Our Top Picks

AWH
AWH
  • Health Care & Medical
  • Automotive
AWH has technology partnerships with major software providers, such as Salesforce and Microsoft Azure, that enable the company to access a broad range of developer tools and stay up-to-date on new developments in the industry.

Summary

  • Starting Price
    • Custom quote
  • Address
    495 Metro Place South Suite 340 Dublin, OH 43017
  • Number of Employees
    50 - 249
  • Phone Number
    614-923-0364
  • Service Lines
    Mobile App Development
    Web Development
    IoT Development
    Custom Software Development
Industry Focus
  • Health Care & Medical
  • Automotive
Big-Kitty-Labs
Big Kitty Labs
  • Health Care & Medical
  • Education
  • Business Services
Big Kitty Labs provides businesses throughout the Columbus area with high-performance mobile applications and software. The company has been operating for more than a decade and has designed software and apps for more than 300 customers of varying sizes across several industries. Its development team handles design for all devices and specializes in cross-platform development. Other services from Big Kitty Labs include web development, digital marketing and VR development.

Summary

Big-Kitty-Labs
Big Kitty Labs
  • Starting Price
    • $100 - $149 / hr
  • Address
    670 Meridian Way Suite 249 Westerville, OH 43082
  • Number of Employees
    10 - 49
  • Phone Number
    614-859-0228
  • Service Lines
    Custom Software Development
    Mobile App Development
    Enterprise App Modernization
Industry Focus
  • Health Care & Medical
  • Education
  • Business Services
Chepri
Chepri
  • Not provided
Restaurant app development company Chepri strives to provide clients with seamless mobile, web and kiosk applications. Its design team is focused on providing customized applications that help clients increase productivity and efficiency. This company puts user experience first, ensuring everything its team develops is functional, beautiful and easy to use. Chepri develops apps for all mobile devices, including iOS and Android.

Summary

  • Starting Price
    • $100 - $149/hr
  • Address
    4200 Regent Street, Suite 200 Columbus, Ohio 43219
  • Number of Employees
    10 - 49
  • Phone Number
    800-338-8102
  • Service Lines
    Mobile App Development
    Web Development
    UX/UI Design
Industry Focus
  • Not provided
Cybervation
Cybervation
  • Education
  • Health Care & Medical
  • Hospitality & leisure
Cybervation also offers services such as IT staff augmentation and strategy consulting. This woman-owned company has been serving clients across several industries for more than 20 years, and its team boasts a variety of certifications, including Disadvantaged Business Enterprise certification and Ohio EDGE certification.

Summary

Cybervation
Cybervation
  • Starting Price
    • Custom quote
  • Address
    485 Metro Place South Suite 320 Dublin, OH 43017
  • Number of Employees
    10 - 49
  • Phone Number
    614-818-9061
  • Service Lines
    IT Staff Augmentation
    Custom Software Development
    IT Strategy Consulting
Industry Focus
  • Education
  • Health Care & Medical
  • Hospitality & leisure
Digiprima
Digiprima Technologies
  • Information technology
  • Financial Services
  • Other Industries
Digiprima Technologies creates mobile applications, as well as websites and software, for businesses of all sizes and across various industries. Its mobile development team builds programs for iOS and Android devices, as well as hybrid applications that work across multiple platforms. In addition to application and software development, Digiprima Technologies also provides services such as Internet of Things design, web development and graphic design. Offices are located in the United States, as well as in India and UAE.

Summary

Digiprima
Digiprima Technologies
  • Starting Price
    • < $25 / hr
  • Address
    6910 Albani Glen, Columbus OH 43230
  • Number of Employees
    10 - 49
  • Phone Number
    347-973-9732
  • Service Lines
    Graphic Design
    Web Development
    Branding
Industry Focus
  • Information technology
  • Financial Services
  • Other Industries
Diversified-Systems
Diversified Systems
  • Government
  • Health Care & Medical
  • Business Services
Diversified Systems has won several awards for the work it has completed, as well as for the way its leaders run the business. These include the MBE Legacy Business of the Year award from South Central Ohio MSDC, and the Center of Excellence Graduate award from the National Minority Supplier Development Council.

Summary

Diversified-Systems
Diversified Systems
  • Starting Price
    • $100 - $149 / hr
  • Address
    100 Dorchester Sq. N Westerville OH 43081
  • Number of Employees
    50 - 249
  • Phone Number
    614-476-9939
  • Service Lines
    Web Development
    Mobile App Development
    IT Managed Services
Industry Focus
  • Government
  • Health Care & Medical
  • Business Services
ForeFront-Web
ForeFront Web
  • Health Care & Medical
  • Hospitality & leisure
  • Business services
On each project, the team handles every step of the design, development and deployment process while engaging with clients to ensure the product meets expectations. In addition to mobile app development, ForeFront Web also provides digital marketing services, such as organic and paid SEO, pay-per-click marketing and digital strategy consulting.

Summary

ForeFront-Web
ForeFront Web
  • Starting Price
    • $100 - $149 / hr
  • Address
    7155 Post Rd, Dublin, OH 43016
  • Number of Employees
    10 - 49
  • Phone Number
    614-886-4000
  • Service Lines
    Search Engine Optimization
    Pay Per Click
    Digital Strategy
Industry Focus
  • Health Care & Medical
  • Hospitality & leisure
  • Business services
Improving
Improving
  • Financial services,
  • Energy,
  • Other Industries
Other services include recruiting, web development and IT strategy consulting. Improving is a Microsoft gold-certified partner and has won numerous awards for its work. These include an Inc. 5000 award for America’s fastest-growing companies, as well as a 2020 award from Best Employers in Ohio.

Summary

Improving
Improving
  • Starting Price
    • Custom quote
  • Address
    One Easton Oval, Suite 175, Columbus, OH 43219
  • Number of Employees
    250 - 999
  • Phone Number
    614-408-3401
  • Service Lines
    Web Development
    Mobile App Development
    IT Strategy Consulting
Industry Focus
  • Financial services,
  • Energy,
  • Other Industries
Red-Minnow-Interactive
Red Minnow Interactive
  • Business services
  • Advertising & marketing
  • Information technology
Red Minnow Interactive’s developers create applications for iOS and Android devices and have experience in UI/UX design, prototyping and backend management. Other services the company offers include digital signage and content creation, as well as motion graphics. The company is partnered with Intuiface, which builds interactive experience technologies.

Summary

Red-Minnow-Interactive
Red Minnow Interactive
  • Starting Price
    • $100 - $149 / hr
  • Address
    903 Eastwind Drive Westerville, OH 43081
  • Number of Employees
    2 - 9
  • Phone Number
    614-325-4734
  • Service Lines
    Mobile App Development
    Web Design
    UX/UI Design
Industry Focus
  • Business services
  • Advertising & marketing
  • Information technology
Sashwat
Shashwat Web Technologies P Ltd
  • Information Technology
  • Advertising & Marketing
Other services offered by Shashwat include web design and development, as well as graphic design. The company has locations across the United States, as well as in India, the U.K. and the Dominican Republic.

Summary

Sashwat
Shashwat Web Technologies P Ltd
  • Starting Price
    • $150 - $199 / hr
  • Address
    5717 Westbourne Ave, Columbus, OH 43213
  • Number of Employees
    10 - 49
  • Phone Number
    614-361-3106
  • Service Lines
    Custom Software Development
    Web Development
    Mobile App Development
Industry Focus
  • Information Technology
  • Advertising & Marketing
Split Reef Logo
Split Reef
  • Legal
  • Automotive
  • Real estate
The development team at this agency has won several awards for its work, including the 2020 Best Mobile App Development in Columbus award. The company is a certified Google Partner. Other services it offers include search engine optimization and web design.

Summary

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Split Reef
  • Starting Price
    • $25 - $49 / hr
  • Address
    1201 Dublin Rd #502, Columbus, OH 43215
  • Number of Employees
    10 - 49
  • Phone Number
    614-721-2854
  • Service Lines
    Search Engine Optimization
    Web Design
    Mobile App Development
Industry Focus
  • Legal
  • Automotive
  • Real estate
Sunflower-Lab
Sunflower Lab
  • Information technology
Sunflower Lab’s developers are experienced at building native applications for iOS and Android devices, as well as hybrid programs that work across all device types. In addition to building mobile applications, Sunflower Lab also handles voice assistant application development, web development and native cloud development for AWS, Google Cloud and Azure. In addition to the company’s Columbus office, Sunflower Lab also has a location in Somerset, New Jersey.

Summary

Sunflower-Lab
Sunflower Lab
  • Starting Price
    • $50 - $99 / hr
  • Address
    3974 Brown Park Drive, Suite F, Hilliard, Ohio 43026
  • Number of Employees
    50 - 249
  • Phone Number
    614-664-7674
  • Service Lines
    Mobile App Development
    Custom Software Development
Industry Focus
  • Information technology
Waker
Waker
  • Ecommerce
  • Hospitality & leisure
  • Arts, entertainment & music
Waker involves clients in every step of the process to ensure that applications are built to expectations and changes can be easily made when necessary. Ongoing maintenance is provided and clients who foresee upgrades and functionality changes can keep the company on retainer at a discounted rate. Other services provided by Waker include UX/UI design, product design and web development.

Summary

  • Starting Price
    • $150 - $199 / hr
  • Address
    243 N 5th St #400 Columbus, OH 43215
  • Number of Employees
    10 - 49
  • Phone Number
    614-344-6785
  • Service Lines
    Mobile App Development
    UX/UI Design
    Product Design
Industry Focus
  • Ecommerce
  • Hospitality & leisure
  • Arts, entertainment & music
WillowTree
WillowTree®
  • Media
  • Financial services
  • Arts, entertainment & music
Other services provided by this company include web development, product design and UX/UI design. WillowTree was founded in 2008 and has won a long list of awards for its work and corporate atmosphere. These include a ClubCorp award for Features – Best Visual Design – Function for Mobile Apps/Sites, a Webby Award for its National Geographic mobile application and a Mobile Web Award for Best Leisure Mobile Application. In addition to its Columbus office, the company also has locations in New York, Charlottesville and Durham.

Summary

WillowTree
WillowTree®
  • Starting Price
    • $150 - $199 / hr
  • Address
    274 Marconi Blvd, Suite 300 Columbus, OH 43215
  • Number of Employees
    250 - 999
  • Phone Number
    888-329-9875
  • Service Lines
    Mobile App Development
    Web Development
    UX/UI Design
Industry Focus
  • Media
  • Financial services
  • Arts, entertainment & music

How We Chose the Top Mobile App Development Companies in Columbus

Columbus is home to a thriving technology sector, and mobile application developers abound in the city. When compiling this list, we looked at some of the most important features of service providers in this industry — including the service lines they offer, the size of the firm, and their industry focus — particularly when it comes to serving small businesses. Below, we've listed these features and provided detailed information about why we consider them important.

Multiple Service Lines

All businesses have different needs, so we considered firms that offer a variety of services in addition to mobile app development, such as custom software development, web development, and digital strategy. These types of services provide businesses with a well-rounded approach to digital marketing and design, meaning they don't need to employ multiple agencies to access additional services.

Size of Firm

When determining the best contenders for this list, we considered the size of each firm and selected companies of varying sizes. It's important for those shopping around for a mobile application developer to consider the advantages and disadvantages involved in working with a large or small firm, including the personalization of service and the overall cost. While larger agencies may have a more impressive roster of clients or past projects, smaller agencies can typically provide more client-focused service and build similar applications at a lower cost.

Industry Focus

Some mobile application developers only serve specific industries, while others work with a broader range of businesses. When determining the best entries for our list, we considered companies that serve multiple industries — including trades, financial services, education and healthcare — to cover the needs of as many small businesses as possible. When selecting a mobile application developer, businesses should consider if they'd be more comfortable working with a company that specializes in their industry or one that has experience developing applications for a broader range of clients.

Questions to Ask Mobile App Development Companies

With so many mobile application 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 mobile application developer agencies.

Download the questions to ask mobile application developers