Looking for a top mobile app development companies 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.

List of the Best Columbus Mobile App Development Companies

  • 1

    WillowTree®

    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. 

    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

    Former clients
    AOL
    Time Warner
    Fisher-Price
    Johnson & Johnson
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $250,000+
    group250 - 999 Employees
    place Charlottesville, VA
    4.9
    4.9
    24 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Fortune: Best Workplace in Tech 2018 , The Stevie Awards: Bronze Award in Financial Services and Banking , Best Streaming App from the Apple App Store for CBC TV app

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  • 2

    Sunflower Lab

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    A.M. Best
    Gordon Food Service
    Groove Competition
    StoroPack
    Vishay
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Somerset, NJ
    4.7
    4.7
    28 Clutch reviews
  • 3

    Red Minnow Interactive

    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.

     

    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 

    Former clients
    Logicalis
    Bath & Body Works
    Rutgers University
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Westerville, OH
    5.0
    5.0
    4 Clutch reviews
  • 4

    Waker

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    TicketFire
    Parka
    Studium
    PrimeRank
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Columbus, OH
    4.9
    4.9
    18 Clutch reviews
  • 5

    AWH

    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.

    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
     

    Former clients
    IncludeHealth
    Encore
    ABM
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Dublin, OH
    4.9
    4.9
    4 Clutch reviews
  • 6

    Yashco Systems

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    2Much.net
    Dwilfri
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Hilliard, OH
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 7

    Split Reef

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    Robertson Truck Group
    IBEX-Eye
    Ticking
    Yodel
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Columbus, OH
    4.5
    4.5
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 8

    Big Kitty Labs

    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. 

    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

    Former clients
    The Ohio State University
    Otterbein University
    TNT Services
    Lextant
    PopCom
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Columbus, OH
    4.8
    4.8
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 9

    The Intellify

    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. 

    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

    Former clients
    IBM
    Bayer
    Merck
    Splendid
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Ahmedabad, India
    5.0
    5.0
    20 Clutch reviews
  • 10

    Digiprima Technologies

    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. 

    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. 

     

    Former clients
    Velcom Recommends
    e-Wallet
    VQR
    Tournament Edition
    Stonaa
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place New York, NY
    5.0
    5.0
    4 Clutch reviews
  • 11

    Future Vision Concepts, LLC

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    Talesto
    Thompson Building Associates
    Transition Management Advisors
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Grove City, OH
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 12

    Test Double

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    CircleCI
    New Relic
    Root Insurance
    DNSimple
    Orange Barrel Media
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Westerville, OH
    4.0
    4.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 13

    Compile Columbus

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    Blue Radar Search
    MyDay
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Columbus, OH
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 14

    Shashwat Web Technologies P Ltd

    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. 

    Former clients
    ANLP
    NGI Lucknow
    HMHMS;UK
    Isure Australia
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Noida, India
    3.0
    3.0
    2 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Shaurya Achievers Awards 2017 – India's Best IT and Web Services Provider of the Year 2017 , Internet Marketing Service Award - 2016 Columbus

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