Is there any desktop notifier application for bitcoin prices?

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There's a nice C2DM push based notifier for android but I'd like to know if there is one for the desktop environment, ideally linux?

Does anyone know if one exists?

barrymac

Posted 2012-01-11T12:26:00.463

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If you're looking for a solution which will run on linux, then there's always a the wget command:

wget -q -O - https://mtgox.com/code/ticker.php

You can run it in a loop in a terminal :)

Under the xfce desktop environment you could use the genmon panel plugin and feed it Mt. Gox's last trade data. Speaking of which, I think I'll do that myself. :)

nanotube

Posted 2012-01-11T12:26:00.463

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When I visit https://mtgox.com/code/ticker.php, it says the API is deprecated..... – Pacerier – 2013-12-02T02:01:05.950

Is there one that can use data from bitcoincharts.com? So I can monitor the price on localbtc? – Sean Chapman – 2013-12-05T13:31:29.883

just made a quick shell script that i call from the genmon plugin. simple one-liner to grab the ticker and pull out last price: wget -q -O - https://mtgox.com/code/ticker.php --no-check-certificate | awk -F"," '{print $8}' | awk -F":" '{print $2}'

– nanotube – 2012-01-11T17:55:11.127

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While it's not necessarily a desktop notifier, there is a functional web-app notifier recently publicized on the forums: http://www.bitcoin-tools.de/

From the site:

It is nothing more than a simple alert-system which alerts you whenever the buy, last or sell is reaching a defined level.

The tool includes audio alerts and user-definable limits.

David Perry

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