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


Bugsnag - Co-founder and CEO

Co-founded the Bugsnag automated crash monitoring platform in 2012 with Simon Maynard. Raised ~$20m from Matrix Partners, Benchmark, and Google Ventures. Bugsnag was acquired by SmartBear Software in 2021.

Heyzap - CTO

Founding employee and CTO of mobile gaming platform Heyzap from 2009 to 2012, leading the product and tech team. Heyzap was Acquired in 2016 by Fyber.

Open Source

Vantage InFusion Home Assistant Integration

Home Assistant integration for Vantage InFusion home automation controllers, using aiovantage.


Python library for interacting with and controlling Vantage InFusion home automation controllers.

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.