By Jakob Rosin, 5 June, 2014
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Hello dear Applevis staff and other members of community. As an applevis user, I sometimes reply to quite a lot of topics. Either forum, blog or discussion in comments of apps. We do have an incredible system of applevis notifications via e-mail. So, I was wondering could it be possible to set up a similar system for rss as well? I have been using a service called IFTTT which allows you to connect several sources, applications or websites to each other. For example, connecting twitter and dropbox you can have every tweet you post put to a text file in your dropbox. So, if Applevis could provide us with an rss feed with the same content that would othervise be sent to my e-mail, one could set up a IFTTT recipe, "if this then that" so "If new content posted to myh custom feed on Applevis, then send a push notification to my phone." This way, we "fake" having applevis's app on our phones, but still get notified of new content or replies to our posts. Would this be possible? I yet have to test IFTTT's app's accessibility, since it was bit tricky, but I have managed to make it work on my phone. I would really appreciate if you would consider this option as right now, sometimes the automated mail from Applevis could fill your inbox quite fast. (I know I can set the interval, but I just thought the method above would be a good alternative.) P.s This suggestion isn't meant to be as a replacement to current e-mail notification system but as a simple alternative. Thanks!
Not realistic at this time
The various tools we offer for people to keep track of what’s happening on the site are powered by a number of different scripts. Combining each user’s personal configuration of these into a dedicated RSS feed would be near impossible under the current framework, so I’m afraid that it’s not something we would realistically be able to deliver at this time.
Thanks for a quick reply.
Will continue to hope that it would be possible in the future :)
You can never say never
It's been placed on the wishlist ( smiles)
Alternative way for IFTTT
BTW, for those who want to test the IFTTT trick out, you can build it with gmail / e-mail as well. Confirmed, it works.