Cool Hack: Track App Prices in iTunes
Most of our users use Testomato to test their web projects, but our team likes experimenting with other ways our service can be used.
Roman, one of our senior developers, has been using Testomato to track app prices for an app that he’s interested in buying on iTunes.
He’s been wanting to get 1Password for his computer at work, but would prefer not to pay the slightly pricey $49.99 for the Mac App.
So, he decided to use Testomato to alert him to any changes in price and hopefully save a few bucks at the same time!
Here’s how to do it:
1. Create a new project for apple.com.
2. Delete all the tests automatically generated in the initial test suite.
3. Click Add test.
4. Add the URL for the app you’d like to track (e.g. 1Password) and name your new test.
5. Click Expectations and select my text string. Copy the price of the app (e.g. $49.99) and paste it in the string box search.
6. Click Save.
7. Return to Project > Settings > Run automatically. Select the interval you’d like Testomato to check the price.
8. Click Save settings.
And, you’re all set! If there’s a change in price, the test will fail, and Testomato will send you an email notification!
Pretty awesome, right?
Are you using Testomato in a cool and exciting way?
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