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Top 10 App Developers in Chicago

by appstudio June 29, 2018 Time to Read Blog: 3 minutes

Over the last half a decade, there’s been a growing buzz in the Chicago tech and startup community. There is a strong sense of excitement, optimism and new found mojo around building new technology powered businesses. The Windy City remains one of the most important centers of business in North America, a recent KPMG report lists Chicago to be one of the front-runners to be an international innovation hub because of its vast pool of talent and robust infrastructure fuelling innovation.

Mobile App powered startups such as Uptake have reached unicorn status even beating out Slack and Uber to be named the hottest startups in 2017. This thriving tech ecosystem has led to a number of top quality mobile app development companies setting up shop in Chicago to build disruptive mobile applications.

However, with the plethora of app development companies based in Chicago choosing the right one is one of the biggest decisions an entrepreneur needs to make to bring his/her ideas to fruition. To simplify this for my readers, and present a critical analysis of the mobile development landscape in Chicago, I have narrowed down the list to 10 providers that exhibit competence along with quality in delivering mobile app solutions.

My advisory panel for this industry analysis comprises of prominent VCs, CEOs of funded startups, and eminent academics who have shared their invaluable insights about what are the characteristics an entrepreneur needs to look at while selecting a mobile app development company that can realize their vision. In this review, I will be featuring the “10 Most Promising Application Developers of 2018 in Chicago”.


Appstudio is a full-service Mobile App Design & Development Company offering services in Native iOS Development (Swift 3.0), Native Android Development (Java), React Native Development & Unity Game Development. They have collaborated with Fortune 500 companies, Startups and Mid Sized firms across a spectrum of industries, ranging from Health Care & Finance to On-Demand Services, to create Mobile apps that are actively being used by Millions of users across the globe.

Table XI:

Table XI is a trusted UX design and software development company in Chicago with a 15 year history of building websites, mobile applications and custom digital experiences for everyone from startups to storied brands.

Red Foundry:

Red Foundry is a mobile application design and development consulting firm. Founded in 2009, and led by seasoned business and technology executives, they help their clients “Mobilize Their Business” by creating award-winning native mobile applications for the iOS and Android platforms.

Dom & Tom:

Dom & Tom is a product agency that helps Fortune 500 companies and next generation startups build the future of digital. They support their client’s strategic initiatives first and foremost through open collaboration, forward-thinking user experience, engaging design, and cross-platform development for web, mobile, and emerging technologies.

Vault Innovation:

Vault Innovation Group is a development studio focused on growing businesses through mobile and web innovation.  We pride ourselves on delivering the entire software development cycle from beginning to end.  This includes research/consulting, user experience design, visual design, branding, development, and post launch services.

UXM Studio:

UXM Studio is a mobile development, web development, UX & UI design firm based in Chicago. They handcraft mobile and web applications for amazing companies.


DevMynd is a design and technology consulting firm headquartered in Chicago, IL. The team of about 30 employees specializes in custom software development. However, they also help with mobile app development, UI/UX design, and digital strategy. They work with mostly mid-market and enterprise businesses in the healthcare, medical, and education industries.

Vizual Technologies Inc:

VizualTech, US based a custom Web & App development company with a production center located in Odessa, Ukraine, has been servicing clients of all sizes throughout Northern America and Europe since 2003.

Punchkick Interactive:

Punchkick exists to wildly improve the conversation between brand marketers and their audiences through user-centric mobile and digital experiences.Since 2006, Punchkick Interactive has focused on designing and developing world-class mobile apps and websites for some of the world’s biggest brands.

Sphere Software:

Sphere Software has built innovative software solutions for industry leaders since 2005. Their consulting and development services include: Agile Mobile & Web Custom Applications and DevOps Engineering.

About the Author

Ali Khan is an Independent Tech Journalist with a core focus on Emerging Technologies, Software Development, Decentralized Apps & User Experience Design. Ali Khan follows the App Development industry very closely, and on a day-to-day basis; conducting both primary and secondary Research that involves:

  • Interviewing app development companies around the world
  • Interviewing mobile app Developers across the globe
  • Evaluating SEO results for mobile app development companies, and leveraging sophisticated tools/algorithms to assess each app development companies capability
  • Interviewing firms that have 1) engaged an app development company, and 2) successfully deployed one or more apps.
  • Interviewing Industry experts, veterans and gurus that have significant experience with app development, deployment, implementation and Maintenance.


Appstudio is a full service Mobile App Development Company offering services in Native iOS Development (Swift 5.1), Android Development (Java and Kotlin), React Native Development & Unity Game Development. They have collaborated with Fortune 500 companies, Startups, and Mid Sized firms across a spectrum of industries, ranging from Health Care & Finance to On-Demand Services, to create Mobile apps that are actively being used by Millions of users across the globe.

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