14-year-old iOS developer Ross Penman has created 'Dev Center Notifier', a SMS notification system that sends text messages to users when the status of each service on Apple's Developer Center changes.

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Dev Center Notifier will send an SMS to your phone each time any component of Apple's developer services goes online or offline. Data comes directly from Apple's Developer System Status page.

This service comes after the current outage of Apple's Developer Center which started late last week. Earlier this week, independent security researcher Ibrahim Balic speculated that he may be responsible for the security breach that caused the outage.

Top Rated Comments

testcard Avatar
117 months ago
He looks harmless enough.

http://rosspenman.com/

Of course he could be a tiny arch-criminal bent on world domination. Only you can decide.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
RossPenman Avatar
117 months ago
If I have time I'll add email and RSS. I did it with SMS because I wanted to be notified as soon as possible and also because I wanted to do something with Twilio (https://www.twilio.com).
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
snebes Avatar
117 months ago
Don't understand why he wouldn't have just made it email...

He is 14. Kids with their gizmos and gadgets.

Get off my lawn!
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
japanime Avatar
117 months ago
Yeah. Sure. I think I'll give my phone number to a 14-year-old developer. :rolleyes:
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
j41 Avatar
117 months ago
I applaud him for making a cool app, but it would have been much more useful as a RSS feed for use with IFTTT.com.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
RossPenman Avatar
117 months ago
Way to go.......your app didn't work when everything came back up..

Sending several thousand SMSes is not instant! They've just finished.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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