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. If you need more support, tell us about your project, and we'll match you with recommended companies.

List of the Best Chicago Productivity Mobile App Development Companies

  • 1
    $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

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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+
    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

  • 4
    $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

  • 5
    $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

  • 6
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL

    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.

    Clients
    Feeding America
    US Foods
    Chicago Zoological Society
    ARCO Murray
    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

  • 7
    $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

  • 8
    $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

  • 9
    $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
     

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

    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. 

    Clients
    Pendragon;Forms Manager
    InvestToday
    CMSPro
    BarKeeper Pro
    Industries
    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

  • 11
    $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

  • 12
    $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

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

    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.

    Clients
    GamerzArena
    Geex
    NextMe
    Kuma's Corner
    Industries
    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

  • 14
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Naperville IL

    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.

    Clients
    AASL
    Bartec
    CareerBuilder
    Concert YAPP
    Industries
    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

  • 15
    $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."

  • 16
    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
    SNAP! Courier
    Tie Accounting
    SynoPay
    Eatful
    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
     

  • 17
    $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
    *TedX Naperville*
    *A $150M/Year Food Manufacturer*
    *A $600M/Year Luxury Retailer*
    *Illinois State Board of Ed*
    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
     

  • 18
    $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

  • 19
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    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.

    Clients
    We've helped founders launch marketplaces (Link-able)
    SaaS products (Motivity) and even social networks (BookMigo).
    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

  • 20
    $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
    Microsoft
    SRP
    Kelley Blue Book
    Whole Foods
    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. 

     

  • 21
    Undisclosed
    250 - 999 Employees
    Chicago IL
    IT managed services company Emtec Inc. Was launched in 1997. Based in Jacksonville, Florida; Chicago, Illinois; Suwanee, Georgia and Athens, Alabama, their midsize team offers IT managed services, cloud consulting & SI, custom software development, Artificial Intelligence, and more.
    Industries
  • 22
    $5,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Schaumburg IL
    Augmatiks is an application development company. The midsize Noida, India-based team offers mobile app development, web development, e-commerce development, enterprise app modernization, and more. The company was founded in 2012.
    Industries
  • 23
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL
    Custom software development company Softura was founded in 1990. Their midsize team is located in Farmington Hills, Michigan; Chennai, India and Chicago, Illinois and offers custom software development, enterprise app modernization, Artificial Intelligence, BI & big data consulting & SI, and more.
  • 24
    $50,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL
    Pandera Labs, a website development firm, is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. Established in 2014, the midsize team focuses on web development, mobile app development, custom software development, IoT development, and more.
  • 25
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Unicorn Road is a software development company. Launched in 2020, the team offers custom software development, ux/ui design, AR/VR development, mobile app development, and more. Their small agency is Chicago, Illinois-based.

    Industries
  • 26
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL
    Magentoecommerce is an e-commerce development company launched in 2008. Their midsize team is in Chicago, Illinois. The agency specializes in e-commerce development, web development, custom software development, and mobile app development.
    Industries
  • 27
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    Valparaiso IN
    Group 7even is a graphic design company. Their small team is based in Valparaiso, Indiana and provides graphic design, branding, mobile app development, web development, and more. The company was established in 2009.
  • 28
    $25,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL
    Red Axle is a custom software development company. The small team is in Chicago, Illinois. Their services include custom software development, mobile app development, web development, Artificial Intelligence, and more.
    Industries
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    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Naperville IL
    Solutions is a small Naperville, Illinois-based app development company. Their services include mobile app development, web design, web development, ux/ui design, and more.
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