Social Network App Development

Top Social Network App Development Companies

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DesignRush expert analysts listed the top-performing social network app development companies that build innovative social networking applications based on a proven approach and industry standards. Filter results by reviews, size and budget to pick the best fit for your needs.

Best Social App Developers

Rankings updated: June 13, 2024
  • Naked Development

    We are a Creative Development Agency & Consultancy.
    First we listen and strip down your idea to reveal the core of your business objectives.This means designing a strategy that will best support the users total experience, end-to-end.Then our  [... view the full profile of Naked Development]
    Irvine, California
    Under 49 Inquire $25,000 - $50,000
  • AllianceTek Inc.

    Empowering IT Solutions
    AllianceTek has more than 18+ years of experience providing end-to-end software engineering services, with extensive experience in building Mobile, Cloud, Web, and Salesforce solutions.  [... view the full profile of AllianceTek Inc.]
    Malvern, Pennsylvania
    100 - 249 $50/hr $25,000 - $50,000
  • Get what matters!
    Suffescom is a leading mobile app development company offering top-notch solutions across diverse industries.  [... view the full profile of Suffescom Solutions Inc]
    Los Angeles, California
    250 - 499 Inquire $10,000 - $25,000
  • Binmile

    Creating Impactful Software Solutions
    Binmile is a globally recognized software engineering company that empowers businesses to excel digitally and craft successful software solutions.  [... view the full profile of Binmile]
    Claymont, Delaware
    250 - 499 $35/hr $10,000 - $25,000
  • Designli

    Building apps is hard... when you're distracted.
    When hiring an app or web development team to build custom software, one variable matters most: are the developers fully dedicated to your success, or are you one client of many?  [... view the full profile of Designli]
    Greenville, South Carolina
    50 - 99 $85/hr $10,000 - $25,000
  • Saigon Technology

    Accelerate Software Development and Building Offshore Development Centers
    Saigon Technology specializes in custom web and app design & development for growing startups and enterprises with offices in the USA, Australia and 3 development centers in Vietnam. ISO-standards  [... view the full profile of Saigon Technology]
    Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
    500 - 999 Inquire $25,000 - $50,000
  • Yalantis

    Trusted software engineering and IT consulting company
    We deliver cutting-edge, scalable, and fully functional software products and ecosystems that help clients achieve their specific objectives.  [... view the full profile of Yalantis]
    Warsaw, Poland
    500 - 999 $45/hr $25,000 - $50,000
  • Twistag

    Product & Software Development Agency
    Weve worked with some incredible companies. We build digital brands, products and experiences that represent youyour product, your company, and your audience.Key  [... view the full profile of Twistag]
    Lisbon, Portugal
    Under 49 $50/hr $25,000 - $50,000
  • Zazz

    The app creation specialists you need!
    Zazz is a leading American mobile app development company with a team of 275+ software engineers and designers dedicated to building and maintaining mobile and web applications and government apps.  [... view the full profile of Zazz]
    Seattle, Washington
    250 - 499 $45/hr Inquire
  • Vrinsoft Pty Ltd

    We Believe In Innovation
    Vrinsoft Pty Ltd is a top software and mobile app development company in Melbourne, Australia. With over a decade of experience in the Australian market, we have demonstrated a history of success in  [... view the full profile of Vrinsoft Pty Ltd]
    Melbourne, Australia
    Under 49 $45/hr $10,000 - $25,000
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  • ScienceSoft

    Driving project success no matter what
    ScienceSoft has 35 years of software development experience and 4,000 completed projects. 60+ certified project managers (PSM, PMP, PMI-ACP) ensure predictable, agile delivery, while ISO 9001 and ISO  [... view the full profile of ScienceSoft]
    McKinney, Texas
    500 - 999 $50/hr Inquire
  • Trango Tech

    Driving Change Through Technology - Apps, Ecommerce, Staff Aug, BPO, Next Gen Tech and more!
    We are the nerds that every company wants in their tech division; experience, innovative and imaginative to the core!With more than 200 innovative software products and solution delivered, Trango  [... view the full profile of Trango Tech]
    San Jose, California
    100 - 249 Inquire $1,000 - $10,000
  • Calibrate

    DesignRush Design Award Winner
    We craft digital experiences that spark joy
    Calibrate designs and builds websites, dashboards, mobile apps, and enterprise tools in a cost effective and scalable manner.  [... view the full profile of Calibrate]
    Chicago, Illinois
    Under 49 $72/hr $25,000 - $50,000
  • Groovy Web

    DesignRush Design Award Winner
    Top Mobile App and Web Development Company.
    Groovy Web is highly recommended for building cutting-edge digital solutions like web, mobile apps, SaaS, MVP, MERN, bots, and browser extensions to help businesses ranging from startups to mid-sized  [... view the full profile of Groovy Web]
    Texas, Kentucky
    100 - 249 Inquire Inquire
  • TekRevol

    Your Vision. Our Expertise. Shaping the Future!
    TekRevol is a global leader in digital innovation, dedicated to creating advanced products ranging from mobile apps to AI-enhanced software solutions. Our goal is to help businesses outperform their  [... view the full profile of TekRevol]
    Houston, Texas
    250 - 499 $35/hr $25,000 - $50,000
  • Diffco

    Your trusted partner for software development and team augmentation
    Diffco is a global software development and team augmentation company based in Silicon Valley. With over 15 years of experience delivering robust software solutions in mobile, web, and AI development  [... view the full profile of Diffco]
    Sunnyvale, California
    Under 49 $85/hr $50,000 & Up
  • Appening

    Appening - Fusion of Design and Technology
    Appening has been helping startups from all over the world since 2017 with next-generation web and mobile apps. Our passion lies in developing visually stunning and user-friendly solutions, making us  [... view the full profile of Appening]
    Bengaluru, India
    Under 49 $10/hr $10,000 - $25,000
  • Snotor

    Delivering results. Efficiently and effectively
    Snotor creates Web and Mobile software that helps you enhance the value of your business, reach your strategic goals, and win the market. With 15 years of experience and 400+ projects delivered we  [... view the full profile of Snotor]
    Riga, Latvia
    50 - 99 $40/hr $10,000 - $25,000
  • Top Mobile App and Web Development Company
    Promatics Technologies is a premier web and mobile apps development company. As a seasoned team of 100+ developers we have built a strong foundation of web and mobile app development processes with  [... view the full profile of Promatics Technologies]
    New York City, New York
    100 - 249 $15/hr $10,000 - $25,000
  • Ahex Technologies

    Advanced Solutions For Your Business
    Innovative Tech Company crafting comprehensive quality Software Solutions to transform your business.  [... view the full profile of Ahex Technologies]
    Hyderabad, India
    100 - 249 $20/hr Inquire
  • EffectiveSoft

    You have challenges. We have solutions.
    EffectiveSoft is the go-to partner for companies looking for mobile and web development services. With a focus on quality and efficiency, we are committed to delivering exceptional results that drive  [... view the full profile of EffectiveSoft]
    San Diego, California
    250 - 499 $50/hr $25,000 - $50,000
  • MindSea

    START HERE to Create Your Winning Health App
    We work with experienced entrepreneurs and business owners like you, taking your first steps into mobile app development. Healthcare | Medical | Wellness | Fitness  [... view the full profile of MindSea]
    Halifax, Canada
    Under 49 Inquire Inquire
  • SEM Nexus

    Startup App Experts
    SEM Nexus is an award-winning startup app agency focused on building and marketing startup mobile apps. We live, breathe, and dream startups. They are our life, our passion. Let us help you make your  [... view the full profile of SEM Nexus]
    New York City, New York
    Under 49 $100/hr $25,000 - $50,000
  • TechAvidus

    Building Custom Software, web and mobile solutions
    Outsmart the competition with best-in-class Custom Software development, web & mobile app development & digital marketing services. Build digital products that let people do things differently.  [... view the full profile of TechAvidus]
    Chicago, Illinois
    50 - 99 $18/hr $1,000 - $10,000
  • Sunrise Integration

    Keep your business competitive in an app-connected world.
    Expert website design and development - mobile application development - API integration: we do it all! Your online presence can't be left to just anyone. We are an agile-focused agency with a high  [... view the full profile of Sunrise Integration]
    Pasadena, California
    Under 49 $150/hr $1,000 - $10,000
  • You are launched

    Launching Startups that get Success Stories
    Full cycle software development company that launches high-quality digital products with Lean Startup approach. In other words, we are building scalable apps in a wise staged approach that allows to  [... view the full profile of You Are Launched]
    Dnipro, Ukraine
    Under 49 $40/hr $10,000 - $25,000
  • RNO1

    RNO1 is a global branding & digital growth agency for modern brands.
    RNO1 is a Global Branding & Digital Growth Agency. Guiding Tech and Commerce Brands across Platforms and Places. Creating Radical Digital Experiences.  [... view the full profile of RNO1]
    San Francisco, California
    50 - 99 Inquire Inquire
  • Cygnis Media

    Driving Business Innovation Through Tailored Software Solutions
    Build Intelligent Apps - We Create Unique Experiences Through Apps! Custom built for your Business.  [... view the full profile of Cygnis Media]
    Pleasanton, California
    50 - 99 $25/hr $10,000 - $25,000
  • Jafton

    Take part in a digital transformation with us!
    With a strong team of over 120 experts and developers spanning across 5 countries and headquartered in the vibrant city of New York, Jafton is a dynamic technology firm.  [... view the full profile of Jafton]
    New York City, New York
    100 - 249 Inquire $25,000 - $50,000
  • RetroCube

    Entertain. Engage. Elevate. That's the RetroCube Way!
    RetroCube crafts media and entertainment apps that redefine digital immersion. Offering tailored solutions, our apps aren't just tools but experiences. We set the gold standard in media app  [... view the full profile of RetroCube]
    Dallas, Texas
    100 - 249 $50/hr $10,000 - $25,000
  • Simpalm

    Promising customized mobile and web app solutions
    Discover excellence with Simpalm's digital solutions. We are more than an app development company; we are your partner in crafting exceptional mobile and web experiences.  [... view the full profile of Simpalm]
    Rockville, Maryland
    Under 49 Inquire $10,000 - $25,000
  • Atmosphere Apps

    Launch the ideal for your business with us!
    Atmosphere Apps is a dynamic technology company that offers a wide spectrum of services to drive businesses forward in the digital age.  [... view the full profile of Atmosphere Apps]
    Gainesville, Florida
    50 - 99 Inquire Inquire
  • ClearSummit

    Innovation at its best!
    ClearSummit, an advisory services provider and a Greentech company, offers a range of solutions for digital product development, including Product Liftoff & Strategy, Rapid MVP, Code Check, Design +  [... view the full profile of ClearSummit]
    Santa Monica, California
    Under 49 $125/hr $10,000 - $25,000
  • Celect Studios

    USA's reputed mobile app development company!
    Celect Studios is a forward-thinking digital agency that specializes in crafting exceptional solutions for businesses in the digital age.  [... view the full profile of Celect Studios]
    Sugar Land, Texas
    250 - 499 $99/hr $1,000 - $10,000
  • ConsultingWhiz

    A startup friendly IT company
    ConsultingWhiz, a pioneering software and mobile solutions provider based in the USA, stands as a leading force in the industry.  [... view the full profile of ConsultingWhiz]
    Orange County, California
    50 - 99 $45/hr $1,000 - $10,000
  • Promising business success with custom app development!
    As your comprehensive software partner, we provide a holistic range of services encompassing the design, development, and maintenance of web and mobile applications along with social network app  [... view the full profile of My Web Programmer]
    Atlanta, Georgia
    Under 49 $28/hr $1,000 - $10,000
  • Codup

    Web, App & Custom Software Development for SMBs, Retailers and eCommerce Brands
    We're a Web and Software Development Company with 100+ team members who all work together to make your project a success. With 10 years of expertise and 1500+ projects under our belt, we've efficient  [... view the full profile of Codup]
    Houston, Texas
    100 - 249 $25/hr $1,000 - $10,000
  • Differenz System

    We make a difference
    I am grateful that you took the time to visit! Because you are here, I may assume that you are searching for help with some aspect of software development, whether it is UI/UX design or mobile app  [... view the full profile of Differenz System]
    Los Angeles, California
    100 - 249 $30/hr $25,000 - $50,000
    Startbit, is a global IT services company with expertise in outsourced web development and custom software development with focusing on Website, eCommerce development, Mobile APP development, and  [... view the full profile of Startbit IT Solutions Pvt. Ltd.]
    Wilmington, Delaware
    100 - 249 $25/hr $1,000 - $10,000
  • Digital Silk

    DesignRush Design Award Winner
    Growing Brands Online
    Digital Silk is an agency focused on Creating Superior Digital Experiences for their clients. They create cutting-edge brand strategies, websites, apps and results-driven marketing campaigns for  [... view the full profile of Digital Silk]
    New York City, New York
    100 - 249 $150/hr Inquire
  • Propelling Your Vision into the digital Future
    Discover the future of digital marketing with Quadra Digital Solutions, a leading Digital Marketing Company headquartered in California. With a passionate team spread across the USA and Germany, we  [... view the full profile of Quadra Digital Solutions]
    Munich, Germany
    Under 49 $20/hr Under $1,000
  • Tvisha Technologies

    Mobile and software app development executed with perfection!
    TVISHA is a dynamic technology company that envisions and crafts innovative digital solutions. With an unwavering commitment to excellence, we stand as a trusted partner on the forefront of  [... view the full profile of Tvisha Technologies]
    Edison, New Jersey
    100 - 249 $10/hr Inquire
  • Groove Jones

    DesignRush Design Award Winner
    Award-Winning AR / VR / XR / AI / WebGl Experiences
    Groove Jones is an innovative technology company that specializes in creating VR/AR software solutions for a wide range of industries, including advertising, entertainment, marketing, health, and  [... view the full profile of Groove Jones]
    Dallas, Texas
    Under 49 $150/hr $50,000 & Up

    DesignRush Design Award Winner
    Mobile Apps, Websites & Internet Marketing
    Founded in 2000, is a friendly custom mobile app and web development firm based in Scottsdale, Arizona. We are focused on app development, design and the building of complex back-end  [... view the full profile of]
    Scottsdale, Arizona
    Under 49 $45/hr $1,000 - $10,000
  • Axisbits GmbH

    Bringing Software Ideas to Life
    On a mission to make software development simple and accessible.  [... view the full profile of Axisbits GmbH]
    Zürich, Switzerland
    Under 49 $60/hr $10,000 - $25,000
  • WTT Solutions

    World-class web and mobile platforms development
    WTT Solutions makes it easy for you to deliver on your business goals through amazing technologies. We are close to our US, UK, and German clients. We create web, mobile and software solutions as well  [... view the full profile of WTT Solutions]
    Tallinn, Estonia
    Under 49 $45/hr $10,000 - $25,000
  • Cubix

    Building Custom Software and Mobile App Solutions Since 2008
    Cubix is the preferred partner for Fortune 500 companies, SMEs, and enterprises. We help businesses innovate, transform, and scale through cutting-edge mobile app, and custom software solutions.  [... view the full profile of Cubix]
    West Palm Beach, Florida
    250 - 499 Inquire $25,000 - $50,000
  • Emerline

    Custom software development that makes a difference.
    Emerline provides full-cycle software engineering services for companies worldwide and operates as a Strategic Technology Partner for a number of established companies and startups based in the USA  [... view the full profile of Emerline]
    Miami, Florida
    500 - 999 Inquire Inquire
  • Fulminous Software

    We are Fulminous Software, skilled website, mobile app development & website design company with a proven history of creating popular and profitable website & application.  [... view the full profile of Fulminous Software]
    Manning, South Carolina
    50 - 99 $25/hr $1,000 - $10,000
  • BlueLabel

    A highly recommended mobile app development company
    Blue Label Labs is a premier digital product agency, providing a comprehensive array of services to transform businesses in the digital realm. With a strong global presence, we specialize in mobile  [... view the full profile of BlueLabel]
    New York City, New York
    100 - 249 Inquire $50,000 & Up
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What Is a Social Network App Development Company?

Social media app development companies design, develop and deploy user-friendly and high-performance applications that allow people and organizations to create, exchange and share information with a network of people.

These mobile application platforms are virtual communities where users create their accounts, fill in their personal or business details, and manually or automatically log in.

The team comprises experienced front-end, back-end, and cloud developers to keep up with the technical advances for iOS, Android, Windows Phone and other operating systems in use. They work with many different frameworks and programming languages and some of them are:

From wireframing to prototyping the MVP, the team works closely with your company to incorporate the key inputs.

The agency teams can provide you with a full-cycle mobile app development process from understanding the business ecosystem in comparison to your needs and requirements to exploring the market, including:

  • Expert Business Analysis
  • Design and Development
  • Testing
  • From Idea to Launch
  • Integrating the New Product into the Infrastructure
  • Scale-up and Optimization on Demand
  • Customer Support
laptop and smartphone with facebook app
Dev teams deploy user-friendly apps that allow exchange of information

What Do Social Media App Developers Specialize in?

There are many types of interactions and social media apps that social network app development firms can work on, and some of them are as follows:

  • Social networks: Primary objective of social network applications is connecting people no matter their geolocation. For instance, users can call each other, share text and voice messages, upload images and videos, leave comments, etc.
  • Media sharing networks: These applications allow users to share any type of media content online, such as photos, videos, and reels, perform live and connect with other users. These are close to social networks and especially with the latest updates.
  • Discussion forums: Here, users can ask questions, comment, answer queries, and share insights and valuable information. These platforms have gained popularity because many Internet users prefer looking for solutions online.
  • Consumer review networks: These applications aim to let the digital population share their reviews about products, services, brands, and more. Many users prefer leaving reviews on such networks because of the trust and authenticity of the consumer networks.
  • Publishing and blogging networks: Social app developers create solutions such as blogging platforms. Many global businesses rely on publishing niches to communicate their message to the target audience.

Social media app developers can work in multiple industries and niches at the same time, and some of them are as follows:

  • Conferencing
  • IoT and Wearables
  • Gaming
  • eCommerce
  • Finances
  • Telecom
  • Educational
  • eHealth and Telemedicine

In addition, these teams of professionals can provide you with additional services such as:

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How Much Does Social Network App Development Cost?

To give you an overall idea, the cost to build a social media app varies from $30,000 to $250,000, depending on various elements such as:

  • Features List
  • UI/UX Design
  • Tech-stack
  • Project's Timeline

The costs can increase or decrease based on the overall app complexity, which means that prices can go up to $400,000.

When it comes to hourly rates, they range between $40 to $130, depending on the individual or the whole team's experience.

Why Should You Hire Social App Developers?

Social network app development professionals create custom mobile applications that provide solutions for small, midsize and large firms from many industries.

Take a look at the top five reasons why you should hire a development team to help you on your upcoming project:

Reason #1: Become a Part of a Growing Market

The total revenue of the social networking market is projected to reach $43.39bn in 2022, with an annual growth of 8.57%, resulting in a market volume of $60.29bn by 2026. The talent pool of social media app developers comprises multi-skilled experts covering various technological specialisms that can support you at any stage and meet even the most complex technical challenges.

Reason #2: Speed Up the Delivery Process

When you pick the right business partner, you'll meet your development goals at double the speed of in-house development. Social app developers can translate your requirements and handle even the most complex software development tasks. This provides you with more time to spend on enhancing your core business.

Reason #3: Optimize Development Costs

A trusted social network app development company can help you deliver your vision for less money compared with building your company's in-house team. This is because you can optimize development costs and save time on recruitment and upskilling. The main benefit of it is improving your operational efficiency and therefore boosting your revenue as a result.

Reason #4: Acquire a Full Support System

When you pick the right business partner, you can count on the moderation of massive amounts of content with a sophisticated system and role-based permissions. Most companies handle security and data regulations such as ISO27001 certification and GDPR compliance.

In addition, you can count on several support benefits such as:

  • 24/7 monitoring system
  • Incident management
  • Maintenance
  • Bug fixing

Reason #5: Stay up to date with Trends

Numerous trends can impact your project as the IT industry continues to permeate our daily lives. Social media app development companies are always up-to-date with the latest news, information and features that your social network app can benefit from.

Your key point is knowing how to communicate this news and updates. So, take into account the following type of updates you might consider:

  • Messaging: Users are turning to social messaging applications that provide instant message features. These apps attract big audiences and offer solutions for individuals and brands, especially when looking at e-commerce and client support.
  • Storytelling: Adding context to an event, post, or captured moment allows users to share their stories with friends while receiving immediate feedback that encourages a more genuine connection.
  • Commerce: Social mobile app developers are beginning to offer users peer-to-peer or person-to-person (P2P) payments. This allows users to connect their bank cards to the social network application through safe and secure means that adhere to the regulations of the banking system of a given region. After connecting their preferred payment method, users can easily enter an amount to transfer money to other individuals.
  • VR and Augmented Reality: Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technology is entering the social market to enhance how people interact with each other and the world around them. For example, Facebook and YouTube introduced 360-degree videos, and in addition, Facebook launched a VR app called Horizon Worlds, which enables the use of their Oculus VR headset.
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How To Choose the Ridght Social App Developers for Your Business?

Finding the right social network app development company for your project is a multi-level process that needs a solid strategy. The agency you hire should be your strategic partner and guide you through development.

To help you with this long-term choice and complex route, here are the six most critical steps to consider:

Step #1: Define Your Goals and Budget

Before you even start thinking about searching for a company, you need to sketch your goals and needs. Be sure to have them laid out before you consult your future development team. It is up to you to translate those needs to them to do their job well.

Step #2: Check Industry Experience

Whether an agency has worked in your niche may be an essential consideration. This means they probably faced the same problems you intend to solve with your app. Or they have dealt with related services.

Step #3: Ask for Client References

Another good idea is to ask for references from the firm's previous clients. Look for social app developers who provide customer contact information. This way, you can get honest feedback about the company and learn more about:

  • Brands they served
  • Challenges they can overcome
  • Technologies they used
  • Previous ROI and other KPIs

Step #4: Look at Portfolio

Ask the social network app development professionals to show examples of their work, especially things similar to your project. When looking at the previous customer and project portfolio, check the apps with a well-developed user interface. You should be able to rely on the quality of the way that users interact with resources and features.

Step #5: Talk about Expertise

Understanding the types of applications that social media app developers specialize in is essential. For example, you can have a particular app in mind that should be developed on a specific platform, so you should figure out whether the agency has the necessary expertise. And in the case of a cross-platform requirement, understand whether the team has experienced developers in hybrid app development languages.

Step #6: Discuss the Post-Launch Support

Mobile operating systems are updated a couple of times a year. So, work with an agency that guarantees the proper support when updating the product. Ask them some of the following questions:

  • Will you help us after launching the app?
  • What is your policy on post-release error fixing?
  • Do you offer service and maintenance agreements?

15 Questions to Ask Social Media App Development Companies

When interviewing your potential business partner, ask them the following questions:

  1. What is the average size of companies you have worked with?
  2. Which industry is your expertise in?
  3. How do you handle projects and pipelines?
  4. What are the geographies you get the most projects from?
  5. What does your application development process look like?
  6. Do you follow any specific development methodologies?
  7. How would you ensure the app is delivered on time?
  8. Could you show us some client case studies?
  9. What is your communication process like?
  10. What amount of experience do you have in particular requirements we desire?
  11. Which market are you focused on?
  12. Will you present our social network mobile application to application stores?
  13. Whose name will the application be under?
  14. Which one is better, manual or robotized testing?
  15. What is the link to your agency's GitHub repository? Do you have a developer account?

Takeaways on Social Network App Development 

The key benefits of hiring a professional agency are:

  • Specialized insights
  • Long-term cost reduction and time-saving
  • Relevance in the marketplace

To choose the best social media app developers for your business, consider the following points:

  • Portfolios and case studies
  • Industry experience
  • Third-party reviews

Best of luck!

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