The Best Productivity Mobile App Development Companies in The Windy City

Looking for a top productivity mobile app developer in Chicago?

App development companies with experience developing productivity apps know the ins-and-outs of productivity software and can match the best features for your business and audience's needs. Productivity software aims to make tasks easier directly and indirectly. For example, a to-do list or note taking app indirectly makes it easier to record and prioritize tasks. Meanwhile, word processing tools or presentation tools directly make it easier to create a formal document or presentation – instead of creating one by hand.

If you're considering investing in a productivity app development company to help you build or improve a productivity mobile app, consider the main activities your users should be able to accomplish with your app. How are you addressing pain points? Then, communicate this intent to your shortlist of development companies to see how they'd tackle the challenge.

To assist you in your search for a partner, we’ve compiled this list of the top productivity app developers in Chicago. Browse descriptions, feedback, and awards to find which can best suit your company’s needs.

List of the Best Chicago Productivity Mobile App Development Companies

  • 1

    Orases

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    NFL
    MLB
    Johns Hopkins
    Dairy Farmers of America
    José Andrés
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    48 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    2017 Corporate Culture Award

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  • 2

    Koombea

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    Disney
    WellMatch
    Sendgrid
    OpenEd
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    15 Clutch reviews
  • 3

    Simpalm

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    Taptin
    Forte Payment System
    AudiobookNow
    Ghost Post
    Mezy App
    Audio Chef
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.8
    4.8
    22 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Top Mobile App Developer 2015

  • 4

    LaunchPad Lab

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    Whirlpool
    Kubo Health
    Breadcrumb
    Chicago Line Cruises
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.8
    4.8
    33 Clutch reviews
  • 5

    alligatortek

    Alligatortek is a software company headquartered in Chicago with an office in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill. Since 1993, their team of 59 has lent its services in custom software development, mobile app development, and cloud consulting & SI. They specialize in Azure, and have experience in working with frameworks such as .NET, AngularJS, and React Native.

    Notable Project

    A general contracting company subcontracted alligatortek to sync their employee information with their Active DIrectory. Alligatortek developed a system that automatically integrated the two systems togther, which allowed for simultaneous updates on both systems. It solved a large issue among the contractor's HR department.

    "Their customer service is excellent. Even after we went live, they were an email away if we wanted anything changed. They’d make the desired changes within 24 hours. It was refreshing to get such immediate attention." – Software Business Analyst, General Contracting Company

    Former clients
    Wrigley
    The Doan Group
    Leopardo Construction
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    5 Clutch reviews
  • 6

    SnapMobile

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    Hilton
    Edelman
    Chicago Sport & Social
    Kimpton Hotels
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    13 Clutch reviews
  • 7

    Lakeview Labs

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    Groupon
    EZOME
    SuperTailgate
    AllState
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    9 Clutch reviews
  • 8

    Tandem

    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. 
     

    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
     

    Former clients
    Major League Baseball
    IBM
    The University of Chicago
    Department of Defense
    Groupon
    Madison Square Garden
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $100,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    9 Clutch reviews
  • 9

    Chicago Software Solutions

    Chicago Software Solutions is a software development and consulting firm with just over 10 employees. The Chicago-based firm has been around since 2000 and has helped various sized clients in different industries with their web development, software development, and mobile app development needs. 

    Notable Project

    A waste management group hired Chicago Software Solutions to build a custom software solution so all 4 of their core processes could be managed using the same interface. Chicago Software Solutions built a web-based platform and an Andriod app to address this project. The staff is grateful for the app because it helps streamline all their work. The program has proven to be a great investment for the group. 

    "What I like the most is I am not afraid to present an idea to them. [Chicago Software Solutions] are not going to shoot me down and tell me that it won’t work, but instead, give me suggestions based on them knowing what our business needs are." – Office Manager, Waste Management Group

    Former clients
    Pendragon;Forms Manager
    InvestToday
    CMSPro
    BarKeeper Pro
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    5 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Microsoft Partner

  • 10

    Plego Technologies

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    Motorola
    Chicago Park District
    Sara Lee
    Zebra Technologies
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    7 Clutch reviews
  • 11

    Vault Innovation

    Founded in 2012, Vault Innovation Group is a 10+-person team based in Chicago, IL. Their services include mobile app and web development and UX/UI design. They also offer branding and post product launch services.

    Notable Project

    Vault Innovation developed a content management system (CMS) for a globally recognized media company. Their work included building wireframes on the frontend and identifying and adding missing elements to the backend. They built the entire CMS from start to finish.

    “Project management was really sharp. I would hire the project manager for my own team in a second.” – VP of Consumer Marketing, Media Company

    Former clients
    GamerzArena
    Flo
    Gig Scout
    HeroKey
    Chicago Tribune
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.7
    4.7
    18 Clutch reviews
  • 12

    Vokal

    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.  

    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

    Former clients
    Whole Foods
    Spot Hero
    Walgreens
    Groupon
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.8
    4.8
    5 Clutch reviews
  • 13

    Greygoo

    Greygoo is a digital agency based in Naperville, Ill, founded in 2012. Their small team of fewer than 10 provides UX/UI design, mobile app development, and web design services primarily for small businesses.

    Notable Project

    Greygoo developed the user interface design for a meeting and event planning application for an IT company. The app was designed for use in the medical field and its functionalities include advanced search, itinerary building, and credit management for coursework and accreditation. Greygoo's work was praised by the client, who delivered excellent feedback for the services.

    "This version of the product was much easier to use than the one that had been previously released. The design was responsive for any type of screen. The client is very pleased with the top-notch UI design work of Greygoo and would highly recommend them to others." – Technical Project Manager, IT Firm

    Former clients
    Dunkin Donuts
    Ivy Strategy
    Naperville Park District
    Paulson Institute
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Naperville, IL
    4.8
    4.8
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 14

    Thinkship

    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.

    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
     

    Former clients
    G&U Orthopedic
    Tie Accounting
    MatrixEx
    SynoPay
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    5 Clutch reviews
  • 15

    Team Harbour

    Founded in 2014, Team Harbour is a development, AI, and blockchain company based in Cincinnati, Ohio. They primarily work with small businesses in the financial services, e-commerce, and real estate industries. 

    Notable Project

    Team Harbor worked with a software company to provide ongoing support to the in-house development team. They have a proven track record of success with the client. 

    "We wouldn’t have continued working with Team Harbour if they weren’t doing a good job." – CEO, Software Company

     

    Former clients
    XchangePlus
    Visa
    COMO Global
    RINA Systems
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 16

    Zwiffer Inc

    Founded in 2009, Zwiffer focuses on mobile and wearable app development and UX/UI Design for both iOS and Android platforms. Based in Chicago, they have a small team that mainly serves small business, mid-market, and enterprise clients. Their clients range from business intelligence and gaming companies to CRM sales and productivity companies.

    Notable Project

    Zwiffer developed a sports-centric social media app for a sports social network startup. The app allowed users to find nearby sports enthusiasts who wanted to meet up to play. The app worked across both iOS and Android platforms.

    “The feedback during the progression of the app has been one of the best things. They've been able to show us what's going on and what things we should consider changing, adding, or taking out.” – Co-Founder, Sports Social Network Startup

    Former clients
    AT&T
    Direct TV
    Botte
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.8
    4.8
    4 Clutch reviews
  • 17

    Plaidypus, Inc.

    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.

    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
     

    Former clients
    The Daily Journal
    Turbo Jet Partners
    Thinkgate
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Naperville, IL
    4.8
    4.8
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 18

    Techno's Tech Solutions

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    Design Box
    Oomph
    Sportssouk
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Carol Stream, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 19

    Neudesic

     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. 

    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. 

     

    Former clients
    Hasbro
    American Cancer Society
    Hyatt
    Xerox
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group250 - 999 Employees
    place Lombard, IL
    4.0
    4.0
    1 Clutch review
    Awards

    Microsoft Gold Partner , Nintex Partner Awards: Business Acceleration (2016, 2017)

  • 20

    ProdRocket

    ProdRocket is a Chicago-based MVP development studio founded in 2019. Their team of 1–2 employees primarily serves startups by providing web and mobile app design and development. They also provide UX/UI design, marketing strategy, and app marketing. They're particularly proficient in the WordPress and React Native frameworks.

    Notable Project

    ProdRocket developed a market strategy for a content marketing and networking startup. They collaborated with the client to define the client's revenue model, target market, and channel strategy. Their work enabled the client to attain users and quickly attain revenue.

    "Yes, we’ve launched the platform and have quickly got adoption - with dozens of projects and already generating revenue." — Founder & CEO, Content Networking Startup

    Former clients
    BookMigo
    Motivity
    TuneKey
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 21

    Accrual Group

    Based in Islamabad, Pakistan, Web Creative Media is a leading digital and creative agency that was founded in 2012. The team of 10+ specializes in UX/UI design, web development, mobile app development, web design, and more for primarily small businesses. 

    Notable Project

    Web Creative Media built an in-depth software system with AI capabilities to manage different user levels and fetch futures prices. The team turned Excel spreadsheets into a software program for internal use. They delivered a system that works well and efficiently. 

    "It's a logical system that works great." – President, Futures Firm

    Former clients
    The Hueber Report
    Coda
    Online Yourself
    Dividend Marketing
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place 4403911275, IL
    4.7
    4.7
    3 Clutch reviews
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