In the world of tech...what are 10 of the best design/dev firms for a founder looking in that direction?
Depends on your criteria, what you like, what you're building, for whom, on what platforms, your budget, ability to manage the process, timing, etc. I think it would be ideal for you to find a company that can work with you to turn out a MVP quickly and inexpensively and refine as needed.
For choosing a best Design/Dev firms which represents both a unique opportunity and a unique challenge when a founder is looking in that direction. The opportunity is in development of games, general utility applications, and business applications that reach out to millions of user’s eager to tap into companies’ products and services.
While the challenge is in providing “great” user experience and appropriate value added services for the various platforms. How do you decide that this particular company is the best design/development company? What were they key factors you have considered? Whether their apps or websites were scalable? Robust? How popular? Whether the app is able to create an amazing user experience, user interface and intuitive in nature? I have Goggled it and gone through Quora both of them provided me a different list of companies.
I have done lot of research and analysis on the basis of the results I have found on the internet. I have spoken with lot of consultants, companies, researchers, analysts about this topic. I have set lot of parameters to evaluate company like whether their Website/app has received any awards, apps are listed on top charts in apple or google play store, apps were scalable, apps have simple and intuitive UI & UX, New features or just a clone of already established app, whether app is listed on most popular charts on apple app store. Then finally I prepared list of companies which were top notch. Let me share the list of such companies as follows.
AppClues Studio is one the best UK, USA and India based UI/UX Design, mobile app development agency, specializing in mobile app innovation and strategy. They integrate them into fully-fledged business solutions, establishing a strong online presence for your company and maximizing your ROI.
2. Macadamian: Macadamian is a global full service software design and development firm. From product ideation to market ready — and everything in between, we provide a complete range of usability, design, and engineering services.
3. WebClues Infotech: Webclues Infotech is one of the best digital agencies, helping businesses and organizations around the globe save the world one app or web at a time. With a particular passion for building technology for good, be it life-saving, life-changing or problem alleviating, they champion the genius over the generic.
4. Guarana Technologies: Guarana Technologies is a mobile agency based in Canada, with offices in Brazil and Japan. We have been developing greats apps for smartphones, tablets and wearables devices.We are proven experts to create, design and develop mobile apps for iPhone, iPad, Android and wearable devices. We love working on new technologies, such as iBeacon, Apple Pay and Apple Watch apps.
5. Samsao: Samsao team is tech advisor and partner. Their mission at Samsao is to help their clients achieve their digital transformation by building digital products that are true to their brands. They deploy cutting-edge technologies to grow their businesses in meaningful, measurable ways. They support their clients through each step of the planning, creation, development and product strategy.
This is a list of just few of the top design/ development companies which provides proficient developers. They all provide quality services using cutting-edge technologies for developing websites and apps for multiple devices.
I'm not sure that you are going to get any answer on "who are the 10 best" for something like development companies as you have so many variables. I've seen dev companies that are huge, charge $350 an hour and do absolutely horrible work, while smaller more affordable companies like mine to great user-focused work.
I'll shamelessly plug my dev company. We are a 15-person studio in Canada (splicedigital.com) that builds digital products with a user-first and quality-first focus. We help from the idealization process, through proper-UX, into Design, and of course, development and support / maintenance. Drop me a line if you wish to chat further.
We've done work in Education as well, which might be relevant based on your domain name.
Hi there. My company, Blue Label Labs, is a 36-person mobile, tablet, watch, TV and AR/VR app design, development and marketing agency based in NYC and Seattle. Over the past six years, we’ve built well over 100 iOS, Android and web apps. About 75% of the work we do is with first-time app entrepreneurs, so we’re great at helping guide you through the process. We can help with everything from design and development through to marketing/PR and post-launch maintenance. Feel free to drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to discuss how we might be able to help.
It really depends on what "best" means to you. Each project is different and so are development agencies. I would say you should figure out what your requirements are and start go from there.
If you don't know what kind of agency you need, I'd be happy to help you figure it out.
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Going to chime in here one again to respond to Reano Vitto. I disagree pretty strongly that if one is looking for a dev firm, to find one that does not design. I've been in the industry for 15 years and what I have seen is that every dev team will have to, at some point, make UI/UX decisions, and trusting a dev team that has no expertise in design or good UX is just asking for trouble.
We used to run our firm with devs only and no designer or UX experts, and once we hired these two roles, we became a firm delivering significantly stronger solutions, even when we did not principally have the "design" role on the project. It is always good to have a user-experience-centric energy in the team and I wouldn't trust a dev company that did not.