James Smith


James Smith, entrepreneur and software engineer with a British accent, based in the San Francisco Bay Area


Bugsnag - Co-founder and CEO
Automated crash monitoring platform founded in 2012 with Simon Maynard. Investors included Matrix, Benchmark, and GV. Bugsnag was acquired by SmartBear Software in 2021.
Heyzap - CTO
Mobile gaming platform founded in 2009. Led the product and tech team as CTO. Acquired in 2016 by Fyber.

Open Source

Open RTS
Open RTS is a C library (with optional C++ bindings), which provides a full implementation of the Somfy RTS protocol designed for creating your own remotes, receivers, repeaters, or bridges on embedded hardware, such as Arduino or ESP8266/ESP32 devices.
Asynchronous Http Client for Android
An asynchronous callback-based HTTP client for Android used by Instagram, Pinterest, Trello and many other large apps.
jQuery Tokeninput
A jQuery plugin for selecting multiple items from a predefined list, using autocompletion as you type to find each item. Used by Twitter and many other large sites.
jQuery Simple Slider
An unobtrusive jQuery plugin for selecting a value from a numerical range by simply dragging a slider.
Smart Image View for Android
A drop-in replacement for Android’s standard ImageView which allows images to be loaded from URLs or the phone’s contact address book. Images are cached to memory and to disk for super fast loading.