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  • #4211301

    App notifications to self

    by greatchap99 ·

    Hi Guys,

    I have a program that needs to send alert notifications. Basically I want that the user using the program should get notifications. No third party or program developer should be involved.

    For example: I have written a program that does a certain task and based on conditions alert notifications should go to the customer (person using it). Now I do not want to use Whatsapp Api or create my mobile app or anything as I do not want to be the middleman. Basically the program and the customer should be involved (as far as alerts are concerned).

    Thus is there a service or app that allows user to register and user can share token/id etc and program can sent alert to user. This way on communication front me/my firm is not in the picture. Telegram bots is not possible as I have to own telegram a/c. In a nutshell alert notifications should not be routed through my a/c but rather through user.

    Thank you,

    GR

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    • #4211304
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      Sounds dead on arrival.

      by rproffitt ·

      In reply to App notifications to self

      The requirement of no third party or program developer is why.

      • #4211307

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        by greatchap99 ·

        In reply to Sounds dead on arrival.

        This is because I can’t send a particular type of messages (stock market related) to mobile users due to legal laws. If the message goes without me being in the picture then it is okay.

        • #4211309
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          Write the app.

          by rproffitt ·

          In reply to Reply To: App notifications to self

          If the user installs it, then they get alerts via the app and not from you.

          As it stands, it’s DOA anyway until you remove the restriction above.

        • #4211341

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          by greatchap99 ·

          In reply to Write the app.

          I did not understand what you mean?

          The program that will fire alert is a windows app (not a mobile app).

        • #4211345
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          In your top post.

          by rproffitt ·

          In reply to Reply To: App notifications to self

          You wrote “I have a program that needs to send alert notifications. Basically I want that the user using the program should get notifications. No third party or program developer should be involved.”

          Also, no mention the alert would be to a smart phone so there’s that as well.

          Until these restrictions are removed it appears we need magic since, and I do write apps for both the Windows desktop and Android, I would have to write an app to do such a thing. Since I’m a program developer, I can’t be involved?

        • #4211356

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          by greatchap99 ·

          In reply to In your top post.

          I think there is a misunderstanding.

          What I mean is program should send alert notification to mobile but the sender does not have to be me. For e.g. in case of whatsapp if I send a notification I have to have a number whether personal or business. Similar for other platforms.

          However if an app uses user’s details (after user registers) and that details my program can use to fire alert then it does the job.

    • #4211335
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      Re: notifications

      by kees_b ·

      In reply to App notifications to self

      The common way seems to be to send an sms or a mail. For that, your program needs to know the cell phone number or the email address of the user. Still, the phone company (say: AT&T) or the email provider (say: gmail.com) is a third party that is involved.

      • #4211342

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        by greatchap99 ·

        In reply to Re: notifications

        Can pushover app help?

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        • #4211348
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          Re: app

          by kees_b ·

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          As I read it, the user (your customers) have to install an app and subscribe to your notifications with a user id. Comparable with Whatsapp, where you subscribe with your phone number to receive messages from friends. So they are a third party, and that doesn’t seem to be what you want.
          Maybe worth a try anyway?

        • #4211357

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          by greatchap99 ·

          In reply to Re: app

          I think there is a misunderstanding.

          In case of WhatsApp I have to have a number or business a/c to send a message. I am sender and user is recipient.

          However what i want is user to use an app, register and share his details (either token or no. etc) and that will be passed to API of provider to send notification by my program. Thus I am not the middleman.

        • #4211373
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          Re: middleman

          by kees_b ·

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          You start a second company called “provider” that runs the API used to register and the program to send your message. Then that second company “provider” is the middleman, not your first company “you”.

          But I think legally speaking it doesn’t make a difference if you own both that second company and the company that runs the program that composes the messages to be sent by the second company. Probably it doesn’t even make a difference if a friend of you owns the second company.

          Better contact your lawyer first.

        • #4211395

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          by greatchap99 ·

          In reply to Re: middleman

          I think we should keep things simple.

          Is it possible to just send alert to user by getting user credentials only like his id or no or token. This way my program is sending to him directly. Maybe pushover can do it. Infact Signal4 could do but their app/alert is more like a critical alarm.

        • #4211396
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          Re: notifications

          by kees_b ·

          In reply to Reply To: App notifications to self

          Pick what you like from https://www.google.com/search?q=push+notification+software . Lots to choose from.

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