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Back in May 2017, we had just graduated from our university studies and decided to start a software development company. After launching a few apps, we noticed something every one of our clients were asking for. They wanted an email if a user signed up, or if a potential customer left a call back request, or if a payment had just been received. This led to their inboxes getting flooded with all sorts of updates. Because clients did not want this (and we wouldn’t either), we decided to look around for a product that could give clients real-time notifications or alerts instead of emails and allowed the clients to scroll through a log of alerts for future reference. We found some apps that did something similar, but all were lacking the ability to notify the client of new updates.
After not being able to find the right product out there, we decided to build our own. We were reluctant to build Stackmash as we had our hands full with other projects at the time, and we were still certain there was something out there that could do what our clients wanted (and there probably was/is). But we managed to find the time and we eventually finished a basic version of Stackmash, which we started using ourselves.
Shortly after, we gave it to our clients, with a positive response! After a few months testing & bug fixing, we release Stackmash to the public. We have since added multiple features, and discovered through our user base, many more uses for Stackmash. This includes monitoring cron jobs, notifying support staff when a user needs help and e-commerce order updates, as well as many other things.