Urban Airship

334 NW 11th Ave Portland, OR 97209

Urban Airship was launched in May of 2009. The company was the brainchild of Steven Osborn, our current CTO. Steven had been tasked with implementing an in-app purchase solution for a popular gaming company he was working for. While developing the solution, he discovered how resource-intensive the project was. He realized that if he could devote the time, energy, and money to create the perfect solution, he could provide a valuable product for other smart phone app developers. Osborn reached out to his former colleague, Scott Kveton, and the seed of the new company was planted.

Within a month, Urban Airship landed its first customer. Since then, the company has signed on more than 9,000 customers, sent out more than 2 billion messages, and connected to more than 100 million mobile devices.


mobile, apps


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    Jason Glaspey

    Portland is the greatest city in the world. Even better if you're a geek. Professionally, I'm the Product Manager at Urban Airship.

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    Michael Schurter

    Portland geek, Urban Airship Developer, Update PDX Organizer

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    Mike Herrick

    VP of Engineering @ Urban Airship; Lean fan; Erin's husband; Lauren's dad.