I don’t like waiting around for long processes to finish on my Mac, so I was recently hunting for a way of sending push notifications to my iPhone/iPad.. I gave up after a while, realising that nothing seemed reliable enough.. So then I changed tact, and that’s when I came up with this AppleScript. This uses OS X’s built in message’s app to send an iMessage to my mobile!
tell application "Messages" set intid to get id of first service set myRecipient to myRecipient "+44123456789" of service id intid send "Your full machine backup has now completed" to myRecipient end tell tell application "Messages" quit end tell
This could quite easily be built into Automator Workflows etc.