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Kicksend Gets Funded!

When we started Kicksend, we wanted to make a dead-simple way for people to send and receive things they care about, with the people they care about.  In the past few months since we started working on Kicksend, a lot has happened….

Kicksend Gets a Makeover

Over the past few months we’ve experimented with a few different designs.  Each change was an improvement but we still wanted something better.  I’ve been the one doing most of the design work for Kicksend but we felt that we needed a…

Activity Streams Rolled Out on the Web

We’re happy to announce that we’ve added Activity streams to Kicksend’s web application.  You can now get a quick overview of all of the things you’ve sent and received from all of your friends.  Along with just viewing files, you can see…

Trip #1 – Muir Woods

Last weekend, the Kicksend team took a break from our upcoming launch work to get some fresh air at Muir Woods, one of the most well preserved old-growth coastal redwood forests in the country.  Coast redwoods are amazing – they’re some of…

Messages, Windows App & Gmail Integration

We have three long-awaited features being released this week: Messaging You can now attach a message along with the files you send. Once your friend gets the files, they can reply back privately to you, initiating a private conversation for each file….

Stack Glue Using Node.js & Redis

One of our requirements at Kicksend is to get messages proxied out from our Rails app to the XMPP messaging server on-demand during a HTTP request. This is trickier than you would expect. A typical XMPP session consists of a multi-step authentication…