What is Web Alert App?
An easy-to-use Android app for getting notifications when a part of a webpage gets a content interesting for you. For example, you can set alerts when:
- Lenovo drops the price of your favorite laptop under 1000 dollars
- Exam results are published on the school website
- Intel has a job opening containing the word ‘C++’
- Maroon 5 performs in Amsterdam exactly when your’re visiting
- Your name appears on the school online bulletin board
It allows you to interpret the text in the webpage as:
- plain text
Based on the interpretation of the text you can set different conditions for your alert just as: Samsung Galaxy S6 price dropped under 500 euros.
How to Use ‘Web Alert’ App?
Web Alert is very easy to use. To get started you can access the YouTube tutorials.
It supports three interpretations of the webpage elements: text, number and date. For each of these interpretations there are several criteria to choose from in order to define the condition for triggering the alert.
You can set an alert based on a string from a website.
There are several triggering conditions for the string like:
- Does Not Contain
- Exact Match
As for all alert types, you can use “Search and Replace” feature to extract only the useful information from the website elements selected.
You can set an alert based on a number from a website.
There are several triggering conditions for the number like:
You can set an alert based on a date from a website.
There are several triggering conditions for the date like:
- Not Equal
You can control the format of the date using a “Date Format” which supports a wide range of date and time patterns.
For a more detail description of the patterns go to Web Alert Date and Time Patterns webpage.