INTERSECTION OF BUSINESS, TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION

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Started on Sunflower Road in New Jersey, we saw an opportunity to create products that help companies transform how they do business. Founded in 2010, we are a fast-growing, award-winning digital product and innovations agency with offices across North America and India.

With over 75+ talented engineers & designers around the world, we help growing startups and global brands build innovative, beautiful custom technology solutions. We believe in building products that make an impact. Sunflower Lab makes better technology today for an organization's tomorrow. 

 
$25,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2010
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Somerset, NJ
headquarters
  • 220 Davidson Ave, Suite #119
    Somerset, NJ 08873
    United States
other locations
  • 100 Birch Brook Rd
    Bronxville, NY 10708
    United States
  • 3974 Brown Park Drive, Suite F
    Hilliard, OH 43026
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 

AM best, Nationwide Insurance, Brivity, Vishay, Accurate NeuroMonitoring

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Press App - Sports Recruitment Platfrom

Overview

By creating an elegant mobile app for iOS and Android, Press Sports is revolutionizing how athletes showcase their skills and transforming how they communicate with coaches and fans.

From an initial base of ten users, the Press Sports app has grown exponentially and is now used by thousands of coaches and fans around the world. By empowering athletes to showcase their skills and talents to

coaches and fans without the fear of stigma, Press Sports is helping turn dreams of a collegiate athletic career into reality.

The Challenge

Here’s how we helped Press Sports achieve their goals.

Press Sports noticed that young athletes faced a number of obstacles when it came to navigating the high school and college recruitment maze. They didn’t know where to start, the process was terribly disorganized, and there was no easy way to communicate with coaches.

For coaches, trying to attract high-quality athletes was equally frustrating: The typical screening process is inefficient and many schools don’t have a big budget for finding and attracting quality candidates to their programs.

A New Custom Digital Platform

Sunflower Lab worked with Press Sports to create a new digital platform that brings together the best elements of social media video sharing with the best practices of high school and college sports recruitment. The Press Sports app is the first free sports video app where athletes, coaches, fans, and parents connect to view and share sports highlights. This platform is designed so that athletes can build a fanbase of people who want to see their sports highlights throughout their career.

The platform enables them to post highlights from multiple sports, upload their academic resume/transcripts, and contact information for college coaches to access. Coaches can use the Press Sports app to keep an eye on prospects, access their transcripts, and see footage of a prospect in multiple sports. Fans and parents can also follow their favorite athletes and coaches and join the camaraderie of a vibrant athletic community.

Native IOS And Android Apps

Built on Java and Angular as a native app for iOS and Android, Press Sports boasts all the features of a robust social media platform but with a high-quality video sharing component as well. We created a custom solution for uploading and sharing videos that offers fast uploads, compression, and the ability to be readily and seamlessly shared.

Paid Subscriptions

The Press Sports application is free to all athletes and coaches, though more advanced features such as transcript checks are part of the paid version.

Another feature that makes the Press Sports app unique is the “Hype Zone” button on the home feed. Built with a specially-designed algorithm, the HZ button brings users to the top trending page based on the highest number of shares for that day.

4.9 Rating, 150+ Reviews—It’s Loved Everywhere

Sunflower Lab has created an elegant native mobile app for Press Sports that brings together the best features of social media and sports recruiting. Press Sports boasts a 4.9 rating in the iOS App Store based on 150+ reviews. It just goes to show that users love this platform. Take it from Grant Haley—New York Giants Cornerback:

“Huge potential to upload sports highlights every day to your fans for them to comment, like, or hype the video. Very cool app if you play sports or are a fan of sports, would have been great to have this in High School.”

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Brivity - Realtor CRM Platform

Overview

Builders, administrators, real estate agents, and home buyers are all working towards the same end goal; selling and buying homes BUT effectively communicating with each other throughout the process is challenging.

Appointments get missed, listings and open houses are not well marketed, administrators don’t know what their agents are doing, etc. The Brivity team turned this problem into an

opportunity to improve communication, productivity, and efficiency in the real estate industry.

In order to develop their idea Brivity collaborated with Sunflower Lab to create a custom mobile application for their CRM solution that provides a seamless experience to their customers (real estate offices) and their clients (home buyers).

Capture And Connect Real Estate Leads From All Sources In One Platform

A Mobile Solution Packed With Features

Sunflower Lab architected a beautiful mobile solution for Brivity that:

  • Connects real estate offices, their agents, and clients
  • Provides lead and transaction management
  • Prompts punctual follow-up
  • Tracks calls, text messages, and interactions
  • Enables marketing of real estate listings to social platforms
  • Includes a social media reporting dashboard that tells agents & administrators which social platforms have the best ROI
    All in one easy to use the app.

Nurture And Convert Like A Machine While Generating Referrals And Repeat Business.

Win Listings & Close Deals While On The Go

Brivity’s mobile app empowers its users to work smarter not harder. It gives them a means to capture and connect with leads from all sources in one platform. They are able to nurture those leads, close deals, and repeat the process easier than ever before. It provides them scale, is cost effective, and gives them the gift of time – a very precious commodity.

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Groove - Event Management Platfrom

Groove organizes dance competitions, conventions and in-studio workshops around the world.

This system is designed to manage end to end process for executing dance events, accounting of the clients, managing internal staff schedule by events.

Website: https://

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NEO U - Fitness Mobile Platfrom

NEO U, A Way Towards Achieving Healthier Lifestyle Effortlessly

RhinoCo, Inc. has the vision to make health & fitness far more accessible to its users with the help of technology. It is committed to helping everyone achieve a healthier lifestyle by using technology to deliver essential tools, supplements, and training programs to people across the world. Thus, the idea of NEO U originated and was

developed as a distinctive health & fitness platform.

NEO U Is A Flagship Concept Aimed Towards Redefining Your Fitness Experiences

NEO U is the flagship concept of RhinoCo. It is a very unique platform with which users can register, buy classes and reserve their spots online. They can also access any class or workout at any time from anywhere in the world, and all this just with the touch of a button. RhinoCo. Inc, is offering this unique platform which no other company has offered previously.

NEO U Uses Cutting-Edge Technology For Bridging Fitness Brands And Users

NEO U is the first-of-its-kind platform which uses cutting-edge technology to link individuals to the best fitness concepts and elite trainers together, creating a new generation of workout experiences.

In March 2018, RhinoCo. Inc, opened its doors to their brand new state-of-the-art fitness facility in New York City featuring the most talented and dynamic trainers and a wide array of concepts and classes to provide the most well-rounded boutique experience to their members. To live stream and record the classes for their online NEO U Live platform, they use their NYC facility.

 

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Town Money Saver - Coupon Distribution Platfrom

Free local coupons from local businesses in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, Indiana, and West Virginia. Town Money Saver® provides valuable local coupons in your mailbox, online, and now on your mobile device. Our app will give you on-the-go access to all the local savings that Town Money Saver® provides.

FEATURES
*Coupons
Exclusive local coupons that are only offered by Town Money Saver for huge savings in

your area. The coupons can be redeemed right from your iPhone or iPad by showing the screen to the cashier. 

*Location Specific
Use your Current Location to find the savings surrounding you, within a radius of 50 miles. Or if you are traveling, enter a city or zip code to find local savings on your stops ahead.

*Savings Map
Browse our Map feature, which allows you to see the location of all the savings in your area.

*Wallet
Save coupons to the Wallet to conveniently access and redeem them later.

*Favorites
Star your Favorite businesses to easily access offers from the places you visit most frequently.

*Notifications
Receive push notifications when new offers become available, when offers in your Wallet are about to expire, and when you are near one of your Favorite businesses.
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Blue Sky - Propane Delivery Management Platform

Overview

Over 70M people in the United States use propane for their household heating, grilling and commercial purposes.

They all have the same problem: They all run out of propane before having another tank ready for them. Since they have no ability to see how much propane is left, Blue Skye saw a huge opportunity to build a smarter propane tank.

Blue Sky Propane reached out to us to help

them build a digital companion to their physical propane tank, that gave their users real-time insights on their tank levels, as well as the ability to re-order and pay for their propane all within a mobile app.

Automatic, Smart And Secure Re-Ordering

Since the digital solution has near real-time data to your propane levels, we created the ability for the system to automatically re-order, or schedule a time to get your propane tanks refilled. Using TouchID biometrics, users are able to login with their fingerprint recognition feature.

The solution alone has resulted in happier customers & more predictable revenue.

Customer Analytics

In addition to viewing your propane level data, you’re also able to view historical reports and analytics about your usage.

You can view fuel consumption records, average and total gas deliveries, total gallons of gas consumed and billing amounts for the entire year or within a specific period using filtering options.

Easy Order And Pay Online

If you haven’t opted for the Smart Tank Technology feature, you can order and make payments for your gas manually anywhere and anytime.

Simply enter the total quantity you need in gallons, confirm your order and pay your bill online to receive propane gas at your billing address.

 

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A.M. Best

Overview

A.M. Best approached Sunflower Lab to create a new digital experience so their customers around the world could access information easier.

With a focus on providing ratings to companies in the insurance industry, A.M. Best has provided ratings to approximately 3,400 companies in more than 90 countries worldwide. Their Credit Ratings are recognized as a benchmark for assessing a rated

organization’s financial strength as well as the credit quality of its obligations.

AM Best Has Offices In The U.S., London, Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Dubai, Mexico City And Singapore.

New Personalized Experiences

The users of A.M. Best app will now be able to register and get a personalized view of the companies they follow. This seamless experience has made the lives of users easy and has made a significant impact on how customers view the brand.

A.M. Best Covers 16,000 Insurance Companies Globally

Tons Of Information Packed In One Simple Interface

With over 16,000 companies reviewed, it was never simple to search and view credit information regarding an insurer, until now.

Through several UI/UX sessions, we focused on simplicity and increasing the speed to getting the information the customer needs.

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Dayana - Custom CRM Solution For Leading Manufacturer Of BOPP Block Bottom Valve Bags

Dayana Polyplast Pvt. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of BOPP Block Bottom Valve Bags that enhances moisture resistance of cement bags which are made of woven PP material. The product is already in commercial use and finding traction with major cement and chemical brands.

Sunflower Lab is working closely with Dayana Team to understand their business process, customer interaction, manufacturing unit workflow and create

custom CRM solutions which reduce their 80% of manual and repetitive work. 

Sunflower lab team is working closely with Dayana team to 100% work automation through customized web platform.

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VidaPay - Telecomm Retailer Mobile Platfrom

Performing VidaPay transactions has never been easier.

VidaPay Mobile App gives Prepaid Wireless Dealers all the benefits of the VidaPay Portal from their mobile device.

Simply enter your VidaPay Logins/manager credentials and you’re ready to go!

 

ACTIVATION

AIR TIME/ TOP UP

LONG DISTANCE

INTERNATIONAL TOP UP

TRANSACTION REVIEW

CHECKOUT

USER

MANAGEMENT

SECURITY

Citra - Speech Communications Solution

Citra Speech Communications Solution for Teachers, Therapist .The Citra app makes language and tasks visible & accessible for children with speech delays.

Features 

  • Sharing of Lessons Plans
  • Shared Notes Logs
  • SymbolStix Image Library
  • Communications Boards
  • Natural-Sounding Speech
  • BoardMaker Image Library
  • Task Management Schedules
  • Create
Customize Image Labels
  • Create Customized Picture Library
  • http://citraapp.com/

    Slant Fin Corporation is the first baseboard and boiler company to come out with a heat loss calculator app for iPad, iPhone, and Android devices. This user friendly app can be used as a heat loss calculator as well as a product selection guide.

    Figure heating loads and select the right hydronic heating equipment with greater speed and accuracy! Use this app to help determine the BTU requirements for a home or job on a

    room by room basis. The app will show you how much baseboard you need for each room, plus allow you to choose a boiler that will handle the complete job.

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    App Dev for Afterlife Legacy Startup

    "They use all the right programming techniques and structures."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $50,000 to $199,999
     
    Mar. 2019 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    Sunflower Lab provided iOS and Android app development. Working off a preexisting wireframe, their team constructed an app that allows users to store data and leave messages and information after death. 

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    Orlando, Florida
    President, Legacy Link
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Sunflower Lab's efforts were well-received by the client's team. The app is functional and in the user testing phase. While it could be more aesthetically pleasing, their team communicated well and had great solutions to design issues. Their team worked passionately to deliver high-quality products.

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

    BACKGROUND

    Introduce your business and what you do there.

    I work at Legacy Link, an afterlife legacy startup.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Sunflower Lab?

    We had developed a wireframe diagram of a mobile application. Thus, we needed a company to develop the app. 

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    They developed our iOS and Android app. We’re in a testing phase right now. The app has two components. One component is a recording of a person’s assets, including financial information, 401k’s, brokerage accounts, real estate information, car information, loan information, and all debts and liabilities. Thus, if you need to pass that data on, it’s in a consolidated place. The app also takes other things you’d want to pass onto someone—all your hobbies, coin collections, art, etc.

    The other component is a personal message service. We’ve developed the ability for people to either record messages in video, audio, or text format. We’ve developed over 1,000 questions in 80 different categories. People can develop their own custom questions. After answering these questions, their heirs or loved ones can view them after they pass on.

    They can also use this to leave birthday or anniversary messages years into the future. We’re finding that this ability to connect with someone after passing on is something that people are really excited about. It offers the ability to leave a chronicle of your life for your descendants and loved ones. They can connect with you and learn things that you liked and didn’t like, things that were valuable to you, etc. It can also hold information on anything you enjoyed: music, arts, vacations, travels, and family reunions.

    Their CEO came out to see us and we had a three-day transfer for the design phase. They then reviewed those wireframes with their entire internal team. We both went through every piece of those wireframes and analyzed them before beginning development.

    What is the team composition?

    Their CEO has been our point person from day one. We’ve been interfacing with the CEO on all matters. They have a team working underneath the CEO.

    How did you come to work with Sunflower Lab?

    I did my due diligence and embarked on a very long process in which I found 30 different app developers from online searches. I whittled that down to about 12 companies. We selected six through various interviews.

    After we narrowed it down to those six, we did very exhaustive phone interviews and online interviews to determine if the company fit our needs and how skilled they were at programming techniques. Sunflower Lab was familiar with programming that I knew and was by far the most qualified for a number of different reasons.

    How much have you invested with them?

    We invested $67,000.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We started working together in March 2019 and the work is ongoing.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    We haven’t released the product yet because we’re still in the user acceptance testing phase. We will then take it to a bigger customer base of at least 50 or more users and put the app through a more strenuous test. Through this, we’ll get some better analytics on storage rates and things like that. After this, we will go back and do some fine-tuning.

    The price is exactly what I thought it would be. I feel I’m getting exactly or more than what I anticipated.

    How did Sunflower Lab perform from a project management standpoint?

    I’ve had weekly, face-to-face meetings with Microsoft Team, Zoom, or other video chats with our point person. He’s been instrumental in making the project successful. He’s very smart and knows the app well. There have been some great suggestions and solutions when we’ve been missing things in the design. He then worked with his team to ensure that the solution met all the requirements. I’ve been extremely pleased with Sunflower Lab’s team.

    One of the reasons we selected them is they used the same tools as us. There was no training on our side when it came to utilizing these tools. Their team uses Jira and Slack and the communication is outstanding.

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    I’ve never had them say they couldn’t do something. There was always a solution in mind; nothing ever came up about cost or time. It was always about what was best for the product. They don’t overcharge you; they actually show a commitment and try to give the best product they can. They use all the right programming techniques and structures.

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    They’re a smaller company, but growing. Our app is really good, but I know that the look and feel of our app will need to be improved when it goes to market. While it looks great, it still doesn’t have the feel of an app like Instagram or Facebook. The functionality is perfect though. They’re going to need to tweak their aesthetic design process, but that will come as their company grows.

    5.0
    Overall Score I’ve been in this business for a long time. They’re a rarity.
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      What we paid for is an amazing value.
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer

    Web App Dev for Antenna Technology

    "They do a great job and I’d recommend them to anybody."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    4.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    Confidential
     
    Feb. 2019 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    Sunflower Lab developed a cloud-based platform for remote user access to software antennas. They continue to develop and integrate new features and capabilities.

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    St. Petersburg, Florida
    Mark Gianinni
    Founder, Aura Wireless Co
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    They met specifications and delivered ahead of the deadline. Sunflower Lab is an accountable and communicative development partner.

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

    BACKGROUND

    Introduce your business and what you do there.

    I’m the co-founder and managing partner of Aura Wireless Co. We develop proprietary antenna technologies.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Sunflower Lab?

    We developed the world’s first software-based antenna. We needed someone to develop a cloud-based remote access platform so that our customers could remotely access the antennas that they purchased from us, configure them, and manage them.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    We outlined a specification, met with Sunflower Lab, discussed it, and tasked them with developing the web-based software based on that specification. We wanted to enable our customers to access it with any device.

    It’s a project that doesn’t have an endpoint, and they’ve completed the initial milestones. We continue to add features and capabilities.

    What is the team composition?

    I had two points of contact.

    How did you come to work with Sunflower Lab?

    I did some research and narrowed it down to 3-4 custom software developers. I had conversations with each and made the decision to go with Sunflower Lab.

    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?

    We had a specification and wanted it delivered on or before a certain date, and they delivered as needed and ahead of the deadline.

    How did Sunflower Lab perform from a project management standpoint?

    They performed admirably. We communicate via Slack, email, and face-to-face. They also used a project management tool.

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    They’re very good at setting and meeting expectations.

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    No, I’m very satisfied with them.

    Do you have any advice for potential customers?

    Setting expectations is very important. Pay attention to that part of the discussion.

    4.5
    Overall Score
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
    • 4.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer
      They do a great job and I’d recommend them to anybody.

    Web App Dev for Electronic Manufacturing Company

    "Sunflower Lab has communicated well, making them easy to work with."

    Quality: 
    4.5
    Schedule: 
    4.0
    Cost: 
    4.5
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $200,000 to $999,999
     
    2017 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    Sunflower Lab develops an internal web application based in a SQL server for an electronic component manufacturer. Using ASP, the team built the product to store, manage, and increase data accessibility.

    The Reviewer
     
    1,001-5,000 Employees
     
    Nebraska
    Director of Test Laboratories, Electronic Manufacturing Company
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Sunflower Lab has delivered products in a timely manner. While the team could have leveraged provided materials better, they have remained responsive to support smooth collaboration. They have been adaptable and resolved platform challenges quickly to support continued partnership.

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

    BACKGROUND

    Introduce your business and what you do there.

    Respondent 1: We’re an electronic component manufacturer. I’m the director of test labs.

    Respondent 2: I’m the engineer and architect for this project.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Sunflower Lab?

    Respondent 2: We wanted to modernize some legacy database systems in order to incorporate all three of our test lab locations into one centralized system.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    Respondent 2: Sunflower Lab has been writing an internal web application to help our data acquisition process in the test lab. The team built the product on a SQL server and mainframe using ASP and other technologies. They developed the platform to store and manage data, allowing us to reach it easier. 

    What is the team composition?

    Respondent 2: I’ve spoken to three members of their team personally, which has included a project manager. There’s a larger team in the background that I haven’t communicated with directly. 

    How did you come to work with Sunflower Lab?

    Respondent 1: We researched several different companies. We called and interviewed Sunflower Lab. A representative from their team come out to speak with us. He was professional and picked up our terminology well. We thought he would be a good fit for this project.

    How much have you invested with them?

    Respondent 1: We’ll have spent $250,000.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    Respondent 1: We started the project in 2017, and our collaboration’s ongoing.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    Respondent 2: Essentially, the only metric we’ve tracked has been timeline performance.

    How did Sunflower Lab perform from a project management standpoint?

    Respondent 2: To start, we used Zoom as a third-party video conferencing software. We’ve since switched to Microsoft Teams for meetings. Sunflower Lab has been reasonably speedy on requests for changes, bug fixes, and new features implementations.

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    Respondent 1: Sunflower Lab has communicated well, making them easy to work with.

    Respondent 2: We haven’t interfaced with anyone else. It’d be hard to say anything that makes them stand apart.  

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    Respondent 2: We sent Sunflower Lab a localized copy of our current system to help them understand the logic behind the scenes, hoping they would use it to design the new system. We thought they could’ve utilized that more.

    Do you have any advice for potential customers?

    Respondent 2: Not really, no. Just schedule interviews and talk with their team.

    4.5
    Overall Score
    • 4.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
      We’ve had some derailments but only a few were attributed to their side of the process.
    • 4.5 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      I don’t know if we could find somebody to do this amount of work any cheaper.
    • 4.5 Quality
      Service & deliverables
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer

    Mobile E-Commerce App Dev for Lighting Company

    "They worked over holidays and weekends in order to release what we needed on time."

    Quality: 
    4.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $50,000 to $199,999
     
    Sept. 2018 – Apr. 2019
    Project summary: 

    Sunflower Lab created a native iOS and Android e-commerce app for a lighting company. The app integrated the client's complex technology, an AI engine, and a product catalog. 

    The Reviewer
     
    10,001+ Employees
     
    Boston, Massachusetts
    Alexandru Darie
    Director of Digital Innovation, Signify
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Sunflower Lab works efficiently and effectively. The vendor launched a prototype in three weeks and a working version in just three months. Their speed and willingness to respond to the client's needs were impressive. They were always accommodating, responsive, and supportive.

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

    BACKGROUND

    Introduce your business and what you do there.

    Signify—formerly known as Philips Lighting—is a global leader in the lighting industry. I'm the director of digital innovations. Within this scope, we’re bringing digital technology into what was once a conventional industry.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Sunflower Lab?

    Our company has made various professional and consumer applications in multiple domains. The initial project with Sunflower Lab was to build a consumer app.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    Once we signed the statement of work, we had a couple of discovery workshops where we went through what the app should do. It’s a relatively uncomplicated e-commerce consumer app, but with backend elements that will make it unique for the user.

    It was developed for iOS and Android. We built it as a native app at Sunflower Lab’s recommendation, given that it required deep integration with peripheral technology. It has an AI engine and a dynamic product catalog. We guide users to choose better lighting products within the app.

    What is the team composition?

    I believe there’ve been five people involved in total. Yash (Co-Founder, VP of Products and Strategy, Sunflower Lab) was our main point of contact. He mainly acted as an account manager, while also partially working as an architect and product owner. Nirav (Senior Software Engineer, Sunflower Lab) was more the product manager and scrum master.

    How did you come to work with Sunflower Lab?

    We went through a normal process of scouting for suppliers and sending RFQs. Sunflower Lab was one of five companies that responded. We chose them because they were responsive in providing a quote and also went further in learning exactly what we wanted. They brought their own experts and architects to think along. That led to the final statement of work.

    How much have you invested with them?

    We invested $100,000.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We started working with Sunflower Lab in September 2018, and the project was delivered in April 2019. Development on the app is done, but other things are in process. We’re working with Sunflower Lab on three other projects.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    The business product isn’t launched yet, but we managed to put out a prototype in a matter of weeks. That facilitated the whole discussion and planning process. After that, they built a working version three months into the project. We reviewed what extra features we wanted, and we started the whole cycle again. 

    Even though we haven’t launched the app yet, we recognized their ability to move fast and respond to the needs of the customer. They worked over holidays and weekends in order to release what we needed on time. The user feedback has been positive for the part we’ve completed so far. We think we’re ready to launch, but we’re not ready with other things.

    Sunflower Lab fixed bugs promptly, and there was never a moment of them disbelieving us or acting like it wasn’t their problem. They’re always very responsive and supportive. We stayed within the agreed scope boundaries, and we met our deadlines for 90% time.

    Another piece of evidence is that we’ve continued working with Sunflower Lab on other projects.

    How did Sunflower Lab perform from a project management standpoint?

    We used various channels, which can sometimes be annoying even for my own team members. We used Slack, email, Confluence, and Jira, so we had multiple options to confuse ourselves. However, both written and verbal communication were clear, and everything went well.

    One of the other interesting aspects is that they’re present in multiple time zones. Sunflower Lab has teams in India, Ohio, and New Jersey, and we’re based in Boston, Eindhoven, and Shanghai. Our team is partially in the United States and partially in Europe. They’re partially here and partially in India, which made it ideal for continuous workflow beyond the working hours of our local team.

    Distance can be an issue, but we worked in such a way as to make use of this time difference. We plan reviews and standups in an efficient way. They deliver their work review; we meet and test the app. They pick up more feedback after they wake up. It’s worked pretty well. When we’re close to deliveries, they will work on both their and our schedule. They’re very accommodating.

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    It’s their speed and flexibility. They’re a discussion partner, but they’re also doers. We can plan for the long-term, or we can start doing things. We’re able to implement our ideas and see how they look at a pretty fast pace, without losing an arm for it.

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    We’ve had regular retrospectives, and, for most of the time, we came back agreeing with what the improvement points were. They made fixes and we went on.

    Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

    Clients should understand what they want clearly. Once we start rolling, the clock is ticking and the work gets done, so it’s harder to change our minds. Make sure you know what you want to achieve, and also break it down into iterative steps. We didn’t try to implement too many things at the same time—most work was done feature-by-feature. That helped with verification and testing, but also with figuring out what we wanted.

    4.5
    Overall Score
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
      They always worked toward the deadline, and they made it happen.
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
    • 4.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
      Putting extra effort into testing and validating some of our choices would probably bring them to a 5.
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer

    Software Dev Support for Software Company

    “If any urgent needs arise, I can count on them to take care of things.”

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    4.5
    Cost: 
    4.5
    Willing to refer: 
    4.5
    The Project
     
    $50,000 to $199,999
     
    May 2019 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    Sunflower Lab led a rescue project for a software development healthcare solution, optimizing the backend. They built native iOS and Android apps along with a web app, all integrated on Microsoft Azure.

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    Gahanna, Ohio
    Chris Choma
    Director of Technology and Marketing, Logiciel Technology
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    While still being tested, the product is fully-functional for providers. When bugs pop up, day or night, the team reacts and corrects the problem quickly, showing their dedication to the project. They’ve worked efficiently in two-week sprints, and communicate regularly with the client.

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

    BACKGROUND

    Introduce your business and what you do there.

    Our parent company is called Logiciel Technology. My role is the director of technology, and we’re working on a software product designed for care providers or agencies that offer in-home care to developmental or intellectual disability patients. This software will allow what’s traditionally done on paper to be digitalized, making the process speedy and cost-effective.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Sunflower Lab?

    We needed help on the development end of building the project after starting a partnership with developers who didn’t deliver the way we would’ve liked.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    They assigned a team of developers to handle a software development project for us. It was partially completed by a previous partner, so they took it on as a rescue project. The design had already been implemented by that phase. They were focused on the backend. 

    Sunflower Lab was building for three platforms: iOS, Android, and a web app created in JavaScript. Those platforms interface on a Microsoft Azure server, and that’s where the data and API endpoint are housed.

    What is the team composition?

    We used an agile workflow, composed of two-week sprints. We define our needs for each sprint and assign a team that matches them. Usually, this will consist of a core group of four people: a backend specialist, web app developer, a native iOS developer, and a native Android professional. 

    Occasionally, they’ll throw in additional developers to support larger tasks. We also have a consistent project manager, who’s called a delivery manager at Sunflower Lab, and I have meetings with him twice per week.

    How did you come to work with Sunflower Lab?

    I first heard of them while working at a past job at a marketing company. They engaged us for marketing services, but nothing came to fruition with that. When I joined my new company, we needed a team of developers because we no longer wanted to work with our current partner at the time.

    So, we reached out to Sunflower Lab, and I was excited to find that they were located only about 10 minutes away from my home.

    How much have you invested with them?

    We’ve spent between $50,000–$60,000 in total.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    The project started in May 2019 and is still ongoing.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    We’re still pre-launch, so it’s early days. The product will launch in the first week of October 2019, as long as we’re able to take care of some last-minute bugs. But, everything is working well so far. That makes them successful in my eyes.  

    How did Sunflower Lab perform from a project management standpoint?

    Like I said before, I have check-in meetings twice every week with the project manager. They’ll last between 15 minutes and an hour depending on the scope of the current sprint. We connect using Zoom for conference calls, to accommodate our distance. I can also reach the development team directly through Slack if I ever need to. However, I like to channel all my information through my project manager.

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    Despite them being overseas, they’ve been super responsive. The product is in its beta testing phase, so it's critical that it does work for those who are already relying on it. A couple of times, their team has jumped into the platform late at night to iron out problems that come up. If any urgent needs arise, I can count on them to take care of things.

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    There isn’t anything out of the ordinary. Sometimes, I find myself having to repeat messages multiple times, but that can be expected while working with remote teams on fast-paced development projects.

    Do you have any advice for potential customers?

    Make yourself available to them because they work quickly. If you put them on the back burner, you might be delayed. But, they’re responsive as long as you are too.

    4.5
    Overall Score
    • 4.5 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
    • 4.5 Cost
      Value / within estimates
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
      The product is fully-functioning.
    • 4.5 NPS
      Willing to refer

    App Rework for Credit Rating Agency

    "We got an app that works in the end."

    Quality: 
    3.0
    Schedule: 
    1.0
    Cost: 
    3.5
    Willing to refer: 
    1.0
    The Project
     
    $10,000 to $49,999
     
    Mar. 2018 - Jan. 2019
    Project summary: 

    Sunflower Lab redeveloped a native mobile application for iOS and Android. The team also updated the design from the original cross-platform version. The vendor’s response is included.

    The Reviewer
     
    501-1,000 Employees
     
    New York Metro Area
    Web Architect, Financial Services Firm
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    While several challenges arose during the engagement, Sunflower Lab delivered a user-friendly and well-designed solution. The team required extensive supervision and assistance from internal developers. However, the app’s stability and improved design were appreciated.

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

    BACKGROUND

    Introduce your business and what you do there.

    I am a web architect for an insurance rating agency. We provide data analysis to the insurance and financial industries. My responsibilities include overseeing the website, mobile application, and social media content.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Sunflower Lab?

    We had another vendor, but we weren’t able to grow with them. That team had developed a cross-platform mobile application, which was too risky for us as a government-regulated company. We then hired Sunflower Lab to redevelop the existing application as a native solution for iOS and Android. Our team aimed to get the app into the field. Our insurance agents would use it on-the-go to look up insurance companies’ credit rating and creditworthiness.  

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    The scope required Sunflower Lab to redevelop and redesign the app. The team added functionalities to improve the solution’s search features and results. They also updated the layout and format, creating enhancements on top of the previous version.

    What is the team composition?

    The project manager was our main point of contact. The 4–5-person team included at least two India-based developers.

    How did you come to work with Sunflower Lab?

    We put out an RFP and interviewed Sunflower Lab.

    How much have you invested with them?

    We spent between $25,000–$50,000.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We started working together in spring 2019 and Sunflower Lab launched the application in January 2019. Our team now has a service agreement with them.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

    Describe the impact this engagement has had on your business.

    The app is sleek and easy to use. Furthermore, its design and functionalities are better than the previous version. Achieving those results was challenging, but we did get there in the end.

    How was project management handled?

    We experienced several issues with communication and them misunderstanding the scope requirements. Consequently, our internal developers had to write a substantial portion of the code. Between the numerous conservations and follow-ups, our team felt that they had to do a lot of handholding. That experience was not only frustrating, but a prolonged struggle for our side.

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

    Although the app was clean, it’s difficult to compare performance because we don’t work with a ton of vendors. Sunflower Lab did provide 10 design options, each of which improved upon the existing app’s look.

    In what specific areas can they improve?

    Sunflower Lab should set up meetings when they are unclear about specifications, as opposed to sending an email. That would streamline communication, especially given my workload and the number of team members involved.

    3.0
    Overall Score
    • 1.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
      They had issues meeting deadlines.
    • 3.5 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      They stayed within the price estimate.
    • 3.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
      We got an app that works in the end.
    • 1.0 NPS
      Willing to refer
      I would not be willing to recommend them.

    Company response

    The vendor responded on May 6, 2019.

    Thank you very much for the honest feedback. We are constantly trying to improve our process and this review will help us to refine our performance. Our last meeting with both organizations has helped us to identify process holes and fixes. We strive to be as open and collaborative as possible during development, and this review has given us cause to step back and re-examine how to best communicate with our clients. We also want to thank the client for retaining Sunflower Lab to provide ongoing support for the application. We are looking forward to a great relationship.

    App Dev for Addiction Support Startup

    "They’re always inquisitive and asking smart questions to better understand the ‘why’ of the app."

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

    Sunflower Lab is developing and designing a recovery tracker app to monitor sobriety. Built for Android and iOS, key features include sharing information in a database with member agencies.

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    Muskingum County, Ohio
    Nick Lyons
    Founder, Positive Outcomes LLC
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Still in development, the app has received positive feedback from key stakeholders. Sunflower Lab keeps the project moving (and on budget) through constant communication, providing status updates throughout the engagement. They also offer useful tactical advice that has been subsequently implemented.

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

    BACKGROUND

    Introduce your business and what you do there. 

    I’m the founder of Positive Outcomes LLC.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Sunflower Lab? 

    I had the idea for a recovery tracker app that will be able to track a person's sobriety. I needed to hire an external resource to actually create the app.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    I initially met with Ronak (CEO, Sunflower Lab) to pitch him my idea. I want the app to send information to a database that is specific to each addiction agency that pays for a subscription. It’s a complicated process because the app has to be able to talk to a database, and the database has to be separated into multiple databases.

    Sunflower Lab assigned me a project manager based in India. They’re developing the app for both Android and iOS. They send me different builds and designs. They came up with the colors for the app and created a design for the background. If something isn't the way I want it, I let them know and they fix it. They're almost done. There's a few last things that need to be addressed.

    What is the team composition?

    The project manager was my main point of contact. He has 3–4 people under him. However, he recently left the company. Ronak let me know what was happening. Then he actually took the project under his wing for the last few weeks while they finish the project.

    How did you come to work with Sunflower Lab? 

    To be honest, they were basically the only company to call me back. I did a lot of research and I called several different companies. One other person did call me back but was rude on the phone. Sunflower Lab was very quick to respond. 

    How much have you invested with them?

    I’ve spent about $23,000.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    Work started in October 2018 and the engagement is ongoing.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    I'm really happy with everything they've done. I've started pitching the app to multiple CEOs of different addiction treatment facilities. They're excited for the app and interested in doing a pilot at their agency. Sunflower Lab has built a groundswell of support for me.

    How did Sunflower Lab perform from a project management standpoint? 

    Sunflower Lab is so responsive to my needs. Even though he was located in India, my project manager was always quick to respond to my emails. In terms of process, they created a prototype app for me to give them feedback on what needs to change. There’s a lot of back and forth. They constantly send me emails with a link to the prototype app, so I can download and play around with it. That allows me to see what I like and what I don't like. Ronak is also really helpful. He changed my mind on a couple of ideas. The experience he brings to the table made my app even better than my original design.

    What did you find most impressive about them? 

    I really liked their openness and transparency about the loss of my project manager. Ronak told me directly, which I appreciate. Because he took over the project himself, there wasn't any downtime to find a new project lead. He took it upon himself to make sure that I was happy. I can't say enough about their willingness to communicate with me.

    Likewise, they're quick to ask me questions if something doesn't make sense to them. Obviously, they're not experts on addiction. It might seem simple to me because I know this material, but they don’t know anything about the field. They’re always inquisitive and asking smart questions to better understand the “why” of the app. 

    Are there any areas they could improve? 

    The only issue that I ever had was 12-hour time difference between me and the team in India. I answered a lot of email in the middle of my night, their morning. That's just part of the business. If you want something to succeed, you have to put in the time and effort. 

    Do you have any advice for potential customers? 

    Have a very detailed design before presenting it to Sunflower Lab. That made the process easy for me. Do it right, and do it right the first time. Don't leave anything out and really think through every different scenario.

    5.0
    Overall Score
    • 4.5 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      I’d give them a 6 if I could.
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer

    Dev Partnership with Development House

    “This product is extremely important, and we’ve been satisfied with Sunflower Lab’ work.”

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    4.5
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $10,000 to $49,999
     
    May 2018 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    Sunflower Lab is building a web app with features such as multimedia integration and user verification via SMS and email. The product is modular and will eventually be turned into a mobile app, as well.

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    Dallas Metro Area
    Founder, Software Development Firm
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Sunflower Lab expertly executes a scrum process and maintains constant communication, easily adapting to scope and budget changes. The sales team didn’t go into enough detail on the project scope at the beginning, which led to renegotiations down the road, but the overall engagement has been great.

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

    BACKGROUND

    Introduce your business and what you do there.

    I’m the founder and CEO of a software development agency.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Sunflower Lab?

    We had our own contract developers, but one was having problems and the others were on different projects. We needed a partner to augment our staff, so we could develop some time-sensitive software.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    Sunflower Lab is working on a big software project, developing a web app from scratch that will eventually become a mobile app. They use PHP, SQL, and MEAN stack (except MongoDB). For user verification, they’ve integrated SMS and email verification. They’re also implementing videos and scalability features. The app is modular so that it can be propagated onto multiple servers that use the AWS system and platform.

    What is the team composition?

    They have a project manager who’s in charge of a different number of developers for each phase.

    How did you come to work with Sunflower Lab?

    We made a fairly large list of potential vendors and narrowed it down to 30 candidates who we got more information on. We then selected about six to do extensive presentations. From there, our internal team seriously discussed three of them, and Sunflower Lab won.

    How much have you invested with them?

    We’ve spent around $30,000 so far. It’s exceeded our original budget, but we’ve added requirements to the scope.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We’ve been working together since May 2018.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    This product is extremely important, and we’ve been satisfied with Sunflower Lab's work. Any problems have been minor or mostly our fault.

    How did Sunflower Lab perform from a project management standpoint?

    Our project manager is technically literate and uses a scrum process. We use the agile development process and Jira to track our progress. We do daily 15-minute calls to check the project status and to clarify any requirements or questions. They’ve been willing to handle our project differently, in a way that better suits our goals, and we appreciate that.

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    I’m used to a very fixed and rigid process for outsourced development. However, with Sunflower Lab, we have the flexibility to change requirements and adjust the budget, and that’s been extremely valuable. It’s a foundational part of the scrum methodology, so it helps to have agile-trained people on both teams.

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    I would’ve preferred they build the software in a way that allowed us to test it earlier. Because of the way they divided the project in the beginning, we couldn’t run tests until six weeks in.

    When we outlined the project, their sales team somehow didn’t address our SEO need, which we assumed was part of the budget. When we began discussing SEO dev, we had to renegotiate because they’d assumed we didn’t need it. We should’ve spent more time clarifying our requirements at the beginning.

    4.5
    Overall Score We know what we’ll improve for next time, but they’ve exceeded our expectations.
    • 4.5 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      It was much better than expected.
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer
      They could’ve done some things better, but they’re a great partner.

    Application Development for Healthcare Company

    "Their ability to understand our business and offer efficient solutions impress us."

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

    Sunflower Lab is rebuilding custom software, configuring features, and developing a minimum viable product (MVP).

    The Reviewer
     
    51-200 Employees
     
    Fairfield, New Jersey
    Gene Boucher
    Chief Operating Officer, Accurate Neuromonitoring
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Although Sunflower Lab is still working on the project, they establish a coherent roadmap for the engagement. The team maintains a strong understanding of the business, which allows them to create effective solutions.

    The client submitted this review online.

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your company and your position there.

    We are an allied healthcare provider that provides outsourced services to hospitals and ambulatory centers in seven states.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    For what projects/services did your company hire Sunflower Lab?

    We needed to rebuild our custom application from the ground up in order to take advantage of the most up-to-date technology. We also wanted our app to be far more scalable.

    What were your goals for this project?

    We wanted to improve efficiency, manage a better workflow, and create a more scalable app.

    SOLUTION

    How did you select this vendor?

    We wanted a local vendor, and we were impressed with their approach to solving our business problems.

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

    Sunflower Lab is completely rebuilding our existing custom software. Their team is evaluating each feature for estimated value, time commitment, and risk. Currently, they are developing an MVP that is nearing completion. Sunflower's team will be adding less valuable or critical features in later releases, which will allow us to quickly have a functional product for a fraction of the cost.

    What was the team composition?

    The team consisted of a project manager and a team of 4–5 developers.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    The project is still in progress and we do not yet have measurable metrics.

    How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

    Their team broke the project into 13 two-week sprints with a clear roadmap. 

    What did you find most impressive about this company?

    Their ability to understand our business and offer efficient solutions impress us.

    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

    App Development for Sports Social Media Startup

    “They’re highly responsive and willing to work outside of regular business hours.”

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

    Sunflower Lab built and designed a sports social media app. They integrated features like reposting, filtering, and a trending page. The iOS app has launched, and the Android version will come out shortly.

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    Atlanta, Georgia
    Co-founder, Press App Sports
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Sunflower Lab works hard and has a competitive price. The code quality still needs testing, but the frontend design is fantastic. The time difference and language barrier have caused some problems, but the team is flexible and maintains consistent communication. Test users say the app looks great and functions well.

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

    BACKGROUND

    Introduce your business and what you do there.

    I’m the co-founder of an app called Press App Sports, a new social media platform like Instagram but for posting sports highlights. It’s a place for athletes to build a fanbase for people who want to follow their progress.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Sunflower Lab?

    We needed someone to design and build the app.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    We had a week-long discovery phase with their CTO, and we came up with a roadmap for the iOS and Android apps. I told Sunflower Lab exactly what to do, and they did all of the design and dev. We iterated multiple times for each phase, sending them notes until it was finalized.

    The app has a top trending page with the most viewed videos from the last seven days. Users can filter content by level, sport, gender, location, and even commitment status. The home feed and repost feature are working, and profiles are exactly what we asked for. We’ve launched the iOS version, but the Android still has a few more steps before it’s ready.

    What is the team composition?

    We work with a team from India. They have a designer for prototyping and a project manager who oversees two iOS developers and two Android developers.

    How did you come to work with Sunflower Lab?

    We researched quite a few companies. We got quotes from four of them, and Sunflower Lab had great references and an affordable price, so we hired them.

    How much have you invested with them?

    We’ve spent around $60,000.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We began working together in December 2017, and the work is ongoing.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    We plan on bringing in a third-party analyst to review Sunflower Lab’s code when we’re further along. So far, we’ve gotten positive feedback from users who say the app looks and functions great. It’s had a few bugs, but nothing major.

    How did Sunflower Lab perform from a project management standpoint?

    Our communication is manageable—they’re located in India, so English is their second language. We communicate via Slack, and their response time is incredible. We have weekly meetings to go over project details, but they’ll have more meetings if needed. I can just tell them we need to talk, and within 20 minutes we’ll be video conferencing.

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    They’re highly responsive and willing to work outside of regular business hours. When we needed to submit a build to Apple, for example, a developer from Sunflower Lab was up until three in their morning, their time.

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    Because English isn’t their native language, they often made simple spelling mistakes at the beginning of our engagement. But now that we know that, we’re better and providing them with the exact text that we want on the frontend.

    Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

    Be willing to get up early to meet with them. The time difference means their work day begins when it’s still early morning here, and I’ve found that giving them notes at five in the morning helps them be more productive throughout the day.

    4.5
    Overall Score They could be a lot more efficient if they cut out the spelling mistakes.
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
      Any missed deadlines were our fault.
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
      We haven't quality tested the code yet, but the frontend looks great.
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer
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    Gold
    VERIFIED
    Business Entity
    Status
    Active
    Jurisdiction of Formation
    New Jersey
    ID
    0400382351
    Date of Formation
    Nov 22, 2010
    Payment & Legal Filings
    Bankruptcy
    No
    Tax Lien Filings
    0
    Judgement Filings
    0
    Collections Count
    0
    Last Updated
    Jul 22, 2019
    Client Reviews
    VERIFIED CLIENT REVIEWS
    27
    OVERALL REVIEW RATING
    4.7
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