2020 Reviews

Top iPhone App Development Companies - 2020 Reviews

Last updated Apr 2, 2020

Top iOS App Developers 2019 Are you searching ‘how to hire the best iOS app developer’? Clutch makes it easy to find a reliable iPhone app development company. Below is a list of the best iOS & iPhone app development companies, each company is reviewed and ranked using the Clutch methodology. Use this list to select a shortlist of mobile app developers, read detailed client reviews of each contender, and choose the right iOS app developer for your project.

List of the Top iPhone and iOS App Development Companies

  • Credencys Solutions Inc.

    Agile full stack software development company

    "They understand the urgency of a business’s priorities."

    • Principal Solutions Architect, Multifamily Laundry Systems Company
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    LA Palma, CA
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Tapptitude

    mobile apps with attitude

    "Taptitude is the best in class with a PM in the UK and full design/dev services."

    • Founder, SaaS Mentoring Platform
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Cluj-Napoca, Romania
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Designli

    Transformative By Design.

    “Designli has given our idea a voice.”

    • Co-Founder, Online Professional Connections Startup
    $5,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Greenville, SC
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Impekable

    Your Enterprise Design and Engineering Partner

    "They turned our project around quickly, and within budget."

    • CEO, Mythic Markets
    $25,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    10 - 49
    San Francisco, CA
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Ready4S

    Custom web & mobile development

    "It was a smooth and easy process. I look forward to working with them again."

    • Associate Executive Director, Communications & Marketing
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Kraków, Poland
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • OpenSource Technologies Inc.

    Web | Mobile | Digital Marketing | Cloud

    "I appreciated their willingness to work with us on a complicated project where others were not."

    • CEO, Consulting Firm
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Lansdale, PA
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Miquido

    Google Certified Agency | mobile | web | AI

    "They were able to put together a very strong team on short notice."

    • Director, Content, Brainly Inc.
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Kraków, Poland
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • KindGeek

    Software Development Company

    "KindGeek has sharp business expertise, and they helped us define the business value our project could deliver."

    • Owner, Digitech Venture Capital Fund
    $50,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Lviv, Ukraine
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Shakuro

    Turning Vision Into Reality

    "The team is very professional and performs high-quality work."

    • Employee, IT Company
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    250 - 999
    SEATTLE, WA
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Exyte

    We take pride in building great apps

    "They’re genuinely curious and want to help in decision making, which is where their team goes above and beyond."

    • Co-Founder & CIO, Trace
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    New York, NY
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • 10Pearls

    We IMAGINE and BUILD technology for the future.

    “10Pearls successfully built efficiencies into our prototype and delivered a high-quality platform...”

    • Founder, VMD Corp
    Undisclosed
    Undisclosed
    250 - 999
    Vienna, VA
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • MST Digital Agency

    We are full digital services agency

    "We've received more than 10,000 monthly visits."

    • Marketing Manager Products, Digirate
    $10,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    Springfield, MA
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Blue Label Labs

    New York City's top digital product agency

    “They’re a dynamic team that knows what they’re doing.”

    • Founder & CEO, Foodgroup
    $75,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    New York, NY
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • INLOOPX by Avast

    Better Software

    "I appreciate the mindset of their members. They are great workers and a match for our own team."

    • Head of Mobile Banking & Experience, Moneta Money Bank
    $5,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    Sunnyvale, CA
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • itCraft

    High-end development for mobile innovation leaders

    "The communication and problem solving were outstanding on an ongoing basis."

    • Digital Strategy Consultant, Deloitte CE
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Warsaw, Poland
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Better Software Group

    Great People, Better Solutions

    "Their attitudes, approach and level of experience were most impressive."

    • Strategic Consultant, News Agency
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Wrocław, Poland
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • e-Legion

    Leading mobile application developer

    "The project management was very good."

    • Product Director, EVOTOR LLC
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    St Petersburg, Russia
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • 14 Oranges Software

    Mobile App & Website Development Experts

    "Everyone at the company was friendly and eager to solve any problems or questions that came up."

    • Digital Content Specialist, Washington Education Association
    $5,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Richmond, Canada
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Sunflower Lab

    INTERSECTION OF BUSINESS, TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION

    "They use all the right programming techniques and structures."

    • President, Legacy Link
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Somerset, NJ
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Intuz

    Consulting Beyond Technology - Mobile | Web | IoT

    “We had a contact in my time zone that I could reach whenever I needed.”

    • Executive, 4b
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    San Francisco, CA
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Appetiser

    Get a Working Version of Your App Every 6 Weeks

    "We experienced a high level of commitment in our working relationship."

    • Student Movement Team Leader, Mustard Leadership Australia
    $10,000+
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249
    Melbourne, Australia
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • YML

    We design and build innovative digital experiences

    "They are flexible and can work as an extension of our internal team, as well as working independently."

    • Experience Leader, Insurance Company
    $250,000+
    $200 - $300 / hr
    250 - 999
    Redwood City, CA
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • TechAhead

    Your Trusted Partner in Digital Transformation

    "They listened to what we needed and designed accordingly."

    • President, Trucking Company
    $50,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Agoura Hills, CA
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • IDAP

    Smart software for smart people

    "We were most impressed by their development skills and ability to quickly solve technical issues/bugs when they arose."

    • Founder, DARE
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • IndiaNIC Infotech Limited

    Digital Product Agency with Enterprise Experience

    "We appreciated the communication with their available project manager and other senior staff."

    • Head of Product, Real Estate Franchise
    $10,000+
    < $25 / hr
    250 - 999
    Beverly Hills, CA
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Nickelfox

    Creating Leading Products

    "They had a great amount of knowledge about animation."

    • Former Senior Designer, New York Times
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Noida, India
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Majestyk

    Making experiences that leave lasting impressions

    "They understand that our success is their success."

    • Founder & CEO, TAGit
    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    New York, NY
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Jelvix

    Global Tech Partner for Digital Transformation

    "Their involvement added value to our project from the start."

    • CEO, Appy Ventures
    $50,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    250 - 999
    Kharkiv, Ukraine
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • The Sneakers Agency

    INNOVATING JUST GOT EASIER

    "The Sneakers Agency charges great rates for their in-depth experience in iOS development."

    • Founder, Travel Platform
    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    New York, NY
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • 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
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Apadmi

    Restlessly Mobile

    "The main thing I like about them is how easy they are to work with; we can always bounce ideas off them."

    • Digital Project Consultant, Charles Stanley
    $10,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Gorilla Logic

    Agile. Unstoppable.

    "Gorilla Logic has a different level of talent."

    • Director, Human Resource Company
    $250,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    250 - 999
    Broomfield, CO
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • thoughtbot

    Let's make your product and team a success.

    “The fact that they functioned like an extension of our team made the process as easy to manage as possible.”

    • Director of Engineering, TransLoc
    $25,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    50 - 249
    Boston, MA
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • CodeIT

    CodeIT because we know how!

    "CodeIT delivers reliable, good quality products."

    • CEO, Nordiq GmBH
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Kharkiv, Ukraine
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Hidden Brains InfoTech

    Web & Mobile App Development Company

    "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
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Utility

    AWARD-WINNING MOBILE DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT AGENCY

    "Utility is dedicated to building products correctly and thoroughly the first time, which we appreciate."

    • CEO, Smart Lockbox Company
    $50,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    New York, NY
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Umbrella IT

    Booster for the digital evolution of business

    "Working with Umbrella IT has been a collaborative effort."

    • CEO, Driving International Authority
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Taganrog, Russia
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Cheesecake Labs

    Top #1 Nearshore Design and Development Company

    "They developed an understanding of the energy sector and applied that to the product."

    • R&D & Innovation Coordinator, AES Tiete
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    San Francisco, CA
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Clearbridge Mobile

    Building Strong Mobile Relationships

    "They have a broad suite of skills that makes our product something special and valuable for the community."

    • Manager, Healthcare Provider
    $25,000+
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249
    Toronto, Canada
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Praxent

    Financial Services focus | 20 years in business

    “They will take more of a vested interest in not only finding you talent but also checking up along the way.”

    • Project Manager, Financial Firm
    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    Austin, TX
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Waracle

    Mobile Apps | IoT | AR/VR

    “We’ve been impressed by how easy it is to work with Waracle, from start to finish.”

    • Project Manager, Medical Research Charity
    $100,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    50 - 249
    London, United Kingdom
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Mubaloo

    Making People's lives better through Digital

    “The efficiency in which they’ve managed to dive into our codebase has been very impressive.”

    • Senior Digital Communications Officer, The Vegan Society
    $100,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    50 - 249
    London, United Kingdom
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Sparx IT Solutions

    Custom-made, Professional & Effective solutions

    "What impressed me most about the Sparx IT Solutions team was their responsiveness."

    • Lead Manager, Vitagene
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    250 - 999
    New York, NY
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • 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
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Wve Labs

    An Unparalleled Blend of Art & Engineering

    “The whole team jumps in on a call and looks into solutions, so I never feel like I’m left in the dark.”

    • Head of Business Development, Switch on Your Brain
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Los Angeles, CA
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Adonis Software

    Full-service global mobile app development agency

    "I saw from the beginning that they were trustworthy and they proved it through the end."

    • Digital Account Manager, Leo Burnett Romania
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Bucharest, Romania
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • RipenApps

    Ripening Ideas Into Apps

    "They did a great job on all aspects of the development phase."

    • Co-founder, Ultimate Fitness Pass
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Noida, India
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • "They’re more than able to fulfill the projects they take on."

    • Owner, BioTrendy
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Katowice, Poland
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Big Nerd Ranch

    Designing and Building Brilliant Digital Products

    "As I've mentioned to Big Nerd Ranch, they stand out as the best company I've worked with in my 30 years in the..."

    • CFO, Care+ Ventures, LLC
    $10,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    50 - 249
    Atlanta, GA
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Saritasa

    Empowering Clients with Technology!

    “They have an excellent team of people who are extremely knowledgeable.”

    • President & CEO, Alternative Health Education Company
    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    Newport Beach, CA
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
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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.