September 2022

Top App Developers in Washington DC

App developers are responsible for building, testing, and deploying mobile apps. A mobile app is key today for any successful business. Luckily, Washington DC has some of the best mobile app developers to hire. Use our list to find and connect with app development companies in DC. Evaluate their case studies, project types, and client reviews to determine which company is the best fit for you.

List of the Top Mobile App Development Companies in DC

  • 1
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Washington, DC

    With a passion for both strategy and design, 3Advance has provided mobile app development work for clients like NPR. Based in Washington D.C., 3Advance brings a long history of success to each project they complete.

    When AARP was an organization looking to make an impact, 3Advance crafted the entirety of their experience in this distinct area. The result was a splashy entrance into the market orchestrated by 3Advance designers and strategists.

    SERVICES
    • 75% Mobile App Development
    • 15% Blockchain
    • 10% Wearable App Development
    AARP Foundation

    AARP Foundation

    For AARP's Experience Corps, we designed a user experience and native mobile apps to address the administration burden for volunteers and staff. The project was a massive success saving an estimated $20K per program, per...
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    Special Olympics International

    Special Olympics International

    3Advance developed the Special Olympics Services portal - essential, cloud-based applications that enable collaborative data collection and analysis, across the organization’s global program structure.
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    The Reporters Commission for...

    The Reporters Commission for...

    3Advance developed iFOIA.org - an online tool for managing and sharing FOIA requests - used by journalists across the United States.
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    HSA Coach

    HSA Coach

    3Advance developed the brand, server platform and consumer facing mobile apps for HSA Coach - a startup providing mobile tools to help maximize health savings accounts.
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  • 2
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $50,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    1,000 - 9,999
    LOCATION:
    Washington, DC

    10Pearls began as a two-person operation and is now a global organization of more than1200 individuals with offices in DC, New York, London, San Jose, Toronto, Dubai, Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, and Medellin. The agency offers a complete suite of application and software development services.

    One example of which is the creation of an online educational experience that drove assessment goals for Discovery | Education and their STEM programs across the country.
     

    SERVICES
    • 30% Custom Software Development
    • 20% Mobile App Development
    • 10% Application Testing
    • 40% Other
  • 3
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    North Bethesda, MD

    As a leading mobile and web app developer with over 250+ apps under their belt, Simpalm has an impressive work portfolio. This Maryland-based firm focuses on intuitive and creatively designed apps for startups and large enterprises alike.

    One example of their work is The George Washington University application, which serves as a complete portal for students and faculty to receive up-to-date information. The app design is clean and eye-catching to make navigation simple and clear.

    SERVICES
    • 55% Mobile App Development
    • 25% Web Development
    • 10% UX/UI Design
    • 10% Other
    TruckSpotting - Yelp for Food...

    TruckSpotting - Yelp for Food...

    TruckSpotting is the best way to find a food truck in your city. This is the only app that actually outfits each truck on map with a real-time GPS unit, and the only app that meets each mobile kitchen owner in person to...
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    Podium Cue App

    Podium Cue App

    Podium Cue is best in presentation tools available in the market. We have developed Podium Cue and Podium Pro apps for our client Communicators. Podium Cue allow users to create a structured and neat documents and notes...
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    ePort Mobile Payment App

    ePort Mobile Payment App

    ePort Mobile is designed for credit card payment transactions. We have developed iPhone App of ePort Mobile for USA Technologies. This app connects to the USA Technologies Connect Services. ePort Mobile bypass merchant...
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    Home Automation App - SmartLights

    Home Automation App - SmartLights

    Smart Lights is a home automation controller app that can efficiently control the smart bulbs in your home and manage electricity consumption. We have developed the Smart Lights app for Smartbotics Inc, which is based in...
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  • 4
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $50,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Washington, DC

    Orases has earned a spot on the Inc. 5000 list for their work with companies like the MLB, John Hopkins, and Xerox. Their service line includes e-commerce, mobile app, and custom software development in the business services, healthcare, and nonprofit industries. 

    In a partnership with concrete foundation construction company Bartley Corporation, the Orases team designed a new online portal for their employees. The gamified elements of their operations dashboard worked to motivate team members and increase overall employee engagement.

    SERVICES
    • 75% Custom Software Development
    • 15% Mobile App Development
    • 10% Web Development
    ASID - Association Website & AMS...

    ASID - Association Website & AMS...

    Project Goal Create a refreshed website that allows members a single portal to get access to member only content and have full access to membership information.  Using the ASID website members can: Get access to private...
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    Community Products - Application...

    Community Products - Application...

    Community Products Community Playthings manufactures quality maple furniture, toys, and equipment for early childhood settings. Manufacturing shops are in Farmington, PA, Walden, NY, Ulster Park, NY and Chester, NY....
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    Q&F - Custom Web Portal & Website...

    Q&F - Custom Web Portal & Website...

    Quinlan & Fabish Music Company In 1959, fellow music educators George Quinlan and Tom Fabish joined forces and launched Quinlan & Fabish Music Company. The goal was to assist and guide Chicago area school music...
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    AAMI - Custom Web Application

    AAMI - Custom Web Application

    AAMI AAMI leads global collaboration in the development, management, and use of safe and effective health technology. The AAMI staff are committed to: Supporting the efforts of their members to improve patient care by...
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  • 5
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $50,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    Washington, DC

    With an impressively robust client list that includes names like Venture, Mindgrub empowers brands with mobile app development. Founded on design-first principles, this Baltimore-based firm offers an emphasis on helping brands drive change.

    One example of Mindgrub’s experience is their work for Under Armour, one of the world’s respected brands. Mindgrub helped them target their audience of customers with a complete reevaluation of their strategy. This resulted in powerful engagement and an increase in perceived authority for them.

    SERVICES
    • 25% Mobile App Development
    • 25% Web Development
    • 20% UX/UI Design
    • 30% Other
    Dragos

    Dragos

    Equipping a renowned industrial cybersecurity brand with a best-in-class website experience To learn more, please visit: https://www.mindgrub.com/work/dragos
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    Web Design & Systems Integration

    Web Design & Systems Integration

    The Children’s Inn at NIH partnered with Mindgrub to create a more informative, intuitive, and inclusive website that would integrate with their donation management system.   We created an enhanced experience through...
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    Royal Farms

    Royal Farms

    Growing customer experiences through revitalized web, mobile, and point-of-sale promotions To learn more, please visit https://www.mindgrub.com/work/royal-farms.
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    University of Maryland School of...

    University of Maryland School of...

    A multi-channel campaign increases audience engagement for a world-class medical care and academic research organization To learn more, please visit https://www.mindgrub.com/work/university-maryland-school-medicine
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  • 6
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    Washington, DC

    Code District is a development agency based in Washington, DC, and was founded in 2016. They have more than 50 employees that specialize in web development, mobile app development, custom software development, user experience design, and enterprise app modernization to a wide range of clients focusing on IT, legal, and other industries.

    Megilla hired Code District to develop a B2B video platform for their SaaS company. The platform allows the client to engage with their customers, refine their technology, scale their company, and more. Code District has successfully provided a clickable prototype that helped the client procure 15 customers ahead of the product's launch. They are communicative, flexible, and accommodating.

    SERVICES
    • 40% Web Development
    • 30% Custom Software Development
    • 20% Mobile App Development
    • 10% Other
    CASEpeer

    CASEpeer

    CASEpeer is a comprehensive personal injury law software and case management solution for firms. We helped them with the development and thrid party integrations of their Case Management Solution For Plaintiffs’ Attorneys.
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    Switch Automation

    Switch Automation

    Enterprise software for digital transformation of the real estate. Switch brings people and planet to the center of building operations with enterprise smart building software and analytics.  We built a mobile app...
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    Cintas Corporation

    Cintas Corporation

    Cintas Corporation is an American corporation headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, which provides  and delivers a range of products and services to businesses including uniforms, mats, mops, cleaning and restroom supplies...
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    Expetitle

    Expetitle

    Expetitle is a multi-state title company that uses proprietary technology to provide a better closing experience for realtors and their customers. It's a digital-first real estate title and closing company.   We...
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  • 7
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $50,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    Vienna, VA

    Pushing conventional boundaries with their digital solutions, Mobomo’s work has garnered recognition from The Webby Awards, Inc., and NASA. They build mobile and web software for mid-sized clients, working mainly with governmental bodies.

    For example, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) wanted a system to promote their most current conservation efforts. Using nature-inspired imagery, Mobomo designed an engaging user interface, supported by a manageable backend system that allows for easy content changes.

    SERVICES
    • 30% Web Development
    • 25% UX/UI Design
    • 20% Custom Software Development
    • 25% Other
    Amazon Mechanical Turk

    Amazon Mechanical Turk

    The mTurk team at Amazon knew they already had a revolutionary product but wanted to rework the architecture and interface to make it more intuitive for their users. They came to Intridea to help them optimize the user...
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    American Bible Society

    American Bible Society

    With their javascript API generating billions of records every year, ABS needed help making sense of their data. We partnered with ABS to create ScriptureAnalytics.com, a site that gives insights into their vast...
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  • 8
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    McLean, VA

    Achievion Solutions specializes in web and mobile app development using blockchain and artificial intelligence technologies. They design, deliver and support sophisticated solutions for clients ranging from startups to mid-size companies and government agencies.

    They partnered with Telnet to build a platform that drastically reduces the EME testing project duration from several weeks to several days. They also built a SaaS application for the IT solutions provider that to sell on a subscription basis to other telecom companies.

    SERVICES
    • 60% Artificial Intelligence
    • 20% Custom Software Development
    • 10% Mobile App Development
    • 10% Other
    Pay4SchoolStuff.com - School...

    Pay4SchoolStuff.com - School...

    Pay4SchoolStuff.com is a payment and information management solution for leaders and members of school community organizations. Achivion became the primary IT vendor for this product in 2014. We improved usability...
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    E-commerce web & mobile apps for...

    E-commerce web & mobile apps for...

    ItsOnMe is a SaaS-based e-Gifting platform for small businesses. It is designed to efficiently integrate e-Gifting into the business model. Users can send company e-gift card customized with a personal picture or video...
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    Veterans Disability Benefits...

    Veterans Disability Benefits...

    The National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) is a non-profit organization working on behalf of veterans and active duty military personnel to ensure that they receive the benefits they are entitled to having...
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    SaaS & mobile apps for telecom...

    SaaS & mobile apps for telecom...

    Telnet, Inc. is a consulting firm providing complete Telecom and IT solutions globally. They were looking for a solution that would drastically reduce the EME testing project duration from several weeks to several days....
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  • 9
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    Falls Church, VA

    Many enterprise clients count Viget as their dependable custom software development experts, so it’s no wonder the company has achieved such widespread success. With years of experience in their industry, this Virginia-based agency is certainly here to make an impact.

    One Viget client is a globally recognized leader in their sector, and Viget has provided focused and wide-reaching services for the company for the entirety of their working relationship. This includes UX design, UI, overall brand presence and visuals, and more.

    SERVICES
    • 25% Custom Software Development
    • 20% Product Design
    • 20% UX/UI Design
    • 35% Other
  • 10
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $100,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    Washington, DC

    What do Domo and ExtraSpace Storage have in common? They’ve both turned to SolutionStream for software development expertise. This Utah based agency has already made major waves with work for enterprise clients and startups alike.

    When Young Living launched a platform targeting their unique users, SolutionStream analyzed the entirety of their approach to refine their essential oil marketing approach, create key features and design a strategy that would bring together all elements of the client’s brand. The result was a huge success, and continues to drive progress for the brand today.

    SERVICES
    • 35% Custom Software Development
    • 30% Web Development
    • 15% Enterprise App Modernization
    • 20% Other
    BYU Idaho's Online Scheduling...

    BYU Idaho's Online Scheduling...

    Solutionstream Business Analysts collaborated with BUY-Idaho to define the business rules, scope, and strategy  of multiple new systems. The Solutionstream design team created a modern design for the Online Scheduling...
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  • 11
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $50,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    Washington, DC

    A widely trusted digital partner, Blue Water’s past work includes a consolidated analytics portal for Audi of America, a new website for USAID, and more. They design and develop digital solutions mainly for Fortune 500 companies, the federal government, and leading associations.

    They created a series of unique, personable, and immersive stop motion videos for the American Lung Association. The video series empowers lung cancer patients, helping them understand treatment options and support. The series brought more than 5,000 visitors to ALA’s Interactive Library and won a gold ADDY in 2016.

    SERVICES
    • 30% Web Design
    • 30% Web Development
    • 15% UX/UI Design
    • 25% Other
  • 12
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Arlington, VA

    Well-versed in key technologies such as NodeJS, Flutter, and JavaScript, BuildLab is an Arlington, Virginia-based software development partner. Since 2019, the team has worked with various companies from industries like business services, consumer products, and information technology.

    For example, BuildLab was hired by Altius Learning, a professional development and coaching firm from Park City, Utah. Since 2020, the team has provided platform management services to support the client’s existing systems. They are tasked with backend support and dashboard development works.

    SERVICES
    • 45% Custom Software Development
    • 20% Web Development
    • 15% IT Managed Services
    • 20% Other
    CourseFactory

    CourseFactory

    We built a custom project management application for CourseFactory, a talented video editing studio. Having struggled to make off-the-shelf project management tools work for their unique workflow, the application...
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  • 13
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Alexandria, VA

    This established UX and UI design company counts major brands like Volvo among their clients. Based in Virginia, Neutrino Design brings a bright and impactful approach to each unique enterprise project they take on.

    Virgin creates products for customers around the world. They turned to Neutrino Design for a focused strategy that would highlight their unique brand voice and audience. Neutrino Design delivered with highly modern and striking approach focused on making an impact.

    SERVICES
    • 25% UX/UI Design
    • 20% Web Design
    • 15% Web Development
    • 40% Other
    Dynamic Website for a Raw...

    Dynamic Website for a Raw...

    We had the pleasuring of designing a system for a raw materials distributor that incorporated a live inventory system to process inventory management, automated distribution, and streamed line their entire sales process.   
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    UI/UX Design for a custom...

    UI/UX Design for a custom...

    We had the pleasure of working with a large client to build a custom, multi-platform compliance application.  The application incorporated Web, iOS, and Android counterparts. 
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    Custom Modern Web Design

    Custom Modern Web Design

    Contemporary custom web design for a commercial & residential construction firm. 
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  • 14
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Washington, DC

    Fifth Tribe is a brand strategy, design, and digital marketing agency that helps a wide range of organizations as they seek to launch themselves into the market. Since their launch in the U.S., Fifth Tribe has helped everything from enterprise clients to brand-new startups as they strive to improve their brand’s identity and customer-facing platforms, including websites, mobile apps, and more.

    When District BBQ was looking for an agency that would support their need to brand themselves and execute a digital marketing plan, they turned to Fifth Tribe, who helped develop and execute a strategy that led to measurable results and excellent performance across a variety of metrics.

    SERVICES
    • 20% Web Development
    • 10% Social Media Marketing
    • 10% Email Marketing
    • 60% Other
    Seniors Save Thousands Across the...

    Seniors Save Thousands Across the...

    https://www.fifthtribe.com/portfolio-item/aarptaxaide/
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    Oxfam Foreign Aid 101

    Oxfam Foreign Aid 101

    https://www.fifthtribe.com/portfolio-item/oxfam/
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    How We Built a Social...

    How We Built a Social...

    https://www.fifthtribe.com/portfolio-item/hultprizeat/
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  • 15
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    250 - 999
    LOCATION:
    Reston, VA

    MODUS CREATE has provided IT strategy consulting solutions for notable brands like McAfee as well as dozens of enterprise clients around the world. This Reston, VA-based consultancy was founded on a will to be great and has already made major waves with work for enterprise clients and startups alike.

    When Intui needed a powerful way to supercharge their strategy, they turned to MODUS CREATE. MODUS CREATE completely revamped their approach to highlight some of their most appealing elements and drive higher engagement and sales.

    SERVICES
    • 50% Custom Software Development
    • 30% Mobile App Development
    • 10% UX/UI Design
    • 10% Other
    Transeo

    Transeo

    We conducted exhaustive security and infrastructure assessments to provide both tactical and strategic deliverables. The engagement helped Transeo minimize cybersecurity risks, optimize server costs, create documentation...
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    Bright MLS

    Bright MLS

    Modus used evidence-based design approaches to highlight pain points within Bright MLS’ member app and Agile methodologies to deliver a more usable experience. The improved customer experience increased eliminated...
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    PBS Video Portal

    PBS Video Portal

    The PBS digital product team was looking to increase engagement and viewership with a mobile video platform. Modus provided the PBS team with engineering and design support, and delivered a fully responsive application...
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    Marriot

    Marriot

    We worked with Marriott to internationalize their Traveler site for Latin America. Our modular design approach gave them the flexibility to publish region-specific content. The site was such a success, other Marriott...
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What is an App Development Company?

A mobile app development company is an agency that specializes in building and designing mobile applications for a variety of devices and systems.

5 Questions to Ask a Mobile App Developer

When hiring an app developer, your team should ask the following questions:

  1. Have you ever worked on a similar project?
  2. Who is on your team?
  3. How do you determine the project timeline for app development projects?
  4. What development methodology do you prefer to use?
  5. How can our team be involved in the project?
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