2018 Reviews

Top iPhone App Development Companies - 2018 Reviews

Last updated Apr 24, 2018

Top iPhone and iOS Application Development Companies

  • 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
  • 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
  • MentorMate

    Digital Ideas Accelerated

    "The team [MentorMate] is efficient, which is always desirable when working with limited government funding."

    • Technology Lead, Andamio Games
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    250 - 999
    Minneapolis, MN
  • AltexSoft

    Technology Consulting company

    "They do their best in order to ensure that we have a good relationship."

    • Director of Technology, Computer Software Firm
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Kharkiv, Ukraine
  • Raizlabs, a Rightpoint company

    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
    250 - 999
    Boston, MA
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Touch Instinct

    Custom mobile applications development

    “They follow through on their commitments and prioritize the details in every project.”

    • Digital Manager, Pizza Restaurant
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    St Petersburg, Russia
  • ChopDawg.com

    Think Of Us Not As Your Agency But As Your Partner

    "Their attentive service made me feel like their only client."

    • CEO, CCDB
    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Philadelphia, PA
  • hedgehog lab

    Global App Developer based in UK, USA & Europe

    "They were very helpful on a strategic level."

    • Founder, Fitness Startup
    $100,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    London, United Kingdom
  • 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
  • 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
    Kyiv, Ukraine
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Exadel

    Custom Software Solutions. Real Results.

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

    • Director of Software Dev, Information Services Company
    $100,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    250 - 999
    Walnut Creek, CA
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Magora

    We think business, then development

    “They started and finished on time, produced work reliably, and made the whole process seamless.”

    • CEO, Internet Company
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    London, United Kingdom
  • Infinum

    Creating beautiful software for 13 years

    "The developers from Infinum whom I've worked with have been some of the best and brightest I've seen."

    • CTO, B2B Marketplace
    $10,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    New York City, NY
  • 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
  • Impekable

    Your Enterprise Design and Development Partner

    "Their designers are very hands-on and understand what our business needs."

    • Digital Production Manager, Network Solutions Provider
    $25,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    10 - 49
    San Francisco, CA
  • Dogtown Media

    Creating the Mobile Future

    "Their designers gave us full creative control, constantly offering suggestions before delivering the perfect product..."

    • Co-Founder, Social Platform
    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Venice Beach, CA
  • iTechArt

    Custom Software Development | Dedicated Teams

    "The quality of their engineers is phenomenal."

    • Founder & Senior Partner, Ramp Catalyst
    Undisclosed
    $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
  • Sidebench

    Custom Technology. Intuitive Design.

    “If … you give [Sidebench] the freedom to explore your project, they will create something amazing.”

    • CEO, Treedom House
    $25,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    10 - 49
    Culver City, CA
  • 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
  • Space-O Technologies

    An Enterprise Mobile App Development Company

    "Quality of development and project management was consistently high."

    • Founder & CEO, TLC
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Ahmedabad, India
  • MOBIKASA

    Awesome Mobile Apps & Web Development

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

    • Founder, Networking Solution Startup
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    New York, NY
  • 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
  • 111 Minutes

    Strategy, Design, Development. Web and Mobile.

    "These guys exceeded expectations and showed that they really care about delivering to our client, on time."

    • COO, Itrezzo, Inc
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Majestyk

    Making experiences that leave lasting impressions

    "I appreciated their professionalism and ability to meet deadlines, which isn't very common."

    • Co-Founder & CEO, TripSafe
    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    New York, NY
  • INLOOPX

    Better Software

    Inloop provides the full service of mobile applications development from analysis, design, development to long term support.

    $5,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    Sunnyvale, CA
  • ArcTouch

    Mobile Apps & Connected Experiences

    “If we ever need to develop another app, we’ll look to ArcTouch for their technical leade...

    • Senior Digital Marketing Manager, Flexjet
    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    San Francisco , CA
  • 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
  • Droids On Roids

    Even Facebook Fell in Love with Our Code

    “The quality [of the application] is extremely high—there’s sub-5% crash rate.”

    • CEO, California Labs
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Wroclaw, Poland
  • Robosoft Technologies

    Emotion Engineering & Design

    "Robosoft's team is highly responsive and easy to work with."

    • Director of Product, Whil
    $50,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    250 - 999
    San Francisco, CA
  • Atomic Object

    The right software can change everything.

    "They're friendly, they're fast and they're reliable."

    • Software Architect, Flow-Rite Controls
    Undisclosed
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249
    Grand Rapids, MI
  • 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

 

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.