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This article was published on January 20, 2011

    Snail mail gets push notifications

    Snail mail gets push notifications
    Francis Tan
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    Francis Tan is the Asia editor of TNW, who is based in the Philippines. He is particularly interested in Asian Internet startups, social me Francis Tan is the Asia editor of TNW, who is based in the Philippines. He is particularly interested in Asian Internet startups, social media and e-commerce. Get in touch with him via Twitter @francistan or Email [email protected].

    We get push notifications for our email, Facebook, messaging services — now we can have it on our snail mail too. Check out the video below:

    Matt Richardson explains on this video how it works. Basically it uses an iPhone app called Prowl, which essentially delivers push notifications from your computer via Growl or any online services with API. With a few tweaks here and there, plus a kick of imagination, you can apply this to just about anything.

    Check out the Makezine blog to learn more.

    Got any cool ideas? We’d like to hear them.