What’s New

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…

Traffic stats from a #2 post on Hacker News + Viral Loop

We submitted Kicksend to Hacker News last week and managed to hit the #2 position pretty quickly. Here’s the thread, in case you’re interested. The sudden surge of traffic was exhilarating (to say the least) – these kind of events definitely fall…