June 2022

Top Software Development Companies in Portugal

There are four main software development methodologies, and understanding which approaches a software company uses should be part of your hiring process. The methodologies include agile, waterfall, DevOps, and rapid application. Each methodology has pros and cons and can affect the timeline and cost of software development. As you begin conversations to hire a software development company, look at portfolios, talk to former clients, read reviews, and learn as much as possible about the development languages and methodologies the software company is most familiar with. Matching your project needs, timeline, and budget to a development firm's approach to software projects is important for finding the right dev partner.

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

List of the Best Software Development Agencies & Firms in Portugal

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

    Diverse clients in the financial services, IT, and business services industries such as Apiax, Audio Test Kitchen, and Teezler engage Altar.io for custom software development, BI and big data consulting, and AI solutions. The award-winning company specializes in product and software development services, specializing in end-to-end solutions for small and midmarket-sized businesses.

    Altar.io developed a platform from scratch based in the Cloud to streamline and increase the precision of the mortgage process for real estate developers. They implemented an infrastructure to support a significant data lake. They built features to match borrowers with assets as well as adjust prices and loan to value for specific deals.

    SERVICES
    • 70% Custom Software Development
    • 10% Artificial Intelligence
    • 10% BI & Big Data Consulting & SI
    • 10% Other
    Real Estate Intelligence Cloud

    Real Estate Intelligence Cloud

    REIC (Real Estate Intelligence Cloud), developed in collaboration with AlixPartners, aims to assess the fair forward-looking value of real estate developments and the fair credit value of real estate developers - and to...
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    Fave

    Fave

    Fave is a fandom-centric community with highly engaging content where fans can create deeper and lasting connections. The vision to keep a healthy community is centered on rewarding positive and meaningful engagement with...
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    Quartal Financial Solutions

    Quartal Financial Solutions

    Quartal Financial Solutions is a market-leading provider of award-winning fee and commission management, revenue, and expense lifecycle management software for the financial and insurance industry. Altar.io helped...
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    Ovvio

    Ovvio

    Ovvio is A peer-to-peer organic marketplace that allows real-time relevant knowledge and wisdom sharing. In Ovvio whenever someone has a question they will have an on-demand expert ready to reply. Real-time, with no...
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  • 2
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    Lisboa, Portugal

    Imaginary Cloud has provided web development and UX solutions for huge names like Sage as well as dozens of enterprise clients around the world. This UK based agency was founded on a will to be great and has already made major waves with work for enterprise clients and startups alike.

    When Ernst & Young needed a powerful way to supercharge their strategy, they turned to Imaginary Cloud. Imaginary Cloud completely revamped their approach to highlight some of their most appealing elements and drive higher engagement and sales.

    SERVICES
    • 70% Custom Software Development
    • 30% Web Design
    • 30% Web Development
    • 10% Other
    Travel WiFi

    Travel WiFi

    There were two main challenges with TEP: differentiate it from the competition and make the website’s imagery reflect what was the company’s offer. The experience had to match users’ expectations, avoiding the risks...
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    Flux Plan

    Flux Plan

    Our client approached us to create an accounting and task management software. The goal was to design a desktop app that could be sold and users getting more organised in their daily tasks. We applied our Product Design...
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    CheckHApp

    CheckHApp

    CheckHApp is a consultancy company in the food sector that helps its clients complying with safety and hygiene regulations. The client approached us to create a new iPad app for restaurants. The goal was to allow its...
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    NotaryCam

    NotaryCam

    NotaryCam allows to skip all the bureaucracy and get your notary needs easily out of the way. Upload a document, connect through your webcam and electronically sign the document.  Although it had the promise of...
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  • 3
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    Lisboa, Portugal

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

    One example of STUDIO GRAPHENE’s experience is their work for Sign Studio, one of the world’s respected brands. STUDIO GRAPHENE 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
    • 70% Custom Software Development
    • 30% Mobile App Development
    • 15% Blockchain
    • 10% Other
    Canopy

    Canopy

    Canopy, the multi-award-winning FinTech platform for renters, approached Studio Graphene to help design and build its mobile app and web platform. Canopy's goal was to offer more features and functionality to their user...
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    Mintago

    Mintago

    Mintago is a responsible end-to-end financial wellbeing solution for employers designed to empower and help employees increase their savings and financial resilience so they can live a life free from financial stress...
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    GoLearn

    GoLearn

    GoLearn is a unique online teaching and learning solution developed by teachers and technology experts to address the key challenges facing the world of education.  Studio Graphene was appointed by GoLearn to help design...
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    Agio

    Agio

    The Agio App is the easiest way to find the best exchange rates near you. Save time, effort and money with just a few taps on your phone.   Using GPS, the app identifies your location and allows you to compare exchange...
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  • 4
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Braga, Portugal

    Codepoint is a digital product agency based in Portugal and was founded in 2021. They have more than 10 employees that offer UI/UX Design, web app development, mobile app development, project management, and API development services to entrepreneurs and businesses.

    AAU Minho hired Codepoint to create a mobile app for their school which is expected to introduce the new client's project. Exhibiting unmatched development skills, Codepoint has successfully created a seamless mobile app, and as a result, the platform's download volume has increased dramatically. The team has come prepared to deliver a result-driven solution and their accessibility has been impressive throughout the workflow.

    SERVICES
    • 70% Custom Software Development
    • 30% Web Development
    • 30% Mobile App Development
    • 20% Other
    Rethinking event planning

    Rethinking event planning

    Client Solar da Levada and Quinta Lago dos Cisnes are probably the most iconic event venues in the North of Portugal, they praise themselves for a very complete service. From mesmerizing locations, great food and drinks...
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    Promoting interaction through...

    Promoting interaction through...

    Client AAUMinho is an academic association of the University of Minho that addresses the students’ needs, being the representative structure and community of all students of the college. They organize annually START...
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    Mental Health for youth

    Mental Health for youth

    Clients SMS - Successo, Mente e Saúde is an intervention project based on the Cognitive-Behavioral Model created to help schoolchildren (from 7º to 9º grade) better understand and deal with mental health issues. The...
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    Steppint into the future with a...

    Steppint into the future with a...

    Client  CIN is a Portuguese paint and coatings company and marks its position in the list of the fifty largest companies in the world. The brand aims to provide continuous improvement and innovation through its products...
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  • 5
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Lisboa, Portugal

    Custom software has become one of the most essential needs for modern brands of all types, and Cloudoki has become one of the most trusted providers of Custom software in the world for brands who need it done right. Based in Porgutal, Cloudoki helps brands improve the customization of their existing platforms when nothing short of success will do.

    Teamleader needed to improve their ability to reach business objectives specific to their company. So they turned to Cloudoki, who leveraged their years of expertise to deliver Custom software that led to measurable results almost immediately, resulting in not only excellent client feedback but repeat work.

    SERVICES
    • 70% Custom Software Development
    • 15% Enterprise App Modernization
    • 15% IT Strategy Consulting
    • 10% Other
    BNP Open Banking Portal

    BNP Open Banking Portal

    We have built a PSD2 compliant Developer Portal for BNP Paribas Fortis. The Open Banking Portal includes custom made features such as Sandbox, Test data, Console, API products, etc. Cloudoki was responsible for...
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    MobieTrain

    MobieTrain

    MobieTrain is designed to solve the needs of modern workplaces, including high staff turnover, increased competition and a mobile workforce. Through MobieTrain, learning is fun again with advanced micro-learning...
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    PRACE - Resource management &...

    PRACE - Resource management &...

    PRACE (Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe) offers world class computing and data management resources and services through a peer review process. To support this, Cloudoki developed a custom made tool allowing...
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    Visualtalk

    Visualtalk

    VisualTalk is a one-on-one professional video consultation platform, that requires virtually no installation. User management, scheduling, auto-logging, notifications and browser fall-backs, it has it all. VisualTalk API...
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  • 6
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Porto, Portugal

    With an impressively robust client list that includes names like Medicapilar, escolhadigital empowers brands with e-commerce development. Founded on design-first principles, this Portugal-based firm offers an emphasis on helping brands drive change.

    One example of escolhadigital’s experience is their work for Tonup Garage, one of the world’s respected brands. escolhadigital 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
    • 70% Custom Software Development
    • 30% Mobile App Development
    • 30% Web Design
    • 50% Other
    Party Tiles

    Party Tiles

    Web design and development. Party Tiles is a true first to market app built for interactive activities and creating memories for any occasion.
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    Em Equipa

    Em Equipa

    Ui/ux design and APP development. Em Equipa is an app to help Nurses organize their work. Here you can monitorize the progress of each team, share documents, and keep the patients’ info all in one place.
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    Le Beard

    Le Beard

    Ui/ux design, e-commerce and APP development. Sholace is a shoe brand that prides itself on using the finest selected leathers, exclusive fabrics and other materials. Since the company doesn’t sell directly to the...
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    Earbox Wear

    Earbox Wear

    Webdesign and development. Pinvestoo is a property and investments company that provides a large variety of serviçes. As a very family oriented company it was important that the website showed the fun and joyfull side of...
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  • 7
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Porto, Portugal

    Virtusai is a technology company dedicated to delivering turnkey projects that solve their clients toughest problems. Their talented team of engineers specializes in developing everything from mobile apps and websites to internet of things technology and custom software.

     

    A recent example of their work was developing a product to allow users to monitor their cryptocurrency values. The mobile app with an easy to navigate interface brought all their products front and center so users could make simple calls on how to manage their portfolios.

    SERVICES
    • 70% Custom Software Development
    • 30% Web Development
    • 30% Mobile App Development
    • 35% Other
    Virtus | Cryptocurrency Portfolio

    Virtus | Cryptocurrency Portfolio

    Virtus is the most elegant tool to monitor your cryptocurrency portfolio. Keep track of your Bitcoin, Ethereum or any other alt coin regardless its exchange. https://virtus.io
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    Virtus Sense

    Virtus Sense

    Virtus.Sense is a full-stack IoT platform that abstracts all the complexity and provides you versatile smart sensors, a highly scalable and secure cloud platform and an easy to use mobile and web interface. It is a...
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    Frutrace

    Frutrace

    A web platform targeting the food industry that requires a complete and transparent traceability from raw material to final product. Virtus.trace integrates data from different sources (ERPs, sensors, automation) and...
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  • 8
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Cascais, Portugal

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

    One Product Crafters client is a globally recognized leader in their sector, and Product Crafters 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
    • 70% Custom Software Development
    • 30% Mobile App Development
    • 30% Web Development
    • 10% Other
    BeautyAdvisor

    BeautyAdvisor

    BA is a platform created for beauty lovers. It is a new way to discover inspiring looks, find experts, get advice, find the lowest price on beauty products and shop.              Time                   ...
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    HealthCare MedicAid

    HealthCare MedicAid

    Senior Planning Services in LTC Consultancy is a leading Medicaid application company in the healthcare industry.  The Medicaid app helps field consultants to interview applicants, get and arrange necessary information...
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    App to help find job for care...

    App to help find job for care...

    PflegeHub is a one-stop-shop for a new jobs in the care workers industry. It connects nurses and caretakers with jobs available. Companies see anonymous applicant profiles and can make offers for interviews. Candidates...
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    Raisal - Commercial Mortgage...

    Raisal - Commercial Mortgage...

    Raisal - is an online commercial mortgage marketplace that connects borrowers to a vast network of lenders to secure commercial real estate loans. In July 2017 Fernando & Scott contacted us. They already had an MVP...
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  • 9
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Porto, Portugal

    As an award-winning consultancy, Skim Technologies offers machine learning, data science, and NLP solutions from their office in London. They also specialize in AI software, big data consulting, and custom software development for enterprise-level and mid-market firms.

    One of Skim Technologies’ projects involved working with PCCW. Skim Technologies created an AI roadmap that helped navigate the team into using AI solutions themselves.

    SERVICES
    • 70% Custom Software Development
    • 10% Artificial Intelligence
    • 10% BI & Big Data Consulting & SI
    AI project with Smith and Nephew

    AI project with Smith and Nephew

    Surgery image data is very complex since the image has motion and a lot of granular detail that needs detecting. Deeper Insights worked alongside Smith and Nephew to develop custom Computer Vision algorithms using NN's -...
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    AI project with Microsoft

    AI project with Microsoft

    Deeper Insights worked together with Microsoft engineering teams to build a prototype chatbot that served to demonstrate capabilities of media monitoring within a chat environment. Deeper Insights combined our bespoke AI...
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    AI Project with Deloitte

    AI Project with Deloitte

    Deloitte's partners and account managers found they were struggling to keep up with news from sales support teams and wanted to be able to react quickly to market changes. Deeper Insights built a prototype Automated...
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    AI Project with Breast Cancer Now

    AI Project with Breast Cancer Now

    Breast Cancer Now wanted to reduce the time it took for content teams to search for and create Breast Cancer content for their wellbeing app as well as solve the information overload for its users. Deeper Insights...
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  • 10
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $0+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Lisboa, Portugal

    What do Blizzar Entertainment and Dior have in common? They’ve both turned to Enyosolutions for custom software development expertise. This Portugal-based agency has already made major waves with work for enterprise clients and startups alike.

    When Mitsubishi launched a platform targeting their unique users, Enyosolutions analyzed the entirety of their approach to 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
    • 70% Custom Software Development
    • 30% Mobile App Development
    • 30% Web Development
    • 20% Other
    Dior

    Dior

    For the launch of a new product offered by Dior, we created an application accessible to customers directly in stores. The application makes a direct link between customers and the production lines of personalized items...
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    Blizzard Entertainment- Heroes of...

    Blizzard Entertainment- Heroes of...

    We made the website that Blizzard Entertainment used to launch their new game: Heroes of the Storm. They asked for a clean, bug-free and on-line site in time for their international marketing. The site is provided with...
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    Mitsubishi

    Mitsubishi

    For a commercial operation, we created a fun mobile app in ReactNative. Mitsubishi customers can now scan their brand purchases and try to win gifts (and even a car!).
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    Alveus

    Alveus

    We provided Alveus with a website and a back office for innovative school support solutions. Alveus follows students and their parents very closely and the tools we created allows them to focus on educating our young...
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  • 11
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    Matosinhos, Portugal

    SSA Group has provided custom software development solutions for huge names like EventOPlanner as well as dozens of enterprise clients around the world. This Ukraine-based agency was founded on a will to be great and has already made major waves with work for enterprise clients and startups alike.

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

    SERVICES
    • 70% Custom Software Development
    • 30% Mobile App Development
    • 20% E-Commerce Development
    • 15% Other
    Q-KISS - Platform automating the...

    Q-KISS - Platform automating the...

    Q-KISS allows HoReCa and food businesses to automate inspection and control of the hygiene process according to HACCP standards, improving the levels of food safety and sanitation. The solution combines the administrative...
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    Logistics automation software for...

    Logistics automation software for...

    The logistics solution built by SSA Group team is a unique system that includes web, tablet and mobile applications covering the full cycle of fuel delivery, from the vendor’s fuel farm to the client’s gas stations...
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    VisBook - Property management...

    VisBook - Property management...

    VisBook’s PMS allows HoReCa businesses to administrate all daily operations, from booking to check-out and beyond. Its core functionalities include front-desk operations, booking and check-in, restaurant management...
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    AI-driven Leadership Tool

    AI-driven Leadership Tool

    Using the AI algorithm, the platform collects data from various corporate management systems, analyses the performance of a company’s workforce and makes recommendations to improve employee and department productivity...
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  • 12
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    Lisboa, Portugal

    This established web design company counts major brands like Monero among their clients. Based in Ukraine, Unit Space brings a bright and impactful approach to each unique enterprise project they take on.

    Corum Group creates products for clients around the world. They turned to Unit Space for a focused strategy that would highlight their unique brand voice and audience. Unit Space delivered with highly modern and striking approach focused on making an impact.

    SERVICES
    • 70% Custom Software Development
    • 30% Web Design
    • 30% Web Development
    • 75% Other
    Betcoin

    Betcoin

    Betcoin is a project for betting on the rates of cryptocurrency pairs, which been developed by our team from scratch. In this project, the UX/UI part has been done on the highest level. Very high attitude to each detail...
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    Cryptex

    Cryptex

    Cryptex is new desktop & mobile app that gives you fast transactions, low fees, and personalized price alerts for the assets you care about — wherever you are.
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    C'M'C

    C'M'C

    When Easy actions replace hard work. With C'M'C you can not only reach out or send money to your family, friends or business partners, you also can increase your income. When inviting a new users you're getting a lifetime...
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    NIORD

    NIORD

    NIORD is the first AI solution for sales department using the smart parsing system and working in almost any domain. NIORD providing a variety of services and analytics. All your sales under a single roof, accessible...
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  • 13
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    Leiria, Portugal

    NextAge Agile Development is a development company based in Brazil and was founded in 2007. They have more than 50 employees that specialize in custom software development, web development, and mobile app development for small to mid-sized businesses mainly focusing on education, energy & natural resources, and financial services industries.

    NTI Soluções hired NextAge Agile Development for custom software development services for their consumer products company. The team helped the client build software for the end client's agribusiness system. The end client's operating cost was reduced and their productivity has increased by 60%, thanks to NextAge Agile Development and the client was happy with the end result, meeting their end client's expectations.

    SERVICES
    • 70% Custom Software Development
    • 30% Mobile App Development
    • 30% Web Development
    Custom Software Development

    Custom Software Development

    Development partnership with the Canadian company iFathom. We work on the Software Factory model with teams managed together with iFathom's own teams, in the development of several projects (softwares and apps)  with...
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    Agile Squad

    Agile Squad

    Partnership signed with the Irish company Nsilico. We work on the Squad model, collecting requirements, developing new projects and also improving systems already offered by Nsilico to its Clients (Scientists...
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    Custom Software and App Development

    Custom Software and App Development

    Application developed to support industry 4.0
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    Custom Software Development

    Custom Software Development

    We have developed several systems for process management, among them, we highlight the SISMED software, which helped the company to control a complex equipment resale system for Petrobras. This system helped manage the...
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