Possible to send images?

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Possible to send images?

Postby ramblinpeck » Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:25 am

This may well be a feature request, and may not be possible at all, but I was wondering if theres anything in the push mechanism and the growl protocol that would allow for an image to be pushed? Or maybe just a URL to be grabbed once it gets to the device?

I ask this because I'd I'd like to be able to monitor some security systems "realtime", and be able to give a quick glance to see if its something I should deal with immediately instead of just relying on email (which all too often is ignored until I go through the images each day)

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Re: Possible to send images?

Postby zac » Sun Apr 25, 2010 9:14 pm

Currently there's no way to send rich content in a notification through Prowl.

You should take a look at setting the priority of messages that come through either Prowl's API or Growl, and set the appropriate sound/vibration effect. Vibrate on low priority, play sound on higher priority, something along those lines.

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Re: Possible to send images?

Postby ramblinpeck » Tue May 04, 2010 5:56 pm

Yeah, not luck there. Thats what I was originally doing, however with a motion detecting security system theres just too many false positives (car driving by on street, gust of wind moving limbs to much, etc) to go through the get alert->unlock phone->wait for prowl to come up->click link->see image didnt matter cycle several dozen times a day.

I guess I would need something like being able to run a script or preform an action on receiving a notification, and thats not in the cards for the phone (sadly). Oh well, time to look at other ways to figure out how to solve this aspect of the problem.

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Re: Possible to send images?

Postby zac » Tue May 04, 2010 6:14 pm

Sadly no non-text content could be sent in push notifications anyhow. It would be a nice change.


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