Software Development Companies

An average software project could take up to nine months, but 38.5% of software development companies on the market can deliver projects in a mere 2 to 4 months. The success of that journey, however, primarily depends on whether you’ll find the right team to do it. Below, we provide a list of our top picks based on a detailed evaluation methodology. We also share some valuable tips for shortlisting and choosing the best team for your business.

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51 Top Software Development Companies

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Glorium Technologies

Glorium Technologies is a full-cycle app and software development company which serves specific client business needs and trying to manage them via the best possible technology solutions. Are you a startup or a mid-size business trying to push your project to the market faster? Are you developing a digital product for Healthcare or Real Estate? We provide tech startups with the strategic & technical expertise they need to build their vision, for less. See profile
Service focus

QA

Web Development

Software Development

Mobile App Development

Key features

$ 25,000

$ 25-49

250+

United States, New Jersey

Andersen

Andersen is an international custom software development company with a strong focus on technology-intensive industries. Since its founding in 2007, the company has opened over 10 development centers and about 10 sales offices around the world. Andersen has completed over 950 projects and received hundreds of positive reviews from clients around the world. Today the company is our technology stack includes .NET, C#, Java, Python, PHP, Node.js, TypeScript, Golang, C++, JavaScript, Angular, React.js, Vue.js, HTML, CSS, Java (Android ), Swift / Objective C (iOS), React Native, and more. 2, L3 support. See profile
Service focus

Custom Software Development

Mobile App Development

Web Development

Project Management

Key features

$ 10,000

$ 25-49

250+

United States, New York, Manhattan

Altoros Labs

A professional software services provider, Altoros Labs delivers managed solutions based on NoSQL databases. The team aims to transform ideas and add business value through high-level expertise and robust technologies. Altoros’s services include technology stack consulting, development, as well as integration/migration of legacy systems. See profile
Service focus

Custom Software Development

Software Product Development

Staff Augmentation (Remote and Dedicated Teams)

Web & Mobile Development

Key features

$ 10,000

$ 50-99

250+

United States, California, Pleasanton

Innowise Group

Innowise Group is an international full-cycle software development company with key delivery centres in Europe and offices worldwide. Our team has over 1000 top-notch IT professionals, leveraging their software engineering expertise to make the businesses of our customers more innovative and successful. See profile
Service focus

Web Development

Web Design

Mobile App Development

IoT Development

Key features

$ 5,000

$ 25-49

250+

United States, Florida, St. Petersburg

Belitsoft

Belitsoft is a software development company with 400+ software developers, testers, project managers, business analysts, DevOps distributed between Poland, Latvia, and Georgia. We are a reliable partner for our clients in the USA, the UK, and Israel. See profile
Service focus

Software Development

Web Development

Mobile App Development

IT Staff Augmentation

Key features

$ 10,000

$ 25-49

250+

Poland, Warszawa

Brocoders

We provice dev team augmentation services for SaaS products and mid-size businesses. Top Node.js/React.js specialists, fast recruiting and onboarding to speed up your product development See profile
Service focus

Web Development

Software Development

Custom Software Development

Software Engineering

Key features

$ 10,000

$ 25-49

50-99

Estonia

Binmile Technologies

Binmile is an enterprise software development company that helps organizations implement their digital journeys at speed. An ISO 9001:2008 & 27001:2013 certified company, strengthened by a unique Global Delivery Model. Our services include Digital Product Engineering, Custom Software Development, Web and Mobile Application Development, Product Development (SaaS), IoT (Internet of Things), test automation and ServiceNow Implementation Services. See profile
Service focus

Custom Software Development

Software Development

Software Testing & QA

Software Testing Services

Key features

$ 10,000

$ 50-99

250+

United States, Delaware, Claymont

ScienceSoft

ScienceSoft is a well-known technology partner that helps companies in 30+ industries build their business resilience and drive real outcomes with the help of IT solutions. Among their clients are Walmart, eBay, NASA JPL, PerkinElmer, Baxter, IBM, Leo Burnett, and Viber. ScienceSoft leverages 33-year experience in software development, data analytics, and IT infrastructure management. ScienceSoft’s customers and partners point out their professionalism, reliability, deep expertise, proactive approach and ability to suggest improvements on both technology and business levels. They are a one-stop shop IT company that unites 700+ bright, passionate, senior-level software developers, QA experts, security and DevOps engineers, data analysts, IT consultants, PMs, and more to help you resolve any IT challenge. Headquartered in McKinney, TX, ScienceSoft has offices in Atlanta, GA, the UAE, and across Europe (Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland). See profile
Service focus

Custom and Platform-based Software Development

Web Development

SaaS

Data Analytics

Key features

$ 10,000

$ 50-99

250+

United States, Texas, McKinney

Avenga

Avenga is a global IT and digital transformation champion. We deliver strategy, customer experience, solution engineering, managed services and software products. Together, we are more than 2500 professionals with over 20 years of experience in the area of IT and digital transformation. Avenga maintains a total of 18 locations in Europe, Asia and the USA. See profile
Service focus

Web Development

Software Development

Mobile App Development

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Key features

$ 50,000

$ 50-99

250+

Poland, Warsaw

WillDom

WillDom is a leader in enabling high-growth organizations to rightsource, strategize, and execute on their digital transformation initiatives. Through its proprietary end-to-end WAVE platform, WillDom utilizes its vast network of more than 5,000 best-in-class software developers, engineers, and technologists to provide organizations with software development that brings big ideas to life. If you need a partner for your digital journey or are looking to hire a full team. See profile
Service focus

Software Development

IT Staff Augmentation

IT Strategy Consulting

Web Development

Key features

$ 10,000

$ 50-99

250+

United States, Florida, Fort Lauderdale

Light IT Global

With over 15 years of experience in the IT industry, our company has worked its way from a small team of tech enthusiasts to a trusted information technology vendor headquartered in the UK with 400+ end-to-end projects delivered to customers in 27 countries. Our services include the following: IT Consulting, DataServices, Security & Compliance, End-to-end Web & Mobile Development, Cloud Engineering, Multilevel Security & Performance Audit, Business Intelligence, Design See profile
Service focus

Custom Software Development

Software Testing & QA

Software and App Development

Mobile App Development

Key features

$ 25,000

$ 25-49

100-249

Ukraine, Zaporizhia

Altar.io

Altar.io is an award-winning software development agency dedicated to helping worldwide entrepreneurs and business leaders scale their company. The team of experts successfully brings a unique, lean approach to product innovation and development, delivering end-to-end IT services in web, mobile, and cloud. See profile
Service focus

Custom Software Development

Big Data Analytics

Artificial Intelligence Applications

Data Visualisation & Analytics

Key features

$ 5,000

$ 50-99

25-49

Portugal, Lisbon

Codup

Codup is a full-service development agency that develops custom software and web solutions to help businesses accelerate their growth. With more than 100 team members on board, Codup works with different technologies, platforms, and programming languages to build tailored solutions that solve client’s business complexities. See profile
Service focus

Custom Software Development

Ecommerce Development

WordPress Development

Shopify Development

Key features

$ 5,000

$ 50-99

50-99

United States, Texas, Houston

DevsData Tech Talent LLC

DevsData LLC is a software consulting agency with a team that combines passion and expertise to bring ideas to life. They work proactively, divide projects into phases, and adjust their work according to the client’s needs in order to deliver a reliable solution. See profile
Service focus

Software Development

Mobile App Development

Big Data

Artificial Intelligence

Key features

$ 5,000

Undisclosed

25-49

United States, New York, New York City

WebSailors

WebSailors focuses on developing complex Web, Mobile Solutions, with more than 7 years on market and has branches in Europe, Asia and North America. Why choose WebSailors: 100 + successful projects; 7+ years of experience; cost starts at $25 per hour; experience in more than 10 industries; most of developers are middle - senior level; no language barriers, they speak English; guarantees of meeting deadlines and budgets; and agreement to protect your confidential information. See profile
Service focus

Offshore Web Development

Cross-platform Mobile App Development

Quality Assurance

Design & Branding

Key features

$ 5,000

$ 25-49

25-49

Russia, Taganrog

Gravelsoft

Gravelsoft has been a technology partner for top companies, from innovative start-ups in Silicon Valley to well-known Fortune 100 companies. We help clients develop software solutions and solve their business challenges by providing expert software engineering and consultancy services. Gravelsoft uses a unique approach to software development. By combining deep Agile development expertise and Design Thinking, we deliver high-quality, engaging software experiences to our customers. See profile
Service focus

Custom Software Development

Software Development

Software Engineering

Software Testing & QA

Key features

$ 50,000

$ 25-49

100-249

Ukraine, Lviv

Radixweb

Radixweb is a 22-year-old tech firm with unparalleled capabilities in custom software development and IT consultation. Driving insane growth prospects form its clients through sustainable tech investments, Radixweb has delivered 4200+ successful projects to its steady 3000+ clientele. A Great Place To Work certified organization and multiple times Clutch award winner, Radixweb has enabled its clients view new opportunities and business gaps in a new light. See profile
Service focus

Mobile App Development

Software Development

Web Development

.NET Development

Key features

$ 10,000

$ 25-49

250+

United States, California, Artesia

Rocketech

Rocketech is a Singapore-based software development company that specializes in analytics-driven mobile and website development. The team has released 100+ products for 70+ startups and enterprises as IT consults. Rocketech builds reliable partnerships with businesses of different sizes and industries. The company's goal is achieved through technological solutions, taking full responsibility for the project, from prototype to technical support. See profile
Service focus

iOS App Development

Android App Development

Web Development

Software Development

Key features

$ 5,000

$ 25-49

50-99

Singapore, Singapore

Softeq

Founded in 1997 in Houston, Softeq Development Corporation provides full-stack development services to large enterprises and startups alike. Softeq creates IoT solutions for personal and business-specific needs, including custom hardware, low-level software that ensures D2D connectivity and data exchange, as well as cloud infrastructure for connected device implementation and management. See profile
Service focus

IoT Development

Storage Solutions

Hardware Development

Embedded Development

Key features

$ 50,000

$ 50-99

250+

United States, Texas, Houston

VironIT

VironIT is a custom software development company that provides IT outsourcing services to businesses that want to stay ahead of the competition. With wide experience in MedTech, FinTech, and general software development, the team always rises to the challenge delivering winning solutions. See profile
Service focus

Custom Software Development

Mobile App Development

AR/VR Development

Game Development

Key features

$ 10,000

$ 25-49

100-249

United States, California, San Francisco

Artezio

Established in 2000, Artezio is a custom software development company that offers robust solutions and consulting services to companies worldwide. Over the 20 years of operation, the team of 500+ certified developers has successfully delivered over 1,000 projects in different business domains, including Healthcare, Insurance, Finance, and Tech. See profile
Service focus

Software Engineering

Technology consulting

Business Analysis & Consulting

Software Quality Assurance & Control

Key features

$ 1,000

$ 25-49

250+

United States, New Jersey, Princeton

*instinctools

*instinctools is a software product development and consulting company focused on digital transformation. Headquartered in Germany with development hubs in Central and Eastern Europe, *instinctools provides a cross-functional global delivery model which reduces development costs while increasing speed to market See profile
Service focus

Innovation Consulting

Design and Architecture

Technology and Engineering

Customer Success

Key features

Undisclosed

$ 25-49

250+

Germany, Stuttgart

EffectiveSoft

EffectiveSoft is a custom software development company with more than 20 years of professional experience. Headquartered in San Diego, the agency offers both local and offshore presence with a team of 300 experts. Over the years, EffectiveSoft has successfully implemented 1500 projects for a number of industries and business sectors over the globe, focusing specifically on healthcare software and financial software development. See profile
Service focus

Blockchain

Mobile App Development

Custom Software Development

Web Development

Key features

$ 10,000

$ 25-49

100-249

United States, California, San Diego

Itransition

Itransition is a US-based software engineering company specialized in technology consulting, digital enterprise solutions, web and mobile app development, quality assurance, and more. Itransition is a recognized partner of Microsoft, SAP, AWS Atlassian, Salesforce, and other leading technology vendors. See profile
Service focus

Software Development

IT Consulting

QA Testing

DevOps

Key features

$ 10,000

$ 25-49

250+

United States, Colorado, Denver

Integrio Systems

Integrio Systems is a custom software development company with a team of exceptionally talented and experienced engineers, business analysts, and QA specialties with over 20 years of commercial experience. They help startups, SMEs, and Fortune 500 companies achieve their business goals and turn even the most complex ideas into scalable business solutions. See profile
Service focus

Custom Software Development

AI/ML Development

SAAS Development

Enterprise Software Development

Key features

$ 10,000

$ 25-49

50-99

Canada, Vancouver

How We Evaluate the Best Software Development Companies

We have evaluated every highly ranked software development company in great detail to bring you the ones that keep up with the newest trends and have vast experience in building user-friendly, working products. We considered multiple aspects such as the service focus and the types of software product development, their skills and technologies, customer satisfaction, and customer support. Read on to find out more details.

Website Visit

The websites of the software developing companies formed the base of our evaluation. Once we land there, we learn about their history. A company with at least three years of experience can do a lot more than a newly founded startup. However, we should note that although we appreciate the developers that have been around longer, we always value depth over the length of experience, which brings us to the next point.

Our next step involves skimming the services and then diving deeper into the expertise of the software programming companies by checking their portfolio and case studies. Beyond considering the most notable clients, we assess their approach and whether they are able to align the final product with the clients’ goals. 

Furthermore, we gain insight into the focus industries of each software developer company as the majority of firms specialize in a certain niche, like gaming, SaaS companies, etc.  The companies listed here will always be able to make good suggestions, point you in the right direction, and expand your vision in a productive way within those niches. 

Finally, we consider the company’s client focus. The majority of the software engineering companies on our list work with small to mid-sized clients, with only a small number taking on enterprise software development. We consider it important to choose a company that has plenty of experience with businesses of a certain scale since they will be able to devote enough attention to the specific needs of each client. To ensure this, we conducted interviews with clients and companies themselves to make sure they treat all of their customers like VIPs. Also, we made sure to clearly indicate it in the table so you can easily shortlist and find a match. 

Company Service Focus

One way to classify software — and its development — is based on the purpose they are to serve. Below are the four types we observed in our methodology to determine the service focus of software companies.

  • Custom software — developed to meet the specific needs of a business or a client;
  • Commercial software — developed to meet the perceived needs of a potential market;
  • System software — developed separately and underlines the programming process;
  • Embedded software — developed to be integrated with the building of a physical product, e.g., elevators, power suppliers, etc.

The most sought-after type of service, by far, is custom development. The chances are, you are also looking to hire for this type of service, likely within a more specific industry focus, such as healthcare or gaming. In that sense, the vast majority of software development firms on our list are ones that offer custom development as a service.

It encompasses a variety of subsets such as web-based software development and mobile app development. While closely related, all of them are substantially different. That said, in the paragraphs below, we’ll break down the details of how we evaluated companies offering these types of custom development.

Custom Software Development   

Custom software development services are the way to go if you want to stay in control of the process and keep in touch with the way your vision is technologically enhanced throughout the entire SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle). Once you have it, you don’t have to worry about being burdened with unnecessary features that only add to the cost and the overall complexity. 

Companies that create custom software offer an infinitely better experience to users than ready-made solutions. If you’re doing a “facelift” of your own legacy software, hiring a custom software development company can reduce the processes that previously took days or even weeks by as much as 50% or more, and human error can be dramatically reduced, bringing in a substantial increase of revenue. 

If you’re building software for third-party users, the top custom software development companies should be able to leverage market research and build easy-to-optimize software that will scale over subsequent years and evolve with the ever-increasing business demands. Even though custom software is more expensive than a simpler, off-the-shelf solution, it’s more cost-effective in the long run. 

Software Development Across Platforms
Desktop Application Development

The final product of desktop app development is the kind that requires users to download and install it before using it. The software is otherwise inaccessible in-browser. The operating systems like Mac, Windows, and Linux offer the richest user experience, dictated by the software’s immediate responses. When reviewing these software design companies and developers, we paid special attention to user experience and speed.

Mobile Application Development

As the case is with desktop software, these apps have to be installed in order to be used as well. They run on a mobile OS, like Android, iOS, and Blackberry. Another benefit of this type of apps is that they’re accessible on the operating systems’ app stores. This not only enables easy download access but also every time you release a new feature or an update, the app users will be notified. The lack of screen space compared to web-based and desktop apps make building user-friendly mobile apps a challenge, which is why we paid special attention to mobile app experience when drafting our list of software development companies.  

Web Application Development 

Web-based software is also very popular because these apps run online and can be accessed via a browser. There is no need to download an app in order to use it, and it can be easily updated. The development consists of the front end (client-side) and back end (server-side) programming.  When ranking companies offering this type of service, we assessed them against the criteria we developed for the evaluation of the best web development firms.

In-Depth Analysis of Core Capabilities & Specialties

Taking a step further, we try to uncover the core capabilities of each company offering software development services. For our evaluation, how they do things is as important as what they offer to do. Below, you can find the details about the skills and technologies we assess. 

Programming Languages and Frameworks 

Some of the most commonly used languages are JavaScript, Python, Ruby, PHP, CSS, and SQL. Each language has its pros and cons, and different types of businesses need different types of software development and, therefore, different languages. We made sure to include software development agencies with teams proficient in different languages that can readily respond to unique business needs and budgets.  

When it comes to software development frameworks, Django, Phalcon, CakePHP, Zend, and AngularJS are the most used ones. With their technical properties and features, these frameworks ease the development and integration of various components of a project. As with the programming languages, we included companies whose teams are agile enough to develop software within different frameworks. 

Software Architecture

Software architecture represents a structured plan which incorporates a set of aspects important to a software product. The software architects are concerned about the performance, reliability, fault tolerance, and scalability of the project, as well as the organization of the system, how its parts will communicate with each other, the guidelines and implementation of technologies, the potential risks, and more. We expect the top software development firms to know the importance of solid software architecture. 

Quality Assurance

Software QA’s goal is to make sure that the engineering process is continuously improved to produce products that meet the defined standards (CMMI, Six Sigma, ISO 9000) and live up to the customer’s expectations. The SQA encompasses all aspects of the development life cycle from defining requirements to coding. Its techniques include, but are not limited to, auditing, code, and design inspection, functionality and performance testing, standardization, and compatibility testing. We also focus on the timing of the software testing—the sooner the outsourcing software development companies do it, the better. Software testing experts that start developing test plans before they start writing code were our priority. 

UX Design

The customers don’t care about technology — they want a great experience. Choosing the best software development company that puts user experience in the center of their planning and building process will ensure you establish long-lasting relationships and get the most out of your software investment. We make sure to list UX design specialists that invest time and resources to get to know the client’s users and then leverage that information to create unique, intuitive designs. 

Project Management

The top software development companies have robust project management. This involves planning, resource allocation, scheduling, tracking, and delivering software projects. These projects have a unique lifecycle that requires multiple sets of testing, customer feedback, and updating. Considering the need to embrace the constant change, Agile is the best project management method. We made sure to list the companies whose team successfully keeps iterations moving forward, regularly demonstrates progress and shares feedback, and continuously improves the process. 

Additional Services

Throughout our research, we’ve discovered that some of the software development companies offer additional services. We analyzed them to ensure they meet the high-quality standards and gave those companies a boost in our rankings. 

Cloud Computing

Cloud developers are agile in building software that powers cloud storage apps such as OneDrive, GitHub, and Amazon Web Services. They use different cloud-based tools and resources, and the most reputable among them have one of the following certifications: AWS Certified Developer, Microsoft Azure Certification, GCP Certification, or DevOps Certification.  

Data Science

Large data sets are useless to businesses unless they know what to do with it. That’s why data scientists are valuable assets to software development companies. They are experts in pulling out actionable insights that enable businesses to get to know their customers and competition. The companies which offer such services are evaluated in accordance with the methodology we’ve employed when choosing the best big data companies

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence enables businesses to deal with data in large systems. Many of the best software development companies offer AI services for customers who want to apply smarter solutions to their business challenges and get the most value. We checked whether the AI developers on our list have hands-on experience with Python, Apache Spark, Hadoop, Tensorflow, and PyTorch.

IoT Development

More and more software developers have embraced IoT and claim to be able to offer robust, secure, high-quality, scalable, and user-friendly solutions. Since only a meticulous approach to an IoT software issue will result in efficient development, we check whether the IoT development outfits stay on top of the programming languages and hardware platforms, as well as whether they are aware of the best tools and methodologies for designing, prototyping, and scaling up the IoT software product. 

The Team’s Skillset

To make sure you’ll be working with the best in the business, we extended our evaluation to the team’s skillset.

Communication & Collaboration

We conducted interviews with the software development companies under consideration to make sure they have a good ear for customer plans and requests and can carry out thorough pre-development discussions.

However, we stayed away from companies who tend to agree with all clients’ requirements. Realistic requirement analysis and knowledge of the industry is key for creating a successful, productive plan but making big promises for undoable things is a sign of poor quality.

Software Support & Maintenance

Support and maintenance are two essential aspects for any top software development company aiming to assure long-term quality. That’s why, when evaluating software development firms, we also assess the team’s ability to proactively handle maintenance to ensure the software is bug-free and secure. 

Transparency

Frequent communication within the team and with clients significantly reduces the possibility of misunderstanding. That’s why every software development agency we have listed is known for letting both the team members and clients in on their progress regularly. 

Adherence to Deadlines

The manager usually coordinates with the developers to set reasonable deadlines for certain features. The deadlines set by a software development firm need to conform to the product delivery timelines. Even though the development process usually lasts longer than expected, we made sure the listed companies’ rough completion estimations are realistic.

Client Feedback, Reviews, Ratings, and Interviews

There’s a large number of software development companies that brag about their years of experience in the field but can’t showcase their efforts. That’s why we took the time to investigate customer satisfaction, online presence, and every other aspect of each company’s public image and reputation.

Beyond checking the company reviews and testimonials on their website, we went through several third-party review sites to find out what the past clients and employees have to say about their experience with the specific software design company.

Value for Money 

A successful software development company is able to adopt the right mechanism to cope with the continual developments in technology and offer exceptional products and services to clients. The most successful software developer companies today are empowering their customers to achieve greater heights and excel in a world where excellence is a minimum requirement. With 66% of all large projects running past their deadlines, the price of software development—and especially the custom software development cost—can be unpredictable. That’s why we insist on transparency and quality, early-stage communication. 

Remember, going cheap with this is not the answer. Instead of focusing on a particularly expensive or cheap solution, we chose the cost-effective ones.  With increased efficiency comes higher value. We observed the price per defined result, keeping your long-term software revenue in mind.

Things to Consider Before Hiring a Software Development Company

Having reviewed the info we shared with you, take a look at this step-by-step guide to choose the company that best suits your needs.

What Are Your Goals and Objectives?

Before you start shortlisting the companies, define your goals. Clearly identify the problem you need to solve and determine the main goal that the software product should meet. Once you do that, it becomes easier for you to communicate with the team during the initial interview and see whether they can respond to your needs and vision.  

What Is Your Business Size? 

Some firms, especially custom software development companies only work with big enterprises, while others are specialized in small to midsize companies. Make sure to choose the perfect combination of personal service and resources. If you have a large project, don’t go for a company that is too small to handle your big project. Similarly, avoid a company that is too large to add a personal touch in the custom software development process or feels too large to deal with your small project. 

What Is Your Budget? 

We’ve listed a minimum project cost for every software engineering company. Be aware that, as we have already mentioned, project costs tend to change as the project advances. Still, the software development consulting firms and developers we’ve listed make realistic, reliable business plans, so this is the best you can count on. 

What Is Your Industry Focus? 

What’s your software niche? Ecommerce development? A sports equipment purchasing application? A web-based service that helps people fulfill certain educational needs? Do you plan on cashing in on a particular software development industry, or are you just looking to revitalize your legacy software? We listed industry focus information in our table with software development agencies to help you take all this into consideration while choosing the right partner. We strongly advise you to hire a software designing company that has worked in your niche before to leverage their experience and expertise. 

The Takeaway

Once you know what software services you want to acquire and are clear on the above-listed specifications, you are free to choose any company listed in our table. Check which of the software development companies listed here work with your business size and which ones have previous experience in your particular niche, and you’ll be halfway there. Decide on your pricing preferences and find the right company size according to your project and you’re good to go. Enjoy the process, and your fast, user-friendly, working software.