Pushover Notifications

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017
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Description of App

Pushover is a simple push notification service that integrates easily into web apps like IFTTT, network monitoring systems, shell scripts, and anything else that needs to send alerts to your iPhone, iPad, Desktop, and other mobile devices. App includes a free 7-day trial and unlimited usage beyond the trial requires a one-time in-app purchase. Visit https://pushover.net/ to find apps, plugins, and services that support Pushover, or get an API key for your own app.

Version

2.4.5

Free or Paid

Free

Apple Watch Support

Yes

Device(s) App Was Tested On

iPhone

iOS Version

9.3

Accessibility Comments

The push part works, but there is one major problem. VoiceOver will read the push notifications as they come in, but if you open the app, all the various items are not recognized by VoiceOver. If you double tap them, it will read, but I have not yet managed to copy a link to open it in safari.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads most page elements.

Button Labeling

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability

There are some accessibility issues with this app, but it can still be used if you are willing to tolerate these issues and learn how to work around them.

Other Comments

All the settings, sign up process, ETC, are accessible.

Developer's Twitter Username

@superblock

Recommendations

2 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by Brother J. 4 years 6 months ago

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Comments

Submitted by Blind I Am on Thursday, July 10, 2014

VoiceOver will now read the list view of notifications. Unfortunately, it still doesn’t read the link which is sent with the type of notifications I’ve been testing. That leaves me wondering if other services supported by this app display different information or controls in the place where the link is in my test notifications, and whether that would also not be accessible with VoiceOver.

I’ve also found on occasions that when tapping on a notification from the lock screen, the app seems to display a splash screen when loading and you cannot get past this with VoiceOver enabled. However, briefly toggling VoiceOver off and tapping on the splash screen causes the app to crash. Fortunately, when you open the app from the Home screen, this splash screen doesn’t appear to be displayed.

So, for now, this still has enough issues to prevent it from being a real option for VoiceOver users.

Submitted by David Goodwin👨‍🦯 on Saturday, July 19, 2014

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

What's New in Version 2.2.2

  • Improve VoiceOver by reading message supplementary URL information when viewing messages
  • Implement pushover:// URL scheme for 3rd party app communication
  • Fetch all outstanding messages at once when syncing over WiFi
  • Minor bugfixes

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