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Schedule Your Bips For When It Makes Sense For You

March 31, 2015 / Posted By: wotio team

One of the nice things about bip.io’s ability to automate the web for you is that things can appear to happen for you without you having to do anything. But sometimes you want to have more control over when those events occur.

So we’ve added the ability to schedule bips to trigger on whatever schedule you want.

Say you want one of your personal bips to trigger every weekday at 5pm, and you want some of your business-oriented bips to only trigger on the third Friday of every month.
Well, you can now set a tailored, specific calendar for when each and every bip you own should run. As you can see here in this example, which will run every 3rd Friday of the month at 4:30pm, starting on April 1st. (You can even tell it to run in someone's else's timezone!)

Remember that this scheduling feature is on a per-bip basis.
If however, you want to change the interval of how often all of your triggered bips are fired, you can define your triggers schedule by adjusting the crons settings in your config/*.json, like this example to run every 15 min:

"crons": {
    "trigger": "0 */15 * * * *",
      ...
},

let us know if you find this feature useful and be sure to share with the community the awesome bips you're scheduling!

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