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  • Pass the Competition in 2013 with Apple Passbook

    With PassTools’ visual builder, anyone can build an Apple Passbook pass in minutes with no coding. Today with the PassTools API Early Access Program, companies can scale up big Passbook programs with dynamic passes automatically personalized for each customer.

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  • New Web Site, Brand Identity & Product Naming Convention, Same Airship

    Three and a half years ago we launched Urban Airship at WWDC with a product that developers could sign up for and immediately use to more easily adopt Apple’s new push notification capabilities. Our first web site was little more than an informational sign-up form, featuring what is still a pretty awesome logo developed by our friend Jason Grlicky (@jasongrlicky) in just a few days: Today, Urban Airship powers push messaging across all major mobile operating systems, is experiencing...

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  • Hello Tello, Welcome Aboard

    Today, we are extremely excited to announce that we have acquired Tello, Inc., which launched PassTools, a leading Apple® Passbook® management service that makes it easy for businesses to create and manage passes.

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  • The Mobile Marketing Association picks Urban Airship as the Global Enabling Technology Company

    Technology moves fast, and mobile moves faster. Last night in NYC, we accepted an award from Greg Stuart, global CEO of MMA, naming Urban Airship as the Mobile Marketing Association’s global enabling technology company of the year. It’s a recognition of the success our customers have achieved through our push messaging service and the role we’ve played in educating the industry about best practices with our Good Push initiative. Needless to say, it has been a great week! Our...

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  • Turning Location into Loyalty

    Two blocks from our office, The North Face store promotes its app to pedestrians Every day more and more brands are putting their apps front-and-center. In TV commercials, email marketing efforts and even at retail store locations, the call to action is the same—"download our app." That's because apps have created unprecedented opportunities to build relationships between brands and consumers. Why? The opportunity to be an icon on the home screen of smartphones means you’re never...

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  • Scaling Urban Airship’s Messaging Infrastructure to Light Up a Stadium in One Second

    More than two years ago we embarked on a journey to bring our push infrastructure to Android and tackle the world of high scalability for mobile apps. We’ve detailed some of our past achievements like C500k in past blog entries. We’ve more than quadrupled the performance reported in that post, and have moved on to address the rest of our infrastructure as we march towards supporting billions of connected devices. We’re now focused on finishing a massive rework of our messaging...

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  • Urban Airship Wins Best Mobile Marketing & Advertising Solution Award

    This week in the Big Easy Urban Airship pulled off what was anything but—beating out stiff competition to win CTIA’s annual Emerging Technology Awards for the best Mobile Marketing & Advertising solution. Our display and award at CTIA’s E-Tech Showcase decked out in beads. Taking the top spot in a burgeoning category at one of the wireless industry’s biggest shows, was an incredible honor and speaks to the value that push notifications can drive for brands and app...

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