February 20th, 2017, 02:50 PM
Push Alerts Automatically
So I am designing software and I want to notify the users when an event happens on an external website (If that make sense).
For example, if a new picture is posted on Instagram, I want to be notified (via email and on a dashboard).
Is there a way of doing this without having to use AJAX? I do not want the server to crash because it's checking Instagram every
second. I also do not want to have to refresh my page manually.
If a user is minding their business and a new picture is posted on instagram, a notification should pop up telling the user this and an email should be sent.
** Instagram is just an example.
February 20th, 2017, 05:47 PM
Does Instagram have a concept of webhooks? If so, it should be pretty straight forward. Otherwise, not much you can do except poll their server.
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