Looking for a top iOS app agency in San Francisco?

iPhone developers are crucial for engaging the U.S. market. Finding the best one to develop your app, though, is challenging.

To assist you in your search for a partner, we’ve compiled this list of the top iphone applications development companies in San Francisco. Browse descriptions, feedback, and awards to find which can best suit your company’s needs. If you need more support, tell us about your project, and we'll match you with recommended companies.

List of the Best San Francisco iOS App Developers

  • 1
    $100,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    ArcTouch was founded in 2008 and has offices in San Francisco, Calif., New York, and Florianópolis, Brazil. They excel at app development, blockchain, and UX/UI design. They guide their enterprise clients through the app building process by defining a strategy for the best user experience, planning the visual design, developing and testing the prototype, and ensuring optimization and growth.

    Clients
    Yahoo!
    Adidas
    Audi
    3M
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A California-based content discovery startup hired ArcTouch to design a content discovery platform and iOS app. They provided feedback on the startup's user stories, created wireframes, and developed the platform and app. The project was completed ahead of schedule.

    “We’re astonished at the quality of the work. We’re a small company, and we weren’t expecting the same level of service a Fortune 500 company might enjoy. We were amazed by their design and the effort that went into every screen.” – Senior Project Manger, Content Discovery Startup

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  • 2
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    CitrusBits is a mobile app development company based in Los Angeles, CA and founded in 2005. The team of nearly 60 employees is passionate about creating mobile technology and responsive mobile content for all businesses.

    Clients
    Burger King
    JobFlare
    QuikSilver
    National Geographic
    Industries
    Notable Project

    CitrusBits designed a virtual vision board app for a company. The company provided the design elements, and CitrusBits focused on the technical aspect. The client said CitrusBits was extremely proactive. The app has received great reviews and engagement is increasing.

    “Citrusbits was the only company that was willing to take on the challenge. Many companies said the subliminal aspect of the app was impossible. CitrusBits said, ‘We can make it happen,’ and they did.” – Owner, App

  • 3
    $50,000+
    1,000 - 9,999 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Toptal is a private network of freelance technologists and designers. With more than 2000 freelance workers in its exclusive community, Toptal can be instrumental in finding the right freelance partner for development projects. The community includes developers for any platform, finance experts, and designers of both visual material and graphic interfaces. Because of its screening process, Toptal combines the reliability and expertise of an agency with the flexibility and affordability of freelance work.

    Clients
    HP Enterprise
    AirBnB
    J.P Morgan
    Pfizer
    Industries
    Notable Project

    One of Toptal's most impressive clients is a machine learning and artificial intelligence platform for marketing. The sophisticated nature of the project required expert developers familiar with cutting-edge technology and complicated programming principles, and Toptal's freelance screening service enabled the client to find freelancers with the right skills quickly. The varying needs of the project made Toptal the right choice because they could easily expand and shift the focus of their development team.

    "Toptal made it easy to work with the team. If there was ever anything wrong, it was fixed quickly." – Co-founder, Advertising Technology Firm

  • 4
    $250,000+
    250 - 999 Employees
    Redwood City CA

    Established in 2009, Y Media Labs is a 200+ digital strategy and technology agency that focuses on innovation. With headquarters in Redwood City, CA and offices in Atlanta, Indianapolis, and New York, the company splits its time between mobile app development, digital strategy, and UI/UX design.

    Clients
    Amex
    Facebook
    Home Depot
    Paypal
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Y Media Labs developed mobile apps for a financial services firm on both iOS and Android to complement the existing web-based platform. The team’s responsiveness and focused approach gave the client early confidence and ultimately returned a premium finished product.

    “Y Media Labs really goes above and beyond to work with the client to ensure that the final user experience is great. To this end, they work with best practices and prior experience to improve our offering.” – Mobile Product Lead, Financial Services Platform

  • 5
    $50,000+
    1,000 - 9,999 Employees
    Walnut Creek CA

    Exadel is a custom app, web, and software development firm focusing on enterprise-level solutions, IoT, and product development. Founded in 1998, their 200+ team is based in the Bay Area with offices in Boulder, CO, and 13 Eastern European locations.

    Clients
    AT&T
    GE
    Deutsche Bank
    Hewlett Packard
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Following an early partnership, Exadel created an open-source and highly sophisticated IAM (Identity and Access Management) solution for enterprise use. From research to discrete data integrations, strategic roadmapping to cloud-delivery services – they wowed the client with their personal dedication, seamless communication, and resource management.

    “When it comes to open-source, their expertise is unparalleled. They knew what they were doing … They're true experts.” – Former Chief Security Architect, Fortune 500 Healthcare Company

  • 6
    $100,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    This California-based software company has strong expertise in web and mobile app development. The team of less than 50 has worked in various industries, from fitness to healthcare – they’ve done it all.

    Clients
    Google
    HP
    Aruba Networks
    LegalZoom
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Impekable designed the interface and illustrations for a dating service app. The company was looking for an agency to expand on the features that the popular app already had. Unlike their experience with other vendors, the dating app said Impekable was able to produce the product quickly.

    “I'm most impressed by their ability to create high-quality designs at a very fast pace. Their team not only puts a tremendous amount of focus on client projects, but they're also creative, thought leaders when it comes to design concepts.” – Co-Founder, Dating App

  • 7
    $50,000+
    250 - 999 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Headquartered in San Francisco, Wizeline is a global product development company with offices in Guadalajara and Mexico City, Mexico, and Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. Since its founding in 2014, the team has grown to over 390 employees. Wizeline specializes in custom software, web, and mobile app development and UX/UI design. 

    Clients
    Mastercard
    Dell
    WSJ
    Australian Open
    Notable Project

    An entertainment company hired Wizeline to improve their website's CMS. Based on the team's initial success, they fostered a partnership that's still ongoing. The agency's skills made them stand out from comparably firms throughout the process. The client appreciates Wizeline's collaborative spirit and excellent communication skills. 

    "They have quickly learned our system, made helpful suggestions, and been very collaborative."–Senior Product Manager, Entertainment Company 

  • 8
    $50,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Koombea is a digital product development company headquartered in New York with locations in Miami, San Francisco, and Barranquilla, Columbia. Founded in 2007, the company has a current team of around 100, specializing in custom software development, web development, and mobile app development. They primarily serve midmarket businesses in the IT, healthcare, and education industries.

    Clients
    Disney
    WellMatch
    Sendgrid
    OpenEd
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Koombea transitioned a home improvement company's e-commerce website to Shopify Plus. Using Ruby on Rails, the team created an intermediate platform to facilitate the migration between Shopify and the client's back office. Since launching the new site, the client's sales have skyrocketed.

    "We have the most stable e-commerce platform. We had a huge increase of 700% in sales." — CIO, Home Improvement Company

  • 9
    $50,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    San Jose CA

    Rocket Insights is a product development agency that specializes in custom apps for mobile, voice, and the web. The Boston and New York-based agency has a team of nearly 30 employees and was founded in 2013.

    Clients
    Hulu
    Comcast
    Weight Watchers
    Brightcove
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Rocket Insights worked with a streaming service to promote one of their new shows on a smart device. The streaming service hired Rocket Insights to manage all aspects of product development.

    “All parts of the project were delivered on time, and we never had issues with communication. … They [Rocket Insights] were very attentive and seemed to be dedicated to producing something of high-quality.” – Executive Director, Marketing, Video Streaming Network

  • 10
    $25,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Oakland CA

    Shift3 Technologies is a software-development-as-a-service firm based out of Fresno, Calif. Founded in 2013, the team of 65+ specializes in custom software, web, and mobile app development as well as enterprise system modernization and integration to help its small to mid-market clients achieve their goals. 

    Clients
    Disney
    Honda
    Amazon
    AT&T
    Notable Project

    Shift3 was hired by a California seafood restaurant to create a mobile app for iOS and Android that allows users to order and pay for to-go orders in advance.

    “The mobile app Shift3 created for us was the best decision we made for our business. Our customers love the convenience and the app is easy for them to use.” – Owner, Restaurant

  • 11
    $25,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Grio is a software consulting firm based in San Francisco, Calif, that was established in 2008. Their team of 50 employees offers web development, mobile app development, and UX/UI design services.

    Clients
    Rivals.com
    Fitbit
    Texture
    Capital One
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Grio built a web app that allows remote access to an electroencephalogram device for a medical-device manufacturer. Their team developed the frontend using React and the backend using Node.js and Ruby on Rails. The app received significant positive feedback.

    "The team’s willingness to take on new challenges distinguishes them from other development vendors that only specialize in specific technologies or types of applications." – CTO, Medical Device Manufacturer

  • 12
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    San Jose CA

    Matellio is a mobile and web app development company founded in 2012. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., Matellio's team of around 40 specialize in web and mobile app development.Although Matellio encountered unexpected challenges that led to minor delays, the client appreciated their clear communication.

    Clients
    Audioguana
    Bride Side
    Diabetes Naturally
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A software development company hired Matellio to produce an app used to rate conferences users have attended. The app was developed for iOS, Android, and the web. 

    "I've had a lot of really good user feedback—people really like it. Both the app and the website run smoothly. " - Owner, Software Company

  • 13
    Undisclosed
    1,000 - 9,999 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Kin + Carta is a tech-centered management consultancy based in Chicago. Founded in 1964, they also have offices in London, San Francisco, New York, and Singapore. Their team of approximately 3,000 focuses primarily on enterprise clients in the financial services and health care fields. Services include mobile app development, cloud consulting, and more.

    Clients
    AstraZeneca
    Expedia
    Santander
    Pizza Hut
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Kin + Carta built a native mobile app for a health care nonprofit in advance of open enrollment, upgrading their old platform. They built the app for iOS and Android with a focus on human-centered design,

    "They helped us go beyond the average of health care to meet the expectation of digital." - CIO, Nonprofit Health Insurance Provider

  • 14
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Devscale is a Chicago-based digital agency that provides mobile app development, web development, and custom software development. Founded in 2016, the company currently consists of under 5 employees.

    Clients
    Campbell's Soup Company
    Budweiser
    RocNation
    NoIP
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Devscale developed an e-commerce website for a charity promotion retailer. The team used Shopify and ShipStation to sell the client's apparel that represented various charities and nonprofits. Charities could upload their logo to the site along with an application. The client would then approve the application and print the logo on selected merchandise. Devscale's solution streamlined the entire digital process.

    "Their responsiveness and customer service has been worthy of a five-star rating the whole time." — Co-Founder, Charity Promotion Retailer

  • 15
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Appstem is a design and development agency with based in San Francisco. Since 2010, their team of 11 employees has been specializing in mobile app development, UX/UI design, AR/VR development, and more for mainly enterprise clients. 

    Clients
    Kaiser Permanente
    Tesla Motors
    Johnson & Johnson
    Neutrogena
    Notable Project

    Appstem developed a social networking app for a sports group. Along with building the app, they integrated Facebook and Google. They also created a subscription feature. The client prides the team on their accessibility. 

    "It's important to be able to reach everyone who is involved, and the Appstem team has delivered." – Owner, Sports Groups Messaging App

  • 16
    $100,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Blue Rocket is a San Francisco based digital design and development company. They were founded in 2008 and have a team of 21 employees. They specialize in UX/UI design and mobile app development and primarily work with clients in the hospitality, real estate, and business services industries.

    Clients
    Chipotle
    WebMD
    Zinio
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Blue Rocket built an app for a family social media platform. The client wanted to make an app that would allow them to compile various types of media into a personalized narrative. They worked personally with the client to make sure that the finalized app fit their vision. The client was very happy with the way that the project was developed and with the final product.

    “They knew how any detail would work with any other detail, and how best to approach any specific scenario that a user would face along the way.” – Founder, Family Social Media Platform
     

  • 17
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Founded in 2015, Geekbears is a UX/UI design and development firm. Based in San Fransisco and with a team of under 15 employees, they focus on UX/UI design, along with mobile and web app development, and IT strategy and consulting. They serve solely small businesses across various industries.  

    Clients
    UC Berkeley
    Indeed
    Hangurs
    Dumpling
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Geekbears did UX design and front- and backend development to create a fashion rental app. They used existing wireframes to create the app for iOS. Their work helped change an idea into a tangible product, achieving the client's main goal. 

    "In taking an idea from paper into existence, GeekBears has gone above and beyond. " – Creative Director, Fashion Rental App

  • 18
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Founded in 2012, SF AppWorks is a digital agency that produces innovative technologies for mainly midmarket companies. Based in San Francisco, their team of 50+ specializes in web development, mobile app development, UX/UI design, and custom software development. 

    Clients
    West Elm
    Vanguard
    AARP
    Covia
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A senior living facility provider hired SF AppWorks to developed their own invoice solution. The team used AI languages to produce a platform that integrates well with their general ledger system. The project was completed in a timely manner. 

    "We had a great experience working with SF AppWorks from start to finish."– VP of IT, Senior Living Service Facility Company

  • 19
    $50,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Tivix is a digital product development and design company headquartered in San Francisco, with offices across the US, UK, and Europe. Founded in 2008, they have over 90 employees who serve startup, midmarket, and enterprise clients across diverse industries such as FinTech, health care, manufacturing, government, and nonprofit. Tivix reduces engineering risk for clients by offering rapid time-to-market while delivering standards-based code that can be transitioned to an internal team at any time. Their focus is building both internal and consumer-facing digital products that drive business growth. Services include product management, UX/UI design, full-stack software engineering, and DevOps

    Clients
    Zoetis
    Apple
    Tesla
    UNICEF
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Tivix worked with an intergovernmental military alliance to rebuild a mission-critical software system. If and when submarines in international waters come into distress, the organization plans and coordinates the rescue effort of such submarines. Tivix was given complex system requirements and asked to come up with an effective design and solution that would replace a decades-old system. The client was incredibly impressed at every stage of the engagement, with Tivix delivering detailed systems and user-experience design, followed by robust development and operationalization of the system internationally. 

    Every single milestone has been met exactly on time. The company has met every requirement, both in terms of time as well as quality.” Maritime Service Owner, Intergovernmental Military Alliance

  • 20
    $5,000+
    250 - 999 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Zazmic Inc. is a digital agency that is headquartered in San Francisco with an office Dnipro, Ukraine. It was founded in 2014 and has more than 100 employees who specialize in web development, mobile app development, UX/UI design, mobile & app marketing, and email marketing.

    Clients
    Total Adventure
    Mercury
    Boostr
    Rakuten
    Notable Project

    An e-commerce and digital marketing company hired Zazmic to supply it with data architecture tracking of video-enabled ads. Zazmic also helped the client evolve and optimize its marketing budgets by creating the ability to implement video-enabled ads with simultaneous, real-time bidding.

    "Zazmic has a very intuitive design team that understands how to work quickly. We’ve never had any hiccups." – Vice President of Business Development, Digital Marketing Company

  • 21
    $25,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Orinda CA

    Based out of Orinda, CA with satellite offices in India and Croatia, Daxima is a software development company. The team of more than 50 employees has been in business since 2003. They provide web, software, and mobile app development for clients around the world.

    Clients
    T-Mobile
    Cisco Systems
    Savi Technology
    Berry Appleman & Leiden
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Daxima worked with a financial institution to update its client management system. The system had not been updated in 2 years and all changes required consensus from a co-op. Daxima completely redeveloped the client management system, incorporating the ability to aggregate data, integrate external programs, and grow along with the business.

    "They found out what our wishlists and issues were and worked closely with the people on our team." – VP of Operations, Financial Institution

  • 22
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Siddhi Infosoft is a web and mobile app development company based in San Francisco, with a secondary location in Ahmedabad, India. Siddhi Infosoft was founded in 2011 and has 25 employees. Services offered by this company include mobile app development and web development for companing ranging from startups to Fortune 500 brands.

    Clients
    DizzyDoctor
    GHN
    Sylky
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Siddhi Infosoft provided front and back-end development for a mobile telecom repair company. The project involved the creation of a website from scratch, as well as the incorporation of unique pages and features like a booking system and SMS messaging network.

    "The most impressive thing about Siddhi Infosoft is their way of working. They always demand confirmation from me when things should be done. And things were done always on time! Professionalism at my fingertips." CEO, Mobile Telecom Repair Company

  • 23
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Zazz is a Seattle-based mobile app development company founded in 2011. They have an additional office in San Francisco. Their team of approximately 50 employees serves clients of all sizes and industries. In addition to app development, they also specialize in enterprise app modernization and UX/UI design.

    Clients
    Inclose
    Ideal Smart
    Sparehandz
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Zazz created iOS and Android apps that connect to a Bluetooth-enabled barbecue. Users can switch the product on and off, as well as control its temperature, from their phone. The team delivered a bug-free product and great designs.

    "Besides development, they also did the UX/UI of the app and designed our logo, as well." — Chief Product Officer, Startup

  • 24
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Fremont CA

    Founded in 2011, EIGHT25MOBILE is a web design firm based in Fremont, Calif. With a small team of fewer than 5 employees, EIGHT25MOBILE specializes in web design, web development, and digital strategy.The client appreciated EIGHT25MOBILE's flexibility and ability to deliver a customized website.

    Clients
    LumiGrow
    Digital Shadows
    Machine Zone
    SoftBank
    Notable Project

    EIGHT25MOBILE was hired to build a WordPress website for a radio manufacturer. The website had several highly customized elements, including a customer portal that administered certification exams and technical documents. EIGHT25MOBILE also consulted with the client to determine how the website could support their larger customer service strategy.

    "With the new website, we have Google Analytics built in, so it’s easy to monitor where people are coming from, how and when they’re searching and getting to our site, and the period of time when we have peak traffic to our website." - Marketer, Radio Manufacturer

  • 25
    $100,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Half Moon Bay CA

    Zurgerberg Inc is a mobile app consultancy founded in 2019 in Half Moon Bay, Calif. With 10+ employees on board, they mainly provide mobile app development and product design. Their clients consist of small-sized companies in consumer products and business services industries, with a few enterprise-level clients as well.

    Clients
    Treuth
    Sport Source
    ExPrimary
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Zurgerberg Inc provided mobile app development to a security company. They handled the entire development of the app for both iOS and Android devices, delivering a solution that was put to use for managing retail crimes.

    "There was ample communication between the teams and response has been good."  – CEO, Security Company

  • 26
    $1,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    San Jose CA

    IDS Logic is a software development company founded in 2007. Based in Noida, India, the team of 100+ specializes in web development, e-commerce development, and mobile app development. 

    Clients
    Statesman Travel Group
    The Lens Pal
    Pickfords
    Notable Project

    IDS Logic worked e-commerce web development for a mirror supplier. The team developed an e-commerce website and a CRM on the Magento 2 platform. The services they provided included testing, bug fixes, and service support. Overall, the client was pleased with the team's work. 

    "IDS Logic launched the website as expected. They fixed bugs immediately after completing comprehensive testing. The team accommodated and processed several changes in the week leading up to the launch." – Former Digital Marketing Manager, ​​​​​​Mirror Supplier

  • 27
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Yeti LLC is a software development and design company founded in 2010. They have 20 employees, all of whom work out of an office in San Francisco. Yeti's practice is extensive for a firm of its size; they offer custom software development, UI/UX design, mobile apps, and IoT development.

    Clients
    ;Paradata
    Playstation
    Encompass
    Qualcomm
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A national fitness organization hired Yeti to build an application as a companion to its main product, a free space that customers can use as an outdoor gym. The app includes use guidelines and suggestions, fitness motivation, and social features that make exercise more competitive or collaborative. Yeti built an original server solution instead of using third-party support and stayed on to develop and roll out features as the company continues to grow.

    "Our relationship with them is really good. We love working with them. We’re happy to see this thing through to the next few stages." – Digital Product Manager, Fitness Social Initiative

  • 28
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Pepper Square Inc. is a design and development company based in San Francisco, with additional offices in Bangalore, India. Founded in 2002, their team of fewer than 50 employees services businesses of all sizes across a range of industries. Services include UX/UI design, mobile app development, and web development.

    Clients
    Honeywell
    AXA
    HP
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Pepper Square Inc. provided custom software development services to an IT services company. They built the UI architecture, created and managed content, and developed services. The team’s efforts resulted in an impressive final product that pleased all stakeholders.

    “A very distinguishing aspect was their spirit of ownership on the end result for us.” — Senior VP, IT Services Company

  • 29
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Fremont CA

    Headquartered in Minsk, Belarus, Webspace is software development agency that specializes in web development and mobile app development. Their team of 10 work with small businesses in the health care, business services, education, and retail industries. 

    Clients
    SNYPUR
    iGen Learning Center
    Zinc Platform
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Webspace partnered with an academic platform to build a portal that could streamline payment processes, automate delegation of products, and record keeping to mange the writers on each task. The project was successful in streamlining processes for the company to be more effective. 

    “They were communicative and forthcoming to our questions and needs. They explained every question we had to each member of our team to ensure our understanding.” –– Founder & CEO, Academic Platform

  • 30
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Be Unicorn is a design and development company located in San Francisco. It was founded in 2017 and employs a small team of 2 that provides a range of services like mobile app development, UX/UI design, AI, AR/VR development, branding, and more for mainly small businesses. 

    Clients
    Procter & Gamble
    Bacardi
    L'Oreal
    Heineken
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A parenting help platform wanted to branch out into apps but lacked an internal development team. Be Unicorn has designed and developed several mobile apps for both Android and iOS. They design the UX and UI, code the back end, integrate the apps with Amazon, publish the apps, and help market them.

    "We’re definitely happy. The products work well and are functional. We have 50-100 users every day. We have five applications for parents and one not for parents...The app looks perfect." — CEO, Parenting Help Platform

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