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Urban Airship's SVP of Product & Engineering shares his thoughts on the hits and misses for CES' voice-activated technology reveals and what marketers can learn from each of them to understand the future of not only technology but how consumers and brands should interact in the next decade.
We’re quickly heading into a world where we will increasingly speak to launch a digital experience instead of tapping or clicking icons, so marketers need to start contemplating voice user interfaces as the new home screens.
How will iOS 12 change the way customers interact with brands on their phones? Here are four things every marketer should keep in mind.
Urban Airship's lightning fast push notification delivery just got even faster. Learn more about our new Boost solution.
Our take on what marketers should be thinking about in relation to iOS 12 and the new notification-related announcements at WWDC 2018.
Our SVP of Product and Engineering shares his thoughts on how marketers should consider how they’re storing data and ensuring user privacy in the wake of GDPR.
Learn how Urban Airship's Digital Growth Platform just got even more powerful with the addition of AI-driven marketing orchestration solutions as well as adding email and SMS as native channels.
Voice notifications are here - and so are the privacy concerns that go with them. Protect your users and your brand with these tips from our SVP of product and engineering, Mike Herrick.
Voice notifications have a huge amount of potential for brands to connect with customers in the right way at the right time. See how we're making that happen, and join our Voice Notification Early Access Program.
From mobile wallet to AI and AR, our SVP of Product & Engineering shares his take on the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show.
Learn how Urban Airship's sees the future of mobile growth, and how our next-generation Digital Growth Platform is turning our vision into reality.
You have Parse push notification questions, we have answers. FAQs from folks looking at Parse alternatives.
The 27th WWDC Keynote was held yesterday in San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, and Apple put emphasis on welcoming new faces. Among attendees, 72% were first timers (including 100+ under the age of 18), hailing from more than 74 countries. Other numbers putting WWDC 2016 into context: 500 apps eight years ago has grown to 2 million apps today, which have been downloaded 130 billion times, with nearly $50 billion (USD) paid to developers. The app economy and the mobile…
Our team just returned from SXSW where we hosted our fourth annual Mobile Saturday, bringing together customers, experts and partners to focus on key mobile topics. I’m constantly amazed at the quality of discussion and practical advice that’s shared, but it’s always the one-liners that incredibly and memorably sum up the status quo. Technology inspires a culture of innovation — a bright and shiny, constant reimagining of the future.
Our SVP Product & Engineering built a Slack Bot for Urban Airship Connect. Learn more, then give us some brief feedback for a chance to win a longboard!
window.location.href = 'https://www.urbanairship.com/blog/alternatives-to-parse-push-notifications-faqs'; Today we are pleased to announce the release of Urban Airship's Parse Importer Tool. As we noted last week, Parse is in the process of winding down. The Parse team has been very helpful in answering our questions and validating our assumptions, enabling a team of Airshippers to build this tool this week. Now that it’s live, we have a more streamlined process to help you…
For alternatives to Parse push notifications, Urban Airship is here to help you make your transition to a new provider is as seamless as possible.
Face it. Most consumers don't want your app. Mobile wallet passes are a great alternative way to get on your customer’s phone, stay there, and keep in touch.
Every four years FIFA hosts the World Cup where men’s national teams compete to determine football’s reigning champ. Starting June 12th, fans around the world will gather to watch, cheer, jeer and share their love for the game—the most popular sport in the world with 3.5 billion fans and 250 million players from 200 countries. The last World Cup in 2010 drove a 24% increase in mobile data traffic but worldwide smartphone penetration was only 7% compared to 35% in 2014. Data…
We finished up the quarter by releasing a number of significant new features that will greatly enhance not only your user experience as an Urban Airship customer, but the experience of your app users.
Urban Airship's Monthly Release for February includes two announcements to get the word out to the entire dev community
Urban Airship's Monthly Release for January includes a new Audience Report and other enhancements.
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Open source is part of our DNA here at the Airship. Sitting here between the much larger technology communities of Silicon Valley and Seattle, Portland has the unique distinction of being at the epicenter of the open source software industry with leading foundations, businesses and a vibrant and growing tech community. Portland has been the host city for most of the OSCON shows, and we were the first city in the US to adopt a formal policy in support of opening data to outside…
Just like the Olympic athletes, we're training hard to give customers the support and scalability needed for flawless execution during the London Olympics.
See how the Urban Airship engineering team uses Kanban and Kaizen to drive out waste, deliver fast, build in quality, engage teams and make great products.
Cool: Nielsen™ Smartphone Analytics. Similar to those devices that track how much television people watch, Nielsen has a new effort that tracks and analyzes data from on-device meters installed on thousands of iOS and Android smartphones. The first reported data from this effort looks at Android App usage. Among the interesting findings, the average Android user spends more time with apps than with web and only a very small proportion of apps (10%) account for most of the app usage…
Editor’s Note: This post was compiled and created by Scott Andreas, who can be reached on twitter: @cscotta. Exploring the Durability of IP Connections from Android Devices We see a lot of phones each day. Our Helium messaging platform serves hundreds of different models of Android devices from over 5100 global network providers in 208 countries via links running the gamut from GPRS to 3G to satellite. In order to maximize reliability and deliverability across our network, we’re…
What happened last night? Our engineering team at Urban Airship has officially and successfully transitioned our services to our new hybrid-cloud architecture, hosted by our partners Amazon Web Services and Carpathia Hosting. Late last night, we completed the biggest phase of the move, which has been in the works for a long time. We have more work to do, but today is a very big milestone for us. This infrastructure is a significant investment in Urban Airship and we are all excited…
Editor’s Note: This post was compiled and created by Scott Andreas, who can be reached on twitter: @cscotta. Last month, we set a goal of improving the throughput of our Android messaging stack. This stack has three primary components, whose interactions are mediated by Beanstalk queues: 1) The frontend API to which app publishers push messages. 2) A worker responsible for preparing these messages for delivery to devices. 3) Our “Helium” cluster – the edge nodes to which…
Learn how our engineers developed a server-side infrastructure to handle push notifications to millions of concurrently connected devices in real time.