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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by DarkNeo, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. DarkNeo

    DarkNeo Well-Known Member
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  2. brushrop03

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    Yep I just read that article and installed it.
     
  3. Putty

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    Why would I want this if my phone is right there with me while i'm on the PC????
     
  4. DarkNeo

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    Some people actually put their phones in...get this...their pockets. Crazy huh ;)
     
  5. Darkshear

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    I use a laptop all day, and I'm not even supposed to have my phone on me at work, but I do anyway. This is the best thing EVAR!
     
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  6. brushrop03

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    Umm this is ok, but there's no damn sound. I barely notice that notification. Booooo
     
  7. oo3

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    Yes this is an awesome app. They must've changed the name because I use Remote Notifier which is the exact same app.
     
  8. Szadzik

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    For those who want to reply to SMS from their PC why not just use Easy SMS, Remote SMS or something like that? Lots of apps that do that.
     
  9. Papa Mike

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    I downloaded both and I don't have a clue what to check and not to check in 'settings' on my Droid X and that could be why it doesn't seem to work on my or my pc or my droid. HELP would be much appreciated.....thank you

    Papa Mike
     
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    Downloaded and it works for my Droid Incredible and Macbook (WiFi only-- Bluetooth has problems).

    My notifications look different than the one pictured in the article. Is this true for you guys too?
     
  11. Rachel A

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    Nope, I'm not angry :D -Snarl is a rather superb Growl compatible Event Notifier (via the Paw extension).

    I did also try Growl For Windows, but I found I was having issues with getting the Remote Notification Desktop app to register - something that worked first time after I set up Snarl.

    As I say, Snarl doesn't support Growl out the box, however one swift install of the Paw extension and you're ready to receive any Snarl or Growl notifications you wish :)

    I really like the way that Snarl seems to identify the message type and assign an appropriate action (e.g. a battery icon for battery alerts).

    R
     
  12. RichSz

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    What's crazier is someone being too lazy to take their phone out of their pocket. "I'd love to know who's texting me, but I just can't work up the energy to lower my hand to my hip."

    I'm just messing with you! ;)
     
  13. Rachel A

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    In my case, my Incredible spends a lot of time in my handbag and, if you've ever seen most womens bags you'll know what the proverbial pit of despair looks like! :eek:
     
  14. Moonfire

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    Do you still want/need help with setting it up?
     
  15. Rachel A

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    First off you need to decide just how your desktop side is going to receive notifications. To do this you need to configure both sides with the appropriate communication method - IP\WiFi and\or Bluetooth.

    Start service at boot - checked.
    IP/WiFi - checked if you wish to use TCP\UDP to send notifications.
    - Set various IP settings and if you're going to allow the phone to send notifications over the cell network etc.
    Bluetooth - checked if you wish to use Bluetooth to send notifications.

    On your desktop side...

    1. Select the method you wish to use to receive notifications. If you use Bluetooth then you're best off pairing your phone with your PC prior to doing this (although not essential). Once you've confirmed that you're paired then you should be good to go there.

    2. Send a test ping from the phone. From the Android Remote Notifier App, scroll to the bottom (Miscelaneous (sic)) and Press 'Send test notification'. This should raise a Ping notification on the desktop.

    If this doesn't work, open up the desktop log file (Right click on the Android Notifier Desktop icon and select Show Log and take a look there to see if you can see a ping message.

    In addition you can also check communication between the two devices by going into the desktop preferences, select "Receive notification from only these devices and then Press Add. It will ask you to send another ping from the phone. If you do that and you can see a medium sized hexadecimal number listed in the devices list then you at least know you're good to go.

    If you can't see anything then check your firewall settings to see if that's blocking - sometimes you even need to go as far as temporally turning the firewall off first.

    If you do see the hex number but still are not seeing the notifications then you can either try restarting the desktop application or try using a Growl compatible notification client (see my post just above for info on those).

    At the end of the day, the log file is going to be your friend. It took me a couple of attempts to start up the first time but since then it's been pretty gosh-darned good for me :)

    Hope this helps! If not then please post back.

    R
     

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