Looking for a top Boutique mobile app development company in Los Angeles?

Building a mobile app is expensive. In fact, it can cost $10,000 to $150,000, unless you want an out-of-the-box solution with a DIY app builder. So, choosing the right app developer is important because it can save you time and money and result in an app that makes your business stand out.

As you begin the process of hiring an app development company, remember to define the type of app you want before starting conversations with developers. How complex your app idea is will determine your budget and the skill level you need in an app developer. Then, once conversations begin, ask for portfolio items, reviews, and references. Be sure to bring up timeline, too, so you align on expectations.

Overall, with about 90% of time on mobile spent in apps, investing in a mobile app for your business may help attract customers and get your brand in front of more people.

To assist you in your search for a partner, we’ve compiled this list of the top Boutique mobile app developers in Los Angeles. Browse descriptions, feedback, and awards to find which can best suit your company’s needs. If you need more support, tell us about your project, and we'll match you with recommended companies.

List of the Best Boutique Mobile App Development Companies in LA

  • 1
    $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

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  • 2
    $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 

  • 3
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Los Angeles CA

    Based in Los Angeles, CA, Manhattan Mobile is a full-service mobile app and software development company that was founded in 2011. The small team of fewer than 10 employees specializes in mobile app development for iOS, Android, and hybrid apps, as well as UX/UI design.

    Clients
    Thumbchat
    LeagueChat
    Wurrly
    Toddler Christmas
    Notable Project

    Manhattan Mobile redesigned an iOS social networking app for a consumer-facing social networking platform. The app targeted inspiration community leaders but needed a complete overhaul. Along with developing and designing the app's interface and features, Manhattan Mobile worked with another company to integrate video into the app. The client felt that Manhattan Mobile was extremely responsive and produced high-quality work. 

    "Manhattan Mobile delivered a great product. Their development process has been fantastic. Compared to our experience with our previous vendor, the app has very few bugs or issues." – CEO, Computer Software Company

  • 4
    $50,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Marina del Rey CA

    Wildebeest is a California-based agency that specializes in app development, software development, and web design. With less than 50 members on staff, the agency delivers custom web and software solutions for their clients. 

    Clients
    Hulu
    Google
    Netflix
    Disney
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A beauty company hired Wildebeest to improve and redesign their website. Wildebeest reformatted their online booking system, helped with SEO, and strengthened site security. Wildebeest's redesign helped the beauty company's site move to the first page of Google search results and made the booking process much simpler for site users. 

    "They have great style, they’re very intuitive, and the customer service level is incredibly high. It was way more than I expected, and I was very impressed." – Founder, Beauty Company

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

    PhD Labs is a web and mobile app development company from Irvine, CA. The team of 10+ has been overcoming business challenges and driving results with digital solutions since 1998.

    Clients
    Bank of America
    Experian
    Quicksilver
    Red Cross
    Industries
    Notable Project

    PhD Labs redesigned the client’s website user interface (UI) and developed a responsive UI design for tablet users. From concept to attractive finished product, the team encouraged an open dialogue that resulted in total success.

    “They have a solid UI/UX team that brings innovative ideas to the table and delivers on promises and expectations.” – Sr. Product Manager, Cloud Service Firm

  • 6
    $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
    Kitchen Wizard
    GoWell
    Ava Progressive
    MentorLinkConnection
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Topflight Apps developed an online math learning platform. The platform utilizes various curricula to help students learn basic math, facts, and information. The app–equipped for students, parents, and teachers–tracks progress in the subject, meeting all of the client's requirements. 

    "The web app has been live for about a month, and we are finding that people and schools want to buy it and use it. The fact that it exists and it works and people are buying it is promising." – Founder, Online Math Learning Platform

  • 7
    $25,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Costa Mesa CA

    Founded in 2012, Tepia Co is a mobile and web app development collective established in Costa Mesa, CA. This 2+ team offers 30+ years of tech expertise and experience in digital solutions.

    Clients
    Boon
    China Tour
    EnGenius
    World Series of Beach Volleyball
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Tepia developed a custom website for a sports rating site that included a unique search engine, creative features, and complex coding. The client also appreciated Tepia's comprehensive customer service and thoroughness in delivering a polished product.

    “They did things which they didn't need to do. We could have set up the server and admin tools ourselves, but Tepia took care of this because they wanted to make our experience easy for us. They went above and beyond.” – CEO, Athletics Rating Site

  • 8
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Los Angeles CA

    Linebreak is an app development company in Los Angeles. Founded in 2014, they have about 10 employees that serve mostly small-business and midmarket clients in a wide range of industries. Services include mobile app development, UI/UX design, and IT strategy consulting.

    Clients
    WeJoin
    Cassie's Cardinals
    HareShare
    Warner Bros
    Notable Project

    Linebreak developed a mobile app to launch a client’s MVP. The team provided UI/UX designs and built the platform for iOS. The app received positive feedback about its ease of use and navigation.

    “Linebreak stands out in terms of speed-to-market and speed-to-develop. Their decision making during development has been very good, and we appreciated the extra add-ons which we didn't realize we needed at the time.” – CEO, Realty Startup

  • 9
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Irvine CA

    OCDLab is a software development agency based in Irvine, Calif. Established in 2007, OCDLab has 10 employees and specializes in mobile app development for Android and iOS, web development, IoT and CRM consulting. OCDLab maintains development certifications for Salesforce and Zendesk.

    Clients
    Broker Open
    Hyde
    HP
    ASICS US
    Industries
    Notable Project

    OCDLab developed a mobile game for a startup. The game drives user growth by implementing a profit-sharing model based on ad sales and required a complex back-end system for the financial elements. OCDLab's team delivered a functional application that quickly built a user base, and patched the application when security issues arose.

    "The product is the easiest result to measure. It is great, but what OCDLab did for us went beyond customer service." — Co-Founder, Mobile Game Startup

  • 10
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Los Angeles CA

    Ripe Media is a full-service digital agency based in Los Angeles. Founded in 2003, the small team of six specializes in web design, app development, and design to create interactive and digital products for their clients. 

    Clients
    Disney
    CBS
    Honda
    Fox Broadcasting
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A food bank organization hired Ripe Media to redesign their website and update their brand. Ripe designed a new look for their website and created email templates for them to use for outreach. The organization felt that Ripe Media took the time to understand the underlying goals and objectives that motivated the project. 

    "They’re invested in our company and understood what we needed in order to develop a customized look and feel for us. Good was never enough for them; they wanted the end product to be perfect, and they were genuinely interested in our success." – President & CEO, Food Bank Organization

  • 11
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Los Angeles CA

    InfiniOne is a software development agency that has been offering mobile app development, custom software development, and web development services to their clients in the financial services, business services, and e-commerce industries since 2012. Their team of 10 employees are based out of their offices in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Calif., and Liberty, Pakistan.

     

    Clients
    Skinnygirl
    Plectrum Accelerate
    AppIgniter
    Industries
    Notable Project

    InfiniOne recently worked on a mapping app development for a real estate firm. They produced an iOS app that merged mapping functions with data sources for the project. The client was impressed with the results.

    “I'm impressed by their transparency and the quality of their work. They didn't agree to everything we requested, but instead provided constructive feedback on product and technology decisions.” - Head of Acquisitions, Real Estate Firm.

  • 12
    $25,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Irvine CA

    Idea Maker is a software development agency based in Orange County, Calif. and founded in 2016. They offer custom software, web, and mobile app development solutions to small and mid-market agencies alike.

    Clients
    Pink Avenue
    Advance CPE
    Notable Project

    Idea Maker provided IT and development solutions for a financial education firm. The firm was developing a webcast delivery platform and needed consulting assistance. The firm is now working alongside Idea Maker in developing the platform with scalability in mind.

    “Their communicative approach and their ability to interpret our assigned milestones impressed us.” - CEO, Financial Education Firm

  • 13
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Los Angeles CA

    Sunlight Media LLC is a professional web design company based in Los Angeles. Founded in 2011, Sunlight Media primarily provides small businesses with web development, web design, and e-commerce development services, but they also work with mid-market and enterprise clients.

    Clients
    USC
    Atlantic Records
    Gary Numan
    Love The Sea
    Notable Project

    Sunlight Media supplied an immigration law practice with a mobile-friendly design website. The redesign allowed the client to notice certain trends on Google Analytics, namely that some customers stay on the website for up to 90 minutes at a time, something that did not happen on the previous website.

    "[The website] just needed a lot of work to make it right. That's what Sunlight did for me." —Attorney, Immigration Law Practice

  • 14
    $50,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Rancho Palos Verdes CA

    Expedition Co, is a software development company that was founded in 2017. The company is headquartered in Palos Verdes Estates, Calif. and is currently made up of 8 employees. They specialize in mobile app development, UX/UI design, and custom software development. 
     

    Clients
    Beatstoc
    Staples Center
    Pub Creative
    GP Strategies
    Notable Project

    Expedition Co. partnered with a car manufacturer and they were able to move their clients website to a mobile version as well as add additional features to the app. Specifically, they helped their client create an app that made their sales training easier on their employees. 

    “The responsive site has helped our sales team serve customers more flexibly—removing their dependency on desktops.” – Sr. Manager, Car Manufacturer
     

  • 15
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Santa Monica CA

    SPARK6 is a creative agency founded in 2011 and based in Santa Monica, Calif. The seven-person team provides mobile app development, UX/UI design, search engine optimization, custom software development, and branding services.

    Clients
    Vouch
    Work Mindful
    eBay
    The Getty Trust
    Industries
    Notable Project

    SPARK6 designed and developed a website from scratch for a B2C golf ball manufacturer. They migrated existing data to a new platform. The team delivered a mobile-responsive, engaging website that increased traffic and sales.

    “If you look directly at the analytics and sales, it’s pretty easy to determine that the overall project was a success.” – Digital Director, Golf Ball Manufacturer

  • 16
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    Beverly Hills CA

    Thunderbolt Studios is a digital design and custom technology development company based in Beverly Hills, California, that was established in 2014. Their team of 20 employees offers UX/UI design, mobile app development, and web development services.

    Clients
    CurbStand
    GrassP
    OurHouse
    Fox Sports
    Notable Project

    Thunderbolt Studios developed a mobile platform for a talent agency. Using the client's initial sketches, they created fully-realized wireframes and coded the solution's front- and backend for iOS and Android. Potential investors and strategic partners were extremely impressed with the app's professional designs.

    "Thunderbolt’s team demonstrated a high degree of patience, listening to our needs to produce an end result that reflected our vision." – CEO, Talent Agency

  • 17
    $25,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Los Angeles CA

    Colorflow Creative is an LA-based digital design firm founded in 2020. Their team of approximately 2–3 employees primarily serves small businesses across a range of industries. Their primary offerings are UX/UI design, web design and development, and mobile applications. 

    Clients
    GoMrkt
    Hilton Honors
    Cinema 16
    Industries
    Notable Project

    To assist their client in a rebrand, Colorflow Creative designed a website for a wedding cinematographer. They also delivered brand assets and collateral. Their work received radiant feedback from the client, who now enjoys a revamped digital presence.

    "She effectively translated my articulated needs into a visual reality. The website build was executed fairly quickly." — Owner, Wedding Cinematography Business

  • 18
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Brea CA

    Founded in 2019, CODOTDEV is a development company based in Brea, Calif. They work with small and midmarket businesses in the business services, education, financial services, and hospitality industries. 

    Clients
    Google
    Cisco
    3M
    Bloomberg
    Industries
    Notable Project

    CODOTDEV  did frontend development for a web application for a mobility aid company. They used React to turn the client's MVP into a scalable app. 

    "They’re professional and fast, and the communication is perfect." – CTO, Mobility Aid Company

  • 19
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Los Angeles CA

    Small web design company Goldcrown Labs, is located in Panchkula, India. Founded in 2020, the team specializes in web design, search engine optimization, and ux/ui design.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    Goldcrown Labs provided web design support for a digital marketing agency. The client needed help in accomplishing website development projects.

    "They handled everything perfectly, and I absolutely loved working with them."

  • 20
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Los Angeles CA

    QualiLogic, LLC is a web and mobile firm based in Northridge, Calif. with more than two employees. They have offered mobile app development, e-commerce development, and SEO solutions to small businesses in the fields of arts, consumer products, and more.

    Clients
    Care Connectors Med Group
    Industries
    Notable Project

    QualiLogic, LLC revamped a website for a healthcare organization. The organization needed their site remade to appeal better to customers. The new site has been met with positive feedback from the organization.

    “Great communication skills made the workflow effective.” - Director of Network Management, Healthcare Organization

  • 21
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Burbank CA

    Worklab.io, Inc. is a software agency founded in 2011 with no more than 10 members. They offer custom software, web, and mobile app development solutions from their office in Burbank, Calif. They work with small and mid-market firms in the field of business services.

    Clients
    All State Association
    Studiotime
    NBCUniversal
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Worklab.io, Inc. developed a software solution for a transportation solutions company. The company was looking to create a second iteration of their platform and needed development assistance. The prototype is bug-free and the company is satisfied.

    “Everything is perfect.” - Director of IT, Transportation Solutions Company

  • 22
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Pasadena CA

    Interactivism is a digital product design and development company founded in 2013. Based in Pasadena, Calif., the team of 8 specializes in UX/UI design, custom software development, and AR/VR development. 

    Clients
    Dollar Shave Club
    Drucker Institute
    Velocify
    LegalZoom
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A women's apparel company hired Interactivism to develop UX design. They developed a new drag-and-drop photo-editing functionality on their website, which increased engagement and promoted content sharing. The feature was used by several thousand users upon its launch and resulted in longer sessions on the website. 

    "Their knowledge of UX/UI was tremendous. I’ve worked with several other providers, and, although Interactivism wasn't the least expensive option, they were by far the best." – CEO, Apparel Company

  • 23
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Costa Mesa CA
    TrooMobile, a small application development firm, is based in Costa Mesa, California. They offer mobile app development, ux/ui design, and web development and were launched in 2010.
  • 24
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Los Angeles CA

     

    CT Software Solutions is a full-service Los Angeles based Web and Mobile App solutions provider. They provide software solutions to businesses that are looking for a less costly alternative to bigger, more expensive consulting firms.

    Clients
    NASA
    Apple
    NBC
    Universal
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A distribution company hired CT Software Solutions to develop a hardware assembly app. The app allowed customers to assemble and troubleshoot hardware components.

    "Their ability to deliver a solid platform in a short time at a very low price was impressive."

  • 25
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Inglewood CA

    Adulis Technology Services is a marketing firm founded in Inglewood, Calif. in 2018. With fewer than 10 professionals, they offer advertising, branding, and web design solutions to small businesses in the fields of advertising and e-commerce.

    Clients
    Walia Tax, Immigration & Live Scan Consultant
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Adulis Technology Services provided web development solutions to an accounting legal services firm. The firm was looking to modernize their website and needed assistance with marketing. The firm received positive feedback from various sources regarding the new site.

    “The team was professional, on time, and easy to work with.” - Owner, Accounting Legal Services Firm

  • 26
    $25,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Santa Monica CA

    Right Balance is a software development company based in Santa Monica, Calif. with offices in Mexico City and Moscow. The company, founded in 2015, has a team of less than ten that provides custom software development, web development, and mobile app development services. Right Balance serves mid-market and other-sized companies in the financial services, IT, and transportation industries.

    Clients
    Tala
    Fair
    Tuition.io
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A meditation products development company hired Right Balance to carry on the development of the company's app. Right Balance worked with the high level software requirements and translated them into physical code. They also translated the company's signal processing algorithms from C++ to Java Script. To date, the project is ongoing and Right Balance has been meeting the company's expectations with their work so far.

    "We are currently working on the UI aspect of the design. The progress so far has been successful." - Co-Founder, Meditation Products Development Company

  • 27
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Los Angeles CA

    Lucrum Labs is a mobile and web app development firm based in Los Angeles. Founded in 2019, their team of 5 serves small businesses in the advertising, entertainment, and education sectors. Services include iOS/Android, WordPress, React, JavaScript, and Unity development.

    Clients
    Zynga
    STAPLES Center
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Lucrum Labs built an app infrastructure for an educational app development studio. They worked in Unity 3D Game Engine and iOS. The team was efficient and set reasonable expectations along the way.

    “They're very efficient in terms of moving forward.” - Founder,Educational Gaming Studio

  • 28
    $25,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Downey CA

    Vivus is a full-service custom web development and internet marketing firm based in Downey, Calif. The firm, founded in 2018, has a team of more than five that provides, among others, web design, web development, and mobile app development services to small and larger-sized companies and institutions in the business services, education, financial services, and many other industries. 

    Clients
    Tala
    TenantBase Inc.
    Rackner
    Triple Tree LLC
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A digital marketing agency hired Vivus to help them develop a lightweight cross-platform mobile questionnaire app for iOS and Android that helps the agency to see if outsourcing works for its current clients.  Vivus used a React Native framework in building this app, with features that allow the internal team to modify questions even if they had no technical knowledge. The project was completed and the resulting app helped increase the team's productivity.

    "Vivus met all our requirements and built the mobile app we wanted." - Founder, Digital Marketing Agency

  • 29
    $25,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Irvine CA

    Digital Solutions is a Newport Beach, California-based user experience design agency. The small company was launched in 2016. Their team provides ux/ui design, custom software development, web development, mobile app development, and more.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    A management consulting firm hired Digital Solutions for their web development services. The team was tasked with developing and designing a pair of Webflow websites.

    "The speed and quality of execution were outstanding."

  • 30
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Long Beach CA

    Parallax Engineering is a product and mobile app development agency based in Long Beach, Calif., and founded in 2016. With more than two employees, they offer product design, web development, and mobile app development solutions to various clients.

    Clients
    Regenesis
    QuantaIQ
    Odyssey Espresso
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Parallax Engineering designed an electrical component for an espresso machine company. The company worked with Parallax Engineering on the design of the machine’s circuit board. The company is satisfied with Parallax Engineering’s quality of work.

    “The most impressive thing would be probably their flexibility.” - Founder, Espresso Machine Company

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