May 2022

Top App Developers in Washington DC

App developers are responsible for building, testing, and deploying mobile apps. They are skilled in programming languages best for mobile apps across multiple platforms. These app development programming languages include Java, Swift, Python, Objective-C, Ruby, PHP, and more. As you look for an app development company to help you with your mobile app, consider platform compatibility – Android, iOS, cross platform – and the programming languages the developer may need experience with. These criteria will narrow your search. Next, consider the features your app needs. More complex apps require more development skill and will be more expensive.

Luckily, Washington DC has some of the best mobile apps company to hire. Use our list to find and connect with mobile apps company in DC. Evaluate their case studies, project types, and client reviews to determine which company is the best fit for you.

List of the Best 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
    Apps for AARP Foundation Volunteers

    Apps for AARP Foundation Volunteers

    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 (23...
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    Teletour

    Teletour

    Hosted by local guides across the globe, Teletour provides exclusive tours on the web and through a new iOS mobile app. The answer to those craving travel during and beyond Covid lockdowns, the Teletour app we designed...
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    TeamBuildr

    TeamBuildr

    3Advance developed iOS and Android apps for sports-tech startup TeamBuildr, and supported the upgrade to their API v2.
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    TwentyTables

    TwentyTables

    TwentyTables is a revolutionary new mobile platform connecting consumers with restaurants and foodtrucks. 3Advance designed the UX, the cloud-API and native mobile apps.
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  • 2
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $50,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    250 - 999
    LOCATION:
    Washington, DC

    A regular in the Inc. 5000 list, AgileEngine turns ideas into software for clients like Bloomberg, Symantec, and Bleacher Report. They mainly work with VC-funded Silicon Valley startups and top tech brands around the world.

    As an example, they teamed up with Idea Drop to create a new scalable and secure AWS-based architecture, Docker environment, and a new React Native mobile application and its integration with the existing API for the innovation and idea management software company.

    SERVICES
    • 60% Custom Software Development
    • 30% Mobile App Development
    • 10% UX/UI Design
    The leading online marketplace...

    The leading online marketplace...

    An online marketplace that allows people to buy and share deals on the best things to do in their cities and beyond. The scope of our work: Using a combination of Java and Scala, we have developed an A/B testing system...
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    An online corporate idea...

    An online corporate idea...

    An innovation and idea management software enables organizations to capture, curate and implement the best ideas from their employees. Using a cloud-based platform and a mobile app, it helps companies generate and capture...
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    Cybersecurity as a Service platform

    Cybersecurity as a Service platform

    Cybersecurity as a Service (CyaaS) platform that is designed to provide businesses with best-of-breed technology and high-caliber cybersecurity analytic support. The scope of our work: • We have helped to develop...
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    An award-winning comedy website

    An award-winning comedy website

    An award-winning comedy website that features exclusive videos along with user-generated content. The website’s founding team includes Will Ferrell, and its monthly audience totals 40 million people. The scope of our...
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  • 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
    Digital Book App - AudioBooksNow

    Digital Book App - AudioBooksNow

    AudioBooksNow is next generation innovative book reading platform for users who love reading digital books. The AudioBooksNow is a whole new way to enjoy reading while road trip or long commute. Simpalm has developed both...
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    Bamboo Rewards - Mobile and Web App

    Bamboo Rewards - Mobile and Web App

    Bamboo Rewards is a loyalty rewards program. Simpalm worked with Bamboo LLC to create an application used by clients and customers. The project included development of a web app and two ipad apps. The web app is used by...
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    Legaltrot - Mobile and Web Platform

    Legaltrot - Mobile and Web Platform

    The legaltrot mobile applications are available on the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. The mobile applications help to connect legal professionals and law firms to use crowd-sourcing for legal assignments. Law...
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    Social Media App for Bar - TaptIn

    Social Media App for Bar - TaptIn

    TaptIn is a new amazing social media app available on iOS and Android platforms. We developed this app for Plexus Promotion, LLC, a company based in Maryland/DC area. TaptIn is designed with interactive social media...
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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
    Case Management System

    Case Management System

    Service Coordination Inc. Service Coordination Inc. (SCI) is a nonprofit organization providing quality case management services for people with disabilities, veterans, and other groups. SCI helps nearly 12,000...
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    Employee Engagement Dashboard

    Employee Engagement Dashboard

    The Bartley Corporation pioneered concrete foundation construction to the Maryland metropolitan area. Orases created a Operations Dashboard that motivates team members and increases overall employee engagement. 
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    Grant Management System

    Grant Management System

    The Challenge Gaining higher efficiency and effectiveness through the cloud AFK has an internal Grant Management System (GMS) system that became outdated, unreliable, and extremely slow for the support staff to use on a...
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    Therrien Waddell

    Therrien Waddell

    For more than three decades, the skilled Therrien Waddell team has not only built exceptional projects but has also built durable industry partnerships—the kind that are forged from shared experiences and tempered 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
    Exelon

    Exelon

    Redefining the mobile experience for hundreds of thousands of utility customers   To learn more, please visit https://www.mindgrub.com/work/exelon
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    PTC Therapeutics

    PTC Therapeutics

    A strategic multisite solution improves engagement with health care professionals, patients and their loved ones   To learn more, please visit https://www.mindgrub.com/work/ptc-therapeutics  
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    Entergy

    Entergy

    Providing utility customers with an engaging, accessible mobile app experience To learn more, please visit https://www.mindgrub.com/work/entergy  
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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
    • 20% Custom Software Development
    • 20% CRM Consulting and SI
    • 20% Other
    Advantage Control

    Advantage Control

    MyTechReports (MTR) is a cloud-based reporting Software as a Service (SaaS) designed for water treatment professionals, owned by Advantage Control.   Water treaters and their customers are able to save lab results...
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    Neilsen

    Neilsen

    Nielsen is a global leader in audience insights, data analytics and shaping the future of media.   We built their marketing attribution software with analytics dashboards for providing the most complete and trusted view...
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    Kiewit Corporation

    Kiewit Corporation

    Kiewit corporation is one of North America’s largest construction and engineering organization. We developed a complex feasibility analysis, management, and estimation app by the name of Incendium.
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    Caribbean Airlines

    Caribbean Airlines

    Caribbean Airlines is a state-owned airline and flag carrier of Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, and Guyana. We embedded a SIP integration in their already-built mobile app to improve customer service and provide a...
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  • 7
    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
    Product demand forecasting service

    Product demand forecasting service

    Retail company was seeking to improve the accuracy of the sales forecasting process for their most popular product lines. Existing demand forecasting software generated unreliable numbers that significantly differed from...
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    Intelligent chatbot for Just...

    Intelligent chatbot for Just...

    Just Answer is an online answer engine that connects visitors to experts in various disciplines. It uses the paid-advice model. The client was seeking an AI solution to route questions to human experts and improve the...
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    Home improvement marketplace and...

    Home improvement marketplace and...

    Boston-based home services marketplace and social network connecting customers and pros through project proposal, bid, escrow payment, and mutual rating. Client's team evaluated the home services technology environment...
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    AI-powered document...

    AI-powered document...

    Project and document management systems (DMS) provider offering software products for construction and real estate industries was looking to streamline manual document entry process for the end users of the client’s DMS...
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  • 8
    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% UX/UI Design
    • 20% Mobile App Development
    • 35% Other
    Website Design for Wildlife...

    Website Design for Wildlife...

    With nearly 120 years of experience, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) wanted to redesign their website to better and more aesthetically communicate their mission to visitors. Viget integrated WCS photography and...
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    Brand Exploration for FiscalNote

    Brand Exploration for FiscalNote

    As a startup, FiscalNote wanted a better way to translate their ideas to the public. Through workshops, Viget was able to distill a brand identity that was trustworthy. Viget also created a mobile application to display...
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    Brand Creation for Optify

    Brand Creation for Optify

    Optify approached Viget to accurately translate the ideas of its founder about leadership development to prospective clients. Viget created a prototype platform that could demonstrate to clients the founder’s vision....
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  • 9
    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
    The World Bank

    The World Bank

    World Bank which is headquartered in Washington,D.C., reached out to Mobomo in 2014 in hopes of creating an app that would allow people to find locations where they can send money to a different country at the touch of a...
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    Bozzuto

    Bozzuto

    Bozzuto reached out and was in the need of tech consulting. Since they manage numerous properties on a high level, property managers are required to produce packages each month that consist of items such as accounting...
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    NASA

    NASA

    In 2013, our team migrated www.NASA.gov —a site with over 250,000+ pages, 1.4 million assets, and 3 TBs of data—from a proprietary data center and content management system (CMS) to Amazon Cloud and Drupal 7 without...
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    USO

    USO

    USO was seeking to design, develop, and deploy a cross-platform mobile application that introduces an additional channel for United States military service members and their families to better engage with USO centers and...
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  • 10
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    Washington, DC

    Technorely Inc. is an IT firm that is made up of developers and IT experts that help by contributing their expertise to their clients’ projects. They specialize in custom software, web, and mobile app development for clients ranging from small businesses to large corporations.

    One of Technorely Inc.’s projects involved working with Fitplan. Technorely Inc. helped improve the app, which resulted in the app becoming 98% bug-free, as well as optimized performance.

    SERVICES
    • 30% Mobile App Development
    • 25% Web Development
    • 15% Custom Software Development
    • 30% Other
    Fitplan

    Fitplan

    Fitplan is the dynamic mobile app with interactive training programs from over 25 of the world’s top trainers and fitness influencers. It has partnered with the ever-growing team of world-class fitness icons, athletes...
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    Tabulate

    Tabulate

    Tabulate is an all-in-one financial software and bookkeeping service designed exclusively for restaurants and bars of all sizes, from food trucks and coffee shops to quick-service franchises and fine dining. Value...
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    Lumeos

    Lumeos

    Lumeos is a decentralized data sharing platform where the access to and the privacy of the user data are fully controlled by the user. Lumeos is built on the EOS blockchain allowing custom permissions. Social data is...
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    Skyglyph

    Skyglyph

    Skyglyph is a company specializing in the development of cloud-based software (Skyglyph) and industrial surveillance solutions that transform drones into concise instruments to deploy in a wide range of business use...
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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
    USAID - Using drama to take the...

    USAID - Using drama to take the...

    One of a series of intranet training videos written and produced by Blue Water for USAID, articulating through comical and memorable industrial theater-like performances the inherent dangers of managing data and the...
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    Better Markets - The crash that’s...

    Better Markets - The crash that’s...

    An award-winning, high-octane, five-minute metaphorical short film, created and produced to highlight the singular message of Better Markets, the DC-based non-profit fighting for financial reform. The message, “When our...
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    American Lung Association - How...

    American Lung Association - How...

    Exploring different treatment options can be stressful for both lung cancer patients and caregivers. The shortage of accurate information adds a further layer of uncertainty. To help find a solution, the American Lung...
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  • 12
    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
    Extra Space Storage's new mobile...

    Extra Space Storage's new mobile...

    Extra Space Storage wanted to create a new, mobile version of their website with the goal to streamline and optimize the unit reservation process. Secondary objectives included reducing calls and site bounce rates. After...
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    Modere's new website & mobile site

    Modere's new website & mobile site

    As part of the rebranding effort, Modere needed a refreshed website and mobile site that reflected their new look and made the shopping experience easy and compelling. SolutionStream implemented a complete overhaul of...
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    Young Living's distributor back...

    Young Living's distributor back...

    Young Living needed a complete overhaul on their ecommerce and distributor tools that made shopping easy and encouraged distributor’s excitement in the business opportunity. Young Living needed a rapid phased design...
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    WGU's degree and course planning...

    WGU's degree and course planning...

    The project was focused on the student experience and the usability of the student profile, but as the project progressed it grew to include rebuilding the backend systems that ran the university, including: A degree and...
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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% Custom Software Development
    • 40% Other
    Custom Modern Web Design

    Custom Modern Web Design

    Contemporary custom web design for a commercial & residential construction firm. 
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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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    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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  • 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% Advertising
    • 10% Branding
    • 60% Other
    How We Built a Social...

    How We Built a Social...

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

    Oxfam Foreign Aid 101

    https://www.fifthtribe.com/portfolio-item/oxfam/
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    Seniors Save Thousands Across the...

    Seniors Save Thousands Across the...

    https://www.fifthtribe.com/portfolio-item/aarptaxaide/
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    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $50,000+
    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
    • 45% Custom Software Development
    • 25% Web Development
    • 10% UX/UI Design
    • 20% Other
    Pfizer Brainstorming

    Pfizer Brainstorming

    Our ultimate goal was to embed a culture of innovation at Pfizer: enabling Pfizer employees to move ideas from Post-it notes to digital, have visibility into other great ideas in the company, and more easily get feedback...
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    AARP

    AARP

    The national non-profit was planning a large-scale software platform project that had yet to get off the ground after a couple years of research and planning. AARP needed to discover the most impactful Minimum Viable...
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    Hobsons Education

    Hobsons Education

    Modus helped Hobsons migrate from a 10 year old infrastructure to a responsive framework, including mobile support. The migration improved security with an update to their PHP backend including security scanning and...
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    Kaplan

    Kaplan

    Modus rapidly delivered an app on new platforms and modeled Agile transformation for Kaplan, helped build next-gen learning tools, led and coached customer experience and design sprints, and implemented personalized...
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