Mason America

Custom Android devices for industry applications


COMPANY SIZE Between 5 and 10

# OF ENGINEERS Less than 5




TAGS Android, Hardware, Enterprise Software, B2B, Enterprise Services, PaaS, Mobile, Mobile PaaS, YC Winter 2016

What do we do?

Mason is a complete solution for businesses to run vertical apps on low-cost, custom-made Android devices backed by a suite of apps, updates, and services like device tracking .​ By licensing our software, companies never have to worry about hardware again.

Why join us?

Why Mason?

We're glad you asked and believe there are many good reasons! For instance, you will:

* help define and revolutionize the way companies build and employ mobile products.
* join in at our early stages, to learn a new space and navigate uncharted territory.
* work directly with real customers solving real problems that matter.
* define and champion engineering best practices as we build our organization.
* build out critical pieces of our platform as we prepare for massive scale over the long term.

And here are some ways we hope to help you do your great work:

* Have a pet dog? Bring him (or her) to work! We are dog lovers (though we don't discriminate against cats. Or ferrets) and welcome yours!
* Seattle! They said it best:

Technical challenges

These are early days! At Mason, we're just getting started on our mission and we need your help.

From services to storage infrastructure to logistics to Android devices to firmware engineering, our projects will involve a variety of interesting and challenging work such as:

* standing up a network of millions of devices on the fly
* building an infrastructure to support customizable OS/ROM generation
* tracking and visualizing live devices in the field
* regular, secure delivery of software updates over the air
* building out a solid storage infrastructure to support our logistics story

Our stack is currently Android on the device side and Node.js + Heroku on the back end, but we are considering our options here. Join in to influence this!

Our press coverage

Our Founders

Jim Xiao


Our tech stack

  • Node.js
  • Amazon AWS
  • Android/Java
  • Ember.js
  • PostgreSQL
  • Heroku
  • Android
  • Javascript
  • Git