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Best Practices for SMS Tools and Text Message API Implementation
Courier delivers easy access to the messaging providers you use, all in a familiar language and with documentation that’s comprehensive and easy to follow. This page will give you an overview of the SMS providers supported by Courier’s text messaging API, so that you can assess if moving towards a messaging management tool is right for you.
November 14, 2023
How to Use a Push API to Send Notifications from your Mobile App
This article dives into the topic of push notifications and explains how to use Courier’s push API to deliver simple, one-time push notifications to Android or iOS systems.
November 08, 2023
Toast messages, their use cases, and examples
Toast messages are an established part of modern technology – both a form of messaging and a protocol for delivering information. If you want an effective marketing strategy, an easy-to-use product, or a way to redirect traffic to new features, you would benefit from understanding toast messages and how they compare to other messaging formats. Read on to learn more about the toast message and how it lines up with other communication formats, and for advice on when the toast message is most appropriate for your users.
October 30, 2023
How to Choose the Right SMS API for Your Project
In this article, we explain how to choose the right SMS API provider for your needs. We also cover how using Courier can help save a lot of the headache of deciding on a provider, as well as how it offers extra functionality to enhance your SMS sending strategy.
October 25, 2023
Top 7 Push Notification APIs
Push notifications are a great way to keep users engaged with a product. Used properly, they can significantly increase your click-through rate compared to an email blast. Read our comparison which considers 7 of the top providers against the following set of factors: API documentation/SDK: how easily the service integrates with your code, how accurate the documentation is, and whether the service supports all mobile languages Features: what the main service features are and whether it has common features for notification APIs Price: what the cheapest plan is, what exactly it covers, and how the pricing scales
September 08, 2023
Mastering Android Push Notifications: A Guide Using Courier’s SDK
Learn how about the key features of Android push notifications and how to send a test push notification using the Courier SDK. By the end, you’ll see how Courier makes managing Android push notifications a more manageable task, leaving you with more time to focus on creating a great user experience.
August 31, 2023
In-App Messages vs Push Notifications: The Differences and When to Use Them
There are many types of push notifications and in-app notifications, and both types can be used across Android, iOS, and web apps. So, what are the differences between in-app vs push notifications? And what is the best way to implement them? This article provides insights into the different mechanics and uses of push and in-app notifications with links to developer resources to help you implement both in-app and push notifications — whether you’re an iOS, Android, or web developer.
August 17, 2023