Aside from costs which can be incredibly high I understand, is there a comparison chart or information site that shows the top ten software development companies in the US that are ready to take on developing a software program of any kind and possibly (but later) mobile apps?
I'm more interested in the desktop applications vs mobile as of now and don't feel the professionalism when I go to sites like odesk, freelancer, and elance. I've seen a few corporate sites but they don't visually give examples of work they've done which leads me into the abyss.
Lastly, I'm sure everyone feels this way: I don't ever want to drop a huge lump sum into a development team that takes a year, doesn't make the application or makes it unapproachable and I end up with no interest in the product.
Any companies in mind? (Or individuals?)
If it's easier (which I believe it is) I'm vastly more interested in web development than software development.