Last updated 21 July, 2020

Top Custom Software Development Companies

Are you looking for Top software development companies? Don’t worry; we have got that covered for you. We have put-forth the list of the best software developers from around the world. The companies will provide you with state-of-art and fully functional software development services. Custom software development companies listed in TopDevelopers.co possess the expertise that enables us to develop high-quality software applications and fulfil all the essential needs of your business. The list of leading software development agencies have highly efficient teams that will keep track of all the upcoming software technologies so that they can develop better software for you. Our list will be your ally in finding the best software development firms and help your business in the long run.

List of the Top Software Development Companies & Best Software Developers

Fingent_logo

Top Enterprise Software, Web & Mobile Application Development…

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Fingent has been in the IT software services industry since 2003 and we are a reliable and affordable Web and Mobile Development company for enterprise and mid-sized organizations. We are a full-service web and mobile development services provider with two offices in the United States (Boston and New York), India and United Arab Emirates. Our global team of over 230 talented full-time employees has helped hundreds of mid and large size organizations implement software solutions that increase productivity and profits.Our services include Web Application Development, Mobile Application Development,…

Employees:
251 to 1000
Hourly Rates:
$26 - $50
Project amount:
$5001 - $10000
country:
USA, UAE, India, Australia

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BoTree Technologies_logo

Your Trusted Technology Partners

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We are in the business of offering expert software engineering and development services for bespoke applications.BoTree works with companies as small as a 2 person startup to large Fortune 500 companies. Since inception in 2013, BoTree has worked with clients across the US, EU, UK, Singapore, Japan, and Australia.A team with a strong focus on Quality, BoTree has successfully built and delivered applications in domains likeThe core team at BoTree has a combined experience of over 5 decades. We have developed and improved upon processes to ensure high quality and on-time delivery every time.With…

Employees:
51 to 250
Hourly Rates:
$26 - $50
Project amount:
$10001 - $25000
country:
India, Singapore, USA

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Diceus_logo

Custom Software Development Company

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We guarantee software quality delivered on time, on scope, on budget.  Diceus is a technology partner that provides cloud solutions, custom, web and mobile app development along with testing and consulting. We care about our clients’ success and are focused on producing the products that are coherent with business needs.   All projects go live on time  By getting a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), our clients know precisely when their project will be accomplished. They understand how much every task will take, who is…

Employees:
51 to 250
Hourly Rates:
$51 - $100
Project amount:
$50001 - $100000
country:
Ukraine, UAE

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Zibtek_logo

Your Dream. Our Team.

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Founded in 2009, Zibtek is a leading software development consultancy led by industry veterans with the real-world experience of starting, building, and exiting multiple companies. Your company’s drive for success in your digital transformation efforts is our core mission. Our agile methodologies enable us to effectively handle software projects of any scale and complexity, quickly and cost-effectively. Our 250 + experienced engineers, managers, and technology professionals collaborate between our 3 global locations and serve our clients throughout the entire software development life-cycle.…

Employees:
51 to 250
Hourly Rates:
$26 - $50
Project amount:
$10001 - $25000
country:
USA

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Altar.io_logo

Award-winning product & software agency based in Lisbon,…

5.0 (1 Reviews)
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Altar.io is an Award-Winning Product & Software Development Company committed to providing end-to-end IT services in Web, Mobile & Cloud. From inception, UX/UI design, and development to Software deployment. Altar has successfully helped worldwide entrepreneurs and Business Leaders disrupt their industries. We're also very active in the open-source scene. We're part of Angular and IBM Strongloop Loopback.

Employees:
11 to 50
Hourly Rates:
$51 - $100
Project amount:
$10001 - $25000
country:
Portugal, UK, Italy

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Awards


I did a lot of research. And I spoke to a lot of different firms, or agencies and I found Altar.io and it looked like exactly what I needed. I've been here going over the business model going over…
Evolve_logo

Custom Software Development for Startups and Blue-Chip…

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Evolve is a UK-based software house with own R&D Centre in Ukraine. Founded in 2007 by Leanne Bonner-Cooke MBE, an award-winning tech entrepreneur, Evolve has transformed from a pure Midlands business consultancy into a full-fledged digital solutions company providing custom software development and Agile team extension services to startups and blue-chip organisations alike. Whether you're looking to build a digital solution from scratch, evolve an existing app, migrate to the Cloud or build Cloud-native architecture, automate processes or increase your in-house software…

Employees:
11 to 50
Hourly Rates:
$26 - $50
Project amount:
$5001 - $10000
country:
UK, Ukraine

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CodeRiders_logo

We desire. Together we achieve.

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CodeRiders is a software development company with a wide-ranging set of technology capabilities to build solutions your business needs. We are a team of technology experts and IT enthusiasts who strive to perfectly match our solutions to your preferences and business goals. Our aim is to provide quality software solutions and services that facilitate your everyday work and automate the manual business processes. Our Vision - Time is precious. Automation should save it. Our Mission - Build simply powerful systems with state-of-the-art technology and innovation to automate business processes Our…

Employees:
11 to 50
Hourly Rates:
$26 - $50
Project amount:
$5001 - $10000
country:
Armenia

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CodeCoda Ltd_logo

Advanced Software Development & e-Commerce

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CodeCoda is an innovative global IT and BPO service, eCommerce Solutions, and Advanced Software Development, provider. As part of one of the fastest-growing industries worldwide, we help online businesses grow, utilizing best practices in the field, coupled with a multi-channel approach and focused on delivering supreme customer experience. We were founded by IT Veterans who embedded customer dedication and technical excellence in our mentality and all the products and solutions we create. With such unique knowledge and expertise at our hands, we steer commerce growth strategies…

Employees:
51 to 250
Hourly Rates:
$51 - $100
Project amount:
$25001 - $50000
country:
Ireland, Bulgaria

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ISS Art, LLC_logo
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Your challenge is our inspiration — we build customer software solutions for the most challenging of projects. Since 2003, ISS ART’s custom software developers have been helping the world’s top companies to turn their dreams into reality. Our focus: - Machine Learning - recommendations, prediction, forecasting, classification  - Computer Vision solutions - OCR, pattern recognition etc. - Image Processing - Natural Language Processing & Text Analysis - syntax, semantics, sentiment analysis, computational linguistics - IoT solutions - smart homes, smart offices. Our key technologies: - Python,…

Employees:
51 to 250
Hourly Rates:
$26 - $50
Project amount:
$10001 - $25000
country:
Russia, USA

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Archer Software_logo

Merging disruptive ideas and technologies we digitalize…

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Archer Software is a prominent custom software development consulting company based in New York, the USA with an additional office in Ukraine. We have over 180 developers who provide sophisticated software engineering support, and services like app development, business model validation, market analysis, technological consulting, product design, development, and staffing services. Software and mobile apps are designed, developed, tested, and supported by our high performing team. We offer end-to-end IT lifecycle management based on the best practices of RUP, XP, and scaled Agile. Empowered by…

Employees:
51 to 250
Hourly Rates:
$51 - $100
Project amount:
$50001 - $100000
country:
USA

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Deventure_logo

Infinitely Better

5.0 (4 Reviews)
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We are a custom software development company which offers full-stack IT services. Our mission is to build exclusive, on-demand products and to deliver high-end solutions that streamline everyday work, offer insights to take the right business decisions and accelerate your business growth. Deventure focuses on innovation and brings efficiency to any business. We provide full product development services such as design, UI/UX, web & mobile development.  Due to our track history, we have specialized to deliver CRMs and E-learning software products for companies which operate in industries…

Employees:
11 to 50
Hourly Rates:
$26 - $50
Project amount:
$5001 - $10000
country:
Romania, Ireland

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Review by Tim Stone
I have worked with Deventure for a long time. They are a pleasure to work with, they provide a very thorough service and I can't recommend them highly enough!
Cleveroad _logo

Web and Mobile App Development Company

5.0 (3 Reviews)

Cleveroad is the top end-to-end software development company. We create web and mobile products from scratch, set up marketing plans, and provide continuous support services. We follow the Agile methodologies, which lets us stay in touch with clients, and upgrade info after each sprint, deliver projects in time and within budgets. During 5 years we have successfully delivered 150 projects and have a hundred thankful clients all over the world. As a leading website development company, we have built accessible, responsive, and secure websites using top programming languages like Java, & PHP.…

Employees:
51 to 250
Hourly Rates:
$26 - $50
Project amount:
$5001 - $10000
country:
Ukraine, Canada, Australia, Poland

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The team met the deadline and was very responsive. Thanks to the functionality they designed users of the platform will be able to find a skillful practitioner anywhere they need and get qualified consultation.…
Clarion Technologies_logo

Your Idea. Our Code.

Clarion Technologies is a leading IT Outsourcing company with 3 state-of-the-art development centers in India. Our unique engagement model helps our clients leverage the best of outsourcing world - high-quality resources, world-class technical supervision, and infrastructure. Clarion has been innovation partner for several small and medium enterprises and pioneering start-ups across the world.Our differentiated IT outsourcing model, agility, technical prowess, and flawless execution enables us to deliver immaculate projects across industry verticals such as IT, E-commerce, FinTech, E-learning,…

Employees:
251 to 1000
Hourly Rates:
$26 - $50
Project amount:
Less than - $5000
country:
USA

Key clients

Awards

Britenet is a professional software house and a business partner specialized in IT experts' leasing. Our team consists of over 700 specialists serving mobile application development, web and software development services to the clients in Poland and across the world. As a multi-tasker, the company has co-operated with various clients from different business sectors. Britenet believes in innovation and we have adapted advanced technologies like Big Data Analytics and Blockchain. Since 2006, we have won several industry awards for developing reliable IT solutions. We are currently "The…

Employees:
251 to 1000
Hourly Rates:
$26 - $50
Project amount:
$5001 - $10000
country:
Poland

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INTELLIAS_logo

Intelligent Software Engineering

Intellias is a challenge-driven software development and consulting company, based in Ukraine (Kyiv, Lviv, Odesa) and locally represented in Berlin. Intellias helps ISVs, technology companies, and enterprises to effectively manage the engineering and technological challenges they face and transform them into opportunities for business growth and competitive advantage. Highly rated by its customers and employees, it has been awarded a status of Lviv's top IT employer since 2010 (DOU.ua) and is now one of Ukraine's top 5 midsize IT employers; also KPMG highlighted Intellias…

Employees:
251 to 1000
Hourly Rates:
$26 - $50
Project amount:
$50001 - $100000
country:
Ukraine, Germany

Key clients

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Ready4S_logo

Custom Software Development Agency

1.0 (1 Reviews)

We are one of the top custom software development agencies in Europe and the United States. Our vast experience in developing mobile, IoT, and web applications position us as a market leader, an expert, and a reliable partner for mid-size as well as large enterprises. Our strong market position is supported not only by years of experience but also a vast portfolio of successful projects for companies in the FinTech, healthcare, medical, and education industries. Our proven ability to connect people, data, and machines with each other in a hyper-connected world with mixed realities allows…

Employees:
51 to 250
Hourly Rates:
$26 - $50
Project amount:
$10001 - $25000
country:
USA, UK, Poland

Key clients

Awards


Review by Temi Alan
This company specialises in web and mobile apps. When we first contacted them we wanted to do a full scale project with them but our budget was insufficient. Given different circumstance, we could have…
Konstant Infosolutions _logo

Top Web & Mobile App Development Company

5.0 (4 Reviews)

Konstant Infosolutions is a globally recognized mobile app development company. Known for offering the trendiest of solutions in various mobile categories, this firm comes up as a great blend of experience and agility for more than 17+ years now. The company is worth many awards and credentials from global guilds – won over the years. With the latest practices and processes in place just take them for anything that falls in your recent checklist. Whether it is about developing or consulting – if it’s Konstant you are sorted. Having served more than 40 verticals in the leading…

Employees:
51 to 250
Hourly Rates:
Up to $25
Project amount:
$5001 - $10000
country:
USA, India, UK

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Review by Bill Simbo
Konstant Infosolutions developed a dating iPhone app based on our requirements and have done a fabulous job. Just on the first day at App Store, the iPhone app developed had more than 1000 downloads…
Core Value Inc._logo

A decade of trust through technology

CoreValue, a leading Software and Technology Services company, headquartered in New Jersey, USA. We provide traditional Cloud based CRM implementation services and Mobile applications to majorly Pharmatech, Healthcare, and Finance industries. We are known as a reliable agency among the customers. CoreValue is empowered with 370 highly skilled professionals working in development labs across Eastern Europe, along with a network of consultants in North America and Europe, CoreValue utilizes streamlined application development, deployment and implementation methods that enable, improve and automate…

Employees:
251 to 1000
Hourly Rates:
$101 - $150
Project amount:
$50001 - $100000
country:
USA

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ExpertsFromIndia_logo

We make IT possible!

Established in India in 2003 and having collaborated with 1000+ clients around the world, Expertsfromindia.com, a Trademark of Cyber Infrastructure (P) Ltd, is one of the most professionally recognized software development companies having tremendous experience in developing custom software and applications for industries like manufacturing, automobile, transportation, gaming, music and many more. We are focused on our clients, and help them transform their ideas into working software products, and connect their legacy business systems to digital channels. Our mission is Ensuring the success of…

Employees:
251 to 1000
Hourly Rates:
$26 - $50
Project amount:
$5001 - $10000
country:
USA

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Seasia Infotech_logo

A CMMI5 Ceritified Company

5.0 (1 Reviews)

Seasia Infotech, a CMMI Level 5 IT company, provides Enterprises as well as startups, innovative & stable methodology to Design, Develop, Test & Market their solutions. We specialize in providing mobile application development, Web design, and development, dot net, PHP, and Java services. We help you plan, conceive and strategize your IT implementation from ideation to launchOur Vision is to provide client satisfaction through our services. We create lasting relationships with our clients while providing ideal working environments for our employees. Our Mission is to create competitively…

Employees:
251 to 1000
Hourly Rates:
Up to $25
Project amount:
Less than - $5000
country:
USA

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Review by Shelly Singla
Seasia Infotech is very organized and communicative, regularly provides project updates. They always offer dynamic and forward-thinking services, making them a great partner.
SimbirSoft_logo

software development, app development, data science, custom…

4.9 (17 Reviews)

IT company that cares Since 2001 SimbirSoft has been developing unique software solutions for enterprises from Russia, the US and European countries. Within 18 year we have developed more than 460 IT solutions: enterprise automation systems, highly loaded systems, mobile applications, Machine Learning & Data Science solutions, embedded software. Our mission is to help companies from various industries to realize their most ambitious software products that contribute to the growth and development of their business.The company has accumulated experience in developing systems in such areas as management,…

Employees:
251 to 1000
Hourly Rates:
$51 - $100
Project amount:
$25001 - $50000
country:
USA, Russia

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Review by Vladimir Potapov
We invited SimbirSoft to upgrade our IT product - a smart access system that is used in homes, offices and parking lots. Access service provides users with convenience and security. Phone replaces typical…
End Point_logo

We design & build secure and resilient software.

End Point, a New-York based website development company, founded in 1995, is a global leader in technology, providing end-to-end web and software development services to various industries with a special focus on e-commerce. Whether you’re starting from scratch or looking to expand, we support all aspects of your eCommerce business from inventory to fulfillment and create unique, easy-to-use shopping experiences. We are a team of skilled software developers, design thinkers, E-commerce specialists, and security experts. The websites we develop are stable, scalable, and long-lasting. Over…

Employees:
51 to 250
Hourly Rates:
$151 - $200
Project amount:
$5001 - $10000
country:
USA

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Mindinventory_logo

Leading Web and Mobile App Development Company

Mindinventory provides service for more than 9 years as a mobile app & website development company, an IT consultant and a digital specialist, having its development centers in India and remote offices at USA, Australia, Scotland, South Africa, and Chile. It is a company having a team of experienced and tech-savvy 150+ professionals that believes in building apps and software that stand apart from the crowd and completed more than 1000+ prodigious projects. They offer modern mobile and web app development services to business enterprises with the right tactical approach to reach targeted audiences.…

Employees:
51 to 250
Hourly Rates:
Up to $25
Project amount:
$10001 - $25000
country:
USA, India, Australia, UK, Chile

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Cygnet Infotech_logo

IT is about you

Cygnet Infotech has laid the cornerstone for several pathbreaking technology innovations for its clients in 35 countries. As a technology partner of choice, Cygnet has been shaping ideas into scalable and sustainable solutions that are addressing real world problems. Cygnet strives to innovate and lead with integrity for its clients, people and the environment. Cygnet is principally pillared on six values - Speed, Integrity, Entrepreneurial Spirit, Teamwork, Mutual Respect and Trusteeship that forms the core of everything it does. Cygnet has a client retention ratio of more than 90% across array…

Employees:
1000+
Hourly Rates:
$26 - $50
Project amount:
$25001 - $50000
country:
India, USA, Australia, South Africa, UAE

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Indium Software_logo

Digital | Independent QA | Gaming

Indium Software, a fastest growing technology solutions provider team, with deep expertise in Big Data Engineering & Analytics, Blockchain Development, independent QA and Gaming. With over 19 years of core expertise, Indium has served 350+ clients from across the globe. We are committed to deliver exceptional, customer-centric solutions that accelerate businesses to grow in their respective industries. We operate through our registered offices in the Bay Area, New Jersey, Atlanta and Kuala Lumpur with our Global Delivery Centers located in Bangalore and Chennai, India. Indium has proven its competency…

Employees:
251 to 1000
Hourly Rates:
$26 - $50
Project amount:
$50001 - $100000
country:
USA

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Let's Nurture_logo

Nurturing the world by employing technologies.

Let's Nurture is established in 2008 offering advanced IT solutions for developing your successful Software Development Services across the globe. We have a team of experience working with multiple technologies with customization, upgrading applications and maintaining and migrating applications. We are an IT outsourcing and consulting company have a fleet of records of catering to a wide array of industries for varied verticals.   We, at Let's Nurture, have a seasoned team of Web & Mobile Platform Experts, with 10+ years of proven experience in delivering complex solutions and…

Employees:
51 to 250
Hourly Rates:
$26 - $50
Project amount:
$5001 - $10000
country:
India, USA, Canada, Australia, UK, Kuwait

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AROBS_logo

IT outsourcing, nearshore and offshore / software development…

AROBS Transilvania Software is European by birth, International by culture and a top Romanian software company. It is expanding since 1998, as it started as an IT outsourcing company in its early years and became a reliable partner in offshore and nearshore software services projects.AROBS Transilvania Software is an IT solution provider of ready-to-use systems and tailor-made software based on the latest technologies, for extremely competitive industries as Automotive Engineering, Travel Software, Hospitality Solutions, Life Sciences, Home Automation Systems, IoT, Enterprise - Cloud application…

Employees:
251 to 1000
Hourly Rates:
$26 - $50
Project amount:
$10001 - $25000
country:
Romania

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iTexico Nearshore Development_logo

Innovation with Nearshore + Software Development teams…

iTexico is a trusted software development company whose reputation for excellence spans more than 10 years. We have 100+ scrum certified developers, managers, and testers who are sharing knowledge, collaborating, and building great IT solutions. They have created 300+ robust applications, websites, and software solutions for US-based entrepreneurs, startups, and blue-chip companies. Our team provides multidisciplinary (Agile + DevOps + Lean) development for our client's digital transformation and growth requirement. We help companies innovate, bring products and services to market faster with…

Employees:
51 to 250
Hourly Rates:
$26 - $50
Project amount:
$50001 - $100000
country:
USA, Mexico

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SemiDot InfoTech_logo

We deliver what you imagine!!

SemiDot Infotech is working dedicatedly for large corporations and venture backed startups to develop digital products for a global audience. Our client base comes from various sectors including education, eCommerce, healthcare, real estate, media, gaming and entertainment.What makes us different:    Effective Analytical and communicating skills.     Expert team having average experience of 4+ years in various frameworks and technologies.    Dedicated Project Coordinator.    Suggesting optimal solution/process based on the scope of the project.Area of expertise    Custom Web Application…

Employees:
11 to 50
Hourly Rates:
$26 - $50
Project amount:
$5001 - $10000
country:
USA, UK, India

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Flexsin Inc._logo

Advanced Web and Mobile App Development

Flexsin is the leading IT services provider for SMEs and Enterprise businesses. We offer Custom Web Applications Development, Software Applications, Mobile Applications, Cloud Computing, ERP, CRM, Big Data and Digital Marketing Services assisting start-ups and enterprises of various sizes. We are ISO 9001:2015, NASSCOM Certified, GOOGLE Partner & Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Company. We have a team of 300+ certified professionals who are Graduates / Masters in Computer Science from the renowned institutes. With over 10+ years, we have 1,200+ satisfied clients across the globe with 2,500+ projects…

Employees:
251 to 1000
Hourly Rates:
Up to $25
Project amount:
Less than - $5000
country:
USA, India, UK, Saudi Arabia, Australia

Awards

Computools _logo

Innovative Software Solutions

Computools LLC is a global innovative software solutions provider for the Consumer Services, Retailing, Financials, Health Care industries. Today, the company consists of more than 190 IT professionals who develop and support the digital side of client businesses to serve millions of their customers around the world. The company's mission is creating innovative software solutions to help customers all over the world grow their business. Сompany's Operations The company offers services of software solutions development in the following areas Computools LLC is a full-cycle company, its…

Employees:
51 to 250
Hourly Rates:
$26 - $50
Project amount:
$5001 - $10000
country:
Ukraine, USA

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The  NineHertz_logo

Eminent Mobile App & Web Development Company

The Nine Hertz is a Mobile app and Web development company, which tends to mingle IT solutions with the knack of creativity. Web and Mobile Application development come like passion to us. With a bird’s eye view, we keep ourselves abreast with the changing scenarios and approaching solutions. Nothing comes easy but constant efforts make it possible to survive and thrive through the challenges. We serve our clients with innovation in mind and zeal in the deals. We are known to put the right amount of contrast in the ongoing trends. We accommodate services including web development, Mobile app…

Employees:
51 to 250
Hourly Rates:
Up to $25
Project amount:
Less than - $5000
country:
USA, India, Australia, UAE

Key clients

Awards

Clavax_logo

Transform Your Ideas into Innovative Solutions

Clavax is a leading web and mobile application development company headquartered in California to deliver the best-in-class solutions. With the vision to serve more users across the globe, we also have our presence in Australia. We have successfully developed several applications for some of the top brands like Aurora Lightings, Auction, Honeywell, VTI Instruments and many more. We have also delivered more than 450+ projects to over 150+ clients. We are team of Developers of the Smart Era. We are a unit of tech thinkers & inventors dedicated to fabricating your aberrant Ideas into the Digital…

Employees:
251 to 1000
Hourly Rates:
$26 - $50
Project amount:
$10001 - $25000
country:
USA, Australia

Key clients

Awards

Rocket Insights_logo

Boston based App & IoT Development

Rocket Insights is a full-service development firm focused on creating beautiful apps for iOS and Android, and developing Websites. Headquartered in Newburyport MA, USA, we are a team of 80+ industry veterans passionately helping businesses thrive. We partner with companies large and small to build solutions that delight users and makes businesses more successful. After crafting hundreds of feature-rich and easy-to-use IT solutions over the last two decades, we have recently added the Internet of Things (IoT) and Voice apps to our repertoire. From designing to developing and maintaining, we offer…

Employees:
11 to 50
Hourly Rates:
$151 - $200
Project amount:
Less than - $5000
country:
USA

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Awards

What is the advantage of building custom software?

Custom software is a tailor-made software specifically designed based on specific needs. Developing custom software entails identifying the specific needs of an organization and building software accordingly.

The major advantage with custom made software is that you can dictate terms, and make the product according to your specific needs. As the product is designed according to your needs, your team will be able to perform tasks faster, thus increasing the overall productivity of your enterprise.

 While choosing a custom software developer, you can consider outsourcing as it has proven to be beneficial time and again. You not only get the benefit of cost, but you also gain access to a broader talent pool as you are not confined to geographical boundaries while awarding your software development project. 

 


What are the different types of software development methodologies and why it matters?

 Before choosing a custom software development company, you must know certain basics about different methodologies of developing a software. 

The waterfall methodology

This is the oldest method of software development. In this method, a rigid linear model of development is followed which consists of linear sequential phases each focusing on a distinct goal. The problem with this method is that a complete cycle must be finished before the next phase can be started. Modifications are not easy and this is what makes the process slow and costly.

The Agile Methodology

As developers got frustrated with the rigidity and low flexibility of the waterfall method, Agile methodology of software development was introduced. In agile, stress is on maintaining a robust communication with the client about the development process. It easily accommodates changes and it is equipped to handle complexity and variability normally seen during development projects.

Scrum Methodology

Under the scrum methodology, the development team is encouraged to do close collaboration.

Scrum takes an evidence-based empirical approach and acknowledges the fact that customers will change their minds mid- way about their requirements. Although the method is highly flexible and gives the decision making power in the hands of the team it is not suitable for big size projects and requires a highly expert team with no place for novices.

Extreme programming

Extreme programming was created with the aim of building a software without thinking too much about the frequent changes in the requirements. Keeping costs down was another aim with which extreme programming was born.

The major advantage of extreme programming is that it establishes rational plans in schedules and focuses on involving the customer in every stage of development. But the issue with extreme programming is that the exact possibilities and future outcomes are unknown and its effectiveness really depends on the people who are involved.

You should know about the different methodologies of software development so that you can choose the best methodology according to your project requirements.


Which are the different stages of the Software Development Life Cycle?

Now that you have some basic detail about the methodologies that are used to develop your software, let's have a look at the Software Development Life Cycle.

Understanding the requirement

 In this stage you and the software developers will brainstorm to understand the current problems. It is best to get inputs from all the various stakeholders like customers, industry experts, developers as well as business developers.  

Planning stage

 In the planning stage you will chalk out a road map of the software development process. The allocation of resources is determined along with the budget after analysing the requirements of the project with the software development firm. 

Design stage

The design specifications are prepared in this phase. Once the specifications are prepared then all the stakeholders review the design specifications and offer their feedback and suggestions.

Development stage

 This is the stage where the actual development work starts. It is crucial to ensure that the custom software development company sticks to the plan. You should provide your inputs regarding the process of software development and engage with the person in-charge of over-viewing the development of your project to ensure that the end-product is as per your specifications. 

Testing stage

 This is the phase where the top custom software development companies fix the bugs and issues that normally creep in while developing the software. The testing of the software is done to ensure that the product meets its intended specifications.  

Deployment and maintenance of the software

Once the product is tested successfully then it is ready to be delivered to you. There are separate deployment and implementation engineers who will ensure that the software is smoothly deployed and any additional information if required is provided regarding using the new software.

After the software is deployed, normally some issues crop up, which can be due to either human errors or technical errors. To address these issues, the software company hired by you undertakes the maintenance schedule as per the SLA (Service Level Agreement).


How to outsource your Custom Software Development requirements to the best company?

If you are outsourcing your project development to a software development company, there are certain aspects which you must ensure that the selected service provider is capable of

Should be a master of multiple technology stacks

Understand that a software development firm should have proper knowledge about various technologies stacks to develop the most appropriate software product. Have a clear discussion about the type of platform and the technology stack which the software developers intend on using to build your project. If the company says that they are going to use the Java programming language in your project then they must have expert Java developers who have good knowledge of the language.

Should have a robust process of software development

Software development is all about handling the process of developing a software product. All the experienced custom software development companies will have a robust process. Ask the representative about the plan to proceed with your project. A company which does not have a process will beat around the bush when you ask this question. Such a company should be avoided at all costs.

Should have a dedicated and experienced software development team

Software development is a team game and no company can produce high quality software without having an experienced dedicated team of software developers.

Understand that there are many companies in the industry who claim to have a dedicated team but outsource their work to other smaller companies or freelancers. This is a clear Red flag as the quality is compromised. Hence before awarding the project, check the credentials of the team and make it a point to have a one-on-one discussion with all the important team members who will be working on your project.

Should provide great post-development support

Many companies believe that once the software is developed, the work is finished. On the contrary, the work has just begun. You will need constant support from the software development partner, as many bugs start surfacing when you start using the software in the real world. You do not want to end up with software that does not serve the purpose. Hence the software development agency should be able to provide the required maintenance and support.

Be very clear to ask the software developers about the time duration and the extent of support that they will provide once the software is deployed. Ask about annual maintenance contracts, and what things will be included in these contracts. It is found that the efficient software development companies are more confident in its work and will generally give you a more extensive warranty.


What are the factors affecting the cost of a software development project?

The cost of software development depends on a diverse set of factors. We shall have a look at some of the most important factors.

Time

As you might be aware, normally the top software development companies have their costing defined based on the number of hours. The more time it takes to develop your software project, the more will be the project's cost. Having experienced hands working on your project will help in saving time. This is because while working on a project, it happens that due to the lack of experience or proper guidance from the experts there is a lot of time lost in fixing issues rather than actual development taking place. If an experienced team of software developers are working on your project, then there is a higher possibility that they would have solved similar problems in their previous projects.

Complexity of the project

The more complex the development of your software is, the time required will also be high and consequently the cost will also increase. The complexity of the project increases with its scope. If you decide to increase the number of features, the number of third-party integrations and the number of user types for your software, then the scope will also increase accordingly. As the scope of the development requirements increase, so will the requirement of resources to develop, hence increasing the cost of the project. Also more demanding software applications require expert software developers for which the companies charge a higher amount.

Location

The location in which a custom software development company is located plays an important role in determining the cost. Understand that a company hailing from a country having higher number of software developers will agree to develop your software at an economical rate. If you choose a company from India, then the software development costs will be significantly lower than if you choose a company from North America.


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