Distillery is an international full-service software design and development company based in Los Angeles, California. We are an award-winning mobile app developer with an absolute commitment to helping our clients succeed. When entrepreneurs and enterprises need a software development company they can trust to deliver clean, top-quality, no-nonsense work on time and on budget, they call Distillery.
We help startups and entrepreneurs to accelerate, scale, grow and thrive. We help enterprises to expedite development while staying lean and agile. Our trusted software developers will work with you in a co-sourcing arrangement or on a project basis. Either way, we become part of your team and invested in your success. We stay by your side from idea through launch and beyond.
The Los Angeles area nurtures one of the world’s most diverse startup ecosystems. Our startup community is robust and growing. In today’s marketplace, web and app development companies in Los Angeles play a crucial role in helping local startups build a strong foundation for success.
Alongside Silicon Valley, Los Angeles is widely acknowledged as a leader in the global technology industry and a breeding ground for tech startups. More and more, Los Angeles is where the tech leaders of tomorrow are gathering to stake their claims and build their dreams.
LA's ranking for startup activity among the 40 largest US metropolitan areas1
LA's ranking among the top ten global startup ecosystems2
California's ranking for startup activity in the state trend analysis1
Total LA-area startup funding raised in 20161
Total LA-area dollars raised in 2016 from exit events with amounts disclosed3
Total number of LA-area tech startups that raised funding in 20163
We are proud of the role we play in supporting the LA tech industry and the startups that are disrupting and shaping the future of technology.
You want to work with people that don’t waste your time, money, or focus. You can’t afford to follow a path that won’t get you to your end goal. You don’t want “yes men” who’ll simply do what they’re told. You want to work with people who are committed to helping you find the right path forward – the path that genuinely helps you build the right foundation for sustainable success.
Whether you bring us an idea scribbled on a napkin or a project already in progress, we will help you distill your project down to what really matters. We bring a strong point of view focused on helping you achieve your end goal, providing ideas and recommendations that help you find the right path forward. We are 100% committed to doing what’s right for the project, and we’ll always be honest with you about our views. Working with Distillery, you can count on a no-nonsense, no-fluff, no-bullshit approach to helping you get it right. We are company that genuinely knows how to turn an app idea into reality.
Building the right foundation for sustainable success includes helping you choose the right platform(s) for your app. Drawing upon our decades of experience and our immense Distillery network of expert app developers, we will help you weigh the pros and cons of each platform, ultimately making a recommendation on the right path for your app. To help you make the right decision about your platform(s) – Apple iOS, Android, or both – it’s important to understand the basic considerations of each. Essentially:
Android has the advantage of size. It carries the largest market share of the industry (~80%). Android generally allows access to a much larger pool of users. It has a clear advantage in emerging markets (e.g., Asia, Africa, South America). Android also has several different distribution platforms, including Google Play, Amazon, and several others.
Despite carrying only 15% market share, Apple iOS continues to be the moneymaker, dominating profits. Apple's loyal user base is well-known. Apple iOS tends to generate more revenue per user for in-app purchases, and Apple users are more likely to make in-app purchases.
Your choice of platform also depends on your target audience. Identifying your audience will enable you to market your app more strategically, helping you get your app into the right users' hands more quickly.
Ultimately, no entrepreneur or enterprise can afford to disregard the cost of mobile app development. Costs vary widely and are based on the unique needs of each project. Costs will also vary depending upon the resource mix among developers, designers, information architects, strategists, and other support professionals: Are you staffing a portion of the project in-house? Or do you need a mobile app development company that can help you with 100% of the development-to-launch life cycle?
Distillery’s trusted software developers will help you make the right decisions for a cost-effective approach that makes sense for your goals and timeline. You can count on us to recommend what’s right for your project, and to be transparent about our pricing and level of effort.
If you’re reading this, you probably already understand some of the countless ways mobile apps can help companies to build or strengthen their businesses. Your Distillery team will talk with you about your objectives in developing your app, making sure we clearly understand your motivations to develop functionality that helps you achieve your goals.
The list below summarizes some of the primary benefits our clients have reaped by developing mobile apps: