6 Trusted Android App Development Service Providers

Today, Android is the most popular operating system in the world, used to build apps for mobile phones, tablets, smartwatches, TV, and cars. Statistics by Statista: Android accounts for around 85 percent of all smartphone sales worldwide.

 

According to AppBrain, there are 3,131,567 Android applications currently available on the Google Play Store. About 2,500 Android-based applications are added to Google Play daily.

 

To develop Android-based applications, developers use a general-purpose programming language, Java, which occupies one of the leading positions among all programming languages. But in July 2001, JetBrains, a Russia-based company, unveiled Kotlin, a new programming language for the Java Virtual Machine designed to be a “better” language than Java. Kotlin is fully interoperable with Java code, allowing companies to make a gradual migration from Java to Kotlin.

 

Kotlin's first official stable release was on February 15, 2016. And this year, at Google I/O 2017, Google announced first-class support for Kotlin on Android. We can assume that Kotlin has quite a bright future, as it’s currently the fifth most used programming language on GitHub.

Who develops apps for Android?

Increasing demand for Android application development has urged many companies to enter this field. As such, it has become harder to find a reliable Android app development partner.

 

Based on our market research, we’ve listed some experienced Android app development companies that help startups, small and medium-sized businesses, and enterprises create high-quality Android apps.

1. Eleks

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Eleks is an international company that provides custom software engineering and consulting services to enterprise clients all around the world. The main areas of Eleks’ expertise are development of wearable apps, data science, and digital, mobile, and cloud solutions. The mobile platforms Eleks works with include iOS, Android, PhoneGap, and Xamarin. To deliver Android solutions, they use Java and associated technologies.

 

One Android-based project delivered by the Eleks team is a delivery tracking app developed for one of the biggest European healthcare service providers. The application helps to plan and control the delivery of medical equipment.

2. N-iX

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N-iX is a software development company that offers quite an extensive range of services across different industries including healthcare, retail, education, automotive, and telecommunications. One of those services is native mobile app development for iOS and Android. Among the biggest clients N-iX has worked with on developing Android solutions are Lebara and Manodo.

 

Lebara is a well-known telecommunications company that provides products and services for international communities and migrant workers in many countries around the world using the mobile virtual network operator business model. The scope of N-iX’s cooperation with Lebara was quite diverse, but in terms of Android development the N-iX team implemented several tools such as Lebara Money and Lebara Talk.

 

Manodo is a Swedish company that offers applications and services to real estate, telecommunications, and utility companies in Sweden, China, and Norway, helping them reduce energy consumption through awareness and control. The N-iX team developed Android versions of the Manodo Draw, Manodo Manager, and MeView apps.

3. Innovecs

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One of the areas Innovecs has strong expertise in is the design and development of native mobile applications for consumer markets and enterprises that serve various industries ranging from healthcare and retail to gaming and logistics.

 

Innovecs developed an Android app – a website builder for insurance agents, developed for a renowned brand – as part of a larger project that also included the full-cycle development of web servers and web portals.

4. Yalantis

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Yalantis is a software development company offering full-cycle web and mobile development services. Mainly focused on delivering advanced video, audio, and graphics functionality for iOS and Android mobile devices, Yalantis has a rich portfolio of successfully completed projects. Yalantis is also in third place in the list of top Kotlin developers worldwide. Android-based projects developed by Yalantis include Autoportal and Homesway.

 

Autoportal is a popular Indian marketplace for cars aimed at making the car buying and selling process as hassle-free as possible. The Autoportal team collaborated with Yalantis to create a mobile application that offers the same functionality as the Autoportal website and serves as an additional channel for their customers.

 

Homesway is a real-estate app that brings together home buyers, sellers, and agents, helping them gain a better understanding of each other's needs. With Homesway, buyers can note their impressions during a home tour so sellers can find out what buyers think and real estate agents can help sellers provide a better home tour experience to make a successful sell.

5. Stanfy

Since 2009, Stanfy has been offering mobile UI/UX and development services for mobile and wearable devices. Among their clients are leading brands from the finance, telecommunications, health and fitness, retail and other industries. One of those clients is Merriam-Webster, America’s most trustworthy and respected dictionary.

 

The Stanfy team developed free and paid Android versions of the Merriam-Webster app. They helped enrich the app's functionality by creating gamified vocabulary-building quizzes and integrating thesaurus support with the offline version of the dictionary.

 

Stanfy also developed one more Android project especially for Merriam-Webster – a word finder game called Scrabble.

6. MLSDev

MLSDev is a web and mobile development company that works with both startups and well-known brands. In terms of Android development, the MLSDev team has collaborated with McDonald’s and the American on-demand delivery company GoPuff.

 

MLSDev worked with McDonald’s to deliver McDonald’s Baltics, a mobile loyalty app for the brand’s customers in Lithuania that provides users with personalized deals and information about new promotions and products (including nutritional value).

 

For GoPuff, the MLSDev team developed both iOS and Android apps that simplify the delivery of student, office, party, and household essentials, snacks, drinks, frozen food, groceries, and electronics. As GoPuff gains popularity, MLSDev is involved in the app's maintenance and further improvement.