Our Top Picks

Bitcot
BitCot Mobile and Web App Development
  • Health Care & Medical
  • Hospitality & leisure
  • Information technology
BitCot is a full-service development company specializing in mobile and web application development. The firm works with clients ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies to design and develop custom software solutions for iOS and Android operating systems. BitCot specializes in building business software, including SaaS, CMS, e-commerce, marketplaces, and cloud-enabled web platforms. Recent projects include mobile applications for GoLog and Stomp Sessions. The company is the winner of the Plantronics Innovation Contest and received an award for most innovative product/service by the San Diego Chamber of Commerce.

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Bitcot
BitCot Mobile and Web App Development
  • Starting Price
    • $25 - $49 / hr
  • Address
    16870 W Bernardo Dr #400 San Diego, CA 16870
  • Number of Employees
    10 - 49
  • Phone Number
    858-683-3692
  • Service Lines
    Mobile App Development
    Web Development
    Custom Software Development
Industry Focus
  • Health Care & Medical
  • Hospitality & leisure
  • Information technology
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BL3NDlabs
  • Not provided
A full-stack digital product firm, BL3NDlabs builds scalable user experiences and creates product strategy based on industry research and trends. Services include project strategy, project management, customer experience mapping, technical due diligence, and brand strategy. BL3NDlabs has built mobile solutions for UFC Gym, Fulcrum, and OnePitch. For the UFC Gym project, the firm developed a scalable system focused on lead capture and ease of maintenance. The firm was named among the top B2B companies by Clutch.co and a top California web design company by Design Rush. San Diego Business Journal named BL3NDlabs one of the best places to work in San Diego in 2018 and 2019.

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BL3NDlabs
  • Starting Price
    • $100 - $149 / hr
  • Address
    101 W Broadway, Ste. 530 San Diego, CA 92101
  • Number of Employees
    10 - 49
  • Phone Number
    619-940-6604
  • Service Lines
    Product Design
    Custom Software Development
    Web Development
Industry Focus
  • Not provided
Blink
Blink
  • Information technology
  • Consumer products & services
  • Hospitality & leisure
With over 20 years of experience in the IT sector, Blink specializes in user experience research and design to help clients make machines more human. The company handles every aspect of mobile development, from product design to front-end engineering. Major projects include an 18-year partnership with Microsoft that’s focused on strategy, research, and product design. Blink also has a 13-year research and design partnership with Holland America Line. Nasa, Amazon, Nike, Atari, and Kaiser Permanente are just a few high-profile clients. Blink received a Silver Tech Impact Award from Seattle Business Magazine for its web and mobile application development. Headquartered in Seattle, Blink has locations in San Francisco, San Diego, and Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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  • Starting Price
    • $200 - $300 / hr
  • Address
    770 11th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Number of Employees
    50 - 249
  • Phone Number
    619-404-0746
  • Service Lines
    UX/UI Design
    Web Development
    Digital Strategy
Industry Focus
  • Information technology
  • Consumer products & services
  • Hospitality & leisure
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Dog & Rooster Inc.
  • Education
  • Real estate
  • Hospitality & leisure
Dog & Rooster has over 19 years of experience designing and developing websites and mobile applications in Southern California. Services include UX/UI design, mobile app marketing, and ADA compliance. Dog & Rooster has worked with many local organizations and businesses, including creating mobile responsive and custom web development for UCSD Health Sciences International and mobile optimization for EliteLyfe. The company works with clients through the whole development process, from design to product launch. Dog & Rooster was named one of 2020’s best mobile app developers by Expertise and one of the top SEO agencies by SEO Blog.

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Dog & Rooster Inc.
  • Starting Price
    • $100 - $149 / hr
  • Address
    5755 Oberlin Dr. Suite #106 San Diego, CA 92121
  • Number of Employees
    10 - 49
  • Phone Number
    858-677-9931
  • Service Lines
    Web Design
    Search Engine Optimization
    Web Development
Industry Focus
  • Education
  • Real estate
  • Hospitality & leisure
Effectivesoft
EffectiveSoft
  • Health Care & Medical
  • Financial services
  • Transportation
EffectiveSoft is a custom software and mobile app development company founded in 2000 in San Diego. The two-decade experience in desktop, mobile, and web app development allows EffectiveSoft to provide advanced custom apps to multiple industries, including healthcare, finance, logistics, education, and entertainment. The company’s mobile app development team has expertise in creating apps for mobile payments, location tracking, communication, wearable devices, fitness, and sports. EffectiveSoft department builds applications for iOS and Android using frameworks and languages like Java, Kotlin, Swift, Objective-C, Flutter, Android and iOS SDK, and ReactNative.

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Effectivesoft
EffectiveSoft
  • Starting Price
    • $25 - $49 / hr
  • Address
    4445 Eastgate Mall San Diego, CA 92121
  • Number of Employees
    250 - 999
  • Phone Number
    800-288-9659
  • Service Lines
    Custom Software Development
    Mobile App Development
    ERP Consulting and SI
Industry Focus
  • Health Care & Medical
  • Financial services
  • Transportation
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HyperTrends Global Inc.
  • Arts, entertainment & music
  • Information technology
  • Education
HyperTrends Global develops custom software for clients across numerous verticals, including education, telematics, lead generation, finance, and health care and medical. The firm develops React Native, iOS, and Android apps for a variety of clients, from startups to large-scale enterprises. HyperTrends also offers cloud development services, with an emphasis on security and data integrity. The firm has won awards from Upcity for the minimum viable products (MVPs) and proof-of-concept software solutions it has developed for various businesses. The company serves San Diego, Orange County, and Los Angeles.

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HyperTrends Global Inc.
  • Starting Price
    • $150 - $199 / hr
  • Address
    3687 4th Ave, Suite 103 San Diego, CA 92103
  • Number of Employees
    10 - 49
  • Phone Number
    800-626-3503
  • Service Lines
    Web Development
    Mobile App Development
    Custom Software Development
Industry Focus
  • Arts, entertainment & music
  • Information technology
  • Education
Inovatica
Inovatica
  • Advertising & marketing
  • Health Care & Medical
  • Government
Specializing in offshore software services, Inovatica works with clients from design to development. The company uses agile methodologies that are influenced by Scrum. Mobile development services include those for iOS, Android, Xamarin, and React Native. Inovatica has offices in Poland and the United States and has developed mobile applications for Warsaw Airport and the Polish National Stadium. The company has received many accolades, including inclusion on the New Europe 100 list, awarded by Res Publica, Goole, Visegrad Fund, and Financial Times.

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Inovatica
Inovatica
  • Starting Price
    • $50 - $99 / hr
  • Address
    10803 Thornmint Road, Suite 200 San Diego, CA 92127
  • Number of Employees
    10 - 49
  • Phone Number
    702-534-6580
  • Service Lines
    Web Development
    Mobile App Development
    IoT Development
Industry Focus
  • Advertising & marketing
  • Health Care & Medical
  • Government
MoveoApps
MoveoApps
  • Business services
  • Consumer products & services
  • Health Care & Medical
MoveoApps is a design and development company specializing in mobile experiences for iOS and Android. The company focuses on the performance, scalability, and security of all apps that it builds to improve profitability and functionality. MoveoApps has designed apps for Hair for Sure, Universal Forecast, and Time Buddy. Additional services include app development for Apple Watch, AngularJS, and Node. The company has offices in San Diego and India.

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MoveoApps
MoveoApps
  • Starting Price
    • < $25 / hr
  • Address
    4455 Murphy Canyon Rd. Suite 100 San Diego, CA 92123
  • Number of Employees
    10 - 49
  • Phone Number
    619-822-2279
  • Service Lines
    Mobile App Development
    Web Development
    Wearable App Development
Industry Focus
  • Business services
  • Consumer products & services
  • Health Care & Medical
Orafox
Orafox Technologies, Inc
  • Health Care & Medical
  • Information technology
  • Business services
Orafox Technologies develops modern software solutions for small and medium-sized businesses, as well as large enterprises. The company focuses on interactive web design that is compliant with all W3C web standards. Technology offerings include full-stack mobile development, web app development, e-commerce, web design, testing, and QA services. In its first five years, Orafox has completed 120 projects for 25 clients. The company has been recognized by Goodfirms.co and Cluth.co for its digital transformation solutions.

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Orafox
Orafox Technologies, Inc
  • Starting Price
    • < $25 / hr
  • Address
    550 West B Street San Diego, CA 92101
  • Number of Employees
    10 - 49
  • Phone Number
    508-921-0143?
  • Service Lines
    Mobile App Development
    UX/UI Design
    Enterprise App Modernization
Industry Focus
  • Health Care & Medical
  • Information technology
  • Business services
Origamistudios
Origami Studios
  • Advertising & marketing
  • Business services
  • Gaming
Origami Studios designs and develops apps for a variety of entities, from startups and small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. With a team of UX/UI designers, solution architects, and product developers, Origami Studios creates tailored digital solutions across multiple verticals. The company has developed apps for insurance companies, large enterprises, educational institutions, and tech startups. Origami also offers cross-platform mobile development, staff augmentation, and SaaS development. The company has developed more than 280 applications since 2012. Origami Studios has offices in San Diego, New Jersey, and Lahore, Pakistan.

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Origamistudios
Origami Studios
  • Starting Price
    • $25 - $49 / hr
  • Address
    11526 Sorrento Valley Rd. Suite E San Diego, CA 92121
  • Number of Employees
    10 - 49
  • Phone Number
    888-405-8645
  • Service Lines
    Mobile App Development
    E-Commerce Development
    UX/UI Design
Industry Focus
  • Advertising & marketing
  • Business services
  • Gaming
Pros
PROS
  • Advertising & marketing
  • Consumer products & services
  • Financial services
PROS provides companies with end-to-end solutions, including turnkey solutions such as websites and mobile applications. Since 1996, the company has designed 100,000 web pages and completed 500 projects. PROS works with omnichannel, start-up, small, medium-sized, and large businesses. Clients include Baker Electric, Turbo Tax, and the Chopra Center Marketplace. UpCity named PROS one of the top digital marketing agencies of 2019, and the company is the recipient of the Houston Business Journal 2020 Innovation Award.

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  • Starting Price
    • $50 - $99 / hr
  • Address
    715 J St #200 San Diego, CA 92101
  • Number of Employees
    10 - 49
  • Phone Number
    619-567-9322
  • Service Lines
    Web Development
    Search Engine Optimization
    E-Commerce Development
Industry Focus
  • Advertising & marketing
  • Consumer products & services
  • Financial services
Seamgen
Seamgen
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Seamgen builds digital products that optimize the user experience for clients in the health care, hospitality, and automotive industries. The company works with small businesses, midmarket companies, and large enterprises. With more than 12 years in iOS and Android development, Seamgen takes an agile-hybrid approach to projects. Cluthch.co recognized the company for its combination of UX and UI design as the #1 Custom Software Developer in San Diego. Seamgen is a Microsoft preferred partner of the software company Xamarin and has a GSA Schedule 70 contract that allows the firm to work directly with U.S. government agencies.

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  • Starting Price
    • $100 - $149 / hr
  • Address
    185 W. F Street, Suite 700 San Diego, CA 92101
  • Number of Employees
    10 - 49
  • Phone Number
    619-819-7456
  • Service Lines
    Mobile App Development
    Web Development
    UX/UI Design
Industry Focus
  • Not provided
SynergyTop
SynergyTop
  • Health Care & Medical
  • Information technology
  • Business services
A full-stack technology and software development service, SynergyTop specializes in ERP, e-commerce, and web and mobile applications. The company works with both startups and enterprise, to create easy to use and conversion-friendly e-commerce solutions. SynergyTop works with clients across many industries, including health care, education and monitoring, financial services, travel, and entertainment. End to end tech solutions are created for clients from the concept stage to long-term management and maintenance.

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SynergyTop
SynergyTop
  • Starting Price
    • $25 - $49 / hr
  • Address
    8155 Mercury Ct, Suite 120, San Diego, CA 92111
  • Number of Employees
    50 - 249
  • Phone Number
    877-807-8220
  • Service Lines
    Web Development
    E-Commerce Development
    Mobile App Development
Industry Focus
  • Health Care & Medical
  • Information technology
  • Business services
Treeline
Treeline
  • Not provided
Treeline provides full ecosystem IoT, custom software, and mobile app development. The company was featured on TechCrunch for its ability to build custom, high-quality apps for Node.js. Treeline has provided mobile application development services in the greater San Diego area for more than 15 years. The company handles development for all Apple products, including iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. Project highlights include developing multiplatform mobile apps for Landmark Aviation across iPhone, Android, and Blackberry. Upcity and Expertise have recognized Treeline as one of the top mobile app developers in the San Diego area.

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Treeline
Treeline
  • Starting Price
    • Custom quote
  • Address
    3725 Mission Blvd. San Diego, CA 92109
  • Number of Employees
    10 - 49
  • Phone Number
    800-764-4876
  • Service Lines
    IoT Development
    Custom Software Development
    Mobile App Development
Industry Focus
  • Not provided

How We Chose the Top Mobile App Development Companies in San Diego

There are many mobile application developers in San Diego that provide features and services necessary for app development. We evaluated companies on the services they offer to build out a great mobile application, from user experience design and prototype development to payment integration. Our thoroughly researched guide focuses on areas that are the most important to mobile application development. They include multiple service lines, the size of the firm, and industry focus.

Multiple Service Lines

Every company or business has different requirements when developing a mobile application. We chose developers in San Diego that offer a range of service lines to meet clients' needs. These service lines include mobile app and web development, custom software development, product design, and UX/UI design. We also chose firms that offer wearable app development and work with augmented reality.

Size of Firm

The complexity of a digital project can inform whether it requires a small or large developer team. Small firms can offer personalized service, but you might need a larger team to handle enterprise app development for a large corporation. The number of employees developing an app can affect pricing, but more team members can help expedite projects on a deadline. We've included mobile application development firms of varying sizes to offer options that also fulfill small businesses' needs.

Industry Focus

Mobile applications continue to hold growing importance across many sectors. Though the framework is similar, the functionality, design, and security needs for an application can vary significantly among industries. We chose firms with expertise in mobile application development across multiple sectors, such as health care and medical, consumer products and services, and arts and entertainment. Small-business needs are covered through our selection of developers who specialize in a wide range of industries.

Questions to Ask Mobile App Development Companies

With so many mobile application development companies in San Diego 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 developers.

Download the questions to ask mobile application developers