1. danmowchan's Avatar
    I opened this thread to discuss any problems people are having - or not having - with Prowl from the AppStore. I bought this app right away as soon as I heard about it from @atebits on Twitter and I was excited. However, once I got it all set up the push notifications weren't working. I emailed the developer and was given this response:

    "Is your phone jailbroken? Jailbroken phones seem to have problems with
    Push notifications."

    The answer is: yes, my iPhone is jailbroken and I am having problems with push notifications with specifically Prowl. I want to warn potential buyers of this issue that will hopefully be worked out in an update. Has anybody else experienced this?
    07-07-2009 12:34 AM
  2. ctt1wbw's Avatar
    No, I think this is one of the reasons why I didn't jailbreak my iPhone this time around. But I got Prowl working and it's pretty cool. Apps have to be open on your Mac for it to work, and since you have your iPhone with you, seems kind of strange to have the Growls pushed to something sitting next to you.

    But still a cool nifty little app.
    07-07-2009 06:44 AM
  3. rapidblue's Avatar
    Just had a look at the app's description on iTunes. Looks like this can be quite useful if used correctly
    07-07-2009 07:40 AM
  4. antonioj's Avatar
    07-07-2009 10:19 AM
  5. BenGillam's Avatar
    my understanding was that it was the hacktivated phones that had a problem with push notifications (and with youtube as well).

    I jailbroke my phone last week and havent had any issues with push, other than beejive being terribly unstable but the recent update fixed that.

    I cant speak for 3gs users though
    07-07-2009 10:21 AM
  6. antonioj's Avatar
    youre right...
    07-07-2009 10:35 AM
  7. Critter#IM's Avatar
    aye.. same thing here... I've had no noticeable problems with PUSH until installing Prowl.. it's the first app *shrug*
    07-07-2009 12:14 PM
  8. danmowchan's Avatar
    aye.. same thing here... I've had no noticeable problems with PUSH until installing Prowl.. it's the first app *shrug*
    Yeah, all my other Push apps are working wonderfully, I am thinking it may be fixed in an update from Prowl. Perhaps?
    07-07-2009 12:38 PM
  9. gludington's Avatar
    Not to hijack the thread overmuch, but you can also use it to post arbitrary notifications. They provide a perl script to do it from the command line, and others have supplied ruby, php, and python versions, but really any language in which you can do an https GET (really, any language) is capable.

    I have been using it for a day or so -- this is going to be fun
    Last edited by gludington; 07-07-2009 at 12:48 PM.
    07-07-2009 12:43 PM
  10. rapidblue's Avatar
    Not to hijack the thread overmuch, but you can also use it to post arbitrary notifications. They provide a perl script to do it from the command line, and others have supplied ruby, php, and python versions, but really any language in which you can do an https GET (really, any language) is capable.

    I have been using it for a day or so -- this is going to be fun
    True - this app has sooooo much potential
    07-07-2009 01:28 PM
  11. Chow's Avatar
    I am jailbroken and unlocked too. Push works on other applications but not Prowl. I hope we can get a fix soon...
    07-08-2009 10:06 AM
  12. dcrutgers's Avatar
    Guys.. I was able to fix this! Just got into your iphone settings and turn off notifications and then turn it back on.. Launch Prowl on your iphone, go to the Prowl website and you will see your device! Works for me!
    07-08-2009 12:39 PM
  13. iamse7en's Avatar
    Guys.. I was able to fix this! Just got into your iphone settings and turn off notifications and then turn it back on.. Launch Prowl on your iphone, go to the Prowl website and you will see your device! Works for me!
    I tried this method, and I was STILL not able to get push notifications working on prowl. I'm jailbroken on 3G S⃣ via purplera1n rc2. Push notifications, like for everyone else, works great for every app, except for prowl.
    08-20-2009 01:55 PM
  14. iamse7en's Avatar
    Read this from Limited Edition iPhone (can't hyperlink because of this very odd rule at these forums about not having enough posts - stupidest thing I've ever heard and I'm a member on a LOT of forums, just google it):

    Most people who have jailbroken their iPhones have mobilesubstrate installed and probably SBSettings. In order to get Prowl push notifications working on your jailbroken iPhone you need to reboot your iPhone into safe mode and then launch Prowl and let it register your iPhone.

    You can do this by opening SBsettings. Hit Power. Then press Safe Mode. Once you are in safe mode just open up the Prowl app and it will register your iPhone. You can now reboot into regular mode and growl push notifications will be working.
    I can confirm that this works! However, some comments say it doesn't last, and it must be re-registered again in safe mode. I'll see how it goes. Nonetheless, I'm thrilled to see there's some type of haxie to get this going.
    08-21-2009 01:15 AM
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