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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.

Take a look at our app development companies that have experience creating publishing apps. They can show you examples of their work and advise you on the best features and capabilities for your publishing app.

To assist you in your search for a partner, we’ve compiled this list of the top publishing app development companies in New York City. 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 New York City Digital Publishing App Developers

  • 1
    $100,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    New York NY

    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
    Hawaiian Airlines
    Audi
    3M
    HP
    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

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  • 2
    $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
    MGM Resorts International
    9Gag
    Harvard
    Rite Aid
    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

  • 3
    $10,000+
    250 - 999 Employees
    Brooklyn 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
    Rosetta Stone
    Marriott International
    Crestron
    AccuWeather
    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

  • 4
    $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 News
    Microsoft
    Google/Alphabet
    Fender
    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

  • 5
    $25,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    New York NY

    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
    Disney
    METRO Cash&Carry
    Hamleys
    Rolling Stones
    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

  • 6
    $25,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    New York NY

    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
    Tenor
    Glorify
    Wellory
    Ontapp
    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

  • 7
    $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
    Airbnb
    Samsung
    Verizon
    DirecTV
    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

  • 8
    $25,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    New York NY

    Surf is a mobile app development studio founded in 2011 in Voronezh, Russia. Surf's team of nearly 40 employees specializes in Android and iOS mobile app development and UI/UX design. The firm primarily works with clients from the retail, IT, and manufacturing industries. 

    Clients
    KFC
    Société Générale
    MARS
    Forbes
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Surf was contracted to perform updates and maintenance for a mobile app. Surf made improvements to the visual design and the user experience by ensuring pixel quality. Surf made suggestions for API and performs long-term maintenance. 

    "Once we selected them, half of our app was completed within a week. It was absolutely perfect and I had no comments to make about their work." - CTO, Telecomm Startup 

  • 9
    $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 Atlantic
    Houseparty
    Meetup
    Jet.com
    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
     

  • 10
    $50,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Brooklyn NY

    Fuzz is an award-winning mobile app development company based in Brooklyn, NY. Fuzz’s team of 50+ strategists, designers, and engineers build innovative and creative mobile-first solutions for small, midmarket, and enterprise businesses.

    Clients
    mCommerce: Anheuser-Busch InBev, Wegmans, Forever 21, GNC
    Food & Hospitatlity: Shake Shack, Fairmont Hotels, Wingstop
    Media & Publishing: New York Post, Conde Nast, Huffington Post, Penguin Random House, Zagat
    Entertainment: CBS, Disney, The Met
    Notable Project

    When tasked with rebuilding the entire mobile app suite for a popular newspaper, Fuzz developed a range of sleek and intuitive tablet and phone apps that yielded a 20%+ increase in active users. The Chief Digital Officer of this newspaper lauded Fuzz for its creativity, reliability, expertise.

    “Fuzz has done a good job on all fronts, from their technical abilities to managing the project. They’re good communicators … and continued to support the apps, staying by our side whenever we had an issue. If we need them at three in the morning, someone from Fuzz’s team is there to answer the phone.” – Chief Digital Officer, Newspaper

  • 11
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    New York NY

    HubSpire is a digital agency based in New York with offices in Matawan, NJ, and Cochin, India. Founded in 2008, HubSpire's team of around 25 employees provides small and mid-market consumer products and IT companies with a range of services such as mobile app development, web design, web development, and big data consulting. 

    Clients
    Cubic Transportation Systems
    International Data Corporation
    Cubic Transportation Systems
    Lenevo
    Industries
    Notable Project

    HubSpire worked partnered with a a real estate tech to improve their online marketplace for shared housing rentals. They built a mobile app and a web app, using MySQL for a backend database and coding Python. The finished apps have search functionality, property listings, social media verification, and chat capabilities.

    "After we launched the products, we got up to roughly 50,000 users. We were getting 1,000 app downloads per week that were all organic." —Former Partner, Real Estate Tech Firm

  • 12
    $75,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Brooklyn NY

    Founded in 2015, Heady is development company with expertise in mobile app, website, and custom software development. Their team of 32 employees complements this development experience with UI/UX design and application management and support. Headquartered in Brooklyn, New York with a second workspace in Mumbai, India, Heady has experience developing apps for both Android and iOS platforms

    Clients
    Gap
    Banana Republic
    Old Navy
    Athleta
    Notable Project

    A demolition and waste removal company hired Heady to design and develop web and mobile applications for both Android and iOS. The iOS and Android apps Heady created operate as both an internal tool for the waste removal company's employees and a consumer-facing product. Despite a few bugs, the apps have been excellent, according to the client, who praised Heady's accessibility and agility.

    "People on their team are always willing to help or contribute when I reach out, regardless of whether they're assigned to the project or not. ... It feels like their whole team is there to contribute to the betterment of the client." – Founder, Waste Removal Company

  • 13
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Brooklyn NY

    L+R is an international design & technology studio and boutique strategy consulting firm founded in Brooklyn, New York City in 2012. The firm is made up of 25 skilled strategy, design and technology consultants, specializing in brand identity systems, go-to-market strategy consulting, technology strategy, UX/UI design, and next-generation mobile application development. They have offices in Brooklyn, Barcelona, Los Angeles and Milan and work with middle-market and Fortune 500 clients.

    Clients
    Amazon Web Services
    The Estée Lauder Companies
    Hilton Worldwide
    Louis Vuitton
    Notable Project

    L+R developed a brand identity system, led software engineering, and executed a go-to-market strategy to facilitate a unique tenant engagement platform leveraging advanced mobile technologies and humanist principles. The team identified brand values, designed UX/UI and built a mobile application. The strategic initiative created new opportunities for the company's key stakeholders and garnered achievements as an industry-leading platform.

    "Thanks to the reliable and creative support provided by the L+R team, the company was able to hit all of their milestones for the year 2020." – Real Estate Company

  • 14
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    New York NY

    Dom & Tom was founded in 2009 and has offices around the U.S. in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. They are an end-to-end digital product development agency that focuses on emerging technologies. Their team of 100+ created over 120 native mobile apps and worked on 400+ web projects. They specialize in research and planning, UX strategy and design, engineering, QA (quality assurance), and deployment.

    Clients
    Samsung
    GE
    NBA
    Fitch Ratings
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Dom & Tom worked with a digital agency for a website redesign. Dom & Tom designed and tested code for requested features for the site. The agency felt that the Dom & Tom team was responsive and displayed impressive attention to detail. 

    “Their staff was incredibly helpful. They follow up and they’re very attentive. They worked relentlessly to help us complete this project on time and within budget, which was phenomenal.” – Project Manager, Digital Agency

  • 15
    $50,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    New York NY

    Tivix is a digital product development and design company headquartered in San Francisco, with offices across the US, UK, and Europe. Founded in 2008, they have over 90 employees who serve startup, midmarket, and enterprise clients across diverse industries such as FinTech, health care, manufacturing, government, and nonprofit. Tivix reduces engineering risk for clients by offering rapid time-to-market while delivering standards-based code that can be transitioned to an internal team at any time. Their focus is building both internal and consumer-facing digital products that drive business growth. Services include product management, UX/UI design, full-stack software engineering, and DevOps

    Clients
    SolarCity
    Zoetis
    VMware
    Bayer
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Tivix worked with an intergovernmental military alliance to rebuild a mission-critical software system. If and when submarines in international waters come into distress, the organization plans and coordinates the rescue effort of such submarines. Tivix was given complex system requirements and asked to come up with an effective design and solution that would replace a decades-old system. The client was incredibly impressed at every stage of the engagement, with Tivix delivering detailed systems and user-experience design, followed by robust development and operationalization of the system internationally. 

    Every single milestone has been met exactly on time. The company has met every requirement, both in terms of time as well as quality.” Maritime Service Owner, Intergovernmental Military Alliance

  • 16
    $100,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    New York NY

    Rose Digital is a technology consulting firm based in New York City. Founded in 2014, their small team of 5 specializes in mobile app development, web development, and AI. They work with midmarkets, enterprises, and small businesses, focusing on advertising and marketing, business services, arts, entertainment, and music.  

    Industries
    Notable Project

    Rose Digital worked on AR web app development for a digital agency. They built a web-based AR experience that enabled users to interact with 3D product animations. The client was impressed with the knowledge they brought to the project.

    “The team is composed of knowledgeable and experienced people that choose projects based on what they’re passionate about, and it shows.” – Producer, Digital Agency 

  • 17
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Brooklyn NY

    With a presence on both the east and west coasts of the US, Prolific Interactive is a product agency that offers mobile app development, UI/UX design, and digital strategy. The team, which is headquartered in Brooklyn, NY with a second office in San Francisco, CA, serves mid-market and enterprise clients.

    Clients
    American Express
    Saks Fifth Avenue
    SoulCycle
    Sephora
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Prolific Interactive developed both an iOS and Android app for a bridal retail chain. The app replicated the company’s website and included some additional interactive features such as a wedding dress finder and personality quiz.

    “Prolific has been a great partner soup to nuts, handling all of the frontend development work and the design work. They’ve gone above and beyond and done some of the user research analysis.” – Senior Manager, Bridal Retail Chain

  • 18
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    New York NY

    SWARM is a management consultancy located in New York. It was founded in 2013 and has an 11-person team that serves enterprise and midmarket clients in the consumer products & services and media sectors. They offer mobile app development, UX/UI design, web design, and web development services.

    Clients
    CBS interactive
    CBS Sports Apple TV
    College Sports Live
    Advance
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Swarm developed a social media app with personalization features to differentiate it from competition. The client was impressed with the viability of the finished product and SWARM’s transparency throughout the process.

    “Our challenge hadn't been done before, but SWARM did a superb job of testing our platform over a quick one-month run. I've worked with overseas contractors, and there was not a lot of transparency upfront in terms of discovery processes. SWARM prioritized the most important part for us, which is viability.” – Founder, Social Media Platform

  • 19
    $50,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    New York NY

    ustwo is a digital design studio based in London with around 250 employees. Since its start in 2004, the team has provided web design and development, e-commerce development, mobile development, and UX/UI design services for large companies in a variety of industries.  

    Clients
    Google
    Sky
    Ford
    Qantas
    Industries
    Notable Project

    ustwo partnered with a large bank to assist with a geolocation-based project. The team provided UX strategies to use in the development of the prototype. They pleased the client with their productive work ethic and range of skills.

    “Their ability to move very quickly was something that set them apart when we were observing how they work. They had a fantastic developer with us early who was great regarding business.” — Executive Manager, Large Bank

  • 20
    $5,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    New York NY

    Digital agency eBizneeds is based in Melbourne, Australia. The company was founded in 2002 and has team of about 70 that specializes in web development, e-commerce development, custom software development, and more. 

    Clients
    Australian Cruise Group
    Victorian Mortgage Group
    Polofactory
    Bargain Central Group
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A media house hired eBizneeds to build a content application that serves as a hub for various types of media including video, audio, images, and more. The client prides the agency on being accessible and easy to work with.

    "They were very receptive and flexible. We are not a technology company, and for them to understand what we wanted was a little more challenging than it would be when talking to a tech company. I felt they handled that very well."– COO, Media House 

  • 21
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    New York NY

    Perpetual is a software product innovation and development company based in New York City. Founded in 2012, Perpetual's team of around 25 employees provides a wide range of services including UX/UI design, web design, mobile and custom software development, IT staff augmentation, product design, and more.

    Clients
    Reuters
    MIT
    The Inside
    Reliance Jio
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Perpetual is working with this financial services firm to assist in rebuilding its UI. The team planned the entire project, from the mockups to the detailed specs, and produced a .NET-based, real-time news services application, which is currently being QA tested by Perpetual.

    "Users have received the platform extremely well. We’re very excited about how well it’s performing. We haven’t experienced any technical issues." – Product Management, Financial Services Firm

  • 22
    $25,000+
    250 - 999 Employees
    New York NY

    Innovecs is a software development company headquartered in New York City with offices in Tel-Aviv, Israel, London, Frankfurt, Germany, Bern, Switzerland, San Francisco, and Kiev, Ukraine. Their team of 360 provides web development, custom software development, mobile app development, application testing, and more.

    Clients
    SGN
    Warner Brothers Turbine
    CallFire
    Iron Source
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Innovecs was hired by a warehousing and logistics company to develop a web application using Angular and Java.

    "The quality of the technical resources was impressive. They’re advanced, have good personalities, and are good people." – Director of Software Development, Distribution Facility 

  • 23
    $100,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    New York NY

    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 mobile app for a social media marketing company. The company needed an app that allowed for more customer engagement. The app now has three million users.

    “I really have been totally satisfied with all of the work they’ve done for us.” - Director of Client Services, Social Media Marketing Company

  • 24
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    New York NY

    noformat is a strategic design agency based in New York City. The agency, founded in 2001, has a team of more than 15 that provides web design, UX/UI design, web development, mobile app development, graphic design, logo, print design, and packaging design services. noformat serves mid-market and other-sized companies in various industries that include advertising & marketing, arts & entertainment, and business services.

    Clients
    Coca-Cola
    Heineken
    Capital One
    Grand Marnier
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A startup high school hired noformat to build their brand and create awareness about themselves to their target market. noformat worked with the school in defining their brand identity which they then implemented into the high school's web design. They built the website on WordPress to be SEO-friendly, implemented a unique tuition calculator and class schedule functionalities, and populated the website with content geared towards prospective students and their families. The resulting website attracted a large number of students for enrollment, as well as applicants for various work positions.

    "At every stage in the process, it was extremely clear where we were and what still needed to be done." - Marketing & Communications Manager, Startup High School

  • 25
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    New York NY

    Established in 2015, SevenPro is a software development firm. The small Kharkiv, Ukraine-based team focuses on custom software development, mobile app development, web development, blockchain, and more.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    SevenPro provided development services to an advertising company. They helped develop an advertisement monitoring system. 

    "I’ll definitely work with SevenPro again."

  • 26
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    New York NY

    Reflections is a New York based digital innovations lab. They were founded in 1999 and have a team of 16 employees. They specialize in web development, mobile app development, and UX/UI design. They mainly work with small business and mid-market clients in the advertising, consumer products, and business services industries. 

    Clients
    The Shade Store
    Aveeno
    State Farm
    Draft Kings
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Reflexions developed an eCommerce site for a fantasy sports startup. They used PHP and an AWS Elastic Beanstalk environment to create a platform that allowed users to use cash and points earned on the site to to buy products. The client was extremely pleased with the quality of the work and communication. 

    “We were very pleased with the work and have continued to hire Reflexions for future projects.” – Director of Product, Fantasy Sports Startup
     

  • 27
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    New York NY

    Smart Mobile House is a mobile agency based in Kraków, Poland. Founded in 2010, their 13 employees provide mobile app development, AI development, custom software development, and enterprise app modernization, among other services. Their clients come from a variety of industries, including telecommunications and manufacturing.

    Clients
    Orange Poland
    BMW Poland
    EMPIK
    Leo Burnett
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Smart Mobile House built a chatbot app for a humanitarian organization. To address a flood of comments and donation requests that peaks during disasters or humanitarian crises, it enables users to make donations through Facebook Messenger. The organization can now allocate resources to more valuable tasks while followers remain pleased with the level of user engagement.

    “The Smart Mobile House team is professional, open-minded, and client-oriented. They made sure they understood our needs and used their extensive technical background to meet them.” – Communication Specialist, Humanitarian Nonprofit

  • 28
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    New York NY

    Jafton is a digital solutions provider founded in 2014 operated by a team of 5. Based in Union City, N.J., the company offers IT strategy consulting, custom software development, and web development services to small and midmarket businesses. They work with various languages, including Objective C, Swift, and SQL.

    Clients
    Parkble
    Poutcase
    VaultCouture.
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Jafton was hired by a trailer rental company to design their website. All features and functionalities in the site, including location-based searching, was built from scratch by Jafton. The site's functionality is active as expected.

    "The site isn't particularly complex, but they did an excellent job and were a good partner. Their CEO was very helpful, and he had suggestions for userbase growth, development, and other areas." - Founder, Trailer Rental Company

  • 29
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    New York NY

    appssemble is an app development company located in Cluj Napoca, Romania. Founded in 2016, the company has a team of about 10 individuals who offer mobile app development services. They serve mostly small businesses across several industries including arts, entertainment, and music, business services, consumer products and services, and hospitality and leisure.

    Clients
    Luggage Fit
    do i need the umbrella
    deliverer
    luggage fit
    Industries
    Notable Project

    appssemble developed an iOS and Android AR mobile app for a neon sign manufacturer. They added functionality that enables users to customize their orders. The team worked quickly, and the app received positive feedback and generated leads.

    “Our analytics have shown that once they install the app, 64% of customers request a price quote and are thus converted into leads.” – Owner, Neon Sign Manufacturer

  • 30
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Elmwood Park NJ

    Small website development firm Adorebits Technology, is based in Ahmedabad, India and Elmwood Park, New Jersey. They provide web development, mobile app development, and blockchain and were launched in 2015.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    Adorebits Technology provides app development services for a networking company. The team is responsible for building out the app, implementing new functionalities, and maintenance support.

    “As a team they’re very flexible, transparent, engaged, and we’re confident in them — we always know what’s happening.”

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