Netlify + Pushover: Get Real-time Push Notification for Your Builds

January 19, 2023

Ever wondered to get a real-time push notification for Netlify builds? So that you can avoid going to Netlify Dashboard just to check the status of the build and patiently waiting for it to be completed?

Well, that’s where Netlify Pushover Notification comes in.

With this Netlify Build Plugin, we can instantly set up push notifications for your build using Pushover.net

Once it is configured, you can get a real-time notification to your devices (Android, iPhone, iPad, and Desktop) on build success/error.

Let’s get started

Install the “Pushover Notification plugin” in Netlify

Install Pushover Notification plugin to your site.

install netlify pushover notification plugin

And now, you’ll need to configure your PUSHOVER_USER_KEY and PUSHOVER_API_TOKEN in it.

configure netlify pushover notification plugin

To get the user key, log in to your Pushover.net account. And as soon as you log in you should be able to find your User Key in your dashboard.

pushover user key

Similarly, to get your API key you need to select your application or create a new one. In my case, I’m going to configure it to my app (Ashik’s Assistant)

pushover select create app

pushover api key

And once that it’s done. You will be redirected to a dashboard like this.

netlify pushover notification post install

That’s pretty much it.

Going forward. You’ll be receiving build success or failure push notifications on your devices.

Quick Demo

netlify pushover notification demo 1

netlify pushover notification demo 2

Backstory

I’ve built this Netlify Build Plugin that we’ve used in the post.

You can check out its implementation at GitHub

I plan on adding a couple more features and improving this plugin in the upcoming months.

What do you think about this approach? Do you have any suggestions or feature requests for this plugin? Let me know in the comments below :)

And a little heads up! Pushover is not free. But for $5 USD one-time purchase it’s definitely worth every cent.

Happy Build Notifications!


👋 I'm Ashik Nesin • Principal Software Engineer 👨‍💻• I write about web development and share insights into the behind-the-scenes of the projects that I'm building.

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