Looking for a top travel app development company in Chicago?

When selecting features for your travel app, consider the tasks travelers typically take to book and complete a trip. Think about if your app needs geolocation, booking capabilities, travel planning, weather forecasts, translations, or currency conversions. Hone in on the top features you need instead of attempting to incorporate all of them into your travel app. Remember, the cost of an app increases the more complex it is.

A travel app developer will be able to advise you on the best features to include to ensure travelers use your app once it's launched. We suggest prioritizing based on must-have, should-have, and nice-to-have features and discussing these ideas with app development companies on your shortlist.

To assist you in your search for a partner, we’ve compiled this list of the top travel mobile app developers in Chicago. Browse descriptions, feedback, and awards to find which can best suit your company’s needs. If you need more support, tell us about your project, and we'll match you with recommended companies.

List of the Best Chicago Travel Mobile App Agencies

  • 1
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Red Foundry is a mobile application design and development consulting firm based in Chicago. Founded in 2009, they create native and cross-platform mobile applications for the iOS and Android platforms. The team provides UX/UI product design, full-stack application development (mobile apps, APIs and backend) and proactive post-launch support and maintenance services. Red Foundry’s clients include entrepreneurs and startups, small companies, and mid-market corporations.

    Clients
    Clark Brands
    Galaxy Digital
    Travelliance
    Reader’s Digest
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A photography agency needed a mobile app and came to Red Foundry for their expertise. The app allows anyone to locate photographers all over the city of Chicago. They’re still testing the impact of the app for on-demand users.

    “They [Red Foundry] were very organized and worked overtime. They made the process easy to understand, so I can focus on managing the company and not the IT part.” – CEO, Photography Agency

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

    This Chicago-based agency focuses on mobile app and web development, UX/UI design, digital strategy, and branding. They have created 300+ apps and online products since their team of 10+ came together in 2009. They work with enterprise companies all the way down to startups, and focus on business services.

    Clients
    Allstate
    Subway
    Southeastern Grocers
    Mitchell's Salon
    Industries
    Notable Project

    ORA helped develop an app for a mailroom staffing company. The app was written from scratch based on web software the company already had. It replaced an old system that helped with mailroom functions. They determined the project’s scope best practices for the app.

    “They kept us up to date on timelines and budgets, and we talked on a regular basis. We had a project management system, and they were very responsive. I usually heard back from them within the same day.” – Technology Director, Mailroom Staffing Company

  • 3
    $50,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Koombea is a digital product development company headquartered in New York with locations in Miami, San Francisco, and Barranquilla, Columbia. Founded in 2007, the company has a current team of around 100, specializing in custom software development, web development, and mobile app development. They primarily serve midmarket businesses in the IT, healthcare, and education industries.

    Clients
    Disney
    WellMatch
    Sendgrid
    OpenEd
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Koombea transitioned a home improvement company's e-commerce website to Shopify Plus. Using Ruby on Rails, the team created an intermediate platform to facilitate the migration between Shopify and the client's back office. Since launching the new site, the client's sales have skyrocketed.

    "We have the most stable e-commerce platform. We had a huge increase of 700% in sales." — CIO, Home Improvement Company

  • 4
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Groove Jones is a mobile app, AR/VR, and custom software developer based in Dallas. Founded in 2015, this 10+ team of digital experts builds the interactive tools that give brands a competitive edge.

    Clients
    Amazon
    AT&T
    HP
    McDonald’s
    Industries
    Notable Project

    From filming to final production, Groove Jones developed a complete VR experience to entertain consumers. The successful project earned favorable press and 65,000+ views on YouTube, while the client valued the team’s timeliness and communications.

    “Groove Jones worked within our budget constraints and produced a great film. … They made everything look as real as possible.” – Former Marketing Manager, Telecommunications Company

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

    With offices in Chicago and Washington D.C., Simpalm is a leader in the mobile app market. They’ve designed over 200 apps and also work in web development and UX/UI design. The team of 30+ designers creates products for a variety of industries, including financial and business services, consumers, education, health, and retail. They work with companies of all sizes.

    Clients
    Taptin
    Forte Payment System
    AudiobookNow
    Ghost Post
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A medical software company hired Simpalm to create a bilingual pregnancy app. The team created an app that could be used in both English and Spanish. They worked through the project from inception to completion.

    “I had a weekly telephone call with the regional rep who I worked with the most. They set up a specific place where I could list the changes I wanted on the app, and I got an email when each task was completed.” – Founder, Medical Software Company

  • 6
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    LaunchPad Lab is a web development firm based in Chicago. Founded in 2012, LaunchPad Lab’s team of 17 provides web development and design, mobile app development, and UX/UI design services.

    Clients
    Whirlpool
    Kubo Health
    Breadcrumb
    Chicago Line Cruises
    Industries
    Notable Project

    LaunchPad Lab worked with a nonprofit to build a new website to reflect their recent rebranding campaign. The team created a Locomotive CMS from scratch and developed the website to consistently track its internal operations. The client experienced a 225% increase in usage after the first couple of months.

    "They give us great advice. They have a lot of ideas on social media and how to track our numbers." – Director of Marketing, Nonprofit

  • 7
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Since 2014 web and mobile app development agency LakeView Labs has served clients ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies. The small team of fewer than 10 applies its skill in mobile app, software, web, and e-commerce development to help these clients build engaging digital products.

    Clients
    Groupon
    EZOME
    SuperTailgate
    AllState
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A software company that's well-known for its checklist web application hired LakeView Labs to create a complementary iOS app. LakeView Labs was responsible for all aspects of development and successfully built important capabilities such as the ability to log in through a third-party, download a checklist template, and upload and share a completed checklist.

    "They’re excellent communicators and bring fresh ideas to the development process. Their knowledge of mobile applications made my life easier." – Founder, Software Company With Checklist App

  • 8
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Oak Brook IL

    KeyLimeTie is a full-service design, development, and digital strategy agency. Their team of 20+ is based in Chicago, IL. KeyLimeTie provides content management, e-commerce, and custom application solutions. They also run social media campaigns and offer reputation management. Their clients include companies of all sizes in the information technology and advertising industries.

    Clients
    AAA – Auto Club Group
    Allstate Insurance
    Kellogg’s
    and Tyson
    Industries
    Notable Project

    KeyLimeTie developed a website for a fashion startup that targets female fitness competitors. The company needed a website that creatively represented the client's brand identity. They completed the project in a few months.

    “The KeyLimeTie team was very efficient and professional with great concept ideas. They provided excellent feedback and suggestions throughout the process to help achieve the look and feel we wanted. They also provided one-on-one training with our group to ensure we knew how to manage the site post-launch and on an ongoing basis.” – Co-Founder and Owner, Fashion Startup

  • 9
    $100,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Tandem (formerly DevMynd) is a strategy, design, and technology company headquartered in Chicago. The company was founded in 2010 and has 37 employees. They work with both mid-market and enterprise businesses. The businesses they work with represent a variety of industries including health care and medical, education, and energy and natural resources. 
     

    Clients
    Major League Baseball
    IBM
    The University of Chicago
    Department of Defense
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Tandem provided design research and application development for a telecom company. The client’s technical competencies did not match their customers’ requirements, so Tandem helped the client find a customer-based solution. The company is working with the client to deliver, design and develop the product. The client has been satisfied with the company’s services and processes.

    “They’ve proven themselves with their methodologies that fill gaps by finding repeated patterns.” — Manager, Telecom Company
     

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

    Based right outside of Chicago, Plego Technologies is a digital agency founded in 2002. Their team of around 20 has expertise in web development, SEO, IT staff augmentation, and software development.

    Clients
    Motorola
    Chicago Park District
    Sara Lee
    Zebra Technologies
    Notable Project

    Plego Technologies develops and maintains several online games for a game provider for the restaurant industry. Plago Technologies also manages and maintains the digital game company's e-commerce website, in addition to web development and design work, and has since 2013.

    "We’re pleased with Plego’s work, and none of our clients have complained. If any games need to be fixed or updated, Plego does it. They supply exactly what we want, and the games are successful." – Owner, Digital Games Company

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

    Based in Chicago, IL, Breakthrough Technologies is a software solutions agency founded in 1998. The team of approximately 40 has expertise in software development, web design, web development, software development, and mobile app development. 

    Clients
    Lockheed Martin
    GoGo
    Pearson
    Illinois State Board of Education
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Breakthrough Technologies was hired by a suburban municipality near Chicago. Breakthrough Technologies helped revamp the town's website and helped with digital strategy. After the initial website launch, Breakthrough Technologies worked to make the website more responsive. The client felt that Breakthrough Technologies was accessible and communicated its scope of work well. 

    "They had people to help bridge the gap between the developer and the layman. They helped us see what steps were necessary to take an idea from a concept all the way to an actual functioning part of the website." – Communications Director, Illinois Municipality. 

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

    Founded in 2014, Team Harbour is a development, AI, and blockchain company based in Cincinnati, Ohio. They primarily work with small businesses in the financial services, e-commerce, and real estate industries. 

    Clients
    XchangePlus
    Visa
    COMO Global
    RINA Systems
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Team Harbor worked with a software company to provide ongoing support to the in-house development team. They have a proven track record of success with the client. 

    "We wouldn’t have continued working with Team Harbour if they weren’t doing a good job." – CEO, Software Company

     

  • 13
    $25,000+
    250 - 999 Employees
    Lombard IL

     Neudesic is a technology company with offices in Irvine, CA, Atlanta, GA, Chicago, IL, Irving and Houston, TX, Denver, CO, Las Vegas, NV, Exton, PA, Tempe, AZ, Portland, OR, New York, and India.  It specializes in big data consulting, custom software development, cloud consulting, and mobile app development. The agency of more than 800 employees was founded in 2002. Most clients work in the healthcare, energy, and gaming industries. 

    Clients
    Hasbro
    American Cancer Society
    Hyatt
    Xerox
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Neudesic upgraded a recipe website to an efficient Cloud platform.  The system makes available to users a variety of easily accessible recipes, reviews, videos, and shopping lists. These content offerings are customized and can be set to fit users' specific preferences. The website has been growing consistently since Neudesic began their involvement. 

     

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

    ardentbay is a digital marketing company founded in Karachi, Pakistan in 2015 with fewer than 10 professionals. They specialize in custom software, web, and mobile app development solutions for both small and medium-sized companies.

    Clients
    Gold rock
    UKIA BOOKSTORE
    Naseba
    Industries
    Notable Project

    ardentbay provided graphic and web design solutions for a healthcare business. The company had ardentbay design and maintain their website as they lacked the internal expertise. The company is happy with the results.

    “It was very effective take a look at my website it looks great.” - Psychotherapist, Healthcare Business

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    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Westmont IL
    Cerdonis Technologies LLC is an app development firm. Launched in 2015, the small company is headquartered in Westmont, Illinois and Onalaska, Wisconsin. Their services include mobile app development, ux/ui design, and web development.
    Industries
  • 16
    $5,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Schaumburg IL
    Augmatiks is an application development company. The midsize Noida, India-based team offers mobile app development, web development, e-commerce development, enterprise app modernization, and more. The company was founded in 2012.
    Industries
  • 17
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL
    Magentoecommerce is an e-commerce development company launched in 2008. Their midsize team is in Chicago, Illinois. The agency specializes in e-commerce development, web development, custom software development, and mobile app development.
    Industries
  • 18
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL
    Creativology is a website development company. The small Amman, Jordan-based team specializes in web development, logo, ux/ui design, graphic design, and more. The firm was founded in 2014.
    Industries
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