real-time, in-app notifications and admin for web and mobile via the command line. see it in action
Sending notifications with Holler is as easy as four steps:
1. Install a module
npm install holler -g
2. Add a script tag
On the client, Holler can be easily configured to use a specific host and port regardless of the app's http server. This is done via a global
hollerConfig object. The
holler-client.js script tag should then be included:
3. Start a server
The server can be started with an optional port. If no port is specified, it will be defaulted to 1337.
4. Holler stuff
Show notifications to all users currently using your app in real-time using
holler.js. Notifications use Alertify so they look nice and sexy.
- Log Messages
holler http://yourServerUrl:port log "This is a standard log message."
- Success Messages
holler http://yourServerUrl:port success "This is a success message."
- Error Messages
holler http://yourServerUrl:port error "This is an error message."
- Refresh Page
Now you can use holler to perform admin tasks such as refreshing the current page. Again, all users using the app will have their page refreshed in real-time.
holler http://yourServerUrl:port refresh
- Error Messages
You can also redirect the current page to a new url. Again, all users using the app will have their page redirected in real-time.
holler http://yourServerUrl:port redirect http://someOtherUrl
I definitely need to address the following:
- Security: need a way to lock down notifications so that only auth'd users can send them
- Simplicity: need a way to simplify the holler.js command (it's ugly to pass in 3 options)