Web and Mobile Application Development Company

Saffron Tech is a full-service Web, Software Development, and Mobile Application Development company with offices in the New York area and India, serving global clientele for over 10 years.

Our expertise in services range from Custom Website Design and Development, Portal Development, Ecommerce Development, Native and Hybrid mobile application development to the latest technologies like PHP, Wordpress,.Net, iOS, Android, and Xamarin etc.

With almost a decade of experience behind us, we have perfected our development process. Our command of various technologies, agile methodology of development, and working with industry leading tools enable us to create scalable web and mobile solutions for our clients. Our goal is always to be an extension of our client’s business and provide innovative solutions for their technology requirements by meeting expectations in quality and timely delivery.

 

Call us now at +1 (315) 642-4730 or Fill the Contact Form and our business consultant will get in touch.

 

Our sales process includes:

1. Submit Project Requirement to us
2. Business Analysis of Project Scope
3. Brainstorming Business Solutions with Client and Analysis team.
4. Proposal Submission
5. Contract Closure 

 
$10,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2008
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Newark, NJ
headquarters
  • One Gateway Center, Suite 2600
    Newark, NJ 07102
    United States
other locations
  • B/30 Sector 5
    Noida, UP 201301
    India
  • Building No-1, Lane-1, Westend marg, Lane-1, Behind Saket Metro Station, Saidulajab
    New Delhi, PB 110030
    India

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Start Ups, Entrepreneurs, SMBs, Corporations, Fortune 500 Companies

Sow Good - Education App

An interactive education platform where children and their parents have access to a plethora of educational and informative videos, articles, homework assignments and questionnaires. The app has a simple registration and login feature. Parents would receive push notifications when their child checks in or checks out of the app. The app also has study groups for students in various grades. The use profile management is easy as 1, 2, 3.

Ricegather - Dating App

We designed a dating app where the intent was to keep it simple for singletons to meet. The process of creating this innovative dating & networking app involved research in terms of what the targeted audiences were looking for. During the planning phase we worked on the personas, created all possible scenarios of using the app and how the user journey would tread ahead. The design and testing phase was a challenge where wireframes, mid-fi prototypes were created. Our creative minds were responsible for creating an appealing UX strategy.

 

Enzi - Wallet App

The enzi wallet app is a secure and sound gateway to make and receive payments. The wallet has an easy signup where the bank and transactional info of the customers is absolutely safe and is only visible to the customers. Users can easily recharge their Wallet with requisite amount of money and even withdraw amount to bank for easy withdrawal. The wallet user can easily request money from a friend via their contact number or transfer money to a merchant swiftly by simply entering the merchant’s app ID or scanning their QR Code. SMS notifications for every transaction.

InternsMe - A Video Resume Job Portal

 

Taking pride in being the first  video resume career portal of UAE, InternsME connects young graduate students and employers to enhance the young career by providing them internships, traineeship, part time and full time job opportunities. InternsMe looks for fast learners and talented graduates throughout the year. The employment network is very much beneficial for all the freshers as the employers are aware of the fact that they will be hiring freshers and are completely comfortable with it. Launched in 2012, InternsMe is dealing with the challenge of unemployment in Dubai UAE.

Real Estate Web Application for Agents

Real estate door to door knocking is made easy with Real Farm 247. The app is available on the mobile platforms like iOS and android and helps the agents get accurate homeowner data, property data along with the MLS data instantly. It helps in easy tracking and keeping real estate activity data organized. You don't have to deal with the paperwork while farming your neighbourhood and makes the real estate door knocking quite easy for the real estate agents.  The custom CRM inbuilt on the app provides you access for easy emailing and managing follow up visits.

Real farm 247 - Door to Door Knocking App For Real Estate Agents

Project summary
The client is based in Irvine, providing services in real estate at the nick of a click. The RF247 app, developed by Saffron Tech is for both Android and iOS compatible and enables the user to identify the patterns, review the performance and apply the knowledge to the next time the user logs in for knocking the farm.


Feedback summary
The client is fully satisfied with the expert work delivered by Saffron Tech. It is an effective and user friendly application which can be easily handled by a non technical person as well. Saffron Tech is highly recommended for your android and iOS application requirements. 

Falken Tyre - Brand in Tyre Industry

Falken Tyre is the result of a joint venture between Sumitomo Rubber Industries, the sixth largest tyre conglomerate, and Stamford Tyre Corporation Ltd., who are the world’s largest tyre distributors. To strongly mark their entry in a new market, they urgently required a new website and a mobile app and considered us as a perfect fit for the web and mobile development services they required. And we were happy to help, here’s what we did for them…
 

Solutions : We started off by fully revamping the website’s structure and on-site navigational patterns with the help of a new theme. New banners and other visuals were also added to give the website a little extra look.

 

 

TabOn

TabOn is the digital experience missing from dining. A simplified solution to getting deals without having to book a table. Getting live bill updates. Easy bill splitting and Seamless Payments. It gives you the power to Review your expenses on dining and also leave reviews for your favorite restaurants to help them serve customers better.

Challenges: Initially, the notifications feature on the dashboard app was a trouble. After running tests and fixing the bugs, we were able to create a smooth functioning UI/UX and a much better flow throughout the app.

We had to instill accurate GPS capabilities

The restaurant search was supposed to have filters based on location, cuisine, or other aspects.

Solutions :

To help spread the message of ZERO Paper Waste and Quick E-Bills, we wanted to create the app for both Android and iOS platform.

This would be a first of its kind app in the South-east Asian market, we...

Rapid Response : Dispatcher App

Our client, Dean Caroleo heads and directs and a Transportation, and Elevator installation & Maintenance business. We were approached to specifically design a robust helpdesk ticketing system for managing elevator maintenance and installation requests & queries.

The Challenges We Faced : 
The main issue we faced was during the integrating of a custom calendar along with ensuring secure payment reports.Along with these, we also had to ensure real-time updated in various analytics graphs in the admin dashboard.

The Results We Delivered : 
Keeping in mind the need of the client for a cost efficient and native app, we unanimously decided to go for Xamarin as the ideal platform. 

Imintelly - Project management Tool

Project Summary: 
IMintelly is a unique white label SEO dashboard that facilitates reporting and project tracking. IT Chimes developed this integrated marketing tool which runs on both Android and IOS platforms and empowers the marketing team with an integrated SEO reporting tool while providing a common platform for clients and service providers to interact.

Feedback Summary:
The users are extremely satisfied with the services IMintelly offers and strongly recommends it as an internet marketing tool to facilitate overall business performance.

FabAlley - E commerce Startup

Project Summary:
An amazing shopping app that is compatible for both Android and IOS platforms offers latest fashion arrivals, Wishlist saving and attractive discounts.  The mobile app developed with the help of IT Chimes provides a fabulous “Get the Look” feature and an easy checkout process. 


Review Summary:
The project executed with precision and clarity. Proactive and constructive feedback was client’s highlights for working with IT Chimes. The client was appreciative of the quality of the project and the app development process and recommend their services and plans to continue to partner with IT Chimes going forward.

Ezy Qatar- Google of Qatar

Project summary:
Get the power of browsing advertisement category wise with ezyQatar. The project allows various businesses to connect with their potential customers over the web. The app is available for both android and iOS platform and has been used extensively by the businesses in Qatar.


Feedback summary:
The whole idea of creating an advertising platform is great. Be it apparel, automobiles, food, lifestyle or any other niche, you can easily find the services listed.

Picnut: Pic Sharing Mobile App

Project summary:
Picnut can be understood or described as an app that lets you share group photos with your friends, relatives and acquaintances. It is quite helpful in fast photo sharing even when you don't carry an external photo sharing device like a usb. The app is available for both android and iOS platform.

Feedback summary:
The project development was a unique idea in its own. The team has worked efficiently and strategically to meet the user's' expectations.

My Mobile - E-magazine

Taking pride to be India’s first and the most popular mobile monthly publication, My mobile is committed in its goal of educating, providing information and entertaining its readers about all the latest introduction to the mobile world. With every single day, the mobile world is updating itself with new technologies and My mobile portrays it to its readers with an Indian touch, without any prejudice whatsoever. Hence, for a one stop mobile information, My Mobile is the best choice for an updated and connected lifestyle.

ExploreAll- Lasting Experiences

Taking some time off from work and exploring new places are a dream for many. ExploreAll fulfills this wish by providing direct access to travel agents and local tour guides as it is believed that for getting the best experience of a place, explore around with a local for a better experience. ExploreAll keeps in  mind the environment and allows access to tours accordingly. Started by an explorer Thomas Jerphanion, the main aim is to provide a lasting experience and leave a very positive impact on the flora and fauna of Southeast Asia.

Food Event Portal - Foodikted

Foodikted was born to connect people having a similar passion and love for Food and socialising. This innovative move brings all the foodies close to each other with authentic home cooked food.

Established since 17th October 2015, Foodiked has been able to bring in the concept of community and socialising again, which seem to have got lost off lately.

Interested candidates can set a day, cuisine and dietary restrictions according to their requirements and relish their favorite food along with connecting to new people.

Creating an event and becoming a host is also a very easy process mentioned clearly on our website.Get along with Foodiked and experience a whole new world of life, food and new friends. 

Worldoo (Kid Social Netoworking)

Worldoo is a social networking for kids which offers the famous Monki games.

An outcome of the game developers and teachers coming together, these games are  fun and a  highly engaging way to teach the kids many skills and values of life. With Monki now on mobile, the kids can learn positive thinking through its stimulating and challenging games.

Faballey

FabAlley is an online fashion destination for taste-makers and trend-breakers all over the country. In just two years, the shop has grown to become a legit style source for fashion-forward apparel and accessories. The name was inspired by all the rebellious, fashion-forward girls in India who shy away from the mainstream and shop at offbeat alleys, indie-chic nooks and quirky boutiques.

DataSnap Foreclosure - Auction Website


My Data Snap is a Real Estate Portal that lets users log in and look up the desired property. We have been serving our clients since 2008 by providing them foreclosure auction database that contains various property details, bid information, Auction locations, title information, pre-foreclosure information, etc.

We have created modules like CMS, Property Listing, Advanced Search Options among others that offer a smooth browsing experience. We recently reworked on the portal to add more features to it and enhance its visual appeal.

 

Ship By Bid - Bidding Portal

Ship By Bid is a shipping and delivery firm operating based on user bids on loads and packages that the user needs to transport. The website has been refurbished by IT Chimes to facilitate a faster checkout and form posting.

Ezy Qatar - Classified Portal

Ezy Qatar is an advertising portal in Qatar to help a business connect with their customer from anywhere in the country, at any time at a very low cost. You can make use of this search engine technology to look for any business, product or service along with the rating and reviews which aids you in making your decision as every information is available on this portal.

 

It is an effective, low cost and flexible marketing solution for the business as  they can showcase a lot of information on their company profile to get access to millions of customers. It is an amazing way to connect businesses and customers to each other which is easy to use and lucrative for both the parties.

GoldDerby

GoldDerby is one of the most reliable and trusted Hollywood News Portals to keep you updated about the latest trends of the industry. Being licensed by the Los Angeles Times in 2005 and having gained a name in the Industry, Gold Derby popularly presents four sets of Grammy, Oscar, Emmy and other predictions for their comparisons and analysis.

 

You can also view the predictions at various charts which are then aggregated into racetrack odds and percentages applied by site users to wager points. The issuing of scores is done by every awards competition where winners are ballyhooed.

 

You can also operate Gold Derby as social networks where individuals invite users in order to make friends and communicate like the way they do on other social networking sites. Also, the photos of albums top 10 lists etc can be posted on the TV or film awards.

 

A Sneak Preview into the World of IT Chimes

Another customer testimonial video. Please watch to see the positive feedback.

A satisfied customer shows his appreciation for IT Chimes and discusses his successful work.

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SEO, Web & App Dev for Food Transportation Company

"The results have blown me away."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
May 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Saffron Tech provides ongoing SEO. They’ve also developed a web platform with accompanying mobile app for iOS and Android. The platform has booking, notifications, and payment features.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Glasgow, Kentucky
CTO, Food Transportation Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The well-designed platform has increased traffic and improved the end-user experience. Saffron Tech is responsive and works non-business hours to accommodate the time difference. Most resources are fluent English speakers. Expect senior management to be accessible and provide excellent service.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CTO of a logistics management firm. We provide services for food transportation.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Saffron Tech?

We hired Saffron Tech initially to do our SEO. Three months later, we expanded the scope to web platform development.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Saffron Tech developed the web platform, which includes an app for iOS and Android. The solution automates our email- and phone-based workflows. For example, if a customer wants to move a load, they can enter their details into the system. The platform then lets the trucking company carrier on the other side see available loads and receive notifications. The carrier can also book to load through the system. The platform calculates our margin and bills the customer; the customer can pay via credit card or ACH payment.

What is the team composition?

We work with a client relationship manager, a designer, a project manager, and another project manager on top of that one.

How did you come to work with Saffron Tech?

Our previous vendor didn’t do SEO and recommended that we outsource to a company in India. I had never considered outsourcing and began by Googling “SEO companies in India”. I considered two companies and Saffron Tech’s customer service approach via phone and email stood out. Our initial conversations concerned SEO, but I later communicated my idea for the platform. I then spoke with the development team via phone about the system before work started.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent between $90,000–$100,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in May 2018 and the relationship is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Saffron Tech made the experience ten times better for our customers. We’ve increased traffic and customer contact. In addition, the platform’s design stands out. I had to explain our industry to a remote team and then have them translate that vision into the final product. The results have blown me away.

How did Saffron Tech perform from a project management standpoint?

The partnership has been great from the very beginning. We use Asana and keep minutes of meetings. We’ll do Zoom brainstorming if both sides are available, but it’s hard to catch me with free time.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The team is highly experienced. Again, I can’t speak highly enough about their customer service because they respond quickly; given my industry, slow responses are one of my pet peeves. We also have access to the co-founders, which I appreciate. That direct contact makes Saffron Tech feel like a smaller company. Moreover, the time difference makes the team’s responsiveness even more impressive. They work on our schedule.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Most team members speak fluent English, especially the project managers and other client-facing staff. But occasionally, I interact with people who speak less-than-fluent English. That has been a frustration, but also a learning experience for me. I can’t hold that against somebody in a different country, of course.

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

eCommerce Mobile App Dev of Buying & Selling Platform

“The personal connection really helps build trust and makes it feel like I’m working with my own employees.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Feb. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Taking over from a previous contractor, Saffron Tech revamped the design for a C2C app and handled development for Android and Windows. Features included the ability to like, comment, message, and video call.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Portland, Oregon
Ikechukwu Christian-Ezeofor
CEO, High Quality Demand, Inc.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Saffron Tech took existing wireframes and elevated the design to a new level of modern and user-friendly. Their team excels at building rapport through regular communication and they’re happy to share suggestions for improvement.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CEO and president at High Quality Demand, an e-commerce C2C startup that allows users to buy and sell products. We’re hoping to launch our app by the beginning of December 2018.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Saffron Tech?

We started with a different developer who did a little design and the wireframes, but there were a lot of communication issues and misunderstandings. We decided to look for a new contractor before moving on to our next development phase.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They’re developing our app for Windows and Android. So far, they’ve designed all the necessary screens and are testing how each one will connect. Once that’s ready, they’ll start coding the app and release a beta version by the end of October 2018. The video call portion is already developed and they’ve partially built out the transportation choice section. All of the more standard functions, including the ability to like, comment, and send messages, are about 70% complete.

After the app is developed, they’ll help us test and launch it. I’m also planning to talk to them about how to market it.

What is the team composition?

We work directly with the project manager and four members of the design team. There’s also a client relations manager who makes sure things are working well on both sides. There are additional developers, but I don’t give them feedback directly. I’ve met about seven team members in total.

How did you come to work with Saffron Tech?

We found them on Clutch. When I interviewed them, they were very honest and quoted us an average rate for the industry. They demonstrated a strong ability to plan, provide documents, and issue reports. Their team offered superior communication skills compared to others we interviewed who fell in the same price tier, so we chose them.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in February 2018 and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our original developers had made the app look good and user-friendly, but Saffron Tech’s improvements and expertise made the difference in quality very obvious. When I showed the newest iteration of the app to friends, they spotted the difference right away and said it looked much more modern, sleek, and like it was designed for people comfortable with technology. Saffron Tech’s overhaul significantly improved our product.

How did Saffron Tech perform from a project management standpoint?

We use Asana to keep track of everything and the communication with them is excellent. They respond to us immediately and they send us Gantt charts to make sure we stay on schedule.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re very personable and they challenge me to improve my ideas. We’ve gotten along well since the beginning, whether we’re talking through email, phone, video, or face to face. The longer we work together, the more relaxed I feel about our partnership and the more comfortable I am in meetings. They’re very open to having every team member join a call so that we’re all on the same page about what needs to be done. That personal connection really helps build trust and makes it feel like I’m working with my own employees.

Are there any areas they could improve?

The only thing they could improve is the initial document they sent to me. I do a lot of research before I work with anybody and their first document wasn’t fully tailored to what I wanted. It almost made me reconsider moving forward with them. Fortunately, we connected very strongly during our initial two-hour call, which is the longest I’ve ever spent talking to a developer. I have no complaints about them, which is why I’m going to ask them about doing marketing as well.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

The search for a development company is a very studious one, and we spent quite a long time searching and interviewing multiple companies. We chose Saffron Tech for the reasons mentioned above and they have exceeded our expectations so far. I would strongly recommend them.

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

Magento Ecommerce Dev for Specialty Items Retailer

“Where other firms disappointed, Saffron Tech exceeded our expectations.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jan. 2017 - July 2018
Project summary: 

Saffron Tech took over web development and maintenance when a previous firm failed to maintain high-quality work. They initially started with SEO and now provide hosting, design, and social media management.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Los Angeles, California
Valerie Arey
President, dkspecialties, Inc.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Saffron Tech vastly improved the website, enabling tracking and increasing SEO effectiveness. End users say the site is much cleaner and easier to navigate. The team maintained constant communication and solved problems quickly.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the president of dkspecialties, Inc., a company that sells and advertises thousands of specialty items.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Saffron Tech?

Our previous partner had a switch in leadership, and their work became unsatisfactory, so we needed a new partner to manage SEO and other digital services.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We have tens of thousands of items on our site, and they’re extremely different from one another, so we needed to targeted SEO on a limited budget. Saffron Tech began optimizing our site and then told us that it would be better if we updated it because it was nearly 10 years old. We agreed, and they updated us from PrestaShop to Magento.

Once we moved to the new site, Saffron Tech then created categories and subcategories for our different items to keep them better organized. Now, as our partnership has grown, Saffron Tech manages our social media, hosting, maintenance, and design. They work with our umbrella organization and are highly involved with our internal team.

What is the team composition?

We were in touch with about four team members.

How did you come to work with Saffron Tech?

We searched for an SEO partner for a long time. When we found them, they came to our office for a meeting and then help subsequent conference calls. Their price was good, and they seemed to know what they were doing, so we hired them.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent about $25,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked with them from January 2017–July 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The SEO is working perfectly, and Saffron Tech is just doing finishing touches to make our site run faster. We’re able to track who uses our site, what they’re looking at, and where they’re from. Our clients say the new site is wonderful, clean, and easy to use.

How did Saffron Tech perform from a project management standpoint?

They kept us involved at all times and emailed us whenever anything came up. If there was a problem, they’d jump on a conference call to resolve it immediately.

What did you find most impressive about them?

We weren’t an easy project, but they did excellent work. Where other firms disappointed, Saffron Tech exceeded our expectations.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    It took a bit longer than anticipated, but we're not an easy project.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I'd definitely recommend them.

Web Dev for Real Estate Rental Company

“No matter what I wanted or asked for, no matter how long I took to get back to them, they were there for me.”

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

Saffron Tech built a new website from scratch for a real estate rental firm. They added leasing functionality and individual pages for each property and ensured security for tenant information.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
New York, New York
Realtor & Landlord
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Though the site hasn’t been active very long, it has already garnered positive responses from other agencies in the area. Saffron Tech came up with solutions at every step and managed the entire project. They were patient and easy to work with.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm the owner and president of a real estate rental company in New York.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Saffron Tech?

The site I had wasn’t detailed enough and needed updating. I hired them to build a new site from scratch.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The process was very involved. They built the new site from the ground up and added pages where tenants could download and sign leases. They were careful to ensure everyone’s information is protected and the site is secure. They also added a page for each apartment and included pictures and information.

They changed everything about my web presence. I kept the original site for a while to make sure everything worked properly, but have switched to the new site completely now. They’re currently maintaining the site, which is much more involved than my previous one.

What is the team composition?

I dealt with a client relations manager, a team leader, another developer, and then a variety of other team members.

How did you come to work with Saffron Tech?

They came to me. I was renting apartments to them that they used for visiting employees. One of those tenants pointed out that my site could be improved and explained why. Everything they said made sense, so I hired them to build the new site.

How much have you invested with them?

The project cost between $25,000–$50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We were in communication before we started working together in February 2018. They finished development in July 2018 and still provide site maintenance.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The site hasn’t been up very long. They completed it while I was away, so it went live when I got back. A major landlord across the street from me looked over the site and told me it was the best real estate website he’s ever seen. He was really impressed and asked who built it. All the comments I’ve had so far are very complimentary.

How did Saffron Tech perform from a project management standpoint?

I knew nothing at the beginning, but they figured out everything I needed and managed the whole project. I spoke with them by phone or occasionally in person. They asked questions and got the information they needed to make the site work.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They were amazing and involved in the whole process. They built a beautiful site and the end results are fabulous. Sometimes it took me weeks to get back to them, but they never got annoyed with me and were always very patient. Other people told me some of the things I was asking for were impossible, but they accomplished all of them.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No; any delays in the process were because of me. I can’t put how nice they are into words. No matter what I wanted or asked for, no matter how long I took to get back to them, they were there for me. They told me that whenever I was ready, they would be ready for me.

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
    I already have referred them.

Web & Mobile App Dev of Restaurant Management Platform

“Their adaptability to change is something that they are good at and their response time is much faster than others."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Feb. - July 2018
Project summary: 

Saffron Tech designed and created a website, a backend dashboard, and an iOS/Android app to make digital billing efficient and effective for restaurant employees and customers.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Gurgaon, India
Mohit Kapoor
Founder, TabOn
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The timely adaptability of Saffron has produced four seamless technologies that are currently being piloted in multiple restaurants. Overall customer and restaurant response has been positive in experience and usability.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We enable digital billing at restaurants to eliminate paper waste, customer waiting time, and to collect data on customers. I am the founder of the business.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Saffron Tech?

We didn’t have any technology founders. We all had a business mindset and knew what product we wanted, but we didn’t know how to build the product ourselves. We needed a tech team and also a company that had a proven track record of building products in a timely manner, that also helps the company scale.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We wanted four things specifically made. We wanted a website, an iOS and Android app, and a backend restaurant dashboard that would work as a CRM and a boss at the restaurant. They first came in to discuss the project and learn what our business is about. Then they started making designs of the website, apps, and dashboard. Once the designs were done, the development team began working on the product itself.

We were always able to monitor the scope of work and see overall product growth. It was a very seamless workflow and timelines were always successfully met.

What is the team composition?

There were about 15-20 people we worked with, all on different teams. We worked with web development, iOS, Android, and .NET developers, the design team, and a few SEO people. There was also a project manager and a customer relationship manager.

How did you come to work with Saffron Tech?

We had a few mutual contacts that have worked with them and we were also able to meet the founder.

How much have you invested with them?

We have invested $50,000–$60,000 USD.

What is the status of this engagement?

We have worked with them from February–July 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The largest tech conference in Asia just happened a month ago and out of the 8,000 to 10,000 startup companies, we were 1 of the 75 startups selected to pitch on the stage. We are also currently piloting in a few restaurants and most of the feedback has been positive. The application seems to be running smoothly. Their technology has greatly scaled faster than what we anticipated.  

How did Saffron Tech perform from a project management standpoint?

We received a weekly report of how many people were invested in the project and what were the next steps. We were updated frequently, we always knew what the upcoming tasks were for the next week, and we would find out if those tasks were completed.

They used Asana to assign tasks, the project manager was easy to reach, and there was communication across the boards if big changes were made.

What did you find most impressive about them?

We had previously worked with another tech company before and had to leave them because their results were unsatisfactory. This company was willing to accept changes. Even though a lot was changed from the initial scope of work, they were still able to meet deadlines. I can’t see very many companies doing that, who work in the same space. Their adaptability to change is something that they are good at and their response time is much faster than others.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Their practices differ from other companies that are located in India but that’s really what sets them apart from everyone else.

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

WordPress Web Dev for Lightbulb Retailer

"In hindsight, these guys have taken everything I’ve thrown at them—and it’s been a lot—with a smile." 

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

Saffron Tech migrated a website to WordPress and made various development improvements. They introduced a product visualization tool, discount processes, and custom order capabilities.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Wheaton, Illinois
Bob Mueller
VP, Night Light Designs
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The website's visuals have prompted positive reactions and its layout is quite intuitive. Saffron Tech provided a welcoming feedback process and was flexible in dealing with evolving requirements. They take ownership of their projects and are unwilling to compromise on product quality.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the VP of Night Light Designs. We’re a group of photographers, but instead of just printing our photographs out, we place them into night lights. We sell other products as well, but our main focus is on night lights.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Saffron Tech?

There were a lot of issues with our website, especially on the admin side. I wasn’t able to do a lot of things I wanted, even simple things like changing a paragraph on a webpage—everything was hardcoded in. I was looking for more flexibility and wanted to add products to the site that weren’t on it previously.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They changed our site over to WordPress and migrated over about 4,000 images and products. They also built some custom functionality for us to deal with custom order issues, and coupon and gift codes. They also created a tool that lets people see how the image they chose would look on a night light on the website—a kind of simulation.

What is the team composition?

One of their WordPress engineers has been doing a lot of the legwork, but we mostly deal with their project manager. In total, we’ve worked with three people.

How did you come to work with Saffron Tech?

We get a lot of emails on a daily basis, and when I became serious about this project, I started to look through them. If I was interested, I reviewed their websites and read reviews, and then would speak with them. I went around with bullet points of some of the things I wanted, and how I wanted them to work, and that seemed to scare some people off. They were more interested in throwing a WordPress site together without a lot of custom functionality. Saffron stepped up and said they could handle it and actually made suggestions to take it even further. That convinced me that they were going to be the best people to deal with.

How much have you invested with them?

My budget was around $30,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked with them from January until July 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I haven’t rolled it out officially, so it’s hard to comment, but I love the way it looks. My wife has been acting as my test person since I’m too close to the project, and she’s loved how it easy it is to maneuver between the different pages and know exactly what she’s looking at.

How did Saffron Tech perform from a project management standpoint?

We had a lot of meetings - usually at least two a week, which was a little bit of a challenge since I struggled with Skype. They came up with some alternatives that worked out well though.

Also, they've had a spreadsheet that's been my go to. Any time there's an issue I log it onto the spreadsheet and then they comment on it as well. I can track any issues I’ve had along with their response time.

What did you find most impressive about them?

In hindsight, these guys have taken everything I’ve thrown at them—and it’s been a lot—with a smile. They've really been responsive to everything. I like the suggestions they came up with. I felt like they weren’t pushing to get this website done and move onto the next job. They said numerous times that they could rush it out quicker, but they wanted it to be great and wanted to do everything I wanted. Even though they could've rolled out sooner, they were willing to make the little changes I wanted. That really made me feel like they were out to give me a good website.

Are there any areas they could improve?

When we first started, there wasn't an easy way to track some of the issues; I'd send an e-mail and wait for a response. When they realized what I was coming back to them with, they started putting the spreadsheet. The emails lasted a couple of weeks, and that was the only moment where I was confused by what was going on. They took care of it quickly.

5.0
Overall Score They were some of the friendliest people I've ever dealt with. It made it so easy. You see the human side of them which is really refreshing.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    The only real delays were because I changed my requests a few times, which set them back. That was strictly on mine and not their end.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The combination of price and amount of time it took for them to do this make me feel like I got great value.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    I really love my website; it's great.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ll hands down refer them.

Web Dev of Math Education Portal

“Unlike other companies, Saffron Tech is willing to suggest new ideas that better suit our needs.”

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

Saffron Tech is developing a web portal to help students improve their math skills. They’ve created a comprehensive roadmap to the process, designed a prototype, and are currently writing the code.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Cleveland, Ohio
Yogesh Makkar
Founder, Kapdec
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Internal stakeholders have responded enthusiastically to Saffron Tech’s efforts. The team is collaborative and transparent, providing regular progress updates. Their ability to provide critical counsel on technical practices helps make them key partners in the engagement.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the founder of an education tech startup called Kapdec. Our goal is to help students supplement their education through our software. Our primary target audience includes from students grades 5–12 in India and the U.S.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Saffron Tech?

We needed resources to build a complex yet high-quality software at a reasonable price. It’s an online portal that will allow students to study math through text documents and video lectures.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Initially, we provided a business model and a list of desired features to their analysts. They then converted our documents into a set of technical requirements. This involved outlining the software’s features, mapping out the steps, and dividing the development into phases. From there, they built a prototype of our web portal using HTML, including the design, screen flows, and graphics.

They’re currently writing the code in our selected language and are building the core features. The software will produce practice sets based on the user’s skill level. As the user improves, the program generates increasingly difficult problems. The team is also responsible for integrating the portal with commercial components (e.g., payment gateways) and finding servers to store the databases and video lectures.

What is the team composition?

We work with a dedicated project manager, a graphic designer, two business analysts, and at least four developers. There are also people who are working on the payment system.

How did you come to work with Saffron Tech?

Several of my friends had previously worked with Saffron Tech and recommended them to me. I reached out to their New Jersey location and went from there.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent about $40,000 thus far, but we expect to spend between $65,000–$70,000 by the end of the project.

What is the status of this engagement?

Their work started in February 2018 and is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Because we’re in the middle of development, we currently don’t have any hard metrics. However, from a qualitative perspective, we’ve been pleased with their efforts. Compared to other vendors we’ve worked with, their team is very competent. They take the time to listen to our needs, accommodating any changes we make without charging extra. Once we launch our business and begin expanding, we plan to retain Saffron Tech for future development.

How did Saffron Tech perform from a project management standpoint?

We track our progress through weekly phone conferences and emails. They’ve also provided a complete breakdown of the entire project from start to finish, including all tasks and how to approach them. At each meeting, they update us on where we are in the process.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Rather than strictly following our instructions, we appreciate that they come up with their own solutions to ensure best practices. Unlike other companies, Saffron Tech is willing to suggest new ideas that better suit our needs.

Are there any areas they could improve?

In terms of development, nothing comes to mind. However, it would be convenient if they retained third-party providers for specific services. That way, we wouldn’t have to search for providers when integrating a payment gateway.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

As with any software developer, ask the team up front about how they’re going to break down and approach the project. This helps to gauge the timeline and eliminate ambiguities.

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

Web Dev of Used-Smartphone & Wholesale Marketplace

"Their platform played a big role in helping us scale as it automated a lot of our work."

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

Saffron Tech provided web development services, working on a marketplace platform that is integrated with wholesale sellers. They also built a custom CRM for the Amazon Web Services platform.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Los Angeles, California
Saqib Waqar
Principal, 2ndlifephones
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The finished platform permitted the company to utilize a wider range of data and effectively scale their work, contributing to a tripling of revenue since its completion. The team communicated clearly, provided excellent services throughout, and addressed any required fixes promptly.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm the founder of a used-smartphone platform. We started off primarily as a wholesaler and we are effectively a B2B wholesale marketplace.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Saffron Tech?

We needed a presence on the web and through apps. As we were moving towards the marketplace business, we needed help from someone who had done that before.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They helped us think through our marketplace and what the product would look like. Their team helped us determine how we could make sure we were still relevant once one person had completed a transaction with another. They mocked up designs and examples of how other people had solved similar problems. They were also the ones who developed our website, apps, and backend infrastructure.

One of the biggest things they’ve done was to make an integration with a live inventory platform. That platform is connected to around 15 wholesalers. As soon as they make a purchase, their inventory becomes available to us and our systems are linked. Saffron setup pricing rules, given that each one of our wholesalers wanted different prices. Sellers can set up rules based on what markups they want for the products, shipping costs, and so on.

We try to manually make the markups, in large part because we don’t want to provide visibility into everything. Saffron built a mini internal CRM for this purpose, which is highly-customized to how we operate. We're hosted on Amazon Web Services.

What is the team composition?

We only have one internal person for IT management. We rely on Saffron to manage everything for us.

How did you come to work with Saffron Tech?

I’d known Gaurav (Business Head, Saffron Tech) for a long time, from past healthcare projects we used to run.

How much have you invested with them?

Our budget was $40,000, based on milestones.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them around August 2017. They’re still working on a couple of things for us, including the platform used by our partners. We also have an ongoing maintenance agreement with Saffron.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our revenues have tripled over the last three months and we’ve established ourselves as an expert in the market. Their platform played a big role in helping us scale as it automated a lot of our work and it has given us the resources we needed to function. We had never previously been able to service those vendors, given the grading that they needed. We currently know what each one of our vendors is and what their grades are. Saffron Tech helped us capture data that we would have never been able to capture otherwise.

How did Saffron Tech perform from a project management standpoint?

We don’t use project management tools. We’ve had clearly-defined guidelines, but also made a lot of changes over time. I’ve been happy with the experience. We’ve been able to communicate with them all the time. Much of the work happens in their New Jersey office, in the same time zone as us, so we’re able to call them easily.

We’ve had a couple of issues with the platform, but when we called them, they logged in and gave us a short-term fix. They’ve been very good partners. We wanted a custom solution instead of a ready-made one, and we wanted to build it using a partner that would provide maintenance, rather than just disappear.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They communicate clearly and use simple words. Simplicity is often one of the most underrated factors. The most frustrating thing for me is to have someone troubleshoot work started by another person. With Saffron, I am confident that the people who started the work are still the ones working on the project.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I don’t know what platform or technology I’m currently using. Perhaps they could help educate me on this front, but I don't mind at all. It’s been a good experience working with them.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

Saffron Tech is an end-to-end platform shop. Clients can ask for anything they want, and the team will find a way to help. For me, this has been the best way to work with them.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    No one is on time for 100% of the time.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    We’ve worked with much more expensive providers in the past.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The quality has been great, and so has their responsiveness to any issues.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Website Redesign for Print and Online Magazine

"[They’re] ready to go beyond the brief to accomplish the task to the client’s satisfaction."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
June 2017 - Jan. 2018
Project summary: 

Saffron Tech redesigned an outdated website to make it more internationally appealing and SEO friendly, which would help it stand out from the competition.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
New Delhi, India
Shelley Vishwajeet
Editor, My Mobile Publications
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The revamped website boasts a modern design and its exposure has increased significantly, gathering daily emails complimenting its new look and content. Despite some issues at the start with understanding requirements, their team handled the work smoothly with a cooperative and dedicated approach.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the editor of My Mobile Publications Group, a company that manages the magazine and online space in India.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Saffron Tech?

We needed to revamp our web presence to have greater international appeal as well as make it SEO friendly.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to make sure that our website was at an international level in terms of design, aesthetics, and searchability. We also wanted to get ahead of our competition.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We found them via a professional reference and examined their past work.

Describe the project in detail.

My Mobile Magazine is India's oldest and most popular print magazine on mobile devices, gadgets, accessories, industry news, reviews, policies, interviews, opinions, etc. Our old website wasn’t very modern, so we wanted to strengthen our web presence in order to maintain our leading position in this space.

What was the team composition?

They assigned a team of four to work on our project.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The new website is a significant improvement in terms of design and web presence. Visitors and page views have increased significantly since its launch, and we’re now getting daily emails expressing appreciation for the website and its content.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

There were a few challenges in the beginning but once the two teams were on the same page, the work went on seamlessly. I was really impressed with their technical competence, dedication, and cooperative nature.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their team takes individual responsibility for the project and is ready to go beyond the brief to accomplish the task to the client’s satisfaction.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Their project development team and business team need to work more closely together in understanding a client's requirements, which will help expedite project delivery.

5.0
Overall Score They are as good as it gets!
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They worked quite well.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Their cost is reasonable.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They were excellent in this regard.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Yes. Definitely.

Native Mobile App Dev for Travel Search & Booking Platform

"They are consistent at staying within estimated timeframes, and anytime there is a bug they fix it immediately."

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

Saffron is developing a native travel search application for iOS and Android from scratch. Key features include GPS mapping, custom contact forms, backend login, and personalized profile settings.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Dallas, Texas
Owner, Travel App
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Saffron has been effective at eliminating bugs and sticking to the agreed upon timeline. Despite having an overseas headquarters, assistance has been available twenty-four hours as Android and push notification development is concluding.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I own a travel search and comparison company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge or opportunity were you trying to address with Saffron Tech?

I hired Saffron to develop native applications for iOS and Android and set up the API with third-party vendors.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They built the apps from scratch over several development phases. First, we established the wireframes and designs. We would hold weekly phone meetings to get everything adjusted to exactly how I wanted it and map out navigation within the app. Second, we worked on designing the prototype, fixing bugs, and sorting out the API.

Some of the key features of the apps include custom contact forms with drop-down menus, a GPS parking feature, and a profile that can include a personal photo. They also included the ability to reset passwords and log in through vendors on the backend for ticket and flight booking. We are continuing to work on incorporating push notifications as a part of our marketing strategy.

What is the team composition?

I work with around four team members. There is a designer who worked on the layout and graphic design, a senior developer who oversees coding, a customer relations manager who I communicate through, and a project manager that makes sure everything I want is getting completed.

How did you come to work with Saffron Tech?

I found them on LinkedIn.

How much have you invested with them?

I have spent $35,000-$40,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project is ongoing. We began working together in May 2017, and they are still developing the Android app.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We are still waiting on user metrics, but they have done great work. They are consistent at staying within estimated timeframes, and anytime there is a bug they fix it immediately.

How did Saffron Tech perform from a project management standpoint?

Even though they are headquartered overseas, communication has been great and I receive close to twenty-four-hour assistance. If I have an issue I contact their office in New Jersey and it is immediately passed along to the right person.

We mostly communicate using Asana, but we will use Skype for live meetings and sometimes WhatsApp.

What do you find most impressive about them?

They definitely focus on their business relationship with the client. There have been some things I asked them to do that they could have charged me for but decided not to because they want to establish a strong relationship. I found that impressive.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Since we have some different business customs, they could work on better understanding our business traditions, i.e., the way Americans communicate and some of the things we expect to get done.

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