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.

    Industries
    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
    Palo Alto CA

    Design Ocean was founded in 2019 and is headquartered in Cardiff, U.K. with other locations in Palo Alto, Calif. and Winnipeg, Canada. With about 10 employees, they provide web design, logo, and web development services for midmarket and small businesses. They focus on information technology, business services, and e-commerce industries.

    Clients
    Antithesis Foods
    Bloom Finance
    Senate Construction
    MorganLowe Homes
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Design Ocean developed and designed a website for a telecommunications company. The team built the website to ensure navigability for customers. The project manager took care of all communications.

    "The best part of working with Design Ocean was that the project manager (Enrique) took care of all the communications internally within Design Ocean." –CEO, Telecommunications Company

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

    Upgraded is a web development company founded in 2019. The firm focuses on web development, mobile app development, e-commerce development, branding, and more and has a small team.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    To reach more customers and increase revenue in an uncostly way, an EdTech SaaS company hired Upgraded for web app development. The team converted a program into a SaaS platform within the provided wireframes.

    "Upgraded team was able to take our notes and turn them into a product."

  • 6
    $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

  • 7
    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.
    Industries
  • 8
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Tech Pandas , a small IT strategy consulting company, is located in , California. Their services include IT strategy consulting, IT managed services, web development, and mobile app development.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    A tobacco company hired Tech Pandas to develop an app for their internal team. The platform would allow two-way communication and exchange of information with all the employees within the client's organization.

    "They were keen to understand the company objectives, employees, and relevant processes for internal communication."

  • 9
    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 

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

    Web Consulting Agency is a consulting company based in Dublin, Ireland. Founded in 2018, their team of two employees provides mobile & app marketing, UX and UI design, and e-commerce development services.

    Clients
    Kerala
    Ayurveda
    BFree Foods
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Web Consulting Agency developed a series of advanced, intelligent products for their medicine client. They built custom solutions based on their client’s expressed requirements and meeting their exact needs. This resulted in positive client feedback and recommendation.

    "We can tell they have a shared goal with our team and care about delivering quality work. They’re willing to break down areas we don’t understand and educate us so we can take over later on." –Project Manager, Medicine Company

  • 11
    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.
    Industries
  • 12
    $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.
    Industries
  • 13
    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.
  • 14
    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.
  • 15
    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.
  • 16
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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.
  • 17
    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.
  • 18
    $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.
  • 19
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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
  • 20
    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.
  • 21
    $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.
  • 22
    $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.
    Industries
  • 23
    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.
  • 24
    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.
  • 25
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Francisco CA
    Weightshift is an user experience company. They are in San Francisco, and have a small team. Their team offers ux/ui design, graphic design, mobile app development, web design, and more.
  • 26
    $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.
  • 27
    $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.
    Industries
  • 28
    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.
  • 29
    $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.
  • 30
    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.
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