Zipwhip for Amazon
September 10, 2012 1 Comment
We recently received word that our app has been approved for download in the Amazon app store! We were successful in this endeavor in large part because we have built our own signal server in order to push messages to all end-clients, including desktops. Having notifications pushed to a given device is a critical feature for many apps like ours. However, because Amazon doesn’t support Google Push Notifications, apps that rely on that service simply don’t work on the Kindle. Because we have our own system in place, we’re able to perfectly support such a device while our competitors can’t.
It took a lot of time and effort on our part to build the signal-server. It takes even more time and effort to ensure that it’s working properly. Our team of network engineers are on call 24/7 to help ensure that we can successfully process the approximately 600 million text messages that pass through our servers every month. That’s no small task.
Because of our proprietary signal-server, we are first to market for Amazon Kindle/Fire. We were also first to market for the iPad and Android tablets. Our dedication to the text messaging space has allowed us to support virtually all devices in today’s market. As new devices come to market, we will be ready to move forward with a corresponding app. All of this in the name of achieving our goal- text messaging everywhere. Cheers!