2019 Reviews

Top iPhone App Development Companies - 2019 Reviews

Last updated Nov 21, 2019

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

  • Waracle

    Mobile Apps | IoT | AR/VR

    Verified

    “Waracle was very responsive to our vision.”

    • Development Manager, Government Agency
    $100,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    50 - 249
    London, United Kingdom
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • The Distance App Developers

    Top 10 UK-based team with 10+ years mobile exp.

    Verified

    "The project manager was excellent and always dealt with any issues that I had."

    • Professor of Psychology, University of Hull
    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    London, United Kingdom
    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
  • Exyte

    We take pride in building great apps

    "We’re lucky to have Exyte."

    • CEO, 3D Sketch Application Firm
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    San Jose, CA
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Dedicated Developers

    Top Rated Mobile App and Web Development Company

    "The workflow was smooth and easy."

    • Founder/Owner, Know Longer Single
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    San Francisco, CA
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Red Foundry

    Mobilize Your Business

    Verified

    “They look out for what’s best for our business.”

    • Co-Founder, Gearflow.com
    $25,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    10 - 49
    Chicago, IL
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Novoda

    Digital Product Agency based in UK, Europe, & USA

    “They truly positioned themselves as an invaluable strategic partner who’s genuinely driven by their values.”

    • Former Product Owner, E-Cig Company
    $50,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    London, United Kingdom
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Arbisoft

    Tech partner for startups looking to make it big

    "The development process went pretty smoothly."

    • Project Coordinator, Financial Instituion
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    250 - 999
    Mckinney, TX
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Appetiser

    Get a Working Version of Your App Every 6 Weeks

    Verified

    "They shared our values and saw the potential with this app."

    • Marketing Manager, Honcho
    $10,000+
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249
    Melbourne, Australia
    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
    10 - 49
    Brooklyn, NY
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Blue Whale Apps

    Creating Apps Since the App Store Started

    “Their attention to detail gave me confidence in their experience.”

    • Founder & CEO, Birds of My Feather, Inc.
    $50,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Herndon, VA
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • CognitiveClouds

    We Create Transformative Software Products.

    “They're very flexible and understanding of the needs of a small startup.”

    • Founder, Digital App Startup
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Fremont, CA
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Boston Technology Corporation

    Your Partner in Digital Health Innovation

    “Boston Technology Corporation was fully committed to delivering a high-functioning app and even provided additional...

    • Owner, Professional Services Company
    $50,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Marlborough, MA
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Intuz

    Custom Software Development Company

    Verified

    "Intuz was thorough in their work and a joy to work with overall."

    • Marketing & Communications Specialist, eBike Company
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    San jose, CA
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Infinum

    Creating beautiful software for 15 years

    Verified

    “We know where we are with them every day.”

    • Head of Digital & Customer Support, Porsche Group Slovenija
    $10,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    New York City, NY
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Promatics Technologies

    Web & Mobile Apps Development Company

    Verified

    "They made a great effort to understand our needs."

    • CEO, Heavy Traffic Booster
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Gurgaon, India
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Designli

    Transformative By Design.

    Verified

    "They are truly partners in this journey to create a product that will enhance the lives of others."

    • Founder, Apprecio
    $5,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Greenville, SC
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • MindSea

    MindSea makes beautiful, integrated mobile apps.

    Verified

    “They brought a ton of experience to the table, which earned our trust.”

    • Director of Customer Experience, SalesRight
    $10,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Halifax, Canada
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • RipenApps

    Developing Above Excellence

    "The most impressive thing about this company is their never-say-no attitude."

    • Director, Menghis Private Limited
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Noida, India
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • AndPlus

    Web, Mobile, & IoT App Design & Development

    Verified

    "We have valued their knowledge and insight."

    • VP of Product Strategy, CrunchTime Information Systems
    $50,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    50 - 249
    Southborough, MA
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Mobisoft Infotech

    Discover Mobility

    "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
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Spiria

    Digital solutions that define what's next.

    "Their breadth of experience goes beyond mobile app development."

    • VP Product Management, Power Factors
    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    Montreal, Canada
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Ciklum

    We bring your innovative ideas to life

    “They were fast and responsive, perfectly meeting our project management expectations.”

    • CTO, moebelscout GmbH
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    1,000 - 9,999
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Seasia Infotech

    Top Rated Mobile App & Web Development Company

    "Seasia Infotech is very responsive to my needs."

    • Founder, Wolfgang CG Inc.
    $10,000+
    < $25 / hr
    250 - 999
    Mohali, India
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Yudiz Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

    Top Mobile Apps and Games Development company

    Verified

    "Their willingness to respond in a very fast manner was impressive."

    • Owner, Chuuba Games
    $10,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Ahmedabad, India
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • iQlance Solutions

    Top App Developers

    "iQlance Solutions also valued my feedback."

    • Owner, Doggy Dates
    $5,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Toronto, Canada
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Heads and Hands

    Build a better future for businesses and people

    "We are impressed by the high level of professionalism and technical competence of the vendor..."

    • Director, Omoloko, OOO
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Saint-Petersburg, Russia
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Prismetric

    Delivering Quality Products and Premium Services

    Verified

    “Prismetric accomplished our main project, and our stakeholders and internal team are happy with the results.”

    • Founder, Business Marketing Platform
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Gandhinagar, India
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • 111 Minutes

    Strategy, Design, Development. Web and Mobile.

    "They have the expertise to do the job we need, and their ability to repeatedly deliver quality work builds trust."

    • SVP Product Technology Management, Spry Marketing Technologies
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Glasgow, United Kingdom
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Stfalcon

    Mobile & Web App Development Company

    Verified

    "The cooperation went smooth and the team was quite flexible in the process of development."

    • Business Development Director, Master Host
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Intellias

    Intelligent Software Engineering

    Verified

    "I’m impressed with Intellias’ ability to attract talent and keep the talent up to date."

    • Head of Infrastructure Optimization, Philip Morris International
    $50,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    1,000 - 9,999
    Lviv, Ukraine
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Flexsin Inc.

    Custom Mobile Apps & Web Development Company

    "With Flexsin’s efforts, we have decreased our PPC spending while sales have continued to grow."  "

    • CEO, Sclera-lenses.com
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    250 - 999
    Dallas, TX
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Monstar Lab

    Your Strategic Development Partner

    "[I]t was a collaborative and positive experience for us."

    • CEO, Job Matching Service
    $75,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    250 - 999
    Singapore, Singapore
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • molfar.io

    Fast MVPs for Startups

    "They're honest, straightforward, and professional."

    • Project Manager, IT Company
    $5,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Dnipro, Ukraine
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Rantmedia

    Think. Make. Innovate.

    Verified

    "They were incredible to work with from a business perspective."

    • CTO Cyber & Consulting, Thales
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Cardiff, United Kingdom
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Vrinsoft Technology

    Indian Mobile App Development Company

    "They did an outstanding job and supported me in making my vision a reality." "

    • CEO, The Next Music Generation
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Glendale, CA
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • The NineHertz

    Eminent Mobile App & Web Development Company

    "They are always able to sort out any problems."

    • Director, Square O
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Cincinnati, OH
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • CodigoDelSur

    Rockstar coders for rockstar companies

    "CodigoDelSur’s great attitude made the entire team a pleasure to work with."

    • Co-Founder, Horseback Riding Leisure & Lessons Platform
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Montevideo, Uruguay
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • MLSDev

    World-class mobile and web development agency

    “They were personally invested in the project, so we had a very good working relationship.”

    • Founder, Dating App
    $50,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Xicom Technologies

    Mobile App Development / Web / Software Solutions

    "They are more than willing to go the extra mile to make our partnership work."

    • CEO, AIVICON
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    San Francisco, CA
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • HubSpire

    Award-Winning Mobile and Web Site Developer

    Verified

    “He’s invested in our future because of the relationship we’ve grown together.”

    • Manager, Safe Squad
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    New York, NY
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Wizeline

    Global product development & design company

    "The salesperson acted as an attentive project manager."

    • Head of Product & Marketing, Pet Insight Project, Whistle Labs
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    250 - 999
    San Francisco, CA
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • GBKSOFT

    ★★★★★ Development & Consulting

    "Their understanding of AWS and how to leverage that resource was invaluable."

    • Director, Cloud-Based Solutions Company
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Wve Labs

    An Unparalleled Blend of Art and Engineering

    Verified

    “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
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Los Angeles, CA
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • CodeIT

    CodeIT because we know how!

    "They were able to provide solutions I did not even realize I needed until they mentioned it."

    • Founder, Dinku Internet Company Limited
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Kharkiv, Ukraine
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • MobileUp

    Mobile App Development. Spot on.

    "They advised us on mobile app development and offered solutions to complex queries." "

    • Head of Project Office, Everpoint
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Saint Petersburg, Russia
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Reinvently

    Creating Simply Better Mobile & IoT Experiences

    Verified

    "Reinvently was very professional and easy to work with; we never had an issue come up during the project."

    • Product Manager, Mortgage Lending Firm
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Palo Alto, CA
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • EB Pearls

    Multi-Award Winning Mobile app developers

    Verified

    “I also appreciate that we have a direct line of communication with their developers and project managers.”

    • Co-founder & Director, QuoteUp
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Sydney, Australia
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Coherent Solutions

    Commercial-grade, custom software development

    Verified

    “They have a wide range of capabilities across several platforms.”

    • Former COO, MyAlerts
    $50,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    1,000 - 9,999
    Minneapolis, MN
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • 14 Oranges Software

    Mobile App & Website Development Experts

    "They went above and beyond to deliver for us."

    • Director of Communication and Special Events, Builders Association of Greater Indianapolis
    $5,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Richmond, Canada
    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.