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List of the Best Boutique Mobile App Development Companies

  • 1
    $25,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    New York NY

    Lickability is a New York-based boutique software studio founded in 2009. Their 7-person team offers services in mobile app development and wearable app development, along with application testing, management, and support.

    Clients
    The New Yorker
    The Atlantic
    Meetup
    Grouper
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A media company hired Lickability to support their development team for an iOS application. They assisted with the overall architecture, feature set, and task prioritization. The client is pleased with the final product.

    “One of the things they were good at bringing into the project was a sense of organization and definition.” – Director of Project Engineering, Media Company
     

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  • 2
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Alvechurch United Kingdom

    Exploding Phone is a software development and design firm founded in 2008. Based in Birmingham, U.K., the team of 10 employees specializes in mobile app development, web development and custom software development. They mainly serve small business and midmarket clients in the business services, manufacturing, and health care industries.

    Clients
    The Coleman Group
    Gas App UK
    Healthcare Management Solutions
    HOPS Labour Solutions
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Exploding Phone Limited worked with a paper and plastic retailer and developed a B2B e-commerce mobile application for PC, iOS and Android. Key features on the app include SAP ERP integration for orders and inventory and custom UI/UX templates for customers. The client was impressed with the team's work.

    "They never made the process difficult. The team explained their work so that even someone with a non-IT background could understand it. They were upfront about their capabilities and the challenges of what we’d ask for, but they fully committed to the work." – Group IT Director, Packaging Company 

  • 3
    $25,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    York United Kingdom

    Thumbmunkeys Ltd is a mobile app development company based in York, United Kingdom. This company was founded in 2012 and has 25+ employees. Thumbmunkeys Ltd is responsible for mobile app development, web development, and wearable app development.

    Clients
    Capita
    Transport for London
    Stansted Express
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Thumbmunkeys Ltd was tasked with helping to improve a pre-existing app for an insurance company. They addressed various bugs and coding issues in order to improve the overall functionality and reliability of the app and provide ongoing support as needed. The company reports a rise in sales since working with Thumbmunkeys Ltd.

    "Our sales have gone up and we've seen a decrease in the number of bugs coming through our bug-tracking platforms. Also, our customers don't complain as they used to, which is a good sign." - CTO, Insurance Company

  • 4
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    North Melbourne Australia

    Wave Digital is a development agency with offices in Melbourne and Sydney, Australia. With under 50 members on their team, the agency has focused on mobile app development, web development, and UX/UI design since its founding in 2000.

    Clients
    Vic Roads
    AMP
    Peter Mac
    South East Water
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Wave Digital designed a global health app for a medical information provider. The agency was dedicated to the project's success and delivered a platform that exceeded expectations. The client was impressed by how quickly the work was completed and their dedication.

    "We were impressed with their level of communication and commitment to creating the app to our exact requirements." – Developing Countries Program Manager, Medical Information Provider

  • 5
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Burlingame CA

    Lexington Creative is an app development company founded in 2009. Based in Burlingame, Calif., with an office in London, the company has 5 employees who specialize in mobile app development, enterprise app modernization, and IT consulting. 

    Clients
    Home Hardware
    Advanced Vision Care
    Australian Dental Association
    Dick's Sporting Goods
    Notable Project

    Lexington Creative worked with a medical center to design and develop a mobile app, aiming to retain youth and teen patients. The team added games, booking options, diagnosis help, and a health tracking feature. The client was impressed with the results. 

    "They have great attention to detail and commitment to creating a quality product. They also have competitive prices and a responsive, helpful staff." – Physician and CEO, Kids & Teens Healthcare

  • 6
    $50,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Montréal Canada

    App & Flow is a mobile development studio based in Montreal, Canada, that was established in 2015. Their 2-person team offers web development and mobile app development. 

    Clients
    Th3rd Wave Coffee
    New Story Charity
    Expo.io
    Notable Project

    App & Flow provided frontend development for a shipping platform for Android and iOS. Their team integrated data analytics and other features using React Native. Though the platform hasn't launched yet, App & Flow's work received positive feedback.

    "App & Flow was flexible – they knew our expectations and delivers high-quality work." – CEO, Service App 

  • 7
    $25,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chippendale Australia

    idea box is a mobile app development company based in Melbourne, Australia. Founded in 2008, this team of fewer than 10 employees provides mobile app and web development services.

    Clients
    Caring Hub
    Connect Manningham
    MDI Global
    DriveOffAlert.com
    Industries
    Notable Project

    idea box developed a mobile app for a market research company. The product serves as a data collection interface and is linked to a research management system. The team's patience and experience led to a successful development phase.

    "I most appreciate their honesty and integrity. Also, they're true developers." – CEO, Market Research Firm

  • 8
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Toronto Canada

    Continuum Software Solutions Inc is a mobile app and web development company based in Toronto with a team of over 10 experts. Since 2017, they have provided mobile app and e-commerce development assistance primarily to small businesses, as well as mid-market and large companies. They have experience in the fields of e-commerce, health care, and gaming.

    Clients
    The University of Notre Damn
    Essential Elegance Inc, Karpool Inc
    David Thomas & Associates
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A home goods company subcontracted Continuum Software Solutions Inc to redevelop a website for their company. The company's former website was not optimized at all and needed better design and UI. Continuum Software Solutions Inc was responsible for the development of the entire site, and web activity improved after the completion of the project.

    "What we found most impressive about Continuum Software Solutions was their impressive communication skills. Another impressive thing were their ability to always hit deadlines, never have we worked with an organisation who has been so prepared and organised and always hit targets." - HR Consultant, Home Goods Company

  • 9
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    London Canada

    Olio Digital Labs is a mobile app and web development company headquartered in London, Ontario with an office in Paris, Ontario. Founded in 2014, the small team of 5 specializes in web development and mobile app development.

    Clients
    The Home Depot
    London Hydro
    Walmart
    Staples
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Olio Digital Labs worked on web app development for an automotive startup. They built a web app from end-to-end in Laravel that connects drivers with local mechanics. The client appreciated their consistent communication throughout the project.

    “We had extensive conversations with our lead developer and never had any issues with communication. The whole team participated in the project and always had time to chat with us when we called. They replied almost instantly to emails and were exceptional across the board.” – Director of Marketing, Automotive Startup 

  • 10
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Bristol United Kingdom

    Blue Sparrow Apps is a development agency based in Bristol, England, and founded in 2015. With fewer than 10 employees, they specialize in mobile app and custom software development solutions for both small and medium-sized businesses.

    Clients
    Coeus Software
    Cartakeback
    Bishop Fleming
    Notable Project

    Blue Sparrow Apps developed a mobile app solution for a religious organization. The app featured 1,800 versions of the Bible through the use of an API. The client was satisfied with Blue Sparrow Apps’ work.

    “They’re very agile and are willing to listen to needs in order to deliver effectively.” - Project Manager, Religious Organization

  • 11
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Aubagne France

    Reservoir Dev is a software development agency based in Aubagne, France. They were founded in 2010 and have fewer than 10 employees. Reservoir Dev specializes in mobile app development, but they also provide some web development and UI/UX services. Most of their clientele consists of early startups and small businesses.

    Clients
    : France Television
    DispoMatching
    Compositworks
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A tile manufacturer hired Reservoir Dev to develop an iOS companion app to their projection showroom. The virtual showroom enables the firm to project different tile textures onto a surface for easier mock-ups. Reservoir Dev delivered a straightforward application that integrates with the projectors and is presently working on an Android version.

    "We have a good partnership with them based on mutual respect. They’ve always listened to our goals and even provided their own ideas to improve the application." - Designer, Tile Manufacturing Firm

  • 12
    $50,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Edmonton Canada

    AIVIA Inc. is an app development studio based in Edmonton, Canada. Founded in 2002, this company has eight employees. Services provided by AIVIA Inc. include mobile app development and custom software development for small and midmarket companies across various industries.

    Clients
    Government of Alberta
    Levven Electronics
    Old Strathcona Farmers Market
    Industries
    Notable Project

    AIVIA Inc. provided app development services for a home electronics company. They developed several apps for both Android and iOS platforms based on the client's initial ideas. The client reported satisfaction with the work of AIVIA Inc. and continues to work with them for app maintenance and updates.

    "They take requirements given to them and return with intelligent questions, troubleshooting how to proceed considering the effects those requirements will have on the overall app." - Director of R&D, Home Electronics Company

  • 13
    $25,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Houston TX

    Apptitude is a mobile app and web development company that specializes in building mobile sales platforms. Based in New Orleans, they complement their development services with web and logo design. They were founded in 2012 and are a small team of fewer than 20 employees.

    Clients
    Marriott International
    Houston Zoo
    Lagunitas Brewing
    Tulane University
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A zoo created a website with a previous developer, but the site experienced constant problems and needed an overhaul. The zoo hired to recode the website. They also went on to create an iOS and Android app. The partnership has lasted more than three years, and Apptitude not only has created additional projects but also maintains the website and app. The zoo experienced a significant drop in website downtime.

    "They’re always on top of the latest technology and really forward-looking. We’re a non-profit and we have to have an eye on our budget. ... I trust that solutions are tested and will work if we implement them." – Senior Director, Zoo

  • 14
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Since 2014 web and mobile app development agency LakeView Labs has served clients ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies. The small team of fewer than 10 applies its skill in mobile app, software, web, and e-commerce development to help these clients build engaging digital products.

    Clients
    Groupon
    EZOME
    SuperTailgate
    AllState
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A software company that's well-known for its checklist web application hired LakeView Labs to create a complementary iOS app. LakeView Labs was responsible for all aspects of development and successfully built important capabilities such as the ability to log in through a third-party, download a checklist template, and upload and share a completed checklist.

    "They’re excellent communicators and bring fresh ideas to the development process. Their knowledge of mobile applications made my life easier." – Founder, Software Company With Checklist App

  • 15
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    Kalamazoo MI

    AB Mobile Apps is an app development firm with fewer than 10 members on staff. It is headquartered in Seattle, WA, with an office in Portage, MI. AB Mobile Apps specializes in custom software and mobile development, UX/UI design, and web development for a variety of businesses. 

    Clients
    Flowchart
    Ask a Lawyer
    Home Design by Jacks
    Jolt - Secure Communication
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A Detroit-based therapist hired AB Mobile Apps to create an app that provides couples counseling services. The app is geared to helping couples learn how to effectively communicate. AB Mobile Apps went through the whole process of creating the app. Once the app hit the market, it was featured in the New York Times and received over 30,000 downloads. 

    "Their [AB Mobile Apps] ability to describe the process in my terms was wonderful. They are great human beings and can work with anybody. They can pull the best out of you." – Founder, Couples Counseling Mobile App

  • 16
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Thousand Oaks CA

    TouchZen Media is a design and development agency based in Thousand Oaks, Calif. with no more than 10 experts. Since their founding in 2014, they have provided mobile app development, UX/UI design, and IT strategy consulting solutions to various clients.

    Clients
    Beachbody LLC
    FullyRaw Media LLC
    Rawvana Inc.
    Industries
    Notable Project

    TouchZen Media developed a mobile app for a wellness entrepreneur. The development of the app was inspired by the success of leaders in the same industry. TouchZen Media developed an app that ended up reaching #1 in six different countries.

    “The results of the engagement are on par with what I expected, and actually there was an over delivery.” - Founder, Wellness Entreprenuer

  • 17
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Spain

    2Coders Studio, S.L. is a development company in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain. Founded in 2013, they have about 10 employees that serve mostly small businesses. Services include mobile app development, web design, and web development.

    Clients
    Gran Canaria
    Pulselive
    itc
    Deltatre
    Notable Project

    2Coders Studio, S.L. developed an app to create an MVP. Their team built versions for iOS and Android. The app has received positive feedback and was downloaded 1,000 times within its first month.

    “2Coders Studio not only delivered what we asked for, but they also made key improvements to the app and suggested and implemented other features.” – Founder, Walking Tool

  • 18
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Jodhpur India

    Founded in 2011, Sparkle Appz is an app development company that offers UX/UI design, mobile app development, and wearable app development to their small business, mid-market, and enterprise clients in the arts, entertainment, utilities, and education industries. Their 10 employees are based out of Jodhpur, India.

    Clients
    NFL
    limevpn
    tapcrew
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Sparkle Appz recently worked on app development for an app development company. They created a VPN application for that client to ensure anonymous and secure connections.

    “We saw thousands of organic downloads after the app was up on the app store.” — CEO,, App Development Company


     

  • 19
    $25,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Sofia Bulgaria

    Qualifast is a software agency based in Sofia, Bulgaria, and founded in 2017. With more than two experts, they specialize in custom software, web, and mobile app development solutions for small and mid-market firms alike in the fields of consumer products and financial services.

    Clients
    Hopper
    Reloyalty
    Colibra
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Qualifast developed a mobile solution for a transportation app platform. The app was built to implement an IT solution for the platform. The tool has since then become the platform’s flagship app.

    “Now we have paying customers, which is the easiest to measure impact.” - Co-Founder, Transportation App

  • 20
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Kyiv Ukraine

    Mobiwolf is a mobile development firm in Kyiv, Ukraine. Mobiwolf was founded in 2010 and has a small team of about 4 employees. The company specializes in mobile app and remote software development. The firm also offers complimentary e-commerce and web development services. Mobiwolf primarily works with small and mid-market businesses in the business services, advertising, and health care industries. 

    Clients
    EMSFind
    BuzzShow
    Digitsole
    Infogreet
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Mobiwolf was tasked with developing mobile applications for a startup. The team at Mobiwolf managed design and development in creating a Bluetooth-enabled iOS app that tracks user data. The client was impressed by how easy and enjoyable it was to work with the team at Mobiwolf.

    "I had good contact with the CEO and the engineer and would almost consider them as friends. We also had good brainstorming sessions; it felt like working with coworkers, not with an outsourced company."-CTO, Startup 

  • 21
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Kharkiv Ukraine

    Exelor is a professional app development services company based in Kharkiv, Ukraine. The company, founded in 2019, has more than 10 employees and provides mobile app development and custom software development services to small and midmarket companies and institutions. 

    Clients
    Evan-Moor
    Demand Agency
    Intela Solutions
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A product development agency hired Exelor to develop its client's cross-platform mobile app that helps nonprofit organizations engage donors and raise funds for their advocacies. The resulting user-friendly app features geocoding, payment methods, a referral program, and integration with social media networks. Both the product development agency and its end-user client were satisfied with the product.

    "The team was experienced, all the deadlines were met. There are a lot of things ahead which I would like to do with Exelor." - Business Development Director, product development agency

  • 22
    $25,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Austin TX

    SwiftKick Mobile is a mobile app development company in Austin, Texas. SwiftKick Mobile was founded in 2015 and has about six employees. Development services include strategy, management, and support. 

    Clients
    Cosmopolitan
    Experian
    BlueBonnet
    zenbusiness
    Notable Project

    SwiftKick Mobile supplemented in-house resources to develop a security application. They built the app for white label use on iOS and Android. 

    "They were able to officially and fully integrate as an extension of our team. They were part of our development sprint cycle, as opposed to feeling like a third party." – VP of Product and Marketing, Security Company

  • 23
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Glasgow United Kingdom
    Vecro Tech is a mobile app development company in Glasgow, United Kingdom and London, United Kingdom. The small agency was established in 2016. Their team provides mobile app development, search engine optimization, and pay per click.
    Industries
    Notable Project

    An architectural designer hired Vecro Tech to build a WooCommere site in three weeks. It's a customized PHP site that has a webshop and an online course platform. They're currently managing the site's SEO/PPC.

    "It was a very smooth process."

  • 24
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Miami FL

    Founded in 2006, bakno Apps is located in Miami, Fla. With 2 employees, they provide mobile app development, custom software development, and web development services.

    Clients
    Thermo Fisher Scientific
    Redeban Multicolor
    Lucky Explorers
    Notable Project

    bakno Apps has worked in many projects, including building technology prototypes and web and mobile app development for a financial services company. They built these with a modern design that handles complex integration into legacy systems. Their work has brought the client interest.

    "We have several banks interested in our inclusion solution." –CEO, Financial Services

  • 25
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Redding CA

    Ebbex is a mobile app development company that was founded in 2010. The company is headquartered in San Luis Obispo, Calif. and is made up of 5 employees. They specialize in mobile app development, custom software development, and UX/UI design and primarily serve midmarket clients in the education, government, and IT industries. 

    Clients
    Amazon
    Google
    Exxon Mobil
    PBS Kids Sprout
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Ebbex helped develop a mobile app for a major supermarket chain for the use of the stores’ customers. Their client is entirely brick-and-mortar and only conducts sales in-store. They created a mobile app that helped engage customers and drive more traffic for the stores.

    “I would say they have a lot of passion for what they do, and it’s conveyed in how they communicate with their clients and the work that they produce.” – Marketing Manager, National Supermarket Chain
     

  • 26
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Noosa Heads Australia

    Headquartered in Noosa Heads, Australia, DMS Designs Pty Ltd is a creative agency and development studio that first started doing business is 2007. The company, which is comprised of about 10 employees, offers mobile app development, web design, and SEO services.

    Clients
    Arka Softwares
    Graham Lusty Trailers
    Infocus Wealth Management
    Sunshine Beach Real Estate
    Notable Project

    DMS Designs Pty Ltd revamped a website for a custom trailer manufacturer. Using sketches provided by the client, the team delivered a logo, a trailer visualization tool, brochure design, a new site backend, and a mobile app. They adhered to the project timeline and provided exceptional support, even after the launch of the site.

    "Their maintenance support is noteworthy. If there’s an issue, DMS Designs fixes it right away." – Marketing Manager, Custom Trailer Manufacturer

  • 27
    $50,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    London United Kingdom

    Founded in 2012, mintensive is headquartered in London with another location in Bratislava, Slovakia. With two employees, they provide mobile app development, UX/UI design, and wearable app development services.

    Clients
    T-mobile (european branch)
    Diagnosia
    Promotive
    Ikonet
    Notable Project

    mintensive built a storytelling and data aggregator platform for a golf networking firm. They did an excellent job of delivering everything on time and within the given budget.

    "They deliver everything on time and on budget." –Owner, Golf Networking Firm

  • 28
    $100,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Beaverton OR

    Groove Development prides itself on building beautiful and creative apps. Founded in 2010, the Oregon-based company and its team of 10 employees develops mobile apps for Android and iOS.

    Clients
    StaffUp
    Nike
    TapitWallet
    Intel
    Notable Project

    A telecommunications company hired Groove to develop an app that monitored internet usage. Groove was proactive during the development process, and the app received high ratings in the app store.

    “They were there from the beginning. We used them every day.”– Project Coordinator, Telecommunications Company

  • 29
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Airway Heights WA

    Digital Awesome, founded in 2011, is a software development firm headquartered in Spokane, Wash. With a team of less than 10 employees, they specialize in mobile app development, web development, and UX/UI services. 

    Clients
    Cooley Auctions
    Josh Phegan Membership
    AuctionNow
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Digital Awesome did custom web development for a regulation-compliant WordPress portal. They created the platform that would allow the client to fundraise and would make things easier for users. The client was satisfied with the company’s work. 

    “Digital Awesome's quality of work is fantastic, so I'm not worried about the outcomes. I know everything will turn out great.” — Partner, Equity Fund
     

  • 30
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Los Angeles CA

    App Makers LA is a mobile app development company of around 10 employees. Founded in 2014, they are based in Los Angeles. They offer services in mobile app development and UX/UI design.

    Clients
    Doctors at Reach
    LA Sitters
    Eaglestone Pacific
    Homework Buddy
    Notable Project

    A mental health counseling firm hired App Makers LA to build an app for providing live counseling to off-site patients. They developed the app with groundbreaking features for both iOS and Android platforms. The client was pleased with their communication throughout the successful project.

    “Their project management and app development skills are flawless.” – Manager, Mental Health Counseling Firm 

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