I know I can send Prowl notifications from OS X to iOS, but that requires going over the Internet.

I'd like to accomplish the same thing, except that I want to be able to be able to do it without an Internet connection, to be able to send a message from a Mac to (an) iOS device(s) on the same LAN/Wi-Fi network.

(It doesn't have to be with Prowl, it could be with any iOS app, as long as it can receive a message from OS X.)

  • So - the OS X machine & the iOS device would be in the vicinity of each other? – Scot Nov 21 '13 at 3:39
  • @Scot - Oh, yes… I was assuming that they were on the same Wi-Fi/LAN, but realize that I didn't actually put it in the question. I have edited it to add that detail. Thanks for the question. – TJ Luoma Nov 21 '13 at 7:46

If I understand you correctly you're asking how to push local notifications on your Mac to your iOS device (hence using Prowl as an example)? Well since Mavericks/iOS 7 if both your Mac and iOS device support Bluetooth Low Energy, you could use a service based on the Apple Notification Center Service. This feature is also covered in this 9to5mac article.

  • That might work, but my Mac doesn't do BT Low Energy. – TJ Luoma Nov 25 '13 at 22:02

It is definitely possible to write an iOS/Mac OS application pair that would allow communication between the Mac and the iPhone using Bonjour on a local Wi-Fi network. Or using Bluetooth.

Though these might already exist, I'm not aware of any soft that does the trick.

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