Squealer

Squealer


Squealer is a no-frills app designed to receive notifications from Growl for Windows using a custom forwarder.

In just a few minutes...you too will be Squealing! Here's how:

1)Buy and install Squealer
2)Create a username and password on https://www.squealerapp.com/register
3)Enter the newly-created username and password into Squealer using menu->Account Info
4)Optionally rename the device in the Squealer app using menu->Device Name
5)Download and install Growl for Windows (if you don't already have it) from www.growlforwindows.com
6)On your home computer where you have Growl for Windows installed, go to https://www.squealerapp.com/squealforwarderdownload to allow Growl for Windows to install the (free) custom forwarder required for use with Squealer.
7)Once the Squeal forwarder is installed into Growl for Windows, add the new Squeal Forwarder under the "Network" section of Growl
8)Enter your newly-created username and password along with the name you gave your device and save it

That's all there is to it! Just a few steps an you can be notified of anything that Growl for Windows receives notifications about...right on your Android Device!

How to use Squealer:

Squealer uses Google's Cloud to Device Messaging service (C2DM) to forward the Squeals to your device...so there's no complicated IP address set-up or port forwarding or dynamic DNS to configure on your device just to stay connected to Growl. It just works!

When Growl for Windows receives a notification to forward through the Squeal Forwarder, the Squeal is sent our www.squealerapp.com server, which then immediately forwards it to Google's C2DM servers. Google's C2DM servers then send the Squeal to the account and device specified in the Squeal Forwarder (you can have multiple devices with different names and configure in Growl which notifications go to which devices).

In the menu there are three options, "Account Info", "Device Name", and "Squeal Preferences". The first two are mentioned above. Squeal Preferences allows you to set a notification sound and manage if you want the device to vibrate or not when a Squeal is received.

The notifications are received on your device and show up in your notification area. If you click on them they will take you to Squealer where you can read them.

Currently you can only store the Squeals as received or delete them (long-press). If you want to do more then please send your feedback and/or suggestions to [email protected] and we'll review them.

You can manage multiple devices with just one Squealer account. No need to create multiple account names and passwords. Just re-enter your already-created account credentials and select a unique name for the device.
You can even set up your forwarder in Growl for Windows to forward different Squeals to different devices based on the name of the device entered into that forwarding instance.

Our servers do not store your notifications, they simply forward them at the time they are received to Google's C2DM servers for processing and sending to your device(s). Sometimes, if Google's C2DM service is unreachable or returns an error, the notifications are stored in a "pending" area and will be sent at a future time (as soon as Google's services are available again). Once successfully sent then are removed from the server. No human ever reviews them unless working on troubleshooting why the messages are not being successfully sent.

Recent changes:
RECENT ISSUES FIXED!
There was a problem recently with an ssl certificate on the url that Google set for push notification apps to use to send those notifications. Google didn't set up the certificate for the exact sub-domain so the verification was failing. This has now been corrected. Sorry for the problems. Please email me at [email protected] if you are still having any issues.

If you encounter any problems please email us at [email protected]
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$1.49
75
3.8
User ratings
8
Installs
100+
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File size
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About Squealer
Squealer is a no-frills app designed to receive notifications from Growl for Windows using a custom forwarder.

In just a few minutes...you too will be Squealing! Here's how:

1)Buy and install Squealer
2)Create a username and password on https://www.squealerapp.com/register
3)Enter the newly-created username and password into Squealer using menu->Account Info
4)Optionally rename the device in the Squealer app using menu->Device Name
5)Download and install Growl for Windows (if you don't already have it) from www.growlforwindows.com
6)On your home computer where you have Growl for Windows installed, go to https://www.squealerapp.com/squealforwarderdownload to allow Growl for Windows to install the (free) custom forwarder required for use with Squealer.
7)Once the Squeal forwarder is installed into Growl for Windows, add the new Squeal Forwarder under the "Network" section of Growl
8)Enter your newly-created username and password along with the name you gave your device and save it

That's all there is to it! Just a few steps an you can be notified of anything that Growl for Windows receives notifications about...right on your Android Device!

How to use Squealer:

Squealer uses Google's Cloud to Device Messaging service (C2DM) to forward the Squeals to your device...so there's no complicated IP address set-up or port forwarding or dynamic DNS to configure on your device just to stay connected to Growl. It just works!

When Growl for Windows receives a notification to forward through the Squeal Forwarder, the Squeal is sent our www.squealerapp.com server, which then immediately forwards it to Google's C2DM servers. Google's C2DM servers then send the Squeal to the account and device specified in the Squeal Forwarder (you can have multiple devices with different names and configure in Growl which notifications go to which devices).

In the menu there are three options, "Account Info", "Device Name", and "Squeal Preferences". The first two are mentioned above. Squeal Preferences allows you to set a notification sound and manage if you want the device to vibrate or not when a Squeal is received.

The notifications are received on your device and show up in your notification area. If you click on them they will take you to Squealer where you can read them.

Currently you can only store the Squeals as received or delete them (long-press). If you want to do more then please send your feedback and/or suggestions to [email protected] and we'll review them.

You can manage multiple devices with just one Squealer account. No need to create multiple account names and passwords. Just re-enter your already-created account credentials and select a unique name for the device.
You can even set up your forwarder in Growl for Windows to forward different Squeals to different devices based on the name of the device entered into that forwarding instance.

Our servers do not store your notifications, they simply forward them at the time they are received to Google's C2DM servers for processing and sending to your device(s). Sometimes, if Google's C2DM service is unreachable or returns an error, the notifications are stored in a "pending" area and will be sent at a future time (as soon as Google's services are available again). Once successfully sent then are removed from the server. No human ever reviews them unless working on troubleshooting why the messages are not being successfully sent.

Recent changes:
RECENT ISSUES FIXED!
There was a problem recently with an ssl certificate on the url that Google set for push notification apps to use to send those notifications. Google didn't set up the certificate for the exact sub-domain so the verification was failing. This has now been corrected. Sorry for the problems. Please email me at [email protected] if you are still having any issues.

If you encounter any problems please email us at [email protected]

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A Google User
Oct 13, 2013
No timestamp Surprise this app doesn't have a timestamp other then that it's fine
A Google User
Apr 1, 2013
Bland If it were free, then fair enough. Just doesn't supply enough detail and should offer pop up alerts, more configuration options. Even a better, easier way to connect to Growl. This is an easy way out. Has tons of wasted potential.
A Google User
Apr 1, 2013
Bland If it were free, then fair enough. Just doesn't supply enough detail and should offer pop up alerts, more configuration options. Even a better, easier way to connect to Growl. This is an easy way out. Has tons of wasted potential.
A Google User
Jan 18, 2013
Ugly butt does what it says. Hopefully they'll update the gui with the money they make.
A Google User
Dec 26, 2012
Works but pretty ugly on a tablet It receives the squeals and displays. The output is poorly formatted on a Nexus 10. A timestamp on each squeal would also be nice.