Top mobile app development companies from all over the world
This is the list of best mobile app development companies across USA, Canada, UK, European countries and other parts of the world. From 6,500 software agencies making apps we’ve selected 20 from various regions, based on reviews and client ratings. In addition, we also name several honorable mentions with developer rates lower than typical at the end of article. Competition is fierce in the app development area, so proven expertise, diverse portfolio of iOS apps and Android apps, tech stack were key to our analysis.
Top mobile app development companies
Founded in 2003, Raizlabs were one of the first software companies starting making apps right after a first iPhone emerged. Delivering first-class iOS/Android apps, web applications for startups, midmarket and top brands. They can boast of good reputation as Google Certified Agency, recognized for mobile design and technology. Among requirement for this award are apps with over 1 million downloads and involvement in Android community. The team keeps its focus on retail, consumer products and services.
Form follows function. Greg Raiz, CEO
Specialties: iOS, Android, e-commerce, web development, UX/UI design, retail, consumer apps, Ruby, Swift, C++, Java, Amazon, Linux server, Beacons, IoT, API development, VR/AR.
Hourly rate: $150-200 / Location: Boston, USA / Employees: 450 / Contact: +6173839007.
With offices in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and London, UK, Fueled prides itself for building apps “that make money”. This means colorful and engaging apps for arts, entertainment, music, fitness, retails, etc. Hip, stylish and bold ambitions team defines their work not just as apps but high-performing masterpieces build under 4-step agile process. Numerous tech awards and five-star customer ratings, clients like Verizon and Porsche add up to Fueled’s credibility. Top apps: Drop, Nimble, Elevatr, Sunnycomb, Barneys, weRide, MyNCLA, AthleteMinder, Happify.
Specialties: mobile apps, web development, UX/design, web design, e-commerce development, SEO, hybrid/cross-platform apps, CRM and sales, Ajax, ASP, PHP.
Hourly rate: $150-200 / Location: USA/UK / Employees: 97 / Contact: +12127637726.
- Hedgehog Lab
“Within ten days after launch, the app surpassed 10,000 downloads on the App Store and Google Play”, one grateful client wrote about HL and a messaging app they had created. Designing, architecting and developing all kinds of apps for phones, tablets, post-PC devices, this is clearly one of the best mobile app development companies. First founded as mobile consultancy firm, HL has grew in size, skills and reach, now working with clients like News International, Financial Times, Mitsubishi, Infiniti and more.
Top apps: Santander, Mitsubishi connected car, Thales, FoodMood, The Banker, Fitch Learning, EDF, Hult.
Hourly rate: $100-150 / Location: London, UK / Employees: 133 / Contact: +08081643883.Website: https://hedgehoglab.com/
A B2B and B2C company from Great Britain with hundreds of skilled employees delivering mobile and web apps. They specialize in enterprise utilities/apps, consumer services, MVP for startups, UX/UI, product strategy. Development services for industries like logistics, transportation, healthcare, real estate, banking. Magora offers competitive hourly rates and a median project cost starts at $10,000. So basically any startup or entrepreneur can afford their services and start building an app. To prove this, their portfolio is full of diverse apps of various scope, in productivity, wellness, finance, education, etc.
Top apps: Danone, Innovo Care, ShowApp, Jurni, Hunger, Tebengan, ProjectVUE.
Hourly rate: $50-100 / Location: London, UK / Employees: 508 / Contact: +442071835820.
One more mobile app development agency from UK we can’t leave out is Apadmi. And it is not only building mobile apps, but all kinds of products within the mobile landscape. Those include app, server systems, artificial intelligence (AI), IoT (check out previous post with top IoT companies), big data, VR and AR. They delve into multiple partnerships with SMEs, investors and news organizations, constantly identifying new tech opportunities. With teams of app developers, project managers, technical leads and test engineers, Apadmi develops end-to-end mobile apps. They also offer services for enterprise-level solutions and marketing. Top apps: Range Rover Evoque app, Argos, The Guardian, BBC Music, DonorPath, Lexus IS Series.
Specialties: mobile application development, IoT, big data consulting, design, testing, Ajax, ASP.Net, Apex, servers and infrastructure.
Hourly rate: $100-150 / Location: Manchester, UK / Employees: 60 / Contact: +441618501300.
- Clearbridge Mobile
Having delivered payment apps like PayPal and Cambridge Global Payments, as well as hundreds other apps for media, consumers and enterprises, we can easily count Clearbridge Mobile in as one of the top mobile app development companies. Exclusively focused on building apps and mobile design, the team cooperates with high-class clients like USA Today, Disney, Dow Jones, Blackberry, etc. In addition to full stack app development, they also provide staff augmentation. Native iOS development, Android development, product planning, UI/UX design, special services for Apple Watch, Apple TV, Roku, etc. Definitely recommended.Top apps: PayPal, Sotheby’s Realty, Enercare, Tim Hortons, Free the Children, WSJ, Sinovision.
Specialties: mobile applications, UX, staff augmentation, outsourcing, business intelligence, field operations, digital content, ecommerce, Apple products.
Hourly rate: $150-200 / Location: Toronto, Canada / Employees: 45 / Contact: +6473618401.
- Yeeply Mobile
Two tech enthusiasts from Spain started Yeeply in 2012 and quickly rose to high levels of development services. Now spread over several countries, the company serves Vodafone, Yamaha, official EU institutions, numerous local communities with web and mobile solutions. Their prime areas of focus are app development, design, monetization, app store optimization and customer acquisition strategies. Plus, they promise multi-lingual support, all the resources, good client relationships, and, most of all, cost reduction. Top apps: LaLiga fantasy, Aquaservice, Supergolazo, CDMX, Groopify.
Hourly rate: $50-100 / Location: Madrid, Spain / Employees: 40 / Contact: +34911981858.
- Droids on Roids
Socially-active, award-winning and ambitious mobile app development company from Poland. They seem to be believing in quality over quantity, having developed about 60 apps since 2011, and it shows. End-products are innovative and highly-engaging, for example Loop – the app connecting a smartphone to wi-fi displays to view/share media files. Droids, as they call themselves, provide custom agile-driven apps and digital products, recognized by Forbes, Time, Facebook.
Top apps: Loop, Electric Objects, Skybud, Giphy Cam, Hematoonkologia, FanGram, Wisher, Simpplr.
Specialties: app development, web development and web design, open source libraries, IoT, BLE apps (bluetooth low energy).
Hourly rate: $50-100 / Location: Wroclaw, Poland / Employees: 55 / Contact: +48535637643.
Poland is one of leading Eastern European countries in software development and outsourcing, filled with hundreds of teams. One of the best mobile app development companies is Miquido, started in 2011 and employing over 100 engineers and designers. Being as Android certified agency under Google Developers program, they are acknowledged by Time, Forbes, Deloitte. Businesses like Skyscanner, Abbey Road Studios, Herbalife, Nestle entrust projects to Miquido, who base their software development process on Scrum.
Top apps: Topline, Klassik Radio, TUI, HelloFresh, KoVue, EmpikGo, Industree.
Specialties: mobile/web development, design, Android, iOS, Amazon/AWS, Kotlin, Swift, Java, PHP, Node, Golang, React, Angular, MongoDB.
Hourly rate: $50-100 / Location: Krakow, Poland / Employees: 118 / Contact: +48536083559.
With over decade of market presence, Anadea Inc. is a company providing custom software development. With offices in Ukraine, Belarus, Spain and HQ in the USA, the team creates mobile apps and solutions, mostly for businesses. To be more precise, their expertise lies in areas of management/CRM systems, time tracking tools, real estate/education/healthcare/travel systems, and e-commerce products. Tech stack is extensive, including tools for server/client side processes, mobile, databases, cloud computing, payments, testing ,etc.
Top apps: Dressli, Chatboard, Viventor, Coaching app, Agentfolio, Getsocio Mobile.
Specialties: mobile apps, custom software development, CRM, Ruby on Rails, Spring MVC, Java, ecommerce.
Hourly rate: $25-50 / Location: Ukraine, Belarus / Employees: 128 / Contact: +13152151575.
Bringing Scandinavian ethics of design and no-excess custom software development, Bontouch is a team of 90+ experts. Heavily focused on mobile app development, mobile design and digital strategies, they are Google Certified agency working with state-of-the-art technologies. They also support UN agencies and NGOs like UN’s refugee agency, Kiva, Operation Smile, Pepp. And they conduct constant tech research, i.e. in computer vision, sensor integration, utilities, AR, in order to make smarter products. Top apps: Post-it, Taxi Stockholm, Eurocard, AFA, Swedish Railways, Postnord.
Specialties: Android applications, iPhone applications, iOS apps, iPad apps, digital product strategy, humanitarian programs.
Hourly rate: $100-150 / Location: Stockholm, Sweden / Employees: 97 / Contact: [email protected]
One of the largest IT and software development agencies in Germany, Intive offers outstanding services in creating mobile apps. With new technologies they always push the frontier to new options for improvement, as well new channels of income for clients. If you need big impressive numbers, this company got it: 19 years on market, 19 offices in multiple countries, 7 design studios, 90% returning clients, over 1,000 projects. They work for automotive industry (Audi, BMW, VW), financial sector (Credit Suisse, Santander, Credit Agricole), manufacturing (Viessmann, F24) and many more.
Top apps: Freeletics, T-Mobile, Viacom, Ringier, Qiagen, Zalando.
Hourly rate: $50-100 / Location: Koln, Germany / Employees: 1,500 / Contact: +499415695900.
Top apps: BeerGo, Transfermarkt, AnyPlan, Ivory.
Hourly rate: $50-100 / Location: Hamburg, Germany / Employees: 10 / Contact: +4915731970769.
- Iperdesign Inc.
With 18 years in business, and offices in Italy and USA, Iperdesign is among smaller app development companies who manages to catch big clients. Brands like Ernst & Young, Abbott, World Wild Fund for Nature (WWF), Wall Street Journal, and hundreds of others entrust app making to them. The company promotes their so called “4D development process”. It consists of defining strategy, design, development and deployment. Applying it to each case and with the extensive tech stack they do great job in mobile development, web apps, design, CMS, ecommerce, etc.
Top apps: Whook, Renal Chart, Abbvie Calculator, Hausmann, Peripheri, ConnecTable.
Specialties: mobile app development, mobile design, UX/UI, ecommerce, AR apps, WordPress, MySQL, HTML5.
Hourly rate: $100-150 / Location: Rome, Italy / Employees: 15 / Contact: +390664781980.
- IWA Ltd.
If in addition to app development you also need services like digital strategy, service architecture, UX design, prototyping, branding, lean analytics, check out IWA. based in Finland and with offices in Thailand, UAE, their open-minded team of frontend, backend, full-stack devs is there to turn your ideas into reality. Using only latest and relevant tools/technologies, they strive to create user-friendly apps that look wonderful on any device. Their approach is “agile” – working in 1 to 3 weeks cycles to ensure flexibility in decision making along the way.
Top apps: Ecocity Evaluator, Virta, Goland, Talokeskus, Flioz, Ankkalampi.
Hourly rate: $50-100 / Location: Helsinki, Finland / Employees: 130 / Contact: +358407307813.
Eleks is one of the biggest in staff and oldest in business IT companies in Ukraine. The country is well-known for wealth of developers, and if you’d specifically search for mobile app development companies from Ukraine, Eleks would definitely come up. Full-cycle development, any kind of technology, wide range of complementary services…you can count all on this huge team. Only positive customer feedback and affordable rates are good incentives to check it out. Top apps: Teleologica, Russmann, Black Box, Reactoo, Havas, Xceedium.
Specialties: custom software development, tech consulting, business intelligence, data science, R&D, QA, staff augmentation, AWS, wearables, Windows server, Azure, AI, chatbots.
Hourly rate: $25-50 / Location: Lviv, Ukraine / Employees: 1,100 / Contact: +17029787116.
- Better Software Group
Young, dynamic and diverse team of software developers across offices in Norway, Poland, Sweden and Denmark. BSG emerged from several small agencies joining forces to provide efficient mobile app development and design. Now they cater to business fields of a) software platforms, b) custom development, c) research and development, d) innovation for enterprises. BSG Solutions builds products mostly for media, entertainment and travel companies. For instance, PlayBetter – a platform for multi-screen applications with no coding skills, or WorkBetter – a mobile platform for enterprise to manage operations, sales, logistics.
Top apps: KFC app, Northstar, TubaFM, Meritum Bank, Skycash, Medicover.
Specialties: mobile apps, hybrids apps, PWA, web development and design, UX/UI, smart TV, Chromecast, fintech.
Hourly rate: $50-100 / Location: Oslo, Norway / Employees: 41 / Contact: +48601050325.
Since 1995, Huenei has been both regional and offshore/nearshore IT services provider from Argentina’s capital. In terms of app development, they provide the whole product lifecycle or specific services like business insight and analysis, programming, quality assurance, etc. Moreover, you may also hire Huenei for maintenance of mobile apps, staffing, consulting or mobile proof-of-concept implementation. They develop apps on the following platforms: iOS, Android, Windows, Blackberry, JQuery, Phonegap, Rhomobile, Sencha Touch and Titanium. Top apps: Claro, Virtusa, Falabella, Everis, Foodista, BBVA.
Specialties: custom software, mobile apps, business analysis and PM, software architecture, testing, Java, .Net, MS Sharepoint and Liferay, other IT services.
Hourly rate: $25-50 / Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina / Employees: 161 / Contact: +541141063500.
Providing high-class mobile app, web and cloud solutions, Okoone operates from Hong Kong and is an established mobile agency in Asia. They always try to balance best technologies and affordable prices for work to help customers achieve goals. Along with mobile apps, the team offers web solutions, cloud computing and digital marketing. Native apps, iOS apps, Android apps, hybrid apps, web apps and other related services are there. Top apps: AirVisual, K1nd, GrandStream, OgilvyOne.
Specialties: mobile development, web development, cloud infrastructures, mobile marketing.
Hourly rate: $50-100 / Location: Hong Kong / Employees: 21 / Contact: +85577495202.
Though a small team of designers, programmers and strategists, DreamWalk is one of the best mobile app development companies in Australia. Indeed, their iPhone app and Android apps have reached No.1 rankings in app stores in Australian many times (see Jam, The Secret, Surfy). Developing apps is always a challenge for them, and they always try to apply expertise to make it the best. And if you see mobile apps ordered by the Melbourne University, Arts Victoria, Holmesglen Institute, State Library of Victoria, you know it’s worth the deal. Want more? Get your basic app delivered in 36 hours under their Proof Program.
Top apps: Camping Around Australia, Jam, Surfy, Word Invaders, Tappd, Showdates.
Specialties: UX design, mobile development, custom software, educational programs, rapid app development.
Hourly rate: $100 / Location: Melbourne, Australia / Employees: 10 / Contact: +61390887508.