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List of the Best Startups Mobile App Development Companies

  • 1
    $50,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Santa Monica CA

    Sidebench is a strategy, design, and development consultancy with a team of 70+ experts headquartered in Los Angeles. Founded in 2012, Sidebench caters to enterprise companies and new ventures seeking the management consultants & experienced founders, the technical chops of systems architects, and a UX-first approach. Sidebench provides app and web development, UX/UI design, web design, and app testing via a fully integrated product delivery team.

    Clients
    Imagine Entertainment
    Red Bull
    Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
    Instagram
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Alongside a major entertainment studio, Sidebench designed and developed native mobile and web apps that connect creatives from around the world with producers, talent, and executives in Hollywood. The app has cultivated a network of 30,000 writers from over 80 countries and developed 72 projects, 25 of which have been set up 24 at major studios.

    “The app has received overwhelmingly positive feedback from our users. They like the way it looks and feels, as well as how easy it is to use. The features integrate well into users' workflows. Sidebench was flexible and did everything they could to meet expectations” - Head of Operations, Entertainment Company

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  • 2
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Los Angeles CA

    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.

    Clients
    Burger King
    JobFlare
    QuikSilver
    National Geographic
    Industries
    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

  • 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
    Pender
    Paypal
    The United Nations
    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+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Philadelphia PA

    Since 2009, ChopDawg.com has created 350+ digital products – from mobile applications and web applications to blockchain and artificial intelligence technologies for startups, Fortune 500s, growing businesses, and non-profits around the globe. Think of ChopDawg.com not as your agency but as your technical partner. Headquartered in Philadelphia, with offices in Boston, Seattle, New York, Atlanta, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles, Chop Dawg currently has a team of more than 50. 

    Clients
    Mr. Softee
    Jurvo
    Six Flags
    Payload
    Industries
    Notable Project

    ChopDawg.com designed and developed an app for iOS and Android for a real estate tech company, incorporating custom features that allow users to buy and sell real estate independently.

    "ChopDawg's team provides invaluable feedback that's significantly improved the overall design of the app. They contributed greatly to the design and flow of the platform, incorporating features that we never would've thought of." – CEO, Real Estate Tech Company

  • 5
    $10,000+
    250 - 999 Employees
    Manhattan NY

    Appinventiv is a mobile app development company and app modernization specialist of 250+ experts. A newcomer of promise since 2014, the company headquarters itself in New York and maintains offices in the UK, the UAE, and Noida, India.

    Clients
    Sony BMG
    NexGTV
    PWC
    Tech Mahindra
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Charged with creating a mobile app for managing and integrating government databases, Appinventiv provided mostly backend development to build the solution. The client appreciated the depth of their expertise, adaptiveness, and ultimate success.

    "AppInventiv does their work flawlessly, and as of right now, I can’t find anything that they need to improve." – Product Head, Political Engagement App

  • 6
    $10,000+
    250 - 999 Employees
    Nashua NH

    A tech frontrunner since 1989, Zco is a full-stack app development firm offering web, mobile, and animation services. Headquartered in Nashua, New Hampshire with a Boston office, the 200+ specialists comprise a powerhouse team with outstanding and varied proficiencies.

    Clients
    BBC America
    Liberty Mutual
    Microsoft
    Samsung
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Zco developed an app for both iOS and Android to showcase the products of a large electrical parts manufacturer. Their prompt turnaround and response time, competitive pricing, and immaculate deliverables resulted in an experience that was “overwhelmingly positive.”

    "Their technical expertise is spot-on and they're highly responsive, even post-launch." – Senior Product Manager, Manufacturing Company

  • 7
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    London United Kingdom

    Founded in 2010, Magora is a 50+ team of web and mobile app designers and developers based in London. Whether it’s B2B or B2C, the firm creates bespoke software that integrates with existing business solutions to enable user-centered interaction and scalable software architecture.

    Clients
    Cisco
    Danone
    Toyota
    Unilever
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Magora developed two apps and provided a range of services to a conference organizer, including web and graphic design, full-stack development, and database maintenance and development. The client appreciated Magora's expertise, timeliness, and overall efficiency in project communications and completion.

    “I would say they are the best outsourced firm we’ve ever worked with. Their project management skills are great – very transparent and very responsive to communication about fixes being urgent.” – Founder, IT Conference Organizer

  • 8
    $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

  • 9
    $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

  • 10
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Dnipropetrovs'k Ukraine

    Cleveroad is a software development company founded in 2014. They have offices in Ukraine, the U.S., Norway and a team of over 100 specialists. They are focused on native mobile development, web development, IT strategy, web design, emerging technologies, and cross-platform solutions. 

     

    Clients
    Virgin Atlantic
    Blockbuster
    TDC
    Octopus
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Cleveroad designed and developed an iOS application that connects dancers all over the world. The app provides a place for users to chat and share content with each other. Users enjoy using the app and the client was impressed with Cleveroad's communication and quality of work. 

    “Users loved the application’s MVP for speed and functionality it brought. Cleveroad is a valuable partner due to their responsiveness and organized workflows helping to deliver high-quality work.”

  • 11
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Washington DC

    3Advance is a Washington, D.C.-based app development company with a major focus on user experience. Since 2010, they have developed applications for startups, nonprofits, and other businesses. Their team of 13 has experience across many industries, including sports and fitness, food-ordering, and healthcare. They also provide Cloud (APIs, AWS, Azure) and Data Science (AI, machine learning) consulting that allows businesses to future-proof and scale.

    Clients
    NPR
    Newseum
    Upside
    Special Olympics
    Industries
    Notable Project

    3Advance rebuilt a website for a legal nonprofit to update security, improve email capabilities, and streamline UX. The website is a free service for journalists who have First Amendment or Freedom of Information questions.

    “Feedback from users has been very positive. It was our first professional site; our old site was very static, and on this one, everything is updated without having to refresh a single URL.” – Legal Defense Director, Advocacy Nonprofit

  • 12
    $25,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    New York NY

    Halcyon Mobile is a full-service mobile app development company headquartered in Cluj Napoca, Romania. With a team of more than 100 employees, Halcyon Mobile has created award-winning apps since opening its doors in 2005. The team also specializes in UX/UI and product design, web development, and artificial intelligence. They mostly work with small and mid-market businesses in the consumer products and services, financial services, and arts and entertainment industries.

    Clients
    LEGO Systems
    Red Bull Media House
    Founders Forum / SmartUp.io
    rTribe
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Halcyon developed an iOS and Android app to ease addiction treatment through community support. The team’s robust code, quality design, and transparent workflow impressed the client, as did the end-product.

    “We are very satisfied with their work. We have incredible reviews on the App Store and a rating of 4.6 stars.” – Co-Founder, Addiction Treatment App

  • 13
    $5,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Commerce CA

    Dev Technosys is a mobile app and web development company founded in 2010. The company has a team of 74 that works from headquarters in Jaipur, India or a second office in San Francisco. The team applies its expertise in app and web development when working with small, mid-market, and enterprise businesses in a variety of industries, such as e-commerce, business services, and arts and entertainment.

    Clients
    Nike
    Samsung
    Audi
    Skype
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A healthcare startup needed help building a platform that connects patients to cancer specialists. Dev Technosys used a LAMP stack to develop the client's platform which is web-based and also works on mobile devices. Some features included client-specialist video and audio calling, payment, queued waitlist, medical record management, and appointment scheduling.

    "They’ve been great. We have a nine-hour time difference, but I don’t really feel it. It’s as if they’re in my time zone. Whenever I contact them in the morning on my time, they’re always available. I have zero complaints. ... They’re very open to my feedback, and when I ask for changes, they respond quickly." – Founder, Healthcare Startup

  • 14
    $25,000+
    1,000 - 9,999 Employees
    New York NY

    Headquartered in New York, iTechArt is a custom software development company with additional offices in Marietta, Ga. and Iselin, N.J. Since 2002, iTechArt has helped startups and fast-growing tech companies fill in their talent gap and create robust web and mobile solutions that users love. To date, iTechArt’s talent pool includes 1600+ engineers with experience in all of the latest technologies.

    Clients
    ClassPass
    Forex.com
    Merkle
    ZEFR
    Industries
    Notable Project

    iTechArt Group is assisting with the development of a content management software for video advertisements. The team is building the system to accommodate multiple social media platforms like YouTube and Facebook.

    “The engagement has been very successful overall thus far. The work we've been able to quickly launch wouldn't have been possible without iTechArt's help. In addition to the quality of their code, they've also integrated extremely well into our team, adapting to our internal processes relatively seamlessly.” – Founder & CTO, Software Consulting Agency

  • 15
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Dnipropetrovs'k Ukraine

    molfar.io is a software development company based in Dnipro, Ukraine. Founded in 2016, molfar.io and its team of around 10 employees provides mobile app and web development, and UX/UI design services to small and mid-market businesses. They primarily work with those in the healthcare & medical, hospitality, and IT industries.

    Clients
    AFC-Radio
    Wayme.tours
    Lighthouse Rule LLC
    MyMP3Pool
    Industries
    Notable Project

    molfar.io worked partnered with a snore-tracking application to build an app that accurately measures a user's snore frequency and delivers the data in a smooth, accessible manner. The app rarely crashed and users regularly sent emails thanking the client for the app's intuitive features.

    "They’re very reliable, and I’m always able to get in touch with them." – Co-Founder, Snore Tracking Application

  • 16
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Newport Beach CA

    Wve Labs is an end-to-end mobile and web app company based in Los Angeles with offices in Chicago, Dallas, and New York. Founded in 2015, this 50+ firm welcomes projects of any scope and difficulty.

    Clients
    J. Crew
    LG
    Sony Entertainment
    Westin Hotels
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Wve Labs started by creating a customer portal on the client’s website, then developed an app that integrated Apple Pay. The app increased the client’s sales and drew praise from users, earning the team recognition for their timeliness, customer-centric approach, and innovative product.

    “Everyone was on the same page about everything, which is extremely efficient from our end.” – Marketing & IT Director, Electronics Manufacturer

  • 17
    $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

  • 18
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Los Angeles CA

    Los Angeles, CA-based digital agency ISBX has been building mobile apps for its customers since 2009. ISBX has a mid-size team that offers a comprehensive slate of services, including user experience (UX) design, mobile and web development, creative branding, and marketing.The CTO went on to say that they appreciated that ISBX was understanding, responsive, and easy to communicate with.

    Clients
    Air Jordan
    Apple
    Lexus
    NBC
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A massage on-demand startup needed help developing an app quickly, while they were still building an in-house development team, ISBX stepped in to assist them in app development and SEO consulting.

    “They were able to help us go from having no strategy to targeting low-hanging fruit, both on the app store and on the web.” – CTO, Massage On-Demand Startup

  • 19
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    North Bethesda MD

    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

  • 20
    $10,000+
    250 - 999 Employees
    Kharkiv Ukraine

    MobiDev is a software development company based in Atlanta, Georgia, that was established in 2009. Their team of 200+ employees offers custom software development, mobile app development, internet of things development, and web development.

    Clients
    ComCash
    SmartTab
    StayGo
    NewMoove
    Industries
    Notable Project

    MobiDev provided an outsourced development for a dating app company. Their team developed the front- and backend of the app for iOS and Android using PhoneGap. The app quickly rose to one of the top 100 apps on the store and received positive feedback from users.

    "Our application in the iTunes Store was ranked in the top 100 lifestyle apps out of 140,000 apps." — Partner and Owner, Dating App Company

  • 21
    $25,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL

    FarShore is a Chicago-based design and development agency. Founded in 2006, their team of over 150 employees serves businesses in industries such as business services, health care, IT, and retail. Services include mobile and web app development as well as graphic design.

    Clients
    Oars + Alps
    Artifact Uprising
    Raken
    Farmer's Fridge
    Industries
    Notable Project

    FarShore provided custom software development services to a national laboratory. The team developed the front- and backend of the platform and built a corresponding mobile app. Their services were high-quality and dependable.

    "Everyone who looks at the platform is impressed with it." — Engineer, National Laboratory

  • 22
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Minsk Belarus

    Fingers Media is a full-service mobile app and web design agency with offices in both Minsk, Belarus and London, U.K. Since its founding in 2012, the firm has served clients in multiple industries, including education, finance, and gaming.  Their team of 15 focuses on web and native mobile app development. 

    Clients
    Dokka
    Shance
    Polaris
    WG Quiz
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Fingers Media partnered with an online gaming developer to develop a website and mobile app for iOS and Android. The platforms allow users to book tickets to gaming events while enabling admins to track attendees. Clients could now refine their marketing strategies based on the gathered data.

    "Their performance is great; all processes are always transparent. They plan every iteration themselves and we have daily and weekly meetings where we can check a project’s state."-Deputy Head of Events, Event Hostin Gaming Developer 

  • 23
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Los Angeles CA

    Start Mobile is a mobile app development company in Moscow. The company, founded in 2010, provides mobile app development services for small businesses and mid-market business in the e-commerce industry. 
     

    Clients
    JLL
    Philip Morris
    Bosch
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Start Mobile developed a cross-platform app for an internet service provider app. The client already had a mobile app, but they wanted to update it and add features to increase customer loyalty and sales, improve their quality of service, and position the company as an industry leader. The client was so pleased with the original app Start Mobile developed, they extended the contract. 

    “The goals set for the developers were successfully achieved. We are pleased with the cooperation. We worked together for a year and plan to extend the contract for the next 2019.” – Head of Digital Services, Telecommunications Company
     

  • 24
    $75,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Founded in 2008, Eight Bit Studios is based in Chicago, IL. They work on mobile apps, customer software development, and UX/UI design for clients of all sizes. The team of 35+ employees serves key industries, including education, gaming, and business.

    Clients
    Echo Logistics
    UL
    New Balance
    Trident
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Eight Bit Studios redeveloped a product for an augmented-reality gaming platform. They had to review the platform to learn how as operating and then piece the platform back together. They were able to ensure all code worked properly.

    "They had to learn a lot about our platform in a short amount of time, which they did very capably. And there’s a great vibe emitted by their whole studio. They’re very professional, friendly, and eager to deploy their deep technical knowledge.” – CEO, Augmented Reality Gaming Platform

  • 25
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Vancouver Canada

    Pieoneers is a mobile app development company that was founded in 2009. The company is located in Vancouver, Canada where its team of 10 works on mobile app development, web development, web design, and UX/UI design for primarily small businesses. 

    Clients
    Bildlist
    Gamesheet
    Workrise
    Database of Religious History
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A finance startup was defining its brand by creating its online presence. Pieoneers helped the client come up with the identity and then designed and developed a mobile web-based application that integrates the aspects of the new branding and syncs the company across all media.

    "We highly recommend Pieoneers as a team of friendly and highly skilled developers, designers, and product professionals. They can help fulfill any complex technological need, assist on product strategies and user experience." –Founder, Finance Startup

  • 26
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Charleston SC

    Launchpeer is an app development company that was founded in 2014. Based in Charleston, SC, Launchpeer's team of more than 10 employees specialize in mobile app development, web development, digital strategy, and branding. 

    Clients
    1836
    Monotto
    Snapp
    The Mission
    Notable Project

    Launchpeer developed a mobile app for a fitness class booking platform. The team created a pitch deck, pitch, and prototype of the application for the client.

    "They are able to work with technology companies at multiple phases of development because of how skilled they are."

  • 27
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    San Jose CA

    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.

    Clients
    Audioguana
    Bride Side
    Diabetes Naturally
    Industries
    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

  • 28
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Palo Alto CA

    Reinvently is a mobile strategy and app development agency in Palo Alto, Calif. and Dallas. With a team of about 43 employees, the agency specializes in UI/UX design, research and consulting, and engineering.

    Clients
    Mens Warehouse
    Live Nation
    Visi Mobile
    Gracenote
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Reinvently designed an iOS prototype for an online startup. The startup specializes in online reviews and Reinvently helped with the design and developed app features the client requested.

    “I find Reinvently to be very creative and experienced. They've helped us establish some features that turned out to be very helpful in the testing phase.” – Co-Founder, App

  • 29
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Santa Monica CA

    ClearSummit is a mobile app, web development, and custom software engineering firm founded in 2014. Based in Virginia and Los Angeles, the 22-member team specializes in building digital products. They primarily serve funded startups and corporate clients.

    Clients
    Belkin
    City of Richmond, VA
    AutoMD
    Arcadia Energy
    Industries
    Notable Project

    ClearSummit designed, developed, and now provides ongoing support for a B2B software platform's main application offering. The solution is written in Python & React and contains user type-specific features.

    "Users continue to join the application, and we’ve received positive feedback on it. Their work is very high quality." – CEO, B2B Software Platform

  • 30
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Dnipro Ukraine

    Anadea is a custom software development company headquartered in Alicante, Spain, that was established in 2000. Their team of 131 employees provides web development, mobile app development, and custom software development services.

    Clients
    Zillow
    eduClipper
    OnTrac
    AskMUMM
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Anadea moved a software development shop's business model to SaaS. Their team developed a robust backend using Ruby on Rails. While Anadea was unable to finish the project, as the client could no longer fund it,, the work they produced was high-quality. 

    "The work was exemplary. I wouldn’t change anything that they coded." – Managing Director, Software Development Shop

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