Latest product news blog posts
Courier Inbox for web and mobile, a complete notification center
A notification center inside of web and mobile apps is now an expectation. It’s a way to reach specific audiences or users with tailored messages and a way to boost engagement by bringing people back into the app. While Courier has been adding Inbox capabilities over the last couple years, we’re excited to announce a complete set of SDKs that span web and mobile. You can drop in a full-featured inbox to give your users a best-in-class notification center inside your app that works seamlessly with your existing notification flows.
June 14, 2023
Controlling notification send limits in Courier
Send limits are a new addition to the Courier app that allow you to manage notification rate limits. This means you can set a maximum limit on the number of notifications you can send over a certain time period. The advantages of using send limits are twofold: you can save money by imposing spending caps on notifications, and you can improve the customer experience of your app by avoiding bombarding users with too many notifications at once. Send limits can be applied in a variety of ways, including system-wide notification limits, as well as specific limits for individual users or notification topics. For instance, you can set an overall limit of 200,000 notifications per week. This article will explore the various types of notification rate limits available, explain when send limits are useful, and provide guidance on how to set them up.
May 16, 2023
Courier One-Time Send is here — for everybody
One-Time Send is a powerful feature designed to simplify and expedite the process of sending one-time notifications through Courier. It's one piece of a [web app redesign](https://www.courier.com/blog/designing-the-future-of-courier/) that we started recently (dark mode shown coming soon). Based on invaluable feedback from our customers during the closed beta, we have refined and improved One-Time Send to make it even more efficient and user friendly.
May 04, 2023
Designing the future of Courier
Today, we are embarking on a significant redesign of Courier's interface consisting of some new things, some old things in new places, and an overall reorganization of the information architecture. Here's a sneak peek 👀 This redesign aims to address the challenges that come with the growth of our platform, where increased size and number of features leads to increased complexity, resulting in a product that may not be as intuitive for new users. We believe that this update will take us closer to a simpler and more organized Courier, setting the stage for more exciting improvements in the future. We hope you like the new look! 💜
The Courier Team
May 02, 2023
New Datadog integration for Courier notification logs and metrics
The ability to unify all notification metrics and logs across channels and providers into an easy-to-use dashboard is a core advantage of Courier’s notification infrastructure. However, with product notifications so critical to the entire application experience, it’s important to connect that data back to central cloud observability platforms that look across the entire stack. This gives platform engineering teams a complete understanding of application health and lets them quickly troubleshoot even the most complex issues. Today, we’re incredibly excited to announce our first observability integration with Datadog. [Datadog](https://www.datadoghq.com/) is a tool for collecting metrics and other data from applications and viewing them in a centralized place. Datadog’s dashboards and monitoring tools build a more accurate picture of the health of your application and how it changes over time. Our integration with Datadog is easy to spin up when you use our “dashboard starter kit.” This consists of some pre-configured JSON to set up a simple dashboard in Datadog for your Courier data. Our Datadog integration is currently only available on Courier’s Business plan, much like our other production-focused features such as [template analytics](https://www.courier.com/docs/platform/logging/analytics/), [Okta integration for SSO](https://www.courier.com/docs/platform/workspaces/okta-integration/), and [advanced user preferences](https://www.courier.com/docs/platform/preferences/preference-center/introduction/).
April 11, 2023
Streamline your workflow with CourierJS: Our new client-side SDK
April 04, 2023
Introducing the new and improved Automations designer
[Courier Automations](https://www.courier.com/blog/announcing-courier-automations/) lets you build smart notification workflows. With Automations, notifications can be scheduled, driven by events, canceled, and more. We’ve just completed a big redesign of the automations UI — before this overhaul, notifications were restricted to linear workflows. This made it difficult to build more advanced automations, however the new automations UI, based on [React Flow](https://reactflow.dev/), allows you to build more sophisticated workflows, including those requiring branching logic. In this article, we explain the differences in functionality between the old and new UI, how the new UI helps developers as well as product managers, and how the migration will affect you if you’re already using the automations designer. For those who are new to Courier automations, we explain the background of what automations are for and how to use them. We also cover how to use the new UI, while providing some useful real-world examples to help you get started.
March 28, 2023