ColdStart is a product of the DataSift.com Operations team needing a software solution that specialised in recieving, relaying and escalating alerts in a cost effective, modern and scalable way.

Code Name: Coraniaid

The Coraniaid are a race of beings from Welsh mythology who cannot be injured because their hearing is so sharp that they can hear any sound that the wind carries, and can thus avoid danger.


  • PHP - Simple and most people know it
  • Redis - A fast and reliable key value store
  • MySQL - Everyone loves MySQL
  • Android - It's open source and extensible
  • GCM - The magic behind our instantaneous messages

Nearly all of ColdStart is open source so if you know of a better way to do something (Node.js instead of PHP?) then suggest it or fork a repo on GitHub!

If you're not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up with anything original.
Sir Kenneth Robinson