At the moment EZAlert.me supports the following platforms:
EZAlert.me supports messages long up to 4096 chars. Some additional limit can apply on the destination IM platform.
At the moment you can use EZALert.me for free.
In the future we will probably add paid plans that will provide advanced features, like a higher hourly API call rate limit, more channels and higher priority messages.
In any event we will do our best to continue the free plan.
Yes, BUT there is a limit for the hourly usage of the API.
In the current beta testing phase the limit is set to 5 API calls per hour, so you can send a maximum of 5 alerts per hour.
In the beta stage our platform is totaly free, and we want anyone have a chance to test it without being slowed down from other people. Also some IM platforms limit the number of messages we can send per hour, so we have to do the same with our users.
Each API response will include a x-ezalertme-apilimit header that will export the number of calls you did and actual hourly limit.
means that you used 3 calls on the 5 available in the hour.
In any event if you go over the limit the API will reply with an error.
We are working on that and the more people will use and support EZAlert.com the more effort we will spend in adding new features.
However, we also have to consider that not all instant messaging platforms can be connect.
At the moment Whatsapp terms of service do not allow us (or anyone) to build bots that can send messages to their users. Anyway we will be more than happy to add Whatsapp in the future if things change.
In the meanwhile, we strongly suggest you to give Telegram a try.
Yes, but whoever needs to receive your alerts must first register to your channel sending a message to EZAlert.me BOT containing the channel start code.
Each channel has a different start code, so only people that know the code can receive your alerts.
Once your program/device calls EZAlert.me API to send an alert, the alert is stored in a queue with all the alerts sent by all the other users.
Alerts queue is usually processed in a first-in-first-out fashion, but we also planned to have queue priorities for paying customers.
We do our best to transport your alerts to destination, but Internet is a complex ecosystem and many things can go wrong in the transport process.
This means that EZAlert.me uses a best effort strategy to deliver your alerts but we can't guarantee they will be always delivered.
As soon as this service will be more stable (out of the beta stage) we are going to publish delivery statistics.
We do our best to keep our systems safe. Anyway all the alerts processed by EZAlert.me are short term stored in unencrypted form, so we strongly suggest you to not send sensible/classified data via EZAlert.me.
EZAlert.me aim is to allow you a convenient way to be notified about events from automatic systems, and is not intended to be suitable for transporting confidential information.
Yes! Each EZAlert.me channel also has an email gateway that can deliver email alerts via istant messages.
EZAlert.me collects and stores the minimum viable set of data needed to provide you the service: usually only your username and full name you used on the IM. We are not interested in collecting user data.
EZAlert.me will only send you messages strictly related to the service itself. If you connect to one of EZAlert.me bots you will receive the alerts you will send via API or email gateway and few very rare general communications about the service itself (like maintenance schedules, service changes, and so on). We do not and will not spam, send advertisement or any other messages which is not strictly related with EZAlert.me service.