Looking for a top Boutique mobile app development company in New York City?

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 New York City. 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 NYC

  • 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 Atlantic
    Houseparty
    Meetup
    Jet.com
    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
    New York NY

    Flowcodes  is a mobile app development firm based in New York. Founded in 2018 ,their team of 8 serves clients in the art, finance, and e-commerce sectors. Services UX/UI design, and web development sectors.

    Clients
    Healthy Food SRL
    Educatie Smart SRL
    Favorit Taxi SRL
    Metatron Fitness
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Flowcodes developed iOS/Android apps for an online gif, image, and catalog company. Their work impressed internal and external stakeholders. The team offered a comprehensive service.

    "From beginning to end, their processes were solid, and we were able to develop the apps on schedule and within budget." - COO, Image Sharing Platform 

  • 3
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Jersey City NJ

    Rapptr Labs is an app development firm based in Jersey City, N.J. The firm, founded in 2018, has a team of around ten that provides mobile app development, UX.UI development, custom software development, web development, e-commerce development, wearable app development, IoT development, and AR/VR development services. Rapptr Labs serves enterprise and smaller sized-companies in various industries that include retail, consumer products & services, and health care & medical.

    Clients
    Movo
    Conair
    The Tapping Solution
    Rentals.ca
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A B2B software company hired Rapptr Labs to help design one of their software products and build its prototype for early customer reviews and feedback. They used Proto.io to create a product demo which they presented to potential customers. Rapptr completed their part in developing the prototype and now, after getting the desired feedback, is now developing the final product.

    "We’ve moved very quickly and on a reasonable budget, and Rapptr has really helped us do that." - Founder & CEO, B2B Software Company  

  • 4
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    East Northport NY

    Plitz Corporation is a digital marketing company that was founded in 2016. They are headquartered in Northport, N.Y., and consist of less than 10 employees. They specialize in UX/UI design, digital strategy, and affiliate marketing. 

    Clients
    Central Nassau Optical
    Larkfield Optical
    Central Nassau Optical
    Larkfield Optical
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Plitz Corporation designed and implemented a marketing strategy for a hair products company. The company designed an e-commerce platform and added SEO tools to attract more traffic onto the website. The client was pleased with the results of the project.

    "The website is beautiful and the e-commerce store is much improved. Now it's possible for me to run a special or offer discounts on products whenever I want." – Owner, Hair Products Company

  • 5
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Princeton NJ

    Cabeus is an IT solutions and services firm based in Princeton, N.J. With a small team of fewer than 10 employees, Cabeus provides ECM consulting, custom software development, and mobile app development to life sciences and pharmaceutical companies.

    Clients
    Bristol-Myers Squibb
    Roche-Genentech
    Becton-Dickinson
    Purdue Pharma Bayer Health Care
    Notable Project

    Cabeus put in place a SharePoint system to optimize a pharmaceutical company's operational processes and record management. The governance model Cabeus implemented allowed the client to become substantially more durable and efficient, as team members were able to understand with greater specificity the tasks assigned to them and the roles they held. 

    "I felt like I got better value for my money because this was a partnership." – Enterprise Content Architect, Pharmaceutical Company

  • 6
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    New York NY

    Weil & Jones is an IT firm that was founded in 2002. The company is headquartered in New York and consists of less than 10 employees. They specialize in custom software and web development, primarily to midmarket clients.

    Clients
    McKinsey & Co.
    EO Products
    USA for UNHCR
    Swipesho LLC
    Notable Project

    Weil & Jones provides ongoing web development and other online support for a consulting firm. They designed several websites and provided SEO functions to increase search results. The client enjoys working with them.

    "Weil & Jones is extremely resourceful. We have a continuous relationship that I don't see ending anytime soon. We've referred them to multiple external clients of ours and other people I've worked with in the past." – Senior Manager, Consulting Firm

  • 7
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    New York NY

    Armix Group is a digital strategy agency based in New York. This company has 10+ emploees and was founded in 2006. Services offered by Armix Group include SEO, mobile app development, and web development.

    Clients
    Barnes&Noble
    Intuit
    MetLife
    Relocation
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Armix Group provides ongoing web design and digital marketing services for an art history non-profit. They make use of sustainable SEO solutions to draw attention to the client's site. The client reports strong trends and satisfying growth rates since it began working with Armix Group.

    "I’ve worked with many SEO specialists and web developers. Armix Group looks at the right metrics and handles itself with professionalism. They combine the functions of an SEO shop and a digital marketing agency. That’s pretty rare in the marketplace." Founder, Art History Non-Profit

  • 8
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    New York NY

    Varfaj Partners is a Reno, Nev.-based development company that specializes in web and mobile app development. Recently founded in 2017, Varfaj Partners has a small team of fewer than five employees. They solely work with small business clients and complement their development services with UX/UI design.

    Clients
    Lyrical Lemonade
    The Guardian
    Mark Cuban Companies
    Loud Luxury
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Varfaj Partners revamped and expanded a physical therapy practice's website. The physical therapy practice not only needed website updates but also wanted to change how the website was hosted and transfer its email services onto a new server. As a result of the partnership with Varfaj Partners, the practice's website is more manageable and user-friendly. 

    "I gave [Varfaj Partners] a project, and [they] took over. It took no effort on my part." – Owner, Physical Therapy Practice 

  • 9
    $50,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    New York NY

    Founded in 2011, wildcard is a New York based software development company. Their team of 6 employees specialize in mobile app development, web development, and UI/UX design for small businesses in the healthcare, financial services, and entertainment industries.

    Clients
    PurpleSun
    Foodie For All
    Routinely
    Home183
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Wildcard developed an app for a social media startup. The client chose wildcard because of their location and their experience working successfully with startups. They developed an app for iOS and were beginning work on an Android app. The client was happy with the progress on the products and was impressed by their dedication to the products.

    “To say that our experience with the founder is like a breath of fresh air is a real understatement. I can't express the power and motivation that one feels when they find the right partner for a project.” – CEO, Social Media Startup

  • 10
    $25,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    New York NY

    Modus is a design and development agency based in New York, N.Y. The team of fewer than 10 members offers web and mobile application development as well as UI/UX design services.

    Clients
    Kidfund
    ESG Playbook
    Themis
    Trade and Prosper
    Notable Project

    Modus designed a clickable prototype to support a development initiative for a software company. They created color schemes, fonts, and about 50 wireframes to guide the product's future development. Modus expedited the development process by establishing a solid foundation and clear direction for the platform.

    "Their team made changes the same day I requested them, which was especially important because I was starting a company." — Founder & CEO, Software Company

  • 11
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    New York NY

    Torii Studio, a website development firm, was established in 2020. Located in New York, New York, their small team provides web development, mobile app development, web design, ux/ui design, and more.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    Torii Studio has been hired by a health tech company to develop a React-based web application within a tight deadline.

    "They quickly adapt to our needs."

  • 12
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Jersey City NJ

    Falcn Lab is a Philly-based web and mobile development firm founded in 2019. Their team of approximately 11–12 employees primarily serves small to midsized businesses, particularly in the navigation and medical sectors. Their technical specialties include but aren't limited to JavaScript, React Native, Swift, and Magento. 

    Clients
    Nike
    AMCO Proteins
    D&G
    J &J
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Falcn Lab developed a HIPAA compliant platform for a Chinese healthcare consultation SaaS. They collaborated with the client to built a solution that's integrated with a DICOM viewer and video chat functionalities. They succeeded in delivering a fully-functional platform that fulfilled the client's requirements. 

    "It was a seamless experience, because of their flexibility and willingness to always put their customers first."

  • 13
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Ridgefield CT

    Aspire Digital Solutions is a web design and marketing firm based in Ridgefield, Conn. with more than two professionals. Founded in 2018, they offer web design, digital strategy, and e-commerce development solutions to small businesses in various industries.

    Clients
    Via Bella Ventures
    LED Funding, LLC
    Classic Door Supply
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Aspire Digital Solutions developed a website for a private psychology practice. Aspire Digital Solutions built the site to help the practice with online marketing efforts. The site has attracted new patients.

    “I was most impressed by how thorough they were and how well they followed through on things they committed to doing.” - Owner, Private Psychology Practice

  • 14
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Lawrence NY

    CGColors, INC., founded in 2013, is headquartered in Lawrence, N.Y. They have a small team of 3 people who provide digital strategy, e-commerce development, mobile app development, web design, and web development. The businesses they work with are in the IT, advertising & marketing, and e-commerce industries. 
     

    Clients
    Polyclean Technologies
    Jewellery Mall
    Internet Consulting Inc.
    Industries
    Notable Project

    CGColors, INC. redesigned a website for a cosmetics company. The client wanted a Shopify store, and they needed the company's e-commerce expertise. CGColors, INC. updated the client’s website, and integrated the e-commerce features. The company also helped the client with their SEO. After working with the company, the client’s traffic and visibility increased. 

    “They've given us more visibility and helped us establish our keyword lists. The traffic to our website has increased and we have more new customers, so we're happy with the outcome.”— Director of Global Development, Cosmetics Company
     

  • 15
    $25,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Hopewell NJ

    TechNeed is a product advisory and custom software development company headquartered in Hopewell, N.J. The company, founded in 2018, has a small team of 3 people who provide custom software development, mobile app development, and web development services. 
     

    Notable Project

    TechNeed created an interactive financial dashboard for an accounting firm. The financial dashboard allowed entrepreneurs to track their finances; TechNeed used Microsoft-based software, Quickbooks Online, Xero, and Visible to create the dashboard. Additionally, the company developed an investor reporting module, and helped finish a project another firm couldn’t complete. The client recently released the product, and they were happy with the company’s work; they are looking forward to the impact the product will have. 

    “TechNeed’s work should make it dramatically easier to manage the business, avoid mistakes, and appeal to investors.” — CEO, Accounting Firm

  • 16
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    New York NY

    makeithappen.nyc is an agency founded in New York City in 2016 with fewer than 10 experts. They provide web design, UX/UI design, and custom software development solutions to various clients.

    Clients
    Best Dunn Enterprise
    Notable Project

    makeithappen.nyc developed a website for an executive training and content creation company. The company’s existing website was to be updated so that it would be better leveraged on social media. The new site has been met with positive feedback.

    “We met several times at my office. It worked well.” - Owner, Executive Training and Content Creation Company

  • 17
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    New York NY

    Minerva Gate is a small application development company launched in 2020. Their team specializes in mobile app development, web development, application testing, blockchain, and more. The company is based in Bucharest, Romania and New York, New York.

    Notable Project

    In need of full-stack developers, an IT services company partnered with Minerva Gate. The client requests three React and Javascript experienced developers to support product creations for various end clients. 

    "Minerva Gates is really a great company to work with, and they deserve to be called, The World's best Generalists."

  • 18
    $25,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    New York NY

    BLUEPORTAL, LLC is an IT company founded in 2015 and run by more than 10 people. Based in New York, they offer custom software, web, and mobile app development solutions, primarily to small and mid-market clients in the fields of financial services, health care, and e-commerce.

    Clients
    Areale Counseling & Wellness, LLC
    YouDivine
    Valley of Rockville Centre AASR
    Industries
    Notable Project

    BLUEPORTAL, LLC developed a web app for a counseling company. The company needed a web app that had a frontend, a backend with API, and a content management system. Their work allowed the company to obtain a significant local presence online.

    “The project management was impressive and responsive to my questions and suggestions.” – Owner & Psychotherapist, Counseling Company

  • 19
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Brooklyn NY

    ERA404 Creative Group is a design, development and strategy studio based in New York. The studio, founded in 2001, has a team of more than ten that provides a wide range of services that include branding, marketing strategy, digital strategy, UX/UI design, and custom software development services. ERA404 Creative Group serves small and larger-sized companies in various industries that include advertising & marketing, arts & entertainment, and business services.

    Clients
    Target
    Yahoo!
    MoMA
    Sanrio/Hello Kitty
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A nonprofit hired ERA404 Creative Group to design their website and help create a social media platform. ERA404 Creative Group used their strategic and creative design skills to complete the project and meet all of the nonprofit's expectations.

    "Their outstanding skills and experiences helped us transform and re-launch our website to new levels and recently helped to create an entire social media platform." - Director of Operations, Nonprofit

  • 20
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    New York NY

    Net Theory, Inc. is a web design and development company founded in 1999 and located in New York. With a team of fewer than 50 employees, they serve small businesses in the e-commerce, consumer products and services, and media industries. Their services include web development, digital strategy, UX/UI design, and e-commerce development.

    Clients
    Caviar Russe
    ASA Summerfuel
    TAPinto
    Oxford University Press
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Net Theory, Inc. updated the backend CMS of a website and redid the frontend. The team was reliable, and their work met expectations.

    “We’ve experienced consistently increasing year-over-year growth throughout our partnership.” – Managing Director, Online Caviar Retailer

  • 21
    $25,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    New York NY

    Based in New York, New York and Great Barrington, Massachusetts, YoJonesy is a custom software development firm. The small team provides custom software development, ux/ui design, mobile app development, Artificial Intelligence, and more and was founded in 2019.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    A video production company hired YoJonesy to overhaul the company’s website. They aim to generate organic web traffic by adding marketing page efforts and redesigning the whole site.

    "A top-notch work from a wildly talented team of creatives and technicians."

  • 22
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Cranford NJ

    12 Tech is a software company based in Cranford, N.J., and founded in 2012 with over two employees. They are experts in cloud consulting, IT staff augmentation, and custom software development solutions for small businesses.

    Clients
    Best Friend Jack
    Cranford
    CoachRanking
    Notable Project

    12 Tech developed a website for a boutique marketing and branding agency. 12 Tech develops webpages for the agency’s various clients. One of the clients had their webpage’s performance significantly improved with 12 Tech’s assistance.

    “High-quality technical help and support, very responsive communication, great project management, professionalism is very high.” - Managing Director, Boutique Marketing and Branding Agency

  • 23
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    Edgewater NJ

    Data Collaboration Services is an innovative technology solutions provider based in Edgewater, N.J. The company, founded in 2010, has a team of less than ten that provides, among others, cloud consulting & SI, IT managed services, and IT strategy consulting services to small and midmarket companies in various industries that include legal, manufacturing, and business services.

    Clients
    Look of Love
    G-Net Construction
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A general construction company hired Data Collaboration Services to implement a SharePoint system throughout the company. The scope of the implementation covered phones, email, personal laptops, iPads, and everything else that involved communications. Data Collaboration Services completed the project and met all expectations.

    "Their knowledge is also immense,  and they’ve worked us through every problem and fixed our issues." - Executive, General Construction Company 

  • 24
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    East Brunswick NJ

    Abbsent Solutions, an e-commerce development firm, is headquartered in East Brunswick, New Jersey; Mississauga, Canada and Lahore, Pakistan. The company focuses on e-commerce development, web development, search engine optimization, pay per click, and more and has a small team.The company was established in 2014.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    Abbsent Solutions has created an e-commerce site for a healthcare supplies store. This allows the client to sell to their target marketplace.

    "They are very professional and have vast experience in every aspect of the project."

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

    Upright is a growth and fund-raising company founded in 2017 in New York. Their team of 9 offers web development, custom software development, and UX/UI design services.

    Notable Project

    Upright developed a website for a social services company. They made improvements to design and added web support features to the site. The client appreciated their feedback and flexibility.
     

    “With them, I can be candid if I don’t understand something, without any risk of condescension.” – Co-Founder, Social Services Company

  • 26
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Hicksville NY

    Logismico is a web agency based in New York with more than two employees. Founded in 2010, they offer web development, custom software development, and product design services for clients in the fields of advertising, business services, and consumer products.

    Clients
    TeamTracky
    Swimply
    Vanguard
    Macy's
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Logismico worked with a marketing agency to deliver mobile app dev services. The agency has clients that need mobile app solutions, and Logismico facilitates the apps’ development. The agency is happy with the results Logismico provides.

    “Perfect, our workflows were completely in sync.” - President, Marketing Agency

  • 27
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    New York NY

    VENRUP is a software company founded in Lahore, Pakistan in 2021 with fewer than 10 experts. They offer custom software, web, and mobile app development solutions to small and mid-market companies alike.

    Clients
    Data Firm
    Industries
    Notable Project

    VENRUP developed a custom software solution for a data company. The company initially worked with VENRUP on a web design project but decided to work again on a machine learning backend. VENRUP is able to deliver the needed solutions for the company on time.

    “I was pleasantly surprised that they went above and beyond to make sure that we get all the resumes on time.” - CEO, Data Company

  • 28
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Brooklyn NY

     Appbuff is a custom mobile app development company based in Khulna, Bangladesh. With no more than 10 experts, they have provided e-commerce, web, and mobile app development solutions since their founding in 2016. They mainly work with small businesses.

    Clients
    DCB
    Coders & Designers
    Bahrain
    Golden Way Media
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Appbuff developed a native mobile app for an e-commerce startup. The app was to facilitate digital purchases from the startup. The startup is happy with the app that Appbuff built.

    “Very good.” - Co-Founder & CTO, E-Commerce Startup

  • 29
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    New York NY

    Urteam is a web development company that was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Bristol, United Kingdom. The company is comprised of less than 10 employees. They specialize in web design, web development, and UX/UI design for small businesses. 

    Clients
    Horiba
    Full Moon
    Maths Mate
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Urteam developed a website and mobile app for a real estate company. The team increased the online presence and boosted the organic traffic of the client. 

    "The workflow and communication were equally fantastic. Using a variety of tools, including a third-party website system, Urteam was responsive to every comment we made." – PR Manager, Real Estate Company 

  • 30
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    New York NY

    Launched in 2016, Leadgroup is a small mobile app development firm. Their team focuses on mobile app development, web development, ux/ui design, mobile & app marketing, and more. The company is located in New York, New York.

    Notable Project

    Leadgroup was hired to design and develop a mobile version of their holiday platform. The team managed the entire project and made it compatible with iOS and Android.

    "They did everything I asked them to do, and I also love their style and design approach."

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