23
Jul
pushover

Alright, follow me on this one. Pushover is an app for Android that allows web apps, scripts, and a ton of other fancy developer things to plug in to your notification shade on your phone or tablet. Ifttt (short for 'If This, Then That') is a web app that lets you script actions that will be performed when predetermined conditions like new emails, new dropbox files, new RSS feed posts, etc., are met. Ifttt now supports Pushover notifications. The internet is officially subject to your whims. Now you can be notified of virtually anything that Ifttt is aware of, directly in the most convenient notification system you have. Oh, and did I mention that Pushover is on sale for $0.99 right now to celebrate Ifttt support? Yeah. This is pretty much awesome.

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Left: The Ifttt rule. "If a new file appears in my Public Dropbox folder, send a notification to my Nexus 7." Right: it works. Like a boss.

The possibilities for this combo are virtually limitless. Okay, technically, it's limited to the supported input mechanisms of Ifttt and all you can really do with Pushover is get notifications of things, but still. The number of things you can do is amazing. As an example, here's a reader-created recipe that will send a notification to your device any time there we, Android Police, publish an app, game, or tablet roundup.

Ifttt has already been a fantastic tool for automating tasks on the internet using many of your favorite web services. With Pushover, however, you can now be alerted to absolutely anything that Ifttt can know immediately in your notification shade. Okay, technically recipes refresh on a 15-minute cycle, but you get what I'm saying and it's awesome, okay?

Source: Ifttt Pushover Channel, Pushover on Google Play

Eric Ravenscraft
Eric is a snarky technophile with a taste for the unusual. When he's not obsessing about Android, you can usually find him obsessing about movies, psychology, or the perfect energy drink. Eric weaves his own special blend of snark, satire, and comedy into all his articles.

  • serrastone

    This looks super awesome! I love Ifttt!

  • serrastone

    This looks super awesome! I love Ifttt!

  • http://www.androidradar.de/ Leif

    Saw it on G+ a few hours ago and had to test this combo as well. It's really awesome. The only downside is that the refresh/check time of ifttt seems to be a bit high :/ But that has nothing to do with pushover. Pushover has an open API so I'm curious to see which other services might support this in the feature. The pushover app itself is fantastic.

  • kindrudekid

    honestly i tried this app!!!
    useless
    cause i get SMS updates for all weather related stuff....
    for tablet its useless if i m out of wifi range...
    as for cell i go data and weather updates dont take that much data!

    • SetiroN

      Because the internet is all about the weather.

  • denbo68

    How is this different than being texted with ifttt? I get text msgs all the time. Maybe it is better if you don't have unlimited text.

    • http://www.androidradar.de/ Leif

      That, and text messages are not supported in all countries because in many countries the sender pays the text which would be ifttt.

  • http://www.facebook.com/alexslx Alexandre Leites

    How can i buy this if my account doesn't have any device attached, just my old one... my new device is not delivered yet. ;(

    • Dan Caseley

      Use the Play Store site to buy the app for your old phone. When your new one comes, it'll already be purchased and available for install at no cost.

  • Hogreb

    yay, got this mainly because of the couchpotato and sickbeard support =)

  • http://twitter.com/havens1515 Randroid

    This is a great combo! I didn't even know about either of these before this article, but just played around with ifttt for an hour or so setting up some cool stuff!

  • http://twitter.com/havens1515 Randroid

    This is a great combo! I didn't even know about either of these before this article, but just played around with ifttt for an hour or so setting up some cool stuff!

  • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com/ Cody Toombs

    I think this might finally get me to experiment with ifttt. I always liked the idea (before the idea even existed), I just never got around to playing with it or had much reason to use it (I already automate a lot of stuff in other ways).

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