Courier

San Francisco, CA, USA
2019
Mar 23, 2021   |  By Kevin Krige
Building an email notification system often starts with an “and when this happens, we’ll send an email.” Before you know it, you discover this is more complicated than you initially thought. It’s not your core competency, and you can’t afford to divert engineering time toward email notifications right now. You’re starting to look at a slimmed-down version of what you really want.
Mar 16, 2021   |  By Kevin Krige
Creating the perfect notification strategy is like walking a tightrope of constantly changing do’s and don’ts. Send too few, and you may fail to engage your user base. Send too many, and you may quickly annoy them. Utilize multiple channels for a more holistic strategy and risk overwhelming your user. Focus on a single channel, and they might not notice your messages timeously. Send your notification in the morning, and it could get lost amongst all the others.
Mar 11, 2021   |  By Anastasia Orlova
Most people who interact regularly with smartphones and tablets are familiar with what a push notification is. They want their calendar application to post an alert to their mobile or desktop interface, for example, whether or not they have the app open or their screen locked. If they want to change when, how, or if they receive notifications at all, they simply adjust those in the application settings. For app developers, push notifications are a great way to keep users engaged with a product.
Mar 9, 2021   |  By Kevin Krige
“Transactional email is complex, and for most teams, it’s a tedious afterthought rather than a first-class citizen,” according to Postmark, an email API provider. When it comes to both transactional and triggered email, many software teams assume that the logical next step is to start building their own notification system. But moving down this path without a clear view of the complexities and the size of the undertaking might not be the best solution for your business.
Mar 4, 2021   |  By Milan Bhardwaj
For software products of every scale, emails are the de facto standard for notifying your users. It’s a fast, cost-effective, and readily accessible channel for reaching your users, especially if you’re sending transactional emails or generating event-driven alerts. In this post, I’ll go over three ways to send emails with Python. Apps can leverage Python for sending emails for an array of use cases.
Mar 3, 2021   |  By Nate Munger
Need help getting started with an integration? Or curious what we’ve launched lately? With our in-app support center, you have everything you need to build and send notifications in one convenient spot. Check out our new support center here. To see the latest feature releases, what’s in development right now, and what’s on our future roadmap – including updates that don’t make our monthly highlights – visit updates.courier.com.
Feb 23, 2021   |  By Adeyinka Adegbenro
Almost every web application needs the functionality to send transactional emails in response to various triggers. Events like account registration, password resets, purchase receipts, and user verification are among the many tasks today’s applications need to accomplish via email. These emails are crucial for notifying users of important updates and enabling key user workflows in your application. This post explores three different options for sending email from within a Node.js app.
Feb 10, 2021   |  By Aydrian Howard
On February 2nd and 3rd, Shy Ruparel joined me for another Courier and Contentful crossover stream. This time, we decided to play around with an IoT E-ink display and use it to show the latest posts from Contentful and send notifications using Courier. During Tuesday's Contentful Live we started working with the newly released Adafruit MagTag. The MagTag is a 2.9" grayscale E-Ink display that can show data on its screen even when power is removed.
Feb 9, 2021   |  By Matthew Setter
If your application sends emails to confirm new accounts, reset user passwords, or handle billing and invoicing, then it’s sending transactional emails. This kind of functionality is extremely common, so naturally there are a lot of vendors that provide these services. But which transactional email API is right for your application?
Feb 4, 2021   |  By Aydrian Howard
In this series, I explain how to use Twitch EventSub and Courier to automatically send notifications to multiple destinations – Slack, Discord, and more – when your Twitch stream goes live. In part one, we built a Node.js app using Express.js to accept events from Twitch EventSub. In part two, we listened for our event and triggered a notification using Courier. Now, in part three, we're going to use Courier’s List API to send multiple notifications when our event is triggered.
Mar 25, 2021   |  By Courier
For our first notifications meetup, we're joined by Liza Gurtin, former Product Lead at Slack, and Tommy Dang, Product & Engineering Lead at Airbnb. Liza and Tommy share their experience building multi-channel notifications that reach millions of users everyday.
Mar 25, 2021   |  By Courier
A demo of Courier – the fastest way to design & deliver notifications from your product to your users across any channel. (May 25, 2020)
Feb 10, 2021   |  By Courier
Shy from Contentful joins Aydrian to continue working on the Adafruit MagTag. They work on sending the displayed blog post from Contentful to a Discord channel using Courier. Click "Show More" to jump to key moments in the video. Check out part 1 where they use the Contentful GraphQL API and get some of the latest blog posts from the Contentful website to display on the e-ink screen. Courier: The smartest way to design & deliver notifications. Design once, deliver to any channel with one API.
Jan 26, 2021   |  By Courier
With Environments in Courier, you can create, preview, and troubleshoot your notifications in a test environment before going live.
Jan 13, 2021   |  By Courier
Aydrian and Riley walk through triggering a Courier notification that updates a banner on Discourse using Twitch EventSub webhooks. Click "Show More" to jump to key moments in the video. Riley Napier, Sr. Software Engineer Courier: The smartest way to design & deliver notifications. Design once, deliver to any channel with one API.
Dec 10, 2020   |  By Courier
Nicolas Grenié from Typeform joins Aydrian to explore NoCode development using Courier, Typeform and Integromat. Together they do a twist on a Secret Santa application. Click "Show More" to jump to key moments in the video. Courier: The smartest way to design & deliver notifications. Design once, deliver to any channel with one API.
Dec 8, 2020   |  By Courier
Today Twilio powers billions of interactions across voice, text, chat, and more. We sat down with Patrick Malatack, former VP of Product, to discuss Twilio's journey from a single voice API to a multi-channel communications platform. Click "Show More" to jump to key moments in the video. Courier is the smartest way to design and deliver user notifications.
Nov 18, 2020   |  By Courier
Shyamal Ruparel from Contentful joins Aydrian to continue working on sending notifications to subscribers of a blog powered by Contentful. Click "Show More" to jump to key moments in the video. Courier: The smartest way to design & deliver notifications. Design once, deliver to any channel with one API. Contentful: The content platform for the digital-first era
Oct 30, 2020   |  By Courier
Aydrian and Nate use Slack buttons to create a socially distance alternative to traditional Trick-or-Treating using Courier. Click "Show More" to jump to key moments in the video. Courier: The smartest way to design & deliver notifications. Design once, deliver to any channel with one API.
Oct 27, 2020   |  By Courier
Avi Goldman, founder of Parcel, joins Aydrian to talk about interactive email. Together they create an interactive welcome email to send using Courier. Click "Show More" to jump to key moments in the video. Courier: The smartest way to design & deliver notifications. Design once, deliver to any channel with one API. Parcel: The code editor built for email development.

Built for developers, Courier is the fastest way to add multi-channel notifications to your web, desktop, or mobile app. With one API call, you can reach your users on any channel – email, SMS, push, chat, and more.

Courier lets you design your notifications once and deliver them to any channel–push notifications, direct messages, SMS, and email–with a single Courier API rather than having to integrate each provider API separately.

Design once, deliver to any channel through one API:

  • Notification Design Studio: Empower every team member to build beautiful notifications.
  • Cross-Channel Engagement Tracking: Get insight on your performance across all channels.
  • Powerful Delivery Rules: Effortlessly route each message to the right notification channel using a robust rules engine. Change channels without touching your code.

The Smartest Way to Design & Deliver Notifications.