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Simulating Pokemon with SendGrid (and an Audience)

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Hi, I’m SendGrid’s newest evangelist, Yamil Asusta. I have fond memories of playing a lot of Pokemon when I was young. Blue, Yellow, Silver and Gold. The good old days. Recently I’ve seen a lot of hype around the new games Pokemon X and Y. It is for this reason that I decided to build my first SendGrid API demo around this game I enjoyed so much. How do you play Pokemon with email? The dynamic is simple. For every email the audience sends to the application, a little mail will fly towards the Pokemon performing damage to it. At

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Oh, Cardless: My Business Card Email App

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Due to a recent printing fail, I’ve found myself without any business cards and I’m about to head out to How To Web in Bucharest for 3 days where I’m certain I’ll meet a few folks who ask for my details. Luckily, I work for a company that makes sending and receiving emails from an application easy, so I whipped up this quick app using SendGrid and Heroku to give me a quick autoresponder on my vanity email address that will send a digital version of my business card out to whomever emails that address. It’s quick to turn around

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Join the Queues Using Messaging and SendGrid

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When building applications there are often many tasks you require your user to perform that can take up quite a lot of time. Processing avatar images, preparing large files for download or importing data from a series of connected accounts are all tasks that, whilst they might be essential, should feel quick and seamless for the user. Handling tasks such as these inside application logic may be fine at first, but at a certain scale, if you’re making users wait whilst their account information imports because you’ve got several processes tied up doing it, they’re going to start considering their

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Advanced Statistics Available Via API

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Earlier this year we added a few beta statistical reports that show you the location, device and browser information, and ISPs of the recipients that click and open the emails you send. We have been working hard on improving these reports and integrating them more fully with the rest of our offerings. You can now retrieve these statistics via our Web API so you can crunch the numbers as you see fit or display them in your application’s dashboard. Head over to the Advanced Stats API documentation for more details and example calls. Happy coding! Related PostsHollywood Hack Day Recap SendGrid’s

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SendGrid Delivered hits NYC September 12

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Are you an app developer that’s looking for a service to send your transactional email? Maybe you’re a marketer that’s curious about the SendGrid newsletter. Or maybe you’re just a die-hard SendGrid fan who wants to share a drink with the team.  Well, you’re in luck because we’re heading to New York City for SendGrid Delivered. SendGrid Delivered is a national tour where our email experts will be teaching the masses about all-things email. We’ll cover the gamut of email best practices; from how to improve your sender reputation to which of our APIs will revolutionize your business. Our developer

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Become an Inbox Insider with SendGrid Delivered

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  We are pleased to announce SendGrid Delivered, a national tour where SendGrid’s email experts will be teaching the masses about all-things email. Hitting New York, San Francisco and Denver, we’ll cover the gamut of email best practices; from how to improve your sender reputation to which APIs could revolutionize your business. Related PostsCustomer Success Story: Online Music Promotion Software, Haulix Achieves a 95% Delivery Rate With SendGrid We’re Geeks…and We Love Planes. Multiple User Credentials Customer Success Story: Turnkey Sports & Entertainment Brings the Ultimate Sponsorship Management Tool to Market Faster with SendGrid SendGrid Wins at Colorado Companies to Watch

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eCommerce Hack Day Brings New Challenge To Developers

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When you go online to shop at a store, you often don’t think about the technology making it all happen.  I mean, how do you build the next eBay?  There are startups working to make your online shopping experience easier, faster more secure.  This weekend welcomed the first eCommerce Hack Day organized by Dwolla and Etsy in New York City and brought together over 100 developers competing for more than $10,000 in cash and prizes. Developers had over 20 API’s to choose from and while we love to see cool hacks using Sendgrid for email notifications and parsing, teams created some really cool apps

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