PHP-Growl is a PHP class that makes sending Growl notifications over a network easy. The code is released under the MIT Open Source License and hosted on GitHub. Basically, that means you’re free to use the code in any way you like – including commercial projects. The only catch is that I’m not liable for anything that goes wrong as a result of you using my code. Oh, and if you do use it, could you send me an email telling me about it? I love learning about other people using PHP-Growl.
I originally wrote this code as part of my Growl Pepper plugin for Shaun Innman’s Mint stats tracking software. Anytime someone visited a page on my website the server would send a Growl notification to my computer. It’s not very practical, but it is fun to see visitors on your site in real-time.
Using the code is pretty simple:
$growl = new Growl($some_ip_address, 'growl password');
// Register with the remote machine.
// You only need to do this once.
// Send your message
$growl->notify("My Alert", "New Website Visitor", "Here's the body text");
If all goes well (and you have UDP port 9887 open in your firewall settings) your Growl notification should go through.
View the Growl Network Protocol Format.