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List of the Best Mobile App Development Companies in Houston

What Are the Best Mobile App Development Companies in Houston?

Mobile apps are a popular investment for businesses of all sizes. Maybe you’re considering whether to invest in a progressive web app, or maybe you’re wondering whether to gamify your app onboarding experience.

Regardless of your development project, if you’re looking for an app development partner, we're here to aid your search. Use our guide to Houston’s top app development companies to read client feedback on a variety of companies and understand their approach to project management and communication.

  • 1

    Softeq

    Softeq is a full-stack development company for web and mobile that’s headquartered in Houston, TX. Founded in 1997, the team of 200+ offers the rare combination of app software and hardware-level expertise – from backends to business intelligence, firmware to IoT (internet of things).

    Notable Project

    Softeq completed a series of interconnected projects for a computer chip manufacturer, including game development, screensavers, and a specific hardware adaptation. The client was pleased with Softeq’s design input and the excellent end-product when faced with a rigid deadline.

    “They’re one of the few contract programmers that we’ve ever given an A rating to.” – General Manager of Mobile Games, Computer Chip Manufacturer

    Former Clients
    GoPro
    Intel
    Microsoft
    Nike
    NVIDIA
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group51 - 250 Employees
    place Houston , TX
    Awards

    Stevie Gold Awards: App Recognized as Energy Industry Innovation of the Year 2017

  • 2

    Mobisoft Infotech

    A mobile and web development company, Mobisoft was founded in 2009. They now have offices in India, the US, and Australia. In addition to product development, Mobisoft also provides best in class cloud services, IoT, UI/UX design, and digital marketing.

    Notable Project

    A startup medical company had an idea for an app to help patients and medical staff through surgery and the healing process. Mobisoft was hired to develop the cloud-based app, which is compatible with Windows, iOS, and Android.

    “Not only do they have the professionalism necessary to understand our requirements and ask the right questions but also they have an extraordinary level of dedication.” – CTO, Startup Medical Company

    Former Clients
    Samsung
    Deloitte
    Hess
    Actavis
    Nutraceutical
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group51 - 250 Employees
    place Houston , TX
    Awards

    Keane Award for excellence in e-lawyering; 1st place NASA Space Health Challenge; 2012 Best Energy Monitoring App

  • 3

    zGames

    Based in Houston, zGames is a development studio that was founded in 2008. Their 20+ developers specialize in mobile app development, UX/UI design, AR/VR development, and game development.

    Notable Project

    zGames developed a gaming app for a digital agency. It also completed other development services for the company when needed. The game has gotten great feedback and a positive reaction. zGames went above and beyond their expectations. 

    "zGames is very quick to respond and very easygoing. They work until the job is done right, which I appreciate." – Director of Operations, Digital Agency

    Former Clients
    Atari
    Samsung
    Gamblit
    Big Fish
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group11 - 50 Employees
    place Houston , TX
    Awards

    DevGAMM Awards: Grand Prize (2014), Atari Pong Indie Developer Challenge: Winner

  • 4

    Simublade

    Software development company Simublade is located in Houston. Founded in 2014, the agency and its team of fewer than 10 work with a variety of clients on mobile app development, web development, and custom software development.
    Notable Project

    Simublade built applications for iOS and Android platforms for a startup. Simublade planned, designed, and developed the app that focuses on helping others commit to a healthy lifestyle. Although the app has just recently been put on the market, it has received great praise and reviews. The client thought Simublade was professional, transparent and communicative.

    "They [Simublade] treat you like family, but deliver everything as promised." – Employee, Healthy Lifestyle Company

    Former Clients
    PantryFi
    US Home Builders
    Notifi
    Clinical Ticketing
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group11 - 50 Employees
    place Houston , TX
  • 5

    Optimum

    Optimum is a digital marketing firm based in Houston. Since 2014, the small team of 3+ has specialized in web development, IT consulting, e-commerce development, email marketing, and mobile app development.

    Notable Project

    Optimum created an Android app that monitored energy. The app takes energy information from the city to make it available for the customers. The client was extremely pleased with Optimum's responsiveness. The app was downloaded by many energy providers. 

    "They’re [Optimum] great at getting feedback from us and communicating about how everything is working." – Founder, Development Solutions Company 

    Former Clients
    Dallas ISD
    Aztec
    Mitovate
    Sean Buckley Law Office
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 10 Employees
    place Houston , TX
  • 6

    ChaiOne

    ChaiOne is a mobile app development studio that was founded in 2008. ChaiOne has a team of about 50 spread between its Houston and Austin, Texas locations. ChaiOne does app development, UI/UX design, enterprise app modernization, digital strategy, and internet of things solutions. They serve large enterprise clients, particularly in the energy sector.

    Notable Project

    An oil and gas company needed a solution to facilitate communication between their traveling teams. ChaiOne built a platform that streamlined their internal communications. 

    "One thing I’ve enjoyed is their willingness to bring in different ideas. They offered suggestions based on their past experience to help make the project better. That’s a nice value add from a vendor. Instead of just executing the scope, it’s great that they could add value." – Communications Advisor, Oil & Gas Company

    Former Clients
    General Electric
    Houston Rockets
    Saudi Aramco
    ExxonMobil
    Raptor Technologies
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group11 - 50 Employees
    place Houston , TX
  • 7

    App Maisters Inc.

    App Maisters Inc. is a development company headquartered in Sugar Land, Texas, with an office in the United Kingdom. Founded in 2014, the team of 20+ has consulted on over 100 apps and are specialists in mobile app development, enterprise app modernization, and other application development.
    Notable Project

    A web design agency hired App Maisters Inc. to develop an app for one of its clients. The client was impressed with the app and the app has proven to be successful. The client was impressed by App Maisters Inc. and its communication skills. 

    "They [App Maisters Inc.] were able to solve problems with relative ease in situations that we thought would be difficult." – CEO, Internet Solutions Company

    Former Clients
    Premier Health
    Diamond Oil Technologies
    The Scienomics Group
    Global Dent Lights
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group51 - 250 Employees
    place Sugar land , TX
    Awards
    BBB: Accredited Business
  • 8

    Headspring

    Established in 2001, Headspring is a full-service software development and information technology firm. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, with offices in Houston and Dallas, their 75-person team includes a diverse range of development skills to ensure the best deliverable product. Headspring's services include custom software development, web development, mobile app development, and e-commerce development.
    Notable Project

    A large consumer home goods firm hired Headspring to modernize their entire technological operation. Headspring migrated the development of the firm's mobile and desktop sites to ASP.NET, a much more robust platform than they had previously used. They also redesigned the e-commerce platform to be more consistent with the visual brand of their client and perform seamlessly compared to the previous web store.

    "Headspring was able to take on a large project and, in addition to what was asked, they filled gaps where we did not yet realize we had gaps." – CIO, Home Goods Firm

    Former Clients
    Emerson
    Crate and Barrel
    Global Resale
    Ortho Kinematics
    Ed-Fi
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group51 - 250 Employees
    place Austin , TX
    Awards
    Best Places to Work in Texas, 2015
  • 9

    Poetic Systems

    Poetic Systems is a digital agency based in Houston. Since 2007, the team of 35 has worked with a variety of clients on their web design, mobile app development, and UX/UI design needs.

    Notable Project

    Poetic Systems worked with a popular coffee brand on building their brand. By making their website more robust with graphics and videos, the coffee company experienced an increase in online sales. 

     

    Former Clients
    Partners in Building
    Hoopla
    BeautyNow
    Legend Homes
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group11 - 50 Employees
    place Houston , TX
    Awards

    Houston Business Journal: Fast 100-Houston's Fastest Growing Private Companies (2015)

  • 10

    IOM Partners

    IOM Partners is a web design firm based in Houston, TX. With a team of fewer than 5 employees, IOM Partners specializes in providing web development, mobile app development, and SEO services to clients. 
    Notable Project

    A  mortgage company hired IOM Partners to create an online portal for mortgage loans for veterans. IOM created a custom WordPress site with optimized pages to build out the site. 

    Former Clients
    Finance Alliance Corporation
    Buer Venture Capital
    Hammers & Shields
    Citi Streets
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group2 - 10 Employees
    place Houston , TX
  • 11

    Digital Function

    Digital Function is a development agency based in Sugar Land, Texas. Founded in 2002, the small team of 3+ have experience in web design and development, mobile app development, e-commerce development and UX/UI design.
    Notable Project

    Digital Function handled all the development needs for a popular restaurant's new website. Due to the framework Digital Function implemented, it was easy to create a system that would manage a multiple-tiered pricing structure that could be used in all locations. 

    Former Clients
    Au Bon Pain
    Edison & Patton
    Target Hunger
    Gibson Law Firm
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group2 - 10 Employees
    place Houston , TX
  • 12

    Improving

    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.
    Former Clients
    Inc. 500 (2009
    2015)
    Aggie 100 List (2010-2013)
    ERE Recruiting Excellence;Awards 2012: Best Employee Referral Program
    Best Place to Work in Dallas 2013
    Best Employers in Ohio 2014
    Best Place to Work in Texas 2014
    Houston Business Journal 2016: Best Places to Work
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group51 - 250 Employees
    place Houston , TX
  • 13

    Whole Wheat Creative

    Whole Wheat Creative is a communications firm located in Houston, TX. With a team of 12 employees, Whole Wheat Creative specializes in web design and mobile app development. The firm also offers SEO services to its clients. 
    Notable Project

    A water and irrigation solutions company hired Whole Wheat Creative to help design and curate its digital and visual brand. Whole Wheat Creative created both a website and mobile app for the company, which both allow for users to create goals for community water solutions projects. 

    Former Clients
    Weathermatic
    San Jacinto;College
    Children's Learning Institute
    Southwestern;Brick Council
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 10 Employees
    place Houston , TX
  • 14

    DESSS, Inc.

    DESSS Inc. is a mobile and web development company located in Houston. Founded in 2000, the company serves mostly small businesses in the business services and consumer products and services sectors. DESSS Inc. has more than 50 employee and also offers custom software development services. 
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group51 - 250 Employees
    place Houston , TX
  • 15

    Camino Information Services

    Camino Information Services is a mobile app development company located in Houston. The company was founded in 2012 and now employs approximately 14 people who specialize in mobile app development, cyber security, productivity, collaboration & UC consulting, sales intelligence, and IT strategy consulting. Most clients are in the finance, law, and hospitality services.
    Former Clients
    Crowning Touch Senior Moving Services
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group11 - 50 Employees
    place Houston , TX
  • 16

    Silicus

    Silicus is a technology services company with headquarters in Houston. Founded in 2000, the team of about 600 focuses on custom software development, mobile app development, UX/UI design, cloud consulting & SI, and IoT development.
    Notable Project

    Silicus consolidated several data centers for a globally diversified energy technology company using Microsoft Azure IaaS. The team planned and executed a complex framework design and proof of concept before uniting the various data centers within an intuitive IT platform.

    Former Clients
    5-Time Inc. 5000 Honoree
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group251 - 1,000 Employees
    place Houston , TX
  • 17

    Blu27

    Blu27 is a digital marketing and mobile technology consulting agency that was founded in 2011. Blu27's small team of fewer than 5 employees primarily assists clients with web development, mobile app development, and UX/UI design, especially for the healthcare, IT, consumer services, and hospitality industries. 
    Former Clients
    IHOP
    Applebee's
    Bertolli
    Waste Management
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 10 Employees
    place Houston , TX
  • 18

    The Bauen Group LLC

    The Bauen Group was founded in 2011 as a development firm. The Houston-based company employs about 7 people that do mobile app development, web development, and web design. 
    Former Clients
    Ohms Electrical Services
    Fun Abounds
    Aquaocean Transport
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 10 Employees
    place Houston , TX
  • 19

    Arturo Digital

    Arturo Digital is a digital agency founded in 2013. Located in Houston, Texas, Arturo Digital's small team of fewer than 10 employees focuses on mobile app development, web development, and custom software development. 
    Former Clients
    Altus Foundation
    Kaam.io
    Stafford Housing
    One Design Pro
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 10 Employees
    place Pearland , TX
  • 20

    Sheer Industries

    Sheer Industries is a mobile app and web development company located in Houston, Texas. Sheer Industries was founded in 2010, and its team of around 10 assists clients with mobile app development, web development, and e-commerce development.
    Former Clients
    Toyota
    BMW
    The Mona Lisa Foundation
    National University of Singapore
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group2 - 10 Employees
    place Houston , TX
  • 21

    Streebo

    Streebo is a mobile app development company based in Houston; they have additional locations in the United Arab Emirates and Ahmedabad, India. Streebo was founded in 2009 and now employs about 170 people. They serve a wide range of clients in the financial services sector and a variety of other industries. Services include mobile app development, web development, enterprise app modernization, and more to clients of various sizes and industries. 
    Former Clients
    Honda
    IBM
    American National Insurance
    Spincorp
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group51 - 250 Employees
    place Houston , TX