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Can you hear me now? Urban Airship partners with Verizon Wireless to provide push notification services for developers

Thanks to a new partnership between Portland’s Urban Airship and wireless provider Verizon where Verizon will promote Urban Airship push notifications services and AirDrop to the Verizon Developer Community.

[HTML1]I know I’m overstating the obvious when I say that, in the mobile market, things are a wee bit fragmented. You’ve got the platforms—like iOS, Android, and MeeGo, you’ve got providers—like AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon, you’ve got handset manufacturers—like HTC, Motorola, and RIM… the list goes on and on. And amidst this swirl sits a bevy of developers, just trying to build cool stuff for mobile. And the the tool makers trying to help those developers. If only there could be some crossover. To simplify things.

Well, now there is. Thanks to a new partnership between Portland’s Urban Airship and wireless provider Verizon where Verizon will promote Urban Airship push notifications services and AirDrop to the Verizon Developer Community. Read More

Good [Urban Airship] things come in threes: Push for Android, AirDrop pushes your Android apps, and Glaspey pulls up a chair

[HTML1]Sure, sure. The world of mobile apps is in the midst of a veritable gold rush. It’s a market that has the potential to make individual developers and small businesses rich beyond their wildest dreams.

But just like the original gold rush, there are a few problems with getting to that gold. The primary one is a little problem people are calling “discoverability.” That is, in a world of apps, how do people find yours? The other is retention. Or once they have the app, how do you keep users using it?

Well, Portland’s Urban Airship may have just solved both of those problems—for the Android platform. Read More

When you absolutely, positively need to push millions of iPhone messages in milliseconds: Urban Airship Priority Push

not only the small shops that appreciate their service. Some big folks are taking notice of what Urban Airship is doing, too. And as such, they’ve developed some new functionality to support messaging on a massive scale. Introducing Urban Airship Priority Push Service.

Now I know I go on and on and on about all of the cool iPhone app development that happens around these parts. At times, I even go so far as claiming we’re the de facto hub of that kind of stuff. But that’s not the only iPhone work that’s talking place around here. I mean, someone has to provide the underlying infrastructure that makes all of this cool stuff work, right?

Right. And that’s what the folks at Portland-based Urban Airship are doing. Providing the plumbing that makes those little iPhone apps as cool as they can be. Read More

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