Prowl feature requests

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Prowl feature requests

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I would love to see two features:

1. Ability to customize vibration. I have the 30-odd second bibi ring and want it to vibrate more than a simple text message to alert me of problems. This Is a biggie for me

2. Any way to override DND and make it an app that can disturb for certain notices?
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PhYrE wrote:I would love to see two features:

1. Ability to customize vibration. I have the 30-odd second bibi ring and want it to vibrate more than a simple text message to alert me of problems. This Is a biggie for me

2. Any way to override DND and make it an app that can disturb for certain notices?
Sadly both of these aren't possible for the same reason: Apple is responsible for vibration and audio playback, and there's no way for Prowl to override the behavior.
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I am also interested in away to have Emergency Message show up and not the rest.

I have almost achieved this by setting "Quiet Hours" on, and the time from 12:10 PM - 12:00 PM.

This works, except there is a 10 minute window where the low priority alerts will show up. It does not seem the dialog will allow a smaller gap, I tried 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM, though that did not work for me.

Can the Quiet hours be set so that they cover the full 24 hour period?

From you response it sounds like the DND setting within Growl is tied to the iPhone's master DND setting?

However the Quiet hours do not seem to affect the other sounds on my phone (I hope not).

I just want to make sure there is no way for me to achieve this.

Thanks
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gerlin wrote:I am also interested in away to have Emergency Message show up and not the rest.

I have almost achieved this by setting "Quiet Hours" on, and the time from 12:10 PM - 12:00 PM.

This works, except there is a 10 minute window where the low priority alerts will show up. It does not seem the dialog will allow a smaller gap, I tried 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM, though that did not work for me.

Can the Quiet hours be set so that they cover the full 24 hour period?

From you response it sounds like the DND setting within Growl is tied to the iPhone's master DND setting?

However the Quiet hours do not seem to affect the other sounds on my phone (I hope not).

I just want to make sure there is no way for me to achieve this.

Thanks
DND in Prowl is the equivalent of turning on quiet hours for the whole 24-hour period. The DND setting within iOS is separate from Growl.
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Great, that is what I wanted.

I thought that since the "Allow Emergencies" option gray's out when Growl's "Do Not Disturb" option is selected, that emergency messages would not be displayed.

I guess I should have tested.

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Would love a way to "snooze" Prowl alerts in the iOS app. Similar to DND, but automatically re-enables alerts after a user-defined period of time.
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Would be very helpful to add the ability to have customs sounds (like pick from ringtones perhaps?)

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Casey wrote:Would be very helpful to add the ability to have customs sounds (like pick from ringtones perhaps?)

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Sadly, Apple only allows push notifications to play sounds that exist in the shipped application. Their apps have special abilities which are not available for App Store apps.
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Would apple allow an in-app purchase of a ringtone for use in your app?
If so, we could email you a sound, then we could buy the sound with an in app purchase.

I have many custom alert sounds like ""Smoke", "Front Door Opened", "Backyard Motion", "Home Power Fail", "Home Temp over 85", "Outside Temp Under 35", and many, many others. Currently I have to create a different gmail account for each alert type, all set to forward to my iphone SMS. I send all my alert messages to a single master gmail account with filter rules based on the subject line to forward to one of the message-specific gmail accounts which forward the message as SMS to my iphone. I then play a custom SMS sound based on the sender.

I also have custom vibrations for silent mode.
This works but is a real pain to set up, but I am unwilling to give up my custom sounds.
All the alert systems on the iphone have this same problem and many people want to do what I am doing without the hassle.

Also can apps setup custom alert vibrations?
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I'm always turning on Do Not Disturb and then forgetting to turn it off. I really need an option to automatically turn it off at a certain time every day! (Quiet Hours doesn't do it because sometimes I need to turn on DND in the middle of the day.)

If I can't get that, I'd take an API call to change the DND state.

Please? :sad:
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Given the new IOS12 updates, is it now possible to apply to override DND mode?
This would be so fantastic!

Critical alerts that can bypass Do Not Disturb
iOS 12 introduces new “critical alerts” that must be opted into by the user. Critical alerts can get a notification through even when you’ve got Do Not Disturb activated. Apple cites healthcare providers that need to send an urgent message as one use case for critical alerts.
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Critical Notifications Are Now Live in ios12 :D

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:D
Apps built with Xcode 10 using the SDK for iOS 12 ... are now supported [including] support for the following:
Critical Alerts entitlement for iOS, tvOS, and watchOS
Entitlement would need to be obtained of course
https://developer.apple.com/documentati ... ltcritical

Frustrating that you can't just override DND but still obey the mute switch (DND on during a movie, court, etc but still still want to be interrupted). There is a 'hack' to have alerts obey the mute switch. There is no native iOS API to detect if the mute switch is enabled/disabled on a device. The general principle to check if the device is muted is to play a short (silent) sound and detect the length it took to play. From this length we can determine if it was muted or not. [ Library https://github.com/akramhussein/Mute ]

I would love to see:
* Prowl Option to select as a critical alert (assuming apple will issue the entitlement)
* Prowl Option to select to use the default behaviour (always play sound and display alert) or use the mute switch hack to not play the sound (or play a silent sound) in the event the phone is muted.

More info on the implementation and requirements of critical alerts: https://mackuba.eu/2018/06/11/notifications-in-ios-12/
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