I was in Vancouver for the BC Tech Summit in March where the premier Hon. Christy Clark sent out an invitation to tech companies that Vancouver is a major tech hub in North America, and is a place that welcomes some of the brightest minds in technology.
Coupled with high standards of living, and a comparatively relaxed immigration policies compared to the US, the city’s tech sector has drawn major interest from American tech firms that need access to highly skilled foreign talent along with an ecosystem that fosters innovation. With its proximity to San Francisco and Seattle, Vancouver is transforming into a major tech city where companies from the Silicon Valley and other major business centres from the US have opted to have a second HQ or an innovation center. Tech big wigs such as Microsoft and EA Sports have already made their presence felt here by opening their offices in the downtown area of Robson Square.
Vancouver’s advantage of being a favorable tech hub is more than geographic. Homegrown heavy weights such as Kik, Hootsuite, and the Silicon Valley favorite Slack were all conceptualized and born in Vancity. Gastown a popular neighbourhood is the center for start ups and has risen in popularity across the country.
This has fueled resurgence in app development companies and software development firms in setting up their operations in Vancouver. Thanks to a vast pool of talented workforce that is graduating from three of the top five universities for software development, this business decision of app development companies makes perfect sense.
However with an abundance of resources and firms providing their service in the Vancouver area, selecting the right partner can be an onerous task. Based on the conversations with my advisory panel which comprises of prominent VCs, CEOs of funded start ups, and eminent academics, I have compiled a list of “Top 10 Most Promising App Development Companies in Vancouver”.
Appstudio is a full service Mobile App Design & Development Company offering services in Native iOS Development (Swift 5.1), Native Android Development (Java and Kotlin), React Native Development, Software 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.
Zazz is a team of creative designers and developers building great digital products in Seattle and San Francisco. Our collective experience in the technology industry includes mobile app development, IOT application development, blockchain development with a design first approach to product development.
Plastic Mobile, a Havas company, is a global mobile firm specializing in developing strategic and innovative mobile solutions across apps, web and in-store. Known for many quality, first-in-kind mobile initiatives, the range of services include mobile strategy, design, development and marketing – all inspired by user-centric experiences to push forward a world in motion.
Clearbridge Mobile is an award-winning full stack mobile app development company that provides user-centric product design and engineering services. Founded in 2011, Clearbridge Mobile has developed over 200 apps for rapid-growth startups and Fortune 1000 clients that have accrued over 100 million downloads. Its services include strategic consulting, UI/UX design, development, QA and maintenance.
Essential Designs is a team of custom application developers in Vancouver and Calgary. They specialize in custom software and app development. Building high quality software applications is only half of the job, a creative and modern User Experience is a major part of every application they build. They are able to provide the full design process from concept, to wireframe and full graphic design for your software.
Macadamian is a full service software design and development firm. From product ideation to market ready – and everything in between, they provide a complete range of usability, design and engineering services.
FreshWorks Studio is an award winning Victoria, BC based firm that specializes in designing and developing mobile and web apps for commerical and enterprise interests. FreshWorks take ideas, turns them into cutting edge designs, and unlocks the potential of the company’s young, passionate, and talented developers to deliver superior yet affordable web, Android and iOS app development for startups and governments alike.
They are a full service Vancouver based development and consulting firm hyper focused on delivering polished Web and Mobile Solutions. They are a team of highly experienced and specialized software developers and business professionals excited to help elevate your business via custom software development.
From consumer-facing apps to mobile enterprise solutions, their impressive team of talented and experienced designers, developers, and quality assurance experts have combined to produce many of the most polished, user-friendly and prized apps on the market. No matter your business needs or market niche, Atimi delivers the best mobile solutions.
Steamclock provides consulting, product development, and training for the web and mobile platforms. Whether you’re developing a concept or improving an existing product, we can lend our expertise to your project.
Zeeaam are a startup software development company with development center in Pakistan. They look to work with your company on a contractual basis. They have expertise in custom software development, Web and Mobile development.
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.