The Best Social Media App Developers in The Windy City

Looking for a top social media app developers in Chicago?

There are multiple types of social media apps – from social networking (Facebook) to video sharing (TikTok) to photo sharing (Instagram) to bookmarking (Pinterest). Popular social media app development features include a feed, chat and messaging, notifications, and user accounts. User accounts and space to interact with others are must-have features in a social media app because users expect to be able to update a profile picture and share content with friends.

When hiring a social media app development company, consider your budget. Social media app development costs vary depending on if you're working with a developer with a fixed price or hourly rate.

To assist you in your search for a partner, we’ve compiled this list of the top social media application developers in Chicago. Browse descriptions, feedback, and awards to find which can best suit your company’s needs.

List of the Best Chicago Social Media App Developers

  • 1

    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 Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    15 Clutch reviews
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    Simpalm

    With offices in Chicago and Washington D.C., Simpalm is a leader in the mobile app market. They’ve designed over 200 apps and also work in web development and UX/UI design. The team of 30+ designers creates products for a variety of industries, including financial and business services, consumers, education, health, and retail. They work with companies of all sizes.

    Notable Project

    A medical software company hired Simpalm to create a bilingual pregnancy app. The team created an app that could be used in both English and Spanish. They worked through the project from inception to completion.

    “I had a weekly telephone call with the regional rep who I worked with the most. They set up a specific place where I could list the changes I wanted on the app, and I got an email when each task was completed.” – Founder, Medical Software Company

    Former clients
    Taptin
    Forte Payment System
    AudiobookNow
    Ghost Post
    Mezy App
    Audio Chef
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.8
    4.8
    22 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Top Mobile App Developer 2015

  • 3

    Hashrocket

    Founded in 2008, Hashrocket is based in Chicago, IL. Their team of 30+ focuses on small and mid-market businesses. They offer services in web and app development and design, and the majority of their clients are in the information technology industry.

    Notable Project

    Hashrocket worked with a digital platform to improve a social engagement tool. The tool aimed to help brands to engage with their customers better. Hashrocket led the project, advising on best practice.

    “Their development standards are really exceptional. They were absolutely fantastic.” – CEO, Digital Platform

    Former clients
    Adecco
    Vanderbilt University
    Aetna
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    10 Clutch reviews
  • 4

    Punchkick Interactive

    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.

    Notable Project

    Punchkick Interactive created a website using WordPress for an insurance company. The site was built for mobile, but is as responsive as possible on all devices. The team started with research and consulting, then designed the UX design and performed some initial user testing. The client was very happy with the finished product, citing an increase in leads.

    "The website is a vehicle for driving leads to our doorstep. Also, the efficiencies on the backend save administrators considerable time." –Assistant VP of Marketing, Insurance Company

    Former clients
    Marriott
    PetSmart
    Home Credit
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.8
    4.8
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 5

    TangoCode

    TangoCode, founded in 2015, is a woman-owned custom development company. The company is headquartered in Chicago, with additional offices in Montevideo, Uruguay, and Cuenca, Ecuador. Their team of 41 employees specialize in custom software development, mobile app development, and AI. They work with mid-market and small businesses that are mostly in the advertising & marketing, financial services, and automotive industries. 
     

    Notable Project

    TangoCode did mobile app development for an arts and social impact nonprofit. The client needed a mobile app that would help promote their new initiative to a younger audience. TangoCode developed the app for iOS and Android, and they used TestFlight and Nevercode to test the app. The company has built a relationship with the client, and the client was happy with the app. 

    “Their team created really beautiful designs. They developed an app that is very much on brand, implementing our logos, colors, and patterns into the platform.”— Chief Communications Officer, Arts & Social Impact Nonprofit
     

    Former clients
    Barnes & Noble
    Aprimo
    RentPath
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    7 Clutch reviews
  • 6

    ORA

    This Chicago-based agency focuses on mobile app and web development, UX/UI design, digital strategy, and branding. They have created 300+ apps and online products since their team of 10+ came together in 2009. They work with enterprise companies all the way down to startups, and focus on business services.

    Notable Project

    ORA helped develop an app for a mailroom staffing company. The app was written from scratch based on web software the company already had. It replaced an old system that helped with mailroom functions. They determined the project’s scope best practices for the app.

    “They kept us up to date on timelines and budgets, and we talked on a regular basis. We had a project management system, and they were very responsive. I usually heard back from them within the same day.” – Technology Director, Mailroom Staffing Company

    Former clients
    Allstate
    Subway
    Southeastern Grocers
    Mitchell's Salon
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    7 Clutch reviews
  • 7

    SnapMobile

    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.

    Notable Project

    SnapMobile built an app for an education optimization company. The app aimed to boost employee productivity by making it easy to set goals and assign tasks. SnapMobile assisted with the product’s conceptualization and prototyping before building the final product.

    “While they presented a number of development options based on their previous work with other clients, they also recognized that our mission statement might require a unique approach. They remained focused on our company.” – Learning and Development Lead, Education Optimization Company

    Former clients
    Hilton
    Edelman
    Chicago Sport & Social
    Kimpton Hotels
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    13 Clutch reviews
  • 8

    Plego Technologies

    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.

    Notable Project

    Plego Technologies develops and maintains several online games for a game provider for the restaurant industry. Plago Technologies also manages and maintains the digital game company's e-commerce website, in addition to web development and design work, and has since 2013.

    "We’re pleased with Plego’s work, and none of our clients have complained. If any games need to be fixed or updated, Plego does it. They supply exactly what we want, and the games are successful." – Owner, Digital Games Company

    Former clients
    Motorola
    Chicago Park District
    Sara Lee
    Zebra Technologies
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    7 Clutch reviews
  • 9

    Ethervision

    Ethervision is a Chicago-based mobile app boutique. A handful of their projects were App Store originals back in 2008, and they have developed 180+ apps since. The company has 4 employees, and they focus on mobile app development, UX/UI design, and wearable app development.

    Notable Project

    Ethervision created an app for a safety consulting company that tests products for safety standards. They created apps for both iOS and Android. They also created the illustrations that demonstrated the safety requirements and standards.

    “Ethervision was quick to respond. They had specific personnel for specific jobs. It made it easy to know who things should go to.” – Project Manager, Safety Consulting Company

    Former clients
    AON
    Pacific Life
    Chicago Tribune
    Whirlpool
    Maurice Sporting Goods
    Harman/Kardon
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.8
    4.8
    13 Clutch reviews
  • 10

    Enkode Technologies

    Enkode Technologies is a software development company that is headquartered in Chicago and was founded in 2017. They also have an office in Minsk, Belarus. As a company of 10+ employees, they specialize in web development, e-commerce development, and UX/UI design.

    Notable Project

    Enkode Technologies partnered with an encrypted email service company where they provided coding for the program and helped to bring the project into the testing phase. The client was pleased with the team's work.

    "The team is very accessible via email and phone." – Owner, Email Encryption Service

    Former clients
    BMW
    Bayernkraft
    SPOT
    Real Estate
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    7 Clutch reviews
  • 11

    Team Harbour

    Founded in 2014, Team Harbour is a development, AI, and blockchain company based in Cincinnati, Ohio. They primarily work with small businesses in the financial services, e-commerce, and real estate industries. 

    Notable Project

    Team Harbor worked with a software company to provide ongoing support to the in-house development team. They have a proven track record of success with the client. 

    "We wouldn’t have continued working with Team Harbour if they weren’t doing a good job." – CEO, Software Company

     

    Former clients
    XchangePlus
    Visa
    COMO Global
    RINA Systems
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 12

    Zwiffer Inc

    Founded in 2009, Zwiffer focuses on mobile and wearable app development and UX/UI Design for both iOS and Android platforms. Based in Chicago, they have a small team that mainly serves small business, mid-market, and enterprise clients. Their clients range from business intelligence and gaming companies to CRM sales and productivity companies.

    Notable Project

    Zwiffer developed a sports-centric social media app for a sports social network startup. The app allowed users to find nearby sports enthusiasts who wanted to meet up to play. The app worked across both iOS and Android platforms.

    “The feedback during the progression of the app has been one of the best things. They've been able to show us what's going on and what things we should consider changing, adding, or taking out.” – Co-Founder, Sports Social Network Startup

    Former clients
    AT&T
    Direct TV
    Botte
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.8
    4.8
    4 Clutch reviews
  • 13

    Mercova Media LLC

    Mercova Media LLC is a Chicago-based digital marketing agency founded in 2015. Their team of approximately 3 employees serves clients of all sizes. They're seasoned in web and mobile app development, but they also handle custom software and social media marketing.

    Notable Project

    Mercova Media LLC developed an e-commerce platform for a hemp and CBD retailer. In addition to designing the interface, they uploaded product SKUs and managed the client's social media accounts. They successfully doubled the client's social media following in under 5 months.

    "Whenever I can’t get a hold of one person or a task isn’t done, their team handles it. It’s easy to talk with them as they respond easily." — Lance Kreck, Hemp & CBD Retailer

    Former clients
    Orangetheory Fitness
    Sinclair Financial Solutions
    St. James of London
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    4 Clutch reviews
  • 14

    SITE IT NOW

    SITE IT NOW is a web design and SEO company based in Chicago. They were founded in 2009 and have a team of over 10 employees. They provide web design, SEO, social media marketing, and web development services.  

    Notable Project

    SITE IT NOW overhauled a real estate brokerage's website and redesigned the backend and widgets on the platform. They also worked on improving keywords to improve the site's organic ranking. The business has earned more organic leads since starting the work. 

    "We got some organic leads within a couple of weeks and we have not even really fully launched the project/program yet." – CEO, Real Estate Brokerage

    Former clients
    Bullitt Automotive
    Arizona Tax Advisors
    MBA House
    Just For You Entertainments
    A1 Student Rentals
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    5 Clutch reviews
  • 15

    ProdRocket

    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.

    Notable Project

    ProdRocket developed a market strategy for a content marketing and networking startup. They collaborated with the client to define the client's revenue model, target market, and channel strategy. Their work enabled the client to attain users and quickly attain revenue.

    "Yes, we’ve launched the platform and have quickly got adoption - with dozens of projects and already generating revenue." — Founder & CEO, Content Networking Startup

    Former clients
    BookMigo
    Motivity
    TuneKey
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 16

    Accrual Group

    Based in Islamabad, Pakistan, Web Creative Media is a leading digital and creative agency that was founded in 2012. The team of 10+ specializes in UX/UI design, web development, mobile app development, web design, and more for primarily small businesses. 

    Notable Project

    Web Creative Media built an in-depth software system with AI capabilities to manage different user levels and fetch futures prices. The team turned Excel spreadsheets into a software program for internal use. They delivered a system that works well and efficiently. 

    "It's a logical system that works great." – President, Futures Firm

    Former clients
    The Hueber Report
    Coda
    Online Yourself
    Dividend Marketing
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place 4403911275, IL
    4.7
    4.7
    3 Clutch reviews
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