The Best Mobile App Developers in New York City

We evaluated 93 mobile application developers in New York City based on 10 different variables to give you a list of the best mobile application development companies in the area. Our reviews of the top 14 mobile application developers in New York City include important information, such as costs, features, and what customers are saying.

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How We Chose the Best Mobile Application Developers in New York City

Many mobile application developers in New York City claim to offer multiple features and services that put their company ahead of the competition. We evaluated firms on services they offer that help mobile projects, such as native and hybrid application development, UX/UI design, and prototype development. By examining these components, we determined the best mobile application developers in New York City.

Multiple Service Lines

Every project is different, and we highlighted firms that provide a range of service lines. The developers we chose offer mobile app development and UX/UI design, AR/VR development, and big data consulting. They focus on helping to clarify digital strategy, optimize the user experience, and encourage growth. We chose firms that are constantly innovating and have experience with a range of enterprises, from solo entrepreneurs to multinational corporations.

Size of Firm

Every business has different needs, and the size of the mobile application development team you work with can affect your ability to meet important deadlines. The number of employees can also affect costs and project timelines, so we’ve included a range of firm sizes to account for many kinds of businesses’ needs. On our list of the best mobile application developers in New York City, you will find boutique firms with fewer than 10 employees and agencies with more than 1,000 team members in offices worldwide.

Industry Focus

To ensure there are mobile application developers to fit your needs, we chose firms that have experience working with multiple industries. From health care and medical to hospitality and leisure, the mobile application developers on this list can design programs that help you reach your goals. Each industry is different, but working with developers who understand your target audience and maximize impact is important across every sector. The mobile app developers here can work with small businesses looking to develop mobile applications across multiple verticals.

The 14 Best Mobile App Developers in New York City

CompanyPriceService LinesMore
Appetizer Mobile$50-$99/hrMobile App Development
UX/UI Design
Mobile & App Marketing
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AppsChopper$50-$99/hrMobile App DevelopmentUX/UI DesignVisit Apps Chopper
BeCurious$100-$149/hrUX/UI Design
Web Design
Mobile App Development
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Blue Label Labs$100-$149/hrMobile App Development
Web Design
UX/UI Design
Visit Blue Label Labs
Colorful Dots, LLC$100-$149/hrMobile App Development
UX/UI Design
Web Development
Visit Colorful Dots
Dedicated Developers$50-$99/hrWeb Development
Mobile App Development
E-Commerce Development
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Fueled$150-$199/hrMobile App Development
UX/UI Design
Web Design
Visit Fueled
iTechArtGroup$25-$49/hrCustom Software Development
Mobile App Development
Web Development
Visit iTechArtGroup
Rocket Insights$150-$199/hrWeb Development
Mobile App Development
UX/UI Design
Visit Rocket Insights
Rootstrap$100-$149/hrIT Staff Augmentation
Web Development
Mobile App Development
Visit Rootstrap
Saritasa$100-$149/hrCustom Software Development
Mobile App Development
AR/VR Development
Visit Saritasa
The Sneakers Agency$100-$149/hrMobile App Development
Web Development
UX/UI Design
Visit The Sneakers Agency
Utility$100-$149/hrMobile App Development
UX/UI Design
Web Development
Visit Utility
Zco$25-$49/hrMobile App Development
Custom Software Development
BI & Big Data Consulting & SI
Visit Zco

Appetizer Mobile

Appetizer-Mobile
115 West 45th St., Suite 501
New York, NY 10036
855-277-7669

Founded in 2009, Appetizer Mobile has gained recognition for its work with high-profile celebrities such as Lady Gaga and Kim Kardashian and major companies in the entertainment sector, including the NBA and Interscope Records. Appetizer Mobile has developed over 175 apps for small businesses and major brands and focuses on creating strong brand identities in the mobile space. Mobile applications developed by the company have been featured in two national commercials for Apple and is a Forbes Agency Council-approved member. The company works to create engaging and entertaining experiences and has also designed a fully encrypted voice communications solution for Kryptos Communication. The team at Appetizer Mobile is also able to handle Microsoft HoloLens development and AI, deep-learning, and machine-learning integration.

PriceService LinesDetails
$50-$99/hrMobile App Development
UX/UI Design
Mobile & App Marketing
Number of employees: 10-49
Notable clients: HBO, Lady Gaga, Joe Girardi, Del Frisco's Restaurant Group, Kim Kardashian
Industries served: Arts, Entertainment & music; Business Services; Gaming
More info at Appetizer Mobile

AppsChopper

AppsChopper
275 Seventh Ave., 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001
302-597-9039

AppsChopper designs and codes mobile applications to drive business growth. The company builds high-performance, scalable, and secure mobile solutions. Offering a range of services, from strategy consulting to iOS and Android development, the team has worked with startups and major companies such as Unilever, Philips, and Vodafone. AppsChopper has offices in New York City, Boston, and Walpole, Massachusetts.

PriceService LinesDetails
$50 - $99 / hrMobile App Development
UX/UI Design
Number of employees:  50 - 249
Notable clients: Intel, Duracell, Motorola, Revlon, Necco, HP, Philips, Unilever
Industries served: Health Care & Medical, Education, Real Estate
More info at AppsChopper

BeCurious

becurious
245 96th St.
New York, NY 10018
504-475-7060

Through a goal-driven strategy, BeCurious works with individuals and companies to develop mobile applications. The boutique firm was named one of the top creative agencies of 2020 by Design Rush and one of the top health and fitness developers by Top App Developers. With a focus on community, BeCurious also has an online hub for designers and developers with more than 1,000 members. Additional development services offered include discovery and architecture, React Native, social interaction, and payment integration. Projects include the redesign of the Bloomberg app and wireframing and iOS development for the fan engagement app Wearefan.

PriceService LinesDetails
$100-$149/hrUX/UI Design
Web Design
Mobile App Development
Number of employees: 2-9
Notable clients: Metechi, Telus Health, Edmunds, Microsoft, Lincoln, Bloomberg
Industries served: Advertising & Marketing, Health Care & Medical, E-commerce
More info at BeCurious

Blue Label Labs

Blue-Label-Labs
175 Varick St.
New York, NY 10014
504-475-7060

Founded in 2009, Blue Label Labs has designed, developed, and marketed more than 350 digital products. The company is one of the largest product creation agencies in the world, working with entrepreneurs and small businesses as well as large companies. Blue Label Labs is included on the Inc. 5000 2019 list of fastest-growing private companies in America and was named one of New York’s top app developers by Clutch.co for its strategic business consulting and user-centric design. Services include design, development, customer testing, and maintenance. In 2020, Digital.com named Blue Label Labs one of the top mobile application developers. Projects include iOS, Android, and web development for Magic Money, as well as a management app for Major League Baseball players.

PriceService LinesDetails
$100-$149/hrMobile App Development
Web Design
UX/UI Design
Number of employees: 50-249
Notable clients: Bloomberg News, Microsoft, Google/Alphabet, Fender, PayPal
Industries served: Advertising & Marketing; Arts, Entertainment & Music; Business Services
More info at Blue Label Labs

Colorful Dots, LLC

Colorful-Dots
631 Bushwick Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11206
800-755-6599

Working in both the private and public sectors, Colorful Dots is a full-service software development agency with over 20 years of experience. The company prides itself on strong leadership, with members of the team having previous U.S. Military experience. Expertise named Colorful Dots one of the best mobile application developers of 2020 for its affordability and innovation. The company designs custom software products for state and federal government agencies, high-growth startups, and Fortune 500 companies. In addition to developing mobile apps, Colorful Dots offers learning management systems, accessibility, big data, and proof of concept services.

PriceService LinesDetails
$100-$149/hrMobile App Development
UX/UI Design
Web Development
Number of employees: 2-9
Notable clients: New York State Office of General Services Hourly Based Information Technology Services (HBITS)
Industries served: Government; Advertising & Marketing; Arts, Entertainment & Music
More info at Colorful Dots

Dedicated Developers

Dedicated-Developers
275 7th Ave., 7th floor
New York, NY 10001
770-274-4482

Trusted by major brands such as Spotify and Walmart, Dedicated Developers provides up-to-date mobile app development services for a host of high-profile clients. The company also helps small and medium-sized enterprises cope with modern technological challenges. The award-winning firm designs Android and iPhone apps and hybrid applications that work across both operating systems. Dedicated Developers has an A+ accredited business rating and has developed mobile applications for over 25 countries. Additional advanced IT solutions offered include website development, open-source software development, and custom app development. Clutch.co, Extract.co, and UpCity have all recognized Dedicated Developers as one of the top mobile application development companies in New York City.

PriceService LinesDetails
$50-$99/hr Web Development
Mobile App Development
E-Commerce Development
Number of employees: 50-249
Notable clients: Corning Gorilla Glass, Kripalu, Walmart, Get Momentum, Growth Oracle
Industries served: Hospitality & Leisure, Health Care & Medical, Education
More info at Dedicated Developers

Fueled

Fueled
13 Crosby St., 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10013
212-763-7726

Fueled specializes in designing mobile applications that are fast, responsive, and easy to use. The company offers mobile app development for small businesses, midmarket companies, and large enterprises, and has won awards from the Webbys, Hive, and W3. The firm works across multiple verticals, developing projects for companies in the advertising/marketing and arts/entertainment/music industries. High-profile clients include MGM Resorts International, Verizon, and Harvard. Fueled has offices in New York, London, Los Angeles, and Chicago. The company’s work building a mobile platform with payment integration for Warby Parker won the Best of the Apple Store in 2016.

PriceService LinesDetails
$150-$199/hr Mobile App Development
UX/UI Design
Web Design
Number of employees: 50-249
Notable clients: MGM Resorts International, Harvard, Rite Aid, Verizon, Crunchbase, Afterlight, QuizUp
Industries served: Consumer Products & Services; Advertising & Marketing; Arts, Entertainment & Music
More info at Fueled


iTechArt Group

iTechArt-Group
575 Lexington Ave.
New York, NY 10022
718-374-5043

ITechArt Group helps VC-backed startups and fast-growing tech companies build successful and scalable digital products. From big data to DevOps, the company creates custom solutions developed by its talent pool of more than 1,700 engineers. Since 2017, iTechArt has earned a spot on the Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing companies. More than half of iTechArt’s clients come from top accelerators and incubators, including Y Combinator, Techstars, and 500 Startups. A member of Deloitte’s 2019 Technology Fast 500, iTechArt specializes in more than 20 industries, from fintech to health care. The firm has offices in New York City; Marietta, Georgia; Iselin, New Jersey; London; and Belarus.

Price Service LinesDetails
$25-$49/hrCustom Software Development
Mobile App Development
Web Development
Number of employees: 1,000-9,999
Notable clients: ClassPass, ZEFR, Gain Capital (Forex.com), Merkle, Barchart
Industries served: Financial Services, Health Care & Medical, Education
More info at iTechArt Group


Rocket Insights

Rocket-Insights
81 Prospect St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
925-854-1970

With a team of developers boasting more than two decades of development experience, Rocket Insights designs easy-to-use apps focused on the user experience. The company also offers internet-of-things (IoT) and voice application development, web development, and UX/UI design. Rocket Insights serves clients across multiple industries, including health care and medical, media, and consumer products and services. The majority of its clients are either large enterprises or midmarket businesses. Projects include design, development, and product strategy for Indigo Ag and iOS development for Kickboard. Rocket Insights has U.S. offices in Brooklyn; Boston and Newburyport, Massachusetts; and San Jose, California. International offices are located in Croatia and Argentina.

PriceService LinesDetails
$150-$199/hr Web Development
Mobile App Development
UX/UI Design
Number of employees: 50-249
Notable clients: Indigo Ag, Bose, Fidelity, Foundation Medicine, Fox
Industries served: Health Care & Medical, Media, Consumer Products & Services
More info at Rocket Insights

Rootstrap

Rootstrap
455 West 23rd St., Suite 1B
New York, NY 10011
310-388-3843

Boasting a global team, Rootstrap is an award-winning digital studio that develops web and mobile applications for startups, publicly traded companies, and public figures. Specializing in creating development-ready prototypes, Rootstrap has built products for major companies — such as TikTok, Disney, Salesforce, and Microsoft — that are capable of receiving millions of downloads across multiple platforms. The firm has experience with clients developing their first mobile app and established multinational corporations. In 2020, Rootstrap ranked number 26 on Software World’s list of the top mobile development companies. The firm has offices in New York City, West Hollywood, and Montevideo, Uruguay.

PriceService LinesDetails
$100-$149/hrIT Staff Augmentation
Web Development
Mobile App Development
Number of employees: 50-249
Notable clients: Cash Money Records, Spotify, Snoop Dogg, CES, Disney, Microsoft, Epson
Industries served: Business Services, Consumer Products & Services, Education
More info at Rootstrap

Saritasa

Saritasa
222 Broadway, 19th Floor
New York, NY 10038
888-905-1451

Saritasa is a full-service mobile, web, software, AR/VR, and IoT development firm. Technology partnerships with Microsoft and AT&T help the company leverage the latest industry developments when designing solutions for clients. Saritasa was named one of the top software and mobile app developers by Clutch.co in 2019. Since its founding in 2005, the firm has worked on more than 1,750 projects across multiple industries, including business, education, and financial services. Projects include Android app development for ComChat and augmented reality development for the Avadyne Health medical billing app. The company has offices in New York City, Chicago, and Newport Beach, California.

Price Service LinesDetails
$100-$149/hrCustom Software Development
Mobile App Development
AR/VR Development
Number of employees: 50-249
Notable clients: Yamaha, Toyota, Sony, Verizon, St. Jude Medical
Industries served: Business Services, Education, Financial Services
More info at Saritasa

The Sneakers Agency

The-Sneakers-Agency
401 Broadway, Suite 1110
New York, NY 10013
646-396-5193

Founded in 2014, The Sneakers Agency is a boutique development firm that works with start-ups, enterprises, and nonprofits. The agency helps companies clarify their digital strategy and was named one of the top 20 New York-based application design firms by Design Rush. Services include user interface, research and discovery, CRM and hosting, and QA and deployment. With offices in New York City and Singapore, the firm boasts a diverse portfolio that includes reimagining the iOS app for The Infatuation and creating the first-ever Android application for the fitness brand SoulCycle.

PriceService LinesDetails
$100-$149/hrMobile App Development
Web Development
UX/UI Design
Number of employees: 10-49
Notable clients: Pepsi, IBM, Sony, Soul Cycle, Equinox
Industries served: Real Estate, Advertising & Marketing, Consumer Products & Services
More info at The Sneakers Agency

Utility

Utility
260 Madison Ave. (HQ)
New York, NY 10016
212-328-1167

Utility creates mobile experiences driven by design, strategy, and technology. As an end-to-end product agency, Utility handles all aspects of digital creation, from strategy to engineering to long-term growth. The company builds scalable mobile applications for both iOS and Android. The company has worked with a range of clients, from funded startups to enterprise brands, including Airbnb, the NBA, Mount Sinai, and Shark Tank. Utility has been recognized as one of New York’s top app developers by The Manifest, Clutch.co, and Goodfirms.co. The company is a member of the Forbes Agency Council and has offices in New York City, Los Angeles, and Austin.

PriceService LinesDetails
$100-$149/hrMobile App Development
UX/UI Design
Web Development
Number of employees: 50-249
Notable clients: Airbnb, NBA, Samsung, Verizon, DirecTV, Target, Mount Sinai
Industries served: Advertising & Marketing; Arts, Entertainment & Music; Consumer Products & Services
More info at Utility

Zco

Zco
33 Irving Pl.
New York, NY 10003
332-220-3900

Zco Corporation is a mobile development and design firm specializing in custom software and mobile app development. It develops software for startups, app creators, and Fortune 500 companies. Services include both native and hybrid mobile application development, enterprise software, and mobile games. For more than a decade, Zco’s team of programmers, engineers, artists, and project managers has created technology solutions ranging from augmented reality experiences to cloud storage solutions for large-scale businesses. Projects include the development of a golfing app for GolfLogix and a global mobile fitness platform for ChallengeMe. In 2019, Clutch.co named Zco one of the top B2B companies. It has offices in New York City, Boston, and Nashua, New Hampshire.

PriceService LinesDetails
$25-$49/hr Mobile App Development
Custom Software Development
BI & Big Data Consulting & SI
Number of employees: 250-999
Notable clients: Verizon, Microsoft, John Hancock, Liberty Mutual, Coolmax Socks, BBC America
Industries served: Health Care & Medical, Information Technology, Advertising & Marketing
More info at Zco

Questions to Ask Mobile Application Development Companies

With so many mobile application development companies in New York City 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