Come work with us
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.
FOR STARTUPS and SMBs
Sourcebits empowers your app to take full advantage of the cloud. We create highly optimized cloud solutions with seamless user experiences, leveraging the newest cloud processing and storage technologies and years of expertise in mobile and web spaces.
Delivering and Monetizing User Generated Content
Many sites have a rich asset that they’re not monetizing as well as they could: Unique user-generated content.
Our client Concordia had a large base of niche UGC but needed a better way to manage and monetize it. We created a platform called Concordia Aggregator, which provides cloud access to niche literature. It’s a web-based, author-customer matrix that allows for quick and cost-effective dissemination of timely products and maximizes customer engagement. It allows customers to easily search for and buy user-generated content — initially study materials, curricula, or other textual content, and eventually Print-On-Demand (POD), eBooks, calendars, videos, clip art, audio, and PowerPoint templates.
The site allows browsing by category or searching by keyword and users can sort the results by relevance, rating, or price. Users can rate or comment on any of the products in Concordia’s catalog.
Sourcebits designed and developed a highly functional, simple and intuitive web portal with a beautiful and clean user interface and state-of-the-art back-end, allowing Concordia to turn an under-utilized asset into an ongoing revenue stream.
Connecting Citizens, Businesses, and Government With Digital Media
Most people want their voices heard by government, but don’t have time to connect with politicians and wade through the paperwork, rules, and regulations that can bring change to a standstill.
NatSent, had a solution, and came to Sourcebits to implement it. NatSent stands for ‘National Sentiment’, and their solution is a personalized, digital newspaper where the users are both the editors and the writers. NatSent’s goal is to help individuals to speak out and ultimately get what they want without having to go through a lot of red tape. They’re achieving this by reducing the friction for voters and politicians, consumers and businesses, and citizens and thought leaders to communicate.
Sourcebits created an innovative cloud platform that leverages the efficiencies of the Internet to empower the voices of individuals. Users can identify, follow, frame, and inﬂuence the issues that they care about, and users decide what makes the front page and how an issue is framed.
Sourcebits engineered a solution which allows enormous numbers of people to interact with each other, and discuss and vote on important social issues. It also provides sophisticated tracking and data analysis tools, which generate meaningful data visualizations on the go. The end result is information that government officials and legislators can use to help craft policies and laws that truly reﬂect the wishes of the people.
Connecting Social Media Spend to ROI
SocialSee is a Sourcebits client that realized early on that social media is all about answering one simple question for companies spending marketing dollars — “what is driving revenue and value from your investment?” SocialSee cuts through the fog of social media by focusing on this simple question and provides the answers with a clear real-time generated dashboard packed with meaningfully presented information.
Real-time social media monitoring presents a unique set of issues that Sourcebits helped solve. Real-time scraping of multiple online services was a challenge for both backend and interaction design. Performance was also a concern, as users demanded immediate response times, and required the app’s cloud to be on the cutting edge of efficiency.
Background tracking such as click stream, interaction, and social media conversion tracking posed a challenge as well.
Sourcebits approached these challenges from two angles. Interaction design focused on maintaining user engagement and responsiveness through perceptual reduction of the delays caused by scraping information. Engineering put extra effort into building a system which minimized the amount of transferred data, compressed it on the ﬂy, and reduced redundancies. Finally, by meticulously architecting of all the available data streams we allowed users to use it to optimize their social media ROI.
The end results was an application that seamlessly served scraped social media data in real-time, and allowed the user to gain a clear picture of the ROI on their investment across multiple social networks and platforms.
Creating a Better Restaurant Experience
Whether you’re ordering food to go, or coming in for a meal, the typical restaurant experience can often be frustrating. No matter how carefully you repeat to-go orders, something always seems to be missing when you get your food home. And if you decide to eat at the restaurant, you’re frequently faced with a long wait for a table.
Sourcebits client, SoQuik, had a solution, and turned to us to design and build it. SoQuik is an innovative food ordering and texting system that allows the customer to order food or request notiﬁcation when their restaurant table is ready by simply sending a text message from their mobile phone or directly from a web app.
Soquik provides a seamless connection between mobile and web: all data and processing are in the cloud, and the app serves as an interface for the customer to interact with the restaurant. It’s the easiest way of ordering food.