Looking for a top mobile app development company in Des Moines?

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 Des Moines. 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 Des Moines Mobile App Development Companies

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  • 2
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Des Moines IA

    We Write Code was founded in 2015 and is located in Des Moines, Iowa. Their team of 11 employees provides custom software development, web development, and IT strategy consulting services for enterprise, midmarket, and small businesses.

    Clients
    PrepIT
    Iowa Donor Network
    meta
    tikly
    Notable Project

    We Write Code is building a web application to streamline communication and information sharing for an organ procurement organization. They're providing comprehensive services including wireframing, development, and design. The collaboration has been successful so far.

    "It’s been very successful thus far." –Communication Center Manager, Organ Procurement Organization

  • 3
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    West Des Moines IA

    Amplimark is a marketing and branding agency in West Des Moines, Iowa. They've been in business since they were founded in 2009. The team has about 6 employees that also offer web design and SEO.

    Clients
    Molly Maid
    Ace Hardware
    Hudson
    Mallaney
    Notable Project

    Amplimark redeveloped a medical center's website to include more interactive features. They created product definitions and educational components for both doctors and patients. Amplimark also did SEO, which increased ranking to the top 3 search results.  

    "Amplimark was very detail-oriented and went above-and-beyond in terms of research for supporting the needs of our practice."  – CEO, Medical Center

  • 4
    $5,000+
    Freelancer
    Urbandale IA

    RAFIT Services is a mobile and web development and technology services agency founded in 2015. Located in Urbandale, Iowa, RAFIT's nine employees provide web-based software development for a variety of business needs. In addition to creating mobile and web applications from scratch, RAFIT provides project management services for other development teams.

    Clients
    Garden Nightclub
    Tiger Treks
    Heartland VIPS
    Notable Project

    RAFIT was hired to create an automatic messaging app. The app listens to incoming SMS messages and chooses from a previously selected list of responses to send back. Users can schedule SMS messages to be sent out ahead of time, if they know they're going to be unavailable. The app syncs with the device's contacts and can also be configured to include email options. 

     

  • 5
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    West Des Moines IA

    Shift Interactive is an innovative web and mobile development firm based in Des Moines, Iowa. Founded in 2009, it is a mid-sized agency with just under 20 employees that specializes in web design, mobile app development, and web development. 

    Clients
    Dwolla
    80/35 Music Festival
    Hawkeye Nation
    Better Homes and Gardens
    Industries
    Notable Project

    One of Shift's most distinct clients is a large-scale industrial equipment firm with a global presence that needed an interactive method to showcase its case studies at trade shows. Shift Interactive developed an app with the core functionality being an interactive map that customers could use to view the company's case studies based on region. 

     

  • 6
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Waukee IA
    Sysbunny is a Waukee, Iowa-based software development company. They provide custom software development, mobile app development, enterprise app modernization, AR/VR development, and more and were established in 2012.
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  • 7
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Johnston IA
    Mobile app development firm eCom Solutions Inc was established in 2002. The company provides mobile app development, custom software development, cloud consulting & SI, ERP consulting and SI, and more and has a small team. The company is headquartered in Johnston, Iowa.
  • 8
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Johnston IA

    DWebware is a custom web design and development firm that is based in Johnston, Iowa. Founded in 2001, DWebware's team of 7 employees has nearly two decades of experience in web, mobile app, and software development. 

    Clients
    Nationwide
    ACH Foodservice
    ReviewSnap
    Mercy Live Up
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    Entrepreneurial Technologies

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    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Urbandale IA
    Based in Urbandale, Iowa, Entrepreneurial Technologies is a responsive digital product firm that specializes in building and implementing mobile and web apps and custom database services. They have provided development and support solutions for a diverse base of clients since their establishment in 2007. Entrepreneurial Technologies now has eight employees, all of whom are proficient in a range of development practices, enabling them to offer the same services as larger agencies.
    Clients
    HomeDitty
    Notable Project

    The Entrepreneurial Technologies team was contracted for application development by a company that aims to make homes more accessible for disabled residents by adding features to improve quality of life. The application assists in the home audit process, enabling technical markup practices and simplifying the process of determining an individual's particular needs for their home. The client frequently provides the application as part of the installation process for disabled individuals, making it easier to effectively communicate requirements with the contracting team.

  • 10
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249 Employees
    West Des Moines IA
    QCI is a midsize custom software development firm. Based in West Des Moines, Iowa, the agency was founded in 1995. Their team provides custom software development, CRM consulting and SI, mobile app development, ERP consulting and SI, and more.
  • 11
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    Ankeny IA

    Founded in 2006, IowaComputerGurus is a technology services agency that specifically focuses on the Microsoft technology stack. Their expert 6-person team operates out of West Des Moines, Iowa to provide an extensive range of services. They create integrations for and develop in content management systems based on the ASP.NET framework. Many of their clients are sophisticated, security-oriented firms seeking professional development for customer-facing sites and business intranets. ICG also has experience developing mobile applications for a variety of needs.

    Clients
    Mule-Hide Products
    MRA
    Scenic Bluffs Community
    MRA
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A prominent hunting and environmental conservation group partnered with ICG to modernize their legacy website. The former platform used a homegrown solution to present more than 10,000 pages of content, across several subdomains, and had antiquated visual conventions that did not promote interaction. ICG migrated their CMS to a cloud platform and modernized their features, which have helped the group advance their message through technology. The new site is mobile and social ready and used a custom migration solution to port the content quickly, with minimal challenges.

     

  • 12
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    Urbandale IA
    The Sparks Solution is a logo company established in 2007. The agency provides logo, mobile app development, pay per click, search engine optimization, and more and has a small team.
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    Blue Compass Interactive

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    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    West Des Moines IA

    Blue Compass Interactive is a marketing and advertising agency in West Des Moines, Iowa. They have about 24 employees that serve a range of clients, from small businesses to enterprise firms, in a variety of sectors including healthcare and entertainment. Founded in 2007, they also provide services for web design, web development, and SEO. 

    Clients
    UnityPoint Health
    Orchard Place
    Aureon
    Kemin Industries
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Blue Compass has provided ongoing web design and development services as part of a larger custom digital strategy. Their performance has exceeded expectations. 

    "Their customer service is unmatched in the industry, and they are committed to being a trusted partner with clients." – VP of Marketing, Food Company

  • 14
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Des Moines IA
    Branding company Flying hippo was established in 2003. The firm specializes in branding, video production, web design, web development, and more and has a small team.
    Industries
  • 15
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    West Des Moines IA
    Small pay per click company SLIM marketing, is based in West Des Moines, Iowa. Established in 2011, the team specializes in pay per click, search engine optimization, web design, mobile app development, and more.
    Industries
  • 16
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Des Moines IA

    Juicebox Interactive is a marketing and advertising firm located in Des Moines, Iowa. Since 2013, their team of 10 employees has specialized in web development and SEO in addition to mobile app development and marketing services. 

    Clients
    Beza Threads
    Empire Bank
    Valley Junction
    Saxton Inc
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Juicebox Interactive partnered with a school in order to design a new, easy-to-use website. The new site featured a customizable frontend that allowed administrators to easily rearrange content and make edits. They also built separate portals for parents, students, and faculty to facilitate navigation and updated the site's visuals.

     

  • 17
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    Up and Running Software, Inc.

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    $25,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Ames IA
    Up and Running Software, Inc. Is a website development company. Launched in 1995, the agency is based in Ames, Iowa. The midsize team focuses on web development, e-commerce development, custom software development, IoT development, and more.
  • 18
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Des Moines IA
    Trilix Marketing Group, an advertising company, was established in 2004. The small Des Moines, Iowa-based team specializes in advertising, web design, web development, mobile app development, and more.
    Industries
  • 19
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Ankeny IA
    E-commerce development firm Fox Web Design was founded in 1998. Based in Ankeny, Iowa, their small team provides e-commerce development, search engine optimization, web design, web development, and more.
    Industries
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