Notification System with tablet no smartphoe


#1

I do NOT have a smart phone, but I would like to use the Notification System & GNS. I have a 5th generation Kindle Fire which I think runs Amazon’s version of Lollipop(?). I used Rootjunky.com to get the tablet to load Google’s Play Store so I can at least download the GNS app. Before I spend a lot of time on it I was wondering if anyone has used a Kindle tablet in lieu of the phone.

Thanks
Mark


#2

Can you receive emails on the Kindle? If so that’s all you need. Just
configure the kindle to make a sound or whatever when a new email arrives.


#3

Joel I edited my post to mention GNS. I hadn’t noticed that it didn’t fully explain what I’m after until I read your reply.


#4

Ah, I see. Still, email works just fine for me (actually a text sent via email). I don’t use GNS or a kindle so I can’t be much help here.


#5

Actually I’m glad to have gotten your reply. I had given up on emails when I spent a LOT of time on the PHD emailer only to find it would work only for a test, but not in the real world. Maybe I can put some of that experience to good use. Also
I have a question in to the Kindle “community” to see if there’s an app for audible alerts on new emails.

I must say that SGP is great – I’m getting closer and closer to a night’s sleep.


#6

Hi Mark,

the GNS should work fine in your Fire; if you already can access google play to get the free app, it’s a matter of seconds to see if it works.

I’d appreciate if you share your results (I’m GNS’s author) - and in any case, a new version will be available in a couple of months or so, I’ll make sure it also works in Amazon’s tablets.

And agreed, SGP is great.

Best regards,

jaime


#7

Jaime, I’m reading your GNS user’s manual now. Once I feel comfortable enough to try the 30 minute free app, I’ll give it a go. I’ll let you know if it works.


#8

I started this process from the GNS end of things. I had downloaded the windows PC program and tested it in the Sys64WOW command processor before I started on the SGP Notification end. Therefore I didn’t read this in the SGP Help file until after the fact:

" This endpoint also requires a GNS client for Windows. There is no need to download or install this as it is distributed with SGPro 2.4 and higher. "

So now if I uninstall the GNS PC program that I put in will I disrupt what came with the SGP install? I wouldn’t be so wary except for the 30 minute cap on the GNS test and my limited computer literacy.

I guess I should know to read everything about everything before doing anything


#9

No, you should be just fine (to keep it or uninstall)… SGPro will only use the client that it distributes (and not the one you installed).


#10

Hi Jaime

I downloaded the free version from Google Play. The app definitely works on the Kindle. Can you verify that the app will keep the Kindle from going into “screen saver/sleep” mode. It appeared that as long as the comm had started it would keep it awake, if so I can sleep (hooray).

Mark


#11

Hi Mark,

that’s great to know, thanks!

Yes, the idea is to keep the tablet/smartphone active while GNS is monitoring, so you can sleep but your tablet can’t :smile:

Have the charger handy, though, as a long night monitoring will surely drain the battery.

Best regards,

jaime


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