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
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Gurgaon, India
headquarters
  • 15th Floor, Building A3, DLF Silokhera SEZ, Sector 30, NH 8
    Gurgaon 122001
    India
other locations
  • 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 cloud, divided into multi tier architecture for better performance and scalability.

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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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Reviews

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App Development for Virtual Tour SaaS Company

"Daffodil Software offered high-quality developers with a wide range of skills."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
May 2018 - Mar. 2019
Project summary: 

Daffodil Software produced a React Storybook frontend and React Native mobile application for a SaaS company. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
CTO, SaaS Tech Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The project is finished, and Daffodil Software’s work met all requirements. The team delivered high-quality development work on time and at cost-effective prices. Despite some ambiguities, the collaboration was smooth and productive thanks to constant communication and specialized expertise.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CTO of a SaaS company. We provide a platform that allows users to create virtual tours.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Daffodil Software?

We engaged Daffodil Software to develop a React frontend and React Native mobile application.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Daffodil Software first created a frontend using React Storybook. They created eight storybooks to cover different areas of our website. We conveyed sketches to their team using Zeplin where they could work with the files efficiently and leave comments. 

The team then built a React Native mobile app that works with our new backend. We were developing a new API for our 2.0 system that we have yet to launch. We gave Daffodil Software lo-fi designs in Google Presentations to show the screens and flow we wanted. We broke the tasks down per screen and which API endpoints their team would work with.

How did you come to work with Daffodil Software?

Our CEO and one of our signers visited development companies in India. Daffodil Software left the best impression out of the vendors we considered.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together from May 2018–March 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The project has finished, and we’re thrilled with Daffodil Software’s work.

How did Daffodil Software perform from a project management standpoint?

We had weekly Zoom calls, tracked the project’s status with Pivotal Tracker, and collaborated on designs using Zeplin. We invited their team into our Slack channel to encourage communication. Daffodil Software also sent us daily emails that summarized their progress. Daffodil Software excelled at working autonomously with constant and explicit communication. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

Daffodil Software offered high-quality developers with a wide range of skills. Their expertise in React Native was a huge plus.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Their communications skills were satisfactory, but there was room for improvement. 

Any advice for potential customers?

Be as clear as possible when you’re assigning tasks to Daffodil Software. Provide a design guide and code style in advance to direct their efforts.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    The team gave long time estimates, but they were always accurate.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Daffodil Software could have delivered more quickly and had better communication.
  • 4.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

App Dev for Email Contact Sharing Solution

"They have been actively involved in every step of the project."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Oct. 2013 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Daffodil Software used Java to develop new architecture for an application. The partnership is ongoing.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
New York, New York
Stephane Cohen
CEO, Gapps Experts Inc.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The number of users has increased significantly. The team is a personable and active partner. They are focused on improving their performance.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the CEO of Gapps Experts Inc. We have an application that enables Gmail users to share their contacts with other Google users.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

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

Daffodil Software needed to develop and maintain the application.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted them to optimize the solution and make it a robust system. Furthermore, we wanted to achieve a service-level agreement of 99.99%.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We found them on Upwork.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

Daffodil Software built new architecture for the backend using Java. Currently, they work to make the logic more reliable and beneficial for users.

What was the team composition?

The team includes four backend developers and one QA engineer.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The project is successful because Daffodil Software has connected more Google users to the solution. That has enabled us to interact with more customers.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

They have been actively involved in every step of the project.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their team is very kind. They constantly try to do better.

Are there any areas for improvement?

They could improve communication, specifically for sharing methodologies and best practices with clients.

5.0
Overall Score No question about it: They deserve five stars.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Scheduling is easy.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The value for cost is good.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Every vendor has challenges. But they always make the final result flawless.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Yes, because I want my friends to have the best.

Development for Public Transportation Application

"Their superb flexibility and commitment to the project made them stand out from other vendors."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
TBD
Project summary: 

Daffodil Software supported efforts to improve functions on the backend of an existing app. They made crucial modifications to GPS technologies and internal dashboards.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
India
Vinayak Bhavnani
Co-Founder, Chalo/Zophop Tech
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The services from Daffodil Software helped increase overall uptime for the app. All internal responses have been positive and satisfied. The team was cooperative and willing to contribute throughout the engagement, fostering productivity in the partnership.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the founder and head of technology of Chalo, previously known as ZopHop Tech. Our goal is to revamp the way public transportation in India by displaying bus times and live tracking of buses.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Daffodil Software?

We’re a rapidly growing tech startup but we required support for our internal team. We needed an outsourced team to assist us with the backend of our product.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We needed support for several challenges. To begin, we had an initial meeting to clarify our needs and Daffodil Software recommended multiple improvements for the process. They helped build and implement technologies to solve our transaction and GPS issues to validate tickets. Their team also made backend modifications to our Android app and helped the product evolve with new features on the internal web dashboards.

What is the team composition?

They provided a team of around 15 people, including a dedicated project manager. I had a point of contact for each part of the project.

How did you come to work with Daffodil Software?

A member of Daffodil Software reached out to us and we worked closely with one of their developers. After being pleased with their approach and transparency, we decided to expand the account.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent $25,000 per month on their services.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked with Daffodil Software on multiple projects and the work has evolved. The application is currently fully deployed.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’re fully satisfied with our uptime rate of nearly 100% for the app. We operate at a rate of 100 million data points per day, We’re impressed with the final product on the backend and it is scalable.

How did Daffodil Software perform from a project management standpoint?

We had an in-house project management model. Their team contributed to our effort and we had direct contact with their tech leads throughout the project.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their superb flexibility and commitment to the project made them stand out from other vendors. They addressed all of our needs and were accommodating. Their team went out of their way to support us.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Though I’m highly satisfied, they could increase the number of quality people on their team. They were a strong group, but there’s always room for improvement.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

I’d recommend using them for your project if you want a flexible, committed outsourced team. They’re higher quality than most companies I’ve worked with.

4.5
Overall Score There is always something to improve, but I'm satisfied with them.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Web Portal for Info Tech Company

“They managed the project well. The team was both proactive and reactive in their work ethic.”

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

Daffodil Software designed and developed an online management software to help a consulting company share documents, schedule meetings, and manage tasks in real time. They also built a corporate website.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
India
Pankaj Thakar
Founder, Info Tech Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

In the two phases of work they’ve completed, Daffodil Software has delivered high-quality work that’s praised by users. The team collaborates efficiently, asking questions and listening carefully to answers. They’re also very organized. The positive experience will likely lead to future work.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the founder of Padup Ventures. We’re a consulting company that works primarily with entrepreneurs, incubators, and accelerators.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Daffodil Software?

We needed to develop an online management platform and build a website.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We gave them a broad description of what we wanted, and they came back with a framework that displayed the user flow and some additional details. We provided feedback, which they incorporated into a final design. We shared a variety of use cases to help them put together a set of specifications. Once we approved those, they started developing the management platform using Java and other technologies. The system has three core features: document sharing, meeting scheduling, and task management. All of the information is updated in real time and visible to our whole company. After completing the platform, they built a website.

What is the team composition?

I worked with a project manager, who led a team of developers. At the end of the project, a lead developer demonstrated the platform’s capabilities.

How did you come to work with Daffodil Software?

A mutual friend referred us to them, and we spoke with their CEO. They’re also only a mile from our office, which was a bonus.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent between $25,000–$49,000 on the project.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together from August­–November 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’ve done two phases of work with their team so far, and the feedback has been positive. We have more than a dozen people using the software, and they’re happy with it. The collaboration itself has been smooth and efficient. We’re considering initiating a third phase with the Daffodil Software team.

How did Daffodil Software perform from a project management standpoint?

They managed the project well. The team was both proactive and reactive in their work ethic. Our project manager was responsive and understanding.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Our internal team members really enjoyed working with them because they had a good understanding of our business and goals. Communication was easy. They asked all the necessary questions, following a methodical process to ensure they completed their work on schedule.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, it was a great experience.

Any advice for potential customers?

Clients should have a clear idea of what they want and be able to articulate it. The initial phases of the engagement are very collaborative, but once the team establishes a direction, they’ll work independently.

5.0
Overall Score They’re great listeners. Working with them was an excellent experience.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They’re prompt and responsive. They also stick to their timelines.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I’d give them a 10 if I could.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They’re competent. They delivered exactly what we wanted in terms of both technology and management style.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I recommend them all the time.

Drupal Dev for Financial Services Platform

“Their skill level is good across the board.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
2014 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Daffodil Software provides ongoing development services, taking over from another team and advancing the project significantly. They’ve worked on Drupal development and Google Analytics tasks.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
New Zealand
Mike Fraher
Managing Director, Finance.co.nz
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team has introduced a lot of excellent product features and ensured that the development progresses smoothly. They are dedicated and able to take the initiative, working independently and proactively, while demonstrating a high skill level.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the managing director of Finance.co.nz, a financial price comparison website in New Zealand.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Daffodil Software?

I was moving away from a local development team as they were too expensive, and I was looking for someone else to do the work. I needed a primary development team as well as a support team.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They’ve become my only developers now. All the work is done in Drupal and they take care of my Google Analytics as well. I send them documents that outline what I want, and they deliver on those requirements.

What is the team composition?

I work with five or six people. Once things are underway and we’re working on a project, it’s really just me and the developer.

How did you come to work with Daffodil Software?

I did research online and found them through Upwork. I had the job posting up for one day and received 55 responses to it. Daffodil’s documentation around the engagement stood out compared to the others—it was done professionally and the same way I would do it, which was the reason I chose them. With all working relationships, it takes a while to find a flow, but I’ve been very happy with them.

How much have you invested in them?

I’ve invested between $40,000–$50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working together in 2014 and have an ongoing engagement.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The initial release was just a shell of the website. They introduced the blog and a lot of product features, doing a significant amount of development from what they took over.

I’m currently working on the specifications for a complete change to the look and feel, then it will be their creation after that. The quality of their work so far is good, and I’m really pleased with them. I tend to do surges of work and I ask for certain people in particular who have been great, but their skill level is good across the board.

How did Daffodil Software perform from a project management standpoint?

I’m quite busy and so I don’t have time to always be reviewing things; I need them to be proactive and accommodating. I’ve told them I want them to think as if they are working for our company, as opposed to a third-party, and take the initiative. That has worked well, and we have a good working relationship. We use the phone, email, and Skype to communicate, as well as Google Docs.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I’ve built up a really good rapport with the people I work with. I’ve been very pleased with them and have introduced other clients to them.

Are there any areas they could improve?

None of these types of relationships work straight away—nothing slips into a perfect routine the moment you start. It took a while for our communication and expectations to get aligned, but not too long. I made the right move by going with them.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Managing this kind of work is difficult. Outsourcing does work, but clients need a background in it in order to know the pitfalls. If your teams speak different languages and are engaging in complex and difficult tasks, there are certain things that need to be done to manage it.

5.0
Overall Score I’m happy and I think they’re good.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I set my friend up with them as well who is happy as well.

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: 
3.0
Schedule: 
0.5
Cost: 
3.5
Willing to refer: 
3.5
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.

2.5
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.
  • 3.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    R2: Had they delivered—for the price they quoted—it would be a five.
  • 3.0 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.
  • 3.5 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