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Notivo Wants To Be A ‘Google Now’ For Everything Else


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Using a combination of public APIs plus web scraping techniques to retrieve information not provided through programmatic means, Notivo today offers an iOS app where users can enter in their queries, then sit and wait back for new information to come to them in the form of mobile push notifications.

The company pulls its information from a variety of sources, including Forecast.io (for weather alerts), IMDb, Blockchain (for Bitcoin rates), Steam (for game sales), Songkick (for tour dates), Yahoo and ESPN (for sports schedules), and many others.

The app is very early stage, but it gives you an idea about the future possibilities.

This idea of a “better Google Alerts” type of service has been tried before, it’s worth noting.

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