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Designing the Perfect Mobile Push Notification

Here at Courier, we recently announced a new focus on mobile notifications, which is the next big step to meeting our goals for our product. The biggest reason to focus on mobile is because it will drastically improve the user experience for anyone using mobile apps - which at this point, is everyone. This post explores the importance of building better quality mobile notifications and how to go about creating them.

Courier Raised a $35M Series B to Make Notifications Delightful

We’re excited to announce that we’ve raised $35M to provide engineering teams with fantastic notification infrastructure! The round was led by GV with participation from our existing investors at Bessemer Venture Partners and Matrix Partners. “Courier is building the future of notification infrastructure. The company has a fast-growing set of customers with a need to provide the best possible notification experience.

How to Get GDPR and Customer Communications Right

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was big news for companies when it came into effect in 2018. It aimed to put more controls on how organizations manage the personal data of their EU-based users. Since the law’s enactment in 2018, some US states, such as California and Virginia, followed suit and passed their own data privacy laws for their respective residents. Companies that do business in those regions now have to ensure they comply with these legal requirements.

The Developer's Guide to SaaS Compliance

As SaaS applications usually collect and process sensitive user information, keeping this information secure is key to building user trust and ensuring long-term business success. One of the ways for SaaS providers to communicate how exactly their users’ data is kept safe is through compliance with security and privacy standards.

How to Build Security for your SaaS User Communications

Modern SaaS application providers handle sensitive user information every day, from customer names and email addresses to application code and third-party API secrets. It is thus more important than ever for web applications to adhere to the highest security standards, not only to maintain their business reputation and avoid financial losses but also to protect their users.

Announcing Courier Automations: Application Logic for Notifications

We’re excited to announce a powerful new feature for the Courier platform: Courier Automations. Courier Automations is a toolset that includes both an API and a visual builder that allows anyone to easily configure logic for notification workflows. Need to send a reminder to class attendees 10 minutes before the class starts? Need to page an on-call engineer on multiple channels until they respond? These use cases and more can be achieved quickly and easily with Automations.

How We Built Our Documentation On Docusaurus

It requires an ample amount of time, effort, and resources to produce great, user-friendly documentation. Good documentation is fundamental to the way engineers get started with a product and ultimately use it in the long run, which makes it essential to both user retention and growth. Building our documentation at Courier was a task we therefore took very seriously.

Build vs Buy: The "to be or not to be" of Tech

Hacking the Engineering Process is a San Francisco-based meetup, which opens discussion for software engineers and tech enthusiasts to share their thoughts on leading topics, pose thought-provoking questions for each other, and learn more about how various engineering teams measure developer productivity amongst themselves.

Building Product Notifications That Users Love

Product notifications should never spoil a user’s experience—they should contribute to it. Otherwise, users are prone to turn off the notifications. According to Statista, 39% of smartphone users who receive too many notifications turn them off in response. So how do you create product notifications that delight a user no matter how harried? Consider your users and their many different experiences as you design and build your product, not after.