July 2022

Top Software Development Companies in Washington DC

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, Washington DC has some of the best software development agency to hire. Use our list to find and connect with software development agency 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 Software Development Agencies & Firms in DC

  • 1
    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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    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
    • 75% Custom Software Development
    • 15% 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:
    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
    • 75% Custom Software Development
    • 20% CRM Consulting and SI
    • 15% Mobile App Development
    • 10% 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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  • 4
    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
    • 75% Custom Software Development
    • 60% Artificial Intelligence
    • 15% 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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  • 5
    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
    • 75% Custom Software Development
    • 15% Web Design
    • 15% Mobile App Development
    • 20% 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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  • 6
    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
    • 75% Custom Software Development
    • 15% Mobile App 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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  • 7
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    Alexandria, VA

    For 15 years, Softarex has leverage their acute knowledge of software to deliver high-quality projects to clients in over 10 different countries. Their collection of work includes developing custom software, internet of things, and web solutions for small to mid-market businesses.

     

    One of their recent projects was developing health and web mobile assistant software BabyCompy. The interactive algorithms allow users to receive step-by-step instructions for providing aid and navigating other tricky medical situations.

     

    SERVICES
    • 75% Custom Software Development
    • 60% Artificial Intelligence
    • 15% Mobile App Development
    • 10% Other
    THE SMART SPORTS STATISTICS WITH...

    THE SMART SPORTS STATISTICS WITH...

    For agents and trainers, who use a wide range of methodologies and parameters in order to estimate the sportsmen technique and rate their value, we've created a valued assistant — a smart system based on Computer Vision...
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    RESTAURANT INVENTORY MANAGEMENT...

    RESTAURANT INVENTORY MANAGEMENT...

    We have developed a tool for managing restaurant kitchen processes all at once. The app brought visibility and consistency into kitchen workflows: easier events management, food preparation, and made purchasing...
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    FINMATEX, A FINTECH INTELLIGENCE...

    FINMATEX, A FINTECH INTELLIGENCE...

    We've created FINMATEX, a Fintech Intelligence Platform with extensive possibilities for building and managing own-branded mobile apps with a full spectrum of finance-related features from managing banking and investment...
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    SYSTEM FOR REMOTE FOOD MEASUREMENT

    SYSTEM FOR REMOTE FOOD MEASUREMENT

    Softarex Technologies has solved the problem with products' mass measurements for a big fast-food chain.  We've designed a multi-component system that remotely measures the mass of homogeneous products with the help of...
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    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Washington, DC

    They’ve done work for major brands like Change.org as clients, but Niftic Agency is a branding agency that hasn’t lost sight of the fire and hunger for greatness that launched them. This Washington, D.C.-based firm helps organizations around the world focus their brand identity strategy to increase sales and consistently beat their competition.

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

    SERVICES
    • 75% Custom Software Development
    • 60% Branding
    • 10% UX/UI Design
    • 10% Other
    Designing a brand for America’s...

    Designing a brand for America’s...

    With their eyes on greater long-term success, the nonprofit seized the opportunity to evolve its brand, strategy, and digital presence. Alongside Venture for America’s leadership, we executed a comprehensive strategy...
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    Unlocking Talent Acquisition

    Unlocking Talent Acquisition

    Talent acquisition is a critical part of any organization’s path and future success. Veris Insights (Formerly Ivy Research Council) supercharges hiring processes with the most actionable, real-time, and trusted...
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    Private aviation brand refresh

    Private aviation brand refresh

    A brand refresh & digital experience to reflect presidential service and expertise in private aviation Advanced Aviation Team is a D.C.-based leader in private aviation, with roots and expertise in providing (very...
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    FundHero Software Development

    FundHero Software Development

    Niftic designed and built a powerful fundraising application, giving small-to-mid-sized political campaigns and non-profits the tools and guidance they need to grow their donors and help reach their fundraising goals....
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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
    • 75% Custom Software Development
    • 60% Branding
    • 20% Product Design
    • 40% 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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  • 10
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Fairfax, VA

    Mind Studios clients include YogaClub, and they specialize in providing a design-centric approach to mobile app development for their clients. With a focus on emphasizing the most vital elements of brand messaging, Mind Studios was founded on forward-thinking principles in Ukraine.

    When MCFIT needed a complete overhaul of their brand approach, they turned to Mind Studios. The agency provided them with an end-to-end analysis of how they could make their approach more targeted, impactful and successful.

    SERVICES
    • 75% Custom Software Development
    • 15% Mobile App Development
    • 10% IT Strategy Consulting
    • 20% Other
    YogaClub: Yoga Video Training...

    YogaClub: Yoga Video Training...

    MCFit: Blockchain-based...

    MCFit: Blockchain-based...

    Rentorr: Real Estate Platfrom in...

    Rentorr: Real Estate Platfrom in...

    TapToTrip: Handy Offline Route...

    TapToTrip: Handy Offline Route...

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    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
    • 75% Custom Software Development
    • 15% Mobile App Development
    • 15% Web Design
    • 35% 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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  • 12
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $50,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Washington, DC

    LGND uses visualization technology paired with communication strategies to tell digital stories for their clients. They are experts in web design, digital strategy, and branding for clients ranging from small businesses to enterprises, with their branding services focused on brand strategy, brand messaging, and corporate identity.

    As an example of their work, LGND paired with Aireon, an air traffic surveillance company. LGND built a website to showcase their services back in 2015, and since then, LGND has served as an integral part of the company’s marketing and branding.

    SERVICES
    • 75% Custom Software Development
    • 20% Video Production
    • 15% Web Design
    • 40% Other
    NCTA

    NCTA

    NCTA asked LGND to come up with a storytelling concept to highlight the importance of broadband internet in connecting U.S. workers, families, and communities. Drawing on our data strategy, storytelling, and video...
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    Bloomberg 2020

    Bloomberg 2020

    While Mike Bloomberg's campaign for President ended shortly after Super Tuesday, LGND was proud to help the Mike2020 campaign develop fact-based insights in the form of videos, social graphics, and data visualizations...
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    Aireon

    Aireon

    In 2015, Aireon first partnered with LGND to create a website and branding that tells the story of their unique and groundbreaking services. From there, LGND played an integral part in marketing and communicating the...
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    Toyota

    Toyota

    Toyota and other Japanese-branded automakers and suppliers wanted a way to visualize the significant impact of their contributions to the U.S. economy. And, with the help of a robust coalition of companies throughout the...
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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
    • 75% Custom Software Development
    • 60% Branding
    • 15% Web Design
    • 35% 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:
    $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
    • 75% Custom Software Development
    • 15% Enterprise App Modernization
    • 15% Mobile App Development
    • 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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    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $50,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Washington, DC

    With a passion for both strategy and design, HATCH APPS has provided custom software development work for clients like Ashoka. Based in D.C., HATCH APPS brings a long history of success to each project they complete.

    When Arcadia Power was just a new brand looking to make an impact, HATCH APPS crafted the entirety of their experience in this distinct area. The result was a splashy entrance into the market orchestrated by HATCH APPS designers and strategists.

    SERVICES
    • 75% Custom Software Development
    • 30% Application Management & Support
    App Analytics

    App Analytics

    Discover what’s working for your users and for your business with analytics about your content performance, device usage, and user progress. You’ll also be able to analyze new and returning users, as well as user...
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    Multi-app Management

    Multi-app Management

    For enterprises managing multiple apps, your app management dashboard enables you to access each of them with a seamless user experience. Manage details such as where your app is deployed, who has access to the...
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    Multi-platform Deployment

    Multi-platform Deployment

    We build mobile apps without coding for native iOS, android, web, and enable you to maintain them. You want your app to succeed on any device that your users choose to access it from, and so do we.
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    Control your App Content

    Control your App Content

    Make content updates at lightning speed, and without spending additional resources on developer hours. Log in to our web-based platform to make edits, add new visuals or even add new pages to your application.
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