Technology Partner for Custom Web & Mobile Apps

We equip smart companies with smarter solutions. Our all-round expertise in Web, Mobile, and Cloud solutions have brought about a change in some of the top businesses, setting global milestones as we go. From start-ups to sterling enterprises, product companies to savvy marketing agencies, Daffodil Software has sailed these territories by developing cutting edge applications and has come out with flying colors.

We ensure that our projects are executed and delivered within agreed timelines and cost budgets. Daffodil also extends a range of comprehensive support services to its customers along with the solutions delivered. Over the years, Daffodil has steadily earned itself a reputation for delivering Better Answers that exceed the industry benchmarks.

Today, we have a team of over 500 people and have served more than 1000 customers in over 32 industries and 25 countries.

 
$10,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
250 - 999
 Founded
1999
Daffodil Software
15th Floor, Building A3, DLF Silokhera SEZ, Sector 30, NH 8
Gurgaon 122001
India
Daffodil Software
2885, Sanford Ave SW #28585,
Grandville, MI 49418
United States

Focus

Service lines
  • Mobile App Development
  • Custom Software Development
  • Web Development
Client focus
  • Midmarket ($10M - $1B)
  • Small business (<$10M)
  • Enterprise (>$1B)
Industry focus
  • Health Care & Medical
  • Financial services
  • Information technology
Mobile platforms
Mobile focus
Frameworks and CMS
Programming & scripting
Ecommerce systems
Application platform
Productivity & collaboration

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Singtel, Lenskart, Lybrate, Sony, Nokia and many more. Check portfoilio here

Beck Taxi: Canada's largest taxi booking app

Our client is an iconic part of the city of Toronto. The distinctive orange and green colors of taxis can be spotted citywide. With the city’s largest fleet by far, you can be assured that there will always be a taxi available in your area, for the quickest possible service 24 hours a day.

Our client has large no of customers in Toronto so they wanted to come up with a successful solution model in a mobile platform and in a really simple and interactive UI. Daffodil proved its work after delivering a perfect Android & iOS application for the same. We developed the Taxi App with a simple interface to users using which they can order a cab with just 2 clicks and also schedule a future pick up.

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Banking CRM App

A cross-platform mobile application for banks to monitor all the sales activities of their executives. The app mirrors the operations of their web application. The responsive CRM file was built on PhoneGap with all customization related to track and review sales executive’s activities such as targets, achievements and incentives.

Entertainment portal to showcase talent

An entertainment portal where users can create their profiles and promote their abilities and talents. At the same time, users can also network with people from over 30 categories in the entertainment industry- celebrities, production houses, advertisement agencies, casting companies and much more.

Patient lifecycle management app

We delivered 4 Mobile apps with an integrated backend system for Patient, Doctors, Labs and Pharmacies. Each app was designed for a healthcare function to service request for patients making it a complete lifecycle management app.

MediDoc is first of its kind of app in the Indian market which provide patients with details on drugs in their prescription which can be used by patient for ordering medicine online by removing the need of manual medicine searching and selection.,The system will automatically pick up all the medicines defined in prescription and display only those nearby pharmacies where all the medicines are available.

Doctors’ Networking App

An app developed to create a network of healthcare professionals, where they can chat, video conference and profile management. App offers daily curated news, videos on current topics alongwith quizzes from medical domain. UX is highly interactive and intutive.

iSikCure - An integrated mobile health platform

An integrated system for Patients, Doctors, Pharmacy and Labs that helps patients or households to conveniently find qualified doctors, laboratory services and original medicines when in need of care. The service runs on a mobile application that offers convenience and choice with lots of benefits for patients and providers. This unique platform adds more value to Kenya’s healthcare system by providing convenient, trustworthy, and a fully integrated solution to patients, healthcare providers, distributors and wholesalers, as well as employers. 

Lybrate: India's largest online healthcare platform

Lybrate is a path breaking concept to revolutionize the healthcare industry in India or may be any other part of the world.  It isn’t just about connecting patients to doctors online, but also serves as a platform to increase the access to health related  information shared by top notch doctors and physicians.

As per the requirements and functionality of the app, we developed an online portal and a mobile app on Android and iOS platforms wherein patients can pose health related questions to doctors via text chat or a video chat, share photos and videos with the doctor or even book appointments with recommended doctors in the town.

We also developed a different portal and an app for the doctors to help them manage their patients online by posting health tips, managing their patients’s records, appointments and fee transactions.

Since its launch in Jan 2015, its app for patients has clocked over a million downloads. We built the entire application on Amazon...

The Client is based upon an innovative concept that provides a platform for the customers to place their dry cleaning orders using mobile and web applications. The orders are accepted by a ‘Runr’ for pick-up and delivery.

The Client wanted to provide a reliable and durable ecosystem to facilitate dry cleaning services to customers on the mobile devices.

Daffodil provided reliable transaction system for payments and subscriptions, support for discount and coupons to promote sales and references among the customers, tracking of orders, mechanism to schedule orders to available Runr with regular interval updates to customer, runr and admin for the various stages of the order processing.

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Fashion ECommerce App

Our client is a trend-driven e-commerce website for fashion jewellery & accessories with an interactive platform aiming of ‘delivering fashion at guilt free prices with the help of live stylists’,

We started by migrating their Shopify portal to a Magento 1.9 portal. 

We also migrated their entire customer data and inventory from the old website to the new website and the apps.

Business Impact

  1. Customer demand increased substantially
  2. Superlative native apps on iOS and Android
  3. Migration to a free platform (Magento 1.9) while maintaining the exact same brand image
  4. Better engagement with customers, customer relationship and inventory management

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Home Decor Platform

Our client is the founder and director of a unique platform to enable Indian homeowners to get inspiring designs and professional support to build or renovate their dream home.

He was seeking market integration with Flipkart and Amazon via showcasing their category product range on their Ecommerce portal.

We understood their idea and migrated their website from PHP to Magento platform. The UI of web portal was highly similar to their old website to give the exact look and feel to existing users.

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Radio Station App

Client was representing a government body from Saudi Arabia who wanted to launch a radio station app with aim to promote the national heritage of the Emirates.

Our client had a strict timeline and he wanted to have a bug-free mobile app solution on Android and iOS to launch a radio station. He wanted Arabic language support within the application for printing song lyrics and arabic poems.

Our tech team used “Intrasonics” SDK to encode audio watermarks into content and then integrate decoders into second screen of radio. 

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Financial Trading App

Client in an integral member of a leading stock broking firm in India and a seasoned stock broker with over 21 years of experience right from NSE, BSE, MCX, currency and derivatives to CDSL and NSDL etc.

They wanted apps on Android and iOS with comprehensive trading for Equity, Commodity and Currency markets with some other value added features like Pay-in and Pay-out Funds, Easy Navigation to all Financial Data and Portfolio.

The web solution was developed in CakePHP using MYSQL, Native Languages Java and Swift.

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Food Ordering App

Client is a programming expert and an independent contractor from California. He is also a product development engineer who has delivered many projects in ecommerce and finance domain. He is the owner of food delivery mobile app as well.

Our client was seeking a food tech app solution on Android and iOS platform where he can address common issues of customers such as nutritional transparency, online reservations, reviews, delivery time etc,

Our tech team provided them with an interface where users can maintain their own profile by registering in the app, search for restaurants using their own filters and order online. 

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Golfers Social Networking App

Client is the founder of Fashion Forward Trends and Director of Apparel Resources in India. He is a sportsmen and a keen enthusiast of Golf.

Our client wanted mobile solutions on Android and iOS platforms for development of his social application. He was seeking a solution where he can host different golf tournaments where users can participate, schedule for venue, get their scores and invite other players as well.

We designed and developed the online social golfer network which was highly appreciated by our client.

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Web Development for Events Startup

"We haven't been treated this way before, and we want to let other people know they should watch out for Daffodil."

Quality: 
0.5
Schedule: 
0.5
Cost: 
2.0
Willing to refer: 
0.5
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Dec. 2017 - Aug. 2018
Project summary: 

Daffodil was contracted to build a website, do QA, and develop a React Native mobile app. They delivered a non-functional site based on pre-existing wireframes and failed to resolve a list of critical bugs.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Sittard-Geleen, Netherlands
Remo Vloet
Co-Founder, Priceless Places
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The engagement ended before Daffodil could begin the mobile app because of significant time and financial losses. They lacked honesty regarding deadlines and progress and refused to finish the project for the agreed-upon price. Their developmental failures were detrimental to project viability.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Respondent 1: I’m the co-founder of Priceless Places, a startup that matches professionals with a suitable work or meeting space. Our company offers approximately 3,500 working environments, meeting spots, and closed rooms such as exam and training locations.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Daffodil Software?

R1: We found investors during a local startup phase and started to look for a development company to build our website and mobile app.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

R1: Daffodil should have built a website and a React Native app. We provided them with a 350-page wireframe document describing every page that should have been built with extensive explanations. We thought almost nothing could go wrong as they just had to turn a design into a functional website, translating what they saw on the page into code.

What is the team composition?

R1: Our main point of contact was a project manager. We also met weekly with two developers, an account manager, and the project manager.

How did you come to work with Daffodil Software?

R1: We looked on Clutch, filtered by development companies in India, and spoke with 8–10 via Zoom calls. We decided to go with Daffodil because they said they could make the website for an average cost. They also made a favorable first impression. My co-founder and I could put in as many hours as needed, so we felt we could make it work with Daffodil.

How much have you invested with them?

R1: The contract for the website was $50,000, and the app cost $90,000. However, we spent $26,000 alone on the first phase of the website build.

What is the status of this engagement?

R1: We worked together from December 2017 until August 2018. They told us they’d finish the site in eight weeks. After a five-month delay where they failed to deliver, we ended the engagement.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Describe the impact this engagement has had on your business.

R1: After a five-month delay, we were left with a product we couldn’t use to generate revenue. We almost lost our investors and had to spend approximately $60,000 more ending contracts with other parties and paying rent and employees. The entire website was in their hands, and they would only share their code if we made the final payment.

Respondent 2: 10–20% of the cost was for QA, but we had to test everything ourselves. It was nearly impossible to document every bug, but we made a list of 600 and gave it to them to fix. They told us the problems were resolved many times, but they were still there when we tested them. We were wasting so much time that we decided to pay them just to end the engagement.

How was project management handled?

R1: The largest problem was that they said they would deliver in eight weeks at most, but still hadn't delivered anything after seven months. We were happy in the beginning, as they kept us updated and gave us documentation over email. Unfortunately, they told us we couldn’t see the site yet, as it was in a staging and not a real-time environment.

When the deadline came closer, they started giving excuses. After a 5- to 6-week delay, we began to think they weren't being honest with us. We told them if they didn’t deliver in one more week, we’d lose a significant amount of money, and they assured us it wouldn't be a problem.

This turned into a five-month delay. If they’d kept us in the loop and said we were looking at a five-month delay, we could’ve ended the engagement then. They simply weren’t honest. As the project grew worse, they started to say they wouldn't deliver to our fixed-price because they’d be doing it at a loss. That’s when we knew it wasn’t going to get better.

Is there anything that the vendor did well or that you would consider a strength?

R1: People could go to them for simple, basic websites.

In what specific areas can they improve?

R1: We had a 350-page wireframe document that we showed to other companies, and almost all of them said they’d never seen such detailed documentation. This is the reason we’re having such a great time with our current provider. They’re able to just read documents and ask us questions. This is the biggest way Daffodil could have performed better.

Even though we had weekly meetings with their entire team, we still only spoke with the project manager, although the developers would step in occasionally if we had a technical question.

What advice do you have for clients with similar needs to yours?

R1: I can’t say anything except “don’t go to Daffodil.” It might be harsh, but we invested too much time in documentation and project management. If someone has to rely on Daffodil’s professionalism and expertise to manage projects, I’d recommend going elsewhere.

It was hard for us, and this is the first time my co-founder and I have been eager to leave a review. We haven't been treated this way before, and we want to let other people know they should watch out for Daffodil.

0.5
Overall Score
  • 0.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    R2: They were always present for meetings, which was great. However, an eight-week project wasn’t finished after five-months.
  • 2.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    R2: Had they delivered—for the price they quoted—it would be a five.
  • 0.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Both: It’s the worst experience we’ve ever had. We paid a decent amount for QA, and they did none of it.
  • 0.5 NPS
    Willing to refer
    R2: I wouldn’t recommend Daffodil to anyone.

Mobile App Dev for Business Software Solutions Company

“They’ve been able to deliver on projects and create a lot of new code.”

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
July 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Daffodil Software provides development services, working on software development using .NET and Azure SQL. They are also engaged for consultancy around ReactJS and for general guidance on architecture.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Auckland, New Zealand
Employee, Experieco Ltd.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team delivers excellent results, on time, and with high-quality code. They engage with the project management proactively and always ensure they have good resources available. Above all, they are flexible and willing to communicate well to ensure goal alignment.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I work for Experieco as a technical lead. We provide IT services and product development.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Daffodil Software?

We’re a service company, so at times we have particularly big loads, and at other times, smaller loads. It can make it challenging to have a significant number of permanent staff.

For that reason, we needed a company to help us to scale up quite significantly when we have a bigger project, then we can go back to support mode when the project finishes.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We have a team on site that works in conjunction with Daffodil’s team. They worked mainly on .NET software development as well as agile functions and Azure SQL. We’ve also engaged them in ReactJS consultancy, and they provided an architect who gave us general guidance and high-level best practices.

What is the team composition?

We have a few points of contact. We speak to the developers and their technical lead daily, as well as during stand-up meetings and review. I also engage with our account manager from time to time.

How did you come to work with Daffodil Software?

We had been looking for an outsourced partner that would fit our needs when scaling the project. It was a challenge to find good talent in the Auckland market, but Daffodil seemed to be the best of our options. They had a large amount of experience and a decent sized talent pool in their office.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working with them in July 2018, and the relationship is still ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

They produce very good results. They’ve been able to deliver on projects and create a lot of new code.

Any engagement involves a learning curve, and it was the same in this case. It was the first time our company used an outsourcing partner, so we had a learning process of our own. We’ve been able to work quite successfully, especially in the last few months, when we’ve had an extremely productive run.

How did Daffodil Software perform from a project management standpoint?

They’re quite productive. We do the project management on our side, but they’re proactive with their resource management. Jira is our main form of tracking the tasks and time.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They try to provide us with as much support as we need at any particular time. They’re able to provide us with an architect on an on-demand basis and are really flexible, which we appreciate.

Are there any areas they could improve?

There’s a learning curve at the start of any engagement, so everything needs to be well-aligned. We had to make sure the coding was the same on both our sides, as well as the communication and task management.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Make sure things are aligned at the beginning of your engagement.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They’ve been very helpful in terms of timing finding resources for us.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    There were some extra costs as we had to set up the code standards, but once it was nailed down, it’s been good value.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    There was some difficulty aligning our code and with delivery standards in the beginning.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Web Application Development for Staffing Platform

"I lost many customers and thousands of dollars, and engaged another company to fix the issue."

Quality: 
2.0
Schedule: 
2.0
Cost: 
0.5
Willing to refer: 
0.5
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
June - Dec. 2017
Project summary: 

Daffodil Software was hired to build a web application on AngularJS, Laravel, and MySQL. The platform was intended to connect teachers with schools and positions.  

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Melbourne, Australia
Managing Director, ProTeach Pty Ltd
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Although the contract was paid in full, the platform crashed constantly and did not fulfill the entire scope of work. The company lost many clients and sales because the site lacked functionality. Daffodil Software did not address critical software bugs or issue the partial refund they offered. 

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

We're a recruitment agency that supplies casual relief teachers to primary and secondary schools. I'm the managing director.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Daffodil Software?

We wanted to develop a web application to serve as our booking and management system.

What were your goals for this project?

Our basic goal was to develop a system that matched teachers to schools and helped administrators manage schools, teachers, and bookings.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We used Clutch to shortlist four companies. We sent them a detailed scope of work, spoke to them on Skype, and chose Daffodil Software. They weren't the cheapest, but we were impressed with the salesperson's understanding of the project, the size of their business, and their proposed development process.

Can you go into detail about the services they provided and the scope of the project?

We wanted a web application with an AngularJS frontend, a Laravel backend, and a MySQL database, deployed to my Amazon Web Services (AWS) account.

The scope of work included features for teachers to register their interest, log into their dashboard, manage their profile, enter their availability, accept and manage bookings, and access additional resources.

The administrative dashboard enabled schools to manage their profile, make and edit bookings, add resources, edit teacher and school information, manage bookings, and add school accounts.

What was the team composition?

The team consisted of one team manager, one project manager, one frontend developer, two or three code developers, and one deployment manager. There may have been others, but I dealt with the team manager and project manager.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

The project was broken into milestones. We paid 50% of the project costs in the first three weeks, and another 20% shortly after. Then they stopped following the scope of work. They said I could end the contract, but would still need to pay the full amount. Since I had invested months of time and a considerable amount of money, I had to accept the changes. Then they replaced the project manager. The new project manager wasn't familiar with the project, so it took another four weeks before I felt comfortable again.

After completing development, I paid the balance and we began deployment. Everything seemed to work correctly. The finished product didn't match the scope of work, but I was relieved that the process was over.

I started having issues shortly afterward. Daffodil Software hadn't fixed the main booking problem. In the first week of use, the platform crashed and would not process bookings. I sent email after email, but they didn't resolve the issue. This had a huge impact on my business. I lost many customers and thousands of dollars, and engaged another company to fix the issue.

I wanted to forget the process, but Daffodil Software said they would refund an amount. After many emails and phone calls, I gave up on ever receiving the funds.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Daffodil Software did not manage this project well.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The sales team was fantastic. They clearly understood the project, the contract, and the scope of work. Unfortunately, the development team didn't have the same understanding.

Are there any areas where they can improve?

They didn't listen to me when discussing the scope of work. They told me, in a nice way, that I had to choose between accepting their process or ending the contract. They knew I was fully invested in the project and had to accept changes. Every time I asked to complete an item from the scope of work, they said it would require "extra effort." I had to refer back to the scope and explain where the items were listed.

0.5
Overall Score They were difficult to deal with after we signed the contract.
  • 2.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    It wasn't too bad, but by the time I had anything to look at, I had paid half the full amount.
  • 0.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    It cost me half the contract amount to fix the issues with the system.
  • 2.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The finished product didn't match the scope of work. It crashed when we used it and another company fixed the issues.
  • 0.5 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would not refer them to anyone.

Cloud-Centric App Dev for Development Firm

"They’ve had a tremendous impact on our ability to deliver quality products to our clients on time." 

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Jan. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

In their role as an ongoing development partner, Daffodil Software contributes to various cloud-based application projects involving numerous protocols and configurations.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Hartford, Connecticut
Michael Scutari
Managing Partner, Code Creator LLC
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Products are consistently delivered on time and adhere to the highest levels of quality thanks to Daffodil Software’s efforts. Their intuitive understanding of project requirements, excellent communication, and focus on delegation are tied to their reliable track record.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the managing partner of Code Creator LLC. We provide the development community with various cloud computing solutions and applications.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Daffodil Software?

We needed a development support partner to expedite some of our workload.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to finish production in a timely fashion while maintaining a high level of quality.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We vetted them through several internal processes to ensure they would be a results-driven partner.

Can you go into detail about the services they provided and the scope of the project?

They develop various cloud applications with a number of protocols and configurations.

What was the team composition?

We work with a lead project developer and several programmers, whose numbers change depending on our project needs.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

Their team develops each task in a timely fashion and delivers fully-functional products that are ready for testing. They also reduce possible errors by eliminating redundancies, which streamlines our process. They’ve had a tremendous impact on our ability to deliver quality products to our clients on time.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

They understand our needs and communicate effectively and professionally.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They understand the scope of our requests and execute the products we design, delegating assignments as appropriate to ensure proper delivery.

Are there any areas where they can improve?

I’d suggest that their project managers and developers be given greater latitude to make decisions based on their own recommendations. Though no company is perfect, there’s not much they could do to improve my experience with them.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Mobile App Dev and Support for Healthcare Org

"They are very flexible and will do everything possible to meet the client's needs."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Aug. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Daffodil Software developed iOS and Android apps. As part of the ongoing partnership, they designed the UX/UI and have collaborated on backend support.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Toronto, Canada
Rohit Moza
Assoc. Product Mgr., Self Care Catalysts
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The apps have received positive user feedback. Timely deliveries and smooth communication make the partnership highly effective. The team’s open-minded approach has also benefited the engagement.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m an associate product manager and full-stack developer at Self Care Catalysts.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Daffodil Software?

We needed development services for our iOS and Android apps.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted Daffodil Software to build to the apps using a common mobile development framework and then do UX/UI updates.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

A past employee hired them.

Describe the project in detail.

They used a common mobile development framework for the iOS and Android conversion; we supplied the UX/UI wireframes. Currently, we provide backend support to assist Daffodil Software’s development work.

What was the team composition?

We work with a tech lead, one developer, and an account manager.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

They completed the project on time. Users loved the new UX/UI.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

The daily standups have made the partnership highly effective; we use Trello to manage tasks. The team has great communication skills and always resolves issues promptly.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They are very flexible and will do everything possible to meet the client's needs.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No. We’re very happy with their service and wouldn’t change a thing.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Web Dev & Maintenance for Media Publishing Company

"They're good people to deal with, responsive and understanding of our needs."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jan. 2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Daffodil initially focused on improving two large websites's storage and visitor capacity. They now manage the partnership with a server host, improve site security, and implement regular upgrades. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
North Ryde, Australia
Managing Director, Radioinfo
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Every need has been met and every goal has been reached. Daffodil's responsive communication and user-friendly project interface make it easy to track progress. The team is always courteous, knowledgeable, and dependable. 

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I'm the managing director of a niche publishing company that serves media industries in the Asia Pacific region. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Daffodil Software?

For over four years, Daffodil has developed and maintained the websites for our two publications.

What were your goals for this project?

Initially, we aimed to improve the sites' uptime, increase their capacity, upgrade their storage and archiving, and perform ongoing maintenance. Later, we started to focus on improving our security and rebuilding and upgrading sites.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Another satisfied customer recommended them, and their services were cheaper than our previous vendor.

Can you go into detail about the services they provided and the scope of the project?

We initially engaged them for regular maintenance, but when we noticed their skill and reliability, we expanded the scope. Now they manage our relationship with our server hosting company, handle site security, and upgrade our sites to make them responsive. We also give them other assignments, such as mobile development and site responsiveness improvements.

What was the team composition?

We are a small company, with a team of five spread across five sites. Daffodil assigned one of their team members, who quickly became part our team. Their administrators and security specialists also offered extra help.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

They continuously deliver good results and meet all our goals. They're good people to deal with, responsive and understanding of our needs.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

We have a good administrative liaison and a project management interface. We can all communicate, set tasks, and measure our progress toward completion.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They meet our needs and provide a team of nice people.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The work is good, and they're great people.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Customer Software Development for Garment Manufacturer

“They leverage their design and collaboration skills to meet the outlined requirements.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Mar. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Daffodil developed a centralizing software solution for a garment manufacturer’s website. The team programmed the tool to help with incoming orders and allow clients to track to the delivery process.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
North Bergen, New Jersey
CTO, Garment Manufacturer
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The software improved internal work efforts and management of client orders. They understood initial requirements and skillfully executed the desired result. Daffodil’s customer service and scheduling abilities lead to a lasting partnership.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the CTO of a clothing and garment manufacturer. I provide operations support and oversee the development of technology and software solutions built for our company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Daffodil Software?

We wanted to completely reorganize our operating system to centralize its management to a single software.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Daffodil developed a software solution to centralize our internal operation and improve communication with our customers. The tool is designed to facilitate orders, display progress, and allow clients to track the manufacturing process. The project included several different digital components related to web and database development and deployment. The software is built on an Amazon infrastructure and uses programs like MongoDB, Express.js, AngularJS, Node.js, and PostgreSQL. We are continuing to work on extensions and new features, including a landing page and payment mechanism.

What is the team composition?

We worked primarily with a project manager, senior developer, and a team of additional developers.

How did you come to work with Daffodil Software?

Our CEO evaluated their company then recommended them for the project.

How much have you invested with them?

We have spent around $30,000 so far.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked on the initial project from December 2017—May 2018. We began the next phase immediately after.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

The software met our design requirements and technical preferences. Daffodil provided a solution to improve our management efforts and customer relationships. We don’t use metrics, but we are very pleased with their work so far.

How did Daffodil Software perform from a project management standpoint?

The team met deadlines and properly communicated all the project milestones using Excel spreadsheets. We regularly followed up on their progress and scheduled in-person meetings when necessary.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The team has a good approach to customer service. They leverage their design and collaboration skills to meet the outlined requirements.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, they met all of our expectations.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

Clients should have a clear vision of their goal. Daffodil will try to improvise some of the elements if not fully informed, and that may lead to complications in the partnership.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Customer Software Development for CRM Provider

“After we did the first project, we realized we were great partners, and we’ve been working together for years.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Daffodil Software partnered with us to expand the capabilities of our platform with new modules and functionalities. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
United States
CEO, CRM Software Provider
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Development pace has increased and the scope has expanded. Daffodil Software prioritizes customer service, evidenced by their responsiveness and dedication to project success. Although they could expand their technical documentation, their diverse development expertise makes them an ideal partner.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CEO of a CRM Software Provider.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Daffodil Software?

We needed scalability when it comes making changes and customizations to our platform.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

First, they’re helping us with our code. We’re partnering with them to expand the capabilities of our platform with new modules and functionalities. After providing them with specifications and requirements, we’ll analyze them together, and then they will implement and manage the changes which involves testing the code, reviewing it, and rolling it out to our different projects. Part of this is implementing a native app, because we’ve been primarily focused on our web application.

Second, they are helping us expanding the capabilities of our platform across channels and devices.

What is the team composition?

We’ve worked with anywhere from five to eight developers, depending on the workload. They normally specialize in different categories whether it’s actual code development, native app development, or the set-up and maintenance of servers.

How did you come to work with Daffodil Software?

After receiving a contact request from Daffodil’s business development team, we looked at their portfolio, saw how they were presenting their services, and connected with them. After we did the first project, we realized we were great partners, and we’ve been working together for years.

How much have you invested with them?

We've spent around $400,000.

What is the status of this engagement. 

We’ve been working together since 2015.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

I don’t have quantitative metrics, but the quality of the code is very good, and our development pace has been increasing. The simple fact that we continue to do work with them speaks to how happy we are with their services.

How did Daffodil Software perform from a project management standpoint?

They’re extremely responsive; they go above and beyond to follow-up on projects.

What did you find most impressive about them?

It feels like they care about their job and the quality of their job. You can feel, whether it’s with a developer or a project manager, that our level of satisfaction is important to them, and to their entire business.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They could work on their technical documentation. Although it’s something the company usually does, which would be us, that’s one area that could be improved. Other than that, we’re very happy.

5.0
Overall Score I'm extremely happy with the work they’ve done.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    There's no 100% ability to meet deadlines. But as long as we've provided the correct information, they tend to be very good with deliverables.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The quality of work that we're getting for the cost is extremely high. We're very happy with that.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The consistency of the work over the years, in terms of quality and efficiency, has continued to improve.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have no problem referring them, as long as we're not helping a competitor.

Mobile App Development for Event Listing App

They were responsive in addressing our concerns.”

Quality: 
3.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
May 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Daffodil developed and designed event directory-driven iOS and Android apps from scratch, focusing on UX/UI. They continue to update the apps on an as-needed basis.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Zambia
Co-Founder, Event Listing App
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The apps Daffodil built work as expected. Despite early misunderstandings about project scope and timelines, the team’s customer-centric approach and responsiveness to questions and concerns fostered a successful partnership.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I work for an app-based event listing company. We help performers and hosts connect with their target audience. Our platform encourages an interactive dynamic between performers and attendees.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Daffodil Software?

We needed a developer to build a location-based mobile app from scratch with increased functionality. We also aimed to expand our user base by targeting new demographics.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Daffodil Software designed and built the entire product for iOS and Android. They improved the UX/UI, functionality, and navigation of our app’s first iteration. Streamlined navigation gave it a more professional look and feel. The team helped us clarify the scope by redefining user stories, improving key functions, and determining potential pain points.

What is the team composition?

At any given point, we worked with 6-10 people. Currently, we’re working with three resources from Daffodil Software.

How did you come to work with Daffodil Software?

We wanted development resources who could execute our vision. They needed to be willing to work with our legacy assets. We researched vendors and solicited several referrals. Ultimately, we found Daffodil Software in a consulting firm’s vendor catalog.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent about £40,000 ($50,000 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

The project began in May 2017 and the engagement is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

Currently, it’s too early to reveal quantitative metrics. Despite some ambiguity and miscommunications around scope and expectations, Daffodil Software delivered on most of our requirements.

How did Daffodil Software perform from a project management standpoint?

For the most part, they adhered to our agreed timeline. There were only one or two instances when they missed a deadline. The project manager renegotiated objectives and made sure both parties understood expectations and status.

What did you find most impressive about them?

We appreciate their commitment to customer service. They were responsive communicators and promptly addressed our concerns. The project manager pushed the team to quickly resolve issues. The level of effort they exhibited was the best part of the experience.

Are there any areas they could improve?

While they were accommodating in the initial meeting, they could have defined the scope more clearly to mitigate the discrepancy between client expectations and deliverables.

4.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Although they notified us of conflicts, they still missed one or two deadlines.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They had to do additional work after renegotiating the project scope.
  • 3.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Despite a few misunderstandings, they produced an app with our desired functions.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    In general, I'd be glad to recommend them.

Backend Development for B2C Cannabis Marketplace

"Their team and customer service are top-notch."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Nov. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Daffodil Software manages backend development for a Ruby on Rails platform and assist with the frontend projects that include building landing pages and API security.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
San Francisco, California
Nico Roberts
CEO, Rootery
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The business has been growing and the internal team is highly satisfied. Proactive in making recommendations, Daffodil genuinely cares about the company’s best interests, while their exceptional responsiveness helped establish a smooth process despite the time difference.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm a co-founder and CEO of Rootery. We are a B2C marketplace for cannabis products and we've been in operation for about a year and a half.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Daffodil Software?

We did most of the coding for the platform ourselves, but we needed a company to help us with the backend development.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We’re Rails React platform, so we needed a strong Rails resource to work on the backend databases and structure some of the relationships on the tables. They started with the backend, but our relationship has evolved and they now help us with the frontend projects, such as building landing pages and API security around the frontend. Our internal team does most of the design and some of the frontend development as well.

What is the team composition?

We work with the lead backend developer and three other members of their team.

How did you come to work with them?

They reached out to us via email. They offered affordable rates and the services that we were looking for, so we gave them a chance.

How much have you invested with them?

We've spent between $10,000–$15,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in November 2017 and the relationship is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

We've been experiencing growth every month and much of that can be attributed to the work  Daffodil Software has done. They're proactive in making suggestions and their recommendations are often better than our original ideas. Besides, they always provide feedback, which is important to us. We've been very satisfied with their service.

How did they perform from a project management standpoint?

They're responsive and available to answer any questions we have. They're an international team, so there is a difference in time, but they accommodate our time zone–whether it's late at night or early in the morning.

We communicate regularly through a slack channel and have three standing meetings a week. Most of the time, they're the first to initiate communication. Also, they send us a daily recap of any issues we need to deal with and everything that has to be done for the upcoming projects.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their team and customer service are top-notch. (We worked with many other contractors, but Daffodil Software is one of the best.) We're a start-up and often change our mind, but they've been able to adapt quickly.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I can't think of anything. I'm very satisfied with them.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Be very clear and concise with what you're looking for in terms of the deliverables and the platform maintenance. Give them as many details as possible, so that they have a clear understanding of why you're developing the product. They're a large organization and have a lot of expertise and resources available.

5.0
Overall Score If I could afford it, I'd keep them for a long term.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They haven't missed a deadline.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    We've been in this market for a while and they're by far the most cost-effective.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They’re always of top of deliverables.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I'm happy to refer them to anyone.