Is there any desktop notifier application for bitcoin prices?


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?


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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 -

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. :)


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When I visit, it says the API is deprecated..... – Pacerier – 2013-12-02T02:01:05.950

Is there one that can use data from 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 - --no-check-certificate | awk -F"," '{print $8}' | awk -F":" '{print $2}'

– nanotube – 2012-01-11T17:55:11.127


While it's not necessarily a desktop notifier, there is a functional web-app notifier recently publicized on the forums:

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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