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List of the Best Chicago Java Developers

  • 1
    $250,000+
    250 - 999 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Rightpoint, headquartered in Chicago, is a web and mobile app development firm. Founded in 2007, their team of about 450 employees services midmarket and enterprise clients across industries such as consumer products and services, IT, and retail. They also offer UX design services.

    Clients
    Rue La La
    Macy's
    Care.com
    Intuit
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Rightpoint provided web development services to create an internet portal. The team used Azure to build the platform, which tracks internal projects and invoices. Their efforts have streamlined efficiency by automating several previously manual processes.

    “They took an 85-year old process and improved it efficiently.” — Team Member, Steel Fabricating Company

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  • 2
    $50,000+
    250 - 999 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Headquartered in Chicago, Forte Group is an international IT firm with offices in Belarus and Ukraine. With over 250 employees, the agency specializes in web development, e-commerce development, and application testing in addition to other software and app services. 

    Clients
    Follet Corporation
    SwiftIQ
    Maestro Health
    Brightstar
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Forte Group helped a parking logistics company build their app for iOS and Android. When the apps were released, the client was happy with the results. The company elt that Forte Group excelled in their proactivity.

    "Overall, Forte Group has a smart team. They were able to understand our requests without a lot of back-and-forths." – CTO, Park Logistics App

  • 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

    Headquartered in Chicago, Bright Bright Great is a strategic interactive agency that combines cutting-edge design with technology. Founded in 2007, they've grown to a team of nearly 15 that has expertise in branding, web design, UX/UI design, and social and email marketing, as well as mobile app and web development.

    Clients
    Nike
    Lucasfilms
    Crayola
    McDonalds
    Industries
    Notable Project

    An online learning and e-commerce startup reached out to Bright Bright Great to design its e-commerce site. They have since completed numerous other projects together: branding, social media marketing, and graphic design.

    "We went from nothing to something. The strongest comment I have about their work is that the bar for design quality is very high. It's been very helpful to us, going from being completely unknown to an emerging brand and a website that exceeds our very high design-quality bar." – CEO, Startup

  • 5
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL

    KitelyTech is a full-service technology, design, and development company that's been around since 2009. Headquartered in Chicago, IL, the company is composed of about 10 employees who are skilled in web, software, mobile app, and e-commerce development. Other services include web design and user experience design and SEO.

    Clients
    Periscope
    Discovery Education
    MasterCard
    Rolls-Royce
    Notable Project

    An antique jewelry shop hired KitelyTech for a website redesign. The shop wanted a more professional, up-to-date, and mobile-friendly website. KitelyTech executed on the website development project and also helped with SEO – identifying and targeting relevant keywords to improve the jewelry shop's ranking in search engines. As a result of a new user-friendly layout, the website received positive feedback and renewed customer interest.

    "They’re a complete package and incredibly attentive. ... I felt like I got good value for my money." – Founder, Jewelry Company  

  • 6
    $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
     

  • 7
    $50,000+
    250 - 999 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Surge Software is a software development agency headquartered in Bellevue, WA, with other offices in Sacramento, CA, Baltimore, MD, and Salt Lake City, UT. The agency of 160+ employees provides custom software development, web development, mobile app development, and e-commerce development services.

    Clients
    Ralph Lauren
    Verizon
    UnderArmor
    Purdue University
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A consulting firm hired Surge Software for web development and UX work. The agency provided staff augmentation across different platforms. The consulting firm felt that Surge was responsive and that its work has been extremely valuable to the company. 

    "I’m comfortable in the knowledge that if issues arose with any team member, I could talk honestly with Surge and they would remedy the situation. Be open, articulate your goals, and they will work with you to provide solutions." – Director of Software, Management Consulting Firm

  • 8
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL

    8th Light is a software consultancy firm headquartered in Chicago, with other offices in Los Angeles, New York, and London. The agency and its team of 110+ has experience in web development, custom software development, web design, mobile app development, and cloud consulting.

    Clients
    Groupon
    Royal Academy of Arts
    NCSA
    LawVault
    Notable Project

    A ticketing agency hired 8th Light for app development. The app helped users get tickets to high-demand events easier. While the app hasn't officially launched, there has been successful reports and great feedback from a select few. 

    "They [8th Light] were great with collaborating on the right way for the project to be managed. I learned a lot from working with them." – VP Product, Entertainment Company

  • 9
    $25,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Compoze Labs is a product-focused software development shop based in Minneapolis. The company, founded in 2018, has more than ten employes and provides custom software development, mobile app development, IT managed services, and web development to enterprise and smaller-sized companies.

    Clients
    Colorado Avalanche
    DQ
    Holiday
    General Mills
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A software development consulting company hired Elko to help it with a web design project using .NET and Microsoft Azure. They were to connect DecoNetwork via JWT with another connection between the new app and the client. They used DevOps, Azure, and C# Corner to complete the project. Elko completed its part of the project and the end client was very impressed with the results.

    "The standard of quality was extremely high and the project was accomplished under budget and within the expected timeline." - Marketing Manager, Software Development Consulting Company

  • 10
    $5,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Headquartered in Chicago, Intersog is a custom software development firm with two offices in Canada and two in Ukraine. The agency was founded in 2005 and has over 100 experts that specialize in custom software development, mobile app development, IoT development, and other IT-related consulting and services. 

    Clients
    CDW
    Northern Trust
    Neustar
    Mitsubishi Motors
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Intersog was hired by a platform for video advertising to staff a team to build a web application. Intersog oversaw the development and launch of the app has launched and continues to maintain the app through fixing bugs and upgrades. 

    "The application delivered by Intersog fully matched our budget and requirements. We liked the attitude of our offshore project team; they were always responsive, responsible, and reliable." – CEO, Advertising Platform Company

  • 11
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    TangoCode, founded in 2015, is a woman-owned custom development company. The company is headquartered in Chicago, with additional offices in Montevideo, Uruguay, and Cuenca, Ecuador. Their team of 41 employees specialize in custom software development, mobile app development, and AI. They work with mid-market and small businesses that are mostly in the advertising & marketing, financial services, and automotive industries. 
     

    Clients
    Barnes & Noble
    Aprimo
    RentPath
    Industries
    Notable Project

    TangoCode did mobile app development for an arts and social impact nonprofit. The client needed a mobile app that would help promote their new initiative to a younger audience. TangoCode developed the app for iOS and Android, and they used TestFlight and Nevercode to test the app. The company has built a relationship with the client, and the client was happy with the app. 

    “Their team created really beautiful designs. They developed an app that is very much on brand, implementing our logos, colors, and patterns into the platform.”— Chief Communications Officer, Arts & Social Impact Nonprofit
     

  • 12
    $50,000+
    250 - 999 Employees
    Elgin IL

    Softweb Solutions is a tech consulting company based in Elgin, Ill. They also have offices in Dallas and Ahmedabad, India. Since 2006, their team of over 300 has provided IT strategy consulting, big data consulting, cloud consulting & SI, and more for primarily enterprise-level clients. 

    Clients
    T-Mobile
    ADA
    GEA
    Cobra Electronics
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Softweb Solutions provided support for a business consultancy's website and e-commerce system. They were also contracted to create an iPad app that syncs with the database. The client prides Softweb Solutions on their technical skill. 

    "They use a project management software that’s phenomenal that their team uses for problem solving and additions or whatever. It has been fantastic." – Founder, Business Consultancy

  • 13
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Chicago Software Solutions is a software development and consulting firm with just over 10 employees. The Chicago-based firm has been around since 2000 and has helped various sized clients in different industries with their web development, software development, and mobile app development needs. 

    Clients
    Pendragon;Forms Manager
    InvestToday
    CMSPro
    BarKeeper Pro
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A waste management group hired Chicago Software Solutions to build a custom software solution so all 4 of their core processes could be managed using the same interface. Chicago Software Solutions built a web-based platform and an Andriod app to address this project. The staff is grateful for the app because it helps streamline all their work. The program has proven to be a great investment for the group. 

    "What I like the most is I am not afraid to present an idea to them. [Chicago Software Solutions] are not going to shoot me down and tell me that it won’t work, but instead, give me suggestions based on them knowing what our business needs are." – Office Manager, Waste Management Group

  • 14
    $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

  • 15
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Ethervision is a Chicago-based mobile app boutique. A handful of their projects were App Store originals back in 2008, and they have developed 180+ apps since. The company has 4 employees, and they focus on mobile app development, UX/UI design, and wearable app development.

    Clients
    AON
    Pacific Life
    Chicago Tribune
    Whirlpool
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Ethervision created an app for a safety consulting company that tests products for safety standards. They created apps for both iOS and Android. They also created the illustrations that demonstrated the safety requirements and standards.

    “Ethervision was quick to respond. They had specific personnel for specific jobs. It made it easy to know who things should go to.” – Project Manager, Safety Consulting Company

  • 16
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Thinkship is a digital business consulting firm of 19 employees, founded in 2016. Their headquarters is in Chicago, and they have secondary locations in Edina, Minn. and Wuhan, China. They offer custom software development, web development and mobile app development. They serve small and midmarket businesses in the IT, consumer products, business and real estate industries.

    Clients
    G&U Orthopedic
    Tie Accounting
    MatrixEx
    SynoPay
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A referral management platform hired Thinkship to develop a mobile-responsive solution, for a web app compatible with mobile platforms such as iOS and Android. They built a demo version, handled testing, and built new features. The client was pleased with their adaptability.

    “What really struck me about Thinkship is their architecture expertise. They take care with every aspect of the build.” – COO, Referral Management Platform
     

  • 17
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Fresh Design Studio is based in Chicago and was founded in 2009. The digital agency and its team of 14 are experts in web design and development, SEO, e-commerce development, and PPC. Fresh Design Studio works in various industries such as real estate, financial services, and consumer products. 

    Clients
    Hyatt Place Hotel
    The University of Illinois
    Floating World Gallery
    Nerd Coach
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Fresh Design Studio redesigned a website and helped create a brand identity for a men's lifestyle brand. The digital branding was done through social media. The work has received positive feedback and the client prides Fresh Design Studio on their open communication.

    "We had a different design direction in the beginning but switched halfway through. Even with such an abrupt change, Fresh Design was still able to deliver within the timeline. I don’t know if anyone else could’ve done it that quickly."- Creative Director, Men's Lifestyle Brand

  • 18
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Kahoots Creative Group is a digital consulting group based in Chicago, Illinois, that was established in 2014. Their team of fewer than 50 employees offers custom software development, UX/UI design, digital strategy, and web development services.

    Clients
    PepsiCo
    Q-Centrix
    Arcadia Data
    BlueData
    Notable Project

    Kahoots Creative Group helped with web development for a credit bureau. Their team developed the UX/UI, conducted usability tests, and offered technical guidance. Their work significantly decreased bugs and errors.

    "From a ticket problem analysis, we had a 30% drop in defects and users calling in about confusing UI, bugs, or technical aspects." – UX Designer, Credit Bureau

  • 19
    $50,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Des Plaines IL

    PlotnikovSoft is an IT solutions company based in Des Plaines, Ill. The company, founded in 2010, has around 100 developers who provide cloud consulting & SI, web development, CRM consulting & SI, ECM consulting & SI, and mobile app development services. PlotnikovSoft serves midmarket and other-sized companies in the IT, telecommunications, utilities, and energy & natural resources industries.

    Clients
    Telarus
    CRAFT
    AAM
    James Edward and Companies
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A software development company hired PlotnikovSoft for an ongoing engagement to augment their development team in developing a mobile app. PlotnikovSoft developed the app using Xamarin after the UI had been designed by the company. The PlotnikovSoft team has been providing quality services that meet the expectations of the company.

    "They continue to do what we ask of them very well.""- CTO, Software Development Company

  • 20
    $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

  • 21
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Based in Chicago and founded in 2009, Vokal is a mobile and digital agency with nearly 50 employees. Their team specializes in web design and development, mobile app development, and digital strategy.  

    Clients
    Whole Foods
    Spot Hero
    Walgreens
    Groupon
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Working with an in-house team, Vokal helped an industrial distributor build a mobile e-commerce platform, developing the application and managing the engineering aspects. The app is responsive and has received positive reviews in the app store. 

    "It was a collaborative process and they became our true partner." —Senior Director of E-Commerce, Industrial Distributor

  • 22
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Naperville IL

    LLT Group is a full service creative agency that has assisted clients since 2010. Their team of 50 are based primarily in Naperville, Ill., with an additional office in Boston, Mass. LLT Group focuses primarily on web design, SEO, and e-commerce development.With LLT Group's guidance, the pest control company was also able to diversify their revenue by investing in PPC campaign on Google.

    Clients
    National Geographic Channel
    LA Rams
    Subaru
    Burger King
    Industries
    Notable Project

    LLT Group was hired by a pest control company to increase organic engagement by redesigning the client's website. Later, LLT Group also assisted the client with content marketing, SEO, PPC, and social media. 

    "Without the shadow of a doubt, the volume of Web leads coming through into our business is tenfold higher." - Principal of Pest Control Company

  • 23
    $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

  • 24
    $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

  • 25
    Undisclosed
    250 - 999 Employees
    Oak Brook IL

    Aspire Systems is a product development firm headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with another office in Chennai, India. It was founded in 1996 and has grown to a size of over 2,000 employees. Their sizable team provide web design, web development, application testing, e-commerce development, and custom software development services to a variety of industries, including IT, financial services, and education. 

    Clients
    Apple
    Macy's
    A'Gaci
    Industries
  • 26
    $50,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Directpl is a midsize software development company. Located in Chicago, Illinois; Rochester, New York; Toronto, Canada and Warszawa, Poland, the firm was established in 1997. Their team focuses on custom software development, application management & support, IT managed services, and application testing.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    Directpl provided app development services to a consumer goods company. These efforts included linking CRM services to the mobile app in order to facilitate customer intel to salespersons, among other features.

    ‘‘They delivered everything on time and budget.’’

  • 27
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Xumulus is a digital agency based in Arlington Heights, Ill. Founded in 2009, Xumulus' team of around 6 employees provides a wide range of services, but specializes in e-commerce and web development. 

    Clients
    US Cellular
    Rogers and Hollands Jewelry
    Jackson Family Wines
    Notable Project

    Xumulus worked with assisted an audio company in transitioning to a Magento 2 Enterprise platform. Xumulus also transferred the client's hosting from platform.SH to eBoundHost, reduced the website's loading times, and looked to upgrade its UX/UI. The client credits Xumulus' work for high-performance months in what are usually quiet periods.

    "They’re always optimizing things I wouldn’t think about because I come from a different perspective." —COO, Audio Company

  • 28
    $100,000+
    250 - 999 Employees
    Chicago IL

    The Nerdery is a digital consultancy that was founded in 2003. They are headquartered in Bloomington, Minn., and have additional offices in Chicago, Phoenix, and Kansas City, Mo. The Nerdery has about 413 employees that serve clients in a variety of sectors. Services include web development, mobile app development, custom software development, and UX/UI 

    Clients
    Hy-Vee
    Google
    AmericInn
    Medtronic
    Notable Project

    The Nerdery created a grocery store's digital strategy. They also rebuilt the mobile app to enhance the user's online shopping experience. 

     

  • 29
    $10,000+
    250 - 999 Employees
    Lombard IL

    Magenic is a mobile app development company headquartered in Minneapolis with other locations throughout the US, including Lombard, Ill., Waltham, Mass., and San Francisco. It was founded in 1995 and now employs a large team of more than 680 that specialize in custom software development, mobile app development, app testing, and UI/UX design.

    Clients
    Deloitte
    Dominos
    Visa
    Wells Fargo
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A financial services company wanted to streamline processes for its customers. Magenic built a custom cross channel platform to make the platform faster, more transparent, and easier to understand. As the client's processes are now fully digitized, it has become much easier to introduce new products and services leading to a projected 10-15% profit increase. 

     

  • 30
    $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

     

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