Top 20 Mobile App Developers in Chicago | 2018

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Top Chicago App Developers

List of Top Mobile App Developers in Chicago

  • Bright Bright Great

    Headquartered in Chicago, Bright Bright Great is a strategic interactive agency that combines cutting-edge design with technology. Founded in 2007, they've grown to a team of nearly 15 that has expertise in branding, web design, UX/UI design, and social and email marketing, as well as mobile app and web development.

    Notable Project

    An online learning and e-commerce startup reached out to Bright Bright Great to design its e-commerce site. They have since completed numerous other projects together: branding, social media marketing, and graphic design.

    "We went from nothing to something. The strongest comment I have about their work is that the bar for design quality is very high. It's been very helpful to us, going from being completely unknown to an emerging brand and a website that exceeds our very high design-quality bar." – CEO, Startup

    Former Clients: Nike, Lucasfilms, Crayola, McDonalds, Orbitz, Cards Against Humanity

    Awards: 2014 Gold Davey Award, 2014 Gold W3 Awards, Communicator Awards: 2014 Award of Excellence

    $ $ $ $ $
    $25,000+
    11 - 50 Employees
    Chicago , IL
    4.9
    4.9
    6 REVIEWS
  • Codal

    Codal is a full stack agency located in Chicago, IL. Their 90+-person team works in mobile app development, strategy, e-commerce development, and UX design. Their clients include enterprise companies and startups. Over the years they have worked in consumer products, business services, health, and education.

    Notable Project

    Codal worked with a gift-giving company on the UX and UI for their online and mobile platform. The company helps users manage outreach and donations for important family events such as birthdays, anniversaries, or holidays. Codal built a web application that tracked these events in the user’s life. Codal built and integrated wireframes for the app.

    “They have been my partner more than a developer. From early on, they have been focused on providing solutions across the board.” – Founder, Gift Service

    Former Clients: Pepsi, Stokkup, United Airlines, ShowroomSquared, DoSomething.org, Indicard, Tabd, Next Door Self Storage, Feeding America, FirmHero

    $ $ $ $ $
    $10,000+
    51 - 250 Employees
    Chicago , IL
    4.9
    4.9
    10 REVIEWS
  • DevMynd

    DevMynd is a design and technology consulting firm headquartered in Chicago, IL with an additional office in San Francisco, CA. The team of about 30 employees specializes in custom software development. However, they also help with mobile app development, UI/UX design, digital strategy. They work with mostly mid-market and enterprise businesses in the healthcare, medical, and education industries.

    Notable Project

    DevMynd rebuilt an app for an advisory company. The app was hosted on the platform Parse, which was discontinued. DevMynd built Android and iOS versions of the app, which helped the client understand its consumers – demographics, shopping habits, and preferences.

    "Compared to the original vendor that worked on our app, DevMynd is more hands-on. They've been highly proactive in understanding our goals and solving any issues that may arise throughout the process " – CMO, Advisory Company 

    Former Clients: MLB, United States Department of Defense, IBM, Verizon

    $ $ $ $ $
    $100,000+
    11 - 50 Employees
    Chicago , IL
    4.9
    4.9
    7 REVIEWS
  • DigitalMarketing360

    DigitalMarketing360 is a full-service digital agency based in Chicago. They were established in 2012, and have just one full-time employee. Their full range of services is fairly diverse, thanks to a flexible team of freelancers. DigitalMarketing360 offers SEO, PPC campaigns, web design & development, mobile apps for Android and iOS, content marketing, and more.

    Notable Project

    DigitalMarketing360 provided content strategy and SEO for a professional video production firm in Chicago. They migrated the client to a WordPress-based site for more straightforward content management, added a blog feature, and updated the site's copy for keywords. The client's site is now ranked first on several relevant searches.

    "They’ve followed our timeline with no delays. They’ve also taught me how to look at Google Analytics." — CEO, Video Production Firm

    Former Clients: Palos Internists, FORUREVENTS

    $ $ $ $ $
    $1,000+
    51 - 250 Employees
    Roselle , IL
    4.7
    4.7
    5 REVIEWS
  • Dom & Tom

    Dom & Tom was founded in 2009 and has offices around the U.S. in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. They are an end-to-end digital product development agency that focuses on emerging technologies. Their team of 100+ created over 120 native mobile apps and worked on 400+ web projects. They specialize in research and planning, UX strategy and design, engineering, QA (quality assurance), and deployment.

    Notable Project

    Dom & Tom worked with a digital agency for a website redesign. Dom & Tom designed and tested code for requested features for the site. The agency felt that the Dom & Tom team was responsive and displayed impressive attention to detail. 

    “Their staff was incredibly helpful. They follow up and they’re very attentive. They worked relentlessly to help us complete this project on time and within budget, which was phenomenal.” – Project Manager, Digital Agency

    Former Clients: McDonald’s, CNN, Priceline.com, Hearst, Fitch Ratings, Tyson and The University of Oklahoma.

    Awards: Dom & Tom received a 2017 Do Good. Be Good. Award, and they won a Davey Award for their OU Innovate App.

    $ $ $ $ $
    $50,000+
    51 - 250 Employees
    Chicago , IL
    4.8
    4.8
    18 REVIEWS
  • Eight Bit Studios

    Founded in 2008, Eight Bit Studios is based in Chicago, IL. They work on mobile apps, customer software development, and UX/UI design for clients of all sizes. The team of 35+ employees serves key industries, including education, gaming, and business.

    Notable Project

    Eight Bit Studios redeveloped a product for an augmented-reality gaming platform. They had to review the platform to learn how as operating and then piece the platform back together. They were able to ensure all code worked properly.

    "They had to learn a lot about our platform in a short amount of time, which they did very capably. And there’s a great vibe emitted by their whole studio. They’re very professional, friendly, and eager to deploy their deep technical knowledge.” – CEO, Augmented Reality Gaming Platform

    Former Clients: Echo Logistics, UL, New Balance, Trident, and Hasbro

    $ $ $ $ $
    $25,000+
    11 - 50 Employees
    Chicago , IL
    4.9
    4.9
    17 REVIEWS
  • Ethervision

    Ethervision is a Chicago-based mobile app boutique. A handful of their projects were App Store originals back in 2008, and they have developed 180+ apps since. The company has 4 employees, and they focus on mobile app development, UX/UI design, and wearable app development.

    Notable Project

    Ethervision created an app for a safety consulting company that tests products for safety standards. They created apps for both iOS and Android. They also created the illustrations that demonstrated the safety requirements and standards.

    “Ethervision was quick to respond. They had specific personnel for specific jobs. It made it easy to know who things should go to.” – Project Manager, Safety Consulting Company

    Former Clients: AON, Pacific Life, Chicago Tribune, Whirlpool, Maurice Sporting Goods, Harman/Kardon

    Awards: Apps developed by Ethervision featured by Apple and Google

    $ $ $ $ $
    $25,000+
    11 - 50 Employees
    Chicago , IL
    4.8
    4.8
    12 REVIEWS
  • Hashrocket

    Founded in 2008, Hashrocket is based in Chicago, IL. Their team of 30+ focuses on small and mid-market businesses. They offer services in web and app development and design, and the majority of their clients are in the information technology industry.

    Notable Project

    Hashrocket worked with a digital platform to improve a social engagement tool. The tool aimed to help brands to engage with their customers better. Hashrocket led the project, advising on best practice.

    “Their development standards are really exceptional. They were absolutely fantastic.” – CEO, Digital Platform

    Former Clients: Adecco, Vanderbilt University, Aetna

    Awards: Recognized by the New York Times

    $ $ $ $ $
    $25,000+
    11 - 50 Employees
    Chicago , IL
    5.0
    5.0
    7 REVIEWS
  • Intersog

    Headquartered in Chicago, Intersog is a custom software development firm with two offices in Canada and two in Ukraine. The agency was founded in 2005 and has over 100 experts that specialize in custom software development, mobile app development, IoT development, and other IT-related consulting and services. 

    Notable Project

    Intersog was hired by a platform for video advertising to staff a team to build a web application. Intersog oversaw the development and launch of the app has launched and continues to maintain the app through fixing bugs and upgrades. 

    "The application delivered by Intersog fully matched our budget and requirements. We liked the attitude of our offshore project team; they were always responsive, responsible, and reliable." – CEO, Advertising Platform Company


    Former Clients: CDW, Northern Trust, Neustar, Mitsubishi Motors

    $ $ $ $ $
    $1,000+
    51 - 250 Employees
    Chicago , IL
    4.6
    4.6
    5 REVIEWS
  • KeyLimeTie

    KeyLimeTie is a full-service design, development, and digital strategy agency. Their team of 20+ is based in Chicago, IL. KeyLimeTie provides content management, e-commerce, and custom application solutions. They also run social media campaigns and offer reputation management. Their clients include companies of all sizes in the information technology and advertising industries.

    Notable Project

    KeyLimeTie developed a website for a fashion startup that targets female fitness competitors. The company needed a website that creatively represented the client's brand identity. They completed the project in a few months.

    “The KeyLimeTie team was very efficient and professional with great concept ideas. They provided excellent feedback and suggestions throughout the process to help achieve the look and feel we wanted. They also provided one-on-one training with our group to ensure we knew how to manage the site post-launch and on an ongoing basis.” – Co-Founder and Owner, Fashion Startup

    Former Clients: AAA – Auto Club Group, Allstate Insurance, Kellogg’s, and Tyson

    Awards: National Association for Business Resources: One of Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For

    $ $ $ $ $
    $10,000+
    11 - 50 Employees
    Oak Brook , IL
    4.8
    4.8
    3 REVIEWS
  • LakeView Labs

    Since 2014 web and mobile app development agency LakeView Labs has served clients ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies. The small team of fewer than 10 applies its skill in mobile app, software, web, and e-commerce development to help these clients build engaging digital products.

    Notable Project

    A software company that's well-known for its checklist web application hired LakeView Labs to create a complementary iOS app. LakeView Labs was responsible for all aspects of development and successfully built important capabilities such as the ability to log in through a third-party, download a checklist template, and upload and share a completed checklist.

    "They’re excellent communicators and bring fresh ideas to the development process. Their knowledge of mobile applications made my life easier." – Founder, Software Company With Checklist App

    Former Clients: Groupon, EZOME, SuperTailgate, AllState

    $ $ $ $ $
    $10,000+
    2 - 10 Employees
    Chicago , IL
    5.0
    5.0
    6 REVIEWS
  • Mercury Development

    Mercury Development’s 200+ team brings 17 years of experience to the table. They offer web, app, software AR/VR, and wearable development. They are proud to work with clients of all sizes, in industries including automotive, government, and media. They were founded in 2009 and are based in Chicago, IL.

    Notable Project

    Mercury Development built an app that car salespeople can use when talking to car manufacturers. The app shows the ideal combination of materials for a car to ensure the frame is lightweight but still sturdy.

    “Whether I was talking to some of the leadership people, or the project managers, everyone was always enthusiastic. I never had a problem getting a hold of someone, and I never had any questions about them being realistic around timelines.” – Senior Manager of Digital Marketing, Chemical and Manufacturing Company

    Former Clients: DOW, HSBC, Thompson Reuters, Grainger, SAP, HP, Symantec

    Awards: Gold Microsoft Partners

    $ $ $ $ $
    $10,000+
    251 - 1,000 Employees
    Miami , FL
    5.0
    5.0
    3 REVIEWS
  • ORA

    This Chicago-based agency focuses on mobile app and web development, UX/UI design, digital strategy, and branding. They have created 300+ apps and online products since their team of 10+ came together in 2009. They work with enterprise companies all the way down to startups, and focus on business services.

    Notable Project

    ORA helped develop an app for a mailroom staffing company. The app was written from scratch based on web software the company already had. It replaced an old system that helped with mailroom functions. They determined the project’s scope best practices for the app.

    “They kept us up to date on timelines and budgets, and we talked on a regular basis. We had a project management system, and they were very responsive. I usually heard back from them within the same day.” – Technology Director, Mailroom Staffing Company

    Former Clients: Allstate, Subway, Southeastern Grocers, Mitchell's Salon

    Awards: Developed apps that are featured in the Apple App Store

    $ $ $ $ $
    $10,000+
    11 - 50 Employees
    Chicago , IL
    5.0
    5.0
    5 REVIEWS
  • Red Foundry

    Red Foundry is a mobile application design and development consulting firm in Chicago. Founded in 2009, they create native mobile applications for iOS and Android platforms. The team of nearly 10 employees also provides UX/UI design and application management and support services to small, mid-market, and enterprise clients.

    Notable Project

    A photography agency needed a mobile app and came to Red Foundry for their expertise. The app allows anyone to locate photographers all over the city of Chicago. They’re still testing the impact of the app for on-demand users.

    “They [Red Foundry] were very organized and worked overtime. They made the process easy to understand, so I can focus on managing the company and not the IT part.” – CEO, Photography Agency

    Former Clients: Random House, Central Insurance, Kodak, Wine Enthusiast

    $ $ $ $ $
    $25,000+
    11 - 50 Employees
    Chicago , IL
    4.8
    4.8
    10 REVIEWS
  • Relinns Technologies

    Relinns Technologies is a mobile app development company founded in 2015. Headquartered in Chicago with an additional office in India, Relinns Technologies specialize in mobile app development, UX/UI design, blockchain, and IoT development.

    Notable Project

    A transportation review company hire Relinns Technologies to develop an app. Relinns Technologies built and launched the app in a short time frame and created features such as an accessible backend portal. The client was impressed with the team’s attention to detail.

    “We have a strong working relationship, and it’s clear that Relinns Technologies does not see us as a quick, one-and-done project. They genuinely care about the longevity and sustainability of the app.” – Manager, Transportation Review Company

    Former Clients: Red Supply Chain, Geo photo, Viegram, Holimate

    $ $ $ $ $
    $5,000+
    51 - 250 Employees
    Chicago , IL
    4.5
    4.5
    1 REVIEWS
  • Simpalm

    With offices in Chicago and Washington D.C., Simpalm is a leader in the mobile app market. They’ve designed over 200 apps and also work in web development and UX/UI design. The team of 30+ designers creates products for a variety of industries, including financial and business services, consumers, education, health, and retail. They work with companies of all sizes.

    Notable Project

    A medical software company hired Simpalm to create a bilingual pregnancy app. The team created an app that could be used in both English and Spanish. They worked through the project from inception to completion.

    “I had a weekly telephone call with the regional rep who I worked with the most. They set up a specific place where I could list the changes I wanted on the app, and I got an email when each task was completed.” – Founder, Medical Software Company

    Former Clients: Taptin, Forte Payment System, AudiobookNow, Ghost Post, Mezy App, Audio Chef

    Awards: Top Mobile App Developer 2015; Recognized by Startup Grind, Google, and Inc.

    $ $ $ $ $
    $10,000+
    11 - 50 Employees
    North Bethesda , MD
    4.9
    4.9
    13 REVIEWS
  • SnapMobile

    SnapMobile is a mobile app development company located in Chicago. The team of nearly 20 employees, works with small and mid-market businesses in the consumer products, business services, and advertising and marketing industries. Their services include mobile app development, software development, application management and support.

    Notable Project

    SnapMobile built an app for an education optimization company. The app aimed to boost employee productivity by making it easy to set goals and assign tasks. SnapMobile assisted with the product’s conceptualization and prototyping before building the final product.

    “While they presented a number of development options based on their previous work with other clients, they also recognized that our mission statement might require a unique approach. They remained focused on our company.” – Learning and Development Lead, Education Optimization Company

    Former Clients: Hilton, Edelman, Chicago Sport & Social, Kimpton Hotels

    $ $ $ $ $
    $25,000+
    11 - 50 Employees
    Chicago , IL
    4.9
    4.9
    13 REVIEWS
  • Sphere Software

    Sphere Software is a software development company located in Chicago. Founded in 2005, the team of nearly 100 employees is expert in software and mobile app development, UI/UX design, IT staff augmentation, and blockchain.

    Notable Project

    When an online marketplace approached Sphere Software for help re-launching a website, the team embraced the opportunity. The project included redesigning a website using Ruby on Rails and ongoing development and maintenance support. The client was impressed by Sphere Software’s professionalism and work quality.

    “Given the flexibility that they give me, I would hire more Sphere Software developers and engineers before hiring my own. This is not just because of the savings but because I get quality work out of them.” – CEO, Online Community Marketplace

    Former Clients: Buzzfeed, Tumblir, Subway,Bass Pro Shops

    $ $ $ $ $
    51 - 250 Employees
    Chicago , IL
    5.0
    5.0
    2 REVIEWS
  • Table XI

    Table XI is a mobile app and custom software developer based in Chicago, IL. Founded in 2004, they are 35 dedicated app and website builders with a flair for bespoke design and digital strategy.

    Notable Project

    Table XI recreated the website of a global events company, building a video player and an iOS app to deliver content, all with no site downtime. After the migration, the app and site functioned seamlessly. The client recommended Table XI for their cost, clarity, and adherence to deadlines.

    “Table XI has been a key component in our growth, and without them, we couldn’t move forward.” – Founder and CEO, International Events App.

    Former Clients: Chicago Ideas, Dickson, Keiser, Northwestern University

    $ $ $ $ $
    $75,000+
    11 - 50 Employees
    Chicago , IL
    4.9
    4.9
    21 REVIEWS
  • Vault Innovation

    Founded in 2012, Vault Innovation Group is a 10+-person team based in Chicago, IL. Their services include mobile app and web development and UX/UI design. They also offer branding and post product launch services.

    Notable Project

    Vault Innovation developed a content management system (CMS) for a globally recognized media company. Their work included building wireframes on the frontend and identifying and adding missing elements to the backend. They built the entire CMS from start to finish.

    “Project management was really sharp. I would hire the project manager for my own team in a second.” – VP of Consumer Marketing, Media Company

    Former Clients: GamerzArena, Flo, Gig Scout, HeroKey, Chicago Tribune

    $ $ $ $ $
    $25,000+
    11 - 50 Employees
    Chicago , IL
    5.0
    5.0
    6 REVIEWS
  • Zwiffer, Inc

    Founded in 2009, Zwiffer focuses on mobile and wearable app development and UX/UI Design for both iOS and Android platforms. Based in Chicago, they have a small team that mainly serves small business, mid-market, and enterprise clients. Their clients range from business intelligence and gaming companies to CRM sales and productivity companies.

    Notable Project

    Zwiffer developed a sports-centric social media app for a sports social network startup. The app allowed users to find nearby sports enthusiasts who wanted to meet up to play. The app worked across both iOS and Android platforms.

    “The feedback during the progression of the app has been one of the best things. They've been able to show us what's going on and what things we should consider changing, adding, or taking out.” – Co-Founder, Sports Social Network Startup

    Former Clients: AT&T, Direct TV, Botte

    $ $ $ $ $
    $25,000+
    2 - 10 Employees
    Chicago , IL
    5.0
    5.0
    3 REVIEWS