Looking for a top publishing & digital content app development company?

Digital publishing is the process of publishing any content on the web – for example, e-books, white papers, articles, or reports. Publishing apps allow users to create, edit, and publish content online. Popular for content marketers, publishing apps include Adobe, Aquafada, Paperlit, and more.

If your app needs online publishing capabilities, look for an app development company with experience developing for publishing apps. The companies on this list do and can provide you case studies and reviews of past work building publishing apps.

That's why we've created this list of the best publishing app developers for you to review. Read through company descriptions, former clients, and notable projects to find the best fit for your business. (And, if you want personalized recommendations, tell us about your project.)

List of the Best Publishing & Digital Content App Development Companies

  • 1
    $25,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Wrocław Poland

    Better Software Group is a software solutions provider founded in 2010. Since then, they have expanded to 40 employees across offices in Wroclaw and Warsaw, Poland, Gothenburg, Sweden, Oslo, Norway, and Copenhagen, Denmark. Better Software Group provides a variety of services including mobile app development, UX/UI design, internet of things development, and web development to mostly mid-size companies

    Clients
    Microsoft
    Nokia
    ING Bank
    Goldenline
    Industries
    Notable Project

    An internet bookstore wanted to create an online solution for people wanting to read on mobile devices. Better Software Group developed the app from beginning to end, doing wireframing, coding, and programming.

    "They are very strong at UX, graphic design, application design, and knowledge of current trends. They have impressive creativity, quick problem solving, and time management. It's good value for the quality of work done." — Director of Development, Internet Bookstore

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  • 2
    $100,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    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.

    Clients
    Yahoo!
    Adidas
    Audi
    3M
    Industries
    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

  • 3
    $50,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Los Angeles CA

    STRV is a software design & engineering team of 200+ experts working out of Los Angeles, San Francisco, London and Prague. Founded in 2004, the company provides app and web development, UX/UI, web design and app testing via full product delivery and team augmentation engagements. Delivering 70+ apps annually, they work with clients big and small from industries including financial services, e-commerce and education.
     

    Clients
    Boosted Boards
    The Athletic
    ClassDojo
    Microsoft
    Industries
    Notable Project

    From minimum viable product (MVP) to finished product, STRV developed a smart fragrance app for iOS and Android. The product engaged users and immediately stood out on the market, while the team’s speed, efficiency, and comprehensive expertise impressed the client during the entire cooperation.

    “It’s been impressive for us to work with STRV because they’ve been able to problem-solve different aspects that had never been touched or done before in this industry. It’s rewarding to work with an incredible team of smart people who can solve problems that don’t exist yet.” – Co-Founder & CMO, Fragrance App
     

  • 4
    $75,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    New York NY

    With a team of 50+, Fueled specializes in creating mobile apps and websites. The New York-based app development company aims to create easy-to-use and attractive products for customers, whether they are big or small brands.

    Clients
    Rite Aid
    Sunnycomb
    QuizUp
    Verizon
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Fueled designed a bidding-style app for a company that deals with nightlife reservations. They built the app from scratch, taking into consideration what the company wanted, as well as giving advice. The app had a lot of functions, such as a list of venues, submission options, and tools that allowed notifications to be sent from venues.

    “They’re incredibly efficient in the work that they do and know what they're doing in design, coding, and executing their ideas. They have a great understanding of what's current and get things done very quickly compared to others.” – Founder, Mobile App

  • 5
    $10,000+
    250 - 999 Employees
    New York NY

    Five is web and mobile app development agency headquartered in New York with offices in Croatia. The 50+ person product team has been creating stunning, award-winning mobile products since 2008.

    Clients
    Marriott International
    Penguin Random House
    Rosetta Stone
    Squarespace
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Five paired with a prominent language app to revamp their mobile user experience, from back to frontend. Thanks to the team’s customer-centric design approach, mobile downloads have more than doubled since the app’s relaunch. Five also delivered their work ahead of schedule and under budget, surpassing all expectations.

    "They’re a lot more than a vendor; Five truly is a partner." – Head of Consumer Division, Language App

  • 6
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

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

    Clients
    Clark Brands
    Galaxy Digital
    Travelliance
    Reader’s Digest
    Industries
    Notable Project

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

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

  • 7
    $10,000+
    250 - 999 Employees
    Chandigarh India

    Founded almost 20 years ago in 2000, Net Solutions develops web, mobile, and e-commerce platforms. The team of nearly 800 employees is headquartered in Chandigarh, India but has offices in London, UK and Toronto, Canada as well. They also offer cloud services and UX design.

    Clients
    Microsoft
    PayPal
    Xerox
    The English Premier League
    Industries
    Notable Project

    An education tech startup teamed up with Net Solutions to create a mobile version of a pre-existing web-based platform. The client was impressed with Net Solutions' ability to work with the existing website and to redevelop entire parts as needed.

    “They’re eager to deliver good products, which paves the way for business success. From my perspective, the owner runs the company extremely well.” – Founder, Ed Tech Startup

  • 8
    $75,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    New York NY

    Blue Label Labs is a 64-person digital product development agency based in New York City with offices in Seattle and San Francisco. They build the right product by bringing together the expertise of the client, product knowledge, and iterative customer feedback. Since their founding in 2009, they have built and transformed over 300 businesses through strategy, design, and development. Their client ranges from startup entrepreneurs to Fortune 500s.

    Clients
    Bloomberg
    Pender
    Paypal
    The United Nations
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Blue Label Labs both consulted for and developed an iOS and Android mobile app for an experience management platform. The client enjoyed the positive responses from app users, loved the team’s responsiveness, and referred to their project management as “excellent.”

    "They feel like they’re an extension of our team, and I can pick up the phone at any time and get a response." – Product Manager, Market Research Firm

  • 9
    $25,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Taganrog Russia

    Umbrella IT is a development service company that's headquartered in Taganrog, Russia. They also have locations in Dubai and Vancouver, Canada. Umbrella IT was founded in 2009 and provides services for web and mobile app development. Umbrella IT has more than 150 employees that provide a range of services. 

    Clients
    PoolTracker
    Bounce
    SheKnows Media
    Optimizer
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Umbrella IT developed the second iteration of a popular social media networking app. While the new version hasn't launched, it's already received positive feedback. The client is confident about its success. 

    "They [Umbrella IT] work at the highest level possible. If you know what you want, it will be built exactly per your specifications." – CEO, Social Networking App

  • 10
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Halifax Canada

    Located in Halifax, Canada, Mindsea prides itself on creating beautiful and integrated apps. With a team of about 20 employees, their informative apps are highlighted by Apple and come highly rated.

    Clients
    Postmedia
    Pocketbooth
    The Chronicle Herald
    Tinrocket
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Mindsea upped the user experience for a men’s fashion app to increase engagement. The client complimented Mindsea’s expertise in not only UX design but also development.

    “They're a reasonably small team, but they have some exceptional developers. They consistently came up with great solutions , and we have yet to hire an engineer of our own that produces as high-quality content as anyone at MindSea.” – CEO, Men's Clothing Company

  • 11
    $25,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    New York City NY

    Infinum is a software development company in San Francisco, CA. The 50+ team has equal experience in mobile and web development. They work with clients from a variety of industries, including business and financial services and automotive.

    Clients
    Bayer
    Samsung
    Universal Music Group
    T-Mobile
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Infinum rebuilt a flight booking app for a startup. The original app was extremely buggy and the company needed further support. One feature Infinum developed allowed customers to sync their calendars to find flights that work around their schedule.

    “While many agencies limit your choices, it was quite different with Infinum. They were clear and upfront about what resources we were getting and why and offered us options, which was really nice.” – Senior Project Manager, App Startup

  • 12
    $25,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Austin TX

    Mutual Mobile is a development and digital products company headquartered in Austin, Texas with a satellite office in Hyderabad, India. Founded in 2009, the company has over 170 employees across locations. Mutual Mobile offers mobile app, AR/VR, IoT, and web development, as well as UX/UI and product design.

    Clients
    UnderArmour
    Google
    Disney
    ESPN
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Mutual Mobile developed an iOS app that allows children to their track screen time. At the time of this review, the app had not launched. The client, a company that creates parental control solutions to help parents monitor their children's activity online, was impressed with the initial internal testing and feedback, though.

    "Their professionalism reassured us that they would meet our deadline. Time was of the essence, so they delivered the app on time and within budget." – CEO, Electronics Company

  • 13
    $50,000+
    1,000 - 9,999 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Robosoft Technologies is a full-service digital experiences agency offering digital advisory, design strategy, UX/UI services, application development & maintenance and expertise in emerging technologies such as AR, VR, blockchain, chatbots and more. Established in 1996 and headquartered in San Francisco, the team of 500+ has offices in Mumbai, Udupi, Bengaluru, Chicago, and New York.

     

     


     

    Clients
    McDonalds India
    Disney
    HP
    NDTV
    Industries
    Notable Project

    In less than a year, Robosoft created four complex transactional apps for a managed service provider (MSP) and virtual memory system (VMS) solutions provider, including voice-based assistance. The client appreciated that Robosoft Technologies tackled a challenging project and showed professionalism throughout. Thanks to their product design, the app ranks as one of the highest in the industry and resulted in over $100 million in future earnings.

    “Robosoft Technologies always went above and beyond to try to make things right. They never flinched when I was hard on them, and it really seemed that they were a part of our team.”  – Senior Director of Product Management & Design, Global Workforce Management Solution

  • 14
    $25,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Cluj-Napoca Romania

    Mobile app development company Tapptitude has offices in Romania, the US, and London. The team of 40+ employees specializes in iOS and Android app development and offers UX/UI design, IT strategy consulting, and web development. Founded in 2013, Tapptitude mainly works with small businesses and startups in the real estate, automotive, and arts and entertainment industries.

    Clients
    Honda
    Vias Wine
    SmartDreamers
    Dine Market
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Tapptitude developed an app prototype for a food ordering company. They executed the food ordering company’s vision perfectly and were retained to develop the full product. Some app features Tapptitude developed included platform signup, payment systems, and restaurant menu integration.

    “The proof that I’ve been happy with Tapptitude is that we’ve continued working long-term, even though I’ve had the option to use in-house developers. I felt that the communication was great and, most importantly, the quality Tapptitude provides is amazing, as is the communication.” – CEO, Food Ordering App

  • 15
    $25,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Moskva Russia

    iD East is a mobile application production firm located in Moscow and Volgograd, Russia. Founded in 2008, iD East's team of around 20 employees specializes in mobile app development. The firm also offers UI/UX design and software development services to its clients. iD East has worked with clients of all sizes from the financial services, real estate, and energy industries.  

    Clients
    Tanuki
    Petrol Plus
    Siemens
    Don Stroi-Investment
    Industries
    Notable Project

    iD East was tasked with helping a manufacturing company with a mobile app development. They helped design the app and created the screens, all while building a parallel, Android app as well. Both apps have received positive user feedback, and iD East impressed with their ability to follow strict development guidelines. 

    "We have strict corporate guidelines, so it was quite difficult to create something nice and creative that abided by our guidelines. iD EAST managed to do that. "-MultiMedia Director, Manufacturing Company 

  • 16
    Undisclosed
    1,000 - 9,999 Employees
    Denver CO

    Spire Digital is a Denver, CO-based digital product development company. The team of more than 50 employees specializes in custom software development, UX/UI design, web development, and app development.

    Clients
    Lockheed Martin
    Coors
    USDA
    Dish Network
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Spire Digital developed a minimum viable product (MVP) – a web app – for a freelance recruitment platform. The client and Spire Digital created the concept, and Spire Digital provided user experience design, app development, and quality assurance. Spire Digital has worked with the company on and off for 15 years.

    “Spire Digital has a tier of resources that are highly strategic. Beyond just taking our concepts and our ideas and executing, they’re actually highly strategic on the frontend … [and provide] pushback.” – Managing Director, Recruitment Company

  • 17
    $25,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Dallas TX

    Bottle Rocket is a Dallas-based mobile app and app testing company founded in 2008. This 50+ team of mobile specialists offers a full-service, sophisticated, yet simple approach to outstanding apps.

    Clients
    7-Eleven
    Dave & Busters
    Johnson & Johnson
    NBC Universal
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Bottle Rocket developed an industry-leading patient portal app that excelled in consumer-testing for its features and engaging interface. The team’s design process, customer service, and outstanding deliverables wowed the client.

    “Their quality is impressive. Everything we’ve received from them has been top-notch. I equate it to going to a Mercedes or Lexus dealership. You expect quality.” – Director of Digital Health, Large Health Care System

  • 18
    $10,000+
    250 - 999 Employees
    Kolkata India

    Capital Numbers is a digital production outsourcing company headquartered in Kolkata, India, with additional locations in Beerwah, Australia, Dover, Del., and the U.K. The company was founded in 2012, and has a team of nearly 300 people who provide web development, custom software development, mobile app development, and e-commerce development. They provide services mostly to mid-market businesses, but also to enterprise and small businesses. The businesses they serve are in different industries including the advertising & marketing, business services, and financial services industries.
     

    Clients
    Thomson Reuters
    Grey Advertising
    Boston Children’s Hospital
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Capital Numbers provided staff augmentation, WordPress development, and site design for a digital agency. The client wanted to integrate the Capital Numbers team into their internal operations; During the partnership, Capital Numbers had to learn the client’s processes. The client stated that Capital Numbers’ services have made them more productive and efficient.

    “Their team has helped us get numerous projects over the finish line with their quality execution and attention to detail. We’ve launched sites they built from scratch using our process and custom code base and they’ve helped us build internal tools as well.” — VP of Operations, Digital Agency
     

  • 19
    $25,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Grio is a software consulting firm based in San Francisco, Calif, that was established in 2008. Their team of 50 employees offers web development, mobile app development, and UX/UI design services.

    Clients
    Rivals.com
    Fitbit
    Texture
    Capital One
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Grio built a web app that allows remote access to an electroencephalogram device for a medical-device manufacturer. Their team developed the frontend using React and the backend using Node.js and Ruby on Rails. The app received significant positive feedback.

    "The team’s willingness to take on new challenges distinguishes them from other development vendors that only specialize in specific technologies or types of applications." – CTO, Medical Device Manufacturer

  • 20
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Bingham Farms MI

    jācapps is a digital agency that was founded in 2008 and is based in Bingham Farms, Mich. The team of about 35 have expertise in mobile app and web development, UX/UI design, and marketing strategy. 

    Clients
    Ford
    South by Southwest
    PodcastOne
    Stoneco
    Industries
    Notable Project

    jācapps developed a radio app for a faith-based station with an offline playback feature. After working with jācapps, the app ranks at number 10 for relevant keywords and has around 300,000 downloads. The client felt that jācapps was professional, responsive, and easy to work with. 

    "It’s rare to see this level of responsiveness, especially in the tech side of the world. jācapps has been fantastic to work with." – Director, Faith-Based Radio Station

  • 21
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Long Beach CA

    Oshyn is a technology agency, based in Long Beach, Calif. and founded in 2001. Their team of 54 specializes in web, e-commerce, and mobile app development. Oshyn works with midmarket and enterprise-level clients in various industries: consumer services, healthcare, hospitality, and more.

    Clients
    Coca-Cola
    Lexus
    Dole
    Microsoft
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Oshyn provides Sitecore development and ongoing support for a global IT firm. They also aid the global IT firm with special projects. Since Oshyn came aboard, their website's stability has improved substantially. 

    "....it’s all positive feedback in terms of people within our company." – Corporate Marketing Manager

  • 22
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Montréal Canada

    Plank is a digital studio in Montreal, Québec. Founded in 1998, Plank's team of around 40 employees specializes in web design, web development, and mobile app development. 

    Clients
    Osheaga
    The Sun Magazine
    Juno Beach Centre
    Concordia University
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A museum hired Plank to redesign its website. The client's goal was to improve user experience on the website. Plank improved the museum's online store and donation functionality, and the museum later engaged Plank to build a virtual exhibit. The client appreciated Plank's skill in communicating technical concepts.

    "We received fewer calls about how to get to the museum and you could see traffic increase substantially to the pages that had that information. We definitely saw an increase not only in our online sales but also our online donations." - Former Executive Director, Museum

  • 23
    $50,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Warszawa Poland

    itCraft is a software development agency based in Warsaw, Poland. They have 2 additional Polish offices in Bydgoszcz and Torun and a location in London. They were founded in 2010, and have over 40 employees. itCraft provides mobile development for Android and iOS, web development, custom software development, and UI/UX design.

    Clients
    Deloitte Digital
    DHL
    LUX MED (Bupa Group)
    Makro C&C
    Industries
    Notable Project

    itCraft provided custom CRM development for a Polish commercial GPS provider. The client was undergoing a period of rapid growth, and needed a dedicated system to keep up with demand. After an audit of the client's business practices and goals, itCraft developed automation solutions for several administrative functions. The client especially appreciated itCraft's communication skills and willingness to listen to suggestions.

    "They were very good at communicating. We could tell they have extensive experience in consulting as they listened closely to our needs. " – Co-Owner, GPS Company

  • 24
    $25,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Vaughan Canada

    Clearbridge Mobile is a full-stack mobile app design and development firm based in Toronto, Canada. It has launched more than 250 apps for large enterprise clients including more than 35 Fortune 500s. These apps have been downloaded more than 300 million times.

    Clients
    Dow Jones
    Microsoft
    PayPal
    The Wall Street Journal
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Clearbridge developed a full-featured iOS and Android app that enabled telecom customers to pay their bills and manage their statements. The client raved about the team’s proactive attitude, immaculate project management process, and flawless – though complex – deliverables.

    “They’ve impressed multiple departments and teams within our organization. They’ve set a new standard for us.” – Product Manager, Telecommunications Company

  • 25
    $50,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    London United Kingdom

    Novoda is a digital-product agency based in London, England, that was established in 2008. Their team of 71 employees provides mobile app development, UX/UI design, enterprise app modernization, digital strategy, and AR/VR development services.

    Clients
    News UK
    SoundCloud
    Tesco
    The Times
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Novoda configured a desktop application and built an Android prototype for a system-optimization software company. Their team coded the main functionalities and inserted an in-app purchasing feature. The app gained over 50 million downloads and a 4.4-star rating on the Google Play Store.

    "Last December, monthly revenue for CCleaner was about $100,000. I attributed these metrics to the freemium model and Novoda’s collaborative efforts." – Head of Product, System Optimization Company

  • 26
    $50,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    New York NY

    New York-based mobile app and web development company Utility was founded in 2013. The team of about 40 engineers, digital strategists, and creative designers serves small, mid-market, and enterprise clients across all industries. They complement their development expertise with UX/UI design.

    Clients
    Target
    Airbnb
    Verizon
    Stride Gum
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Utility developed a live streaming platform for a new network. The project included UX/UI design, live streaming architecture, and search filtering. As a result of Utility’s work, the network received positive reviews and was acquired by a big name company.

    “We provided our goals, told them what we needed, and collaborated during the rounds of UX designs, but they took it all from there and steered the strategies around how to implement and execute everything digitally.” – Director, Network

  • 27
    $50,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Wrocław Poland

    nomtek is an award-winning app development company of more than 50 based in Wroclaw, Poland with offices in London and Berlin. Founded in 2009, their team has created numerous chart-topping apps and employs the lean startup methodology.

    Clients
    Intel
    Newsweek
    TMobile
    Yelp
    Industries
    Notable Project

    nomtek developed a mobile app to encourage the use of the client’s existing software tool, offering their technical expertise and capabilities in app optimization. They impressed the client with their coding, product development, and “tidy” end-to-end project management.

    “There is nothing that I can think to improve. Overall, we were pleased by the collaboration. I would give them high marks for every factor.” – CTO at Educational Organization

  • 28
    $25,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    New York NY

    Lickability is a New York-based boutique software studio founded in 2009. Their 7-person team offers services in mobile app development and wearable app development, along with application testing, management, and support.

    Clients
    The New Yorker
    The Atlantic
    Meetup
    Grouper
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A media company hired Lickability to support their development team for an iOS application. They assisted with the overall architecture, feature set, and task prioritization. The client is pleased with the final product.

    “One of the things they were good at bringing into the project was a sense of organization and definition.” – Director of Project Engineering, Media Company
     

  • 29
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Philadelphia PA

    Zivtech is a full-service digital agency with 25 experts on its team. Located in Philadelphia, PA, the agency offers a range of services, including web and app development, UI/UX design, and digital strategy.

    Clients
    US Courts
    City of Philadelphia
    TIME for Kids
    Mitel
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A healthcare nonprofit hired Zivtech to help them with multiple projects: custom code redesign and Drupal website design. The client received overwhelmingly positive feedback from customers and employees.

    “They have provided all kinds of training for us outside of specific project-based work. For example, when it comes to a certain core module in Drupal or explaining any particular type of code, they’re really personable and flexible with us.” – Web Manager, Healthcare Nonprofit

  • 30
    $50,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Sofia Bulgaria

    Melon is a software development agency that has offices in Sofia, Bulgaria and Skopje, Macedonia. Since 2003, the agency and its team of about 155 have specialized in web development and mobile app development, but also provide custom software development, app testing, and IT strategy consulting. Melon works primarily with midmarket businesses 

    Clients
    TimeHeroes
    Bookatable
    NIF
    Telenor
    Notable Project

    Melon provided software development for a mobile gaming platform. The client was extremely pleased with Melon's communication and project management.

    "They [Melon] have developed a countless number of features on the platform, and I have been mostly satisfied with their work." - Founder, Mobile Gaming Platform

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