APIs


We Dare You to Take the 15 Minute SendGrid Set-up Challenge!

Carly Brantz Company, Product, Technical
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One Two ThreeI can’t tell you how many developers are truly shocked to discover that integrating their systems with SendGrid can actually happen in minutes, not days. I understand the initial disbelief. Integrations that took less than a few weeks were unheard of – until we came along. By using an SMTP relay, all you have to do is change a few settings and VOILA – you’re ready to send. It’s as easy as 1-2-3 – literally.  Read More ›


Hollywood Hack Day Recap

Events
Hollywood Hack Day Logo

Hollywood Hack Day LogoOn June 8th, I headed out to the city of fame and fortune – Hollywood, California. But not to schmooze with the stars, instead I spent the weekend watching some amazing hacks created by over 90 developers and designers.

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SendGrid’s API Workshop – Interactive API Documentation

Brandon West Best Practices, Product, Technical

We have updated this system and moved it, please check out our Code Workshop here.

Sometimes it’s easier to understand how something works by seeing it in action rather than by reading about it. To make it easier to explore what our API is capable of and let customers try out API calls without having to write code, we’ve created our API Workshop.

Ready to take it for a spin? Start by putting in your SendGrid credentials:

API Workshop Credentials

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Hacking the Midwest

Events

When I heard that SendGrid was one of the API sponsors for Hack the Midwest on June 2nd and 3rd in Kansas City, I jumped at the chance to represent us there.  Although I was actually born in Kansas City, it had been nearly ten years since I’d been back, and I was super excited to see what the tech and startup scene had to offer.

Nearly 100 local hackers showed up to demo their skills at the competition.  Teams came in all shapes and sizes –  some from local startups, others comprised of groups of local tech enthusiasts.  There was even a father-son pair that ended up taking home some awesome prizes! Read More ›


SendGrid in the AppDirect Marketplace

Company, Partnerships, Product
AppDirect-logo

At SendGrid, we were pleased with AppDirect’s thorough and thoughtful integration with us. We were impressed with AppDirect from the beginning as they came to our first meeting with an implementation that was almost completely fleshed out. It was clear that they had done their homework and looked at our APIs closely. They gave us great feedback that we incorporated into making the Reseller API even better for all our partners. In addition, they were extremely responsive in their communication, making the integration a smooth process. Read More ›


Empowering You

Carly Brantz Company, Product
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We want this to be the year you use SendGrid but more than anything we want you to be able to integrate and customize the system to your specific needs. As we near the end of our reasons you need SendGrid, it is all about empowering our users. We don’t have any complex code or integration. We’re compatible with your systems, your technology and your people so you can customize us your way.

Reason #7: Customize the System To Your Own Unique Needs.

SendGrid has multiple APIs that allow you to customize the service and retrieve information. These APIs allow you to configure your system to deliver specific reports and push data in real time – giving you the information you need to improve and expand your business operations. And by working with developers, we continue to augment our API collection to create more robust options that support your web applications. Read More ›


Announcing Improved Heroku Integration

Brandon West Company, Partnerships, Product

We are pleased to announce some improvements for SendGrid users on Heroku. We’ve increased email credits across the board, refreshed our suite of plans, and have enabled some additional features. Heroku users can now manage their sub-users via our API, and all users on the Silver plan and above have access to dedicated IPs for their accounts. Heroku and SendGrid’s partnership started in 2009 while SendGrid was still in the TechStars program. Heroku and SendGrid have both grown from tiny startups sailing the untested seas of the cloud services market to proven market leaders. Before Sendgrid had a proper logo, we had a simple clipart image of an envelope with our name on it. Longtime users might notice that the old logo


TheBirdy.com: using email for personal finance management

Events, Guest Post
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A few weeks ago, Brandon and I went to New York City for Startup Weekend. I had stopped by the previous SW NYC when I was there for Internet Week and API Hackday, and I was instantly impressed. I’ve been to a few Startup Weekends in Boulder and Denver, but never had I seen a crowd this large. Nor had I witnessed the level of energy that was in the General Assembly office that Friday evening.

As I walked out of the event that night, I decided we would definitely be back for the next SW in the city.

It was a good decision. Not only did we get to chill at the GA digs for a good chunk of Fri/Sat/Sun, but we worked with closely with a number of teams: Brandon rocked some code, we had some great discussions on app infrastructure, I mentored some pitch practice sessions, and, above all, we met a bunch of awesome people.

Corey Maass is one of those awesome people. And below is a story that he told us, which we thought would be fun to share with the rest of our community.

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