How to choose a web development company
It can be challenging to choose a mobile and web development company. To help you out, here’s a little checklist to follow when considering a development partner:
- Check out the company’s portfolio
- Read client reviews
- Ask for client references
- Pay attention to the company’s website
- See how fast the company responds to your email
When looking for a mobile and web development agency, you’ll need to choose between a local team and an outsourced team. Let’s look at the pros and cons of these options.
Pros and cons of a local development team:
- Easy and convenient communication
- Cultural similarities and understanding of the local market
- High cost of development (especially in the US and Australia)
- Local agencies don’t always have free developers with the skills you need
Pros and cons of an outsourcing development team:
- Wide range of expertise
- Well-established project management
- Gigantic talent pool
- Lower prices (especially in Eastern Europe)
- Cultural barriers
Comparison of mobile app development companies
Willow Tree is a mobile and digital product agency that was founded in 2007. Today, Willow Tree has four offices across the United States. The company has delivered over 1,000 mobile and web solutions to the world’s biggest companies, including 21st Century Fox, Regal Cinemas, Synchrony Financial, and National Geographic. Their main services include product strategy, iOS and Android development, web development, and conversational interface development.
Willow Tree ranks #383 on Deloitte’s 2019 Technology Fast 500.
Willow Tree has expertise in fields including media delivery, retail, healthcare, travel and hospitality, manufacturing and distribution, and banking and finance.
“What set Willow Tree apart was their dedication to our vision.”
Director of Strategic Projects, Digital Health Company
Rightpoint is a Genpact company that was founded in 2007 by Roos Freedman and Brad Schneider. They have ten offices across the United States and over 500 employees. Rightpoint has been named in Crain’s Fast 50 for being one of the fastest-growing companies in Chicago four years straight. Some of Rightpoint’s key clients are Macy’s, B&H Photo, C, Intuit, Bloomingdales, and MIT.
“Their engineering team’s craftsmanship and their manager’s understanding of its importance stood out to us.”
Samuel Stoddard, CTO, Wagz Inc.
The Rightpoint team believes it’s very important to adopt a technology-focused approach to business in order to succeed. The company has expertise in industries including entertainment, healthcare and life sciences, manufacturing, retail, finance, insurance, non-profits, and transportation.
Mobindustry was founded in 2009 by Maxim Itskovich. The company’s main services are mobile app development, application testing, web development, and application management and support. Mobindustry has been on the market for a decade, has completed over 130 projects, and has helped over 90 clients. Nearly half of the company’s clients return for another project. Mobindustry specializes in:
- Gym and fitness club app development
- Fitness app development for Instagram influencers
- Healthcare web and mobile development
- Social networking apps
- Location-based mobile apps
- Mobile e-commerce solutions
- IoT solutions
- Power bank sharing apps
- Scooter and ride-sharing apps
Key clients of Mobindustry are Allo, Triposo, DriveAdvisor, Ideas Britain, and Nashville Music Guide.
“Mobindustry is hands down the best provider for mobile app development. We have been successfully working on the Android version of our project with the help of their amazing team. Highly recommended.”
Founder and COO of Triposo, the Netherlands
TechAhead is a global mobile and web development company founded in 2009 that has over 500 clients worldwide and has served Fortune 500 companies and startups. The company’s key clients are American Express, Disney, Audi, RosyBlue, LafargeHolcim, and the Times Internet Group. TechAhead provides app development, web development, UI/UX design, and IoT development services.
TechAhead focuses on the healthcare, business services, e-commerce, and education industries.
“Being able to bring their level of expertise with such a small team sped development and kept the project on budget.”
Founder, E-Story Platform
Sidebench is a strategy consulting and mobile/web development company that was founded in 2012.
They focus on the healthcare, arts, entertainment, and music industries.
Sidebench’s key clients are Microsoft, Facebook, Instagram, Red Bull, Sony Pictures, Andreessen Horowitz, NBCUniversal, and Imagine Entertainment. Sidebench has expertise in HIPAA compliant products, UI/UX design, mobile and web apps, user research, and systems integration.
“Sidebench designed a high-quality website that’s been very well received internally thus far.”
Head of Brand Management, Loot Crate
Blue Label Labs is a digital product development agency with offices in Seattle and San Francisco and a headquarters in New York. The company was founded in 2009 by Jordan Gurrieri and Bobby Gill. Blue Label Labs has three main service lines: mobile app development, web development, and UI/UX design. When it comes to industries, Blue Label focuses on advertising and marketing, arts, music and entertainment, and business services.
Over the past seven years, the company has built over 250 products for many devices. Key clients include Bloomberg News, Fender, PayPal, the United Nations, iHeartMedia, and the Major League Baseball Players Association.
“It’s their adaptability. They have a good way of assessing our needs and working with us to tailor those needs.”
Associate Research Assistant, Medical Institution
FreshWorks Studio is a full-cycle design and development company that was founded in 2014.
The company’s three main services are mobile app development, web development, and custom software development. FreshWorks Studio has expertise in the transportation, hospitality and leisure, consumer products and services, education, government, and healthcare industries. They’ve worked with Fortune 500 companies and built over 85 applications. The company’s big clients include IBM, Hootsuite, and Sierra Systems.
“They set the precedent for quality code, and our user-friendly design largely comes from their input.”
Director, Natural Resource Organization
Founded in 2007, Fueled focuses on mobile app development, UI/UX design, web design, and enterprise application development.
Key clients are MGM Resorts International, 9GAG, Harvard, Rite Aid, Verizon, Crunchbase, and Afterlight. Fueled has expertise in consumer products and services, advertising and marketing, arts, entertainment, and music
“The product they delivered allowed us to generate revenue before launching, which was very impressive.”
Product Manager, Wirecutter
YML (Y Media Labs) is a global design and development studio based in Silicon Valley that was founded in 2008 by Ashish Toshniwal and Sumit Mehra. The YML team consists of 300 people that help enterprise-level companies and startups come up with digital solutions. Key clients are Universal Music Group, State Farm, Clover, PayPal, Google, Facebook, Apple, Disney, L’Oreal, and North Face. The company’s service lines are mobile app development, UI/UX design, digital strategy, and custom software development. YML has expertise in areas including financial services, healthcare, retail, and entertainment.
“Y Media Labs has a reputation of having really skilled engineers to help build a great product in a short period of time.”
Omri Sass, Former Product Manager, Online Payment Provider
Founded in 2008, Novada is a digital product company with offices in London, Liverpool, Berlin, Barcelona, and New York. It’s one of twelve companies in Europe that is Google Agency certified. Novada’s fields of expertise include retail, utilities, manufacturing, and business services.
Novada has designed and engineered mobile solutions and software for clients including News UK, SoundCloud, Tesco, The Times, Channel 4, and Sony. In 2018, Novada was ranked one of Clutch’s top B2B service firms.
“Their outward-looking approach kept them current in the mobile industry.”
Vishal Kara, Head of Product, Piriform
The comparison of top app development companies and top web application development companies in this article was based on Clutch rankings.
The mobile and web development market is full of great companies that are ready to help you realize your project ideas. In this article, I’ve provided you with information on how to choose an agency, shared the pros and cons of outsourcing and developing locally, and compared top mobile app development companies and top web development companies.
When choosing an outsourcing development company, you get great specialists for a lower price. Eastern Europe is full of talented specialists in the field of mobile and web development.
If you want to create a mobile or web app, contact Mobindustry for more information.
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