Now that many of us are using Anrdroid or iOS-based mobile devices, the ability to receive push notifications from our own projects is certainly something of interest, however doing so may have seemed quite difficult. However nothing could be further from the truth, and the process has been demonstrated by Mike Haldas.
Doing so requires using a service from the site instapush.im, which offers the required connectivity between your Raspberry Pi and mobile device. Then it's a simple matter of some python code to monitor GPIO, or take action based on your own parameters which can then trigger the instapush service and thus receive the push message on your device.
If you need to connect external circuitry to your Raspberry Pi, consider our PiBreak board. It provides labelled breakout pins for all GPIOs, a large prototyping area with solder pads, and power rails for easy power connection:
Furthermore the PiBreak also includes mounting hardware to firmly attach it to your Raspberry Pi using a nut, bolt, and spacer - and is compatible with all revisions of both model A and B Raspberry Pi computers. For more information about our PiBreak board, our Getting Started guide, and to order - visit the product page.