Technology Partner for Custom Web & Mobile Apps

Daffodil is a trusted software product engineering and team augmentation partner to 100+ dynamic organizations across the globe. What distinguishes us from the rest is our ability to look beyond technologies and deliver innovative and progressive solutions. We innovate with latest technologies, design approaches and development methodologies to build cutting edge software products.

Today, we have a team of over 600 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
  • 9th Floor, Building A1, DLF Silokhera SEZ, Sector 30, NH 8
    Gurgaon, HR 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: 

Sony, Lenskart, Zee Entertainment, Samsung, FS Group, Mount Sinai Hospital, Shifo Foundation and many more.

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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FM Radio Streaming App for Big FM

Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited is an Indian mass media company owned by Essel Group. Headquartered in Mumbai, it has interests in television, print, internet, film, mobile content and allied businesses. 

For connecting Indian community in Dubai with their favorite music and MJs at 106.2 Big FM, Zee Media Group wanted to launch its radio station in the UAE, through a FM streaming app. 

The solution was

cross-platform native apps that can enable users to listen to live music broadcasted from 106.2 Big FM and connect with Music Jockeys through videos.

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Emergency Care Monitoring App for Hospitals

HiNT is a Canada based startup that offers proprietary solutions to help people deal with stroke.

HiNT wanted to reduce the communication gap between paramedics and emergency response team to ensure that on-time treatment is provided to stroke, STEMI, and trauma patients. For this, HiNT was on a lookout for a technology partner who can help them transform their vision into a viable solution.

Mobile apps for

Android and iOS were developed with different roles: Paramedics, Charge Nurse, Business Clerk, and Doctor. These apps allow all stakeholders to better coordinate and start the treatment ASAP. An admin panel on the web was developed to manage the roles on mobile apps.

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Trip and Event Planning App

101 Islands is an online platform that shares unique travelling experiences through High definition (HD) Videos, high resolution Photographs, travel ideas, itineraries, tours and exotic products.

101 Islands wanted to simplify the way group trips and events are planned with friends, family, and colleagues. For translating the idea into a mobile app, 101 Islands was looking for a reliable technology partner who could help

them to build an app from scratch.

Cross-platform mobile apps were developed that allow users to plan and organize group trips by creating quick trip surveys, sending potluck & party invitations, managing group expenses and organizing group photos. 

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mercaDolar provides financial services for the Venezuelan community. It provides an open market in which private parties can securely transact between the Venezuelan Bolivar (VEF) and the United States Dollar (USD).

mercaDolar wanted to introduce a legal currency exchange system that guarantees fraud-free transactions of American dollars in Venezuela. For this, they were looking for a technology partner who could help

them realize their vision and transform it into a viable solution.

A digital wallet and currency exchange platform was developed that allows the users to send, transfer, request, and exchange currency.

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Mr. Kristof de Deken, Founder of Optoria Entertainment, a gaming agency based in Antwerp, Belgium, shares his views on the technical abilities and 2 year long engagement with Daffodil Software.

Shifo is a non-profit organization based out in Sweden. The NPO continuously strives to identify and minimize the gaps in health service delivery, ensuring that no child dies or suffers from preventable disease.

For managing their processes, generate reports, KPIs, health card info storage, Shifo was using its proprietary application. Their application, which was primarily built using Python had a few technical and

functional lags. Team Shifo, thus, was on the lookout for a technology partner who could aid them with the continuous upgrade of their solution.

Daffodil is helping Shifo to continuously upgrade its web app, analyze their complex codebase to fix existing issues, and add technical/functional suggestions for betterment of their team. Along with this, Daffodil is enabling Shifo in augmenting their team with senior Python developers having 5+ years of experience.

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Investment portfolio monitoring app integrated with Salesforce

The client is a leading independent global advisory and capital placement business focused on private funds and private companies.

To cut down the operational cost of keeping the investors informed about their portfolio performance and progress, the client wanted to build a mobile app that can integrate with their Salesforce CRM and displays custom reports and progress status of investment.

Hybrid apps for Android

and iOS platform were developed that allows key accounts of the client to have a sorted and insightful view of their portfolio performance through custom reports and dynamic charts.

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E-commerce Portal Development for National Nutrition

National Nutrition is amongst Canada’s largest sellers of vitamins, supplements, and sports nutrition for the last 25 years.

National Nutrition wanted to upgrade their legacy eCommerce web platform from .NET to Magento, along with migration of their 10 years old business data which included data of over 1 million customers and 6 million orders.

A custom enterprise solution was developed using the Magento Community

Edition (Open Source), integrated with an ERP system. Custom reports, ticket and helpdesk system, modules for promotional activities etc. were developed to support modern eCommerce requirements of National Nutrition.

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Practice Management System (PMS) for clinics

A leading healthcare center in UK having a network of clinics for inpatient and outpatient treatment.

To develop a Practice Management System that can streamline and automate medical practices for clinical staff, general practitioners (GPs), and the consultants.

A web based Practice Management System and Referral Management System was developed by Daffodil using PHP, MongoDB, and Office 365 as core

technologies.

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Reviews

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Custom Software Dev for Payments Provider

"...we are very excited to continue working with the team."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Jan. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Daffodil Software provided platform development to facilitate a payment platform. Their team worked through launch, developing custom integrations, responsive design, API documentation, and migrating databases. 

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
New York, United States
Vaddely Veruzka Cruz Sojo
Legal Manager & Business Development, MercaDolar, Inc.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Daffodil Software built a reliable and innovative platform. The work is expected to have many users. Although the release date had to be changed, the final product met all expectations. The project manager was very organized and there were no language barriers. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

MercaDolar, Inc, is a United States corporation, founded in New Yor City. We have been live since February 2016 implementing a unique platform to facilitate remittances and provide USD access to people in Latin America. We offer a fast platform, cheap and without international wires. We do this by creating a market for USD and the local currency of LATAM and then liquidating bilateral exchanges with national transfers. My role in the company is as Legal Manager and Business Development, my responsibility is to ensure the growth of the company along with the implementation of the best practices for the business and comply with all the laws that regulate us. Additionally, part of my role is to direct the company towards new methodologies, applying advanced technology, renewing our products, innovating services and closely following all the projects we are working on.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

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

We hired Daffodil Software to develop our second platform version, we were using a basic platform where we only offered one type of service. We saw the opportunity to include many other products and build a new and advanced platform, using quality technology and offer all our users a very safe service.

When we hired DS, we had a CTO in our company that worked hand in hand with the developer team, a few months later he left the team and since then the CEO of the company and I have been working with them. Finally. In September 2019, we launched our new platform, which was a success, with some errors and problems like any technology project but that we could solve along the way. Now, again we are building a new integration and we are very excited to continue working with the team.

What were your goals for this project?

We required the construction of a platform with custom integrations, responsive design, encrypted information, database migration from V1 to V2, development of new functions, coding languages and more. In addition, we have created a mobile application service to complement the project.

With the construction of this platform we can give access to many users who require a secure remittance service, in turn we can increase the number of transactions as a result of offering more products and better services. By offering a reliable and innovative platform, growth projections in both users and transactions are very good.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Before hiring DS, we made comparisons of the services offered by many other providers in the United States, Europe, Russia, India and Latin America, at least 5 more companies. We select Daffodil for the good proposal, it is a company with great experience, we doid some research and found good reviews and comments from other customers.

We also received a very kind treatment from the beginning, with the intention of personalizing and adapting their services to our needs. Likewise, our CTO, who was in charge of the hiring process, reviewed the profile of the personnel hired by DS, to ensure that the work provided was of quality and that the team was responsible and able to meet our expectations.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

For the development of this project, we have worked hand in hand with the team, we have been part of the integration process, we have provided documentation, guidelines and we have closely followed all the tasks and progress. For our platform we had to build the following characteristics:

1. New platform design 2. MercaDolar electronic wallet 3. Sell currency 4. Buy currency 5. Transfer money from WTB, BTW, BU. 6. Payment request BU 7. Transaction History 8. BO 9. App Mobile To develop all these features, we have used Azure Devops to have control and knowledge about the status of each task.

The project was divided into epics, user stories, tasks and mistakes. In addition, the entire platform was integrated to a third provider that provided all financial services to our company. Due to this reason, all API documentation was provided by this provider, and as for the design, requirements, specifications and business model we provide it.

What was the team composition?

At first the team was composed of: 1 Project Manager 3 Developers 1 QA 1 Infrastructure Specialist At the end of the project, the team was composed of: 1 Project Manager 7 Developers 2 QA 2 Html Developer 1 infrastructure Specialist In addition, we have an App Mobile team 1 Project Manager 2 Developers

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Although we had to change our release date due to some delays, when we finally launched we met all our expectations, over time we reached the stability we needed and had time to improve tasks and develop more tools.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Having a Project Manager was very useful for the team, to have a leadership and work organized. The tools used were Skype, Google Meets, Slack and Azure Devops. We have not had any language barriers and we were able to find a midpoint to solve the time difference.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They are always willing to listen, talk, work, think in new ideas, always have a good mood, always intend to solve problems and assume their responsibilities. They have good skills despite the younger age.

Are there any areas for improvement?

The only suggestion I could say is about communication, because this is the basis of each relationship, it is very important to have good communication between the team and the client, between the developers, between the project manager and the developers, because if this fails the whole project could fail. We can always find a midpoint to improve the work.

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

Custom Dev for Fleet Mgmt. System

"They take feedback very seriously and make changes accordingly."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Mar. 2017 - July 2019
Project summary: 

Daffodil Software developed a tracking and monitoring product for a fleet management company. Deliverables included a mobile app, an integrated dashboard, and a backend system.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Gurgaon, India
Mustaq Ahmed
Business Head, Autoload Solutions
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The client has used the product to win contracts with notable firms. The team leveraged a transparent and structured approach to facilitate a seamless partnership. Customers can expect a knowledgable, professional, and supportive team.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Autoload is a truck fleet transport management application that provides real-time tracking for the entire transport fleet. It includes a dedicated app that enables logistics team to track their trucks in real time.

Not just tracking, it also provides the manufacturers and fleet owners with customized reports about moving pattern of the trucks. Autoload has been successfully implemented in 1000+ trucks across India. I am currently Business Head at Autoload.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

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

Our engagement with Daffodil Software was to develop a real-time tracking system with a mobile app, an integrated dashboard for manufacturers and fleet owners, and a backend system for the support team.

What were your goals for this project?

The goal we were trying to achieve through the system was seamless real-time tracking of truck fleet with proper monitoring tools for the manufacturers and fleet owners. Daffodil Software developed the system keeping in mind our exact requirements and helped us achieve the goal seamlessly.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We evaluated 5-6 software development companies and compared all of them on parameters such as experience in specific domain, technology capabilities, software development approach, software delivery approach and the cost.

We came across the website of Daffodil Software online and their previous work impressed us a lot. We got in touch with them and understood their way of working. We felt that they would be able to work on our project and we are glad they were up to the mark.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

We came to Daffodil Software with a requirement to develop a vehicle tracking solution. The solution includes portable GPS devices, a backend system and a mobile app to monitor the data. The solution was mainly for manufacturers and fleet owners looking for a fleet tracking system.

Daffodil Software provided us with the portable GPS devices linked to the backend system to monitor the vehicles, a comprehensive dashboard that showcases data and statistical reports, an application for the customers and a notification alert feature within the system.

What was the team composition?

We went with a product engineering model and the entire development team was managed by Daffodi

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The major impact the project had on our business is that we have managed to get renowned companies like L&T, Exide, Vedanta, Jindal Steel and many more on-board that use the Autoload fleet tracking system. It has been installed in more than 1000 vehicles that are being tracked successfully. This has been possible because of the efficiency of the system.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

The entire project was managed through their homegrown project management tool. We received daily/weekly updates on the project and this methodology was very effective during the project development phase. There was a dedicated team of experienced professionals working on the project who went out of their way to fulfill all our requirements.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The resources in the company are very talented and dedicated. The project manager understood our requirements well, and we had regular interactions to review the progress. They take feedback very seriously and make changes accordingly. We were really impressed by the way the overall project was handled.

Are there any areas for improvement?

The release process could have been faster.

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

Event Management App Development for Website Developer

“It’s been a rich and ongoing engagement with them.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Feb. 18 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

According to the designs of the client, Daffodil Software developed an events information management app and web platform with multiple functional components, the technical infrastructure and security features.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Managing Director, Web Dev & Events Info Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Daffodil has developed software that serves as the client’s main product offering and has successfully endowed it with rich functionality. The team has delivered functions such as complex query logic via an appealing user interface. They’ve delivered work that sets them above comparable developers.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the manager and director of a small organization with the key focus of delivering an events management app and website.

We’re planning to launch and prove the platform before building the organization out widely. We’ll then operate with both direct employees and freelancers managing the data on the platform. We’re currently targeting the UK, the US, and increasingly other European and global countries.

We’re planning to launch the platform before building the organization out. We’ll then operate as an organization with direct employees or with freelancers managing the data on the platform. We’re currently targeting the UK, the US, and, increasingly, other European and global countries.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Daffodil Software?

We engaged Daffodil Software for their breadth of capabilities across technical solution definition, app, web, back-end and external API aspects, technical architecture and testing services, rather than engaging multiple parties.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They’re currently working on extending the functionality of both the iOS and Android implementations to bring them in line with and extend the original website functionality, updating the web user interface and back-end code versions.

Their main focus is coding for the core functionality, but their work is broadening out into extendable infrastructure work with AWS and even branching into security.

We are looking to Daffodil for support launching and supporting the live application, enabling the app and web-centric business. Further functional developments are planned once we prove the solution commercially.

What is the team composition?

The number fluctuates during our ongoing engagement. At the moment the core team consists of five people but there are a total of nine working at least in part on the project.

How did you come to work with Daffodil Software?

I had initially engaged a local company in London which outsourced several of its projects to Daffodil Software. We then arranged for more direct communication with Daffodil, and moved from there to a direct commercial arrangement and intended long term engagement with them.

How much have you invested with them?

The delivery scope of our more recent direct engagement with Daffodil has totaled around $80,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with the middle company around 2016, but our direct engagement with Daffodil started in February 2018. It’s been a rich and ongoing engagement with them.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

It’s slightly tricky to provide visual evidence because I’m currently progressing intellectual property matters and the product is still in development.

While some companies use their apps and other software as promotions for their main non-technology products, our offering is a truly functional app and website providing utility to users. Daffodil has been able to support the creation of this tool per our requirements and developed functionality across numerous dimensions including events information management, complex query logic, timezone management, cross-geography differences, differing views for differing user preferences and both public and personal event considerations.

I’m sure there are many developers that can build the first kind of app – as a ‘shop window’ to other products – but I think there are fewer companies that can deliver the sort of rich user functionality that differentiates our platform.

How did Daffodil Software perform from a project management standpoint?

I execute a proportion of the project management myself since this has previously been my personal career focus. Daffodil is strong in providing the key resources, bringing the skilled developers on board and managing them locally. As required they’ve supported my project management of the delivery, rather than owned the project management fully on their side. I can only say that what they’ve delivered has been successful.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’ve recently showcased their ability not only to respond to user requirements but to recommend options—technical, user experience and to a commercial understanding —for those requirements’ delivery. Daffodil’s expertise on iOS, Android, and web development, as well as their developers’ ability to work together on a common solution, are all valuable to me.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Whilst initially the project could have moved more swiftly, in recent months I’ve been very happy with the speed.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

The advice would be around arranging with Daffodil a clear core team of resources, building a relationship with those individuals and benefitting from their skills. It helps to have frequent stand-up or scrum meetings with them to keep the progress running, discuss and confirm options to be taken.

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

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.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

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.

The client submitted this review online.

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.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

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.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

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.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

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.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

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.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

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