Top Web and App development companies in VIETNAM 2019 ranked by CLUTCH

09/12/2019 1466
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Nowadays, more and more businesses notice Vietnam IT outsource for its groundbreaking growing IT infrastructure, educated talent pool and reasonable cost. If you are searching for Vietnamese Web and App development companies, we hope this rundown of Top Web and App Developers from Vietnam would help you to find the right partner.

This web and app developer ranking is not made by us but listed objectively by Clutch – a prestigious, independent B2B research, ratings and reviews site that identifies leading IT service providers. Clutch evaluates companies based on over a dozen quantitative and qualitative factors, including client reviews, company experience, client list, industry recognition, and market presence.


I. Why Vietnam is an attractive IT offshoring destination?

Are you wondering why so many businesses are leaning towards hiring web and app development companies? It is easier to outsource website designing rather than hiring a full-time team of developers. This not only eliminates staff expenses, but it also reduces the expenses of infrastructure. As an emerging software outsourcing destination, Vietnam is recently considered as a perfect fit for companies looking for a technological advance for several reasons:

  • Young, well-educated and hard-working workforce: “Vietnam has the highest-performing computer science students I’ve ever encountered,” said Neil Fraser, a software engineer at Alphabet Inc’s Google. As 60 percent of the population is under 30 years old, Vietnam has broad of profuse young, fast learning and hard-working resources.
  • Cost Saving: Affordable labor cost is one main factor for Vietnam IT outsourcing’s appeal. To hire labor here, it doesn’t cost your business much. Outsource to Vietnam is about 90% cheaper than developing software in the United States of America. Compared to India, developing software in Vietnam costs between one third and one-seventh times cheaper. These are very convincing figures for companies to start venturing their offshore development to Vietnam.

Due to the popularity of custom website development services, the number of web and app development companies in Vietnam has seen a boost in recent times. With the help of Clutch’s list, we hope you can hire the best web and app developer in Vietnam for your business.


II. TOP 5 Web Developers in Vietnam on Clutch

Clutch’s TOP 5 Web Developers in Vietnam belongs to CO-WELL Asia, IWA, Siclo, Waveley, and Elinext respectively



Being on the top of this list is CO-WELL Asia. It was founded in Vietnam in 2011 and is a member company of  CO-WELL Co., LTD (Japan). More than 450 employees work in 2 offices in Hanoi and Da Nang, and nearly 100 staff work in Tokyo and Miyazaki, Japan. More than 250 software development projects have been undertaken for global customers including Web & App Development, E-Commerce, Business Solution, etc.

  • Service Provided: Web and App Development, E-Commerce Development, AR- VR Development, Software Testing, Business Solutions, Sharepoint Solutions, Cloud Integration, Digital Transformation. Regarding Web Service, they offer website consulting, designing and developing for different purposes: Corporate and Enterprise; Shopping malls/ Product introduction; Recruitment and job searches; Reservation, booking & orders management, Other online services.
  • Web Development Service focus: 30%
  • Size: 500+ employees
  • Location: Hanoi, Danang, Tokyo, Miyazaki
  • Hourly rate: < $25/hr
  • Min Project size: $5000+
  • Key Client in Website service:  AnamaImages, AEON Mall Vietnam, Daibiru Group, Bitexco Group, Vinschool, Vinmart, etc.


“The new website design is more attractive and high-tech with structured information, which draws visitors’ attention, helps them to find our building’s info easily and keep them on our site longer. Besides, it allows our team to manage and update content easily. The site is a step up from what it used to be. Their team regularly complied with deadlines and always communicated delays well ahead of time. We communicated exclusively with Skype, email, and phone. With important decisions, we arranged face-to-face meetings where CO-WELL always brought excellent ideas and useful consultancy to the table. Mr. Dung and his team were knowledgeable about our industry, easy to communicate with, and overall very organized. They not only finished the tasks but also always gave useful advice and recommendations for the best outcome.”   (A review from Mr. Nguyen Minh, Administrative Supervisor, DAIBIRU CSB CO., LTD.)

“As an education system, we want to bring about the best experience for our customers whenever they visit our website. It’s great I would say when we were working with CO-WELL team to realize our plan into operation. Mr. Dung – The project manager was so supportive. It took us about 2 months to finish. They committed to all the deadlines and we are very satisfied with the service.” (A review from Ms. Linh Do)

Reasonable price, a huge talent pool, together with a long list of high-profile Japanese and Vietnamese clients and positive customer reviews, CO-WELL Asia deserves its No.1 position on Clutch and is surely a candidate that you should take into account when searching for a trusted Vietnamese Web Development company.


2. IWA Ltd

IWA was founded in 2009 in Finland. They are a team of front-end, back-end and full-stack developers, UX designers and business developers

  • Service Provided: Different from CO-WELL Asia, their service focus only on web and mobile apps services. Regarding Web service, they offer end-to-end service from Innovation, Development to Operation.
  • Technology: Ruby on Rails, HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, LESS, Android, iOS Swift/Objective-C, Angular, Angular 2, Unity 3D, Amazon AWS, Bootstrap, Capybara, CoffeeScript, Cordova, ECMAScript, Elixir, Ember.js, Ionic, Java, NativeScript, Node.js, Phoenix, PhoneGap, PHP, React, React Native, RSpec, Sass, .NET, SharePoint, Tizen, TypeScript, WordPress and Xamarin
  • Web Development Service focus: 40%
  • Size: 50 – 249 employees
  • Location: Finland, Thailand, Abu Dhabi, Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City)
  • Hourly rate: $50 – $99/hr
  • Min Project size: $10,000+
  • Key Client in Website service:  Likennevirta Oy/Virta Ltd, Talokeskus Oy, Rakennustieto Oy, Goland Group Oy, Epecci Oy

“They were exceptionally flexible. I change my mind if I think of a better way of doing things. They’re great at dealing with me doing that because it’s probably a frustrating thing for a developer. They had positive ideas and concepts that I hadn’t thought of that turned out to be excellent. They were on budget and schedule. A lot of things were finished sooner than we thought, which was great. The budgeting was spot on. It was a fair price and wasn’t biased one way or another. They gave me a quote on the initial agreement of the project. There were some additional charges for things I added that were way off target. I felt happy and it was good value.

I had a Skype conversation with the lead developer every week, and sometimes, twice a week. We chatted and explored ideas through Skype. We also used Asana, which was the best way to communicate things to make sure everyone had a clear understanding.

With regards to areas they could improve, there were some communication problems with the DevOps doing the hosting and technical stuff. They were sometimes a bit slow when I needed results right away. I was a little frustrated with the developers hoping things were going to get done sooner, mainly when we got to the testing stage. It wasn’t a big deal and was resolved quickly.”  (A review from Mr. Justin Sanderco – Owner and director of Justin Guitar Ltd.)


3. Siclo

Established in 2015, SICLO is a digital agency based in France, Singapore and Vietnam, specialized in branding, website creation, web business applications and mobile native applications (iOS & Android) for companies. They also allocate their resources and teams to client projects over the long term in Paris or Ho Chi Minh City.

  • Service Provided: Design (UI/UX, Branding); Software Creation (Mobile, Web, Back-end); Consulting
  • Web Development Service focus: 40%
  • Size: <50 employees
  • Location: Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City)
  • Hourly rate: $25 -$49/hr
  • Min Project size: $10,000+
  • Key Client in Website service: CEL Consulting, Trip On Demand, Expert Eyes.

“They’re not a typical IT company. They listened before thinking, which is an important characteristic when keeping an open door to non-IT inputs within the context of an IT relationship. This was actually amazing, and it’s a rare thing to find.

With regards to areas they could improve, Siclo is a company put together by one individual, without whom not much would work. They’re dependent on the drive and vision of Eric, so they’re not 100% autonomous. On the other hand, it was great to have the principal of the company working directly on the project.” (A review from Managing Partner, CEL Consulting)


4. Waverley Software

Waverley is a US software engineering firm with development teams in Ukraine and Vietnam. It was founded in 1992 with US-based C-Suite, and now with engineering talents from Ukraine and Vietnam.

  • Service Provided: Software Architecture, Mobile & Web Development, Cloud Solutions, Embedded Software, AI & Machine Learning, Blockchain & Tokenization, Cybersecurity Consulting, UI/UX Design, Quality Assurance
  • Web Development Service focus: 10%
  • Size: 50 – 249 employees
  • Location: US (Headquarters), Ukraine (Development center), Vietnam (Development center)
  • Hourly rate: $25 – $49 / hr
  • Min Project size: 50,000+
  • Key Client in Website service: YouSendIt, WageWorks, TripIT, Qualcomm, Nespresso.

“I classify development partners in two groups: the do-what-you-say ones, and the do-what-you-want ones. Waverly Software is definitely in the latter category. They can sit down and understand what we’re trying to accomplish so that we don’t have to specify anything. They came up with many good ideas around UI design, workflow, and everything else associated with the project.” (A review from an independent consultant working for American Express)

“The project managers on both sides had a daily scrum call, managed the backlog with Agile: Pivotal, and helped develop the scope of each sprint. We communicated over Skype and used Slack and Basecamp for collaboration. The time difference with their team in Ukraine made project management complex, but they did an above-average job of being disciplined, structured, and organized throughout the project. There were no major language barrier problems, and rarely had issues understanding each other” (A review from COO of Zott)


5. Elinext

Founded in 1997, Elinext Group is an app, software development and consulting company focusing on web, mobile, desktop, and embedded software solutions, QA and testing. They own offices in the USA, Ireland, France, Germany, Singapore and main delivery centers in Belarus and Vietnam.

  • Services Provided: Web Development, Custom Software Development, Mobile Development, CRM/ERP/SAP Development, Salesforce Integration, Infrastructure Management
  • Technology/Platform/Language: Java, PHP, .Net, Sharepoint, Front-End, C++, SaaS
  • Service focus: 15%
  • Size: 250 – 999 employees
  • Location: The USA, Ireland, France, Germany, Singapore, Belarus, Vietnam
  • Hourly rate:$25 – $49/hr
  • Min Project size: $5000+
  • Key Client in Website service: CA Technologies, AIG, Tuttidare

“The depth of Elinext Group’s knowledge and their experience is amazing. We can throw any request at Elinext Group, and find someone who has knowledge of it at an expert level. This can go from SQL [Structured Query Language] databases to Apache Hadoop and Spark, to anything on the user experience side. Elinext Group has very good web and middle-tier development teams.

Regarding areas Elinext Group could improve, on the product management side, we would like to have someone on Elinext Group’s team, not necessarily an engineer, working closely with our product managers. This is more our problem than theirs.” (A review from a client for Elinext on Clutch)


III. TOP 5 App Developers in Vietnam on Clutch

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Clutch’s TOP 5 App Developers belongs to: SavvyCom, InApps Technology, Ventuso, CO-WELL ASIA, QSoft respectively.
CO-WELL Asia is the only name that is listed on both 2 rankings


1. Savvycom Software

Founded in 2009, Savvycom is one of the leading software outsourcing company, with deep roots in Vietnam. It was also recognized in Top 30 Global Mobile App Developers by Clutch in 2017.

  • Service Provided: Web Application Development, Mobile Application Development, Enterprise Management Solutions, Cloud & DevOps
  • App Development Service focus: 50%
  • Size: 100+ employees
  • Location: Vietnam (Hanoi), US, Australia
  • Hourly rate: Undisclosed
  • Min Project size: $50,000+
  • Key Client in App service: Capitaland, FeedbackStr, Esoftflow, iHeartLocal

“Their project management was amazing. Savvycom Software works in agile methodology and communicates with us over Slack every day. Our teams shared a Google Doc that they would update with questions that I would then go in and answer. Every member of their team is smart and is able to explain the product I was trying to make. They were always willing to ask questions when they had them, which I really appreciated. It was a smooth seamless process.

About areas they could improve, there were a few changes to our team early on which caused a few setbacks. I had to explain the project to different members of their team. Other than our internal chances, we were really happy with our team at Savvycom Software” (A review from Ms.Emily Isacksen – Founder and CEO, dressCODE)


2. InApps Technology

Founded in 2016, InApps Technology is a new-comer in the software industry. From a small team of 10 people, it increased in size to a 20-people team in 2018. Despite being established not long ago, InApps has undertaken more than 85 different mobile app development projects.

  • Service Provided: Mobile App Development, Web Development,  Creative UI/UX Design, Offshore Development.
  • Technology: Native iOS: Swift, Objective C; React Native, Xamarin, Ionic; Native Android, Kotlin, Flutter.
  • App Development Service focus: 60%
  • Size: > 50 employees
  • Location: Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City)
  • Hourly rate: < $25 / hr
  • Min Project size: $10,000+
  • Key Client in App service: Pay2 Wallet, Alliver (Food App), Travelr

“Communication is key, and their employees had excellent communication skills. Their workflow was outstanding and superb. They always understood when I needed to clarify a question or explain new functions. Communication is key, and their employees had excellent communication skills. Their workflow was outstanding and superb. They always understood when I needed to clarify a question or explain new functions.” (A review from Ms. Adam Feragne – Founder, Adam Alexander Publishing LLC )


3. Ventuso LLC

Founded in 2010, Ventuso is a Mobile App Development Company in Vietnam. They focus on Mobile Application Development, Technical Consulting as well as Supplying Team of Engineers onsite and offshore.

  • Service Provided: Mobile App Development, Custom Software Development, UX/UI Design.
  • App Development Service focus: 60%
  • Size: > 50 employees
  • Location: Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City)
  • Hourly rate: < $25 / hr
  • Min Project size: $25,000+
  • Key Client in App service: Fi Interactive,  Ztrip, Supershuttle,  Wingstop,  UnCruise, Do4You, MVP Finance

“Ventuso’s team is willing to work until 1-2 AM, and they made sure to keep me posted on a weekly basis. Ventuso built additional features that were not included in the original requirements without charging me extra, making the final product better than what I submitted.

About areas they could improve, my main issues have been with the project manager assigned to me. He doesn’t have a lot of experience, but he’s been learning. Ventuso could improve in terms of timing. There were times when they didn’t deliver. It’s good to keep the client updated but also to stick with the timelines. Postponing by a week doesn’t work business-wise, especially if I had to present the work to a client. The quality provided by Ventuso is good, but time is money; I need to sell my idea to people. Ventuso probably needs to add additional staff.” (A review from Founder/CEO of Financial Literacy Program)


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CO-WELL Asia is the only IT solution provider that appears on both Clutch‘s Top 5 web development companies and Top 5 application development companies in Vietnam. It is understandable because of its reasonable hourly rate, a huge talent pool with more than 500 staff and 10-year experience of delivering high-quality services for projects from small to enterprised-sized.

  • App Development Service focus: 30%
  • Size: 500+ employees
  • Location: Hanoi, Danang, Tokyo, Miyazaki
  • Hourly rate: < $25/hr
  • Min Project size: $5000+
  • Key Client in App service: AEON Mall Vietnam, VinID, Tokai Group, Saint-Works, IDOM Inc

“Everything went smoothly and we are extremely satisfied with their service. They brought an eager attitude to all their tasks. The project manager was experienced and professional. He made sure there was no miscommunication throughout the project. When the scope of work expanded, the team did not hesitate to double their efforts to support us.” (A review from Mr. Nguyen Dang Cong, Manager of Production Control Dept., KOKUYO VIETNAM Co., Ltd)

“We value CO-WELL’s team high capacity and professional working style. They quickly responded and supported us every time we needed it. We received ample warning if the deadline wasn’t going to be met, which only happened once” (A review from Mr. Ha Tong – CEO, SSI GLOBAL COMPANY LIMITED)

Being trusted by a long list of giant corporations from different industries is not an easy thing but CO-WELL ASIA has achieved it, which has proven its ability to deliver high-quality services for huge-sized projects with complicated requirements.


5. QSoft Vietnam

Founded in 2005, QSoft Vietnam defines its stand as an one-stop destination to all software needs. It has achieved CMMI Maturity Level 3 company

  • Service Provided: Website Design & Development, Mobile App Development, Software Outsourcing Development
  • App Development Service focus: 60%
  • Size: 150+ employees
  • Location: Vietnam (Hanoi)
  • Hourly rate: <$25/hr
  • Min Project size: $25,000+
  • Key Client in App service: Kasikornthai, Panasonic, InXpress, AT&T, Big Splash, FLC Group, etc.

“On a scale of 1 to 10, I would give the project management a 7, to give them room to improve. They’re very responsive. We communicate almost every day via email, Gchat, or the tool we have. I’ve had no problems with their communication. The standout thing is that they work really hard, burning the midnight oil to get things done. The time zones are different, so sometimes I work with them at night when it’s daytime there and vice versa. They have a strong sense of urgency, so we can rely on them when we need them.

Regarding areas they could improve, they need to beef up the QA team so they can catch issues and bugs and fix them. My team and I did a lot of QA and got back to them. Maybe the problem isn’t that specific resource, but they do need to understand each project and what it’s about. Ours is the U.S. health care system, so they need to put together a QA process flow for that, though I’m not sure if it would be easy for them to do.” (A review from Mr. Alvin Vo – Co-Founder, MDKINECT)



All in all, it is going to be a long and hard process to select the most suitable web and app development company for your business.

After making a list of potential web and app development companies, you need to identify which company would be most suitable for your website. It requires some basic research work on their portfolio, experience, technology, and one of the most important factors: whether the cost they are charging is reasonable or not.

Do not be in a hurry, contact 3 to 4 developers that are appropriate, share the requirements with them, analyze their proposals then make up your mind.

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