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Watches

A watch is a feature that sends notifications when specific data is changed as part of our weekly data updates.

Watches can be configured for the following:

  • App: The watch notification will be triggered for stores that install or uninstall the App.
  • Technology: The watch notification will be triggered for stores that install or uninstall the Technology.
  • Lists: The watch notification will be triggered for stores that are added to (or removed from) the list. Since lists can be created by saving a search, you can use a watch to be notified of any change in condition (e.g., new Shopify Plus stores in the last week).

Watches support two types of notification:

  • Email: An email will be sent to your account's email address.
    Watch Email sample
    Watch email sample.
  • Webhook: An HTTP or HTTPS notification will be sent via HTTP POST to the configured URL. The URL is expected to return an HTTP 2XX response.
    Watch Email sample
    Watch webhook sample.

Creating a Watch

  1. To watch an App, Technology or List, visit the relevant page and click the Watch button.

    Watch button
    Watch button.
  2. Configure your notification preferences for the watch:

    Watch configuration
    Watch configuration.
  3. Click the Save button.

    As soon as you save the watch, we'll immediately send sample notifications to the email or webhook url that you provided.

Removing a Watch

If you wish to deactivate the watch, simply click the Edit Watch button on the relevant App, Technology or List page. This will open the watch configuration page. Click the Unwatch button to remove the watch.

Unwatch button
Unwatch button.