Tracking Twitterbot

Developers all over the country are finding unique ways to use our tracking application programming interface (API) - watch this space for updates as new APIs become available.


11 September 2010

One for the Twitterers. Follow @nzposttracking on Twitter (which will follow you back automatically). You can then send a direct message like ‘watch JB123456789NZ’ or 'status JB123456789NZ'. If you choose to watch an item you’ll get an update whenever your item changes status (no more repeated queries to our Tracking service).

You can even give your tracking number a name e.g. 'watch JB123456789NZ new shirt'. Our Twitterbot will then refer to your item by this name each time you get an update. You can choose to stop receiving updates at any time with ‘stop’.

An added advantage of this service is that it is available to anybody with access to Twitter including the Twitter website, Twitter desktop and mobile apps, and via text message (free if you’re on the Vodafone network).

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