2018 Reviews

Top iPhone App Development Companies - 2018 Reviews

Last updated Dec 14, 2018

List of Top iPhone and iOS App Development Companies

  • Algoworks

    Go Mobile. Go Cloud. Go Digital.

    "They made sure the app met all of our expectations."

    • Founder, Camera App
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Sunnyvale, CA
  • Mercury Development

    Mobile App Development, Web and Custom Software

    “We always found them accommodating and discussions around changing scope were always handled with clarity and fairne...

    • COO, Neuxpower
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Miami, FL
  • SwingDev

    Mobile and Web App Experts

    "SwingDev provided alternatives for our needs and was great in determining a long-term vision."

    • Founder, Edupath
    $5,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    San Francisco, CA
  • PhD Labs

    Design. Build. Launch.

    "My team is very satisfied with the work and end product from PhD Labs."

    • Sr. Product Manager, Cloud Service Firm
    $10,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Santa Monica, CA
  • VISLA

    Apps & Web - Intelligently Simple

    “I’ve been in this field for over 20 years, and Visla’s developers are some of the best I’ve ever worked with.”

    • Founder, App Startup
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Warsaw, Poland
  • Mobomo

    Website and App Design and Development

    "I've had ups and downs with contractors over the course of 20-years, but it’s always been smooth with Mobomo."

    • Sr. Director, Government Contractor
    $50,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    50 - 249
    Vienna, VA
  • SteelKiwi

    Software development services with a high standard

    “The final product was delivered above expectations. ... the UI is great and functions completely without bugs.”

    • Founder, Jezter
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Odessa, Ukraine
  • Prismetric

    Delivering Quality Products and Premium Services

    "They delivered the product within the timeline, and the interface is excellent."

    • Founder, Mobile Car Wash App
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    10 - 49
    Gandhinagar, India
  • WillowTree®

    Mobile Innovation Agency

    "The biggest success for us was having WillowTree take over the app."

    • Vice President, Regal Cinemas
    $50,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    250 - 999
    Charlottesville, VA
  • Raizlabs, a Rightpoint company

    Changing the world through great software.

    "Raizlabs is confident and capable, and they run their projects in a fun but professional manner. "

    • Mobile Manager, Global Retailer
    $50,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    250 - 999
    Boston, MA
  • hedgehog lab

    Global App Developer based in UK, USA & Europe

    "The work that they demonstrated showed a real awareness of current and future technologies that could be utilized."

    • Product Design Engineer, Systems Integration Company
    $50,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    London, United Kingdom
  • ArcTouch

    Mobile Apps, Blockchain & Connected Experiences

    "The CEO was accessible to discuss anything and came out to see us in person."

    • CIO, Medical Information-Gathering Company
    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    San Francisco , CA
  • Fueled

    THERE'S AN APP- THEN, THERE'S A FUELED APP.

    "We felt like we really had great people thinking about our needs."

    • Contract Director, Education Association
    $75,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    50 - 249
    New York, NY
  • Intellectsoft

    Developing serious software solutions

    "Intellectsoft was able to find experts who could build the right infrastructure for us and answer all our questions..."

    • CEO & Co-Founder, Geolocation Platform
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    250 - 999
    Palo Alto, CA
  • Dom & Tom

    Digital Product Agency

    "[They've] been very supportive when it comes to ensuring the product is finished right."

    • Concierge & Site Services Manager
    $50,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    50 - 249
    New York City, NY
  • Atomic Object

    The right software can change everything.

    “Their focus on delivering expectations and quality is most impressive.”

    • Director of Technology, Arts Event
    Undisclosed
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249
    Grand Rapids, MI
  • Iflexion

    Advanced Web Solutions & Enterprise Web Apps

    "They’ve been highly professional and are one of the best IT companies I’ve worked with."

    • Founding Director, mentavio.com
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Denver, CO
  • Y Media Labs

    A digital strategy, design and technology agency.

    "Y Media Labs wants to do the right thing, and they're willing to push hard to get the job done."

    • VP, First Republic Bank
    $50,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    250 - 999
    Redwood City, CA
  • Zco

    A Veteran Custom Software Developer

    “Their comprehensive skills make them capable of anything.”

    • Co-Director, Digital Psychiatry Program, BIDMC
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    250 - 999
    Nashua, NH
  • Appinventiv

    Delivering Bespoke Mobile Experience

    "I can’t envision a better experience than what I had."

    • Founder, Group Set Go
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    250 - 999
    Manhattan, NY
  • Magora

    WE THINK BUSINESS, THEN DEVELOPMENT.

    “The quality of development work they provided was great, and their suggestions were especially helpful.”

    • Technical Lead, iSapiens Srl
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    250 - 999
    London, United Kingdom
  • QBurst

    Technology Leveraged for Your Business

     "I can’t speak highly enough of our partnership with them from its inception."

    • Head of Operations, Consumer Engagement Platform
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    1,000 - 9,999
    Trivandrum, India
  • Appster

    The App Developer for Startups & Challenger Brands

    "They made it clear that they are committed to our success."

    • CEO, Payment Processing Company
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    250 - 999
    San Francisco, CA
  • DMI (Digital Management, Inc.)

    Driving Mobile Innovation

    "DMI was easy to work with and very knowledgeable."

    • Marketing Manager, L Brands
    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    1,000 - 9,999
    Bethesda, MD
  • Gorilla Logic

    Agile. Unstoppable.

    “They’ve been on the project for nearly a decade and consistently find new technologies that improve our pr...

    • Development Manager, County of Santa Clara
    $100,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    250 - 999
    Boulder, CO
  • Impekable

    Your Enterprise Design and Development Partner

    “I’m consistently impressed by their technical talent and ability to handle complex projects.”

    • Sr. Director of Engineering, FinTech Company
    $25,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    10 - 49
    San Francisco, CA
  • Dogtown Media

    Creating the Mobile Future

    "They’ve patiently walked me through every step of this process, assisting me in whatever way they can."

    • Founder, Caregiver App
    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Venice Beach, CA
  • iTechArt Group

    Custom Software Development | Dedicated Teams

    "iTechArt truly had some of the most professional people I’ve worked with."

    • CEO & Founder, Security Company
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    1,000 - 9,999
    New York, NY
  • CitrusBits

    Mobile app strategy, design, and development

    "Working with Citrusbits was almost effortless."

    • Marketing Leader, HARMAN Embedded Audio
    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Konstant Infosolutions

    App Development Company for Startups & Enterprises

    "They were willing to put in the extra work if it meant getting the result we wanted."

    • Econ. Affairs Officer of Sustainable Transport Division, UN Econ. Comm. for Europe
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Jaipur, India
  • Innofied Solution

    Expect A 5 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Customer Experience!

    "When I have run out of ideas or don’t know how to get past a roadblock, they have been very good with coming up with..."

    • Co-Founder, SkateDash
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Santa Clara, CA
  • Rocket Insights

    Mobile, Voice & Web Apps. Boston & NYC.

    "They delivered everything on time and to the specs we were asking for."

    • Marketing Manager, Lifestyles Company
    $50,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    10 - 49
    Boston, MA
  • nomtek

    Mobile, Mixed Reality and custom software agency

    "nomtek has had a large and positive impact."

    • CEO, Collectomate
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Wroclaw, Poland
  • Space-O Technologies

    An Enterprise Mobile App Development Company

    “The app came out exactly the way I pictured in terms of functionality...

    • Leading UI/UX Designer, IMGRADO
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Ahmedabad, India
  • FreshWorks Studio

    We Create Experiences, Not Just Apps

    “They not only wanted to deliver something that worked but something that they’d be proud to share.”

    • Director of Marketing & Communications, Grouse Mountain
    $50,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    Victoria, Canada
  • Droids On Roids

    Even Facebook Fell in Love with Our Code

    "They were very professional, goals-focused, and timing-oriented."

    • CEO, Złote Wyprzedaże S.A.
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Wroclaw, Poland
  • Robosoft Technologies

    Emotion Engineering & Design

    "We are totally satisfied with their level of service and support."

    • IT Manager, RAK Medical & Health Sciences University
    $50,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    250 - 999
    San Francisco, CA
  • AndPlus

    Creative Software, Award winning apps

    "Their knowledge was top notch."

    • SVP Global Commercial Operations, Cold Chain Technologies
    $50,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    10 - 49
    Southborough, MA
  • TTT Studios

    Digital Innovation Studio

    “They’re a small team, but they function like a family...

    • Chief Product Officer, Olive Technologies
    $50,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Vancouver, Canada
  • ChopDawg.com

    Think Of Us Not As Your Agency But As Your Partner

    “Communication was amazing, and they solved a lot of the problems we faced as a startup.”

    • Founder, Cuddlebids
    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Eight Bit Studios

    Your App Experts

    "These guys blended in right away. Eight Bit Studio had no difficulty understanding what we were trying to do"

    • Vice President of Product Strategy and Innovation, Echo Global Logistics
    $25,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    10 - 49
    Chicago, IL
  • SimbirSoft

    Creates value today to let you be first tomorrow

    "The most important fact is that SimbirSoft’s specialists are accurate and punctual." 

    • Project Manager, BSC Msc
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    250 - 999
    Lexington,
  • Exadel

    Custom Software Solutions. Real Results.

    "[T]hey value long lasting relationships over any kind of short-term gain."

    • Former Chief Security Architect
    $100,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    250 - 999
    Walnut Creek, CA
  • Mobisoft Infotech

    Discover Mobility

    "They're very eager, and their offerings go far beyond other companies I've worked with before."

    • CTO, Startup Medical Company
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Houston, TX
  • Apadmi

    Restlessly Mobile

    "Apadmi dramatically improved our website."

    • CEO & Co-Founder, Flyt Aviation
    $10,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    Manchester , United Kingdom
  • The BHW Group

    Web and mobile apps for businesses of all sizes

    "I have never worked with a more reliable, trustworthy development partner."

    • Application Development Manager, AANP
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Austin, TX
  • iteo

    Iteo. Digital Product Agency

    "The website they built for us is better than I ever thought it could be."

    • CEO, Property Management Solution
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Katowice, Poland
  • Majestyk

    Making experiences that leave lasting impressions

    "They worked well with our unorthodox approach in a very startup-like environment." 

    • CIO, Wearworks
    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    New York, NY
  • EMERGE

    High-value digital experiences for your customers.

    “They’re perfect for nimble, new web projects.”

    • Marketing Acquisition Manager, Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
    $25,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    10 - 49
    Portland, OR
  • Infinum

    Creating beautiful software for 13 years

    "The development workflow was great, and Infinum did a good job of accommodating me."

    • CEO, Virtual Post Solutions, Inc
    $10,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    New York City, NY

 

What to Understand About iPhone App Development Companies

From March 2017 - May 2017, over one-third of all smartphones sold in the United States were iPhones, up nearly 5% from the year prior.

iOS users also spend 2.5x more on in-app purchases than Android users, making them valuable potential customers. Clearly, there is demand for iOS developers. Many businesses seeking to build an app may currently be searching specifically for an iPhone app development company.

If you want to build an iOS app, then you should understand two aspects of iPhone app development before moving forward:

  • The cost of iOS developers
  • The differences between hybrid and native applications

Read below to learn more about these topics and iPhone app development companies.

 

What Affects The Cost of iPhone App Development Companies

How expensive is it to build an iOS app while working with an iPhone app development company? Overall, Clutch found in its app development cost survey that 44% of app development companies reported that their last launched app cost $50,000 or less. Another 23% said it cost $50,000 - $100,000. Nearly 30% reported that their last launched app cost more than $100,000. Of that group, 4 companies built apps costing more than $1,000,000.

While these numbers consider both iOS, Android, and hybrid app development, iOS development will likely fall on the higher end of this pay scale. Unfortunately, knowing exactly how much it costs to work with an iPhone app development company is complicated. There are two factors that will significantly impact the final price tag:

  • The complexity of your app development project
  • Where the iPhone app development company is located

An intricate app will obviously cost more money. If you expect an app with a level of functionality similar to Uber, then you’ll need a very large budget. However, you likely don’t need every function available to develop a successful iOS app. A good iPhone app development company will work with you to understand which features are needed for your app, and which are simply extraneous and wasteful for your budget. The location of your iPhone app development company will also strongly impact the final price tag. Offshore development is a good option for many U.S. businesses looking into building an app for cheaper. Popular options for offshore app development include:

  • India
  • Eastern Europe
  • Latin America

However, you should strongly consider the unique obstacles associated with offshore development before making a decision on the location of your iPhone app development company. Be sure to set up a clear plan of communication with an offshore development company to work around the geographical distance and time zone differences.

 

Understand the Difference Between Hybrid and Native Applications

There are two main types of apps: hybrid apps and native apps. What is the difference between the two?

Hybrid Apps Work Across Different Operating Systems

Hybrid apps work across multiple operating systems. Therefore, if you are building an app that works on iOS, Android and Windows, you are building a hybrid app.

Hybrid apps are essentially web browsers that are built within a thin native application framework. Hybrid apps are cheaper and faster to build. However, hybrid apps are limited in their capabilities, and tend to be slower. They offer less streamlined UX and cannot support intricate graphics.

iOS App Developers Build Native Apps

If you are looking to build an app specifically for iPhones, you are building a native application. Native applications run on a specific operating system - in iPhone’s case, iOS. If you build a native iPhone app, it won’t run on Android phones. Native applications are written in the intended operating system’s specific language. This would likely be Swift for iPhones, Java for Android phones, and C# for Windows phones.

Native apps run faster and better on their specific operating system. They have less glitches and can offer more complex functionality than hybrid apps. The downside of native apps is, if you want to target a wide audience, you’ll likely need to build both a native iOS and native Android application. Native apps are also more expensive.

iPhone app development companies may be able to build both native and hybrid apps, but if you’re specifically looking to target iPhone users, than a native app is the best choice.

 

With Proper Planning, iOS Developers Worth the Cost

Making the decision to build an iOS application is a huge step for a business. Any app is a big investment, both in time and money, and native iOS applications require significant commitment. However, reaching your audience with a well-crafted and sharply targeted iOS app can significantly boost your business. Use Clutch’s reviews to shop for the best iPhone app development company for your needs.