A chat with APP, AmpMe’s CTO
What’s the tech team’s biggest accomplishment so far?
We’ve built the tech that allows us to synchronize phones within a 30ms accuracy on both iOS and Android. But, we also have this working with Bluetooth speakers! To put this into perspective, many companies have been trying this very thing, but AmpMe is the first company in the world that can accomplish this on different hardware brands and different latency profiles. We’re very proud of this.
What are the challenges going forward?
Be in sync, always, no matter what device you’re on. This will require hard core audio analysis technology. Support for as many music sources as possible. And we need to scale our server infrastructure to be international while running with very low latency.
What key values is the tech team looking for in candidates?
Be eager to learn! We’re working on non trivial tech, and that requires people who want to learn to skills to solve challenges that don’t have solutions. We also want dedicated people who will treat AmpMe as if it’s their own little baby. Equally as importantly is we want team players at AmpMe. We never want to hear anyone say : that’s not in my job description.
Can you give a quick idea about the tech team structure?
Structure? What’s that? :) Seriously though, right now it’s pretty flat. We have 4 main “projects”: Android, iOS, Backend and Core Technology, but every member of the dev team meets together regularly and we’re all on hand to help each other figure out problems as they come up.