Looking for a top mobile app development company in Melbourne?

Building a mobile app is expensive. In fact, it can cost $10,000 to $150,000, unless you want an out-of-the-box solution with a DIY app builder. So, choosing the right app developer is important because it can save you time and money and result in an app that makes your business stand out.

As you begin the process of hiring an app development company, remember to define the type of app you want before starting conversations with developers. How complex your app idea is will determine your budget and the skill level you need in an app developer. Then, once conversations begin, ask for portfolio items, reviews, and references. Be sure to bring up timeline, too, so you align on expectations.

Overall, with about 90% of time on mobile spent in apps, investing in a mobile app for your business may help attract customers and get your brand in front of more people.

To assist you in your search for a partner, we’ve compiled this list of the top mobile app developers in Melbourne. 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 Melbourne Mobile App Development Companies

  • 1
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Richmond Australia

    Launchpad App Development partners with disruptive startups and revolutionary brands all over Australia and the world to create digital products that delight users and rewrite the rules of traditional business models.

     
    We have a unique approach to helping startups and brands solve the challenge of delivering amazing user experiences, across all digital channels, to achieve growth in a highly measurable way.

    Clients
    LEGO
    Mitre 10
    Victoria State Government
    University of New England
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Launchpad partnered with a social media startup to create a calendar sharing app for iOS and Android devices that allows users to stay connected with their friends and family while they are traveling.

    “Everything worked well, and throughout the process, Launchpad didn’t simply go with what I said, but they also considered ways of making the app better. I feel that I made the right choice with Launchpad.” — Founder, Social Media Startup

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  • 2
    $10,000+
    250 - 999 Employees
    Melbourne Australia

    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

  • 3
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Parkville Australia

    APPLIFY is a mobile app and custom software development firm known for its efficiency, reliability, and award-winning apps. Founded in 2014, their 10+ team headquarters in Mohali, India, and works from offices in London, Dubai, Singapore, and San Francisco.

    Clients
    DHI Group
    PETA
    National Life & General Insurance
    SThree Careers
    Industries
    Notable Project

    APPLIFY developed a web portal for a real estate company to connect homeowners with maintenance providers. This client valued their communication and responsiveness enough to prolong the partnership and create an app for both iOS and Android.

    “APPLIFY will always do their best to get whatever needs to be done, done –  and in the way you want it to be.” – Director, Real Estate Company

  • 4
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    South Yarra Australia

    DreamWalk is an app development company headquartered in Melbourne, Australia that specializes in application testing, mobile app development, UX/UI design, and web development. Founded in 2009, the company is comprised of fewer than 10 employees. The travel division of a publishing house hired DreamWalk to create an iOS app that allows users to access travel guides at a cheaper cost.  The app was successful and was listed as a top 10 app in the Australian iTunes store. "DreamWalk was very accessible and it didn't try to hide anything from us." – Editor, Publishing House Coca-Cola, Melbourne University,  Holmesglen Institute, New Mexico Tourism 

    Industries
    Notable Project

    DreamWalk rebuilt existing mobile apps for a wedding planning platform. The team provided development, UI/UX designs, and testing services for the iOS and Android apps

    "They're clearly passionate about what they do and excel at delivering a quality product."

  • 5
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    North Melbourne Australia

    Wave Digital is a development agency with offices in Melbourne and Sydney, Australia. With under 50 members on their team, the agency has focused on mobile app development, web development, and UX/UI design since its founding in 2000.

    Clients
    Vic Roads
    AMP
    Peter Mac
    South East Water
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Wave Digital designed a global health app for a medical information provider. The agency was dedicated to the project's success and delivered a platform that exceeded expectations. The client was impressed by how quickly the work was completed and their dedication.

    "We were impressed with their level of communication and commitment to creating the app to our exact requirements." – Developing Countries Program Manager, Medical Information Provider

  • 6
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Richmond Australia

    Appetiser was founded in 2016 and is based in Melbourne, Australia. They are a mobile and web app development agency that works primarily with midmarket clients. Their team of over 100 specializes in mobile app development, web development, and UX/UI design.

    Clients
    Accent Group
    Youfoodz
    Amber Tiles
    Roamni & Formula 1
    Notable Project

    Appetiser worked with a tourism company to develop and maintain a tourism and storytelling app. They integrated a API that let the app integrate with Google Places and designed a UX/UI for both iOS and Android. The app passed its user goal of 1000 and has withstood increased traffic during major events.

    “Project management has been amazing. Appetiser’s communication has been fantastic and transparent. They provide both regularly scheduled and ad-hoc updates” – Director, Tourism Company

  • 7
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Docklands Australia

    Elegant Media is a mobile technology headquartered in Clayton, Australia that specializes in mobile app development, but also provides web development, AR/VR development, and artificial intelligence services. The company was founded in 2011 and employs a team of nearly 50. They mainly work with small- and mid-sized businesses in a wide variety of industries.

    Clients
    Breastfeeding
    Reno Market
    My Garage
    Abuse is Not Ok
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A community organization partnered with Elegant Media to develop an app for iOS and Android with a push notification system and GPS functionality. The system was well-received by users improved the organization's engagement efforts.

    “Their designs were amazing, crystal clear, and modern. Their pricing was good, and everything went well.” — Coordinator, Community Organization

  • 8
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Melbourne Australia

    Lizard Global is a full-stack digital company based in Rotterdam, Netherlands, with an office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The company, founded in 2012, has a team of more than 20 that provides mobile app development, web development, UX/UI design, and business consulting services to small and larger-sized companies and institutions in the business services, education, financial services, and other industries.

    Clients
    TrackerApps
    KFC
    Human Capital Services
    Alliander
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Lizard Global designed and developed a platform for a secure contract creation firm wherein contracts can be generated, signed even by multiple signatories, and stored securely. Lizard Global developed the platform from concept to implementation, and to date, development is still in progress towards an MVP.

    "I was impressed with the rigorous structure of the workflow, that still manages to accommodate changes to the plan and unforeseen inclusions." - Product Owner and Design Consultant for the Secure Contract Creation Firm 

  • 9
    $25,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Melbourne Australia

    Headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., Fingent Corp is a web and mobile development services provider with additional offices in Dubai and India. The team of under 250 employees specializes in web development and custom software development for mid-market and enterprise firms. 

    Clients
    Sony
    University of North Carolina
    CBN
    Johnson & Johnson
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Fingent developed a mobile and web app that measures the talent of college athletic recruits. The goal of the app was to help high school athletes with college admissions by helping recruiters easily identify their skills. The initial feedback of the app was positive and several college coaches have shown interest in using it.  

    "Deliverables were timely and completed in a highly professional manner. The project manager was fantastic. I never had to ask for anything twice. I have nothing but the highest regard for them." – Founder, Sports Tracking Company

  • 10
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Brighton Australia

    Jhavtech Studios is a software company founded in 2011 and based in Brighton, Australia. With more than 10 members, they provide mobile app development, custom software development, and IT strategy consulting services for clients in the fields of education and IT solutions.

    Clients
    University of Melbourne
    Education Services Australia
    Janison Group
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Jhavtech Studios developed a web platform and mobile app for a construction firm. The web platform and app were to be used for reporting, inspecting, and other internal operations. Jhavtech Studios’ work has been met with positive feedback.

    "Everything went well.” - Project Manager, Construction Firm

  • 11
    $25,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Melbourne Australia

    Appomate is a mobile app development company based in Melbourne, Australia. Founded in 2011, it has 4 employees and provides mobile app development and marketing strategy services.

    Clients
    Adidas
    Loreal
    CCAA
    Axcess Golf
    Notable Project

    Appomate built an iOS app for an educational technology company. The goal was to create a user-friendly app for children, teachers, and parents that helps children think more positively. The client has been pleased with the app's continued success.

    "The app has over 30,000 downloads...and we are still seeing new downloads over seven years after launch." –Director, EdTech Company

  • 12
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    South Yarra Australia

    Techne R&D Holdings Ltd is a mobile app development company, founded in 2017 and based in Hong Kong; Melbourne, Australia' and Shenzhen, China. The team has 17 employees which include UX, UI designers and developers. They work with a range of companies, typically in e-commerce, professional services, and startups.

    Clients
    Charity Drive Days
    Fangsong
    Rideshare Tax
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Techne R&D Holdings Ltd used Java to develop an iOS/Android app for a transportation company. They employed an API that connects to necessary resources and security features, simplifying tax processes for rideshare drivers. Techne R&D Holdings Ltd delivered a bug-free app to the client, which is being used by thousands of drivers.

    “We have over 4,800 users and downloads and have had excellent user feedback. We haven’t had any bugs and the platform is scalable. Techne R&D Holding Limited solved the problem and did a really good job. The platform is simple and easy for drivers to access.” – Co-Founder & Managing Director, Transportation Company

  • 13
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Melbourne Australia

    Founded in 2016, Appello Software is a software design and development company headquartered in Sydney, Australia. They also have other Austrailian offices in Newcastle, Brisbane and Melbourne, and an additional office in London.  Their team of 4 employees specializes in mobile app development, UX/UI design and mobile marketing. They primarily serve consumer products, entertainment and hospitality industries.

    Clients
    Hugg
    Marine Trade
    Kidadl
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Appello software employed a diverse tech stack to make a mobile dating app for a social dating platform. They used the client’s designs and several complex algorithms to make a finished iOS app that matched users based on a suite of criteria, including proximity to other users, profile data, and engagement with the app. The app received positive reviews and received over 50,000 users after becoming available on the iOS app store.

    “I equate value to the rate at which a firm can produce quality products. By that measurement, Appello Software excels beyond the norm. They represent the difference between a good service provider and a great service provider.” – Chief Design Officer, Social Dating Platform

  • 14
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Melbourne Australia

    Zuse Digital is an application development company based in Melbourne, Australia. The company, founded in 2014, has a team of less than ten that provides web design, UX/UI design, and mobile app development services to small and midmarket companies.

    Clients
    Avion
    AFL PLayers
    WarnieMoji
    Studio Hawk
    Notable Project

    Zuse Digital was hired by a business services company initially to create a prototype app for its business and potential investors, but was later expanded to develop its app and website. Zuse Digital has met all expectations in this ongoing engagement.

    "His expertise shines through as does his ability to convey what is quite a complex operation and distill it down into a more simple and easy to understand process for us to comprehend and move forward with." - Managing Director, Business Services Company 

  • 15
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Melbourne Australia

    XAM is a development agency based in Sydney, Australia. Founded in 2014 with around 20 members on their team, the agency specializes in web, mobile app, and custom software development. 

    Clients
    KMart
    Sydney Waters
    University of South Australia
    Vodafone
    Notable Project

    XAM revamped a coaching mobile app after the client reviewed user feedback. The agency worked on restructuring the application and refreshing design elements. The new functions helped the app grow. 

    "Their skillset – from customer service to UX – has covered every aspect of the scope." – Founder, Coaching Mobile App

  • 16
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Clayton South Australia

    Techie Pixel is an IT solutions and services company based in Ahmedabad, India, with offices in Melbourne, Australia; Ontario, Canada; and Cedar Knolls, N.J. The company, founded in 2019, has a team of less than ten that provides, among others, mobile app development, web development, and digital strategy services to small and larger-sized companies and institutions in the arts & entertainment, education, business services, and several other industries.  

    Clients
    Healthline Talk
    The Medical Trader
    Leuva
    Industries
    Notable Project

    An e-commerce platform company hired Techie Pixel to develop its website and app. The website is to be linked to the company's social media accounts, with updates being simultaneously posted and products can be shareable. It should also feature multiple payment options. To date, the app is still under development, but the work being done by Techie Pixel has received positive feedback from the internal teams.

    "Techie Pixel is organized and informative despite language boundaries. The team is hard-working, imaginative, and capable." - CEO, E-Commerce Platform Company

  • 17
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Melbourne Australia

    Enterprise Monkey is a development firm located in North Geelong, Australia. Founded in 2014, their team of over 40 employees that specialize in web design, mobile app development, and web development. 

    Clients
    Pivot Summit
    Yacht Safe
    Social Deliver Dude
    ASTN
    Notable Project

    Enterprise Monkey developed an app compatible for iOS and Android for a communication platform. Along with their development services, the agency designed their logo, ran their social media platforms, and performed other marketing tasks. The client felt that Enterprise Monkey was professional and dedicated. 

    "They didn’t just accept payment, do their job, and move on, but they were part of the team." – Managing Director, Horse Training Communication Platform

  • 18
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Melbourne Australia

    Butterfly is a digital agency that is based in Melbourne, Australia. Founded in 2006, their team of about 40 are specialists in web design and development, mobile app development, and UX/UI design. 

    Clients
    Helfie
    Creative Tech Business
    Kanga News
    National Disability Services
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Butterfly revamped an outdated website. The client wanted their website to have a brand new look and feel with integrated ticketing functionality. The client was impressed that the agency stuck to their tight deadline.

    "I didn’t really know what the website would be like, but I was really blown away by their work on the design, usability, and functionality, as well as their level of experience."–Founder, Event Service Firm

  • 19
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    South Yarra Australia

    Rocket Lab is a digital agency based in Sydney, Australia. Founded in 2014 with about 50 employees on their team, the agency works with various clients on their web development, web design, and mobile app development.   

    Clients
    Adshel
    FirstClick Consulting
    Salmat
    Fairfax Media
    Notable Project

    Rocket Lab built an app that uses geolocation to connect users with local sporting events. Besides handling the development and design, the agency also added e-commerce capabilities to the app for ticketing. Feedback from testers has been positive.

    "I've been impressed by their customer service and by their ability to rise to every challenge we've encountered so far." – Co-Founder, Sports Travel Service

  • 20
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Melbourne Australia

    Founded in 1998, The Digital Embassy is headquartered in Adelaide, Australia with other locations in Sydney and Melbourne. With 15 employees, they provide web development, digital strategy, and web design services for enterprise, midmarket, and small businesses. They focus on government, manufacturing, and financial services industries.

    Clients
    ElectricSuper
    StLukeHealth
    Beston Global Foods
    Government of South Australia
    Industries
    Notable Project

    The Digital Embassy was hired to assist and develop a corporate branding platform for a biological company's website. They configured a landing page as well. They are open and honest about what they think is best for the client.

    "They are open with their thoughts and not afraid to voice opinions if they do not think that it is the best for my company." –CEO, Biological Company

  • 21
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Nunawading Australia

    Alliance Software Pty Ltd is a custom software development company founded in 1999 and located in Nunawading, Australia. The team of fewer than 50 teammates primarily offers custom software development services.

    Clients
    Broker Engine
    Plexus
    Typsy
    ABC
    Notable Project

    Alliance Software Pty Ltd developed a learning management platform using Django and Python. The team also incorporated a Xero Accounting Software integration. They communicated well and delivered functional software.

    “We have close to 25,000 students with active accounts on the platform.” – Director, Learning Management Business

  • 22
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Cranbourne West Australia

    Cnab Digital is a creative digital commerce agency located in Cranbourne, West Australia. Founded in 2017, they currently have about 1 employee. The team provides web and mobile app development as well as UX/UI design services to small businesses and midmarket agencies in the following industries: consumer products and services, retail, and information technology. 

    Clients
    Floral Hub
    Connectivise
    Qetoe
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Cnab Digital developed a custom content management system for a curated loyalty and rewards solutions agency. They also implemented website advancements for third-party clients and built apps. The timely deliverables not only satisfied requirements but also pleased multiple stakeholders.

    "They take the initiative and provide added value beyond the original scope." — Director, Curated Loyalty & Rewards Solutions Company

  • 23
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    South Yarra Australia

    45 Media is a SEO services firm. Launched in 2005, the team offers search engine optimization, web design, and web development. Their small agency is headquartered in Ahmedabad, India.

    Notable Project

    45 Media provided SEO services to a moving firm. Their services include keyword optimization, writing new content, and more. Their goal was to help the client increase their web traffic and rankings.

    "After the first month, we were able to see results from their work."

  • 24
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    Melbourne Australia

    applickable is a small mobile app development company that is headquartered in Docklands, Australia. The firm, which was founded in 2013, offers mobile app development, web development, and wearable app development services.

    Clients
    The Commons
    Carbar Autos
    Cartel
    WaveChat
    Notable Project

    applickable developed a cross-platform content management application for a media group. The team leveraged a structured workflow to meet every deadline.

    "They’re always extremely professional, reliable, and thorough. It's very easy to rely on the quality of their work and to know that nothing needs to be micromanaged." – Managing Director, Media Company

  • 25
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Melbourne Australia

    GreyTeak Technologies is a software development company with locations in Melbourne, Bundoora, Australia, and Sri Lanka. They have roughly 5 employees who create custom cloud solutions for web and mobile platforms.

    Clients
    Haven The Agency
    RHF Stone
    Notable Project

    GreyTeak Technologies designed and developed a website from scratch to calculate and disseminate commissions for a real estate firm. They implemented e-commerce features to facilitate advertising purchases for real estate agents. They provided suggestions that improved the platform, which satisfied the client's expectations. 

    "They understood our very complicated project with ease."—Director, Real Estate Firm

  • 26
    $1,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Derrimut Australia

    AIMLEAP - Full-Stack Techies is an IT managed services company founded in 2012. The firm provides IT managed services, mobile app development, web development, IT strategy consulting, and more and has a midsize team.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    AIMLEAP - Full-Stack provided staff augmentation services for an IT services company. The client was looking to recruit full-stack developers for a specific project.

    "They had a mature process and great work culture."

  • 27
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249 Employees
    Melbourne Australia

    Outware Mobile is a development firm headquartered in Melbourne, Australia and has an office in Ultimo, Australia. Their approximately 240 employees specialize in mobile app development, web development, and custom software development. The company was founded in 2009.

    Clients
    Opal Travel
    CityLink
    Coles Shopping
    Transurban Linkt
    Notable Project

    Outware Mobile developed an iOS app that allows a bank's customers to manage their financial portfolio. They acted as technical consultants and handled project management for the product. The app includes a voice ID feature which enables users to authorize payments over $10,000 using their voice.

     

  • 28
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Werribee Australia

    Maxlence Consulting Pty Ltd. is a digital marketing agency based in Werribee, Australia with a team of more than 10 experts. Since 2017, they have offered their services in digital strategy, social media marketing, and web development for their clients in the field of advertising and marketing.

    Clients
    Pho Nung
    Creaseart
    Eurotech
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Maxlence Consulting Pty Ltd. provided multiple services for an interior design course. Maxlence Consulting Pty Ltd. redesigned the website for the course, created new content for their social media, and even did a lead generations campaign for them. The resulting leads doubled with the help of Maxlence Consulting Pty Ltd.

    "The communication between us and Maxlence members was easy. We appreciated how open and transparent they were." - Director, Interior Design Course

  • 29
    $5,000+
    250 - 999 Employees
    Melbourne Australia

    SotaTek JSC is an AI and blockchain development company based in Hanoi, Vietnam, with offices in Tokyo and Osaka, and Costa Mesa, Calif. The company, founded in 2015, has more than 500 employees and provides blockchain, custom software development, mobile app development, web development, AI, e-commerce development, and IT strategy consulting services. SotaTek serves mid-market and other-sized companies in various industries that include arts & entertainment, business services, and automotive.

    Clients
    Kyber Network
    Flowchain
    ProximaX
    XinFin
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A digital marketing company hired SotaTek JSC to provide software development and IT consultancy services. Following the company's specifications, SotaTek developed a software that enabled the company's team to track marketing analytics metrics and performance in company website and various social channels, including Google, Youtube, Twitter, Linkedin, keywords trackers. This software exceeded the company's expectations.

    "A timely partner, SotaTek always worked in the fastest pace, met deadlines and encouraged direct communication with all team so that we can catch up daily. Reliable." - Digital Marketing Team Leader, Digital Marketing Company

  • 30
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Victoria Australia

    Sunflowee Biztech Private Limited is a software company founded in 2019 in Ahmedabad, India. Their team of more than 10 provides web, e-commerce, and mobile app development solutions for small businesses in the fields of IT, e-commerce, and other services.

    Clients
    Gardenify
    Coffeefy
    AIMSA
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Sunflowee Biztech Private Limited built an Android app for a gardening company. The app dynamically presented the services of the gardening company. Users of the app found it easier to transact with the company.

    “...we are satisfied with their work.” - Director, Gardening Company

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