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iPhone Design Award-Winning Projects by Chris Dannen

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Chapter 10. Q&A: Prowl

By Zachary West

Developer Name: Zachary West

Development Company: Zachary West

Tags: Open Source; Push; Release Strategy; Client App

URL: http://prowl.weks.net/

Prowl is that rare beast: a truly useful utility for iPhone. It enables iPhone users to send Growl notifications from their Mac or PC to their phone using push notifications, and allows those notifications to be actionable using designated apps. Figure 10-1 shows delivery of one such notification. Want to be notified of a Twitter @reply? Prowl will push it to your phone and open Tweetie for you. If that's not enough, you can use the fully-documented API to build your own implementation; many developers already have, yielding homegrown services for Google Voice, Twitter, ...

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