2020 Reviews

Top iPhone App Development Companies - 2020 Reviews

Last updated Jan 18, 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

  • nomtek

    Innovation-driven software house (MOBILE, AR & XR)

    Verified

    "It's been a dream to work with such a talented team of people at nomtek."

    • Music Artist & Creative Director, Portrait XO
    $50,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Wroclaw, Poland
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Techugo

    Think Innovation, Think Us!

    "We were impressed with their customer support and open communication..."

    • Founder & CEO, Worqleus inc.
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Ontario, Canada
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Utility

    AWARD-WINNING MOBILE DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT AGENCY

    Verified

    "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
  • Zco

    A Veteran Custom Software Developer

    Verified

    “They’re trustworthy and dependable.”

    • Director of Operations, Tech Start-Up
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    250 - 999
    Nashua, NH
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Saffron Tech

    Web and Mobile Application Development Company

    "They’re very patient and attentive to our needs."

    • President, 24/7 Nursing Care
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Newark, NJ
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • KindGeek

    Software Development Company

    Verified

    “Unlike other software companies, they really contributed to our vision to ensure that the final result was successful.”

    • Founder & CEO, Before Hello
    $50,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Lviv, Ukraine
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • The BHW Group

    Web and mobile apps for businesses of all sizes

    "They’re extremely talented, but they always listen to us and fulfill our requests."

    • Chief Information Officer, The Habit Burger Grill
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Austin, TX
    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
  • Sparx IT Solutions

    Custom-made, Professional & Effective solutions

    "They have included me in every phase of the development and asked for the feedback timely."

    • Founder, earth2earth
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    250 - 999
    New York, NY
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • 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
  • 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
  • Tintash

    Dedicated Remote Development Teams

    Verified

    “Their willingness to provide us resources to help us move forward made a huge difference.”

    • CEO, Mobile Network App
    $100,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Raleigh, NC
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Excellent WebWorld

    Mobile. Web. Cloud Technology Experts

    Verified

    "They are also always ready to listen and attend to our requirements..."

    • Product & Innovation Director
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Ahmedabad, India
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Mutual Mobile

    End-to-end app development, strategy, and design.

    Verified

    “I really enjoy working with everyone on their team—they’re very bright, kind, and respectful.”

    • Product Manager, Civil Construction Reporting Service
    $100,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    50 - 249
    Austin, TX
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • 10Pearls

    Creating intelligent experiences

    “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
  • Exyte

    We take pride in building great apps

    "They were very responsive and did quality work." "

    • Product Manager, COBOL-IT
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    New York, NY
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • e-Legion

    Leading mobile application developer

    Verified

    "The project management was very good."

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

    Mobile Apps, AR/VR, AI Development Company

    Verified

    "Their professionalism, flexibility, and commitment stood out."

    • Technical & Service Lead, Healthcare Company
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Gurgaon, India
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Blue Label Labs

    New York City's top digital product agency

    Verified

    “They are truly interested in my success as a founder and continue to do more than just help me design a product.”

    • Founder, IT Company
    $75,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    New York, NY
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Spire Digital

    Software Built Better

    Verified

    "We came into this project having never done something like this before, and Spire immediately put us at ease."

    • VP of Marketing & Operations, Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies
    Undisclosed
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    Denver, CO
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Byteridge

    Crafting Top-Notch Mobile and Cloud Apps

    “I can’t speak enough about how hard they work.”

    • Founder & CEO, Savings Solutions Provider
    $10,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Hyderabad, Telangana, India
    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
  • 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

    Verified

    "The whole team functions like a "well-oiled" machine."

    • CTO, Fertility Planning Service
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Warsaw, Poland
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • The Sneakers Agency

    INNOVATING JUST GOT EASIER

    Verified

    "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
  • Better Software Group

    Great People, Better Solutions

    "They have a lot of experience in the video solution industry — it was very impressive."

    • Director of Software Dev, Computer Consultant
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Wrocław, Poland
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • TechAhead

    Globally Trusted Leader in Mobile Platforms

    Verified

    "Being able to bring their level of expertise with such a small team sped development and kept the project on budget."

    • Founder, E-Story Platform
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Agoura Hills, CA
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • IndiaNIC Infotech Limited

    Digital Product Agency with Enterprise Experience

    "They're an amazing company and have great developers."

    • CEO, Marketplace App Startup
    $10,000+
    < $25 / hr
    250 - 999
    Beverly Hills, CA
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Impekable

    Your Enterprise Design and Engineering Partner

    "It was a pleasure to work with Impekable."

    • Founder & CEO, Venture Backed Technology Co
    $25,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    10 - 49
    San Francisco, CA
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Cheesecake Labs

    We turn ideas into Mobile & Web Apps that impact

    Verified

    “We’re very happy with them as a partner.”

    • Leader, Agriness Innovation Factory
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    San Francisco, CA
    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
  • Gorilla Logic

    Agile. Unstoppable.

    Verified

    "Gorilla Logic has a different level of talent."

    • Director, Human Resource Company
    $250,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    250 - 999
    Boulder, CO
    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
  • thoughtbot

    Let's make your product and team a success.

    Verified

    "They asked great questions and truly understood the users and their goals.”"

    • VP of Engineering, Health Care Coordination Company
    $25,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    50 - 249
    Boston, MA
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Heady

    make it heady.

    "They have good customer service and take care of their clients."

    • SVP - Digital Commerce, Hibbett Sports
    $75,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    Brooklyn, NY
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • NS804

    Mobile Application Development Experts

    "Their ability to work on their toes and make changes without incessantly asking us questions was great."

    • Owner, Connected Solutions Group, LLC
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Richmond, VA
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Clearbridge Mobile

    Building Strong Mobile Relationships

    "They weren’t thinking about how to add to the project’s scope, but rather how they could best meet our needs."

    • Product Manager, Sports Network
    $25,000+
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249
    Toronto, Canada
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Archbolt

    Turn your idea into a strong product + business

    “Their goal is to make sure you’re producing the best product.”

    • Founder, Cityhive
    $10,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Brooklyn, NY
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Majestyk

    Making experiences that leave lasting impressions

    “They’ve been exceptional partners.”

    • Director of Brand Services, Branding Agency
    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    New York, NY
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Iflexion

    Advanced Web Solutions & Enterprise Web Apps

    Verified

    "Iflexion was very open in sharing their knowledge."

    • Freelance Java Software Developer, Self-Employed
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Denver, CO
    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
  • Big Nerd Ranch

    Designing and Building Brilliant Digital Products

    Verified

    "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!

    Verified

    “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
  • OpenXcell

    A Leading Mobile App Development Company

    "I can only speak from a partner’s perspective, but if you’re willing to put in the hard work with them, they will..."

    • CEO, m3b labs
    $10,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Ahmedabad, India
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • RipenApps

    Developing Above Excellence

    "They have always been overcommitted to deliver to the best of their abilities."

    • Partner, Medical Pre-Examination Platform
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Noida, India
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Rantmedia

    Think. Make. Innovate.

    Verified

    "They’re just nice, genuine people, who are extremely intelligent and competent at the same time."

    • Director, Wedding Booker
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Cardiff, United Kingdom
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Inventive Mobile

    We design and develop beautiful mobile apps.

    "I really appreciate their willingness to truly understand my goal and listen to my ideas."

    • Founder, ProMinute
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Seattle, WA
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Atmosphere Apps

    Creating innovative products for professionals.

    Verified

    "They exceeded our expectations and delivered what they promised."

    • Global Director, Education Zimmer Biomet Dental
    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Gainesville, FL
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • GBKSOFT

    ★★★★★ Development & Consulting

    "They’re very transparent and great communicators."

    • CEO, Religious Personal Progress Tracker
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    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.