We take on challenges for those who deserve better

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We are a small group with a collective 40 years of experience in software development. We have built software, led teams, and ran departments. We are now focused on doing interesting work and working with good people.

We have worked with hundreds of customers ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies. We know the challenges companies face when selecting a development partner; but we also understand the development side. We can help you navigate the unknown and guide you through the process. From ideation and agency selection, to development iterations and deployment, we can help you make the right decisions.

 
$5,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
2 - 9
 Founded
2017
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Nashville, TN
headquarters
  • 1300 Division St Suite 207
    Nashville, TN 37203
    United States

Portfolio

It’s Your Birthday

Approach:

When re-designing the IYB product, it was important to focus on vibrant colors, appealing UX/UI, and sleek animations and user flow. The first step here was finding choke points in the existing flow, and focusing on improving them with the new design. Changing things like the video creation process to follow a non-linear process, and allowing guest user access, were pivotal in the re-imagining

of the user flow. Twin Sun ended up writing a new back-end in Ruby on Rails, and developed the mobile app from scratch using Google’s Flutter framework.

Result:

The It’s Your Birthday app can be found in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. We are actively consulting and planning out an enterprise focused solution as the next step for the IYB product!


Artful Agenda

Problem:

After the successful release of the Artful Agenda Web Recovery Effort, Artful and Twin Sun began building the mobile application version of the Artful product to reach a broader audience.

Resolution:

Using Flutter to create the same user flow across both

devices was paramount to the success of building the mobile applications. Flutter allowed pixel perfect control over all of the UI elements, which is especially important for an application meant to replicate the intricate customization of a paper calendar.

Result:

The mobile applications are live on iOS and on Android. After a successful launch, we are maintaining and adding to both the mobile and web applications as the user base grows!

TravelSOUL

Requirements:

TravelSOUL needed a minimal viable product to beta test their unique take on a friend finder and traveling experience. Being an early stage startup, with limited capital for this effort, it was critical that we provide an optimal approach given their desired features and budget.


Approach:

We decided to approach their mobile application using Flutter,

the Google backed cross-platform development framework. This allowed us to save significantly on cost by not writing and maintaining two code bases for Android and iOS. Additionally, we took the time to pre-plan out our software architecture approach to ensure that we could provide a fixed price contract within TravelSOUL’s budget.


Result:

The private beta was successful. We helped TravelSOUL iterate on their app design and identify the next phase of development, then published public releases to the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. We are looking forward to being a part of TravelSOUL’s future.


NitePlug

Approach:

In our initial meeting, we were able to hear the NitePlug story, make a genuine connection, and understand their goal of releasing to the app store. After reviewing the existing code and design, we unfortunately found very little to salvage. Instead, we recommended starting over and outlined a clear path to get NitePlug live. After investing a lot of time and money with previous efforts, this

was certainly not the news Niteplug wanted to hear. However, after many real, honest conversations and after setting clear expectations, we decided to start fresh and build NitePlug the right way. They secured some investment dollars, so we designed an app based on their budget and outlined a fixed price proposal that achieved their goal of going live.


Result:

NitePlug is now live in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store! We created a custom app design, built out the backend, designed and developed niteplug.com, and developed iOS and Android apps. NitePlug is live on iOS and will be available on Android early 2019. We are supporting the app through its launch and will continue to help NitePlug as they gain feedback and plan for future releases.


Artful Agenda Web App Recovery

Problem:

Prior to our involvement, the Artful Agenda web app was seemingly stuck in an ever expanding timeline. After missing the initial launch window and becoming concerned about the ever increasing cost, Artful began to explore other agencies for help.


Resolution:

With our combined experience, we were quick to notice that the current agency relationship was far

from ideal, and was not on track to improve. Artful desired a fixed set of remaining features, and wanted to have a firm understanding of the cost to get there. We took the necessary time to review the code, remaining issues, deployment set-up, and anything else we could. This allowed us to come up with a fixed price proposal that accomplished all of the remaining goals for a beta launch.


Result:

The web application is now in live! After a successful launch, we have continued maintaining and adding to the app in support of the strong user base. We also launched mobile apps in 2019!


US Framing Website

Requirements:

US Framing had an outdated website and was looking for a team to perform a full overhaul and re-make their website using current technology and design standards. After working with some independent WordPress developers, and being both underwhelmed and never receiving a full product; they began to worry about using a platform such as WordPress, and believed they needed to custom build their

site.


Approach:

We made careful note of all of their concerns, and determined that the technology (WordPress) was not the constraint. After a full review of their old site, and their attempts at new sites, we recommended to stick with WordPress. A custom written website was not needed for their goal and would end up with wasted cost for unnecessary work. We covered a few themes that were ideal for their goal, and then drafted a fixed price cost effective proposal that allowed us to have the level of creative freedom we needed to accomplish their goal, while also allowing US Framing revision cycles to change content and page layouts throughout the process.


Result:

The new website can be found at usframing.com. Additionally, we built their website in a highly maintainable way and provided a full step-by-step process manual for adding and editing the main areas of content so that they can perform their own updates in the future if desired.


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Web App Development for Customized Calendar Platform

“I trust that they always have my best interests in mind.”

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

Taking over from a previous developer, Twin Sun completed a web-based custom calendar application using JavaScript and PHP. They’re currently working on corresponding Android and iOS mobile versions.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Nashville, Tennessee
Katy Allen
Owner, Artful Agenda
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The Twin Sun team quickly corrected a previous developer's mistakes and built a high-functioning platform that is praised by users. They manage their workflow efficiently, setting the foundation for fluid collaboration. The team is prompt, organized, and dedicated, making them a valuable 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 founder and owner of Artful Agenda. It’s a web-based calendar application, and we’re currently developing corresponding iOS and Android mobile versions. Users can customize their calendars with stylish skins, covers, stickers, and fonts. Basically, we take the creative aspect of paper planners and implement them on a digital calendar.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Twin Sun?

We’d invested a good sum with a developer, but their team started to miss deadlines and go over their estimates as we moved through the project. The relationship went downhill fast, so I took the code they’d finished and started looking for a new development agency.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We brought in Twin Sun to get us back on track after the negative experience with the previous vendor. They used the code we had to recreate the website as it was before we switched vendors and analyzed the work. After fixing all of the problems that arose, the Twin Sun team continued with the development, delivering an MVP for us to launch on the market. Their work included a lot of custom coding with JavaScript and PHP technology, setting up connections with iOS, Google, and Outlook APIs, and integrating various calendars and additional functionalities. After the website was finished, they modified the UI design to make it mobile friendly.

They helped us beta test the website and made any changes that we requested. Then, we started working on the iOS and Android mobile applications. Currently, there developing those versions and still providing support for the web-based platform.

What is the team composition?

I worked with the project manager, the main developer, and about three other resources.

How did you come to work with Twin Sun?

Our UI designer had been friends with the Twin Sun project manager for a while. As our relationship with our previous developer worsened, he encouraged me to get quotes from other vendors to finish the project. I spoke with three companies in total, one of which was Twin Sun. Their team was comfortable working with the code we had and showed genuine excitement about the project. Additionally, they offered a fixed rate for the project, which we appreciated.

How much have you invested with them?

So far, I’ve spent between $90,000–$100,000 on their services.

What is the status of this engagement?

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

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Before working with Twin Sun, my platform’s interface wasn’t functional, and it didn’t reflect our envisioned design. There were multiple broken links and bugs—it was disastrous. The Twin Sun team came in and immediately got us back on track, then expertly built out the rest of the site. Any time we run into an issue, they quickly fix it. Our users praise the web platform. So far, the iOS and Android versions seem to be headed in the same positive direction in terms of their look, feel, and functionality.

How did Twin Sun perform from a project management standpoint?

Project management is one of their most notable strengths. The team is consistently professional and transparent. They go above and beyond to assure a smooth and stress-free experience on my end. The Twin Sun team is very timely, finishing their work before the estimated completion date. Whenever I come to them with questions or suggestions, they respond promptly.

When we were working exclusively on the web app, we used Jira to track our progress. I could log in and see what they were currently working on at any point. Now, we use Critic to share support tickets with their team. Otherwise, we communicate through email with occasional in-person meetings to discuss new contracts or plans.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re very respectful and consistently go out of their way to meet all of my needs and requirements. I trust that they always have my best interests in mind.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, it’s been a positive experience so far.

Any advice for potential customers?

Clients should know what they want before partnering with Twin Sun. Because I clearly communicated what I wanted from the start, their team was able to deliver exactly what I was looking for. It’s been a very smooth process.

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

Development for a Nightlife App

“They did an outstanding job, and the final product is bug-free.”

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

Twin Sun created a cross-platform nightlife app for iOS and Android. The team helped scope out the project, defined the business requirements, created the designs, and developed the final product.

The Reviewer
William Johnson
Owner, Niteplug
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app is currently live in the App Store and functions as expected. Throughout the engagement, Twin Sun remained transparent and communicative to keep all parties informed. Customers can expect a straightforward process.

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 owner of a nightlife mobile app called Niteplug.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Twin Sun?

I reached out to Twin Sun to take my idea and bring it to life. They developed our app for iOS and Android and helped launch it to the App Store.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Twin Sun provided full-cycle development services, from the scope and business requirements to the design, development, and production. I gave them my functionality specs, and they built the app for iOS and Android using a cross-platform tool. We’ve just launched the iOS version to the App Store.

What is the team composition?

One of their partners served as my main point of contact, but there were about 4–6 team members total working on the project.

How did you come to work with Twin Sun?

Another development firm referred me to Twin Sun, so I reached out. After a few impromptu interviews and conversations, I decided to go with them because I liked the team’s personality.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent about $60,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

Their work lasted from January–December 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They did an outstanding job, and the final product is bug-free. If there were any issues, Twin Sun’s team found and fixed them during testing.

How did Twin Sun perform from a project management standpoint?

We primarily communicated via email, text, and biweekly phone conferences to ensure that everyone was up to date. They maintained a high level of transparency from the beginning, and I appreciated that they always kept me in the loop, regardless if we had good or bad news.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Besides being transparent, Twin Sun stayed within the budget without trying to upsell unnecessary add-ons. They promised they would complete the job, informed me of any changes, and delivered as expected.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I can’t think of anything, right now.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Often, a client has a vague idea of what they want to build but can’t quite put that to paper, which makes it extremely hard for the developers. A vendor can’t deliver something if you don’t tell them exactly how you want it. Being prepared to go into the engagement and providing detailed technical docs or wireframes will help save time and energy.

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

Webpage Makeover for Subcontracting Company

“Twin Sun delivered a stellar website that brought our company into the 21st century.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Oct. 2017 - Mar. 2018
Project summary: 

Twin Sun redesigned an outdated company website on the front- and backend. Their team also curated and created relevant content for the platform.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
United States
Austin English
Financial Controller, US Framing
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Twin Sun successfully transformed the dated website into a modern and sophisticated platform. Their technical acuity helped them spawn brilliant ideas; their consistent punctuality allowed them to adapt to the evolving timeline; their affinity for collaboration guaranteed client satisfaction.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

US Framing, one of the largest wood framing sub-contractors in the nation, specializes in multi-family housing and rough carpentry. As the company’s financial controller, I assist with financial operations and asset management.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Twin Sun?

We wanted to refresh our outdated website, but we didn’t have the necessary resources to redesign the platform in-house.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Twin Sun revamped our antiquated website by integrating a modern web design on the frontend and refining the backend for seamless functionality. They also curated and developed original content for our site.

What is the team composition?

One contact assists us with design and development, which another helps us manage our content.

How did you come to work with Twin Sun?

We interviewed several developers, but Twin Sun was the only company whose vision aligned with our own.

How much have you invested with them?

The web design project cost us less than $10,000 to complete.

What is the status of this engagement?

They began working on the website in March 2017, and they concluded in March 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Twin Sun delivered a stellar website that brought our company into the 21st century. We’ve received several compliments from our vendors and business partners.

How did Twin Sun perform from a project management standpoint?

They set realistic expectations, so their work pace was never a concern. Their punctual team managed to meet every deadline, despite our last-minute adjustments to the timeline.

What did you find most impressive about them?

In addition to being honest and hard-working, they are highly collaborative. They made brilliant suggestions to enhance our website, but they also stayed true to our original concept.

Are there any areas they could improve?

We didn’t notice any red flags while working with Twin Sun.

5.0
Overall Score We would definitely work with them again.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    10/10 would hire again
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Their design skills were worth the price.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    We are thoroughly pleased with their work.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

App Redevelopment for Small Business

“Their help has been miraculous—where other companies see a wall, they see an opportunity to find a solution.”

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

Following an unsatisfactory experience, Twin Sun was hired to continue iOS mobile app development. They are updating the redeveloped MVP, building a cross-platform version, and improving the existing API.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Nashville, Tennessee
Christina Clark
President, It's Your Birthday!
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

After failed attempts by a previous developer, the app survived beta testing and was finally launched to the App Store. The Twin Sun team restored enthusiasm and faith in the development process, making for a healthy, productive partnership that continues to grow.

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 CMO and president of It’s Your Birthday!, based in Nashville. We’ve created a mobile app for sending video birthday cards to loved ones.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Twin Sun?

After working with an inadequate company for over a year, we were short on our budget, timeline, and overall morale. When we decided to find a new agency, the app was about halfway through development. We were hoping for a company to pick up where our previous developer left off, so our time and money wouldn’t be wasted. Ultimately, we wanted an agency to finish development, launch the app, and build an Android version later in the process.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

When Twin Sun came on board, they began by reviewing the code our previous agency had implemented. Once they decided the existing code was usable, we had a deep-dive session. We identified the areas where the other developer fell short, and the steps Twin Sun could take to fix the issues. They produced an MVP for us within six months, and we launched it to the App Store. Once we were comfortable with how the app functioned outside of beta testing, we re-engaged them for several tasks. We wanted them to update the iOS app while creating an Android version. To save time and money, they decided to use Google’s cross-platform framework, Flutter. They’ve also been reformatting the backend and performing an overhaul of the API our previous agency developed.

What is the team composition?

Chris (Sales Representative, Twin Sun) is our project manager and my main point of contact. We work closely with their lead developer, as well.

How did you come to work with Twin Sun?

Twin Sun are local to Nashville, so I had heard of them before. Once we parted ways with our previous developer, I reached out to Chris and explained our situation. After hearing they could salvage the app, we chose them for the project.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent around $250,000, so far.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in August 2017 and we’re continuing to update and develop our app with them.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our biggest measure of success is that Twin Sun was capable of launching a functional product into the App Store. Our overall company morale, confidence, and trust are immensely higher.

How did Twin Sun perform from a project management standpoint?

Twin Sun have been excellent communicators—they ensure we follow their process and all of our options. Because they’re local, I’m able to meet with the entire team and we email frequently. To make sure we have an equal understanding of the project, they simplify complex industry terms and keep us informed.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their extensive knowledge of failures in the development industry gives them the motivation to be a fix for anyone’s issue. Their help has been miraculous—where other companies see a wall, they see an opportunity to find a solution. They are focused on providing a better experience and ensuring they have a healthy relationship with their customers. They validated that we had a bad previous engagement, and made it their goal to treat us differently than our last vendor did. Additionally, they are groundbreaking communicators— I’ve worked in customer service for 20 years and have rarely encountered companies as patient and thorough as Twin Sun.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I haven’t had a single unsatisfying experience with them.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

The best thing for anyone to do is to be honest about your fears, failures, and expectations. Twin Sun wants to meet you where you’re at in the process and help you find success.

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'd recommend them to anyone.

App Development for Travel Company

“It was clear that they were invested in our success.”

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

Twin Sun developed a matchmaking app for travelers. The platform includes in-app messaging, a filtered search function, and a system that connects users with other travelers who have similar plans.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Nashville, Tennessee
CoFounder, Travel Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The Twin Sun team’s development and testing assistance helped prepare the business for its full launch. They were consistently effective and time-oriented, always meeting deadlines. Their dedication to the project was outstanding.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the co-founder of a mobile matchmaking app. We aim to connect our users with compatible travel companions.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Twin Sun?

We needed a vendor to develop our app.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted an app that fully aligned with our vision.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We researched a series of developers and ultimately landed on Twin Sun.

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

Twin Sun is responsible for the full development process. They implemented all of our requested functionalities, and we’re currently finishing up the beta testing phase.

Once we launch, users can create a profile with details about themselves. There’s a function that allows travelers to search the platform using a variety of filters. We also offer in-app messaging. Our users can create trips and fund other travelers that plan to be in the same location at the same time.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

With Twin Sun’s help, we’ve been able to get our business off the ground.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

The process was extremely effective. They met all of our deadlines.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

I appreciated their availability. It was clear that they were invested in our success.

Are there any areas where they can improve?

No, they're awesome.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The cost was very reasonable.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They were amazing.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
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Verification Level
Silver
VERIFIED
Business Entity
Status
Active
Jurisdiction of Formation
Tennessee
ID
82-2335852
Date of Formation
Jul 13, 2017
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
5
OVERALL REVIEW RATING
5.0
Source
Clutch
LAST UPDATED
December 19, 2018