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Top 20 Publishing App Development Companies in Chicago

December 2022

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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

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    • Scheduling

      4.8
    • Quality

      4.9
    • 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

    Red Foundry provided iOS and Android app development with payment capabilities. They also offered strategic guidance around web, mobile, and investor strategy, and comported with aggressive project deadlines.

    "They helped us understand our responsibilities and things that we would need to do to be able to help meet those goals."

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  • 2
    • Scheduling

      5.0
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      5.0
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $25,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    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.

    Clients

    • Inclose
    • Ideal Smart
    • Sparehandz

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Zazz provides iOS mobile app development for a parental control platform using Swift. The team created wireframes, a logo, and branding. They’ve also used MDM technology and are now in the testing phase.

    “Working with them has been an absolute delight from a project management standpoint.”

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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

    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

    • Fitbit
    • Apple
    • Samsung
    • Motorola Mobility

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Plego Technologies provided staff augmentation services for a consulting and staffing company. They provided and managed three development resources for a cloud space infrastructure end client project.

    “Unemployment was high and resources were thin, so it was surprising how fast they found those resources.”

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  • 5
    • $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 provides Webflow support services for a fintech company. They help brainstorm ideas and provide guidance on how to solve issues when the client comes across problems with their website.

    “Unicorn Road always has time for us; they’re willing to answer my questions and take time off their day to help me.”

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  • 6
    • $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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  • 7
    • $5,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Oakbrook Terrace, IL
    Founded in 2015, LOGICON, LLC is a small website development company. Their team specializes in web development, custom software development, blockchain, mobile app development, and more. The company is in Lahore, Pakistan and Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    An investing solutions company hired LOGICON, LLC to develop custom software. This consisted of a web and mobile app with an administrative panel, which allowed users to create and subscribe to strategies.

    "Logicon was always willing to work with us through problems and brainstorming sessions."

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  • 8
    • Scheduling

      4.7
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      4.4
    • 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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    • Scheduling

      4.8
    • Quality

      4.8
    • 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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  • 10
    • $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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  • 11
    • $10,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Chicago,
    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,
    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,

    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
    • $1,000+
    • 250 - 999 employees
    • Schaumburg, IL
    Headquartered in Schaumburg, Illinois, ITExpertUS Inc is an IT strategy consulting company. The midsize company was launched in 2017. Their services include IT strategy consulting.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    ITExpertUS Inc was hired to augment a team of engineers for a transportation company. They supported the client's development project from discovery and research to the final product delivery.

    "They get involved in the company's culture and created a strong relationship with our team."

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  • 15
    • 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,

    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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  • 17
    • Scheduling

      4.8
    • Quality

      4.8
    • Cost

      4.7
    • NPS

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

    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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    • 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.

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