Top UK App Developers (2022)

Updated: August 5, 2022

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If you’re searching for a UK app developer then you’ve come to the right place. The UK has been referred to as a “powerhouse” of the global app development market, and for iOS, Android and Cross Platform, the data backs it all up.

In 2019, 79% of adults in UK owned a smartphone. On average brits spent 2 hours and 34 minutes interacting with their smartphones on a daily basis, spending 1 out of 5 minutes on social media. 72% of mobile connections in UK were 4G.

The app development market naturally follows, with plenty of app developers both in London and beyond, another hub being Manchester. This guide looks at the UK app development scene in detail, counting up the cost of having a mobile application developed in the country. It covers what you should think about when choosing an app developer in the UK and then lists some of the best companies who operate in the country.

We have put this list of UK app developers together based on our own research, suggestions from our network and based on rankings and data from other third party sources and sites. The list is in no particular order, rather we have tried to aggregate and curate a range of useful suggestions for UK app development shops. Whether you choose to work with them or not is up to you to decide. This guide is divided into four sections, providing background on the market, typical app development costs and the best way to make your selection before providing some more details on specific app development companies operating in the UK market.

You can jump to the start of each section using the section headings below:

We begin with an overview of the app developer market in the UK.


The app developer market in the UK

It’s a strong one.

Revenues in the UK app developer market are forecast to be more than £31 billion by 2025, and according to a report by Vision Mobile, the economy will be worth more than £30 billion by 2030.

App developers can be found all over the United Kingdom, but the majority is clustered around London. Of its 8000 app-development-related companies (around a fifth of all European app development agencies), 31% are located in the capital, and about 25% of those in the south-east part of the city.

Location of app development companies in UK

Scatter map of location of map development companies on UK territory.

Source: SlashData

It’s estimated that these together employ 380,000 people (though not all of them are developers – this includes designers, admin and marketing people involved in the app industry.)

With all signs that the industry is growing, what kind of prices can you expect to develop a mobile application in the UK?

UK app development costs

How do UK app development costs measure up globally?

Globally, an iOS mobile app development price tag is in a ballpark of $28,000, for Android its $23,000 and $18,000 for a Window Phone OS.

The UK has some of the best app developers in the world, and thus costs can be close to the global average. According to this app development price calculator, a single platform app could cost £ 38,000, while a two-platform app can reach £42,000. These costs are calculated for developing an app from scratch, with a multi-lingual interface, a user account, in-app purchases and custom UI design.

The amount a developer charges per hour also comes close to global highs. Below you can find a graph for the estimated minimum and maximum you can expect to pay hourly for an app developer to work on your iOS or Android app.

Median cost of mobile app development in select regions worldwide, by platform


Data source: Statista

The reason for the high price is quality: not only are some of the best app developers in the world found here, but many US firms have offices here – while not technically from the UK, they operate on the territory and raise the average.

Having had a glimpse of the cost and skill of the developers in the UK, how do you go about choosing one?

Top UK App Development Companies:

  • NMG Technologies - Award Winning Mobile, Web & Software App Development
  • Groovy Web - ⭐World-Class Digital Solutions ✅ On-Time ✅ In-Budget ⭐
  • eleks - Your Technology Partner for Software Innovation and Market-leading Solutions
  • Emizen Tech - Mobile app Development Company
  • The Distance - Leading UK Mobile App Development Company
  • 3 Sided Cube - LET'S BUILD TECH FOR GOOD
  • Simform - Your Extended Team of Tech Experts
  • Rantmedia - Think. Make. Innovate.
  • Tech Exactly - We translate your ideas into futuristic apps and immersive mobile experiences.
  • App Maisters - Trusted Digital Transformation Partner for Startups, Growing and Enterprise Companies
  • Mtoag Technologies - Designing technology for today’s mobile generation
  • Quy Technology - Mobile Apps for Startups and Enterprises
  • Apadmi - Restlessly Mobile
  • TopDevs - 🔥We have been developing iOS and Android apps since 2009 🔥
  • Fortnight Studio - Award-Winning App Design & Development Studio
  • PixelPlex - Client-focused. Result-driven.
  • Promatics - Top Rated Mobile App Development Company
  • Light IT - Reliable technical partner for more than 500 companies since 2006

How to choose app developers in the UK

There’s a few things you should know:

Two major sections: the research you can do on your own, and the interview phase with the app developer, where you’ll explore their skills and expertise while they try to understand your business and your app. The research you can do at home is as follows:

  • Review their portfolio: not only to see how many apps they’ve made and how successful they’ve been, but also to see which industries they’ve worked for. A niche social network app has vastly different characteristics and challenges to a mobile enterprise app for industry. Experience in your specific field of business is just as important as development skills.
  • Recommendations: ask others in your industry who have launched successful apps to recommend a developer, or find out who made the most successful apps if there’s an industry benchmark.
  • Check out our Market Place: You’ll find a wealth of information and app developer profiles in Business of App’s Marketplace.

 Top 5 UK App Development Companies, by Twitter Followers

Company Twitter Followers
Fueled  6.8k+
Brightec 5.1k+
Waracle 3.7k+
Adapmi 3.4k+
Mubaloo 2.7k+

Source: Twitter

Best UK App Developers

These the top app development companies with offices in the UK. They’re not ranked in any order, they’re just “the best.” We’ve gone for a mix of budgets, skills and expertise as well as made sure to choose companies from all over the UK, not just in London.

List of mobile app development companies in the UK

Waracle

Mobile app marketing and development

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Our teams are situated all across the UK, with hubs in London, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee.

VERVE LOGIC

Turning Vision Into Success Stories

10
(31 votes)
(31) REVIEWS
FoundedEmployeesRevenuesTraffic
201180+10m20000
India, US, UK, AU, CA, GCC, Dubai.

Uinno

Trusted Extended Team that Solves Technology-Related Challenges. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

10
(1 vote)
(1) REVIEWS
FoundedEmployees
201910-50

TopDevs

🔥We have been developing iOS and Android apps since 2009 🔥

10
(2 votes)
(2) REVIEWS
FoundedEmployeesSocialTraffic
200910-501000+2000+
...financial operations center in Toronto, Canada Major clients from USA, Germany, Canada, Australia, UK, Switzerland, Finland TopDevs Inc.

TopDevs team possesses expert skills in the best technologies: iOS: Swift, RxSwift, Swift UI, Objective-C, Realm, Apollo, SwiftMessage, Automatic Layout, Mix Swift, UI Kit, Map Kit, MVVM, XCode, Custom UI Android: Java, Kotlin, Coroutines, Flow, Room, Dagger/Hilt, Retrofit, Navigation Component, Custom UI, Jetpack Compose, MVVM  Frontend: JavaScript (Vue.

Learn more about TopDevs

The NineHertz

Smart & Robust Mobile App Development

10
(15 votes)
(15) REVIEWS

The Distance

Leading UK Mobile App Development Company

10
(1 vote)
(1) REVIEWS
FoundedEmployeesRevenuesSocialTraffic
200911-50$1m+2k+2,000
As UK app developers, we have been developing apps since the first iPhone launched and our extensive portfolio....

 

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
Learn more about The Distance

The App Business

Full-service mobile app & software development

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Technostacks

Helping build Innovative Mobile & Digital Products

10
(5 votes)
(5) REVIEWS
FoundedEmployeesRevenuesSocialTraffic
201451-1000.7m70609600

Tech Exactly

We translate your ideas into futuristic apps and immersive mobile experiences.

10
(1 vote)
(1) REVIEWS
FoundedEmployeesRevenuesSocialTraffic
201510-505m1000015000

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
FoundedEmployeesRevenues
201351-1002.5

Tapptitude is a product studio that partners with funded startups and established brands to build interactive, mobile-first products that people love to use.

Tapptitude supports clients proactively throughout the journey from idea to launching a product and scaling it up. Startups and brands work with Tapptitude to define their product, design their prototype, develop their MVP and scale a successful product.

  • Platforms: iOS, Android
  • Sector Focus: IoT, Media, Retail, Productivity, On-Demand Delivery, Retail, Real Estate, Automative, FinTech,
  • Offices: London, UK, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
Learn more about Tapptitude

Sonin

A Decade of Award-Winning Apps

10
(1 vote)
(1) REVIEWS
FoundedEmployees
200810-50
Our team of UK-based, expert app developers love bringing ideas to life.

Somo

Solutions for the connected world

10
(1 vote)
(1) REVIEWS
19 on The Times' Tech Track 100 in 2014, High Growth Team of the Year in 2014 by UK Business Angels, and winning the Retail Mobile Strategy/Campaign MOMA award in 2014 with its work....

Software Developers India

Mobile apps at the best possible price

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Simform

Your Extended Team of Tech Experts

10
(1 vote)
(1) REVIEWS
FoundedEmployees
2010201-500

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

Red C

Mobile App Design and Development

10
(1 vote)
(1) REVIEWS

Ready4S

Award-Winning Mobile App Development Company

10
(1 vote)
(1) REVIEWS

RapidValue Solutions

Digital Transformation for Enterprises

(0) REVIEWS
We have offices in the US, UK, and India with operations spread across Middle-East, Europe and Canada.
FoundedEmployeesRevenuesSocialTraffic
200311-50-1k+400+

 

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
Learn more about Rantmedia

Quy Technology

Mobile Apps for Startups and Enterprises

10
(1 vote)
(1) REVIEWS

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

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