While building Iconduck, I ran into a common situation: I wanted to email users after 24 hours to get feedback on what they thought.
I didn't want to create a cron (I loathe crons). So I
thought a low-tech approach would be to have some 3rd-party
service hit an endpoint of mine after 24 hours. Something
I assumed there would be some 3rd party service that would facilitate this, but no luck. So, I built my own, low-tech webhook service using AWS API Gateway and AWS Lambda.
Here is a sample endpoint:
The above does exactly what you'd expect it to: in 24 hours,
it will make a request to
https://your-url-here.com/. It's that simple.
Here are a bunch of date / time strings that have been tested and work:
- In 10 minutes (
- Sunday at 11:00am (
- Tomorrow at 16:00 (
- Next Monday at noon (