Sep 1st - Boxcar – the social networking tool that pushes notifications from social networking sources like email, Twitter, or Facebook long before notifications were available in iOS 5 – has been part of my repertoire for Gmail notifications when my beloved Push Gmail became unstable. In my case, the service sends a push notification of a new email to my […]
Oct 21st - I have become somewhat of a frequent work traveler this year. Most of my company’s jobs have been located at least an hour an a half’s drive from home, so even when I get home at night, it is often late. The travel has gotten even more frequent during the last six months, as I […]
Mar 8th - BNO News – which used to always be the fastest provider of news via push alerts on the iPhone – had recently slowed to a very infrequent trickle of alerts for me. And I know at least some others were experiencing this as well. As of today, BNO News seems back to its old self […]
Jan 28th - Boxcar, the excellent Twitter/Facebook/Email push notification iPhone app, has just been updated to version 2.3, which along with the usual routine bug fixes and code optimizations, also introduces a few new features. Though none of these new features are breathtaking, they do add to the overall usability of the app, and sometimes it’s just the […]
Jan 12th - Recently iLegendSoft updated two apps that I have recently reviewed “ Gmail Push and their Mercury Browser. Of those two, one is a worthy upgrade, and the other I had deleted before the day was over so I could reinstall the older version.
Jan 6th - A few days back the PhatNotes app generated a push notification to let me know there was a new update for it available in the App Store. I don ‘t recall seeing a push alert for a new update from any other apps before. As much as I tend not to be a big fan […]
Dec 17th - Boxcar, receiver of Macworld’s 2009 App Gem Award for “Best Notification App“, has just been updated to version 2.2. This update brings with it several fresh new features, in addition to a new icon and splash screen. In case you’re not familiar with Boxcar, it functions as a go-between app for Twitter, Facebook, E-mail, and […]
Nov 22nd - Push Notifications took a lot longer to get onto iPhones than Apple had initially promised, and when they came out I think it took a little while for people to get used to the idea — much like it took game developers a while to get used to handling and creating games around the accelerometer […]
Oct 28th - Earlier this evening, Jonathan George revealed how one can enable a hidden feature in Boxcar to configure a Quiet Time, during which time sounds and popup alerts will not occur. The Boxcar icon will still receive badge updates, however. Apparently, this feature was originally planned for the recent 2.1 update, but the backend wasn’t quite […]
Oct 28th - GriP, a new notification system based on the well-known Prowl, has been released in Cydia, the alternative jailbreak app-store. It hasn ‘t been updated for several months, but now it ‘s back and it looks promising. Is it the new rival of Elert?