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Are you an industry thought leader with a strong network in mobile, cloud, or web and the ability to build new business? Fed up with endless meetings, stifling bureaucracy, and caps on your potential? Explore a unique opportunity to drive your own future as Sourcebits Studio Director.
Sourcebits Studios are discrete practice groups with focus in specific areas from Mobile Enterprise Applications to Web Gaming. Each is headed by a highly qualified Studio Director who is responsible for driving their Studio’s projects from initial client engagement to final delivery.
Studio Directors are industry leaders in mobile, cloud, and UX design—from the former CEO of the world’s largest open-source mobile platform, to an Apple Design Award winner.
As a Director you’ll share completely in the success of your studio, and have full authority to run it as your own business unit—with unlimited potential. At the same time, you’ll have access to all of the resources Sourcebits provides as a global company backed by Sequoia Capital and IDG Ventures. Sourcebits gives an unprecedented level of support and trust to Studio Directors, and Directors return that trust by delivering spectacular service and results for their clients.
You’ll work with amazing people throughout the company who care as deeply about the success of your clients’ projects as you do. Because Studios work together, clients have access to the best minds in mobile, web, and cloud development across multiple platforms and disciplines. At the core of Sourcebits Studios you’ll find more than 400 Sourcebits employees, each whom bring their extreme passion and focus to client projects across a wide range of talents and skills.
We’re looking for a few people who share that passion and focus and can back it up with a track record of success. If you think you have what it takes to lead your own Studio, get in touch below to learn more.
At Miami’s CDM Mobile Summit last month, Gary Rogers, our Vice President of Sales, and Piotr Gajos, our Chief Innovation Officer, shared the importance of investing in design when creating mobile apps in their “Stop Doing the WRONG Mobile Math” presentation. While design has been a focus in consumer apps, it is equally important for enterprise apps - employees are expecting the ease of a consumer UX at work, not just at home. You can check out a quick video overview here:
Design shouldn’t be an afterthought, it’s a crucial building block of your app that will influence every element of its success. Making the decision to invest in quality design from the start leads to:
- Wider audiences - software reaches mobile-first markets — people who don’t have access or don’t want to use desktop computers
- Brand awareness - mobile improves and builds upon brand image
- Perpetual connectivity - mobile allows people to be connected and accessible anywhere, anytime
So what does all of this ultimately add up to? As it turns out, designing FOR your target demographic leads to more engaged users - and engaged users = the RIGHT ROI.
But the benefits of putting quality design first don’t stop with happier, more engaged users. It can also change everything about your app and process - for the better. With a solid design foundation, your app’s version 2 (or 3, or 4) goes from a long and expensive overhaul to a quicker and easier update. Additionally, customer support costs are reduced, user training is simplified, and user adoption can be less expensive and more organic.
With over 600 mobile, web, and cloud solutions, and outstanding successes like Intel , Hallmark, and Mobeam, we’ve more than proven the Sourcebits design-first approach works. Want to see how it can work for you?
Intel’s idea was ambitious: build a multi-platform, one-click migration solution for users to easily move their mobile and PC content into the cloud. Intel wanted transferring content like audio, video, documents, and photos to be as simple and fluid as possible for their users, and they needed a quality team that could do everything: designing, developing, marketing and launch.
So, September 2013 Intel came to Sourcebits for one of our Innovation Strategy Workshops to fully flesh out their idea and see what solutions we could come up with.
It was a challenge. Intel had specific branding requirements, and we ended up developing 4 applications altogether while making sure our custom engineering solutions supported iOS, Android, and Windows equally. We came up with two options to best fit every user’s experience, Custom Migration and Quick Migration.
We were very involved with Intel every step of the way and performed a full range of services besides designing and developing the apps. Our launch strategyincluded email marketing and retail store displays, among others. In the marketing aspect, we created a responsive web page as well as 3 app demo videos. We also performed ASO to dramatically improve search discoverability in the app stores.
After months of work, both Intel and Sourcebits enjoyed a very successful launch in August. After the launch, we did extensive customer support by answering customer questions and keeping Intel’s website’s FAQ current and updated.
Intel enjoyed their experience with us as much as we did with them. Said John Tennant, Worldwide Director of Marketing, “From the concept creation workshop, through design and development of Easy Migration, to supporting our marketing efforts, Sourcebits has gone above and beyond to deliver excellence. The easiest move Intel made with this project was hiring the talented Sourcebits team.”
Intel Easy Migration has been an enormous project for us at Sourcebits, but a thoroughly rewarding one. To get a behind-the-scenes look at our tried-and-tested process, click here to read the full case study.
Two of our executive team, Elliotte Bowerman, our VP of Marketing and Piotr Gajos, our Chief Innovation Officer, are packing up and heading out to spread the word about Sourcebits. Where? To beautiful Barcelona, Spain and sunny Miami, Florida.
On Monday, Elliotte speaks at an international gathering of CIOs and Senior IT Executives, as part of the Gartner Symposium IT Expo 2014. If you are in town, catch her session at 6:30 pm November 10 entitled “Native or Cross-platform – Not a dilemma any more.” Her presentation will cover enterprise mobility benefits for businesses and how mobile apps have changed the way we work.
Meanwhile, Piotr will be heading to Miami for the Mobility Summit. Piotr will be presenting on "The New Equation for Successful Mobile Projects” Wednesday the 12th at 9:30 a.m. ET. Piotr’s presentation will emphasize setting the right budget and parameters for determining a mobile solution’s success. Instead of focusing on basic functionality and the bottom line for version 1, Piotr explores the cost calculations and KPIs IT departments should consider for the correct “mobile math”.
If you’re at either of these exciting events, be sure to catch them! If not, check back here soon for full coverage on their presentations.