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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.
Last week another Sourcebits-designed app hit #1 in the App Store. We've developed more than 20 chart-topping products for our clients, and we wanted to share some insights into how we did it for Cricbuzz. We also want to give a hand to our hard-working, talented team of designers and engineers.
The first version of Cricbuzz was a well-loved app among cricket fans, but they needed a significant redesign and relaunch to enhance their app and stay competitive in the market. That's when they came to Sourcebits—to revamp the mobile presence of the fastest and most reliable cricket news and commentary.
The first phase in our redesign of the app launched on November 19. In less than a week it made the "What's Hot" list, and has reached #1 for iPhone sports apps in the Indian App Store, and #3 for sports on iPad.
Check out some of the user reviews:
- "New version is simply stunning and gels really well with iOS."
- "Superb changeover...Good job guys. Really a cool app to have on iPad."
- "I've been looking for a cricket app to easily keep track of scores and results. I was using Cricinfo, but recently switched to this. Way better! And the new update has made it almost perfect. Simple, clean and very functional."
Here's where we started:
Given the high quality and good reviews of the existing app, we knew that building a relaunch/redesign of Cricbuzz would have to be a careful process. With that in mind, we decided to focus on enhancing the app's performance and UI.
Here's our redesign:
Aside from providing a silky smooth browsing experience, the new design blends the iPhone and iPad experience into one seamless UX. We've managed to retain the powerful features of the old app, all wrapped up into a beautiful new design and backed by some intuitive new interaction methods.
We created an interaction method for this app that we call "Touch Point." With Touch Point, we provide access to a simple menu and navigation features without sacrificing screen space. Instead of a menu bar at the bottom, we use an unobtrusive, semi-transparent bubble that unfolds into an array of menu options.
It's easy to pop out when you need it, and when you don't, you can just press and hold to hide it away. Even at its most visible, it's easy to read and browse when the Touch Point is shown.
We're proud of the work we've done for Cricbuzz, and we can do the same for you. If you're looking to take your app design and UX to the next level, contact us.
The watch may be the next big thing in connected devices. But the current marketplace includes wearables like Pebble and Metawatch that lack the ability to display a lot of information in an elegant and simple way. And lukewarm reviews of the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch got us thinking about what Apple might do - what an iWatch should be.
We decided to have some fun and let nine of our developers put together a concept. that would have broad appeal. If the rumors about Apple developing a smartwatch are true, here’s what we hope comes out of the R&D lab. Here was the ONLY prompt we gave our design team:
“We’re designing the iWatch. Do not do any searching - go into this completely fresh.” ~ Ben George, Creative Director
Here are the initial concepts our team sketched out:
An iWatch wrist-band concept complete with a magnetic clasp.
An iWatch concept that takes an anachronistic approach by using the look of a traditional analog watch.
An iWatch concept that is inspired by the first iPod design’s scroll wheel for user interaction.
An iWatch concept that uses a metal band concept and minimizes some of your favorite apps.
As you can see, our iWatch team took a varied approach to how this concept might look. From analog faces to displays from the future, our designers conceptualized everything.
Our three primary concerns about the design emphasized:
Display: A successful design will provide maximum visibility while also keeping the device as mobile and non-intrusive as possible.
Situational awareness: Everything you need should always be at your fingertips - and the iWatch combines geolocation with learned behaviors to get familiar with exactly what you need, when you need it.
Seemless integration: Given the Apple universe, the iWatch needs to bring your Macbook and your iPhone right to your wrist.
Here’s what our Head of Design, Gary Howe, had to say about iWatch:
“The iWatch should adapt around you so you don't need to manually engage with it for longer than 5 seconds durations. If the engagement is longer than that, the user would just pull out their iPhone and use that instead. Which defeats the purpose.
The iWatch dynamically changes its UI/promotes apps to display the information that is relevant to you. At-a-glance engagements based on quick situation aware interactions.”
And here’s what one of our Senior Creative Director, David Forgash, had to say:
“For the iWatch project, we wanted to build a prototype that could function in today’s technology world. This means that we based everything off the iPhone 5s running iOS 7 for functionality and constraints.
The key user stories we focused on were Situational Awareness and Interaction with the iWatch. The later proved to be one of the most difficult tasks we faced; thankfully Apple had Siri and with some sharp thinking we leveraged the technology beautifully.”
We created the iWatch concept for one reason: we know we could build it and delight people across the world. Why didn’t we build it? Because we’re too busy making products for our long list of excellent clients.
Sourcebits' tagline is "Design-Led Engineering," and we mean it. Our design team is made up of former IDEO employees, Apple Design Award Winners and highly talented artists around the world that bring a huge variety of skills and perspectives to the table. The iWatch concept was made by:
Rohit Singal : CEO
Piotr Gajos : Head of Design
Gary Jacob Howe : Head of Design Team
David Forgash : Sr Creative Director
Ben George : Creative Director
Julian Wright : Sr Designer
Rick Patrick : Sr Designer
Serge Belkin : Sr Designer
Robert Biggs : Product Director
Bhargavi Kamakshivalli : Sr. Interaction Designer
Bobby Kariyatty : Visual Designer
Elliotte Bowerman : VP Marketing and PR
Etan Berkowitz : Marketing
We are a talented, international team of over 300 people. Sourcebits is a world leader in creating powerful cloud, web and mobile solutions for some of the world's biggest clients like Cisco, IBM, Intel, Adobe, Bank of America and many more. Sourcebits is backed by Sequoia Capital and IDG and is led by Rohit Singal, founder and CEO.
Bhargavi Kamakshivalli: "iOS 7 is all about clean interfaces and simple layouts. The Omnigraffle stencil we created will help designers achieve this effortlessly. Every element has been designed to the exact proportions of elements in the device. With select states, keypad options, list items, action elements and icons; this is the most comprehensive iOS 7 template available today."