2020 Reviews

Top iPhone App Development Companies - 2020 Reviews

Last updated May 24, 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

  • Exyte

    We take pride in building great apps

    Verified

    "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
  • Zudu

    Award Winning Apps - Design, Develop, Market

    Verified

    "They’ve become a true partner, going above and beyond to stick to our timelines..." "

    • Managing Director, Balance Mechanical and Building Services Ltd
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Dundee, United Kingdom
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • EMERGE

    High-value digital experiences. #1 UX Company 2020

    Verified

    “Everything that they do ties back to the user experience and how our work will influence that.”

    • Product Manager, Healthcare Organization
    $50,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    10 - 49
    Portland, OR
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
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  • Goji Labs

    Build It Right The First Time

    Verified

    “They worked tirelessly to ensure we got what we needed.”

    • Founder, Pulse Company
    $10,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Los Angeles, CA
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Geniusee

    Web/Mobile Development & UX/UI design

    Verified

    “On top of that, they were very skilled. They were very helpful and knowledgeable, which was a great combination.”

    • Founder & CEO, Customer Insight Platform
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • MentorMate

    Offshore Custom Software Made Easy

    Verified

    "MentorMate’s been able to quote work accurately from the beginning."

    • Founder & CEO, blackriver.cc
    $50,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    250 - 999
    Minneapolis, MN
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • K7 Tech

    Mobile App Development & Web Development

    Verified

    "They were always on hand, communication so easy, and I could not speak more highly of them all."

    • CEO, TrainedIn
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    2 - 9
    Belgrade, Serbia
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • AppUnite

    Cutting Edge Mobile and Web Solutions

    Verified

    “I needed smart people who cared about what we were doing, and they delivered.”

    • CTO, Halftone Design
    Undisclosed
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Poznan, Poland
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Zipper Studios

    Mobile development agency with a Product mindset

    Verified

    "Zipper Studios is always incredibly reactive and responsive, so our collaboration has been a positive experience."

    • CMO &. CTO, Codex
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Cluj-Napoca, Romania
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Digiruu

    Creating Apps To Help Businesses Scale Faster 📲💨

    Verified

    "The quality of how Digiruu’s CEO communicates and deals with his clients is impressive."

    • Co-Founder, Where's My Lemonade?
    $5,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    2 - 9
    London, United Kingdom
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Matellio

    Mobile & Web Apps Development Company

    Verified

    "They always met or exceeded our expectations."

    • CIO, IT Solutions Company
    $10,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    San Jose, CA
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Buuuk

    Designing and developing digital experiences

    Verified

    “They have a flexible approach to the work and their style complements ours very well.”

    • Manager, Daimler
    $50,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Singapore, Singapore
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Geeks Ltd

    Dependable Tech Partner for Ambitious Businenesses

    Verified

    "We wouldn’t have had a business without Geeks."

    • Commercial Director, Allocate Software
    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    Sutton, United Kingdom
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • ADCI Solutions

    Drupal development and web design

    Verified

    "ADCI's project management is impressive."

    • Founder & CEO, Weigh My Rack LLC
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Omsk, Russia
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Devetry

    Simplifying the complex world of software

    Verified

    “They’re doing a great job of leading us through the process, and they’ve been easy to work with.”

    • Product Manager, Vation Ventures
    $50,000+
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49
    Denver, CO
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • SoftwareHut

    SoftwareHut - Your Bespoke Development Company

    Verified

    "We trusted SoftwareHut to make the right suggestions and calls for our product."

    • Manager, Financial Services Company
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    250 - 999
    Bialystok, Poland
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Nimble AppGenie

    DEVELOPING APPS THAT ATTRACT MILLIONS OF USERS

    Verified

    "Every step of the project, I was comfortable that they had everything under control."

    • CEO, Wade Property
    $50,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    London, United Kingdom
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • MojoTech

    We build software that grows businesses.

    Verified

    “They possess extensive knowledge regarding mobile technology and enterprise software.”

    • UX Director, Visual Merchandising Software
    $25,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    10 - 49
    Providence, RI
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • First Line Software

    Premier provider of custom software development

    Verified

    "They’ve had the necessary expertise to implement our vision."

    • Chief Strategy Officer, Triptych
    Undisclosed
    Undisclosed
    250 - 999
    Cambridge, MA
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • ClearSummit

    Delivering Innovative Solutions

    Verified

    "ClearSummit’s entire team has great chemistry, and they all give total, 100% effort."

    • Director of Client Services, Insurance Startup
    $10,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Marina del Rey, CA
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Mystic Media

    A Multi-Disciplined Software Development Agency

    Verified

    "They are respectful, creative and work well under pressure."

    • Merchant Manager, MAd Reach Mobile Advertising Solution
    $10,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Murray, UT
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • QBurst

    Technology Leveraged for Your Business

    Verified

    “They’re an outstanding professional group that offers many services.”

    • Owner, Startup
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    1,000 - 9,999
    Trivandrum, India
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Bixlabs

    Better apps, together

    Verified

    "Their punctuality and professionalism were amazing."

    • Owner, Talent Agency
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Montevideo, Uruguay
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Thumbmunkeys Ltd

    Turning your ideas into brilliant apps

    Verified

    “Throughout the engagement, I knew where we stood with progress toward our goals.”

    • Angling Development Officer, Westcountry Rivers Trust
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    York, United Kingdom
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Developex

    Skilled professionals for important projects

    Verified

    "It's unusual to find their level of technical resources and excellent customer service in one company."

    • General Manager, AutoHouse Technologies, Inc.
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    250 - 999
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • OpenForge

    Mobile App Development Company

    Verified

    "The most impressive aspect of our engagement is the quality of OpenForge’s product."

    • CEO, Loudcloud Inc.
    $50,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Philadelphia, PA
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Softensy

    Your trusted partner to the digital future!

    Verified

    “Softensy stuck to the schedule across all tasks and ensured that we remained within our cost limits.”

    • Head of Alternative Sales, Ecobank
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Dnipro, Ukraine
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Softnauts

    Building world class digital products

    Verified

    "The Softnauts have so many employees that the necessary expertise can be found everywhere."

    • Co-Founder, Qlinker
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    2 - 9
    Kraków, Poland
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • GeekyAnts

    Web and Mobile App Development Experts

    Verified

    "They were quick to highlight issues which showed they were interested to help the project."

    • Chief Business Officer, I.AM+
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Bangalore, India
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • bromin7, Inc.

    We build data driven apps

    Verified

    "bromin7, Inc. has been able to read between the lines, figuring out what needs to be done to deliver good work."

    • Founder & CEO, Member.buzz
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    2 - 9
    New York, NY
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Wildebeest

    We deliver products to exceed expectations

    Verified

    The ability to create a website that looks beautiful, and is interactive with the community...was impressive.

    • Deputy Director, Bread Head
    $75,000+
    $200 - $300 / hr
    2 - 9
    Marina Del Rey, CA
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Loadsys Solutions

    Award winning Web development company from Chicago

    Verified

    “The tools they’ve built for us have allowed us to grow quite a lot.”

    • Program Director, University
    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Chicago, IL
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • 648 Group

    Premium Mobile and Web Applications

    Verified

    "648 Group gave us the ability to be more adaptable as the year goes on."

    • DIrector of Technology, Compass Bible Church
    $5,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Aliso Viejo, CA
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • ManekTech

    Microsoft Gold Certified Partner

    Verified

    “They go above and beyond the minimal requirements.”

    • CEO, Software & Consulting Company
    $1,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Ahmedabad, India
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • GenITeam Solutions

    Award Winning Mobile App, Web & Game Developers

    Verified

    "GenITeam Solutions is dedicated to meeting deadlines and accommodating our needs."

    • Vice President, n2y
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Achievion Solutions

    Intelligent mobile and web solutions powered by AI

    Verified

    "Achievon Solutions is a phenomenal company and we are so pleased with their work."

    • CEO, Tülbelt
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    McLean, VA
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • SoftTeco

    Software Development

    Verified

    "All in all, I was very happy and wouldn't change anything."

    • CTO, GUDU Fitness LTD
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Minsk, Belarus
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Intersog

    RIDING TECHNOLOGY'S WAVE

    Verified

    "They served as more than just the day-to-day account management. They were instrumental in brainstorming on the user..."

    • Director of Marketing Communications, Financial Services Firm
    $1,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Chicago, IL
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • DockYard

    Custom Software, Mobile, and Web Apps

    Verified

    "It didn’t feel like their team was ever stumped, which struck me."

    • VP Software Engineering, Automotive Marketplace
    $100,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    50 - 249
    Hingham, MA
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Lithios

    Mobile and Web Apps Developed Right the First Time

    Verified

    "They’re on top of everything."

    • Founder & CEO, TraKid
    $10,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    10 - 49
    Raleigh, NC
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • idea box

    10+ Years in Business & 100+ Projects Delivered

    Verified

    "Their team members are technically competent."

    • Director, Phone A Vet
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    2 - 9
    Melbourne, Australia
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Tack Mobile

    Software Agency for Mobile, Connected Devices, IoT

    Verified

    "I really appreciated their confidence and belief in our vision for Towwn and the app."

    • Founder & CEO, Towwn Media LLC
    $75,000+
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49
    Denver, CO
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • AIVIA Inc.

    Let’s Make an App for That

    Verified

    "They realize the importance of not confusing users, keeping the app easy to use."

    • Director R&D, Levven Electronics
    $50,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    2 - 9
    Edmonton, Canada
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Enkonix

    Full-cycle software development company

    Verified

    “Their team went out of their way to provide extra features that I didn’t think of.”

    • Owner, de Linkbuilder
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Naarden, Netherlands
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Think Tree Studios

    Creating Innovative Websites & Mobile Applications

    Verified

    “Their personal service set them apart.”

    • Electrical Design Engineer, Audio Device Company
    Undisclosed
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Denver, CO
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Pepper Square Inc.

    UI UX Design-Web&Mobile App Dev-Digital Marketing

    Verified

    "Their ability to visualize the problem and solution from multiple perspectives impressed us."

    • Senior Vice President, Opteamix
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    San Francisco, CA
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • OPTASY

    Drupal, WordPress, Mobile Apps, AR/VR, IoT

    Verified

    "Their team performed well at every stage from the initial conversations to execution."

    • Executive Director, Equal Opportunity Community Initiative
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Toronto, Canada
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • “I was expecting to augment our capacity, but I wasn’t expecting that it would actually improve our standards.”

    • Partner, HolacracyOne, LLC
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Toronto, Canada
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • itexico

    NearshorePlus Software Teams

    Verified

    "They're great communicators. Also, they do an excellent job keeping things on track and following up."

    • CTO, MOGAS Industries
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Austin, TX
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • 923 Digital

    Creative, Reliable, Clever - Mobile & Web Apps

    Verified

    "The are quick to implement features and they seem to always be reachable and responsive to any of our needs."

    • Principal System Architect, Product Manufacturer
    $100,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Boston, MA
    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.