Chaturfier 2.0 - Telegram!

Nov 29, 2019 Chaturfier Feature, Release, Technical

As you may have noticed Chaturfier 2.0 has been released!

After the hiccups with Twitter's resources it became clear that something needed to be done. However cut or sliced, Twitter stifles growth and continues to be difficult about running a notification app. Twitter's unfriendly and downright primitive API and policy makes it a chronic pain in dealing with all that. Even with the new mail men (the Twitter Alert bots, introduced in the previous release)...

Enter Telegram! Telegram is like a breath of fresh air with its modern approach. It's fast, secure, open and Telegram has a very liberal way of dealing with limits. Writing Telegram bots may just be a new hobby! :)

You may now select Telegram as a notification delivery channel in Account settings. Telegram's notification limit has been set to 150 messages per day, in contrast with Twitter's 25 messages per day. I encourage everybody to use Telegram.

In order to deal with adding new notification channels more easily, I've restructured Chaturfier from the ground up. It's been picked apart and put back together again in a slightly different configuration. In the process, many things have been optimized. All in all, Chaturfier version 2.0 has been a gigantic undertaking...

Irony has it that just a day after this release, my hosting provider complained about the amount of emails going out of the system. I will have to consider and implement an external email provider that is able to deal with the high volume of emails. In order to not stress out my provider, I have temporary lowered the email notification limit to 75 messages/day. Once a new solution is ready, this limit will be restored to 150 messages/day, maybe even more.