18 Mobile App Developer Success Stories [2022]

18 Mobile App Developer Success Stories [2022]
Start A Mobile App Development Business

Mobile app development is the process of creating software applications that run on mobile devices. These apps can be used for a variety of purposes, including games, productivity, and social networking.

Starting a mobile app development business is a great way to enter the world of software development. This type of company is growing in popularity as businesses are looking for ways to reach their customers through mobile apps.

To start a mobile app development company, you need to have strong technical skills and be able to develop high-quality software. You should also have a good understanding of how to market and sell mobile apps

Here are some real life success stories of starting a mobile app development business:

1. The Jed Mahonis Group ($960K/year)

Rob Bentley (from Minneapolis, MN, USA) started The Jed Mahonis Group over 10 years ago.

Revenue
$80K / month
Team
2 founders / 8 employees

Case Study

Hi! 👋 My name is Tim Bornholdt, and I’m a co-founder of The Jed Mahonis Group. We are a custom iOS and Android app development consultancy, and we specialize in building native mobile app solutions for businesses of all sizes.

We’ve grown at a steady pace over the past eight years. We currently work with several large and small organizations including Great Clips, Profile by Sanford Health, Green Mill, and the USA CUP. My business partner and I started the company right out of college by investing $250 each and have since turned it into a nearly seven-figure a year agency.

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2. SteelKiwi ($1.8M/year)

Viacheslav Ponomarov (from Ódessa, Vinnitsa) started SteelKiwi almost 12 years ago.

Revenue
$150K / month
Team
2 founders / 80 employees

Case Study

Headquartered in two Ukrainian cities (Odessa and Vinnitsa), Steelkiwi is a full-stack American outsourcing company, providing web and mobile app development services. Anton Baterikov and I co-founded the company in 2011.

My main responsibility within Steelkiwi Inc. is non-technical team management. I run marketing, sales, project management, design, and business analysis teams. Together, we work on the improvement of the company’s internal processes and analyze the clients’ feedback. My partner Anton is in charge of all the technical aspects of our business.

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3. Panda Wish ($90K/year)

Mohammed Khonizi (from Novi, MI, USA) started Panda Wish over 3 years ago.

Revenue
$7.5K / month
Team
1 founders / 1 employees

Case Study

Hello, my name is Mohammed Khonizi and I am the CEO & founder of Panda Wish, an on-demand beauty & wellness platform that makes booking a massage or a beauty service at home or hotel easy and convenient with a tap of a button.

The talk and our service had to temporarily go on hold due to the pandemic and regulations. Today, we are in the process of relaunch as the country is opening up.

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4. Never Settle ($1.8M/year)

Kenn Kelly (from Denver, Colorado, USA) started Never Settle over 10 years ago.

Revenue
$150K / month
Team
3 founders / 15 employees
Location
Denver, Colorado, USA

Case Study

Hello, I’m Kenn Kelly and co-found Never Settle with two dear friends Andrew Lundquist and Shaul Hagen. Never Settle is a Digital Agency where relationships with our customers come first - after all, they are everything in our business. Although small, we’ve been globally recognized as a leader in mobile, website & marketing solutions.

In seven years, our team has now built over 1,000 business sites and apps to which we’re seeing momentum pick up even more. With that kind of volume, our team can leverage that experience for our current and future clients providing even more value. Our growth is consistent and moderate, which falls right in line with our focus on being a ‘legacy based’ company, not a high growth one. Our goal is to take care of our people, create sustainable value, and be a company that is around for decades to come. High growth comes with a different focus and different result, neither is better than the other we just felt this was the best path for our team. The team is everything at Never Settle and below are just a few of our guys having a good time together.

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5. Appscrip ($3M/year)

RAHUL SHARMA (from Bangalore, Karnataka, India) started Appscrip over 8 years ago.

Revenue
$250K / month
Team
2 founders / 185 employees

Case Study

We are Rahul Sharma (CEO) and Shivangi Sharma, the co-founders of the globally acclaimed, service-based app and web development company, Appscrip.

We have received several awards and recognitions from Deloitte, Clutch, Good firms and bagged contracts from big names like ForeTees LLC, Byjus, Reliance JIO, Deutsche Bank, Tata Steel, Cairn, Coke, Harvard Medical, etc. With Appscrip generating an average monthly revenue of $2,50,000, we are more than hopeful that our company will see a brighter future ahead as a global technology provider.

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6. Appetiser ($8.4M/year)

Jamie Shostak (from Melbourne VIC, Australia) started Appetiser about 6 years ago.

Revenue
$700K / month
Team
2 founders / 175 employees

Case Study

I’m Jamie Shostak, the co-founder of Appetiser App Development. Michael MacRae and I founded this company around 5 years ago with $0. Really simply, we build and grow ideas. Every startup has to start with an idea, and so we’ve built our business around helping as many startups succeed as possible.

Now we’re on track to make over $8,000,000 annually, with over 200 employees around the world, with clients that have millions of users and billions in valuations. Our main services include iOS app development, Android app development, web app development, app design, and web development. Just recently we were recognised by TechCrunch as a recommended app development company.

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7. Imaginovation ($1.2M/year)

Michael Georgiou (from Cary, North Carolina, USA) started Imaginovation about 11 years ago.

Revenue
$100K / month
Team
2 founders / 35 employees
Location
Cary, North Carolina, USA

Case Study

Hello, my name is Michael Georgiou, and I serve as a Co-Founder and CMO at Imaginovation. We are an award-winning technology and app development company located in Raleigh, NC.

Since 2011, we have grown an average of over 40% in revenue every year. We have won several credible tech awards, such as AVA Digital Awards, IMA 2017 Award, The American Business Award, and NC Tech Award for our innovative services. We have also been featured in top publications such as Entrepreneur, VentureBeat, Goalcast, Business.com, and Foundr.

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8. Wolfpack Digital ($3.6M/year)

Georgina Lupu Florian (from Cluj-Napoca, Romania) started Wolfpack Digital almost 8 years ago.

Revenue
$300K / month
Team
1 founders / 78 employees
Location
Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Case Study

Hi everyone! I am Gina and I am the founder and CEO of Wolfpack Digital. The name of the company stems from my surname “Lupu”, which means “Wolf” in Romanian. We are an award-winning app development agency from Romania with an in-house team of 50 people. We design and build web and mobile apps start-to-end for startups and scaleups from around the world, while advising them with their business and product strategy. This has given me the opportunity to personally work with more than 40 entrepreneurs so far and to learn more about their business, which is super exciting!

This year Wolfpack Digital has exceeded the 1.5M USD yearly revenue threshold, yet what we are most excited about is the great atmosphere in our team and our amazing office space, coupled with the fact that we get more and more opportunities to work on meaningful apps with inspiring founders.

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9. LeMI Apps ($72K/year)

Michael Ginzburg (from Jerusalem, Israel) started LeMI Apps about 9 years ago.

Revenue
$6K / month
Team
1 founders / 4 employees

Case Study

Hi. I am Michael Ginzburg, 57 years old mobile app indie entrepreneur, founder, and owner of LeMi Apps - SMS Marketing Auto Reply Apps for Small Business Automation.

You send instant, automated text messages to customers / potential clients after they’ve texted a specific keyword to your phone number

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10. NerdPilots ($300K/year)

Kevin built NerdPilots, a design and development agency that is making $25k/month. He started it as a way to support his other projects, but it took off.

Revenue
$25K / month

Case Study

Kevin built NerdPilots, a design and development agency that is making $25k/month. He started it as a way to support his other projects, but it took off.

11. Bloomy Lab ($480K/year)

Aleksandr Lanin (from Kyiv, Ukraine) started Bloomy Lab over 3 years ago.

Revenue
$40K / month
Team
3 founders / 19 employees
Location
Kyiv, Ukraine

Case Study

Hi, my name is Alex and I'm the founder of Bloomy Lab. Our company focuses on health and fitness, productivity and life quality improvement. We mostly develop our own products, by now the most popular of them are Restly, 2 Minute Habits, Jiju, Poof, and City Property. Some of our apps even became Product of the day on Product Hunt. Our team is not so big: 2 UI/UX designers, 1 motion designer, 5 developers, 2 product managers and me as both a strategist and a product owner. Oh, we've also found a UA manager not long ago. Despite that, we've created 20 apps in half a year and nothing's gonna stop us!

We've launched our products without any ads (working on it now), that’s why we've only reached 40,000 downloads. Our apps were totally free and without in-app purchases, as our main goal was idea verification. By now we only get around $1,000 per month as money-making wasn't our main focus earlier. I hope we'll update that info really soon though.

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12. Choicely ($840K/year)

Kaius Meskanen (from Helsinki) started Choicely over 7 years ago.

Revenue
$70K / month
Team
3 founders / 15 employees

Case Study

Hello, my name is Kaius Meskanen and I'm the founder of Choicely mobile app builder.

Our monthly revenue is now $70,000 and our 2021 revenue is 4 times the revenue of 2020. Choicely app platform is already used by leaders in media, sports & entertainment, such as ITV Studios (Love Island TV Show apps), Banijay, International Judo Federation & IMG (Miss Universe app with over 3 million downloads).

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13. TRIARE ($300K/year)

Boris Abazher (from Cherkasy, Cherkasy Oblast, Ukraine) started TRIARE ago.

Revenue
$25K / month
Team
2 founders / 60 employees

Case Study

Hi, my name is Boris and I am the founder and CEO of the software development company TRIARE based in Ukraine. We help businesses and startups to transform their ideas into accomplished digital solutions.

I want to share how personal and collective responsibility paired with patience and consistency can help you build a profitable, respected business. It’s not easy, but it shouldn’t be painful. Here’s my story.

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14. Mobapp Creator ($120K/year)

Sebastian Gravina (from Miami, FL, USA) started Mobapp Creator over 9 years ago.

Revenue
$10K / month
Team
3 founders / 2 employees

Case Study

We are a team of 3 co-founders, Leonardo, Germán, and Sebastian. We provide a No-code app builder solution for small businesses and resellers. Our tool MobAppCreator, allows our customers to quickly and inexpensively build professional apps for android and iOS.

One of our team strengths is to build products that scale but also keep costs low by taking advantage of serverless computing and good data structure. With this in mind, our running costs are only 10% of our overall COGS.

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15. Business Builders ($3M/year)

Jay Owen (from Saint Augustine, FL, USA) started Business Builders over 23 years ago.

Revenue
$250K / month
Team
1 founders / 15 employees

Case Study

When I started Design Extensions, which has since been rebranded as Business Builders, I was just 17 years old. Honestly, I had no idea what I was doing. I was just a teen trying to make some side money doing something I loved — building websites.

Today our services are focused on three key areas: coaching, marketing & development. Our mission is to help other people grow their business - like we have our own. We’ve gone from just $5000 in the first year to over $3,000,000 in sales this year.

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16. Modern Launch ($600K/year)

Cody Benedetto and Ryan Serkes (from Milford, CT, USA) started Modern Launch 10 months ago.

Revenue
$50K / month
Team
2 founders / 2 employees

Case Study

My name is Cody Benedetto and my co-founder is Ryan Serkes. We are the founders of Modern Launch. Our custom software development company works with startups and small businesses to build websites and mobile applications.

  • Mobile Application Development
  • Website Development & Design
  • Custom Software Development

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17. Play ($28M/year)

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Dan LaCivita, Michael Ferdman, Eric Eng, and JoonYong Park (from New York City, NY, USA) started Play almost 4 years ago.

Revenue
$2.33M / month
Team
4 founders / 23 employees

Case Study
  • Dan LaCivita, Michael Ferdman, Eric Eng, and JoonYong Park are the founders of Play, an iOS design tool.
  • Play is revolutionizing how teams develop mobile products by enabling them to Design, prototype, and collaborate directly from their phones.
  • Users can design, iterate and experience their work as they create it while taking full advantage of native iOS features to bring the product to life.
  • Play raised pre-seed and seed round financing in 2021.
  • Play was listed on the iOS App store in Q3 of 2021 and currently generates a $2.33M MRR.
  • The business focuses mainly on customer acquisition and retention as its growth strategy.

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18. Mobile Marketing Apps ($420K/year)

Custom Mobile Apps

Ali Ispahany (from Remote) started Mobile Marketing Apps ago.

Revenue
$35K / month

Case Study

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