Looking for a top mobile app developer for consumer apps in Chicago?

The difference between a consumer app and an enterprise app is consumer mobile apps aim to make tasks easier for consumers. For example, an app like Mint is for budget planning and tracking; an app like Candy Crush is for playing a game. On the other hand, enterprise apps help with functional business needs such as project management or customer relationship management. To find the best consumer app developer for your business, make sure to look for experience working with other consumer products.

To assist you in your search for a partner, we’ve compiled this list of the top consumer mobile application development company in Chicago. 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 Chicago Consumer App Developer

  • 1
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Michigan-based software development company Atomic Objects serve clients around the world. The team of over 60 and has been creating custom products for web and mobile since being founded in 2001.

    Clients
    Steelcase
    Neurometrix
    Dexter Laundry
    Deluxe Corp
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Atomic Object created an iPad app for a drug testing administration. The app stored data from athlete drug-testing. They handled development from beginning to end, with constant input from the client.

    “Atomic Object exhibited similar traits as our company. They were about the same size and had a wealth of experience based on past projects. We liked their leadership team and loved their presentation. … They took the time to understand who we were.” – CEO, Drug Testing Administrator

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  • 2
    $250,000+
    250 - 999 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Rightpoint, headquartered in Chicago, is a web and mobile app development firm. Founded in 2007, their team of about 450 employees services midmarket and enterprise clients across industries such as consumer products and services, IT, and retail. They also offer UX design services.

    Clients
    Macy's
    B&H Photo
    Care.com
    Rue La La
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Rightpoint provided web development services to create an internet portal. The team used Azure to build the platform, which tracks internal projects and invoices. Their efforts have streamlined efficiency by automating several previously manual processes.

    “They took an 85-year old process and improved it efficiently.” — Team Member, Steel Fabricating Company

  • 3
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Red Foundry is a mobile application design and development consulting firm based in Chicago. Founded in 2009, they create native and cross-platform mobile applications for the iOS and Android platforms. The team provides UX/UI product design, full-stack application development (mobile apps, APIs and backend) and proactive post-launch support and maintenance services. Red Foundry’s clients include entrepreneurs and startups, small companies, and mid-market corporations.

    Clients
    Cooper's Hawk
    Traveling Vineyard
    Fortis Global
    RacketStats
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A photography agency needed a mobile app and came to Red Foundry for their expertise. The app allows anyone to locate photographers all over the city of Chicago. They’re still testing the impact of the app for on-demand users.

    “They [Red Foundry] were very organized and worked overtime. They made the process easy to understand, so I can focus on managing the company and not the IT part.” – CEO, Photography Agency

  • 4
    $50,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Koombea is a digital product development company headquartered in New York with locations in Miami, San Francisco, and Barranquilla, Columbia. Founded in 2007, the company has a current team of around 100, specializing in custom software development, web development, and mobile app development. They primarily serve midmarket businesses in the IT, healthcare, and education industries.

    Clients
    Motorola Solutions
    eBay
    Welltok
    Aetna/Healthagen
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Koombea transitioned a home improvement company's e-commerce website to Shopify Plus. Using Ruby on Rails, the team created an intermediate platform to facilitate the migration between Shopify and the client's back office. Since launching the new site, the client's sales have skyrocketed.

    "We have the most stable e-commerce platform. We had a huge increase of 700% in sales." — CIO, Home Improvement Company

  • 5
    $75,000+
    250 - 999 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Codal is a full stack agency located in Chicago, IL. Their 90+-person team works in mobile app development, strategy, e-commerce development, and UX design. Their clients include enterprise companies and startups. Over the years they have worked in consumer products, business services, health, and education.

    Clients
    United Airlines
    Pepsi
    DEMDACO
    Charles Schwab
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Codal worked with a gift-giving company on the UX and UI for their online and mobile platform. The company helps users manage outreach and donations for important family events such as birthdays, anniversaries, or holidays. Codal built a web application that tracked these events in the user’s life. Codal built and integrated wireframes for the app.

    “They have been my partner more than a developer. From early on, they have been focused on providing solutions across the board.” – Founder, Gift Service

  • 6
    $100,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Table XI is a mobile app and custom software developer based in Chicago, IL. Founded in 2002, they are a team of 50 curious minds that specialize in building websites, mobile applications and custom digital experiences for companies ranging from startups to well-known brands.

    Clients
    Dept. of Medicine
    Northwestern University
    Outcome Health
    Journal for the American Medical Association (JAMA)
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Table XI recreated the website of a global events company, building a video player and an iOS app to deliver content, all with no site downtime. After the migration, the app and site functioned seamlessly. The client recommended Table XI for their cost, clarity, and adherence to deadlines.

    “Table XI has been a key component in our growth, and without them, we couldn’t move forward.” – Founder and CEO, International Events App.

  • 7
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    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
    3M
    7 Eleven
    AT&T
    Amazon
    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

  • 8
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    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
    KonnectApp
    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

  • 9
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL

    KitelyTech is a full-service technology, design, and development company that's been around since 2009. Headquartered in Chicago, IL, the company is composed of about 10 employees who are skilled in web, software, mobile app, and e-commerce development. Other services include web design and user experience design and SEO.

    Notable Project

    An antique jewelry shop hired KitelyTech for a website redesign. The shop wanted a more professional, up-to-date, and mobile-friendly website. KitelyTech executed on the website development project and also helped with SEO – identifying and targeting relevant keywords to improve the jewelry shop's ranking in search engines. As a result of a new user-friendly layout, the website received positive feedback and renewed customer interest.

    "They’re a complete package and incredibly attentive. ... I felt like I got good value for my money." – Founder, Jewelry Company  

  • 10
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    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
    Next Day Dumpsters
    NFL
    MLB
    Long Fence
    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

  • 11
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    LaunchPad Lab is a web development firm based in Chicago. Founded in 2012, LaunchPad Lab’s team of 17 provides web development and design, mobile app development, and UX/UI design services.

    Clients
    Whirlpool
    Empower Illinois
    Ingenuity
    Amplify Credit Union
    Industries
    Notable Project

    LaunchPad Lab worked with a nonprofit to build a new website to reflect their recent rebranding campaign. The team created a Locomotive CMS from scratch and developed the website to consistently track its internal operations. The client experienced a 225% increase in usage after the first couple of months.

    "They give us great advice. They have a lot of ideas on social media and how to track our numbers." – Director of Marketing, Nonprofit

  • 12
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Punchkick Interactive is a digital development agency in Chicago that was founded in 2006. It has more than 30 employees and specializes in custom software development, UX/UI design, and mobile app development for enterprise and midmarket clients.

    Clients
    Hospitality: Marriott
    Renaissance
    Panda Restaurant Group
    United Airlines Retail: PetSmart
    Notable Project

    Punchkick Interactive created a website using WordPress for an insurance company. The site was built for mobile, but is as responsive as possible on all devices. The team started with research and consulting, then designed the UX design and performed some initial user testing. The client was very happy with the finished product, citing an increase in leads.

    "The website is a vehicle for driving leads to our doorstep. Also, the efficiencies on the backend save administrators considerable time." –Assistant VP of Marketing, Insurance Company

  • 13
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Founded in 2008, Hashrocket is based in Chicago, IL. Their team of 30+ focuses on small and mid-market businesses. They offer services in web and app development and design, and the majority of their clients are in the information technology industry.

    Clients
    Adecco
    Vanderbilt University
    Aetna
    Ericsson
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Hashrocket worked with a digital platform to improve a social engagement tool. The tool aimed to help brands to engage with their customers better. Hashrocket led the project, advising on best practice.

    “Their development standards are really exceptional. They were absolutely fantastic.” – CEO, Digital Platform

  • 14
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    This Chicago-based agency focuses on mobile app and web development, UX/UI design, digital strategy, and branding. They have created 300+ apps and online products since their team of 10+ came together in 2009. They work with enterprise companies all the way down to startups, and focus on business services.

    Clients
    Allstate
    Subway
    Southeastern Grocers
    Mitchell's Salon
    Industries
    Notable Project

    ORA helped develop an app for a mailroom staffing company. The app was written from scratch based on web software the company already had. It replaced an old system that helped with mailroom functions. They determined the project’s scope best practices for the app.

    “They kept us up to date on timelines and budgets, and we talked on a regular basis. We had a project management system, and they were very responsive. I usually heard back from them within the same day.” – Technology Director, Mailroom Staffing Company

  • 15
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    TangoCode, founded in 2015, is a woman-owned custom development company. The company is headquartered in Chicago, with additional offices in Montevideo, Uruguay, and Cuenca, Ecuador. Their team of 41 employees specialize in custom software development, mobile app development, and AI. They work with mid-market and small businesses that are mostly in the advertising & marketing, financial services, and automotive industries. 
     

    Clients
    Google
    Barnes & Noble
    Keller Williams
    L2TMedia
    Industries
    Notable Project

    TangoCode did mobile app development for an arts and social impact nonprofit. The client needed a mobile app that would help promote their new initiative to a younger audience. TangoCode developed the app for iOS and Android, and they used TestFlight and Nevercode to test the app. The company has built a relationship with the client, and the client was happy with the app. 

    “Their team created really beautiful designs. They developed an app that is very much on brand, implementing our logos, colors, and patterns into the platform.”— Chief Communications Officer, Arts & Social Impact Nonprofit
     

  • 16
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Since 2014 web and mobile app development agency LakeView Labs has served clients ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies. The small team of fewer than 10 applies its skill in mobile app, software, web, and e-commerce development to help these clients build engaging digital products.

    Clients
    Octothorpe
    Little Nugget
    Shift
    Nourish.ai
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A software company that's well-known for its checklist web application hired LakeView Labs to create a complementary iOS app. LakeView Labs was responsible for all aspects of development and successfully built important capabilities such as the ability to log in through a third-party, download a checklist template, and upload and share a completed checklist.

    "They’re excellent communicators and bring fresh ideas to the development process. Their knowledge of mobile applications made my life easier." – Founder, Software Company With Checklist App

  • 17
    Undisclosed
    1,000 - 9,999 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Kin + Carta is a tech-centered management consultancy based in Chicago. Founded in 1964, they also have offices in London, San Francisco, New York, and Singapore. Their team of approximately 3,000 focuses primarily on enterprise clients in the financial services and health care fields. Services include mobile app development, cloud consulting, and more.

    Clients
    AstraZeneca
    Expedia
    Santander
    Barclays
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Kin + Carta built a native mobile app for a health care nonprofit in advance of open enrollment, upgrading their old platform. They built the app for iOS and Android with a focus on human-centered design,

    "They helped us go beyond the average of health care to meet the expectation of digital." - CIO, Nonprofit Health Insurance Provider

  • 18
    $100,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Tandem (formerly DevMynd) is a strategy, design, and technology company headquartered in Chicago. The company was founded in 2010 and has 37 employees. They work with both mid-market and enterprise businesses. The businesses they work with represent a variety of industries including health care and medical, education, and energy and natural resources. 
     

    Clients
    Major League Baseball
    Department of Defense
    IBM Bluemix
    Groupon
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Tandem provided design research and application development for a telecom company. The client’s technical competencies did not match their customers’ requirements, so Tandem helped the client find a customer-based solution. The company is working with the client to deliver, design and develop the product. The client has been satisfied with the company’s services and processes.

    “They’ve proven themselves with their methodologies that fill gaps by finding repeated patterns.” — Manager, Telecom Company
     

  • 19
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    SnapMobile is a mobile app development company located in Chicago. The team of nearly 20 employees, works with small and mid-market businesses in the consumer products, business services, and advertising and marketing industries. Their services include mobile app development, software development, application management and support.

    Clients
    Industries
    Notable Project

    SnapMobile built an app for an education optimization company. The app aimed to boost employee productivity by making it easy to set goals and assign tasks. SnapMobile assisted with the product’s conceptualization and prototyping before building the final product.

    “While they presented a number of development options based on their previous work with other clients, they also recognized that our mission statement might require a unique approach. They remained focused on our company.” – Learning and Development Lead, Education Optimization Company

  • 20
    $100,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Evanston IL

    Very Good Ventures is an app development agency based in New York and founded in 2018. With no more than 50 employees, they specialize in mobile app development, web development, and application management and support solutions for various clients.

    Clients
    Hamilton: The Musical
    Google/Flutter
    Policygenius
    The New York Times
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Very Good Ventures developed a mobile app for a social media marketing company. The company needed an app that allowed for more customer engagement. The app now has three million users.

    “I really have been totally satisfied with all of the work they’ve done for us.” - Director of Client Services, Social Media Marketing Company

  • 21
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    NEXT/NOW is a Chicago-based creative technology agency founded in 2011. The team of around 20 pride themselves on creating digital brand experiences for physical spaces through AR/VR development, marketing services, and custom software development. 

    Clients
    Intel
    Under Armour
    McDonald's
    Allstate
    Industries
    Notable Project

    NEXT/NOW created a website and motion graphics for a consumer goods company's trade show interactive photo booth. NEXT/NOW built a website to host a virtual competition and developed an LED screen. The project was received well and the client felt that the team was extremely dedicated.

    "[NEXT/NOW] is able to use technology creatively, finding unique ways to incorporate digital tools into interactive, real-life presentations." – Digital Manager, Consumer Goods Company

  • 22
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Doejo is a development company based in Chicago, IL. Their team of about 20 employees is expert in web, mobile app, and software development with additional experience in web and user experience design and video production. They've used this diverse skill set to help enterprise and mid-market businesses since 2007.

    Clients
    Pandora
    Wilson
    Groupon
    Doejo
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Doejo developed an e-commerce website for a real estate platform. The client had the vision and hired Doejo to execute on it. The development work included standard e-commerce features such as searching for items, favoriting them, adding them to a shopping cart, and checking out, along with more customized features such as sorting real estate agents by the properties they manage.

    "They're creative. They’re an agency so they can handle a lot of different things that we throw at them."-  CEO, Real Estate Platform

  • 23
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Based right outside of Chicago, Plego Technologies is a digital agency founded in 2002. Their team of around 20 has expertise in web development, SEO, IT staff augmentation, and software development.

    Clients
    Ashley Homestore
    Motorola Mobility
    Crate & Barrell
    Schneider Electric
    Notable Project

    Plego Technologies develops and maintains several online games for a game provider for the restaurant industry. Plago Technologies also manages and maintains the digital game company's e-commerce website, in addition to web development and design work, and has since 2013.

    "We’re pleased with Plego’s work, and none of our clients have complained. If any games need to be fixed or updated, Plego does it. They supply exactly what we want, and the games are successful." – Owner, Digital Games Company

  • 24
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Cultivate is a brand agency based in Chicago that was founded in 2005. Their team of 92 employees offers a range of services including branding, mobile app development, UX/UI design, digital strategy, web development, and video production.

    Clients
    Ozinga
    The Chicago International Film Festival
    SAIC (School of the Art Institue of Chicago)
    Diadem
    Notable Project

    A youth non-profit that had been around for 50 years found that their messaging, image, and brand needed to be modernized. Cultivate developed their new messaging for newsletters, fundraising pitches, marketing, and social media. Additonal services they provided included designing a new website and logo.

    "We've heard positive feedback from people who saw our website and our newsletters. Cultivate made a big difference for our organization, helping us transition to modern times." — CEO, Youth Non-Profit

  • 25
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Based in Chicago and founded in 2009, Vokal is a mobile and digital agency with nearly 50 employees. Their team specializes in web design and development, mobile app development, and digital strategy.  

    Clients
    Whole Foods
    Groupon
    Bosch
    San Francisco 49ers
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Working with an in-house team, Vokal helped an industrial distributor build a mobile e-commerce platform, developing the application and managing the engineering aspects. The app is responsive and has received positive reviews in the app store. 

    "It was a collaborative process and they became our true partner." —Senior Director of E-Commerce, Industrial Distributor

  • 26
    $75,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Founded in 2008, Eight Bit Studios is based in Chicago, IL. They work on mobile apps, customer software development, and UX/UI design for clients of all sizes. The team of 35+ employees serves key industries, including education, gaming, and business.

    Clients
    Echo Global Logistics
    UL
    New Balance
    Trident
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Eight Bit Studios redeveloped a product for an augmented-reality gaming platform. They had to review the platform to learn how as operating and then piece the platform back together. They were able to ensure all code worked properly.

    "They had to learn a lot about our platform in a short amount of time, which they did very capably. And there’s a great vibe emitted by their whole studio. They’re very professional, friendly, and eager to deploy their deep technical knowledge.” – CEO, Augmented Reality Gaming Platform

  • 27
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Calibrate Software is a Chicago-based development company founded in 2017. They offer UX/UI design, mobile app development, and web development services to small businesses and midmarket companies.

    Clients
    Tally
    LeveledPro
    Mince
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Calibrate Software designed and developed a game application as an ad platform for legal cannabis. They created the UI/UX designs from scratch and built the app for iOS and Android. The client — a lifestyle company — was pleased with the feedback that the app received in the community. 

    "They delivered exactly what we envisioned and discussed." – Co-Founder, Lifestyle Company

  • 28
    $50,000+
    250 - 999 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Surge Software is a software development agency headquartered in Bellevue, WA, with other offices in Sacramento, CA, Baltimore, MD, and Salt Lake City, UT. The agency of 160+ employees provides custom software development, web development, mobile app development, and e-commerce development services.

    Clients
    CompTIA
    Casenet
    Cambia Health Solutions
    USA Swimming
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A consulting firm hired Surge Software for web development and UX work. The agency provided staff augmentation across different platforms. The consulting firm felt that Surge was responsive and that its work has been extremely valuable to the company. 

    "I’m comfortable in the knowledge that if issues arose with any team member, I could talk honestly with Surge and they would remedy the situation. Be open, articulate your goals, and they will work with you to provide solutions." – Director of Software, Management Consulting Firm

  • 29
    $50,000+
    250 - 999 Employees
    Elgin IL

    Softweb Solutions is a tech consulting company based in Elgin, Ill. They also have offices in Dallas and Ahmedabad, India. Since 2006, their team of over 300 has provided IT strategy consulting, big data consulting, cloud consulting & SI, and more for primarily enterprise-level clients. 

    Clients
    T-Mobile
    Bosch GMBH
    FujiFilm
    GE
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Softweb Solutions provided support for a business consultancy's website and e-commerce system. They were also contracted to create an iPad app that syncs with the database. The client prides Softweb Solutions on their technical skill. 

    "They use a project management software that’s phenomenal that their team uses for problem solving and additions or whatever. It has been fantastic." – Founder, Business Consultancy

  • 30
    $25,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Compoze Labs is a product-focused software development shop based in Minneapolis. The company, founded in 2018, has more than ten employes and provides custom software development, mobile app development, IT managed services, and web development to enterprise and smaller-sized companies.

    Clients
    Colorado Avalanche
    DQ
    Holiday
    General Mills
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A software development consulting company hired Elko to help it with a web design project using .NET and Microsoft Azure. They were to connect DecoNetwork via JWT with another connection between the new app and the client. They used DevOps, Azure, and C# Corner to complete the project. Elko completed its part of the project and the end client was very impressed with the results.

    "The standard of quality was extremely high and the project was accomplished under budget and within the expected timeline." - Marketing Manager, Software Development Consulting Company

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