Looking for a top mobile app development company in Los Angeles?

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 Los Angeles. 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 Los Angeles Mobile App Development Companies

  • 1
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Newport Beach CA

    Wve Labs is an end-to-end mobile and web app company based in Los Angeles with offices in Chicago, Dallas, and New York. Founded in 2015, this 50+ firm welcomes projects of any scope and difficulty.

    Clients
    J. Crew
    LG
    Sony Entertainment
    Westin Hotels
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Wve Labs started by creating a customer portal on the client’s website, then developed an app that integrated Apple Pay. The app increased the client’s sales and drew praise from users, earning the team recognition for their timeliness, customer-centric approach, and innovative product.

    “Everyone was on the same page about everything, which is extremely efficient from our end.” – Marketing & IT Director, Electronics Manufacturer

  • 2
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Los Angeles CA

    Goji Labs is a web and mobile app development company based in Los Angeles. Founded in 2014, they have a team of about 30 that helps launch products in numerous industries ranging from business services to education. They provide product strategy, UX/UI design, mobile app, web, and IoT development services to various clients including startups, corporations, and nonprofits.

    Clients
    World Health Organization
    World Wildlife Fund
    USC
    UCLA
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Goji Labs designed, developed, and launched a custom CRM application for a nonprofit organization. The platform tracks engagement and enrollment for thousands of students in need. Goji Labs delivered a solution that is central to providing students with the services they require.

    "It was a really tight timeline and this was a huge project. They really helped us streamline some processes which saved staff a lot of time. We can now track all the things online instead which has been tremendously helpful and useful. That has been pretty amazing." – Director of Programs, Nonprofit Organization

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  • 3
    $50,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Los Angeles CA

    STRV is a software design & engineering team of 200+ experts working out of Los Angeles, San Francisco, London and Prague. Founded in 2004, the company provides app and web development, UX/UI, web design and app testing via full product delivery and team augmentation engagements. Delivering 70+ apps annually, they work with clients big and small from industries including financial services, e-commerce and education.
     

    Clients
    Boosted Boards
    The Athletic
    ClassDojo
    Microsoft
    Industries
    Notable Project

    From minimum viable product (MVP) to finished product, STRV developed a smart fragrance app for iOS and Android. The product engaged users and immediately stood out on the market, while the team’s speed, efficiency, and comprehensive expertise impressed the client during the entire cooperation.

    “It’s been impressive for us to work with STRV because they’ve been able to problem-solve different aspects that had never been touched or done before in this industry. It’s rewarding to work with an incredible team of smart people who can solve problems that don’t exist yet.” – Co-Founder & CMO, Fragrance App
     

  • 4
    $50,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Santa Monica CA

    Sidebench is a strategy, design, and development consultancy with a team of 70+ experts headquartered in Los Angeles. Founded in 2012, Sidebench caters to enterprise companies and new ventures seeking the management consultants & experienced founders, the technical chops of systems architects, and a UX-first approach. Sidebench provides app and web development, UX/UI design, web design, and app testing via a fully integrated product delivery team.

    Clients
    Imagine Entertainment
    Red Bull
    Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
    Instagram
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Alongside a major entertainment studio, Sidebench designed and developed native mobile and web apps that connect creatives from around the world with producers, talent, and executives in Hollywood. The app has cultivated a network of 30,000 writers from over 80 countries and developed 72 projects, 25 of which have been set up 24 at major studios.

    “The app has received overwhelmingly positive feedback from our users. They like the way it looks and feels, as well as how easy it is to use. The features integrate well into users' workflows. Sidebench was flexible and did everything they could to meet expectations” - Head of Operations, Entertainment Company

  • 5
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Los Angeles CA

    CitrusBits is a mobile app development company based in Los Angeles, CA and founded in 2005. The team of nearly 60 employees is passionate about creating mobile technology and responsive mobile content for all businesses.

    Clients
    Burger King
    JobFlare
    QuikSilver
    National Geographic
    Industries
    Notable Project

    CitrusBits designed a virtual vision board app for a company. The company provided the design elements, and CitrusBits focused on the technical aspect. The client said CitrusBits was extremely proactive. The app has received great reviews and engagement is increasing.

    “Citrusbits was the only company that was willing to take on the challenge. Many companies said the subliminal aspect of the app was impossible. CitrusBits said, ‘We can make it happen,’ and they did.” – Owner, App

  • 6
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Los Angeles CA

    Located in Venice Beach, Calif., Dogtown Media specializes in app development, artificial intelligence, and UI/UX design for clients in the health care and financial services industries. With an additional office in San Francisco, the company, founded in 2011, has a team of around 30 who have helped launch 100+ apps for startups and Fortune 500 companies.

    Clients
    Redbull
    Youtube
    The University of Oklahoma
    Macy’s
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Dogtown Media created an app prototype for a fashion company. The owner wanted an app that supplemented the company’s presence on social media and enabled customers to make purchases. Dogtown Media went on to develop an iOS app, which has not launched yet.

    “[Dogtown Media] really take the time to listen to the details and to make changes. They’re mindful of customer service and satisfaction. They were always flexible and accommodating, and presented a great prototype.” – Owner, Fashion Retailer

  • 7
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Los Angeles CA

    Since 2009, ChopDawg.com has created 350+ digital products – from mobile applications and web applications to blockchain and artificial intelligence technologies for startups, Fortune 500s, growing businesses, and non-profits around the globe. Think of ChopDawg.com not as your agency but as your technical partner. Headquartered in Philadelphia, with offices in Boston, Seattle, New York, Atlanta, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles, Chop Dawg currently has a team of more than 50. 

    Clients
    Mr. Softee
    Jurvo
    Six Flags
    Payload
    Industries
    Notable Project

    ChopDawg.com designed and developed an app for iOS and Android for a real estate tech company, incorporating custom features that allow users to buy and sell real estate independently.

    "ChopDawg's team provides invaluable feedback that's significantly improved the overall design of the app. They contributed greatly to the design and flow of the platform, incorporating features that we never would've thought of." – CEO, Real Estate Tech Company

  • 8
    $100,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    West Hollywood CA

    BiTE Interactive, founded in 2011, is a mobile app development company in Los Angeles that focuses client work on productivity, field operations, financial, health, and wellness applications. The team of 50 specialize in mobile app development, product design, and IoT development.

    Clients
    Prudential
    Infiniti
    NASA
    H&R Block
    Industries
    Notable Project

    BiTE Interactive partnered with a technology company to develop the clinical research associate application to streamline costs and reduce overhead to be more efficient throughout the client’s generation process.

    “The time and attention they spent to understand our underlying needs were outstanding. It’s easy to get prescriptive and say “based on my experiences…” but they set aside their preconceived notions understood our process through documentation, stakeholder interviews, and collaborative reviews. This due diligence prevented us from jumping to the end results.” – Executive Director, Product Team, Mobile Tech Platform

  • 9
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Los Angeles CA

    Cleveroad is a software development company founded in 2014. They have offices in Ukraine, the U.S., Norway and a team of over 100 specialists. They are focused on native mobile development, web development, IT strategy, web design, emerging technologies, and cross-platform solutions. 

     

    Clients
    Virgin Atlantic
    Blockbuster
    TDC
    Octopus
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Cleveroad designed and developed an iOS application that connects dancers all over the world. The app provides a place for users to chat and share content with each other. Users enjoy using the app and the client was impressed with Cleveroad's communication and quality of work. 

    “Users loved the application’s MVP for speed and functionality it brought. Cleveroad is a valuable partner due to their responsiveness and organized workflows helping to deliver high-quality work.”

  • 10
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Irvine CA

    MEDL Mobile is a mobile and wearable app developer established in 2008 and based in Fountain Valley, CA. The 10+ staff is comprised of veteran strategists, serial entrepreneurs, and big idea enthusiasts who share a love for code.

    Clients
    Disney
    Emirates
    Monster.com
    The New York Times
    Industries
    Notable Project

    MEDL Mobile developed an iOS app to inform and engage patients about their specific health conditions. Integrating their robust code with the hospital servers was no challenge, and overall, the client complimented the team’s flexibility and quality deliverables.

    “MEDL Mobile performed very well overall. I found them to be extremely professional. They provided high-quality work, and they were flexible.” – Director of Health Services, Medical Center

  • 11
    $50,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    West Hollywood CA

    Rootstrap is a software development firm based in Los Angeles with offices in New York; Montevideo, Uruguay; and Buenos Aires, Argentina. Established in 2011, Rootstrap has over 70 employees with experience with both consumer digital products and business applications. Their services include mobile development for Android and iOS, web app development, UI/UX design, custom software, and AR/VR development.

    Clients
    Tony Robbins
    Style MD
    Epson
    Spotify
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Rootstrap provided business strategy consulting and software development services for a music startup in the US. The client wanted to build a digital platform to connect local musicians. Rootstrap's team outlined an MVP process and monetizing strategy. Since the prototype was introduced, the client has received considerable funding from outside sources, as well as positive feedback from professional musicians.

    "Their work looks good and we’ve learned a lot. They’ve been great to work with." – Founder, Music Startup

  • 12
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Los Angeles CA

    Los Angeles, CA-based digital agency ISBX has been building mobile apps for its customers since 2009. ISBX has a mid-size team that offers a comprehensive slate of services, including user experience (UX) design, mobile and web development, creative branding, and marketing.The CTO went on to say that they appreciated that ISBX was understanding, responsive, and easy to communicate with.

    Clients
    Air Jordan
    Apple
    Lexus
    NBC
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A massage on-demand startup needed help developing an app quickly, while they were still building an in-house development team, ISBX stepped in to assist them in app development and SEO consulting.

    “They were able to help us go from having no strategy to targeting low-hanging fruit, both on the app store and on the web.” – CTO, Massage On-Demand Startup

  • 13
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Beverly Hills CA

    Swenson He is a mobile app development company headquartered in Marina del Rey, CA. Founded by two MIT alumni, the team of now 20+ engineers specializes in mobile app development and UX/UI design for iOS, Android, and hybrid mobile platforms.

    Clients
    Simplehuman
    Stanford Medicine
    Hitch Radio
    JONLOU
    Notable Project

    Swenson He developed a second app for the founder of a company. This app offers social media video sharing and is geared toward the entertainment industry. The iOS app was a success, and Swenson He plans to tackle an Android app for the founder in 2018. The project also included product design, architecture, and marketing.

    “They [Swenson He] made it apparent, even before we started with them, that they wouldn’t work on just any project. They showed deep interest in what we were working on and that passion has only grown.” – Founder, Entertainment Industry Apps

  • 14
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Irvine CA

    Naked Development is a mobile app development company based in Irvine, Calif. Founded in 2017, their team of 6 specializes in mobile app development, UX/UI design, and web development.  

    Clients
    Bank of America
    PGA
    UPS
    Quicksilver
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Naked Development built an iOS and Android app for a social media crowdsourcing app. They provided full services for the client, engaging in marketing, website development, social media outreach, and content creation. The client appreciated their ability to listen and understand different ideas.

    “We ultimately started doing business with them because of the personal understanding they achieved by listening.” – CEO, Social Media Crowdsourcing App

  • 15
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Los Angeles CA

    Start Mobile is a mobile app development company in Moscow. The company, founded in 2010, provides mobile app development services for small businesses and mid-market business in the e-commerce industry. 
     

    Clients
    JLL
    Philip Morris
    Bosch
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Start Mobile developed a cross-platform app for an internet service provider app. The client already had a mobile app, but they wanted to update it and add features to increase customer loyalty and sales, improve their quality of service, and position the company as an industry leader. The client was so pleased with the original app Start Mobile developed, they extended the contract. 

    “The goals set for the developers were successfully achieved. We are pleased with the cooperation. We worked together for a year and plan to extend the contract for the next 2019.” – Head of Digital Services, Telecommunications Company
     

  • 16
    $25,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Newport Beach CA

    Saritasa is a full-source software development firm based in Newport Beach, Calif. With additional offices in New York City, Russia, and Vietnam. They were founded in 2005 and employ a team of about 90 who provide custom software, web, mobile, IoT, and AR/VR development for mostly mid-sized businesses.

    Clients
    iHeartMedia
    Android Music
    St. Jude Medical
    Fantasy Suite
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A sporting goods brand partnered with Saritasa to develop a web application to manage hundreds of professional contracts with minor and major league baseball players. They had a system in place, but it was outdated. The new solution kept valuable features from the legacy platform, then integrated more responsive functionalities. Saritasa consistently showed patience and strong technical skills.

    “They were patient with me trying to explain features I wanted, or trying to understand different technical aspects of the project.” – Vice President, Sporting Goods Firm

  • 17
    $25,000+
    250 - 999 Employees
    Santa Monica CA

    Vincit California is a software development company that has provided mobile app development, custom software development, and UX/UI design services to their clients since 2007. Their team of 1,000 employees is based out of Irvine, Calif. With another office in Helsinki.

    Clients
    Yamaha
    Stich & Tie
    Logitech
    Notable Project

    Vincit California recently completed an app development project for a solar panel manufacturer. They created a customer loyalty app which implemented scanning functionality for the client.

    “Before, no customers were registering their products due to an inefficient process. Now, users praise the functionality of our scanning feature. ” - Assistant Manager, Solar Panel Manufacturer  

     

  • 18
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Manhattan Beach CA

    Fisherman Labs is a 10+ web and mobile app development firm specializing in AR/VR and emerging technologies. Based in Los Angeles and with an office in Frisco, TX, they’ve been creating bespoke digital solutions for leading brands since 2014.

    Clients
    CBS
    Lenovo
    Puma
    Walmart
    Notable Project

    Fisherman Labs helped create a mobile and web-based app that employed AR face-morphing technology that transformed the user images into shareable GIFs. Despite a limited budget and timeline, the team enabled client success with their expertise, proactivity, and resourcefulness.

    “They knew every system inside and out and compensated wherever the marketplace yielded a lack of technological capability.” – Associate Manager, Creative Media Agency

  • 19
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Thousand Oaks CA

    TouchZen Media is a design and development agency based in Thousand Oaks, Calif. with no more than 10 experts. Since their founding in 2014, they have provided mobile app development, UX/UI design, and IT strategy consulting solutions to various clients.

    Clients
    Beachbody LLC
    FullyRaw Media LLC
    Rawvana Inc.
    Industries
    Notable Project

    TouchZen Media developed a mobile app for a wellness entrepreneur. The development of the app was inspired by the success of leaders in the same industry. TouchZen Media developed an app that ended up reaching #1 in six different countries.

    “The results of the engagement are on par with what I expected, and actually there was an over delivery.” - Founder, Wellness Entreprenuer

  • 20
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Santa Monica CA

    ClearSummit is a mobile app, web development, and custom software engineering firm founded in 2014. Based in Virginia and Los Angeles, the 22-member team specializes in building digital products. They primarily serve funded startups and corporate clients.

    Clients
    Belkin
    City of Richmond, VA
    AutoMD
    Arcadia Energy
    Industries
    Notable Project

    ClearSummit designed, developed, and now provides ongoing support for a B2B software platform's main application offering. The solution is written in Python & React and contains user type-specific features.

    "Users continue to join the application, and we’ve received positive feedback on it. Their work is very high quality." – CEO, B2B Software Platform

  • 21
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Los Angeles CA

    Frenchy Digital LLC is a mobile app development company based in Los Angeles with offices in Paris and Alger, Algeria. The company, founded in 2019, has a team of less than ten that provides mobile app development, web development, and e-commerce development services. Frenchy Digital serves mid-market and other-sized companies and institutions in the e-commerce, financial services, health care & medical, and government sectors.

    Clients
    Coca Cola
    Cinemas Gaumont Pathé
    Showroom Privé
    Jonas Brothers
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A sourcing and shipment company hired Frenchy Digital LLC to revamp their old website. As part of the engagement, Frenchy Digital completely redesigned the UX/UI of the website, updated all of the company's keywords for SEO, and set up an immersion portal with customizable integration with web development. They also developed a mobile version of the solution. The resulting website surpassed all of the company's expectations.

    "They supplied custom development with a huge interface in a very short timeline." - Partner, Sourcing and Shipment Company

  • 23
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Los Angeles CA

    App Makers LA is a mobile app development company of around 10 employees. Founded in 2014, they are based in Los Angeles. They offer services in mobile app development and UX/UI design.

    Clients
    Doctors at Reach
    LA Sitters
    Eaglestone Pacific
    Homework Buddy
    Notable Project

    A mental health counseling firm hired App Makers LA to build an app for providing live counseling to off-site patients. They developed the app with groundbreaking features for both iOS and Android platforms. The client was pleased with their communication throughout the successful project.

    “Their project management and app development skills are flawless.” – Manager, Mental Health Counseling Firm 

  • 24
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    West Hollywood CA

    Groove Jones is a mobile app, AR/VR, and custom software developer based in Dallas. Founded in 2015, this 10+ team of digital experts builds the interactive tools that give brands a competitive edge.

    Clients
    Amazon
    AT&T
    HP
    McDonald’s
    Industries
    Notable Project

    From filming to final production, Groove Jones developed a complete VR experience to entertain consumers. The successful project earned favorable press and 65,000+ views on YouTube, while the client valued the team’s timeliness and communications.

    “Groove Jones worked within our budget constraints and produced a great film. … They made everything look as real as possible.” – Former Marketing Manager, Telecommunications Company

  • 25
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Los Angeles CA

    Founded in 2005, Invemo is a tech company headquartered in Santa Monica with another location in IST, Turkey. Their team of 4 provide mobile app development, UX/UI design, IT strategy, and app modernization services to clients.

    Clients
    Kadir Has University
    Stay Technology
    Vodafone
    Notable Project

    Invemo partnered with a media academic school within a university to create native apps for both iOS and Android smart phones and tablets. They provide the client with design and development for the client. The project was successful and the students were turning in their homework 50% more than before the apps. 

    “Invemo changed our image into that of an innovative university that teaches new media courses in a real new media environment.There were many other people in the university who had huge demands from Invemo and they coordinated all of them very well.” –– Former Head, Media Academics School

     

  • 26
    $25,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    West Hollywood CA

    VentureDevs is an IT agency founded in 2016. They are headquartered in West Hollywood, Calif., with a second location in Poznan, Poland. Their team of 73 specializes in mobile app, web, custom software development, and more for primarily midmarket clients. 

    Clients
    Egnyte Billing
    Datatron.io
    Vocate.me
    Swoop
    Industries
    Notable Project

    VentureDevs developed a web-based platform for an e-learning company. The agency is currently working on migrating the website to AWS and working on the redesign phase of the project. 

    "Although we’re still working on the final phase of the redesign, our internal team has responded positively, and all user testing has been excellent. They’re still working to improve features of the interface, but we’ve yet to receive any negative feedback." – Director of DevOps, E-Learning Company

  • 27
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Los Angeles CA

    Based in Los Angeles, CA, Manhattan Mobile is a full-service mobile app and software development company that was founded in 2011. The small team of fewer than 10 employees specializes in mobile app development for iOS, Android, and hybrid apps, as well as UX/UI design.

    Clients
    Thumbchat
    LeagueChat
    Wurrly
    Toddler Christmas
    Notable Project

    Manhattan Mobile redesigned an iOS social networking app for a consumer-facing social networking platform. The app targeted inspiration community leaders but needed a complete overhaul. Along with developing and designing the app's interface and features, Manhattan Mobile worked with another company to integrate video into the app. The client felt that Manhattan Mobile was extremely responsive and produced high-quality work. 

    "Manhattan Mobile delivered a great product. Their development process has been fantastic. Compared to our experience with our previous vendor, the app has very few bugs or issues." – CEO, Computer Software Company

  • 28
    $75,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Marina del Rey CA

    Wildebeest is a California-based agency that specializes in app development, software development, and web design. With less than 50 members on staff, the agency delivers custom web and software solutions for their clients. 

    Clients
    Hulu
    Google
    Netflix
    Disney
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A beauty company hired Wildebeest to improve and redesign their website. Wildebeest reformatted their online booking system, helped with SEO, and strengthened site security. Wildebeest's redesign helped the beauty company's site move to the first page of Google search results and made the booking process much simpler for site users. 

    "They have great style, they’re very intuitive, and the customer service level is incredibly high. It was way more than I expected, and I was very impressed." – Founder, Beauty Company

  • 29
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Los Angeles CA

    L+R is an international design & technology studio and boutique strategy consulting firm founded in Brooklyn, New York City in 2012. The firm is made up of 25 skilled strategy, design and technology consultants, specializing in brand identity systems, go-to-market strategy consulting, technology strategy, UX/UI design, and next-generation mobile application development. They have offices in Brooklyn, Barcelona, Los Angeles and Milan and work with middle-market and Fortune 500 clients.

    Clients
    Amazon Web Services
    The Ad Council
    The Estée Lauder Companies
    GE
    Notable Project

    L+R developed a brand identity system, led software engineering, and executed a go-to-market strategy to facilitate a unique tenant engagement platform leveraging advanced mobile technologies and humanist principles. The team identified brand values, designed UX/UI and built a mobile application. The strategic initiative created new opportunities for the company's key stakeholders and garnered achievements as an industry-leading platform.

    "Thanks to the reliable and creative support provided by the L+R team, the company was able to hit all of their milestones for the year 2020." – Real Estate Company

  • 30
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Los Angeles CA

    Creative27 is a development and design firm based in Los Angeles, with offices in Las Vegas and San Diego. Since 2009, the team of fewer than 10 employees specializes in UX/UI design, web design, web development and custom software development.

    Clients
    Sony
    Adidas
    Verizon
    Samsung
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A music company hired Creative27 to develop a mobile app. The app was meant to be community-based and a space where musicians, producers, and others can communicate. The client was impressed with the graphics, the UI work, and the features that Creative27 implemented. 

    "We wanted to team up and work with Creative27 to bring our vision to life. Not only did they do that but they exceeded that." – Founder, Music Company

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