Sep 13, 2010
When was the last time you saw your reflection? Was it coming from a computer screen? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. You may have missed the fact that you haven’t shaved in 20 straight days but one thing you never have to miss again is a phone call. Thanks to Rodrigo Damazio and his handy little Android app you can now receive notifications of phone calls, SMS, MMS, voice mail, and even a notification to inform you of your phones battery status right on your computer.
In order for this to work you need to download both a desktop client and the
“Remote Notifier for Android” app. Once you have downloaded the appropriate client for your desktop (Windows/Linux/MacOS X supported) go ahead and download the app from the Android Market. After you have both installed go ahead and set up the desktop client which should look something like this:
There isn’t much to the notifier preference page so you shouldn’t have to much trouble. There’s an option for how you wish to receive notifications, how you wish to have them displayed, and which devices you want to receive them from. On to the app.
After you have installed the app go to your app tray and click on it. This will open up the app settings which is equipped with more options than its desktop counterpart. From here there are numerous customizations you can make to fit your specific preferences. For a full list of options and explanations read: Android Notifier Setup Page.
Once you have things set the way you like just send a test ping out to make sure you have communication between devices and that’s it. Now put your phone on the charger, grab your headphones, a cold one, and sit back while you enjoy hours of deliberately ignoring everyone you know.