Early Adopters Leverage Chrome’s New Web-Based Push Notifications

Last week, Google released Chrome 42 for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android. The most exciting new feature available is the ability to send web-based push notifications. Once a user opts in, they will receive push notifications from their favourite brands, even once Chrome is closed. Relevant and timely notifications will save users the time and effort required to manually check the site for updates.

Mobify gives developers the opportunity to integrate web-based push notifications into their sites in order to leverage this new feature. Early adopters taking advantage of this opportunity include Beyond the Rack, eBay, Facebook and Product Hunt.

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Mobify's Office Featured on Globe and Mail's 'Amazing Space'

Mobify CEO Igor Faletski shares his thoughts on designing the new office space:

One of our biggest values is communication. We wanted to build a space that’s very easy for people to talk to each other in. Our old space had two floors, and when the sales team is on one floor and the engineers on another, you’re going to have miscommunication and certain details not clear. So, the space is one floor. You can walk around in a circle. There’s no offices, just lots of meeting rooms and call rooms. It’s very easy to talk to other people, it’s very easy to collaborate across different teams, and it’s also very effective because nobody has a corner office — we can all share the view out the window of Mobify.

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Businessweek Highlights Mobify as Tech 'Anchor' in Vancouver

Other growing start-ups show potential to become anchors. Unbounce, which enables marketers to build landing pages, plans to roughly double its staff of 50 by yearend. Clio, a cloud provider for the legal industry, has raised $27 million in funding. And Mobify, a roughly 85-person startup that optimizes e-commerce sites for smartphones, recently moved into a larger office tricked-out with murals and a workout room.

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Mobify's CEO and CTO Win BC Business 30-Under-30 Awards

Igor Faletski and John Boxall - BC Business 30-Under-30 Winners

30 Under 30 celebrates B.C.'s young guns who excel in their respective industries, give back to their community and planet and who will lead business in this province for years to come.

Each year, winners of our 30 Under 30 will be featured in the April issue of BCBusiness and on BCBusiness.ca, with one exceptionally amazing young world-changer gracing that issue's cover.

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Google Features Mobify Customer Beyond The Rack in Multi-Screen Resources for Online Retailers

Beyond the Rack chose mobile-technology company Mobify for assistance, after talking with several vendors. Mobify’s platform allowed them to remix, reconfigure and restyle their existing website content for mobile devices, while also improving performance. Using Mobify tools and software, the team created an optimized mobile experience. Beyond the Rack didn’t just want to duplicate their desktop experience, but to improve it for on-the-go-consumers.

"It took a few weeks before people started to get used to the idea that they could spend more time on the mobile site, and they could check out on it," Cohene says. Once everyone was accustomed to the new look, the mobile site really took off.

"It took maybe a month of data before we could say, 'Okay, there is a clear upward trajectory here.'"

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