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Hack Video Games With SendGrid

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The following is a guest post from Alex Reed, one of SendGrid’s European Ambassadors. I would be lying if I didn’t say that my favourite feature in the SendGrid API set is the Inbound Parse Webhook. Being able to receive email into a web application/service, as easily as SendGrid makes it, is an absolute joy! (It even allows the parsing of attachments, and email header-data!) My background is C#, making apps to hack video games, and some Ruby doing web services. Gaming is a huge part of my background, which actually got me into programming in the first place. So

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How Do You Manage an Expert Freelancer?

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The following is a guest post from Nick Woodhams, co-founder of WorkMob, a startup that helps you structure your project and matches you to expert freelance developers for all your platform needs. Freelancing is supposed to be fun, right? You set your own hours. You choose the work you find interesting. If you’re a solid developer, you can pull down a respectable income while maintaining some of that mythical “life” everyone in the startup grind is always fantasizing about. At least that’s what I thought when I was 19. I was a young developer, eager to do my own thing

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Real-time News Monitoring with FeedsAPI and SendGrid

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The following is a guest post from Charly Omer, Founder and CEO of the real-time news monitoring tool FeedsAPI, a service to help journalists, editorial teams, and geeks monitor news source and fetch full text RSS feeds in real-time. FeedsAPI is mainly a full text RSS feed and news-monitoring tool. It makes it exceptionally easy and simple for startup companies, developers, and RSS-reader users to turn shortened RSS feeds into full text RSS feeds. This helps people clean the clutter with online content. FeedsAPI will also help you track developing news stories via emails and push notifications in real-time. Why Email? A

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How SendGrid Enables Our Unified Mobile Communications Platform

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This guest post comes from Jim Barnes of Moblico, a mobile platform for loyalty management. Mobile apps have naturally become the answer to interacting with the ever-connected consumer. We all know that it doesn’t stop at making an app. There are a number of ways you can communicate with your customer. Chiefly among them are email, SMS, and push notifications. To be able to hit all of these well, Moblico uses SendGrid and other cloud-based backend messaging services so that we can focus on our loyalty management tools for application marketers. Over the last three years developers, including our own,

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Make Email Vocal with Free APIs

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The following is a guest post from Chris Ismael, Developer Evangelist from Mashape If you’re like me, you read a lot of email. I thought I might change that up and have email read to me. In this tutorial, we will use SendGrid’s awesome Inbound Parse Webhook to get the subject of an incoming email, which will then be read out on a webpage. To convert text to voice, we will use a Mashape text-to-speech API. We will also use Firebase to activate the audio element on the webpage whenever we get a new mp3 from the text-to-speech API. The

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Dead-End Email Showdown

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The following is the third installment in Matt Harris’ Dead-End Emails guest post series. Read his first (Just Say “NO” to Dead-End Emails) and second (Turn Dead-End Emails into Great Experiences) posts and learn more about sendwithus at the bottom of this post. Last time, I wrote about how one company identified a dead-end email that was really hurting their users’ experience. I showed how they improved engagement by focusing on a missed opportunity. In this post, I want to show examples of what dead-end emails can look like, and contrast them with examples of some amazing transactional emails.  

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How to Automate Email Delivery Best Practices with SendGrid and Embarke

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The following is a guest blog post by Al Bsharah, CEO and Co-founder of Embarke. Embarke provides next-generation analytics, segmentation, and automated delivery for email messaging. We perform behavior analysis on each user, delivering messages individually at the time each person is most likely to engage. With this, we’re able to increase opens and clicks by 5%-20%, and it takes just 15 minutes to set up. Embarke has automated the ability to perform some of SendGrid’s email delivery best practices. In this post I’ll break down what these best practices are and how Embarke can help you make the most

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