2018 Reviews

Top iPhone App Development Companies - 2018 Reviews

Last updated Feb 20, 2018

Top iPhone and iOS Application Development Companies

  • 1. Algoworks

    Go Mobile. Go Cloud. Go Digital.

    “We’re very satisfied with the work that was done.”

    • Partner, Digital Agency
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Sunnyvale, CA
  • 2. Mobomo

    Website and App Design and Development

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

    • Program Analyst, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments
    $50,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    50 - 249
    Vienna, VA
  • 3. VISLA

    Apps & Web - Intelligently Simple

    "From our point of view, there’s not much they could have done better."

    • Ground Safety Officer, International Airline
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Warsaw, Poland
  • 4. WillowTree, Inc.®

    Mobile Product 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
  • 5. Raizlabs

    Changing the world through great software.

    "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.
    $50,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    50 - 249
    Boston, MA
  • 6. Dom & Tom

    Digital Product Agency

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

    • Project Manager
    $50,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    50 - 249
    New York City, NY
  • 7. Fueled

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

    "They delivered us nearly flawless code."

    • COO, Micro Donation Platform
    $75,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    50 - 249
    New York, NY
  • 8. Intellectsoft

    Developing serious software solutions

    "I'm really happy with them, and I'm ready to do more work with Intellectsoft."

    • Founder, Ztadium Studios
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    250 - 999
    Palo Alto, CA
  • 9. Y Media Labs

    A digital strategy, design and technology agency.

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

    • Digital Product Lead, Cook Medical
    $50,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    250 - 999
    Redwood City, CA
  • 10. Appster

    The App Developer for Startups & Challenger Brands

    "Appster exceeded our expectations. At no point did I feel that we should have done something differently."

    • CEO, BAI Games
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    250 - 999
    San Francisco, CA
  • 11. hedgehog lab

    Global App Developer based in UK, USA & Europe

    "They were very helpful on a strategic level."

    • Founder, Fitness Startup
    $50,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    London, United Kingdom
  • 12. DMI (Digital Management, Inc.)

    Driving Mobile Innovation

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

    • Head of Mobile, Lycamobile
    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    1,000 - 9,999
    Bethesda, MD
  • 13. Zco

    A Tried-and-True Development Company

    "The team was communicative; they were upfront about challenges, escalations, and obtaining detailed requirement..."

    • Software Engineering Manger, IoT Company
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    250 - 999
    Nashua, NH
  • 14. Blue Label Labs

    NYC designers, developers & marketers of apps

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

    • Founder, GamerCal
    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    New York, NY
  • 15. Iflexion

    Advanced Web Solutions & Enterprise Web Apps

    "The level of education and skill, from the project managers to the business analysts, has been very high..."

    • Founder, Version Two
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Austin, TX
  • 16. Exadel

    Custom Software Solutions. Real Results.

    "Exadel feels like a permanent member of my team."

    • Director of Software Dev, Information Services Company
    $100,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    250 - 999
    Walnut Creek, CA
  • 17. CLEVEROAD

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

    “They are responsible and skilled, and their work speaks for itself.”

    • Owner, Skibhus Dyreklinik
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Dnipro, Ukraine
  • 18. ChopDawg.com

    Think Of Us Not As Your Agency But As Your Partner

    “They have helped me refine and develop the business model that I want to use for this app.”

    • CEO & Founder, Sprouts
    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Philadelphia, PA
  • 19. QBurst

    Technology Leveraged for Your Business

    "QBurst is the best offshore developer I’ve ever used."

    • President, Pet Connect
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    1,000 - 9,999
    Trivandrum, India
  • 20. AndPlus

    Creative Software, Award winning apps

    "AndPlus is always very receptive when working on projects, responsive to ideas, and proactive in providing feedback..."

    • Global Web Marketing Manager, Machine Vision Technology Company
    $50,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    10 - 49
    Southborough, MA
  • 21. MLSDev

    World-class mobile and web development agency

    "They were so professional, reliable, and creative, and I’m thrilled we made the choice we did."

    • Co-founder, GoGibbon App
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Vinnytsia, Ukraine
  • 22. Appinventiv

    Delivering Bespoke Mobile Experience

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

    • Founder, Tingisha
    $10,000+
    < $25 / hr
    250 - 999
    Manhattan, NY 10001, NY
  • 23. Rocket Insights

    Boston-based Mobile, Voice & Web App Development

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

    • CTO, Kuvee
    $50,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    10 - 49
    Newburyport , MA
  • 24. Utility

    CUSTOM MOBILE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

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

    • Senior Account Director, Agency
    $50,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    10 - 49
    New York, NY
  • 25. Magora

    We think business, then development

    "They provided an excellent ratio of quality, price, and communication."

    • Project Manager, Eurekly
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    London, United Kingdom
  • 26. Experion Technologies

    We build trust.Not just software.

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

    • Head of Strategic Applications, Transportation Nonprofit
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    250 - 999
    Addison, TX
  • 27. ELEKS

    For 25 years bringing your brightest ideas to life

    "I've appreciated the quality of their personnel, responsiveness, and attention to detail." 

    • Senior Manager
    $50,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    1,000 - 9,999
    Lviv, Ukraine
  • 28. Five

    Mobile Products that Deliver Measurable Value

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

    • Head of Consumer Division, Rosetta Stone
    $50,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    New York, NY
  • 29. Touch Instinct

    Custom mobile applications development

    "Touch Instinct has a very strong technical team."

    • Systems Architect, ‎Rumble
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    St Petersburg, Russia
  • 30. Ramotion

    Design-focused software development agency

    "Whenever we felt that we had a good design, they would come up with even better designs."

    • CEO, Real Estate Sales Organization
    $25,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    10 - 49
    San Francisco, CA
  • 31. Apadmi

    We Create Extraordinary Mobile Experiences

    "They're great at introducing new concepts and ideas to improve your business."

    • Founder & CTO
    $10,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    Manchester , United Kingdom
  • 32. Konstant Infosolutions

    App Development Company for Startups & Enterprises

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

    • Digital Director, Large Retail Bank
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Jaipur, India
  • 33. Softeq

    Custom apps: Mobile, Web, Wearable, Desktop

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

    • Founder & CEO, Christie Lites
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Houston, TX
  • 34. Eight Bit Studios

    Let’s create the world’s best mobile apps

    "These guys blended in right away. ....."

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

    Awesome Mobile Apps & Web Development

    "Mobikasa is transparent and keeps a customer constantly at ease."

    • Founder, Networking Solution Startup
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    New York, 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.