Welcome to the 11th issue of our newsletter. You can subscribe to the XMPP Radar newsletter and receive it in your inbox at the end of each month. Here are the links we found interesting in May:
Push notifications are a cornerstone of every mobile app’s engagement and retention strategy, yet we know so little about them.
Apps that blast out push notifications are missing out on an opportunity to encourage engagement, with personalized notifications driving significantly higher results across the 1.5 billion messages analyzed for a new report from Leanplum.
The Economist magazine published recently an article titled “The Slack Generation”, highlighting the growing importance of messaging software in the workplace. The article pointed out three main workplace changes that have led to Slack’s rise.
Another feature that I believe can improve the user experience is the possibility of interact with your telephone system (Asterisk) directly from your IM client.
The Notifications API has been available for some browsers for a while now. Alex Castillo is bringing this powerful API to the Angular world in the form of a library, making it more accessible and reusable for developers.
Signal, which is developed by Moxie and Open Whisper Systems, is a tool for secure messaging between mobile devices. It has faced criticism since Signal is built on a centralised platform. The criticism was fueled even further by an idea that LibreSignal, an independent build of Signal, would not be able to federate and talk to the Signal servers.