July 2022

Top App Developers in the United Kingdom

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, the United Kingdom has some of the best mobile apps company to hire. Use our list to find and connect with mobile apps company in the UK. 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 the UK

  • 1
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $75,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    London, United Kingdom

    Where do companies turn when their current mobile app development isn’t making the grade and they need a fast course-correction? Brands like Toyota turn to Hedgehog Lab, a London-based agency that delivers mobile app development to organizations and companies that need results.

    AkzoNobel is a paint and performance coating company that needed to create a mobile app with e-commerce capabilities. They employed Hedgehog Lab, who were quickly able to analyze their existing mobile app, then develop and execute a more effective approach that led to a measurable increase in KPIs.

    SERVICES
    • 60% Mobile App Development
    • 40% Web Development
    Santander - Fueling FinTech...

    Santander - Fueling FinTech...

    The global banking group, Santander, recognised the banking industry is about to change rapidly, with the growth of FinTech digital technologies that are set to disrupt the industry. With this in mind, Santander's...
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    Royal Pharmaceutical BNF App

    Royal Pharmaceutical BNF App

    The Royal Pharmaceutical Society supports the pharmacy profession in England, Scotland and Wales and since 1949 they have published the British National Formulary (BNF), a reference book that provides guidance on...
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    LaserShip - elli 2.0 app

    LaserShip - elli 2.0 app

    LaserShip is one of the largest eCommerce carriers in the US, providing same-day delivery services in the Midwest and Eastern US. We partnered with LaserShip to help make their last-mile delivery services even more...
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    Standard Life Aberdeen Choices app

    Standard Life Aberdeen Choices app

    With the financial services sector undergoing massive digital disruption, Standard Life Aberdeen approached us to help them develop a new savings and wealth management app for iOS and Android. The Choices App leverages...
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  • 2
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $50,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Bournemouth, United Kingdom

    3 Sided Cube won App Agency of the Year at the 2018 UK App Awards and Most Innovative App Developer at the UK Agency Awards. Their team of 30+ designers and developers has served clients in over 90 countries across the world.

    The American Red Cross has long-struggled to make donating blood an appealing way to make a difference. 3 Sided Cube created a mobile app that transformed blood donation. The app allows donors to track where their blood is being used to save lives.

    SERVICES
    • 60% Mobile App Development
    • 20% UX/UI Design
    UNESCO

    UNESCO

    A PLATFORM TO HELP US GET THE SCIENCE WE NEED FOR THE OCEAN WE WANT   The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) approached 3 Sided Cube with the goal to bring people together, to...
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    UNHCR - Connecting Worlds

    UNHCR - Connecting Worlds

    3 Sided Cube were approached by UNHCR (The UN Refugee Agency) as they wanted to develop new innovative technology solutions that improved the wellbeing of refugees and encouraged more private-sector donations. UNHCR...
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    Earth HQ

    Earth HQ

    The Global Commons Alliance reached out to 3 Sided Cube as they wanted to create a dashboard to showcase the planetary emergency at COP26 and communicate with the population using near real time data.
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    Uplevyl App

    Uplevyl App

    3 Sided Cube were approached by Uplevyl to build a digital platform to level the playing field for young women students, and professional women. young women students, and professional women.
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  • 3
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $100,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    Salford, United Kingdom

    Apadmi uses their knowledge of mobile trends to help clients including Lexus, BBC, and Range Rover reach their audiences in entirely new ways. They’re a mobile technology company that works with clients of all sizes to deliver mobile solutions to their customers.

    One example of Apadmi’s work includes a floor-to-ceiling design of The Guardian newspaper’s Android and Kindle Fire app. Highly visual and different from other traditional digital newspapers’ apps, The Guardian sets the benchmark for powerful mobile news applications.

    SERVICES
    • 60% Mobile App Development
    • 40% Web Development
    • 15% Custom Software Development
    • 5% Other
    My First Five Years

    My First Five Years

    Helping parents to marvel in the moments, not just the milestones. My First Five Years is on a mission to change the face of parenting. The start-up business collaborated with Apadmi to create a platform capable of...
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    Domino's App

    Domino's App

    Domino’s and Apadmi deliver increased sales and happy customers with updated app. Apadmi was selected by Domino's UK & Ireland to support the food retailer in updating its existing app to deliver a more personalised...
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    The Co-op App

    The Co-op App

    Giving members a personalised shopping experience and £15 million donated to charity. Making a difference in millions. We collaborated with one of the UK's biggest retailers to deliver a mobile account management system...
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    The Charles Stanley App

    The Charles Stanley App

    Partnering with a new generation of traders with enhanced app performance and new components for mobile customers.  Charles Stanley has been leading the personal investment and finance market since 1792, and had no plans...
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  • 4
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $50,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    York, United Kingdom

    This established mobile app development company counts major brands like Uber among their clients. Based in the United Kingdom, Netsells brings a bright and impactful approach to each unique enterprise project they take on.

    Jaguar Landrover creates automobile products for clients around the world. They turned to Netsells for a focused mobile app that would highlight their unique brand voice and audience. Netsells delivered with highly modern and striking approach focused on making an impact.

    SERVICES
    • 60% Mobile App Development
    • 40% Web Development
    • 20% UX/UI Design
    • 10% Other
    YourParkingSpace Mobile App...

    YourParkingSpace Mobile App...

    After experiencing substantial growth, YourParkingSpace wanted to ensure that they had the infrastructure required to service a rapidly growing user base of landlords and tenants across multiple endpoints, devices and...
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    Mobile platform for managing...

    Mobile platform for managing...

    Wombat is a new investment product with a focus on financial education and ease of use for inexperienced investors. They offer a holistic service in which they help educate and motivate customers to create...
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    App Development for a...

    App Development for a...

    After successfully designing, building, and publishing an iOS app that was gaining traction in the market, Jigsaw approached Netsells to expand its offering through the creation of a version compatible with Andriod...
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    Digital Transformation & App...

    Digital Transformation & App...

    As Britain’s best baker, Warburtons are meticulous about their production standards and quality. Every aspect of their output, from packaging print quality to crust texture and density, is monitored, recorded, reported...
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  • 5
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $75,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    London, United Kingdom

    Mastering mobile app development is an essential need in today’s market. That’s why brands everywhere have turned to the London-based The Distance App Developers for mobile design expertise that leads to real results. When a brand needs to reach mobile users more effectively with an agency they can depend on, they turn to The Distance App Developers.

    When one The Distance App Developers client found themselves lacking an effective mobile application, they came to The Distance App Developers to help them identify the most important features in a mobile app and execute them to perfection. The Distance App Developers delivered mobile design results that allowed their client to increase business on-schedule and within their budget.

    SERVICES
    • 60% Mobile App Development
    Tramble

    Tramble

    Developed by The Distance App Developers, the Tramble app allows users to explore new parts of London through an innovative and gamified clue-based walking application. It went on to be featured in GQ and enjoy a high...
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    Bentley Motors

    Bentley Motors

    Bently wanted to allow their users to immerse themselves in the brand while experiencing the full range of cars and options currently available. They enlisted The Distance App Developers to design an inetractive...
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    AstraZeneca

    AstraZeneca

    AstraZeneca came to The Distance App Developers when they wanted to develop a better financial reporting app. The Distance App Developers delivered a mobile application that provides reporting, analysis, and...
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    Close Call

    Close Call

    Virgin Trains had a rough original vision, but they turned to The Distance App Developers to create an effective real-time system for operational staff to capture risks and incidents as they encounter them. They improved...
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  • 6
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $50,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    Reigate, United Kingdom

    This established mobile app development company counts major brands like SwonSong among their clients. Based in UK, Sonin brings a bright and impactful approach to each unique enterprise project they take on.

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

    SERVICES
    • 60% Mobile App Development
    • 20% UX/UI Design
    OpenAir Med: Healthcare App

    OpenAir Med: Healthcare App

    Providing patients with instant feedback on the health of their lungs. Helping the 10,000 people diagnosed with a respiratory illness each week to live their lives uninhibited.  
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    Watco: B2B E-Commerce Platform

    Watco: B2B E-Commerce Platform

    Creating a direct channel between customers and Watco’s expert technical team, helping every single customer find the right product for their needs and feel confident throughout the installation period.
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    Belle Hutt: Fitness App

    Belle Hutt: Fitness App

    Helping every member of Belle's fast-growing community to find the perfect workout for their goals, preferred style, and mood.
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    Buddyng: Travel App

    Buddyng: Travel App

    Connecting like-minded students and aspiring adventurers through truly unforgettable travel experiences. Inspiring a modern era of exploration through a travel-based social media platform.
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  • 7
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Shoreham, United Kingdom

    Brightec is an award-winning development agency working with clients like Range Rover, Rouche, and The Marine Conservation Society. Their main service lines are mobile app development and user experience design.

     

    Working with nonprofit King's Education, the Bightec team created an app to help them showcase the best education options. The app helped the organization fulfill their mission of nurturing and developing young people by bringing their service to smartphones and tablets everywhere.

     

    SERVICES
    • 60% Mobile App Development
    • 20% UX/UI Design
    Virgin Red Loyalty App

    Virgin Red Loyalty App

    Virgin Red approached us to help build out their new loyalty platform and help them to come up with exciting new ways to reward existing members and attract new members too. They wanted to launch a new train ticketing...
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    Waterstones E-commerce App...

    Waterstones E-commerce App...

    We helped one of the UK’s largest and best-loved book retailers stay relevant and profitable by enabling online shopping via their iOS and Android apps.
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    KitchenCraft retail supply chain...

    KitchenCraft retail supply chain...

    KitchenCraft has over 5,500 customers and UK retail partners including Selfridges, Waitrose and Amazon. With so many outlets stocking its products, the team wanted to build an app that could be used on any device to help...
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    Dashboard App Development for...

    Dashboard App Development for...

    Willis Towers Watson is a leading global professional company that helps clients turn risk into an opportunity for growth. The company approached Brightec to assist with creating a design to communicate a large quantity...
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  • 8
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Dundee, United Kingdom

    Recognizable brands like NHS have employed Zudu to bring their mobile app development needs to the next level. Based in the United Kingdom, Zudu was founded with a focus on helping brands evolve into their best, most user-friendly selves.

    When the Scottish Government needed a more impactful and effective web strategy for reaching goals nationwide, Zudu provided them with a focused strategy 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
    • 60% Mobile App Development
    • 40% Web Development
    Moovv

    Moovv

    Zudu collaborated with Moovv to create a unique new app for finding local fitness instructors and attending outdoor fitness classes near you. The app is available in both English and Spanish and allows users to sign up as...
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    MaiWai App Development

    MaiWai App Development

    Zudu worked on an exciting app development project for MaiWai, designed to improve workplace engagement. From contactless office key cards to workplace briefings and networking tools to money-saving offers, MaiWai brings...
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    Reivers Road App

    Reivers Road App

    The Brief Zudu were approached by the Reivers Road team with a big idea to increase tourism and enhance the customer experience of those who visited their area. They wanted to create an interactive app which allowed...
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    Talbase Recruitment Software

    Talbase Recruitment Software

    We developed a platform for recruiters, agencies, and companies that put candidate management at the heart. With one-touch job distribution to dozens of job sites such as Monster and Indeed, automated applicant tracking...
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  • 9
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $100,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Cardiff, United Kingdom

    Rantmedia’s client list reaches from BBC London to Jaguar Land Rover and has earned them multiple BAFTA awards. Based in England, Rantmedia offers a global client base and success stories to back their reputation.

    Project AWARE is a global charity focused on protecting oceans. Rantmedia built them a compelling and easy-to-use mobile experience to help members of the diving community capture data relating to Project AWARE’s Dive Against Debris campaign. They integrated push notifications and custom views to keep users engaged.

    SERVICES
    • 60% Mobile App Development
    • 20% UX/UI Design
    Allianz - Connecting brokers to...

    Allianz - Connecting brokers to...

    Connecting Brokers to their team contacts, products, and services on the go. We rebuilt a product used by Allianz Brokers to access information about the products and services available as well as specialist insurance...
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    BBC Cymru Fyw - The latest welsh...

    BBC Cymru Fyw - The latest welsh...

    A welsh language app bringing you the latest news and more from Wales. The BBC appointed us to make a mobile app that would deliver their news service for the Welsh language, BBC Cymru Fyw, to the broadest reach possible...
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    PADI AWARE - Dive Against Debris®

    PADI AWARE - Dive Against Debris®

    Helping divers around the world tackle marine debris PADI AWARE® Foundation – a global charity focussed on ocean protection – came to us with the challenge of providing a compelling and easy-to-use mobile experience...
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    NHS Trust - Freeing clinicians...

    NHS Trust - Freeing clinicians...

    Freeing clinicians to spend more time on patient care and less on paperwork. South Staffordshire and Shropshire NHS Foundation Trust (SSSFT) came to us with a request for a new tool that would help their clinicians spend...
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  • 10
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $75,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    London, United Kingdom

    This established mobile app development company counts major brands like The Times among their clients. Based in London, Glance Creative brings a bright and impactful approach to each unique enterprise project they take on.

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

    SERVICES
    • 60% Mobile App Development
    • 20% UX/UI Design
    The Times

    The Times

    The Times iPad app faithfully recreates the print edition of the newspaper, with interactive content, quizzes and bookmarkable news.
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    Canon

    Canon

    The Canon UST was originally aimed to be an internal education tool for Canon staff however the result was so much more engaging than Canon anticipated that it was rolled out worldwide to electronics stores to demo a wide...
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    Busuu for Kids

    Busuu for Kids

    The Busuu app allows children to learn English by working through a number of exciting and engaging games.
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    The Sun

    The Sun

    The Sun iPad app provides up-to-the-minute news as it breaks. Taking a departure from the print version of the paper, the iPad app presents news in an easy-to-digest manner allowing for browsing on-the-go.
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  • 11
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Alvechurch, United Kingdom

    Their clients include major enterprise clients like The Coleman Group, but Exploding Phone is a mobile app development agency that hasn’t lost its focus on innovation or creativity. This UK-based firm helps organizations around the world focus their strategy for greater success.

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

    SERVICES
    • 60% Mobile App Development
    Taylor Wimpey Property App

    Taylor Wimpey Property App

    Search and Video Viewing App Supporting and accelerating new-build property buying process At the start of 2020 the Taylor Wimpey Executive team concluded that the company needed an app to support customers who would now...
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    M&S In-Store Covid-19 App

    M&S In-Store Covid-19 App

    High Street Retailer Hygiene Management App Tracking and Reporting system for Covid-19 and general site cleanliness Enables retail staff and management to define and track tasks Building upon the previously developed...
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    UniWellBeing Student Mental...

    UniWellBeing Student Mental...

    The UniWellBeing app is designed to make adopting health and wellbeing practices fun, stimulating and interactive. It combines social engagement activities, tools and educational content to empower users to assimilate...
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    Solution Fires

    Solution Fires

    Advanced Electric Fire Control Apps Providing consumers with maximum level of configuration Suite of mobile apps, Alexa and Smartwatch solutions The Solution Fires App user interface is designed to enable users to control...
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  • 12
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    York, United Kingdom

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

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

    SERVICES
    • 60% Mobile App Development
    • 40% Web Development
    Transport for London

    Transport for London

    Industry: Transportation Thumbmunkeys built the Tfl Pay to Drive app (iOS, Android) that enables hundreds of thousands of daily commuters in London to pay congestion charges, emission zone charges and penalties.
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    Phototastic

    Phototastic

    Industry: Photography, Entertainment Phototastic web app (Windows) and mobile app (Android) is a collage-making and image editing application created by Thumbmunkeys. The app has over 80 million combined downloads.
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    Humberside Police

    Humberside Police

    Industry: Public Sector The Humberside Police force uses the new dashboard and mobile app (Android) developed by Thumbmunkeys for geo-tracking, activity tracking, geofencing and alerts.
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    Taxiangel

    Taxiangel

    Industry: Transportation  Taxiangel, an in-house product of Thumbmunkeys, is a complete white-label, taxi-hailing solution with an admin dashboard, driver app and the commuter app (Android, iOS).
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  • 13
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    London, United Kingdom

    What do Simba and King Gaming have in common? They’ve both turned to Fortnight for product design expertise. This UK-based agency has already made major waves with work for enterprise clients and startups alike.

    When BMW launched a platform targeting their unique users, Fortnight 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
    • 60% Mobile App Development
    • 20% UX/UI Design
    • 10% Product Design
    • 20% Other
    Simba Sleep - Sleep Performance App

    Simba Sleep - Sleep Performance App

    We were approached by Simba, with the prospect of helping their customers sleep better and smarter. We offered product strategy and management, UI/UX design and development and digital marketing to help produce the Simba...
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    Thursday - the day for dating

    Thursday - the day for dating

    We’re delighted to reveal that we’re now in a relationship with Thursday - the UK's hottest dating app - and loving every minute of it! We developed their playful and mischievous brand and completely revamped the...
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    Bumble - the mobile dating...

    Bumble - the mobile dating...

    We helped Whitney Herd and her team to unlock over a billion new users for one of the hottest dating apps, with UX and UI consulting and Mobile platform design.
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    Mindful Chef - delivering healthy...

    Mindful Chef - delivering healthy...

    Branding, UI & UX Design, App Development  We refined the navigation on their web app and focused on the delivery schedule to put users in the driving seat. A progress bar style feature helps users track their...
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    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $50,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    London, United Kingdom

    Their clients include major enterprise clients like FindMe FindMe, but Digiruu is a mobile app development agency that hasn’t lost its focus on innovation or creativity. This UK-based firm helps organizations around the world focus their strategy for greater success.

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

    SERVICES
    • 60% Mobile App Development
    • 40% Web Development
    • 20% UX/UI Design
    • 10% Other
    The Sound Reserve

    The Sound Reserve

    Escape Into A World Of Beautiful Music And Incredible Sounds Of Nature   Rest, relaxation and better wellbeing shouldn’t cost the Earth. The Sound Reserve team believe everybody should have access to incredible music...
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    Family Flow

    Family Flow

    For a happier, calmer life for you and your children   “The app every parent needs to help their family thrive”   The Family Flow app provides curated content, on tap support and a library of resources to help...
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    Subconsciously

    Subconsciously

    Finally achieve your goals with hypnosis Introducing Subconsciously, the app that allows you to master manifestation. sleep easily, confront anxiety plus more through the power of hypnosis. We’re working with the UK’s...
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    Climate Week NYC

    Climate Week NYC

    The official app for the largest climate summit in the world We worked with The Climate Group to build the official Climate Week NYC app, bringing together both physical events taking place in New York City, and digital...
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    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    Manchester, United Kingdom

    Digiryte is one of the UK’s most respected developers of web and mobile applications, with clients that include NHS and Channel 4. Their main services include technical consultations, app development, data science, and staff augmentation.

    One of Digiryte’s success stories involves an adaptable web app for Close Brothers, a UK banking group. Digiryte built a simple and robust Financial Wellbeing Scoring System application with a visually minimalistic dashboard for easy use.

    SERVICES
    • 60% Mobile App Development
    • 40% Web Development
    • 15% Custom Software Development
    Chaice | Automated expediting...

    Chaice | Automated expediting...

    Platform: Web Languages: Fullstack Ruby on Rails A responsive web based application to make the expediting process faster, more reliable and automated thus making life easier for anyone who has to chase /progress...
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    A Magento based ecommerce platform

    A Magento based ecommerce platform

    Platform: Web Languages: PHP, Magento The Vitfinder system provides a Magento based ecommerce platform for customers along with a bespoke consultative recommendation module. The system’s recommendation engine utilises...
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    OoberFit App | Health & Fitness App

    OoberFit App | Health & Fitness App

    Platform: Mobile Languages: Flutter, ReactJS The OoberFit App is a platform that connects the fitness aficionado with fitness connoisseurs on just a tap of a button. A system which is bifurcated into 2 verticals; One...
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    Que App - Restaurant Que...

    Que App - Restaurant Que...

    Platform: Mobile/Web Languages: Flutter, Ruby on Rails, ReactJS A cross-platform mobile application, which allows consumers to hire a queuer who will stand in line on behalf of customers when waiting for a table at a...
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How Long Does It Take To Develop an App?

How long it takes to develop an app depends on the purpose and functionality of the app, how it's being developed, and how your customers intend to use it. With this in mind, mobile app development can take a little as 2-3 weeks or as long as one year.

Apps with intricate features or apps designed for multiple operating systems like Android and iOS, tend to take longer to build. They fall in the multiple months to one-year timeframes, depending on complexity. For apps like this, we recommend hiring an app development company.

Some apps can be developed in as little as 2 or 3 weeks, but they offer little complexity and fewer features than an app built using a more advanced framework and programming language. DIY app builder software is popular for apps built in a short time frame. You can use pre programmed templates to build a simple app quickly.

What Are the Top 7 Programming Languages for Mobile Apps?

There are 7 main programming languages for mobile apps: JavaScript, C++, Python, Objective-C, Java, PHP, and Ruby on Rails. Not all programming languages are created equally, though. Some languages are better than others, depending on the type of app being developed and the platform you're developing it for.

  1. JavaScript: If your mobile app will be used across multiple platforms and via the web, JavaScript is a powerful language that offers a great deal of flexibility. It's easy to work with, is used by many developers, and is relatively fast.
  2. C++: A capable, object-oriented language, C++ is often used for Android apps and is ideal for developing games, GUI-based applications, and cloud computing apps.
  3. Python: A programming language suitable for desktop apps, machine learning, and media tools, Python delivers a great deal of flexibility for creating mobile apps. It's also fast, easy to use, and can be deployed relatively quickly.
  4. Objective-C: Mainly used for iOS and macOS app development and operating systems, Objective-C is a general-purpose, object-oriented language that is easy to learn for most developers.
  5. Java: The official Android development language, Java is an excellent, object-oriented language with built-in open-source libraries. It’s easy to work with and offers excellent documentation, along with good community support.
  6. PHP: A highly-recommended programming language for mobile apps, PHP offers great database access and is ideal for e-commerce applications.
  7. Ruby: A back-end, object-oriented scripting language, Ruby is successfully used to develop web applications, servers, and system utilities. Users find it easy to maintain and say it offers smooth performance.

What Are the Skills Needed for Mobile App Development?

Mobile app development skills include:

  1. Coding languages
  2. Agile methodologies, which include the ability to master rapid design, development, and release.
  3. Attention to detail
  4. Communication, so the developer acts as the liaison between the project development team and the client.
  5. Understanding of UX and UI, so developers can create an interface and user experience that draws the customer into the application.
  6. Analytical skills
  7. Data expertise, so data engineers know exactly how to gather the right data and provide functionality within the app.
  8. Security, so developers ensure a user’s privacy is secured and protected from hackers.