Sam Jarman iOS Developer at Carnival Mobile. A recent Honors graduate of the University of Canterbury where he was president of the Computer Society, Sam maintains an active presence in Wellington’s development community. Determined to see businesses use technology to drive more value for customers (not spam), Sam leads discussions on advanced mobile targeting, automation and creative messaging. Take a tour of Sam’s desk (and learn more about him) in the Fall/Winter 2015 Wellington Works campaign launched by Positively Wellington Tourism! http://bit.ly/1OPMfKV
  • What NFC in iOS 11 Means for Retail Brands At Apple’s annual developer conference recently, Apple announced they’d be opening up access to Near Field Communication (NFC) to developers. Apple users are familiar with NFC technology as the “magic” that lets Apple Pay work. The technology is also present on transit systems such as the London Tube (Oyster Cards) or payment technology such as […] No responses July 8, 2017
  • What’s New in iOS 11 Notifications? iOS 10 brought with it a new set of API and a powerful notification system revamp that let developers and marketers alike create really engaging experiences for users. Apple allowed the ability to do custom UI on a notification (such as Calendar or iMessage) and even prepare content for download and display, such as tweet […] No responses June 28, 2017
  • The Must-Follow Best Practices for Your Push Notifications [Hackernoon] This article originally appeared on Hackernoon. I’ve been working at Carnival.io a while now, and I’ve worked with many fortune 500 companies and startups to help them get set up with push notifications, and advising on their strategies for content. I’ve seen some great strategies, and I’ve seen some less great strategies. So in this […] No responses January 21, 2017
  • What WWDC’s News Means For Brands   This post originally appeared on Sam Jarman’s blog, iOS Developer at Carnival, now acquired by Sailthru. Apple’s Worldwide Development Conference (WWDC) is an annual conference where over 5,000 software developers gather to learn about the new tools and technologies being made available to them to create great apps. This week Apple held its main keynote, with […] No responses June 18, 2016
  • NEW: Carnival.io React Native Plugin As technology advances, the way we create apps, websites and experiences advances. One of these big advances recently was a technology called React Native. React Native, an open source project directed by Facebook, allows developers to write fast, native apps in one language that is familiar. Today we’re excited to introduce the Carnival.io React Native […] No responses February 26, 2016
  • NEW: Custom Events Personalized, relevant messaging can dictate whether your app fails or if it’s a huge success. Segmented messages have even been shown to increase audience conversion by 300% over blast messaging. Our latest feature release, Custom Events, expands your targeting capabilities to any action that happens inside your app overtime.   Target and automate messages by […] No responses October 1, 2015
  • 9.9.2015 Apple Event Recap Despite it being a mere 52ºF and only 5am in Wellington yesterday morning, I joined 15 other mobile developers at the Alphero HQ to watch the Apple Event live stream. In the two hours following, we were shown some very cool products and product demos, making the early rise well worth it! After the Apple […] No responses September 11, 2015
  • iBeacon protips for developers Recently, I presented to Wellington CocoaHeads about how we experimented using iBeacons with Carnival’s new Custom Attributes to execute hyper-personalized messaging. With Custom Attributes, which we released in March, marketers can target any user characteristic that’s relevant to their app. To see see the full power of the Carnival platform, we decided to pair Custom […] No responses July 27, 2015
  • Exploring iOS 9 At this year’s WWDC in San Fransisco, Apple announced iOS 9. It is set to be released in the fall and with it comes new changes. As a developer, you should be starting to make sure your apps are iOS 9 ready. Unlike iOS8, iOS 9 isn’t a much of a jump from what you’re […] No responses July 2, 2015
  • Announcing Carnival SDK 3.0 Carnival’s updated SDK* for Android and iOS apps is now live! Our latest update makes your messages display more beautifully, improves the in-app message viewing experience, and allows users to share your content to social networks. *SDK is the technical term for the core Carnival technology that determines how your Message Stream and notifications appear […] No responses June 9, 2015