January Updates

01.07.20 and 01.21.20

Developer Portal, Native Criteo Audience Syndication, S3 Key Refresh, Syndication and Campaign UI Updates, New Names and New Defaults.

Developer Portal


We have launched a portal focused solely for developers to make their task of integrating with the Blueshift platform a lot easier. It has an API explore functionality which will make it super-easy for developers to try out any of our APIs without writing a single line of code. For every API, the developer portal will provide sample code in 5 different programming languages: Command line, Python, Ruby, Javascript and Node. So all that a developer would need to do would be to provide values for the parameters and then copy/ paste the code from the developer portal.

Try out our developer portal now.

Native Syndication Support for Criteo


Going forward, customers will be able to sync users with Criteo Audience from within the Syndications editor itself instead of having to use our Cloud App feature. The native support will remove the need for setting up a JSON payload (the Cloud App template) and thereby make Criteo syndications as easy to setup and use as our existing Google and Facebook syndications.

Refer to this document to learn more about the different audience syndications supported on our platform.

Ability to Regenerate S3 Key


To improve security, Blueshift now offers customers the ability to regenerate their Amazon S3 bucket access key. This feature is available in the ‘API Keys’ section under the ‘Account Profile’ menu.

Refer to this document for more details on the different functionalities available under the ‘Account Profile’ menu.

Once a customer regenerates a new S3 access key, the current one will be invalidated after a month.

Syndication UI Updates


We’ve updated the syndication creation experience to make it more intuitive and consistent with other features on the platform.

We’ve also made the custom audience creation experience more intuitive. The application will automatically validate the custom audience name and description and enable or disable the custom audience creation button accordingly.

Refer to this document to learn more about the different types of syndications and how to set them up.

Cleaner Campaign List


We’ve cleaned up the campaign index screen to remove date columns that weren’t super useful. One-time and recurring campaigns which are scheduled for the future will now show up with an info bubble next to them. Hovering over the info bubble will display the next scheduled run for the campaign.

Users can still use the ‘scheduled’ filter to find campaigns which are scheduled in the future. When this filter is selected, users will be able see the ‘next scheduled’ run for the campaign and also sort campaigns based on their scheduled date.

For other ways to sort and filter the list of campaigns, refer to this document.

New Names and New Defaults


The campaign journey editor now shows iOS as the default preview for push notifications.

This document explains how to turn on message previews for the campaign journey editor.

We have also renamed our ‘drag and drop’ email editor to ‘visual editor’.

Refer to this document to learn more about the different types of email editors.