January 2022

Top Software Development Companies in San Francisco

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, San Francisco has some of the best software development agency to hire. Use our list to find and connect with software development agency in The Bay Area. 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 The Bay Area

  • 1
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $50,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    250 - 999
    LOCATION:
    Palo Alto, CA

    Wavery is a software engineering company that boasts an impressive list of clients such as Vodafone, Mozilla, and Toyota. Their team of digital experts specializes in developing blockchain, internet of things, custom software, and mobile app solutions.

     

    Some of their most innovative work was developing a speech recognition tool. Using neural networks and deep learning, the tool has the potential to recognize and work with all languages to interpret and convert sounds into text.

     

    SERVICES
    • 41% Custom Software Development
    • 25% IT Staff Augmentation
    • 14% IoT Development
    • 20% Other
    Client Testimonial by Freeman EMEA

    Client Testimonial by Freeman EMEA

    Tom Vamos, Digital Development Manager, and Adam Jones, Director of Digital Products at Freeman EMEA (London, UK) are sharing their experience of working with a software development team extension at Waverley Software...
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    Watch Our Company Story

    Watch Our Company Story

    We’re a software engineering company headquartered in Silicon Valley (California) with development centers in Eastern Europe and Southeast Asia. We deliver robust, innovative solutions for IoT including social...
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    Client Testimonial by Rich Sadowsky

    Client Testimonial by Rich Sadowsky

    Rich Sadowsky, Head of Engineering at Plannuh Inc. shares his experience of working with Ukrainian software developers at Waverley. "I really like that they’re very assertive, very strong in their areas and they are...
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    R&D SOCIAL NAVIGATION APP FOR...

    R&D SOCIAL NAVIGATION APP FOR...

    In cooperation with cycling activists, NGOs, communities and businesses Waverley initiated the development of a location-based application allowing to track and navigate cycling infrastructures in multiple cities. The...
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  • 2
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $50,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    San Francisco, CA

    Apple and SolarCity count Tivix as one of their go-to web development agencies. In only ten years as a San Francisco-based web development agency, Tivix has compiled an impressive client list by creating standards-based software that transfers easily to their clients’ internal teams.

    Best Egg is one of the leading consumer financial services lenders, with over $4 billion in personal loans transacted. Tivix developed their web application and user experience with a clean, clear and easy-to-use interface that makes securing a loan a less stressful process.

     

    SERVICES
    • 45% Custom Software Development
    • 35% Web Development
    • 10% UX/UI Design
    • 10% Other
    NATO

    NATO

    The International Submarine Escape and Rescue Liaison Office (ISMERLO) is an organization that coordinates submarine search and rescue operations. ISMERLO aims to provide an international liaison service to prevent...
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    Zoetis Centre for Digital...

    Zoetis Centre for Digital...

    Founded in 1952, Zoetis today is the world's largest animal health company, with annual revenue of $4.8 billion and operations in 120 countries worldwide. The global giant is a cutting-edge manufacturer of medicines...
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    Blue Fever

    Blue Fever

    The Blue Fever app is an antidote to toxic social media: a space for self-care and community support. The app allows teens to release stress, safely share feelings, and anonymously relate to each other. Offering a safe...
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    Best Egg

    Best Egg

    Marlette Funding engaged with Tivix to help build a revolutionary new platform for consumer financial services. Branded Best Egg, the platform launched in 2014 and went from launch to $450 million in just ten months...
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  • 3
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    1,000 - 9,999
    LOCATION:
    San Francisco, CA

    iTechArt Group’s stylish and contemporary mobile design is evident in their work for brands like Gain Capital and Stella Service. This custom software development provider is based in New York and features a 1,800+ strong talent pool of designers, developers, and leaders.

    ClassPass is a fitness membership organization that found itself in need of a more powerful, streamlined app. iTechArt Group worked with ClassPass’ online team to develop a feature-rich web solution for both iOS and Android users.

    SERVICES
    • 40% Custom Software Development
    • 20% Mobile App Development
    • 10% AR/VR Development
    • 30% Other
    Web and native mobile solutions...

    Web and native mobile solutions...

    ClassPass is a monthly fitness membership that gives you access to the best boutique fitness studios. Challenge: ClassPass needed to enhance the existing technical solution with new features while improving overall...
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    Web and mobile solutions for a...

    Web and mobile solutions for a...

    Convene provides premium places to work, meet, and host events. Challenge: Convene needed an expert engineering team to automate the venue booking process and develop the company’s proprietary Elevate SaaS tech platform...
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    Corporate travel solution

    Corporate travel solution

    Rocketrip helps businesses reduce travel spend by incentivizing employees to save when they travel for business. Challenge: Ramp up the onsite team with senior-level talent in order to accelerate the development of the...
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    Property management solution

    Property management solution

    BuildingLink helps thousands of buildings worldwide run smoothly and efficiently with state-of-the-art software and hardware that's years ahead of the competition. Challenge: BuildingLink needed a top-talent team to build...
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  • 4
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    San Francisco, CA

    AirDev counts impressive brands among their key clients. So it’s no wonder that this San Francisco-based firm has achieved widespread success in a wide range of industries for their targeted custom software work.

    One example of their web development success comes from a globally recognized brand. AirDev helped them revitalize their materials to stand out in a crowded market and leave a powerful impression on more customers than ever before.

    SERVICES
    • 50% Custom Software Development
    • 40% Web Development
    • 10% Mobile App Development
    Lawclick

    Lawclick

    Tessa Manuello | CEO at Lawclick speaks about the service delivered by Airdev team.
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    Client Case Study: Dividend Finance

    Client Case Study: Dividend Finance

    "AirDev has built a system that's allowed us to scale to hundreds of millions of dollars of loans per year, with tens of thousands of reps. Without them we wouldn't have been able to develop that core product nearly as...
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    Cadence Translate

    Cadence Translate

    Cadence CEO Matt Conger talks about partnering with AirDev to create a Salesforce-connected portal for his thousands of expert linguists to facilitate booking their translation gigs.
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    Project with teach for america

    Project with teach for america

  • 5
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $50,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    1,000 - 9,999
    LOCATION:
    Walnut Creek, CA

    Exadel is an established mobile and software developer with an upstart attitude, serving clients that include Google and Microsoft. Their results-driven approach has attracted scores of Fortune 500 companies and enterprises.

    When Outdoor Pro Link needed a robust, custom e-commerce system for their website, Exadel made it happen. They implemented multiple security features, data aggregation and processing, and inventory reporting for a complete end-to-end solution.

    SERVICES
    • 20% Custom Software Development
    • 20% Mobile App Development
    • 20% Web Development
    • 40% Other
    Custom E-Commerce Solution |...

    Custom E-Commerce Solution |...

    The Exadel Software Development Team created a custom e-commerce system for Outdoor Pro Link that gave them the flexibility and security required for their ecommerce business. The system included numerous security...
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    Custom .NET E-Commerce System |...

    Custom .NET E-Commerce System |...

    Pulling from experience in e-commerce development and creating complex systems, the Exadel Software Development Team was able to build Fanatics a code base with a consistent structure that could flex to meet their rapid...
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    Custom App Development | KelCar

    Custom App Development | KelCar

    Exadel developed mobile apps and a web application to increase the efficiency of the car buying process. Now car salespeople can use their mobile device to scan the customer's information and vehicle information. The...
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    Custom App Development | National...

    Custom App Development | National...

    NCP came to Exadel because of our ability to assist with creating prototypes and proof of concepts. The Exadel Mobile Team worked with NCP to brainstorm the best ideas that fit with their company goals....
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  • 6
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $0+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    250 - 999
    LOCATION:
    San Francisco, CA

    Their clients include major enterprise clients like Mercedes-Benz, but Projekt202 is a software development agency that hasn’t lost its focus on innovation or creativity. This Texas based firm helps organizations around the world focus their strategy for greater success.

    If you want to see how Projekt202 helps brands communicate with their audiences in a unique and crowded space, look no further than their work for Capital One. Projekt202 helped them define a strategy for their audience to improve their reach.

    SERVICES
    • 30% Custom Software Development
    • 20% UX/UI Design
    • 20% Mobile App Development
    • 30% Other
    App Development for Major US...

    App Development for Major US...

    Projekt202 was tasked with transforming an idea to connect with clients into a platform. The client is a home improvement retail company that needed new applications built. Based on the desired consumer experience...
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    Web Design for Major CEO Network

    Web Design for Major CEO Network

    Projekt202 was approached by a global CEO platform for a visual redesign. After redesigning the coding and incorporating a variety of consumer tools, the platform’s usability has satisfied the non-profit. With increased...
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    App Creation for Industry Innovator

    App Creation for Industry Innovator

    A client approached projekt202 to design an app for a flexible driver service with specified drop off and pick up times. Implementing consumer research data, projekt202 incorporated the most successful features. Overall...
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    Project with Capital One

    Project with Capital One

  • 7
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    250 - 999
    LOCATION:
    Sausalito, CA

    Vates is a consultancy and agency that specializes in modern technological solutions such as AI, machine learning, and big data. They are experts in big data consulting, IT strategy consulting, and other IT consulting and SI solutions that are primarily aimed towards mid-market firms.

    As an example of their work, Vates developed customized software for Pinnacle Corporation.

    SERVICES
    • 40% Custom Software Development
    • 10% BI & Big Data Consulting & SI
    • 10% Cloud Consulting & SI
    • 40% Other
    Dedicated Software Teams

    Dedicated Software Teams

    An Autonomous Expert Team that Delivers Technology Solutions and Value. Our expert Dedicated Teams work swiftly in sprints to efficiently attack the backlog while maintaining the flexibility to re-prioritize and adjust to...
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    IT Staff Augmentation

    IT Staff Augmentation

    Vates IT Staffing services provide the speed, professional acumen, and flexibility your team needs to scale quickly and deliver your products on time and always with the best quality. We thrive in finding the Top 10% IT...
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    Testing-as-a-Service

    Testing-as-a-Service

    Our TaaS model enables flexibility for our clients to adjust the service to their needs. We facilitate the preparation of testing environments and build teams of professionals with the specific abilities needed.  
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    Project with oracle

    Project with oracle

  • 8
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    San Francisco, CA

    With more than 530 completed projects, VironIT is an established software development company, offering custom software development services. They provide comprehensive services including the mobile and web app development, business software solutions, software integration, support, and maintenance services.

    For example, they designed and developed the Pluggd, an on-demand staffing platform for the service and event industries. The platform connects employers with staff, matching labor supply and demand based on location, availability, ratings, and preference while facilitating secure payment.

    SERVICES
    • 40% Custom Software Development
    • 20% IT Strategy Consulting
    • 20% Mobile App Development
    • 20% Other
    Frizzy Hair Prediction App

    Frizzy Hair Prediction App

    Project Overview This project is the most advanced and accurate hair weather app, providing personalized hair weather forecasting. You will get daily notifications based on local forecasts to find out hair care tips...
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    Match-Three Puzzle Game

    Match-Three Puzzle Game

    Project Overview This project is a match-three puzzle video game that draws gameplay elements from both Candy Crush Saga and Bejeweled. Players attempt to connect chains of like-colored jellies, moving in any direction to...
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    Online multiplayer board game

    Online multiplayer board game

    Project Overview In this two-player game, the players move their pieces on a board that is marked off in squares, 8 squares wide and 8 squares deep. Some squares have special functionality. For example, a ladder provides...
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    Risk Management Software

    Risk Management Software

    Project overview The project is a web platform for financial risk calculations, where non-technical users can put together the calculation workflows themselves in a visual designer. The platform can be used for any type...
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  • 9
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    250 - 999
    LOCATION:
    San Francisco, CA

    Geeky Ants has provided mobile app development solutions for huge names like Google as well as dozens of enterprise clients around the world. This India 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 Tellius needed a powerful way to supercharge their strategy, they turned to Geeky Ants. Geeky Ants completely revamped their approach to highlight some of their most appealing elements and drive higher engagement and sales.

    SERVICES
    • 40% Mobile App Development
    • 30% Web Development
    • 10% UX/UI Design
    • 20% Other
    Quintype

    Quintype

    Quintype, the future of content management and CMS reached out to us for the development and maintenance of their newest news website. They have established themselves as the premier content management solution provider...
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    Google LLC

    Google LLC

    We are Google's official service providers and are authors of Flutter's official documentation.  
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    Cloud 9 Payment Gateway

    Cloud 9 Payment Gateway

    Cloud 9 is a payment gateway delivering company, which required a payment gateway built for large scale SMEs & enterprises. They reached out to us with the requirement and we delivered. We used Angular to build a...
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    Social app Development for Liviit

    Social app Development for Liviit

    Liviit, a social media app that rolls all features of popular platforms into one, making it the ideal platform for people of all ages to connect on, securely. The founder of Liviit came to us with an idea and a web app...
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  • 10
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $50,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    San Francisco, CA

    Their clients include major enterprise clients like Welltok, but Koombea is a custom software development agency that hasn’t lost its focus on innovation or creativity. This Miami-based firm helps organizations around the world focus their strategy for greater success.

    If you want to see how Koombea helps brands communicate with their audiences in a unique and crowded space, look no further than their work for WellMatch. Koombea helped them define a strategy for their audience to improve their reach.

    SERVICES
    • 50% Mobile App Development
    • 20% Custom Software Development
    • 20% Web Development
    • 10% Other
    PAYIX: Koombea Enables FinTech...

    PAYIX: Koombea Enables FinTech...

    Payix is a leading company in the FinTech industry. They provide a tech solution to connect both lenders and auto dealers in the US. Payix had a big issue with their tech when they came to Koombea. Creating new...
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    LINCSPRING: Transforming...

    LINCSPRING: Transforming...

    LincSpring is a custom web-based, multi-user platform that enables educational institutions to experience professional growth. LINC (Learning Innovation Catalyst) supports schools and teachers in the process of achieving...
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    ACT Academy (formed OpenEd):...

    ACT Academy (formed OpenEd):...

    ACT Academy is an aggregate library of resources used by millions of students, teachers and parents in the K-12 world. The platform uses machine learning to create personalized educational assets for users in 112...
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    Luna Care: Redefining Modern Care

    Luna Care: Redefining Modern Care

    Luna soon discovered a growing trend in home therapy and decided to act on the opportunity of making this experience better through technology. Luna's app allows patients and therapists to find each other, schedule...
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  • 11
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    250 - 999
    LOCATION:
    Los Altos, CA

    Menlo Technologies boasts an impressive list of completed projects for over 200 clients, including names like Apple, Linkedin, and Dell. They specialize in custom software projects that involve elements like big data, cloud technology, and CRM solutions.

    When Equilar needed resources for a DevOps and QA initiative, Menlo began working on one product. Due to their success, the team now provides over 30 team members for multiple development projects. They leverage their years of aggregated experience to optimize performance, decrease bugs, and improve workflow efficiency for their partner.

    SERVICES
    • 40% Custom Software Development
    • 40% Web Development
    • 10% Enterprise App Modernization
    • 10% Other
    Menlo AI Hackathon

    Menlo AI Hackathon

    Check out our take away from our Hack-AI-thon! https://www.menlo-technologies.com/https-www-menlo-technologies-com-ai-hackathon/ Get to know how our incredibly talented developers solved some of the pressing business...
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    Sandos Hotels & Resorts

    Sandos Hotels & Resorts

    Application : Loyalty System   Menlo worked with key Sandos executives to re-design the customer loyalty system by creating a new production loyalty application and developing key integrations with their other systems...
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    Map & Dashcam Application

    Map & Dashcam Application

    Application : NavVid Menlo helped realize Navvid’svision of an iPhone app that allows for dashcam and turn by turn directions in one app. The primary use case is for truck fleets. On the backend, the applications is...
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    Cloud Spend Management Solution

    Cloud Spend Management Solution

    Application : PLAYA   PLAYA is designed to address a customer’s need to track their spend over time on Microsoft Azure Cloud Services. With Playa a user can tag various services and set custom alert thresholds so that...
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  • 12
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    San Francisco, CA

    What do FirstDerm and Upwork have in common? They’ve both turned to JETBRIDGE for custom software development expertise. This San Francisco-based agency has already made major waves with work for enterprise clients and startups alike.

    When RingCentral launched a platform targeting their unique users, JETBRIDGE 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
    • 50% Custom Software Development
    • 50% Mobile App Development
    Inixy

    Inixy

    Application both for iOS and Android for couriers who work on the Inixy platform and deliver goods to users from different online stores in Norway.
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    SnapShip

    SnapShip

    From the seller’s dashboard all the way down to the WMS, SnapShip platform is built and managed team to give client’s unparalleled control over their fulfillment. Platform was available both for users outside the...
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    ERES

    ERES

    Eres evaluates education completed outside the U.S. and identify the equivalency to education in the United States.
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    Business Rocket

    Business Rocket

    BusinessRocket.Net was formed when Entrepreneurs, Attorneys, CPAs, Consultants and Business Managers came together to create a cost-effective and efficient business entity formation solution for start-ups.
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  • 13
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    Orinda, CA

    Daxima has provided web and custom software development solutions for huge names like T-Mobile as well as dozens of enterprise clients around the world. This California 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 Savi Technology needed a powerful way to supercharge their webpage, they turned to Daxima. Daxima completely revamped their approach to highlight some of their most appealing elements and drive higher engagement and sales.

    SERVICES
    • 45% Web Development
    • 30% Custom Software Development
    • 25% Mobile App Development
    MWD Cloud File Management

    MWD Cloud File Management

    MyWorkDrive is a cloud file management that enables client to give access securely to users from any device (web, mobile, desktop). 
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    Immigration Case Management...

    Immigration Case Management...

    Daxima designed and developed a complete immigration case management system. The system is designed to handle the entire process from initiation to data collection and document generation. The system has sucessfully been...
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    Shmib

    Shmib

    Shmib is a communication platform that enables business owners to communicate with their clients and resolve issues before they become public. For more information See the Shmib Case Study
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    MyworkDrive Enterprise Cloud...

    MyworkDrive Enterprise Cloud...

    Myworkdrive enbles enterprises to securely cloudify their files without the need for VPN. Review the case study Myworkdrive Case Study
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  • 14
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    1,000 - 9,999
    LOCATION:
    Menlo Park, CA

    Recognizable brands worldwide have employed TRANTOR INC. to bring their big data consulting needs to the next level. Based in California, TRANTOR INC. was founded with a focus on helping brands evolve into their best, most user-friendly selves.

    When their client needed a more impactful and effective strategy for reaching goals nationwide, TRANTOR INC. provided them with focused service that continues to this day. Their strategy involved refining their client’s distinct voice as well as their visual profile to become more effective in a crowded digital space.

    SERVICES
    • 20% Custom Software Development
    • 20% BI & Big Data Consulting & SI
    • 20% Web Development
    • 40% Other
    Our Clients

    Our Clients

    Our Clients

    Our Clients

  • 15
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    Oakland, CA

    With an impressively robust client list that includes names like Row Forge, Shift3 Technologies empowers brands with custom software. Founded on design-first principles, this Fresno-based firm offers an emphasis on helping brands drive change.

    One example of Shift3 Technologies’s experience is their work for Dancers Unified, one of the world’s respected brands. Shift3 Technologies 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
    • 30% Mobile App Development
    • 30% Web Development
    • 20% Custom Software Development
    • 20% Other
    Listing Alert Mobile App

    Listing Alert Mobile App

    Listing Alert is a mobile app designed to give real estate brokers and agents advanced, exclusive access to property listings before they appear on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). Bitwise Technology Consulting worked...
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    Row Forge Mobile App

    Row Forge Mobile App

    Row Forge, an app to provide athletes at every level personalized training programs. This mobile app demonstrates how technology can scale a single personal trainer into a mobile workout platform with the potential to...
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    Pearson Realty Mobile App and...

    Pearson Realty Mobile App and...

    Pearson already had a wealth of data available to their staff but felt they could improve the interface where employees accessed it. An internal portal graphically displaying property details and trends would offer...
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    Save Mart Center Website

    Save Mart Center Website

    Save Mart Center requested that Bitwise Technology Consulting redesign, build and implement a new custom website. We built the website using mobile responsive framework for automatic viewing, to allow for scaling the user...
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