2018 Reviews

Top iPhone App Development Companies - 2018 Reviews

Last updated Jun 23, 2018

Top iPhone and iOS Application Development Companies

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

    • Founder, Camera App
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Sunnyvale, CA
  • "I've had an excellent experience with ChromeInfo Technologies and would recommend them to anyone."

    • Founder, Beauty Startup
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Noida, India
  • “Our clients love the new app and are excited to roll it out to their team.”

    • VP of Operations,
    $10,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Millburn/Short Hills, NJ
  • "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,
  • "There should be more quality assurance specialists available."

    • Co-Founder, Sahaj Yatra
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    10 - 49
    Austin, TX
  • “Applaudo Studios’ strength lies in their competency. They’re qualified experts with a great track record.”

    • Lead Designer, Concussion App
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Austin, TX
  • "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
  • "They were very committed to meeting deadlines."

    • Mobile Developer, Okun Enterprises
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    San Francisco, CA
  • "I’m in a position where I can really treat them as t..."

    • Former CEO, Building Inspection Software Company
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Dnipro, Ukraine
  • “They’re highly professional. Everything went smoothly and was straightforward. “

    • Owner, Sole Trader
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Kraków, Poland
  • “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
  • "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 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
  • "[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
  • "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
  • "The efficiency was their greatest strength that we leveraged for this project."

    • Lead Designer, Small Giant Games
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    250 - 999
    Palo Alto, CA
  • "They do a great job, often exceeding our expectations."

    • Director of Desktop Engineering, Software Firm
    $50,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    1,000 - 9,999
    Lviv, Ukraine
  • “Their comprehensive skills make them capable of anything.”

    • Co-Director, Digital Psychiatry Program, BIDMC
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    250 - 999
    Nashua, NH
  • "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
  • "In each instance, Intuz under-promised and over delivered."

    • CEO, WiFi Service Startup
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Sunnyvale, CA
  • "It has been such a pleasant experience, I do not plan on doing any apps with any other companies."

    • CEO, Niche Sports Connect
    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Philadelphia, PA
  • "They were very professional, goals-focused, and timing-oriented."

    • CEO, Złote Wyprzedaże S.A.
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Wroclaw, Poland
  • "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
  • “They helped create a culture around our app, and they truly wanted it to be successful.”

    • Co-Founders, Flock
    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    New York, NY
  • “Their focus on delivering expectations and quality is most impressive.”

    • Director of Technology, Arts Event
    Undisclosed
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249
    Grand Rapids, MI
  • "Konstant was able to understand my ideas and had a very prompt reaction."

    • Founder, Chow App
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Jaipur, India
  • "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
  • "DMI was easy to work with and very knowledgeable."

    • Marketing Manager, L Brands
    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    1,000 - 9,999
    Bethesda, MD
  • "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
  • "[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
  • "They delivered everything on time and to the specs we were asking for."

    • Marketing Manager, Lifestyles Company
    $50,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    10 - 49
    Newburyport , MA
  • "Their knowledge was top notch."

    • SVP Global Commercial Operations, Cold Chain Technologies
    $50,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    10 - 49
    Southborough, MA
  • "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
    Austin, TX
  • "It’s been a phenomenal experience working with them."

    • Executive Director, Community Empowerment Non-profit
    $10,000+
    < $25 / hr
    250 - 999
    Manhattan, NY
  •  "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
  • “They took ownership of the project, accepting our input in line with what they had in mind.”

    • CEO, Wyre
    $25,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    10 - 49
    San Francisco, CA
  • “Experion seems to truly care about my success and doing a good job.”

    • Founder, Nonprofit Software Company
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    250 - 999
    Addison, TX
  • "We felt like we had someone on our side, versus having an 'outsourced web designer.'"

    • Director, Wall Street Week (SkyBridge Capital)
    $50,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    10 - 49
    New York, NY
  • "nomtek's team delivered much more than I expected both in coding and in product development."

    • CTO at Educational Organization
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Wroclaw, Poland
  • "Working with Citrusbits was almost effortless."

    • Marketing Leader, HARMAN Embedded Audio
    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Los Angeles, CA
  • "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
  • "Quality of development and project management was consistently high."

    • Founder & CEO, TLC
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Ahmedabad, India
  • "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
  • “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
  • "They produce very high-quality, professional work that meets my specifications."

    • Founder, Tech Startup
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    London, United Kingdom
  • "Apadmi dramatically improved our website."

    • CEO & Co-Founder, Flyt Aviation
    $10,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    Manchester , United Kingdom
  • “iTechArt has a strong supply of grade A talent across numerous disciplines.”

    • CEO, Networking Company
    Undisclosed
    $25 - $49 / hr
    1,000 - 9,999
    New York, NY
  • “They have a really good pulse of current markets and strategies; they're a talented group of people.”

    • CEO, Manifest
    $25,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    10 - 49
    Culver City, CA
  • "I think they truly want to do a good job. Their reputation matters to them."

    • Co-Founder and CEO, SimpleFund
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    250 - 999
    Ahmedabad, India
  • "My project manager was absolutely fantastic from day one."

    • Founder, Mumslink
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    250 - 999
    Poznan, Poland

 

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.