Yesterday, Facebook announced the release of Notify south of the border, a new app from the social network that delivers timely notifications to users, as selected by the user.

According to Facebook, Notify makes it easy for users to keep up-to-date about events, forecasts, places, products and people, among others, that they are interested in following.

Facebook is calling the ‘things’ “stations”, and says that they have stations with Notify, across a variety of categories.

Stations can include:
  • breaking News from CNN and Top Stories from Fox News deliver the day’s news headlines
  • the 10 Best Dressed station from Vogue is your weekly digest of the best-dressed celebs
  • daily Meditation from Headspace brings bite-sized guided meditation exercises into your day
  • the Flashback station from Getty Images delivers iconic imagery from this day in history

Users can create a personal mix of stations to receive updates. Sources will publish notifications through stations when there are relevant updates and Notify will them with users.

The app also provides station suggestions based on a user’s Facebook profile.

Sounds useful. Hopefully Notify is on its way out of the USA some time soon, and headed our way.