2020 Reviews

Top iPhone App Development Companies - 2020 Reviews

Last updated Feb 19, 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

  • Azoft

    Reliable software development outsourcing partner

    "The workflow and communication were very effective."

    • Entrepreneur, Mobile App Company
    Undisclosed
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    New York City, NY
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • App Partner

    Award-Winning Apps Created By a Team You'll Trust

    "I’m very happy with how the app turned out... They go the extra mile to figure out what you want."

    • Marketing Director, Conair Corporation
    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Brooklyn, NY
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Dot Com Infoway

    Making the Web & Mobile work for businesses

    "They hold themselves to tight deadlines even when we don’t provide them."

    • COO, HIPSTO
    $1,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Madurai, India
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Rocket Insights

    Mobile, Voice & Web Apps

    "They delivered everything on time and to the specs we were asking for."

    • Marketing Manager, Lifestyles Company
    $50,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    50 - 249
    Boston, MA
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Exploding Phone

    West Midland Native App Developers

    “The revenue for that client process has gone up by 1,000%.”

    • Director, Premier Waste Management Services (UK) Plc
    $10,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    2 - 9
    Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Svitla Systems

    Custom Software Development Company

    "Their team is self-driven and motivated."

    • VP of Engineering, Novantas
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    250 - 999
    Corte Madera, CA
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Chelsea Apps

    We challenge your ideas so users don’t have to!

    "Chelsea apps were highly knowledgeable, nimble and collaborative."

    • Senior Group Digital Manager, Itsu
    $50,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    London, United Kingdom
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Elegant Media

    ISO9001 Quality Certified Mobile App Development

    “I would recommend them to anyone who’s considering an app development company but doesn't want to spend six figures.”

    • Digital Marketing Specialist, Global Manufacturing Company
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Clayton, Australia
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • APPEK Mobile Apps

    We build apps that get featured on reddit!

    "APPEK paid close attention to detail."

    • CEO, InfoMedia
    Undisclosed
    $150 - $199 / hr
    10 - 49
    Wilkes Barre, PA
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Apptitude

    The future is mobile.

    "They’re [Apptitude] always on top of the latest technology and really forward-looking."

    • Senior Director, Houston Zoo
    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    2 - 9
    Houston, TX
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Wow Labz

    World Class Products for the Startup age

    "I didn’t have to push them to get it done, they took all the initiatives themselves."

    • Co-Founder, Hootutu
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Bangalore, India
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • AD:60 Agency LLC

    We Create Lasting Experiences

    "AD:60 has been the best creative partner, not only in terms of design and execution, but also in terms of concepting..."

    • Consultant, Health Website
    $10,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    10 - 49
    Brooklyn, NY
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Plastic Mobile

    Technology Inspired by Design

    "They’re very unique, and that’s why they’re very good at what they do." "

    • IT Director, Pizza Pizza
    Undisclosed
    $200 - $300 / hr
    50 - 249
    Toronto, Canada
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Dean Infotech

    PHP | .Net | Laravel | Android & iOS | Salesforce

    "With highly productive work, they fulfill our all requirements of the business."

    • Senior Executive, Coding Materials
    $1,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Orlando, FL
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • CrossComm

    Creativity + Technology

    “They were very responsive and hands-on. If we need something urgently, they’re understanding.”

    • Director of Engineering, Neuvana
    $25,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    10 - 49
    Durham, NC
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • SPEEDNET

    WE BUILD SOFTWARE

    "SPEEDNET has been a pleasure to work with and their performance has been ideal for what we need."

    • CEO, App Startup
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Gdynia, Poland
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • WOXAPP

    Mobile applications for startups and businesses

    "We’re happy with the quality of their work and everything has been excellent."

    • Founder, Startup
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Dnipro, Ukraine
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • WebGuru Infosystems Pvt. Ltd.

    Website Design, Mobile App & Digital Marketing

    "The value which we got for our money and the very fast delivery of their work were great."

    • Owner, Linda Alfieri Hair Replacement
    $1,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Kolkata, India
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • "The speed and quality of their work are impressive."

    • Founder, Resume Editing Company
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Jaipur, India
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Hashrocket

    Expertly Crafted Web

    “The tools Hashrocket developed have delivered about 100% growth in almost every metric that we’re tracking.”

    • Product Manager, Sports Team Management Tool
    $25,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    10 - 49
    Chicago, IL
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • AppliKey Solutions

    Rocket-fueled app development

    “The manager I worked with was always on-time, very human, and present.”

    • Founder, Coudrees
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Kharkiv, Ukraine
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Magespider Infoweb Pvt. Ltd.

    Web Development, Software & Mobile App Development

    "The workflow was very smooth."

    • CEO, Pulse Inc.
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Ahmedabad, India
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Cloudsoft Mobile Inc.

    Digital Product Agency

    Cloudsoft Mobile Inc. is a leading digital product agency specializing in mobile, web and IoT development.  Since 2013 our team of award-winning mobile strategists, UX/UI designers,...

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    $5,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    New York, NY
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • DevelopmentNow

    Innovative Mobile, Web, and Emerging Technology

    “The embedded app DevelopmentNow created is a game changer for us from a business standpoint.”

    • General Manager, Volley Media
    $5,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Portland, OR
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • NerdzLab

    For ideas never seen before

    "They impressed us with their attention to detail."

    • Founder, Lucky Universe
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Lviv, Ukraine
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • SourcePad

    Built for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs

    "They’re the complete package."

    • CEO, Commutyble.com
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    New York, NY
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Grio

    We Got Your App

    “Grio has provided a great support system.”

    • Senior Industrial Designer, Lighting Company
    $25,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    50 - 249
    San Francisco, CA
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Essential Designs

    Custom Software Development Specialists

    “They took the time to understand and resolve issues.”

    • Mineral & Crown Sales Coordinator, Millennium Land Ltd.
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Vancouver, Canada
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Copper Mobile

    Apps That Make Business Sense

    "Their UI designs were noteworthy, but their user journey work was outstanding."

    • Head of Design, Apparel Firm
    $50,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    Dallas, TX
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Tapadoo

    Ireland's leading team of mobile app developers

    “Tapadoo is one of our best partnership engagements for software programming.”    

    • PrePayPower
    $10,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Dublin, Ireland
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Ekreative

    Web and mobile app development done right

    “We can even trust them to talk to our clients directly…”

    • Managing Director,
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Memphis, TN
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Netizens

    Your potential, our technology

    "Although there were issues that we didn't foresee at the beginning, we could count on Netizens for support."

    • COO & Co-founder, Whisbear
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Katowice, Poland
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • DNA Team

    Web & Mobile Apps Development Agency

    “They were not just trying to make it work; they wanted us to be satisfied.”

    • Project Coordinator, Strelka KB
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    New York,
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Lakeview Labs

    Lakeview Labs is a dynamic trio of mobile experts

    "Their talent sets them apart."

    • President & Co-Founder, Recipe Revolution
    $10,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    2 - 9
    Chicago, IL
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Grappus

    Design & Development Studio

    “They’re all about quality and building something that delights people.”

    • Former Consultant, HireEasy
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Delhi, India
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Small Planet

    Mobile UX, Design, and Development

    "Small Planet was a great choice for the development of a first product. They were great at walking us through the..."

    • Director of Product Innovation, Nonprofit Alumni
    $100,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    New York, NY
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Fingent

    Award Winning Enterprise Software, Web & Mobile

    "They regularly offered innovative solutions that allowed us to stay within our budget."

    • Community Ed. & Pro Se Coordinator, Nonprofit Law Firm
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    White Plains, NY
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • HacknCraft

    Elite engineering for discerning technologists.

    "HacknCraft has a knowledgeable team that takes on complex technical initiatives and projects."

    • Tech and Data Strategy Director, MSG Networks
    $25,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    10 - 49
    New York, NY
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Faction Studio

    We Make Brilliant Mobile Apps for Brilliant Brands

    “They’re very knowledgeable about creating fluid experiences on mobile products.”

    • Founder & Creative Director, Sports Gaming Startup
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Brooklyn, NY
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • 247 Labs Inc.

    Top Notch Developers to Deliver Excellence

    “It was nice to know that they were invested in this project and excited to work on it.”

    • Resident Wellness Manager, Healthcare Organization
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Toronto, Canada
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Savvycom Software

    Most Trusted App Developer & Tech Partner

    “Savvycom Software actually cared about our project.”

    • Founder and CEO, dressCODE
    $50,000+
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249
    Hanoi, Vietnam
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Solution Analysts

    Crafted Mobile App Development and IoT Solutions

    “Solution Analysts helped us significantly improve traffic to our website.”

    • Founder, Workout Application
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    50 - 249
    Delmar, DE
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Chili Labs

    We make mobile apps

    "Working with Chili Labs to work on an app for me was the best experience I've had so far."

    • Founder, Lucid Dreaming Startup
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Riga, Latvia
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Guaraná Technologies

    We make apps. Great ones!

    "They surpassed my expectations in terms of what we could build."

    • Freelancer, Web Designer
    $10,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Toronto, Canada
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • CleverPumpkin

    Mobile Apps Development for iOS and Android

    “Soon after beginning the project, we’d already started to value them as a trustworthy partner.”

    • Co-Founder & CTO, ArtFit
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Saint-Petersburg, Russia
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Tanzanite Infotech

    Mobile & Web Application Development Company

    "Their workflow was consistently stellar."

    • Director, Midnight Illusions Ltd.
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Noida, India
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Ballast Lane Applications

    Software Solutions for Scaling SMBs and Startups

    "I have clear communication with everyone involved."

    • Founder and CEO, Pikkup
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    MARBLEHEAD, MA
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • CHI Software

    We bring your idea to the product. By all means.

    "CHI Software has given us much more than we expected."

    • CEO, Political Startup
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    250 - 999
    Kharkiv, Ukraine
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Rozdoum

    Atlassian Solution Partner and Vendor in Ukraine

    “They do a very good job. They have high standards and strong knowledge.”

    • Owner, MID AG
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    250 - 999
    Kharkiv, Ukraine
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • KitelyTech

    Mobile, Web, Software & SEO Experts

    "The site response and reach are far better than we expected."

    • Owner, Photography Company
    $10,000+
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249
    Chicago, IL
    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.