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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46 Top Software Development Companies

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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

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

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

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

Radixweb

With 20+ years of experience, Radixweb is proud to be a trusted partner for over 2900 clients across 25 countries. They combine technology with domain expertise, transparent processes, and an integrated approach to serve their clients at any stage in their transformation journey, helping them build competitive advantage and generate business value. See profile
Service focus

Mobile App Development

Software Development

Web Development

.NET Development

Key features

$ 10,000

$ 25-49

250+

United States, California, Artesia

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

Intellias

Intellias is a trusted software engineering firm with more than 1,500 experienced specialists on board. With a proven system of practices, tools, and cutting-edge technologies, they help tech companies build great products that deliver real value to the end-users. See profile
Service focus

Software Engineering

Dedicated Development Team

Digital Consulting

Advanced Technology

Key features

$ 5,000

$ 25-49

250+

Ukraine, Lviv

Fresh Lime Soft

Fresh Lime Soft (FLS) is an outsourcing software development company that covers end-to-end implementation of B2B, B2C, and enterprise software development. We provide price-competitive, robust and scalable software solutions to our customers, ranging from small firms to large enterprises and dynamic startups. We offer a wide range of software development services, including mobile applications, web-based products, software solutions for business, full-cycle development, machine learning. See profile
Service focus

Web Application Development

Web Development

Enterprise Software Development

Mobile App Development

Key features

$ 10,000

$ 25-49

50-99

Estonia, Tallinn

FiduciaSoft

FiduciaSoft is a team of certified developers with extensive development experience for Acumatica, Sage, MS Dynamics, RFID, and others. Here at FiduciaSoft, we deal with a technology stack selection, including .Net, ASP net, PHP, Javascript, Angular, React. See profile
Service focus

Custom Software Development

Custom Software Solutions

Enterprise Software Development

ERP Consulting and SI

Key features

$ 25,000

$ 25-49

50-99

United States, Ohio, Twinsburg

QArea

QArea provides award-winning web & mobile development services that helps mid-sized businesses scale their software solutions and development teams. Company growth relies on two key components: building complex, high-load web solutions and developing long-lasting partnerships by focusing on the outstanding quality of delivered projects. See profile
Service focus

Software Development

Software Engineering

Software Testing & QA

IT

Key features

$ 25,000

$ 25-49

250+

Malta

Ezapp Solution

Ezapp is the team of Top Developers that work on different technology stacks ranging from Enterprise Web Applications, Mobile Aps, AI/ML, AI Analytics, Business Intelligence, DevOps, or UI/UX Development needs. We serve Startups and SMEs to global brands from all across the world. See profile
Service focus

Python

Wearable App Development

Web Development

Key features

$ 5,000

$ 0-24

50-99

United States

Vindaloo Softtech Pvt. Ltd.

Vindaloo Softtech Pvt. Ltd. (VSPL), is a leading VoIP Software & Solutions provider company based at Ahmedabad, India. The roots of Vindaloo Softtech Pvt. Ltd. were seeded in 2016 with a core focus on VoIP Applications, VoIP Software, VoIP Solutions development services. We catered hundreds of clients worldwide with our client-centric approach and innovative solutions. See profile
Service focus

Software Development

Custom Software Development

Mobile App Development

Mobile & App Marketing

Key features

$ 5,000

$ 25-49

25-49

India, Ahmedabad

Netguru

Netguru builds digital products that let people do things differently. Our clients have changed the way people do banking, listen to music, learn languages and rent bikes. Their products have been featured in TechCrunch, Business Insider and Product Hunt. Share your challenge with our team and we’ll work with you to deliver a revolutionary digital product. See profile
Service focus

Web Development

Mobile App Development

Custom Software Development

Web Design

Key features

$ 25,000

$ 50-99

250+

Poland

ScienceSoft

Founded in 1989 and having a professional staff of over 700 employees, ScienceSoft is a reliable provider of software development and IT consulting services. For the time of their presence in IT business, more than 950 companies worldwide have trusted their digital transformation projects to ScienceSoft. Renowned brands as Walmart, Nestle, eBay, NASA JPL, and T-Mobile rely on the solutions delivered by the company. See profile
Service focus

Custom and Platform-based Software Development

Web Development

SaaS

Data Analytics

Key features

$ 10,000

$ 25-49

250+

United States, Texas, McKinney

Xord

Xord is a state-of-the-art blockchain development company creating the most powerful products and services with the biggest companies across the world. See profile
Service focus

Blockchain Development

Smart Contract Development

Decentralized Applications Development

Hyperledger Development

Key features

$ 5,000

$ 100-149

50-99

Pakistan, Karachi

*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

tagDiv

tagDiv is a web development and design agency known as one of the best providers of fully functional and elegant software solutions. Over 140,000 customers trust the team for their utmost professionalism and on-time delivery. The team is experienced and provides on-demand services for any kind of website. Professional project managers, web developers, web designers, and digital marketers are ready to take your site to a new level. Submit a request and let's make everything possible! See profile
Service focus

Web Development

WordPress Development

Web Design

UI + UX Design

Key features

$ 10,000

$ 50-99

10-24

Romania

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

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

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

DOIT Software

DOIT Software is a first-class IT agency that offers web and mobile app development, evolving the clients’ ideas and creating leading solutions from the concept. The team is known for providing excellent performance, bringing real value, and ongoing success. See profile
Service focus

Mobile App Development

Web Solutions

Back-End

UX/UI

Key features

$ 10,000

$ 25-49

25-49

United States, Massachusetts, Boston

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

Artkai

Artkai is a software development agency that helps entrepreneurs, innovators, and established businesses create and launch products using a human-centered approach. The 80 in-house experts solve complex problems, realize bold ideas, build innovative products, continuously enhancing customer experiences. See profile
Service focus

Software Development

Business Analysis & Research

Onsite Workshops

UX/UI Design

Key features

$ 10,000

$ 25-49

50-99

Ukraine, Kyiv

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.