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Africam Desktop Alert Installation

 

Africam Desktop Alerts

The new Africam Desktop Alerts will ensure that you never miss another LIVE sighting from the African bush. Download the secure application and we will bring the wildlife action right to your Desktop.

No more having to check-in to see if the animals are at the waterholes, the desktop application will run in the background while you work or attend to other things. Leave the hard work to us and enjoy the best of Africam.

Africam Desktop Alert Installation

Feed Notifier is an application for Windows and Mac OS X that resides in the system tray or status bar and displays pop-up notifications on your desktop. Follow the step-by-step instructions below for easy installation.

 

Please note:
If you have a virus protection program installed, this may throw up some messages during installation. Africam has evaluated the software and are confident that it is safe to use, so you may answer in the affirmative to any such questions.

( For the experienced user - Apart from this program you can also use your existing browser to read the RSS feed. Simply plug the following address into the RSS reader of your choice:
http://www.africam.com/wildlife/live_wildlife_alerts )

1. Select the Application

Point your browser to the following link URL: http://www.feednotifier.com/download/ and choose the correct version for your desktop

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  For Windows click the recommended installer (first one)

2. Download

 LAUNCH THE DOWNLOAD AND THEN CLICK ON “RUN”

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CLICK “NEXT”

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CLICK “NEXT”

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TICK THE BOXES AS SEEN BELOW  CLICK “NEXT”

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CLICK “INSTALL”

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TICK THE BOX AS SEEN BELOW THEN CLICK ON “FINISH”

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3. Configure

 Now that the application is installed you should see it in your System Tray or Status Bar.

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Note : if you have a number of icons/programs already in your system tray, you may have to open the popup as displayed above by clicking the up arrow (circled in red). Otherwise you will just see the Feed Notifier icon directly on your tray

3.1 Configure the Feed

 TO SET UP THE AFRICAM ALERTS “RIGHT CLICK” ON THE RSS ICON IN THE SYSTEM TRAY. THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS WILL APPEAR.

CLICK ON “PREFERENCES”

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THE FEEDS PAGE WILL COME UP.  CLICK ON THE “ADD” BUTTON

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COPY/PASTE THIS URL:  http://www.africam.com/wildlife/live_wildlife_alerts INTO THE FEED URL PROMPT.  CLICK “NEXT “

(if you get an invalid RSS error double check the address and make sure the underscores _ are present)

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 A NEW POP-UP WILL APPEAR. ENTER “AFRICAM ALERTS” IN THE FEED TITLE BLOCK.

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IMPORTANT: Under "Polling Interval" make sure to lower it to 1 min - that way you will be alerted of an animal sighting right when it happens.THEN PRESS “OK” OR “FINISH”

 

3.2 Customisation

CLICK THE POP-UPS TAB AND MAKE SURE YOUR SETTINGS ARE THE SAME AS BELOW. CLICK “APPLY” AND THEN “OK”

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CLICK ON THE “OPTIONS” TAB AND MAKE THE SETTINGS THE SAME AS BELOW. MAKE SURE THAT THE FIRST BOX UNDER “GENERAL” IS NOT TICKED.

CLICK “APPLY”AND THEN “OK”

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4. Completion

 You are now ready to receive all the Africam Alerts. They should pop up at the bottom right of your desktop. You may change the behaviour and size of the Alert under PREFERENCES.

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You should be good  to go -  Well Done !!  Email us on the contact form if you need help.

 

 

5. Uninstall

Should you want to uninstall the program there is an uninstall feature under your Windows start button – Simply display all programs → Feed Notifier → Uninstall

 

 

 

Ingwe's picture

As far as I understand the

As far as I understand the alerts aren't available on an ipad. 

 

fevver51's picture

I have an Apple iPad so how

I have an Apple iPad so how do I download Africam. It says the instructions are for Windows and Mac .

Profcook's picture

Now just great. Like

Now just great. Like Jacqueline copy and paste didn't work, OK when typed in.

stubeedoo's picture

What a brilliant idea, it was

What a brilliant idea, it was easy to install. Alot of the time i don't get chance to sit and view the cams so hopefully this will be a big help

 

Thank you.Smile

 
 

jacquelline's picture

I was able to install it

I was able to install it now... it worked when I typed the URL in instead of a copy/paste

Tourneyman1's picture

I had no problem and hadn't

I had no problem and hadn't seen others report a problem so far.  Unless it was just a  time when something wasn't working properly then just try again later.  Ensure that you were trying to enter the right feed address   http://www.africam.com/wildlife/live_wildlife_alerts  also at least for windows  pc the download is version 2.6 now.

 

eta: I did attempt to check the url and one time it didn't work and next time it did so might have some sort of problem with the internet connection to it so just try again later if it shows as invalid URL.  Hope this helps.

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, courage to change the things that I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.... especially when the cams go down.

jacquelline's picture

I get the message this URL is

I get the message this URL is not a valid RSS?Atom feed

ssilver's picture

“The URL entered does not

“The URL entered does not appear to be a valid RSS/Atom feed

 

This is the error I get so therefore I am unable to install. It says v2.3 is the change

however does not say what to do.

 

is anyone else receiving this?

 

PipNZnana's picture

Congratulations on the simple

Congratulations on the simple and clear install instructions.....I have never , in my 20 years as an internet user , come across such good instructions...I knew how to install this but I know many of my friends who I have reommended this page to would not have a clue but your instructions make it so clear...waiting now for a popup..  :-)

 

lionman2's picture

Thanks, Normally when a new

Thanks,

 

Normally when a new alert is posted, there is a picture showing the animal. These used to show up on my rss feed in outlook emails, under a folder. These pictures dont show up anymore? Is there something that could be changed for this?

 

I will email a picture.

 

THanks again, and thanks for these cams!

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