Our Top Picks

ArcTouch
ArcTouch
  • Consumer products & services
  • Financial services
  • Health Care & Medical
Since 2009, ArcTouch has facilitated digital solutions for various businesses, from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups in the San Francisco Bay area. The firm specializes in digital product design and development, be it on phone, tablets, TVs, or websites.

ArcTouch has transformed businesses through blockchain-based development and custom enterprise backends, UX/UI design, graphical prototyping, creating native cross platform apps, monitoring data, and much more. ArcTouch has been rated as the number one blockchain dev company on Clutch.co. It also has additional offices in New York and Florianópolis, Brazil.

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ArcTouch
ArcTouch
  • Starting Price
    • $50 - $99 / hr
  • Address
    1001 Front Street, San Francisco , CA 94111
    200 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10010
    Rod. José Carlos Daux 4190 - Saco Grande, Florianópolis 89636-000, Brazil
    11501 Alterra Parkway #410, Austin, TX 78758
  • Number of Employees
    50 - 249
  • Phone Number
    415-944-2000
  • Service Lines
    Mobile App Development, UX/UI Design, Web Development
Industry Focus
  • Consumer products & services
  • Financial services
  • Health Care & Medical
Asap-developers
asap developers
  • Computer Software
A team of professional software engineers, asap developers has been offering agile web and mobile app development in San Francisco Bay Area companies since 2008. Working on more than 100 projects across the computer software industry, developers at asap are experienced with assisting CS start-ups.

Teams at asap developers offer full-stack mobile and web app development, implementing front- and back-end as well as UI/UX design. It excels at development on existing frameworks such as Python, Angular, and Django, as well as developing native applications on iOS and Android. The company isn’t limited to only the San Francisco area — it has an additional office in Montevideo, Uruguay.

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Asap-developers
asap developers
  • Starting Price
    • $50 - $99 / hr
  • Address
    535 Mission St, 14th floor, San Francisco, CA 94105
    18 de julio 1117 apto 601, Montevideo, MO 11100, Uruguay
    811 W 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90017
  • Number of Employees
    10 - 49
  • Phone Number
    415-967-3920
  • Service Lines
    Web Development, Mobile App Development
Industry Focus
  • Computer Software
Cheesecake-Labs
Cheesecake Labs
  • Computer Software
Founded in 2013 by four developers building mobile apps for companies in Silicon Valley, Cheesecake Labs has since grown into a team of 60-plus designers, project managers, and engineers. It assists start-ups through the product definition process, including competitive analysis, MVP specifications, and time and cost estimates. In addition, the experienced teams at Cheesecake Labs take on projects involving building mobile apps on platforms such as React, Flutter, and iOS, as well as web development on popular frameworks like Node and Python. The firm has been ranked the number six Android app development company on Clutch. It also has an office in Florianópolis, Brazil.

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Cheesecake-Labs
Cheesecake Labs
  • Starting Price
    • $50 - $99 / hr
  • Address
    237 Kearny Street #9055, San Francisco, CA 94108
    Avenida Desembargador Vítor Lima, Florianópolis, SC 88040-400, Brazil
  • Number of Employees
    50 - 249
  • Phone Number
    415-691-6007
  • Service Lines
    Mobile App Development, Web Development, UX/UI Design
Industry Focus
  • Computer Software
Dedicated-Developers
Dedicated Developers
  • Hospitality & leisure
  • Health Care & Medical
  • Education
Dedicated Developers has held a steady position as a reliable software development and digital solution firm, offering partnerships to over 300 clients across the world for more than 12 years. Clients can hire developers specialized in Joomla and Laravel CMS, providing better ROI for web content. It also has teams working on Angular/Node JS, PHP, .Net, and native app development on Android and iOS. Because of the company’s past experience with Uber, it has a knack for developing solutions for taxi start-ups. The company has offices in the San Francisco Bay Area, New York, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Boston.

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Dedicated-Developers
Dedicated Developers
  • Starting Price
    • $50 - $99 / hr
  • Address
    1390 Market St #200,, San Francisco, CA 94102
    275 7th Ave 7th floor,, New York, NY 10001
    10880 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1101, Los Angeles, CA 90024
    22602 Princeton Place, Castro Valley, CA 94552
  • Number of Employees
    50 - 249
  • Phone Number
    415-992-7442
  • Service Lines
    Web Development, Mobile App Development, E-Commerce Development
Industry Focus
  • Hospitality & leisure
  • Health Care & Medical
  • Education
Intuz
Intuz – Microsoft and AWS Partner Company
  • Health Care & Medical
  • Business services
  • Education
Intuz offers full-stack mobile/web app and IoT development to prospecting start-ups and global leaders across the San Francisco Bay Area. It strives to redefine IoT app development, offering solutions to clients needing remote monitoring systems for various electronics and specializing in development on Raspberry Pi- and ESP32-based systems. Mobile-oriented app developers at Intuz create SaaS solutions via leveraging development on native platforms like iOS and Android. Intuz’s web and mobile developers deliver excellent solutions for ERP, CRM, booking/stock management, tracking services, and much more. An AWS-certified expert, Intuz offers migration, consultancy, and deployment of cloud services. It also operates an additional California office in San Ramon, as well as one in Ahmedabad, Incia.

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Intuz
Intuz – Microsoft and AWS Partner Company
  • Starting Price
    • $25 - $49 / hr
  • Address
    18 Bartol Street #130, San Francisco, CA 94133
    1006, Pinnacle, Prahladnagar Corporate Road, Ahmedabad, GJ 380051, India
    2430 Camino Ramon Ste 105, San Ramon, CA 94583
  • Number of Employees
    50 - 249
  • Phone Number
    650-451-1499
  • Service Lines
    Mobile App Development, IoT Development
Industry Focus
  • Health Care & Medical
  • Business services
  • Education
LeewayHertz
LeewayHertz
  • Financial services
  • Information technology
  • Health Care & Medical
Start-ups and enterprises across San Francisco must keep up with emerging technologies if they wish to innovate. LeewayHertz can help by leveraging digital solutions in various industries across a variety of projects. Since 2008, it has designed and developed over 100 projects, harnessing its abilities in machine learning, IoT development, RPA/AI, building blockchain solutions, and development of apps on websites and mobile platforms. In partnership with TraceRx, it successfully developed a web-based application on blockchain that can trace shipment of prescription drugs, handling back- and front-end developing, UI/UX, and software maintenance.

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LeewayHertz
LeewayHertz
  • Starting Price
    • $50 - $99 / hr
  • Address
    388 Market Street Suite 1300, San Francisco, CA 94111
    825 S. Waukegan Road, Suite A8-141, Lake Forest, IL 60045
    24 Executive Park, Suite 230, Irvine, CA 92614
    330 Muttontown Eastwood Rd, Syosset, Syosset, NY 11791
  • Number of Employees
    50 - 249
  • Phone Number
    415-301-2880
  • Service Lines
    Custom Software Development, Mobile App Development, Artificial Intelligence
Industry Focus
  • Financial services
  • Information technology
  • Health Care & Medical
LiveWireApps
LiveWireApps
  • Business services
  • Gaming
  • Information technology
Tech-savvy start-ups need tech-savvy people to work with, and LiveWireApps understands the importance of building aesthetically pleasing but also high-performing apps, whether they’re on mobile, tablets, or the web. Experts at LiveWireApps can streamline the creation of web and mobile applications by providing end-to-end full-stack design and development services on all major platforms, UI/UX design on Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, encrypt data, create personalized API, and custom-build SaaS for any industry, no matter if it’s an e-commerce or gaming website. LiveWireApps was instrumental in the creation of an Agile HR management system for Ufone.

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LiveWireApps
LiveWireApps
  • Starting Price
    • $25 - $49 / hr
  • Address
    18 Bartol Street #139, San Francisco, CA 94133
  • Number of Employees
    10 - 49
  • Phone Number
    628-210-7500
  • Service Lines
    Mobile App Development, Web Development, Custom Software Development
Industry Focus
  • Business services
  • Gaming
  • Information technology
Parkside-Interactive
Parkside Interactive
  • Information technology
  • Education
  • Financial services
Clients benefit from Parkside Interactive’s fully managed, cross-functional teams that work in tandem with one another to deliver digital solutions like no one else. Combining software development, UI design, UX development, product development, and design/tech consultation services into one, the firm delivers SaaS solutions fast and efficiently to clients. Developers at Parkside are experts at front-end/back-end and API development, DevOps, Scrum, Kanban, and early MVP creation. The design team is responsible for branding, hi-fi prototyping, and digital/mobile product design. Besides having a San Francisco office, the company’s headquarters can be found in Graz, Austria, with an additional office in Vienna.

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Parkside-Interactive
Parkside Interactive
  • Starting Price
    • $100 - $149 / hr
  • Address
    Marienplatz 1,Graz, STE 8563, Austria
    Erdbergstraße 10/42, Vienna, WIE 1030, Austria
    595 Pacific Ave, Fl 4, San Francisco, CA 94133
  • Number of Employees
    50 - 249
  • Phone Number
    No Number
  • Service Lines
    Custom Software Development, Enterprise App Modernization, UX/UI Design
Industry Focus
  • Information technology
  • Education
  • Financial services
Pepper-Square-Inc
Pepper Square
  • Information technology
  • Health Care & Medical
  • Education
Since 2002, Pepper Square has collaborated with various businesses, from small startups to Fortune 500 companies. It continues to help startups in San Francisco design and develop software-as-a-service (SaaS)-based platforms, websites, and iOS and Android Mobile apps through its UI/UX specialists. It also provides services like conversion rate optimization (CRO), analytics, front-end and back-end development, and digital marketing. Its cloud-based infrastructure helps the company’s team members collaborate when tackling projects. Using design and development tools like Sketch, InVision, and WordPress, Pepper Square created a platform for Airbnb employees to share ideas globally. Besides having a San Francisco office, the company also operates in New York, Dallas, and Bengaluru, India.

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Pepper-Square-Inc
Pepper Square
  • Starting Price
    • $25 - $49 / hr
  • Address
    415 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94111
    294, Kanakapura road, Jayanagar 7th Block, Bangalore, KA 560070, India
  • Number of Employees
    10 - 49
  • Phone Number
    530-522-8714
  • Service Lines
    UX/UI Design, Mobile App Development, Web Development
Industry Focus
  • Information technology
  • Health Care & Medical
  • Education
Projekt202
projekt202
  • Computer Software
Since its launch in 2003, projekt202 has been delivering sophisticated software to start-ups and enterprises alike. The driving force behind its success, the firm’s experienced developers, designers, and researchers work together to assist clients. What makes projekt202 unique is its ability to deliver projects 40% faster than traditional development teams because of its focus on full-stack developers and blending teams. Projekt202 specializes in back- and front-end development (Java, Python), mobile app development (Xamarin, NativeScript), DevOps (Jenkins, Maven) and cloud services (Azure, AWS). It also operates out of offices in Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Seattle, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, and Tokyo.

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Projekt202
projekt202
  • Starting Price
    • $50 - $99/hr
  • Address
    5080 Spectrum Drive Suite 320w, Addison, TX 75001
    1300 Guadalupe Street Suite 300, Austin, TX 78701
    999 3rd Ave Suite 1501, Seattle, WA 98104
    1000 Sansome St #200, San Francisco, CA 94111
  • Number of Employees
    250 - 999
  • Phone Number
    415-233-8350
  • Service Lines
    Custom Software Development, UX/UI Design, Web Development
Industry Focus
  • Computer Software
Spiral-Scout
Spiral Scout
  • eCommerce
  • Business services
  • Education
Spiral Scout understands that beautiful design and well-written code are what attract and keep clients happy, which is why the firm’s focus on custom software and web development has facilitated the development of websites, with an average increase in sales by 350%. Devs and designers at Spiral Scout are experienced in digital design, web/mobile development, DAM systems, IT staff augmentation, internet marketing, and more. Spiral Scout is also one of the few San Francisco developers with a talent for custom web portal design and development.

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Spiral-Scout
Spiral Scout
  • Starting Price
    • $50 - $99 / hr
  • Address
    460 31ST AVE., San Francisco, CA 94121
    Umanskaya 54, office 36, Minsk 220089, Belarus
    Gogolya str. 87 #127, Brest 224013, Belarus
  • Number of Employees
    50 - 249
  • Phone Number
    415-903-0235
  • Service Lines
    Custom Software Development, Web Development, UX/UI Design
Industry Focus
  • eCommerce
  • Business services
  • Education
Spritz-Interactive-Marketing
Spritz Interactive Marketing
  • Hospitality & leisure
  • Non-profit
  • Business services
San Francisco-based integrated marketing agency Spritz Interactive combines traditional and digital marketing with impactful design to deliver projects that help start-ups grow their business. From web design and mobile development to branding and PR, Spritz Interactive divides its expertise into teams that assist businesses across various industries. By analyzing customer behavior, Spritz is able to optimize search engine results, making its clients’ brands more recognizable. If the client needs a web or mobile application, Spritz utilizes best-in-slot technology, such as Python, to create innovative UI and UX. It also has an office in Bengaluru, India.

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Spritz-Interactive-Marketing
Spritz Interactive Marketing
  • Starting Price
    • $100 - $149 / hr
  • Address
    1750 Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94111
    942 42nd Cross 3rd Block Rajajinagar, Bangalore, KA 560010, India
  • Number of Employees
    10 - 49
  • Phone Number
    415-221-2875
  • Service Lines
    Web Design, Branding, Mobile App Development
Industry Focus
  • Hospitality & leisure
  • Non-profit
  • Business services
Tivix
Tivix
  • Financial services
  • Information technology
  • Non-profit
Tivix has its eyes set on satisfying its customers’ needs for digital solutions through agile development of web, cloud, and mobile applications. The firm’s services include back-end development (API, database, Django, DevOps), front-end development (React, Angular), and mobile development (iOS, Android). Experienced designers also create visually appealing software that retains functionality by leveraging UI/UX of apps. Certified by Clutch as a top B2B company, Tivix has facilitated software creation for global leaders, such as overseeing the development of two UN online portals. The company also operates in Portland, Oregon; New York City; London; Wroclaw, Poland; and Gurugram, India.

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  • Starting Price
    • $100 - $149 / hr
  • Address
    600 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
    3822 SW Corbett Ave, Portland, OR 97239
    250 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10007
    ul. Wy?cigowa 56G lok. 2A, Wroc?aw 53-012, Poland
  • Number of Employees
    50 - 249
  • Phone Number
    415-680-1299
  • Service Lines
    Custom Software Development, Web Development, Mobile App Development
Industry Focus
  • Financial services
  • Information technology
  • Non-profit
VironIT
VironIT
  • Information Technology & Services
VironIT’s team of experts provides custom software development and IT outsourcing to individuals, startups, and SMBs across San Francisco. Its full-cycle software development includes web (NodeJS, Angular, Vue.js) and mobile cross-platform app development (Flutter, iOS, Android), UI/UX design, business process management, and production automation. The team covers all IT strategies (system integration, data analytics, and IoT) and provides consulting services to optimize business growth. As a member of High Tech Park, VironIT offers lower costs and less strict regulations to IT companies. The firm operates a regional office in London and a development center in Minsk.

Summary

  • Starting Price
    • $25 - $49 / hr
  • Address
    11 Kul’man St, Minsk 220013, Belarus
    55 Great Eastern St, London EC2A 3JL, United Kingdom
    1 Bluxome St, office 205, San Francisco, CA 94107
  • Number of Employees
    50 - 249
  • Phone Number
    877-797-0390
  • Service Lines
    Custom Software Development, IT Strategy Consulting, Web Development
Industry Focus
  • Information Technology & Services
Vonnda
Vonnda
  • Computer Software
Vonnda provides many of the typical web agency services, such as creation of smart digital strategies and visually appealing websites, and development of reliable and secure web solutions. With a focus on e-commerce, the firm helps B2B and B2C e-commerce start-ups by leveraging web development through its team of experienced full-stack developers, specializing in Java, CSS, and Python. Vonnda has extensive experience in using SEO to help e-commerce businesses thrive. Unlike other agencies, Vonnda doesn’t rely on third-party outsourcing or code farming, which guarantees the quality of its digital solutions.

Summary

  • Starting Price
    • $150 - $199 / hr
  • Address
    600 California St. Fl 11 Ste 13-048, San Francisco, CA 94108
  • Number of Employees
    10 - 49
  • Phone Number
    415-282-9400
  • Service Lines
    E-Commerce Development, Digital Strategy, Search Engine Optimization
Industry Focus
  • Computer Software

How We Chose the Best Software Development Companies in San Francisco

San Francisco and the Bay Area are home to many start-up businesses striving to innovate, coining the term “Silicon Valley culture.” This makes competition fierce, and start-ups require enormous efforts in the digital world to succeed. Software development companies on this list were chosen based on size, industry focus, variety of service lines, and competitive pricing.

Multiple Service Lines

No one is truly a jack-of-all-trades; some companies are more suitable for your needs than others. Although all the companies on this list develop software, some are, say, more experienced in Ruby than Angular. Another important factor to consider is the platform the product will be launched on, whether mobile, web, or desktop. This extensive list contains something for every start-up.

Size of Firm

The number of employees at a company can heavily skew research, design, and development time. But that doesn’t mean bigger is always better, as some start-ups may find themselves overwhelmed with the number of teams in certain software development companies. This is why we’ve chosen companies that vary dramatically in size and scope of operations.

Industry Focus

One final factor to consider is the chosen company's industry specialty. In this stage, it’s important to determine what your business is truly about, which customers your businesses will try to attract, and which products or services need to be created. Some companies have an easier time cooperating with start-ups in gaming than in e-commerce or hospitality, and we’ve taken that into account. The companies on this list operate within various industries, with some focusing on singular industries and others on multiple.

Questions to Ask Custom Software Development Companies

With so many custom software development companies in San Francisco 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