Looking for a top Boutique mobile app development company in San Francisco?

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 San Francisco. 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 The Bay Area

  • 1
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Ramon CA

    designial is digital strategy and UI/UX design firm based in San Ramon, Calif. Founded in 2018, their team of 8 serves clients in the healthcare and finance sectors. Services include iOS/Android development, UX strategy, and user research.

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    Notable Project

    designial designed and developed a platform for a consulting company. They built it on the web, iOS, and Android. The team delivered high-quality work at a reasonable price.

    “Timely communication was maintained from start to finish.” – Partner, Consultancy

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  • 2
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Francisco CA
    INVASIVECODE is a San Francisco, California-based app development firm. The small team specializes in mobile app development and ux/ui design and was founded in 2008.
  • 3
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Santa Rosa CA

    Flight is a full-service design agency that was founded in Santa Rosa, Calif., in 2013. Its team of nine employees specializes in web design, web development, e-commerce development, mobile app development, UI/UX design, advertising, and branding, among other services.

    Clients
    BPE-USA
    City of Alameda
    Laguna Garden Gala
    Diceolations
    Notable Project

    A non-profit emergency services provider hired Flight to develop and maintain its digital presence and brand. Flight developed a sophisticated website with a user-friendly interface and also helped the client with its advertising campaigns and newsletters.

    "They’ve provided fabulous branding that’s really helped our organization make an impact." - Communication Coordinator, Emergency Response Organization

  • 4
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Jose CA

    Denovers is a design studio based in Karachi, Pakistan, and founded in 2018. Their team of fewer than 10 specializes in UX/UI design, web design, and mobile app development solutions for clients ranging from small firms to large companies.

    Clients
    Heyremote
    Hoorayy
    Notable Project

    Denovers provided UX/UI design solutions for a job matching platform. The platform could not afford an in-house team early on and hired Denovers for UX/UI services. The platform’s MVP was widely accepted by clients.

    “The communication is very smooth.” - Co-founder & CEO, Job Matching Platform

  • 5
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Francisco CA
    Stimulant is an app development company. The San Francisco, California-based company was established in 2007. The small team provides mobile app development, web design, web development, and custom software development.
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  • 6
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Jose CA
    6irdView is an enterprise app modernization company launched in 2019. Their small team is headquartered in San Jose, California. The agency offers enterprise app modernization, mobile app development, web development, ux/ui design, and more.
    Industries
    Notable Project

    6irdView managed full-stack development of a web and iOS app that enables users to locate and access gyms. Using Swift and CocoaPods, the team built the map-based platforms.

    "They knocked the design out of the park."

  • 7
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Parade is a digital design agency based in San Francisco. Founded in 2014, they specialize in UX/UI design, web design & development, and mobile app development. They mainly work with large businesses, focusing on arts, entertainment and music, business services, and consumer products and services.

     

    Clients
    Google
    Salesforce
    Adobe
    Skype
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Parade worked on UX design for a cosmetics company. They developed a UX design of a website in preparation for the launch of a new product. They also performed a market analysis to determine the optimal content to feature on the site. The client appreciated their consistent communication throughout the project.

    “Parade is very small and nimble, which is what we needed. We got exactly what we needed and what we were paying for. .” – Digital Creative Director, Cosmetics Company 

  • 8
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    Millbrae CA
    UpTech Works is a mobile application development company. Their small team is located in Millbrae, California. The firm offers mobile app development, custom software development, and web development. The firm was founded in 2016.
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  • 9
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Francisco CA
    SideLabs, a mobile application development firm, is in Richmond Hill, Canada and San Francisco, California. They provide mobile app development and other application development and were founded in 2018.
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  • 10
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    Livermore CA
    Woll2Woll Software, an IT managed services and application development company, is based in Livermore, California. The small agency was founded in 1995. Their team focuses on IT managed services and mobile app development.
  • 11
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    Burlingame CA
    Established in 2012, Transiris Corporation is a big data company and app development company. The firm focuses on BI & big data consulting & SI and mobile app development and has a small team. The firm is in Burlingame, California.
  • 12
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    Santa Rosa CA
    North Bay Networking is a mobile application development firm. Their small team is in Santa Rosa, California. Their services include mobile app development, search engine optimization, and web development.
  • 13
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    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Jose CA
    Ezoominc: Mobile App Studio is a mobile application development firm. Their small team is headquartered in San Jose, California. Their team specializes in mobile app development, market research, and mobile & app marketing.
  • 14
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    Walnut Creek CA
    ForayWeb is a small application development firm and web development firm. Founded in 2005, the team provides mobile app development and web development. The agency is in Walnut Creek, California.
  • 15
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Francisco CA
    Get It Built is a small San Francisco, California-based app development firm. They specialize in mobile app development, web development, ux/ui design, and IT strategy consulting and were launched in 2017.
  • 16
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    $25,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Jose CA
    Inizio Inc is a San Jose, California-based app development company. The company focuses on mobile app development, web development, enterprise app modernization, e-commerce development, and more and is small.The company was established in 2013.
    Industries
  • 17
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    Walnut Creek CA
    Leopard Design, Inc. Is an user experience agency headquartered in Walnut Creek, California. The small team offers ux/ui design, e-commerce development, and mobile app development. The firm was founded in 1998.
  • 18
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Jose CA
    Custom software development firm Rasteroids Design is headquartered in San Jose, California. The small agency was established in 2000. Their services include custom software development, mobile app development, web design, and web development.
  • 19
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Francisco CA
    Mobile app development company HYP3R was launched in 2018. They are based in San Francisco, California and have a small team. Their services include mobile app development, e-commerce development, web development, and ux/ui design.
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  • 20
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Francisco CA
    Cloud consulting & SI company Wheelhouse Enterprises was established in 2009. Their small team is headquartered in San Francisco, California. Their services include cloud consulting & SI, CRM consulting and SI, ERP consulting and SI, and mobile app development.
  • 21
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    Oakland CA
    2Plus2 Partners is a small UX agency. In Oakland, California, the company was founded in 2001. Their team offers ux/ui design, mobile app development, web design, and web development.
  • 22
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Jose CA
    Established in 2004, munsonDesign is a mobile app development firm. In San Jose, California, their small team specializes in mobile app development, web design, web development, print design, and more.
  • 23
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Francisco CA
    StartupLandia is a software development firm. Launched in 2012, the agency is located in San Francisco, California. The small team provides custom software development, mobile app development, and web development.
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  • 24
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    Pleasant Hill CA
    Software development company Revealio, Inc. Was established in 2016. Based in Pleasant Hill, California, their small team specializes in custom software development, IT managed services, mobile app development, and web development.
  • 25
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Santa Clara CA
    VITEB is a web design company. They provide web design, branding, mobile app development, and web development and were established in 2004. Their small team is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and Ahmedabad, India.
  • 26
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    Sunnyvale CA
    TokyoTechie is a blockchain company launched in 2015. Their small team is headquartered in Pune, India; Delhi, India and Sunnyvale, California. The company focuses on blockchain, e-commerce development, mobile app development, web development, and more.
  • 27
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Sebastopol CA
    1stWave Interactive is a development firm in Sebastopol, Calif., that was founded in 2010. 1stWave Interactive is a small practice with fewer than ten employees who specialize in web development, mobile app development, UI/UX design, branding, and graphic design.
    Clients
    Best Buy
    HP
    eBay
    Match.com
    Notable Project

    A company hired 1stWave Interactive to create an app for social content creation. The app allows celebrities and influencers to view articles and stories that apply to their interests and brand and post those URLs with comments to social media.

  • 28
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Stanford CA
    Silicon Valley Insight is a Stanford, California-based user experience design company. The small company was founded in 2014. Their services include ux/ui design, mobile app development, product design, and web development.
  • 29
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Redwood City CA
    AstiLabs Inc., a software development company, was founded in 2018. Their small team is in Redwood City, California and focuses on custom software development, e-commerce development, mobile app development, and web development.
  • 30
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Bruno CA
    Oldmann is an user experience design company founded in 2019. The small San Bruno, California-based team specializes in ux/ui design, mobile app development, web design, e-commerce development, and more.
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