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Top 20 Publishing App Development Companies in Chicago

May 2022

Looking for a top digital publishing app developer in Chicago?

Publishing apps are best for content marketing, branding, advertising, and other online content-related activities. Whether you're a newspaper or magazine attempting to make publishing easier for your staff or a small business hoping to scale content marketing, a publishing app may be a good fit to help you meet your goals. 

List of the Best Chicago Digital Publishing App Developers

  • 1
    • Scheduling

      4.7
    • Quality

      4.8
    • Cost

      4.8
    • NPS

      4.9
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    • $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

    • Cooper's Hawk
    • Traveling Vineyard
    • Fortis Global
    • RacketStats

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Working from a common code base, Red Foundry developed an iOS and Android application in React Native. This field technician's app allows workers to locate jobs, add notes, and browse the unfinished work queue. 

    "We’re so happy with their performance that we’re going to use them on other projects." 

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  • 2
    • $100,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Evanston, IL

    Very Good Ventures is an app development agency based in New York and founded in 2018. With no more than 50 employees, they specialize in mobile app development, web development, and application management and support solutions for various clients.

    Clients

    • Hamilton: The Musical
    • Google/Flutter
    • Policygenius
    • The New York Times

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Very Good Ventures developed a cross-platform mobile application using Flutter for a fintech company. The team rebuilt native apps into a unified codebase and built a feature-rich application for the client.

    "Very Good Ventures is about creating exceptional experiences in helping people and organizations to succeed."

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  • 3
    • Scheduling

      4.2
    • Quality

      4.8
    • Cost

      4.2
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $5,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    Doejo is a development company based in Chicago, IL. Their team of about 20 employees is expert in web, mobile app, and software development with additional experience in web and user experience design and video production. They've used this diverse skill set to help enterprise and mid-market businesses since 2007.

    Clients

    • Pandora
    • Wilson
    • Groupon
    • Doejo

    Industries

    Notable Project

    doejo designed and developed an audio recording app to compete with Soundcloud. They spent a long time just imagining opportunities, functionalities, and designs, then iterated the app until it was right.

    "They don’t stop working until I’m satisfied. If I’m not done, they’re not done."

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  • 4
    • $10,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    Punchkick Interactive is a digital development agency in Chicago that was founded in 2006. It has more than 30 employees and specializes in custom software development, UX/UI design, and mobile app development for enterprise and midmarket clients.

    Clients

    • Hospitality: Marriott
    • Renaissance
    • Panda Restaurant Group
    • United Airlines Retail: PetSmart

    Notable Project

    Punchkick Interactive designed and developed various websites associated with recruiting. They also performed software development and implemented Oracle Taleo Social Sourcing.

    "They are very communicative and easy to work with."

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  • 5
    • Scheduling

      4.7
    • Quality

      4.8
    • Cost

      4.8
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $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

    • Spikeball
    • BBVA Bank
    • Mitsubishi
    • Hilton

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Snapmobile developed a website from scratch, integrating survey data and the Net Promoter Score (NPS) system. They continue to collect and incorporate the most recent annual survey information.

    "Snapmobile delivered on everything we wanted."

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  • 6
    • Scheduling

      4.8
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      4.4
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $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 alongside an in-house team, Vokal built a mobile application for iOS and Android. They developed mobile architecture and managed the engineering side of the project.

    “They delivered everything they promised and met all of our needs."

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  • 7
    • $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 redesigned and built an updated website on a WordPress platform. After integrating it with a database, they implemented a search function, allowing users to find results based on location.

    “They really listened to our requests and delivered a great design that aligned with our vision.”

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  • 8
    • $10,000+
    • 10 - 49 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

    Notable Project

    Unicorn Road built the MVP of a mental health firm's web app. They created an async messaging tool with video, audio, and text functions and identified algorithms that would present relevant content to users.

    "They developed as fast and as cost-effectively as possible without sacrificing quality."

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  • 9
    • $10,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Westmont, IL

    Cerdonis Technologies LLC is an app development firm. Launched in 2015, the small company is headquartered in Westmont, Illinois and Onalaska, Wisconsin. Their services include mobile app development, ux/ui design, and web development.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    A social networking company has hired Cerdonis Technologies for their mobile app development needs. They have fixed the app's video connection by analyzing the source code and backend.

    "I am very impressed with how fast they understand a source code that a different developer wrote."

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  • 10
    • $25,000+
    • 50 - 249 employees
    • Oak Brook, IL

    Tntra is a midsize IT strategy consulting company. The Vadodara, India-based company was founded in 2021. Their services include IT strategy consulting, IT staff augmentation, custom software development, web development, and more.

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  • 11
    • $10,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    Creativology is a website development company. The small Amman, Jordan-based team specializes in web development, logo, ux/ui design, graphic design, and more. The firm was founded in 2014.

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  • 12
    • $5,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    Bespoken Management is a small SEO services firm. In Wayzata, Minnesota; Bogotá, Colombia; Medellín, Colombia and Chicago, Illinois, the company was established in 2014. Their team offers search engine optimization, web development, pay per click, CRM consulting and SI, and more.

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    • Scheduling

      5.0
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      5.0
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $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 uncovered market insight surrounding a vision for a mobile app, and they helped design the solution. The team will continue to support the development of the iOS and Android product.

    “We were impressed by their ability to clarify and validate the customer problem..."

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  • 14
    • Scheduling

      4.2
    • Quality

      4.8
    • Cost

      4.5
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $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

    • Bartec
    • CareerBuilder
    • Concert YAPP
    • CTI Meeting Technology

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Greygoo handled a wide range of project such as managing websites, retargeting audience, e-commerce, integration and brand marketing on the LinkedIn platform, and producing digital menus for restaurant chains.

    "They’re very strategic minded, and provide excellent value, good design orientation, and collaborative spirit."

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    • $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 helps on numerous projects, from platform modification to server migration. The relationship has lasted for seven years, and they continue to provide top-notch service.

    They’re dedicated to our success, making it feel like they’re part of our company.”

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  • 16
    • Scheduling

      4.8
    • Quality

      4.8
    • Cost

      4.7
    • NPS

      4.7
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    • $1,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Elgin, IL

    ardentbay is a digital marketing company founded in Karachi, Pakistan in 2015 with fewer than 10 professionals. They specialize in custom software, web, and mobile app development solutions for both small and medium-sized companies.

    Clients

    • Gold rock
    • UKIA BOOKSTORE
    • Naseba
    • RNS Technologies

    Industries

    Notable Project

    A recreational company hired ardentbay for web development services. The main deliverable was an online platform that could augment lead generation and help their brand appeal to a higher number of users.

    "They did a great job."

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  • 17
    • Undisclosed
    • 50 - 249 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    Solstice Mobile, a midsize application development company, is based in Chicago, Illinois; New York, New York and Buenos Aires, Argentina. Established in 2001, the team provides mobile app development, ux/ui design, web development, wearable app development, and more.

    Industries

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