What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?
The apps have only been out for a couple of weeks, and we’re already at 500 downloads without any marketing. Businesses are signing up without us having to reach out.
In terms of feedback from users and other businesses in our industry, I estimate we’re in the top 3. For user friendliness, we’re No. 1. The other apps are cluttered and hard to use. In terms of functionality, our apps work great. The fact that other apps were on the market gave us an advantage; we could see what they did and improve on it.
How did Sunflower Labs perform from a project management standpoint?
They are very responsive. Their priority at the beginning was to put me at ease, because they knew I had issues with other companies. They offered to meet in person and give me a tour of their company.
Their communication is great, and they usually respond within minutes. During development, they set up a conference call once a week, and we would do standup meetings to check on productivity. They answer every question I have. It’s great working with them.
What did you find most impressive about them?
Their productivity is impressive. They were ahead of me the entire time. They delivered what we stipulated in the contract exactly, down to the last detail. The project went so smoothly—everything was always on time, and Sunflower never made excuses. No other company I’ve worked with has met deadlines.
The other teams I’ve worked with had a lot of introverts, who usually don’t communicate very well. Sunflower’s team has great communication skills.
I would recommend them a million times. I’ve spent 5–6 years in the tech industry looking for a good developer—I finally found them in Sunflower Labs.
Are there any areas they could improve?
The main challenge is our hours, because I’m on the West Coast and they’re on the East Coast. At first, we were trying morning meetings. I perform better at 10:00 a.m., but that’s 1:00 p.m. their time, and they’re busy then. We switched to later meetings, which worked out perfectly for me. I know they went out of their way to make that happen.
Do you have any advice for potential clients?
I would go with Sunflower Labs before any other company. Their rates are extremely good. They complete good-quality work for the pricing.