Pushover is a simple push notification service that integrates easily into web apps like IFTTT, network monitoring systems, security cameras, shell scripts, IoT devices, and anything else that needs to send alerts to your iPhone, iPad, Desktop, and other robot-like mobile devices. App has a free 30-day trial and unlimited usage beyond the trial requires a one-time in-app purchase.
Pushover includes an Apple Watch app and complications so you can push custom data straight to your watch face with our Glances API.
Visit https://pushover.net/ to find apps, plugins, and services that support Pushover, or get an API key for your own app.
- Support Time-Sensitive notifications
- Add an optional black app icon
- Show account creation date in settings
- Fix a bug with logging out, prompt to delete all messages
- Apple Watch complication fixes
- Add support for custom notification sounds on iOS 14+
- Show additional timestamp of when a message was received when it differs from the message's specified timestamp
- Add a setting to disable the Pushover logo on Watch complications for more room
Ratings and Reviews
Awesome app, reliable service, outstanding developer
I have been using Pushover for more than a year to receive critical alerts for work. I go on call once every three weeks and this app has never let me down. The feature that I like the most from the paid service is that I can create an application with its own email address and set up my alerts to go to that email address. Any of my devices running pushover can then receive that alert. The service itself is far more configurable than that but for the sake of brevity I will keep it short. Also one of my other favorite things is the API. We are going to be doing some very interesting things with alerts that require acknowledgment. My biggest request is that Superblock LLC would add a third type of alert (level 3?) that has an approve/deny response instead of a simple repeat alert until acknowledged. I would like to be able to push approve/deny workflow items to my phone and be able to capture those responses on the backend or with a postback like I can with level 2. It would also be great if the repeat frequency of the level 2 and 3 alerts could be configured.
A+ exactly what you are looking for!
as a network engineer (and somewhat coder), I
frequently get very important alerts I have to be able to depend on arriving. Well some of the software I use has companion apps that allow me to be a notification to get notifications via push messages, I was looking for a bit more flexibility and customization.
This app/service is perfect! I was able to quickly migrate some of my alerts by using the custom email address they give you. overtime I’ll upgrade (on my end) some of these alerts from using email to using a more reliable HTTPS API method (with email as a fallback).
I can’t believe the service is five dollars for life as I’m sure that rate will go up at some point but either way it’s a great service (I paid up as soon as I got my first test alert).
Apple Watch notifications are unreliable
This app works great for notifications to my iPhone but my associated Apple Watch notifications are often delayed and/or unreliable. I have my home automation system pushing these notifications and my phone gets every one of them and almost instantly. The Watch only gets some of them and often delayed. I use many other apps with watch notifications without issue so it is not a communication or settings problem. I can have my automation hub send the exact same notifications to pushover and it’s own app and my iPhone will get both notifications at the same second. My watch gets the automation app notifications also at the same second, the pushover notification comes sometimes at the same time, sometimes a few seconds later and sometimes never. This app is literally the only one that I have the problem with. I have reinstalled both the phone and watch app and tried all combinations of Bluetooth, WiFi and Cellular connections with the watch and the phone ... nothing fixes this issue.
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- Pushover, LLC
- 10.5 MB
- Requires iOS 12.4 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 12.4 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.4 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
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- In-App Purchases
- Pushover License $4.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.