2020 Reviews

Top iPhone App Development Companies - 2020 Reviews

Last updated Sep 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

  • Fgfactory

    Game Development & Art Production

    Verified

    "If I need some more graphic design for my project again, I will order it exactly from this studio."

    • CMO, Gaming Brand
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Kharkiv, Ukraine
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Apptension

    Custom software development - web, mobile & beyond

    Verified

    “They have a very constructive approach to client feedback and were always willing to come up with new solutions.”

    • Strategic Producer of New Business, pro(u)d Solutions
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Poznań, Poland
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • LaunchPad Lab

    Build Your Company’s Future

    Verified

    "Their ability to understand a problem and accurately measure how long they think it will take is great."

    • VP, Apex Leaders
    $50,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    10 - 49
    Chicago, IL
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
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  • SITSL

    A Global CMMI Level 3 Appraised Company

    Verified

    "They took pride in making the app as consumer-centric and engaging as possible." "

    • CEO, Enterprise Service Management Consulting
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Houston, TX
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Clarika

    Agile Nearshore Software Development Services

    Verified

    "Clarika asked valuable questions about our expectations and the product."

    • COO, Calidad.ai
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Cordoba, Argentina
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • ENO8

    We Build Innovative Software Products

    Verified

    "One highlight was that ENO8 was communicative with my team."

    • Dean of Strategic Initiatives, Collin College
    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    2 - 9
    Plano, TX
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Vokal

    Move From Best Practices to Next Practices

    Verified

    “Vokal is dedicated to making a difference.”

    • Chief Experience Officer, American Medical Association
    $50,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    10 - 49
    Chicago, IL
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • EC Infosolutions LLC

    Innovation is Life

    Verified

    “They’re very knowledgeable, which makes it very easy to manage the entire project.”

    • Managing Director, ipack
    $5,000+
    < $25 / hr
    10 - 49
    Lewes, DE 19958, DE
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Danavero Inc.

    Custom Software, Web and Mobile App Development

    Verified

    “Danavero Inc. did a really good job in a really quick turnaround. I’m definitely going to be working with them again.”

    • CEO, Trade Route
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Toronto, Canada
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Loginworks Softwares Inc

    Team you will Like, Trust and Admire

    Verified

    "The time required to generate the manual report was cut down significantly..."

    • Manager, Carnival Cruise Line
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Richmond, VA
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Neon Rain Interactive

    Experienced web developers. Big results.

    Verified

    “There’s a reason they’re the highest-rated web development firm.”

    • President, BlueBird Express Car Wash
    $5,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Denver, CO
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Company A

    If you can dream it, we can develop it.

    Verified

    "Company A really knows customer service."

    • Product Management, Leading IT Consulting Company
    $75,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    Irvine, CA
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Quantum Mob

    We build successful digital products

    Verified

    "They were a great partner in terms of bringing our visions to life while working with an aggressive timeline."

    • Senior Product Manager, LoyaltyOne
    $50,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Toronto, Canada
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Software Allies

    Nearshore Salesforce & Software Teams

    Verified

    "Software Allies has maintained good communication and has set expectations well for deliverables."

    • Owner, Accountant Website
    $1,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Guadalajara, Mexico
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Cultivate

    Marketing, meet mattering

    Verified

    "Their team made sure that the app felt immediately natural to an end user."

    • CEO, Early Autism Services
    $10,000+
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49
    Chicago, IL
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Five2One

    We solve your biggest problems with great code

    Verified

    "We had near-instant access to every single member of the team who was related to our project."

    • Co-Founder & Group VP, Maoneng
    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Sydney, Australia
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Synergo Group

    Web and Mobile App Development Company in Toronto

    Verified

    "Synergo asks questions about what we want to build in order to understand and solve for the broader problem."

    • Development Manager, Platform Software Co
    $5,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Toronto, Canada
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Lightmatter

    Digital Product Company

    Verified

    "They were incredibly easy to work with."

    • CEO, Cadence
    $50,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    10 - 49
    New York, NY
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • AnvilEight

    Python Outsourcing Development Services

    Verified

    "I was impressed by their smart database development."

    • Product Manager & Owner, NewInBridge B.V.
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    London, United Kingdom
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Infinite Red, Inc.

    Designing, Building & Shipping Apps for 10+ Years

    Verified

    "They’re great developers but also the way that they work with their clients sets them apart."

    • Senior Project Manager, Advertising Agency
    $50,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    10 - 49
    Vancouver, WA
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Slingshot

    For Big Kids and Daredevils

    Verified

    "Their team was professional and excellent to work with."

    • Chief Technical Architect, Entertainment Company
    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Louisville, KY
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Locastic

    Award-winning software development agency

    Verified

    "Their creativity was off the charts!"

    • Founder, Code Anywhere
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Split, Croatia
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • ThinkUp

    We build apps that transform businesses

    Verified

    "They were always available and willing to discuss with us to find ways to improve the solution."

    • CTO, Astroselling LLC
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Montevideo, Uruguay
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • OrangeLoops

    Your trusted software development partner.

    Verified

    “Their ability to follow through has been a hallmark of the relationship.”

    • Co-Founder, Fintech Company
    Undisclosed
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Boston, MA
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • WebbyLab

    Transparent engineering for you

    Verified

    "Their expertise and desire to deliver work done the right way was impressive."

    • Architect, iBASEt
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • OPTASY

    Drupal, Shopify, Magento, WordPress, Mobile Apps

    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
  • Appiskey

    The Ultimate Doorway to Web and App Development

    Verified

    “Their overall service is just great, and I found them brilliant. The work itself has been exceptional.”

    • CEO, ELN The eLearning Network
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Lake Mary, FL
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • PreApps

    #1 App Marketing Agency

    Verified

    “They’ve done a good job positioning us in the market.”

    • VP, Legal Startup
    $50,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    10 - 49
    Boston, MA
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • AE Studio

    Let's Create Something Great

    Verified

    "Their execution speed stands out."

    • CTO, BioCentury
    $5,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    10 - 49
    Los Angeles, CA
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Glorium Technologies

    Custom development for Healthcare and Real Estate

    Verified

    "They are very interested in improving and even today, they want to make sure that they are doing well."

    • Associate VP, Healthcare IT Solutions Company
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Princeton, NJ
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Elko

    App development done right with our App Builder

    Verified

    "Everything went smoothly throughout the whole engagement. The communication was open and honest from day one."

    • Marketing Manager, number8
    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Minneapolis, MN
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Sparkfish

    Custom Software, Mobile, & Web App Development

    Verified

    “They’ve always addressed our needs and concerns.”

    • Managing Partner, JDS & Associates
    $10,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    10 - 49
    Addison, TX
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Blank Space Digital

    FUTURE-PROOF DIGITAL SOLUTIONS

    Verified

    "They brought my vision into reality."

    • Founder, BORapp
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    2 - 9
    Toronto, Canada
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Modus

    Innovating at the intersection of people & product

    Verified

    "Their team is well integrated with our in-house team."

    • Chief Information Officer, PAYOMATIC
    $25,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    50 - 249
    New York, NY
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • EX2 Outcoding

    NEARSHORE TECHNOLOGY EXPERTS

    Verified

    "The quality of the team members provided impressed us the most."

    • Director of Software Engineering, Sparkcognition, Inc.
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    250 - 999
    San Jose, Costa Rica
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Powercode

    Power to the People

    Verified

    "Powercode surprised us with their speed at bringing really talented people to help us out."

    • CTO, Engineering & Design Firm
    $25,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • VAO

    Full-stack web & mobile development team

    Verified

    "Their developers have expert knowledge of Drupal and are able to handle projects of any size."

    • Technology Director, Digital Agency
    $10,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Poznan, Poland
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • BusyMachines

    Innovative software development

    Verified

    "They have a good balance between formal and informal communication."

    • CEO, Château Santé
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Ripe Media

    Your marketing, branding, design and dev partner

    Verified

    “When they commit to a deadline, I can trust that they’ll deliver on time.”

    • Director of Marketing & Communications, iMentor
    $10,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    2 - 9
    Los Angeles, CA
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Zero Negative Software

    Quality-focused web & mobile apps on a budget.

    Verified

    "I didn’t have any issues because it all went smoothly."

    • Owner, Restaurant
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    2 - 9
    Boston, MA
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Arcanys

    Outsource smarter.

    Verified

    "The Arcanys employees are some of the happiest that I've experienced."

    • Director, Register Now
    $100,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    50 - 249
    Cebu City, Philippines
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Troy Web Consulting

    We build kick-ass software

    Verified

    “They talk a lot about being there for their customers and putting their money where their mouth is.”

    • CEO & Founder, AfterReach® LLC
    $25,000+
    $100 - $149 / hr
    10 - 49
    Troy, NY
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Prograils

    ISO 27001 Certified Software House

    Verified

    "They have great attitudes.”"

    • CTO, Telehealth & Fitness Company
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Poznan, Poland
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Salt & Pepper

    We build digital products that matter

    Verified

    "When we are having some problems in production, they are here to help as soon as possible."

    • General Manager, Tickets Roll
    $25,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Cluj-Napoca, Romania
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Tyrannosaurus Tech

    Savage App Development

    Verified

    "They also delivered on everything they promised, which is important for any business endeavor."

    • Principal, SBX Technologies
    $25,000+
    $150 - $199 / hr
    10 - 49
    Atlanta, GA
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Pharos Production Inc.

    Your software development partner

    Verified

    “Their expertise in the field of blockchain really sets them apart from most of the developers in their industry.”

    • CEO, Financial Services Startup
    $5,000+
    $25 - $49 / hr
    10 - 49
    Las Vegas, NV
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Unique Software Development

    A Place where Apps and Systems Come to Life!

    Verified

    “They’ve adapted to our systems and contributed to our success.”

    • CEO, Leadpoint Digital
    $100,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    50 - 249
    Dallas, TX
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Headspring

    Software strategy and development consultancy

    Verified

    "We all have room for improvement, but Headspring is about as close to excellent as it gets."

    • CTO, Medical Device Company
    Undisclosed
    $100 - $149 / hr
    50 - 249
    Austin, TX
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Hattrick IT

    Digital Product Specialists.

    Verified

    “They take great pride in their work, and they treat our product and company like it’s their own.”

    • CEO, Kiosk Company
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    2 - 9
    Montevideo, Uruguay
    Service focus
    Mobile platforms
  • Amalgama

    Digital Innovation Consulting Company

    Verified

    "I was impressed with their involvement and commitment."

    • Strategic Consultant, Mundo Dexia
    $10,000+
    $50 - $99 / hr
    10 - 49
    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    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.