Top 20 Web Development Companies in the World | June 2018

How Can You Find the Best Web Developer to Build a User-Friendly Website for Your Business?

A well-structured, user-friendly, and useful website is a must for businesses. But, finding a web development team that can create a product that matches your vision isn’t easy.

We compiled research, reviews, and case studies of web development companies from around the world, and created a list of the top 15. Use this shortlist to navigate hiring a web development company for your next big project.

list of top 15 web development companies

List of the Top Web Developers

  • Appster

    A global company, Appster has offices in San Francisco, Australia, New York, and India. They’re a leading company in mobile app development, web development, and custom software development, and their clients include a range of startups, midmarkets, and enterprise companies.

    Notable Project

    “Appster’s communication style is second to none. They are absolutely committed to helping,” said the managing director of an app startup company in the fitness industry. “Appster’s approach is unique, and they pride themselves on helping a company take its idea to market.”

    Appster worked with the client to develop a sustainability lifestyle app for the iOS platform. They also helped the client further develop their business strategy.

    Former Clients: BlueDot, Anglicare, and ViewPop

    Awards: The company has won multiple Stevie Awards in 2017 for mobile site and apps developed in fitness, recreation and health and fashion, and beauty and lifestyle.

    $ $ $ $ $
    $25,000+
    251 - 1,000 Employees
    San Francisco , CA
    4.8
    4.8
    20 REVIEWS
  • Atomic Object

    Michigan-based software development company Atomic Objects serve clients around the world. The team of over 60 and has been creating custom products for web and mobile since being founded in 2001.

    Notable Project

    Atomic Object created an iPad app for a drug testing administration. The app stored data from athlete drug-testing. They handled development from beginning to end, with constant input from the client.

    “Atomic Object exhibited similar traits as our company. They were about the same size and had a wealth of experience based on past projects. We liked their leadership team and loved their presentation. … They took the time to understand who we were.” – CEO, Drug Testing Administrator

    Former Clients: ArtPrize, Priority Health, John Deere, Domino’s

    Awards: Michigan 50 Companies to Watch (2010); Inc 5000 (2010); When Work Works: Outstanding Workplace Culture (2016)

    $ $ $ $ $
    51 - 250 Employees
    Grand Rapids , MI
    4.9
    4.9
    6 REVIEWS
  • Big Drop

    With offices in New York, Los Angeles, and Europe, Big Drop is a web design and development company that works with businesses of all sizes. The team of 80+ employees specializes in branding, digital marketing, design, and support.

    Notable Project

    An earbuds manufacturer hired Big Drop to build an e-commerce website, which would be their main source of sales. Big Drop worked on frontend and backend elements and was particularly diligent with the website’s e-commerce features, which the client did not have experience with.

    “Big Drop was very responsive throughout the project. I knew that I could get in touch with our project manager at any point in time.” – COO, Earbuds Manufacturer

    Former Clients: Samsung, Blk Water, Saks Fifth Avenue, Mudd Jeans

    Awards: Website designs featured on CSS Design Awards; 10 Best Design: Top New York Web Design Firms

    $ $ $ $ $
    $25,000+
    51 - 250 Employees
    New York , NY
    4.7
    4.7
    27 REVIEWS
  • Digital Echidna

    Digital Echidna is a digital agency with a focus on web development. Headquartered in Canada, the team of just over 60 employees has nearly two decades of experience. Since its founding in 2002, Digital Echidna continues to offer web design and digital strategy services to complement its web development experience.

    Notable Project

    From January to September 2016, Digital Echidna worked with a research nonprofit to help create and manage a new website. The website Digital Echidna developed was compatible with both mobile and desktop devices. The team also provided advice and guidance on how to optimize the updated site. For example, they changed a carousel on the homepage to a grid that highlights main points about the client. Optimization efforts also included on-site SEO.

    “Their adaptability is impressive. They try to fulfill every request and rectify any issues, and they usually respond to urgent matters right away.” – Coordinator of External Relations and Communications, Research Nonprofit

    Former Clients: TVOntario, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Fanshawe College, Ottawa Heart Institute

    Awards: 2017 IABC London Chapter Outstanding Communicator Award

    $ $ $ $ $
    51 - 250 Employees
    London , ON
    4.7
    4.7
    24 REVIEWS
  • Elevated Third

    Elevated Third is a Denver-based Drupal web development agency. Founded in 2005, Elevated Third has a team of about 30 that works with organizations ranging from small nonprofits to large Fortune 500 companies. They also assist with web design, digital strategy, and UI/UX design.

    Notable Project

    From December 2016 to May 2017, Elevated Third worked with an enterprise software company to update its corporate website. The client needed to scale and better present its work portfolio online. Elevated Third was responsible for strategy, design, and frontend and backend development. The client was impressed with Elevated Third’s helpfulness, even when the challenges extended beyond the project’s original scope.

    “During the launch of our website, we had some unforeseen complications with our web server. Elevated Third stepped in, even when they weren’t contracted to do so, to solve it.” – Director of Marketing, Enterprise Software Company

    Former Clients: Comcast, Sprint, Dish Network, University of Colorado

    Awards: 2017 Acquia Engage Award, 2017 Denver Business Journal Best Places to Work, 2015 W3 Silver Awards

    $ $ $ $ $
    11 - 50 Employees
    Denver , CO
    4.9
    4.9
    9 REVIEWS
  • Fingent Corp

    Headquartered in White Plains, New York, Fingent Corp is a web and mobile development services provider agency with additional; offices in Boston, MA, Dubai, and India. The agency and its team of under 250 employees specialize in web development and custom software development for mid-market and enterprise firms. 

    Notable Project

    Fingent developed a mobile and web app that measures the talent of college athletic recruits. The goal of the app was to help high school athletes with college admissions by helping recruiters easily identify their skills. The initial feedback of the app was positive and several college coaches have shown interest in using it.  

    "Deliverables were timely and completed in a highly professional manner. The project manager was fantastic. I never had to ask for anything twice. I have nothing but the highest regard for them." – Founder, Sports Tracking Company

    Former Clients: Sony, University of North Carolina, CBN, Johnson & Johnson

    Awards: Top App Creators: Top Mobile App Development Companies (2017)

    $ $ $ $ $
    $10,000+
    51 - 250 Employees
    White Plains , NY
    4.9
    4.9
    19 REVIEWS
  • Iflexion

    Iflexion a full-cycle web and mobile development firm of 400+ IT experts based in Austin, TX. Since its 1999 startup, the team has expanded to a London office and shifted toward big data, enterprise portals, and omni-channel solutions.

    Notable Project

    Iflexion developed a custom online payment solution, a supporting CRM, a payroll system, and a standalone mobile app for a financial tech company. To the client’s delight, the platform easily handled 12,000 new customers in a single weekend, and the team’s ongoing support and adjustments were much appreciated.

    “They're great in terms of backend logical systems, and they know how to find creative workarounds.” – Head of Business Development, Financial Technology Company

    Former Clients: Adidas, Cisco, Google, Phillips, Xerox

    $ $ $ $ $
    $10,000+
    51 - 250 Employees
    Austin , TX
    4.8
    4.8
    13 REVIEWS
  • ImageX

    ImageX is a web design and development agency founded in 2001. They are based in Vancouver, British Columbia and have an additional development center in Kiev, Ukraine. ImageX is a mid-sized, well-established firm with just over 40 employees, all specializing in Drupal development. They have been a Drupal-exclusive agency since 2006 and are considered experts in development for the open-source CMS. ImageX's experience has earned them the business of several globally relevant brands seeking complex Drupal solutions.

    Notable Client

    A nonprofit community organization hired ImageX to upgrade their website from a poorly managed Drupal 6 build. The community had three goals for the website: improve their web presence as a sales tool, reduce web development and maintenance costs, and integrate Drupal 8 capabilities. ImageX migrated the site to an Open Y platform and integrated the necessary Drupal 8 features to reduce maintenance efforts and enhance the site's functionality. The client was pleased with ImageX's work and now relies on them for other development projects. 

    "We didn’t just build a website together; we built a relationship that has strengthened over time and will contribute to the long-term success of our organization." – Marketing Director, Community Organization

    Former Clients: AgileCraft, YMCA, British Columbia Safety Authority, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

    $ $ $ $ $
    $10,000+
    51 - 250 Employees
    Vancouver , BC
    4.9
    4.9
    23 REVIEWS
  • Intuz

    Intuz is a custom software and cloud services company of 50+ app designers, engineers, marketers, and IT technicians. Established in 2008, the company's headquarters are in Sunnyvale, CA, while their global technology offices are in Ahmedabad, India.

    Notable Project

    Intuz provided a marketing firm with a full-service array of web coding, hosting, programming, and maintenance. Their expertise in coding and account management was comprehensive and earned them an ongoing consultantship with the client.

    "I even transferred some of my existing work with my old partner to them as well." – Project Manager, Marketing Consultancy

    Former Clients: Aphos, Digi-Gift, Holiday Inn, Lyricnote, SGC Investments

    $ $ $ $ $
    $10,000+
    51 - 250 Employees
    Sunnyvale , CA
    4.7
    4.7
    26 REVIEWS
  • IT Craft

    IT Craft is an IT development company that focuses on web and mobile app development, with offices in Germany, Canada, and the United States. With about 280 employees, this company prides itself on focusing on the client, helping business grow, and creating cutting-edge projects.

    Notable Project

    IT Craft created mockups for and later developed a website that was the foundation for an online brand marketplace for designers. The website allowed designers to upload content, make edits, and sell their services. Users could purchase domain names, logos, and other graphic design assets. After 3 years, the startup sold its website, which had close to 50,000 users.

    “IT Craft understood our goals. Even though they usually didn't come up with the same solutions we were thinking of, that ended up being a good thing.” – Founder, Graphic Design Marketplace

    Former Clients: Nando’s, Intel, Pepsi, British Council

    $ $ $ $ $
    $10,000+
    51 - 250 Employees
    Berlin ,
    4.8
    4.8
    23 REVIEWS
  • Itransition

    Founded in 1998 outside Denver, CO, Itransition now has an office in Austin, TX, as well as the UK and Belarus. They bring their 20 years experience and 1500+ person team to the table for custom software development, web development, and e-commerce development.

    Notable Project

    Itransition was hired by another development firm to collaborate on a project for a tourism company. They migrated 44 websites into one e-commerce platform, Magento.

    “They have a good talent pool; they’ve been able to find the right individuals. Everyone they have found who has worked with us has approached the project as though they understand the bigger picture. They’re not just coding for a paycheck.” – Director, Development Company

    Former Clients: Adidas, Pepsico, Toyota, PayPal, Xerox

    Awards: Inc. 5000, Deloitte Technology Fast 500, IAOP Global Outsourcing 100, Softwaremag.com 500

    $ $ $ $ $
    $10,000+
    251 - 1,000 Employees
    Lakewood , CO
    4.8
    4.8
    14 REVIEWS
  • Last Call Media

    Last Call Media is a creative agency with offices in both New York, NY and Northampton, MA. Founded in 2009, Last Call Media has a team of about 20 employees who specialize in web development, e-commerce development, digital strategy, UI/UX design, and management consulting.

    Notable Project

    In February 2017, Last Call Media partnered with a higher education institute to perform maintenance on the organizations Drupal website. The project focused on user groups, URL structure, and SEO. Last Call Media continues to manage the client’s website.

    “They are very much on top of things. They are great communicators. We talk weekly about the status of the project. They are essentially our primary support for Drupal right now.” – Director of Digital Communications, Higher Education Institute

    Former Clients: International Data Group, Yale University, New York Stock Exchange, Rainforest Alliance

    $ $ $ $ $
    11 - 50 Employees
    Northampton , MA
    4.8
    4.8
    1 REVIEWS
  • Merixstudio

    With more than 65 skilled developers, Merixstudio is a software development firm based in Poland. Since 1999, the agency has planned and implemented a variety of digital products for their clients with their custom software development, web development, and UX/UI design services. 

    Notable Project

    Merixstudio developed an English version of an e-commerce design marketplace in Denmark. Merixstudio helped rewrite the code for a new site framework and designed an English version of the designer's site. The client felt that Merixstudio's employees were great at understanding things quickly.

    "Merixstudio has done well blending themselves into our work culture and understanding the scope and context of what we’re doing." – CTO, Online Design Marketplace

    Former Clients: Toshiba, FOX, Pyrkon, EWE, The Juilliard School

    Awards:  Awwwards Nominee

    $ $ $ $ $
    $10,000+
    51 - 250 Employees
    Poznań ,
    4.6
    4.6
    33 REVIEWS
  • MLSDev

    MLSDev is a full-service web and mobile app development firm of 50+ based in Ukraine with offices in Poland and California. Started in 2009, they follow lean principle and agile methodologies to create innovative solutions for organizations of any size.

    Notable Project

    After completing a customer loyalty mobile app for an international fast food brand, MLSDev’s finished product skyrocketed to number one in the app store.The client plans to work with the team again, given their flexibility and remarkable results.

    “MLSDev was very professional and always accessible. They were always ready to discuss different questions. I'm very happy with the work.” – Marketing & Digital Director, Global Fast Food Brand

    Former Clients: Danone, EdgeRift, ESPN, McDonald’s, Panasonic

    Awards: DOU: Top Midsize Employers 2016 & 2015

    $ $ $ $ $
    $10,000+
    51 - 250 Employees
    Belmont , CA
    4.5
    4.5
    21 REVIEWS
  • Netguru

    Netguru is a web, mobile, and custom software development consultancy based in Poznan, Poland with an additional office in London. Started in 2008, this 250+ team is remarkable both for their innovative products and rapid growth.

    Notable Project

    Netguru developed a native iOS and Android app, from minimum viable product (MVP) to outstanding finished product. Their customer-centric approach and company culture wowed the client, as did their responsive project management and transparency.

    “People are really impressed by the system. In terms of ease of use, it’s a dream.” – Co-Founder, Healthcare Tech Firm

    Former Clients: atStats, IKEA, Property Detective, Santander, ZappiStore

    Awards: Deloitte Tech Fast 50 Central Europe Awards 2016-2014

    $ $ $ $ $
    $10,000+
    51 - 250 Employees
    Poznan ,
    4.9
    4.9
    17 REVIEWS
  • PSL Corp.

    Based in Medellín, Colombia, PSL Corp. is a software engineering company that was founded in 1986. Since their launch, PSL Corp. has grown to over 400 employees.  They specialize in custom software development, big data consulting, cloud consulting, system integration, and web development. PSL Corp. supports mid-sized and enterprise clients across a range of industries.

    Notable Project

    PSL Corp. built a marketing web application for a sales software firm. The client valued PSL Corp.'s ability to program flawless, bug-free code thanks to their high level of expertise in development. To support the client and maintain quality assurance, PSL Corp. continues to provide ongoing maintenance and support.

    "The developers are very careful to deliver a quality product from the start. The QA engineers don’t let errors slip through. It’s been a good, high-quality experience so far." – Vice President of Development, Sales and Marketing Software Firm  

    Former Clients: Bridgestone, Deloitte, Brinks, Arris

    Awards: IAOP: Top 100 Outsourcing Companies Worldwide (2018), European Software Institute: Software Excellence Award

    $ $ $ $ $
    $75,000+
    251 - 1,000 Employees
    Medellín , Antioquia
    4.8
    4.8
    13 REVIEWS
  • Radixweb

    Radixweb is a software development company based in India. Founded in 2000, the team of 350+ has worked with over 2,500 clients with their software development and web development needs. 

    Notable Project

    An environmental software startup hired Radixweb to build their software to measure emissions from smokestacks. The software that Radixweb created met the client's goals and was easy to install. The client felt that Radixweb was professional and patient, and was happy with the work that they created.  

    "[Radixweb] did an excellent job and gave us exactly what we hoped for. It fulfills all our requirements. It’s easy to install, highly technical, and very accurate." – CEO, Environmental Software Company

    Former Clients: The New York Times, XEROX, FastTrack, Shutterfly

    Awards: Microsoft Gold Partner

    $ $ $ $ $
    $10,000+
    51 - 250 Employees
    Ahmedabad , Gujarat
    4.7
    4.7
    21 REVIEWS
  • Raizlabs

    Based in Boston, MA, Raizlabs is a software company that develops apps for businesses, from startups to Fortune 500 companies. The team of 50+ employees designs web-platforms, customized apps, and cutting-edge software.

    Notable Project

    An amusement park hired Raizlabs to create a mobile app for both Android and iOS. Raizlabs completed the app on schedule and met all of the amusement park’s requirements. The park plans to work with Raizlabs again if any new features or maintenance are needed.

    “Raizlabs has the expertise and can provide the timely guidance that a company truly needs to have as they start building an app. They know where all the pitfalls are as you go through the process.” – Director of Digital Innovation, Large Theme Park

    Former Clients: AAA, HP, L.L. Bean, Macy’s, Rue La La, Virgin

    Awards: Boston Business Journal: Fast 50 Award 2013-2015; Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Company 2015 & 2014; W3 Award Winner 2013; BBJ Innovation: All-Star for Mobile Applications 2013; MITX Innovation Award 2012; Time Magazine Top App of 2009: Runkeeper

    $ $ $ $ $
    $50,000+
    51 - 250 Employees
    Boston , MA
    4.8
    4.8
    10 REVIEWS
  • Unleashed Technologies

    Unleashed Technologies is a web design agency founded in 2007 and located in Columbia, MD. The agency has around 30 employees who are experts in web development, mobile app development, and web design.

    Notable Project

    A furniture store hired Unleashed Technologies for web design and development for their Drupal site after another company the store originally hired left halfway through the project. Unleashed Technologies picked up from where they left off and completed the project. Unleashed Technologies now hosts the furniture store’s site and oversees its maintenance.

    “When I started working with Unleashed Technologies, I didn't want a company that was going to ask me what I needed but rather one that could tell me what I should want. Unleashed Technologies has done a good job in this sense.” – VP and General Manager, Furniture Store

    Former Clients: Supernus Pharmaceuticals, The United States Army, American Marketing Association, Sandy Spring Bank

    Awards: CEO Report: Baltimore Corporate Culture Award Winner (2018)

    $ $ $ $ $
    $25,000+
    11 - 50 Employees
    Columbia , MD
    4.8
    4.8
    17 REVIEWS
  • WillowTree, Inc.

    Mobile application development company WillowTree, Inc. was founded in 2007. With headquarters in Charlottesville, Virginia, and offices in New York and North Carolina, WillowTree has a team of 200+. They offer full-service development for both iOS and Android platforms, including mobile strategy, user experience design, testing, launching, and maintenance.

    Notable Project

    WillowTree worked with a cinema to maintain an existing mobile app and eventually rebuilt the app’s, integrated a loyalty program, and made it easy for customers to purchase tickets.

    “The biggest success for us was having WillowTree take over the app. After that, they integrated our entire loyalty program into it, which was already the biggest of its kind in the movie industry.” – Vice President of Media at a Cinema

    The client appreciated WillowTree’s willingness to work with an existing app instead of redeveloping the whole project.

    Former Clients: AOL, Time Warner, Fisher-Price, Johnson & Johnson

    Awards: Fortune: Best Workplace in Tech 2018, The Stevie Awards: Bronze Award in Financial Services and Banking, Best Streaming App from the Apple App Store for CBC TV app

    $ $ $ $ $
    $100,000+
    251 - 1,000 Employees
    Charlottesville , VA
    4.9
    4.9
    14 REVIEWS