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Why use crowdsourcing for mobile application design & development?

Design, prototype, and develop mobile and web apps—faster

Getting mobile and web applications to market fast can help you stay ahead of the competition, and the best way to accelerate app design and development is through the Topcoder Marketplace.

The Topcoder Marketplace makes it easy to tap into the power of the crowd to turn mobile and web application ideas into design concepts, wireframes, prototypes, and ready-to-deploy code. Crowdsource the entire design and development process or just the phases where you need help or want to go faster.

The Topcoder Community uses design and development best practices to deliver beautiful visual design concepts and high-quality application code. All deliverables are fixed-fee and you pay only for the winning code, not hours.

Application Design & Development Packages

Get multiple ideas and design options, test and refine features, and accelerate delivery of deployment-ready applications. With Application Design and Development packages, you can crowdsource any stage of the application development life cycle.


DURATION 10 - 14 Days
DELIVERABLES Multiple solution concepts with detailed technical approaches

Generate bold app concepts rooted in technology feasibility that help your team discover and evaluate innovative ideas centered around your business problem or goal.

Live User Experience Design (LUX)

DURATION 24 - 48 Hours
DELIVERABLES High volume of visual application concepts delivered during a live event or workshop

Interactive live experience for your event including app ideation, voting, and fast design competition


DURATION 3 - 12 Days
DELIVERABLES 5 - 15 screens (static or clickable)

Translate your mobile or web app idea into a low-fidelity mockup that helps you visualize the navigation, content relationships, workflow, and structure of your application.

Application Visual Design (AVD)

DURATION 2 - 10 Days
DELIVERABLES 1 - 10 screens, high-fidelity design solutions

Turn your app requirements into beautiful design concepts that let  you visualize user experience and test interaction models.

Rapid User Experience Design (RUX)

DURATION 72 Hours (3 Days)
DELIVERABLES High volume of unique design concepts, up to 8 key screens per submission

Bring an early-stage mobile app idea to life in just three days with a quick-turn UI/UX design competition.

Visual Prototype

DURATION 5 - 15 Days
DELIVERABLES 3 - 20 Clickable Screens

HTML / CSS / JavaScript browser-tested code mapping the visual design to a clickable solution

Technical Prototype

DURATION 7 - 14 Days
DELIVERABLES 1 - 3 Service or Front End Implementations

Proof of concept for workflow, data, and app viability.

Code Development

DURATION 1 - 17 Days
DELIVERABLES API Services, Architecture POC, Bug Fixes, Code Components, Services, Technical Documentation, Testing

Enterprise grade code for every stage of the development life-cycle.

Look who's innovating with crowdsourcing

  • IBM
  • NTL
  • T360
  • BAH
  • eBay
  • bmc

Design and develop apps people love.

Deliver on it faster.