About Added Bytes
Our [Customers] Come First
We come to work to build products that make our customers lives better, we don't come to stroke our own egos. We are customer-led and treat every interaction with our customers as an opportunity to learn and improve.
We Foster [Creativity]
We take immense pride in helping people turn their ideas into something real, and everything we build is designed with that in mind.
We Work to [Live]
We empower each other to make good choices for ourselves, our families, and the company, in that order. We care about what we create together, not how early we can be at our desks. If we put work before our kids' birthday parties, we're doing it wrong.
We Celebrate [Curiosity]
Every day brings new opportunities to learn - a new technique, a customer insight, a nugget buried in a log file somewhere. We are passionate about education and learning, both for ourselves and for our customers.
We [Share] Our Successes ... And Our Failures
We celebrate our successes and share in the benefits, but we're not afraid to experiment even if thing don't always go the way we hope. The only time we truly fail is when we don't learn from our mistakes. We're always up for trying - and learning - something new.
We [Own] Our Mistakes
We all make mistakes, and how we deal with them is what defines who we are. We own our mistakes and we don't hide from them. If we screw up, our customers will usually hear about it from us before they've realised anything is wrong.
Dave Child [Founder, Developer]
Dave has been building websites since the early 90s, and is one of those fortunate people who gets to do what he loves for a living. When not building websites, Dave likes to write fiction, play squash, and spend time with his growing family.
Laura Kelly [Customer Success Champion]
Laura is an English MA graduate and coffee lover who enjoys art galleries, reading and a good sci-fi show.
Lindsay Child [Community Manager]
Lindsay has been managing the community at Cheatography since shortly after its launch. She likes reading, creating cheat sheets and the quiet time after the children have all finally gone to sleep.
Added Bytes starts life as a personal blog and brand for Dave.
First Cheat Sheet
The PHP Cheat Sheet was first published, and downloaded over 10,000 times in its first 48 hours.
More and more people wanted to publish their own cheat sheets, so Cheatography was created to answer that need.
What started as a coding exercise had developed into a free tool getting a lot of use. We moved it to its own domain and started experimenting with potential revenue opportunities.
Added Bytes becomes a fully-fledged web development business.
Lindsay Joins the Team
Added Bytes grows to two.
Our latest product, ApolloPad, goes into public beta. Everyone has a novel in them - ApolloPad is designed to help it escape.
readability-score.com graduates from side project to serious venture.
No More New Clients
By the end of the year, Added Bytes had stopped accepting new client work to focus more on our products.
Moving to Readable.io
After several years at an ironically unreadable domain name, we moved readability-score.com to its new home, readable.io.
All Product, All The Time
Added Bytes parted ways with the last of our lovely clients. From then on, we were purely a product company.
Steve joins the team
We were delighted to welcome Steve to the Added Bytes team as our new Chief Marketing Officer.
The revamped version adds an array of great new readability tools, and gives readable.io a brand new look.
Laura joins the team
We were delighted to welcome Laura to the Added Bytes team as our new Customer Success Champion.
Moving to Readable.com
We are very pleased to be able to announce that, in what we hope is the last time we move the site to a new domain, we are moving readable.io to readable.com!