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 & SMBs
At the frontier of mobile development for iPhone, iPad and Android since the beginning. When you choose Sourcebits, you’re partnering with a team that has been designing and building powerful, feature-rich mobile apps with stunningly beautiful interfaces for years.
Building on our extensive work with Mac-exclusive technologies like Cocoa and Interface Builder as well as Android and Blackberry platforms, Sourcebits quickly became a global leader in the world of multi-touch, accelerometers, and mobile application design for iPhone, iPad and Android.
Our ﬁrst in-house iPhone apps were instant hits, earning glowing reviews from users and the tech media, and our current lineup continues to place among the top spots in App Store rankings around the world. Apps like Night Stand – downloaded close to 5 million times – demonstrate our technical proﬁciencies and pixel-perfect interface design.
Sourcebits employs the most brilliant, tech-obsessed mobile developers and engineers in the ﬁeld. The programmers at our development studio have the expertise you seek in practically any platform or framework you can imagine. With over 400 dedicated project partners, designers, and creative engineers, we can provide on-demand capacity to help meet both your internal goals and promises to the marketplace.
Bringing Flash to the iOS Experience
When Apple decided to not support Flash in iOS they helped drive developers and content providers further towards HTML5 and CSS3. There is still, however, a substantial amount of Flash-based content on the web, and people want to access it on their mobile devices. San Francisco-based Skyﬁre decided to provide access to this information to the exponentially growing iOS market, and approached Sourcebits with a challenge: Build an iOS web browser that supported Flash. We took the challenge and created the app.
We paired a powerful solution which does Flash content conversion on the server side with a minimalist UI, which allows the user to fully focus on the content they browse.
Skyﬁre has been an overwhelming success: not only was it not rejected by Apple (which technically should have happened, considering unavoidable similarities with Apple’s mobile Safari app) but Skyﬁre has become the most popular third-party web browser on the App Store.
Delivering Video iPhone to iPhone —
Long Before FaceTime
When Knocking came to us with the concept of an app that would allow users to share recorded videos between iPhones we knew it would be a challenge, but we were up for it. Knocking started the video revolution on the iPhone. Released before FaceTime, and before Apple even allowed video recording apps, it introduced a never-before-seen method of sharing memories and emotions via video on the iPhone. Knocking replaced text messages with short personal videos, and people simply loved it. Even Steve Jobs liked it… when the App Store originally rejected it, Jobs reversed the decision, and personally approved it.
We built Knocking from ground up: the client approached us with an idea and we turned it into reality. We deployed design, development, and server teams to build both client and server components, and designed a compelling and simple UI with very strong yet subtle branding. We developed and immensely optimized the video compression and streaming algorithms used in the app, and maintained server optimization and efficiency to handle the load when Knocking Video was downloaded by more than four million users worldwide.
A New Approach to Getting Things Done
The App Store market is over-saturated with to-do apps, reminders, calendars and activity trackers. We follow the GTD (“Getting Things Done”) methodology ourselves and decided to create a unique solution to disrupt the “to-do” market. Daily Deeds doesn’t force you into tracking what you’re supposed to do next, plan your daily activities, nag you with endless reminders, support lists, tags, contexts, subtasks or time tracking.
Instead, it simply lets you enter and track the progress of your daily deeds, which are repeatable, rudimentary activities. Users can check off when they complete a deed, and the app shows how they have been doing over the past week or month. As a result, Daily Deeds is the only GTD app in the market which focuses on rewarding the user when they get a task done.
By approaching the same problem with a completely different approach, Daily Deeds has created a loyal base of fans. Both GTD enthusiasts, and users who aren’t ready to adopt the somewhat intricate GTD methodology into their lives, embrace Daily Deeds as a simpler solution which gives them a lot of satisfaction and just helps them get things done.