The Best Mobile App Development Companies in Costa Rica

Looking for top mobile app development companies in Costa Rica?

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

List of the Best Costa Rica Mobile App Development Companies

  • 1

    Gorilla Logic

    Gorilla Logic provides nearshore Agile teams to Fortune 500 and SMB companies, bringing unparalleled expertise in the delivery of full-stack web, mobile, and enterprise applications. Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Broomfield, Colo., they have over 500 employees and development centers in San José, Costa Rica and Medellín, Colombia. 
     

    Notable Project

    Gorilla Logic provided a team of developers to help build a new software platform for an HR software company. Using Camunda and GraphQL they have worked to develop a back-end system on Apache Kafka.

    “Gorilla Logic has delivered exceptional resources that have increased the speed of development and improved the production timeline.” – Director, Human Resource Company

    Former clients
    Finish Line
    MedTronic
    NBCUniversal
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $250,000+
    group250 - 999 Employees
    place San José, Costa Rica
    4.8
    4.8
    15 Clutch reviews
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  • 2

    Pernix Solutions

    Pernix Solutions is a software development company based in San Jose, Costa Rica. The company, founded in 2010, has more than 50 employees and provides web development, custom software development, mobile app development, UX/UI design, and application testing services. Pernix Solutions serves small and larger-sized companies and institutions in various sectors that include health care & medical, education, and consumer products & services. 

    Notable Project

    A business school hired Pernix Solutions to help develop a business simulation that involves organizational change, in particular. The technology that Pernix Solutions delivered has been used in several executive training programs that involved around 500 participants a year.

    "They’re very timely, and their communications are fluid." - Strategy & Business Operations Director, Business School

    Former clients
    Intel
    HP Inc
    Docusign
    Brinks Security
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Jose, Costa Rica
    4.9
    4.9
    11 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    CIO Applications: Included in the Top 10 Agile Solution Providers (2019)

  • 3

    ParallelDevs

    ParallelDevs is a full-service web design and development firm based in San Jose, Costa Rica. Founded in 2009, the team of 10 specializes in web development, custom software development, application testing, and more. They work with small businesses, focusing on healthcare and medical, advertising and marketing, and business services.

     

    Notable Project

    ParallelDevs developed a website for a youth sports nonprofit platform. They provided web app development services using Drupal and Pentium. They also worked on the corresponding mobile app. The client was impressed with the results of the project.

    “They provide us with very high-quality deliverables, the design is very user-friendly, and we are able to add new features according to our needs.” – Founder, Youth Sports Nonprofit Platform

    Former clients
    Media Ocean
    Lets Go Internships
    University of Costa Rica
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San José, Costa Rica
    4.9
    4.9
    7 Clutch reviews
  • 4

    R/CS

    R/CS is a software developer based in Austin, Texas with a second location in San Jose, Costa Rica. They were founded in 2014 and have a team of 6 employees. They specialize in custom software development, UX/UI design, and IoT development.

    Notable Project

    R/CS built an app for an event ticketing company. They created an iOS app that assess payments and validates tickets by scanning QR codes. This required a lot of third-party integration that R/CS also handled. The client was very happy with the app, and says that the number of crashes and bugs has reduced by 70%.

    “Their efforts significantly improved our ability to track bugs and user behavior … We’re confident in the platform’s stability during high-traffic events.” – Director of Product, Event Ticketing Company  
     

    Former clients
    Nyansa
    Technipfmc
    Master & Dynamic
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Jose, Costa Rica
    5.0
    5.0
    11 Clutch reviews
  • 5

    FusionHit

    FusionHit is a San Jose, Costa Rica-based software development company with offices in Los Angeles. Their team of fewer than 250 employees offers custom software, mobile app, e-commerce, and web development services. They were founded in 2008.

    Notable Project

    FusionHit provided frontend web development for an emerging tech company. The team leveraged AWS to build the solution and Laravel to construct the frontend of the website. They provide high-quality, efficient services.

    “They’ve been accessible for any bugs that have arisen and repaired them very fast. We’ve been absolutely delighted.” — Founder, Emerging Tech Company

    Former clients
    Alliance Partner Group
    Workwell Technologies
    CSE Insurance
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Heredia, Costa Rica
    4.8
    4.8
    6 Clutch reviews
  • 6

    DNAMIC Artificial Intelligence

    DNAMIC Artificial Intelligence is a technology consulting firm based in San José, Costa Rica with more than 10 experts. Founded in 2013, they specialize in web, custom software, and mobile app development solutions for various clients.

    Notable Project

    DNAMIC Artificial Intelligence developed a custom app solution for a house care and stable management company. The company needed assistance with finalizing an app that they developed with another firm. DNAMIC Artificial Intelligence helped speed up the development process, enabling the app to go live.

    “We discussed the strategy to handle this transition and really didn't lose much time in the implementation.” - Founder, Horse Care and Stable Management Company

    Former clients
    Equine Simplified
    Rally
    Monin Inc.
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San José, Costa Rica
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 7

    EX2 Outcoding

    Founded in 2000, EX2 Outcoding is a nearshore technology company. Their team of around 200 employees is based in San Jose, Costa Rica. They focus on IT staff augmentation, custom software development, and mobile app development.

    Notable Project

    EX2 Outcoding augmented the staff of an insurance reporting company. The team provided resources on a flexible basis, helping the client reduce costs while increasing efficiency. 

    "We have found that the team at EX2 is committed to their projects and is considered a working partner when it comes to meeting our staffing and labor needs." – Training Director, Insurance Reporting Company

     

    Former clients
    Coca Cola
    Call Miner
    Hom Luv
    KFC
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group250 - 999 Employees
    place San Jose, Costa Rica
    4.3
    4.3
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 8

    77 Digital

    77 Digital is a marketing solutions company headquartered in Rowlett, Texas with an office in Costa Rica. Founded in 2011, the team of 10 specializes in SEO, digital strategy, social media marketing, and more. They work primarily with small businesses, midmarket-sized, and enterprises. 

    Notable Project

    77 Digital worked on digital marketing for an electronics retailer. They provided project management, creative content, and development services. The client was impressed by the significant increase in social media engagement brought on by the project.

    “I would say that all of our social media engagement metrics were up by double digits because of the project.” – Marketing Manager, Electronics Retailer 

    Former clients
    Kohl’s
    Nestle
    Gatorade
    Ford
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Tibás, Costa Rica
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 9

    Stackk

    Stackk is a creative digital agency located in Alajuela, Costa Rica. Founded in 2014, their team of 3–4 employees serves small to enterprise-level businesses in the e-commerce, IT, and advertising sectors. Their offering includes UX/UI design, web and mobile app development, and e-commerce development.

    Notable Project

    Stackk built a mobile app for a microfinance company. They utilized Corvid, ReactJS, and NodeJS to create an integrated solution. Their work enabled the client to secure financial investments in a legally formalized manner.

    "They’re able to adjust to your needs and offer a unique, personalized solution for highly complex projects." — Executive Director, Finance Company

    Former clients
    Unilever
    Honda Motors
    Hexaware
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Alajuela, Costa Rica
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 10

    FIRST FACTORY

    First Factory is a nearshore software development company based in Heredia, Costa Rica, with an office in New York. The company, founced in 2000, has more than a hundred employees and provides UX/UI design, IT staff augmentation, and custom software development services to various companies.  

    Notable Project

    First Factory was hired by a pharma engagement company to provide nearshore development services to help with their projects. First Factory was able to deliver these services creatively, on time, and on budget. 

    "We get 300 million records of data per week, and FIRST FACTORY manages that." – President & CEO, Pharma Engagement Company 

    Former clients
    OneWorld, Inc.
    FragranceNet.com
    EnergyFunders
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Heredia, Costa Rica
    5.0
    5.0
    7 Clutch reviews
  • 11

    Novacomp

    Novacomp is an IT services company based in Curridabat, Costa Rica, with an office in Sammamish, Wash., USA. The company, founded in 1997, has more than 300 employees that provide IT staff augmentation, application testing, and web development services to various companies.

    Notable Project

    Novacomp provided an International Health Firm with staff augmentation for the latter's IBMi platform to enhance the system for the Caribbean market and meet Latin American and Caribbean regulatory requirements. Novacomp even provided bilingual enhancements to the platform. By the end of the first phase, the whole business was migrated to the corporate system, allowing the client to work with less complexity. 

    "They worked with us to help with the strict security and procedural processes we required." - IT Director, International Health Firm 

    Former clients
    Intel
    Pan-American Life Insurance Group
    DHL
    Dole
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group250 - 999 Employees
    place Curridabat, Costa Rica
    4.2
    4.2
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 12

    Intertec International

    Founded in 2002, Intertec International is an IT staff augmentation, software development, and cloud consulting company based in Escazú, Costa Rica with an office in Phoenix. They primarily work with midmarket and enterprise-level companies from a variety of industries. 

    Notable Project

    Intertec International provided development support to a supply chain and logistics software company. The team worked independently and provided a high level of service. 

    "The quality of their resources has been phenomenal." – VP Research & Development, Supply Chain Software Company

    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Escazú, Costa Rica
    4.9
    4.9
    4 Clutch reviews
  • 13

    Sapiensdev.com

    Founded in 2008, Sapiensdev.com is a nearshoring development company based in San Jose, Costa Rica. They work with clients in a variety of industries including financial services, healthcare, and IT. 

    Notable Project

    Sapiensdev.com is providing ongoing staff augmentation resources for e-commerce development projects at an IT services company. The customers are happy with the solutions provided by Sapiensdev.com. 

    "The quality of work is excellent – it’s one par with the work we get from our in-house team." – CEO, IT Services Company

    Former clients
    Ernst & Young
    SimplyConfirm.com
    Coleman
    Rawlings
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Escazu, Costa Rica
    4.6
    4.6
    4 Clutch reviews
  • 14

    AKTEK

    Founded in 2001, AKTEK is a custom software development company based in Grecia, Costa Rica. They work primarily with enterprise and midmarket clients. In addition to software development, they also provide app development, UX design, web design, and web development services. 

    Notable Project

    A local government agency hired AKTEK to do web development, UX design, and branding. They used Drupal. The website they built won multiple awards. 

    "We are completely satisfied with their performance." – Systems Engineer, Local Government 

    Former clients
    Titicupon
    Heredia
    Universidad Politecnica Internacional
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Grecia, Costa Rica
    4.5
    4.5
    1 Clutch review
  • 15

    Oceans Consulting Firm

    Oceans Consulting Firm is a software company based in Alajuela, Costa Rica, and founded in 2015. With over 10 employees, they offer IT staff augmentation, web development, and mobile app development solutions for small and mid-market agencies.

    Notable Project

    Oceans Consulting Firm developed a SaaS platform for a content distributor. The distributor needed a partner to offer dedicated development support. The distributor still works with Oceans Consulting Firm, regularly communicating.

    “They are responsive and reach out once per week.” - Founder, Content Distributor

    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Alajuela, Costa Rica
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 16

    Bananacode

    Bananacode is a software development company founded in Moravia, Costa Rica in 2019 with more than 10 members. They are experts in custom software development, UX/UI design, and e-commerce development solutions for small and mid-market companies alike.

    Notable Project

    Bananacode developed a web solution for a software and data engineering firm. Bananacode was in charge of developing the firm’s website and blog. The firm is very satisfied with Bananacode’s work.

    “They used agile methodologies, and that worked perfectly for us.” - CEO, Software and Data Engineering Firm

    Former clients
    Sports Sonar
    Delfino.cr
    FIFCO
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Moravia, Costa Rica
    4.5
    4.5
    8 Clutch reviews
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