Pushalot is a platform for receiving custom push notifications to connected devices running Windows Phone or Windows 8. Custom means that those push notifications can be sent from virtually any source, as long as that source can interact with our open REST API.
Pushalot works by utilizing authorization tokens. Those tokens represent authorizations for sending messages to your account made for specific app notification source. By default there is one authorization made for built in API app, but you can create more custom app sources that will give you more authorization tokens and in turn allow for finer control of access, since every token is different and can be configured to make messages silent or mark them as important.
It may be explained in few steps:
For most people there is no reason to actually use external app in place of simple mail service, since after all all mobile platforms already support fancy push notifications for newly received mail messages. Yet for some people email is for work, while texting is for play. Various notifications and status updates fit in neither category and therefore comes the need for other tool to receive and manage them. For those kind of situations we provided email gateway API, so that you could instantly integrate email notification source with our platform.
Let's make something clear, our platform is not for everyone. If the source of the push notification you wish to receive is not integrated with us via web API or does not support sending emails that you could route through our email gateway then, it's up to you to integrate with us. If you don't know how to do it, then tough luck, it just won't work on it's own. In time we may integrate more notification sources, but until then there is not much to be done.