Log InSign Up
All Posts
Courier Live Header

Courier Live: Content, Notifications, and IoT

Aydrian Howard

February 10, 2021

On February 2nd and 3rd, Shy Ruparel joined me for another Courier and Contentful crossover stream. This time, we decided to play around with an IoT E-ink display and use it to show the latest posts from Contentful and send notifications using Courier. 

Adafruit MagTag

During Tuesday's Contentful Live we started working with the newly released Adafruit MagTag. The MagTag is a 2.9" grayscale E-Ink display that can show data on its screen even when power is removed. Using CircuitPython, we reached out to the Contentful GraphQL API and retrieved some of the latest blog posts from the Contentful website to display it on the e-ink screen. 

The next day on Courier Live, we added the ability to send the displayed blog post to the Show and Tell channel in Courier’s Discord Community using the Courier Send API.

Contentful Discord Notification Example

Check out the videos below to watch us:

  • Query the Contentful GraphQL API for a random blog post

  • Update the MagTag E-Ink display

  • Send a request to Courier using the Send API when a button is pushed

  • Create a Courier Profile for the Discord channel using the Profiles API

  • Create a Notification for Discord

  • Demo the full functionality of the MagTag

Check out the full project code available on GitHub.

Be sure to Like the video and Subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Is there something you’d like to see us do using Courier? Let us know and it might be the subject of our next Courier Live. Follow us on Twitch to be notified when we go live.


More from Courier Live

April 2021 Courier Live Release Notes Thumbnail

Courier April Product Release Updates: In-app Inbox, Preferences, and Automations

In this update, Aydrian and Nate (Head of Customer Success) as cohosts cover what is new with the in-app notifications API, our new preferences component, and our automations API, which is now GA.

Aydrian Howard

Aydrian Howard

May 20, 2021

Courier Live Thumbnail

Courier Live: Notify Discourse users about your livestream with Twitch EventSub and Courier

On January 6, Riley Napier joined me for our first Courier Live of the new year. They walk through triggering a Courier notification that updates a banner on Discourse when a Twitch stream goes live using EventSub webhooks.

Aydrian Howard

Aydrian Howard

January 13, 2021

Build your first notification in minutes

Send up to 10,000 notifications every month, for free.

Email & push notification

Build your first notification in minutes

Send up to 10,000 notifications every month, for free.

Email & push notification









© 2022 Courier. All rights reserved.