Canadian Classifieds Alerter – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Where can I download Canadian Classifieds Alerter?

Google Play or Amazon.

How much data will it use?

Here’s a simple formula you can use to get a ballpark

(X) = minutes you’re on data and not WiFi a day (2 hours = 120)
(Y) = Refresh frequency (Check settings to see potential values)
(Z) = Number of alerts

((X) \ (Y)) x 60 x (Z) = Amount of kilobytes used in a run of the day.

Someone who has 6 alerts, who is not on WiFi for 2 hours a day (120 / 15) x 60 x 6 = 2.8 MB’s a day… or 0.0028 GB’s a day.

If data usage is a huge concern, you can turn off checking when not on WiFi in the settings

How much battery will it drain?

Barely any really. Might equate to losing 2 minutes of charge time a day, tops.

Will it work on my Android phone?

Unless you have an Android phone older than 2011, it will work! I tested Canadian Classifieds Alerter on a Galaxy Ace 2 which is running Android 4.0.3 (Api level 15) and it works just fine. The only issue I’ve found is that it ignores ringtone/vibrate settings. This will be fixed in a future update.

Will it work on BlackBerry 10 devices?

According to the Amazon compatibility checker, it does. I no longer own my Q10, so I can’t test it. I will update the FAQ when I find out for sure.

How can I get it to open the Kijiji app instead of the browser?

You can’t. Unless Kijiji modifies their app to open all links associated with Kijiji. This is out of my control unfortunately 🙁

8 comments for “Canadian Classifieds Alerter – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  1. Natasha
    July 4, 2016 at 1:38 am

    Hi. Is there any way to download your app to an iPhone?

    • admin
      July 9, 2016 at 2:57 am

      Hey Natasha, I will send you an email when the iPhone version is coming! I’m hoping 2-3 weeks, we’ll see.

  2. Steve
    August 19, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    I would really like to get this app on the iphone. looks perfect.

  3. Bill
    September 11, 2017 at 9:16 am

    I would like to filter, search by postal code, is this possible

    • Evan Parsons
      September 11, 2017 at 9:18 am

      Hi Bill.

      Use Webview mode, you’ll be able to specify your postal code.

      Webview mode is at the top of the page for the iOS/iPhone version

      It’s at the top right on the Android version.

  4. Greg
    November 8, 2017 at 1:23 am

    Hi, it works on my Blackberry 10 device (Blackberry Passport).

    Great App – Thanks!!

  5. Greg
    November 8, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    Hi Evan,

    The Alerts work on a Blackberry 10, but when I click on the preview button it always says the Ad no longer exists and image is not available etc. However, if I then go back and click on the web browser button, the Ad is there.

    This is a bug that should be easy to fix, hopefully… Thanks!!

    • Evan Parsons
      November 8, 2017 at 6:55 pm

      I will email you! The amazon store apk is way out of date. Every time I went to upload a new binary, the amazon dev console said it works for zero devices.

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