Overview
$50 - $99/hr
50 - 249
2010
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 100 talented engineers & designers around the world, we help growing startups and global brands build innovative, beautiful custom technology solutions. We believe in building produ

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 100 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.

Key Clients

 

  1. Nationwide Insurance
  2. The Ohio State University
  3. Philips Lighting
  4. Gordon Food Service
  5. AM Best
  6. Groove Dance Competition
  7. T-Centra, Vigor Workouts
  8. Metro D.C. Government
  9. WorthPoint
  10. SnapKnot
  11. Biton
  12. Citra
  13. BarEye
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United States
Sunflower Lab
3974 Brown Park Drive, Suite F, Columbus, Ohio 43026
(614)664-7674
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United States
Sunflower Lab
220 Davidson Avenue, Suite #119, Somerset, New Jersey, New Jersey 08873
(614)664-7674
Focus Area
Service Focus
  • Software Development
  • E-commerce Development
  • IoT Development
  • Mobile App Development
  • Testing Services
  • Web Development
  • Big Data & BI
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Client Focus
  • Small Business(< $10M)
100%
Industries Focus
  • Business Services
  • Consumer Products
  • E-commerce
  • Enterprise
  • Financial & Payments
  • Information Technology
  • Other Industries
  • Retail
  • Social
  • Transportation & Logistics
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Customer Reviews
4.9 (13 Reviews)

Accommodated different facets of our business very well.

Daniel DeFranco
posted on 14/10/15

The client is an event production company based out of the United States and produces events for the dance community. The client aims to provide a fun-filled, professional and personable experience to all the dance loving people. The client did an extensive online research and checked several ranking sites before discovering Sunflower Labs.



Sunflower Labs is selected to provide a comprehensive solution including mobile application development services for both Android and iOS platforms, backend development services, frontend development services and website maintenance.



The client is very satisfied with the services of Sunflower Labs and quotes that the firm delivered beyond their expectations. The client praised them for their project management skills. The client highly recommends them to colleagues.



 


Project Details
Groove Competition
Mobile App Development
$10001 to $50000
Completed

The client is an event production company based out of the United States and produces events for the dance community. The client aims to provide a fun-filled, professional and personable experience to all the dance loving people. The client did an extensive online research and checked several ranking sites before discovering Sunflower Labs.



Sunflower Labs is selected to provide a comprehensive solution including mobile application development services for both Android and iOS platforms, backend development services, frontend development services and website maintenance.



The client is very satisfied with the services of Sunflower Labs and quotes that the firm delivered beyond their expectations. The client praised them for their project management skills. The client highly recommends them to colleagues.



 


posted on 14/10/15
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  • Value for money
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A sharp dev team with good results - not perfect, but constantly improving and evolving

Matt Schuerman
posted on 16/10/19
Overall, Sunflower Lab has been a pretty good development partner. They took my idea from concept to an operational application and it came out pretty close to what I had imagined. At the end of my project, I was not completely satisfied with where things had been left. The management at Sunflower Lab went above and beyond to make sure we were taken care of and that our application was finished up to standard. While they were not perfect - the management's efforts to make appropriate changes promptly helped the experience as our project progressed.

Here is a list of pros and cons - understand we have been working together for over a year now so many improvements have been made throughout that period:

PROS:
-Organized methodology for conceptualizing the application
-Very open to listening and understanding the project requirements
-Added miscellaneous functionality that was very creative that helped the application flow better
-Managed scope creep very well, kept the project on target as much as possible

CONS:
-A lot of backtracking due to spelling mistakes and/or development errors
-Went slightly over on project budget and time
-Billing and project management hours need major improvements in transparency. There was lots of confusion and questions on hours billed and what has been worked on in those hours.

The bottom line, they have some areas to improve but they are acknowledging these areas and making constant improvements to their processes and abilities. We are happy with the work they have done and will continue using Sunflower Labs as our development partner in the foreseeable future. We are looking forward to seeing the improvements made when we kick off our next round of development. Great job overall by the Sunflower Lab team!

What is it about the company that you appreciate the most?

Creativity in problem-solving making application functionality improvements

What was it about the company that you didn't like which they should do better?

Project management/billing hour transparency

Project Details
Mobile App Development
$50001 to $200000
posted on 16/10/19
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Met and Exceeded Our Expectations

Mari Aldrich Beckert
posted on 17/4/19
The way they handled the process put us at ease. From day one, it has felt like they truly wanted to help us create a successful final product that meets all our expectations. They were friendly, time conscious, organized, good at what they do and delivered what we asked for. Although some parts of what we wanted were more complex, they were able to find a way to make it work. I’m glad we used them and am looking forward to continuing our working relationship with them.

What is it about the company that you appreciate the most?

Organized, time conscious, friendly, good at what they do

Project Details
Mobile App Development
$50001 to $200000
posted on 17/4/19
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Did it the way I envisioned and more

Edward Brown
posted on 13/8/20
They worked with me to bring my idea to life. When you’re looking for a developer you want your original idea to be the final product and be in control of the process. Sunflower Lab allowed me to maintain control energy step of the way and never forced me in a direction that made the project easier for them and different from what I wanted. Our communication and dialogue was consist and never skipped a beat.

What is it about the company that you appreciate the most?

Communication with the lead developer

What was it about the company that you didn't like which they should do better?

Just notifying you that the developers will be working at all hours so be ready for some late night or early morning emails if you want to keep the momentum. I like burning the midnight oil so it didn’t bother me.

Project Details
Mobile App Development
$50001 to $200000
posted on 13/8/20
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They are very proactive and recommendable.

Warren Claiborne
posted on 7/3/17

Vigor Workouts LLC helps in improving the relationships between physical therapists (along with other fitness professionals) and their clients. We developed with them a website and the Android & iOS based mobile app which allows building connection and communication together. The user can create multi-level member profiles autonomously. Beyond understanding how we wanted our business to function they were able to recommend ways to improve some of our own ideas.


What is it about the company that you appreciate the most?

They seem to have found a niche in the market; their prices are not out of reach for a start-up, yet there is no compromise in quality. And their honesty keeps us coming back.

 

What was it about the company that you didn't like which they should do better?

There were some communication errors however, this never caused any developmental issues and was well worth the speed of their replies.

Project Details
Website & Mobile App Development For Health & Fitness Firm
Mobile App Development
$50001 to $200000
Completed
posted on 7/3/17
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They were very helpful & proactive.

Edward Brown
posted on 1/3/17

The android & iOS based mobile applications they have developed provides a new way for users to search for recommended people and businesses. It helps companies and individuals in marketing their services through a word of mouth theory. This was our first project in an IT industry and they were very helpful. We had a great experience working with them.


What is it about the company that you appreciate the most?

Their core strength is being able to provide a kind of project we expect from them. Also, they guided us to the right path by actively giving technical suggestions.

What was it about the company that you didn't like which they should do better?

Since we have different time zones, sometimes we had issues in coordinating with them. There should be someone who is flexible with the timings.

Project Details
Mobile App Development For A Social Media Platform
Mobile App Development
$50001 to $200000
Completed
posted on 1/3/17
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Mobile App Development

Tommy Moorman
posted on 6/3/19
Storopack and Sunflower Lab has been working together for 3 years now and our experience with Sunflower has been first class. They are highly knowledgable about the app technology, great with input for complex concepts, and attentive to our needs for development or ongoing service. I highly recommend Sunflower for your digital development. One of the key elements are they have 24 hour support and you don't find that many places.
Project Details
App Designing (UI/UX)
posted on 6/3/19
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Great business partner with excellent incite and development skills

Daniel DeFranco
posted on 15/4/19
I have been working with Sunflower for about 4 years and they continue to impress me with both the product/service they deliver as well as the insight they offer into our companies processes and proceedures.
Project Details
Mobile App Development
posted on 15/4/19
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APP DEVELOPMENT TALENT

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posted on 23/7/20
Sunflower Labs developers where engaged in thinking about the problem I intend to solve. They were not only trying to figure out how coding architecture, but they were helping me think about the problem of poverty.
Project Details
Mobile App Development
posted on 23/7/20
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Executive Interview
Ronak Patel
Ronak Patel
CEO & Co-Founder, Sunflower Lab
Please introduce your company and give a brief about your role within the company?
Sunflower Lab is an intersection of technology, business, and innovation. We are a family of Software Engineer, Technology Enthusiastic, and Creative people. Our focus is to deliver a high-quality product with the highest quality of service to our clients. Sunflower Lab is proficient in building a mobile application, web application, and custom software applications. We help our clients for cloud migration and deployment, DevOps automation, and test automation.

My primary role in the business is marketing, brand recognition and build company which can solve a business problem with technology. With more than 15 years of experience in the IT industry, I’ve made it a point to be a generalist who can contribute and lead in any technical discipline. I have led Sunflower team to thrive on the challenging – the seemingly impossible.
What was the idea behind starting this organization?
I being the CTO of Sunflower Lab recognized challenges many corporations faces around building software which solves their business problems in a limited budget and smaller time frame. Utilizing cutting edge technology is not possible for giant IT service provider but for us, it is a passion. We started our company to fulfill this market demand and proud to continue serving our client.
What is your company’s business model–in-house team or third party vendors/ outsourcing?
We have in-house teams to design/build/test/deploy software. However, we do not shy away to utilize any sub-contractor if any project demands skill which is not available in an in-house team.
How is your business model beneficial from a value addition perspective to the clients compared to other companies' models?
We are the company situated in various locations around the world such as Ohio, New Jersey, and India. Our hybrid team is made up of the on-site and remote resource. Resources who work with the client and share same physical location are considered as on-site resources. Our cost for the remote resource is lower than on-site resources because we pass this cost advantage of hybrid teams back to the client.
What industries do you generally cater to? Are your customers repetitive? If yes, what ratio of clients has been repetitive to you?
We have been helping retail, manufacturing, healthcare, Insurance, IT start-ups. We are not limited to any specific industry. We have over 90% of repetitive clients.
Mention the objectives or the parameters critical in determining the time frame of developing a mobile app.
There are multiple parameters which help us determining the time frame of developing a mobile application. I would like to mention some most important ones which are Mobile application platform (iOS, Android, Windows), Device (Phone and/or tablet), Complexity of project and last but not the least scope of the project.
How much effort in terms of time goes into developing the front end and back end of a mobile app?
There is no specific time for the frontend & the backend, however, on an average, we can say that most of our mobile application projects are built in the range of 4 to 12 weeks of timeframe.
What are the key parameters to be considered before selecting the right platform for a mobile application?
Mainly there are two parameters to be considered before right platform selection for a mobile app development project. One is target audience; for instance, many of our corporate customers have handed out android or windows tablet to their employees so in that case, if we are developing an application for their employees then our preference is based on tablets utilized by them. Second is, market penetration; we utilize market penetration of operating system and hardware which helps us determining supported operating system and hardware.
Which platform do you suggest your clients, to begin with when they approach you with an idea (Android or iOS) and why?
We suggest our clients, to select iOS first due to few reasons. First, iOS have significant market share in the mobile market. Secondly, numbers of iOS device models are less than Android device models.
Which platform is best to use to build your app? What are your recommendations?
We recommend our clients to build a native app for Android or iOS. The native app has much better performance, responsiveness, and any hardware integration capability than a hybrid app.
What are the key factors that you consider before deciding the cost of a mobile application?
The cost of a mobile application can be determined with the help of three elements such as complexity of the project, the scope of the project, the design required by the client and lastly development and testing efforts invested by our developers.
What kind of payment structure do you follow to bill your clients? Is it Pay per Feature, Fixed Cost, Pay per Milestone?
In our fixed price or time/material models, clients pay by milestones. Most of our milestones are based on features and functionality. We suggest clients which model works better for them considering their requirements.
Do you take in projects which meet your basic budget requirement?
We have many large scale projects above $200,000. On the other hand, we have also worked on a small application which is as low as $5,000.
What is the price range (min and max) of the projects that you catered to in 2016?
Our project range lies anywhere between $5,000 & $500,000.
Which business model do you suggest to your clients enabling them to generate revenue from mobile applications? Why?
The business model is usually dependant on a case by case. We discuss various penetration model and how the app can increase their user base. Social platform integration, making app free and provide in-app purchase, marketing app on various platforms etc are more common tactics for most mobile apps.
Clients & Portfolios
Portfolios
QE Solar
A.M. Best
Brivity
Press Sports App
Dayana - Custom CRM Solution For Leading Manufacturer Of BOPP Block Bottom Valve Bags
Groove Dance Competition
MyHouseHas
Badge'Us - Social Networking App
Slant/Fin Hydronic Explorer
VidaPay
Choice Veterinary Care
WorthPoint
Kallati
BarEye
SnapKnot
Vigor Workouts
Bridgi
eLeague
Metro D.C. Government TapIt Water
Dance Competition Hub