Mobile Development Services

Devvela is one of the top Chicago’s mobile app development companies. We have built cutting-edge mobile applications for clients ranging from award-winning startups to established small and middle businesses.

Our team of experienced app developers is building custom apps daily. Devvela provides both native app development and cross-platform solutions to execute most innovative and complex app ideas.

Devvela delivers quality development and design work since 2007.

Mobile Development Expertise Areas

Native App Development

Native apps perform much better than cross-platform apps. They are smarter, faster and have better usability because they are designed for a certain operation system. For the same reason, they provide access to much wider range of functionalities such as GPS, camera, accelerometer, calendar, microphone and other. At the same time, they’re more secure to use. Whether your idea is about mobile banking, digital transformation, fintech, m-commerce or IPTV, we suggest building a native app.

iOS App Development

Connect with our iOS app development engineers to create an MVP, sophisticated mobile solutions, and high-performance apps for iPhone/iPad. Our developers are expert in Swift and Objective-C programming languages and confident Xcode and Cocoa Touch users. Built by Devvela, your app is sure to find its way to the App Store and stand out from other applications there.

Android App Development

Solve business problems and bring brand new ideas to life with our professional Android development team. Devvela engineers utilize Android Studio, Java, and Firebase technologies to build awesome Android apps. Reach out to millions of Android powered devices throughout the world.

Cross-Platform App Development

Devvela applies leading open source frameworks such as React Native, AngularJS, Ionic, Cordova (ex. PhoneGap), Xamarin, Sencha Touch and jQuery Mobile, as well as standard web technologies HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript to build mobile apps that have the same appearance and functions on any mobile device.

Mobile Website Development
Mobile website is not a mobile app in the conventional sense. It’s made capable of adjusting to smaller screen resolutions through responsive web design. Devvela software engineers are top-notch experts at using RWD and leading open source frameworks.

Mobile Web App Development
Mobile web app is also a website. The difference here is, it looks and behaves very similarly to native apps. Visually, it’s hard to tell whether this one is a mobile app or a mobile web app, but the technologies used here are those of the web.

Hybrid Mobile App Development
You can download and install hybrid mobile apps from Apple’s App Store or Google’s Play Market, keep them on your mobile device and launch just like a native app. What differentiates them from native apps? HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript are used to write some of the code for hybrid apps, and the code can be reused across various device platforms.

UI/UX Design

We are experts at creating user-friendly UI for all kinds of users. We design apps that are not only beautiful, but also powerful and easy to use. Let your customers feel completely comfortable using your mobile application.

Mobile Application Development Methodology

Our approach is personalized, and the way our specialists build depends mainly on your project. However, we prefer keeping to Agile methodology which allows for Lean business model and reduces risks greatly. We know how startups should be built and launched, and we’re ready to apply this knowledge when working on your unique project.

Mobile App Development Process

  1. FIRST CONTACT. You reach out to us and describe your app idea.
  2. RESEARCH. We research on technology to bring the idea to life.
  3. DISCOVERY. We create a discovery document summing up technical solutions and possible alternative features to ensure your app’s success.
  4. CLIENT FEEDBACK. You take a critical look at the discovery and tell us what exactly should be built
  5. ESTIMATION. We estimate the time and cost of the app development.
  6. NEGOTIATIONS. We, you and Devvela, discuss details until the agreement is signed.
  7. PROTOTYPE. At the end of the first iteration you have an app prototype.
  8. MINIMUM VIABLE PRODUCT. Some more iterations, and you receive an MVP, a software product or feature that can be taken to the market to test and see if it’s worth further effort.
  9. SUPPORT & GROWTH. We perform maintenance of your application and work on its new features.

What Makes Devvela The Best Mobile App Development Partner

Flexible Engagement Models

When working with us you’re free to choose one of the following two engagement models:

Dedicated Team

We build up a team of engineers to work solely on your app. Their workflow isn’t interrupted by any other work.

Time & Materials

You’re charged by hours spent on your mobile app. Once the tasks are clear we estimate how much time it would take to execute them.

Competitive Price

You only pay for the sheer quality. Our rate is 100% fair and includes only what it takes to develop a highly-usable application or powerful feature. No need to raid a piggy bank!

Low-Risk Development

We offer feature-centric Agile mobile development model allowing to launch and test early. This helps prevent actual failure, pivot at the right time and minimize loss of resources. There’s no better option for daring entrepreneurs.

Proven Track Record

In the year 2016, Clutch, a research firm that is located in Washington, DC, conducted a thorough research on our services, market presence and portfolio. They reached out to four of our clients who had awesome things to say. Based on the research finding, Clutch named Devvela as one of the top companies that provide mobile development in Chicago.

Also, we secured technological competitiveness for Player’s Health, a cross-platform app for athletic injury management that won the Grand Prix at Google Demo Day 2016.

Player's Health team at Google Demo Day 2016

High Client Involvement

In order to ensure the product meets all client and stakeholders’ requirements, Devvela works very close with you. This helps to avoid misunderstanding between us and deliver desired product specifications.


Player's Health

Player’s Health is a rare example of software for which cross-platform app development is the right option. It’s a sports injury management cross-device app for young athletes’ parents, trainers, coaches and athletic club managers.


This is how native mobile app development can help users who are too shy to get in touch with new people in the same room. Geo positioning allows to find other TownSquare users around you. Internet connection is not needed to get in touch and start chatting. The app is designed for both Android and iOS device platforms.

Vote Sphere

Political views depend on many factors and attitude to various issues. As a mobile development company, we contributed to creation of an app that allows to clear up your political views and share them with others. It’is currently available in IOS testing format and will soon be available for Android.

Canary Notes

It’s important to receive timely information on the daily care your elderly loved ones are receiving at a senior living facility. On the other hand, answering families’ questions is time consuming for caregivers. We provided mobile development services to the founders of Canary Notes, an iOS app that solves this problem.

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