Webwag released Alert Machine, alerting iPhone users whenever there’s something new on some blog or website. The idea is to “boosts readers’ loyalty and traffic,” though I see it as potentially annoying. For one thing I can’t imagine anyone agreeing to be alerted whenever we post something new on IntoMobile. The reason is obvious – we post frequently and your phone would be beeping all the time, producing completely different effect — you would end up hating us.
Still if you want to enable this functionality on your blog/website, you can do that in a matter of minutes and potentially increase traffic.
In addition to blogs and website, Alert Machine also connects to popular social networks such as Facebook and Twitter, aggregating all that data (RSS feeds included) and displaying it in an easy to grasp view.
At the moment, Alert Machine is available for the iPhone and iPod Touch, with iPad and Android versions to be released in the near future…
Alert Machine (FREE) [iTunes link]