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 / hr
 
250 - 999
 Founded
1999
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Gurgaon, India
headquarters
  • Daffodil Software
    15th Floor, Building A3, DLF Silokhera SEZ, Sector 30, NH 8
    Gurgaon 122001
    India
    +91 124 663 0100
other locations
  • Daffodil Software
    2885, Sanford Ave SW #28585,
    Grandville, MI 49418
    United States
    +1-650-557-2134
  • Daffodil Software New Delhi
    India
  • Daffodil Software Gorakhpur
    India
  • Daffodil Software Noida
    India

Focus

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

Portfolio

Key clients: 

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

Beck Taxi: Canada's largest taxi booking app

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

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

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Banking CRM App

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

Entertainment portal to showcase talent

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

Patient lifecycle management app

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

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

Doctors’ Networking App

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

iSikCure - An integrated mobile health platform

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

Lybrate: India's largest online healthcare platform

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Fashion ECommerce App

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

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

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

Business Impact

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

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Home Decor Platform

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

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

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

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Radio Station App

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

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

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

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Financial Trading App

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

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

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

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Food Ordering App

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

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

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

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Golfers Social Networking App

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

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

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

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Reviews

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Customer Software Development for Garment Manufacturer

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

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

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

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

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

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

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Daffodil Software?

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

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

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

What is the team composition?

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

How did you come to work with Daffodil Software?

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

How much have you invested with them?

We have spent around $30,000 so far.

What is the status of this engagement?

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

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

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

How did Daffodil Software perform from a project management standpoint?

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

What did you find most impressive about them?

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

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, they met all of our expectations.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

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

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

Customer Software Development for CRM Provider

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

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

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

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

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CEO of a CRM Software Provider.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Daffodil Software?

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

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

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

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

What is the team composition?

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

How did you come to work with Daffodil Software?

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

How much have you invested with them?

We've spent around $400,000.

What is the status of this engagement. 

We’ve been working together since 2015.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

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

How did Daffodil Software perform from a project management standpoint?

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

What did you find most impressive about them?

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

Are there any areas they could improve?

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

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

Mobile App Development for Event Listing App

They were responsive in addressing our concerns.”

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

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

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

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

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

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Daffodil Software?

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

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

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

What is the team composition?

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

How did you come to work with Daffodil Software?

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

How much have you invested with them?

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

What is the status of this engagement?

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

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

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

How did Daffodil Software perform from a project management standpoint?

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

What did you find most impressive about them?

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

Are there any areas they could improve?

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

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

Backend Development for B2C Cannabis Marketplace

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

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

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

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

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

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

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Daffodil Software?

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

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

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

What is the team composition?

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

How did you come to work with them?

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

How much have you invested with them?

We've spent between $10,000–$15,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

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

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

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

How did they perform from a project management standpoint?

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

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

What did you find most impressive about them?

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

Are there any areas they could improve?

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

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

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

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

Front-End Development for Meditation Headband Company

The two developers we work with are highly skilled and professional, and produced good deliverables.”

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

Daffodil Software performed frontend development to improve the UI of several websites and web products. Using React.js, the interface communicates with APIs and data from the cloud to run a meditation app.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Toronto, Canada
Cloud Team Lead, InteraXon
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The two developers were highly skilled, and yielded quality deliverables for the price of one domestic programmer. When design specs were unclear, the team made thoughtful educated guesses. Jira tickets were completed within 24 hours, and daily Slack meetings facilitated clear communication.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Our company, InteraXon, produces a meditation headband. It uses a device that reads your brain signals and guides you through a meditation session by adapting the sounds it plays out of your phone or headphones. Based on your neurofeedback, it will either play something noisy which tells you that your brain is scattered or unfocused, or something calm like beach water sounds, which indicates you're doing it correctly. My role is the call team lead. I work on everything related to the backend. We build the cloud component of the app that projects feedback for the users and saves the meditation data user profiles.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Daffodil Software?

It's hard to hire good developers at a reasonable price. A year ago, we were a financially constrained startup, and sought to outsource some of our work to a vendor with cheaper prices.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Daffodil Software mainly performs frontend development for us. They build the user interface for our several websites and web products. Essentially, they take care of what the user sees. Our team builds the backend, and takes care of data related issues. They built the frontend to talk to the APIs and save data from the cloud. We give them very high-fidelity designs. and they build the product according to our specs. Right now, the team uses React.js. We explored whether they could build the app native, but ended up selecting a different vendor for that.

What is the team composition?

Two resources from Daffodil Software are working on our project.

How did you come to work with Daffodil Software?

We started working with Daffodil Software before my time at our company. From what I understand, we got quotes from and conducted interviews with developers from each of the potential vendors, and decided they were the best fit.

How much have you invested with them?

We've spent between $50,000-$60,000 Canadian on their services.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our company first started working with Daffodil in February 2017, and our engagement is ongoing. When I joined in April, they were already working on this project, but it wasn't too far along.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Financially, hiring two developers from Daffodil Software costs around the same price as one domestic developer. That's a big plus for us, especially since the quality of their work is quite good. Sometimes, the design of the spec is not 100% clear, and they have to make educated guesses about what we mean. They're usually right, which we're very happy about. The developers are very skilled, have the abilities we need, and produce work on a quick turnaround time.

How did Daffodil Software perform from a project management standpoint?

Every day, we hold hour-long Slack meetings, during which they answer our questions. They’re definitely very productive. When we assign tickets, they’re usually completed by the next day. While we’re offline, they post queries to the Jira tickets. They're very clear, and everything works well. We've had no problems with communication.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The two developers we work with are highly skilled and professional, and produced good deliverables. Asking clarifying questions preempts excessive back and forth, or wasted time spent working. Much of the design is done upfront before any coding happens, which is great.

Are there any areas they could improve?

The structure of the code could be better at times. We don't really have a guideline for them to follow, so they structure it the way they want. Sometimes, that doesn't quite meet our expectations, but that's not entirely their fault. We should have been more upfront about our requests.

5.0
Overall Score I definitely recommend them. They're very professional, and perform great work.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They're usually on time. If anything is not meeting the deadlines, they're quick to get back on track.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Things are on time and usually built to spec. We're happy with that.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I absolutely would, as long as they don't take away our two developers.

Joomla Development for Estate Web Development Company

“We’re happy with their work and the quality of code they develop.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
2012 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

For over six years, Daffodil Software has augmented the in-house staff, providing dev for sites and web apps. Projects are collaborative with daily status reports.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Mitchel Annable
Director, Property Lab
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Daffodil has worked on over 200 dev projects, creating quality code every time. The team clearly communicates and always meets deadlines. The partnership has turned into a friendly and effective relationship.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the lead client liaison for Property Lab, a company that designs and develops websites for U.K.-based estate and letting agents.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Daffodil Software?

We needed assistance in developing Joomla-based sites for our clients with some PHP coding required. We wanted a partner that could augment our in-house resources.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Daffodil provides a dedicated developer who's worked with us for about six years, primarily on Joomla PHP development and some web app dev. Daffodil has worked on over 200 projects, all of which are property sales and letting websites with a degree of backend integration to the client’s office space software or cloud-based portals.

How did you come to work with Daffodil Software?

We found them by searching online. We met with them and did a trial run, which went well, so we formed the partnership.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent between £100,000–150,000 ($14,202–$21,302 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

The partnership began in 2012, and it’s ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The only metric we have is how long we’ve been using them. We’re happy with their work and the quality of code they develop.

How did Daffodil Software perform from a project management standpoint?

We do project management, but Daffodil always meets deadlines and communicates clearly. They give us a daily status report explaining the project status, what was completed that day, and plans for the following day.

What did you find most impressive about them?

We're pleased with the end result of the projects because it’s a collaboration. We don’t have a supplier-customer relationship, but they’re part of our team and work well with us.  

Are there any areas they could improve?

Not that I can think of.

5.0
Overall Score We're very happy.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We've never had any problems with deadlines. They always achieve the end task.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They may not be the cheapest, but there are certainly more expensive options out there.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    We're very happy with the deliverables; they know our business very well after six years.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I'd have no problem referring them.

Ecommerce Development for Manufacturing Company

“They’re fantastic at letting us know where the project is up to on a day-to-day basis.”

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
May 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Daffodil works on web development for a label manufacturer, adding e-commerce functionality to a PHP, MySQL, and Drupal site using a LAMP-based stack. They did design, development, and original graphic work.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Mason City, Iowa
Marketing Director, Manufacturing Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The development has been praised by customers who find it produces accurate depictions of products, resulting in fewer cart abandonments and greater customer confidence. They provide advice on additional functionality that could improve the site and were able to automate some processes using .NET. 

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We’re a tag and label manufacturer. We manufacture and market them to companies large and small around the continental U.S. and globally. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Daffodil?

We wanted to do more e-commerce and needed help with getting us on an e-commerce platform. We wanted a custom-built solution where customers could easily design their label, order, and checkout in a streamlined process.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They put us together with a project manager and a technical team that helped us manage the project, design, and do the development, in addition to some original graphic work. We had a preexisting website. The main functionality they provided was making our label builder more robust and making some of the applications work a little smoother within the platform. We had some of the pieces put together, but we needed the last piece to tie everything together, as well as some additional enhancements.

This was a LAMP-based stack. It was a CMS [content management system] that was incorporated custom features. It was PHP, MySQL, and Drupal. They did some wireframing and some prototyping for us.

They do a nice job of asking if we have thought about certain things and shared the services they had available in case there are other areas in which we may need them. Our IT department took advantage of some .NET capabilities that we didn’t have here on site. We were able to automate one of the processes using some of their .NET developers. It’s been a full-service project development in many ways. They got us in the right place and helped us look outside the box in not just web development, but application support that can help our business as a whole. 

What is the team dynamic?

There were 3 individuals assigned to the team. One was a high-level project manager, 1 was a technical person, and 1 was the developer. We had a really great relationship with the developer, who’s working on another project with me right now. He’s very attentive, very detail oriented, and did a very nice job in making sure that all of our needs and requirements were met. It went well above and beyond what the expectations were.

How did you come to work with Daffodil?

I worked with them a number of years ago when I was with another company. I recommended them when we were looking to grow our developer base and didn’t some of the resources in-house. Partnering with another company was the way to go. I reached out and the experience has been very good. 

How much have you invested with them?

About $10,000–$12,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in May this year and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our workflow is better now. We’ve been able to produce more accurate invoicing in terms of the proof that is generated from the site and the reports that customers get. We’ve gotten good feedback that it’s a good representation of what they’re going to receive, with a lot of good information there.

They’ve helped us communicate with our customers by making it very visible and very true to life. When customers are doing the checkout process on the website, we get less cart abandonment because they feel assured the product looks good and will look like that when produced. It’s helped us capture more orders and customer confidence. 

How did Daffodil perform from a project management standpoint?

They’re very good. Our main project manager, Joy [Manager Strategic Partnerships, Daffodil Software], has been very good about getting us the right technical teams. He's very good at connecting us with the right technical teams we need, whether in scoping and wireframing, and connecting us directly to developers for bug fixes or specific features. They’ve done a nice job in getting us with the right people depending on what we need. 

They’re very accommodating even there’s an 11-hour time difference. We have a flexible schedule and use email follow-ups. They’re fantastic at letting us know where the project is up to on a day-to-day basis. We like that they do month-to-month engagements because a lot of our projects are small to medium-sized, with a constraining timeline. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their follow-up makes them very unique. They do a great job in communicating daily what’s been completed, what their plan is for the next day, and where they fall on the scope of things left to be done. The quality of work has been very good. When we get the quotes and estimates, they’re very competitive in terms of providing great value for what we’re getting as an end product.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Some things get dropped because of the time difference. If they had another center located somewhere else, it maybe would make scheduling a little easier in terms of hours. There’s not much else that needs improvement at this point. 

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They are very good at meeting deadlines other than the unexpected things that pop up or you didn’t realize. We hit deadlines 90% of the time.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They offer very good value for the money in terms of return on investment. I’m very pleased from that standpoint.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They are very good in delivering what was required and what was in the scope of the project.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would recommend them with no reservation.

App Development for Education Company

“I’m really surprised by the quality and design of the apps.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jan. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Daffodil built a web and mobile application in iOS and Android to help students track their progress toward goals. The app uses artificial intelligence to assess progress. The project is ongoing.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Phoenix, Arizona
CEO, Education Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Daffodil inspires confidence throughout their process. Taking the time to fully understand the vision and objectives translated to on point product development, delivered on time and on budget. The app runs smoothly, and error notifications provide helpful information.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are an education company. Our app allows students to track the steps they’re taking towards a goal and connect with accountability partners to reach where they’re trying to go.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Daffodil?

We wanted to have the app built and launched.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

I provided my explanation of what I wanted along with some basic wireframes that I drew. From that, Daffodil built a fully functional web and mobile app from scratch. The app includes a feature that asks questions about the progress of your goal. Artificial intelligence within the app measures the development of mental attributes like accountability, reflection, transparency, and consistency. The artificial intelligence pairs you with varying group members to exchange compliments on the progress of a goal. There’s a marketplace full of different action plans for the many goals and objectives people want to go through. The app allows commenting. It includes data and informational visualization, and statistics on the profile page with charts and graphs. The mobile app is going to be available for both iOS and Android. The app is a hybrid, meaning that it combines elements of both native and web apps.

What is the team dynamic?

I work with at least 7 people including designers, frontend and backend developers, a project manager, and a business analyst.

How did you come to work with Daffodil?

I found them through Upwork. The deciding factors were price, timeframe, and how they took the time to really understand the project.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in January and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I’m really surprised by the quality and design of the apps. Definitely, some of the first drafts I received from Daffodil were a lot better than other companies I’ve worked with. They make me feel really confident. The code runs smoothly. Whenever it has errors, the notification I get is a good description of what the error is, which will make bug correcting easier.

How did Daffodil perform from a project management standpoint?

They’re very streamlined. We use Google Docs, Google Drive, Google Sheets, and Trello, which helps me know where we are and feel confident that things are going smoothly. They hit deadlines every time, and the communication has been very good.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They really understand and work toward my vision. They’re easy to work with. If something needs to be negotiated, they’re very gracious.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Because of where they’re based, communication is not always as quick as I want. We have a 12-hour time difference, and so it’s understandable.

5.0
Overall Score I would give them a six if I could.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They always meet their deadlines.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The pricing is great for what I’m getting.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Everything looks and works as it should.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I only don’t want to refer them because I want them to myself.

Web Development for Expert Network Consulting Company

"If I were to sum up the company in one word, it would be 'professionalism.'"

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
July 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Daffodil is redoing a website with previous work done by a different developer. They rebuilt the site's code to provide better UX and backend. They're currently adding new features.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Thomas Hogg
Head of Product, Mindsauce
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The highest praise is directed at their high-quality professional work in making the site fresh and new. Despite deadline delays, they've made an effort to understand the project and company needs, working intimately with the in-house project manager in all development.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Mindsauce is an expert network where users can micro-consult with global top experts and executives from companies like Facebook, Google, and eBay. I am a product manager.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Daffodil Software?

We needed to completely redesign and rebuild our website. Its UX was underwhelming, and there had been no user or unit testing done. I made a new design but needed people to implement the workflow, as well as refactor the code and build upon what was already there.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Daffodil improved our backend code, implemented my frontend design, and built several new features. The profile pages, search functionalities, signup process, and everything else on the site was redone.

We also needed business accounts on top of the existing personal ones. As it was an entirely new area, this was complex to set up and build.

So far, it’s been a refactoring and bug-fixing operation, dealing with the major problems we’d been facing, but also building up.

What is the team dynamic?

We’ve worked with 2 backend/frontend developers from their team and a 3rd one solely for HTML and CSS. The backend developers have a “team leader,” though I’m not sure what his role is.

How did you come to work with Daffodil Software?

I joined the company in April 2017, and it quickly became clear that the work done by our previous agency wasn’t good enough. We'd been looking for a new partner for a while; Daffodil came to us and we went from there.

What is the status of this engagement?

We were in talks toward the end of May 2017 but didn’t start working together until early July. We’re starting on some of the bigger features, building upon what we already have.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I don’t have any metrics right now, but the work I’ve seen so far seems good. The developer we were first put in touch with is high quality.

How did Daffodil Software perform from a project management standpoint?

We use Trello for project management, and everything has gone fine so far. I work directly with the developers every day—something they probably hasn't been used to. Their boss sometimes gets involved, but I am basically the one project manager. I’m happy with how this has worked out.

They’re not strong in terms of meeting deadlines, but there are many reasons for this, and it would be unfair for me to judge them at this stage. They're building a website on someone else’s lackluster code, and things are simply going to take longer. I expect us to become more accurate in terms of estimates as time goes on.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The developer we’ve been in touch with has been very good, both at things like testing, as well as thinking about user journeys. He is not afraid to challenge me when he feels I’m making a mistake, which is something I value highly.

If I were to sum up the company in one word, it would be 'professionalism': they’ve been professional from the start, tried to understand our business needs, and addressed them as fast as they could, in a professional and high-quality manner.

Are there any areas they could improve?

So far, I’ve been happy with them.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We’ve been a bit slow to begin with, and we may or may not hit our deadline.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They cost quite a bit for an Indian outsourcing company, but the level of service is 5-star.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They’re highly professional.
  • 4.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I'll need to work with them longer to fully refer the company, but that's true for anyone.

Drupal Development for Travel & Attractions Site

"They’ve taught me and guided me all along the way."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Sept. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Daffodil Software took an existing WordPress site and redeveloped it as a Drupal site, capable of supporting user-submitted content and a payment gateway. They continue to support it.

The Reviewer
 
Sole Proprietor
 
San Francisco, California
Hiroki Minaki
Founder, AreaOwl
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Users have been impressed by the layout and how the site functions. The patient approach to the project and the commitment to refining the vision for the site is appreciated.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the founder of AreaOwl. We’re a completely online service company. We are a traveler focused, local information site. We list a bunch of local businesses and offer that information to travelers and hotels so the hotels can help the travelers [their guests] find local businesses.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Daffodil Software?

We needed a fully functional website built.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Daffodil built the entire website. I’m not an engineer myself, so I don’t know all the technicalities behind what is required to build a website. However, they’ve been very supportive in understanding what I’m trying to do, educating me through the process. They've helped refine what I’m trying to do and translated that into code, building the website to meet my needs. That’s been very helpful. The website provides directories of different types of businesses in specific geographies. It’s built on Drupal. We needed to add a self-sign up function and the automatic credit card monthly billing functions. All of that was new as we started working with Daffodil. Drupal was the platform that they recommended.

This is our third version of the site. The first one was very preliminary and I had some friends help me build another website as a second website. The second site was built on WordPress. It was still not fully functional in terms of allowing users to self-sign up and manage their own profile or the local businesses to self-sign up and list their own businesses.

The website went live earlier this year in January or February. I continue to make upgrades, changes, and modifications. I continue to work with them on a maintenance contract. I hire them every two or three months. I buy the hours upfront and we keep on going because I have a lot of stuff to do.

How did you come to work with Daffodil Software?

I found them by way of a cold email. I get a lot of various offers from many web development, SEO, and digital marketing companies that are working in this area. I was reviewing some of these emails and the portfolios that they send me. I just decided to talk to Daffodil and it started from there. I was comfortable that they must be good based on portfolio work they had with other companies that I knew.

What is the team dynamic?

There are at least three or four people’s names that once in a while appeared. I haven’t communicated with several of those people. Most of my communication is through the project manager.

How much have you invested with them?

Over $10,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in September 2016 and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They’ve been pretty good at meeting my needs. The qualitative responses from some of our users have been great. They like the look and feel and how it operates. In terms of getting actual customer sign ups and traffic, that’s more of a marketing issue that I have that’s not related to their work. That’s been a bit of a challenge as expected. We’re in a very crowded area and we’re competing with the Yelp's and Google's and all the travel sites of the world. It’s not an easy market to crack.

How did Daffodil Software perform from a project management standpoint?

They assigned a project manager and she’s been great in communicating with me, understanding my needs, and getting her team to implement the things that I discussed with her. She’s been my main contact, but there are a few other people that come in every once in a while depending on what we’re trying to do. That’s been working very well.

We use email as well as Skype conferences. Once the site was launched, they introduced a bug tracking platform, Redmine, where I can report any bugs that I find or any changes that I want to make. We use that as a communication tool, too.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I really like the project manager that I’ve been working with. She’s been very responsive and supportive. She’s available to talk to you over Skype. We’re basically on the other side of the world, 12 ½ hours apart. That has been a challenge. We usually communicate around 9:00 or 10:00 in either our morning or our nights, which is their night or their morning, respectively. Even late at night their time, she makes herself available. That’s been really helpful.

Are there any areas they could improve?

As a web developer, they’ve been doing great. More of the difficulty has been on my side because I don’t have a real team to speak of. I’m doing everything myself. In that sense, they’ve been really supportive even though it’s just me, without the engineering background, trying to build this website with all these technicalities. They’ve taught me and guided me all along the way. That’s been really nice.

Do you have any advice or recommendations for someone who is considering hiring Daffodil?

I would have no hesitation in recommending them to others. They’ve been great. Their rates, for me at least, are very attractive compared to working with similar companies, especially compared to Silicon Valley where I am. It’s very expensive. For the amount of money I’ve spent, I’ve been able to accomplish quite a lot. That’s been great.

5.0
Overall Score Overall, they've been very good.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Their timelines are very good. Generally, due to the time difference, if I send something I request at night, it will be done by the next morning.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Value is very good. I talked to several companies in Silicon Valley and I’m probably getting several times more work done with the same budget.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    It’s been good. With software development, there are going to be bugs, but they’ve been good at resolving them. I have no issue with the quality of the website that’s been developed.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer