Looking for a top mobile app development company in Washington DC?

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 Washington DC. 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 Washington DC Mobile App Development Companies

  • 1
    $50,000+
    250 - 999 Employees
    Washington DC

    Based in Vienna, VA, 10Pearls designs and maintains apps for various companies. The company and its nearly 350 employees have experience in cybersecurity, product development, and UX/UI design.

    Clients
    Paypal
    Coca-Cola
    IRS
    AARP
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A telemedicine company needed assistance with platform development and maintenance. 10Pearls helped the telemedicine company with all aspects of platform development, creating a website and mobile app and ensuring the website’s backend was admin-friendly.

    “They [10Pearls] get the job done, work hard, and are very responsive. I’ve never had to question if I should replace them.” – CTO, Telemedicine Company

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  • 2
    $50,000+
    250 - 999 Employees
    Washington DC

    Founded in 2000, AgileEngine is a software development firm based in McLean, Va with offices in Kiev, Washington, DC, and Beunos Aires. They have more than 200 employees and offer custom software development, app development, and UX/UI design for midmarket clients. 

    Clients
    Knocki
    StreetCount
    Cardology
    Bleacher Report
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A crowdfunded IoT and software startup hired AgileEngine to augment its development staff and write back-end code for a device they had built. AgileEngine built the framework for the device and the accompanying application and developed front-end mobile app that connects to the device. The startup credits AgileEngine's development team with their ability to meet internal goals and deliver a product in a timely manner.

    "I’ve worked with remote teams in the past. AgileEngine stands out for the quality of their talent. They have a phenomenal process for ensuring they onboard the best of the best, which they succeed in doing." – CEO, IoT and Software Startup

  • 3
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Washington DC

    3Advance is a Washington, D.C.-based app development company with a major focus on user experience. Since 2010, they have developed applications for startups, nonprofits, and other businesses. Their team of 13 has experience across many industries, including sports and fitness, food-ordering, and healthcare. They also provide Cloud (APIs, AWS, Azure) and Data Science (AI, machine learning) consulting that allows businesses to future-proof and scale.

    Clients
    NPR
    Newseum
    Upside
    Special Olympics
    Industries
    Notable Project

    3Advance rebuilt a website for a legal nonprofit to update security, improve email capabilities, and streamline UX. The website is a free service for journalists who have First Amendment or Freedom of Information questions.

    “Feedback from users has been very positive. It was our first professional site; our old site was very static, and on this one, everything is updated without having to refresh a single URL.” – Legal Defense Director, Advocacy Nonprofit

  • 4
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Washington DC

    Founded in 2009, Clearly Innovative is headquartered in Washington, DC with additional offices in New York City. Primarily a mobile app development company, their small team of nearly 15 employees also offers web development, UI/UX design, and digital strategy services.

    Clients
    Deloitte
    The American Red Cross
    Lockheed Martin
    National Museum of African-American History
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Clearly Innovative was enlisted by a military non-profit to develop a mobile app that disseminates information to a younger and broader audience. They delivered the app, a complementary web platform, and an extensive backend database.

    “I have so many success stories about this app. We had some external folks in the industry evaluate what Clearly Innovative had built. One of the folks commented that we had the ‘Cadillac of back-end databases.’” – Mobile Initiatives Lead, Military Non-Profit

  • 5
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Tysons VA

    With offices in Chicago and Washington D.C., Simpalm is a leader in the mobile app market. They’ve designed over 200 apps and also work in web development and UX/UI design. The team of 30+ designers creates products for a variety of industries, including financial and business services, consumers, education, health, and retail. They work with companies of all sizes.

    Clients
    Taptin
    Forte Payment System
    AudiobookNow
    Ghost Post
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A medical software company hired Simpalm to create a bilingual pregnancy app. The team created an app that could be used in both English and Spanish. They worked through the project from inception to completion.

    “I had a weekly telephone call with the regional rep who I worked with the most. They set up a specific place where I could list the changes I wanted on the app, and I got an email when each task was completed.” – Founder, Medical Software Company

  • 6
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Washington DC

    Devscale is a Chicago-based digital agency that provides mobile app development, web development, and custom software development. Founded in 2016, the company currently consists of under 5 employees.

    Clients
    Campbell's Soup Company
    Budweiser
    RocNation
    NoIP
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Devscale developed an e-commerce website for a charity promotion retailer. The team used Shopify and ShipStation to sell the client's apparel that represented various charities and nonprofits. Charities could upload their logo to the site along with an application. The client would then approve the application and print the logo on selected merchandise. Devscale's solution streamlined the entire digital process.

    "Their responsiveness and customer service has been worthy of a five-star rating the whole time." — Co-Founder, Charity Promotion Retailer

  • 7
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Reston VA

    Technology Rivers is a software product development firm based in Reston, VA. A team of 30+ members, and growing, Technology Rivers specializes in cloud-based web and mobile app development, healthcare applications, and custom software development. They focus on health-tech, education, and business services. 

    Clients
    Eddy
    K2M, Inc
    Felt App
    Sickweather
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Technology Rivers developed multiple HIPAA compliant mobile apps for this client, that perform functions related to healthcare. They provide the design team feedback and are currently engaged to deliver three more apps.

    “The work ethic I’ve seen from Technology Rivers is unparalleled. They make magic happen.” - CTO, Healthcare Company

  • 8
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Washington DC

    Based in Reston, VA, Savvy Apps is a mobile design and development agency. The team of almost 20 works with businesses of all sizes from innovative startups to Fortune 500 companies.

    Clients
    NFL
    Speek
    PBS
    LifeFuels
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Savvy Apps created an app that connects families with geolocation technology. The client was pleased with Savvy App’s work. Since its launch, the app has about 6,000 users and earned positive media coverage as one of the best family locator apps.

    “I just can't say enough good things about Savvy Apps. I have the highest respect for every single person that I've ever worked with at Savvy Apps. They're just so committed to the project.” – President, Locator App Startup

  • 9
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Washington DC

    Founded 2009 and headquartered in Karachi, Pakistan, is an IT service provider for clients in the financial services, government, telecommunications, education, health care, hospitality, and information technology industries. The team of 50 provide web design, branding, web development, IT software solutions, and marketing services to clients.

    Clients
    Government of Sindh
    Accelerated Action Plan
    Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT)
    Pryme Global
    Notable Project

    Icreativez Technologies partnered with a digital agency to provide web designers and developers for the project. They provided the client with a government website that and conducted QA testing for assurance of success.

    “They never said no to something that I needed, and they were very cooperative. They’d always deliver above and beyond.” – CEO, Digital Agency

  • 10
    $5,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    District Heights MD

    Founded in 2012, Techyard Softwares is a development firm. Their team of around 5 employees is based in Forestville, Md, with an additional office in Jaipur, India. They focus on custom software, web, and mobile app development.

    Clients
    RST Communication LLC
    Charter Communication
    B2BSignals
    Dubai Islamic Bank
    Notable Project

    Techyard Softwares provided web and mobile development for a supply chain company. The team built a project management and communication tool and assembled a cross-functional team.

    "Techyard Softwares helped us achieve what we expected. They successfully handled everything I’ve asked of them." – Director of IT, Supply Chain Company

  • 11
    $50,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Washington DC

    Mindgrub has offices all over the East Coast in Washington, DC, Baltimore, MD, Philadelphia, PA, and New York, NY. Since its founding in 2002, they’ve grown to almost 100 employees. The versatile team handles mobile app and web development, digital marketing, design, strategy, games, and IT staffing.

    Clients
    Crayola
    GEICO
    Dell Computers
    Under Armour
    Notable Project

    A public school system wanted to be able to communicate with kids and parents through a mobile app. Mindgrub built iOS and Android apps with the key features the client wanted at a very reasonable price.

    “Mindgrub is one of the exemplary software development services used by our institution. [They’re] the standard to which I hold everyone else.” – Solutions Development Supervisor, Public School System

  • 12
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    McLean VA

    Achievion Solutions was founded in 2013 as a mobile app and web development firm mostly for small businesses. Their mid-size team always stays on top of exciting new trends such as blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI), big data, and video streaming.

    Clients
    National Institute of Health
    SocialTables
    Telnet
    Yoga.com
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A student-athlete non-profit wanted to build an app to streamline health education in schools. They hired Achievion Solutions and haven’t looked back since. The client was impressed by the app and the direct attention they received from Achievion’s CEO

    “All of the milestones were completed. The communication was ongoing and clear. We had no issues for concern.” – Executive Director, Non-Profit

  • 13
    $25,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Falls Church VA

    Digital agency Viget has a team of more than 70 employees, spread across 3 offices in the U.S. – Falls Church, Va., Durham, N.C., and Boulder, Colo. Founded in 1999, Viget provides web development, digital strategy, and web, UI/UX, and print design services business clients of all sizes and across industries.

    Clients
    ESPN
    Dick's Sporting Goods
    Chronicle of Higher Education
    World Wildlife Fund
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Viget created an e-commerce platform using Ruby on Rails for an identification company. Along with managing the project, Viget contributed to the user experience design, wireframing, and front- and back-end development of the platform. The client was impressed that Viget completed the product in 9-months.

    "Viget is very good at putting the right team together for their client. Their project managers were able to work with us to determine exactly what we wanted to build because we hadn’t defined everything on our end [when the project started]." – Former VP of Product Development, Identification Company

  • 14
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Washington DC

    Founded in 2000 in Frederick Maryland, Orases is a custom software development company with 20+ employees. They provide web and e-commerce development, branding, strategy, and design for mostly mid-market companies.

    Clients
    NFL
    MLB
    Johns Hopkins
    Dairy Farmers of America
    Industries
    Notable Project

    An enterprise software company needed to add an e-commerce element to its sales. Orases built a Magento-based site and integrated a custom ERP (enterprise resource planning). The site attracts a high volume of traffic, according to the client.

    “They were very responsive and diligent. We had a very aggressive timeline driven by a demanding customer, and Orases’s team said, ‘No problem, we can handle this.’ They were disciplined and made sure that we were meeting our milestones and goals.” – Senior Product Manager, Enterprise Software Company

  • 15
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Sterling VA

    Founded in 2014, Movel is a development company that provides solutions to companies in several industries, including financial services, healthcare, government, and non-profits. They specialize in mobile app development but also offer web development and UI/UX design.

    Clients
    SurveySnap
    The Common Application
    Opulenc
    eKare Inc.
    Notable Project

    A cybersecurity startup hired Movel to build an iOS app that provides frontend information to users about their server security. Movel went on to create an Android version of the app as well.

    “It was very well done, in both the planning and the execution of the project. They kept us in the loop and helped us understand the pros and cons of the various decisions.” – Chief Scientist, Cyber Security Startup

  • 16
    $50,000+
    250 - 999 Employees
    Reston VA

    Modus Create is a consulting firm based in Reston, Va. that helps predominately enterprises and mid-market businesses transform for success in the digital future. Founded in 2011, they currently have about 164 employees located in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, Santa Ana, Costa Rica, and Los Angeles who provide time zone-aligned services to their clients. In addition to custom software and web development, they affect change through a collaborative engagement model that focuses on strategy, product design and build, UX, company culture, and process change. 

    Clients
    Audi
    Marriott
    Pfizer
    AARP
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Modus Create assisted a large nonprofit in conducting consumer research before building an MVP for a customer-facing digital product built on React and AWS. The Modus team guided the nonprofit through the development process, embedding themselves in internal processes. The deliverables attracted users and approval from the client who commended the prioritization and agility of the Modus team. 

    "They're empathetic and sensitive to needs during consumer research and translate them into areas of opportunity." — Senior Experience Designer, Nonprofit

  • 17
    $25,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Columbia MD

    Inflection Point is a software solutions company offering a range of services including web development, mobile app development, and UX/UI design. Inflection Point was founded in 2003 and is based in Columbia, Md. This company has 12 employees. As well as the Columbia office, Inflection Point has a secondary location in Monterrey, Mexico.

    Clients
    Laureate Education
    ePesos
    IMRF
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Inflection Point was responsible for the integration of third-party technology into the in-house development system of an event promotion company. Inflection Point also had to upgrade the company's UI with a custom application built in JavaScript.

    "Inflection Point has a depth of experience that we could never maintain in-house. The team is also great about being proactive if our requirements for a project are unclear. They ask the right questions and think of ways to create value and make continuous progress." - Project Manager, Event Promotion Company

  • 18
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Ashburn VA

    Maxiom Technology is a professional software development and consulting company based in Ashburn, Va. that works with primarily midmarket businesses. Established in 2002, the company focuses on custom software development, UX/UI design, and enterprise app modernization. Maxiom Technology has 9 employees. 

    Clients
    City of Allentown
    American Society of Hematology
    American Association of Blood Banks
    American Water Works Association
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Maxiom Technology designed, developed, and programmed a healthcare service app for an IT firm's end-client. Maxiom Technology built the platform's database architecture and web portal and developed backend coding using .NET Framework and Javascript. It also offered UX/UI design services. The client is satisfied with Maxiom Technology's reliable, functional program and foundational architecture. The integration points make updates easy. 

    "Maxiom Technology's strategies are unique; it prioritized our end-client's requirements." – Senior Director, IT Firm

  • 19
    $50,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Vienna VA

    Mobomo is a 50+ web and mobile app design and development agency based in Vienna, VA with an office in Denver, CO. Since their startup in 2009, the team has helped to create functional and outstanding UI/UX with a responsive backend for businesses of all sizes.

    Clients
    ADP
    Gallup
    NASA
    US Navy
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Mobomo redeveloped the website for a government agency, making it more user and mobile-friendly and responsive. This custom configuration, integration, and design drew praise from users and resulted in increased web traffic. Their expertise and professionalism were well-noted by the client.

    “We’ve been blown away...by the quality of code their developers are capable of delivering.” – Acting Director, Government Agency

  • 20
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Washington DC

    Unstuck Labs is a creative technology company headquartered just outside of Washington, D.C., in Arlington, Va. The company was founded in 2017, and has a team of 10 employees. Their team mainly does UX/UI design, mobile app development, web design, and web development. 
     

    Clients
    Rooam
    Traxyl
    Reyets
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Unstuck Labs did mobile app development for a tech startup. The client wanted help developing and marketing their mobile app that would help businesses improve their productivity. The company developed an Android and iOS app that includes GPS technology and a timer. The company also provided the client with business advice, and helped them network. 

    “The platform is very user-friendly and appealing to our clients. They also helped us tell our story in a more investor-friendly way, giving us the tools to be able to speak to potential investors and grab their attention.” — CEO, Tech Startup 
     

  • 21
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Washington DC

    NotionTheory Logo is a product development and design company founded in 2014. Based in Washington, D.C., their team of 4 specializes in AR/VR development, mobile app development, and web development. They mainly serve small businesses in the consumer products & services, media, and advertising & marketing industries. 

    Clients
    MIT
    Microsoft
    Samsung
    Red Bull
    Industries
    Notable Project

    An education technology company hired NotionTheory to develop a functional prototype of an education management platform. They integrated real-time messaging technologies and provided laptop and tablet optimization. The client praised the team as a cost-effective, personable, and reliable development partner.

    "NotionTheory did everything that needed to be done for us to become a viable company." – Co-Founders, Education Technology Company

  • 22
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Sterling VA

    Founded in 2007, Innolance is an IT service provider based in Sterling, Va. The company consists of fewer than ten employees and offers mobile app development, application testing, web development, and more for clients of all sizes. 

    Clients
    : CityFancy
    National Geographic
    Rosetta Stone
    Amgen
    Industries
    Notable Project

    An employment-search platform partnered with Innolance to design the UI for its service and develop web and mobile applications accordingly. From initial consulting to maintenance and updates, Innolance has provided the foundation for its client's business in the form of a WordPress and PHP based website as well as an iOS application, with an Android version in development. The client noted Innolance's flexibility and communication, especially given its affordability relative to similar firms.

    "The work is great. They worked with us for the whole project life cycle, and I haven’t had any complaints at all." – Product Manager, Job Posting Site

  • 23
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Washington DC

    Technorely is an IT agency based in Kiev, Ukraine with offices in Tallinn, Estonia, and Kharkiv, Ukraine. Since 2011, their team of 23 has specialized in mobile app development, web development, and custom software development, primarily for small businesses.

    Clients
    Tabulate
    ForkDelta
    Artebuz
    Deliveright Logistic
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Technorely developed an Android application for a drone management service. The agency worked on the design, back-end, and QA. The project was completed quickly and launched within three months. The client was also impressed by the team's communication.

    "Within three months of the project beginning, our new app was launched. It is now used by three large corporations, employing remote sensing and drones to monitor their assets." – CEO, Drone Management Service 

  • 24
    $10,000+
    250 - 999 Employees
    Reston VA

    Founded in 1997 in Richmond, VA, CapTech has since expanded to almost 1000 employees across offices in Charlotte, NC, Philadelphia, PA, and Washington, DC. With over 20 years experience in the industry, CapTech offers mobile app development, UI/UX design, IT and data consulting, IT strategy, cloud services, and web content management.

    Clients
    Coca-Cola
    Duke's Mayonnaise
    SEPTA
    Government of Virginia
    Industries
    Notable Project

    In an attempt to reach a younger, college student audience, a large bank wanted to develop a mobile game to teach good financial habits and generate brand loyalty. CapTech worked with the bank to develop the app, which has tested well.

     

  • 25
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Washington DC

    Code District is a web and mobile application development services provider based in Lahore, Pakistan. Founded in 2016, the small team of 7 employees specializes in web development, mobile app development, and UX/UI design.

    Clients
    NFL
    Verizon
    Barclays
    Intelligence Bank
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Code District worked on software development for a survey software company. They built software that enables firms to create surveys without coding and an email system that tracks results. They also built an iOS and Android app for the client. The client was impressed with the results of the project.

    “In about two and a half months, we’ve generated almost $500,000 in business revenue based on the features they developed.” – Founder, Survey Software Company

  • 26
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Columbia MD

    MOS Creative is a mobile, web, and digital company located in Columbia, Md. Founded in 2005, they have six employees specializing in content marketing, website design and development, UX/UI design, video production, and digital marketing. They work with small and midmarket clients, particularly in business services and consumer products.

    Clients
    LabRecyclers
    HealthReel
    Senseware
    Industries
    Notable Project

    MOS Creative provided an IT services company with digital marketing and design services. Their work included trademark creation, collateral design, web development, and video production. MOS Creative’s products and effective workflow impressed the client.

    “I have used MOS Creative for a wide variety of creative, artistic and digital services. They have been very collaborative in executing the various projects they have participated in. I have and will continue use them and highly recommend them.” – CEO, IT Services Company

  • 27
    $50,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Washington DC

    Blue Water is a full-service digital agency located in Greenbelt, Md., with offices in San Francisco and New York. With over 30 people on the team, the agency works with various companies that need help with marketing solutions, software development, and UX/UI design.

    Clients
    Marriott
    Audi
    World Bank
    Goodwill Industries
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Blue Water was hired in 2013 to provide web development services for a New York accounting firm, including user experience and web design. Since then, they also have assisted the firm with site updates and product management.

    “The talent that Blue Water has on the design side of the house is their specialty.” – Manager, Accounting Firm

  • 28
    $100,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Washington DC

    Global software development company SolutionStream is headquartered in Lehi, UT with additional offices in Salt Lake City, UT and Scottsdale, AZ. SolutionStream mostly serves mid-market and enterprise clients in the education, financial services, and information technology industries. The team of about 100 employees provides custom software and mobile app development and UX/UI design.

    Clients
    Adobe
    Fidelity Investments
    Intermountain Healthcare
    Nu;Skin
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A state government agency hired SolutionStream to modernize and convert its existing mainframe system to a .NET, web-based system. The client hired SolutionStream to avoid having to hire and then lay off state employees. The partnership is ongoing, with SolutionStream working with complex, data-driven platforms to provide custom development for the client's end-user information systems platform. 

    "We've never had to release a developer from SolutionStream due to lack of skill or performance. Their contractors have always been of very high quality." – Software Development Supervisor, State Government

  • 29
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Washington DC

    Nativ3 is a development company in Minneapolis that was founded in 2015. Its team of 6 that helps clients with web design and development, custom software development, mobile app development, and e-commerce development.

    Clients
    United Health Group
    North Central University
    Anduzzi's Sports Bar
    Stella's Fish Cafe
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A chiropractic office hired Nativ3 to create its website and handle its SEO and online marketing efforts. Within 3 months of the website's launch, the company was on the first page of many Google searches.

    "Nativ3 really focused on accomplishing what I wanted. My contact kept in touch with me to make sure the team always put my needs first. They worked hard to get results." - Owner, Chiropractic Office

  • 30
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Washington DC

    Fast Rope Labs is a software development firm founded in 2015. Based in Washington, D.C., the team of 15 specializes in mobile app development, web development, and AR/VR development. They mainly serve clients in the healthcare, entertainment, and consumer products industries.

    Clients
    Keurig
    US State Department
    Upside
    Mohegan Sun Casino & Resort
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Fast Rope reimagined a website and built a database to enable supply chain mapping for a non-profit. Currently, they implement key updates and develop additional sites and databases upon request. The client is impressed with the results. 

    "We were impressed by their wide array of services and their willingness to be flexible. They’re also very friendly and approachable and they are not intimidating, which is unfortunately not always the case for tech providers." – Program Coordinator, Non-Profit

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