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Let’s make mobile apps and websites people love to use.


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Let’s make mobile apps and websites people love to use.


Meet Eight Bit Studios

Since 2008, our playful team of pixel-slingers from Chicago has been blazing trails and taking names in the app world, using a tight-knit blend of research, design, and technology to make software products people love to use.

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GrowIt!


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GrowIt!


With over 200,000 users, GrowIt! is one of the fastest growing mobile gardening platforms in the USA. 

240,494

USERS

120,941

PHOTOS

2.3M

PHOTO RATINGS


“We want people to share their garden to inspire more growing, promote plants they love, and help others steer clear of plants that don’t perform.”

Mason Day & Seth Reed
Co-Founders of GrowIt!


Davey 2016 Silver Award: Mobile Apps/Sites-Lifestyle & Mobile Apps/Sites-Social

   

Branding + Strategy + User Experience + Design + Mobile Development ( iOS / Android ) + Beacons + Web Development (Rails / Frontend) + API Development + Analytics

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Echo


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Echo


“I’ve worked with Eight Bit over the last 4 years on multiple projects. They always over-deliver on the quality and performance of a new application and I’m particularly impressed with their creativity when it come to designing a first-class user experience.”

Doug Waggoner
CEO of Echo Global Logistics


Strategy + Research + User Experience + Design + iOS Development + Android Development
Our user research and strategy work has covered hundreds of truckers, sales teams, managers, dispatchers and accounts team across the United States.

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Candor


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Candor


“What I appreciate most is that they check-in and seem involved in the project. I get the impression that Eight Bit intrinsically cares about the growth and success of my product.” 

Loran Nordgren
Kellogg School of Management - Associate Professor of Management & Organizations


Davey 2015 Silver Award: Mobile Apps/Sites - Productivit

Research + User Experience + Design + iOS Development + Web Development (Rails) + API
The most downloaded tool for brainstorms on the App Store
used by major corporate and university teams all over the world.

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The Field Museum


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The Field Museum


“There are a lot of shops that want to do app work in Chicago, but if you want a really sophisticated approach, you should talk to Eight Bit.”

Joe Brennan
Former CIO and General Counsel at the Field Museum


Strategy + Game Design + Illustration + Mobile App Development + Web Admin / API
Coordinated huge staff of scientists, curators, marketers and executive teams
to create an unforgettable experience for young families.

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Rivi


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Rivi


“What I like about Eight Bit is that they're flexible enough for the startup or small project and professional enough to take on greater challenges and bigger scope projects.”

Barry Malkin

RIVI Founder


Mobile Strategy + User Experience + Design + Motion Design
A beautiful and easy way to recommend, well, anything!

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Curate


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Curate


“What’s really great about the work Eight Bit Studios does is that they can keep the app intuitive. Most apps are not great, and they’re not that intuitive. But, Curate is extremely intuitive.”

Cari Sacks

CEO, Curate Space, Civic Leader, Trustee of the Museum of Contemporary Art


User Experience + Design + iOS Development (+iPad) + Android Development + Rails Development + API
Additionally serves B2B and B2C customers with gallery subscriptions, payment gateways.

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ChariPick


Each day, pick 1 of 3 charities to donate $1 or more to. The more you pick, the smarter the system becomes.

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ChariPick


Each day, pick 1 of 3 charities to donate $1 or more to. The more you pick, the smarter the system becomes.

“Eight Bit Studios is hugely interactive, hugely supportive, and has a great culture with great people. They are very nice and always fun to work with.”

Stephen Lee

Finance and Technology Executive, Philanthropist, Founder of ChariPIck.


Davey 2015 Silver Award: Charitable Organizations / Non-Profi

Strategy + Branding + UX + Design + Motion Design + Payment Gateways
Mobile Development ( iOS / Android ) Web Development ( Rails ) + API Development

Each day, pick 1 of 3 charities to donate $1 or more to. The more you pick, the smarter the system becomes.

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LyteShot


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LyteShot


“I talked to a bunch of local dev shops that were flailing around to understand our technology. Eight Bit got it right away and came through to help us clear some critical hurdles. It’s really difficult to find engineers in Chicago that really get this kind of work with connected devices and augmented reality. Eight Bit is a rarity with serious tech chops.”

Mark Ladd
Founder/ CEO of LyteShot a Chicago-based interactive augmented reality gaming platform


Usability + Unity + C# + iOS Development + Android Development

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Bistro Bash


Gamify Your Menu.

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Bistro Bash


Gamify Your Menu.

"The best part about Eight Bit Studios is their team. They are great with apps, but even better with people. Even their Co-Founders would continuously reach out and strive to improve both my experience and my app.  A welcoming atmosphere bubbling with talent!"

Anthony Iavarone
President & Founder of Nerve Berry LLC


Game Mechanics + User Experience + Design + Motion Design + iOS Development + API Development
Helping food lovers connect with chefs making the best food in Chicago