Our Top Picks

Big-Kitty-Labs
Big Kitty Labs
  • Education
  • Human Resources
  • Transportation/Trucking/Railroad
Founded over 10 years ago, Big Kitty Labs is an IT software consulting firm that builds custom desktop and mobile applications for its clients. Following an agile approach, the company develops solutions by continuously building, testing, and improving the product with each iteration. Big Kitty Labs gives its clients the freedom to choose their own technologies while also providing guidance on the latest frameworks and technical stacks. The company has experience building:

  • Mobile applications
  • Desktop applications
  • Web applications
  • Enterprise applications
  • Security software
  • APIs
  • E-commerce solutions

The company’s mobile development arm builds iOS and Android applications from scratch, deploys them, and provides post-implementation support.

Summary

Big-Kitty-Labs
Big Kitty Labs
  • Starting Price
    • $100 - $149 / hr
  • Address
    4510 Kenny Road, Suite 2, Columbus, OH 43220
  • Number of Employees
    10 - 49
  • Phone Number
    614-859-0228
  • Service Lines
    Custom Software Development
    Mobile App Development
    Enterprise App Modernization
Industry Focus
  • Education
  • Human Resources
  • Transportation/Trucking/Railroad
Compile-Columbus
Compile Columbus
  • Business Services
Compile Columbus creates custom web, mobile, and cloud solutions for clients. The company has experience delivering digital solutions to clients belonging to diverse industries and of various sizes, ranging from Fortune 500 organizations to mobile start-ups. The company builds solutions using the latest frameworks and languages while ensuring customers’ business needs are met. Compile Columbus also utilizes cloud services to ensure clients’ platforms have the ability to scale and move upwards. Developers at the company have experience building mobility solutions for iOS and Android.

Summary

Compile-Columbus
Compile Columbus
  • Starting Price
    • $50 - $99 / hr
  • Address
    773 Stephen Dr W, Columbus, OH 43204
  • Number of Employees
    2 - 9
  • Phone Number
    Not disclosed
  • Service Lines
    Custom Software Development
    Mobile App Development
    Web Development
Industry Focus
  • Business Services
Dash-Technologies
Dash Technologies INC
  • Healthcare & medical
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail
Dash Technologies Inc. is a custom software that focuses on artificial intelligence, machine learning and data science. Developers at the company have extensive experience creating, designing, and migrating scalable applications using .NET technologies. The company also consults with clients to reengineer their business processes and migrate their legacy products to modern solutions, leveraging the latest .NET framework and microservices architecture (MVC) using REST APIs. They also use:

  • Ajax
  • Visual C#
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Xamarin

The company also builds native mobile applications for Android and iOS platforms. Dash Technologies’ other service offerings include e-commerce solutions, architecture and integration, design services, QA and testing, and IoT solutions.

Summary

Dash-Technologies
Dash Technologies INC
  • Starting Price
    • $50 - $99 / hr
  • Address
    2687 Sawbury Blvd., Columbus, OH 43235
  • Number of Employees
    50 - 249
  • Phone Number
    614-593-3274
  • Service Lines
    Custom Software Development
    Mobile App Development
    IoT Development
Industry Focus
  • Healthcare & medical
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail
WillowTree,-Inc-Logo
Dynamit
  • Hospitality & leisure
  • Utilities
  • Consumer products & services
WillowTree is a custom development company that creates custom web, desktop, and mobile applications for some of the world’s leading brands. In 2019 it merged with Dynamit. Following an agile method, the company creates responsive websites, progressive web applications, and tools with improved accessibility to allow for immersive digital experiences. It also focuses on:

  • Salesforce development
  • Front end development
  • Systems architecture
  • React development
  • Back-end engineering

The company also creates enterprise-grade mobile applications for Android and iOS utilizing Xamarin and React Native. WillowTree builds, tests, deploys, and supports at scale, and this enables it to launch new deployments every few weeks instead of every few months. Its other service offerings include product design, UI/UX design, and strategy and innovation. The company also conducts market research, provides insights on market trends, and offers growth marketing services to improve web presence.

Summary

  • Starting Price
    • $100 - $149 / hr
  • Address
    274 Marconi Blvd, Columbus , OH 43215
  • Number of Employees
    50 - 249
  • Phone Number
    888-329-9875
  • Service Lines
    UX/UI Design
    Custom Software Development
    Web Development
Industry Focus
  • Hospitality & leisure
  • Utilities
  • Consumer products & services
Improving
Improving
  • Business services
  • Financial services
  • Transportation
Improving is an IT solutions and consulting firm that creates digital applications for desktop, enterprise, mobile, web, and cloud platforms. The company has extensive experience building, designing, and enhancing clients’ web experiences, ranging from e-commerce solutions and enterprise web applications to API development. Improving also offers cloud consulting solutions to help clients move their infrastructure to the cloud and build scalable applications. The company works with several cloud service providers such as Microsoft. In addition to development, Improving offers training and coaching workshops for those who want to obtain a Scrum certification. Its recruiting services include direct placements and contract-to-hire options.

Summary

Improving
Improving
  • Starting Price
    • $150 - $199 / hr
  • Address
    One Easton Oval, Ste. 175, Columbus, OH 43219
  • Number of Employees
    250 - 999
  • Phone Number
    614-408-3401
  • Service Lines
    Custom Software Development
    IT Strategy Consulting
    Mobile App Development
Industry Focus
  • Business services
  • Financial services
  • Transportation
Mutually-Human
Mutually Human
  • Business services
  • Healthcare & medical
  • Manufacturing
Mutually Human is a custom development company that creates digital solutions for web, mobile, desktop, and the cloud. Following an agile process, the company works with its customers to ideate solutions, create wireframes and prototypes, test and deploy applications, and improve features with each iteration. The company creates responsive websites that can run on multiple platforms and offers post-implementation support and monitoring. Mutually Human also creates custom mobility solutions for iOS and Android. It works with several cloud service providers to develop and deploy applications that allow for scaling, immediate updates, and rich third-party ecosystems. The company’s additional services include workflow automation and customer retention.

Summary

Mutually-Human
Mutually Human
  • Starting Price
    • $100 - $149 / hr
  • Address
    3230 Broadmoor Ave SE Suite A, Grand Rapids, MI 49512
  • Number of Employees
    10 - 49
  • Phone Number
    616-475-4225
  • Service Lines
    Artificial Intelligence
    Machine Learning
    Data Science
Industry Focus
  • Business services
  • Healthcare & medical
  • Manufacturing
Ontoborn
Ontoborn Technologies LLC
  • Education
  • Healthcare
Ontoborn Technologies creates custom digital experiences and solutions for web, mobile, cloud, and desktop. The company creates web applications using modern libraries and frameworks, including React, Angular, Ruby on Rails, Node, Java, Python, and .NET. Ontoborn Technologies also creates mobility solutions for both iOS and Android platforms. The company focuses on start-up development and helps growing organizations create and deploy a minimum viable product (MVP), i.e., a product that is still a work in progress but can be used by customers and generate revenue. It also creates SaaS applications for clients and helps migrate existing desktop applications to the cloud.

Summary

Ontoborn
Ontoborn Technologies LLC
  • Starting Price
    • $25 - $100 / hr
  • Address
    Windwardway, Columbus, Ohio 43204
  • Number of Employees
    2 - 9
  • Phone Number
    Not disclosed
  • Service Lines
    Web Application
    Mobile App
    Custom Software
Industry Focus
  • Education
  • Healthcare
Rank-Grow-Digital
Rank Grow Digital
  • Legal Cannabis
  • Real estate
  • Hospitality & leisure
Rank Grow Digital is a web development and digital marketing agency based out of Columbus. The company builds responsive websites from scratch using modern frameworks and libraries. It works with clients from inception to deployment and offers post-deployment maintenance and support. Rank Grow Digital also ensures that websites can be properly scaled up so an increase in web traffic doesn’t affect the website’s infrastructure. The company creates e-commerce solutions for clients using WordPress and WooCommerce and optimizes load times. Its digital marketing services include search engine optimization (SEO) and pay-per-click (PPC) advertisements.

Summary

Rank-Grow-Digital
Rank Grow Digital
  • Starting Price
    • $150 - $199 / hr
  • Address
    Columbus, OH 43215
  • Number of Employees
    2 - 9
  • Phone Number
    614-398-0631
  • Service Lines
    Search Engine Optimization
    Pay Per Click
    Advertising
Industry Focus
  • Legal Cannabis
  • Real estate
  • Hospitality & leisure
Shashwat
Shashwat Web Technologies P Ltd
  • Real estate
  • Financial services
  • Insurance
Shashwat Web Technologies creates custom applications and websites for clients belonging to multiple industries. For over 12 years, the company has created user-friendly and responsive websites for global clients using modern languages and frameworks. It creates custom e-commerce solutions using PHP, WordPress, and Joomla. The company also creates mobility solutions for iOS and Android. Additionally, Shashwat Web Technologies creates custom ERP solutions and portals. It works with clients and develops products from ideation and conception to deployment and maintenance. The company also offers digital marketing services, including social media marketing, content marketing, SEO, and PPC advertising. Shashwat Web Technologies has locations in India, the U.S., and the UK.

Summary

Shashwat
Shashwat Web Technologies P Ltd
  • Starting Price
    • $150 - $199 / hr
  • Address
    D-336, 3rd Floor, Sector-10, Noida 201301, India
    5717 Westbourne Ave, Columbus, OH 43213
  • Number of Employees
    10 - 49
  • Phone Number
    120-426-7049
  • Service Lines
    Custom Software Development
    Web Development
    Mobile App Development
Industry Focus
  • Real estate
  • Financial services
  • Insurance
Software-Verde
Software Verde, LLC
  • Government
  • Education
  • Utilities
Software Verde provides IT consultation, planning, and development services. Following an iterative agile process, the company creates web and desktop applications using modern frameworks and libraries. Creating scalable interfaces, it develops APIs for customers using REST, SOAP, and JSON. Software Verde also creates mobility solutions for iOS, Android, and hybrid platforms. The company offers post-implementation support and maintenance to ensure the stability of the solution after deployment. Software Verde’s other services include:

  • Blockchain technology
  • Augmented and virtual reality
  • Artificial intelligence

Summary

Software-Verde
Software Verde, LLC
  • Starting Price
    • $100 - $149 / hr
  • Address
    4900 Reed Rd. #309, Columbus, OH 43220
  • Number of Employees
    2 - 9
  • Phone Number
    Not disclosed
  • Service Lines
    Custom Software Development
    Mobile App Development
    Blockchain
Industry Focus
  • Government
  • Education
  • Utilities
Sunflower-Lab
Sunflower Lab
  • Information technology
Sunflower Lab creates digital custom solutions for web, desktop, mobile, and the cloud. It consults with customers, ideates their vision, creates road maps and prototypes, and provides technical support during and after deployment. Developers at the company have 10 years of experience creating intuitive and scalable websites. The company also focuses on mobility solutions and creating applications for Android, iOS, and hybrid platforms. Sunflower Lab also utilizes human-centric design principles to create visually appealing and navigable products. The company’s other service offerings include:

  • IoT
  • Voice assistant applications
  • Augmented reality applications
  • Native cloud development using AWS, Google Cloud, or Azure

Summary

Sunflower-Lab
Sunflower Lab
  • Starting Price
    • $50 - $99 / hr
  • Address
    3974 Brown Park Drive, Suite F, Columbus, OH 43026
  • Number of Employees
    50 - 249
  • Phone Number
    Not disclosed
  • Service Lines
    Mobile App Development
    Custom Software Development
Industry Focus
  • Information technology
Test-Double
Test Double
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Insurance
Test Double creates digital solutions for its customers, including web, desktop, and mobile applications. The company deploys its developers as remote additions to clients’ teams. Its team of senior software developers is skilled in a wide array of tools and languages, including JavaScript, React, Node.js, and Ruby on Rails. Along with design and development, the company also conducts iterative testing prior to deployment. Test Double is a distributed company, and its employees work remotely across the United States and Canada. In addition to developing digital solutions, Test Double has consulted with its clients on how to better incorporate and support remote workers.

Summary

Test-Double
Test Double
  • Starting Price
    • $100 - $149 / hr
  • Address
    Columbus, OH
  • Number of Employees
    10 - 49
  • Phone Number
    614-349-4279
  • Service Lines
    Custom Software Development
    IT Staff Augmentation
    Mobile App Development
Industry Focus
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Insurance
Waker
Waker
  • Computer Software
  • Internet
  • IT Services
Waker is a custom development company that creates web and mobile applications for its clients. The company builds hybrid, iOS, and Android applications. It also creates responsive websites and focuses on front-end, full stack, and back-end development. In addition to development, Waker conducts user research to understand audience behavior and create digital solutions that are intuitive and user-friendly. The company also prioritizes post-rollout maintenance, security, and stability to ensure long-term growth and scalability. Waker’s marketing arm helps clients generate leads, retain their customers, and create brand awareness. Based out of Columbus, the company has locations in Georgia and Delaware.

Summary

  • Starting Price
    • $150 - $199 / hr
  • Address
    243 N. 5th Street, Columbus, OH 43215
    198 Airport Road, New Castle, DE 19720
    75 5th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30308
  • Number of Employees
    10 - 49
  • Phone Number
    Not disclosed
  • Service Lines
    Mobile App Development
    UX/UI Design
    Product Design
Industry Focus
  • Computer Software
  • Internet
  • IT Services
Workstate
Workstate
  • Software
  • IT Services
Workstate is an IT consulting and managed services firm that creates custom web and mobile solutions for its clients. Notably, Workstate deploys its IT resources to clients to build engaging and scalable solutions. This model is different from the traditional IT staffing approach as the company deploys teams instead of individuals, offers discounts, is agile in its approach, and manages performance, training, and procurement. This approach eliminates clients’ need to recruit and onboard new talent, which saves time and costs. Workstate focuses on end-to-end development, from design and ideation to deployment and maintenance. Workstate has locations in Columbus, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle.

Summary

Workstate
Workstate
  • Starting Price
    • $25 - $49 / hr
  • Address
    30 Spruce St. Suite 300, Columbus, OH 43215
  • Number of Employees
    50 - 249
  • Phone Number
    614-559-3904
  • Service Lines
    IT Managed Services
    Custom Software Development
    BI & Big Data Consulting & SI
Industry Focus
  • Software
  • IT Services
ZED-Digital
ZED Digital
  • Transportation
  • Hospitality
  • Entertainment
ZED Digital works with clients to enhance their website’s or product’s user experience. The company offers web personalization services, which entails utilizing a user-centered approach to identify gaps and opportunities for improvement. This approach helps clients uncover user needs, identify broken flows, and navigate pain points with the current website. ZED Digital also recruits participants for usability testing sessions and provides insights on how to improve user engagement and prevent drop-offs. Beyond web personalization services, the company offers digital marketing services, including lead generation, SEO, content marketing, and e-commerce solutions.

Summary

ZED-Digital
ZED Digital
  • Starting Price
    • $100 - $149 / hr
  • Address
    2025 Riverside Dr, Suite 201, Columbus , OH 43221
  • Number of Employees
    10 - 49
  • Phone Number
    614-488-2868
  • Service Lines
    Content Marketing
    Search Engine Optimization
    Web Design
Industry Focus
  • Transportation
  • Hospitality
  • Entertainment

How We Chose the Best Custom Software Development Companies in Columbus

Columbus has many custom software development companies offering a wide range of services and catering to each client's unique needs. These companies have worked with clients of varying sizes and belonging to multiple industry verticals. We've evaluated these companies on a number of important features, including pricing, industry experience, and the diversity of their services.

Multiple Service Lines

Every business has its own unique needs, and we were thorough in choosing companies that offer a wide range of services. Development services include custom software, enterprise applications, cloud applications, web development, and mobile development. Services beyond development include cloud consulting, product design, legacy migration and transformation, and UI/UX design. Other areas of focus include QA, Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning (ML).

Size of Firm

There are pros and cons to working with a large or small organization. If your company is small, it might make sense to bring on a smaller development firm to meet your needs. If your company is a large, complex enterprise, looking into a larger development firm with multiple engineering specializations might be ideal. We've selected companies of different sizes to meet every need, whether a large-scale enterprise deployment or a simple mobile application.

Industry Focus

We've chosen firms that have delivered their services to companies in diverse industries. Some of these industries include information technology and services, healthcare, e-commerce, advertising, entertainment, consumer products, and financial services. It's important to choose a company that's familiar with the industry you're in, especially if your industry is highly regulated.

Questions to Ask Custom Software Development Companies

With so many custom software development companies in Columbus each offering similar features, it’s important to ask the right questions during your initial discovery call or demo. To help you make the right inquiries, we put together a downloadable list of questions to ask your prospective custom software developers.

Download the questions to ask custom software developers