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February 2023

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List of the Best Boutique Mobile App Development Companies

  • 1
    • $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 NHS
    • Taylor Wimpey
    • Selco Builders Warehouse
    • Bullitt Mobile

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Exploding Phone has developed an application from scratch for an electrical and construction certification company. The app allows users to view, search, and save guides with industry-specific regulations.

    “Communication is good, and the team is friendly.”

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  • 2
    • Scheduling

      4.5
    • Quality

      4.7
    • Cost

      4.5
    • NPS

      4.7
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    • $10,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • London, United Kingdom

    Fortnight is a boutique design and development studio based in Manchester, U.K., with offices in London and New York. The studio, founded in 2014, has a team of more than ten that provides mobile app development, branding, product design, web design, and UX/UI design services to small and larger-sized companies. 

    Clients

    • OnePlus
    • Bumble
    • Thursday
    • Simba Sleep

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Fortnight provided website creation and app development. They built an interactive app for a digital offering. 

    "We are really happy with this partnership."

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  • 3
    • $10,000+
    • 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

    • Los Angeles Apparel
    • Austin Ekeler
    • BookClub
    • ClassCalc

    Industries

    Notable Project

    A vocabulary learning app has tasked App Makers LA to develop their platform. The app aims to help users learn vocabulary quicklyand efficiently, and have fun.

    "They've guided me with the process providing visual charts. They also give me good options for any changes."

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  • 4
    • Scheduling

      4.9
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      4.9
    • NPS

      4.9
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    • $50,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • London, United Kingdom

    Digiruu is a digital firm founded in 2016 run by a team of fewer than 10 professionals. Based in London, the company lends their expertise in mobile app development, UX/UI design, and web design to clients ranging from startups to large enterprises, working in various industries such as consumer products, advertising, and media.

    Clients

    • Pretty Lavish
    • ByErim
    • The Climate Week NYC
    • Subconsciously

    Industries

    Notable Project

    A parenting app provider hired Digiruu to develop a prototype and website they could use to pitch their ideas to investors. They explored the HLRs, designed the app, and built the prototype and website.

    "Digiruu were a total delight to work with — their knowledge, expertise, commitment, and service were faultless."

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  • 5
    • Scheduling

      5.0
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      5.0
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $10,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Montevideo, Uruguay

    Horus is a mobile development studio in Montevideo, Uruguay, and Kitchener, Canada. Founded in 2018, they have about 7 employees that serve midmarket and small-business clients in the arts, telecommunications, and transportation sectors. Their services are specialized in mobile app development.

    Clients

    • Innomind
    • VBCFinder
    • Planet 01
    • Cavepot

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Horus handled a fashion startup's front- and backend development of its intuitive platform. The app needed to provide an optimal shopping experience for end users. The team took charge of creating the MVP.

    "I was blown away by this partner's knowledge of mobile app development, user experience, and optimization.."

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  • 6
    • Scheduling

      4.9
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      4.2
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $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 Atlantic
    • Houseparty
    • Meetup
    • Jet.com

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Lickability restructured the entire architecture of the client’s iOS app, using Swift technologies to rewrite everything in a sustainable and scalable way.

    "[Lickability’s] knowledge of the tools and the technology from an iOS standpoint is so deep that it’s as if you’re engaging directly with Apple."

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  • 7
    • $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
    • SAP

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Overseeing the entire development process, Thumbmunkeys enhanced an existing mobile application. The app is built in Xamarin and is compatible with iOS and Android.

    “They’re very transparent and do high-quality work.”

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  • 8
    • Scheduling

      4.6
    • Quality

      4.8
    • Cost

      4.7
    • NPS

      4.8
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    • $50,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Bromont, 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

    • Expo.io
    • Point Up Inc.
    • Giglinked.live
    • AVA Grows

    Industries

    Notable Project

    App & Flow Development helped with the consolidation of a dual-platform mobile app to a single codebase. They used an agile methodology in sprints and delivered a working React Native app for iOS and Android.

    "The single-point communication kept meeting clutter to a minimum, remaining crystal clear with their internal process."

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  • 9
    • $10,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Burnaby, Canada

    Raccoopack Media is a leading Canadian app developer of custom mobile apps, web apps, and serious games that are fun and engaging. Founded in 2018, Raccoopack Media is a Burnaby-based team of more than 10 experts, serving Canadian organizations of all sizes across healthcare, education, entertainment, and more. They provide full service development from app design, consulting, engineering, to launch and support.

    Clients

    • Vancouver Coastal Health
    • University of British Columbia
    • BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services
    • SafeCare BC

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Raccoopack Media developed a mobile game with the aim of educating users about the care sector. This involved conducting research, producing animations, and testing the solution. 

    "Although the product created was exceptional, their real strength lies in their client relations."

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  • 10
    • Scheduling

      4.6
    • Quality

      4.8
    • Cost

      4.9
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $10,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Kraków, Poland

    Softnauts is a software development company founded in 2012. Since then the company has expanded to 30 employees and is headquartered in Krakow, Poland. Softnauts focuses on mobile app development, web development, custom software development, and UX/UI design for companies of various sizes.

    Clients

    • Tesco
    • PregLife
    • Exhibit-E
    • World Customs Organization

    Industries

    Notable Project

    The client supplied Softnauts with the wireframes for their iOS app idea and tasked the agency with the development and coding of the app.

    "Softnauts is great at what they do, and they don't need to be instructed on how to set things up. They are extremely trustworthy and creative."

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  • 11
    • $50,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Irvine, CA

    Product design company Topflight Apps is based in Irvine, Calif. with a second location in Las Vegas. Since 2015, their team of 17 has specialized in mobile app development, web development, UX/UI design, and more. They work for small and midmarket businesses alike in the healthcare, ecommerce, consumer products, and financial industries.

    Clients

    • Allheartz: computer vision for remote physiotherapy and sports care (SaaS platform + mobile apps)
    • Walker Tracker: a SaaS platform for employee wellbeing programs backed by an award-winning mobile app (acquired by Terryberry in 2022, 3-year partnership)
    • Dedica: a SaaS platform for remote patient monitoring (the client landed their first RPM SaaS client valued at $300k annually, ROI positive in 2022, 2-year partnership)
    • Rockemath: an online math app (helped them launch a new online math game that has reached 320k students in 2022, 4-year partnership)

    Industries

    Notable Project

    A survey platform hired Topflight Apps for web portal development. The portal allows users to take surveys and redeem points for rewards. Topflight Apps is also assisting with a website revamp and maintenance.

    “Topflight Apps acts as a one-stop shop for us.”

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  • 12
    • $10,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • New York, NY

    Bromin7, Inc. is a mobile and web development company that was founded in 2004 and is based in New York. Their team of 5 employees specializes in AI, mobile app, and custom software development for primarily small business clients in the marketing, financial services, and healthcare industries.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    bromin7 partners with a startup to deliver iOS and Android apps for their interactive, AI-driven healthcare platform. With automation as the end goal, the app manages user tasks and triages symptoms.

    “Sergey has come through on every single commitment. He’s very engaging, and has the customers’ interests in mind.”

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  • 13
    • $5,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • L'viv, Ukraine

    Define Solutions is a mobile app development company founded in 2018 in Lviv, Ukraine with no more than 10 professionals. They offer mobile app development solutions for small businesses in the fields of advertising, business services, and retail.

    Clients

    • Readtronic
    • Seleby
    • Roomkast

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Define Solutions converts written content to audio tracks for an e-learning platform. The team also helps the client fix bugs and issues on the iOS compatible app.

    "Their expertise and care are evident as they guide us through the complex app submission and app review process."

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  • 14
    • Scheduling

      4.9
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      4.9
    • NPS

      4.9
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    • $10,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Toronto, Canada

    Otrofy Inc. is a mobile development agency based in Toronto, Canada. The agency, founded in  2018, has a team of less than ten that provides iPhone and Android app development, web development, web design, and UX/UI design services to startups, agencies and small/larger sized companies. From concept to design, from development to publishing, Otrofy offers services that have complete transparency through each phase of the process.

    Clients

    • Travel App
    • Hockey Shot Tracker
    • Proximity-Based Marketing App Powered by iBeacons.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    A law firm needed a mobile app and the Otro Games team developed it. The app enables customers so that meetings and calls can easily be arranged with their attorneys. 

    "Crazy energy, brain-blowing ideas, very careful attention to details, timeliness — all of those things impressed us."

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  • 15
    • Scheduling

      5.0
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      5.0
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $5,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Târgu Mureș, Romania

    Established in 2014, APPFORTE is a mobile application development firm. They are located in Târgu Mureș, Romania and have a small team. The company provides mobile app development and web development.

    Clients

    • Supercharge
    • Accenture
    • Magyar Nemzeti Bank

    Industries

    Notable Project

    An IT services company hired AppForte to provide mobile app development in an ongoing project for one of their long-time customers. The goal is to deliver an app that meets their customer's requirements.

    "APPFORTE is committed to delivering high-quality software."

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  • 16
    • Scheduling

      4.9
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      4.6
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $10,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Dublin, Ireland

    Appuchino is a mobile development company based in Blackrock, Ireland. The company, founded in 2012, has a team of more than ten that provides mobile app development, web development, UX/UI design, and wearable app development services. Appuchino serves small and mid-market companies in the business services, education, IT, transportation, retail, and e-commerce industries.

    Clients

    • Key Customers: Phorest Salon
    • Flipdish
    • Axonista
    • Clevr Mobility (Grüv app)

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Appuchino created a mobile app for a food delivery software company. The team was tasked with developing and designing the platform's wireframes and building an iOS version of the app.

    "They had a healthy degree of perfectionism, with a good eye for detail and things to improve."

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  • 17
    • $5,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Łódź, Poland

    InternetStars is a London, United Kingdom-based application development firm. The small team focuses on mobile app development, mobile & app marketing, ux/ui design, web development, and more. The firm was founded in 2011.

    Clients

    • National Bank of Poland
    • Selgros Cash&Carry
    • Orange Telekom
    • Marvipol Development

    Industries

    Notable Project

    InternetStars launched a performance campaign for an advertising network's telecommunication company. They planned, analyzed, and created banner tools, which were used for Google Analytics and WordPress.

    "Their professional approach and responsiveness throughout the engagement were top-notch!"

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  • 18
    • $10,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Novi Sad, Serbia
    Application development company Crystal Pigeon was founded in 2018. Their small team is in Novi Sad, Serbia and specializes in mobile app development, ux/ui design, and web development.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Crystal Pigeon developed an iOS and Android mobile app for a government institution. This included a 360-degree video and photo of 60 locations, 3 languages, maps, a tourist info section, and more.

    "Their mobile app development skills blew me away."

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  • 19
    • $1,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Bengaluru, India

    Aalpha Information Systems India Pvt. Ltd. is a software outsourcing company founded in 2007. Based in Hubli, India, they have additional offices in Bridgewater, N.J., Sandane, Norway and Bangalore, India. The team specializes in web development, e-Commerce development, and custom software development. They primarily serve small businesses in the consumer products & services, business services, and advertising & marketing industries. 

    Clients

    • Wurkr
    • World Bank
    • Securitas
    • SwissRe

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Aalpha Information Systems India Pvt. Ltd was hired by a food and beverage manufacturing company to revamp their outdated website. They came up with three different designs, from which the client chose from.

    "They have a very vast knowledge of website design and proved it on our new website."

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  • 20
    • Scheduling

      4.7
    • Quality

      4.7
    • Cost

      4.3
    • NPS

      4.7
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    • $25,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Gateshead, United Kingdom

    ARCH is a digital solutions firm specializing in the design, development, and hosting of websites, mobile apps, and business systems. They also have extensive experience in e-commerce, intranet, e-learning, CMS and CRM systems. Founded in 2005 and headquartered in London, with an office in Gateshead, U.K., their team consists fo fewer than 10 employees. 
     

    Clients

    • Nestle
    • So Vegan
    • NHS Engalnd
    • SKIN

    Industries

    Notable Project

    ARCH developed a mobile app for an independent charity, mainly focusing on the app's UX. They initially had a discovery meeting to identify the client's goals and agreed on the project's scope and technology. 

    "The initial response has been great."

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  • 21
    • $25,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Bristol, United Kingdom

    Mobile application development company AppLaunch Limited was launched in 2020. Their small team is located in Bristol, United Kingdom. AppLaunch Limited focuses on mobile app development, custom software development, and other application development.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    AppLaunch Limited has been developing an app for an on-demand barber service. They have launched the iOS version of the app and are now working on its Android version. 

    "They are very easy to contact by any means and are always very responsive."

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  • 22
    • $1,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Houston, TX

    Black Widow Tech is a mobile app agency founded in 2017 and based in Houston. Their team of fewer than 10 people offers services in mobile app development, UX/UI design, and web development for small businesses in the industries of consumer products, education, and utilities.

    Clients

    • Pikit with Friends
    • Edumame
    • Cabinet Assistant
    • Together Dating

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Black Widow Tech developed a website for a commercial construction company. Their team worked in HTML5, CSS, and Webflow to provide an informational landing page for potential customers.

    “Their management did an excellent job of handling communication with us throughout the project.”

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  • 23
    • Scheduling

      4.8
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      4.7
    • NPS

      4.9
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    • $10,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • London, United Kingdom

    Binary Mango is a mobile app development platform that's based in London. Since 2016, their team of fewer than 10 have provided mobile app as well as AR/VR development assistance to mid-market and enterprise-level clients in the fields of consumer products and advertising. 

    Clients

    • GetLeslie
    • Whering
    • Medishout
    • Fundspace

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Binary Mango has worked on various projects with the company, this one being specifically for an AR modeling tool. They worked on front- and backend development, UI/UX, and wireframing.

    "Binary Mango is the type of team that delivers on its promises."

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  • 24
    • Scheduling

      4.9
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      4.8
    • NPS

      4.9
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    • $1,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Irving, TX

    Founded in 2018, Aloa is a mobile app development company. The company focuses on mobile app development, web development, and custom software development and has a small team.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Aloa has been developing a AR middleware company's platform. Their service includes handling their admin platform, scoping, progress, issues and more.

    "Perhaps most of all, they have always had a very positive attitude and are extremely cordial."

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  • 25
    • $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

    • Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
    • the Chisholm Institute
    • VicRoads
    • eHealth NSW

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Wave Digital worked closely with an internal team to develop a set of technical specs for an upcoming FintTech app. They handled the technical, visual, and UX/UI design as well as the branding collateral.

    “We enjoyed going through the design process with them, and the final results were excellent.”

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  • 26
    • Scheduling

      5.0
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      5.0
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $50,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Dallas, TX

    Touchtap is a Dallas-based mobile app development agency established in 2015. Their 4-person team offers services in mobile app development, web development, custom software development, and application management and support.

    Clients

    • Veryable
    • Musicbed
    • Voicelayer
    • Talley Amusements

    Notable Project

    Touchtap designed and developed an informational website to showcase a wedding venue. They curated the copy, selected the photos, and launched the site.

    “Touchtap was encouraging throughout the process. They respected our concerns and helped us represent our brand.”

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  • 27
    • $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
    • The Soundpipe Media

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Sparkle Appz developed an iOS app.

    "We loved their honesty and trust as well as the service that was provided."

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  • 28
    • Scheduling

      4.8
    • Quality

      4.8
    • Cost

      4.8
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $10,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Pavia, Italy

    Digital agency glueglue is based out of Pavia, Italy. The small team of seven has been specializing in UX/UI design and branding since 2007. Glueglue works with various industries including consumer products, business services, and information technology.

    Clients

    • Automotive and Flight: Argos ViP
    • Mercedes
    • GKN Sinter Metals Telecommunications: Funambol
    • Telefónica O2

    Industries

    Notable Project

    glueglue conducted a discovery period to prototype the web app. Then, they wireframed and developed a web app with smooth UX/UI. 

    "They set reasonable deadlines and asked for feedback when needed."

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  • 29
    • $25,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Denver, CO

    Volare Systems is a software development company founded in 2009 in Highlands Ranch, Colo. Their 3-person team offers development for custom software, web, and mobile apps. They primarily serve enterprise and midmarket clients in various industries: e-commerce, telecommunications, nonprofit, retail, advertising, business, and education.

    Clients

    • Air Force
    • AT&T
    • Kaiser Permanente
    • Jeffco Public Schools

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Volare helped develop a browser-based curriculum management application for a public-school district. The team custom built the program to support new innovative features for communication between educators.

    “I was very impressed ... that they were able to complete such a nationally progressive and complicated project.”

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  • 30
    • $25,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Seattle, WA

    Lunarbyte.io is a development agency based in Seattle. Since 2019, the 3-person team has built websites, custom software, and mobile apps for predominantly small businesses.  

    Clients

    • DDM Imports
    • Clean the Scene
    • Preflight Mitigator
    • Dollar Flight Club

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Lunarbyte.io provides development support for a flight deal platform. They’ve architected solutions for its payment processing, transactional issues, and mailing systems. The partnership is ongoing.

    "Working with Lunarbyte.io is the easiest part of our day."

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