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Last updated 21 January, 2023

Top Mobile App Development Companies

Mobile App Development Companies

The mobile app development market is growing rapidly with more and more applications getting registered on the app store every day. At TopDevelopers.co, we have curated a list of the best app developers in the world, ready to provide tailor-made solutions for your business. Our comprehensively researched list helps you find the best mobile app development company and saves you the hassle of sifting through thousands of firms. Find the perfect app development team using this list and take your business to the next level.

List of the Best Mobile App Development Companies | Top Mobile App Developers in the World

We’re a team of digital craftsmen: designers and coders working to help you create beautiful, user-friendly, digital products. Our blend of speed, quality, and product sensibility allows us to help…

Awards


51 to 250

$26 - $50

$5001 - $10000

USA

KeyUA

software development

KeyUA is an outsourcing software development company founded in 2008 with offices in the USA, United Kingdom, and Ukraine. Since that time, we have successfully executed 150+ projects for startups and…

Awards


11 to 50

Up to $25

Less than - $5000

UK

BeKey is a one-stop market with all the resources you need to develop and promote your product. At our core, we exist to help companies, both large and small, startups, innovative brands, and enterprises…

Awards


11 to 50

Up to $25

Less than - $5000

Israel, Ukraine

Our team has all the right skills to get your most complicated development challenges solved. Based in Ukraine, we offer design, development, quality assurance, and management services to clients from…

Awards


11 to 50

$26 - $50

Less than - $5000

Ukraine

Cunami Group are full-service IT company.  We are looking for a remote job. Our team consists of experienced and skilled developers who are not afraid to get out of their comfort zone. We are constantly…

Awards


11 to 50

$26 - $50

$10001 - $25000

Latvia

Digital Artflow

Visual, Interactive and Immersive Software Solutions

5.0 (1 Reviews)

Awards

Howard

Excellent aircraft models!


2 to 10

$51 - $100

$5001 - $10000

Romania

Platinum SEO Melbourne

We’ve Got SEO Down To A Science

If you are thinking that you can get the business growth by with the website you can consider and make it more preferable with the SEO Melbourne Company. Platinum SEO Melbourne is coming with the best…

Awards


Freelancer

Up to $25

Less than - $5000

Australia

Team4Solution

A Leading Mobile and Web App services provider.

5.0 (2 Reviews)

Awards

Nicol

Excellent Web Development


11 to 50

Up to $25

$5001 - $10000

India, Cyprus

Lime Commerce

eCommerce Development Experts

LimeCommerce is a full-service digital agency, specializing in Magento, Shopify, eCommerce, and mobile app development. We offer personalized solutions for our clients based on their needs. Our team focus…

Awards


11 to 50

Up to $25

Less than - $5000

Indonesia

Elite Mindz Pvt. Ltd.

Promise Delievered

Established in 2009, we are an established software development company with a proven track record. Passionately engaged in providing the best Software Development, Mobile app development, Technology…

Awards


51 to 250

Up to $25

$5001 - $10000

India

WebContrive Technologies

A Digital Partner for your Business

Webcontrive Technologies is a leading Webdesign company established in 2014 by experts. We provide the most trustworthy eCommerce services in India. We are the most reliable Shopify experts in India and…

Awards


11 to 50

Up to $25

Less than - $5000

India

POSSIBLE works with a mission and vision to help companies and businesses identify opportunity in the digitally driven world that can result into rich dividends. With collective intelligence, we try to…

Awards


1000+

$151 - $200

$10001 - $25000

USA

Presta

Full service web design and development agency

We help bring out the best from our clients to create a memorable and unique web experience that communicates with the customer and serves its purpose. Whether it comes to web design, web development…

Awards


11 to 50

$51 - $100

$5001 - $10000

Serbia

Blue Brand

Advertising And Digital Marketing in Saudi Arabia

Blue brand best advertising agencies in Riyadh and Jeddah and provides you with a quick circulation for your brand and constituting a community interested in your brand

Awards


11 to 50

Up to $25

Less than - $5000

Saudi Arabia

Indicsoft Technologies

Customer satisfaction is our motto!

Indicsoft Technologies is the top mobile app and website development services Provider Company located in Delhi, India. We are a global provider of full-spectrum IT services including mobile app development,…

Awards


11 to 50

Up to $25

Less than - $5000

India

Owleks

Software Development & Remote Teams

Hey! We are Owleks, a young Software Development company founded in 2019 by technical guys. We focus on building Remote Teams and Web Development. Our aim to build an honest business where the customer…

Awards


2 to 10

$26 - $50

$5001 - $10000

Ukraine

YSBM Group

Web and mobile apps development

Custom Software Development Company specialising on website and mobile apps development. Cooperating with startups to medium-sized and large companies, we build software solutions tailored to your…

Awards


11 to 50

Up to $25

$5001 - $10000

Poland

Moblmindz

Top Mobile App Development company

Mobilmindz has a unique approach towards finding the best solutions of any problems faced by our client. The team of developers, designers, and strategists passionately pursuing the bleeding, hairsplitting,…

Awards


2 to 10

Up to $25

Less than - $5000

USA, India

Global IT App Info Solution

Global IT App: Outstanding Web & APP Design Development…

The first word that comes in mind when people talk about Global IT App is ‘focused’ and ‘exact’ as our processes all have exceptional planning behind them in order to gain some form of insight…

Awards


11 to 50

$26 - $50

Less than - $5000

India

Expert App Devs

ExpertAppDevs has always prioritized its clients' product…

Expert App Devs is a leading customer-focused mobile app development company based out of India. We specialize in native app development as well as specific cross-platform technologies that include Flutter,…

Awards


51 to 250

$26 - $50

Less than - $5000

USA

Zoptal Solutions

Awesomeness Happens Here

Zoptal is a full-cycle mobile and web solutions company. We have delivered over 100 solutions covering 4 verticals Mobile Gaming, Enterprise Mobility, MVPs (Minimum Viable Products) for startups, and…

Awards


51 to 250

Up to $25

Less than - $5000

India

zencode

Enterprises mobile app development company in singapore

Zencode was founded in 2013 as an IT outsourcing company. We set up our first Delivery Centre in Chennai, India in 2014. We outgrew the garage to a full-fledged office within 2 years. Along the way, we…

Awards


51 to 250

Up to $25

Less than - $5000

India

Gleaming Media

SEO Company in India, SEO Agency In India

Gleaming Media is an ISO 9001:2015 Certified online digital marketing SEO company in India enhancing online visibility for their client's business website and providing best ROI with 100% quality…

Awards


11 to 50

$51 - $100

Less than - $5000

India

Ingresos Pvt Ltd

Your Idea our passion

Ingresos is a digital transformations pioneer and is an MNC (Multi-National Corporation) with Global delivery system. We have been empowering enterprises of all sizes since a decade and have been part…

Awards


11 to 50

Up to $25

$5001 - $10000

India, UK

Variablesoft

Best software companies Rajasthan

Variable soft is the best custom software and web development company in Rajasthan, India providing website & app development services, eCommerce solutions, mobile game development, Web designing,…

Awards


2 to 10

Up to $25

Less than - $5000

India

Laracle

We imagine and create technology for 
the most ambitious…

The Only Software Development Company You Need. Here at Laracle, we specialise in creating bespoke software solutions using the latest frameworks and technologies. We embrace the extraordinary and…

Awards


2 to 10

$101 - $150

$5001 - $10000

UK

HYFATech

Tech partner for your ideas and growing businesses

5.0 (6 Reviews)

Awards

RANDEEP

Timely and quality delivery of web app



11 to 50

$26 - $50

$5001 - $10000

USA

RG Infotech

Imagination is our power

5.0 (1 Reviews)

Awards

Pradeep

Excellence in an economic packet


11 to 50

Up to $25

Less than - $5000

India

RootQuotient

Digital values delivered.

RootQuotient firm is a technology partner for startups & enterprises, which is driving them towards innovation. We have been developing websites, apps & wearable in a professional capacity for…

Awards


11 to 50

$51 - $100

$5001 - $10000

Canada

UIUXDen

Design the Ultimate!

UIUXDen is a full-fledged design agency that provides professional services to enterprises, startups, and small & medium businesses. We take our work very seriously; we work passionately and believe…

Awards


51 to 250

Up to $25

Less than - $5000

Canada

IT Infonity

IT Services and IT Consulting

IT Infonity offers our customers a wealth of tech-savvy professionals and digital marketing expertise. We create diverse, complex, web and mobile solutions for multiple industry sectors including e-commerce,…

Awards


11 to 50

Up to $25

Less than - $5000

USA

Aarna Systems Pvt Ltd

Drive Business from Now to the Next

We are a full-service digital marketing agency providing services for brand identity, search engine optimization, search engine marketing & website design. We specialize in ecommerce website design…

Awards


11 to 50

Up to $25

Less than - $5000

India

DeviceBee Technologies

Best Mobile App Development Company

DeviceBee Technologies is an innovative Mobile Apps Development agency helping startup founders and enterprise innovate with better web and mobile experiences. DeviceBee is a recognized market leader…

Awards


51 to 250

$51 - $100

$5001 - $10000

UAE, Spain, Australia

JayDevs

Hire dedicated developers you need

JayDevs is a company with top-industry specialists on board: senior and lead software developers, QA specialists, DevOps engineers, and project managers. We help our clients to develop software products…

Awards


51 to 250

$26 - $50

$5001 - $10000

Lithuania

Vasundhara Infotech LLP

To become the leading IT firm, who empowers people for…

Vasundhara Infotech LLP is Best Unity Game, Custom Web Design, iOS, Android Application Development & SEO Type IT Services Provider Company in Surat, India - USA. Vasundhara Infotech LLP has evolved…

Awards


51 to 250

Up to $25

Less than - $5000

India

Flymedia Technology

Google Adword Specialist in Ludhiana

To make sure you’re getting exactly what you want, you have to contact the best company from whom you can get the Website Designing in Jalandhar. And Flymedia pops up in the mind when it comes to…

Awards


51 to 250

Up to $25

Less than - $5000

India

Global Media Insight

Dubai's Favorite Web Development Company

Global Media Insight (GMI) is a full-service digital marketing company in Dubai, the commercial capital of the UAE. We've been in the digital business for over 20 years and are regarded as a one-stop…

Awards


51 to 250

Up to $25

Less than - $5000

UAE

ACVM Technologies

Design Development Marketing

ACVM Technologies is an innovative company with experienced, talented and dynamicindividuals who share a common passion of providing the highest quality serviceto our clients. We provide you with a range…

Awards


2 to 10

Up to $25

Less than - $5000

India

Adaxiom tech

Digital Marketing Agencies in Lahore, Digital Marketing…

Adaxiom is a leading digital marketing company providing the best solution for SEO, App & Web Development, Social Media Optimization & Mobile Device Management (MDM).    

Awards


11 to 50

$26 - $50

Less than - $5000

Pakistan

Sigosoft

Way to Innovation

Sigosoft is a top-level software development company. We are specialized in Mobile App Development. We feel proud to introduce ourselves as a reliable brand and we aim towards customer satisfaction. In…

Awards


11 to 50

$26 - $50

$5001 - $10000

India

Buyer's Guide


What is Mobile App Development?

Mobile app development involves a set of processes such as coding, designing, testing, deployment, and maintenance for creating software applications that run efficiently on mobile devices. The mobile devices in some cases may even range to devices with different operating systems majorly Android and iOS. The applications may require installing directly from the app store or directly installing from the source. Different programming languages and advanced technological tools are embraced by the mobile app development companies to build a full-fledged mobile solution.


What does a mobile app development company do?

A mobile app development company plays a vital role from validating app ideas with conceptualization and prototype creation to development and maintenance of apps leveraging the years of expertise and experience of developers, UI/UX designers, Quality Analysts or QA Engineers, and Business Analysts. The team rolls the project ball with a strategic plan that’s followed during the entire app development journey.

The applications developed by mobile app development companies include native and hybrid applications. When it comes to mobile app development, the two leading markets are Android and iOS. A mobile app developer based on the business project needs might utilize a full range of toolsets to incorporate features and functionalities in your application. 

From a concept to covering diverse or complex customer needs and maintaining the application, there is a team of experts within mobile app development companies who have years of experience in global app solutions. The team of experts includes project managers, developers, software engineers, UI/UX designers, marketing executives as well as quality analysts. They work closely with each other and strategically plan the entire app development process to take your business to the next level. 

 


What are the different types of mobile apps?

Before you go hunting for the best app development companies in the world, it’s good to have some basic understanding of the various mobile apps and their types, so as to be clear about your app requirements.

Native apps

  • The coding methodology used for native apps is such that these types of apps become platform-specific. A native iOS app developed will work on only the iOS platform and the vice-versa is also true.
  • The companies that develop apps use some specific tools and languages to develop a native mobile app that is supported only by the respective operating system. A native app is normally much faster and has more features as compared to the other two.
  • You should opt for these kinds of apps only if you need to make use of the lightning-fast processing speed in your app or a large chunk of your targeted users are using a specific Operating system.

PWAs

  • PWAs or Progressive Web Apps are web applications that give a mobile-like experience to the user.
  • No requirement of storage space on the device, SEO friendliness, low cost, speed of development, and versatility to work with various screen sizes and devices are the benefits that have made PWAs popular.
  • PWAs are ideal for businesses looking to provide a similar experience to their users across multiple devices at an economical cost.

Hybrid apps

  • These apps are platform-independent and they work well on both iOS as well as Android platforms.
  • They provide versatility to the app as a hybrid app can be easily accessible across many platforms and operating systems.
  • If you want to reach the maximum number of people quickly, then a hybrid app will be your go-to option.

Why does your business need a mobile app?

A successful business requires stepping in with growing customers’ expectations, buying habits, and changing preferences in the ruthless competition, which is fairly fulfilled by mobile app development.

  •  Build and maintain corporate branding and reputation digitally.
  •  Improves connection and communication with digital assistants.
  • Enable users to access services in real-time for hands-on interaction.
  •  Enrich user journey with enhanced engagement and personalized experience.
  • Minimize the marketing cost associated with brand promotion.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest trends with rich customer insights. 

An innovative mobile application allows users to have easy access to all the products and the information they require in real-time with features that are optimized for hands-on interaction. With a proficient mobile app developer team by your side, you’ll be able to build a better app that provides its users with all kinds of robust customer service features and functionalities. Top mobile app developers with enough experience can help you in bringing your ideas to reality.

 


What are the benefits of Outsourcing app development services?

Although you can always choose to develop your app in-house, there are many reasons to outsource your requirements to mobile app development companies.

Saves you from the hassle of hiring and managing a team

If you are starting from scratch, then assembling an efficient in-house app development team can prove to be quite a task. It’s much easier to hire the best mobile app development firm that is already established in the market as a reputed app developer. Also, the time taken to build a team can be used more effectively by using it to improve the business processes.

Gain better ROI by saving costs

By outsourcing app development services, you will save money not only on hiring an in-house team but also on the time and money required to set up the relevant infrastructure. Your app development partner will already have the systems and resources required to develop a mobile app and you won’t need to break any bank installing them.

Faster time to market

As professional app development companies are proficient in their work and hence can easily ensure that your app gets to the market at a lightning-fast speed.

Round the clock support

Experienced mobile app developers in the world efficiently handle every issue that arises in the app development process right from commencing the ideation phase to the execution stage.

Access to a broad talent pool

One of the most important benefits that you gain by hiring the best app development company to outsource is that you will have the option to select from the top mobile app developers all around the world. While if you decide to hire an in-house team, then the talent at your disposal will be a limited one pertaining to the app developers you have hired as your in-house team.


Important aspects to think before outsourcing your mobile app development project

The app development services outsourcing comes up with a set of opportunities and risks, which makes following aspects vital to set the base to outsource app development services. Here are the details you should be ready with:


Market research

It’s essential to create an outline of the app development project with all the features and functionalities along with USP for the target audience that appeals to them. It includes conducting in-depth market research and competition research to identify users’ unmet needs, what competitors are offering, and how your app idea can fill the void.


Budget and time
The outline of the project shows the functionalities and UI design complexity level required, which helps in estimating the number of hours incurred in the app development. The working hours when multiplied by the developers’ hourly rate, the development cost is calculated. In the fixed price model and dedicated team model, the team of experts will help in providing accurate time and budget estimates. 
Now, as a business you also need to be ready with an approximate amount that you can invest to get your app developed along with the time that you are looking to lauch you app by. We advise you to reseach and have an idea about the development cost and timeline so that you can set realistic timelines. This will help the professional service providers you approach to provide an estimate considering all the factors. 


Monetization model
The mobile app was developed not for charity. Every entrepreneur wants to make money. It’s imperative to identify all the possible ways with which mobile app can generate revenue before it rolls on the development floor. It helps in deciding if the project idea remains profitable at the end and how it brings money through various channels. Now, some apps may be built with the purpose to streamline the business processes in such cases what you ought to look at is how will your business app help improve the ROI for your business.


Action plan
When you have the perfect match- outsourcing partner with you, it’s time to see how the team will execute the app development plan using which methodology while keeping the client involved at every step of the development.  

If the unmatched benefits of outsourcing app development intrigues you and are willing to outsource your project to a reliable mobile app development company, then you ought to have a guide that you can follow to outsource your mobile app development services.


Why Should You Hire a Mobile App Development company?


Mobile app development is not a work of an average Joe that can be done by the jack of all trades. It requires a team of specialists that have mastered the art of coding, designing, testing, and marketing. Here are the reasons why you should hire an app development company.

  • Get talented developers well-versed in the latest technologies under one roof. 
  • The up-to-date knowledge of advanced technologies help in building innovative, unique apps.
  • The assistance and experience of the team helps in adding value to the project.
  • Makes you free from the overheads of handling the system, team, and project.
  • Trusted team of developers ensures maintenance services for the long-term.
  • Proves to be a budget-friendly endeavor as there is no need to invest in training or upskilling the team. 

How much does a mobile app development company charge for app development?

As the hourly rate of developers ranges from $20 to $150 per hour, the cost to get an application developed by a professional app development company ranges from $10,000-$500,000 approximately.

There are various aspects that app development cost depends on such as, app features & functionalities, the design complexity of an app, geographic location of the app developer, backend infrastructure and much more. Though it is impossible to figure out the exact cost of mobile app development, considering some general factors and aspects, a ball-park figure for developing a mobile app can be provided.  

Estimating mobile app development can be a daunting task, in such cases app development cost breakdown based on the type of app and project requirements. According to your business needs and requirements, a company that caters app development services can provide the estimated cost to develop an app exclusively for your organization. 


Factors affecting the app development cost

The cost of your app development project depends on a lot of factors, some of the most important ones that the leading app developers in the world consider are included below;

Type of Platform 

The cost set by any expert app making company varies according to the platform on which you want to develop your app. For instance, iOS development is costlier as compared to Android app development and Hybrid app development.

Level of complexity

The higher the level of complexity, the more will be the requirement of complex backend functionalities like large databases, more storage space. While a simple app costs $3000-8000 a more complex app will cost around $50,000-$150,000 and a gaming app can cost anywhere between $10,000-$250,000.

The project with a large number of app features, complex UI design, and advanced integrations surge the requirements for complex backend functionalities like large databases, more storage space. The complexity proportionally increases time and cost required to build an app.

Simple Apps: These apps will cost from $ 5,000-$50,000 and take a minimum of 30-90 days to develop.

Complex Apps: A complex app with more features will cost $55,000-$110,000 and takes a minimum of 100-180 days or more to get built one.

Level of security 

The level of encryption that you choose will have an overbearing effect on the development costs incurred. The nature of the information that you gather and the number of users you intend to reach decides the level of security required. For instance, a banking app will require more robust security as opposed to other types of apps as sensitive financial information will be managed through the app.

Number of plugins & integration

To boost the capabilities of their apps, many businesses need to use third-party plugins. Social media plugins are the most common type of plugins used in many apps. The top mobile app developers will code APIs to ensure that these plugins work seamlessly with all the intended devices. The more the number of plugins and integrations, the higher will be the cost.

Location

The costs of developing an app fluctuates depending on the geographical location of your app development service provider. The average hourly cost of developing an app with USA based app development companies is $70, with UK based app development companies it is $80, while the Indian app developers charge $30 per hour to develop an app.


Different pricing models followed by the leading mobile app development companies

 

App development pricing models

Ask for a detailed break-up of the costs involved in the app development process before you make a decision to hire the top app developers in the world. Ensure to have clarity regarding the app maintenance costs as well as the app publishing costs.

Most of the top app development companies will charge you on an hourly basis or on a monthly basis. You can also opt to make the payment on a lumpsum basis, only if the scope of the app development project is clearly defined with a clear timeframe. Otherwise, we suggest that you go for an hourly/monthly-based cost structure.

Let us have a look at the various app pricing models.

  • Fixed price model

In the fixed-price model, the cost of the entire app development project is fixed beforehand. To achieve this, you need to have a fixed scope of the project from the custom app development company which includes the technical specifications and date of delivery.

This helps in getting a more precise estimation of the costs related to app development. The milestones are set along with their deadlines, and these milestones act as payment triggers.

This kind of model is suitable only when the scope of the project is set in stone because if you change the scope frequently then you will need to re-negotiate the cost & time, and this will cause hassle to both you and your developers. This model is apt when the project is small and all the technical specifications are fixed.

  • Time and material model

In this model, the app development firms charge you according to the number of hours that are spent on developing your app along with the cost of materials that they spend to develop your app.

The model is nimble and allows you to change the scope of work quickly. If you want to add a new feature that was not in the scope earlier, then you can pay an additional amount for developing this new feature. Another benefit that this model accords to you is that the best app developers will be assigned with the continuous delivery of the project. This will ensure that you are always informed about the cost of app development.

This model is recommended when the project is complex as you will have a great level of flexibility with this model and the app development cost won’t escalate without you noticing it.

  • Dedicated resources

In this pricing model, the mobile app development companies provide an option to hire dedicated resources like UI/UX designers, developers, and testers for your project. The billing is normally on the basis of the number of hours that these resources work on your project. The major advantage when you hire dedicated mobile app developer is that you retain control over the team and can decide on choosing the team members according to their expertise level. This way you will have greater control over managing the cost related to developing a mobile app.

This model is especially helpful when you are doing a project for which the scope is dynamic.


Decisive factors to hire the right app development company

Location of app development company

Location of the company

You can classify mobile app development companies, and app design companies based on their location into three categories;

  • Onshore

Onshore app design companies are located in your country. The advantage of giving your work to an onshore app design and development company is that you will have the benefit of working in the same time zone, culture, and language. For instance, if your business is located in USA, there is a high probability that onshore mobile app development companies will cost you dearly.

  • Nearshore

Nearshore mobile app development companies are those that are located near your home country. For the US, Latin American countries like Argentina and Brazil will be nearshore locations. With nearshore companies, you can have a better balance between time zone and cost for app development services.

  • Offshore

For a company located in USA, the offshore destinations would be Ukraine, India, and the Philippines. The major benefit that these companies provide is that of cost, you can have your app development requirements taken care of at significantly lower prices.

Domain Expertise

While you are in pursuit of your ideal app development company, look for one that has previously worked in the same industry in which you wish to develop your app. This provides an assurance that the skilled app development service provider already knows certain things about the industry and hence will be able to provide valuable inputs.

Working hours and Communication

Before you zero in on a team of expert mobile app developers ensure that you and your team have the maximum number of overlapping working hours. This will help in having direct communication on any matter and thus saving more time.

The communication protocols should be defined clearly as this leads to confusion in the later stages as the mobile app project progresses. Decide the mode and time of communication with the professional app development firm so that you can be clear about the expectations right from the initial stage.

Designing and coding standards

Following design and coding standards during development is important to improve project efficiency, guarantee high performance, mitigates the risk of project failure, making maintenance easier, enhancing security, and ensuring effortless debugging. Make sure the team follows the design standards provided by the app stores and coding standards set for quality code production.

Pricing model

The mobile app project type and size decides the type of pricing model that businesses should consider. There are various ways of cooperating with the company- dedicated price model, fixed price model, time and material-based model which businesses can select. For instance, if the project requirements are set in stone, then a fixed price model would work. Otherwise, the projects with variable requirements fit well with the dedicated price model.

Project timeline and submission

In the dynamic world, the time-to-market of the app plays a crucial role in bringing enormous success to the business. When you hire the team, set clear expectations for timeline and app submission on the app stores, which can help you get the first-mover advantage. Partner with a company having a team of maestros following an agile methodology that ensures building the app before the deadline while following all the compliances. It keeps all the conflicts at bay.

Security standards

With stringent security rules, it’s essential that mobile apps meet all the PCI DSS security standards, have encryption techniques, and SSL certificates that ensure the users data remain safe and not shared with anyone. Also, the businesses sign NDA agreements with the development company to guarantee the app idea is not shared with anyone. Otherwise, the company is either legally sued or needs to pay heavy penalties.


Reliable testing and maintenance

QA testing during app development is essential to deliver a quality solution that's stable, secure, and usable. The team should perform a variety of test cases such as UX testing, functional testing, performance testing, security testing, device and platform testing during and after the development to ensure the app performs as expected continuously.   

Once the app is live, there are certain errors or bugs that might creep in. These errors or bugs occur due to various reasons and knowing the reason is the best way to solve the issue. The professional app development firms have the experience and the expertise to foresee all such issues and will be taken care off in the app maintenance phase. Thus, app maintenance is an important aspect that you need to have a clear understanding about.

Check out the below guide, to know more about it.


 


App Development Process to ensure project success

Mobile app development is the process of developing applications for handheld devices using various operating systems. All the professional app development companies have a defined mobile app development process which helps to transform a brilliant business idea to a perfect app that can become a primary source to generate revenue for the business. Apps should not only be attractive to a user’s eye but also interactive and engaging. From building a prototype to testing the final product, a step-by-step approach in app development phases needs to be taken by experienced app development companies. To provide you a brief overview about the app development process here’s a procedural approach that consists of various essential stages: 

 

 App development process                        

Discovery Phase

The discovery phase includes in-depth research and analysis by the app development service provider you hire. This is the phase wherein the research on various factors and aspects to consider are taken into consideration and finalized. Deciding which core features to integrate first is the most crucial piece of information that will help in creating your MVP (Minimum Viable Product). Having a list of core features and functionalities by analyzing the market and competitors ready will go a long way in enabling the hired professional app development firm to proceed faster.    

App Design Phase

The designing phase involves creating a user journey map, wireframes, motion design, screen transitions, animations and visual user interfaces. Thus, engineering exceptional app design is one of the vital factor for the success of an app as the design is the first thing any user notices. User interface (UI) design is essential for providing interactive and engaging interface which turns out to be the core to provide a better user experience (UX).    

App Development Phase

After defining the roles and responsibilities of mobile app developers and configuring tools, the most important step of developing the application kicks off. The constraints and features of mobile devices need to be considered for developing apps. The development phase is simply the process of turning your idea into an application with some basic functionality. 

App Testing and Deployment Phase

One of the most important steps of app development process is testing to ensure the app quality and deploying it concurrently. Before the application goes live, it is imperative to plan properly and test the app in different environments. The app should be updated frequently by fixing bugs and adding other features to the application which can be further covered under the maintenance phase.

App Maintenance and Support Phase

Even after all the phases of app development are executed, it is crucial to maintain the application and address any issues a user may encounter. Constantly monitoring apps’ performance, tracking statistics, detecting crashes and enhancing products is crucial for the success of your application. Most app development companies have a clause for the maintenance of the app so that the businesses can truly rely on the hired app development company for all their development needs.


Questions to ask to your mobile app development service provider

While selecting from a list of top app development companies with varying expertise, development skill, and productivity, you need to ask the following questions to the firms to have a better insight with refining the list further.

Can you please show me your previous work?

Have a look at the previously completed projects of the app development solutions provider to have an idea about their expertise level. Talk to a few clients if possible, this way you will get to know how the hired mobile app development firm executes that particular project.

What are the credentials of your app development team?

The team for a project generally consists of a team of UI/UX designers, developers (frontend and backend), QA testers, and a project manager. Make it a point to know the credentials of the team, the mobile app development projects that they have worked on. Ask for a dedicated project manager, this way you will have only one contact point with whom you shall discuss your requirements.

What technologies can the app development company work on

It is always good to keep an eye on the future while working with a custom mobile app development company that is well versed with a wide range of technologies like big data, virtual reality, and augmented reality. This is important because if the need arises in the future, then you do not need to go looking to hire mobile app developers.

What app development methodology do you follow in your company? And based on the methodology can you provide a definite timeline for my app development project?

Your app service providers should be able to give you a definite process, which they will be following while developing your mobile app. An expert agency well-versed with the nitty-gritty of app development will be able to give you a concrete plan with well-defined time-frames for each stage in the app development process.


Driving success for businesses by helping them Select the best App Developers

Before going forward, consider whether the top mobile app developers you select are really the best fit for your project? Will the app making company take an interest in the project beyond their business interests? Will they just be contractors or be app development partners in the real sense?

Always weigh the costs not only in terms of money but also in terms of time. For instance, if a company that develops apps bids the lowest but can’t deliver before a couple of months past the timeline decided, then you will need to consider the lost business due to extended time.
The lure of low cost is tempting at first sight, but understand that looking at a good feature to cost ratio will benefit you while selecting the right app development company to hire.

Hold on! Have you selected the right team? The development company that can exceed the businesses’ expectations for app development projects in terms of scope, timeline, and budget is the right fit. Partner with a development team that builds apps not just for the sake of finishing their job, instead, add value to the project with innovative ideas and valuable suggestions. The deliverables should matter to you, which brings benefits in the longer run.



Frequently Asked Questions


What are the different types of mobile app development offered by the companies?

Based on two major operating systems – Android and iOS,  app development is ordered as per your requirement and targeted users. While Android is widely used, some businesses prefer only iOS app development. Nevertheless, most organizations or companies prefer developing Android app as well as iOS to reach the maximum number of users.



Is it better to develop a mobile application in-house or outsource to a mobile app development company?

It all depends on your app development project needs. However, most of the businesses across the world prefer to hire the best app developers to outsource their requirements. There are many offshore top app development companies in the world that offer great products and services at much affordable rates.



Do the leading app development firms build customized mobile apps? How is it beneficial to my business?

Yes, the top mobile app developers are proficient in developing such apps. Customized or tailored app development means that the application has features as per your choices and business objectives. Opposite to customized mobile applications is readymade apps where the application is already developed with fixed features and built-in functionalities. Most of the businesses prefer developing mobile apps as per their requirements, i.e., customized.



What is the difference between native mobile apps and hybrid apps built by skilled mobile app developers

As the term suggests, native mobile application development means the codes are written, operated, and deployed on a specific operating system. For instance, native Android app development is pure on Android coding, and so is iOS for Apple devices. Hybrid applications run on both platforms. Hence, in other words, a single code would work on both the platforms and devices.



How do I hire the top mobile app developers?

There is a huge list of best app development companies in the world which we have put together here to make the hiring process easier for you. You can contact any of them and ask their expert business and technology consultants to discuss your business objectives. Once they listen to your ideas and concerns, they would get you a feasibility report and SOP. Based on those and other essential factors, app development can be kick-started.



What is the average price quoted by the top app developers to develop a customized mobile application?

The price or cost by mobile app development companies solely depends on the platform it is developed for, the complexity, the technologies to be integrated, the app developers’ location, and the features and functionalities to be added to the mobile application. For a basic mobile app with just a couple of app screens, the cost of development will range from USD 10000 to 25000, an app's cost also changes from company to company. The app development firms can only provide a final figure once all the requirements are understood in detail.



Is it possible to develop a clone app or an app with similar functionalities and features as an app already present in the app stores?

Why not? What all you need is just to give experienced app developers the reference of the mobile application you like. They would study and make a replica of it. Upon request, business and technology consultants can also help you with legality and other copyrighting stuff.





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