No it's technically an option. What I was really hoping for though is something more along the lines of
1) I install a program on my pi and tell it IP of Android
2) Android phone is told IP address of Pi
3) Pi pushes notification to Android
All contained in a nice no Internet required network.
Alternatively it would be nice if there was a program that listened to a specific port and any time that port got a ping a customizable notification was displayed.
Ultimately my main goal was for it to be simple and for it to be able to work without Internet access. Fortunately, the pi and android both do have internet access if nothing else can work, it's just what I was hoping for