Top 15 Mobile App Developers in the UK | July 2018

Looking to Hire a Local App Development Company in the United Kingdom?

As mobile solutions become vital to business success, the UK’s wealth of app development companies is increasingly evident. So, how should you choose the right UK app development company?

To help you find the very best, we vetted hundreds of UK mobile app developers and ranked them based on client feedback. Use this list to survey the contenders, read reviews, and gather the relevant information you need to pick the right app developer for your next project.

Top UK App Developers 2018

List of Top Mobile App Development Companies in the UK

  • 1

    hedgehog lab

    Founded in 2007, hedgehog lab is a global software consultancy of 200+ that specializes in multi-platform software and device innovation. Headquartered in London with six offices across three continents, their team architects, designs, and develops app solutions that prepare brands for the future of post-PC devices.

    Notable Project

    hedgehog lab created a series of successful apps for a large Norwegian energy company. Designed for both iPhone and iPad, the apps were made to inspire creativity and engagement within key audiences. Workmanship aside, the client also recognized their professionalism and proactive approach.

    "We really enjoyed working with the hedgehog lab team. Their company is efficient, helpful, friendly, and delivered perfectly on time to a very high standard." – Web Editor, Norwegian Energy Corporation

    Former Clients: EDF Energy, Financial Times, Mitsubishi Motors, Santander Bank

    Awards: The Newcastle Business Awards: Small/Medium Business of the Year 2016, Outstanding Performance in International Growth; Glassdoor: Best Employer of 2016; RAR Digital Awards: On Budget Award Winner 2016, App Design Awards: Best App Startup 2015; Drum Design Awards: Commendable Design 2013; Mobile Entertainment Magazine: The Top UK Mobile Innovators 2012

    $ $ $ $ $
    $50,000+
    51 - 250 Employees
    Newcastle ,
    4.7
    4.7
    19 REVIEWS
  • 2

    Fueled

    With a team of 50+, Fueled specializes in creating mobile apps and websites. The New York-based app development company aims to create easy-to-use and attractive products for customers, whether they are big or small brands.

    Notable Project

    Fueled designed a bidding-style app for a company that deals with nightlife reservations. They built the app from scratch, taking into consideration what the company wanted, as well as giving advice. The app had a lot of functions, such as a list of venues, submission options, and tools that allowed notifications to be sent from venues.

    “They’re incredibly efficient in the work that they do and know what they're doing in design, coding, and executing their ideas. They have a great understanding of what's current and get things done very quickly compared to others.” – Founder, Mobile App

    Former Clients: Rite Aid, Sunnycomb, QuizUp, Verizon

    Awards: Hive Awards, The Webbys, Creative Review

    $ $ $ $ $
    $75,000+
    51 - 250 Employees
    New York , NY
    4.8
    4.8
    13 REVIEWS
  • 3

    Intellectsoft

    Founded in 2007, Intellectsoft is a full-service software partner, focusing on app development for web, mobile, and emerging technologies. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, their 200+ business strategists and tech specialists collaborate across seven global offices to create digital solutions for startups and enterprises alike.

    Notable Project

    Intellectsoft created an e-commerce app with matching backend infrastructure, then integrated it into the client’s blockchain technology. Transforming the given creative demands into a satisfactory product under a strenuous deadline was deemed impressive, as were their communication skills and determination.

    “We've given them a challenge, and they've met it, which is why Intellectsoft has become our leading service provider for technology development.” – Program Manager, Holding Company

    Former Clients: Eurostar, Harley-Davidson, Jaguar, Universal Pictures

    Awards: Inc. 5000: #1703 in 2017; Business of Apps: Top US App Developers 2016; IAOP: Top 100 Outsourcing Companies

    $ $ $ $ $
    $25,000+
    251 - 1,000 Employees
    Palo Alto , CA
    4.8
    4.8
    20 REVIEWS
  • 4

    Magora

    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.

    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

    Former Clients: Cisco, Danone, Toyota, Unilever

    $ $ $ $ $
    $10,000+
    51 - 250 Employees
    London ,
    4.8
    4.8
    24 REVIEWS
  • 5

    Apadmi

    Apadmi is a 50+ mobile tech group specializing in app development, IoT, and consulting for big data, BI, and SI. Founded in 2009 and based in Manchester, UK, their team excels at helping organizations use technology to achieve a competitive advantage.

    Notable Project

    Apadmi developed an app that enables customers of a large digital retailer to make in-store purchases and manage their accounts. From technical development to ongoing support and expertise, the client enjoyed the company's skill and flexibility and continues to trust in their partnership.

    “Our collaboration has led to a number of successes with the mobile app — I wouldn't change a thing.” – Channel Manager, Global Financial Service

    Former Clients: BBC, Facebook, Google, Nexus, Skyscanner

    Awards: Northern Digital Awards: Large Digital Agency of the Year 2018 & 2017, Best App 2017; UK App Awards 2017: App of the Year; Retail Systems Awards 2017: Mobile Solution of the Year; Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 Finalist; UK Agency Awards 2016: Best Large Agency

    $ $ $ $ $
    $10,000+
    51 - 250 Employees
    Manchester ,
    4.8
    4.8
    12 REVIEWS
  • 6

    Ready4S

    Ready4S is a full-service web and mobile app development company based in Cracow, Poland, with offices in the UK and Ukraine. Started in 2011, this team of 25+ creates digital solutions for organizations both large and small.

    Notable Project

    Under a tight deadline, Ready4S developed and implemented an app solution to give the client’s employees easier access to customer data. The team earned praise for its cooperative approach, project management skills, and quality results.

    “I am pleased with our effective cooperation with Ready4S. … I highly recommend Ready4S as a reliable partner.” – Former Sales Support Director, Global Bank

    Former Clients: Coca-Cola, Jaba, Lumesse, Roche

    Awards: E-Commerce Awards Poland: Top 3 Best Website Designs

    $ $ $ $ $
    $10,000+
    11 - 50 Employees
    Poole ,
    4.9
    4.9
    23 REVIEWS
  • 7

    Cleveroad

    With 50+ employees, Cleveroad specializes in mobile app development, UX design, and cloud-based solutions. Located in Ukraine, this agency builds solutions for most industries.

    Notable Project

    Cleveroad developed a guitar learning app for an entrepreneur in Romania. The app, which is for both Android and iOS, teaches people how to play the guitar. The client was pleased with Cleveroad and plans to hire them again if the app needs updates.

    “I am more than satisfied with Cleveroad and the experience they provided. They gave me what I had been looking for for years.” – Entrepreneur, Guitar Learning App

    Former Clients: Fuji, Virgin Atlantic, Octopus, PrankDial

    $ $ $ $ $
    $10,000+
    51 - 250 Employees
    Dnipro , Dnipropetrovsk oblast
    5.0
    5.0
    33 REVIEWS
  • 8

    Mubaloo

    Founded in 2009, Mubaloo is a mobile app developer and IT strategy consultancy based in London. Also working from their Bristol office, this award-winning team of 50+ creates digital solutions for both enterprises and smaller companies.

    Notable Project

    Offering both a strategic perspective and development skill set, Mubaloo developed a native iOS and Android app to facilitate exchanges between investment managers and investors. The project was successfully completed on time and on-budget and convinced the client to retain Mubaloo as a digital consultant.

    "Mubaloo was refreshing to have for this initiative; their insight, approach, and knowledge was invaluable." – Solutions Director, Investment Firm

    Former Clients: Aviva, Bang & Olufsen, RAC, Unipart

    Awards: Mobile Innovation Awards Winner: Most Impressive Agency 2015; UK App Design Awards Gold Winner 2015; Deloitte Tech Fast 50 Winner 2014; Appsters Winner 2014: Best Use of API

    $ $ $ $ $
    $50,000+
    51 - 250 Employees
    London ,
    4.6
    4.6
    16 REVIEWS
  • 9

    3 SIDED CUBE

    3 SIDED CUBE is an award-winning web and app development firm based in Bournemouth, UK. Founded in 2009, the 10+ team is experienced in creating impactful apps that drive results.

    Notable Project

    3 SIDED CUBE developed a series of complex iOS and Android apps that were “immensely successful” in the eyes of their client, achieving 8.7 million downloads overall. The team was lauded for its business understanding and creative problem solving, while the app was praised for its functionality.

    “3 SIDED CUBE will always make the app do whatever we want it to do, but in a way cooler or better-looking way than we had anticipated. This is what I mean by creative.” – Former Digital Engagement Senior Director, Humanitarian Aid Nonprofit

    Former Clients: American Red Cross, ASPCA, Boots, Lloyds Banking Group, Nordstrom

    Awards: Webby Award Winner: Best Health App; European Digital Communication Award Winner: Best Mobile App; Dadi Award Winner: Best Not-for-Profit Website’ Digitals Award Winner: Best Charity & Not-for-Profit.

    $ $ $ $ $
    $50,000+
    11 - 50 Employees
    Bournemouth ,
    4.9
    4.9
    11 REVIEWS
  • 10

    Corporation Pop

    Based in Manchester, UK, Corporation Pop has been around for over a decade and is now an established part of the mobile and web development industry. The small team delivers powerful results to clients across several industries.

    Notable Project

    Corporation Pop started working with a sports network company and created their iOS and Android app and product branding. The client was particularly pleased with their attention to UX.

    “They’re fantastic. They kept me updated every week. If there was something I needed that was going to delay the project and go over the budget, they weren’t bothered.” – CEO, Sports Network Company

    Former Clients: Corporation Pop has worked with famous British organizations like the NHS, UNILAD, The British Council, and others.

    Awards: 2016 Best User Experience Big Chip Award

    $ $ $ $ $
    $25,000+
    11 - 50 Employees
    Manchester ,
    4.8
    4.8
    8 REVIEWS
  • 11

    Brightec

    Brightec is a native mobile app development company based in Brighton with a satellite office in London. Begun in 2006, their 10+ team creates agile and functional business solutions for both iOS and Android.

    Notable Project

    Brightec developed the front and backend of an iOS and Android app for a global housewares company. App users responded favorably, while the client appreciated the team’s savvy branding, responsiveness, and high quality deliverables.

    “The app works really well and has a clean look and feel to it. Brightec did a great job.” – Digital Manager, Global Housewares Company

    Former Clients: Brain, KitchenCraft, Jaguar/Land Rover, Morrisons, Roche

    Awards: Top App Creators Award: Top Android App Development Company 2016; UK App Awards Winner; App Design Awards Winner 2016

    $ $ $ $ $
    $25,000+
    11 - 50 Employees
    Brighton ,
    4.8
    4.8
    12 REVIEWS
  • 12

    Rantmedia

    Formed in 2003, Rantmedia is a mobile app development agency of 10+ designers, developers, and app testers. From their headquarters in Cardiff, this award-winning team provides innovative and outstanding digital solutions for organizations of any size.

    Notable Project

    Rantmedia animated and developed a children's game app for both Android and iOS that was well-received in usability testing. Though app launch is forthcoming, the client esteemed Rantmedia for their friendly work ethic, cost-effectiveness, and fluid project management.

    “Their creativity and expertise make it worth giving them the latitude to work independently, propose new methodologies, and influence the end product.” – Marketing Manager, Financial Society

    Former Clients: Admiral Insurance, BBC London, Jaguar/Land Rover, NHS

    Awards: BAFTA Award Winner 2016: Best Game; Wales Online Digital Awards Finalist 2017

    $ $ $ $ $
    $25,000+
    11 - 50 Employees
    Cardiff ,
    5.0
    5.0
    5 REVIEWS
  • 13

    Bluelupin Technologies

    Bluelupin Technologies is a mobile and web application developer headquartered in Noida, India with an office in Middlesex, UK. Founded in 2013, about 20 employees provide web development and mobile app development services to small, midmarket, and enterprise clients.

    Notable Project

    Bluelupin designed and developed an app providing insight and transparency into the process of a tree planting project. Available for both iOS and Android devices, the app was acclaimed as one of the most impactful initiatives of the region, and already had around 5,000-6,000 downloads.

    "Their founder and team are humble and have given us their full support." – Project Manager, a tree farm

    Former Clients: Vodafone Foundation, Reliance, Patanjali Group, Trimarine Inc.

    Awards: Certified Xamarin Development Company in India, PMP Certified Project Manager, Azure Mobile Developer

    $ $ $ $ $
    $10,000+
    11 - 50 Employees
    Noida , Uttar Pradesh
    4.9
    4.9
    8 REVIEWS
  • 14

    nomtek

    nomtek is an award-winning app development company of 50+ based in Wroclaw, Poland with offices in London, Berlin, and San Francisco. Founded in 2009, their team has created numerous chart-topping apps and employs the lean startup methodology.

    Notable Project

    nomtek developed a mobile app to encourage the use of the client’s existing software tool, offering their technical expertise and capabilities in app optimization. They impressed the client with their coding, product development, and “tidy” end-to-end project management.

    “There is nothing that I can think to improve. Overall, we were pleased by the collaboration. I would give them high marks for every factor.” – CTO at Educational Organization

    Former Clients: Intel, Newsweek, TMobile, Yelp

    $ $ $ $ $
    $10,000+
    51 - 250 Employees
    Wroclaw ,
    4.8
    4.8
    12 REVIEWS
  • 15

    MyOxygen

    MyOxygen is a 10+ team of mobile app developers, UI/UX designers, and digital strategists. Based in Bristol and founded in 2001, the company uses a comprehensive approach that aligns business needs with remarkable results.

    Notable Project

    MyOxygen developed a multi-device mobile app for an ambulance service to help map field resources, assess incident impact, and coordinate routes more effectively. The app is widely used by its target audience. The client found the team to be highly attuned to their needs throughout the project and pleasant enough to share a laugh with.

    “I’ve always been impressed with their innovation, approachability, professionalism, flexibility, and ability to look forward.” – Resilience Officer, Emergency Ambulance Service

    Former Clients: Kohler, Ministry of Defense, National Health Service, Oxford University Press

    Awards: App Wins the Legal Innovation Award: Client Management Innovation 2015

    $ $ $ $ $
    $10,000+
    11 - 50 Employees
    Bristol ,
    5.0
    5.0
    2 REVIEWS
  • 16

    Waracle

    Started in 2004, Waracle is a mobile app and e-commerce development company focusing on IoT and app optimization. Headquartered in Dundee, Scotland with offices in London, Glasgow, and Edinburgh, the 50+ team are experts in digital strategy and innovation.

    Notable Project

    Waracle developed an intuitive and easy-to-use app to showcase the client’s intellectual capital and real estate information. Faced with a rigid timeline, the firm delivered an innovative and successful product from their deep experience in development.

    "Their technical expertise with mobile apps is second to none." – Director, Real Estate Company

    Former Clients: Cutty Sark, Imperial College of London, NHS Clydesdale Bank, Scottish Power

    Awards: Digital Agency of the Year Nominee 2015

    $ $ $ $ $
    $25,000+
    51 - 250 Employees
    Dundee ,
    4.4
    4.4
    14 REVIEWS
  • 17

    Hestabit Technologies

    Hestabit Technologies is a mobile app and web development company headquartered in Alameda, Calif., with a number of other offices in Bedfordshire, UK, Dubai, and Noida, India. It was founded in 2012 and now has a team of 91 that provides a range of services including web development, custom software development, mobile app development, digital strategy, and more.

    Notable Project

    A news agency already had mobile apps, but they weren't meeting their expectations. Hestabit Technologies redeveloped several Android and iOS apps, rebuilding the code and adding new features such as video streaming. The newer apps have millions of downloads. 

    "The apps have been downloaded a few million times. For comparison, the previous apps had been downloaded a few thousand times. The overall rating had been an average of 3.1 or 2.8, and now the average rating is 4.5 or 4.7. That’s the major key difference that we have." – Product Manager, News Agency

    Former Clients: Grey Group Singapore, Advocacy Asia, SportsBrick, Netwirch

    Awards: Cannes Lions Awards, Mobile of the Day: Favorite Website Award, 36th AWARD Awards: Silver Direct Marketing 

    $ $ $ $ $
    $5,000+
    11 - 50 Employees
    Alameda , CA
    4.8
    4.8
    9 REVIEWS
  • 18

    Borne Digital

    Mobile app development company Borne Digital is headquartered in London, UK. Their team of 20 employees also works from offices in Toronto, Canada and New York. Established in 2013, they provide web design, web development, UX/UI design, and branding, on top of mobile app development services. Their clients span all industries but are mostly small and mid-market businesses.

    Notable Project

    When a private dating club needed a mobile app to attract and retain club members, they hired Borne Digital to get the job done. Borne Digital designed and developed the app, which allowed dating club members to receive notifications about upcoming events and RSVP. The app improved the client's key metrics – evening the women-to-men user ratio from 80:20 to 60:40 and improving sales.

    "I loved the personality of the founder and [the team's] strong design skills, and I was actually happy with the price point. Handing over that money as a very small business, I felt like I'd gotten value for it. Other, bigger agencies I’ve spoken to didn’t understand what it was like to run a small business." – Founder, Private Dating Club

    Former Clients: Shell, BuzzHire, British Army, Xendpay, Sidekicks, Streats

    $ $ $ $ $
    $25,000+
    11 - 50 Employees
    London ,
    4.5
    4.5
    1 REVIEWS