Everyone wants to get the most out of their applications, including me. I’m Oleg, one of the founders of Hooks, the mobile app that keeps you up to date on everything you care about. Our back-story? We are a group of technology geeks who got tired of missing important things – like when Adele’s next concert is, when Star Wars tickets go on sale, or what the skiing conditions in Salt Lake City are this weekend.
That is why we created Hooks, which enables you to keep track of things that are important to you through personalized push notifications. Today I’m sharing my top ten must have hooks for your personal life, based on the most popular alerts from our users. Don’t have the app? This will show you what alerts you are missing out on. Have the app? I bet there are some great hooks that you haven’t yet implemented in this list!
1. Track my incoming package of Christmas gifts for my family
Christmas is only days away and if you are like almost everyone I know you are probably just hitting order on the last batch of Christmas presents for your family and friends. Instead of sweating it out wondering if the gifts will make it in time to go under the tree set up a tracking hook to alert you to the status of your package and its arrival.
To set this up you will use the Shipment Tracking alert.
2. Remind me 1 day before Scandal’s season 5 starts
It’s only a TV show, but we all know how serious Scandal fans are about getting their dose of Shonda. It matters! Right? We all love watching TV shows on the sofa after a long day of work, especially when you have been waiting for the next episode- missing it is not an option. Unfortunately, you are likely almost always too busy to remember when your show is coming on.
To set this up you will use the TV Show Episode Airs alert.
3. Download new iOS games such as Candy Crush, Angry Birds or Temple Run as soon as they are released
Candy Crush, Angry Birds, Temple run and more are at your fingertips as soon as they are released. Unwind during your commute or on the sofa with your favorite new game – just steer clear of inviting your Facebook friends to play.
To set this up you will use the Videogames by Score alert.
4. Purchase the premiere ticket for Tarantino’s new movie, like The Hateful Eight
Did you want to attend the premiere of The Hateful Eight? Never miss a premiere again when you set up Hooks to alert you to your favorite producers, directors, and actors new movies. You will always be one of the first to know about new releases, giving you time to get your tickets.
To set this up you will use the Film Release by Director alert.
5. Hello, be the first to know when Adele announces a new tour date in my city
Are you still singing Hello to yourself in the shower? How about singing along with Adele when she makes a stop in your city on her upcoming tour? Think about how fast those tickets are going to sell out. Make sure that you are first in line by setting up this hook.
To set this up you will use the Upcoming Concert by Artist alert.
6. Tell me when Netflix starts a new drama
If you were late to the game watching House of Cards then you don’t want to miss out on the latest and greatest from Netflix. Make sure you are ready for your next Netflix and chill session with the perfect new drama.
To set this up you will use the TV on Netflix alert.
7. Motivate me to attend interesting Meet Ups in my city
Did you recently move to a new city? Want to get out to meet new people and try new activities? Meet Ups are the perfect way to do both, so make sure that you are getting alerted to new groups and activities that fall within your interests.
To set this up you will use the Meetups by Keyword alert.
8. Help plan the perfect date night with new and highly rated restaurants
Have an anniversary coming up, or just want to make your partner smile? How about taking them out to a new restaurant, or a fancy date night with fine dining? Set yourself up to be in the know about restaurants in your area and never have a bad date again – at least not a bad location.
To set this up you will use the Up and Coming Restaurant alert.
9. Remind me to pay my internet bill
I think we can all agree that having internet access is an essential part of our daily lives, from social media updates to email checking. Not that you would ever forget to pay this bill, but Hooks can remind you when it is coming up, ensuring that you don’t have to miss a second of Snapchat.
To set this up you will use the Payment Reminder alert.
10. Tell me about weather changes at home and when traveling
There are few things worse than stepping outside and realizing that you are dressed completely wrong for the day. When you are running out the door to work you typically cant afford the time to double back and change, and when you are on vacation you just want to get out and enjoy the day without heading back inside to swap outfits. By setting up your weather apps you can make sure to always be dressed for the occasion.
To set this up you will use the Temperature Drop alert.
There are so many more alerts that can be set up through Hooks, but these are some of my daily favorites that keep me up to date in my personal life and keep my days flowing smoothly. Looking for business hooks? I’ll be sharing my top teen hooks for your business life next week. Have questions? Let us know.
Want to try it out? Find these alerts and more at www.gethooksapp.com.