Question about a 3rd party notification system
I was looking at the blog at gopingme.com ( http://www.zetetic.net/blog/2009/07/07/prowl/ ) and saw a reference to these programs:
Would these provide TD with an alternate method of sending notifications to iPhones and/or iPod Touch devices?
Toodledo would still need to send a notification of some sort to Growl, but someone could stitch this together with our API. Our current notification system works well, so we aren't looking for a third-party alternative.
Thanks for the reply. I am sorry to continue on this issue, but I did have another option that could possibly work, but I am not certain if it would require any modification to your reminder message format.
Currently, I have one of your reminder messages being sent to a web-based mail account. As these accounts offer filtering and forwarding, it seems possible that a TD reminder message could be sent to the user's mail account, and then be automatically forwarded to a service like gopingme.com.
I suspect that the mail filter would need to be activated with some type of identifier, like an enclosed word, so not all messages would be forwarded along, just those that the user chooses. And, here is the key part, the message would need to contain the syntax that gopingme.com is looking for to activate its message system ( http://gopingme.com/help#pings_on_the_go ).
Composing the syntax is up to the user, but the point in question is where does that line of syntax need to reside in the TD reminder message? If it can be anywhere in the message, we are set to go. If it needs to be on a certain line (like the first), that seems possible with some very simple modifications to the TD message format. If it cannot contain all of the other information that TD passes along, its a dead deal.
Why bother? Well, gopingme.com allows its users the total freedom to completely drive themselves crazy with as many e-mail or SMS reminders as they wish. And, TD could point to this service as a possible option for those customers wanting highly customizable reminders. A possible win/win/win situation, or a possible nightmare custom-designed for the web 2.0 world. I will try to play with the gopingme.com message syntax tonight if time permits.
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