Looking for a top mobile app development company in South Africa?

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 South Africa. 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 South Africa Mobile App Development Companies

  • 1
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Johannesburg South Africa

    App Developer Studio is an app development compant based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Founded in 2008, their team of 9 employees specializes in mobile app development and UI/UX design.

    Clients
    Penguin Random House
    Huawei
    MTN
    Sasol
    Industries
    Notable Project

    App Developer Studio developed multiple mobile apps for a publishing house. These interactive apps integrated videos, games, and recording capabilities. The apps have received positive reviews from customers. 

    “They have excellent customer service and make sure everyone is on the same page.” –Digital Product Manager, Publishing House

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  • 2
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Cape Town South Africa

    Bluegrass Digital is a managed services company based in Cape Town, South Africa. Founded in 1996, their team of 21 employees provides web development, mobile app development, and UX/UI design services.

    Clients
    Petrofac
    Costain
    Aercap
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Bluegrass Digital developed an entirely new strategy for their PR client. They designed intelligent and market-ready products based on their client’s unique needs and specifications. This resulted in more contracts from their client and positive feedback.

    "Our clients are consistently pleased with Bluegrass Digital’s work. We showcase their websites as case studies and have won new business from new clients as a direct result." –Project Manager, Public Relations Company

  • 3
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Johannesburg South Africa

    Founded in 2010, 2Base Technologies Pvt. Ltd is an IT solutions provider in Palakkad, India. With a team of 51, they specialize in e-commerce development, mobile app development, and web design. 

    Clients
    DIB
    SKoolBeep
    BlinkVisa
    GadgetBy
    Notable Project

    2Base Technologies Pvt. Ltd partnered with a warehouse management portal on a site design and development project. They worked to drive traffic to the site and increase leads. The client was impressed with the quality of their service. 

    "It was easy to communicate with their project manager, and they frequently updated us." – Senior Marketing Manager, Warehouse Management Portal

  • 4
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Cape Town South Africa

    Fluidity Software Solutions is a software company based in Cape Town, South Africa. Run by more than 10 members, they have provided custom software, web, and mobile app development solutions to clients since their founding in 2013.

    Clients
    Bravely
    PathCare
    Worth Busines
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Fluidity Software Solutions developed custom software for a business evaluations platform. The goal was to develop a valuation SaaS. So far, the platform has been satisfied with the level of work done by Fluidity Software Solutions.

    “They’re very dependable, available, and committed to the project.” - Co-Founder & Director, Business Evaluations Platform

  • 5
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Cape Town South Africa

    Specno is a tech company based in Cape Town, South Africa, with an office in Paarl, Soutf Africa. The company, founded in 2018, has a team of more than ten that provides, among others, mobile app development, UX/UI design, and custom software development to various small and midmarket companies. 

    Clients
    BDO
    Overberg Agri
    Talisman
    Sawex
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A parcel delivery service hired Specno to streamline the service's mobile app by building wireframes and improving the designs to decrease the pain points. The internal team tested the new designs and found them to be more intuitive than the service's old app. 

    "The team managed to wireframe and prototype the system within just a months work." - CEO, parcel delivery service

  • 6
    $5,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Cape Town South Africa

    With 62 employees, both Maxtra Technologies' South Africa and India offices develop mobile apps and blockchain solutions. The small-business focused firm was founded in 2010 and works in a variety of industries including e-commerce, business services, and the arts. They also have experience with web and product design. 

    Clients
    Macoco Cosmetics
    Lexap
    Veeray Kart
    Global Cruizers
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Maxtra Technologies developed an e-commerce website for a consumer goods company. The website features all products offered by the company, with shipping and payment functions integrated.

    "The project manager was very fluent in describing the project."

  • 7
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Johannesburg South Africa

    Asterism Infosoft Pvt Ltd is a development company that was founded in 2015. The 5-person team is headquartered in Gandhinagar, India, with offices in Sydney; Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; and Toronto. The team develops mobile apps, e-commerce solutions, and websites to small businesses in the transportation, GPS & navigation, and e-commerce industries.

    Clients
    OfficeEarth
    Alalijuice
    peepshowproduktions
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Asterism Infosoft Pvt Ltd built a custom mobile app for a luxury car rental company. They created a demo to start with before building the full app. The solution launched and awaits feedback from users. 

    "They are a small team with vast knowledge." – Director, Luxury Car Rental Company

  • 8
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Randburg South Africa

    Data Intellect Solutions is an application development company based in Johannesburg, South Africa. The company, founded in 2017, has a team of less than ten that provides mobile app development, web development, ERP consulting and SI, and enterprise app modernization services to midmarket and other-sized companies institutions in the business services, health care & medical, and other industries.

    Clients
    Pepsi
    Nokia
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A development firm hired Data Intellect Solutions to provide e-commerce portal design, cart design, payment gateway configuration, and category specification services. Data Intellect Solutions met all expectations for all these projects.

    "Data Intellect has a detail-oriented team with a good problem-solving attitude and fine coding." - Former Business Head, Development Firm. 

  • 9
    $25,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Sandton South Africa

    Team4solution is a mobile and web application design and development agency, founded in 2017. They have between 10 and 49 employees across their offices in Wakad, India and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where they provide web, mobile and software solutions from small and mid-size businesses. Services include e-wallet and e-learning apps, cross-platform apps, and SalesForce.

    Clients
    Lines International
    Chonga Chu
    Damien Black
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Team4solution developed software to assist in the product lifecycle management of an automotive company. They upgraded existing systems and developed a new frontend for the content. Team4solution was highly engaged and professional throughout the project, impressing the client by delivering the project on time and in conformance with all stakeholder requirements.

    “They fulfilled the requirements, and we were extremely satisfied. We were very close to the product lifecycle management, software topics, and computer-aided design. I was really impressed with how fast and how well they implemented these different requirements of file handling.” – Product Engineer, Automotive Company

  • 10
    $25,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Sandton South Africa

    Glucode is an application development company. The midsize Sandton, South Africa-based agency was founded in 2009. Their team focuses on mobile app development, ux/ui design, and application management & support.

    Notable Project

    A healthcare company hired Glucode for mobile app development. The team is tasked with building a Bespoke app for healthcare professionals.

    "Every person in the team is highly skilled and professional."

  • 11
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Bloemfontein South Africa

    Bitcube is an app development company based in Bloemfontein, South Africa. Founded in 2009, their 26 employees provide custom software development, UI/UX design, and mobile app development services.

    Clients
    Bruce's Doggy Daycare
    MSTY
    MORI
    Temporall
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Bitcube developed an analytics platform for a cultural analytics company. This included SaaS development, frontend, platform as a service, SecOps, and application support. Traffic has increased while load times decreased. The quality of the code meets expectations.

    “They listen intently to my needs, and understand what I'm trying to achieve in the long-term. We also have a very good relationship. They treat us as partners, and we trust each other.” –CEO, Cultural Analytics Platform

  • 12
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Johannesburg South Africa

    Thought Inc. is a technology and development company headquartered in Woodmead, South Africa. They were founded in 2008, and have a team of less than 50 people who specialize in mobile app development, web development, and custom software development. 
     

    Clients
    FNB
    Lenovo
    CHAI
    Notable Project

    Thought Inc. is providing mobile app development services for a research company. The client needed an app for their learning solutions platform; Thought Inc. is currently using PhoneGap and Ionic to develop the app. They are adding features to the app, and they continuously work closely with the client. The client is happy with the company’s work so far, and they are looking forward to the final product. 
     

    “Although it's taking longer than we anticipated, they're moving things forward nicely and paying close attention to our needs. We expect the app to launch shortly.” — Director, Research Company
     

  • 13
    $100,000+
    250 - 999 Employees
    Johannesburg South Africa

    Founded in 2014, PYCOGroup is a development firm. Their team of around 370 employees is based in Brussels, with an additional office around the globe. They focus on custom software, web, and mobile app development.

    Clients
    Microsoft
    American Express
    Volkswagen
    Coach
    Industries
    Notable Project

    PYCOGroup developed a mobile app for a travel services company. While the internal team was responsible for the database and API, the team handled the rest of the project. 

    "The team has been really efficient and helpful to build up and deliver the solution." – Program Director, Travel Services Company

  • 14
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Cape Town South Africa

    NONA is a blockchain-focused software development studio headquartered in Cape Town, South Africa. Founded in 2012, this team of approximately 30 employees offers UX/UI design, blockchain development, mobile app development, and web development services.

    Clients
    OnChain Capital
    OrderIn
    Quicket
    Augmentors
    Industries
    Notable Project

    NONA built a decentralized application for a cryptocurrency hedge fund. The team used React, AWS, and Solidity to create a token distribution and smart contracts platform.

  • 15
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Randburg South Africa

    SovTech is a custom software development company based in Johannesburg with offices in London and Nairobi. Founded in 2012, they work with enterprise and midmarket businesses with a focus on clients in the financial services industry. 

    Clients
    Standard Bank
    Deloitte
    Canon
    ADT
    Industries
    Notable Project

    SovTech built a financial risk-assessment platform that provides applicants with quotes and recommendations. Their work increased the number of quality leaders the client could provide to their partners. 

    "They were accommodating and executed well." – CEO, IT Company

  • 16
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Randburg South Africa
    CubeZoo is a web development company. The small team is headquartered in Randburg, South Africa. Their services include web development, mobile app development, and enterprise app modernization.
    Industries
    Notable Project

    An architectural studio firm hired CubeZoo for web design and branding. The client wanted a unique brand for the amalgamation of two architects, demonstrating the services they offer.

    "The workflow between us and Cubezoo was both seamless and clear."

  • 17
    $5,000+
    250 - 999 Employees
    Cape Town South Africa

    Cyber Infrastructure Inc. is an IT company headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Atlanta, Miami, New York, London, India, and Singapore. Founded in 2003, the team of 740 specializes in custom software development and SEO. They work primarily with midmarket-level businesses, focusing on IT, advertising and marketing, and gaming.

    Clients
    eBay
    Spirit Airlines
    Bell
    World Vision
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Cyber Infrastructure Inc. developed a responsive, custom Magento e-commerce platform for an apparel brand. They included advanced features like a store locator, image slider, and social media plug-ins. The client appreciated the expertise and professionalism they brought to the project. 

    “The manner in which Cyber Infrastructure handled our project clearly demonstrated their sharp grasp of and experience with e-commerce application development. After only working with CIS for a few days, we realized the degree of professionalism, commitment, and honesty with which they worked.” – Co-Managing Partner, Apparel Brand

  • 18
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Cape Town South Africa

    Codeswop is a development firm based in Cape Town, South Africa. Founded in 2014, this team of five offers a range of services, including web app development, website creation, mobile app development, and interactive prototype design. 

    Clients
    Biblo
    34 Agency
    Old Mutual
    Pienaar and Son Distilling Co.
    Notable Project

    Codeswop completed a web development project for a data management firm. Building off of a pre-existing set of wireframes, the team offered a variety of design options before building out a site using WordPress. The team maintained open lines of communication throughout the project, which, coupled with their flexible approach, made for a fruitful engagement.

    "It's rare for a developer to be willing to create such a bespoke web solution for a business. They've also been very responsive and accessible throughout the project." – CMO, Offsite Data Backup Firm

  • 19
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Cape Town South Africa
    AUX Studio, an UX design agency, was founded in 2005. The small team focuses on ux/ui design, mobile app development, and web development. The firm is in Cape Town, South Africa.
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A computer software company partnered with AUX Studio for the development of a financial services app for the end client. They were tasked to create a prototype of the project, as well as product branding.

    "We worked very well together from a project management perspective."

  • 20
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Cape Town South Africa

    Founded in 2012, Lightstack is a software development company based in Cape Town, South Africa. Their team of 2 employees specializes in mobile app development, web development, and custom software development for clients. 

    Notable Project

    Lightstack developed an iOS, Android, and Windows application for a legal verification company. Their team created a process map, outlining the design, coding, and testing of the apps. Registered users and usability have increased.

    “They were keen to not only execute on my designs but also to suggest more efficient or better alternatives for reaching our goal. I like to work with people whose expertise can come through. The skillsets of Lightstack's team were clearly there.” –CEO, Legal Verification Company

  • 21
    $1,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Johannesburg South Africa

    Codener is a software company based in London that was founded in 2016 and currently has more than 50 employees. They provide custom software, web, and e-commerce development solutions to clients ranging from startups to large companies in the fields of e-commerce, advertising, and business services.

    Clients
    JP Associates
    Ghazee Offal
    Olie
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Codener developed a website for an accounting agency. The client had an existing website, but it was outdated. Codener developed a new website that generated significantly more traffic.

    “They provide a full admin panel where we can manage our site by own.” - CEO, Accounting Agency

  • 22
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Johannesburg South Africa

    RevolveAI is an AI developer founded in 2020 and headquartered in Islamabad, Pakistan. Their team of 9 employees serves both small and midmarket clients, particularly in the business services and medical sectors. Their AI specialties are machine learning and cognitive computing.

    Clients
    Pixsle
    Uplara
    WTN Australia
    Industries
    Notable Project

    RevolveAI developed an AI-enhanced mobile app for a photography-focused SaaS startup. They worked to integrate an automated download functionality that leverages facial recognition technologies. Their work successfully generated profits, even in the product's earlier stages, exceeding the client's expectations.

    "The project manager has been extremely helpful. I go to one single person for all my Pixsle related tasks. I also have contact with every developer on the staff if I'd like to have conversations with each individual." — Founder, Photography SaaS Company

  • 23
    $50,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Cape Town South Africa
    User experience company LAB Group was founded in 2003. The firm provides ux/ui design, digital strategy, e-commerce development, mobile app development, and more and has a midsize team. The firm is located in London, United Kingdom and Cape Town, South Africa.
    Industries
    Notable Project

    LAB Group has been working with a nonprofit organization for 12 years to continuously develop their extranet in 12 market versions and 10 languages. Currently, the team is working on two more versions.

    "Their honesty and transparency are impressive."

  • 24
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Johannesburg South Africa

    Helios Design is a digital solutions company based in Johannesburg, South Africa. The company, founded in 2005, has a team of more than ten that provides web design, web development, and mobile app development services to companies and organizations in the business services, legal, and nonprofit industries.

    Clients
    Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Law Firm
    Privacy Scorebox
    Michael Kyprianou & Co LLC
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A legal firm initially hired Helios Design to develop audience-specific microsites like a careers site for graduates. Helios Design so impressed the firm that they were contracted to develop mobile apps and more technically complex, interactive bespoke client tools. They used OpenCMS and provided end-to-end services on all projects.

    "Helios deliver outstanding work, which is why so many stakeholders in the firm requested sites and why Helios were commissioned to build so many projects." - Former Online Communication Manager, Legal Firm

  • 25
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Vanderbijlpark South Africa

    TransformIT Dynamics is a Vanderbijlpark, South Africa-based software development firm. The small company was established in 2020. Their services include custom software development, web development, mobile app development, e-commerce development, and more.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    An online car marketing company partnered with TransformIT Dynamics to develop a website. The project will help to view detailed dashboards and portals.

    "They go the extra mile to make sure you are happy and satisfied."

  • 26
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Edenvale South Africa

    Softserve Digital Development is an Edenvale, South Africa-based custom software development company. The small firm was launched in 2011. Their team specializes in custom software development, web development, ux/ui design, mobile app development, and more.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    Softserve Digital Development created the brand identity of a change management company, defining the logo and color schemes. They also built a WordPress website and integrated payment functions and plug-ins.

    “They not only do what we say we want, but they also understand what we’re looking to create with our customers.”

  • 27
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Johannesburg South Africa

    Melsoft is a website design and development agency located in Johannesburg. They have about 4 employees who provide web design, web development, and e-commerce development services to primarily small businesses in the business services, e-commerce, and education industries. They were founded in 2018.

    Clients
    CIPS ISAF
    ISAF Africa
    Ikusasa Ikamva
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Melosoft designed and developed a website and customer portal for a Renovation Contractor. They registered the domain, provided a hosting solution, and wrote content for the platform. The website generated about 10–15 new leads each month, and the portal satisfied customers.

    "Melsoft delivered a very well designed and easy to manage solution." — Director, Renovation Contractor

  • 28
    $250,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Cape Town South Africa

    Codenatics is a software development agency with a team of around 10 employees based in Cape Town, South Africa. They provide custom software development, e-commerce development, and mobile app development services to small businesses in a variety of industries including education, financial services, and telecommunications. 

    Industries
    Notable Project

    In partnership with an e-learning company, Codenatics developed an e-learning platform using a variety of front- and backend technologies. They collaborated on a product plan and then developed the platform according to agreed-on specifications. 

    "The dynamic of the technologies they used is quite unique, and setting it up was a complicated process. Codenatics is very skilled in modern technologies." – CEO, E-Learning Platform 

  • 29
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Cape Town South Africa

    Wingix is a small UX design company. Headquartered in Jaipur, India, the company was founded in 2018. Their team provides ux/ui design, digital strategy, web design, graphic design, and more.

    Notable Project

    Wingix is partnered with a retail company to provide UI/UX design, branding, and marketing services. Their goal is to introduce a new product to a specific demographic in India.

    "Their design conceptualizing skills are one of the finest I have ever seen."

  • 30
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Benoni South Africa

    Getweb is a digital agency founded in 2016 with a team of fewer than 10 people. Based in Norton, Zimbabwe, the company provides various solutions, including web design, digital strategy, and UX/UI design. They work with small and mid-market firms in the fields of advertising and e-commerce.

    Clients
    Chris and Geo
    Queen of Peace
    Gateway Autodealers
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Getweb offered web development assistance for a business service company. The company needed a partner to facilitate their web dev operations and enlisted Getweb for help. The company is able to deliver their services on time thanks to Getweb.

    “Over the years, Getweb has improved in the quality of the websites that they produce. That is mainly from feedback from our customers. Their designs are really unique and very unlike other web designers’. Getweb's work is very customer-focused.” - Managing Director, Business Service Company
     

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