• Home
  • Software Development
Last updated 28 November, 2023

Top Software Development Companies

Software Development Companies

Are you searching for a software development company that can help you build profitable software? TopDevelopers.co has featured software development companies that possess the expertise which enables them to build user-friendly personalized software. With their experience in providing Software development services, they can fulfill all the essential needs of you and your business. Our curated list of software companies with genuine ratings and reviews from verified clients will help you in selecting the best custom software development company for your project and bring your idea into reality.

List of the Top Software Development Companies and Best Software Developers


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.  

51 to 250

$51 - $100

$25001 - $50000

Estonia, USA, France


Transformative by Design

5.0 (34 Reviews)

Designli is a digital product studio in Greenville, South Carolina. We specialize in the rapid prototyping of new software concepts, taking our clients from vision to 'V1' as quickly and effectively as possible. We use agile development processes to launch an MVP quickly, then continue building as we learn from market feedback. Established businesses lean on Designli when launching new, software-driven…


This was the dev partner I needed!

11 to 50

$101 - $150

$10001 - $25000


BoTree Technologies

Your Trusted Technology Partners

BoTree Technologies is a trusted custom software development partner. We offer complete IT enablement to global organizations. We deliver custom software development projects for mobile apps, web apps, and modern-day digital technology solutions. Companies hire developers from BoTree for sustainable products. Our technology stack comprises Ruby on Rails, Python, Laravel, React Native, Shopify, Spree Commerce, and Angular. We provide an ecosystem of innovation and sustainable products. Hire developers for dynamic solutions in eCommerce, Healthcare,…

51 to 250

$26 - $50

$10001 - $25000

India, Singapore, USA


Delivering Quality Products and Premium Services

5.0 (28 Reviews)

Prismetric is an ISO 9001:2015 Certified Mobile App Development Company having a development center in India with offices in USA & Brazil that offer exceptional applications development for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices along with other web services to provide end-to-end solutions. We have a strength of over 80+ highly skilled and competent mobile app developers and designers working…


Thank you team Prismetric!

51 to 250

Up to $25

$5001 - $10000

India, USA, Brazil

iTexico Nearshore Development

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,…

51 to 250

$26 - $50

$50001 - $100000

USA, Mexico


Brains. Hands. Personalities.

Custom software development made simple. Just like riding a bike. CodeRiders is a custom software development company with a variety of technology stacks, software solutions, and an individual approach to each professional, business owner, or organization that requires web or mobile applications. We are a team of technology experts and IT enthusiasts whose aim is to provide quality software solutions and services that facilitate everyday work and automate manual business processes. We deliver services to SMEs and startups and are open to discussing…

11 to 50

$26 - $50

$5001 - $10000


Cyber Infrastructure Inc

One Stop Tecgnology & Solutions

CIS Established in 2003, Cyber InfraStructure Inc. or CIS is a leading IT and consulting company in Central USA, Singapore, Australia and UK. Since 2003, CIS has been providing highly optimized technology solutions and services for SMEs and large scale enterprises across the world. CIS has worked with 2500+ clients in more than 100 countries. Their expertise and experience ranges across a wide range of industry domains like education, finance, travel and hospitality, retail and e-commerce, manufacturing, gaming, media and entertainment, logistics,…

251 to 1000

$26 - $50

$5001 - $10000

USA, UK, Australia


Custom Software Development for Startups and Blue-Chip…

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…

11 to 50

$26 - $50

$5001 - $10000

UK, Ukraine


Think Metaverse! Think Queppelin!

Unlock the Metaverse with Queppelin's end-to-end solutions that will enable your business to participate in this landscape today and in the future. We Build Metaverse - We develop AR and VR Applications, Immersive Experiences for Advertisers, and integrate AI into these applications for long-term sustainability and have 12 years of experience. Queppelin helps businesses leverage the potential of Augmented & Virtual Reality to engage their users at a deeper level and provide products/services like never imagined before. We also launched…

51 to 250

Up to $25

$5001 - $10000

India, USA

Abto Software

Where science and technology work for you

Abto Software is a full-cycle custom software engineering company, launched in 2007. With hundreds of delivered projects, we have earned a status of a trusted long-term software development partner for over 200 customers from North America and the EU. Our tech stack covers most of the modern languages, frameworks, and development practices, with a focus on Microsoft technologies (.NET framework) and building enterprise-level software systems.  Abto also employs one of the largest Computer Vision AI departments in Eastern Europe with extensive…

251 to 1000

$26 - $50

$5001 - $10000

Ukraine, USA


Custom software to reach your vision.

5.0 (3 Reviews)

At ORASES, we believe in improving lives through technology and design. We look for companies and products that will make a difference and align with our vision. We are a Maryland based development agency who's philosophy centers on high-end design and building amazing products. We don't build Angry Birds. We focus on the hard stuff. We develop custom mobile apps, web apps, and web based applications...and…


It is great working with their expert team!

11 to 50

$151 - $200

$50001 - $100000



Steps Towards Digitization

aPurple is one of the acclaimed & trusted clone script provider companies in the USA and India. It has a slew of popular and readymade clones solutions for every industry startup. Uber clone, Food delivery clone, Uber for Trucking, Instacart clone, Taskrabbit & Handy clone, Liquor delivery clone are some of the widely successful white-label solutions from aPurple. aPurple is a synonym for excellence. Be it its customer service or project delivery, startups love everything about aPurple. The addons and extra features provided by the company…

51 to 250

$26 - $50

$5001 - $10000


UNL Solutions

Dedicated Development Center

UNL Solutions is a dedicated software development center with deep expertise in providing digital solutions like - mobile app development, website development, and custom software development. We have a team of 50+ software engineers, designers, QA specialists, business analysts, and marketing experts. They are distributed across the UK, USA, Belarus, and Ukraine which means we conform to your time zone. We cover all popular areas of tech expertise including Big Data Analytics, Cloud Computing, and AI. UNL Solutions have 13+ years of experience…

51 to 250

$26 - $50

$10001 - $25000


ITRex Group

Hungry for challenges

ITRex is a software development company specializing in providing emerging technology solutions for companies all over the world. Since 2009 the company has created more than 500 solutions for large enterprises and middle-market companies from different industries - from retail and entertainment to healthcare and education. Among the company's clients are Walmart, Honest Co, JibJab, DogVacay, Procter & Gamble, Dun & Bradstreet, Warner Bros., 21st Century Fox, Dollar Shave Club, and others. ITRex has in-depth expertise in emerging technologies,…

251 to 1000

$26 - $50

$50001 - $100000

USA, Ukraine


Black Friday Offer: Our team works for you every second…

5.0 (26 Reviews)

*instinctools is a software product development and consulting company focused on digital transformation. Headquartered in USA and Germany with development hubs in Poland and Kazakhstan, *instinctools provides a cross-functional global delivery model which reduces development costs while increasing speed to market. Our Services: Product Software Development Legacy Software Modernization Web Development…


Great work by their team!

251 to 1000

$26 - $50

$10001 - $25000

Germany, USA, Poland

CodeCoda Ltd

Advanced Software Development & e-Commerce

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…

51 to 250

$51 - $100

$25001 - $50000

Ireland, Bulgaria

Rubyroid Labs

Ruby on Rails Software development

Rubyroid Labs was founded in 2013 by two passionate Ruby developers. We've built Ruby on Rails software for enterprises such as Gazprom, Mastercard, Volvo, and Toyota. We’ve also partnered with 30 startups backed by Y Combinator, Seedcamp, and Capital Innovators accelerators. Our development team is office-based and includes developers, testers, designers, business analysts, and project managers. On average, our engineers have over four years of professional experience. Part of our team teaches Ruby on Rails and business analysis…

11 to 50

$26 - $50

$5001 - $10000


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…

51 to 250

$51 - $100

$10001 - $25000

India, USA, Australia, UK


Building complex software products that users love. The…

We`re a diverse team of software developers and creative-makers. Together we take ideas and turn them into software products users love. Whether it`s building the next unicorn or reimagining your existing application, we do it the design-driven way. From product strategy and UX design to the actual code design and architecture, we have a battle-tested process for building, launching and growing software products. We have done it for over 200 products in more than 10 industries.   We are the design-driven development company:  We use design…

11 to 50

$51 - $100

$10001 - $25000

Romania, Australia, Belgium, Germany


DICEUS: Custom Software Development Company and IT Staffing…

DICEUS: Custom Software Development Company and IT Staffing Services. Since 2011, we have accomplished more than 120 projects and contributed to our clients' growth in banking, fintech, insurance, healthcare, and other niches. We help SMBs and enterprises overcome their pressing business challenges, whereas tech companies can rely on us in finding the most highly-skilled IT staff to extend their teams. We do everything to help our customers launch revenue-generating and efficient processes within their organizations. We do this by creating…

251 to 1000

$26 - $50

$10001 - $25000

Poland, UAE, Austria, Lithuania, Denmark, USA, Saudi Arabia, Faroe Islands

Five Jars


4.9 (14 Reviews)

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…


This is a professional team whose experience is impressive!

51 to 250

$51 - $100

$10001 - $25000



Software Engineering Laboratory

SENLA is a fast-growing software development company with a proven track record and 5 EU locations. Our team of 600+ certified technical specialists and managers has an impressive expertise in a full-cycle development from BA to maintenance, as well as separate services like QA or UX Audit. For more than 10 years of operation we have successfully completed over 350 projects in FinTech, Healthcare, Manufacturing and other industries. Careful quality control, timely delivery and lifetime warranty have…

251 to 1000

$26 - $50

$10001 - $25000

Poland, UK, Croatia


Custom Software Solutions and Cloud Computing

Altoros is a leading professional IT services provider of advanced enterprise-grade solutions. We develop app, website & software which is responsive with seamless design, instant response, and fast access. We help both middle-size and big enterprises to prototype, develop, and integrate innovative software solutions that suit their specific business needs and bring your company to a new level. Altoros is a 400+ person strong consultancy that helps Global 2000 organizations with the methodology, training, technology building blocks, and end-to-end…

251 to 1000

$26 - $50

$10001 - $25000


SPD Technology

Full-Cycle Software Product Development Company

Established in 2006, SPD Group is an award-winning Software Product Development and IT Consulting Company with 4 R&D offices in Eastern Europe. We employ a total of 500+ highly qualified IT experts and cater for world-renowned businesses and budding startups in the eCommerce, Fintech, LegalTech, Investment, Entertainment, Insurance, eLearning, Logistics, and other industries. Our primary specialty is developing complex, large-scale, multi-user and high-load applications with diverse functionality. SPD Group’s…

251 to 1000

$51 - $100

$25001 - $50000

UK, USA, Israel

Aristek Systems

Custom Software Solutions - We make IT right

Aristek Systems is a software development company located in Irvine, CA, USA, Minsk, Belarus and also we're represented in the UAE. We have a solid experience and have maintained productive long-term relationships with companies from the USA, Western and Eastern Europe, the UAE over the years due to our hard work and efficient service delivery. Our primary aim and objectives are to ultimately carry out our projects to our clients’ satisfaction and requirements. We focus more of our attention on the quality and reliability of our services.…

51 to 250

$26 - $50

$50001 - $100000

USA, Belarus


#1 Software & Blockchain Development Company

Webisoft is a digital transformation and product development consulting firm with a core of blockchain, mobile and software development expertise. They are a product-driven venture-development firm that works with many startups and big brands to create compelling, successful, award-winning blockchain and mobile/web assets. So if you have tech requirements for blockchain development, mobile apps, web apps, SaaS, custom CRM solutions etc, give them a call, chat, email or stop by at their downtown Montreal-based office.

11 to 50

$101 - $150

$25001 - $50000



Software development services for Industry 4.0 businesses

Globalluxsoft, as a full-lifecycle company, completely focuses on software development services for Industry 4.0 businesses in order to facilitate our clients with managing their future. We provide in-depth expertise in custom software systems, digital platforms, SaaS tools, CRM and ERP solutions, MVP development, and IoT monitoring and data access technologies. Based on technology and domain competencies we help tech founders in on-demand, manufacturing, education and healthcare businesses with finding effective solutions to launch and…

11 to 50

$51 - $100

$10001 - $25000


Future Forward

Together, We Make IT Easier

Future Forward is a full-service web-based and mobile application software company that provides professional support and maintenance through custom-made solutions. We take pride in our ability to work out ideas and mature them into powerful products for both our clients and ourselves. As senior developers and designers, we’ve created countless SaaS products. We are focused on tailor-made software solutions, instead of hyper-production. When partnering with us, you can rest assured that by sticking to our strong company values, your project…

11 to 50

$101 - $150

$10001 - $25000


Bridge Global Inc.,

A Self-organized Squad of IT Experts

For more than 10 years, Bridge has been helping several software product development companies and IT departments of large organizations who has a common problem – What’s that ? They are not able to release their software products faster to the market or miss the deadlines always because they can’t find smart, proactive, intelligent and cost effective developers fast. The solution here is - working with an offshore/nearshore team. The problem doesn’t end here and is followed by a lot of questions/worries: 1. How to get prepared…

51 to 250

$26 - $50

$25001 - $50000


We are software solutions and integration services provider which designs, develops, integrates and maintains business applications to enable enterprises to solve complex, mission-critical business problems. We have extensive experience in undertaking mission-critical projects. We demonstrate measurable value in terms of time-to-market, greater productivity and higher profitability. Our satisfied customers will gladly testify to how they have profited from our transformational value. 88% of our business is repeat business. Perhaps, the one constant…

11 to 50

$26 - $50

$10001 - $25000



Come, fly with us!

5.0 (3 Reviews)

We are Fively - a team of 100+ experienced developers, designers, and testers. We look for inspiration in the most difficult business challenges. At Fively, we specialize in developing custom enterprise solutions for businesses across all industries including eCommerce, real estate, cybersecurity, HealthTech, and FinTech. To create truly cutting-edge software, we use technologies such as Python, NodeJS,…


Exceptional service offered by them!

51 to 250

$51 - $100

$5001 - $10000



Infinitely Better

5.0 (6 Reviews)

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…


CRM and production platform build

11 to 50

$26 - $50

$5001 - $10000

Romania, Ireland, Germany


We turn your business ideas into software reality because…

We are CodeIT – a software development company with a crazy love for challenges. Since 2007 we have made many companies happy– from startups to established businesses. Our work has no geographical borders and our services are international.

51 to 250

$26 - $50

$25001 - $50000

Ukraine, Bulgaria, Estonia

Glorium Technologies

Your Idea. Our Innovation and Engineering

5.0 (21 Reviews)

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,…


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

251 to 1000

$51 - $100

$25001 - $50000

USA, Ukraine, Cyprus, Poland


Award-Winning Product & Software Development Agency based…

5.0 (1 Reviews)

Altar.io is an Award-Winning Product & Software Development Company committed to providing end-to-end IT services in Website, Mobile & Cloud. We believe in delivering cutting-edge IT solutions using emerging technologies that give 100% satisfaction to clients across multiple business domains. With a team of seasoned developers, we develop highly customized solutions within the pre-decided…


Award-Winning Product & Software Development Company,UX/UI Design,End-to-End IT services,Open Source Technology, Customized Solutions, Software Deployment


It feels more like a holiday than work to be honest!

11 to 50

$51 - $100

$10001 - $25000

Portugal, UK, Italy


Your partner for ideas never seen before!

5.0 (6 Reviews)

NERDZ LAB is a full-cycle software product design and development company. We’re here to bring your project idea to life, and help it grow and succeed. Founded in 2017 in Lviv, Ukraine, today we’re a team of 50+ professionals with a passion for what we do. We offer full-cycle software product development, from prototyping and UI/UX design for MVP validation, to market-ready mobile…


Highly recommended!

51 to 250

$26 - $50

$10001 - $25000

Ukraine, Estonia

Moweb Technologies
5.0 (3 Reviews)

Moweb is a custom software development company known for its top-class strategy, design, and development for website and mobile apps. Our approach is similar for startups and enterprises level software development projects. We even work on emerging technologies and are capable of providing all-in-one custom technology software solutions for businesses.  Since over a decade we’ve worked…


Excellent app development service within the given timeline!

51 to 250

$51 - $100

$10001 - $25000

UK, India

Professional services are being provided by Bacancy since 10+ years for more than 800+ web and mobile application development projects for clients throughout the world. On different domains like Healthcare, Real Estate, Logistics, Retail, etc have been served by us. Conversion of a startup to the success level is possible with the help of Integration and MVP Development knowledge with us which would result into profitability. For the successful completion of assigned any task within the commited period of limited timeframe,  Bacancy…

251 to 1000

Up to $25

$5001 - $10000



Big Data Solutions for the future.

Clairvoyant is a global technology consulting and services leader that helps organizations in their business transformation by maximizing the value of data through actionable insights. The company provides data engineering, analytics, machine learning, product engineering, and Cloud-based solutions to some of the world’s largest brands. Founded in 2012, Clairvoyant is headquartered in Phoenix, AZ, with offices in the U.S., Canada, and India. For more information, visit www.clairvoyant.ai.

251 to 1000

$26 - $50

$50001 - $100000



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,…

51 to 250

$51 - $100

$25001 - $50000


Buyer's Guide

What is software development?

Software development encompasses all the processes from conception, developing, designing, testing, deploying, and supporting to final manifestation in a planned way that results in a standalone or individual software product that performs a task.

The software development industry has changed a lot since the 80s and is still changing very quickly. The process of building a Software is a systematic approach to the design and development of the software. It is a process of analyzing an entire system including the testing and maintenance of a software product. We can say that it is a complex procedure to curate modern and professional software that attracts more customers. Moreover, a genuine guide to software development helps in navigating through the process of software development without any hassle.

What is a software development company?

A bespoke Software development company designs, develops, and maintains software using trending technologies and tools for businesses or customers.

An ideal software development company will take its time to understand the need of software for your business. They will strive to know the importance of software and develop a customized solution for your business needs. Moreover, the software development company will focus on impacting users by integrating the latest features and functionalities.

What does a software development company do?

The primary goal of a software development outsourcing service provider company is to build a robust and fully functional software product. After identifying the targeted users, they will design and develop software to meet users’ needs.  Thus, hiring the best software developers can help in automating tasks and generating quality leads.

In addition to hiring the best talent, it’s essential to check the process that a company follows for software development as it creates a wide impact on the end solution that businesses receive. The core processes are followed to bring the actual results to the table.

The process of software development includes a lot of phases that are executed by different disciplines and different team members working dedicatedly on your project. A topmost custom software development company with experience in developing high-quality software works strategically on planning, designing, testing, deploying, and maintaining it.

Let us walk you through the services provided by a software development company.

  • Custom software development
  • Website development
  • Mobile app development
  • Software Prototyping
  • System Integration
  • DevOps Automation
  • Quality Assurance
  • Cloud Consulting

What are the different types of software development companies?

Software development is a huge market and information technology firms come in all different shapes and sizes. There are two main types of software development companies:

Service-based software development companies

Service-based software companies develop solutions for business organizations by working with them closely. With service-based companies, you get access to talented professionals and their expertise in delivering specialized software services. These agencies have a lot of experience in curating custom software development projects and can assist you in various areas of development. They not only focus on delivering your product in a fixed timeline but also invest in your business’ growth.

Product-based software development companies

Product-based software companies work on their own software products and focus on delivering them to their end-users. These solution providers invest most of their time and resources in developing unique solutions that can be configured on the client’s side. They develop software and implement out-of-the-box solutions that can be used by various business organizations to solve different problems. The software products developed by product-based software development vendors often include a lot of components that can be customized and configured according to your business needs. The two best examples of product-based software companies are Google and Microsoft.

System and Platform software development specialist:

  • Website development companies
  • UI/UX designers
  • Mobile App development agencies
  • Enterprise software companies
  • eCommerce developers
  • IoT development companies
  • AI and machine learning service providers
  • Big data companies
  • Blockchain development firms
  • Cloud computing consultants

Industry and Field based software development companies:

  • Healthcare software development experts
  • Fintech software Application developers
  • Travel Software Development consultants
  • Real estate software development professionals
  • Education software development agencies
  • HR software companies
  • Retail software development partners
  • Manufacturing software development service providers
  • Logistics software development vendors
  • Entertainment software development engineers
  • Telecom software companies

Why does your business need software?

The use of software in our day-to-day lives is increasing rapidly and people are now relying on software to automate their tasks comfortably. Keeping the needs of customers in mind, modern businesses are choosing to invest in building a software now more than ever.

With the advancement in technologies, entrepreneurs are aware of this change and are focusing on a digital transformation. Now, every business, whether it is a small, mid-scale or large-scale enterprise, business needs software to furnish their specific business needs. Here are some of the top few reasons why your business needs software:

  • Creates brand awareness
  • Improves credibility
  • Attracts more customers
  • Generates leads
  • Improves user experience
  • Gives an advantage over competitors
  • Helps to increase RoI
  • Provides Automation to repetitive tasks and Decreases Human errors
  • Saves Time
  • Personalized features to business

Different types of software to meet your needs

There are 2 ways in which you can find a solution to your software needs it is, off-the-shelf software and custom software. In the quest for custom software and off-the-shelf software, you must go with the one that suits your business needs and requirements.

Custom software

Custom software is the bespoke software built by a dedicated team of developers exclusively for the set of requirements narrowed down by the businesses targeting a specific group of people, processes, or organizations. The custom software development goes through the procedural steps of the software development life cycle which results into a product that has the potential to take your business to greater heights.

Off-the-shelf software

Off-the-shelf software is built to meet a wide set of requirements and is available in a ready-to-use package. They are quickly installed, commercially marketed, and distributed in less than a week, but lack a high degree of customization, scalability, and modernization as facilitated under a custom software belt. With no access to source code, and security among others remains an issue.

What is the advantage of building custom software?

Custom software development is more favored by businesses rather than mass-produced off-the-shelf software due to the enormous benefits that come with it.

The major advantage of custom-made software are:

  • It is unique and innovative product development that meets business-specific needs.
  • Easily scale or get updated to accommodate changes as the business grow.
  • Enable the team to complete their task satisfactorily, make them productive, and improve their performance.
  • Seamlessly integrate with existing systems and processes with zero downtime.
  • Continuous technical support from dedicated software professionals makes updates rendering and bug fixing a breeze.
  • The upfront custom software development cost and time are higher, but it pays off in the longer run, in terms of benefits.

When choosing a custom software developer for your software development project make sure the talent pool provided by the outsourcing company must be well-versed with the different development methodologies and should be able to guide with the best one that your next project needs.

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

Software development methodology create a structure, builds a development plan, and controls the development process. Adhering to the pre-defined methodology is important to ensure the team members works collaboratively on the project with a clear understanding of tasks allocated and potential pitfalls to come proactively. The stable delivery, meeting deadlines, and no budget overruns are the byproducts of selecting the right methodology.

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

The Waterfall Methodology

This is the oldest method of software development. In this method, a rigid linear model of development process 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 the process of development projects.

Scrum Methodology

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

All of the well-known software development methodologies follow nearly the same set of software development phases that forms a part of the software development life cycle. Based on the methodology to follow there is a variation in the timeline and number of iterations required in  SDLC for the successful completion of the software project.

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

Every software development company builds software projects that go through various stages of the software development life cycle (SDLC) to ensure smooth releases because the output of one stage work as an input to the next stage. Here are the software development life cycle stages and their description-

Understanding the requirement

In this stage you, a business owner/entrepreneur, and the software consultants will brainstorm to understand the current problems and requirements regarding your business in market. It is best to get inputs from all the various stakeholders like decision-makers, customers, industry experts, developers as well as business developers and other cross-functional teams.

Software Development Planning Phase

In the planning stage, a road map of the software development process is decided. The allocation of resources is determined along with the budget after analysing the requirements of the project with the software development firm that you have hired.

Software Design Phase

The software design specifications are prepared in this phase of SDLC. Once the specifications are prepared then all the team members review the design specifications and offer their feedback and suggestions to make it more user and customer-friendly.

Software Development Phase

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 as well as software developers to ensure that the end product is as per your specifications.

Software Testing Phase

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 end-product meets its intended specifications.

Phase of 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 come 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).

The various stages of the SDLC process from software requirements understanding and planning to development and deployment ensure that software gets developed as expected. The importance of technology cannot be overlooked when it comes to building modernized software that meets the needs. It’s essential to find software development company that has a talent pool with expertise in niche technologies.

Top Software Development Technology Stack Experts

Are you looking for dedicated software developers for your project? To solve your problem, we have filtered the top software development companies according to their expertise in different technologies.

Node.js- Find top Node.js development companies on TopDevelopers.co who will build efficient Node.js apps for your business using the asynchronous and event-driven nature of Node.js.

Angular - Achieve effective cross-platform development and a faster development process by hiring dedicated angular developers from our list.
PHP -Hire PHP programmers from our list to build extremely flexible and cost-efficient PHP solutions.

.Net - The leading .NET development agencies listed on TopDevelopers.co will build .NET applications that are cost-effective and support a wide range of software applications.

Laravel - We have assimilated the list of top Laravel development companies for you. These companies will help you build technically robust Laravel applications that have a faster time to market.

Java - The best java development specialists mentioned in our list will help you build stable and platform-independent java solutions for your business.

Ruby on Rails - Contact the remote ruby on rails development service providers mentioned in the list to build economical and easy to maintain solutions for your business.

Python - On TopDevelopers.co, you will find a comprehensive list of high-quality python development solution providers who will build efficient and flexible python apps using the object-oriented nature of python.

WordPress - Hire WordPress experts who can leverage the power of the world’s most popular CMS and build attractive and efficient websites for your business.

What deciding factors to consider when selecting the best software development company?

When you are researching for top software companies to select from, you can choose a company that caters to your specific needs. Here are a few essentials you must focus on before you start your search for a software development professionals:

Technical skills

You must ensure that the company you are hiring has a team of experienced professionals who are well versed with programming languages and full-stack knowledge. Top outsourcing software development companies should help you navigate through the process as they are well versed with all aspects of the software development process including frontend, backend, network, database, and much more.

Time management skills

Reliable software development outsourcing hubs have a good work ethic and are known to get the job done in the given timeframe. When it comes to a fast-paced industry like software development, time is the essence. Thus, you must look out for companies with a track record of managing the time in different phases of the software development procedure.

Great communication skills

One of the most important things you need to look out for is if the remote development team you are researching for is able to communicate clearly and produce results accordingly. They should be able to convey the issues in a simple and understandable way. Communication is the key to the successful development of any software.

Hiring model

Different business projects may have different unique developers’ team hiring needs depending on project term, exclusivity, and engagement level required. Various types of hiring models fulfill the distinct project development needs so that businesses will have the best resources for their projects.

  • Dedicated team model
  • Extension team model
  • Staff augmentation model
  • Project-based model

How much does a software development company charge?

Every business looks for an accurate cost estimate for their software development project. Declaring a ballpark cost is implausible because every project is unique in itself in terms of size, functionalities, design complexity, maintenance, continuous support, and other factors. Here’s the breakdown of the average cost to build software based on its type.

Simple: A simple software development with basic MVP functionality and a simple user interface you may need a budget around $40k-120k.

Medium: Medium-scale software development with more sophisticated features and a custom UI may cost approximately $120k-200k.

Complex: Complex software development comes along with a unique user interface and high-level advanced features. It can cost more than $200k.

The cost of software development highly relies on the skill level of developers that will be working on your project. Accordingly, there are two specific aspects through which the software development cost is estimated.

Not to forget, the experience of developers affects the software development cost with changes in developers’ hourly rates. Three titles are given to the developers based on their experience level, that are junior, middle, and senior. The hourly rates of different experience level developers vary in distinct regions of the world.

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

Software development cost is one of the most important aspects of any software development project whether it is a startup, medium-level business, or a large-scale enterprise. Therefore, knowing about the factors influencing the cost of your software project can help you curate a budget for your dream project. Let's have a look at some of the most important factors affecting it.

Development time

The software project with a large number of features involves design complexity and requires an advanced tech stack, which takes comparatively more time to develop. The extended development time proportionately increases the cost to develop software. The experienced developers can complete the project in reduced time with higher technical expertise in identifying possible bottlenecks and fixing problems. However, the improved hourly rates of experienced engineers balance the cost another way round.

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 total cost to develop the project. Also, more demanding software applications require expert software developers for which the companies charge a higher amount.

Location of the developers

The geographical location of the dedicated software development specialists working remotely influences the development cost due to variations in the hourly rates, tax charges by the nation’s government, and other expenses. The developed countries with stable economies such as North America, Australia, the UK, Europe excluding Eastern Europe, and South America charge more for software development as compared to Asian software development outsourcing hubs like India.

If you are looking for the best software developers from a specific country, we have collated a list of expert software development solution providers in various locations:

Dedicated Custom Software Development Service Providers in USA

The United States of America is a hotbed of innovation and has some of the largest tech firms in the world. We have collated a list of the most efficient software developers in the USA.

Top Software Developers in India

India happens to be the most popular software outsourcing destination in the world today. Find the best Indian developer from our list of top Indian software developers.

Remote Software Development Agencies in UK

The United Kingdom happens to be one of the largest producers of top-notch software developers in Europe. You will find some of the best software developers in the UK from our list of the top software development companies in the UK.

Documents in software development outsourcing

One of the most important aspects of outsourcing your requirements to an offshore development company, which is often neglected, is the documentation for software development outsourcing. These documents play a vital role in specifying the roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders as well as establishing required terms and conditions. Here are the key documents in software development:

  • NDA- Non-Disclosure Agreement
  • MSA- Master Service Agreement
  • DPA- Data Processing Agreement
  • SOW- Statement of Work

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

The selection of a custom software development company for outsourcing project Outsourcing software development project rightly, by selecting a company to build your software, is a critical decision that can make or break the project’s success. You should consider a few aspects in mind before narrowing down the choice to ensure the project is outsourced to the right hands.

Well-versed with multiple technology stacks

Understand that a software development firm should have proper knowledge about various technology stacks to develop the most appropriate software product. Have a clear discussion about the type of platform and the technology stack that the remote software developers from the selected software development outsourcing service providers intend on using to build your project. If 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.

Robust process of software development

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

Dedicated software development team

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

Understand that there are many companies in the industry that 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 entrusting 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.

An experienced dedicated software development team working from a remote location has in store all the advantages of nearshoring to your organization. When you choose to hire dedicated developers for your software project, you have a team of professionals working exclusively for your business.

Provide post-development support

Many businesses and organizations 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 that you have hired should be able to provide the required maintenance and support.

Be very clear to ask the software development company 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 their work and will generally give you a more extensive warranty.

Questions To Ask Custom Software Development Companies Before You Make Your Choice

When you are searching on google or any other search engine for a custom software development company, it is vital to know the questions you should be asking them. Software development is a considerable investment and thus, we have comprehended a list of questions to ask to make sure you are choosing the right software development company for your brainchild.

  • What are your areas of expertise?
  • Which is better project-based or dedicated team model for my software development?
  • Have you developed software solutions for our industry before?
  • How do you handle intellectual property and its issue?
  • What to do if I am not satisfied with your product or service?
  • What to do after a product is launched?
  • What is your software maintenance plan?
  • How do you develop project KPIs?
  • What is your project management approach?
  • What are your go-to tools for project management?
  • How do you communicate with clients and customers?
  • How much does custom software development cost?
  • How do you estimate project timelines?
  • Which programming language do you specialize in?
  • What’s your preferred methodology and approach for the software development process?
  • How are the intellectual rights handled?
  • Can I scale the team working on my software project?
  • Can you provide references to your previous clients and your portfolio?

How TopDevelopers.co help you in selecting the best software development company?

The list of top software development companies provided here will serve as a guiding light for selecting the best custom software developers to hire for your next project. While preparing this list our analysts have ensured that only the proven performers are selected.

Still, if you need assistance, our team is there to help you through the right company selection and hand-picking the seasoned pros for the project. Get connected with us by submitting business project requirements.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I hire a software development company if I don't know anything about technology?

Yes, you can hire the best software development company even if you don’t have any in-depth knowledge of the technology. You can create and send list of requirements for your business plan we will screen and share the ideal software companies from our analyzed list. You can check and select the suitable one that matches your needs.

I've heard that having a larger team means faster development. Is this correct?

No, a bigger team may not mean faster development. These myths and misconceptions are typically spread by persons who are inexperienced with the word and practice of software development. Sometimes these rumors can lead to a bad decision. In such instances, it is preferable to rely on a specialist software development company and trust that their efforts will assist you in delivering an innovative software product to your intended audience on time and within budget.


Is it true that development of custom software is costly?

True. every business is unique and so does the requirement for the software system. The customized software is developed from scratch to meet business-specific needs. Developing advanced functionalities, designing appealing UI, and ensuring robust security increases the upfront cost. Furthermore, in order to create such a software system you will also require the manpower that takes the overall budget up. Depending upon your product requirement you may need to hire team members such as designers, developers, QA, testers, analysts, managers, and many other which looks like you have hired a whole town to build your software. But everything pays off with improved user experience, increased sales and profit, seamless integration with the existing system (if you have any), and post-development support. So even though it feels that building custom software is expensive you must not forget the benefits that it will provide over a long time.

Which is preferable in-house or outsourcing software product development?

Most businesses across the world prefer to outsource their software development need. This is because it is easier to hire the best developers from a leading company as there are many outsourcing service providers available that offer great products and services at affordable rates. However, It all depends on your software product and the resources that you require.

How do I hire the top software developers from TopDevelopers.co?

There is a huge list of the best tailor-made software development firms in the world which we have put together here to make the hiring process easier for you. You can send your project or product requirements to us. We will check the best matches based on it and suggest you the best companies. We'll help you get in touch with their expert business and technology consultants to discuss your business objectives. Once they listen to your ideas and concerns, they would get you a feasibility report and SOP. Based on those and other essential factors, development of your software requirements can be kick-started.