APIs


Simulating Pokemon with SendGrid (and an Audience)

Company, Product, Technical
Pokemon demo

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 some point, the Pokemon faints and I will award a winner in the audience I’m demo’ing for a special prize.


Oh, Cardless: My Business Card Email App

Events, Product, Technical
Screengrab of Martyn's use of Oh, Cardless

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 and gets my details direct to their inbox. Install Start by cloning the repository: git clone https://github.com/martyndavies/ohcardless.git Then follow these


Join the Queues Using Messaging and SendGrid

Partnerships, Product, Technical
Queuing in a queue

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 options elsewhere and hey buddy, those options don’t include you. One of the ways to achieve this is to pass


Advanced Statistics Available Via API

Brandon West Best Practices, Product, Technical
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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!


SendGrid Delivered hits NYC September 12

Company, Events
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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 evangelists will be there to demo the SendGrid APIs, and answer one-on-one questions about integration with our service. In addition


eCommerce Hack Day Brings New Challenge To Developers

Events, Product
eCommerce Hack Day NYC 2012

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 remixed with: Braintree, Paypal’s Xcommerce, Stripe and WePay for transactions Dwolla for payments between individuals Etsy, Gumroad and StoreEnvy for marketplaces Zappos


Parse API: Oh, What You Can Do!

Carly Brantz Product
Developer with Lightbulb

Developer with Lightbulb

SendGrid has a number of APIs that can easily integrate with your system and help you do amazingly simple things with your email streams. The Parse API is one of the most flexible tools you can use to simplify processes and create great email experiences for your customers. Read More ›


London Hackers Bring Home the Gold at API Hackday

Events
Hackday API Demos Kick off the day

As Adria forecasted in a post last week, the API Hackday crew brought our hackety fun to the UK for the first time…and the London developer community did not disappoint! A large group of excited hackers showed up bright and early on Saturday morning, ready for a full day of mashing APIs. It was an incredibly talented group of DOers, and the fruits of their labors were quite impressive. You can see a [mostly] complete list of the apps that were demoed on the HackerLeague page for the event, but a few projects came down to the wire and didn’t have time to submit to the official site. So here’s a list, with links to their specific HackerLeague project page and a


API Hackday Coming To London

Events
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Are you a developer in the UK looking to flex your coding muscles and win some cool prizes?  API Hackday is coming to London, England August 4th after another successful run in Portland, Oregon around OSCON.  Sponsoring companies for London include Twilio, Mashery, SendGrid, Pusher and GoPaperless. Developer evangelists will be on site to help you integrate the API’s including SendGrid’s Tim Falls (@timfalls), Stevie Graham (@steviegraham) from Twillio and more. An let’s not forget about the prizes!  You can win an iPad, Nexus 7 tablet, Sphero remote controlled ball and Jambox (more to be announced soon). Admission is free and meals will be provided for lunch and dinner with post hackathon beer to celebrate. There are still spots left to register for the event and here’s the description from the Eventbrite page: API Hackday


Webcast: The Power of Email APIs

Events, Product, Technical
Swift's Profile Picture

Most developers know about SendGrid’s SMTP relay services and the deliverability benefits, but did you know that there are also a host of other SendGrid APIs that can make your life even easier? Join SendGrid’s developer evangelists Swift and Brandon West on August 28th at 1:00pm EST as they break down the available APIs and teach you how to use them to unleash the full power of email in your application.

This webinar will cover: Read More ›