Looking for a top social media app developer?

Social media apps are some of the most popular apps. Think about how often you scroll Instagram, check tweets on Twitter, or open Facebook throughout the day. Social media apps offer a number of common features that encourage engagement – and make them addicting. These features include in-app chat and calling, push notifications, live stream, news feed, content sharing, and user profiles.

If you're looking to build a social media app or equip your app with social media capabilities, we have a list of social media app development companies that can help you.

That's why we've created this list of the best social media application developers for you to review. Read through company descriptions, former clients, and notable projects to find the best fit for your business. (And, if you want personalized recommendations, tell us about your project.)

List of the Best Social Media App Developers

  • 31
    $25,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Zagreb Croatia

    Headquartered in Croatia, DECODE HQ is a mobile app development partner for mid market and enterprise companies. Since 2012, the team of 50 specializes in mobile app development, web design, UX/UI design, and web development for client projects

    Clients
    Metaswith
    Assecco
    Kein
    Vitastiq d.o.o.
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A lifestyle product company partnered with DECODE to build and design an app that helped users track vitamins and minerals using a a hardware pen. They provided the client with software engineering capabilities and the company received over 1,000 downloads in the first week. 

    “Of course, they delivered the project, but what’s also important is the relationship with us and the way they work. Their communication was highly responsive, they were proactive and had that youthful zeal. I don’t know how they did it, but the whole time we were working together, we felt like we were their only client!” – CEO, Lifestyle Product Startup

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  • 32
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    LA Palma CA

    Credencys Solutions Inc is a development agency headquartered in La Palma, Calif., with other locations in Singapore and Ahmedabad, India. The agency was founded in 2008 and has about 180 employees. Credencys Solutions specializes in mobile app development, but also provides custom software and web development.

    Clients
    McDonald's
    Weight Watchers
    Colgate
    Emerson
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Credencys Solutions was hired to develop a gaming application for iOS and Android platforms. The client was pleased with Credencys Solutions' trustworthiness and adaptability.

    "If they [Credencys Solutions] don’t know how to do something, they will find a way, figure it out, and they’ll do it."- Freelancer at Gaming Studio

  • 33
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Ahmedabad India

    OpenXcell is a digital agency with headquarters in Ahmedabad, India, and secondary offices in Sunnyvale, Calif. and Hicksville, N.Y. Founded in 2008, the team of over 300 focuses on mobile app development, web development, and UX/UI design for enterprise and midmarket clients in the entertainment, gaming, and IT industries.  

    Clients
    Google
    Dove
    Kibitz
    Industries
    Notable Project

    OpenXcell developed a social media app targeted specifically at mothers for a consumer tech startup. They worked with the client, who had an in-house creative team, to implement their designs. They did all the backend development work and created apps for iOS and Android. The app was a success, surpassing the client’s expectations and gaining more than 1000 users within the first week.     

    “If you think about the software development life cycle, I think OpenXcell excels in development. I can only speak from a partner’s perspective, but if you’re willing to put in the hard work with them, they will deliver.” – CEO, Consumer Tech Startup

  • 34
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Kyiv Ukraine

    Since 2009 the Ukrainian-based team at Stfalcon has been constructing and designing mobile and web applications. Their team of 50 has completed 100+ projects for their clients across Europe and beyond.

    Clients
    MeinFernbus
    Nova Poshta
    KeepSnap
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A group of university students decided to start a dating app company. When the students contacted Stfalcon, all they had was the concept. Stfalcon worked with the students’ idea and designed and developed apps for both iOS and Android.

    “They built us a more advanced product than we sought to do because they were so enthusiastic about our project.” – Co-Founder, Dating App Startup

  • 35
    $25,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Kyiv Ukraine

    Uptech is a web and mobile app development company based in Kyiv, Ukraine. They were founded in 2016 and have a team of about 75 employees. Along with mobile app development and web development, they also specialize in UX/UI design. They mainly serve midmarket and small business clients in the eCommerce, health care, and financial services industries.

    Clients
    Dollar Shave Club
    Aspiration
    Audiojoy
    Crello
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Uptech worked with a video production company to build a live streaming platform. The client found that the platform brought significantly more business to their company. They continued to work with Uptech to add in new user requested features.

    “Since we built this platform, I've been tripling my revenue metrics compared to last year. Their work is reliable and professional. I can control and tweak every aspect.” – CEO, Video Production Company

  • 36
    $10,000+
    250 - 999 Employees
    Beverly Hills CA

    Founded in 1998, IndiaNIC is a mobile app and web development industry veteran. Since its founding, IndiaNIC has expanded to two offices in Ahmedabad, India and Sunnyvale, CA. The team of over 400 employees handles projects in mobile and web development, IoT solutions, wearable technology, and mobile gaming.

    Clients
    Adidas
    McDonalds
    Best Buy
    Yahoo
    Industries
    Notable Project

    One of IndiaNIC’s clients is a travel agency that wanted its clients to be able to book and schedule events on web and mobile devices. IndiaNIC delivered a website and iOS and Android apps that the travel agency’s clients loved.

    “I’ve never had an issue with them. The quality of IndiaNIC’s work is amazing, as was the communication. I felt comfortable working with them, and was always kept up-to-date.” – CEO, Travel Agency

  • 37
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Gurugram India

    Quytech has nearly 200 employees who are passionate about building mobile apps for businesses of all sizes, from startups to enterprises. With headquarters in India and a second office in the UK, Quytech also offers AR/VR development.

    Clients
    Honda
    Deloitte
    Godfrey Phillips
    JTQ
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A large power equipment manufacturing company hired Quytech to develop an Android mobile app and a web app to help salespeople be more efficient in the field. The app collects data about the salesperson’s presentation and shares it with the home office.

    “Quytech delivered what we asked them. The work is good, and we’ve received fewer complaints or requests for changes from the users.” – Engineer, Large Power Equipment Company

  • 38
    $50,000+
    1,000 - 9,999 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Robosoft Technologies is a full-service digital experiences agency offering digital advisory, design strategy, UX/UI services, application development & maintenance and expertise in emerging technologies such as AR, VR, blockchain, chatbots and more. Established in 1996 and headquartered in San Francisco, the team of 500+ has offices in Mumbai, Udupi, Bengaluru, Chicago, and New York.

     

     


     

    Clients
    McDonalds India
    Disney
    HP
    NDTV
    Industries
    Notable Project

    In less than a year, Robosoft created four complex transactional apps for a managed service provider (MSP) and virtual memory system (VMS) solutions provider, including voice-based assistance. The client appreciated that Robosoft Technologies tackled a challenging project and showed professionalism throughout. Thanks to their product design, the app ranks as one of the highest in the industry and resulted in over $100 million in future earnings.

    “Robosoft Technologies always went above and beyond to try to make things right. They never flinched when I was hard on them, and it really seemed that they were a part of our team.”  – Senior Director of Product Management & Design, Global Workforce Management Solution

  • 39
    $25,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    July Rapid is a mobile app development studio with offices in San Francisco, CA and Bangalore, India. Their mid-size team has 15 years of experience and has created 1,000+ apps, including 40 that landed on top 10 lists in various app stores. Sports, media, entertainment, and e-commerce are a few of the industries July Rapid serves.

    Clients
    ESPN
    NFL
    NBA
    NCAA
    Industries
    Notable Project

    July Rapid took on a massive project for a video streaming service. They worked with the client to build multiple products, including a website and iOS and Android apps.

    “[July Rapid] went a step ahead and made sure that everything that we wanted and needed to be done was incorporated very early on.” – Co-Founder, Video Streaming Service

  • 40
    $10,000+
    250 - 999 Employees
    Kolkata India

    Capital Numbers is a digital production outsourcing company headquartered in Kolkata, India, with additional locations in Beerwah, Australia, Dover, Del., and the U.K. The company was founded in 2012, and has a team of nearly 300 people who provide web development, custom software development, mobile app development, and e-commerce development. They provide services mostly to mid-market businesses, but also to enterprise and small businesses. The businesses they serve are in different industries including the advertising & marketing, business services, and financial services industries.
     

    Clients
    Thomson Reuters
    Grey Advertising
    Boston Children’s Hospital
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Capital Numbers provided staff augmentation, WordPress development, and site design for a digital agency. The client wanted to integrate the Capital Numbers team into their internal operations; During the partnership, Capital Numbers had to learn the client’s processes. The client stated that Capital Numbers’ services have made them more productive and efficient.

    “Their team has helped us get numerous projects over the finish line with their quality execution and attention to detail. We’ve launched sites they built from scratch using our process and custom code base and they’ve helped us build internal tools as well.” — VP of Operations, Digital Agency
     

  • 41
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Halifax Canada

    Located in Halifax, Canada, Mindsea prides itself on creating beautiful and integrated apps. With a team of about 20 employees, their informative apps are highlighted by Apple and come highly rated.

    Clients
    Postmedia
    Pocketbooth
    The Chronicle Herald
    Tinrocket
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Mindsea upped the user experience for a men’s fashion app to increase engagement. The client complimented Mindsea’s expertise in not only UX design but also development.

    “They're a reasonably small team, but they have some exceptional developers. They consistently came up with great solutions , and we have yet to hire an engineer of our own that produces as high-quality content as anyone at MindSea.” – CEO, Men's Clothing Company

  • 42
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Montevideo Uruguay

    Launched in 2018, CreateThrive is a mobile app development company. Their small team is located in Montevideo, Uruguay. Their team specializes in mobile app development, web development, custom software development, and ux/ui design.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    CreateThrive developed a consulting firm's MVP. It is a document system that will be used in its demos to law enforcement agencies. Management interface and user interface as well as backend were key goals.

    "They really are experts in their field, but they treated us as equals throughout the entire process."

  • 43
    $50,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Warszawa Poland

    itCraft is a software development agency based in Warsaw, Poland. They have 2 additional Polish offices in Bydgoszcz and Torun and a location in London. They were founded in 2010, and have over 40 employees. itCraft provides mobile development for Android and iOS, web development, custom software development, and UI/UX design.

    Clients
    Deloitte Digital
    DHL
    LUX MED (Bupa Group)
    Makro C&C
    Industries
    Notable Project

    itCraft provided custom CRM development for a Polish commercial GPS provider. The client was undergoing a period of rapid growth, and needed a dedicated system to keep up with demand. After an audit of the client's business practices and goals, itCraft developed automation solutions for several administrative functions. The client especially appreciated itCraft's communication skills and willingness to listen to suggestions.

    "They were very good at communicating. We could tell they have extensive experience in consulting as they listened closely to our needs. " – Co-Owner, GPS Company

  • 44
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Alpharetta GA

    Dedicated Developers are a web, mobile app, and e-commerce development firm based in Alpharetta, GA, with an office in Castro Valley, CA. This 50+ team has been offering top-tier digital solutions and frictionless project management since 2007.

    Clients
    Condé Nast
    Dell
    Wired Magazine
    Walmart
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Dedicated Developers partnered with a digital agency to develop a variety of iOS, Android, and web products over the years. The client valued the team’s inter-platform dexterity, rapid turnaround time, and seamless communications.

    “It’s priceless that no matter what happens to an individual resource, your project is always taken care of.” – Owner, Digital Agency

  • 45
    $25,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Boston MA

    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
    LOLA
    LevelUp
    Tile
    Code Climate
    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

  • 46
    $25,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Cluj-Napoca Romania

    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
    Honda
    Vias Wine
    SmartDreamers
    Dine Market
    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

  • 47
    $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.

    Clients
    Comcast
    Pfizer
    Boeing
    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 

  • 48
    $25,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Fremont CA

    CognitiveClouds is a mobile app development company that was founded in 2012. CognitiveClouds has locations in Fremont, Calif. and Bangalore, India, where its team of 73 provides mobile app development, web development, and UX/UI design services to small and enterprise businesses alike.

    Clients
    Walmart
    Volkswagen
    Sony
    Yahoo!
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A political polling startup needed help laying out its app and getting it to market. CognitiveClouds developed and designed the app, which aimed to give people a voice in politics by collecting data from the public to share with the political community. They also helped the client publish the Android and iOS versions in the App Store and Google Play Store. 

    "I found the development team to be honest and responsive. When mistakes are made, they owned up to them and fixed them. CognitiveClouds impressed me by taking ownership of the project from the beginning and being very committed to all delivery dates." – Founder, Political Polling Startup

  • 49
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Kakkanad India

    Founded in 2010, 2Base Technologies Pvt. Ltd is an IT solutions provider in Palakkad, India. With a team of 51, they specialize in e-commerce development, mobile app development, and web design. 

    Clients
    DIB
    SKoolBeep
    BlinkVisa
    GadgetBy
    Notable Project

    2Base Technologies Pvt. Ltd partnered with a warehouse management portal on a site design and development project. They worked to drive traffic to the site and increase leads. The client was impressed with the quality of their service. 

    "It was easy to communicate with their project manager, and they frequently updated us." – Senior Marketing Manager, Warehouse Management Portal

  • 50
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Manhattan Beach CA

    Fisherman Labs is a 10+ web and mobile app development firm specializing in AR/VR and emerging technologies. Based in Los Angeles and with an office in Frisco, TX, they’ve been creating bespoke digital solutions for leading brands since 2014.

    Clients
    CBS
    Lenovo
    Puma
    Walmart
    Notable Project

    Fisherman Labs helped create a mobile and web-based app that employed AR face-morphing technology that transformed the user images into shareable GIFs. Despite a limited budget and timeline, the team enabled client success with their expertise, proactivity, and resourcefulness.

    “They knew every system inside and out and compensated wherever the marketplace yielded a lack of technological capability.” – Associate Manager, Creative Media Agency

  • 51
    $5,000+
    250 - 999 Employees
    New York NY

    Sparx IT Solutions is a technology solutions provider founded in 2007. Based in Noida, India, with an office in New York, the team specializes in mobile app development and web development. The primarily serve small business and mid-market clients in the eCommerce, education, and advertising & marketing industries.

     

    Clients
    Wynora
    Aliment
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Sparx IT Solutions developed and designed a custom real estate web platform. Key features included a searchable property feature by various parameters. Overall, the client was pleased with the team's work and the quality of their service.

    "Sparx IT Solutions delivered on their commitments. I commend the way their project coordinators dealt with the project requirements. We appreciate their professional attitude and high-quality outputs." — Project Manager, Real Estate Firm

  • 52
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Vancouver Canada

    App-Scoop is a Vancouver based development and consulting firm. It was founded in 2015 and has a team of 13 that does mobile app development, web development, and custom software development.

    Clients
    MyVision Board
    Ambitionary
    Hop On
    AIM Coaching
    Industries
    Notable Project

    The creators of a nightlife app were having trouble with a previous developer and brought in App-Scoop to save the project. App-Scoop redeveloped the back-end, along with making UI and speed enhancements for the iOS and Android app. 

    "They're lovely guys who are dedicated and hardworking. It’s exactly what we needed. They hit every target with minimal guidance...They’re genuinely excited to achieve your goals and build a relationship." – Founder, Nightlife App

  • 53
    $10,000+
    250 - 999 Employees
    Kyiv Ukraine

    Founded in 2001, Developex is a software development company that was founded in Kyiv, Ukraine with a secondary location in Vancouver. Their team of 231 specializes in custom software development, web development, app development, and application testing. 

    Clients
    Corsair
    Logitech
    Scull Candy
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Developex entered at development partnership with a business intelligence software company to create design and implement that development for their software. The client was impressed with the level of efficiency they provided.   

    “They are deeply committed to the work. We sense that they feel just as much ownership in the product as we do. They are successful because of their high level of integrity and a strong commitment to quality.” –– CEO, Business Intelligence Software Company 

  • 54
    $5,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Dallas TX

    ARKA Softwares is a software development company in India that was established in 2010. Their team of 46 employees offers custom software development, mobile app development, and web development services.

    Clients
    Infosys
    AXA
    Daimler
    Bacardi
    Industries
    Notable Project

    ARKA Softwares developed a customized e-commerce website for a limo service. Their team coded the front- and backend using ASPX and JavaScript and fixed any bugs. The site’s improved reliability has increased the number of quality leads. 

    "As a result of improved functionality, we’ve seen a significant increase in quality leads from the mobile site."–Managing Director, Limo Service

  • 55
    $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
    Target
    Airbnb
    Verizon
    Stride Gum
    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

  • 56
    $50,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Lviv Ukraine

    KindGeek is a web and app development firm based in Lviv, Ukraine. It also has offices in New York and London. With over 110 employees, KindGeek provides small and midmarket businesses with services including web development, mobile app development, e-commerce development, and UX/UI design.

    Clients
    Truly Cast
    Qards
    STATR
    Solen Studio
    Industries
    Notable Project

    KindGeek was hired by a betting platform to help with its web development needs, specifically frontend, backend, and UX/UI design. KindGeek redesigned the platform's website and integrated its payment system and Twitch streaming functionality. Their work has resulted in over 3,000 people signing up on the landing page it designed.

    "I think KindGeek has up-scaled and educated me in some aspects of the website that we need to understand a bit more, like the ins and outs of how we're going to scale it, and why we're choosing the frameworks we're using. KindGeek has educated me in the journey and the forward-looking aspects of what we need to do with the website. " – CEO, Betting Platform

  • 57
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar India

    RichestSoft burst onto the web and mobile app development scene in 2009. With offices in the US and India, their team of experts has expanded into internet marketing, design, and Salesforce consulting.

    Clients
    Field Supply
    Royal Elite Vacation Club
    WireBuzz
    AP Lazer
    Industries
    Notable Project

    An IT company hired RichestSoft to enhance its online presence. RichestSoft developed an e-commerce platform for the client – a website, iOS and Android apps – and designed both the front- and back-end.

    “Once I present a task to them, they don’t hesitate to do it. The quality of the work is good.” – Director, IT Company

  • 58
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    California India

    Founded in 2013 in Chandigarh, India, Code Brew Labs has a global presence with two offices in the US and one in the United Arab Emirates. Their team has created over 300 apps with a total of 30 million downloads. On top of mobile app development, they also do strategy, analytics, and design.

    Clients
    Nielsen
    Clikat
    Spunje
    Lokatrain
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A social networking company brought in Code Brew Labs to help with the backend functionality of their iOS app. The client was so pleased with the work that they re-hired Code Brew Labs to build an Android app as well.

    “Code Brew Labs did an evaluation of my requirements and provided alternative approaches based on best practices, taking an extra step in order to ensure that the result would be foolproof.” – President, Social Networking Company

  • 59
    $50,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Doral FL

    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

  • 60
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Katowice Poland

    Iteo is a Poland-based digital product agency that specializes in mobile app development, web development, mobile platforms, frameworks and CMS platforms, programming and scripting, and UX/UI design. Established in 2011, the agency works with small, mid-market, and enterprise clients across a variety of industries including financial services, consumer products and services, and business services. The agency is comprised of about 25 specialists.

    Clients
    Tiramizoo
    WageApp
    Ludmo
    Kia Poland
    Industries
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