Looking for a top mobile app development company in Columbus?

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 mobile app developers in Columbus. 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 Columbus Mobile App Development Companies

  • 1
    $250,000+
    250 - 999 Employees
    Columbus OH

    Mobile application development company WillowTree, Inc. was founded in 2007. With headquarters in Charlottesville, Va., and offices in New York and Durham, N.C., WillowTree has a team of 200+. They offer full-service development for both iOS and Android platforms, including mobile strategy, user experience design, testing, launching, and maintenance. 

    Clients
    AOL
    Time Warner
    Fisher-Price
    Johnson & Johnson
    Industries
    Notable Project

    WillowTree worked with a cinema to maintain an existing mobile app and eventually rebuilt the app, integrated a loyalty program, and made it easy for customers to purchase tickets. The client appreciated WillowTree’s willingness to work with an existing app instead of redeveloping the whole project.

    “The biggest success for us was having WillowTree take over the app. After that, they integrated our entire loyalty program into it, which was already the biggest of its kind in the movie industry.” – Vice President of Media, Cinema

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  • 2
    $25,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Hilliard OH

    Sunflower Lab is a web, mobile, and custom software developer based in Somerset, NJ with offices in New York, Ohio, and Vadodara, India. Their team of more than 75 employees has been providing cloud-based and cutting-edge digital solutions since 2010.

    Clients
    A.M. Best
    Gordon Food Service
    Groove Competition
    StoroPack
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Sunflower Lab built an admin app to oversee two native Android and iOS apps for a ridesharing platform. They provided strategic guidance and development work, garnering praise for their technical expertise, timeliness, and communication.

    “As a business owner, Ronak understands many different industries, but he is also a technologist. He knows how to implement the latest technologies and make the best product possible.” – Co-Founder, Ride Sharing Service

  • 3
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Westerville OH

    Red Minnow Interactive is a software development agency that has been offering mobile app development, web design, and other app development services to their small business and mid-market clients in the business services, IT, and advertising and marketing industries since 2008. Their 10 employees are based out of their Westerville, Ohio office.

     

    Clients
    Logicalis
    Bath & Body Works
    Rutgers University
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Red Minnow Interactive recently worked on web development for a medical device manufacturer. They built a mobile-friendly site featuring new and existing products for the client. This resulted in positive feedback from internal personnel and is a profitable product.

    “They’re able to supply professional, high-quality work that helps to meet our strict timelines. The end products are functional and often delightful. The level of excellent output and superb communication from a remote design agency is what keeps us going back to them for additional projects. ” - President, Medical Device Manufacturer 

  • 4
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Columbus OH

    Ghost Lab is a digital agency based in Columbus, Ohio. Since 2015, the small team of about 10 employees specializes in mobile app development, web development, and UX/UI design.

    Clients
    TicketFire
    Parka
    Studium
    PrimeRank
    Notable Project

    Ghost Lab worked on the redesign of a mobile social sharing application. By tweaking the UI and UX, the agency created a more sophisticated look and fluid user experience for the app. All the work was extremely well-received. The client prides Ghost Lab on their great communication and giving insightful feedback.

    "They [Ghost Lab] are very interested in maximizing your results and ensuring your product’s success."- Former Consulting CMO, Social Sharing App

  • 5
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Dublin OH

    AWH is a digital production and services company based in Dublin, Ohio. They were founded in 1995 and have a team of 94 employees who specialize in custom software development, cloud consulting, and product design.

    Clients
    IncludeHealth
    Encore
    ABM
    Notable Project

    AWH created a website for a philanthropic community foundation. They created a site that integrated with the client’s database portals and offered the staff at the foundation easy control over the content of the site. The client was impressed with the new site.

    “We’re more than just a client to them. They’re truly invested in our success.” – Associate Director, Philanthropic Community Foundation
     

  • 6
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Columbus OH

    Founded in 2019, Split Reef is a digital marketing agency with two locations in Columbus, Ohio and Jacksonville Beach, Fla. The team of about 8 individuals offers SEO, web design, and mobile app development services. Their clients include small and midmarket businesses in the legal, automotive, real estate, and health care and medical industries.

    Clients
    Robertson Truck Group
    IBEX-Eye
    Ticking
    Yodel
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Split Reef redesigned a truck dealership’s website. The team managed the project well and provided great value for money. 

    “We were satisfied with this project.” – Marketing Manager, Truck Dealership

  • 7
    $1,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Hilliard OH

    Yashco Systems is a software company based in Hilliard, Ohio, and founded in 2000. With more than 50 employees, they are experts in web development, mobile app development, and IT managed services.

    Clients
    2Much.net
    Dwilfri
    Notable Project

    Yashco Systems developed a website for a small digital marketing agency. The agency needed a web-based software solution for one of their clients. The agency is satisfied with Yashco Systems’ work.

    “They’re reasonably priced and they do a really good job. That says everything you need to know.” - Manager, Digital Marketing Agency

  • 8
    $1,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Columbus OH

    SeedCart is an e-commerce development firm. They are in Columbus, Ohio and have a midsize team. The firm focuses on e-commerce development, mobile app development, web development, conversion optimization, and more.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    A nonprofit organization hired SeedCart to develop and design their website, including its content and graphics. The goal was to create awareness and raise funds.

    ''They were incredibly responsive, talented, creative, and skilled in every way.''

  • 9
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Columbus OH

    The Intellify is an AR and web development agency founded in 2018. Based in Ahmedabad, India, with an office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, the team of six specializes in AR/VR development, mobile app development, and web development. They primarily serve clients in the advertising & marketing, health care & medical, and financial services industries. 

    Clients
    IBM
    Bayer
    Merck
    Splendid
    Industries
    Notable Project

    The Intellify worked on AR development for an individual project. The team created an AR experience to encourage a green lifestyle, providing animation, 3D design, and development services. Overall, the client was impressed with the team's work.

    "The entire team was prompt and helpful, working quickly and providing regular updates. They exceeded my expectations with every element they submitted." — Collaborator, Creative Agency

  • 10
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Columbus OH

    Big Kitty Labs is a software development firm that was founded in 2008. Based in Columbus, Ohio, they primarily work with small and medium-sized businesses. They also provide mobile application development and enterprise app modernization. 

    Clients
    The Ohio State University
    Otterbein University
    TNT Services
    Lextant
    Notable Project

    Big Kitty Labs developed an iOS, Android, and desktop application for a human resources company. The app launched successfully, and the team continues to provide updates. 

    "Their biggest strength is their ability to communicate with the customer and put their mind at ease." – CEO, Human Resources Company

  • 11
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Columbus OH

    Digiprima Technologies is a digital and technology company headquartered in Indore, India. The firm also has offices in Pittsburgh, PA, and Columbus, Ohio.  Founded in 2016, its team of 8 employees specializes in web development, e-Commerce development, and graphic design. 

    Clients
    Velcom Recommends
    e-Wallet
    VQR
    Tournament Edition
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Digiprima Technologies helped a leading books printing company enter new markets and establish a stronger global presence. The company created a digital strategy which included a new website and digital ad campaigns designed to generate leads. The campaign resulted in higher inquiries and lower cost for new product launches. 

     

  • 12
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Westerville OH

    Test Double is a custom software development firm based in Columbus, Ohio. Founded in 2011, their team of 30 serves clients in the marketing and advertising sectors. Services include Ruby, JavaScript, and C# development.

    Clients
    CircleCI
    New Relic
    Root Insurance
    DNSimple
    Notable Project

    Test Double provides development services for a media agency. They work in JavaScript and Ruby on Rails. The team delivers high quality work.

     “Sometimes we needed more bandwidth, and they were able to provide that for us.” – SVP of Engineering, Media Agency

  • 13
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Grove City OH

    Future Vision Concepts LLC (FVC Solutions) is a full stack development company based in Grove City, Ohio. The company, founded in 1999 is a two-person partnership that provides, among others, custom software development, web design, and web development services to small and midmarket companies in the business services, advertising & marketing, and IT industries.

    Clients
    Talesto
    Thompson Building Associates
    Transition Management Advisors
    Industries
    Notable Project

    An organizational change startup hired Future Vision Concepts LLC to develop its enterprise system from scratch, set up and configure the cloud infrastructure for the startup's system using Azure, work with the startup's user design team to develop the core system functionality, and develop custom solutions for the startup's clients. The system Future Vision Concepts LLC delivered exceeded the startup's expectations.

    "Jason acts as an owner of Constituent Hub in his actions considering our clients, the product needs, and the technology at all times." - Founder & CEO, Organizational Change Startup

  • 14
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Columbus OH

    Compile Columbus is a software company based in Columbus, Ohio, and founded in 2018. With no more than 10 employees, they provide custom software, web, and mobile app development solutions to small businesses.

    Clients
    Blue Radar Search
    MyDay
    Notable Project

    Compile Columbus provided software development solutions for a sports-based platform. The platform had Compile Columbus build the software solution from scratch. With 50-60 beta testers testing the software, it has so far been met with positive reviews.

    “Financially, their goal is to come in under other bids.” - Sales Director, Sports-Based Platform

  • 15
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Columbus OH

    Shashwat Web Technologies P Ltd is a web and software development firm headquartered in Noida, India, with an office in Columbus, Ohio. Shashwat Web Technologies P Ltd's team of nearly 30 employees specialize in web, software, and mobile app development. 

    Clients
    ANLP
    NGI Lucknow
    HMHMS;UK
    Isure Australia
  • 16
    $10,000+
    250 - 999 Employees
    Columbus OH

    Founded in 2004, Improving is an IT services company headquartered in Houston. The team of about 250 employees also works from additional offices in College Station, Texas, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio, Dallas, Minneapolis, and Canada. They consult businesses in the financial services, business services, and education industries, focusing on BI and Big Data, Cloud, IT strategy, and staff augmentation. They complement their consulting with mobile app development.

    Clients
    Inc. 500 (2009
    2015)
    Aggie 100 List (2010-2013)
    ERE Recruiting Excellence;Awards 2012: Best Employee Referral Program
    Industries
  • 17
    Undisclosed
    1,000 - 9,999 Employees
    Columbus OH
    Photon - Columbus is an IT managed services company. Their large team is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio and focuses on IT managed services, ux/ui design, mobile app development, e-commerce development, and more. The firm was launched in 1999.
  • 18
    $100,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Columbus OH

    Dynamit is a Columbus, Ohio-based website design company founded in 2004. The company has about 90 employees. Dynamit offers web design, e-commerce and mobile app development, and media planning services.

    Clients
    Hilton Worldwide
    Donatos
    Bushtracks
    Charleys Philly Steaks
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A national sandwich chain partnered with Dynamit to develop a new digital marketing strategy. Dynamit created an updated, contemporary look and simplified the client's website.

    Since their partnership began in 2008, the client has more than doubled its number of locations. 

     

  • 19
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Worthington OH

    Chepri is an app development firm headquartered in Worthington, Ohio and founded in 2008. The firm has about 15 employees. Chepri offers web and mobile app development, UX/UI design, and web design services.

    Clients
    Red Roof Inn
    Girl Scouts of America
    Draftclash
    Safeguard Risk Solutions
    Notable Project

    A national hotel chain hired Chepri to develop a customer-oriented mobile application. Chepri created a UI/UX design process, developed ocation-specific features, and allowed customers to book a room on the road.

    Chepri and the client have had a long partnership, and the client has launched the application on both iOS and Android platforms.

     

  • 20
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249 Employees
    Columbus OH
    Midsize IT strategy consulting company UNICON International, is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. Founded in 1990, the team specializes in IT strategy consulting, custom software development, IT managed services, and mobile app development.
  • 21
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249 Employees
    Columbus OH
    DevCare Solutions is a cloud consulting & SI company. Their midsize team is located in Columbus, Ohio. Their services include cloud consulting & SI, IT strategy consulting, mobile app development, web design, and more. The firm was established in 2005.
  • 22
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    Columbus OH
    VectorOne is a software development firm. Their small team is in Columbus, Ohio. The company offers custom software development, mobile app development, enterprise app modernization, and ux/ui design. The company was founded in 2012.
  • 23
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Columbus OH
    M2 Marketing is a creative agency founded in Columbus, Ohio in 2004. It employs about 20 creators and developers. M2 Marketing offers web design and development, mobile app development, branding, and graphic design services.
    Clients
    White Castle
    Flowerama
    KeyBank
    Sears
  • 24
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    New Albany OH
    E2 InfoSystems is a software development company based in New Albany, Ohio. The agency provides custom software development, mobile app development, enterprise app modernization, cloud consulting & SI, and more and has a small team.The agency was launched in 2010.
  • 25
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Columbus OH
    Switchbox, Inc. Is an e-commerce development company. Their small team is located in Columbus, Ohio. The firm provides e-commerce development, IT managed services, mobile app development, web design, and more. The firm was founded in 2006.
  • 26
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Columbus OH
    Benson Media is a digital marketing company that is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.  Founded in 2009, Benson Media Group's team of more than 10 employees specialize in web design, web development, mobile app development, SEO, and conversion optimization.
  • 27
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Worthington OH
    Chek Creative, an application development company, was founded in 2017. They are based in Worthington, Ohio and have a small team. Their services include mobile app development, web development, e-commerce development, ux/ui design, and more.
    Industries
  • 28
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Columbus OH
    Excelleweb, LLC is a Columbus, Ohio-based digital agency that specializes in website design, website development, and mobile app development. Excelleweb was founded in 2004 and has a team size of fewer than 5 employees, but their clients include national brands that have relied on them for engaging websites. Their services are all oriented at getting the most out of a company's site, from strategic consulting to web development, SEO, and hosting services.
    Clients
    The State of Ohio
    Elmer's Glue
    HCL Fitness
    Arnold Todaro and Welch
  • 29
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    2 - 9 Employees
    Powell OH
    K2d full-service digital agency is a Powell, Ohio-based UX design agency. The firm focuses on ux/ui design, mobile app development, search engine optimization, web design, and more and is small.The firm was launched in 2008.
  • 30
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    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Hilliard OH
    Resonant Interactive, established in 2004, is a freelance web development and design operation based in Hilliard, Ohio. Despite being run entirely by one individual, Resonant Interactive provides a comparable level and range of services to larger, more diversified firms. With well over a decade of experience, Resonant Interactive has served as a web and graphic design agency, developed mobile and web applications, conducted administrative support, and more for clients both local and national in scale.
    Clients
    CORSA Performance Exhaust
    City of Hilliard
    The Brightway Institute
    Ohio Heating and Refrigeration
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