Looking for a top mobile app developer for consumer apps in South Africa?

The difference between a consumer app and an enterprise app is consumer mobile apps aim to make tasks easier for consumers. For example, an app like Mint is for budget planning and tracking; an app like Candy Crush is for playing a game. On the other hand, enterprise apps help with functional business needs such as project management or customer relationship management. To find the best consumer app developer for your business, make sure to look for experience working with other consumer products.

To assist you in your search for a partner, we’ve compiled this list of the top consumer mobile application development company 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 Consumer App Developer

  • 1
    $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

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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
    $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

  • 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
    $25,000+
    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.

  • 6
    $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

  • 7
    $5,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Roodepoort South Africa

    ExpertsFromIndia is a development company based in San Jose, Calif. They were founded in 2003 and have a team of around 800 employees. They primarily provide custom software development and SEO. 

    Clients
    eBay Inc.
    Sprint
    Mannatech
    Nokia
    Industries
    Notable Project

    ExpertsFromIndia provides SEO support, conducting keyword research and establishing quality links. They provide weekly reports to monitor progress on the site. Traffic increased for the business and the site ranks on the first page. 

    "Collaboration with the SEO team at EFI was an excellent experience for us." – Director, Online Music Promotion Platform

  • 8
    $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."

  • 9
    $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."

  • 10
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Johannesburg 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

  • 11
    $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

  • 12
    $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

  • 13
    $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

  • 14
    $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

  • 15
    $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. 

  • 16
    $1,000+
    1,000 - 9,999 Employees
    Cape Town South Africa

    Collatree is a midsize web development firm established in 2019. Their services include web development, web design, ux/ui design, social media marketing, and more. The agency is based in Kozhikode, India.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    An IT consulting firm collaborated with Collatree for web development services. The client aimed to increased the site's traffic by the end of the year. The team built a WordPress website.

    "They created an excellent, easy-to-update website for us."

  • 17
    $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."

  • 18
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Johannesburg South South Africa
    Established in 2015, gogroconsult® is a small business consulting company. Their services include business consulting, ux/ui design, and mobile app development. The firm is headquartered in Johannesburg South, South Africa.
    Industries
    Notable Project

    GoGro Consult provided mobile app development services for a financial technology company. The team developed the app's user interface and designed a number of screens for the app.

    "They communicated ahead of time and were really on top of their workflow at all times."

  • 19
    $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

  • 20
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Pretoria South Africa

    Sand Dollar Design is a design agency based in Pretoria, South Africa, and founded in 2016. With over 10 members, they provide UX/UI design, product design, and digital strategy solutions for clients in the fields of health care, business services, and consumer products.

    Clients
    Heineken
    Life Healthcare
    My Blood Test
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Sand Dollar Design developed a custom software solution for an ICT services firm. The firm needed to deliver an OTT platform for one of their US clients. The client was satisfied with the results.

    “I was blown away by the psychology that goes with understanding and anticipating user behavior.” - Senior Business Consultant, ICT Services Firm

  • 21
    $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.”

  • 22
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Sandton South Africa

    Located in Sandton, South Africa and Johannesburg, South Africa, Digital Design Agency Group is a small software development firm. They provide custom software development, IT strategy consulting, web development, mobile app development, and more and were established in 2017.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    A whisky retail company hired Digital Design Agency Group to create an e-commerce site.

    "Their experiences in building robust e-commerce websites are impressive."

  • 23
    $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 

  • 24
    $1,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Pretoria South Africa

    Ecosmob Technologies Pvt. Ltd. is a custom software development and artificial intelligence company based in Ahmedabad, India. Founded in 2006, this company has a team of over 200 employees. Services provided by Ecosmob Technologies Pvt. Ltd. include mobile app development, AI, and custom software development.

    Clients
    HopOn India
    Kamailio
    NetCarrier
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Ecosmob Technologies Pvt. Ltd. provides ongoing app and web development for a tour company. They developed a new iOS and Android app for the client, as well as making a new website and a backend CMS. They continue to provide ongoing maintenance services for the site and app.

    "We’re happy with the project. They’re continuing to help us improve the product, working on maintenance support and upgrades. Their service-oriented team performed well. They understood our requirements." - Founder, Tour Company

  • 25
    $5,000+
    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

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

    Appstrax Technology is a development agency based in Johannesburg, South Africa with more than 10 members. Since 2016, they have offered custom software, web, and mobile app development services for small and mid-market firms in various fields.

    Clients
    Blocklab
    Converlens
    Vinex
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Appstrax Technology developed a website for a web portal. The site was built to allow schools to sign up and choose speakers to contact for a seminar. The website has been marked as a major achievement for the portal.

    “This platform gives us the credentials and capability to reach a mass number of schools and speakers at once.” - COO & Co-Founder, Web Portal

  • 27
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Durban South Africa

    ZonkeTech is a software company based in Umhlanga, South Africa, and founded in 2016. With no more than 10 members, they are experts in custom software, web, and mobile app development solutions for clients in the fields of gaming, business services, and IT solutions.

    Clients
    Derivco
    DVT
    UCBRacing
    Industries
    Notable Project

    ZonkeTech provided database and web dev solutions for a software dev house. ZonkeTech created APIs and provided fixes throughout the project. The work (which was for the dev house’s client) was met with positive feedback from the client.

    “Internal PM, comms with ZT were good.” - Director, Software Dev House

  • 28
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Edenvale South Africa

    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.

    Clients
    Sagehill Business Solutions
    Carol Kondon
    Smart Instinct
    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

  • 29
    Undisclosed
    250 - 999 Employees
    Johannesburg South Africa
    Winjit Technologies is a New York, New York-based application development firm. The midsize agency was founded in 2004. Their team specializes in mobile app development, custom software development, cloud consulting & SI, unified communications consulting & SI, and more.
    Industries
  • 30
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Durban South Africa

    ElmMac Media is software development & digital marketing company based in Durban, South Africa, with an office in North London, Canada. The company, founded in 2012, has a team of more than ten that provides e-commerce development, SEO, web development, mobile app development, IT managed services, and custom software development services. ElmMac Media serves small companies in various industries that include IT, telecommunications, and advertising & marketing.

    Clients
    Fresh Foods LLC
    DebtNett
    Coca-Cola RSA
    MTN UG
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A network marketing organization hired ElmMac Media for an ongoing engagement to provide marketing services. ElmMac Media has been meeting the organization's expectations during this engagement.

    "Acording to my experience with them everything is great." - CEO, Network Marketing Organization

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