The Best Social Media App Developers in The Bay Area

Looking for a top social media app developers in San Francisco?

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 San Francisco. Browse descriptions, feedback, and awards to find which can best suit your company’s needs.

List of the Best San Francisco Social Media App Developers

  • 1

    CitrusBits

    CitrusBits is a mobile app development company based in Los Angeles, CA and founded in 2005. The team of nearly 60 employees is passionate about creating mobile technology and responsive mobile content for all businesses.

    Notable Project

    CitrusBits designed a virtual vision board app for a company. The company provided the design elements, and CitrusBits focused on the technical aspect. The client said CitrusBits was extremely proactive. The app has received great reviews and engagement is increasing.

    “Citrusbits was the only company that was willing to take on the challenge. Many companies said the subliminal aspect of the app was impossible. CitrusBits said, ‘We can make it happen,’ and they did.” – Owner, App

    Former clients
    Burger King
    JobFlare
    QuikSilver
    National Geographic
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    27 Clutch reviews
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    Wizeline

    Headquartered in San Francisco, Wizeline is a global product development company with offices in Guadalajara and Mexico City, Mexico, and Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. Since its founding in 2014, the team has grown to over 390 employees. Wizeline specializes in custom software, web, and mobile app development and UX/UI design. 

    Notable Project

    An entertainment company hired Wizeline to improve their website's CMS. Based on the team's initial success, they fostered a partnership that's still ongoing. The agency's skills made them stand out from comparably firms throughout the process. The client appreciates Wizeline's collaborative spirit and excellent communication skills. 

    "They have quickly learned our system, made helpful suggestions, and been very collaborative."–Senior Product Manager, Entertainment Company 

    Former clients
    Mastercard
    Dell
    WSJ
    Australian Open
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group250 - 999 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    4.9
    4.9
    10 Clutch reviews
  • 3

    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 San Francisco, CA
    4.9
    4.9
    15 Clutch reviews
  • 4

    Appstem

    Appstem is a design and development agency with based in San Francisco. Since 2010, their team of 11 employees has been specializing in mobile app development, UX/UI design, AR/VR development, and more for mainly enterprise clients. 

    Notable Project

    Appstem developed a social networking app for a sports group. Along with building the app, they integrated Facebook and Google. They also created a subscription feature. The client prides the team on their accessibility. 

    "It's important to be able to reach everyone who is involved, and the Appstem team has delivered." – Owner, Sports Groups Messaging App

    Former clients
    Kaiser Permanente
    Tesla Motors
    Johnson & Johnson
    Neutrogena
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    12 Clutch reviews
  • 5

    Grio

    Grio is a software consulting firm based in San Francisco, Calif, that was established in 2008. Their team of 50 employees offers web development, mobile app development, and UX/UI design services.

    Notable Project

    Grio built a web app that allows remote access to an electroencephalogram device for a medical-device manufacturer. Their team developed the frontend using React and the backend using Node.js and Ruby on Rails. The app received significant positive feedback.

    "The team’s willingness to take on new challenges distinguishes them from other development vendors that only specialize in specific technologies or types of applications." – CTO, Medical Device Manufacturer

    Former clients
    Rivals.com
    Fitbit
    Texture
    Capital One
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    4.8
    4.8
    5 Clutch reviews
  • 6
  • 7

    Zignuts Technolab

    Zignuts Technolab Pvt. Ltd. is an IT services team of 26 employees, founded in 2012. They are headquartered in Gandhinagar, India, with secondary offices in Berlin, Germany, Ahmedabad, India, and Singapore. They offer various services including enterprise app modernization, mobile app development, web development, and blockchain. They primarily serve small and midmarket business in numerous industries: media, retail, business, financial, entertainment, and others. 

    Notable Project

    Zignuts Technolab developed an app aimed at international markets for a B2B consultancy. Based on the client’s concept and design, they built the app for iOS and Android. The client was satisfied with their performance.

    “Zignuts’ project management was pretty organized. Feedback reached front-line developers effectively and quickly, and they were quick to pick up when issues arose.” – Managing Director, B2B Consultancy 

    Former clients
    QuickKonnect
    Deligo UG
    Komatsu Ltd.
    Couponicus
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place South San francisco, CA
    4.7
    4.7
    28 Clutch reviews
  • 8

    Matellio

    Matellio is a mobile and web app development company founded in 2012. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., Matellio's team of around 40 specialize in web and mobile app development.Although Matellio encountered unexpected challenges that led to minor delays, the client appreciated their clear communication.

    Notable Project

    A software development company hired Matellio to produce an app used to rate conferences users have attended. The app was developed for iOS, Android, and the web. 

    "I've had a lot of really good user feedback—people really like it. Both the app and the website run smoothly. " - Owner, Software Company

    Former clients
    Audioguana
    Bride Side
    Diabetes Naturally
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place San Jose, CA
    4.9
    4.9
    28 Clutch reviews
  • 9

    Daxima

    Based out of Orinda, CA with satellite offices in India and Croatia, Daxima is a software development company. The team of more than 50 employees has been in business since 2003. They provide web, software, and mobile app development for clients around the world.

    Notable Project

    Daxima worked with a financial institution to update its client management system. The system had not been updated in 2 years and all changes required consensus from a co-op. Daxima completely redeveloped the client management system, incorporating the ability to aggregate data, integrate external programs, and grow along with the business.

    "They found out what our wishlists and issues were and worked closely with the people on our team." – VP of Operations, Financial Institution

    Former clients
    T-Mobile
    Cisco Systems
    Savi Technology
    Berry Appleman & Leiden
    Integral Group
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Orinda, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    7 Clutch reviews
  • 10

    Blue Rocket

    Blue Rocket is a San Francisco based digital design and development company. They were founded in 2008 and have a team of 21 employees. They specialize in UX/UI design and mobile app development and primarily work with clients in the hospitality, real estate, and business services industries.

    Notable Project

    Blue Rocket built an app for a family social media platform. The client wanted to make an app that would allow them to compile various types of media into a personalized narrative. They worked personally with the client to make sure that the finalized app fit their vision. The client was very happy with the way that the project was developed and with the final product.

    “They knew how any detail would work with any other detail, and how best to approach any specific scenario that a user would face along the way.” – Founder, Family Social Media Platform
     

    Former clients
    Chipotle
    WebMD
    Zinio
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $100,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    4.5
    4.5
    1 Clutch review
  • 11

    QuarkWorks

    QuarkWorks is a development agency located in San Francisco. Since 2011, their team of 15 has been specializing in mobile app development, web development, product design, and more for enterprise and midmarket-level clients. 

    Notable Project

    A social network startup needed to get their main platform up and running. QuarkWorks developed their mobile app, delivering high-quality code and implementing a fresh UI for the app. They continue to provide maintenance and support when needed.

    "The engineers at QuarkWorks are professional and always accomplish what they say they’re going to do in a given week." – CTO, Social Network

    Former clients
    Roots n Blues
    Eventbrite
    Speedtest
    Gametime
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    6 Clutch reviews
  • 12

    Fusion Informatics

    Fusion Informatics is an IT outsourcing agency headquartered in Ahmedabad, India with additional offices in Bangalore, India; Doha, Qatar; San Francisco, Indianapolis, and Dubai. Founded in 2000, they have grown their business to employ over 100 experts around the world to provide AI, mobile app development, and blockchain to small, midmarket, and enterprise businesses. They focus on the IT, health care, and e-commerce industries.
     

    Notable Project

    Fusion Informatics developed an iOS and Android mobile app for an online grocery service. This application needed to send notifications to customers and allow users to see the price of the products, the availability of the items, and the estimated delivery time. They developed the UX/UI of the app, and the client has received positive feedback from the users.

    “Thanks to the Fusion Informatics, our online grocery business is successfully running, and we are getting positive reviews from the customers.” – Associate Manager, Online Grocery Service

    Former clients
    Bosch
    Lenovo
    Bharat Petroleum
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    6 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Software World: World’s Top 50+ App Development Companies (2019), Top App Development Companies: Top 10+ Mobile App Development Companies in Ahmedabad

  • 13

    Siddhi Infosoft

    Siddhi Infosoft is a web and mobile app development company based in San Francisco, with a secondary location in Ahmedabad, India. Siddhi Infosoft was founded in 2011 and has 25 employees. Services offered by this company include mobile app development and web development for companing ranging from startups to Fortune 500 brands.

    Notable Project

    Siddhi Infosoft provided front and back-end development for a mobile telecom repair company. The project involved the creation of a website from scratch, as well as the incorporation of unique pages and features like a booking system and SMS messaging network.

    "The most impressive thing about Siddhi Infosoft is their way of working. They always demand confirmation from me when things should be done. And things were done always on time! Professionalism at my fingertips." CEO, Mobile Telecom Repair Company

    Former clients
    DizzyDoctor
    GHN
    Sylky
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    14 Clutch reviews
  • 14

    Zazz

    Zazz is a Seattle-based mobile app development company founded in 2011. They have an additional office in San Francisco. Their team of approximately 50 employees serves clients of all sizes and industries. In addition to app development, they also specialize in enterprise app modernization and UX/UI design.

    Notable Project

    Zazz created iOS and Android apps that connect to a Bluetooth-enabled barbecue. Users can switch the product on and off, as well as control its temperature, from their phone. The team delivered a bug-free product and great designs.

    "Besides development, they also did the UX/UI of the app and designed our logo, as well." — Chief Product Officer, Startup

    Former clients
    Inclose
    Ideal Smart
    Sparehandz
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 15

    Menlo Technologies, A Quisitive Company

    Menlo Technologies is a global services based in Santa Clara, Calif., with an additional office in Hyderabad, India. Since 2010, Menlo Technologies' team of over 150 employees has specialized in custom software development, mobile app development, and web development. The client appreciated Menlo Technologies' ability to collaborate despite a time difference between the two teams.

    Notable Project

    Menlo Technologies was hired by a technology solutions firm for a series of development projects, including iOS and Android apps. The client's goal was to obtain additional support for their in-house team.

    "There have been some projects with tough timelines, but Menlo Technologies went above and beyond for them."- President, Technology Solutions Firm

    Former clients
    GoPro
    Apple
    LinkedIn
    Target
    Dell
    Stanford University
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group250 - 999 Employees
    place Los Altos, CA
    4.9
    4.9
    15 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Microsoft Gold Partner

  • 16

    EIGHT25MOBILE

    Founded in 2011, EIGHT25MOBILE is a web design firm based in Fremont, Calif. With a small team of fewer than 5 employees, EIGHT25MOBILE specializes in web design, web development, and digital strategy.The client appreciated EIGHT25MOBILE's flexibility and ability to deliver a customized website.

    Notable Project

    EIGHT25MOBILE was hired to build a WordPress website for a radio manufacturer. The website had several highly customized elements, including a customer portal that administered certification exams and technical documents. EIGHT25MOBILE also consulted with the client to determine how the website could support their larger customer service strategy.

    "With the new website, we have Google Analytics built in, so it’s easy to monitor where people are coming from, how and when they’re searching and getting to our site, and the period of time when we have peak traffic to our website." - Marketer, Radio Manufacturer

    Former clients
    LumiGrow
    Digital Shadows
    Machine Zone
    SoftBank
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Fremont, CA
    4.9
    4.9
    10 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Google Partner

  • 17

    CodementorX

    CodementorX is a freelancing platform based in San Francisco. Founded in 2014, the team of 213 specializes in web development, custom software development, and mobile app development.  

    Notable Project

    CodementorX worked on WordPress development for a medical expertise platform. They sourced webmasters and WordPress developers to supplement an in-house team. They worked on new add-ons, streamlining UX, and a payment system. The client was impressed with the developers they provided.

    “Each developer CodementorX assigns us has been not only technically proficient and insightful but also friendly and easy to collaborate with. They patiently cultivate a deep understanding of our needs.” – Director of Operations, Medical Expertise Platform 

    Former clients
    Factmata
    bridge
    EquipBoard
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    4.0
    4.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 18

    Be Unicorn

    Be Unicorn is a design and development company located in San Francisco. It was founded in 2017 and employs a small team of 2 that provides a range of services like mobile app development, UX/UI design, AI, AR/VR development, branding, and more for mainly small businesses. 

    Notable Project

    A parenting help platform wanted to branch out into apps but lacked an internal development team. Be Unicorn has designed and developed several mobile apps for both Android and iOS. They design the UX and UI, code the back end, integrate the apps with Amazon, publish the apps, and help market them.

    "We’re definitely happy. The products work well and are functional. We have 50-100 users every day. We have five applications for parents and one not for parents...The app looks perfect." — CEO, Parenting Help Platform

    Former clients
    Procter & Gamble
    Bacardi
    L'Oreal
    Heineken
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 19

    Spokes Digital

    Located in San Francisco, Spokes Digital is an IT services and digital solutions provider that was founded in 2017. Spokes Digital's team of 65 focuses on the e-commerce, healthcare and advertising industries. The agency has expertise in web design, e-commerce development, SEO, custom software development and digital strategy.

    Notable Project

    Spokes Digital developed an educational iOS app for a tech startup. The application did a myriad of tasks including managing schedules, running online courses, and facilitated online tests. Spoke DIgital's work helped generate more users.

    "There were no delays during development, and they [Spoke DIgital] delivered the solution on time. They also provided reliable post-launch support." - Director of Operations, Educational Tech Startup 

    Former clients
    Intel
    DogSpot
    MedMen
    BMW
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Google Partner

  • 20

    Toi

    Toi is a San Francisco based digital marketing company. They were founded in 2010 and have a team of 420 employees who specialize in UX/UI design, branding, and web design. They mainly work with clients in the arts and entertainment, business services, and consumer product industries.

    Notable Project

    Toi created a website for a fundraising platform. Toi created the site using WordPress and added features to optimize the site’s UI. The client was very happy with the finished site.

    “They were extremely amenable, professional, and just good people to work with.” – Co-Founder, Fundraising Platform
     

    Former clients
    Red Bull Records
    UC Berkeley
    Genee
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    4.5
    4.5
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 21

    CoreWare Group

    Coreware Group is a full-stack mobile, IoT, and web app development company based in San Jose, Calif., with offices in Huntington Beach, Calif., and Belgrade, Serbia. The company, founded in 2016, has a team of more than 30 that provides a wide range of services that include mobile app development, web development, UX/UI design, web design, custom software development, and IoT development. Coreware Group serves small and larger-sized companies in various industries.

    Notable Project

    An insurance company hired Coreware Group to develop their website. Coreware Group worked closely with the company to create the required appearance, layout, some of the content, and the landing pages. After completing the website, they also provided the company's team with guidance on how to make certain adjustments using a very user-friendly platform. The new website attracted 88% more traffic and generated a significant increase in sales.

    "Coreware Group provides a strong and cohesive team that collaborates efficiently to complete tasks in a timely manner." - Sales & Marketing Manager, Insurance Company

    Former clients
    Mercedes Benz
    IBM
    Rug Doctor
    Magellan Jets
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Jose, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    4 Clutch reviews
  • 22

    Origami Consulting

    Origami Consulting is a digital transformation company based in Campbell, Calif. with over 10 employees. They have offered e-commerce, web, and mobile app development solutions since their founding in 2019. They work with small businesses.

    Notable Project

    Origami Consulting provided .NET lead generation platform development solutions for a venture capital firm. The platform was able to map out a social graph. The platform never launched, but the firm appreciated Origami Consulting’s work nonetheless.

    “We had daily standups with the Origami team and the CEO of the company we were funding. Origami also sent out regular emails.” - Former Principal, Venture Capital Firm

    Former clients
    Playsqor
    Wholosophy
    Berides
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $100,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Campbell, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 23

    Scalio

    Scalio is a global digital product agency based in San Francisco, with offices in Atlanta and in Orange, Calif. The agency, founded in 2011, has more than 40 employees and provides, among others, web design, UX/UI design, and web development services to midmarket and other companies in various industries. 

    Notable Project

    A mobile solutions provider hired Scalio to create the components to create production environments for web, iOS, and Android that include testing, sales, and production. Scalio was also tasked to develop a robust management console that handles auditing, reporting, and account admin tasks. Scalio was able to undertake this project in less than six months, enabling the provider to significantly grow its business. 

    "Within the first 8 months post-launch we were able to convert, onboard, and train 700+ local businesses and over 2,000 local consumers." - COO, Mobile Solutions Provider

    Former clients
    Google
    Shell
    Uber
    Intuitive Surgical
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group50 - 249 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 24

    Kind+Human

    Founded in 2018, Kind+Human is a small development firm. Their team is based in Los Angeles, with an additional office in San Francisco and Seattle. They focus on custom software, web, and mobile app development.

    Notable Project

    Kind+Human provided UI/UX designs for an automotive digital company. The team created custom and modernized layouts and flows.

    "Their creativity stands out." – CTO, Automotive Digital Company

    Former clients
    Dataship
    Munch Citi
    Woolly Labs
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Francisco,
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 25

    Preezma

    Preezma is an IT consulting and custom software development company founded in 2013 and located in Yerevan, Armenia. With a team of about 25 employees, they serve small businesses in the advertising and marketing, consumer products and services, business services, and gambling industries. Their services include BI & big data consulting & SI, custom software development, web development, mobile app development, and e-commerce development.

    Notable Project

    Preezma developed a cloud-based platform for a marketing company. They used Node.js and also worked on the product’s UX/UI. They were an easy partner to work with.

    “They’re a good team with good management overseeing the entire process.” – Director of IT, Marketing Company

    Former clients
    UNDP
    Adrack
    Carrier Community
    Protranslaiting
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Palo Alto, CA
    4.8
    4.8
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 26

    Vivendem

    Vivendem is a technology and development company in Campbell, Calif. They have about 15 employees that serve clients in a wide variety of industries. Services include mobile app development, custom software development, and web development.

    Notable Project

    Vivendem provided mobile app development for a beverage startup. Their team integrated a payment processing system and built versions for iOS and Android. The app has received positive feedback from key stakeholders and was delivered on time.

    “Everything they did reflected their genuine desire to learn about our business needs, focus on our priorities, and demonstrate their readiness to help.” – Co-Founder & CTO, Beverage Startup

    Former clients
    Winirvana
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Campbell, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 27

    Mantreza Technologies Private Limited

    Mantreza Technologies is a mobile app, web, and mobile games development company based in Noida, India, with offices in Brampton, Canada; Palo Alto, Calif.; and Birmingham, U.K. The company has more than 50 employees and provides, among others, digital strategy, product design, and e-commerce development services to small and larger-sized companies in a wide range of industries that include advertising & marketing, business services, and consumer products & services.  

    Notable Project

    A construction company hired Mantreza Technologies to develop an app for iOS and Android that features voice messaging, document sharing, and location sharing. Mantreza also integrated a payment system and a rating system. Mantreza Technologies delivered the app which helped the company automate certain parts of its business.

    "Their technical team is hardworking, and they suggested ways to improve our project model to make it more efficient." - Senior Business Analyst, Construction Company 

    Former clients
    DineBox
    MAC: Meet & Chill
    Avant Garde
    Fastlane Sportswear
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Palo Alto, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
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