One of the coolest things about the Pebble watch, and now Apple and Android watches how they give you notifications on your wrist. It’s not that you HAVE to be notified instantly of every single thing with interruptions, rather the exact opposite. Having notifications on your wrist allows you to quickly see what you DON’T have to deal with. Let’s say I’m out for a walk with the dog and I get a notification. I can flick my wrist and quickly see that it’s nothing important, so I don’t need to respond quickly. However, if it’s someone sending an important notification, maybe I do want to stop and pull out my phone and dictate a response to hold them over till I get home.
$300 for an Apple Watch is an awful lot of money for this functionality. I get a lot more out of it than just notifications, but if you can’t justify that kind of money, maybe a simple $40 device that only does notifications would give you what you need. This is where Ditto from SimpleMatters for iOS and Android comes into play. Continue reading “Receive Notifications with Ditto”
Hi this is Allison Sheridan of the NosillaCast Mac Podcast, hosted at Podfeet.com, a technology geek podcast with an EVER so slight Macintosh bias. Today is Sunday 7 February 2016 and this is show number 561. This week we have reviews from George from Tulsa and Victor Cajaio, I’m going to tell you about a service to make any text article into a podcast, we’ll hear about Ditto for wearable notifications, I’ll review the Smartbean to turn any headphones into Bluetooth devices, and to get you to listen till the end of the show, I’ll tell you about my new PC! After that Bart Busschots joins us to talk Security Bits with a special section on this “Error 53” thing that’s been causing some hand wringing about bricked iPhones.
Allison interviews Neal Pecchenino about the new Ditto clip-on wearable device. Ditto is a simple and discrete device that provides vibrations to notify the wearer of incoming calls or messages. Using the Ditto app, the user pre-selects a unique vibration pattern for each caller or message sender. The app then notifies the wearer with the vibration pattern for the person calling or messaging. Ditto is durable, waterproof, and can be discretely clipped onto your clothing. Ditto is available now.