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Sourcebits Kicks Off 2014 with Fifth Product Studios Partnership to Develop A New Mobile Address Book

  (January 21, 2014)
Sourcebits Kicks Off 2014 with Fifth Product Studios Partnership to Develop A New Mobile Address Book

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) January 21, 2014

Sourcebits, a global design company delivering strategic consulting, mobile innovation and design-led application development, today announced a partnership with Alejandra Albarran to create a product code-named S.A.M. S.A.M. marks the fifth addition to Sourcebits Product Studios, the companys unique business model to help entrepreneurs develop new products and build companies.

Albarran approached Sourcebits for an Innovation Strategy Workshop late last year. After weeks examining the problem and brainstorming solutions, the Sourcebits team and Albarran landed on a compelling new concept that has potential to revolutionize mobile contacts. The S.A.M app will target peoples closest connections the friends and family in their phones address book to deliver a compelling new social experience.

We created the Product Studios model on two key principles passion and partnership. Were delighted to work with Alejandra to bring real innovation and value to a core mobile application, said Rohit Singal, founder and CEO of Sourcebits. Were committed to the success of this project, and building a team of incredibly talented people to work on Hermes.

S.A.M. joins Twine, ChocolateChip UI, Smart Brush and Never Ever as a Product Studios company. Sourcebits accepts a maximum of nine Product Studios annually. The unique business model builds a partnership between the startup and Sourcebits. In exchange for co-founder equity in a Product Studio company, Sourcebits hires a dedicated team and works at cost on product design, app development, branding, marketing, analytics and business support.

Sourcebits truly blew me away with their insights, creativity, expertise and commitment to excellence, said Alejandra Albarran, passionate designer, entrepreneur and founder of S.A.M. As we begin building this company and project, Im incredibly excited to bring our vision to life and have a development partner thats dedicated to my success not just their own bottom line.

To begin building the S.A.M. team, Sourcebits today also announced Jennifer Sheldon joined the company as Product Director.

Prior to joining Sourcebits, Sheldon lead the definition and iteration of the Reverb tablet app. She has managed social games for MTV Networks, Nickelodeon, and global gaming platforms Digital Chocolate and GREE International. She also spent several years at Apple, working on iCloud, Keynote, iWork and iBooks 2 and iBooks Author.

Sourcebits has four positions remaining for its current Product Studios roster, and is scheduling Innovation Strategy Workshops weekly. Entrepreneurs seeking a new model for innovative mobile app development should contact us.

About Sourcebits:

Sourcebits is a global leader in mobile strategy, app design and development. Sourcebits works with companies of all sizes, from SAP, Cisco, IBM, Intel, Hersheys, Adobe and Bank of America to innovative startups like Twitpic, Skyfire, Peel and Slingbox. Sourcebits has developed more than 500 mobile, web and cloud solutions to deliver business results, including 30+ chart-topping mobile apps. Founded in 2006 and backed by Sequoia Capital and IDG, Sourcebits is based in San Francisco and employs more than 300 people around the world.

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