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Chicago Freelance Software Developers

Browse these freelance software developers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Chicago.

FreshinUp Chicago
from 8 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Randy F.
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Dave was the best choice from about 12 companies we looked at. I was in software back in the day and it seemed Dave had a full plate as things weren't moving the way we expected. I've been there. We wound up canceling the project as we had a local source but he was really helpful and very honest regarding any credits we had. I would recommend him without hesitation.

Curated Talent
from 7 reviews
    Tom A.
    Verified review

    Awesome work! You are the freelancer that I have worked with in a while! You will continue to get my business for years to come :-)

    38th Street Studios
    from 1 review
      Kathi H.
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      Ken and his team developed programs for my business to streamline and automate the processes which formerly required mountains of paperwork and manual tracking. From purchase order requisitions to rental order tracking our workload has diminished while our business has grown. And all the programs are integrated with our website and our accounting software. Awesome team with relentless ambition and hard-working enthusiasm.

      • 22 years in business
      • 7 hires on Thumbtack
      Tracy R.
      Verified review

      I give Illinois Website Developers and their team a 5 star rating and thumbs up for a terrific job they did on my web project. Other companies I went to didn't grasp my concept and were unable to do what I thought was a fairly straight forward script code writing part of the development. I realize that developers have different programming languages that they write code in, and I was willing to allow the developers to make that choice on their own. Even at that level, other firms were unable to grasp the concept and make the online software do what is was conceived to do. However, when I went with Kevin Shick at Illinois Website Developers, he understood my company goals along with the concept. I knew he understood because he produced a project summary document that nailed it. Him and his team that were assigned to my project asked the right questions, and posted messages that were all in sync with the concept that I have been trying to explain to other development firms for over a year. Now I am using this product as a main part of my business model. It has increased productivity with the efficient tasks that it performs. I was also able to easily train my staff on the use of this new software platform, and it has become a daily part of our business operations. I cant say enough about how pleased I am with the results that Illinois Website Developers has produced for me.


      Plego Technologies is a Chicago-based software development firm that has been creating custom e-commerce websites for corporations and small businesses for the past 11 years, specializing in e-commerce suites such as Pinnacle and Magento. We are located in west suburban, downtown Downers Grove, and our team of project managers is always available to discuss your development project in person, at your office or at our Downers Grove location. In addition, we provide the following services: 1) Web design and development 2) Content management systems (Joomla and Wordpress) 3) Custom application development * MVC 4.0 .NET/SQL Server Programming * Classic ASP Development * PHP/MySQL Programming * iOS and Android App Development Please call us or email me for a free consultation.

      • 27 years in business

      I create custom web based solutions for small and large businesses. I have 20 years of experience as a software developer. I have a Bachelors and a Masters Degree in Computer Science. I write clean, clear code and am exceptional at meeting deadlines.


      We work on e-commerce, mobile, and content management systems website design and development. We provide quality output at a reasonable cost.

      • 1 hire on Thumbtack

      We have extensive experience in custom software development and business consulting. Our areas of expertise is with open technologies, like Java, J2EE, Microsoft .Net, SSRS, Crystal Reports, etc. We also provide IT hardware and networking solutions and services.


      We are a small team aiming to keep prices down and quality high. Our businesses include application development, web design and software development.


      Zidware is a boutique creative studio creating interactive content for the Apple ipad and iPhone. From sketch to final deployment to the iTunes Store, as registered Apple Developers we can handle complete projects, experience design and programming. We also offer a robust brand development service if you need to invent or re-spin your current tired look. Our interactive focus is situated on: *Education products for kids *Publishing *New Media *Advertising *Games *Personal Apps *Design *Training Apps *Catalogs This is a great time to move over to mobile development and connect yourself and your business to millions of users.


      I'm a freelancer since January 2015. Before, I worked for 14 years at one of the most importat innovation institutes of Brazil, C.E.S.A.R. As a collaborator of this institute, I had the opportunity of working in projects for large customers such as Dell, Motorola, HP, Whirlpool and Bematech. I used to be the leader and the focal point of these projects. Leadership and good communication are some of my strengths. Also, with great experience in Object Oriented Programming and Design Patterns, I'm able to produce code with high-quality and good manutenability. Besides, I'm enthusiastic about User Experience. I like very much to work in front-end of systems, developing a friendly and fluid graphical interface. Between my skills, I also can highlight Agile Methodologies (Scrum and Kanban) and development with remote teams. Finally, here is a concise list of the most valuable technical knowledge I possess: PHP, Python, Java / JEE / Android, C# / .NET, SQL, HTML 5, JavaScript and CSS.


      We design and build highly responsive web applications using cutting-edge languages and technologies. We can create tools ranging from highly interactive websites to office automation solutions and inter-company communications, like real-time chat and file uploads. You dream it up and we will build it.


      Intersog offers competitively priced consulting services in Web software programming, mobile application development, back-end Cloud solutions and UX/UI design and production. We provide a robust website solution exceeding typical user expectations as well as responsive HTML5 design to make your website look great on all device and screen types, mainstream or custom CMS, custom graphics design and modern UX/UI approach.


      Q & A

      Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

      How do I find a good app developer?

      A good app developer can help you if your company wants to build a new mobile app for customers but you don’t have an IT or development team on staff. First, decide whether you want an app made for the iPhone or Android phones or both, then start your search by finding an app developer with expertise in your chosen platform. Ask for samples of their work, such as code samples, that can be tested on open source repository sites like GitLab and GitHub. You can also interview firms that specialize in mobile app development for small companies or startups; they should be able to offer examples of different types of apps they’ve built, and are likely to have expertise in a range of technologies and platforms. Before you sign a contract, make sure to ask prospective app developers these questions:

      • What other apps have you developed? Make sure the apps in their portfolio reflect the type of work you want to have done for your company. It’s especially helpful if they understand your industry.
      • What technology and development services do you offer? Ideally, an app developer will conduct a business analysis, develop the app, perform quality testing and make sure the launch is successful.

      Will you maintain the app after it’s launched? Releasing an app is only the beginning. You’ll need someone to maintain it too, releasing updates and fixing bugs.

      Who builds apps?

      Apps are usually built by software developers who specialize in mobile software. They may be experts in just one mobile software development language or know several, and may have expertise in front-end or back-end web development. No matter what kind of phone or tablet you carry, there are hundreds of apps for it — and new ones seem to be added to the app stores every day. Before you hire an app developer, it’s important to have specific goals for your app and a clear idea of its purpose. When your company is ready to build an app, you can hire a freelance app developer or work with an app development company that can also support the app after it’s launched. It’s important to know whether you’ll need the developer to provide ongoing maintenance and support or if your internal IT team can maintain it after its launch.

      How much does it cost to hire an app developer?

      Software development is a serious investment for any company, costing thousands of dollars for even basic apps. It’s tough to estimate costs because there are so many variables to each project: user requirements, feature set, complexity, size, etc. Mobile apps can cost from $20,000 to more than $100,000, depending on what you need the app to do. The average national cost of an app developer is $237.50 per hour, but prices vary widely depending on location, type of app, features, and much, much more.

      To get a sense of what hiring an app developer might cost, decide first what kind of software you need. In general, app developers charge hourly fees based on the language they’ll use to code the software. Freelancers cost less than large software development firms, typically charging an average of:

      • Basic C development: $75-$150 per hour.
      • Front-end web development: $50-$75 per hour.
      • Back-end web development: $75-$150 per hour.
      • API development: $75-$150 per hour.
      • Desktop app development: $30-$100 per hour.
      • Mobile app development: $30-$150 per hour.

      Larger software vendors charge much more, often as much as $300 to $400 per hour.


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