Prowl is that rare beast: a truly useful utility for iPhone. It enables iPhone users to send Growl notifications from their Mac or PC to their phone using push notifications, and allows those notifications to be actionable using designated apps. Figure 10-1 shows delivery of one such notification. Want to be notified of a Twitter @reply? Prowl will push it to your phone and open Tweetie for you. If that’s not enough, you can use the fullydocumented API to build your own implementation; many developers already have, yielding homegrown services for Google Voice, Twitter, and the OS X Dashboard.
Figure 10-1.

Prowl in action, notifying a user of an Adium message.


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