The PushBullet app can now be added as an extension to DashClock Widget, the new & very cool app from Roman Nurik.
After updating to PushBullet version 9 (in the Play Store now), you can add PushBullet as an extension to DashClock. Once you've added it, you'll see how many pushes you have in your inbox and get a sneak peak at the newest one. This is a great way to get a glimpse of your pushes and be able pop into your inbox quickly.
great since now you can be sure your push is waiting for you (if you pushed it yourself) or know if someone else has pushed something to you!Read more
The docs need some work but PushBullet officially has an API that makes it easy to write software that can push to devices through PushBullet.
Even though PushBullet has only been out for a month, people have already written software libraries using it to enable them to push to devices. This is awesome and I've been impressed that the authors have overcome the lack of a proper API. Here's some of the projects I've seen:
The downside of PushBullet not having an API when these projects were written, however, is that they have all had to require a user's Google account and password in order to work. The new API addresses this problem directly.Read more
You can now share your devices with friends on PushBullet, enabling them to push cute cat pictures right into your notifications (among other, more useful, things).
Until now, you've only been able to push to your own devices. It's been useful, but this makes it so much better.
Why is this so cool?
Meeting a friend at a new restaurant? Push them the address so they don't get lost.
Want your significant other to grab some groceries on their way home? Push the list right to their phone and they won't forget anything.
Want your friend to test your new Android app? Push them the APK file and they can install or update it with one click.
I launched PushBullet on January 20 of this year. Since then, over 15,000 people have signed up and have pushed over 25,000 things.
How did you get so many people to sign up so fast?
I believe that it was a combination of a very effective launch day blog post and people seeing value in PushBullet. The launch day blog post was effective because I focused on exactly why PushBullet was useful, giving concrete examples that were what I had in mind as I was building the features. I did this to help people 'get' what PushBullet was all about and I believe it made a big difference in people seeing the value in what I had built.
This is different from many launch day blog posts for other apps and services I have read which have focused on the process of building whatever was launching, instead of its highlighting value.Read more
"All it needs is a Chrome extension to be perfect" - a lot of people.
By far the most requested improvement for PushBullet was a Chrome extension. I think the reason is pretty clear: PushBullet is a tool for convenience but without an extension it's kind of inconvenient to use. I hadn't actually realized how important a browser extension would be until I launched PushBullet last week and got tons of feedback from people saying that they were really excited about PushBullet but that it's just missing one big thing for them--a browser extension.
After feeling a little dumb that I hadn't thought about building one before launching, I got started on the Chrome extension and am happy to announce that it's now available on the Chrome Web Store. Yes!Read more
I built PushBullet because it should be easier to send things to your phone from your computers.
Before PushBullet, if I wanted a file on my phone from my desktop or laptop, I could either hook my phone up and transfer it, put the file in Dropbox and download it on my phone through the Dropbox app, or, as I often did, add it as an attachment to a draft email in Gmail and download it from the Gmail app. All of these ways suck.
With PushBullet, I can push the file right from my computer to my phone and, importantly, into my phone's notifications. This means when I pick my phone up, I can get to that file instantly with a click on the notification. So much better.Read more
PushBullet makes it easy to push files, lists, addresses, and more from your desktop browser to your Android devices.