Any recommendations on an iOS dev shop?

Michael Dershewitz Experienced Investment Analyst and Corporate FP&A Analyst

September 10th, 2014

I would love recommendations from the network on any iOS dev shops or independent programmers (primarily in NYC) who could help me create an app MVP I want to develop.  Outside of typical app functionality I envision special capabilities in streaming audio as well as the creation of a dashboard.  

Any recommendations appreciated!

Robert Strojan Owner, Blackout Labs

September 10th, 2014

Hi Michael,
I recommend going to the New York iOS Developers Meetup:

There are a lot of really good developers at these.  After the presentations, there is time for announcements which are mostly people announcing that they are looking for help or looking for work.

For an MVP, you probably have a narrow enough scope that you can use a solo developer which will have less overhead than hiring a shop.  You'll also have someone you can continue working with full-time when you get funding/validation.

Suzanne Chartier Director of Engineering Services at eyeWyre Software Studios

September 10th, 2014

eyeWyre Software Studios is in Southeast Michigan and has been around since 2000 and been working in the mobile space since 2007.  If interested, feel free to reach out via email

Stephen Cummings Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing at Fingent

September 10th, 2014

I am with Fingent and we do a lot of iOS development work with startups. 

Our dev team is based in India in 2 development centers. We've been around for 10 years. Our goal is to grow with you. With about 200 employees, we are big enough to have the talent in areas you need, but small enough to offer personalized service. 

You can reach me at

Javier Cardona CEO at Okio

September 10th, 2014

These guys are good, with offices in NYC and SF.


Grant Sernick Co-Founder at LoyolyPRO

September 10th, 2014

Hi Michael,

I would agree with Robert that going to an iOS meetup is a useful endeavor.  That said, if you are looking to truly develop an MVP, we used a shop out of Pakistan that were fantastic.  They did ALL the dev work for our app, called Loyoly (you can find us on the app store here: if you have an iPhone or iPad).  Initially, we had only planned on doing an MVP, but it evolved to a full-scale application.  We did it for under $10K, and that included MANY iterations.

There are, of course, issues with working with off-shore vendors.  It is great when you can sit next to someone.  But, if cost is one of your key variables, then you won't be able to find anyone that comes anywhere close on price in the continental US or Canada.

I can put you in touch with them if you like...just drop me a line ( and I can put you in touch.  

Chris Mate Managing Director at Enhanced Digital Solutions, LLC.

September 12th, 2014

Hey Michael, why not unity and make your MVP iOS and Android comparable? My team works cross platform and has designed, developed and deployed dozens of mobile products. Happy to discuss your needs via

Regards - Chris



Bob Binder Member of Technical Staff at Software Engineering Institute | Carnegie Mellon University

September 13th, 2014

The team at About Objects is excellent and is East Coast based.


Get in touch with LeRoy Mattingly and tell him I sent you.


Bob Binder


September 14th, 2014

Hi Michael, my start-up is based in London but we're using a development agency in Warsaw to take advantage of the lower costs and strong software development expertise in Eastern Europe. Ping me on LinkedIn if you would like an introduction.

Sergey Gladun CEO at Agilie, Design, Mobile Apps and awesome Websites

September 15th, 2014

Michael, I'd recommend our agency - Agilie - Despite development center is located in Eastern Europe we might offer competitive price and high quality service.
Check out the site and let me know if you will need any assistance. I'd answer with pleasure.