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Where are they now? Urban Airship unveils location aware push notifications

When Portland-based Urban Airship acquired SimpleGeo, last year around this time, the promise of location-aware mobile communications came into stark focus. And while throwing something together quickly could have worked, UA was concerned that they deliver a service that worked exactly the right way. Read More

Joe Stump and Sprint.ly move to Portland

I’ve been a little tardy on posting this news. But today seemed like a good day to do it.

Sprint.ly, the company cofounded by Joe Stump—which he joined full-time following the acquisition of SimpleGeo by Urban Airship—is now calling Portland home. Read More

Urban Airship moves closer to the Holy Grail of targeted push messages with Segments, Meridian partnership

When it comes to communicating with customers, companies want to make sure that they’re getting information to folks at the most opportune time.

With the advent of push messages—which allow mobile applications to send users messages within the context of the app—companies got a little closer to the ideal. And today, Urban Airship, arguably the de facto leader in push notification services, moved one step closer to the Holy Grail of targeted messages by allowing push notifications to trigger based on what, when, and where they can be most effective. Read More

When one door closes… Geoloqi offers a new tool to help SimpleGeo customers transition

News came this week that Portland’s Urban Airship was simplifying its service offering by incorporating SimpleGeo functionality into its high performance push offerings and shuttering the separate SimpleGeo service. In the interim, they were helping customers transition to new services using Factual as a stop gap.

Well now, another Portland company has stepped up to help in the interim. Geoloqi has released a service to allow folks to import SimpleGeo data into Geoloqi. Read More

Urban Airship acquires SimpleGeo combining push notifications and geolocation on a nonstop flight

It’s not often that Portland companies are part of wildly swirling rumory breaking tech news—especially in a positive way. But today, Urban Airship has done just that.

UA has acquired SimpleGeo, a company with a great deal of positive buzz and executives who are well-known in tech and startup circles. It’s a move that definitively puts Portland on the startup map. Pun intended. Read More

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