push notifications

  • AI on your lock screen Crunch Network

    AI on your lock screen

    For the last 10 years, news feeds have been the main way — the mainstream user interface — to discover interesting and relevant digital content. Today, news feeds, from Facebook and Twitter to LinkedIn, Instagram and Pinterest, are surfacing the interesting news and moments from your social network and favorite sources. This is about to change. Read More

  • Amazon Pinpoint helps developers keep users coming back to their apps

    Amazon Pinpoint helps developers keep users coming back to their apps

    As developers build apps, the hard part becomes not only attracting sufficient audience to justify the exercise, but also finding ways to keep that audience engaged and coming back to your app. Today, Amazon announced a new tool called Amazon Pinpoint designed to let developers send highly targeted push notifications, that can help them stay connected to the audience. Amazon CTO Werner… Read More

  • Twilio’s new Notify API helps developers reach users across SMS, push notifications and messaging apps

    Twilio’s new Notify API helps developers reach users across SMS, push notifications and messaging apps

    Twilio today announced the launch of a new API that allows developers to orchestrate the push notifications, text messages and chats they want to send to their users. While Twilio previously offered some push notification services, this is the first time the company offers a unified API for sending push notifications and text messages, as well as chat messages, to popular chat apps… Read More

  • Mobile Marketing And Analytics Startup WizRocket Lands $8M From Sequoia And Accel

    Mobile Marketing And Analytics Startup WizRocket Lands $8M From Sequoia And Accel

    WizRocket, which helps companies increase user engagement by fine-tuning mobile, web, and e-mail notifications, has raised $8 million in new funding from Sequoia Capital India and returning investor Accel Partners. The Palo Alto-based startup will use its fresh capital to launch an API for developers and a new engagement platform. Along with a previous seed round from Accel, this brings… Read More

  • Parse Rolls Out A/B Testing For Push Notifications

    Parse Rolls Out A/B Testing For Push Notifications

    Facebook subsidiary Parse is rolling out Parse Push Experiments, a new feature aimed at marketers and developers whose apps use the Parse SDKs that lets them A/B test different messages and times for push notifications that go out to mobile devices. Read More

  • For Two New Apps Called “Push” And “Drop,” The Push Notification Is The App

    For Two New Apps Called “Push” And “Drop,” The Push Notification Is The App

    Two new applications, Drop and Push, want to save you from having to download multiple news apps or browse dozens of websites just to keep up with the topics that interest you. But what makes these two apps different, when compared with news aggregators or other mobile news readers (aka RSS readers), is that they primarily function via push notifications. Read More

  • Snapchat Pushes You To Watch Friends’ Stories

    Snapchat Pushes You To Watch Friends’ Stories

    Snapchat Stories are a huge hit, with the photos and videos you post to your profile now more popular than Snap messages. But they’re still easy to forget about since they’re pull and not push — they aren’t sent to friends directly and don’t generate alerts. You had to seek them out. Until now. Snapchat confirms to me it’s started “sometimes”… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Yotifications

    Gillmor Gang: Yotifications

    The Gillmor Gang — Danny Sullivan, Alexia Tsotsis, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — react with nervous jokes as all eyes turn to the success of Yo, the single-minded communication app that has one thing on its little mind. But wait a minute, what’s surreally going on here as BetaWorks’ John Borthwick leads an investment round on the love child union of… Read More

  • Roost Takes On Twitter, RSS With A Platform For Web-Based Push Notifications

    Roost Takes On Twitter, RSS With A Platform For Web-Based Push Notifications

    A new Y Combinator-backed startup called Roost wants to succeed where RSS readers perhaps failed with the introduction of a new service that lets consumers subscribe to websites using browser-based push notifications. However, unlike a browser plug-in system such as PageMonitor, for example, Roost is based on an upcoming standard for web push, which is built into Safari and is coming soon… Read More