This looks like RSS with text alerts…
Personally, I toss RSS feeds into newsboat and check it once a day. I want to get away from “always on alert” and take control of where and when I consume media.
Definitely interesting idea! Congrats on shipping.
My two cents: Switch up the pricing plans. I certainly would never pay $50 per month (and my gosh $100?!?) for this service, but I may want to watch more than 10 pages your $10 plan has.
My suggestion, is to just simplify all the pricing. Get rid of all the tiers. Keep the free and $10/month tiers. Make the $10 tier do unlimited pages. No one needs 10 min or 1 min updates. I think do hourly updates on the $10 tier.
I think you'll find that more people are willing to subscribe if you bring the price down while providing more value for that.
Thanks for checking it out and for the feedback! I will probably keep the minute and 10 minute checks because some pieces drop and are sold in under 2 minutes of dropping (Greg Capullo, Jim Cheung, and Paul Smith in particular sell sketches insanely fast)!
Having higher priced tiers works the other way, more people subscribe because it seems like a good value
I think I slightly misunderstood the point of this site, people probably do want fast updates. But I still think the price should be brought down. You could probably save costs by pooling the crawling, eg. if multiple subscribers request the same page, do that crawl once for all of them. You may already be doing that.
RE: pooling - yup, pooling for the win! As a self taught programmer, this was one block of code I was particularly proud of :)
Isn't this a more complicated RSS?
Not exactly. I don't store anything; instead, I just send an email and/or text alert to a user if an update is detected on a page they've selected.
The main gap it's solving for is that great original comic art is usually sold within minutes of dropping so a passive RSS feed isn't great. You need the alert quickly to decide if you're buying or not so the email/text alerts help with that.
Interesting idea but as an original art collector, I form relationships with the dealer and try to get an in with new art before it hits the web site.
Yeah I think the dealer relationship is super important to get pieces and commissions, but so many artists drop new sketches and pages randomly on their site so I’m hoping this will help people like it’s helped me!
There is an enterprise plan?
Would be amused to hear if that ever gets picked :-)
Haha current number of enterprise users is a big 0, but a guy can dream!