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List of the Best Mobile App Development Companies in South Africa

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    Bluegrass Digital

    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.

    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

    Former Clients
    Petrofac
    Costain
    Aercap
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group11 - 50 Employees
    place Fulham , United Kingdom
    4.5
    4.5
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 2

    Codeswop

    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. 

    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

    Former Clients
    Biblo
    34 Agency
    Old Mutual
    Pienaar and Son Distilling Co.
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group11 - 50 Employees
    place Cape Town , South Africa
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 3

    Bitcube

    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.

    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

    Former Clients
    Bruce's Doggy Daycare
    MSTY
    MORI
    Temporall
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group11 - 50 Employees
    place Bloemfontein , South Africa
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 4

    Thought Inc.

    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.   

    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  

    Former Clients
    FNB
    Lenovo
    CHAI
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group11 - 50 Employees
    place Woodmead , South Africa
    4.5
    4.5
    1 Clutch review
  • 5

    Acumen Digital

    Acumen Digital is a UX design agency headquartered in Maryland, Nigeria, with an additional location in South Africa. They have a team of 3 people who provide mobile app development, UX/UI design, custom software development, and web design services. They work with mid-market, small, and enterprise businesses. Their clients are in the business services, consumer products & services, and IT industries.   

    Notable Project

    Acumen Digital did web design and app development for a fintech company. The client realized they had issues with the UX on their previous mobile and web platforms. They wanted to make their platforms more interactive and user-friendly, and Acumen Digital used Sigma and Node.js to revamp the platforms. The client has been satisfied with the company’s work, and continues to work with them on other projects. 

    “Acumen Digital has helped shape some of the thinking behind the design of our products. We had our own ideas, but they helped guide us, which translated to better results in terms of how users react. User feedback, so far, has been quite positive.” — Founder, FinTech Company  

    Former Clients
    Africa Initiative for Governance
    African Leadership Network
    Casio
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 10 Employees
    place Johannesburg , South Africa
    4.5
    4.5
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 6

    Lightstack

    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

    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 10 Employees
    place Cape Town , South Africa
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 7

    App Developer Studio

    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.

    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

    Former Clients
    Penguin Random House
    Huawei
    MTN
    Sasol
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group11 - 50 Employees
    place Johannesburg , South Africa
    4.7
    4.7
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 8

    Intellinov Digital

    Intellinov Digital is a full-service digital agency headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa. Founded in 2018, their small team of five specializes in digital strategy, IT strategy consulting, and mobile app development.

    Notable Project

    Intellinov Digital created a website and digital marketing campaign for a construction company. They assisted with social media, SEO, and website maintenance. The construction company’s social media following increased, potentially leading to more clients.

    “We’ve also been able to improve our social media presence and our Instagram following has increased from zero to 500 people.”– Managing Director, Construction Company

    Former Clients
    Sagehill Business Solutions
    Carol Kondon
    Smart Instinct
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 10 Employees
    place Johannesburg , South Africa
    4.3
    4.3
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 9

    Maxtra Technologies

    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. 

    Former Clients
    Macoco Cosmetics
    Lexap
    Veeray Kart
    Global Cruizers
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group51 - 250 Employees
    place Noida , India
  • 10

    iSolve Mobility

    iSolve Mobility is a South African mobile app development company that has offices in Johannesburg and Pretoria. This company of fewer than 10 employees was founded in 2012 and primarily focuses on developing iOS and Android applications.

    Notable Project

    iSolve Mobility created a mobile app for a travel assistance platform. The product helps users access information about various fuel stations to compare prices.

    Former Clients
    FuelSave
    Teralco Logistics
    National Youth Development Agency (South Africa)
    SA Army Foundation
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group11 - 50 Employees
    place Johannesburg , South Africa
  • 11

    NONA

    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.

    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.

    Former Clients
    OnChain Capital
    OrderIn
    Quicket
    Augmentors
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group11 - 50 Employees
    place Cape Town , South Africa
  • 12

    Go Life Mobile Technologies

    Go Life Mobile Technologies is a three-person mobile app development company headquartered in Johannesburg that has a second office in Istanbul. The firm, which was founded in 2013, offers UI/UX design, mobile app development, mobile app marketing, and web design and development services.

    Notable Project

    Go Life Mobile Technologies created a mobile app for a TV show. The team delivered an excellent product based on a given set of requirements. Their proactive and structured approach made for a smooth development process. 

    Former Clients
    South African Airways
    Aquafresh
    GlaxoSmithKline
    Provantage Media Group
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group2 - 10 Employees
    place Johannesburg , South Africa
  • 13

    Hawk Mobile

    Hawk Mobile is a mobile app development company headquartered in Durban, South Africa, with satellite offices in London and Manchester, United Kingdom. Founded in 2014, this team of fewer than 10 employees offers custom app development, cloud development, website development, and prebuilt applications. 

    Former Clients
    Reutech Communications
    Macdonald Steel
    AIDS Foundation of South Africa
    Tag Your Ride
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group2 - 10 Employees
    place Durban , South Africa
  • 14

    DVT Johannesburg

    Specializing in custom software and mobile app development, the 666 employees of DVT Johannesburg provide digital solutions for global clients. Testing and DevOps are also part of the Johannesburg-based team's portfolio. The firm has been in business since 1999.  

    Notable Project

    DVT Johannesburg worked with a central bank to develop a mobile application featuring past and current issues of their quarterly publication. Users can search for data within the publications by time period and keyword, perform statistical calculations, and export the results via email. The app is available for Windows, iOS, and Android. 

    Former Clients
    Nedgroup Investments
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group251 - 1,000 Employees
    place Johannesburg , South Africa
  • 15

    Cobi Interactive

    Mobile app development, UX/UI design, and AR/VR technology are well-worn paths for Cobi Interactive, a mobile software company in Cape Town, South Africa. Their 10-person team have been working on Android, iOS, and Windows application projects since 2009. 

    Notable Project

    Contracted with a physician, Cobi Interactive designed and developed an app that connected rural healthcare professionals with specialized centers. They strengthened existing referral systems with offline functionality, image uploading, and real-time chat features. The well-reviewed Android app has seen nearly 2,500 physician registrations and referred over 1,000 patients. 

    Former Clients
    Lasting
    Shout it Now
    Zando
    Tupuca
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group11 - 50 Employees
    place Cape Town , South Africa
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