Our Top Picks

App-Press
App Press
  • Entrepreneu
  • Food/Restaurant
  • Business
App Press is a boutique software and app development firm that began at a Starbucks table. The initial vision for the firm was the 2010 debut of the iPad, which inspired the idea for an app. Since first developing a popular and successful Italian cookbook app, the firm has branched out to develop both Apple and Windows software solutions.

Today, App Press offers boutique custom software and mobile app development services. The firm’s team has worked with a range of clients, including Nordstrom, TexasMonthly, Sally Beauty, and others, on a diverse array of projects. With all of its clients, though, App Press focuses on projects that require a high degree of customization.

Summary

App-Press
App Press
  • Starting Price
    • Not disclosed
  • Address
    525 S Meridian St., Suite 3A2 Indianapolis, IN 46225
  • Number of Employees
    18
  • Phone Number
    866-493-9383
  • Service Lines
    Custom Software Development
    Mobile App Development
Industry Focus
  • Entrepreneu
  • Food/Restaurant
  • Business
Appirio
  • Consumer products & services
  • Information technology
  • Media
Appirio, a Wipro Company, is a comprehensive custom software development firm that provides end-to-end solutions. The firm employs both Google- and Salesforce-certified team members, and it offers a range of information technology and media solutions. From back-end ERP consulting to front-end user interface design, Appirio oversees it all.

This is one of the more expensive software development firms you can hire, but its work is high end. The company’s client list includes big names, such as NYSE Euronext, Yeti, and Georgetown University. For Georgetown University, Appirio’s work focused on information technology and media-related needs.

Summary

  • Starting Price
    • $150 - $199 / hr
  • Address
    201 S. Capitol Ave Suite 1100, Indianapolis, IN 46225
  • Number of Employees
    1,000 - 9,999
  • Phone Number
    317-378-7300
  • Service Lines
    Custom Software Development
    ERP Consulting and SI
    UX/UI Design
Industry Focus
  • Consumer products & services
  • Information technology
  • Media
Ayokay
Ayokay
  • eCommerce
  • Business services
  • Consumer products & services
Ayokay is a full-service digital agency that focuses on online development for its clients. The firm takes clients through a six-step process that seeks to improve web design and SEO, and the entire process is based on a client’s unique business model and goals. The process allows for a good amount of customization while keeping the firm’s rates within the midrange of these companies’ prices.

Many of Ayokay’s most notable clients are in the consumer products and services spaces, specifically in e-commerce. The firm has helped organizations in other sectors too, but companies such as Cardenas (hats) and Zespri (kiwifruit) are some of its most successful campaigns.

Summary

  • Starting Price
    • $100 - $149 / hr
  • Address
    2549 East 55th Place, Indianapolis, IN 46220
  • Number of Employees
    10 - 49
  • Phone Number
    833-429-6529
  • Service Lines
    Search Engine Optimization
    Digital Strategy
    Web Design
Industry Focus
  • eCommerce
  • Business services
  • Consumer products & services
Chetu
Chetu
  • Consumer products & services
  • Financial services
  • Gaming
Chetu is one of the largest companies on this list, and it’s a six-time Inc. 5000 honoree. The company is also an American Institute of CPA (AICPA) certified System and Organization Controls (SOC) service organization. This second recognition is especially important to many of the company’s clients that are in the financial services industries. The other two main industries that Chetu serves are the consumer products and services and gaming spaces.

While Chetu provides software, web, and mobile app development for its clients in these industries, most of the company’s work focuses on back-end operations. The company can assist with web hosting, quality assurance testing, application management, and API development, for instance.

Summary

  • Starting Price
    • Not disclosed
  • Address
    10167 W Sunrise Blvd Suite 200, Plantation , FL 33322
  • Number of Employees
    1,000 - 9,999
  • Phone Number
    Not disclosed
  • Service Lines
    Custom Software Development, Web Development, Mobile App Development
Industry Focus
  • Consumer products & services
  • Financial services
  • Gaming
ChromeInfo-Technologies
ChromeInfo Technologies
  • Education
  • Information technology
  • Transportation
ChromeInfo Technologies is an award-winning comprehensive software development firm that’s priced well below other options. In addition to being one of the most affordable firms on the list, it’s also one of the most recognized. The firm has been named a Clutch Top Mobile App Developer, a Clutch Top Software Testing Firm, and an AppIndex Top App Developer for India. The company has a presence in both Indianapolis and Nola, India.

In many ways, ChromeInfo Technologies is a custom software developer for the 21st century. The firm provides web app development, mobile app development, and cloud computing solutions, and it largely ignores desktop applications. ChromeInfo Technologies is able to provide its low rates by utilizing the global talent pool through its India office.

Summary

ChromeInfo-Technologies
ChromeInfo Technologies
  • Starting Price
    • < $25 / hr
  • Address
    333 N ALABAMA ST. SUITE 350, INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46204
  • Number of Employees
    10 - 49
  • Phone Number
    Not disclosed
  • Service Lines
    Mobile App Development
    Web Development
    Custom Software Development
Industry Focus
  • Education
  • Information technology
  • Transportation
Counterpart
Counterpart
  • Not disclosed
Counterpart is perhaps the most experienced custom software development firm on this list, and that experience is multifold. Not only has the company been around since 1993 (although it was known as WDD then), but the average employee has been with Counterpart for eight years. Together, the firm’s team has more than 180 cumulative years of experience in software development.

While Counterpart provides comprehensive software solutions, the projects the company takes on tend to be within association management, business automation, or product development. They often involve Internet of Things (IoT) development and artificial intelligence. When there’s a lot of advanced coding to be done, all those years of experience are helpful.

Summary

Counterpart
Counterpart
  • Starting Price
    • Not disclosed
  • Address
    12115 Visionary Way #185, Fishers, IN 46038
  • Number of Employees
    10 - 49
  • Phone Number
    317-587-1621
  • Service Lines
    Custom Software Development
    IoT Development
    Artificial Intelligence
Industry Focus
  • Not disclosed
Developer-Town
DeveloperTown
  • Business services
  • Information technology
  • Real estate
Developer Town has developed some impressive software for clients in the business services, information technology, and real estate sectors, and the firm has many awards to show for its work. IBM.com, SXSW, HuffPost, Forbes, Clutch, and Inc. 5000 have all recognized Developer Town for how quickly the firm has grown or how impressive its apps are. The company currently has between 50 and 249 employees.

Developer Town provides custom software and mobile app development services, alongside enterprise app modernization for clients that have legacy apps. These development services encompass everything from initial design and coding through to the adoption of a new app.

Summary

Developer-Town
DeveloperTown
  • Starting Price
    • $150 - $199 / hr
  • Address
    5255 Winthrop Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220
  • Number of Employees
    50 - 249
  • Phone Number
    855-338-8696
  • Service Lines
    Enterprise App Modernization
    Custom Software Development
    Mobile App Development
Industry Focus
  • Business services
  • Information technology
  • Real estate
Emplify
Emplify
  • Manufacturing
  • Information Technology services
  • Retail
Exemplify specifically develops software solutions to address business problems. The firm’s four-step process begins with a survey of a client’s employees, from which data and insights are gathered. With an executive team’s assistance, Exemplify then develops software to address specific pain points in operations and implements that software. Whatever the problem and solution, the goal of the software is always to enable mid-level managers to take whatever action will improve the client’s business.

This method is able to help clients in diverse industries, including information technology, retail, and manufacturing. Although Exemplify might provide a specific type of software development, that software is broadly useful.

Summary

  • Starting Price
    • Undisclosed
  • Address
    11787 Lantern Rd #201, Fishers, IN 46038
  • Number of Employees
    50 - 24
  • Phone Number
    800-277-3014
  • Service Lines
    Custom Software Developmen
Industry Focus
  • Manufacturing
  • Information Technology services
  • Retail
Evgsoft
Evgsoft
  • Information Technology services
Evgsoft provides software solutions for information technology companies that need to manage big data and complex systems. The firm specializes in technical work, such as blockchain, business intelligence, and scientific intelligence solutions. It also offers ERP consulting, which usually consists of looking at several of these aspects and determining how to best bring them together.

Evgsoft is a small firm, but its team is spread out. The firm has a presence in Indianapolis, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, and Carmel, Indiana. Whoever you speak with at the nearest office is likely to be directly involved in the coding of your project, however.

Summary

  • Starting Price
    • $25 - $49 / hr
  • Address
    450 E 96th St Suite 500, Indianapolis, IN 46240
  • Number of Employees
    2 - 9
  • Phone Number
    (224) 223-8214
  • Service Lines
    ERP Consulting and SI
    Blockchain
    BI & Big Data Consulting & SI
Industry Focus
  • Information Technology services
Greenlight-guru
Greenlight Guru
  • Not disclosed
Greenlight Guru creates custom software solutions for healthcare and medical organizations. The firm provides quality management software (QMS) and offers the only such QMS solution developed specifically for medical device businesses. Greenlight’s software solution helps ensure both government compliance and the overall quality of devices a business makes.

Developing QMS solutions for medical device manufacturers serves a niche market, but Greenlight Guru is widely respected within this market. Medical device companies in more than 50 countries rely on the firm’s QMS solution, and some well-known names in the industry use the software, including Sigilon, Soliuis and Abcam.

Summary

Greenlight-guru
Greenlight Guru
  • Starting Price
    • Not disclosed
  • Address
    525 S. Meridian St. Suite 3A-1 & 3C Indianapolis, IN 46225
  • Number of Employees
    50 - 249
  • Phone Number
    Not disclosed
  • Service Lines
    Custom Software Development
Industry Focus
  • Not disclosed
PayKickstart
PayKickstart
  • Not disclosed
PayKickstart provides subscription-based billing and affiliate management platform for e-commerce businesses. The firm offers support for a flexible shopping cart and an affiliate management program, both of which are essential to many online businesses. PayKickstart doesn’t specialize in just a few industries but works with a variety of clients that sell directly to consumers.

The company serves businesses focused on recurring revenue, including software-as-a-service (SaaS) and software companies, membership site owners, online course creators, agencies, and digital sellers. Clients can get started with semi-customized solutions for $99 per month.

Summary

PayKickstart
PayKickstart
  • Starting Price
    • $99/mo for Starter
  • Address
    550 Congressional Blvd Suite 125 , Indiana Carmel, IN 46032
  • Number of Employees
    10 - 49
  • Phone Number
    Not disclosed
  • Service Lines
    Custom Software Development
Industry Focus
  • Not disclosed
Pinnacle Solutions
Pinnacle Solutions
  • Health Care & Medical
  • Business services
  • Financial services
Pinnacle Solutions develops software for healthcare and medical, business services, and financial services clients. Organizations in all of these industries need software that can manage big data, and that’s what Pinnacle Solutions specializes in.

The firm has been an SAS-credentialed Gold Partner for two decades, and it continues to provide robust SAS consulting, licensing, installation, and administration solutions for organizations that need to harness the power of SAS statistical software. Today, Pinnacle Solutions complements its core SAS offerings with cloud computing, web hosting, staff augmentation, and AWS solutions.

Summary

Pinnacle Solutions
Pinnacle Solutions
  • Starting Price
    • $100 - $149 / hr
  • Address
    152 E Washington St Indianapolis, IN 46204
  • Number of Employees
    10 - 49
  • Phone Number
    317-423-9143
  • Service Lines
    BI & Big Data Consulting & SI
    Custom Software Development
    Artificial Intelligence
Industry Focus
  • Health Care & Medical
  • Business services
  • Financial services
Quantum Logo
Quantum IT Innovation
  • Real estate
  • Retail
  • Health and Wellness
Quantum IT Innovation is a comprehensive software development firm, offering complete services for both current and emerging technologies. Most of the real estate, retail, healthcare, and medical businesses that hire Quantum IT Innovation have the firm assist with mobile app development, web development, and/or search engine optimization, all of which the firm does well. A few clients have more advanced needs, however, and contract with the firm on IoT, artificial intelligence, or robotic process automation projects.

While offering highly advanced services, Quantum IT Innovation is able to keep its prices low by utilizing a worldwide talent pool. The company has offices in Indiana, California, New Jersey, and Noida, India.

Summary

Quantum Logo
Quantum IT Innovation
  • Starting Price
    • < $25 / hr
  • Address
    173 E Columbine LN, Westfield, IN 46074-9741
  • Number of Employees
    50 - 249
  • Phone Number
    Not disclosed
  • Service Lines
    Search Engine Optimization
    Mobile App Development
    Web Development
Industry Focus
  • Real estate
  • Retail
  • Health and Wellness
RocketBuild
RocketBuild
  • Education
  • Real estate
  • Non-profit
RocketBuild is a complete custom software developer for businesses that need mobile app and/or web development. The firm’s comprehensive approach to app development includes not only back-end and front-end development but also longevity considerations. After launch, the firm works with clients to outline when new iterations of an app may be appropriate to create.

The firm is a high-end developer with a high-end price tag, but that’s because everything is done within the United States. Whereas other firms reduce costs by outsourcing coding overseas, all coding is done by American workers. This both ensures high-quality work and allows the firm to provide an unsurpassed level of customer service.

Summary

RocketBuild
RocketBuild
  • Starting Price
    • $150 - $199 / hr
  • Address
    1054 Virginia Ave, Suite 220, Indianapolis, IN 46203
  • Number of Employees
    10 - 49
  • Phone Number
    317-759-0768
  • Service Lines
    Custom Software Development
    Mobile App Development
    Web Development
Industry Focus
  • Education
  • Real estate
  • Non-profit
Springbuk
Springbuk
  • Not disclosed
Springbuk develops software that focuses on bettering employee health, which is broadly useful to a variety of businesses. Plenty of businesses within the health and medical industry utilize the software, but so do entities such as Durham County, HM Employee Benefits and Risk Management, and private companies in other sectors.

The software that Springbuk develops is particularly useful when evaluating employee benefits. After it’s customized for a specific client’s needs, the software provides data on the effectiveness of health-related investments made by the organization. This data can then be used to make better-informed decisions about what benefits employees really benefit from.

Summary

Springbuk
Springbuk
  • Starting Price
    • Not disclosed
  • Address
    525 S Meridian, Suite 1B Indianapolis, IN 46225
  • Number of Employees
    50 - 249
  • Phone Number
    800-786-4940
  • Service Lines
    Custom Software Development
Industry Focus
  • Not disclosed

How We Chose the Best Custom Software Development Companies in Indianapolis

Indianapolis is home to many custom software development companies, which offer a range of services. We evaluated these companies according to what clients care about most in order to identify the best ones to use.

Multiple Service Lines

Businesses that hire custom software development companies have diverse needs. These companies provide a wide range of services when considered all together, but not every company provides every service. To ensure the different needs of businesses can be met, we included software development companies that have multiple and varied service lines. The companies listed assist with mobile application development, software development, cloud consulting, web consulting, and other software-related needs.

Size of Firm

Some businesses want to work with small companies, while others prefer to hire large companies. There are advantages and disadvantages to both small and large custom software development companies. Small ones can usually provide more individualized service, while large ones typically have more resources at their disposal. What size software development company a specific business should hire depends on the particular needs of that business. We included companies of varying sizes to meet different business’ needs.

Industry Focus

Some custom software development companies work with clients across various industries, while others specialize in one or a few specific industries. Companies might focus on the e-commerce, retail, financial, leisure, hospitality, or medical industries, or a combination of these. In many situations, specialized companies are better suited for businesses in a given sector. Our list includes companies that specialize in a range of industries so that businesses in different sectors can find a qualified software development company that meets their needs.

Questions to Ask Custom Software Development Companies

With so many custom software development companies in Indianapolis 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