Dec 3: Push it real good

FastMail Blog

This blog post is part of the FastMail 2014 Advent Calendar.

The previous post on December 2nd was an intro to our approach to security. Stay tuned for another post tomorrow.

Technical level: lots

Bron (one of our team, you’ve heard of him) does this great demo when he shows FastMail to other people. He opens his inbox up on the screen, and gets someone to send him an email. A nice animation slides the new message into view on the screen. At the same time, his phone plays a sound. He uses his watch to delete the email, and it disappears from the screen too. It’s a huge “wow” moment, made possible by our push notification system. Today we’ll talk about exactly how we let you know when something interesting happens in your mailbox.

Cyrus has two mechanisms for telling the world that something has changed, idled and…

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