All one has to do is go out in public to know that people spend a lot of their time on their smartphones. It is understandable as our mobile phones have become a “hub” for our daily lives and used for things such as transport, entertainment and messaging. Most phone usage comes from mobile apps. Mobile app developers can play a crucial part in shaping society and how it spends its time. Companies today look at getting into their customers’ phones as a crucial part of their corporate strategy. Singapore particularly is known as a global tech hub so it comes as no surprise that it is home to many excellent mobile app developers. Top 10 of Asia looks at its list of 10 influential mobile app developers from Singapore in no particular order.
Founded by Adrian Ng in 2010, Codigo specialises in user interface as it believes it is the key to stand out from the crowd in today’s highly competitive mobile app climate. With a strong focus on user interface (UI) / user experience (UX) and coding methodology, it provides complete end-to-end solutions for any digital touchpoints – mobile apps, responsive web portals, touchscreen kiosks and more. It believes that seamless, user-centric and meaningful experiences transcend mediums and touchpoints. Codigo also co-owns and incubates startups by offering a lower upfront development cost in exchange for equity ownership of the company.
RobustTechHouse is an established web, mobile app, chatbot and blockchain developer. Founded in 2014, it has successfully completed over 50 projects. It is constantly exploring new technologies and expanding its skill sets to best support its clients. It focuses its expertise in areas of ECommerce, Mobile-Commerce and Financial Technology, aka FinTech. The company continues to remain popular among its clients, due to its great value-for-money services, which make zero compromises in quality. It also remains transparent, allowing clients to understand the progress of its projects.
2359, headed by CEO Hong Ting Wong, is headquartered in Singapore with offices in Vietnam and Indonesia. Its reputation is fast-growing as being a creative technology powerhouse of South-East Asia. It operates at the intersection of design, technology, innovation and business. 2359’s core client base comprised enterprises with outstanding brand recognition—Fox, Singtel, Mediacorp, DBS, Samsung, etc. Its team of over 100 experienced UI/UX Design and Engineering experts have robust capabilities and a significant focus on the latest technologies for building apps, mobile-first websites, bespoke systems, OTT solutions and blockchain development. It has designed a unique engagement model for product development that is both highly flexible and results driven.
Co-founder How Tay Wei Kiat started Originally US in 2014 with just $500 in capital. Today, it has become one of the leading mobile app developers not only in Singapore but the region. Originally US specializes in providing end-to-end consultancy, design & development services to clients in a wide range of industries, such as insurance, fintech, government, healthcare and tourism. Its clients include Zalora, Ministry of Health Singapore and AIA. Its apps include AIA Sales Tool, CPF Starter App and SG BusLeh. Its apps are used over 7.5 million times every month.
Buuuk is a strategic design and product innovation team that ships premium products for forward moving enterprises. It specialises in custom product discovery and roadmaps workshops, mobile applications, workflow applications, enterprise app development, business intelligence dashboards, wearables and IoT. Buuuk was founded by Mohan S on the principle of quality over quantity and to create amazing experiences that delight and impact the world, not the stockholder. From Daimler to Audi, Grab to Scoot Airlines, SPH to NTUC, it believes in great partnerships and people who strive to go beyond ordinary.
Founded in 2010 by Mike Nguyen, Vinova has grown to 30 developers in both Singapore and Vietnam. Vinova delivers a broad portfolio of information technology services including applications on mobile devices like iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows phones and tablets. With years of experience in extensive technology research, it identifies emerging technologies to create dynamic solutions which bring the virtual communities together for its clients. Its mobile apps developed have been used by millions of users in Singapore. Notable apps include The Straits Times, The Business Times, STOMP, SG Quiz, Prudential and OCBC.
MING Labs is a digital innovation and transformation company with offices in Berlin, Munich, New York, Shanghai and Singapore. Founded by David-Matthias Roebel with over 75 digital experts globally, it builds digital products that delight and digital businesses that deliver. Across strategy, design, development, launch and support—it works end-to-end with its partners. Its clients include digital innovation and transformation units from some of the most reputable brands globally, including BASF, BMW, BOSCH, Lufthansa, Mann+Hummel, MunichRe, Siemens, Schneider Electric, UTC and many more. It also builds fast-growing start-ups, such as its portfolio companies BottlesXO and Pumperlgsund.
Rainmaker Labs was founded in 2011 by Alex Leong. Rainmaker Lab’s Enterprise Mobile Solutions are supported by its Mobility Platforms to deliver the best mobile app development, user experience and maximum return on investment. Its Mobility Platforms allow them to deliver its iOS (iPhone, iPad) & Android mobile app development solutions at rocket speed and top notch quality. Rainmaker Labs helps clients embrace innovation, transformation and scale through mobile app development. Its mobile strategy consultants are expert partners in identifying the opportunities for mobile app development across an organization, to deliver robust mobile strategies and intelligent mobile apps. Some of its global clients include Konica Minolta, NTUC and Hitachi.
Oasis Web Asia
Oasis Web Asia was founded in 2009 by Simon Yap and since then, it has crafted more than 100 websites and mobile applications serving many MMC and SME companies in Singapore. In 2015, it merged with Illigo Pte Ltd to further enhance its strength in Enterprise web development, Mobile app development and IOT development. Its forte is in offering a superior user experience through its innovative and aesthetically appealing applications for both iOS and Android. Its clients include ION Orchard, DAIKIN Singapore, etc.
Singsys was founded in 2009 by Sri Narayan Shukla and is one of the leading destinations for those looking for a mobile app developer. Its vast experience in the field gives a big advantage of being able to cater to each requirement and having a high standard. It is capable of implementing a myriad of open sources technologies including but not limited to Drupal, Joomla and WordPress. Its expertise also spans across Microsoft .NET-based complex applications alongside iPhone, iPad and Android Apps. With incorporated offices in Singapore and India, it has worked with clients from the entire world.