What kinds of On-Demand Information can be added to TxtReminders?
You can add several kinds of dynamically-updated, on-demand information delivered in your TxtReminders.]
Stock Prices - powered by Alpha Vantage
Foreign Exchange Prices - powered by Alpha Vantage
Precious Metals Prices - powered by Digital Gold Currency Standards Consortium
Weather Forecasts - powered by Visual Crossing Weather
What is the On-Demand Foreign Exchange Rates feature all about?
We believe that knowledge is power. As such, we have made Foreign Exchange Rate data available to you within your TxtReminders.
*Note*: We use the terms 'Foreign Exchange' and 'Forex' interchangeably.
To get a recurring Forex Rate update delivered to your SMS Inbox:
- Open the App
- Navigate to Create a New Reminder
- Open the Reminder Ideas
- Choose the On-Demand Financial Info category
- Select one of the Forex Examples, and customize it with your own Currency Pair as shown in the examples below. The lowercase 'x' is the separator between currencies. The order in which you add them changes the denominator.
So: USDxCAD shows you how many CAD you can buy with 1 USD.
And CADxUSD shows you how many USD you can buy with 1 CAD.
- Press the Test Now button at the top to ensure you've configured it correctly and see an example of what your SMS Message will look like
- Choose a Frequency (try Weekdays or Weekly), and Slide to Activate the TxtReminder.
Full details about how to add this information into your Reminders can be found below, including the various kinds of Forex Rates Text Templates that are available.
Help Us Help You
We want the TxtReminders service to enrich your life, by bringing you relevant Reminders and Content that helps you achieve your goals, get things done, and stay informed about the things that matter to you.
We always appreciate feature suggestions from our Users. If you would like to see your Precious Metals Information delivered in a different format, or with different data points, please contact us by sending an email to email@example.com, or create a Support Ticket. We can't promise we will be able to implement your request, but we'll certainly discuss it with you and evaluate the possibility.
The On-Demand Forex Rates feature is currently powered by the excellent AlphaVantage API (https://www.alphavantage.co/). Please visit their Site for further information.
Setting up an On-Demand Foreign Exchange Rate Reminder
Below are some examples of On-Demand Foreign Exchange Rate messages you can set up and schedule to be delivered to your SMS Inbox using the TxtReminders App.
Forex Rate Template using USD as the Base Currency
Forex Rate Template using CAD as the Base Currency
Foreign Exchange Market Trading Hours
Disclaimer for the On-Demand Forex Rate Feature
As detailed in our Terms of Service, we don't guarantee the accuracy or reliability of any Third-Party Content that we deliver as part of the On-Demand Forex Rate feature or any other On-Demand Content feature.
In fact, we don't guarantee the accuracy or reliability of any part of our service.
SMS Messaging is a "best-effort" platform and there are just too many factors outside of our control that can affect the deliverability and timeliness of the SMS Messages that we send you. Normally, you get your TxtReminders right on schedule, and it's generally a very reliable service. In many ways, it's more reliable than a lot of other similar services out there because of the way we have built the system that schedules and sends the reminders to you.
However, it unfortunately does have to be made abundantly clear that you should never take any Action or sustain any Inaction as a result of the information you receive or don't receive from TxtReminders.
In the case of Third-Party information that we obtain from another source that we do not control (like Weather, Stock Pricing, Forex Pricing, Precious Metals Pricing, Public Health Information, etc.), the risk of the information being out-dated, inaccurate, or not representing exactly what you think it represents, is greatly increased.
As such, please ensure you are fully understanding that this information "should be accurate", but is not guaranteed to be accurate. This is a risk you take on willingly if you choose to use these features.
We believe, however, that you'll find this Dynamic, On-Demand Information feature extremely beneficial despite these warnings. After all, we would not offer the service if we didn't personally use it ourselves and find it to have a lot of value ourselves.
Besides - you can't believe anything you read, see, or hear anyways! So take the information for what it is, and always double check your facts from another reputable source before you act on it.