Top 10+ Mobile App Developers in New York (NYC) — 2019 Report
Hiring a firm or developer to build your mobile app is a big investment. With costs to build an iOS or Android app ranging from $50K to $500K, picking the right company is critical to success as an entrepreneur.
We analyzed 13,284 tech firms to answer the question: who is the best mobile app company in New York?
We looked at quality and pricing. We analyzed thousands of client reviews. We even looked at team and where their engineers are based.
There is a lot of noise in the space, so we wanted to shortlist the best companies and weed out shady providers who sub-contract to offshore firms (which should be your key concern in the decision making process).
Without further ado, here are the cream of the crop:
List of Top Mobile App Developers NYC
1. Utility NYC
“Utility stood out as far more professional, capable, and forward-thinking than any other mobile app agency we’ve dealt with. They’re very hands-on, and make the client feel like they’re really invested in their business.” — Client review
Taking the #1 spot on the list, Utility is an end-to-end mobile app and digital platform development company, focusing on designing and engineering today’s mobile-first businesses.
Founded in 2013 by David Cohen, the digital leader from Major League Baseball, CBS, and Media Ventures Group, Utility has a team of 50+ top engineers and designers based in New York City.
They have the perfect blend of experience, affordability, and premium quality. Their team comprises of top technology and design talent — all based in NY. They’ve built award-winning mobile apps for clients like Airbnb, Bleacher Report, Toor (Shark Tank), Samsung, NBA, Wiz Khalifa, Mount Sinai, and more. Utility caters to both large enterprises and startups looking to create a new venture. Their entire team is based locally in New York, which is key to having great client communication and collaboration.
Whether you’re embarking on a new mobile venture or are an established brand, Utility has become the de facto agency of choice in New York. Based on the premium feel of their work, it’s no wonder their brand has become ubiquitous with pixel-perfect mobile apps.
Key Focus: Mobile app development, UI/UX design, web platforms, AR/VR.
Overall Score: 9.9/10
2. Prolific Interactive (tie)
Prolific Interactive developed two native iOS and Android mobile applications for us. The apps exceeded our expectations in terms of product engineering and design. — Client testimonial
Prolific is a mobile-focused product agency based in Brooklyn, New York and San Francisco. Prolific delivers mobile experiences and strategies for brands including American Express, Scotts Miracle-Gro, David’s Bridal, and Lilly Pulitzer.
Bobak Emamian founded Prolific back in 2009 right after graduating from Quinnipiac School of Business. The company has grown from a solo-run shop to over 90 employees in NYC.
Why Prolific Interactive?
Prolific has a dedicated team of iOS and Android engineers based in New York City. This makes communication during the development phase easier for companies looking for a local firm. The agency also offers user research services to validate a product idea prior to a full cycle development engagement.
Key Focus: UX/UI Design, E-Commerce Development, Mobile App Development
Overall Score: 9.6/10
2. iTechArt (tie)
“Overall, we recommend working with iTechArt. We had a good experience using them as a vendor for our development project. The developer assigned to us has been doing a great job.” — Client review
iTechArt is a full service custom software development company headquartered in New York with part of the engineering team based in Belarus.
Founded in 2002 by Sergei Kovalenko, a serial entrepreneur, iTechArt has talented software engineers distributed between NYC and Belarus.
They have a large team of experienced engineers in Belarus that offer agile mobile app development at a low price point. They’ve built apps for startups like ClassPass, ZEFR, Gain Capital, Barchart, and BuildingLink.
Key Focus: Custom software engineering, mobile app development, web development.
Overall Score: 9.6/10
“This product is extremely important, and we’ve been satisfied with Sunflower Lab’s work. Their ability to understand our business and offer efficient solutions was important to us.” — Client review
Started in New Jersey, Sunflower Lab created mobile products that help companies transform how they do business. While they started in NJ, their headquarters is now based in Ohio and a large part of their engineering team is based in India.
Start in 2010 by Ronak Patel, an entrepreneur and technologist, Sunflower Lab has grown to 75+ engineers & technologists around the globe with offices in Ohio and India.
Why Sunflower Lab?
They are a cost effective option due to their core engineering team being based outside of New York City. They have worked with mobile app clients in a variety of industries. Key past customers include Vishay, T-Cetra, StoroPack, Gordon Food Service, and Groove Competition.
Key Technology Focus: Mobile app development, web design, custom web applications.
Overall Score: 9.5/10
“They did everything as expected and as best as we could’ve hoped for. I was very happy with the deliverables that they provided.” — Client review
InnoviMobile is a mobile app company primarily based in NY that builds features and functionality for new mobile app projects, fixes issues in existing products, and helps you find gaps in your product roadmap.
Rebranded from TourSpot in 2013, InnoviMobile is the creation of Alex Zaltsman. Alex is also the CEO of FitWell Holdings, that develops boutique fitness brands in NJ.
They have extensive experience with API integrations, custom content management systems, and native mobile apps. They are a small boutique agency catering to new startups in the greater New York region.
Key Focus: Enterprise app modernization, mobile development, UI/UX design.
Overall score: 9.3/10
“We are pleased with their deliverables and communication style. Dedicated Developers brought their own past experience and product knowledge to the table, which resulted in a good end-product.” — Client review
Dedicated Developers builds mobile experiences for startups and small to medium sized enterprises. They have built both native and hybrid apps following swift and agile methodologies across various industry verticals.
Founded in 2010 by Vishal Bhatia, a senior software developer and solutions architect, they are a small firm based out of GA with a location in New York City.
Why Dedicated Developers?
They have done work for clients across multiple domains, ranging from technology startups to small and mid-size companies. Past customers include Corning Gorilla Glass, Kripalu, Get Momentum, and In Touch EMR.
Key Focus: Web development, Native mobile app development, E-commerce sites.
Overall Rating: 9.3/10
“They knew what I want to create and helped execute the ideas into reality. They have a good team and provided quality work at a palatable price point.” — Mobile app client review
Creative360 is an NYC-based mobile app design and development studio that works with startup entrepreneurs to create native experiences on iOS, Android, and smart devices. They help business owners validate their ideas and then develop visually stunning apps with an API backend architecture.
Founded by CEO & mobile architect Shiv Kapoor, Creative360 is a team of 6 based in New York. Shiv is also the founder of Nifty Technologies, a project management and team collaboration SaaS software.
With a primary focus on small businesses, Creative360 has built apps for companies like Waitr, SUNY, Cents Technologies, C2GO, and Sportolio. The team is based in New York with satellite locations in Chicago and Los Angeles.
Key Focus: Native mobile app development, API and backend architectures, UI/UX design.
Overall score: 9.2/10
“The team at Consagous are professional developers who completed our project on time and within our budget. They are quick to respond to feature requests and work across different time zones to get the job done.” — Client review
Consagous is an Indian mobile company that has offices in NY. They are a leading provider of IT services to companies ranging from mid-sized to global fortune brands. With 100+ employees and offices across the U.S. and India, Consagous has offered it’s engineering services across many different verticals.
Started in 2008 by founder Mukesh Singh, Consagous offers strategic, creative, operational and technical capabilities to existing companies and startup mobile ventures.
They have experience building native iOS & Android apps, wearable tech, chatbots, mobile payment platforms, blockchain, and PWAs (Progressive Web Apps). Consagous employs agile work practices in mobile app and web solutions across a broad range of technologies including Swift, Objective-C, Java, Node.JS, and Angular.
Key Focus: Big-data and BI, AI, Blockchain Development, Machine Learning Algorithms.
Overall score: 9.2/10
“S-Pro helped us deliver our project idea within the specified budget and time constraints. Their staff had great project management and communication skills. We would recommend them as a development company.” — Mobile project client review
Headquartered in Kiev, Ukraine, S-PRO has a New York location staffed with mobile engineers and visual designers that craft innovative software solutions. They are a top mobile app development company that been doing this for over 5 years.
Igor Izraylevych co-founded S-PRO with his partner Andrew Fisiuk, who now leads as COO of the company. The pair have grown the agency to 150+ in-house developers, most of which work out of their Ukraine offices.
The firm has built software for companies in over 27 countries globally. Apart from having quality designers on staff, they also specialize in emerging technologies in the blockchain and cross-platform apps development space. By having part of the team overseas, they can offer their IT services at a lower price point.
Key Focus: Blockchain technology, mobile development, artificial intelligence, custom software platforms, big data & business intelligence (BI).
Overall score: 9.2/10
“We were very satisfied with our engagement with Fueled. They seamlessly fused their creative talents with our unique requirements to create a visually stunning mobile app for both the iPhone and Android ecosystems.” — Client review
Fueled has deep expertise in designing and developing award-winning mobile applications, web platforms, and blockchain tech that gets mass usage. They have a keen eye for creating visual experiences that adheres to your company’s brand language. The mobile app company is based in the heart of New York City.
Founder Rameet Chawla started Fueled, the mobile app company, and Fueled Collective, a co-working space in Manhattan. The collective is home to 35 up and coming startups in NYC.
They’ve assembled a NY-based team of expert product managers, designers, and developers who craft mobile apps for both startups and enterprise brands. They also have a sister marketing agency that can help startups with marketing after launch. Fueled has worked with enterprise brands like MGM Resorts International, Harvard University, Rite Aid, Verizon, Crunchbase, and Barneys.
Key Focus: Mobile app development, blockchain, web design, user experience and user interface design.
Overall score: 9.1/10
“The Tvisha developers had excellent communication and time scheduling. The software engineering and design team were accessible at all hours and responded quickly to any feature requests and bug fixes.” — Mobile app development client
Tvisha started out as a systems integration company that helped companies to build digital workplaces. Now, as a mobile app firm catering to new ventures in New York and New Jersey, they have deep expertise in application development and continued maintenance post-launch.
Sudhir Naidu founded the agency back in 2002 as a consulting firm focused on software development. As mobile phones became mainstream, Tvisha forayed into building native mobile apps on the Google Android and Apple iOS platforms.
Apart from mobile apps, Tvisha also builds responsive web e-commerce platforms and cloud-based SaaS software. Having their team primarily located in India, they can offer reduced engineering costs that allow founders to stay under budget. Top clients include Saadhya Consulting, Paymetime, Acculooks, Styraks, and Mutual Caller.
Key Focus: Custom software development, mobile app design & engineering, web design.
Overall score: 9.0/10
“Codiant built our website and were very professional and responded positively to our design and feature requests. Our customers love the new site and it‘s meeting the objectives we set prior to beginning our engagement” — Client review
Codiant is a mobile app development company with a strong global presence in the U.S., U.K., Australia and India. Focused on servicing both SMEs and large organizations, they have a skilled team of mobility and web experts that create apps for industry verticals including healthcare & telemedicine, fitness, fintech, and travel.
Launch in 2010 by Vikrant Jain, the mobile firm provides a low cost alternative to more expensive agencies that are based within the Tri-state area (New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut).
They are the lowest cost company on this short list of top mobile app firms. Hourly pricing for their services comes out to under $25/hr and they take on projects that are $10,000+ (most other agencies on this list don’t take on any clients with budgets under $30,000). Codiant has built mobile apps for brands like CareClix, TaxiApp, Padtime, fitcheck, Bodyboss, and Groopylife.
Key Focus: Mobile app development, blockchain, web design & development.
Overall score: 9.0/10
“During our partnership with Magneto, we’ve continuously refined our product goals improved on the functionality roadmap. We’re happy with everything they’ve done.” — Mobile app client review
Magneto works with passion to bring product ideas to life and create stunning applications for both NYC startups and corporate clients. Apart from mobile, the company also has the technical capabilities in IoT (Internet of Things), chatbots, and e-commerce platforms.
Founded in 2009 by Ronak Meghani, Magneto has been pursuing a set of values as definitive guidelines for providing quality development services in New York.
Why Magneto IT Solutions?
They provide strategy consulting in addition to having developers and designers on the core team. Majority of their work has been for small businesses and startups. Clients include FitLinker, IS Mastery, Air Bowl, Real Estater, and Traffic NYC.
Key Focus: Mobile app development, custom software development, e-commerce platforms.
Overall score: 9.0/10