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Building a Rocket in 4 Days – A Kicksend Story

Kicksend lets you send tons of photos to people you love. A month ago, we released a revamped version of the awesome Kicksend web app. The relaunch was closely tied to making Kicksend a lot friendlier towards everyday people. To push that…

Kicksend Practices Part I – Backend and Web

Kicksend is a multiple platform application, we have clients on iOS, Android, OS X, Windows and the web. All of this is powered by a Rails backend, which we treat as an API server. Here are a couple of practices we have in…

How we rewrote the Kicksend web app in one month

Startups have a phase where the first generation of the product has to make way for the second. In our case, we set out to create a wonderful experience for our users a faster, leaner front end code base a great foundation to…

How we decreased sign up confirmation email bounces by 50%

Kicksend uses the tried and tested pattern of sending our new users confirmation emails to verify their identity. With that, there will always be emails that aren’t delivered successfully, which we care about a lot. A bounced confirmation email means that our…