Tracking Changes with Visualping.io

A couple of months ago, I got really fixated on getting a contact mic by Michael Krzyzaniak. He makes a batch every so often, so I set a reminder to periodically check his website so I could try and catch one while he had them in stock.

May the full force of the event driven web be with you.

As you can imagine, I was agonizing after repeatedly checking once a week for the piezo. It was time to automate.

Visualping.io allows you to graphically track changes to a webpage, and will notify you when those changes occur. I was able to plug in Michael’s shop page and then get an email when the Out of Stock buttons changed to Add to Cart.

This of coursed saved me oodles of time. May the full force of the event driven web be with you!


About Will Puckett

A 20 year veteran of the San Francisco Bay Area, Will Puckett is an author, artist, and guide. He enjoys styling CSS, and helping friends move furniture. When not parked in front of his iPad, he rescues, restores and rides bikes. Will has been lucky enough to take long rides on both coasts of the United States, and encourages people to explore the world by bike. He tries to lay in his hammock as much as possible reading and planning his future container home, but does enjoy periodically escaping to skate. And of course ice cream.