I found a cool little tool that lets me add notifications to my desktop from my websites – Hooks. It was easy to install and get working.
hooks('Visitor', 'on CWS Site Migration post', 'XXXXXXXXX');
This one line of code on my blog post now produces this notification on my desktop when someone goes to my post on WordPress Site Migration.:
And it adds this message in my notifications center:
There are also wrappers for node.js, cURL, and Swift. You can view the examples here.
The API key cost me $9, but I figure it’s worth the cost since it would take me quite a while to figure out how to make that work on my own. Some day I may figure out how to do it myself, but probably not since I already have a sweet little function that does it for me.