Looking for a top social media app developers in New York City?

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 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 Social Media App Developers

  • 1
    $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

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  • 2
    $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

  • 3
    $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

  • 4
    $25,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    New York NY

    Thoughtbot is a web and mobile app development company based in Boston, MA with offices in Austin, San Francisco, New York, Raleigh, Washington D.C, and London. Since 2003, this 50+ team has delivered empowering digital solutions to enterprise-level and small companies alike.

    Clients
    Postmates
    Iora Health
    JoyDrive
    SplitFit
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Thoughtbot’s team helped the client develop a custom software solution aimed at enhancing consumer advocacy. With deliverables mostly on the back-end, the client valued the estimable coding skills, rapid completion time, and commitment to quality.

    “They provide a consistent level of service that I haven’t seen from agencies or even our in-house team. Their engineering standards, development standards, and the way that they have that consistently through their team is very impressive.” – Head of Product, Consumer Interest Nonprofit

  • 5
    $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

  • 6
    $5,000+
    250 - 999 Employees
    Princeton NJ

    NewAgeSMB is a full-stack iOS, Android, and web development company based in Princeton, N.J. The company, founded in 1994, has more than 45 employees and provides mobile app development, UX/UI design, and web development services to companies and institutions in various industries.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    A car wash startup hired NewAgeSMB to develop its website and its Android and iOS mobile apps for customers and washers. NewAgeSMB delivered both the website and the apps and are now continuing to provide maintenance services.

    "The team took my vision and made it into a product." - CEO, Car Wash Startup 

  • 7
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Parsippany-Troy Hills NJ

    Origami Studios is a mobile application development company headquartered in Parsippany, NJ with additional locations in San Diego, and Lahore, Pakistan. Founded in 2012, they now have about 16 employees. Their services include mobile app and e-commerce development as well as UX/UI design for small to enterprise-sized clients in the advertising and marketing, business services, and gaming industries.

    Clients
    Nestle
    Johnson & Johnson
    Experian Hitwise
    Shell
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Origami Studios provided full stack development services to create an Android and iOS app for a health management company. They managed servers and the platform in app stores. Their responsiveness and ability to satisfy technical requirements resulted in a successful partnership.

    "They are working so closely with your tech needs and respond in a short period." — Co-Founder & CEO, Health Management Company

  • 8
    $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

  • 9
    $50,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    New York NY

    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
    Motorola Solutions
    eBay
    Welltok
    Aetna/Healthagen
    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

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

    Saritasa is a full-source software development firm based in Newport Beach, Calif. With additional offices in New York City, Russia, and Vietnam. They were founded in 2005 and employ a team of about 90 who provide custom software, web, mobile, IoT, and AR/VR development for mostly mid-sized businesses.

    Clients
    iHeartMedia
    BJ's Restaurant Brewhouse
    Yamaha
    Toyota
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A sporting goods brand partnered with Saritasa to develop a web application to manage hundreds of professional contracts with minor and major league baseball players. They had a system in place, but it was outdated. The new solution kept valuable features from the legacy platform, then integrated more responsive functionalities. Saritasa consistently showed patience and strong technical skills.

    “They were patient with me trying to explain features I wanted, or trying to understand different technical aspects of the project.” – Vice President, Sporting Goods Firm

  • 11
    $10,000+
    1,000 - 9,999 Employees
    New York NY

    Andersen, or A-Soft, is a development and IT company based in Minsk, Belarus with additional offices in Russia, Finland, Ukraine, and the U.S. Employing over 1,500 people, Andersen was founded in 2007 and serves enterprise, mid-market, and small business clients. They specialize in BI and Big Data consulting and mobile app and custom software development.

    Clients
    GlobePayroll
    Samsung
    Marvel
    Media Markt
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Andersen partnered with a health technology company to develop a web app that needed frontend refactoring. They provided PHP Laravel development for the web app and supplied Ionic applications that run using data from the client's database. Andersen's expertise and reliable development work allowed several third-party platforms to have API integrations with the app. 

    “The communication has been very good. Having a consistent team and dedicated resources on the project has been an advantage. They are skilled and have a very good work ethic and morale. We get replies even on weekends.” – CEO, Health Technology Company

  • 12
    $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
     

  • 13
    $25,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    New York NY

    With offices in New York, Walpole, Mass., and Boston, AppsChopper is a creative mobile app development company. It was founded in 2011 and employs a team of more than 50 experts. AppsChopper specializes in mobile app development, UX/UI design, strategy, and marketing services. Its client base mainly is comprised of mid-sized companies.

    Clients
    Intel
    Duracell
    Motorola
    Revlon
    Industries
    Notable Project

    AppsChopper developed a shopping app for an investment firm. The app helps people buy groceries and other things online. AppChopper's high-caliber deliverable has received positive feedback internally and from users alike.

    "The AppsChopper team was absolutely dedicated to delivering unique, top-notch products. They delivered what they promise, and provided true value for our money."–Marketing Executive, Investment Firm

  • 14
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Woodcliff Lake NJ

    KISS digital is a mobile and web development company from Krakow, Poland. Founded in 2012, the team of 33 works with enterprises, middle-market companies, and small businesses across industries such as healthcare and medical, advertising and marketing, and business services providing mobile app development, web development, UX/UI design, and web design services.

    Clients
    PayPo
    Haddad Brands
    Olimp Labs
    American Express
    Industries
    Notable Project

    KISS digital was hired by an agricultural services company to create a platform that makes it easy to rent and sell agricultural equipment and services. 

    "The feedback so far is very good. On Google Play, we receive the highest ratings and the number of downloads is increasing. The number of interested users also grows, among other things due to the upcoming harvest period." – Marketing Director, Agricultural Services Company

  • 15
    $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

  • 16
    $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

  • 17
    $100,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    New York NY

    Stride is a New York City-based software development company that embraces agile development practices. Founded in 2014, Stride has proven itself as product development experts, with experience with software, websites, e-commerce, mobile apps, and IoT.

    Clients
    Spotify
    Stash
    Codecademy
    Casper
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Stride was hired by an e-learning platform to work on three areas of its online platform: teacher experience, user experience, and educational content. Stride identified members of its to team to work with the managers responsible for each area of the e-learning platform. The project required development and design work for both the platform and connected web application. Later, Stride helped the client integrate with a third-party payment processing system.

    “What really impresses me the most about them is their consultants’ ability to collaborate with the teams with which they’re working. We’ve had experiences with other consultancies in the past where their engineers were much more comfortable going off on their own.” – Head of Technology, E-Learning Platform

  • 18
    $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

  • 19
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Fairfield NJ

    Saffron Tech is a full-service web, software, and mobile application development company with offices in New York and India. They have served their global clientele for over 10 years. They use industry-leading tools to create scalable websites and products for clients.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    Saffron Tech helped develop a website for an instructional health video platform. The project included developing a site that featured a payment portal and integrated with Wistia and MailChimp.

    "Their willingness to go the extra mile showed a great level deal of care.” – Co-Founder of Instructional Health Video Platform

  • 20
    $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

  • 21
    $25,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    New York NY

    Loop Studio is a software development services provider located in Montevideo, Uruguay. It was founded in 2014 and now has a team of more than 24 employees. Loop Studio specializes in web development and also provides custom software development, mobile app development, application management.  support and more to primarily small businesses.

    Clients
    MemberSpace
    Gameopedia
    Industries
    Notable Project

    An investment firm was trying to execute a large development project and hired Loop Studio to become a long-term partner. Loop Studio provided full stack developers and design resources throughout the client's development process.

    "This project with Loop Studio has enabled us to scale our development significantly at a quality and price point that has not stifled the business." — Founding Partner, Investment Firm

  • 22
    $25,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    New York NY

    Genium, founded in 2011, is a mobile app development company who works with enterprise and mid market companies in the ITand business industries.The team 25,000 work in offices in the Calif., New York, and Buenos Aires areas.

    Clients
    ShopPogoEclipse
    SportsCastr
    BodyBlock AI
    Fit3D
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Genium partnered with a gym body scanner company to help the client store data properly and create an algorithm to ensure correct measurements. They provided consistency across the platform to ensure the data had a valuable metric.

    “Their team can speak about technical concepts in an easy-to-understand way, which maximizes their value. They have excellent technical and communication skills, and the whole team is honest and proactive.”– CTO & Co-Founder, Gym Body Scanner

  • 23
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Linden NJ

    Teliapp Corporation is a full-service creative and development agency based in Linden, NJ. Founded in 2012, Teliapp Corporation has a small team of about 10 employees who are interested in machine learning and human behavior analysis. They apply this knowledge to their work in web, mobile app, and custom software development, as well as UI/UX design. Their clients span Fortune 100 and enterprise companies, and they can work with U.S. government agencies.

    Clients
    Walmart
    Barnes & Noble
    7-Eleven
    Simon Malls
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Teliapp Corporation worked with a nonprofit, helping them build a new website and update outdated technology. Previously, the nonprofit relied on volunteers for tech support and was not happy with the price and their lack of input into the projects. Teliapp Corporation educated the nonprofit’s employees on how to use the new technology and continues to maintain the site.

    “Because our previous consultants were separate from us, they didn't understand the culture of our organization; whereas Josh and his team made a point to visit us and talk to our board of directors and staff members about what was important to them.” – Executive Director, Nonprofit

  • 24
    $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 

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

    iGlobsyn Technologies is a mobile app and web development company headquartered in Ahmedabad, India. They were founded in 2013 and have a team of 47 employees. They offer services in mobile app development, web development, and SEO. They mainly work with companies in the automotive, business services, and consumer products and services industries.

    Clients
    Craft Brew HongKong
    Clubluk. Smart-Will
    Asia yachting
    Crowdfund Millionaire
    Industries
    Notable Project

    iGlobsyn worked with a website design and development company to augment their design team and build a creative, customer-friendly website. They developed the website and provided go-live support training for the client. The client was satisfied with the product and with their engagement.

    “The website helped increase sales for the café. It also allowed the owner of the café to spend more time working in the store instead of worrying about catering orders.”—Managing Director, Website Design Company

  • 26
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    New York NY

    Vermillion Sky is a mobile app development agency based in New York City. The company, founded in 2008, has a team of less than ten that provides mobile app development, web development, and custom software development services to consumer products & services, entertainment, and business services industries.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    Vermillion Sky was hired by Beauty Tutorial App to develop the mobile app, allowing users to create three-step photo or video tutorials and look up tutorials made by other users. The app also has a third-party shopping cart and APIs to allow users to shop. The app received a lot of positive feedback from users. 

    "There were no major issues with the development. If there were bugs, they addressed them immediately." - Founder, Beauty Tutorial App

  • 27
    $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

  • 28
    $25,000+
    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."

  • 29
    $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
     

  • 30
    $1,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Irvington NJ

    Go Logo Now is a design agency based in Irvington, N.J., with an office in Mississauga, Canada. The agency, founded in 2019, has more than 50 employees and provides mobile app development, web design, custom software development, logo, SEO, PPC, graphic design, and e-commerce development services. Go Logo Now serves small and larger-sized companies in various industries that include e-commerce, business services, and legal cannabis.

    Clients
    Nona's Bakeshop
    Posh Dolls
    Glam Beauty
    Razzouk Catering
    Industries
    Notable Project

    An events services company hired Go Logo Now to design their website to attract new clients and generate leads. Go Logo Now discussed the needs of the company and developed the website. The website received positive feedback from family and friends.

    "They helped me throughout the whole project." - Founder & CEO, Events Services Company

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