to open the “Quick Settings” sidebar.
Many users ask us why Hermit syncs all Lite Apps at the same Sync Frequency. This is intentional.
The reason there is only a single setting to change the frequency is to save battery. Let’s imagine you were able to set different frequencies for different Lite Apps. Every time Hermit checks any Feed or Web Monitor, it has to wake up your phone. Once your phone has woken up, it does not take much more battery to check 5 or 10 Feeds or Web Monitors instead of 1.
So, by checking all the Feeds and Web Monitors at the same frequency, Hermit wakes up your phone as few times as possible. And that every time it wakes up, it does as much work as possible at one go before going back to sleep.
It is also intentional to limit the minimum time to 5 minutes, to save battery, as well as to prevent undue load on remote servers.
Web Monitors are based on web-scraped data, not an actual stream of notifications sent by the server directly. Whenever the web site changes, Hermit looks at the differences, and sends you a notification if a lot of text has changed.
Sometimes this means that if only a little bit of text has changed, Hermit won’t notify you. This is intentional, so that, for example, if you were already notified about “Hey, let’s meet up — 5 minutes ago”, you won’t be notified again for the same message one minute later, “Hey, let’s meet up — 6 minutes ago”.
It’s likely that some messages might be short enough that this de-duplication logic trips it up.
If this is happening too often, sadly, our best recommendation would be to use the corresponding native app. Those are controlled by the app publisher themselves, and only they have the power to send you push notifications instantly.