iOS App Development

So, what is
iOS App Development?

iOS app development is the process of building mobile applications that run on Apple hardware—i.e., iPhones and iPads. These apps are accessible through the Apple App Store and written in the Swift or Objective-C programming languages. 

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How much does iOS App Development cost?

The cost of iOS app development is highly dependent on your app’s complexity as it applies to its technology stack, architecture, functionality, scalability, hosting, design, and user journey.

So, we always have an initial call to understand the budget, scope, and timeline of your project. Goji Labs’ projects typically range from $25,000 – $500,000.

Note: It is always better to build a smaller application, distilled with its core value-add functionalities, and “ice-box” the rest for later development. That way, you’re able to build a high-quality and sustainable MVP that will serve as a foundation for scaling and help your app gain traction and fund future iterations.

This is why we recommend prioritizing choosing the right technical partner, who is experienced and transparent—one that will build an MVP that primes you for future success.

How long does it take to develop an iOS App?

The timeline of developing an iOS app depends on the complexity and scope of the app. At Goji Labs, our projects typically range between 3 weeks and 5 months.

We structure our iOS app development process like this:

Discovery Workshop, 2 – 8 hours: we learn and align ourselves with your vision so that we can build a user-centered iOS app exactly to your expectations and your users’ needs.

Discovery, 1 – 2 weeks: assessing your product idea, business goals, industry competitors, and end-users.

Design, 1 – 8 weeks: a user-centered design process that begins with brand discovery team calls, user research, and then high-fidelity design, prototyping, and usability testing.

Development, 1 – 16 weeks: building pages to specs through module-based, parallel development of the front-end and back-end; weekly check-ins during which we update you on progress, get your screen-by-screen look, and functionality feedback.

QA testing, 1 – 2 weeks: comprehensive testing to ensure your iOS app performs and functions exactly as it should.


High-Fidelity Designs

  • We create a pixel-perfect blueprint of the application experience.

Administrative Dashboard

  • We enable you to view data, gather insights and carry out helpdesk tasks. 

Application & Server Codebases

  • We establish your intellectual property, hosted on Github, BitBucket or GitLab.

App Store Submission

  • We guide app submission & acceptance, and build out the App Store page. 

How do I set up my iOS App on the App Store?

  1. Register as an Apple Developer by creating a developer account on the Apple Developer Site
  2. Join Apple’s Developer Program
  3. Set up your certificates, IDs, Profile, and Devices
  4. Use the Xcode program to plug in your iOS device and run your application
  5. Log into iTunes Connect
  6. Submit your app for review with XCode or on your own and wait for approval
  7. Deploy and distribute your app on the Apple App Store

How do I promote my
iOS App?

  • Enable Apple App Store reviews
  • Include beautiful screenshots that demonstrate functionality in your Apple App store listing
  • Leverage the appropriate social networking marketing channels to connect with potential users (A/B testing of paid ads)
  • Create a website and landing pages tailored to different pathways various user segments reach you
  • Connect with influencers and press and media outlets, and publicize coupon codes and giveaways
  • Invest in SEO and ASO, and use content marketing to your advantage
  • Tailor freemium, trials, and paid versions to your user segments

Check out some of the stellar app reviews and results of our partner, PredictionStrike.

Check out what else we can do:

Product Strategy Consulting

We prime your digital product for a smooth and successful launch.
feature scoping • product management • quality assurance • design thinking workshops • root problem analysis • product research • technical project management • backlog grooming
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UX Auditing

We audit your UX to find its points of success and improvement.
heuristic evaluation • design review • design critique • benchmarking • usability testing
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UX/UI Design

We design beautiful and user-friendly apps and websites.
site mapping • info architecture • user persona, journey, story mapping • low-, high-fidelity wireframes • design system • branding • interactive prototypes • animation • responsive design
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UX Design Consulting

We mold your website or application with user-centered design.
design thinking workshops • usability testing • root problem analysis • user research
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UX Research

We find out exactly how to most effectively deliver your solution.
moderated, unmoderated usability tests• user interviews • persona research • card sorts • surveys • contextual inquiries • secondary research • stakeholder interviews • data analysis
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Android App Development

We develop beautiful, user-tailored Android Apps.
product strategy • UX research • UX/UI design • Kotlin development • Java development • backend development • dashboard development • Play Store submission • automated testing • dev-ops
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Custom Software Development

We build custom software precisely for your needs.
product strategy • code review & audit • technical consulting • frontend development • backend development • automated testing • dev-ops • Ruby on Rails development • Golang development • Node.js development • React.JS development
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Mobile App Development

We build mobile apps that drive impact.
product strategy • UX research • UX/UI design • iOS development • Android development • cross-platform development • backend development • dashboard development • Play Store submission • App Store submission • automated testing • dev-ops
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Web Development

We create maintainable websites that you can adjust as you grow.
product strategy • UX research • UX/UI design • Wordpress development • CMS configuration • Php development • custom plug-in development • web hosting & operations
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Native App Development

We develop user-centered Native Apps for all use cases.
product strategy • UX research • UX/UI design • iOS development • Android development • cross-platform development • backend development • dashboard development • Play Store submission • App Store submission • automated testing • dev-ops
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