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 are 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 & 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, Seattle and Vancouver app developers, they are transforming 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 firms & 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 an award-winning full-service Mobile Application Development Company offering services in Native iOS App Development (Swift), Native Android app Development (Java and Kotlin), React Native Development, Software Development & Unity Game Development. They have collaborated with Fortune 1000 companies, Startups and Mid Sized firms across a spectrum of industries, ranging from Healthcare & Finance to On-Demand App Development Services, to create Mobile apps actively being used by millions of users across the globe. In addition, their services include strategic consulting, UI/UX design, development, Quality Assurance and maintenance.
List of Services:
- Product Strategy
- Prototyping & Concept Development
- Product Design
- Android Mobile App Development
- iOS Application Development
- Flutter App Development
- Healthcare App Development
- React Native App Development
- IoT App Development
- Website Development
- Blockchain Development
- Machine Learning
- AR/VR App Development
- UI/UX Design Services
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.
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.
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.
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.
FreshWorks Studio is an award-winning Victoria, BC-based firm that specializes in designing and developing mobile and web apps for commercial 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.
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.
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.
Clearbridge Mobile provides user-centric product design and engineering services. Founded in 2011, Clearbridge Mobile develops apps for startups and enterprise clients. Its services include strategic consulting, UI/UX design, development, QA and maintenance.
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.
Zazz is an American digital mobile agency that has been at the forefront of software design & development innovation. As an industry leader, Zazz team pride ourselves in adopting, iterating & investing in the latest technologies, seamless processes and creative talent.
At Zazz leverage a bottom up approach to software development, whereby the user is the centre of our universe - It’s their journey, footprint and engagement metrics that define the over arching digital experience.
List of Services:
Be it a scaling startup looking to A/B test an MVP, an SME looking to optimize a set of processes, or an enterprise seeking a digital transformation, Zazz have the experience and resources to facilitate your project’s end to end needs.
Zazz has architected and maintained digital solutions for hundreds of VC backed Startups, government agencies and fortune 500 companies. Visit our website for detailed case studies, or grab a coffee with one of our consultants (They’re always down to geek out on the latest tech).
Trends Related to App Development in 2022:
Internet of Things (IOT):
The Internet of Things (Iot) is a vast network of digital, mechanical and computer-connected devices that allow data and information to be shared and transmitted.
Augmented reality & virtual reality:
Using these innovations, mobile apps create amazing experiences for mobile users and help companies increase revenue.
Artificial Intelligence and Chatbots:
The way companies communicate with customers through mobile phones has been altered by AI-powered chatbots.
Cloud Based Apps:
Integrated with mobile apps, cloud computing improves the applications’ storage capabilities and increases efficiency and collaboration.
The future of m-commerce looks exciting with more and more individuals converging towards mobile shopping.
Cross Platform Development:
The development of cross-platform mobile apps requires developing apps that can be installed on different mobile platforms.
In addition to being one of the top technological developments in the design of innovative applications, 5G wireless service is also extremely relevant in the coming 2022.
Frequently Asked Questions
It goes without saying that a professionally developed app would be a thousand times better than an app built in-house by less-experienced individuals. From app’s ideation to designing and from deployment to launching, a lot goes behind the making of a mobile application. Thus, it is highly important to hire professionals having specialized expertise in mobile app development. Appoint our brilliant app developers at AppStudio having years of experience in coding and profound technical know-how to create an app by using the finest technologies, tools, and tech stacks. Connect with us to hire mobile app developers.
The cost of app development majorly depends on various factors like the type of app you want to build, nature of your business, app’s complexity, your target audience, features & functions of the application, maintenance cost and much more. At AppStudio, our team of highly proficient Business Analysts will understand your business idea and will walk through our entire app development process while telling you the total cost to be incurred in building an app.
Undeniably, mobile applications have been facilitating humans since their inception. Whether it is a small, medium or large business, mobile applications have been the cornerstone of every organization’s growth. Be it customer engagement or spreading brand awareness, mobile app development offers numerous benefits. Facts state that 28.3 billion apps from Google Play and 8.5 billion mobile apps from App Store were downloaded in the first quarter of 2022. Evidently, integrating mobile app development in any business is fruitful.