Hire iOS Developers

When you hire iOS app developers from Relevant, you can expect vetted team members skilled in custom IOS app development, whether building feature-rich IOS/iPhone apps from scratch, improving existing solutions, or providing ongoing maintenance and support.

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«We now have a core team of engineers at Relevant who work for us full-time and are supplemented by 4 or 5 engineers with different skillsets when and if required.»

Paul Carse
CTO and Co-founder of Life Moments

“Working with you guys has been fantastic. The level of expertise of your development team is as good as the people that we get in the UK. You’ve got a fantastic talent base of programmers. It’s more challenging to find people of that quality in the UK.”

Cassian Harrison
Co-founder of Splink Industries and My Theory Test App by James May
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4 Steps to Hire iOS App Developers in Relevant

1. Share your requirements

We understand the significance of clearly outlined project goals and requirements, so we welcome any detailed job descriptions you may have. We aim to ensure that your selected team of iOS developers is fully aligned with your project's requirements, so we will work closely with you to identify the ideal candidate for your business needs.

2. Evaluate potential candidates

Our recruiting team conducts a comprehensive screening of potential candidates to ensure you have access to the best iOS app developers for your project. We carefully evaluate their technical skills, experience level, and compatibility with your project requirements. As a result, you get several highly qualified specialists according to your request.

3. Confirm your selection

After interviewing our iOS developers, you can confirm your selection of the best candidates who match your specific requirements. We solidify our commitment to you by preparing and signing a comprehensive contract tailored to your requests. Once you approve your preferred candidates, we'll onboard them and ensure they can access a fully-equipped workspace to begin their iOS development work.

4. Start development

Once you have assembled your team of iOS developers, development can begin. Our team strives to provide rigorous management and communication standards, ensuring seamless and step-by-step integration. We will work closely with you throughout the development process to ensure that all aspects of the project meet your requirements and are completed within the specified timeframe.

iOS tools and technologies
  • • Programming Languages: Objective C, Swift, SwiftUI, UIKit
  • • Databases: CoreData, Realm, Firebase
  • • Video Streaming: AVPlayer, JW Player, PlayerRed5, Twilio, OpenTok
  • • FRP and Networking: RxSwift, Alamofire, Moya, Socket.io, Combine, Promises
  • • Image and Video Processing: OpenCV, GPUImage, Core Image, Core Graphics, ARKit, FFmpeg, MetalPetal
  • • Testing: XCTest, UI Test, OHHTTPStubs

Top Reasons to Choose Relevant for Hiring iOS Developers


Compliance with Apple Guidelines

Our IOS developers have hands-on experience working with extensive codebases while ensuring strict adherence to Apple's Human Interface and App Store Review Guidelines. When you hire offshore iOS app developers at Relevant, we ensure they are fully familiar with Apple's UI specifications, iOS app development, and iOS coding standards.


A Pool of Skilled IOS Developers on Board

Our experience in the IT market enables us to hire talented IOS developers who are prepared to work on projects across various industries, including Healthcare, FinTech, Real Estate, etc. They specialize in providing top-notch iOS app solutions that cater to a wide range of iOS-supported devices, including but not limited to the iPhone, iPad, Macbook, Apple Watch, and Apple TV.


Faster Time to Market for Your IOS App

Thanks to providing IOS development and hiring services across a wide range of domains, we have developed effective practices to accelerate your product's time to market. This mature approach to IOS development and efficient management minimizes the time to release and ensures successful project outcomes.


Strong Security for Your IOS App

At Relevant, we prioritize security above all else. Our IOS development team ensures high security to safeguard your IOS app against all security vulnerabilities, including data duplication and cyber attacks. We guarantee multilevel data protection and secure handling of all associated transactions while also ensuring compliance with global quality standards.


Flexible Engagement Models

Whether you have short-term staffing needs or require the scalability of an in-house development team, Relevant offers to hire options to suit your needs. If you need to focus on your strategic business goals, you can delegate full IOS app development to a dedicated team responsible for the entire development process and management from start to finish. On the other hand, you can hire remote IOS developers under the Staff Augmentation model if you need to expand your team.


Exceptional Customer Experience

Our dedicated team of iOS developers is highly experienced in building and deploying iPhone apps with exceptional functionality, code performance, flexibility, and scalability. We understand that a well-engaging user experience is essential to ensure the success of your app, and we prioritize this in our development process. We also highly value your ideas and work closely with you to blend them with our expertise, ultimately achieving the desired outcomes for your project.

Success cases

My Theory Test app by James May
Building #1 driving app in the UK
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Reducing paperwork for construction companies
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Improving a restaurant booking system
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Facilitating the ordering of custom prostheses and orthotics
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Engagement models

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What is the cost of hiring an iOS app developer?

The demand to hire iPhone app developers is high worldwide, meaning the hiring cost is typically in the 'middle-class' bracket or higher. Hourly rates vary based on the developer's seniority and country of origin. In the USA and Western Europe, rates may range from $100-200 per hour, while in India, Nepal, and Pakistan, rates can be $20-30 per hour. Ukrainian developers offer a good balance, with hourly rates ranging from $50-90 and a high level of expertise.

What are Relevant success cases of providing iOS developers for hire?

Relevant has a proven track record of providing successful iOS developer hiring solutions for various industries. For instance, Relevant provided a team of IOS developers for hire to develop a healthcare application, delivering a secure and user-friendly app with robust features such as HIPAA compliance, EHR integration, and telemedicine functionality. 

Additionally, Relevant provided iOS programmers for a client in the EdTech industry to develop an innovative e-learning platform and for a real estate client to develop a property management app with features such as online rental payments, lease renewals, and tenant communication. These successful outcomes demonstrate Relevant's ability to deliver quality work and achieve success for their clients across different industries.

What qualifications and experience do Relevant iOS developers have?

When searching for an iOS developer, it's important to note that Apple values uniformity in iOS development, which is why the entire paradigm is based around Swift, a proprietary programming language developed by Apple. As such, a good iOS developer should have:

  • Proficiency in Swift and Objective-C (for supporting older software)
  • Knowledge of Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) and SOLID principles
  • Experience with iOS SDK, UIKit, CoreData, APNS, Apple Purchasing, Geolocation Service, Networking, and Multithreading
  • Familiarity with the GIT version control system

Fortunately, the Swift ecosystem already covers everything else, including testing tools for iPad and macOS. Proficiency in these areas can help ensure a successful iOS app development project.

How to approach finding and hiring the best app developers?

If you want to find and hire the best app developers for your project, you should follow these steps:

  • Begin by defining your project needs, including technology, experience, and skills required.
  • Look for developers with relevant experience in your industry, technology, and project type.
  • Review the developer's portfolio to assess the quality of their work, creativity, and ability to deliver on time.
  • Check references from the developer's past clients or employers and follow up to learn about their experiences working with the developer.
  • Conduct interviews with the developers to assess their communication skills, problem-solving abilities, and cultural fit.
  • Evaluate their coding skills through coding challenges or tests.
  • Consider their soft skills, including teamwork, leadership, and problem-solving abilities.
  • Check that the developers are available to work on your project and that they can meet your deadlines.
  • Evaluate the developer's cost and compare it with others in the market to ensure it is reasonable.

Following these steps increases the likelihood of finding and hiring the best app developers for your project.

What are the best ways of hiring iOS developers in Ukraine?

If you want to push your development into another part of the world, there are three practical ways to do so:

  • Hiring freelancers;
  • Opening your own office in Ukraine;
  • Contracting an IT staff augmentation company.

All three ways to hire iOS developers in Ukraine are equally legit. However, each one comes with its unique specifics.

Hire Freelance iOS Developers in Ukraine

Freelancers are often experienced, motivated, independent, and used to learning new projects. They are great for small-scale apps. However, attempting to coordinate multiple freelancers and ensure that they collaborate productively is a nightmare:

  • Freelancers keep their hours. Some people prefer to work nights, while others may have your regular meetings interfere with their own plans. Freelancers’ schedules are always fluid and having a proper meeting often becomes an exercise in frustration;
  • Freelancers aren’t used to constant collaboration. There is a reason why managing programmer teams is often compared to herding cats. Most iOS developers in the freelance scene are used to working solo and it might create personal conflicts inside the team.
  • Freelancers have no team spirit. Since they are constantly switching projects, freelancers rarely create any bonds besides professional ones. And while it may seem an advantage at first, the lack of social interaction severely decreases creativity and productivity at the workplace.

Open Your Own Office in Ukraine

If you are serious about hiring iOS developers, you may wish to create your own development studio in Ukraine. From the first look, it provides only benefits in comparison to the freelancer route:

  • In-house developers are under your complete control. You decide on their schedule, which makes meetings much easier to organize and hold.
  • In-house developers meet face-to-face. Video calls are great, but they often feel impersonal and create an atmosphere of alienation. However, if the development team works under the same roof, they will get to know each other faster and become more productive in the process.
  • In-house developers are cheaper to motivate. The only way to motivate a freelancer is with money. However, for your proper employees, you can give away merch, provide additional leave or simply purchase better office equipment to give them an incentive to work harder.

However, not everything is fine and dandy. There is one massive drawback that might outweigh all the benefits:

  • In-house developers are expensive. On top of the salaries, you need to pay for the office, the furniture, the PCs, the software licenses, the microwaves, the coffee makers and everything else. And while Ukraine is generally cheaper than the US or Western Europe, it’s not that cheap.

Partner With Ukrainian IT Staff Augmentation Companies

If you have never heard about staff augmentation — don’t worry, it’s a relatively new practice. Basically, instead of opening your own office and building your own development team, you partner with a company that will do it for you. Unlike outsourcing, you will retain complete control over the staff.

There are two major benefits to staff augmentation in addition to the ones listed in the previous point:

  • Staff augmentation is cheaper. Each SA company has more than one partner, which allows lowering the operating costs for the office. Moreover, since the job is always available, the company can sign long-term contracts with the developers which is cheaper in the long run.
  • Staff augmentation is reliable. If one of your developers is going on a vacation or admits themselves into a hospital, the SA company will provide a replacement and make sure that the team hits the deadline anyway.

On the downside, the success of your project completely depends on the company you are signing with and the staff they provide. So make sure that the onboarding process in the company is involved and the team is customized for your project’s needs.

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