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Title: Bitcoin price alert idea
Post by: KarlChappe on April 09, 2013, 06:11:55 PM

Bitcoin is skyrocketing. I would hope the crash is not going to come but it seems there is a spiral of greed and it will continue until the point where greed turns to fear and fear turn to panic.

The bubble could crash while I sleep and there is nothing that would slow a Bitcoin crash.

Do you have any idea to prevent this scenario?

I am thinking to develop a Bitcoin price alert that will send SMS to a mobile phone if the price fall to a certain limit.

Does that sound a good idea?









Title: Re: Bitcoin price alert idea
Post by: nitrous on April 09, 2013, 07:32:24 PM
I think people would definitely be interested in a service like that, but make sure it doesn't already exist. I know that the iPhone app btcReport supports price alerts by iOS notifications. If such an SMS service doesn't exist I'd say go for it. You may like to even include a service to automatically cash out their MtGox bitcoins, they would need to be happy giving you their API key however. You would need to access MtGox's API to implement this.


Title: Re: Bitcoin price alert idea
Post by: iameric on April 09, 2013, 07:55:44 PM

Bitcoin is skyrocketing. I would hope the crash is not going to come but it seems there is a spiral of greed and it will continue until the point where greed turns to fear and fear turn to panic.

The bubble could crash while I sleep and there is nothing that would slow a Bitcoin crash.

Do you have any idea to prevent this scenario?

I am thinking to develop a Bitcoin price alert that will send SMS to a mobile phone if the price fall to a certain limit.

Does that sound a good idea?

I've been considering adding public access to my online bitcoin trading service which could not only alert you of the criteria being met, but actually place the set stop-loss order (or buy stop order for that matter).

If you have any input I'm trying to find out about the bitcoin community's general attitude, expectations, and thoughts on the subject which you can fill out here. (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=171432.0)


Title: Re: Bitcoin price alert idea
Post by: KarlChappe on April 09, 2013, 08:49:46 PM
I think people would definitely be interested in a service like that, but make sure it doesn't already exist. I know that the iPhone app btcReport supports price alerts by iOS notifications. If such an SMS service doesn't exist I'd say go for it. You may like to even include a service to automatically cash out their MtGox bitcoins, they would need to be happy giving you their API key however. You would need to access MtGox's API to implement this.

Thank you nitrous for your input.
My idea is close to btcreport.
I am not sure about people giving me their API key because I think I will not give mine to someone. I always think about create something from my point of view but the idea to build a stop loss and automaticaly cash out would be nice. It's all about trust and this is why I always post with my real name. I will think about it. Thanks again.


Title: Re: Bitcoin price alert idea
Post by: KarlChappe on April 09, 2013, 08:53:21 PM

Bitcoin is skyrocketing. I would hope the crash is not going to come but it seems there is a spiral of greed and it will continue until the point where greed turns to fear and fear turn to panic.

The bubble could crash while I sleep and there is nothing that would slow a Bitcoin crash.

Do you have any idea to prevent this scenario?

I am thinking to develop a Bitcoin price alert that will send SMS to a mobile phone if the price fall to a certain limit.

Does that sound a good idea?

I've been considering adding public access to my online bitcoin trading service which could not only alert you of the criteria being met, but actually place the set stop-loss order (or buy stop order for that matter).

If you have any input I'm trying to find out about the bitcoin community's general attitude, expectations, and thoughts on the subject which you can fill out here. (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=171432.0)

It would be nice if you could share your result.

I answer your survey right away...


Title: Re: Bitcoin price alert idea
Post by: iameric on April 09, 2013, 09:10:24 PM

Bitcoin is skyrocketing. I would hope the crash is not going to come but it seems there is a spiral of greed and it will continue until the point where greed turns to fear and fear turn to panic.

The bubble could crash while I sleep and there is nothing that would slow a Bitcoin crash.

Do you have any idea to prevent this scenario?

I am thinking to develop a Bitcoin price alert that will send SMS to a mobile phone if the price fall to a certain limit.

Does that sound a good idea?

I've been considering adding public access to my online bitcoin trading service which could not only alert you of the criteria being met, but actually place the set stop-loss order (or buy stop order for that matter).

If you have any input I'm trying to find out about the bitcoin community's general attitude, expectations, and thoughts on the subject which you can fill out here. (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=171432.0)

It would be nice if you could share your result.

I answer your survey right away...
Absolutely, what kind of results were you looking for ROI, buy/sell gains, or what in particular?


Title: Re: Bitcoin price alert idea
Post by: wtfvanity on April 09, 2013, 09:13:15 PM
I think people would definitely be interested in a service like that, but make sure it doesn't already exist. I know that the iPhone app btcReport supports price alerts by iOS notifications. If such an SMS service doesn't exist I'd say go for it. You may like to even include a service to automatically cash out their MtGox bitcoins, they would need to be happy giving you their API key however. You would need to access MtGox's API to implement this.

Yup, it already exists.

http://www.bitcointextmessage.com/

And it's pretty cheap too, 10 cents an alert, you set up the alert levels.


Title: Re: Bitcoin price alert idea
Post by: KarlChappe on April 09, 2013, 09:19:41 PM
I think people would definitely be interested in a service like that, but make sure it doesn't already exist. I know that the iPhone app btcReport supports price alerts by iOS notifications. If such an SMS service doesn't exist I'd say go for it. You may like to even include a service to automatically cash out their MtGox bitcoins, they would need to be happy giving you their API key however. You would need to access MtGox's API to implement this.

Yup, it already exists.

http://www.bitcointextmessage.com/

And it's pretty cheap too, 10 cents an alert, you set up the alert levels.

Thank you. Did you ever try?


Title: Re: Bitcoin price alert idea
Post by: qxzn on April 09, 2013, 09:20:26 PM
Bitcoin is skyrocketing. I would hope the crash is not going to come but it seems there is a spiral of greed and it will continue until the point where greed turns to fear and fear turn to panic.

Maybe. Or maybe it's happening because a whole slew of new businesses want to operate with bitcoins, and they are buying up a baseline level of bitcoin that they need to do business.

Quote
I am thinking to develop a Bitcoin price alert that will send SMS to a mobile phone if the price fall to a certain limit.

Does that sound a good idea?

That sounds like a good way to stress out about the price falling, and possibly do something silly like sell all your bitcoins at a bad price.

I have a more chill suggestion: find a level of investment that you're comfortable with, and quit watching the price. You might be much happier :).


Title: Re: Bitcoin price alert idea
Post by: wtfvanity on April 09, 2013, 09:27:06 PM
I think people would definitely be interested in a service like that, but make sure it doesn't already exist. I know that the iPhone app btcReport supports price alerts by iOS notifications. If such an SMS service doesn't exist I'd say go for it. You may like to even include a service to automatically cash out their MtGox bitcoins, they would need to be happy giving you their API key however. You would need to access MtGox's API to implement this.

Yup, it already exists.

http://www.bitcointextmessage.com/

And it's pretty cheap too, 10 cents an alert, you set up the alert levels.

Thank you. Did you ever try?

Yeah, they give you the first two for free.


Title: Re: Bitcoin price alert idea
Post by: KarlChappe on April 09, 2013, 09:28:28 PM
Absolutely, what kind of results were you looking for ROI, buy/sell gains, or what in particular?

Great!
Actually, questions 1,2,4,6,7. I am really interested about guarantees worth mentioning and biggest concerns.
Thank you


Title: Re: Bitcoin price alert idea
Post by: iameric on April 09, 2013, 09:33:04 PM
Absolutely, what kind of results were you looking for ROI, buy/sell gains, or what in particular?

Great!
Actually, questions 1,2,4,6,7. I am really interested about guarantees worth mentioning and biggest concerns.
Thank you

Gotcha I'll make sure to post all the result in that thread once the responses stop coming in.  If you'd like to subscribe to the thread I'll post them there.


Title: Re: Bitcoin price alert idea
Post by: KarlChappe on April 09, 2013, 09:33:48 PM
Bitcoin is skyrocketing. I would hope the crash is not going to come but it seems there is a spiral of greed and it will continue until the point where greed turns to fear and fear turn to panic.

Maybe. Or maybe it's happening because a whole slew of new businesses want to operate with bitcoins, and they are buying up a baseline level of bitcoin that they need to do business.

Quote
I am thinking to develop a Bitcoin price alert that will send SMS to a mobile phone if the price fall to a certain limit.

Does that sound a good idea?

That sounds like a good way to stress out about the price falling, and possibly do something silly like sell all your bitcoins at a bad price.

I have a more chill suggestion: find a level of investment that you're comfortable with, and quit watching the price. You might be much happier :).

You're absolutely right on both. It could be this way... but with human nature you never know.


Title: Re: Bitcoin price alert idea
Post by: KarlChappe on April 09, 2013, 09:36:47 PM
Absolutely, what kind of results were you looking for ROI, buy/sell gains, or what in particular?

Great!
Actually, questions 1,2,4,6,7. I am really interested about guarantees worth mentioning and biggest concerns.
Thank you

Gotcha I'll make sure to post all the result in that thread once the responses stop coming in.  If you'd like to subscribe to the thread I'll post them there.

Very nice of you. Thank you.


Title: Re: Bitcoin price alert idea
Post by: iameric on April 09, 2013, 09:40:49 PM
Absolutely, what kind of results were you looking for ROI, buy/sell gains, or what in particular?

Great!
Actually, questions 1,2,4,6,7. I am really interested about guarantees worth mentioning and biggest concerns.
Thank you

Gotcha I'll make sure to post all the result in that thread once the responses stop coming in.  If you'd like to subscribe to the thread I'll post them there.

Very nice of you. Thank you.
My pleasure, thanks for taking the time to fill out the survey.

I'd post a link to the responses that are updated as they are filled out but I'll have to remove any personal information in case anybody includes any before publicly releasing the results.


Title: Re: Bitcoin price alert idea
Post by: Razick on April 09, 2013, 09:43:23 PM

Bitcoin is skyrocketing. I would hope the crash is not going to come but it seems there is a spiral of greed and it will continue until the point where greed turns to fear and fear turn to panic.

The bubble could crash while I sleep and there is nothing that would slow a Bitcoin crash.

Do you have any idea to prevent this scenario?

I am thinking to develop a Bitcoin price alert that will send SMS to a mobile phone if the price fall to a certain limit.

Does that sound a good idea?









There are several of these services already.


Title: Re: Bitcoin price alert idea
Post by: tlr on April 09, 2013, 09:48:01 PM

Bitcoin is skyrocketing. I would hope the crash is not going to come but it seems there is a spiral of greed and it will continue until the point where greed turns to fear and fear turn to panic.

The bubble could crash while I sleep and there is nothing that would slow a Bitcoin crash.

Do you have any idea to prevent this scenario?

I am thinking to develop a Bitcoin price alert that will send SMS to a mobile phone if the price fall to a certain limit.

Does that sound a good idea?

No, because it will enable more people to sell during a panic, accelerating the crash :-\


Title: Re: Bitcoin price alert idea
Post by: KarlChappe on April 09, 2013, 09:50:33 PM

Bitcoin is skyrocketing. I would hope the crash is not going to come but it seems there is a spiral of greed and it will continue until the point where greed turns to fear and fear turn to panic.

The bubble could crash while I sleep and there is nothing that would slow a Bitcoin crash.

Do you have any idea to prevent this scenario?

I am thinking to develop a Bitcoin price alert that will send SMS to a mobile phone if the price fall to a certain limit.

Does that sound a good idea?









There are several of these services already.

Do you use them or do you think it's worthless?
Links would be great ;-)


Title: Re: Bitcoin price alert idea
Post by: KarlChappe on April 09, 2013, 09:53:01 PM
Absolutely, what kind of results were you looking for ROI, buy/sell gains, or what in particular?

Great!
Actually, questions 1,2,4,6,7. I am really interested about guarantees worth mentioning and biggest concerns.
Thank you

Gotcha I'll make sure to post all the result in that thread once the responses stop coming in.  If you'd like to subscribe to the thread I'll post them there.

Very nice of you. Thank you.
My pleasure, thanks for taking the time to fill out the survey.

I'd post a link to the responses that are updated as they are filled out but I'll have to remove any personal information in case anybody includes any before publicly releasing the results.

Thanks ;-)


Title: Re: Bitcoin price alert idea
Post by: KarlChappe on April 09, 2013, 10:00:22 PM

Bitcoin is skyrocketing. I would hope the crash is not going to come but it seems there is a spiral of greed and it will continue until the point where greed turns to fear and fear turn to panic.

The bubble could crash while I sleep and there is nothing that would slow a Bitcoin crash.

Do you have any idea to prevent this scenario?

I am thinking to develop a Bitcoin price alert that will send SMS to a mobile phone if the price fall to a certain limit.

Does that sound a good idea?

No, because it will enable more people to sell during a panic, accelerating the crash :-\

You're right but it will save some people.
Personally, I'm going to build this or I'm going to use one that already exist.


Title: Re: Bitcoin price alert idea
Post by: superdork on April 10, 2013, 02:06:30 AM
http://www.bitcoin-tools.de

just leave it open on your phone and you have exactly what you are describing.


Title: Re: Bitcoin price alert idea
Post by: pretendo on April 10, 2013, 02:14:58 AM
A crash on the scale of the 2011 crash would only ever be possible if major exchanges/institutions were hacked. If we have a crash, BTC may lose half or 75% of its value tops, and then slowly creep back up past the current paradigm. The media craze following the price rise is causing a ton of widespread adoption that is just in its infancy. The amount of strong hands is not going anywhere, there's already too much BTC-related investment that takes waaaay more to to be reversed than a simple panic.


Title: Re: Bitcoin price alert idea
Post by: btctrack on April 12, 2013, 07:01:13 AM
you can also use http://www.btctrack.com/ (http://www.btctrack.com/)


Title: Re: Bitcoin price alert idea
Post by: mmortal03 on April 12, 2013, 07:47:42 AM
http://www.bitcoin-tools.de

just leave it open on your phone and you have exactly what you are describing.

Gotta be careful with this one, though, if you're using it as an alarm clock! I set it to alert me overnight if the price went over $140 (yesterday's high) or under 60 (around yesterday's low) and for whatever reason, bitcoin-tools.de got a quick blip up to 300 and it started mooing loudly and would've woken me up (even though the actual price on Mt. Gox was only hovering around 100).


Title: Re: Bitcoin price alert idea
Post by: mmortal03 on April 12, 2013, 07:51:33 PM
http://www.bitcoin-tools.de

just leave it open on your phone and you have exactly what you are describing.

Gotta be careful with this one, though, if you're using it as an alarm clock! I set it to alert me overnight if the price went over $140 (yesterday's high) or under 60 (around yesterday's low) and for whatever reason, bitcoin-tools.de got a quick blip up to 300 and it started mooing loudly and would've woken me up (even though the actual price on Mt. Gox was only hovering around 100).

Plus, turns out it didn't go off for me today when the price dropped below 60 a little after noon today, but again had a false positive moo for 10 seconds thinking the price went over 140 a little bit ago.


Title: Re: Bitcoin price alert idea
Post by: Jessi on April 12, 2013, 11:43:26 PM
Sorry for the problems with the bitcoin-tools.de...
The problem here is, that the values are received from Mt.Gox-Ticker and during last days it wasnīt very useful as source for such values...
As you may know they had several problems with their Servers as it was being under attack. Even the "big players" in market like Clark Moody or Bitcoincharts had sometimes no data.
I even have seen that the ticker some times delivered not the right values during last days.
The 10 Seconds-Delay is also based on Mt.Gox-Ticker as itīs not allowed to pull more often then 10 Seconds. They allready banned one of mine server for trying it more often.


Title: Re: Bitcoin price alert idea
Post by: mmortal03 on April 13, 2013, 12:58:14 AM
at the ticker some times delivered not the right values during last days.
The 10 Seconds-Delay is also based on Mt.Gox-Ticker as itīs not allowed to pull more often then 10 Seconds. They allready banned one of mine server for trying it more often.

Thanks for the response. Is there a way to add a feature that disregards large, transient spikes? In other words, provide a way to not throw the alarm until it stays above or below said value for more than 30 seconds (three samples)? Maybe make this sample value user configurable?  This would help reduce false positives because the wrong values in my case didn't tend to stay up for much longer than a sample or two.


Title: Re: Bitcoin price alert idea
Post by: Jessi on April 13, 2013, 12:53:33 PM
Youīre welcome. Thanks for the nice feature-suggestion.
I added it directly to the wishlist: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=57736.300


Title: Re: Bitcoin price alert idea
Post by: Jessi on April 14, 2013, 12:41:54 PM
Today Iīve seen that spike, too. Read here, please: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=57736.msg1836451#msg1836451


Title: Re: Bitcoin price alert idea
Post by: aantonop on April 14, 2013, 09:56:35 PM
What youre looking for is

BTCprice.info

Free SMS alerts, based on % change, threshold and frequency.

Currently 8 countries, expanding to 140 within the next month or so


Title: Re: Bitcoin price alert idea
Post by: Jessi on April 15, 2013, 02:14:37 AM
No, what he mentioned was www.bitcoin-tools.de :)


Title: Re: Bitcoin price alert idea
Post by: aantonop on April 15, 2013, 02:51:01 AM


btcprice.info is entirely free, no charge for alerts. No charge for anything.





Title: Re: Bitcoin price alert idea
Post by: mmortal03 on April 15, 2013, 11:31:21 AM
No, what he mentioned was www.bitcoin-tools.de :)

Until bitcoin-tools.de can send SMS, it isn't what he mentioned, hint, hint.

Btw, you should pull up www.bitcoin-tools.de in Internet Explorer -- it shows up as super small.


Title: Re: Bitcoin price alert idea
Post by: fredwu on April 16, 2013, 04:00:32 AM
I'm curious - I want to build something that would allow me to set up flexible conditions to alert and also to trade. And since I'm going to build it anyway, if there's enough demand, I'd make it into a service. The question is, how much would you pay for such a service?


Title: Re: Bitcoin price alert idea
Post by: zakoliverz on April 16, 2013, 04:42:56 AM
when will it go back to $277USD ?


Title: Re: Bitcoin price alert idea
Post by: aantonop on April 16, 2013, 05:03:54 AM
I'm curious - I want to build something that would allow me to set up flexible conditions to alert and also to trade. And since I'm going to build it anyway, if there's enough demand, I'd make it into a service. The question is, how much would you pay for such a service?

Fredwu,

The btcprice.info site offers conditional alerts on % change, for FREE.

We are expanding to add email, SMS to more countries, and more custom conditions (code is in beta testing and planned for launch next week)

The site will remain free.



Title: Re: Bitcoin price alert idea
Post by: advanced on April 16, 2013, 10:53:49 AM

Bitcoin is skyrocketing. I would hope the crash is not going to come but it seems there is a spiral of greed and it will continue until the point where greed turns to fear and fear turn to panic.

The bubble could crash while I sleep and there is nothing that would slow a Bitcoin crash.

Do you have any idea to prevent this scenario?

I am thinking to develop a Bitcoin price alert that will send SMS to a mobile phone if the price fall to a certain limit.

Does that sound a good idea?

http://vimeo.com/25362764

tell me if you find it interesting ;)


Title: Re: Bitcoin price alert idea
Post by: KarlChappe on April 16, 2013, 06:54:19 PM
you can also use http://www.btctrack.com/ (http://www.btctrack.com/)

It seems the alert is only by email... so it's not what I'm looking for.


Title: Re: Bitcoin price alert idea
Post by: KarlChappe on April 16, 2013, 06:55:34 PM
http://www.bitcoin-tools.de

just leave it open on your phone and you have exactly what you are describing.

It's not SMS but look interesting, I'm gonna play with it.
Thanks for the links


Title: Re: Bitcoin price alert idea
Post by: KarlChappe on April 16, 2013, 06:57:59 PM
What youre looking for is

BTCprice.info

Free SMS alerts, based on % change, threshold and frequency.

Currently 8 countries, expanding to 140 within the next month or so


My country is not yet include but look promising.

I wonder how is it possible to offer this service free of charge...


Title: Re: Bitcoin price alert idea
Post by: KarlChappe on April 16, 2013, 07:00:23 PM

Bitcoin is skyrocketing. I would hope the crash is not going to come but it seems there is a spiral of greed and it will continue until the point where greed turns to fear and fear turn to panic.

The bubble could crash while I sleep and there is nothing that would slow a Bitcoin crash.

Do you have any idea to prevent this scenario?

I am thinking to develop a Bitcoin price alert that will send SMS to a mobile phone if the price fall to a certain limit.

Does that sound a good idea?

http://vimeo.com/25362764

tell me if you find it interesting ;)

Yes it is, but the website is down? or is it still in dev?


Title: Re: Bitcoin price alert idea
Post by: advanced on April 17, 2013, 05:09:43 PM
uh, is under maintenance atm! Sorry! just realized it ;)


Title: Re: Bitcoin price alert idea
Post by: KarlChappe on April 17, 2013, 10:50:06 PM
uh, is under maintenance atm! Sorry! just realized it ;)

No problem, I will check later.
Thank you for the link.


Title: Re: Bitcoin price alert idea
Post by: btcforall777 on April 18, 2013, 01:31:42 PM
will work perfectly until they get a ddos


Title: Re: Bitcoin price alert idea
Post by: Rail on April 21, 2013, 04:48:04 PM
What youre looking for is

BTCprice.info

Free SMS alerts, based on % change, threshold and frequency.

Currently 8 countries, expanding to 140 within the next month or so


I can see alerts only on % change, see no threshold alerts there. Do they exist, or just in plans?


Title: Re: Bitcoin price alert idea
Post by: advanced on April 24, 2013, 10:41:21 AM
If you are interesting I'm working on a bot that sells/buys on thresholds on mtgox.

if interested you can partecipate to the beta-test and have the bot for free, just PM me.

see related 3d @ https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=182946.msg1909254#msg1909254 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=182946.msg1909254#msg1909254)


Title: Re: Bitcoin price alert idea
Post by: Bitcoinreminder.com on May 16, 2013, 05:38:22 AM
You can also try www.BitcoinReminder.com :)
Its running really nice, I use it for myself..

Sends E-Mail and SMS reminders, Jabber and other notification types will come soon..


Title: Re: Bitcoin price alert idea
Post by: snowmonkey on May 16, 2013, 11:41:39 AM
There's already an IOS app that will alert you to whatever price you want. You can set up as many alerts as you want too. Free app, free alerts.

Been using it for a while and it works well.

Don't think I can post any links here yet, so just search for an app called 'Bitcoin Ticker'. It isn't limited to one exchange either, it has gox, btce, bitstamp, btc24 and tradehill (I've only tested on gox and btc-e).



Title: Re: Bitcoin price alert idea
Post by: lollipierre on May 22, 2013, 03:58:18 PM
You can give BitcoinMonk (http://www.bitcoinmonk.com) a try, it's very simple to set up an alert, delivered by SMS (which is useful vs. iOS apps which rely on 3G connectivity for you to receive notifications...)


Title: Re: Bitcoin price alert idea
Post by: M.A.Daxe on May 24, 2013, 08:09:15 AM
well, another existing service is ecur.biz (http://ecur.biz), there is still lack some functions, but it is free now and we want to expand it with all features required by users.
Also it allows to track not only current rate value but rate changes in percents or $/BTC


Title: Re: Bitcoin price alert idea
Post by: Bitcoinreminder.com on July 15, 2013, 10:57:58 PM
We are proud to announce that BitcoinReminder.com now supports Jabber/XMPP notifications.

From now on, you can get notifications over Google Talk or other Jabber/XMPP services.
Just like with email and text/SMS notifications, they will be totally free until the end of the beta phase.

Beside this, we added campbx and btcchina to our supported market list and reached last week the 1000-registered users border :)