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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.
You’ve got a brilliant app idea, but you might be clueless where to go from there. When it’s time to get your mobile application built, companies have two choices:
Recruit and hire an internal team.
Find a mobile development company.
While building your own team may appeal to you (since your app is your baby, after all, and you want it to be perfect) there are several issues with creating an internal team. For example, when you’re searching for the right candidate, recruiting can take a long time, weeks or sometimes even months. And don’t forget hiring costs, such as a recruiter’s fees or relocation expenses, which all together can quickly add up. Even when you do finally find that someone who seems perfect for the role, you may discover they may not be the right long-term fit. For more specific numbers and an in-depth analysis of building your own team versus hiring a mobile development firm, check out our slideshow.
If after reviewing the pros and cons list, you’ve decided going with an outside company is what’s right for you, congratulations! Your app is one step closer to success! This is an especially good decision if you meet any of the criteria below:
A) You don’t know how to bring your app idea into reality
B) You’ve created a minimum viable product but now it’s time to put the “big app pants” on
C) You need a lot of help and you need it fast
D) You can’t or don’t want to hire internal employees
But with so many factors to consider and options to choose from when it comes to an external development company, where do you even start? You know you don’t want to sacrifice quality to make some cookie-cutter app.
In the second part of the slideshow, we’ll enlighten you on the six steps to finding the right development team from start to finish, such as setting a ballpark budget, determining logistics, and hiring “ninjas”. Scroll through for more details.
Have questions about your app? Our team of experts has the answers!
Nowadays, there's a vast and seemingly-endless influx of data available to you, where you can monitor metrics like exit rates, bounce rates, page views, new users, and returning users, from a myriad of sources. It’s no wonder many people can feel overwhelmed or frustrated when integrating data into their company’s development process. But by avoiding the complexities of analytics, you’re missing out on the advantages it can give you.
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These advantages can range from thoroughly understanding your users and their primary motivations, to having hard numbers to show investors, or an increased sense of confidence when it comes to making company-wide decisions.
To understand what it means to be data-driven and how it can help you, scroll through our Slideshare, which expounds on the 12 Steps to Data-Driven Mobile App Development, such as learning from your mistakes, and considering the long view. Our free whitepaper also provides further valuable information. With these tools in your pocket, you’ll be well on your way to understanding the impact actionable data can have on your business and how to implement them for real-world results.
Although data-driven development has become more widespread as more people discover its benefits, the majority of companies still don’t dig deep enough when gathering and interpreting their data sets. Too often, gathering and analysis of data is used as an afterthought or a quick fix, not as a key driver of a company’s direction.
What’s needed is a methodical and organized approach to accomplish a particular set of clearly defined goals. According to Brent Dykes, author of Web Analytics Action Hero, “The best kind of data is a. specific and b. actionable.” Additionally, it’s the illuminating insights gleaned from combining quantitative and qualitative data that will effectively make data the driver of your app decisions.
The mobile app market generates an estimated $77 billion+ in annual revenue, and all signs point to continued growth. So how can developers get a slice? How do you decide which monetization strategy is the best choice for your company?
Over the past month our free vs. paid apps blog series has covered the pros and cons of free vs. paid apps, the 5 questions you should ask before picking a monetization model, and compared monetization strategies in the App Store vs. Google Play. This final post summarizes the information in a slideshow.
Check it out for a quick run through the 4 app monetization models: free, freemium, paid, and paidmium. The deck explores their differences, effectiveness, and popularity in the app stores. We also cover mobile app revenue in key countries such as Canada, India, the UK, Russia and Japan, as well as revenue models and price point distribution.
At Sourcebits, we work with our clients to discuss their monetization options and test the variables to identify the strongest ROI. It’s just one of the many services we offer to make the most of mobile for you. If you have questions or want to discuss a mobile project, we want to hear from you!