1. seismik's Avatar
    Looking for something that would pop up a notification of new calls, texts, voice mails, etc on my desktop - when my iPhone is plugged into it. Why? Basically because I often have my ringer off at work and short of having my phone in my pocket I often miss calls. Is there anything like that that anyone has seen?

    Idea came from seeing the Android equivalent:Android Notifier Desktop

    What would be the hard part about creating such an app? I guess Apple has made the desktop to iPhone API pretty restricted but I have just heard that as a vague comment in passing.

    seis
    09-15-2010 12:41 PM
  2. Slyfi's Avatar
    i think the best way would be to route it through some other API or API accepter (such as tweetdeck) that way it can be implemented on a lot of system with out any extra downloading (for the most part) by users. but then again how often are you at your computer with out you IP4 sitting with-in ear shot
    09-15-2010 07:31 PM
  3. seismik's Avatar
    It may be that no one would be into it besides me - but I think it would be cool. Someone calls, I see the number on my screen and mouse click to send to voice mail or I could take the call. Sort of like an integrated setup in a newer car with bluetooth handsfree.
    09-15-2010 07:37 PM
  4. Slyfi's Avatar
    i could see it being an option that many people might like but theres whole lot of questions like will you have to bluetooth sync it with your computer (something many dont have) will it work over a wifi network (like peer sharing) or will it involve something like google voice? i think this is an idea that would have to be implimented on a larger scale then just iphone because its sending call statuses something not done by 3rd party apps on an iphone. if anything it would be a service AT&T would sell (unfortunatly) and we all know how well AT&t is with this sort of idea
    09-15-2010 07:44 PM
  5. seismik's Avatar
    I was thinking pretty simple -- be plugged in and you need to have iTunes open. From there some "plug-in" could connect in and receive a push notification that a call is coming in, or a text has come in and then pull the info from the iPhone.

    Technically impossible?
    09-15-2010 07:50 PM
  6. Slyfi's Avatar
    its all possible its more a matter of oking it with apple.
    and what your sugesting is having an app that runs through there coveted itunes

    maybe on a jb device something could be arranged (im no proponet of jbing)

    but it wouldnt be an app persay

    its just hard to imagine a use for this when if your phone has to be plugged into your computer and your using that computer then it seems kinda idk redundent
    09-15-2010 07:56 PM
  7. AjaxS's Avatar
    That would actually be pretty useful. I hope some developer sees this and makes it.
    09-17-2010 04:27 PM
  8. aestival's Avatar
    I don't think that Apple approves of using the USB cable as a notification tether like you're suggesting -- pushing caller ID information to a computer would be a challenge in any case -- but the poster who mentioned Bluetooth may be on the right track. Of course, I'm talking about iPhones that haven't been hacked, which is why Apple's rules would matter to a developer.
    09-18-2010 10:53 PM
  9. jackso#IM's Avatar
    There are several desktop based clients for monitoring your Gmail emails
    In past we have reviewed up2date desktop client for Gmail and Gmail Manager Firefox extension to manage multiple Gmail accounts today we have got yet another lightweight Gmail notifier, spiffy.

    Spiffy is a small utility to check 2 Gmail accounts at the same time. It runs in the system tray and shows a popup when new e-mail arrives. Spiffy is compatible with Windows 7, Vista, XP.
    09-19-2010 10:10 AM
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