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. If you need more support, tell us about your project, and we'll match you with recommended companies.

List of the Best Chicago Social Media App Developers

  • 1
    $50,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL

    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.

    Clients
    Disney
    WellMatch
    Sendgrid
    OpenEd
    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

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  • 2
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    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.

    Clients
    Adecco
    Vanderbilt University
    Aetna
    Industries
    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

  • 3
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    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.

    Clients
    Taptin
    Forte Payment System
    AudiobookNow
    Ghost Post
    Industries
    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

  • 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
    Marriott
    PetSmart
    Home Credit
    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

  • 5
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    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. 
     

    Clients
    Barnes & Noble
    Aprimo
    RentPath
    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
     

  • 6
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    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.

    Clients
    Allstate
    Subway
    Southeastern Grocers
    Mitchell's Salon
    Industries
    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

  • 7
    $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
    Hilton
    Edelman
    Chicago Sport & Social
    Kimpton Hotels
    Industries
    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

  • 8
    $5,000+
    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
    Motorola
    Chicago Park District
    Sara Lee
    Zebra Technologies
    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

  • 9
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    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.

    Clients
    AON
    Pacific Life
    Chicago Tribune
    Whirlpool
    Industries
    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

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

    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.

    Clients
    BMW
    Bayernkraft
    SPOT
    Real Estate
    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

  • 11
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    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. 

    Clients
    XchangePlus
    Visa
    COMO Global
    RINA Systems
    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

     

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

    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.

    Clients
    Orangetheory Fitness
    Sinclair Financial Solutions
    St. James of London
    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

  • 13
    $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
    BookMigo
    Motivity
    TuneKey
    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

  • 14
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    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.  

    Clients
    Bullitt Automotive
    Arizona Tax Advisors
    MBA House
    Just For You Entertainments
    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

  • 15
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL
    TriPoints Consulting is an app development firm launched in 2009. The company focuses on mobile app development, web development, ux/ui design, and e-commerce development and has a small team. The company is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
  • 16
    Undisclosed
    250 - 999 Employees
    Chicago IL
    IT managed services company Emtec Inc. Was launched in 1997. Based in Jacksonville, Florida; Chicago, Illinois; Suwanee, Georgia and Athens, Alabama, their midsize team offers IT managed services, cloud consulting & SI, custom software development, Artificial Intelligence, and more.
    Industries
  • 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
  • 18
    $5,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Schaumburg IL
    Augmatiks is an application development company. The midsize Noida, India-based team offers mobile app development, web development, e-commerce development, enterprise app modernization, and more. The company was founded in 2012.
    Industries
  • 19
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 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.

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    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Naperville IL
    Solutions is a small Naperville, Illinois-based app development company. Their services include mobile app development, web design, web development, ux/ui design, and more.
  • 21
    $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.
    Industries
  • 22
    $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.
    Industries
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