Top 15 Boutique Mobile App Developers | 2018

Which Boutique App Development Companies Are the Best?

If you’re looking for a boutique app developer to help you build a mobile app for your small business, look no further. We compiled a list of the top 15 boutique app developers to help you create a shortlist for the hiring process.

Each company listed was vetted by Clutch Analysts and evaluated based on market presence, work quality, services offered, and client feedback.

List of the top 15 boutique mobile app developers.

List of the Best Boutique Mobile App Development Companies

1. AndPlus

AndPlus is a software, app, and web development company in Massachusetts.

AndPlus is a software product development agency located in Southborough, Mass. AndPlus was founded in 2009 and has about 35 employees.

Minimum Project Size: $50,000+

Hourly Rate: $150-$199 /hr

Service Focus: Mobile App Development (50%), Web Development (40%), UX/UI Design (10%)

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2. Ramotion

Ramotion is an app development and UX/UI design company in San Francisco.

Ramotion is a mobile app development and UI/UX design agency based in San Francisco.

Established in 2009, they are a small firm with just 7 employees. Despite their limited scale, they work exclusively with Fortune 500 firms and fast-growth startups. Retail apps make up 30% of their total portfolio.

Minimum Project Size: $25,000

Hourly Rate: $150-$199

Service Focus: Mobile App Development (50%), UI/UX Design (50%)

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3. CitrusBits

CitrusBits is a mobile app development company in Los Angeles.

CitrusBits is an app development company in Los Angeles. Founded in 2005, they have about 60 employees. Other offices are in San Francisco, New York, and Pasadena, Calif.

Minimum Project Size: $25,000+

Hourly Rate: $100-$149 /hr

Service Focus: Mobile App Development (60%), UX/UI Design (20%), Digital Strategy (10%), AR/VR Development

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4. ChopDawg.com

ChopDawg.com is a web and app development company in Philadelphia.

ChopDawg.com is a web and app development company in Philadelphia. Founded in 2009, they have 31 employees. Their other offices are in Boston, Seattle, and Smyrna, Ga.

Minimum Project Size: $25,000+

Hourly Rate: $100-$149 /hr

Service Focus: Web Development (40%), Mobile App Development (40%), UX/UI Design (20%)

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5. Sidebench

Sidebench is a development and design company in California.

Sidebench is a strategy, design, and development consultancy located in Culver City, Calif — outside Los Angeles. Founded in 2012, Sidebench has about 30 employees.

Minimum Project Size: $25,000+

Hourly Rate: $150-$199 /hr

Service Focus: Mobile App Development (50%), Custom Software Development (25%), UX/UI Design (25%)

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6. App Partner

App Partner is an app and software development and design company in New York.

App Partner is an app development firm based in Brooklyn, N.Y. App Partner was founded in 2011 and has about 40 employees.

Minimum Project Size: $25,000+

Hourly Rate: $100-$149 /hr

Service Focus: Mobile App Development (47%), Custom Software Development (15%), UX/UI Design (15%), E-Commerce Development (10%), Web Development (10%), AR/VR Development (1%), IoT Development (1%), Wearable App Development (1%), Graphic Design (1%)

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7. Red Foundry

Red Foundry is an app development and design company in Chicago.

Red Foundry is a mobile application design and development consulting firm located in Chicago. Founded in 2009, Red Foundry has about 10 employees.

Minimum Project Size: $25,000+

Hourly Rate: $150-$199 /hr

Service Focus: Mobile App Development (80%), UX/UI Design, (10%), Application Management & Support (10%)

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8. Impekable

Impekable is an app and web development company in San Francisco.

Impekable is a web and mobile app development company in San Francisco. Founded in 2012, they have about 26 employees who also work from offices in San Jose, Calif. and Fort Collins, Colo.

Minimum Project Size: $25,000+

Hourly Rate: $150-$199 /hr

Service Focus: Mobile App Development (50%), Web Development (25%), UX/UI Design (25%)

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9. Majestyk

Majestyk is a development company in New York.

Majestyk is a technology development company based in New York. Majestyk was founded in 2011 and has 16 employees.

Minimum Project Size: $25,000+

Hourly Rate: $100-$149 /hr

Service Focus: Mobile App Development (60%), Web Development (20%), UX/UI Design (20%)

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10. Rocket Insights

Rocket Insights is a software and app development and design company in Boston and New York.

Rocket Insights is a software development agency based in Newburyport, Mass. with offices in Boston and New York City.

They were founded in 2015, and have 40 employees. Many of their clients are large global brands; however, they serve a diverse client base that includes small and mid-market businesses. 50% of their total projects are applications for the media and entertainment industry.

Minimum Project Size: $50,000

Hourly Rate: $150-$199

Service Focus: Web Development (40%), Mobile Development (40%), UI/UX Design (20%)

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11. Eight Bit Studios

Eight Bit Studios is an app and custom software development company in Chicago.

Eight Bit Studios develops and designs mobile apps and custom software. Headquartered in Chicago, they have about 40 employees and were founded in 2008.

Minimum Project Size: $25,000+

Hourly Rate: $150 — $199 / hr

Service Focus: Mobile App Development (50%), Custom Software Development (30%), UX/UI Design (20%)

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12. Dogtown Media

Dogtown Media is a mobile app development and design company in Venice Beach, Calif.

Dogtown Media is expert in mobile app development and UX/UI design. The team of about 33 employees works from offices in Venice Beach, Calif. and San Francisco. They were founded in 2011.

Minimum Project Size: $25,000+

Hourly Rate: $100-$149 / hr

Service Focus: Mobile App Development (45%), UX/UI Design (25%), Wearable App Development (10%), IoT Development (10%), AR/VR Development (10%)

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13. MindSea

MindSea is a mobile app design and development company in Halifax, Canada.

MindSea is a mobile app design and development company in Halifax, Canada. Founded in 2007, they have nearly 20 employees who also work from offices in New York and Toronto.

Minimum Project Size: $10,000+

Hourly Rate: $100 — $149 / hr

Service Focus: Mobile App Development (55%), UX/UI Design (35%), Digital Strategy (10%)

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14. ISBX

ISBX is a mobile app and web development company in Los Angeles.

ISBX is a mobile app and web development and design company in Los Angeles. Founded in 2009, they have about 50 employees. Their second office is in Pasig City, Philippines.

Minimum Project Size: $10,000+

Hourly Rate: $50 — $99 / hr

Service Focus: Mobile App Development (50%), Web Development (25%), UX/UI Design (25%)

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15. The BHW Group

The BHW Group is a web and mobile design & development firm located in Austin, Texas with an additional office in Dallas. The BHW Group was founded in 2005 and has about 15 employees.

Minimum Project Size: $25,000+

Hourly Rate: $50-$99 /hr

Service Focus: Mobile App Development (50%), Web Development (40%), UX/UI Design (40%)

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