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Best Mobile App development companies in Ukraine in 2019.

#1

E-done

3 reviews

E-done is a mobile app development company which has a team of professionals, capable to boost up your business and rise its efficiency.

There are a lot of problems to solve when you start new project, related to market analisys, planning and project growth and best solutions may depend on a subject field, main idea, budget and even on your team.

  • 40% Mobile App development company
Employees 11-50

James Bunel

Nice guys. Fast on delivery, always avalialbe for a chat and always kept me on track of what's going on. Recommend to everyone!

#2

S-PRO

6 reviews
S-PRO

Notable project

Created the EZME mobile application with Javascript, ReactNative, Mobx, and ReactJS technology. The is a unique app that helps in the organization of political campaign processes such as news, video content, and articles, Politicians can organize events and invite people via the app, an admin panel and much more.

"S-Pro delivered high-quality work within allotted budgets and timeframes. Their efficient processes and professional staff ensured outstanding project management. The agency excelled in the areas of transparency, responsiveness, and technical expertise. Recommended"- Michele Tegon

S-PRO is Kiev's, Ukraine based full-cycle software development company that specializes mainly in custom digital solutions for businesses, from startups to large enterprises.

The company was founded in 2014 with a team of up to 200 in-house professionals who are constantly learning to keep up with the latest technology trends. Having mastered the most recent technologies like:

- Redox,
- Mobx,
- Java,
- React Native,
- C++ and more.

They offer mobile software solutions such as Cross-platform mobile development and web app development, UI/UX design and branding, with a goal to develop a custom-tailored digital solution that is cost-effective, efficient, and to deliver it within a designated time.

Clients

Hubspring, TSO Chinese Delivery, MeterQubes, Climate Drops, PolarPro

Awards

Microsoft Blockchain Intensive 2017 Award

  • 30% Mobile App development company
Employees 101-200

Jacob Byers

Hi! At first I contacted with a company without inexperience and with less price in this area that is why I had spent a lot of time and resources and...

Riseapps

Notable project

Riseapps developed a "Kego" on-demand app which offered a remote healthcare consultations. With this app patient receives the opportunity to make fast appointment to the doctor, send text, voice or video message to his doctor and also gets the access to medical charts and payment records.

"Riseapps greatly executed all my ideas, and they also offered their own. Kego turned out to be even better than I imagined." - Maher R, Founder Kego

Riseapps is an international software development company with the main office in Tallinn, Estonia and R&D center in Kharkiv, Ukraine. It provides services as web and mobile app development, app testing, UI and UX app design.

The company specializes in mobile app development and its technology expertise is:

- Objective-C and Swift for iOS app development
- Kotlin and Java for Android app development
- React Native for cross-platform app development
- On-demand app development (including services similar to Uber)

Riseapps commonly cooperates with the startups and small-size companies from USA and Western Europe and had already delivered over 30 applications and one of them was downloaded more than 100 000 times. Company`s clients are from Automotive, 3D printing, Entertainment, Social Network, Fitness and Healthcare industries.

Clients

Tech Print Industries, Weber-Stephen Nordic, Ruggengraat

  • 55% Mobile App development company
Employees 11-50
#4

Cleveroad

34 reviews

Cleveroad builds Web and Mobile solutions that fit any industry and budget. Dealing with business segments, startups and private clients, we apply advanced technologies that let businesses grow. 


Cleveroad has skilled IT people in 5 countries worldwide and R&D operations based in two Ukrainian IT cluster cities - Dnipro and Kharkiv.


Clients

Hicab, Bizi, Virgin Atlantic, Ayoo, AYIO

  • 47% Mobile App development company
Employees 101-200

Samantha

Cleveroad is extremely communicative and ready to answer all my questions practically anytime

#5

SteelKiwi

26 reviews

We create astonishing web and mobile applications for small and medium businesses and startups. We work with the modern day frameworks which are focused on building quick-to-market, scalable and fault-tolerant applications.

We stick to agile methodologies and our customers are always involved in the process.

Clients

Uber, Qravity, Answers.hom, NightApp, Meddy.co

  • 40% Mobile App development company
Employees 51-100

Christoph Matzka

I was sure that my project in good hands

Attract Group is a trusted IT service partner that ensures fast launch for start-ups and efficient growth for mature enterprises. 


  1. Our Services:

  2. UI/UX Design    
  3. Web Development    
  4. Mobile Development    
  5. DevOps  
  6. Online Marketing   
  7. Business Analysis & IT Consulting 
  8. Project Management 
  9. Quality

  • 40% Mobile App development company
Employees 11-50

Boris Krastev

Building of an MVP by Attract Group

#7

Anadea

15 reviews

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

  • 20% Mobile App development company
Employees 51-100

Christopher

Finding them was the best thing that could have happened to our company

JetRuby Agency is a Full Cycle Web and Mobile outsourcing software development company with 8+ years of expertise in development and maintenance of SaaS, CRM, ERP, E-Commerce, Social Media applications, RealEstate solutions of different complexity based on top-notch technology stack.


The story of our success has already been spread over the half of the Globe.


  • 15% Mobile App development company
Employees 51-100

Gustavo

JetRuby Agency goes out of their way to work and engage with the customer.

Indeema Software - IoT systems development from idea to post-production support.

We can help you determine how to automate tedious processes and turn them into meaningful results. Our tech and science expertise can help you connect, collect, and analyze data from any device and present it exactly as you need.

Clients

Burshtyn TES

  • 30% Mobile App development company
Employees 11-50

Clark Cave

This is the best company I have ever worked with

#10

Syndicode

8 reviews

Syndicode helps to create digital products for various businesses be it one-page promo website, e-commerce mobile app, critical enterprise app, two-sided marketplace, SaaS, or backend for high-load video streaming social network.


We love building simple and unique solutions for best customer experience.


  • 5% Mobile App development company
Employees 51-100

Sergiej Rewiakin

Syndicode are Ruby on Rails professionals.

Skywell Software - custom development company, was established as an independent software development services provider in 2015, but the business came into existence in 2008 as a supplier of IT equipment for businesses and organizations. We have experience in developing software and applications for retail, manufacture, logistics, agriculture, digital and fashion

Clients

Finlandia, Cosmia, Auchan, Art Nation, Ukrainian Fashion Week

  • 10% Mobile App development company
Employees 101-200

Tremblay

Skywell Software`s team was dedicated and met all of our requirements.

#12

Redwerk

4 reviews

Redwerk is a custom software development agency founded back in 2005. For over twelve years we build digital solutions to help you solve the most complex business challenges. Products we create are flexible, efficient, easy to maintain, and operate faultlessly across browsers, operating systems and devices — your service can be everywhere your users are.

Clients

Siemens, Universal, SpamHound, PLusPLus, Justin Alexander

  • 25% Mobile App development company
Employees 51-100

Walter Zahn

Redwerk provides tight specification, weekly status calls, and rigid notes and documentation

With a solid experience in IT industry, our engineering team offers a full-cycle software development of any kind. We believe communication with the customer is the essential element of success, so our company is focused on providing powerful business solutions and maintainable stable products at the same time.

  • 50% Mobile App development company
Employees 11-50

Eunhye Choi

KeyToTech is a highly skilled software development team

We are Idealogic

Idealogic is a full-cycle development firm based in Kyiv, Ukraine with strong expertise in the product design, custom software development, QA assurance, and post-release support. We are focused on the partnership with startup founders and entrepreneurs that are keen on the development of their ideas in a flexible and transparent way with an

  • 30% Mobile App development company
Employees 11-50

Sergi

Idealogic puts the quality on the first place, and it makes our live much simpler.

#15

DevCom

1review

19 years of software development experiences that solve real-world problems for businesses and their customers.

Awards

'Top B2B Companies in Ukraine' by Clutch

  • 33% Mobile App development company
Employees 101-200

Hanna L

The quality of work at all levels has been excellent.

Web development company Web Peppers provides full services, all around Drupal, Wordpress, AngularJS, NodeJS, React JS, Symfony, Magento, Python, C#, .Net, iOS, Android: consulting, web design, UX, development, test, support. 


  • We offer the perfect combination of benefits, profits and advantages for customers: 
  • Best quality 
  • 100% task performing 
  • Individual

Awards

Top Web Development company in 2019 by GoodFirms

  • 16% Mobile App development company
Employees 51-100

We are a web development company who provide agile software development services for your business. Our team delivers smart web, mobile, and cloud solutions for startups and established companies. 

We are sure any good idea is worth attention, and we are excited to transform your ideas together.

  • 20% Mobile App development company
Employees 101-200

MobiDev is a software development company that designs complex business-driven solutions, with a focus on innovation and transparency of actions.

Main areas of expertise:

➤ Internet of Things, IIoT

➤ Augmented Reality

➤ Data Science & Machine Learning

➤ Blockchain & distributed networks

➤ Microservices & cloud infrastructure

➤ Native

Clients

SmartTab, Secure Group, Comcash, Verizon Media, CUJO AI

Awards

Best Software Development Agency 2016-2018 by Upwork

  • 10% Mobile App development company
Employees 201-500

We’re a talented team dedicated to solving the most difficult technology problems for our clients, from small startups to the largest enterprise players.

We replace the traditional arms length outsourcing model by investing deeply in your technology and business to provide the creative and best-in-class solutions that you need, and we do it so efficiently and

  • 20% Mobile App development company
Employees 101-200

UPlanet Inc. provides mobile development services for businesses and startups. We deliver tailor-made mobile apps for Android and iPhone OS, and MVP for startups with further product development.

Expertise: native mobile applications for iOS and Android platforms, whether social networks, booking apps, travel, educational, real-time chat apps, video apps, business

  • 100% Mobile App development company
Employees 51-100

Unicsoft provides professional software development services for sustainable growth of SME and start-ups worldwide, since 2005. We deliver our day-to-day services with transparency, clarity, and most importantly — care for our customers.


We believe the true value of partnering with us lies in our ability to understand business goals, processes, context, and


Clients

Executive Eye, Intellica Group, SOSsitter, Kokoro, Hoodifood, Goforit

Awards

2019 Leading Developers, 500 Leading B2B Service Providers (Clutch)

  • 10% Mobile App development company
Employees 101-200

Active Bridge is an IT company specializing in providing dedicated full-stack developers on-demand to clients looking to augment their in-house teams. We started out in 2013 as a small team of Ukrainian developers with a passion for Ruby on Rails and an unstoppable drive to provide effective web solutions for our clients in the United States and Europe.

Clients

ZOZI, DaisyBill, UPSTAK, FreeStak, Mediprocity, SplitPayments

Awards

“Leading Clutch Agency 2017”, “Top B2B Service Providers, 2017”

  • 30% Mobile App development company
Employees 11-50

Program-Ace is a successful, time-proven, and innovation-oriented IT company with more than 25 years’ experience, focusing on out-of-the-box multi-platform solutions, augmented and virtual reality development, online training, and virtual simulations. Key Areas of Expertise We have strong experience in the following IT areas: • Augmented reality (AR) apps •

Clients

Hopster, Digimation, FashionTech, GSN Games, Magrabi Optical

Awards

Unity Certified Developers, Top AR/VR developers worldwide 2017/2018

  • 20% Mobile App development company
Employees 101-200

We are NodeArt - a software development consultancy and outsourcing company based in Kiev, Ukraine.
We build web and mobile apps with "Mobile first"​ manthra in mind using NodeJS runtime environment. We solve different tasks for our customers, but some things are consistent across all our projects: 
- UI that is easy to adapt both for mobile and desktop -

  • 25% Mobile App development company
Employees 1-10

MindK is a technology solutions company specializing in software development. Since 2009 we’ve been partnering with organizations from start-ups to SMEs to help them accelerate growth and innovation, transform operational efficiency, and deliver new products to market. Our experience stretches from Web & Mobile Development and CMS Solutions to DevOps.

  • 10% Mobile App development company
Employees 51-100

Appus is a mobile app development studio located in eastern Europe, Ukraine, with 40 specialists on board. Our team specializes in mobile app development and website development. 

We are professionals in our work and very friendly people. Any questions are welcome, all technical consultations are free of charge :) 

Bonuses we provide: 

  1. 1.

Clients

Unified Grocers, iThinfdiff

  • 50% Mobile App development company
Employees 51-100

Brights - digital production company with a team of 45+ experienced professionals, based in Warsaw and Kiev.

For over 7 years we have implemented over 300 projects, making us one of the top experienced design & development agency in Eastern Europe. Our key clients are Samsung, Microsoft, Banks and Startups.

  • 33% Mobile App development company
Employees 1-10

LaSoft is a European, business-oriented software development company that helps startups disrupt markets, get traction - by building innovative applications.

At the moment, our team consists of 55 multi-talented and experienced professionals in-house including software engineers, designers, project managers and quality assurances.

  • 20% Mobile App development company
Employees 1-10

Fortifier Company provides customized reliable software development for the InsurTech and Insurance companies. We help with the digital transformation of the insurance business. Implementing up-to-date IT technologies into the business processes management and opening new digital channels for customers allows insurance companies to increase KPIs and save on employees

Clients

MetLife, Maze (Harvard Business School), Peer Circle, Corlina

  • 35% Mobile App development company
Employees 51-100

ProCoders.TECH - a team of professionals, which is developing the frontend user interface, websites and mobile apps.

The company operates in the market since 2007 and today has hundreds of regular partners and satisfied clients.

You know that is a hallmark of our team? That we are not afraid of difficulties.

Clients

MyDistijl, Blueotwo, Letsdryft, WES-English, Findwhatyoulike

  • 25% Mobile App development company
Employees 11-50

Skilum is a rapidly growing company that provides product development services for startups as well as large multinational organizations. We build custom websites and apps helping enterprises and corporate innovators to solve their biggest challenges. We create mobile apps that provide a more enjoyable user experience.

  • 30% Mobile App development company
Employees 11-50

Memcrab is an IT outsourcing company, offering turnkey solutions in Web, iOS and Android projects development for individual startuppers, growing business, and larger enterprises.

Our core tech stack consists of Native PHP, Native JS, ReactJS, ReactPHP, WebRTC, WebSockets, but we always open to new experiences.

Clients

Holdshort.com, Megasport.ua, Teach-n-Learn.io, RGB-lab.net, Taplend, Swarovski Lighting

  • 80% Mobile App development company
Employees 11-50

Valor Software is a full-lifecycle software development company.

Our highest priority is to meet client expectations with top technical expertise that consistently delivers innovative and high-quality technology solutions.

Our business relationships are based on trust, deep commitment to the highest service quality, technical excellence, talented engineers and

Clients

Gapminder, Stormpath, Souqalmal, Table's Ready, Price Shredder

  • 5% Mobile App development company
Employees 51-100

Mobile App developing company

  • 50% Mobile App development company
Employees 11-50

Mind Studios is a UI/UX Design and Mobile App/Web Development Agency working for ambitious Startups and Entrepreneurs!

  • 33% Mobile App development company
Employees 11-50

Clients

Moyo

  • 27% Mobile App development company
Employees 51-100

We are a young team of professionals who have insight into creating magic design of web and mobile platforms. We are also experienced in development of Web/iOS/Android and Quality Assurance as a pleasant bonus. Available for hire 📥 [email removed]

  • 20% Mobile App development company
Employees 1-10

VReal Soft - application development company from Ukraine. We create an easy way to expand your business ideas. In nowadays, when a digital wave of information is taking over the whole world, it is very important to move forward with the time and our role is to help people make their business life much easier, through the applications.

Clients

Wise360, LoopExclusive, BLK Sport, AUXO Technology

  • 25% Mobile App development company
Employees 11-50

We help startups and software vendors to develop great products for Fortune 500 companies, as well as setup and operate seamlessly integrated nearshore/offshore teams.


Proffiz is founded by the professional team with 14 years of diverse experience in IT industry covering North America and EU markets.


  • 25% Mobile App development company
Employees 1-10

When we create design solutions in Nextpage, we help companies adapt to the future today.


Design is not just beautiful illustrations, it is a marketing tool, the voice of business. That's why helping to create a brand, we rely on the individuality of the company.


Future is now. Developing future with a strong and modern business is the mission of Nextpage.



Clients

Startups, CITRIXm Tailored Brands

Awards

Awwwards, Behance, Best CSS, CSS ReeL, CSS DA, GURU of the DAY

  • 10% Mobile App development company
Employees 11-50

Tallium Inc. is a trusted partner for your business innovations. 


We are focused on crafting top-notch mobile and web applications for both startups and enterprises, assisting our awesome clients and partners all the way from concept and design to finished product, launch, and maintenance.


  • 20% Mobile App development company
Employees 11-50

We are a software development company specializing in medium and large web projects, mobile applications, and portals with rich functionality. Our qualified team has a strong expertise in the development of complex custom solutions for startups, SMB sector, and enterprises.

Clients

MeinFernbus, KeepSnap, SmartSeeds, Nova Poshta

  • 55% Mobile App development company
Employees 51-100

Inoxoft is an IT outsourcing company based out of Lviv, Ukraine, focused but not limited

to Web, Cloud, and Mobile software solutions while partnering with the small and

middle-size businesses. We are 90+ experts driven by the desire to add value using the

latest technologies and business approaches.

  • 35% Mobile App development company
Employees 51-100

Uptech is a Ukrainian outsourcing Design and Development company. We help innovative companies bring bold ideas to life and launch mobile and web apps.

What services we provide:

1. Discovery Stage (Business analysis)

2. UX/UI design

3. Mobile App Development

4. Website Development

What apps we create:

1.

  • 40% Mobile App development company
Employees 11-50

Our company is one of the top companies in the blockchain development niche in the world, inspired by technology and world-changing ideas that provide research and development services. Cooperation with scientists gives engineers opportunity to create more thoughtful products. We are creating technology solutions that let business and society evolve, exerting

  • 10% Mobile App development company
Employees 51-100

SoftRize is a software development service provider based in Kiev, Ukraine.


We implement cutting-edge software solutions to help businesses innovate & discover new market opportunities.


► 10+ years of operation

► 25+ software engineers

► 50+ delivered projects


SoftRize works in the next domains:

→ Healthcare
→ FinTech
→ Blockchain
→ eCommerce
→ Urban



  • 15% Mobile App development company
Employees 11-50

More about Mobile app development companies

Mobile apps have taken over the world already, there’s no doubt. As of January 2019, there were 2.6 million apps in Google Play Store, over 2 million apps in Apple App Store, 670.000 apps in Windows Store. The process of designing, programming, building and launching an app is called mobile app development. Apps must be useful or entertaining to users, have excellent design, certain set of features, and, of course, be stable and functional. Thus, a practice has been established to delegate this task to expert mobile app development companies. 

Whether platform-specific, like iOS apps or Android apps, or cross-platform, or wearable apps, or IoT apps, etc., app development is the ongoing process which does not halt with launching and publishing. Mobile apps tend to grow, extend in functionality, upgrade to new versions, redesign or rebrand, as well as have to provide maintenance and support. Obviously, most of businesses cannot sustain those operations in house.

If you partner with a great mobile app development company and produce a beneficial and/or engaging app, it might be your path to success, outreach, new opportunities, new customers, etc. Unsurprisingly, the market of mobile apps is thriving, and the cost of app development is becoming more affordable. Just take a look at Statista research, showing a $88 billion total revenue of the mobile app industry in 2016, and projecting to at least double by 2020. Those revenues come from app stores download, in-app advertising, product placement etc. 

App development is not just about the money or hiring the best mobile app developers at sky-high rates. Before hiring a development agency, we encourage you to learn more about the process of app development and industry inner workings. Expertise is key, and it might be quite a challenge to dig through thousands of mobile app developers offering rich tech stacks to find the right partner. A good practice is to make a shortlist of several firms, talk to them and let them offer a quote on your project. Generally, it would takes about 6-9 months to develop an average fully-functional mobile app. Bottom line: there must be commitment and enough budget.

What is an app development company?

We need to take a step back here and go to basics. A development company is a team of experts that develop something, some product or service. In our case, it is mobile apps. Building, designing and launching an app is called "mobile app development" and that's what these companies (aka agencies, studios, developers) provide. It's a rather complex set of services, involving software programming, project management, design and UX, quality assurance, support and maintenance. Yet, with stunning rise of app popularity, development companies started popping up all over the world in hundreds.

According to TechTarget, app development is a type of software programming, that focuses closely on specific mobile platforms and devices. That is why we see the majority of those agencies promoting themselves as "Android developers" or "iOS development company", due to the largest market share of 2 kinds of devices - Android phones and iPhones. As of Aril 1, 2019, there are over 10K companies globally. 

How do app development companies work?

A short answer would be - professionally, fast and reliably... in a hopeful scenario. But joking aside, there are several aspects to be aware of. As a rule, these agencies are small teams up to 2-3 dozens of coders, designers and marketers, most of whom are young, creative and skilled enough experts. Of course, there are some that managed to grow to enterprise level, with up to 400-500 employees, and their rates are clearly higher. Basically, companies put themselves out by offering professional mobile app development, highlighting their successful cases, and competing in cost with each other to attract customers. So price per value ratio is becoming more sensible with each year, one can say.

In terms of working methods and communication with a client, the rule #1 for app developers is to "follow customer requests through continuous delivery". Here we've already dipped into terminology like Agile and Scrum, so let's elaborate. Due to the fact, that app development may stretch for months and client could not get a final product right away, developers typically abide by Agile methodology, which means dividing a project in stages and deliver results by progression. These stages are called iterations or sprints, and Scrum is one of the frameworks to manage and keep track of all tasks (and a source of insider memes, haphazardly). This way clients have strict control over progress and flexibility is any amendments have to be made anytime.

Scrum board example

What services and business value do app agencies provide?

As mobile phones/smartphones/digital devices have become omnipresent and basically a one extra body part for virtually every person on the planet, brands and businesses have no way of ignoring mobile presence. So naturally, any business, large corporation or a flower shop, start thinking about a mobile app to connect with customers. For that they hire an app development agency, whose primary service is building an app. The industry term for it is "mobile development" or "app development", and first of all it implies software programming.

But it doesn't end there. You might also need design, marketing, or special features, say Augmented Reality. Today's app agencies are quick to adapt to market realities, and thus their services include: mobile strategy (to make a proper business plan), development, design & UX, quality assurance, marketing, launching & maintenance, as well as innovative aspects, e.g. AR, VR, Artificial intelligence (AI), IoT, Machine learning (ML), Big data, etc.

In regards to coding, there isn't a problem to find any kinds of experts in a specific language, framework, library, database, SDK or whatever else. There are companies that provide native app development - like exclusive iOS or Android apps, cross-platform development - aka hybrid development of apps working similarly on all devices, custom app development - coding an app with unique set of features from scratch and without using presets, or even all types of app development.

It is also worth noting, that there are app companies specializing in particular market segments, so they offer better expertise in that niche and therefore hiring those may be of great benefit. For example, if you clearly know what is your product and what kind of customers it has to reach out to, your business may partner with developers who are focusing on mobile games, e-commerce apps, lifestyle apps, booking apps, startup app, educational apps, etc.

In terms of business value, by hiring professional developers to launch an app a business entity might kill two (or more) birds with one stone. We are talking about presence in mobile sphere, creating a new digital product, a new way of connection and communication with clients, a source of information about products and services, introducing contests and rewards to attract new customers, and overall raise company profile. As an example of value, check out this case by Nerdery agency for Danfoss - large machinery producer.

For something more real and visible commercial results, let's take ASDA, the UK supermarket chain who wanted to improve shopping experience via a mobile app, especially for grocery products. After collecting feedback and implementing barcode scanner, store locator, new price finder and other features, ASDA reached the following gains:

  • 2 million app installs
  • 18% increase in grocery shopping
  • 90% of increase contributed by the app
  • 1.8 times higher shopping frequency via app compared to website
  • more repeat customers

For more mobile app success stories with figures and facts we encourage you to read about 9 app marketing cases and 21 epic mobile app studies. Or check out this brief guide on how to get loyal customers via a mobile application for business. Few options highlighted are direct contact with customers letting them know about product delivery, new deals, introducing loyalty cards, happy hours, etc.

How to choose the right mobile app company

Start with your app itself: idea, concept, type, prototype, business model, etc. Clear-cut vision will help both to find the right app development agency and to meet the deadlines of development stages. Finding a company is known as “discovery stage” and it encompasses several steps/aspects, ending ideally with a project price offer from 2 or 3 companies. 

A thorough research will typically include: 

  • Website and portfolio - the face and first presentation, offering a glance at company’s work, style and capabilities. Professional mobile app development services should be able to have a professional and perfect website, hinting at the fact that clients should expect the same. 

  • Team - see who will be working on a mobile app as developers, designers, project managers, marketers (LinkedIn or social media profiles), check their skills and spirit, as those are the people you will be communicating with over next few months and entrusting them your business idea execution. 

  • Customer reviews - but be sure to find the authentic feedback, as often testimonials of the official website are generic and doubtful. Check other sources, tech portals and topical directories, social media to learn more about the reputation of a given mobile app development company. 

By the way, the goal of our present ThinkMobiles directory with Mobile developers category is to aid such research. Here you may find information about location, size, expertise area, portfolio, customer reviews about each app development agency. You might also visit our blog post - 20 top mobile app development companies all over the world for some really great suggestions.   

Important questions to ask / Things to explore

To answer the question “how to select a mobile app development company” you might want to take a closer look at few factors. Based on the specifics and business goals, we recommend researching the following aspects: type and/or size of mobile company, location, hourly developer rates, similar projects in portfolio. There’s always temptation to choose the one that will cost less, but that’s a really huge risk to the quality of the end product.  

  • Types of mobile app development companies

Enterprise mobile app developers or boutique app development agencies - which would suit your better? On the one hand, big guys like Fueled or Savvy Apps offer proven skills to build any kind of apps, capable of hosting up to millions of users. On the other hand they work at high rates and personal touch might fall prey to company’s production standards. Smaller teams, 10-30 members as a rule, may offer close relationship throughout the process, more dedication and creativity. There’s no good or bad here, the question is what type does one prefer?

  • Company location

The market of app development services provides 3 options: onshore, nearshore and offshore teams. This is about communication and supervision preferences. Onshore companies are your fellow countrymen, which means the same language, culture, time zones and maybe even a city. For Northern America and Western Europe the downside is that onshore app developers work at high rates. 

Nearshore companies are located in neighboring or close countries, probably in the same time zone, and working at lower rates. For US clients, nearshore app developers are typically from Latin America, for example. Offshore companies are the ones from countries far from yours, say Eastern Europe to the USA. Of course, there are risks to such type of mobile app development outsourcing, although modern tools of communication and strict process guidelines may smooth things out. 

  • Developer hourly rates

There might be an option to set the fixed price for the whole project, though, as practice shows, most contracts imply hourly developer rates. For cases with limited budgets, this often turns out to be the crucial factor. US and Canadian app development companies are known for the highest rates - according to Statista, $100 to $150 on average.

Rates in Western Europe vary from country to country, the average range for hourly work is $70-$115. Companies in Eastern Europe, e.g. Poland or Ukraine, one of the most popular choices due to talent, charge between $30 and $60. 

  • Relationship

One final point to make is relationship. Things may be very bright and promising on paper, and yet one will always discover the real situation when talking to the team. One extra step is also finding out about a company’s past projects that are similar to what you are planning. Meet the CEO in person or talk to developers on the phone and you’ll see if their values and possibilities match your goals, think how well would you get along in the process.

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