2017 Reviews

Top iPhone App Development Companies - 2017 Reviews

Last updated Nov 21, 2017

Top iPhone Application Development Companies

  • 1. Algoworks

    Go Mobile. Go Cloud. Go Digital.

    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Sunnyvale, CA

    "Communication is the most important thing since we are an offshore company, and Algoworks has been fantastic in that..."

    • Co-founder, Online Business
  • 2. Mobomo

    Website and App Design and Development

    $50,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    50 - 249
    Vienna, VA

    "The team is responsive to all inquiries, questions, and concerns."

    • Program Analyst, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments
  • 3. GBKSOFT

    Consider It Developed

    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Kyiv, Ukraine

    "They work fast, answer all of our questions, and collaborate through a product sheet … I'm very happy with GBKSOFT."

    • Co-owner, International Job Board Site
  • 4. Toptal

    Hire the top 3% of freelance talent.

    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    1,000 - 9,999
    San Francisco, CA

    "It was very helpful to have somebody that we felt comfortable talking to and trusted."

    • Co-Founder, Start-Up Marketplace
  • 5. ClearSummit

    Apps and web services from concept to completion

    $5,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Santa Monica, CA

    "They have an impressive level of direct engagement."

    • Co-Founder, WeeAct
  • 6. WillowTree, Inc.®

    Mobile Product Agency

    $50,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    250 - 999
    Charlottesville, VA

    "WillowTree's members are experts at what they do and have a deliberate approach ... "

    • Director, NeighborWorks America
  • 7. Dom & Tom

    User experience and development for iOS & Android

    $50,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    50 - 249
    New York City, NY

    "[They] rescued us from a bad situation and helped us deliver a viable solution."

    • Project Manager
  • 8. Intellectsoft

    Developing serious software solutions

    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    250 - 999
    Palo Alto, CA

    "We were very fickle in many ways, and Intellectsoft dealt with that. "

    • CEO, Financial Services Company
  • 9. Y Media Labs

    Yield to Nothing

    $50,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    250 - 999
    Redwood City, CA

    "We have a good cultural fit with Y Media Labs' team."

    • Digital Product Lead, Cook Medical
  • 10. Appster

    The App Developer for Startups & Challenger Brands

    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    250 - 999
    San Francisco, CA

    "The app is exactly what we expected..."

    • Managing Director, ORDR
  • 11. Raizlabs

    Changing the world through great software.

    $50,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    50 - 249
    Boston, MA

    "They’re not just trying to be on the cutting edge; they’re really trying to be thought leaders and pioneer value."

    • Co-Founder, Placester, Inc.
  • 12. Fueled

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

    $75,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    50 - 249
    New York, NY

    "They delivered us nearly flawless code."

    • COO, Micro Donation Platform
  • 13. DMI (Digital Management, Inc.)

    Driving Mobile Innovation

    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    1,000 - 9,999
    Bethesda, MD

    “DMI’s team keeps a finger on the pulse of trends in the mobile space.”

    • Head of Mobile, Lycamobile
  • 14. Zco

    A Tried-and-True Development Company

    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    250 - 999
    Nashua, NH

    "They’re great at figuring out why something isn’t working and coming up with a solution."

    • Owner, Wilder Presentations
  • 15. Blue Label Labs

    NYC designers, developers & marketers of apps

    $10,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    New York, NY

    "...Blue Label Labs was the most balanced in expertise, budget, and interactiveness throughout the process."

    • Founder, GamerCal
  • 16. Iflexion

    Advanced Web Solutions & Enterprise Web Apps

    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Austin, TX

    "Iflexion is very customer-centric and gave us the impression that they understood the requirements from start to fin..."

    • Founder, Absolute Audio Labs
  • 17. Exadel

    Custom Software Solutions. Real Results.

    $100,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    250 - 999
    Walnut Creek, CA

    “We….were very impressed with Exadel's presentation, team, and ability to communicate.”

    • Director of Program Growth and Innovation, Education Nonprofit
  • 18. Cleveroad

    TOP Mobile apps • Web • AI • VR • IoT experts

    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Dnipro, Ukraine

    "All in all, we love working with Cleveroad's team, because they are qualified and experienced professionals."

    • Co-owner, Cafe
  • 19. Rocket Insights

    Boston-based Mobile, Voice & Web App Development

    $50,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    10 - 49
    Newburyport , MA

    "Rocket Insights was easy to approach whenever we wanted to make a change."

    • CTO, Kuvee
  • 20. QBurst

    Technology Leveraged for Your Business

    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    1,000 - 9,999
    Trivandrum, India

    "They’re available no matter what time of day it is."

    • Co-Founder, Sports Startup
  • 21. hedgehog lab

    Global App Developer based in UK, USA & Europe

    $50,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    London, United Kingdom

    "They were very helpful on a strategic level."

    • Founder, Fitness Startup
  • 22. Appinventiv

    Delivering Bespoke Mobile Experience

    $10,000+
    < $25 / hr
    250 - 999
    Noida, India

    "A team leader from Appinventiv is on top of everything."

    • Founder, Tingisha
  • 23. Utility

    CUSTOM MOBILE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

    $50,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    10 - 49
    New York, NY

    “They’re very hands-on, and make the client feel like they’re really invested in their business.”

    • Senior Account Director, Agency
  • 24. ChopDawg.com

    Think Of Us Not As Your Agency But As Your Partner

    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Philadelphia, PA

    "They were more on top of things than I was at times."

    • CEO, Plan Life on Time (PLOT)
  • 25. Touch Instinct

    Custom mobile applications development

    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    St Petersburg, Russia

    "Touch Instinct has a very strong technical team."

    • Systems Architect, ‎Rumble
  • 26. Table XI

    Tech Done Right

    $75,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    10 - 49
    Chicago, IL

    “Table XI’s quality of work, service, and responsiveness are all first class.”

    • CEO, Home Care Platfrom
  • 27. Dogtown Media

    Creating the mobile future.

    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Venice Beach, CA

    "I like that Dogtown Media has taken ownership of the project."

    • Founder, Fayr
  • 28. Five

    Mobile Products that Deliver Measurable Value

    $50,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    New York, NY

    "They’re a lot more than a vendor; Five truly is a partner."

    • Head of Consumer Division, Rosetta Stone
  • 29. Konstant Infosolutions

    App Development Company for Startups & Enterprises

    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Jaipur, India

    "Konstant Infosolutions has been good in conforming to our feedback."

    • Digital Director, Large Retail Bank
  • 30. Softeq

    Custom apps: Mobile, Web, Wearable, Desktop

    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Houston, TX

    "They’re very committed ... [and] it certainly puts them in a premium category of vendors."

    • Founder & CEO, Christie Lites
  • 31. Eight Bit Studios

    Let’s create the world’s best mobile apps

    $25,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    10 - 49
    Chicago, IL

    "The amazing thing about it is not just that Eight Bit Studios is coming in under budget, but they're not skimping on..."

    • President, Museums In Hand
  • 32. ArcTouch

    Mobile Apps & Connected Experiences

    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    San Francisco , CA

    "Even though we didn't have a huge budget ....."

    • IT Development Specialist, Equal Access
  • 33. Impekable

    Your Enterprise Design and Development Partner

    $25,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    10 - 49
    San Francisco, CA

    "They're an Agile team able to pivot and adapt with rapidly evolving project scopes."

    • Sr. Director, Internet Company
  • 34. MLSDev

    World-class mobile and web development agency

    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Vinnytsia, Ukraine

    "They’re reliable and they’re on top of things..."

    • Founder, Social App for Food
  • 35. Experion Technologies

    We build trust.Not just software.

    $50,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    250 - 999
    Addison, TX

    "We keep industry standard metrics for the code delivered by Experion and have been happy with their work..."

    • Head of Strategic Applications, Transportation Nonprofit

 

What to Know About iPhone App Development Companies

 

As of March 2017, Apple’s App Store had 2.2 million apps. 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. In Clutch’s recent survey on app development cost, 75% of the 102 app development companies surveyed had built an iOS application in the past year. Clearly, there is demand for iPhones, and thus iOS developers. Many businesses seeking to build an app may currently be searching specifically for an iPhone app development company.

If you are searching for iOS developers, then you should understand two aspects of iPhone app development before moving forward:

  • You should clearly understand the differences between hybrid and native applications.
  • You should be aware of the cost of iPhone app development companies.

Read below to better understand these basics regarding iPhone app development companies.

 

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 a hybrid app and a native app?

 

Hybrid Apps Work Across iOS, Android, and Windows Apps

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.

 

What Affects The Cost of iPhone App Development Companies

As mentioned above, native applications tend to cost more. However, just 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. Then, 29% reported that their last launched app cost more than $100,000. Of those 29%, 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:

  1. The intricacy of your app development project
  2. The location of your iPhone app development company

A complicated app will obviously cost more money. If you expect an app with a level of functionality on par with Uber, then you should be saving up a very large chunk of money. However, you likely don’t need every function possible to develop a successful iOS app. A good iPhone app development company will work with you to understand which features are tailored well for your audience and which can be scrapped.

The location of your iPhone app development company will also strongly impact the final price tag. Offshore development is a popular option for many U.S. businesses looking into building an app for cheaper. Hotspots 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.

 

Seek Out iOS App Developers with Caution and Commitment

Making the decision to build an iOS application is a large one 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-built and targeted iOS application can significantly boost your business. Use Clutch’s reviews to shop for the best iPhone app development company for your needs.