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Schedule recurring API calls
without the hassle.
Crontap allows scheduling highly configurable API calls using cron or human readable syntax. Integrate it with thousands of apps using Zapier or Make and get notifications in your favorite service, email or via sms.
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Schedule API calls using human readable syntax
Crontap supports scheduling recurring API calls using human readable syntax so you don't have to deal with crons if you don't want to!
Or schedule API calls using cron syntax
Unlock the full power of schedules by scheduling recurring API calls using cron/crontab syntax. See the next scheduled calls as you type and use templates to get started quickly.
Set schedule timezone
Crontap supports setting the timezone for a given schedule. This is useful if your API is in a different country than you are.
Set request headers
Crontap supports setting request headers for your API calls. This is useful if e.g. your API requires authentication.
Set payload (body) data
Easily add a payload (body) to your API calls. Use the advanced built-in JSON editor to include data with your request. Autocomplete, validation and syntax highlighting are all at your fingertips.
Test API calls & integrations with a press of a button
You can test your API calls as you set them up. No waiting for calls to fail or succeed, see the results instantly and test if your integrations work as expected.
See detailed errors of API calls
While testing, see how API calls that you are trying to schedule fail in detail: HTTP status code, response body, headers, and more.
See historical logs of API calls
Access historical data directly in the dashboard & see exactly when a scheduled API call was made, how long it took - and if it succeeded or failed!
There are tons of use cases for scheduling webhooks.
Back-end/Front-end developers, Sysadmins, Business owners have all been needing a service for scheduling recurring webhooks pretty much since the internet existed.
Web cron schedules allow you to automatically generate backups of your data at regular intervals, like daily or weekly. This ensures that you always have a recent copy of your important information in case of any failures or unexpected events.
Scheduling regular maintenance
Web cron schedules enable the scheduling of routine maintenance tasks, such as software updates or log clean-ups, which contribute to the smooth and efficient operation of your systems.
Monitoring API performance
Web cron schedules offer the ability to send periodic requests to an API or microservice and measure the response time. This functionality is valuable for identifying bottlenecks, detecting failures, and proactively preventing downtime.
Keeping functions alive
Web cron schedules provide a means to keep functions, such as AWS Lambda functions, active & ready to respond to requests, avoiding cold starts. This way you can ensure that your functions remain consistently available & responsive, eliminating the delay typically associated with cold starts.
Processing recurring payments
Web cron schedules can be employed to automate the triggering of payments at predefined intervals, such as daily, weekly, or monthly. This enables seamless and consistent payment processing, eliminating the need for manual intervention.
Performing healthchecks for APIs/microservices
Web cron schedules can be utilized to send periodic requests to an API or microservice to verify its correct and responsive functioning. This approach allows for regular health checks of the API or microservice, ensuring that it continues to respond as expected.
Web cron schedules can be employed to trigger reminders that are sent at specific times, such as reminding a user to take medication or complete a task. By utilizing webhooks for this purpose, you can automate the process of sending timely reminders, ensuring that important tasks or actions are not overlooked.
Sending scheduled alerts
Web cron schedules trigger timely alerts, emails, or push notifications to keep users informed. By utilizing webhooks, you automate this process, ensuring prompt delivery of important updates and reminders. This enhances user engagement, facilitates effective communication, and keeps users informed and engaged with your application.
Periodically invoking serverless functions
Web cron schedules automate the execution of serverless functions at set intervals, like once a day or once an hour. By leveraging webhooks, you can automate the scheduling, ensuring consistent and timely execution. This functionality enables recurring tasks, data processing, and time-based operations without manual intervention.
Use web cron schedules to speed up content delivery by processing Vercel or Netlify builds. By leveraging webhooks, you streamline the build process and optimize content delivery, resulting in improved performance and a seamless user experience. Webhooks for Netlify builds enable efficient content delivery, enhancing the speed and responsiveness of your web presence.
Web cron schedules automate data collection and report generation at regular intervals, like daily or weekly. By leveraging webhooks, you streamline the process, saving time and effort. This ensures up-to-date reports for valuable insights and informed decision-making.
With web cron schedules, you can schedule messages for multiple platforms like Discord, Slack, and Microsoft Teams. By leveraging webhooks, you automate the process of sending messages, enabling efficient communication and coordination within teams or with external stakeholders.
If you are anything like us, you have to repeatedly schedule API calls in order to send emails, push notifications or perform other time-based tasks.
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Selected articles from the blog
Read insightful articles from our blog & learn even more about cron, scheduling and webhooks.
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