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A PHP wrapper for using the Prowl API, with a Laravel 5 service provider for integration with Laravel


This package requires PHP 5.6+, and comes with a Laravel Service Provider and Facade for Laravel integration. Please note, you do not need to have laravel installed to use this package.

To install through composer include the package in your composer.json.

"midnite81/prowl": "^2.0.0"

Run composer install or composer update to download the dependencies or you can run composer require midnite81/prowl.

Http Standards

To adhere to better standards, this package uses the popular and powerful PHP-HTTP library to make HTTP requests. By default a Guzzle adapter is required when using midnite81\prowl. This allows you, should you wish, to use your own HTTP Client instead of Guzzle. For more information on PHP-HTTP, please visit


Version Description
v3.* Support added to use Carbon 1 or 2 as a dependency
v2.* Completely rewritten from the ground up, with no additional prowl dependencies
v1.* Unsupported - Relied on other prowl packages

Laravel 5 Integration

If you wish to use this package with Laravel, please visit the laravel specific readme.

Standard (Non laravel) implementation

To get started using this Prowl wrapper, you will need to instantiate the prowl class. The construct of the Prowl object takes an array for configuration. If you don't provide one, it will just use default values. In the example below I've provided a sample config.

use Midnite81\Prowl\Prowl;
include __DIR__ . '../vendor/autoload.php';
* By default, the package will use Guzzle to process our HTTP requests, but you can use anything that
* implements the PHP-HTTP standard
$prowl = Prowl::create(['apiUrl' => '']);

There are four main methods on the Prowl class, which identify the main four api calls you can make.

Api Method Prowl Method Description
add $prowl->add(Notification $notification) Sends a push notification to one or more devices
verify $prowl->verify($apiKey, $providerKey) Verifies the api key is valid
retrieve/token $prowl->retrieveToken($providerKey) Get a registration token for use in retrieve/apikey
retrieve/apikey $prowl->retrieveApiKey($providerKey, $token) Get an API Key from a registration token received in retrieve/token

To understand what each of these api calls does, you should check out the documentation at

In order to send a notification to a prowl linked device, you will need to create a Notification object. There are a couple of ways in which to do this. You can either call instantiate a new Notification object or you can call it from the Prowl object. If you call it from the Prowl object the prowl object will be sent to it so you can call the send method via chaining. There are a couple of factory methods on the Notification object should you rather use those.

use Midnite81\Prowl\Services\Notification;
$notification = new Notification();
// or
$notification = $prowl->createNotification();
// Using this method you can chain through to send the message directly.
$prowl = new Prowl($config);
->setDescription('This is the description')
->setEvent('This is the event')
->setMessage('This is the message')

Once the notification object is created you can call methods to add to the Object. For example;

->setEvent('The Event')
->setDescription('The Description')
->setApplication('The Application')
->setMessage('The Message');

Once the notification has all the parameters it needs you can pass it to the add method to trigger a push notification.

$pushNotification = $prowl->add($notification);

Unless there are any Exceptions thrown you will receive a Response object back. For more information on the response object please view