Get Push Notifications From Campfire or Anything Else That Growls

Use Case:

You’re away from your computer and something tragic/awesome happens in Campfire. Someone pings you, but you’re not there to get it. You come back to your desktop with 100 growl messages of people pinging you in Campfire, and you missed something tragic/awesome. Eff that. Thats what happens to you. Here’s what happens to me:

I’m on the couch, someone pings me in Campfire: “Maddox, we’re adding an instance because of load”. I immediately get that message pushed to my phone and can then open Ember on my iPhone to immediately drop into the campfire and find out what’s going on. That means at the airport, in bed, or at a bar. It’s a really amazing flow.

With Prowl you can get all your growl notifications pushed to your iPhone. It’s a simple plug-in that pushes every growl message you get, to your phone. But we don’t want every message sent to our phone. So here’s the quick lesson on my awesome strategy for keeping the noise down while getting the important things.

And you’re all set up. So all day long as I work, Campfire (via the awesome Propane.app) will growl to my screen. But, the second I’m away from my computer for longer than 5 minutes, all the growl notifications from Campfire will be sent via push notification to my iPhone.

This is an amazing flow, especially when you know everyone is using it. It means you can page them remotely anytime you really really need them. It’s the future.