The Best Productivity Mobile App Development Companies in The Bay Area

Looking for a top productivity mobile app developer in San Francisco?

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 San Francisco. Browse descriptions, feedback, and awards to find which can best suit your company’s needs.

List of the Best San Francisco Productivity Mobile App Development Companies

  • 1

    ArcTouch

    ArcTouch was founded in 2008 and has offices in San Francisco, Calif., New York, and Florianópolis, Brazil. They excel at app development, blockchain, and UX/UI design. They guide their enterprise clients through the app building process by defining a strategy for the best user experience, planning the visual design, developing and testing the prototype, and ensuring optimization and growth.

    Notable Project

    A California-based content discovery startup hired ArcTouch to design a content discovery platform and iOS app. They provided feedback on the startup's user stories, created wireframes, and developed the platform and app. The project was completed ahead of schedule.

    “We’re astonished at the quality of the work. We’re a small company, and we weren’t expecting the same level of service a Fortune 500 company might enjoy. We were amazed by their design and the effort that went into every screen.” – Senior Project Manger, Content Discovery Startup

    Former clients
    Yahoo!
    Adidas
    Audi
    3M
    Guess
    Honeywell
    Champs Sports
    Sony
    Salesforce
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    4.9
    4.9
    24 Clutch reviews
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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 San Francisco, CA
    4.9
    4.9
    15 Clutch reviews
  • 3

    Impekable

    This California-based software company has strong expertise in web and mobile app development. The team of less than 50 has worked in various industries, from fitness to healthcare – they’ve done it all.

    Notable Project

    Impekable designed the interface and illustrations for a dating service app. The company was looking for an agency to expand on the features that the popular app already had. Unlike their experience with other vendors, the dating app said Impekable was able to produce the product quickly.

    “I'm most impressed by their ability to create high-quality designs at a very fast pace. Their team not only puts a tremendous amount of focus on client projects, but they're also creative, thought leaders when it comes to design concepts.” – Co-Founder, Dating App

    Former clients
    Google
    HP
    Aruba Networks
    LegalZoom
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $100,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    4.6
    4.6
    28 Clutch reviews
  • 4

    Matellio

    Matellio is a mobile and web app development company founded in 2012. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., Matellio's team of around 40 specialize in web and mobile app development.Although Matellio encountered unexpected challenges that led to minor delays, the client appreciated their clear communication.

    Notable Project

    A software development company hired Matellio to produce an app used to rate conferences users have attended. The app was developed for iOS, Android, and the web. 

    "I've had a lot of really good user feedback—people really like it. Both the app and the website run smoothly. " - Owner, Software Company

    Former clients
    Audioguana
    Bride Side
    Diabetes Naturally
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place San Jose, CA
    4.9
    4.9
    28 Clutch reviews
  • 5

    Pepper Square Inc.

    Pepper Square Inc. is a design and development company based in San Francisco, with additional offices in Bangalore, India. Founded in 2002, their team of fewer than 50 employees services businesses of all sizes across a range of industries. Services include UX/UI design, mobile app development, and web development.

    Notable Project

    Pepper Square Inc. provided custom software development services to an IT services company. They built the UI architecture, created and managed content, and developed services. The team’s efforts resulted in an impressive final product that pleased all stakeholders.

    “A very distinguishing aspect was their spirit of ownership on the end result for us.” — Senior VP, IT Services Company

    Former clients
    Honeywell
    AXA
    HP
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    4.8
    4.8
    6 Clutch reviews
  • 6

    Daxima

    Based out of Orinda, CA with satellite offices in India and Croatia, Daxima is a software development company. The team of more than 50 employees has been in business since 2003. They provide web, software, and mobile app development for clients around the world.

    Notable Project

    Daxima worked with a financial institution to update its client management system. The system had not been updated in 2 years and all changes required consensus from a co-op. Daxima completely redeveloped the client management system, incorporating the ability to aggregate data, integrate external programs, and grow along with the business.

    "They found out what our wishlists and issues were and worked closely with the people on our team." – VP of Operations, Financial Institution

    Former clients
    T-Mobile
    Cisco Systems
    Savi Technology
    Berry Appleman & Leiden
    Integral Group
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Orinda, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    7 Clutch reviews
  • 7

    Blue Rocket

    Blue Rocket is a San Francisco based digital design and development company. They were founded in 2008 and have a team of 21 employees. They specialize in UX/UI design and mobile app development and primarily work with clients in the hospitality, real estate, and business services industries.

    Notable Project

    Blue Rocket built an app for a family social media platform. The client wanted to make an app that would allow them to compile various types of media into a personalized narrative. They worked personally with the client to make sure that the finalized app fit their vision. The client was very happy with the way that the project was developed and with the final product.

    “They knew how any detail would work with any other detail, and how best to approach any specific scenario that a user would face along the way.” – Founder, Family Social Media Platform
     

    Former clients
    Chipotle
    WebMD
    Zinio
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $100,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    4.5
    4.5
    1 Clutch review
  • 8

    Zazmic Inc.

    Zazmic Inc. is a digital agency that is headquartered in San Francisco with an office Dnipro, Ukraine. It was founded in 2014 and has more than 100 employees who specialize in web development, mobile app development, UX/UI design, mobile & app marketing, and email marketing.

    Notable Project

    An e-commerce and digital marketing company hired Zazmic to supply it with data architecture tracking of video-enabled ads. Zazmic also helped the client evolve and optimize its marketing budgets by creating the ability to implement video-enabled ads with simultaneous, real-time bidding.

    "Zazmic has a very intuitive design team that understands how to work quickly. We’ve never had any hiccups." – Vice President of Business Development, Digital Marketing Company

    Former clients
    Total Adventure
    Mercury
    Boostr
    Rakuten
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group250 - 999 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    4.8
    4.8
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 9

    QuarkWorks

    QuarkWorks is a development agency located in San Francisco. Since 2011, their team of 15 has been specializing in mobile app development, web development, product design, and more for enterprise and midmarket-level clients. 

    Notable Project

    A social network startup needed to get their main platform up and running. QuarkWorks developed their mobile app, delivering high-quality code and implementing a fresh UI for the app. They continue to provide maintenance and support when needed.

    "The engineers at QuarkWorks are professional and always accomplish what they say they’re going to do in a given week." – CTO, Social Network

    Former clients
    Roots n Blues
    Eventbrite
    Speedtest
    Gametime
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    6 Clutch reviews
  • 10

    Yeti LLC

    Yeti LLC is a software development and design company founded in 2010. They have 20 employees, all of whom work out of an office in San Francisco. Yeti's practice is extensive for a firm of its size; they offer custom software development, UI/UX design, mobile apps, and IoT development.

    Notable Project

    A national fitness organization hired Yeti to build an application as a companion to its main product, a free space that customers can use as an outdoor gym. The app includes use guidelines and suggestions, fitness motivation, and social features that make exercise more competitive or collaborative. Yeti built an original server solution instead of using third-party support and stayed on to develop and roll out features as the company continues to grow.

    "Our relationship with them is really good. We love working with them. We’re happy to see this thing through to the next few stages." – Digital Product Manager, Fitness Social Initiative

    Former clients
    <strong>;</strong>Paradata
    Playstation
    Encompass
    Qualcomm
    Hershey's
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    4.5
    4.5
    4 Clutch reviews
  • 11

    Menlo Technologies, A Quisitive Company

    Menlo Technologies is a global services based in Santa Clara, Calif., with an additional office in Hyderabad, India. Since 2010, Menlo Technologies' team of over 150 employees has specialized in custom software development, mobile app development, and web development. The client appreciated Menlo Technologies' ability to collaborate despite a time difference between the two teams.

    Notable Project

    Menlo Technologies was hired by a technology solutions firm for a series of development projects, including iOS and Android apps. The client's goal was to obtain additional support for their in-house team.

    "There have been some projects with tough timelines, but Menlo Technologies went above and beyond for them."- President, Technology Solutions Firm

    Former clients
    GoPro
    Apple
    LinkedIn
    Target
    Dell
    Stanford University
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group250 - 999 Employees
    place Los Altos, CA
    4.9
    4.9
    15 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Microsoft Gold Partner

  • 12

    MW2 Consulting

    MW2 Consulting is a certified Magento partner that specializes in e-commerce development, SEO, web design, and mobile app development. Founded in 1999, the company helps B2B and direct-to-consumer brands create strategic solutions. Their team consists of 33 employees and operates out of San Jose, Calif.

    Notable Project

    MW2 Consulting helped a jeweler drive traffic to their website and improve customer experience. The team developed a new user-friendly website that was also compatible with mobile devices. They then oversaw the content migration, making sure that all processes continued as expected.

    "The thing that stands out the most to me is their focus within Magento; they’ve been on the cutting-edge in terms of application development for large corporations." – VP of E-Commerce, Jeweler

    Former clients
    Stella&Dot
    Tupperware
    GAP
    Apple
    Calvin Klein
    Levis
    PCA Skin
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place San Jose, CA
    4.8
    4.8
    5 Clutch reviews
  • 13

    Zazz

    Zazz is a Seattle-based mobile app development company founded in 2011. They have an additional office in San Francisco. Their team of approximately 50 employees serves clients of all sizes and industries. In addition to app development, they also specialize in enterprise app modernization and UX/UI design.

    Notable Project

    Zazz created iOS and Android apps that connect to a Bluetooth-enabled barbecue. Users can switch the product on and off, as well as control its temperature, from their phone. The team delivered a bug-free product and great designs.

    "Besides development, they also did the UX/UI of the app and designed our logo, as well." — Chief Product Officer, Startup

    Former clients
    Inclose
    Ideal Smart
    Sparehandz
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 14
  • 15

    EIGHT25MOBILE

    Founded in 2011, EIGHT25MOBILE is a web design firm based in Fremont, Calif. With a small team of fewer than 5 employees, EIGHT25MOBILE specializes in web design, web development, and digital strategy.The client appreciated EIGHT25MOBILE's flexibility and ability to deliver a customized website.

    Notable Project

    EIGHT25MOBILE was hired to build a WordPress website for a radio manufacturer. The website had several highly customized elements, including a customer portal that administered certification exams and technical documents. EIGHT25MOBILE also consulted with the client to determine how the website could support their larger customer service strategy.

    "With the new website, we have Google Analytics built in, so it’s easy to monitor where people are coming from, how and when they’re searching and getting to our site, and the period of time when we have peak traffic to our website." - Marketer, Radio Manufacturer

    Former clients
    LumiGrow
    Digital Shadows
    Machine Zone
    SoftBank
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Fremont, CA
    4.9
    4.9
    10 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Google Partner

  • 16

    Be Unicorn

    Be Unicorn is a design and development company located in San Francisco. It was founded in 2017 and employs a small team of 2 that provides a range of services like mobile app development, UX/UI design, AI, AR/VR development, branding, and more for mainly small businesses. 

    Notable Project

    A parenting help platform wanted to branch out into apps but lacked an internal development team. Be Unicorn has designed and developed several mobile apps for both Android and iOS. They design the UX and UI, code the back end, integrate the apps with Amazon, publish the apps, and help market them.

    "We’re definitely happy. The products work well and are functional. We have 50-100 users every day. We have five applications for parents and one not for parents...The app looks perfect." — CEO, Parenting Help Platform

    Former clients
    Procter & Gamble
    Bacardi
    L'Oreal
    Heineken
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 17

    CoreWare Group

    Coreware Group is a full-stack mobile, IoT, and web app development company based in San Jose, Calif., with offices in Huntington Beach, Calif., and Belgrade, Serbia. The company, founded in 2016, has a team of more than 30 that provides a wide range of services that include mobile app development, web development, UX/UI design, web design, custom software development, and IoT development. Coreware Group serves small and larger-sized companies in various industries.

    Notable Project

    An insurance company hired Coreware Group to develop their website. Coreware Group worked closely with the company to create the required appearance, layout, some of the content, and the landing pages. After completing the website, they also provided the company's team with guidance on how to make certain adjustments using a very user-friendly platform. The new website attracted 88% more traffic and generated a significant increase in sales.

    "Coreware Group provides a strong and cohesive team that collaborates efficiently to complete tasks in a timely manner." - Sales & Marketing Manager, Insurance Company

    Former clients
    Mercedes Benz
    IBM
    Rug Doctor
    Magellan Jets
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Jose, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    4 Clutch reviews
  • 18

    Argusoft

    Argusoft, based in Newark, Calif., is a specialized software consultancy providing custom software development, web development, and mobile app development. Their team of 150 employees has been working together since its founding in 2001.

    Notable Project

    The Argusoft team delivered full-stack UI and backend development mobile and desktop application of a digital real estate company. They worked in AWS, Angular, Javascript, and NodeJS. The final product quickly gained users following its launch.

    "The product is up and running and we are now just working to expand the product, but people really like it so far. We’re gaining users and are very satisfied with everything that we’ve been able to establish so far." — Founder & CEO, Real Estate Company

    Former clients
    WHO
    Government of Jamaica
    KPMG
    DSG Consulting Inc.
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Newark, CA
    4.8
    4.8
    3 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Gujarat Leadership Award: Awardee, Most Admired IT Company of the Year (2018) , eINDIA Awards: Winner, Best Gov't. Policy Initiative, E-Health Category (Tripura Vision Centre Project, 2011) , e-North East Awards: Winner, Best Usage of ICT in the Health Services Delivery, Nagaland (Tripura Vision Centre Project, 2011)

  • 19

    Dynamia

    Dynamia is a software development agency founded in 2000. With offices in both San Francisco and Montevideo, Uruguay, they operate with a team of 16 employees. They offer custom software development, enterprise app modernization, and mobile app development for their clients.
     

    Notable Project

    Dynamia provided web development assistance for a software company. They used LAMP stack to create key functionalities for the web application, including data exporting and visualizations of analytics. At the end of the project, the client reported user satisfaction and a seamless integration of the new features.

    “When we started working together, reporting was the big reason why customers liked our product. People like exporting our data into Excel or a PDF and creating reports out of it.” – Founder, Software Company
     

    Former clients
    Audi
    City Tours
    Funtour
    Creative Travel
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 20

    Scalio

    Scalio is a global digital product agency based in San Francisco, with offices in Atlanta and in Orange, Calif. The agency, founded in 2011, has more than 40 employees and provides, among others, web design, UX/UI design, and web development services to midmarket and other companies in various industries. 

    Notable Project

    A mobile solutions provider hired Scalio to create the components to create production environments for web, iOS, and Android that include testing, sales, and production. Scalio was also tasked to develop a robust management console that handles auditing, reporting, and account admin tasks. Scalio was able to undertake this project in less than six months, enabling the provider to significantly grow its business. 

    "Within the first 8 months post-launch we were able to convert, onboard, and train 700+ local businesses and over 2,000 local consumers." - COO, Mobile Solutions Provider

    Former clients
    Google
    Shell
    Uber
    Intuitive Surgical
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group50 - 249 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 21

    Kind+Human

    Founded in 2018, Kind+Human is a small development firm. Their team is based in Los Angeles, with an additional office in San Francisco and Seattle. They focus on custom software, web, and mobile app development.

    Notable Project

    Kind+Human provided UI/UX designs for an automotive digital company. The team created custom and modernized layouts and flows.

    "Their creativity stands out." – CTO, Automotive Digital Company

    Former clients
    Dataship
    Munch Citi
    Woolly Labs
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Francisco,
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 22

    Crowdbotics

    Founded in 2016, Crowdbotics is a development company based in Berkeley, Calif. They work with businesses of all sizes in the business services, consumer products, and healthcare fields. 

    Notable Project

    Crowdbotics was hired by a medspa to develop a mobile and web application. However, the project took much longer than anticipated and the team lacked transparency, leading to frustration for the client. 

    "They don’t take my concerns seriously or make a real effort to remedy the situation." – CEO, MedSpa 

    Former clients
    Stripe
    Aura
    Airbus
    Uber
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Berkeley, CA
    3.8
    3.8
    6 Clutch reviews
  • 23

    Vivendem

    Vivendem is a technology and development company in Campbell, Calif. They have about 15 employees that serve clients in a wide variety of industries. Services include mobile app development, custom software development, and web development.

    Notable Project

    Vivendem provided mobile app development for a beverage startup. Their team integrated a payment processing system and built versions for iOS and Android. The app has received positive feedback from key stakeholders and was delivered on time.

    “Everything they did reflected their genuine desire to learn about our business needs, focus on our priorities, and demonstrate their readiness to help.” – Co-Founder & CTO, Beverage Startup

    Former clients
    Winirvana
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Campbell, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 24

    Happiest Minds Technologies

    Happiest Minds Technologies is a big data consulting company based in Bengaluru, India, with 14 other offices around the world. Founded in 2011, their team of about 2,400 employees primarily provides midmarket and enterprise businesses mainly for the financial services, retail, and media industries. They specialize in BI/SI & big data consulting, cloud consulting, and web development.

    Notable Project

    Happiest Minds Technologies provided IT capabilities for a large project for a financial services company. They implemented strategy and support services that the client reported made the life of its employees much easier in terms of workload and efficiency.

    "They are an amazing service, and you should partner with them because they are reliable." — IT Manager, Financial Services Company

    Former clients
    <strong>:;</strong>McAfee Excellence Award
    NASSCOM HR Best Practices Award (2016)
    Cloud Solutions Awards Gold (2015)
    Annual APAC Partner Summit Awards (2014)
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group1,000 - 9,999 Employees
    place San Jose, CA
    4.5
    4.5
    1 Clutch review
  • 25

    Parade - Out of Business

    Parade is a digital design agency based in San Francisco. Founded in 2014, they specialize in UX/UI design, web design & development, and mobile app development. They mainly work with large businesses, focusing on arts, entertainment and music, business services, and consumer products and services.

     

    Notable Project

    Parade worked on UX design for a cosmetics company. They developed a UX design of a website in preparation for the launch of a new product. They also performed a market analysis to determine the optimal content to feature on the site. The client appreciated their consistent communication throughout the project.

    “Parade is very small and nimble, which is what we needed. We got exactly what we needed and what we were paying for. .” – Digital Creative Director, Cosmetics Company 

    Former clients
    Google
    Salesforce
    Adobe
    Skype
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group2 - 9 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    4.8
    4.8
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 26

    Mantreza Technologies Private Limited

    Mantreza Technologies is a mobile app, web, and mobile games development company based in Noida, India, with offices in Brampton, Canada; Palo Alto, Calif.; and Birmingham, U.K. The company has more than 50 employees and provides, among others, digital strategy, product design, and e-commerce development services to small and larger-sized companies in a wide range of industries that include advertising & marketing, business services, and consumer products & services.  

    Notable Project

    A construction company hired Mantreza Technologies to develop an app for iOS and Android that features voice messaging, document sharing, and location sharing. Mantreza also integrated a payment system and a rating system. Mantreza Technologies delivered the app which helped the company automate certain parts of its business.

    "Their technical team is hardworking, and they suggested ways to improve our project model to make it more efficient." - Senior Business Analyst, Construction Company 

    Former clients
    DineBox
    MAC: Meet & Chill
    Avant Garde
    Fastlane Sportswear
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Palo Alto, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
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