There's a nice C2DM push based notifier for android but I'd like to know if there is one for the desktop environment, ideally linux?

Does anyone know if one exists?

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If you're looking for a solution which will run on linux, then there's always a the wget command:

wget -q -O - https://mtgox.com/code/ticker.php

You can run it in a loop in a terminal :)

Under the xfce desktop environment you could use the genmon panel plugin and feed it Mt. Gox's last trade data. Speaking of which, I think I'll do that myself. :)

  • just made a quick shell script that i call from the genmon plugin. simple one-liner to grab the ticker and pull out last price: wget -q -O - mtgox.com/code/ticker.php --no-check-certificate | awk -F"," '{print $8}' | awk -F":" '{print $2}'
    – nanotube
    Commented Jan 11, 2012 at 17:55
  • When I visit https://mtgox.com/code/ticker.php, it says the API is deprecated.....
    – Pacerier
    Commented Dec 2, 2013 at 2:01
  • Is there one that can use data from bitcoincharts.com? So I can monitor the price on localbtc? Commented Dec 5, 2013 at 13:31

While it's not necessarily a desktop notifier, there is a functional web-app notifier recently publicized on the forums: http://www.bitcoin-tools.de/

From the site:

It is nothing more than a simple alert-system which alerts you whenever the buy, last or sell is reaching a defined level.

The tool includes audio alerts and user-definable limits.

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