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whiskeytango

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I read few people had a problem with failed to register (gcm registration error), but haven't got any solution yet. Do you have any solution for this condition? [emoji15]

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akatarmo

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I hope the developers accept constructive criticism.

Sorry to say, but PushBullet is one of the few app's that every time they release a new version is worse than the last. PB has gone from being one of my favorite app's to become another vulgarian app. All the things that had early versions have been lost.
 
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Joshmccullough

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I hope the developers accept constructive criticism.

Sorry to say, but PushBullet is one of the few app's that every time they release a new version is worse than the last. PB has gone from being one of my favorite app's to become another vulgarian app. All the things that had early versions have been lost.

Honest question: what are you noticing that's worse between versions? It's working well for me, just curious to see what you/others are noticing.
 
Honest question: what are you noticing that's worse between versions? It's working well for me, just curious to see what you/others are noticing.

For me, primarily the removal of notification sync between Android devices - being able to swipe away a notification on my Android tablet and having it cleared on my phone as well (or vice-versa) was a huge factor for using the app.

As it stands now, I'm ready to uninstall the app as the features it's focused on are easily (and sometimes better) handled by other apps - MightyText for SMS (does a much better and thorough job - I can create a new text from my tablet), ES file explorer for file sharing (plus all the other features it offers), bookmark/website syncing is built in with Chrome or my other favourite, Opera.

Actually, just by writing down and fully realizing how easily current PushBullet features are done by my other more essential apps, only further pushes me to remove PB as it's just taking up space and resources...

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For me, primarily the removal of notification sync between Android devices - being able to swipe away a notification on my Android tablet and having it cleared on my phone as well (or vice-versa) was a huge factor for using the app.

As it stands now, I'm ready to uninstall the app as the features it's focused on are easily (and sometimes better) handled by other apps - MightyText for SMS (does a much better and thorough job - I can create a new text from my tablet), ES file explorer for file sharing (plus all the other features it offers), bookmark/website syncing is built in with Chrome or my other favourite, Opera.

Actually, just by writing down and fully realizing how easily current PushBullet features are done by my other more essential apps, only further pushes me to remove PB as it's just taking up space and resources...

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Ah, thanks. I just use it on my Nexus 5 and Chrome browsers, so wouldn't run into the issues you're finding. I'm eager for Google Hangouts integration; Pushbullet says if you install Android Wear on your phone, having an Android watch or not, it'll work but I haven't found that to be the case and I use Google Voice/Hangouts for texting exclusively.

EDIT: Hangouts integration has been working for me starting this week, maybe the latest update kickstarted it.
 
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organick87

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Crazy, nuts, repeating download notifications ??!!

HELP IF YOU CAN

i use pushbullet to keep on top of a handful of app updates. whenever i check PB for updates i usually have five or so that need updating so i click the links and all that to download the .apk files, then go into my file explorer to locate them and start installing. once the first one installs, i get the notification that the installation is complete but it lowers and raises itself up from the status bar about once per second like crazy until i pull down my quick tiles and swipe the install notification away.

swiping the install away may sound like a quick enough task not to even complain about any of this, but it truly is sorta annoying when i'm just trying to install my .apks and clear my PB lists, it really does get in the way.

anyone else experience this problem themselves inside or outside of PB use? remedy?
 

guzba

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Dear @guzba
If I disable persistent notification does it affect the functionality

I'm working toward not needing the notification. It can affect functionality right now though if you use SMS sync or Universal copy & paste because without the notification, Android can (and probably will) kill our app making them no longer work. This is less bad with SMS sync since I can make sure it's running for incoming messages, but will be potentially functionality-ending for Android initiated Universal copy & paste.
 
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I'm working toward not needing the notification. It can affect functionality right now though if you use SMS sync or Universal copy & paste because without the notification, Android can (and probably will) kill our app making them no longer work. This is less bad with SMS sync since I can make sure it's running for incoming messages, but will be potentially functionality-ending for Android initiated Universal copy & paste.
Thanks and appreciate quick revert
 

bflmpsvz

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hi all
after forced ROM reinstall and fresh GApps flash I'm unable to get push notifications to work.
Google account in phone is set up and Pushbullet is hooked to it and I can view inapp pushes but incoming event is announced only when I manually open Pushbullet app or at OS startup time.
Can I get suggestions for diagnosing the problem?
 

Sirux7

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Hi everyone,

I am wondering why there is no alternative to push bullet when it comes to answering whatsapp messages on PC. All the apps that support something in that direction, only support SMS.

1. Why the run towards supporting SMS? The only people I know that still use SMS are those dinosaurs who do not have a smartphone. Why is the option to reply to SMS heavily promoted as convenient when 95% of our communication uses messengers that are not supported?
2. Why is no one ranting about all those apps not supporting messengers, why do all journalists only promote those apps as convenient, never criticizing the lack of important features?
3. Is there a technical limitation that prevents other app developers to support replying to messages from messengers like Whatsapp, Disa etc? Why is PushBullet technically able to reply to those messages but no other app?
4. Are there just too few people like me that want such a PC client there just is no demand for a desktop (i.e. Windows) client that supports such a thing?

I would really like to have an alternative to that ridiculously overpriced pushbullet premium service.
Why should I pay such a big fee every month for an app that in theory only needs my wifi as ressource, not any cloud services, traffic from the developers etc, meaning no running costs for the devs?
I would have paid 4€ once for the app because what I would be buying is a finished product that does not produce costs for the developers after that but I'm sure as hell not going to pay money each month just to be allowed to continue using an app.

Sorry for the rant but I would really be interested in your opinions on this topic, especially in technical explanations why there is no such an app besides pushbullet. I'm thinking about writing my own app some day for this purpose since there is just no free solution that suits my demands.
 
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xjrc

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Unfortunately I'm using Disa (multi messenger) on my phone which does not yet support web whatsapp, but thanks for the input!

Once I was using the pushbullet app in my phone with android 2.3 and now it says that is incompatible, anyone knows where to find the version that works with android 2.3??
 

daniello8

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Pushbullet is making me go nuts. I keep on getting desktop notificaitons from my phone telling me that I should give an app permission to send content (e.g. my email app).
For 1 .. it is already sending me a notification .. so I obviously already allowed this on my phone. 2nd I don't have any further settings on my phone could be useful for fixing this. Then, when I look at the firefox plugin there's nothing there I could do within the settings. Only the notifcation itself has a small android figure allow/disallow .. which does nothing. Seems to have something to do with Android 6.

Anyone have an idea?
 

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    PushBullet makes it easy to send things (files, notes, lists, links, ++) from your computer to your Android phones and tablets, and now from one Android device to another. It's all about making what you've sent easy to access by using all of the new notification features available in JellyBean, though it still works great for Gingerbread+.

    Sending something to your phone or tablet with PushBullet is easy. You can go to pushbullet.com or install the Chrome extension. Just sign in with your Google account in the app and on the web and you're good to go.

    You can also share your devices with other people, so they can push to your Android devices, too. This makes it easy to push a grocery list to your spouse or receive beta APKs from a dev friend.

    I haven't posted enough to include links :/ sorry.

    ---

    PushBullet has been very well received on the Android subreddit but until now I hadn't reached out to xda for feedback. I'm confident a lot of you would find PushBullet useful so I'd really like to hear how I can make it better for you.
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    An update on Pushbullet

    It's been 6 months since I posted the above and we've done a lot in that time to make Pushbullet even better so I figured I should bump with an update:

    Pushbullet can now show all of your phones' notifications on your computer at the same time. This is amazingly cool and changed the way I think about my phone. All you need to do is have either our Chrome or Firefox extension installed and turn on "Notification Mirroring" in our app. Here's a video demoing the feature: https://youtube.com/watch?v=Fn6na1hVhFo

    Pushbullet now has a full-featured Firefox extension (we used to just have a Chrome extension). This is great since we're no longer quite so presumptive about forcing you to use a certain browser to take advantage of Pushbullet.

    You can now send anything Pushbullet can push right to friends/family. They'll get notified on all of their devices so they see it wherever they are, then we automatically dismiss it on their other devices after they interact with it on one. It's how quick-sharing should work and we're going to make it a lot better this next year.

    Oh and of course Pushbullet can push from your phone to your computer now (we used to just do computer to phone). This makes Pushbullet the easiest way to get pictures/files/etc from your phone and onto your computer.

    ---

    I've attached some screenshots of the updated app. If you're still scratching your head wondering how this adds up, here's a video that does a better job than words do: https://youtube.com/watch?v=jFLEM46Vltk

    It'd be amazing to get some feedback from you all--we've got big plans for 2014 and it'd be great to know what you really want to see next :)

    Ah yes, one last thing, Pushbullet is 4.0+ now.

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    Here's some links: (Well sort of, I can't post links yet)

    Website: https://www.pushbullet.com

    Android app: (link in footer of our website)

    Chrome extension: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/pushbullet/chlffgpmiacpedhhbkiomidkjlcfhogd

    Firefox extension: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/pushbullet/
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    40$ per YEAR?

    COME ON!
    I'd pay 10, 15, EVEN 20$ for your full app. BUT ONCE.
    NOT 40 DAMN DOLLARS EVERY DAMN YEAR. Are you guys crazy?
    I'm uninstalling right now. Bye!


    Hi everyone,

    I am wondering why there is no alternative to push bullet when it comes to answering whatsapp messages on PC.

    There is Whatsapp Web.
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    Ah certainly, I've added the APK to the post.

    I'm glad you like the app and are even using our API! We're going to be adding more functionality to the API soon. My goal is to make it possible for anyone to do just about anything we can do ourselves all via the same API. I think of it kind of like how the Google apps are built on the same Android APIs I get.
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    Could you share how did you that with the compiling info? Did you use a simple bash script? Where can I learn to use the api for my own solutions?

    It's very simple. Put this in ~/bin and chmod +x and edit the values of "api_key" and "device_id" (line 2 and 3) to reflect your own key/ID:
    Code:
    # Your API key must end with a ':'
    api_key="your_api_key"
    device_id="your_device_id"
    curl https://api.pushbullet.com/api/pushes \
        -u "$api_key" \
        -d device_id="$device_id" \
        -d type=note \
        -d title="$1" \
        -d body="$2" \
        -X POST \
        -s -S > /dev/null
    Let's pretend we named the script 'pushbullet.' You can now simply call it like this:
    Code:
    pushbullet "My notification's title" "My notification's description"

    Of course, you can also send something that's not a note, or make a script that allows you to choose what type of push to use:
    Code:
    api_key="your_api_key"
    device_id="your_device_id"
    
    case "$1" in
        note)
            arg1="title"
            arg2="body"
            ;;
        link)
            arg1="title"
            arg2="url"
            ;;
        address)
            arg1="name"
            arg2="address"
            ;;
        list)
            arg1="title"
            arg2="items"
            ;;
        file)
            curl -i https://api.pushbullet.com/api/pushes \
                -u "$api_key" \
                -F device_id="$device_id" \
                -F type=file \
                -F [email protected]"$2" \
                -s -S > /dev/null
            exit
            ;;
        *)
            echo "Unknown option."
            exit
            ;;
    esac
    
    curl https://api.pushbullet.com/api/pushes \
        -u "$api_key" \
        -d device_id="$device_id" \
        -d type="$1" \
        -d "$arg1"="$2" \
        -d "$arg2"="$3" \
        -X POST \
        -s -S > /dev/null
    And to use it (not sure what the exact syntax for a list push's items data fields are, maybe @guzba can give us an actual example for that:)
    Code:
    # syntax: pushbullet <type> <title> <content>
    pushbullet note "Note's title" "Note's description"
    pushbullet link "XDA Portal" 'http://xda-developers.com'
    pushbullet address "Googleplex" "1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA"
    # for files, the syntax is: pushbullet file <file>
    pushbullet file myfile.txt

    EDIT: Forgot to answer your question - you can just call the script after the build command, for example (if you're using the first script:)
    Code:
    make bacon && pushbullet "Build Completed" "Yay" || pushbullet "Build Failed" "Oops"

    Note that the scripts I've pasted above won't output anything unless an error occurs. They're silent otherwise. See https://www.pushbullet.com/api for the full API/more info on how to get your device's ID/API key.
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