Last time I demonstrated how one can use Zapier to create a RSS feed from daily newsletter mails. Today I’m taking this “Webapp Automation” to the next step – I’m going to delegate the reading of the RSS feed as well 🙂
As I said before I want to be aware of bargain offers related to “Disneyland”. My approach last time was to define a keyword in my RSS reader and get notified through this application. For this to work you 1.) have to have a RSS reader application and 2.) it has to run permanently. The latter sure may increase your battery and internet usage which may not be desirable at times.
Today’s solution will neither stress your battery nor your internet traffic. In fact you don’t even need a RSS reader!
We’ll relocate the feed monitoring to another “Webapp Automation Service” – IFTTT (If This Than That). There we create a recipe with a “trigger” that takes a RSS feed as an input and fires if a new feed item with a given keyword shows up. As the action of the recipe we define an iOS notification. On “makeuseof.com” they have a great article about how to create IFTTT recipes (so I don’t go into that here).
Got a notification! Checking it will lead one to the IF(TTT) application. From there the associated webpage can be opened in Safari. No RSS reader involved…