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List of the Best Chicago E-Commerce Mobile App Developers

  • 1
    $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
    Rue La La
    Macy's
    Care.com
    Intuit
    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

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  • 2
    $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
    Pepsi
    Stokkup
    United Airlines
    ShowroomSquared
    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

  • 3
    $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
    Chicago Ideas
    Dickson
    Keiser
    Northwestern University
    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.

  • 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
    Disney
    WellMatch
    Sendgrid
    OpenEd
    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
    $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
    Groupon
    EZOME
    SuperTailgate
    AllState
    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

  • 6
    $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
    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

  • 7
    $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.

    Clients
    Periscope
    Discovery Education
    MasterCard
    Rolls-Royce
    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  

  • 8
    $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
    Marriott
    PetSmart
    Home Credit
    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

  • 9
    $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

  • 10
    $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
    Hilton
    Edelman
    Chicago Sport & Social
    Kimpton Hotels
    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

  • 11
    $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

  • 12
    $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
    IBM
    The University of Chicago
    Department of Defense
    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
     

  • 13
    $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
    Ralph Lauren
    Verizon
    UnderArmor
    Purdue University
    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

  • 14
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Oak Brook IL

    KeyLimeTie is a full-service design, development, and digital strategy agency. Their team of 20+ is based in Chicago, IL. KeyLimeTie provides content management, e-commerce, and custom application solutions. They also run social media campaigns and offer reputation management. Their clients include companies of all sizes in the information technology and advertising industries.

    Clients
    AAA – Auto Club Group
    Allstate Insurance
    Kellogg’s
    and Tyson
    Industries
    Notable Project

    KeyLimeTie developed a website for a fashion startup that targets female fitness competitors. The company needed a website that creatively represented the client's brand identity. They completed the project in a few months.

    “The KeyLimeTie team was very efficient and professional with great concept ideas. They provided excellent feedback and suggestions throughout the process to help achieve the look and feel we wanted. They also provided one-on-one training with our group to ensure we knew how to manage the site post-launch and on an ongoing basis.” – Co-Founder and Owner, Fashion Startup

  • 15
    $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
    Motorola
    Chicago Park District
    Sara Lee
    Zebra Technologies
    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

  • 16
    $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
    ADA
    GEA
    Cobra Electronics
    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

  • 17
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Foxbox is a mobile app development company based in Chicago. Founded in 2018, the team of 40 specializes in mobile app development, UX/UI design, and web development. They work with small business and midmarket clients.

    Clients
    Anthem
    Home Chef
    X Co.
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Foxbox worked on React Native mobile development for a meal kit subscription service. They updated the code for an Android and iOS mobile app using React Native. In addition, they also mentored the in-house staff in the technological application to independently maintain the project. The client appreciated the expertise they brought to the project.

    “Their knowledge is extremely deep in a fairly new technology. They have worked well with people, which we valued because of the mentoring aspect.” – CTO, Meal Kit Subscription Service

  • 18
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Thinkship is a digital business consulting firm of 19 employees, founded in 2016. Their headquarters is in Chicago, and they have secondary locations in Edina, Minn. and Wuhan, China. They offer custom software development, web development and mobile app development. They serve small and midmarket businesses in the IT, consumer products, business and real estate industries.

    Clients
    G&U Orthopedic
    Tie Accounting
    MatrixEx
    SynoPay
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A referral management platform hired Thinkship to develop a mobile-responsive solution, for a web app compatible with mobile platforms such as iOS and Android. They built a demo version, handled testing, and built new features. The client was pleased with their adaptability.

    “What really struck me about Thinkship is their architecture expertise. They take care with every aspect of the build.” – COO, Referral Management Platform
     

  • 19
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Evanston IL

    Based in Chicago, IL, Breakthrough Technologies is a software solutions agency founded in 1998. The team of approximately 40 has expertise in software development, web design, web development, software development, and mobile app development. 

    Clients
    Lockheed Martin
    GoGo
    Pearson
    Illinois State Board of Education
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Breakthrough Technologies was hired by a suburban municipality near Chicago. Breakthrough Technologies helped revamp the town's website and helped with digital strategy. After the initial website launch, Breakthrough Technologies worked to make the website more responsive. The client felt that Breakthrough Technologies was accessible and communicated its scope of work well. 

    "They had people to help bridge the gap between the developer and the layman. They helped us see what steps were necessary to take an idea from a concept all the way to an actual functioning part of the website." – Communications Director, Illinois Municipality. 

  • 20
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Ethervision is a Chicago-based mobile app boutique. A handful of their projects were App Store originals back in 2008, and they have developed 180+ apps since. The company has 4 employees, and they focus on mobile app development, UX/UI design, and wearable app development.

    Clients
    AON
    Pacific Life
    Chicago Tribune
    Whirlpool
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Ethervision created an app for a safety consulting company that tests products for safety standards. They created apps for both iOS and Android. They also created the illustrations that demonstrated the safety requirements and standards.

    “Ethervision was quick to respond. They had specific personnel for specific jobs. It made it easy to know who things should go to.” – Project Manager, Safety Consulting Company

  • 21
    $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

  • 22
    $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
    Spot Hero
    Walgreens
    Groupon
    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

  • 23
    $25,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL

    BIT Studios is a custom software development firm. Established in 1990, the small company is in Plano, Texas and Chicago, Illinois. Their team specializes in custom software development, e-commerce development, mobile app development, application testing, and more.

    Notable Project

    BIT Studios was tapped by a fraud prevention SaaS company to build an MVP of a custom software application that verifies customer identity and bank account information.

    "They did a good job in managing the project and aligning expectations."

  • 24
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    SITE IT NOW is a web design and SEO company based in Chicago. They were founded in 2009 and have a team of over 10 employees. They provide web design, SEO, social media marketing, and web development services.  

    Clients
    Bullitt Automotive
    Arizona Tax Advisors
    MBA House
    Just For You Entertainments
    Notable Project

    SITE IT NOW overhauled a real estate brokerage's website and redesigned the backend and widgets on the platform. They also worked on improving keywords to improve the site's organic ranking. The business has earned more organic leads since starting the work. 

    "We got some organic leads within a couple of weeks and we have not even really fully launched the project/program yet." – CEO, Real Estate Brokerage

  • 25
    $50,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Des Plaines IL

    PlotnikovSoft is an IT solutions company based in Des Plaines, Ill. The company, founded in 2010, has around 100 developers who provide cloud consulting & SI, web development, CRM consulting & SI, ECM consulting & SI, and mobile app development services. PlotnikovSoft serves midmarket and other-sized companies in the IT, telecommunications, utilities, and energy & natural resources industries.

    Clients
    Telarus
    CRAFT
    AAM
    James Edward and Companies
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A software development company hired PlotnikovSoft for an ongoing engagement to augment their development team in developing a mobile app. PlotnikovSoft developed the app using Xamarin after the UI had been designed by the company. The PlotnikovSoft team has been providing quality services that meet the expectations of the company.

    "They continue to do what we ask of them very well.""- CTO, Software Development Company

  • 26
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Carol Stream IL

    Techno's Tech Solutions is a software company founded in 2014 in Ahmedabad, India. Their team of over 10 specializes in custom software, web, and mobile app development solutions for clients ranging from small firms to large companies.

    Clients
    Design Box
    Oomph
    Sportssouk
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Techno's Tech Solutions developed an app solution for a digital marketing agency. The agency lacked resources and needed an overseas team to support development. The agency enjoys working with Techno's Tech Solutions due to the quality of their work.

    “I like the structure we have in place, and their communication and delivery are both excellent.” - General Manager, Digital Marketing Agency

  • 27
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Mercova Media LLC is a Chicago-based digital marketing agency founded in 2015. Their team of approximately 3 employees serves clients of all sizes. They're seasoned in web and mobile app development, but they also handle custom software and social media marketing.

    Clients
    Orangetheory Fitness
    Sinclair Financial Solutions
    St. James of London
    Notable Project

    Mercova Media LLC developed an e-commerce platform for a hemp and CBD retailer. In addition to designing the interface, they uploaded product SKUs and managed the client's social media accounts. They successfully doubled the client's social media following in under 5 months.

    "Whenever I can’t get a hold of one person or a task isn’t done, their team handles it. It’s easy to talk with them as they respond easily." — Lance Kreck, Hemp & CBD Retailer

  • 28
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Naperville IL

    Plaidypus, Inc. is a software design and development agency based in Naperville, Ill. and founded in 2004. Their team of eight employees specializes in custom software development, UX/UI design, and application management. They mainly work with mid-market and small business clients in the non-profit, IT, and business services industries.

    Clients
    The Daily Journal
    Turbo Jet Partners
    Thinkgate
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Plaidypus, Inc. built an app for the client of a software company. The app is going to be used by a landscaping and construction company to keep track of the jobs they did and the time spent on each one. The app was developed for iOS, Android, and web, and would compile data to simplify analytics. The client was impressed with the quality of their work.

    “Plaidypus is very detailed. They communicate first and bill second. They want to make sure what they’re building is correct before they charge me for it.” – Owner, Software Company
     

  • 29
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    User experience design company Nukes Lab was launched in 2010. The company specializes in ux/ui design, graphic design, custom software development, web design, and more and has a small team. The company is based in Chicago, Illinois.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    A car insurance company was recording all of their accounting materials manually and needed a custom CRM solution for their needs. They partnered with Nukes Lab to provide them with the tools they need.

    "They were diligent from documentation to excellent production."

  • 30
    $25,000+
    250 - 999 Employees
    Lombard IL

     Neudesic is a technology company with offices in Irvine, CA, Atlanta, GA, Chicago, IL, Irving and Houston, TX, Denver, CO, Las Vegas, NV, Exton, PA, Tempe, AZ, Portland, OR, New York, and India.  It specializes in big data consulting, custom software development, cloud consulting, and mobile app development. The agency of more than 800 employees was founded in 2002. Most clients work in the healthcare, energy, and gaming industries. 

    Clients
    Hasbro
    American Cancer Society
    Hyatt
    Xerox
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Neudesic upgraded a recipe website to an efficient Cloud platform.  The system makes available to users a variety of easily accessible recipes, reviews, videos, and shopping lists. These content offerings are customized and can be set to fit users' specific preferences. The website has been growing consistently since Neudesic began their involvement. 

     

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