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Top Custom Software Development Companies

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Are you searching for a software development company to build software? TopDevelopers.co has featured software development companies that possess expertise to develop profitable software. The list has software firms with an average of 4.8 ratings with genuine client reviews verified by our analysts. With expertise in providing Software development services, these experienced and result-driven software developers can fulfill all the essential needs of you and your business. Our curated list of software development agencies will help you save time and money in selecting the best company that can build a solution and bring your idea into reality. Choose and hire your desired software development partner based on location, team size, price, skills, and specialization. The list is yours.

List of the Top-Rated Software Development Companies | Best Software Developers

172 Companies | Last Updated 16 June, 2024

Designli

(59 Reviews)

Building apps is hard... when you're distracted.

When hiring an app or web development team to build custom software, one variable matters most: are the developers fully dedicated to your success, or are you one client of many? Designli brings together designers, engineers, and business minds into on-demand, dedicated product teams that pour themselves, full-time, into the success of your app or web-app initiative. Existing as your dedicated…Explore the detailed profile of Designli

Kristin

I highly recommend Designli. Their thorough onboarding process ensures your website reflects your vision.


  • 51 to 250

  • $51 - $100

  • $10001 - $25000

  • USA

Serokell

You expectations, lifted

Serokell is a software engineering company founded in 2015. They specialize in solving complex issues and delivering large-scale solutions for challenging industries. Serokell has developed some components for Tezos and Cardano blockchain platforms and won the 1st prize on Telegram open contest for blockchain developers. However, their expertise is not only limited to this domain. In their portfolio, you can find Fintech, EdTech, Machine Learning, and IoT projects. Haskell is the main tool used by Serokell across all these industries.   Explore the detailed profile of Serokell


  • 51 to 250

  • $51 - $100

  • $25001 - $50000

  • Estonia, USA, France

Nickelfox Technologies

Empowering Ideas. We Design, Develop & Deliver!!!

Nickelfox is one of the leading design & development studios in app development space. We define the digital experience of Startups & Fortune 500 firms through robust, scalable, customized software solutions. We offer Product Consultancy Services, MVP Services, Staff Augmentation Services, App and Web Design & Website Development Services. At Nickelfox, our team of digital specialists work hard to provide the best digital solutions for our users. We are dedicated to designing and developing top-quality…Explore the detailed profile of Nickelfox Technologies


  • 51 to 250

  • $51 - $100

  • $10001 - $25000

  • India, USA, Australia+1

Five Jars

(14 Reviews)

DIGITAL. CREATIVITY. EXPERIENCE.

Five Jars is an international Drupal agency that helps mid to enterprise companies create intuitive, data-driven web experiences. In the last 4 years, we’ve delivered 75+ projects for clients in health & fitness, media, art & culture and NGO markets, including 10+ mid to enterprise clients such as George Washington’s Mount Vernon, Council for Exceptional Children, Fortune 500 organizations…Explore the detailed profile of Five Jars

Jason

This is a professional team whose experience is impressive!


  • 51 to 250

  • $51 - $100

  • $10001 - $25000

  • USA

Glorium Technologies

(21 Reviews)

Your Idea. Our Innovation and Engineering

Glorium Technologies is a top-rated bespoke software development company boasting 100+ deployed products. Our expertise lies in collaborating with VC-backed startups and expanding tech companies. Since 2010, we have created adaptable and scalable solutions for innovators turning their ideas into products. Whether you need help with custom software development, product design, or product launch,…Explore the detailed profile of Glorium Technologies

Randal

We got a top-notch multifunctional solution in a short time


  • 51 to 250

  • $51 - $100

  • $25001 - $50000

  • USA, Ukraine, Cyprus+1

SumatoSoft

We help companies digitalize their businesses

We're web software developers who design striking business-oriented SAAS, ERP, CRM, HRM solutions for startups and enterprises! Companies across the world entrust SumatoSoft with full-cycle development of comprehensive AI-powered solutions. Focusing on the business needs and goals, we ensure full processes transparency & flexibility to deliver value. We see the big picture, leverage the expertise and extensive experience to provide clients with end-to-end technological solutions. We have a proven track record in building complex web, mobile,…Explore the detailed profile of SumatoSoft


  • 51 to 250

  • $51 - $100

  • $25001 - $50000

  • USA

Founded in 2002, NFQ Technologies is an international digital innovation company. We implement projects for software engineering and product development, business digitalization, BI and data science, and also provide UX, UI, CRO and consulting services, for travel, omnichannel retail, transport, logistics and sharing economy businesses across the globe. Explore the detailed profile of NFQ Technologies


  • 51 to 250

  • $51 - $100

  • $50001 - $100000

  • USA, Lithuania

Our focus is the agile development of web, cloud, and mobile applications - and helping organizations create and sustain digital innovation. We reduce development risk for our clients by using sprint methodology, user-focused design and standards-based code to get digital platforms to market quickly.  We're a tightly knit global team, with offices in 6 major cities across the world. We're passionate about learning, developing ourselves professionally and creating innovative digital products for clients around the world. Explore the detailed profile of Tivix


  • 51 to 250

  • $51 - $100

  • $50001 - $100000

  • USA

Grinteq

Empower your brand with Stellar eCommerce Development…

Grinteq is a first-class boutique software development partner, uniting a team of seasoned software developers, architects, UI/UX designers, and quality assurance engineers, helping clients advance in the ever-evolving ecommerce landscape. Founded in 2016, it has supported businesses across the USA, Canada and Europe and built more than 50 online stores, helping brands stand out among their competition. The services cover consulting, business analytics, architecture & design, web app development, and testing across Salesforce, Adobe Commerce…Explore the detailed profile of Grinteq


  • 51 to 250

  • $51 - $100

  • $10001 - $25000

  • USA

Ingsoftware

A full-cycle software development company and the ultimate…

Ingsoftware is a full cycle development company and the ultimate technology partner for startups. Since 2009, we have been providing professional and transformative IT services to our clients worldwide. We pride ourselves as a tech force of over 130 software engineers, designers, managers and advisers that delivers end-to-end software development services for startups, enterprises and MSMEs. We are on a mission to make technology be an asset in your business, not a problem. All with the goal of increasing profitability and efficiency of business…Explore the detailed profile of Ingsoftware


  • 51 to 250

  • $51 - $100

  • $25001 - $50000

  • USA, Serbia, Austria+2

Uruit

We transform bold ideas into exceptional digital products

Uruit is an awarded software development company with +15 years of experience creating outstanding mobile & web apps.   Client Testimony  “Uruit's culture is unique and very much aligns with ours. They have an Agile, creative, and customer-focused approach, looking at the actual end-users of the products that we're building.” CTO, Xceligent  "Uruit distinguishes themselves with their technical competency, innovative ideation, and collaborative communication. UruIT have hired the right people and…Explore the detailed profile of Uruit


  • 51 to 250

  • $51 - $100

  • $50001 - $100000

  • USA, Colombia, Uruguay

Oxagile

Full-cycle software development company

Your go-to software development partner you can rely on. Since 2005, Oxagile has been by your side, fueling your project ambitions. With almost two decades of experience, we’ve delighted over 450 clients across 40+ US and EU countries with custom software solutions and development services. At Oxagile, we don’t just offer expertise; we embody it. Our team covers the entire software development cycle, from thorough audits and all-round consulting to designing the solution architecture, development per se, quality assurance services,…Explore the detailed profile of Oxagile


  • 51 to 250

  • $51 - $100

  • $50001 - $100000

  • USA

Matellio Inc.

(15 Reviews)

Navigating Ideas

Matellio is a leading software engineering studio, recognized globally for delivering intelligent solutions powered by Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. We specialize in developing customized AI solutions tailored to various needs of businesses under different industry verticals. As a leading software development company, Matellio has established itself as a trusted partner for businesses…Explore the detailed profile of Matellio Inc.

Chris

Matellio was involved in the design, development, and testing phases. They’re very well-rounded in that regard.


  • 51 to 250

  • $51 - $100

  • -

  • USA

ISHIR

Excellence Delivered

Since 1999, ISHIR has been in the forefront of the ever-changing technology landscape through continuous innovation. Our global team skillfully delivers solutions by modernizing Software development, optimizing Cloud infrastructure, leveraging Automation and through emerging technologies. ISHIR is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with global delivery centers in Noida, India and over 150 professionals working worldwide. To know more please go through our website - www.ishir.com. Some of our key clients include - GE Money, Honda, CareNow, Reader’s…Explore the detailed profile of ISHIR


  • 51 to 250

  • $51 - $100

  • Less than - $5000

  • USA

Intellectsoft is a boutique digital transformation consultancy headquartered in Palo Alto, California. From quality web services to authentic UI/UX design, mobile app, and software development services, Intellectsoft provides end-to-end IT services to various industries. Intellectsoft helps world-class brands and Fortune 500 companies create impactful software solutions powered by the latest tech.…Explore the detailed profile of Intellectsoft

Anonymous

They did all great!


  • 51 to 250

  • $51 - $100

  • $25001 - $50000

  • USA, UK

Surf

(11 Reviews)

Flutter and Native Mobile App Development

Who we are and we do We develop client and corporate solutions from scratch, covering native and cross-platform mobile apps, web apps and services, AR and ERP systems. Over 13 years, we've built apps for KFC, Mars, The Home Depot, Burger King, SAP, plus over 200 other brands. We are among Clutch’s top 5 app development companies in the USA and top 6 Flutter developers around the world. We…Explore the detailed profile of Surf

ALeks

Thank you for on time service!


  • 51 to 250

  • $51 - $100

  • $50001 - $100000

  • USA

Biz4Intellia Inc.

An End-to-end Solution

Biz4Intellia is a US-based IoT company that delivers end-to-end IoT solutions and services for various industries across the world. They use their proprietary IoT platform, Intellia IoT, to provide industrial IoT solutions for:  Energy monitoring  Water quality monitoring  Level monitoring  Predictive maintenance  Fleet management  Smart contracts  And more Biz4Intellia serves multiple industries such as oil & gas, water, transportation, mining, healthcare, and hospitality with state-of-the-art concepts. They…Explore the detailed profile of Biz4Intellia Inc.


  • 51 to 250

  • $51 - $100

  • $10001 - $25000

  • USA

Bista Solutions

At Bista Solutions, we are proud to say that we have the…

We are the best Odoo Gold Partner across America. We have 12 years of experience in Odoo and have 250+ Odoo implementations across many industries.  Bista Solutions is an ERP consulting and implementation company. We specialize in implementing business applications, including; ERP, BPM, HRMS, BI with Big Data, and e-Commerce solutions. Additionally, the company has been recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in 2016 in the USA by Inc 5000 with a high ranking of #773 and is also ISO 9001: 2008 certified, and HIPAA / PCI / ITAR compliant.…Explore the detailed profile of Bista Solutions


  • 51 to 250

  • $51 - $100

  • $5001 - $10000

  • USA

Syndicode

(1 Reviews)

Marketplace development, RoR, Node.js, React

Syndicode is the trustful digital transformation partner that will take care of every aspect of the business - from product development and delivery to maintenance and marketing promotion. We make customers’ success our top priority and establish long-term relationships with clients. Syndicode will help to choose the most relevant technologies and implement them smoothly in crucial business…Explore the detailed profile of Syndicode

Thomas

Quality Ruby on Rails development in Ukraine


  • 51 to 250

  • $51 - $100

  • $50001 - $100000

  • Ukraine, Poland, USA

Evrone

(10 Reviews)

Web design and development company

Evrone is a reliable IT company successfully delivering high-quality digital solutions for more than 10 years. Our team of 50+ developers is highly-skilled and proficient in developing solutions for a wide range of companies ranging from small businesses to enterprises. Evrone provides end to end services including mobile app development, website designing, and software development. We efficiently…Explore the detailed profile of Evrone

Anthony

Evrone helped us with redesigning and developing our website!


  • 51 to 250

  • $51 - $100

  • $10001 - $25000

  • USA, Germany

Zyxware Technologies

Partnering in your Digital Transformation Journey

Zyxware is a digital services company leading the Drupal movement since 2006. Headquartered in India, with offices in the USA & Australia - Zyxware has a team with competencies in Business, Engineering, and Experience, enabling brands to achieve digital agility and leadership in their categories. Zyxware enables brands to define and execute the next steps in their digital transformation journey; a journey towards rich, personalized experiences for their stakeholders. Zyxware assures sustainable results for businesses on the twin engines of…Explore the detailed profile of Zyxware Technologies


  • 51 to 250

  • $51 - $100

  • $5001 - $10000

  • USA, India, Australia

Imaginary Cloud

Custom Software & Web Development to fuel your growth.

We offer custom development that follows fast, reliable, and technical debt-free processes to ensure companies can scale without technology getting in the way. That is what we call seamless technology. We helped build & launch more than 300 web & mobile applications worldwide together with industry leading clients and have been awarded in 2020&21 as Top 100 Fastest Growing and Top 1000 Global Company by Clutch. Explore the detailed profile of Imaginary Cloud


  • 51 to 250

  • $51 - $100

  • $50001 - $100000

  • Portugal, USA

LeewayHertz

You Dream It: We Build It

We build future-ready AI and web3 solutions for tech-savvy startups, scale-ups and enterprises using the most advanced technologies. We are an award-winning software development company with extensive experience building AI- and web3-based solutions that cater to diverse industry needs. Explore the detailed profile of LeewayHertz


  • 51 to 250

  • $51 - $100

  • $50001 - $100000

  • USA

Django Stars is a technical partner with a business vision. We transform your ideas into successful digital products, building it from scratch and supporting as long as you need. We’ve seen our clients growing from small startups to scalable enterprise companies. We were there when they merged with industry leaders and acquired smaller companies. We celebrated every fundraising, every launch and success. And we’re eager to continue doing the same with you. Explore the detailed profile of Django Stars


  • 51 to 250

  • $51 - $100

  • $50001 - $100000

  • Ukraine, USA

QAT Global provides a comprehensive range of technical and strategic consulting services; we focus on how IT can make a real difference to your business by building in agility, streamlining business processes, integrating data assets in new ways, and transforming technical assets. We also help our clients quickly get to market with new or enhanced products, including custom software solutions, web software, desktop software, line of business applications, third-party integrations, e-commerce solutions, content management systems, rich internet…Explore the detailed profile of QAT Global


  • 51 to 250

  • $51 - $100

  • $5001 - $10000

  • USA

iFour Technolab Pvt. Ltd.

Custom Software Development Company

iFour Technolab is a Microsoft Solutions Certified custom software, product and Add-in development company with offices in USA, Netherlands, Australia and India. We have been serving SMEs and large enterprises globally since 2013. We have helped small and big enterprises in realizing their need to simplify their businesses through sustainable IT solutions. We use .NET, Angular, Xamarin, .NET Core, WPF, Node.js, React.js, Java, VSTO, Salesforce, and other advanced technologies. We have developed products for Fortune 500 companies and have touched…Explore the detailed profile of iFour Technolab Pvt. Ltd.


  • 51 to 250

  • $51 - $100

  • Less than - $5000

  • India, USA

MEV

Your Strategic Software Development Partner

MEV helps your business win with teams, technology, and product leadership. Our agile software development teams help SMBs and start-ups expand their capacity and capabilities. MEV configures staff and runs agile software development teams to provide technical solutions and support that serve your business-level goals. We help execute and evolve development plans, step in where skillful craftspeople are needed, and provide guidance that leads clients from where they are now to where they want to be.  We are great allies to our clients and…Explore the detailed profile of MEV


  • 51 to 250

  • $51 - $100

  • $50001 - $100000

  • USA

Human Made is a global agency building powerful digital experiences and open source solutions for enterprise. Founded in 2010, we have grown from a small team in Matlock, UK, to a team of 70+ employees worldwide delivering solutions to clients internationally.  We deliver technically complex WordPress instances at scale and transform the way people interact with some of the most highly visited websites in the world. We have extensive experience consulting for, and implementing, large WordPress projects for Fortune 500 companies and market…Explore the detailed profile of Human Made


  • 51 to 250

  • $51 - $100

  • $50001 - $100000

  • USA

Red Collar

Creating digital products with a human face

A little bit about us: we were twice announced as the best agency in the world according to international web design & development award platform CSS Design Awards and twice the winner of the internet "Oscar" Webby. We are growing and have over 130 professionals in our team. We aim to create impressive digital products, which captivate not only the mind, but the hear as well. Some of our clients include Reckitt Benckiser, Société Générale and British American Tobacco.  New technologies, a creative…Explore the detailed profile of Red Collar


  • 51 to 250

  • $51 - $100

  • $5001 - $10000

  • USA

Cheesecake Labs

We build delightful digital experiences.

Cheesecake Labs is a software design and engineering partner that helps you build successful tech products. We know the process, we leverage the latest technologies, and we empower a multidisciplinary team of specialists to collaborate with you and deliver delightful solutions. These companies trusted us and so can you: Singularity University, Tapcart, AES, Cargill/Agriness, Skyroam, Sodexo, Mercado Libre. Cheesecake Labs specializes in: • UI/UX Design • Mobile App Development (iOS, Android and React-Native) • Web Development (React)…Explore the detailed profile of Cheesecake Labs


  • 51 to 250

  • $51 - $100

  • $50001 - $100000

  • USA, Brazil

Your Comprehensive Guide to Hire Custom Software Development Company


What is a software development company?

A software company is one that researches, innovates, designs, develops, tests, bugs fixes, and maintains software applications, tools, and frameworks. A software firm is made up of a group of skilled engineers, designers, developers, testers, analysts, and CTOs equipped with a modern stack of technologies, frameworks, tools, and favorable infrastructure. Together, they work closely with companies, including startups, entrepreneurs, and enterprises, to understand their business, know their challenges, research the gap, innovate, design, and build solutions that solve their unique problems.

What are the different types of software development firms?

There are six main types of software development companies:

  • Scalable and Fully Managed
  • Boutique
  • Niche-based
  • Platform-based
  • Staffing or Staff Augmentation
  • Project-based

These companies are categorized by different parameters. Let's explore these firms and what type of services they offer.

Scalable and fully managed

Scalable and fully managed software developers offer end-to-end software development services. With this type of software firm, you get everything you need to run and maintain your software applications, such as;

  • Creating business strategy
  • Product management services
  • Software engineering
  • UI/UX design
  • QA management
  • DevOps
  • Agile

They help with end-to-end requirements for applications.

Boutique

Boutique software development firms are similar to scalable and fully managed software development agencies, offering customized software development services focused on a specialized niche. Generally, they are small IT agencies or software development firms that offer customized support. Such agencies are a good choice for businesses who want to give a personalized touch to their digital products. Here's how boutique software development works.

  • They work closely with clients, help them transform their ideas into reality
  • Understand their business, and create software solutions
  • Provide tailored services
  • Help you with high-caliber talents to fill the gap in your current team

Niche-based

Niche-based software developers are the best choice if you want to develop software by specialized agencies. For example, they can be industry and field-specific software development service providers, such as;

  • Healthcare software companies
  • Education software companies
  • eCommerce software firms
  • HR software companies
  • Retail software companies
  • Telecom software companies
  • Accounting software companies

Platform-based

Platform-based companies are the ones that have specialized teams based on particular platforms, frameworks, and systems. Here are the examples of platform and system-type software companies.

  • Web application development companies
  • UI/UX design and development
  • Mobile application development companies
  • Enterprise software development agencies
  • eCommerce application development companies
  • IoT development firms
  • AI/ML specialized companies
  • AWS or Cloud development

Such software development agencies have specialized teams who are skilled in particular platforms and stacks of technologies.

Staff Augmentation

Staff augmentation agencies hire specialized talents for your specific projects. Such agencies work as an extension for your in-house team. They are suitable for businesses looking to outsource their part of product development or hire unique talents for their in-house team. With Staff Augmentation, you can hire developers with a specific skill set that is required for your project. It will increase the success ratio for your project.

Project-based

Project-based development companies are suitable for businesses that want to hire software engineers for term goals, such as short-term projects, building specific features, functionality, integration, customization, and software migration.

They are experts in specialized types of development, including;

  • Front-end development
  • Backend development
  • Full-stack development
  • Desktop development
  • Web development
  • Database development
  • Mobile development
  • Cloud computing

What does a software development company do?

Software development service providers specialize in web development, mobile development, customized and white-label software solutions, and more. Here are some crucial services a software development agency offers;

Custom software development

Custom software development refers to when businesses need customized software solutions that solve the specific problems of the organization. They are built using special features and functionalities using a specific stack of technologies.

Web application development

A software development agency also offers web application development. They help you build a website, web apps, and other online products to meet your web development needs.

Mobile application development

You can also hire a software development agency to build Native or cross-platform mobile applications.

Software development consulting

Software development consulting is when a company helps businesses understand, define, and decide the software development requirements.

System integration

System integration is when a company decides to combine different software modules into a single and centralized system of the company.

Project management

Project management is when a company has large projects that need maintenance and support; they hire a software development team to manage the projects.

Some of the other activities that software development agencies do include;

Cloud Computing Troubleshooting
Deployment Devops Automation
Post-launch Support Software Prototyping
Quality Assurance Consulting
High-quality Documentation Product Development
Data Migration Big Data and Analytics
UI/UX Design Specialized Services
eCommerce Development Customized Development

Cloud ComputingTroubleshootingDeploymentDevelop AutomationPost-launch supportSoftware PrototypingQuality AssuranceConsultingHigh-quality documentationProduct developmentData migrationBig data and analyticsUI/UX designSpecialized serviceseCommerce developmentCustomized development

How much time does it take to build Software?

Building software with standard features takes 4 to 9 months. It includes conception and completion, right from research and wireframe design to development, testing, and release. However, it's an average duration for software development.

The duration for software development may increase or reduce depending on various factors, including;

  • The number of features
  • The complexity of functionality
  • The difficulty in implementation
  • The size and complexity of the project
  • Your software development partner
  • Skills and experience of the development team
  • Your engagement models

Timeline for Software Development

A usual timeline for software development includes;

Planning

This phase involves researching the market, gathering data, analyzing the market, and acquiring resources. This phase is crucial to understand and will help easily estimate the duration of software development. The planning phase may take around 2 weeks.

Discovery phase

Discovery phases usually take around 1 sprint. It can be 1 week or a month. In this phase, your software development partner will gather data and your requirements, understand your business, identify challenges, and determine what business concern it will solve. Usually, business analysts and project managers carry out this task by arranging a series of client meetings.

Design & prototyping

Depending on the project type and complexity, the design and prototyping phase of the software development process takes around 2 to 4 weeks. (1 sprint). The development team works on the UI and UX parts in this phase.

Development

Based on the project scope and development methodologies, this phase takes around 16 to 24 weeks, around 4 to 8 months. In this phase, a project is divided into smaller pieces and divided among teams using agile methodology. This ensures the team accomplishes the goal within a specific period of time while remaining at the same table.

Testing

In most cases, testing runs parallel. So, it takes around 1 or 2 weeks. In this SDLC phase, the QA team keeps testing features and functionalities to ensure everything is working as stated in the project scope.

Deployment

Deployment of software takes around 1 or 2 weeks to release the final product on the platform.

Product support

This phase takes time as the two parties (clients and software development partner) agreed upon. Usually, it takes around 2 to 4 weeks as the software development team needs to constantly monitor the projects on the server and make necessary changes as required after launch.

StageActionDuration

Stage Action Duration
Solution Stage Requirement and Resource Gathering 2 weeks
Discovery Creating roadmap, team and timeline 2 weeks
Designing & Prototyping Creating UI and UX 4-8 weeks
Development Developing the project, coding 16-24 weeks
QA Testing Testing, Finding bugs, fFixing bugs 1-2 weeks
Deployment/Product Release Deploying on the server, or releasing on the platform. 1-2 weeks
Product Support Closely watching the product behavior on the server and making changes and modification. As agreed during the consultation

Solution StageRequirement and Resource Gathering2 WeeksDiscoveryCreating roadmap, team and timeline2 WeeksDesigning & PrototypingCreating UI and UX4-8 weeksDevelopmentDeveloping the project, coding16-24 weeksQA TestingTesting, Finding bugs, Fixing bugs1-2 weeksDeployment/Product ReleaseDeploying on the server, or releasing on the platform.1-2 weeksProduct SupportClosely watching the product behavior on the server and making changes and modifications.As Agreed during consultation

How much do top Software development companies charge for their services?

A good and reliable software development company charges between $80 and $220 per hour. The overall cost for software would range between $50,000–$200,000, depending on the size of the application. However, the actual development costs depend on the development companies' sizes, project types, and locations. Let's take a look at them.

Software development charges by company size

Type of Software Firm Charges Per Hour
Small and mid-sized companies $80–$140/hr
Large companies
$110–$220/hr
Enterprise-level companies $250 or higher per hour

The pricing for software development also differs based on location. For example, North America charges hefty costs for software development, while South Asian countries, including India and Africa, charge the lowest for software development. Here's the breakdown of software developers' hourly charges based on the region.

Type of Software FirmCharges Per HourSmall and mid-sized companies$80–$140/hrLarge companies$110–$220/hrEnterprise-level companies$250 or higher per hour

Software development charges by region

The overall cost for custom software would range between $50,000–$200,000, depending on the size of the application. Let's take a look at the breakdown.

Country Average Cost per Hour
United States of America $100 - $149
North America $100 - $250
United Kingdom $50 - $99
Canada $100 - $149
Australia $100 - $149
Ukraine $25 - $49
Poland $50 - $99
Czech Republic $50–$199
Hungary $50–$99
India $15-$25
Ester Europe $49-$99

Why hire a software development company?

There are many reasons for hiring a software development agency. It can be obtaining desired, personalized, and tailored solutions for business. Or, it can be getting software applications built by top professionals with vetted expertise, skills, and experiences in relevant industries and projects. Apart from these reasons, you should also invest in hiring software developers for various other reasons.

Personalization

Personalization is the primary reason why businesses invest in software development. When you hire a bespoke software development firm, they deliver high-quality software solutions tailored to your business requirements.

Scalable Software

Businesses prefer solutions as they can handle higher traffic, provide seamless transactions, and procure large chunks of data. Scalability helps businesses grow and adapt to changes as they expand.

Project security

Hiring a software development agency also allows you the flexibility to build highly secure and safe projects from the ground up. They have a skilled team who implement robust security measures and apply software development best practices.

Custom integration

With custom integration, a custom software development company helps you create a centralized and integrated software solution that can be utilized by all departments. For example, when you build CRM for your business, your software development service provider can convert it into a custom hub, and every department in your company can use the system.

Project development methodologies

A software development service provider uses proven methodologies to deliver better and faster projects. For example, professional software companies use agile project methodologies so larger projects can developed and delivered on time.

Cost effectiveness

Did you know you can save up to 70% of development costs by hiring a software developer company rather than creating your own in-house team? A software development service provider charges for wages only; you do not have to maintain other expenses, such as HR, resources, tools, and infrastructure. When you calculate these costs, you will find hiring a software development agency is cost-effective in the long run.

How do I find the best software development company?

There are plenty of things that matter when hiring Software development partner. Your business goals and quality of projects will depend on the technology partner you have hired. You can follow the steps given below to connect with the best software developers.

Know your requirement

Before you search for the trusted software companies, you need to explore, know, and define your goals. It can be;

  • What is your project objective?
  • What do you require to achieve the goal?
  • What is your budget?
  • Identifying KPIs

Explore software development service providers from the right platform

The next step is to find the service provider from the right platform. You can use Google or other ranking and professional platforms like TopDevelopers.co to find the best software development agencies.

Use filters to find the preferred companies: Search companies based on location, hourly rates, portfolios in your domain, team size, skills, and expertise.

What services do they offer: Select companies after ensuring they provide the services you need. For example, if you are looking to hire software developers for your CRM development, you need to check whether the company offers CRM solution development services.

Check their portfolios: Check the portfolios of the software developers to ensure they have experience building software in your niche industry or have built similar types of projects. You can also check the reviews and testimonials from clients.

Tech stacks: What technologies do they use for customer project development? software have experts with expertise in various technology stacks, such as MEAN stack, MERN stack, LAMP stack, Django tech stack, Flutter, ReactJS, and Ruby on Rails.

Team size: How many developers and designers do they have? A standard software development team includes designers, developers, QAs, business analysts, product owner, project managers, software architects, DevOps engineers, team leaders, and CTO. Knowing their team size and members will help you choose the preferred team for your projects.

Select Software companies

After going through their reviews, ratings, services, portfolios, and others, Shortlist 10 software development companies. Now, follow the steps that you need to follow afterward.

  • Send a project to each company
  • Wait for proposals from every company
  • Review proposals
  • Take interviews of team and developers
  • Ask all questions that you need to ensure a perfect match for your projects
  • Inquire about the project safety measures they take

Take a final call

Once you have inquired into everything, based on your preferences, such as budget, location, and expertise for your projects, choose the company that best fits your requirements.

What questions should I ask Software development companies before hiring one?

Yes, you must ask questions before you hire a software development team from a software company. You need to prepare relevant questions that help you identify the right team from the right company.

Questions to ask Software development firm:

  • How many software developers, programmers, designers, and testers do you have in your company?
  • How long have you been offering software development services?
  • What industries do you serve?
  • Do you have experience working on projects similar to mine?
  • What software development methodologies do you use?
  • How long will it take to build software like mine?
  • What process do you follow for software development?
  • How do you ensure the quality of software products?
  • Where will your development team be located?
  • What is your code review process?
  • What is your communication process?
  • How much will it cost to develop software?

Questions to ask Software developers:

  • How many years of experience do you have building applications?
  • How many similar projects have you worked on so far?
  • Can you show me some of your past work?
  • Which tech stack are you specialized in?

What are the top software development agencies in the US?

There are various software development companies in the USA that can help you build scalable software. They include;

Prismetric

  • 4.6 Ratings on Google (56 Reviews)
  • 5.0 Ratings on TopDevelopers.co (28 Reviews)

Designli

  • 5.0 Ratings on Google (72 Reviews)
  • 5.0 Ratings on TopDevelopers.co (34 Reviews)

Instinctools

  • 5.0 Ratings on Google (10 Reviews)
  • 5.0 Ratings on TopDevelopers.co (26 Reviews)

Glorium Technologies

  • 5.0 Ratings on Google (10 Reviews)
  • 5.0 Ratings on TopDevelopers.co (21 Reviews)

What are the most popular specialties in Software development?

You can segregate specialties of software on two primary bases:

Services specialization:

  • Front and backend development
  • Data Science
  • Machine learning
  • Security engineers
  • Web development
  • Mobile application development
  • Embedded systems development
  • API development
  • Operating systems development

Type of applications specialization

  • Enterprise Application Development
  • FinTech Software Development
  • Medical software
  • Real estate software
  • Salesforce

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Top Software Development Companies Researched by TopDevelopers.co

Finding and hiring software development company with experience and expertise is not easy. Therefore, at TopDevelopers.co, we have researched these top companies and curated them specially to save your precious time. Explore them and ease your search.

Fingent: Top Enterprise Software Development Company

Fingent

  • Average Hourly Rate: $30 per hour
  • Founded: 2003
  • Number of projects: 800+
  • Number of employees: 500+
  • Notable Clients: Johnson, CBN, Raymond, PWC, and Sony

The prominent software development company has been helping businesses innovate beyond digital transformation since 2003. The expertise of over 500 tech specialists and over 18 years of experience reflects 800+ projects completed for 14+ countries' business clients. Johnson, CBN, Raymond, PWC, and Sony trusted Fingent to help them in their digital journey with mobile apps, web apps, software, advisory, advanced tech, and infrastructure solution development.

SkillLake, Infinice, and ReachOut are the products the Fingent team built for enterprises. A US client approached the company to build an Ambit app for the legal industry to simplify claim processing using AI and ML technology.

*Instinctools: Building valuable solutions since 2000.

instinctools

  • Average Hourly Rate: $40 per hour
  • Founded: 2000
  • Number of projects: 650+
  • Number of employees: 350+
  • Notable Clients: IPwe, Daimler, Fujitsu, SAP, Lition, and Helvar.

The award-winning software development company founded in 2000, capitalizing on data, technology, and strategy. *Instinctools offers various development services, such as custom software development, cloud computing, business intelligence, IoT development, ML development, and UI/UX design. Strategic partnership with Google Cloud partner, Microsoft partner, OVH Cloud, and others accelerated time-to-market and transformed businesses digitally with 650+ projects.

One of the oil and gas companies in the Middle East trusted *Instinctools' team of to create LMS for internal usage. The company experienced 84% of automated training management tasks, and the employee engagement rate was uplifted by 45%, saving 41% of the education budget.

Glorium Technologies: Your Idea. Our Innovation and Engineering

Glorium Technologies

  • Average Hourly Rate: $50 per hour
  • Founded: 2010
  • Number of projects: 100+
  • Number of employees: 200+
  • Notable Clients: Astarte Medical, CAE, EDI, BBMK, Pacs harmony, and doxy.me.

Glorium Technologies, with over 12 years of experience, thrives at custom software development, web and app development, quality assurance, and product design. Since its establishment, the company’s dedicated team has delivered 100+ projects with 99% client satisfaction. Many business organizations such as Astarte Medical, CAE, EDI, BBMK, Pacs harmony, and doxy.me have benefitted from Glorium’s services.

CAE Blue Phantom contacted Glorium Technologies to develop a new educational ultrasound procedure training platform. It's an AR application that lays a virtual model over the physical model, making it easier to train student partners to use an ultrasound system.

Diceus: Custom Software Development Company and IT Staffing Services.

Diceus

  • Average Hourly Rate: $26-$50 per hour
  • Founded: 2011
  • Number of projects: 120+
  • Number of employees: 250+
  • Notable Clients: WTW, BriteCore, Fadata, Palmers, and OSCE

Since 2011, the custom software service development company has offered 100+ IT services for various industry verticals while adhering to a proven development flow, code practices, and timely delivery. With turn-key practices, businesses like- WTW, BriteCore, Fadata, Palmers, and OSCE collaborated with selected 250 employees on board to fill the digital gap.

US-based Ecommerce store- SimpleTix approached Diceus for a centralized and convenient solution with a unique design that helps users create and manage new events. It has helped businesses to increase traffic and improve engagement rates.

VentureDive: Innovating to improve lives

VentureDive

  • Average Hourly Rate: $26-$50 per hour
  • Founded: 2012
  • Number of projects: 800+
  • Number of employees: 500+
  • Notable Clients: Unilever, ONN, Careem, Droobi, McKinsey & Company, and YallaHood.

VentureDrive, established in 2012, has three offices globally, staffing more than 400 tech experts. The company provided 947+ intelligent and scalable solutions that have touched the lives of more than 1 billion people. The strong track record of services offered from startups to enterprises has brought the BPTW 21 award to the company.

For digital solutions, Unilever, ONN, Careem, Droobi, McKinsey & Company, and YallaHood partnered with VentureDrive. Careem Pay was recently created to meet ride-hailing users' modernized needs for cashless transactions. A digital wallet allows users to store and manage financial information for hassle-free transactions securely.

SoluteLabs: Product Development, Simplified

SoluteLabs

  • Average Hourly Rate: $25 per hour
  • Founded: 2014
  • Number of projects: 250+
  • Number of employees: +
  • Notable Clients: Reelo, StockChartX app, SportClubby, and Remedy Social.

SoluteLabs is a well-recognized product development agency with nine years of experience serving start-ups, mid-sized businesses, and large-sized enterprises. The dedicated team of architects, designers, and coders have created apps ranked in the top #10, including the Reelo-loyalty app, StockChartX app, SportClubby, and Remedy social.

Reelo's client reached out to the SoluteLabs team to build a technology solution that allows different businesses to set up and run digital reward programs without any complex hardware needs. The app enjoys 1 million downloads, a 45% increase in user retention, five times in client base, and a 58% increase in daily active users.

Binmile Technologies: Top Software Application Development Company

Binmile Technologies

  • Average Hourly Rate: $50 per hour
  • Founded: 2017
  • Number of projects: 400+
  • Number of employees: 500+
  • Notable Clients: Adani, Trepp, Rubbl, Reliance, and Mesh.

In less than a decade, Binmile Technologies has been recognized and awarded by the top industry awards and analysts for 400+ digital transformation services offered to more than 250 businesses across 15+ industries. Trepp, Adani, Rubbl, Reliance, and Mesh brands collaborated with the BinMile team for digital solutions.

Nanovest business wanted to transform investigators' navigation journey through fintech software development. The feature-rich investment platform witnessed an 87% increase in CSAT score and 2 million app downloads.

Algoworks: Simplifying Technology • Smartly • Globally • Disruptively

Algoworks

  • Average Hourly Rate: $40 per hour
  • Founded: 2006
  • Number of projects: 1400+
  • Number of employees: 750+
  • Notable Clients: Smart Recycling App, Stop & Shop app, TaxiBot, Dental photo sharing app, and Salesforce projects.

The global digital transformation company specializes in salesforce, web, mobile, and DevOps. With a workforce of over 750 people with 500+ certifications, bring their knowledge and expertise to 1400+ projects such as intelligent recycling app, stop & shop app, mobile Ecommerce, and salesforce projects.

The UK-based client wanted Algoworks to build a stop-and-shop app where users stop by after looking at the offers and shop for the different items to avail of the deals or discounts. The native apps are built for both Android and iOS platforms.

Itransition: Digital Transformation

Itransition

  • Average Hourly Rate: $40 per hour
  • Founded: 1998
  • Number of projects: 1530+
  • Number of employees: 3000+
  • Notable Clients: TradeSmith, ArabRooms, RecruitLoop, and Sparc.

Itransition is a top-notch software engineering company that's been creating success stories for over 25 years with the help of 3000+ professionals. 800+ customers are served with 1530+ projects across 40 nations in partnership with ten vendors. Tradesmith, pharmaceutical data analytics suite, BI platform, and DevOps for Economist are some of the best solutions/services Itransition provides.

TradeSmith contacted the company to launch an investment portfolio management platform that helps investors keep up with the stock market and change investments accordingly. The software solution attracts more than 30,000 users with a portfolio value exceeding $20 billion.

ScienceSoft: Professional Software Development

ScienceSoft

  • Average Hourly Rate: $50 per hour
  • Founded: 1989
  • Number of projects: 3600+
  • Number of employees: 750+
  • Notable Clients: Nasa, Nestle, IBM, eBay, AnyDesk, and Rakuten Viber

With 34 years in IT, ScienceSoft expanded its operations from the USA to Europe, Gulf countries, and other countries. Over 750 professionals have written 3600+ success stories for 1200+ customers in 75+ countries, leveraging cutting-edge technologies and tools. The company served global brands from eBay and IBM to Nasa and Nestle with adaptable digital solutions.

The pharmaceutical wants a centralized solution accessed by pharma organizations and medical customer facilities. The scalable and updateable system is created using .NET, JS, and other technologies.

Tkxel: We Engineer Software Solutions

Tkxel

  • Average Hourly Rate: $26-$50 per hour
  • Founded: 2008
  • Number of projects: +
  • Number of employees: 700+
  • Notable Clients: Nokia, Honeywell, GroupOn, Barclays, Lumatax, and Telenor

Tkxel, the software engineering company, has accelerated the digital transformation journey for global enterprises and SMEs with a team of 700+ experts. With tailor-made solutions, Nokia, Honeywell, GroupOn, Barclays, Lumatax, and Telenor-like clients served in 40+ countries and six continents with the best solutions.

Tkxel’s expertise made the Honeywell brand collaborate with the company to enhance its offerings with intuitive applications. The user-centric app has helped increase user engagement and experience.

INOXOFT: International software development company

Inoxoft

  • Average Hourly Rate: $35 per hour
  • Founded: 2014
  • Number of projects: 80+
  • Number of employees: +
  • Notable Clients: Vestel, Slooh, Shelf, Synergy, and Bos Dimex

Inoxoft is reputed by start-ups and Fortune 500 companies, including Vestel, Slooh, Shelf, Synergy, and Bos Dimex, for mobile apps, web apps, UI/UX design, AI and ML, big data analytics, and IT security solutions. Founded in 2014, Inoxoft has offices in Philadelphia, Tallinn, Lviv, and Tel Aviv and has been awarded as a top web developer by Clutch for 80+ custom solutions.

Refuel is built for the US people to enable fuel purchase and car tank refills in the comfort of the sofa—Flutter, Python, AWS, and Postgre technologies at the backend for building an on-demand fuel delivery software.

Frequently Asked Questions

Software developers from a software development agency work closely with clients, designing and developing projects under the guidelines of team leaders, project managers, and CTOs. They are responsible for building projects based on the project scope. Using their skills, knowledge, and experiences in their respective fields, software engineers understand clients' needs and write code using suitable programming languages. If you are hiring a software development agency, it is crucial to know their software developers, their expertise, and their experiences, as they are the masterminds behind your projects.

When caught up with the wrong team or software development companies, the common challenges you might face are;

  • Misunderstanding of project scope
  • Communication challenge
  • Technical debt
  • Project security
  • Poor project management
  • Not understanding your goal
  • Integration issues
  • Poor research and competitor research

However, you can eliminate these challenges by hiring the right team from professional software development companies. Moreover, you need to prepare yourself in advance so you never end up hiring the wrong team. For example;

  • Know your requirements, like what you want to achieve with your project.
  • What challenges or user problems do you want to solve with your software solution?
  • What team (with expertise, experience, and skills) do you use to fulfill your objectives?

The software development planning steps include the following;

  • Define goals
  • Set a budget
  • Create a timeline
  • Set a requirement
  • Set development methodologies and sprints
  • Create systematic roadmap
  • Plan process
  • Create a team
  • Deciding deliverable

To calculate a software development budget, you need to follow the steps given below;

  • Know your requirements
  • Set your budget limit
  • Estimate Scaling costs
  • Software developers' hiring costs
  • Tech stack cost
  • Estimate software maintenance costs

These are some of the steps you can follow to estimate and plan for the software development budget.

As of March 2024, there are 5100+ software development agencies listed on TopDevelopers.co, albeit we continue to add more companies when they meet our listing parameters.

Yes, you can contact the company directly without any involvement from TopDevelopers.co. We are a B2C and B2B marketplace and we aim to bring you quality, top-rated, and reliable software development companies with verified client reviews. Just select the company you want to partner with and connect with them directly.

Yes, we have listed many popular software engineering companies that specialize in creating software for specific industries, like real estate, Automotive, Travel, Entertainment, Restaurant, FinTech, eCommerce, Retail, Healthcare, and others. You can explore the list from the directory and hire them.

We have set parameters for software development companies to get listed on our platform. It includes the expertise, experience, reliability, number of portfolios, ratings, client reviews, and more. After going through these parameters, our experts authenticate every detail and number provided by the customer software development agency. Once we are satisfied with the findings, we give them a ranking based on the number obtained during our evaluation process.

The cost of hiring developers will depend on various factors, like location, expertise, and experience level. Here's the breakdown.

Level of Expertise Average Cost per Hour
Entry-level software developers $10–$25
Junior level developers $20–$50
More experienced developers (2-5 years) $50–$75
Senior developers $80-$150

Furthermore, one can take technical expertise into account as well to determine the cost of software developers.

There are 51+ software development frameworks available in the tech arena, but agencies work on a selected number only. Here are some of the top frameworks used to build software.

  • React.js
  • Angular
  • Vue.js
  • Node.js
  • Ruby on Rails
  • Django
  • Laravel
  • Express.js
  • TensorFlow
  • Flask (Python)
  • TurboGears (Python)
  • Garden (Ruby)
  • Spring (Java)
  • Play (Java)
  • CakePHP (PHP)

Check with your software development partner, if they are working on all or selected ones. Knowing the experience of working with the framework will help you better deal with your technology partner.

It depends on what you are reviewing for. If you are reviewing a software development company for hire, you need to keep the following factors in mind.

  • How old the company is and what expertise they hold in software development
  • The number of projects they have developed and how many of them are relevant and similar to yours
  • What technical skills do they have and what stack of technologies do they preferably work
  • Gauge their soft skills and hard skills separately (for which you can ask relevant questions to them)
  • Look at their portfolio range, their types, location (client location), client feedback, testimonials, etc.
  • Check with their ratings and client reviews across B2B listing platforms
  • Explore their troubleshooting and problem solving capabilities
  • Project management tools used
  • Success ratio of on-time delivery of software project

These are some of the top factors that you need to keep in mind while reviewing a software development firm for your project.

Yes, software development companies can create software apps with Artificial Intelligence. There are many software development companies listed on TopDevelopers.co that already provide software development with AI. By using Artificial intelligence technology, these companies deliver numerous benefits to clients. For examples;

  • AI-powered features such as personalization, chatbots, predictive analytics, computer vision, et cetera, can increase efficiency.
  • They can integrate AI into the software and make it smarter, which can learn and adapt to user behavior.
  • AI can help software developers create new possibilities, and add new features and functionalities to make the application unique and exclusive.
  • Software development companies also help AI integration into existing software.

There are many AI software development tools that developers can use for creating outstanding and future-proof applications. 2024 has been the year of innovations as the industry has witnessed several advents in the field of AI. Let’s take a look at some of the top AI tools, for developers to use in 2024.

  • Stepsize AI
  • DeepCode
  • snyk.io
  • Cody AI
  • Tabnine
  • GitHub Copilot
  • Mutable AI
  • CodiumAI
  • ChatGPT
  • What-The-Diff
  • Gemini
  • Bugasura
  • TensorFlow
  • CodeWP
  • AlphaCode

The benefits of using open-source tools in software development can be many. If expertly used, it can be;

  • Cost-effective as freely available
  • Innovative as experts around the world collaborate freely
  • Transparent as the course code is available for anyone to review
  • Scalability as open source can help start small and scale as you grow
  • Community support as you get support from random engineers



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