real-time, in-app notifications for web and mobile via the command line
Sending notifications with Holler is as easy as four steps:
1. Install a module
Holler is built with Node, uses Faye for communication, and uses Alertify for notifications. If you don't have Node yet, install the hell out of it. After doing so, the
npm command should be available via the command line. Then we just install Faye:
npm install faye
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.
cd path/to/holler/src node holler-server.js 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
node holler.js http://yourServerUrl:port log "This is a standard log message."
- Success Messages
node holler.js http://yourServerUrl:port success "This is a success message."
- Error Messages
node holler.js http://yourServerUrl:port error "This is an error message."
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)