Everyone Needs More Notifications, and Pushover is There to Deliver Them

Posted by Carter Dotson on July 25th, 2012
+ Universal & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch

Pushover is an app for getting all kinds of notifications on an iOS device, trying to make it easy to stay up to date with various services from anywhere. As of launch, there are 9 different services available for users to get notifications about.

Want to get notified of emails? Forward emails to the given email address and notifications will appear when they come in. Use Adium on Mac? Pushover can have notifications sent to the device when they come in, or only when one’s Adium account is away. Use a Fitbit? It’s possible to be notified when the battery is low. Use Findmyshift? Get notifications of staff notices, shift time changes, and if time off requests have been approved. Most importantly, Pushover also supports IFTTT, which makes it pretty much compatible with everything, as it supports 49 different services for triggering notifications. For developers interested in supporting Pushover notifications, an API is available.

These aren’t just for those hoity-toity iPhone owners, either – the app is universal for the iPad. Of course, the downside is that the iPad won’t vibrate when notifications come in. Or at least it shouldn’t. I’d be afraid of an iPad vibrating on its own. Plus, it’s on Android! Notifications for everyone! Except for Windows Phone users. They will get nothing and like it.