One of the best advantages of a smartphone was when alerts were enabled for your favorite apps. May it be notification when you’ve been mentioned on Twitter, a Like is acknowledged on Facebook, or when your favorite team scores a goal with the ESPN app. Those alerts are meaningful to each user and are chosen to be on or off at one’s discretion.
In particular the constant upkeep of information with sports apps is what we’ve been very interested in. While the UI for the Score app is cleaner and easier to navigate, the ESPN has notifications that are that little bit quicker then all the others. When one is fanatic for their teams always being on top of the latest is essential to fist pump with joy and tweet disgust when something doesn’t go as expected with the other fanatics.
While Searchifi has nothing to do with live sport notifications specifically, it very well can and on that note can be setup to be anything you want it to be. Declared by founder Tejas Sangoi it is the “evolution of Search, RSS, and Google Alerts into one product.” Searchifi delivers precise alerts when something meaningful happens that matters to you. It’s the ultimate push service, that you decide what gets prompted. Instead of relying on many applications to deliver alerts Searchifi can be the hub for the items of most importance.
Instead of bombarding inboxes with alerts by ‘matching strings’ found anywhere on the net, Searchifi curates the data and delivers custom made alerts via email. Maybe an alert for when Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee has a new episode, when U2 is in concert for your city, or when an Italian restaurant opens in New York. The opportunities for what you can be alerted on could be limitless and custom catered.
Although not launched yet, the service intrigues us as a way to get alerts from one supplier or alerts not as readily available from other sources. What would you want to be alerted about?