Author: Paul Dwerryhouse <> URL: Licence: GPL-3

cidalert is a caller-id notification program, designed to be used with VOIP phones.

Some VOIP phones have the ability to sent notifications upon certain events; cidalert runs a small http service to receive the Incoming call alert from the phone and then uses libnotify to display the details of the Caller-ID number (and optionally, a name) on the screen.


Bottle: python-notify:

Basic install:

python build python install

Phone configuration:

Configure your phone to send call alerts to the following url, substituting <CALLER_ID_VARIABLE> with the specific caller-id placeholder name for your phone.<CALLER_ID_VARIABLE>

For Snom phones, go to Setup -> Action URL Settings and put the following in the box beside Incoming Call:$display_remote