team is willing to take on your most complex challenges without the hassle of micromanagement.Learn more about Uinno
We’re a full-service product development agency that is proven in transforming and scaling businesses. At MichiganLabs, our goal is to help you and your team through every phase of the development process.Learn more about Michigan Software Labs
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+
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
Driving business transformation through innovative mobile-first software10
Indiespring is a leading provider of innovative, mobile-first, custom software solutions that drive business transformation and accelerate our customers’ growth. We pride ourselves on building true, long-lasting partnerships with our customers and treat each project as if it\'s our own.Learn more about Indiespring
Hubspire is a results-driven intelligent solutions provider that utilizes emerging technologies to advance and drive competitive advantage for our clients. Our areas of expertise include: mobile app development, website, web app, iOS and Android development, Hybrid apps, data analytics and data visualization.Learn more about Hubspire
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
Arateg is an award-winning custom software development company that helps you grow feature-rich online marketplaces such as Amazon, Uber Eats, Airbnb, Booking.com, etc. Having considerable 7+ years of experience, we deliver web & mobile development, UX/UI design, IT consulting, testing, support, and maintenance services.Learn more about Arateg
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
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
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
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
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
We create mobile and web apps that meet business goals and user needs.10
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+