Using Notifications to Stay On Top of Important Posts
Streamified brings together many different social networks, blogs and other news sources all into one app. While this is great, it opens up a new problem: data overload!
Notifications are our response to the problem of having too much information flooding into your streams. They are highly-customizable, but require a little setting up to get working.
Enabling Notifications within a Stream
To enable notifications for a given stream, first open the stream settings and find the “Notifications” section (to open a stream’s settings, press the list-button in the upper-left, then click on the stream). In the case of blogs and news sources, you can simply subscribe to “new posts” on that stream:
In the case of social networks, you can subscribe to notifications on individual parts of the stream. For example, here I’ve subscribed to posts on my Facebook wall, new Facebook notifications, and also posts on the Streamified Facebook page:
This is just one half of the equation, though: you’ve now set up the notifications you wish to receive, but you still need to choose how you want to receive them.
There are 4 different ways you can keep on top of your notifications:
- Push Notifications (Android & iOS) can be enabled through the settings on the respective device (in Android, press the menu button -> settings, and in iOS open your user profile and set Push Notifications to On).
- Email Notifications include daily or weekly summaries of recent notifications. To turn these on, just open your Streamified account settings, then make sure you’ve entered an email address, and choose from the “Notification Emails” drop-down.
- Streamified.me has a “Notifications” stream option. Just visit Streamified.me and click on “All Streams” in the header bar to change streams, then choose the “Notifications” stream.
- RSS Feeds can be created, if you wish to use a RSS reader to subscribe to your Streamified notifications. To find your RSS feed, you’ll need to know your Streamified username. For example, my username is “zane” so my RSS feed is located at https://streamified.me/n/zane … for security reasons, this page is password protected (the password is your email address).