Colorado, described by Lonely Planet as a “trip to the wild west,” offers stunning vistas, heart-stopping skiing and atmospheric downtown streets.
The state also boasts an impressive roster of top-class app development agencies and software houses, working away to create leading-edge apps for both local companies and global household names.
We took the time to research the local app scene, and identified some of the leading players in the game. This is what we found:
Located in Boulder, InspiringApps is well established business, launched a decade ago when the technology landscape was very different! The company now specialises in mobile apps, as well as software for wearables and other connected devices.
InspiringApps has certainly built up an impressive client list in the intervening years. Customers include Google, Toyota and Cisco, with projects spanning customer-facing apps and those used by companies internally.
The company’s blog provides a great insight into some of the firm’s projects, as well as discussing trends in programming and cloud computing.
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Dolphin Micro is based in Louisville, and specialises in custom business apps and Ruby on Rails development.
The company has some impressive past work to show off, including a presentation tool used by AT&T’s sales and marketing team, and an internal-use iPad app developed for Vita Coco. Dolphin Micro also do a lot of work with start-up businesses.
This interview video with Eric Scott, the CEO, discusses the company’s work and ethos.
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Revive develop websites as well as mobile apps from their offices in Denver’s Capitol Hill district. They complete a range of projects for local businesses as well as serving companies worldwide.
One of Revive’s successful recent projects was the Breakthrough Stats iOS app, which tracks basketball stats. Within a week of release it climbed to the number two spot within the iTunes store’s sports category.
Revive is a highly approachable agency offering free initial consultations to new clients.
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Possible Mobile’s impressive client lists includes Hasbro, jetBlue Airways, and PGA Tour, for whom the company developed a feature-rich IOS app.
The company’s head office is in Denver, but Possible Mobile also has offices in Atlanta and Seattle.
This interesting YouTube video discusses the process the company took when developing an app for jetBlue Airways.
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Think Tree Studio
A relatively young player in the game, based in Denver and established in 2015, Think Tree Studios already has a solid reputation for mobile app building and website design.
The company’s projects include a charity fitness app for both iOS and Android called Reps, and an iOS app for FlipTask – a micro-working start-up based in Colorado.
Despite its young age, Think Tree Studios is already winning accolades, including being named as a top mobile app developer by MobileDeveloper.net in both 2015 and 2016.
Latitude 40 Consulting
Located in the suburb of Broomfield, between Denver and Boulder, Latittude 40 Consulting is Amercian made and proud of it – their team is 100% America based. No waiting for someone in the Philippines or Latvia to get back to you with the latest bugfix or code update. With clients ranging from Ameritrade to Syngenta Flowers, Latitude 40 consulting is ready to handle any type of mobile app development.
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Master of Code
Master of Code is a global development house with offices in California and Winnipeg, Canada, as well as Denver. CEO Dmitry Gritsenko founded the company back in 2004, and it now has over 120 staff.
As well as making websites and apps, Master of Code has specialist in-house expertise in chatbot software, and has created related projects for The World Surf League, amongst others. Other clients include Exegy and StudySpace.
Master of Code’s YouTube channel offers an interesting insight into the company, its projects and its ethos.
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Denver-based Epic Apps offers custom apps for iOS and Android, and also specializes in custom Ruby on Rails and WordPress design and development.
The company has a great reputation and plenty of testimonials to share. Past clients include the Denver Police Department and the University of Colorado in Boulder.
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Need an app for a wearable. IoT or the latest mobile phone? Tack Mobile has got you covered. Located in the hip RiNo district of Denver, Tack builds apps for companies like Amazon, Mapquest, and Hunter Douglas. Tack realizes that every product and app is different, so they work with customers to iterate quickly and get to working software as soon as possible.
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Neon Rain Interactive
As Denver based Neon Rain points out on their web site, 68% of all projects fail. Their job is to make sure that yours doesn’t. Neon Rain utilizes a special brand of Agile Scrum in their mobile app development process so that projects stay on track, on budget and on time.
With clients such as United Way, Guirys, AAMCO, Adams County, and Sprint it’s easy to see why Neon Rain has spent 10 years at the top of the Denver Business Journal’s annual list of top web developers.
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A relative “old timer” in the App game – so much so that the founding of 303 Software predates the introduction of the iPhone by a year – 303 is an experienced player in the mobile app development field and they have the numbers to prove it. Each of their devlopers has an average of 7 years of experience and 82% of their clients return for a scond project. Not too shabby considering some of their clients include Cisco, the world famous Red Rocks Amphitheater and Denver Community Credit Union. On top of all this, they offer a free 15 minute phone call up front to see if they’re the right fit for a client.
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AppIt Ventures is based on Denver’s South Steele Street, and also has office premises in the UK and India. The company has developed over 350 apps since it set up shop in 2012.
Unsurprisingly, AppIt Ventures has built up a rather prestigious reputation in that time. The company has been featured by Entrpreneur, Fox and CBS, and has done work with companies including IntelliData and the Seattle Fish Company.
This interesting YouTube video discusses the modern world of apps and how to get started on a project with AppIt Ventures.
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Chronos Interactive delivers mobile apps across the full project lifecycle – from strategy to design to development and deployment – Chronos is along for the full app ride. And once the app is finished, Chroos doesn’t just walk away, they offer on-going support to ensure that an app isn’t just sitting and gathering dust. Chronos has even developed their own enterprise market enablement tool, called Castio, for an all in one content hosting solution.
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Top Colorado Mobile App Developers
Well, pardners, that’s our roundup (Western joke!) of top Colorado Mobile App Developers. If you liked this list, be sure to check out our other list of Top DC Area Mobile App Developers, Top New York City Mobile App Developers, and Top Pacific Northwest Mobile App Developers.
And – if you didn’t like our list – tell us why in the comments below! Did we leave out your favorite app agency?